Neurons that can multitask greatly enhance the brain’s computational power, study finds.
Three MIT engineers have been named Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for their "extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest."
They are among 258 IEEE members to be named Fellows effective Jan. 1. The MIT Fellows are:
- Anuradha Mandayam Annaswamy, a principal research scientist in mechanical engineering, "for contributions to adaptive control theory, neural networks and active-adaptive control of combustion systems."
- Chi-Sang Poon, a principal research scientist in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, "for contributions to the application of engineering systems theory to biomedical modeling."
- Gerald Jay Sussman, the Matsushita Professor of Electrical Engineering, "for contributions to artificial intelligence, computer languages and computer science education."
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 12, 2001.