Electrical engineering and electronics
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
April 13, 2011As part of MIT’s 150th-birthday celebration, computer science luminaries — many from MIT's faculty — gathered on campus for a two-day symposium.
The birth of electrical engineering
March 9, 2011The creation of the first electrical-engineering curriculum may have said as much about MIT’s educational philosophy as it did about the pace of innovation.
Four professors named MacVicar fellows
March 8, 2011Sanyal, Schuh, Verghese and Winston honored for undergraduate teaching excellence
Kenneth Olsen, MIT Corporation life member emeritus, dies at 84
February 8, 2011Institute alum, computer pioneer was co-founder of Digital Equipment Corp.