EECS Newsletter Spring 2011

  1. Anantha Chandrakasan, EECS Dept. Head in his laboratory, the Digital Integrated Circuits and Systems Group, July 2011.
    Anantha Chandrakasan, EECS Dept. Head in his laboratory, the Digital Integrated Circuits and Systems Group, July 2011.

Welcome to the online Newsletter for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT! This online only issue is published to celebrate the completion of Spring Term 2011, and the many events and collective and creative efforts that each individual has contributed to make EECS the uniquely engaging entity that it is.

Several articles are highlighted below. Visit all articles using the navigation to the right. If you wish to leave a comment and no comment form is available, please contact us at newsletter@eecs.mit.edu.

Anantha P. Chandrakasan is selected new EECS Department Head effective July 1, 2011, as announced June 13, by School of Engineering Dean Ian Waitz.

New Leadership in EECS

Anantha P. Chandrakasan, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering, and (former) director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, is selected Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department Head, effective July 1. Read more…

EECS Prof. Vladimir Bulovic creator of the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics Laboratory, where President Obama visited in 2008 leaving his signature on the (permanent) equipment.made

Visit Vladimir Bulovic’s Lab, the One Lab

Meet Vladimir Bulovic and eight of his researchers who are making organic nanostructured electronics light up the world. Richard Lunt, Eletha Flores, Yasu Shirasaki, Sarah Paydavosi, Will Tisdale, Sulinya Ramanan, and Apoorva Murarka. Read more…

Rob Miller consults with Sean Chang, his graduate student on the project Sikuli, programming platform for automating graphical user interfaces (GUIs) using screenshots.

Rob Miller’s User Interface Design Group invites you to “tea”

Meet Rob Miller and eight students working on four exciting projects: Soylent (Michael Bernstein, David Crowell), Collabode (Max Goldman, Angela N. Chang), Sikuli (Sean Tsung-Hsiang Chang, Maria Rodriguez), and Turkit (Greg Little, Elena Tatarchenko). Read more

Interviews with EECS faculty members: Leslie Kolodziejski and George Verghese

Visits with two EECS faculty members

“Over my career at MIT, I have found that the challenges to leading various initiatives stem primarily around communication.” Read more of Prof. Leslie Kolodziejski’s interview. “Whether as MacVicar Fellow or not, what’s true about MIT – and EECS in particular …” Read more of Prof. George Verghese’s interview.

Charles Sodini, co-founder and director of the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center at MIT, May, 2011.

Discover the MEDRC, MIT’s new Medical Electronic Device Realization Center

“A radical change is taking place in how medical care is being delivered, with care delivery moving to ‘point of care’ …” — Charles Sodini, MEDRC Co-founder & Director. Read more…

CSAIL puts on a 150th symposium: Computation and the Transformation of Practically Everything, April 2011.

CSAIL’s 150th Symposium: Computation and the Transformation of Practically Everything

“…more than any other institution, MIT has driven this revolution. From Vannevar Bush, Norbert Wiener, Claude Shannon, and Jay Forrester; to Multics, Emacs, RSA, and GNU…” — Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, Univ. of Washington, Seattle read more…

Please see the full set of Spring 2011 articles available in the navigation to your right. If you wish to leave a comment and no comment form is available, please contact us at newsletter@eecs.mit.edu.