Medard, colleagues address network capacity

Muriel Medard has collaborated with several colleagues to examine the use of two dominating information theories in today's vast and growing transmission of data while both avoiding noise and demonstrating how to determine the capacities of networks. Medard, California Institute of Technology's Michelle Effros and the late Ralf Koetter of the University of Technology in Munich have addressed some of the toughest issues in a two part paper published recently in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

Rising Stars in EECS returns to MIT

The Rising Stars in EECS Class of 2018. Photo: Justin Knight

Kathryn O’Neill | EECS Contributor

For women in engineering, getting ahead sometimes means trying to be “one of the guys.” That’s why Margarita Paz Castro says she enjoyed attending Rising Stars in EECS, a workshop held recently at MIT for women interested in academic careers in electrical engineering and computer science.

Remembering MIT Professor Alan L. McWhorter, 1930-2018

Professor Alan L. McWhorter. Photo: Courtesy of MIT Lincoln Laboratory

EECS Staff

Alan L. McWhorter, a long-time professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and a division head and researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, has died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was nearly 88.

His family said his death was unexpected despite some recent health problems. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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