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  • The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT has announced that the recipients of the Faculty Research and Innovation Fellowship (FRIF) for 2012 are Fredo Durand, Piotr Indyk and Pablo Parrilo.
  • The MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) is spotlighted today on the MIT homepage (Nov. 16). Read the associated MIT News Office spotlight article by Larry Hardesty and titled "Department snapshot: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.EECS places renewed emphasis on interdisciplinary research, partnerships with alumni and industry, and experiential learning." The spotlight also includes a visual glimpse of the department.
  • Read the Nov. 16, 2012 MIT News Office article by Larry Hardesty titled "Department snapshot: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.EECS places renewed emphasis on interdisciplinary research, partnerships with alumni and industry, and experiential learning," includes a visual glimpse of the EECS Department as well.
  • At the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Information and Decision in Social Networks at MIT on November 8-9, Associate Professor Devavrat Shah and his student Stanislav Nikolov, will present a new algorithm that can, with 95 percent accuracy, predict which topics will trend an average of an hour and a half before Twitter’s algorithm puts them on the list — and sometimes as much as four or five hours before. Read more...
  • The MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department held a reception, October 18, to celebrate the official launch of the new SuperUROP undergraduate research program. Members of the inaugural class of the SuperUROP program, sponsors (and donors), MIT administrators who contributed to its implementation, and EECS faculty mentors and guests, joined EECS Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan in the Stata Center R&D Dining area to celebrate. Read more and view photos of the event and the 6.UAR class held just before the reception.
  • Calling it a glimpse into the future, technology news website CRN has hailed MIT EECS/CSAIL faculty and the new Wireless@MIT center as the source for seven new technologies that will impact (favorably) our daily lives. Read more...
  • Competitive Classification, speaker Alon Orlitsky, UCSD, Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 4:15p.m. in 32-14. Reception at 3:45pm in RSA G5 Lounge. Jointly hosted with Theory of Computation.
  • Social networks have a defining impact on consumer choice, financial markets, and political decisions, and network effects are central to public health, smart power grids, urban transportation, and more. Recent technological and mathematical developments have opened the possibility of dramatically improving our understanding of how social networks carry information and influence decisions.

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