Chandrakasan named head of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

Anantha P. Chandrakasan is appointed department head of EECS, effective July 1, 2011.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.  

Kaashoek wins 2010 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computing Sciences

Frans Kaashoek, EECS professor and associate director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), has won the Association for Computing Machinery’s 2010 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences. The award honors a young scientist who has contributed to an innovation “that exemplifies the greatest recent achievements in the computing field.”

Goldwasser wins IEEE 2011 Emanuel R. Piore Award

Shafi Goldwasser, the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a principal investigator at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), has been named the 2011 winner of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Emanuel R. Piore Award. She is cited by the IEEE for "pioneering work in laying the foundations of modern cryptography and its relation to complexity theory.”

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