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August 12, 2022

Thinking like a cyber-attacker to protect user data

Researchers found that an understudied component of computer processors is susceptible to attacks from malicious agents. Then, they developed mitigation mechanisms.

June 7, 2022

Vaikuntanathan wins Godel prize for homomorphic encryption research

MIT EECS professor and CSAIL principal investigator Vinod Vaikuntanathan, alongside collaborators, has been awarded the Godel prize for two papers on homomorphic encryption. The papers were highlighted for “transformative contributions

March 11, 2022

Two EECS professors awarded 2022 Faculty Research Innovation Fellowships (FRIFs)

The Department of EECS has awarded two Thornton Family Faculty Research Innovation Fellowships (FRIFs) to Professor Vinod Vaikuntanathan and Associate Professor Virginia Vassilevska Williams (who will become a

February 25, 2022

A security technique to fool would-be cyber attackers

Researchers demonstrate a method that safeguards a computer program’s secret information while enabling faster computation.

February 16, 2022

Department of EECS announces 2022 Promotions

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) is proud to announce the following promotions: Adam Belay is being promoted to Associate Professor Without Tenure, effective July

December 23, 2021

Goldwasser recognized with FOCS Test of Time award

MIT EECS professor Shafi Goldwasser has been recognized with the FOCS Test of Time award for her paper “Approximating Clique is Almost NP-Complete.” The award recognizes papers from

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

A still from the movie "Wargames", starring Matthew Broderick.

“Wargames”, introduced by EECS Professor Srini Devadas

Science on Screen: WARGAMES Introduced by MIT EECS Professor Srini Devadas Monday, November 8 at 7pm  Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 Tickets: $14.75 general admission

2021 Rising Stars Academic Career Workshop

Rising Stars is an intensive workshop for graduate students and postdocs with historically marginalized or underrepresented genders who are interested in pursuing academic careers in electrical engineering, computer