EECS/CSAIL Professors Hari Balakrishnan and Samuel Madden have been developing a way for cars to be used as ubiquitous, highly reliable mobile sensors. As part of this effort, members of the CarTel team have developed a new algorithm to optimize the dissemination of data through a network of cars with wireless connections. This is already of interest to Ford and Microsoft as these two companies jointly develop future versions of Sync, an in-car communications and entertainment system.
Incoming EECS faculty member and principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) Tim Lu, is one of the 2010 Technology Review magazine’s annual winners of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35. Lu is one of three from MIT (out of 35) elected for TR35 2010 from more than 300 nominees by a panel of expert judges and the editorial staff of Technology Review.
EECS faculty member Vincent Chan, the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has demonstrated with his research team including EECS faculty member Muriel Médard, a new way of organizing optical networks that, in most cases, would eliminate the inefficient switching from optical data flow to electrical signals and back. The gains could result in an Internet from 100 to 1000 times faster and more efficient.
EECS faculty member Tim Berners-Lee and a group of Boston web gurus will be leading a new graduate H-level class, 6.898, titled Linked Data Ventures: New Web Technologies, Standards, and Business Models. Co-instructors include CSAIL's K. Krasnow Waterman and Lalana Kagal, plus IT entrepreneurship experts Reed Sturtevant and Katie Rae.
As reported by the MIT News Office, May 13, EECS professor Martin Rinard and his Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) team have developed a system that automatically looks through computer code for areas where a little bit of accuracy can be traded for significant increases in speed.
As reported by the MIT News Office, March 10, 2010, EECS faculty member Rajeev Ram is one of four MIT faculty who have been selected as the 2010 MacVicar Faculty Fellows for outstanding undergraduate teaching, mentoring and educational innovation. Other MIT faculty selected include Anette (Peko) Hosoi, of mechanical engineering, Krishna Rajagopal, of physics, and Norvin Richards, of linguistics and philosophy.