I - Circuits

  • Dept. Head Anantha Chandraksan has announced the appointment of Prof. Jeffrey H. Lang to the Vitesse Professorship in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, effective July 1, 2013. The Vitesse Chair was established in 2000 to honor the Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, a company co-founded in 1984 by former MIT students.
  • Jeffrey Shapiro, the Julius A. Stratton Professor of Electrical Engineering working with members of the Optical and Quantum Communications Group of which he is a co-director in the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT has demonstrated experimentally the effectiveness of a new quantum communication protocol. The group has shown in a series of papers the system's effectiveness in both security (against passive eavesdropping) and can be used for greater distances than the current quantum key distribution (QKD).
  • EECS professor Muriel Medard, principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) has teamed with EECS graduate student Ulric Ferner and Bell Labs researcher Emina Sojanin to develop a new technique to cut down on wasteful storage practices, especially of video content, in large data centers. Their work has been reported in the April issue of Technology Review.
  • Arijit Banerjee was selected as the winner of the 2013 Applied Power Electronics Conference Outstanding Presentation. He was selected for presenting the work titled "Control Architecture for a Doubly-fed Induction Machine Propulsion Drive." Banerjee, the lead author worked with Michael S. Tomovich, Steven B. Leeb and James L. Kirtley. Professors Leeb and Kirtley are Banerjee's supervisors.
  • Researchers in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) working with a colleague at Georgia Tech have shown in a paper titled " Optimization of Lyapunov Invariants in Verification of Software Systems" in the latest issue of the journal IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, that principles from control theory can be applied to computer software to improve software verification.
  • Tuesday, November 26th, 2013, 34-101, @4:15pm. Refreshments @ 4:00pm.
  • Quantum Dots: From MIT to Market QD Vision spun out of MIT in 2005, with a broad technology suite, a business plan, and Series A funding from top-notch Boston-based venture capitalists. Despite several twists and turns of technology development and market evolution, QD Vision announced in January that our quantum dot-enabled Color IQTM components will be in 2013 Sony TVs, the first mainstream product launch of a QD device. This talk will describe the pathway, and pitfalls, to this milestone.
  • Researchers in the laboratory of Anantha Chandrakasan, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering and head of the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, have developed a Quad HD TV chip which has already demonstrated a fourfold increase in TV screen resolution. The new MIT Quad HD TV chip is being presented this week at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco.
  • Monday, Feb. 18. Anantha P. Chandrakasan, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Department Head of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at MIT was honored today at the 60th Anniversary Plenary Session of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), for which he has been Conference Chair since 2010. In presenting him with the 2013 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award, the IEEE has recognized Prof. Chandrakasan for outstanding contributions to solid-state circuits in terms of benefit to society, enhancement to technology, and professional leadership.


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