2021-22 EECS Faculty Award Roundup

This ongoing listing of awards and recognitions won by our faculty is added to all year, beginning in September.

Hal Abelson, Class of 1922 Professor, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education from the Hong Kong University of Education on Dec. 6, 2021.

Saman Amarasinghe, Professor of CS and Engineering, was awarded the Outstanding Paper Award at the 2021 Conference on Machine Learning and Systems for his paper, “A Deep Learning Based Cost Model for Automatic Code Optimization”.

Saman Amarasinghe, Professor of CS and Engineering, was awarded the Best Paper Award at the International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization for his paper, “Compiler Graph Applications for GPUs with GraphIt”.

Jacob Andreas, X-Window Consortium Career Development Assistant Professor of EECS, was named a Samsung AI Researcher of 2021.

Hari Balakrishnan, Fujitsu Professor of EECS, has received the 2021 annual SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award.

Regina Barzilay, School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI and Health, was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.

Regina Barzilay, School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI and Health, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Regina Barzilay, School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI and Health, was named a Susan G. Komen Scholar.

Vladimir Bulović, Director, MIT.nano and Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Professor in Emerging Technology, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Anantha Chandrakasan, Dean of the MIT School of Engineering and Vannevar Bush Professor of EECS, was named recipient of 2022 IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Award.

Connor Wilson Coley, Assistant Professor (shared appointment with Chemical Engineering) was awarded the NSF Career Award.

Luca Daniel, Professor of EECS, was elevated to a Fellow of the IEEE.

Jesús del Alamo, the Donner Professor of Science, was awarded the Innovative Seminar award by the Office of the First Year alongside Jorg Scholvin, the Assistant Director of fab.nano.

Srini Devadas, the Edwin Sibley Webster Professor of EE, was awarded the 2021 IEEE Cybersecurity Award for Practice.

Srini Devadas, the Edwin Sibley Webster Professor of EE, was awarded the ACM SIGSAC Security, Audit and Control Outstanding Innovation Award.

Dirk Englund, Associate Professor of EECS, was named a 2022 Optica Fellow “for pioneering contributions to quantum photonics and integrated photonics for applications in optical computing”.

James Fujimoto, the Elihu Thomson Professor in Electrical Engineering, was named the 2022 recipient of the IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology

Shafi Goldwasser, RSA Professor (Post-Tenure), was awarded the FOCS 2021 Test of Time Award for her paper, “Approximating Clique is Almost NP-Complete”.

Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean, MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing and Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Professor of EECS, has released a new book co-authored with Eric Schmidt and Henry Kissinger, entitled “The Age of AI and Our Human Future”.

Philip Isola, the Bonnie and Marty (1964) Tenenbaum Career Development Assistant Professor, was awarded the Packard Fellowship.

Philip Isola, the Bonnie and Marty (1964) Tenenbaum Career Development Assistant Professor, was named a Samsung AI Researcher of 2021.

Dina Katabi, the Thuan (1990) and Nicole Pham Professor, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Manolis Kellis, Professor of CS, was awarded the Transformative Research Award by the National Institutes of Health.

Charles Leiserson, Edwin Sibley Webster Professor of EE, along with co-authors Tom Corman, Cliff Stein, and Ron Rivest, reached a publishing milestone: their text, “Introduction to Algorithms” (now in its third edition, with a fourth on the way), has now sold over one million copies.

Farnaz Niroui, Assistant Professor in EE, was awarded the NSF Career Award.

Muriel Médard, the Cecil H. Green Professor in EE, was awarded the “COMSNETS 2022 Best Research Demo” award at the 14th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS for “A universal Maximum Likelihood GRAND Decoder in 40nm CMOS”.

Muriel Médard, the Cecil H. Green Professor in EE, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Aalborg in Denmark.

Muriel Médard, the Cecil H. Green Professor in EE, has been elected a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

Devavrat Shah, Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor, was elevated to a Fellow of the IEEE.

Max Shulaker, Associate Professor of EECS, was named one of the 2021 “35 Innovaters Under 35” by the MIT Technology Review.

Vivienne Sze, Associate Professor of EECS, was awarded the 2T5 Mid-Career Achievement Award by the University of Toronto’s Engineering Alumni Network.

Antonio Torralba, Delta Electronics Professor, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Barcelona Tech.

George Verghese, Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, was named the 2021 recipient of the Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising.

Vinod Vaikuntanathan, Professor of EECS, was awarded the 2021 IEEE FOCS Test of Time Award for his FOCS 2011 paper, “Efficient Fully Homomorphic Encryption from (Standard) LWE.”

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