• If a widely held assumption about computational complexity is correct, the problem of measuring the difference between two genomes — or texts, or speech samples, or anything else that can be represented as a string of symbols — can’t be solved more efficiently. Piotr Indyk, professor of computer science and engineering reports. Read more.
  • The MIT DARPA Robotics Challenge Team led by Professor Rus Tedrake reached new heights in the June 5-6 international DARPA Robotics Challenge in Pomona California, as they nimbly programmed their Atlas robot to perform a wide range of tasks in one hour. The goal of the event was to develop mobile robots to perform useful tasks in disaster-relief situations — in response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Read more.
  • Ethernet inventor and 3Com founder Robert Metcalfe ’68 will become a visiting innovation fellow at MIT for one week a month during the 2015-16 academic year, engaging in entrepreneurship activities at the MIT Innovation Initiative and in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Read more.
  • 2015 EECS PhD Hooding Group along with Department Head, Anantha Chandrakasan and Graduate Officer, Leslie Kolodziejski
  • Luis Fernando Velasquez-Garcia, principal research scientist in MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) has led work to develop a new efficient and productive way to manufacture nanofibers througth electrospinning, mimicing dot-matrix printing with potential for many applications such as solar cell production. Read more.
  • Enabling neighbors in remote areas of the world that lack electricity to inexpensively buy power from a local solar panel owner, essentially creating their own microgrid, may sound utopian, but it is being developed by EECS faculty members Rajeev Ram and David Perreault and members of their research team. Read more.
  • It has been nearly four months since 70 MIT undergraduate and graduate students worked in teams for a single day at the Assistive Technologies Hackathon (ATHack 2015) to create a prototype to improve an aspect in the daily routine of their client, a person living with a disability. ATHack 2015 was dedicated to honor the late Seth Teller, who had inspired MIT students... Read more.
  • Jing Kong, professor of electrical engineering in the EECS Department at MIT and principal investigator with the Microsystems Technology Laboratories and the Research Lab of Electronics has worked with MIT students and Evelyn Wang, professor in MIT's Mechanical Engineering Department to create a graphene coating for power plant condensers — a step that will improve power plant efficiency 2 to 3 percent and ultimately making a significant dent in global carbon emissions. Read more.
  • Two EECS juniors, Kaustav Gopinathan and Margaret Guo, have been selected as Goldwater Scholars for 2015-16. Four MIT students, honored Goldwater Scholars for their academic achievements, were selected from a field of 1,206 candidates nominated by university faculty nationwide. Read more.
  • Sangeeta Bhatia, member of the EECS faculty, of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science and has teamed with researchers at the University of California at San Diego to create a new way to detect cancer that has spread to the liver by using probiotics — providing a way for earlier detection of cancers such as colon and pancreatic that typcially metastasize to the liver. Read more.