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December 2, 2021

2021 EECS Awards

It’s nearing the end of 2021, and we want to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of our incredible EECS community by sharing some of the awards given by

June 25, 2021

Four researchers earn interdisciplinary Schmidt Science Fellowships

Left to right: Álvaro Fernández Galiana, Fatima Hussain, Sirma Orguc, and Rebecca Pinals have been named as Schmidt Science Fellows, an honor created in 2017 to encourage young

May 21, 2021

New system cleans messy data tables automatically

With just 50 lines of code, the program spots and fixes likely errors.

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April 30, 2021

From diabetes to Covid-19, Better World (Health) showcases MIT research in action

Event speakers included (clockwise from top left) W. Eric L. Grimson, Daniel P. Huttenlocher, Steven Truong, and Mariana Arcaya.  “MIT’s work to understand and improve human health spans

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April 8, 2021

A safer way to deploy bacteria as environmental sensors

MIT engineers have devised a way to encapsulate bacterial sensors into a tough hydrogel sphere, which prevents them from interacting with other microbes in the environment. Image: Christine

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April 8, 2021

Seeking the cellular mechanisms of disease, with help from machine learning

Caroline Uhler’s research blends machine learning and statistics with biology to better understand gene regulation, health, and disease. Despite this lofty mission, Uhler remains dedicated to her original

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March 26, 2021

The physicist and the hospital

MIT Professor Thomas Heldt draws from physics and data science to design medical devices that monitor patients’ physiology. Image: Lillie Paquette It’s hard to say that Thomas Heldt has

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March 25, 2021

3 Questions: Artificial intelligence for health care equity

(Left to right:) Regina Barzilay is the School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI and Health and faculty co-lead of AI for the MIT Jameel Clinic. Collin Stultz

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February 9, 2021

Faster tracking of treatment responses

Glympse Bio is a startup that spun out of the lab of EECS Professor Sangeeta Bhatia, pictured. Photo: Bryce Vickmark In the fight against severe diseases like cancer, patients

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February 9, 2021

Epigenomic map reveals circuitry of 30,000 human disease regions

In a new study, a team of researchers from MIT has published the most comprehensive map yet of noncoding DNA, which makes up more than 98 percent of