• Qing Hu, the MIT Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Principal Investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Optical Society (OSA) as the 2015 recipient of the Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award. He is recognized for his pioneering contributions to high-performance THz quantum-cascade lasers and their applications in imaging and sensing. 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.
  • Postdoc6, launched in 2014 to build a networking and supportive community in EECS for its postdocs has come full cycle. Read about what the postdoctoral life in EECS and how the postdoctoral community is gaining new perspective and voice in the department.
  • The Optical Society (OSA) announced on March 1, 2015, the selection of Professor James G. Fujimoto as the recipient of the Frederic Ives Medal / Quinn Prize. He is recognized for pioneering the field of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and for his research group’s and collaborator’s contributions leading to its widespread medical application and major commercial impact. 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.
  • MIT announced a major thrust toward addressing cybersecurity with the launch of three new initiatives including one focused on technology research to be based in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). Read more.
  • EECS alumna Cynthia Breazeal, SM '93, ScD '00, associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, and members of her group in the Media Lab, the Personal Robotics Group, has developed a system that allows pre-school children to program interactive robots to serve as a introduction to programming principles as well as... Read more.
  • Members of the Optical and Quantum Communications Group in the Research Lab of Electronics (RLE) including Prof. Jeffrey Shapiro with senior research scientist Franco Wong and postdoc Zheshen Zhang have shown in a recent paper in Physical Review Letters that entanglement can improve optical sensor performance even if doesn't survive light's interaction with the environment. Read more.
  • Here’s one way to get kids excited about programming: a "robot garden" with dozens of fast-changing LED lights and more than 100 origami robots that can crawl, swim, and blossom like flowers. Read more.
  • When MIT senior Sheldon Trotman walks into any room, he almost instinctively looks for inefficiencies. The electrical engineering and computer science major is bent on streamlining our world, and has already founded several small companies that aim to do so. Read more.