Yanik work could lead to a quantum look at life

Mehmet Fatih Yanik, the Robert J. Shillman assistant professor of electrical engineering in EECS at MIT has discovered a way that will enable viewing a single live cell--without destroying the cell--the current outcome of using electron microscopes to see live tissue. Yanik and EECS graduate student William Putnam propose to overcome the harmful effects from direct scanning with electrons by using a quantum mechanical measurement technique that allows electrons to sense objects remotely.

Devadas wins 2009 InfoWorld CTO 25 Award

Srini Devadas, associate department head of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has just been named as a recipient of one of the coveted InfoWorld CTO 25 Awards. The award’s purpose is to honor Chief Technology Officers who have been pioneers and leaders in their fields.

Kellis, large international team decode, analyze Candida species genome

EECS faculty member Manolis Kellis, associate professor of Computer Science in the area of Computational Biology and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, CSAIL, and of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, is one of two senior authors in a major international effort reported in Nature this week, May 24, 2009.

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