MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

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The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT offers academic programs leading to the S.B., S.M., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees. Its faculty conducts research in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology, Operations Research and many other fields.

In MIT's system of numbering departments, EECS is known as "Course 6" or "Course VI".

History[edit]

Subjects relating to Electrical Engineering were initially taught by the physics faculty. In 1902, the Institute set up a separate Electrical Engineering department.

Academics[edit]

Current faculty[edit]

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Former faculty[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Name S.B. S.M. Ph.D. Notability
Gordon Bell 1956 1957 DEC PDP series, VAX
Manuel Blum 1959 1961 computational complexity theory
1995 Turing Award recipient
Amar Gopal Bose 1951 1952 1956 Bose wave systems
Founder & Chairman of Bose Corporation
Dan Bricklin 1973 Co-creator of VisiCalc
Wen Tsing Chow 1942 missile guidance systems
David D. Clark 1968 1973 Multics, TCP/IP
Wesley A. Clark 1955 LINC
Peter J. Denning 1968 Multics
Bob Frankston 1970 Co-creator of VisiCalc
Cecil H. Green 1924 1924 Texas Instruments
Richard Greenblatt Developed MacLisp and MacHack
Co-wrote the Incompatible Timesharing System and the MIT Lisp Machine
Lisp Machines, Inc.
Philip Greenspun 1993 1999 ArsDigita, ICAD
William R. Hewlett 1936 Hewlett-Packard
W. Daniel Hillis 1981 1988 Thinking Machines, Applied Minds
Clock of the Long Now
AI koans
David A. Huffman 1953 Huffman coding
Brewster Kahle 1982 WAIS, Internet Archive
Steve Kirsch 1980 1980 Invented the optical mouse
Leonard Kleinrock 1959 1963 queueing theory, ARPANET
Alan Kotok 1962 1966 Kotok-McCarthy chess program
Ray Kurzweil 1970 Text to Speech, Speech Recognition
John N. Little 1978 MathWorks
Robert Metcalfe 1973 Invented ethernet
3Com
Ken Olsen 1950 Invented magnetic core memory
Digital Equipment Corporation
Bob Pease 1961 operational amplifiers, analog circuit design guru
Radia Perlman 1988 spanning-tree protocol
William Poduska 1960 1960 1962 Apollo Computer, Prime Computer
Willard Rockwell 1908 Rockwell International
Douglas T. Ross 1954 computer aided design, Whirlwind
SofTech, Inc.
Peter Samson 1963 Early electronic music research
Bob Scheifler X Window System, Jini
Claude Shannon 1940 Information Theory
Alfred P. Sloan 1892 Chairman of General Motors
Ray Stata Analog Devices
Guy Steele 1977 1980 Scheme, the Lambda Papers
Ivan Sutherland 1963 Sketchpad
Evans and Sutherland
Frederick Terman 1924 Founding member of the National Academy of Engineering
one of the fathers of Silicon Valley
Andrew Viterbi 1957 1957 Viterbi algorithm
Qualcomm

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Coordinates: 42°21′40.2″N 71°5′32.5″W / 42.361167°N 71.092361°W / 42.361167; -71.092361