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  • Matei Zaharia, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been selected as the Douglas T. Ross (1954) Career Development Professor of Software Technology.
  • MIT's Richard Peng, a postdoc in applied mathematics, and Michael Cohen, a graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science have developed and demonstrated an algorithm that is optimal for condensing matrices (data). Read more.
  • EECS doctoral student Carrie Cai has devised a Google Chat extension to help users make the most of idle wait time between texts and instant-message replies. Termed WaitChatter, the app allows users to learn another language vocabulary while they wait and the app is adaptable to other IM platforms including Snapchat, Facebook, Skype and WhatsApp. Read more.
  • EECS Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan and Associate Heads Silvio Micali and David Perreault have announced the appointments of Tamara Broderick as the ITT Career Development Assistant Professor and of Stefanie Jegelka as the X-Consortium Career Development Assistant Professor. Both Broderick and Jegelka joined the MIT EECS Department in January, 2015. Read more.
  • Members of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab's (CSAIL's) Computer Graphics Group including Professors Frédo Durand and William Freeman and EECS graduate student YiChang Shih have developed an algorithm that removes reflections from photos taken through windows. Read more.
  • While they developed the most accurate scene recognition system, Profs. Antonio Torralba and Aude Oliva have shown how object recognition along with scene recognition could be mutually reinforcing. They will present their work at the International Conference on Learning Representations... Read more.
  • Is it still an either-or choice to receive (or not) all those mailing list emails? EECS graduate student Amy Zhang working with EECS Prof. David Karger in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab's Haystack Group, has developed a new system that uses techniques from social media to give the recipient more control over his/her inbox. Read more.
  • Reported today by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Matei Zaharia, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) is the recipient of the 2014 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for his innovative solutions to tackling the surge in data processing workloads. Read more.
  • Srini Devadas, the Edwin Sibley Webster Professor in MIT's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and members of his group, the Computation Structures Group, have designed a process for thwarting memory-access attacks to steal data. Their scheme includes custom-built reconfigurable chips, now moving into fabrication.
  • Daniel Sanchez, the TIBCO Career Development Professor in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and principal investigator in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has been selected for the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. His proposal, titled "A Hardware and Software Architecture for Data-Centric Parallel Computing", targets two key challenges that limit the scalability of multicore systems. Read more.

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