As reported by the MIT News Office, Nov. 18, 2009 ("Turning heat to electricity") EECS faculty member and principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics, (RLE), Peter Hagelstein, and EECS graduate student Dennis Wu, have been researching ways to harvest much of the wasted heat that occurs in everything from computer chips to car engines and electric power plants and turn it into usable electricity.
The Joint Information Theory and Communications Society Paper Award is given annually to the author(s) of outstanding papers, relevant to both societies, published in any publication of the IEEE Communications Society or the IEEE Information Theory Society during the previous three calendar years.
EECS faculty member Berthold K.P. Horn, professor of computer science and engineering and principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), is the second recipient, since 2007, of the IEEE Computer Society's Azriel Rosenfeld Life Time Achievement Award, presented at the 12th annual International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) in Kyoto, Japan.
Mehmet Fatih Yanik, the Robert J. Shillman assistant professor of electrical engineering in EECS at MIT has discovered a way that will enable viewing a single live cell--without destroying the cell--the current outcome of using electron microscopes to see live tissue. Yanik and EECS graduate student William Putnam propose to overcome the harmful effects from direct scanning with electrons by using a quantum mechanical measurement technique that allows electrons to sense objects remotely.
CSAIL Research Scientist David Clark, one of the Internet's chief architects weighed in on net neutrality as the issues of Internet and network ownership and control mount.