The global Everywhere nature of MIT EECS

  1. EECS grad student Chris Varenhorst participated in the MIT China Educational Technology Initiative, CETI, teaching at: IVE in Hong Kong, Yuan Ze University in Taiwan and Fuzhou University.
    EECS grad student Chris Varenhorst participated in the MIT China Educational Technology Initiative, CETI, teaching at: IVE in Hong Kong, Yuan Ze University in Taiwan and Fuzhou University. "My experience with CETI has opened my eyes to the wealth of opportunities abroad. Whether I end up working in China or not, the experience has better prepared me for a career in the international market place."
  2. Becky Bianco, EECS class of 2012, interned in Paris for France Telecom’s R&D. My internship was with a team developing applications for the Windows Phone 7, which gave me both a look into how software design and development work in industry as well as experience with a philosophy and style of design different from those I’d used at MIT.
    Becky Bianco, EECS class of 2012, interned in Paris for France Telecom’s R&D. My internship was with a team developing applications for the Windows Phone 7, which gave me both a look into how software design and development work in industry as well as experience with a philosophy and style of design different from those I’d used at MIT."
  3. Cyril Lan, EECS class of 2011, interned on his first VI-A assignment at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, summer 2010.
    Cyril Lan, EECS class of 2011, interned on his first VI-A assignment at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, summer 2010. ""I spent my summer in Beijing, China working on my first VI-A internship assignment. My company was Microsoft Research Asia and I worked with a group that researched sensing on the mobile platform."
  4. Jorge Simosa, EECS class of 2012, interned via EECS-MISTI at UOC/UPNA at both Barcelona and Pamplona, Spain.
    Jorge Simosa, EECS class of 2012, interned via EECS-MISTI at UOC/UPNA at both Barcelona and Pamplona, Spain. "The internship abroad has had a significant impact on my life as it was an opportunity to challenge myself both academically and socially in a global environment."
  5. Netia McCray, left, second row, EECS and Physics class of 2012, research at UFMG in Bela Horizonte, Brazil.
    Netia McCray, left, second row, EECS and Physics class of 2012, research at UFMG in Bela Horizonte, Brazil. "Research the optical properties of Carbon Nanotubes in order to provide useful information to aid research into the various applications of Nanotubes including soldier technologies and the infamous space elevator. The Physics Department at UFMG works in collaboration with MIT in studying various properties of nanotubes and its possible applications in future technology and energy solutions."
  6. Tina Hsu, EECS class of 2012, interned at a small software start up, Minteos in Turin Piedmont, Italy.
    Tina Hsu, EECS class of 2012, interned at a small software start up, Minteos in Turin Piedmont, Italy. "I wrote automated tests for a webpage the company was developing. This internship required me to set up everything and write all the tests. The best part was interacting with my coworkers."
  7. Rui Luo, EECS 2009, interned at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Cuernavaca, Mexico.
    Rui Luo, EECS 2009, interned at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Cuernavaca, Mexico. "My project was to implement a simulation in NS3 of an extended TCP protocol to support the aggregated bandwidth of multiple different interfaces. I thoroughly enjoyed the program and would only hope more students at MIT from my department would also have the opportunity of interning in Mexico."
  8. Olivia Bishop, EECS class of 2011, interned at Intel in Jerusalem.
    Olivia Bishop, EECS class of 2011, interned at Intel in Jerusalem. "My project is adapting an RDP-RFB proxy. The software component I am working on will allow Windows Remote Desktop Connection users (communicating with RDP) to control the Intel® AMT KVM. Life in Jerusalem is amazing."
  9. Jennifer Wong, EECS class of 2012, interned at Google in Tokyo.
    Jennifer Wong, EECS class of 2012, interned at Google in Tokyo. "I spent the summer working at Google Japan on YouTube video comments. The work allowed me to reconfirm my career plan to become a software engineer. It was also a great time to explore a completely different country—Japan has an amazing culture as well as amazing food."
  10. Ranko Sredojevic, fifth year graduate student in EECS, interned at INPE in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
    Ranko Sredojevic, fifth year graduate student in EECS, interned at INPE in São José dos Campos, Brazil."I worked on an alternative, fully nonlinear model of "Buck" power converter, often used in satellite power supplies. In this internship I gained an overview of the research activity, in my area, abroad. It was a necessary experience for considering a global career."
  11. Matt Bienosek, EECS graduate student, interned at Bar Ilan University, Israel.
    Matt Bienosek, EECS graduate student, interned at Bar Ilan University, Israel. "It’s been a great opportunity for me to travel around the middle east and see first hand places I hear about all the time in church, news, and movies. It’s also a good experience getting out of my comfort zone, trying new things and meeting new people."
  12. Ta-Ming Shih interned under the wing of Prof. Charles Sodini's Empower the Teachers program.  Ta-Ming went to Hong Kong University (HKU) to transfer over the labs from 6.007. Read his comments in the article below.
    Ta-Ming Shih interned under the wing of Prof. Charles Sodini's Empower the Teachers program. Ta-Ming went to Hong Kong University (HKU) to transfer over the labs from 6.007. Read his comments in the article below.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students have literally covered the globe this past year—bringing to fruition the tremendous planning for EECS International by the EECS International Strategic Group four years ago.

EECS partnered with MISTI, the MIT International Science & Technology Initiative) in 2007 and, since then the number of EECS students interning abroad continues to grow. Over 80 EECS students (graduate and undergraduate) participated in the summer internship program, which included Brazil, China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico and Spain.

Of the 85 EECS students who participated in international programs, principally EECS-MISTI, four were long term (six months or more) and seven went overseas during IAP in January. Two EECS freshmen participated in 6.A53 “Entrepreneurship in China,” run over IAP by EECS senior lecturer Tony Eng and three EECS students benefited from EECS International director Charles Sodini’s MISTI Global Seed Fund award used to build the Empower the Teachers Program, building the infrastructure for teaching several EECS classes in Hong Kong and carrying out shared research. Ta-Ming Shih, EECS graduate student working in photonics (Area IV), shared his experiences (immediately below the photo).

Ta-Ming Shih, left, with EECS Professor Charles Sodini, center, and Hong Kong University Professor Kenneth Wong at a dinner for MIT President Susan Hockfield and the other MIT interns and alumni/ae in Hong Kong. Prof. Wong had participated in the program working as visiting faculty in EECS during the previous Spring 2010 term at MIT.

Ta-Ming Shih, left, with EECS Professor Charles Sodini, center, and Hong Kong University Professor Kenneth Wong at a dinner for MIT President Susan Hockfield and the other MIT interns and alumni/ae in Hong Kong. Prof. Wong had participated in the program working as visiting faculty in EECS during the previous Spring 2010 term at MIT.

“I went to Hong Kong University (HKU) to transfer over the labs from 6.007, but the experience was so much more than that. Hong Kong is a wonderful place with great people, and HKU was no exception. My host, Professor Kenneth Wong, provided me with the materials and support that allowed me to finish my tasks ahead of schedule. I then helped to incorporate some of the material into a graduate course there. I was also able to attend their research talks, and ended up giving a departmental seminar on my own research towards the end of my stay.

The great thing about staying for an extended time is that we were able to experience the culture and the food of Hong Kong, the richness of which a short vacation could not do justice. During my stay there, President Hockfield made a visit to Hong Kong, and all of the MIT students were invited to a formal dinner with her. It was a great experience to meet the MIT alumni in Hong Kong, and I am humbled to have been part of the MIT community in Hong Kong this summer.”

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One Response to “The global Everywhere nature of MIT EECS”

  1. Eve Host says:

    The international student exchange programs are great way to visit other countries and learn – life is like a book, if you live in in one place all you life, you are still on the same page.

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