Electrical engineering and electronics
Five from MIT win NIH grants
September 20, 2011Grants support biomedical research that will ‘challenge the status quo’ with risk-taking, innovative ideas.
‘I speak MISTI’
September 12, 2011MIT program sends students abroad for experiences tailor-made for their academic and professional interests.
Increasing fuel efficiency with a smartphone
August 24, 2011A network of dashboard-mounted phones can collect data on traffic lights and tell drivers how to avoid inefficient stopping and starting.
New Artificial Intelligence Hall of Fame inducts four MIT professors
August 24, 2011IEEE Computer Society magazine honors AI pioneers in inaugural Hall of Fame.
Portable, super-high-resolution 3-D imaging
August 8, 2011A simple new imaging system could help manufacturers inspect their products, forensics experts identify weapons and doctors identify cancers.
Four MIT graduate students win HHMI fellowships
August 5, 2011
The too-smart-for-its-own-good grid
August 2, 2011New technologies intended to boost reliance on renewable energy could destabilize the power grid if they’re not matched with careful pricing policies.
EECS head Chandrakasan announces new leadership team
July 13, 2011
Computer learns language by playing games
July 11, 2011By basing its strategies on the text of a manual, a computer infers the meanings of words without human supervision.
While you’re up, print me a solar cell
July 10, 2011New MIT-developed materials make it possible to produce photovoltaic cells on paper or fabric, nearly as simply as printing a document.
Improving recommendation systems
July 7, 2011Researchers believe that comparing products, rather than rating them on an absolute scale, will lead to algorithms that better predict customers’ preferences.
The math of the Rubik’s cube
June 28, 2011New research establishes the relationship between the number of squares in a Rubik’s-cube-type puzzle and the maximum number of moves required to solve it.
MIT faculty selected to attend NAE's Frontiers of Engineering
June 28, 2011Two from CEE and one from EECS to participate in symposium for young engineering innovators.
Chandrakasan named head of electrical engineering and computer science
June 13, 2011Succeeds Grimson as leader of MIT's largest academic department
Honing household helpers
May 25, 2011MIT computer scientists work toward improving robots’ ability to plan and perform complex actions, domestically and elsewhere.
Institute teams dominate Clean Energy Prize
May 10, 2011Institute ideas win $200K top prize and all five finalist prizes, with variety of energy solutions.
Speeding swarms of sensor robots
May 2, 2011A new algorithm ensures that robotic environmental sensors will be able to focus on areas of interest without giving other areas short shrift.
Demaine’s artwork selected for Smithsonian exhibit
April 26, 2011Part of the 40 Under 40: Craft Futures exhibition, which will run starting in 2012.
Energy Initiative announces new seed grant awards
April 20, 2011More than $2 million awarded to 14 projects