Subject Updates Fall 2019


Check the subject updates for Fall Term 2019 by clicking on the appropriate subject card on this page. These comprise the known changes for subject offerings by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. For further information about any subject contact the instructor directly.

6.S976 Engineering Leadership in the Age of AI
Graduate level; Units. 3-0-9; Prerequisite: none; Instructors: David Nino, Senior Lecturer, Gordon -MIT Engineering Leadership Program (; David Martinez, Associate Division Head, Lincoln Laboratory; Schedule: MW12.30-2, room 4-231
6.S083 Introduction to Computational Thinking (Common Ground)
Half Term Subject - 2nd half; Undergraduate Level; Prereq: 6.0001; Coreq: 18.02 or equivalent; Units: 3-0-3; Instructors: Professor Alan Edelman, Visiting Professor David P. Sanders ; Schedule: MW1-2:30, room 34-301; labs TBD
6.S979 Topics in Deployable Machine Learning
Graduate Level; Units 3-0-9; Prereq: 6.867, or solid grasp of machine learning; Instructors: Constantinos Daskalakis, Aleksander Madry, Ankur Moitra, Asuman Ozdaglar, Pablo Parrilo, Martin Rinard, Arvind Satyanarayan, Armando Solar-Lezama, David Sontag, Russ Tedrake, Antonio Torralba; Schedule: TR12:30-2, 32-144
6.333 Graduate Power Electronics Laboratory (meets with 6.131)
Graduate Level (subject meets with 6.131); Prereq: Permission of Instructor; Units: 3-9-3; Lecture: TR1, 34-101, Lab W3, 34-101; Instructor: Prof. Steve Leeb (
6.S899 Academic Job Search Seminar
Graduate Level; Units: 6; Instructor: Prof. Saman Amarasinghe; Schedule: Tuesday 4-6pm, room 32-124; Limited Enrollment
6.S898 Climate Change Seminar (also under 12.S992)
Graduate Level; Units: 3-0-9; Prereq: Permission of Instructor; Instructors: Profs. Ron Rivest, Alan Edelman, and John Fernandez; Schedule: Lectures T1-2:30, room 56-167, Seminar Fridays 1-2:30, room 6-120
6.S077/6.S977 Entrepreneurship for Collaborative Machine Intelligence
6.S077 (UG) meets with 6.S977 (G); Units: 2-0-1; Half-term subject (meets wks 8-15); Pre-reqs: none; Instructors: Julie Shah (Aero/Astro), arnoldj@MIT.EDU and Bill Aulet (Sloan School),; Schedule: Fridays 3-5, room 36-156
6.881 Intelligent Robot Manipulation
Graduate Level; Units: 3-0-9; Prerequisites: 6.006 and 6.041 and (18.06 or 2.087); Instructors: Profs. Tomas Lozano-Perez, Russ Tedrake; Schedule: TR2:30-4, room 24-121
6.S081 Introduction to Operating Systems (meets with 6.828)
Undergraduate Level - AUS; Units: 3-6-3; Prereqs: 6.004, 6.033: 3-6-3; Instructors: Professors Adam Belay, M. Frans Kaashoek, and Robert T. Morris; Schedule: Lecture: MW1-2.30, room 32-123
6.S080 Software Systems for Data Science
Undergraduate Level - AUS and II; Units: 3-0-9; Prereqs: 6.00, 6.0001, 6.006; Instructors: Sam Madden (, Tim Kraska (; Schedule: LMW2:30-4, room E25-111
6.S082/6.247 Principles of Modeling, Simulations and Control for Electric Energy Systems
Undergraduate (AUS) meets with Graduate Level 6.247; Prerequisites: 6.S082 - 6.011, 6.002; 6.247 - 6.002; Units: 4-0-8; Instructor: Dr. Marija Ilic, Senior Research Scientist,, Prof. David Perreault (; Schedule: Lectures TR9:30-11, room 2-190, Recitation F9:30-11, room 36-153
6.S084/6.884 Computational Aspects of Therapeutic Design
Graduate/Undergraduate Level; Units: 3-0-9; Prereqs: 6.036 or 6.802; Instructor: Professor David Gifford (; Schedule: Lecture TR11-12:30, room 56-114
6.S978 Negotiation and Influence Skills for Technical Leaders
Graduate Level; Units: 2-0-4*; Prerequisites: none; Instructor: David Nino, Senior Lecturer, Gordan-MIT Engineering Leadership Program (; Schedule: Lecture T1-3, room 66-144
6.S078 Engineering the Internet (meets with 6.450)
Undergraduate Level; Units: 3-0-9; Prerequisites: 6.02, 6.041, 6.042, or equivalent; Instructor: Professor Muriel Medard (; Schedule: L TR2:30-4, ROOM 2-105