Electrical engineering and electronics
Dresselhaus, Graybiel, Luu receive 2012 Kavli Prizes
May 31, 2012Biennial prizes in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience include a $1 million cash award in each field.
MIT, Intel unveil new initiatives addressing ‘big data’
May 31, 2012An Intel research center based at MIT will be the cornerstone of a new research project dubbed ‘bigdata@CSAIL.’
New mathematical framework formalizes oddball programming techniques
May 22, 2012Loop perforation — speeding up programs by skipping instructions — is just one method that gets rigorous mathematical treatment in a new paper.
L. Rafael Reif selected as MIT’s 17th president
May 16, 2012As provost since 2005, the president-elect has inspired innovation and played a critical role in the financial stewardship of the Institute.
The elusive capacity of networks
May 15, 2012Calculating the total capacity of a data network is a notoriously difficult problem, but information theorists are beginning to make some headway.
Four MIT professors elected to National Academy of Sciences
May 3, 2012Liskov, Suresh, Townsend and Young bring to 78 the number of Institute faculty who are NAS members.
Thwarting the cleverest attackers
May 1, 2012Savvy hackers can steal a computer’s secrets by timing its data storage transactions or measuring its power use. New research shows how to stop them.
April 25, 2012A new twist on pioneering work done by MIT cryptographers almost 30 years ago could lead to better ways of structuring contracts.
Lynch named Athena Lecturer
April 18, 2012Professor honored for advances in distributed systems that enable dependable Internet and wireless network applications.
Their own devices
April 18, 2012MIT’s Medical Electronic Device Realization Center aims to connect microelectronics with new health‑care tools.
Chips as mini Internets
April 10, 2012The data-routing techniques that undergird the Internet could increase the efficiency of multicore chips while lowering their power requirements.
Anant Agarwal named director of new unit to advance MITx
March 16, 2012Instructor of inaugural 6.002x course will step down as CSAIL director.
Fiber laser points to woven 3-D displays
March 12, 2012A fiber that can emit light along its length in any direction may herald flexible 3-D displays and medical tools that activate therapeutic compounds with bursts of light.
Testing unbuilt chips
March 9, 2012A new software-simulation system promises much more accurate evaluation of promising — but potentially fault-ridden — multicore-chip designs.
Transistors promise more powerful logic, more logical power
March 7, 2012Research could affect U.S. manufacturing indirectly, by helping introduce products difficult to build elsewhere, and directly, by reducing production costs.
Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science now available in OCW Scholar format
February 27, 20126.01SC is the fourth of seven courses OCW will publish this spring specifically to meet the needs of independent learners.
3 Questions with a student leader: Panhel President Denzil Sikka
February 21, 2012New head of sorority governing council discusses her ‘home away from home’
Three MIT researchers win Sloan Research Fellowships
February 16, 2012Gedik, Matusik and Pathak among 126 researchers selected.
Microchips’ optical future
February 15, 2012To keep energy consumption under control, future chips may need to move data using light instead of electricity — and the technical expertise to build them may reside in the United States.