Electrical engineering and electronics
February 11, 2010Harvesting electricity from small temperature differences could enable a new generation of electronic devices that don’t need batteries
January 29, 2010With techniques for translating complicated equations into ‘sums of squares,’ Pablo Parrilo helps make sense of previously insoluble problems.
Jack Wozencraft, information theorist at MIT, 1925-2009
January 21, 2010Jack Wozencraft, considered one of the pioneers of coding theory in the nascent field of information theory, died peacefully August 31, 2009.
January 20, 2010New research could enable computer programming based on screen shots, not just code
Three professors win top national early-career honors
January 15, 2010Presidential awards to Buehler, Dawson and Sheffield were presented this week at a White House ceremony
January 6, 2010Nanowires made of ‘strained silicon’ — silicon whose atoms have been pried slightly apart — show how to keep increases in computer power coming.
Putting the squeeze on data
December 21, 2009In work that could make it easier to handle huge data sets, MIT researchers improve data compression's fidelity without sacrificing speed
‘Micro-ants’: Tiny conveyor belts for the 21st century
December 15, 2009A new method of moving tiny particles using magnetic polymer beads and magnetic fields could find uses in microchips and in medicine
Five from MIT named 2010 IEEE Fellows
December 14, 2009Three EECS faculty members, Hu, Rus and Sudan, and two research staff members of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Reynolds and Stokes, are elevated to Fellow status of the IEEE effective Jan. 1
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 27, 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 22, 2009As chip makers turn to multiple 'cores' to improve performance, MIT researchers help ease programmers' transition to parallel programming.
Goldwasser, Stubbe named Franklin Institute laureatesSubscribe
October 21, 2009