The launch of the MIT/MTL Center for Graphene Devices and Systems (MIT-CG) was announced by MIT Press Release on Sept. 1, 2011. The inter-departmental center based in the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, MTL, and headed by EECS faculty member Tomas Palacios, will bring together MIT researchers and industrial partners to advance the science and engineering of graphene-based technologies. As noted in the press release:
A recent Design article in the EE Times (see the Xcell Journal), gives rave reviews of Arvind's 6.375. "MIT Professor uses ESL tools and FPGAs to teach system architecture" by Clive Maxfield, July 27, 2011.
Pablo Parrilo, the Finmeccanica Career Development Professor of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and principal investigator in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT, has added an extension to a 20 year old optimization issue that gives life to solving at least some control issues.
MIT School of Engineering Dean Ian Waitz announced to the EECS community today the appointment of Anantha P. Chandrakasan to the position of department head of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, MIT's largest academic department. Chandrakasan succeeds Eric Grimson, who became MIT's new chancellor in February.
David Staelin, professor of electrical engineering in the EECS Department at MIT and principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) has been selected for the 2011 John Howard Dellinger Medal by the International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale, URSI).