EECS Newsletter Fall 2008

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Hooding reception celebration for EECS PhD grads, June 2008

Course VI: Making an Impact on the World

A Message from Department Head – Eric Grimson

“I am happy to be able to update our many alumni/alumnae and supporters on the state of the department. …The department continues to attract an amazing pool of students.”

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Research that reaches out collage newsletter 2008

EECS Research Reaches Out – Where it Makes a Difference

“We like to say in the Department that “EECS is everywhere” — a tagline reflecting the broad range of careers into which our graduates enter, and the broad range of intellectual interests of our students and faculty.”

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ICPC MIT winning gold spring 2008

EECS Students Making an Impact

“In a process of pure wits–solving a semester’s worth of real-world computer problems in five hours, this year’s MIT team for the International Collegiate Programming Contest.. “

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about the new EECS graduate students blog and the 6.087 team that won top prize in Google Android.

Jin Au Kong 1942-2008

Remembering Jin Au Kong

“Jin Au Kong, internationally recognized for his work in electromagnetic wave theory and applications and beloved at MIT for his engaging teaching, died March 12 at age 65..”

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and read about J. Francis Reintjes, 1912-2008, and Joseph Weizenbaum, 1923-2008

Marcie Black, M.Eng. '95, PhD '03

EECS Grads: Making a Difference in the World

“Marcie Black chose EECS and MIT because of the dedicated and bright teachers who were always willing to satisfy her never-ending curiosity.”

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about EECS alumni including Nobuyuki (Nobi) Kambe, PhD ’82, and Gideon Stein, MSc ’93, PhD ’98.