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.

Parrilo receives IEEE CSS 2011 Antonio Ruberti Outstanding Young Researcher Award

Pablo Parrilo is the recipient of the 2011 Antonio Ruberti Outstanding Young Researcher Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society. Parrilo, the Finmeccanica Career Development Professor of Engineering in the EECS Department and Associate Director of the Laboratory for Infomation and Decision Systems, LIDS, is cited for fundamental contributions to optimization theory and its applications.

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