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  • 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.
  • Read about how Jeremy Stribling MS ’05 PhD ’09, Dan Aguayo ’01 MEng ’02 and Max Krohn PhD ’08 revealed holes in the world of scientific publications and conferences ten years ago, and how their work then still lives on.
  • Munther Dahleh, the William A. Coolidge Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will head a new Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) to be launched on July 1. Offering a range of cross-disciplinary academic programs, including a new undergraduate minor in statistics, IDSS will be home to faculty from the Engineering Systems Division (ESD), the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems(LIDS), and the current Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC). Read more.
  • Students and graduates of Prof. Rob Miller's group, the User Interface Design Group have designed a system for visualizing and exploring thousands of solutions to a programming problem, ultimately enhancing online teaching and learning. Members of the group including first author and EECS graduate student Elena Glassman will present their work in April at the Association for Computing Machinery's Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Read more.
  • Michael Stonebraker, a researcher at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) who has revolutionized the field of database management systems (DBMSs) and founded multiple successful database companies, has won the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) A.M. Turing Award, often referred to as “the Nobel Prize of computing.” Read more.
  • Former and current EECS graduate students have created new methods to automate identification of potential areas for development in rural villages in both India and sub-Saharan Africa. The group won a $10,000 prize last year from the MIT IDEAS Global Challenge. Read more.
  • MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan and Associate Department Heads Bill Freeman, Silvio Micali, and David Perreault announced in February 2015, the promotions of eight faculty members in the department. Professors Adalsteinsson, Daniel, Golland, and Torralba are promoted to full professor. Professors Chilpala, Polyanskiy and Vaikuntanathan are promoted to associate professor. The promotions are effective July 1, 2015. Read more.

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