A pair of major grants from the U.S. Department of Defense will support MIT research on building ultra-fast microchips for computation and communications, as well as research on new electronic surveillance systems, as reported May 22, 2009 by the MIT News Office.
Graphene, a form of the element carbon and theorized to exist in a single atom thick lattice layer of hexagonal atoms, was a fantasy--a purely theoretical possibility--when it was proposed in 1947. It lingered in scientists' imaginations because of its intriguing structural properties.
Two Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department faculty members were selected (out of four faculty selected institute-wide) as MacVicar Faculty Fellows--an MIT recognition of excellence in teaching and innovation in education and of dedication to research and scholarship.
EECS Assistant Professor and member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, CSAIL, Scott Aaronson is one of six junior MIT faculty (and one of 118 in total) selected as 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow, an award that is intended to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in specified fields of science.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Health Sciences and Technology Professor, Sangeeta N. Bhatia, was named one of the 10 "Women to Watch" on Jan. 23 by the online publication Mass High Tech: the Journal of New England Technology.
The Association for Computing Machinery, ACM, has cited 44 of its members as Fellows for their contributions to computing theory and technology that impacts the way people live and work worldwide and for their potential to serve as distinguished colleagues to whom the ACM and its members look for guidance and leadership as the world of information technology evolves.