Alumni in EECS Connector 2013


Five EECS alumni were featured in the 2013 MIT EECS Connector.  Read any one of these features by clicking on the title within each card.  

Deborah Estrin, SM '83, PhD '85
On June 28, 2012, Cornell University announced that Deborah Estrin had accepted the position of professor of computer science — the first hire for Cornell Tech , the new technology center on Roosevelt Island off Manhattan. As the Founding Director of the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) 2002–2012, and a professor of computer science at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Prof. Estrin is noted as a pioneer in networked sensing, using mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyze real time data about the physical world. Read more....
Dropbox Founders Drew Houston '05 and Arash Ferdowsi '08
Drew Houston '05 and Arash Ferdowsi '08 were undergraduates in Course VI, computer science at MIT, but they didn't really meet until the summer of 2007 when it came time to develop Dropbox. What made their Dropbox partnership possible? Read about Dropbox founders Drew Houston '05 and Arash Ferdowsi '08 in the 2013 MIT EECS Connector.
Sal Khan, SB, MEng '98
Sal Khan became a global superstar when he brought his life experiences and natural inclinations to help others into focus by creating and running the Khan Academy. Since it’s inception in 2008, Khan Academy, as a not-for-profit, has delivered over 240 million online lessons to students worldwide — testament to its mission to provide a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Read more...
Susie Wee, '90, SM '91, PhD '96
Several months ago Susie Wee (’90, SM ’91, PhD ’96) took on a new role at Cisco as the VP and Chief Technology Officer of Networked Experiences. As with other transitions in her life and career, her abilities as a strong team builder and a well-grounded technologist have propelled her into new roles and challenges. Read more...