Dennis Selected for ACM SIGOPS Hall of Fame

Emeritus professor of computer science, principal investigator at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and member of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MITJack Dennis was selected for and inducted into the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) Hall of Fame. Read more of the article contributed by CSAIL writer Abby Abazorius, Feb.

Kirtley, students & Masdar Institute colleague featured by MITEI for microgrid study

Professor James Kirtley is working with EECS graduate students Michael Zieve and Jared Monnin to build a laboratory-scale microgrid that they will use to verify and further investigate results from simulation studies performed by Masdar Institute collaborators. In their lab-scale microgrid, they are using off-the-shelf equipment plus computer controls to replicate the behavior of key electricity generating and consuming devices—for example, the “solar farm” shown in the photo.

USAGE, Undergraduate Student Advisory Group in EECS 2011-12

As part of the strategic and operational planning for the EECS Department set out by Dept. Head Anantha Chandrakasan this fall, 14 Task Force groups and one standing committee were formed. Several task forces included some students membership, the new standing committee, however, is comprised entirely of undergraduate students, and, appropriately called USAGE — short for Undergraduate Student Advisory Group in EECS. The goal in forming USAGE is to understand the effectiveness (or not) of current programs through ongoing dialogue directly with the students.

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