The EECS Department is the largest in the School of Engineering with about 700 graduate students in the doctoral program. [Application is for the doctoral program only — there is no terminal masters degree, but all PhD students earn a masters degree as they work towards PhD.  A Masters of Engineering is only available for qualified MIT EECS undergraduates.] 

6-A Interview with Cyril Lan

Cyril Lan, MEng student in VI-A program

What were your interests as a high school student and how did you come to choose Course 6 when you came to MIT?

My interests in high school were quite varied - I liked theoretical physics and computer science. When I applied, I declared course 16. Upon arriving, I decided to major in courses 6 and 8, but after hearing advice from upperclassmen, went and stuck with just course 6.

6-7: Computer Science and Molecular Biology (Note: Old Curriculum)

See new 6-7 curriculum.

Course 6-7 provides an interdepartmental curriculum involving rigorous training in both molecular biology and computer science. The 6-7 degree program which is offered jointly by EECS and the Department of Biology, prepares students for careers in emerging areas at the interface of biology and engineering -- including pharmaceuticals, bioinformatics, and computational molecular biology.

Goldwasser, Rothblum report on protecting information processed on web servers

Shafi Goldwasser and former graduate student Guy Rosenblum, who is now at Microsoft Research, have conducted a ten year foundational study on computer security that focuses on side-channel attacks, the latest and greatest threat to security as cloud computing becomes the new standard. Goldwasser will present a paper based on this work at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC) this month.


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