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Cited for his work developing the RSA algorithm, a method for publickey cryptography, Ronald Rivest is named to the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame, Oct. 17, 2012.

This fall, the faculty and students in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department at MIT are coming together for a new program that has created a buzz since its announcement last spring. The Advanced Undergraduate Research Program — now officially called the SuperUROP — for EECS department juniors and seniors has already enticed over 200 students with more than 100 exciting research projects proposed by the department's faculty. Read more!

Shafi Goldwasser, the RSA professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT and principal investigator with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, is among three at MIT selected as Simons Investigator by the Simons Foundation.

Professor of applied math and computer science at MIT and head of the Computation and Biology Group, Bonnie Berger, with former and current students, has developed an algorithm that allows researchers to access huge amounts of data in geneome databases despite the rate of genome sequencing that threatens to outpace researchers' ability to analyze the added data.

Daskalakis, students use game theory to tackle 30 year economics problem  extending Nobel winner’s work on singleitem auctions to auctions involving multiple items.

At a major Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence event held May 31, 2012 at the MIT Stata Center, a new CSAIL initiative known as "bigdata@CSAIL" was announced by MIT president Susan Hockfield as Intel’s CTO, Justin Rattner announced that MIT would house a new Intel research center to focus on techniques for the science and engineering of big data  the huge amounts of information generated by Web users and networked sensors. In addition, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced the Massachusetts Big Data Initiative to investigate how bigdata technologies can improve government.

Indyk/Katabi's sparse Fourier transform (SFT) has been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2012 list of the world’s 10 most important emerging technologies.


Shafi Goldwasser and former graduate student Guy Rosenblum, who is now at Microsoft Research, have conducted a ten year foundational study on computer security that focuses on sidechannel attacks, the latest and greatest threat to security as cloud computing becomes the new standard.

“Of all the ways to be honored, for me education is the one that really means the most,” said Abelson. “That’s how I think of myself at MIT, as a teacher.”

At the Association for Computing Machinery’s Symposium on Theory of Computing in May, Silvio Micali, and graduate student Pablo Azar will present a new type of mathematical game that they’re calling a rational proof.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) named Scott Aaronson of MIT as one of two recipients of this year’s Alan T. Waterman Award. The honor goes to an outstanding researcher under the age of 35 in any field of science or engineering that is supported by the NSF.

EECS faculty members Dina Katabi and Piotr Indyk with graduate students Eric Price and Haitham Hassanieh will present a new algorithm this week at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA) that, for a large range of practically important cases, improves on the fast Fourier transform  in some cases yielding a tenfold increase in speed.







CSAIL Postdoc Chintan Vaishnav has presented a mathematical analysis of the effects of regulation on the telecommunications industry to an audience of regulators and other academics, suggesting that regulators concentrate more on building consensus among disparate economic stakeholders while preventing companies from stifling competition through market dominance.


EECS Professors Dina Katabi and Muriel Medard have teamed to establish a new field (network coding).


