• Sangeeta Bhatia, the John and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has teamed with current and former postdocs and a graduate student to develop a simple, quick and cheap test to improve cancer diagnosis rates. Read more.
  • Armando Solar-Lezama, associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT and principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has developed an improved method to correct code using the programming language called Sketch. Solar-Lezama and his graduate students Rohit Singh, Rishabh Singh, and Zhilei Zu, along with MIT senior Rebecca Krosnick will present their work (Modular Synthesis of Sketches using Models) at the 2014 Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation Conference. Read more.
  • The 2013-2014 Undergraduate Student Advisory Group in EECS (USAGE) is well into its third year. The group features over 30 undergraduate and graduate students who have committed to serving on this committee to provide feedback that will lead to enhancements in the EECS student experience. Read more and meet the members of 2013-14 USAGE!
  • Prof. Srini Devadas has developed new ways to manage caches for today's and tomorrow's massively multicore chips while improving performance efficiency. Devadas, EECS PhD student George Kurian and Omer Khan, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Connecticut and a former postdoc in Devadas’ lab have reported this work in two papers. Read more.
  • Last week, computer science luminaries - including seven Turing Award winners and Eric Schmidt, Google’s former CEO and current executive chairman, either attended or contributed appreciations in celebration of the 70th birthday of Butler Lampson adjunct professor at MIT since 1987 and a technical fellow at Microsoft Research. Lampson is celebrated as one of the founding fathers of the modern PC. Read more.
  • This year the Dan David Foundation International Board has selected Marvin Minsky to receive the Dan David Foundation Prize for the Future Time Dimension titled “Artificial Intelligence: The Digital Mind. Prof. Minsky was selected as one of the founders of the field of artificial intelligence. He is cited as among the most influential intellectuals of the twentieth century in a variety of disciplines, including AI, robotics, computation, learning, cognition, philosophy and optics. Read more.
  • Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab's Leslie Kaelbling, the Panasonic Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in collaboration with members of her research group the Learning and Intelligent Systems Group have developed a new way to use "multiagent systems" to allow for teams of robots to accomplish tasks requiring flexibility and communication in uncertain environments. Read more.
  • Start6, the new EECS IAP workshop for immersion in innovation and entrepreneurship, wrapped up its third week with sendoffs from two icons in the world of startups: Drew Houston, ’05, Co-founder and CEO of Dropbox, and Institute Professor Bob Langer. Houston joined Anantha Chandrakasan, EECS Department Head and creator of Start6, for a fireside chat on Monday, January 27. Read more.
  • Professor Yoel Fink, Director of The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), designated Vivienne Sze, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, as the 2013 recipient of The Jonathan Allen Junior Faculty Award. Professor Sze's work focuses on development and implementation of energy-efficient and high-performance systems for various multimedia applications such as video coding/processing, imaging and vision. Read more.
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan and Associate Department Heads David Perreault and Bill Freeman announced the promotions of Professors Manolis Kellis, Collin Stultz, and Ron Weiss to the rank of Full Professor, and of Professor Timothy Lu to the rank of Associate Professor without Tenure, effective July 1, 2014. Read more.