Electrical engineering and electronics
Kenneth Olsen, MIT Corporation life member emeritus, dies at 84
February 8, 2011Institute alum, computer pioneer was co-founder of Digital Equipment Corp.
Reflections on a decade of open sharing: Opening up OpenCourseWare
November 22, 2010
EECS PhD candidate honored by Marconi Society
November 16, 2010Work on fundamental limits of wideband cooperative localization earns Yuan Shen the Young Scholar award.
How wise are crowds?
November 16, 2010By melding economics and engineering, researchers show that as social networks get larger, they usually get better at sorting fact from fiction.
Tuning in to a new hearing mechanism
November 10, 2010Findings from MIT scientists could lead to hearing aids that mimic the ear’s ability to focus on particular frequencies.
7 win presidential early career honors
November 8, 2010MIT has greatest number of recipients from a single institution.
Four MIT students win 2010 MIT-CIMIT Fellowships
November 8, 2010Receive multi-year support to work on traditionally underfunded areas in health care.
Robert Morris wins 2010 Mark Weiser Award
October 21, 2010ACM SIGOPS award recognizes ‘creativity and innovation’ in operating-systems research.
Construction begins on high-performance computing center
October 6, 2010President Hockfield joins Gov. Patrick and others at groundbreaking ceremony.
5 from MIT win NIH awards
September 30, 2010The grants are designed to promote risky, innovative research with the potential to transform a field of study.
15 MIT students awarded DOE-funded Science Graduate Fellowships
August 10, 2010Among 150 students nationwide awarded fellowships in program's first year
3 Questions: Nicholas Roy on deploying drones in U.S. skies
July 22, 2010MIT robotics expert discusses the logistical hurdles of regulating unmanned aircraft for civilian use.
A plane that lands like a bird
July 20, 2010An innovative control system allows a foam glider to touch down on a perch or a wire like a pet parakeet.
Fibers that can hear and sing
July 12, 2010MIT researchers pass a milestone on the path to sophisticated fibers that interact with their surroundings in new ways.
An Internet 100 times as fast
June 28, 2010A new network design that avoids the need to convert optical signals into electrical ones could boost capacity while reducing power consumption.
More is less
June 2, 2010Complex computer models can involve thousands of variables. But paradoxically, adding more variables can sometimes make them easier to work with.
Gesture-based computing on the cheap
May 20, 2010With a single piece of inexpensive hardware — a multicolored glove — MIT researchers are making Minority Report-style interfaces more accessible.