Electrical engineering and electronics
Computing with a wave of the hand
December 11, 2009A new Media Lab system turns LCD displays into giant cameras that provide gestural control of objects on-screen. And that’s just for starters.
A social network that ballooned
December 11, 2009An MIT team’s savvy use of social media to locate weather balloons as part of a $40,000 DARPA contest may shed light on how to mobilize resources during emergencies.
CIMIT awards three graduate fellowships to MIT students
December 4, 2009
Flight of fancy
December 3, 2009Using an autonomous mini-helicopter, an MIT team stunned the Association for Unmanned Vehicles International by solving one of its notoriously tough challenges on the first try.
Explained: The Discrete Fourier Transform
November 25, 2009The theories of an early-19th-century French mathematician have emerged from obscurity to become part of the basic language of engineering.
Cryptographic voting debuts
November 13, 2009A new system for ensuring accurate election tallies, which MIT researchers helped to develop, passed its first real-world test last Tuesday.
Reporter's Notebook: Inventing language
November 9, 2009MIT’s Barbara Liskov, winner of the Turing Award, describes how she helped lay the foundations for today’s programming languages.
What computer science can teach economics
November 8, 2009Constantinos Daskalakis applies the theory of computational complexity to game theory, with consequences in a range of disciplines.
Inventor, lawyer and lecturer Robert H. Rines dies aged 87
November 4, 2009
Awards and honors: Nov. 4, 2009
November 4, 2009Hockfield, Lander, Rivest and Han win awards
A new way to measure muscle
October 28, 2009MIT engineer Joel Dawson and colleagues built a handheld probe that could help doctors monitor muscle atrophy in patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease and similar ailments.
October 23, 2009As chip makers turn to multiple 'cores' to improve performance, MIT researchers help ease programmers' transition to parallel programming.
Goldwasser, Stubbe named Franklin Institute laureates
October 21, 2009
William F. Schreiber, professor emeritus in electrical engineering, dies at age 84
October 16, 2009
October 13, 2009Researchers from MIT's CSAIL teach computers to recognize objects.
September 23, 2009Led by electrical engineering professor John Wyatt, team develops retinal implant that could help restore useful level of vision to certain groups of blind people
Intel PhD fellowship recipients announced
September 22, 2009Four students from the EECS have been named among this year's winners of the Intel PhD Fellowships
Three researchers win presidential early career awards
July 10, 2009
Peeling stickers may lead way to stretchable electronics
June 15, 2009New model enables precise design of damage-resistant materials