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.
Polina Golland, EECS associate professor and principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, CSAIL, is featured today, Jan. 12, 2012, by the MIT News Office (and on the MIT homepage). The article written by MIT News Office's Larry Hardesty is titled "The quantifier.
David K. Gifford, member of the EECS Department and professor of Computer Science & Engineering, has been selected by the Association for Computing Machinery, the ACM, as one of 46 for the class of 2011 Fellows. He is recognized "for contributions to distributed systems, e-commerce and content distribution."
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.
"Around 30 percent of the brain is devoted to or connected to vision," says EECS faculty member and principal investigator with the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Antonio Torralba in an MIT News Office feature today, Dec. 12, 2011. The profile, titled "Putting the ‘art’ in artificial intelligence.