EECS Newsletter Fall 2004

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"..every time I walk in the building, I feel a smile emrging on my face." John V. Guttag

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…

Outgoing department head John V. Guttag hands over the electron and bit cane to incoming head Rafael Reif, June 2004.

My Turn

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.

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New EECS Department leadership including associate head Duane Boning, department head L. Rafael Reif and associate head Eric Grimson, summer 2004.

EECS Leadership

“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.”
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The EECS Department welcomes twelve new faculty members in 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

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Looking up at the Stata Center from Vassar St, June 2004

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

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Nanotube-enhanced ultracapcitor: a revolutionary alternative to batteries

Laboratory Notes

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)

Stata Center as seen just before a July thunder storm, 2004.

Donor Recognition

“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

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