• Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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  • Sangeeta Bhatia has been named the recipient of the 2015 Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy, and Employment in recognition of her work in tissue engineering, disease detection and advocacy for women in STEM. Read more.
  • EECS faculty members Fredo Durand and William Freeman have teamed with Oral Buyukozturk, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at MIT, to develop an alternative technique for detecting tiny vibrations in large structures using high-speed video and computer vision techniques for magnifying motion. 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.
  • MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science alumnus Allen Lin ’11, MEng ’11 is one of five MIT students featured by MIT News as recipients of the 2015 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Read more.
  • 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.
  • Members of the Quantum Photonics Lab including its director Professor Dirk Englund and EECS graduate student Hannah Clevenson have developed a new, ultrasensitive magnetic-field detector that is 1,000 times more energy-efficient than its predecessors. This work, which could lead to miniaturized, battery-powered devices for medical and materials imaging, contraband detection, and geological exploration, is reported in the latest issue of Nature Physics. Read more.
  • The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics has named CSAIL principal investigator Charles E. Leiserson as one of its 2015 Fellows for his “enduring influence on parallel computing systems and their adoption into mainstream use through scholarly research and development.” Read more.
  • MIT is one of three schools to receive an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant to create a “University Center of Exemplary Mentoring” (UCEM) that will focus on the recruitment, retention, and academic success of underrepresented minority doctoral students. Four departments in the MIT School of Engineering (SoE) including the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS) and Biological Engineering (BE), Chemical Engineering (ChemE) and Mechanical Engineering (MechE) will be part of this three-year program that will recruit 36 underrepresented doctoral students. Read more.