EECS Newsletter Fall 2004
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Apres Moi, le Soleil
A Message from outgoing Dept. Head John V. Guttag
“I have had the privilege of participating in the leadership of the best department at the best educational institution in the world. The shared sense of purpose and commitment of the department’s faculty, staff, and alumni made it possible to accomplish many things in which we can all take pride.” read more…
A Message from Incoming Dept. Head L. Rafael Reif
“I am extremely excited by the opportunity to serve as the next Course VI Department Head, and to share the departmental leadership with Eric Grimson and Duane Boning. These are exciting times for our department, full of challenges and opportunities.
“Dean of the School of Engineering Thomas Magnanti announced on July 8 the appointment of Rafael Reif as the new Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, effective September 1, 2004.”
New Faculty Profiles
Over the last six years, with the aid of the Dean of Engineering (Tom Magnanti) and the Provost (Bob Brown), our faculty has grown by roughly 25%. This has allowed us to serve our undergraduate students better and to increase our graduate student population.” John Guttag
Living in the Stata
“The Ray and Maria Stata Center [including the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. and the William H. Gates Buildings] is at first sight astonishing. The design includes few rectangles and predictable shapes.” –Chris Terman, Senior Lecturer in EECS and chair of the Stata Center Client Committee
Notes about research in EECS affiliated labs: Computational Anatomy (Golland/CSAIL), the RAW Microprocessor (Agarwal/CSAIL), Nanotube-Enhanced Ultracapcitor (Schindall/LEES), Game Theoretic Framework for Communication Networks (Ozdaglar/LIDS), Ultra-Wideband Radio Transceivers (Chandrakasan/MTL) and Ultra Low Power Bionic Ear Processor (Sarpeshkar/RLE)
“The shared sense of purpose and commitment of the department’s faculty, staff, and alumni made it possible to accomplish many things in which we can all take pride.” –outgoing Department Head, John V. Guttag, July 2004