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).
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.”
Interim EECS Department Head Srini Devadas notified department colleagues about the winners of the Jamieson Prizes for excellence in teaching, to be publicly presented later this Spring at the annual EECS awards event.
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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.”
The MIT News Office has offered, starting February 23, 2011, a five part series of in-depth articles about MIT's Computer Science research titled "The Multicore Future." All articles are authored by News Office staff writer Larry Hardesty.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science faculty member Ron Rivest gave Killian Lecture attendees on Feb. 8, 2011, a review of the history of cryptography including the history of code-making and code-breaking through the ages and some predictions about where the field is headed beyond current practices.