In the Media

  • June 10, 2015
    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.
  • June 8, 2015
    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.
  • June 4, 2015
    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.
  • June 1, 2015
    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.
  • May 30, 2015
    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.
  • May 30, 2015
    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.
  • May 29, 2015
    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.
  • May 28, 2015
    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.
  • May 28, 2015
    EECS graduate students Andrew Spielberg and Stuart Baker, and postdoc Mehmet Dogar with EECS Professor and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) Daniela Rus have developed a new algorithm that significantly reduces the time it takes for several robots to plan and execute a task. Read more.
  • May 27, 2015
    EECS Celebrates, the annual awards event to celebrate and recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department faculty, students and staff was held at the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, May 16. Read about it and see the photos!
  • May 26, 2015
    The School of Engineering hosted its 2015 Infinite Mile Awards (IMA) event on Tuesday, May 19 in the Grier Rooms for a full house of awardees, colleagues, families and friends. Of the 18 recipients, nine were from or associated with the EECS community. Read more.
  • May 21, 2015
    A computer vision enabled technology developed by a team of EECS faculty Bill Freeman and Frédo Durand and their students is enabling a new way to identify structural defects in objects. The group will report this latest work at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in June. Read more.
  • May 21, 2015
    As the 2015 SuperUROP graduates flowed into the year-end certificates presentation event on May 7 at the Media Lab Skyline Room, the class of over 90 students looked ready for celebrating — just as they had embarked this past year on their intense research collaboration with their faculty advisor and his/her research group... Read more.
  • May 20, 2015
    MIT's Richard Peng, a postdoc in applied mathematics, and Michael Cohen, a graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science have developed and demonstrated an algorithm that is optimal for condensing matrices (data). Read more.
  • May 19, 2015
    The members of Voltage, a new group in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, want to interest more freshmen and Course 6 students in the field of Electrical Engineering (EE). Sponsored by MIT IEEE/ACM, the group is working to build a cohesive network for students in both the EE degree program (6-1) as well as for students leaning to EE in the EECS degree program (6-2) — offering support and resources in academics, research and careers. Read more.
  • May 18, 2015
    As part of the fall 2014 Assistive Technologies (6.811) class (Principles and Practices in Assistive Technologies, or PPAT), a group of EECS students teamed to develop a new way for residents of the Boston Home to communicate their needs. Since then senior Beth Hadley took on the project as her senior thesis. Read more.
  • May 15, 2015
    EECS doctoral student Carrie Cai has devised a Google Chat extension to help users make the most of idle wait time between texts and instant-message replies. Termed WaitChatter, the app allows users to learn another language vocabulary while they wait and the app is adaptable to other IM platforms including Snapchat, Facebook, Skype and WhatsApp. Read more.
  • May 12, 2015
    EECS faculty members including Duane Boning, Director of the Cambridge-based MIT and Masdar Institute Cooperative Program and Vladimir Bulovic, Associate Dean for Innovation at MIT's School of Engineering, have contributed to the development of joint research between MIT and the UAE's Masdar Institute launched in 2007, with an expanded emphasis on alternative energy, sustainability, and innovation initiatives in nanotechnology, water, and related areas. Read more.
  • May 11, 2015
    Members of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab's (CSAIL's) Computer Graphics Group including Professors Frédo Durand and William Freeman and EECS graduate student YiChang Shih have developed an algorithm that removes reflections from photos taken through windows. Read more.
  • May 8, 2015
    While they developed the most accurate scene recognition system, Profs. Antonio Torralba and Aude Oliva have shown how object recognition along with scene recognition could be mutually reinforcing. They will present their work at the International Conference on Learning Representations... Read more.
  • May 4, 2015
    EECS Department Head Anantha P. Chandrakasan and Associate Department Heads Silvio Micali and David J. Perreault announced today the promotions of Professors Constantinos Daskalakis, Wojciech Matusik, and Michael Watts to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure effective July 1, 2015. Read more.
  • April 30, 2015
    MIT spinout Verayo created by Srini Devadas, the Edwin Sibley Webster Professor in the EECS Department and member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) is featured for its unique physical approach to cybersecurity through unclonable silicon chips — increasingly appearing in commercial applications worldwide. Read more.
  • April 29, 2015
    Is it still an either-or choice to receive (or not) all those mailing list emails? EECS graduate student Amy Zhang working with EECS Prof. David Karger in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab's Haystack Group, has developed a new system that uses techniques from social media to give the recipient more control over his/her inbox. Read more.
  • April 28, 2015
    Reported today by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Matei Zaharia, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) is the recipient of the 2014 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for his innovative solutions to tackling the surge in data processing workloads. Read more.
  • April 24, 2015
    Sangeeta Bhatia has been named the recipient of the 2015 Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy, and Employment in recognition of her work in tissue engineering, disease detection and advocacy for women in STEM. Read more.