Electrical engineering and electronics
Making quantum encryption practical
May 20, 2013An MIT team that proposed a new, more-practical scheme for using quantum physics to secure data transmission has now demonstrated it experimentally.
MIT Global Founders’ Skills Accelerator announces 2013 student teams
May 16, 2013Startup accelerator includes eight MIT student teams as well as teams from six international universities.
Also labeled: Aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Awards, honors and fellowships, Collaboration, Deshpande Center, Entrepreneurship, Global, Graduate, postdoctoral, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Mechanical engineering, Media Lab, Skoltech, Startups, Student life, Students, Undergraduate
Wireless researchers host ‘Game-Jam’
May 13, 2013Event will bring together game developers, graphic designers and audio professionals to design mobile games that will help wireless researchers gather information on network data.
Nine MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24, 2013Among 198 elected this year to the prestigious honorary society.
Also labeled: Awards, honors and fellowships, Biology, Brain and cognitive sciences, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Earth and atmospheric sciences, EdX, Engineering Systems, Faculty, Linguistics, Management, McGovern Institute, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), Philosophy, Physics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Faculty describe experiments with digital learning on MacVicar Day
March 22, 2013Participants discuss how they are 'reimagining the MIT classroom.'
Also labeled: Awards, honors and fellowships, Education, teaching, academics, Engineering Systems, Faculty, Foreign languages and literatures, History, Internet, MacVicar fellows, Massive open online courses (MOOCs), Mechanical engineering, Online learning, Undergraduate, Special events and guest speakers
Four professors named 2013 MacVicar Fellows
March 15, 2013Griffith, Miller, Schulz and Teng awarded the Institute’s highest undergraduate teaching honor.
New rankings acclaim MIT’s graduate programs in engineering, business
March 11, 2013MIT leads in seven engineering disciplines and three business fields, says U.S. News & World Report.
Also labeled: Aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Business and management, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Computer science and technology, Education, teaching, academics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Materials science, Mechanical engineering, Nuclear science and engineering, Rankings, Engineering Systems
Toward practical compressed sensing
February 1, 2013Researchers show how the vagaries of real-world circuitry affect the performance of a promising new technique in signal processing and imaging.
Chips that can steer light
January 9, 2013Record-setting ‘optical phased arrays’ could lead to better laser rangefinders, smaller medical-imaging devices and even holographic TVs.
Flexible, light solar cells could provide new opportunities
December 21, 2012MIT researchers develop a new approach using graphene sheets coated with nanowires.
Dennis awarded IEEE John von Neumann Medal
December 17, 2012Presented annually for outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology
New technology may enable earlier cancer diagnosis
December 16, 2012Nanoparticles amplify tumor signals, making them much easier to detect in the urine.
Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon’s dominance
December 10, 2012MIT researchers develop the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever built.
Also labeled: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Indium gallium arsenide, Microchips, Silicon, Transistors, Microsystems, Faculty, Moore's Law, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Research, Semiconductors, Computer chips, Computing, electronics, Manufacturing, Computer science and technology, Microsystems Technology Laboratories
Martin Schmidt to oversee MIT’s industry-facing offices
November 27, 2012Associate provost will oversee Technology Licensing Office and Office of Corporate Relations; retains duties around space planning.
November 26, 2012Siblings Andrew and Jennifer Barry have not only managed to maintain a close friendship into their adult years, but are also both studying robotics at CSAIL
Department snapshot: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
November 16, 2012EECS places renewed emphasis on interdisciplinary research, partnerships with alumni and industry, and experiential learning.
Also labeled: Big data, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Computer science and technology, Education, teaching, academics, EdX, Faculty, Industry, Microsystems Technology Laboratories, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Student life, Students, Undergraduate, Women in engineering, Department snapshot
Speeding algorithms by shrinking data
November 13, 2012A new approach to processing ‘big data’ creates succinct representations of huge data sets, so that existing algorithms can handle them efficiently.
Zue awarded Okawa Prize
November 9, 2012Honored for work in speech science and spoken-language systems
CSAIL team honored for printable robot
November 8, 2012
Medical devices powered by the ear itself
November 7, 2012For the first time, researchers power an implantable electronic device using an electrical potential — a natural battery — deep in the inner ear.
Predicting what topics will trend on Twitter
October 31, 2012A new algorithm predicts which Twitter topics will trend hours in advance and offers a new technique for analyzing data that fluctuate over time.