Electrical engineering and electronics
Toward practical compressed sensing
February 1, 2013Researchers show how the vagaries of real-world circuitry affect the performance of a promising new technique in signal processing and imaging.
Chips that can steer light
January 9, 2013Record-setting ‘optical phased arrays’ could lead to better laser rangefinders, smaller medical-imaging devices and even holographic TVs.
Flexible, light solar cells could provide new opportunities
December 21, 2012MIT researchers develop a new approach using graphene sheets coated with nanowires.
Dennis awarded IEEE John von Neumann Medal
December 17, 2012Presented annually for outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology
New technology may enable earlier cancer diagnosis
December 16, 2012Nanoparticles amplify tumor signals, making them much easier to detect in the urine.
Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon’s dominance
December 10, 2012MIT researchers develop the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever built.
Also labeled: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Indium gallium arsenide, Microchips, Silicon, Transistors, Microsystems, Faculty, Moore's Law, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Research, Semiconductors, Computer chips, Computing, electronics, Manufacturing, Computer science and technology, Microsystems Technology Laboratories
Martin Schmidt to oversee MIT’s industry-facing offices
November 27, 2012Associate provost will oversee Technology Licensing Office and Office of Corporate Relations; retains duties around space planning.
November 26, 2012Siblings Andrew and Jennifer Barry have not only managed to maintain a close friendship into their adult years, but are also both studying robotics at CSAIL
Department snapshot: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
November 16, 2012EECS places renewed emphasis on interdisciplinary research, partnerships with alumni and industry, and experiential learning.
Also labeled: Big data, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Computer science and technology, Education, teaching, academics, EdX, Faculty, Industry, Microsystems Technology Laboratories, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Student life, Students, Undergraduate, Women in engineering, Department snapshot
Speeding algorithms by shrinking data
November 13, 2012A new approach to processing ‘big data’ creates succinct representations of huge data sets, so that existing algorithms can handle them efficiently.
Zue awarded Okawa Prize
November 9, 2012Honored for work in speech science and spoken-language systems
CSAIL team honored for printable robot
November 8, 2012
Medical devices powered by the ear itself
November 7, 2012For the first time, researchers power an implantable electronic device using an electrical potential — a natural battery — deep in the inner ear.
Predicting what topics will trend on Twitter
October 31, 2012A new algorithm predicts which Twitter topics will trend hours in advance and offers a new technique for analyzing data that fluctuate over time.
Mining physicians’ notes for medical insights
October 30, 2012A new approach to algorithmically distinguishing words with multiple possible meanings could help find useful data in electronic medical records.
MIT's CSAIL launches new center to tackle the future of wireless and mobile technologies
October 11, 2012Will address major technical challenges facing wireless field, bring together academia and industry
What number is halfway between 1 and 9? Is it 5 — or 3?
October 4, 2012A new information-theoretical model of human sensory perception and memory sheds light on some peculiarities of the nervous system.
Oscillating microscopic beads could be key to biolab on a chip
September 24, 2012MIT team finds way to manipulate and measure magnetic particles without contact, potentially enabling multiple medical tests on a tiny device.
Automatic building mapping could help emergency responders
September 23, 2012A prototype sensor array that can be worn on the chest automatically maps the wearer’s environment, recognizing movement between floors.
MIT’s place in the world
September 20, 2012Inaugural symposium addresses the Institute’s global engagement.
Also labeled: Collaboration, Education, teaching, academics, Faculty, Global Education and Career Development, Globalization, Inauguration, Global, Masdar, President L. Rafael Reif, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Skolkovo, Students, History, Linguistics, OpenCourseWare, Philosophy, Staff, Undergraduate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), MISTI, Online learning, D-Lab