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February 28, 2024

Department of EECS Announces 2024 Promotions

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) is proud to announce multiple promotions.

February 28, 2024

Sadhana Lolla named 2024 Gates Cambridge Scholar

The MIT senior will pursue graduate studies in technology policy at Cambridge University.

December 18, 2023

EECS Alliance Roundup: 2023

Founded in 2019, The EECS Alliance program connects industry leading companies with EECS students for internships, post graduate employment, networking, and collaborations. In 2023, it has grown to include over 30 organizations that have either joined the Alliance or participate in its flagship program, 6A.

November 29, 2023

New method uses crowdsourced feedback to help train robots

Human Guided Exploration (HuGE) enables AI agents to learn quickly with some help from humans, even if the humans make mistakes.

November 3, 2023

Using language to give robots a better grasp of an open-ended world

By blending 2D images with foundation models to build 3D feature fields, a new MIT method helps robots understand and manipulate nearby objects with open-ended language prompts.

October 10, 2023

2023-24 EECS Faculty Award Roundup

This ongoing listing of awards and recognitions won by our faculty is added to all year, beginning in September.

August 31, 2023

AI helps robots manipulate objects with their whole bodies

With a new technique, a robot can reason efficiently about moving objects using more than just its fingertips.

August 31, 2023

SMART launches research group to advance AI, automation, and the future of work

Mens, Manus and Machina (M3S) will design technology, training programs, and institutions for successful human-machine collaboration.

April 3, 2023

A four-legged robotic system for playing soccer on various terrains

“DribbleBot” can maneuver a soccer ball on landscapes such as sand, gravel, mud, and snow, using reinforcement learning to adapt to varying ball dynamics.

February 13, 2023

Connor Coley, Dylan Hadfield-Menell named AI2050 Early Career Fellows

Department of EECS Assistant Professors Connor Coley and Dylan Hadfield-Menell have been named to the inaugural cohort of AI2050 Early Career Fellows by Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative from Eric and Wendy Schmidt aimed at helping to solve hard problems in AI.