The Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium, formed in Sept. 2010, is a global initiative dedicated to helping Madrid, Spain, strengthen and expand its position as an emerging global center for biomedical research. The consortium--including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, La Suma de Todos - Comunidad de Madrid, and the European Union--is launching a new Fellowship program this coming summer (2011) that is designed to accelerate cutting-edge research in translational biomedical imaging and establish new enterprises in Madrid.
Devavrat Shah the Jamieson Career Development Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and principal investigator in the Laboratory of Information and Decisions Systems (LIDS) is the 2010 recipient of the Applied Probability Society's Erlang Prize presented at the INFORMS meeting held November 7-10.
Two Electrical Engineering and Computer Science faculty members, Scott Aaronson and Manolis Kellis have been selected for the 2010 PECASE Award--Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, as announced in the November 5, 2010, White House press release.
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.