EECS faculty member Vincent Chan, the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has demonstrated with his research team including EECS faculty member Muriel Médard, a new way of organizing optical networks that, in most cases, would eliminate the inefficient switching from optical data flow to electrical signals and back. The gains could result in an Internet from 100 to 1000 times faster and more efficient.
EECS faculty member Tim Berners-Lee and a group of Boston web gurus will be leading a new graduate H-level class, 6.898, titled Linked Data Ventures: New Web Technologies, Standards, and Business Models. Co-instructors include CSAIL's K. Krasnow Waterman and Lalana Kagal, plus IT entrepreneurship experts Reed Sturtevant and Katie Rae.
As reported by the MIT News Office, May 13, EECS professor Martin Rinard and his Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) team have developed a system that automatically looks through computer code for areas where a little bit of accuracy can be traded for significant increases in speed.
As reported by the MIT News Office, March 10, 2010, EECS faculty member Rajeev Ram is one of four MIT faculty who have been selected as the 2010 MacVicar Faculty Fellows for outstanding undergraduate teaching, mentoring and educational innovation. Other MIT faculty selected include Anette (Peko) Hosoi, of mechanical engineering, Krishna Rajagopal, of physics, and Norvin Richards, of linguistics and philosophy.
As reported today in the MIT News Office "Revolutionizing medicine, one chip at a time, Low-power computer chips allow engineers to design wearable and implantable devices to monitor patients," researchers in the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, MTL, have been building the infrastructure to allow for a major new generation of biomedical microelectronic devices.
EECS faculty member and principal investigator in the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) Tomás Palacios has been selected by the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors, ISCS, committee to win the ISCS Young Scientist Award. He is cited for contributions to the development of mm-wave GaN high electron mobility transistors and their integration with silicon electronics.