Anantha Chandrakasan


Anantha Chandrakasan named dean of School of Engineering. Head of Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will succeed Ian Waitz.

June 23, 2017

MIT pilots full-credit online residential course. Campus students report more flexibility, reduced stress in taking an online version of a popular MIT course.

June 8, 2017

Anantha Chandrakasan hosts Apple CEO Tim Cook at The Engine, where MIT students presented their research.

June 12, 2017

The Engine closes its first fund for over $150 million. MIT’s new accelerator will now focus on selecting startups.

April 6, 2017

Researchers devise efficient power converter for internet of things.Design reduces converter’s resting power consumption by 50 percent.

February 17, 2017

Voice control everywhere. Low-power special-purpose chip could make speech recognition ubiquitous in electronics.

February 13, 2017

Secure wireless chargers. New chip would thwart the counterfeiting that plagues the market for wired device chargers.

February 9, 2017

Make it your business. StartMIT, a boot camp on entrepreneurship, gives students an intimate look into what it takes to build a company.

February 7, 2017

Engineers harness stomach acid to power tiny sensors. Ingestible electronic devices could monitor physiological conditions or deliver drugs.

February 6, 2017

StartMIT’s Innovation Night: Innovators from a range of fields discuss their pioneering work and their founders’ journey.

January 26, 2017


Future MIT entrepreneurs get boost through Start6. Three-week credit class opens opportunities for MIT students.

MIT students are getting a leg up on the competition thanks to Start6, an innovative class that teaches what’s needed to launch and run a successful startup. Read more

SuperUROP: Advanced research gives EECS undergraduates the big picture

What do you do when you’ve just completed your first deep dive into advanced electrical engineering and computer science research at MIT? Read more

Industry finds ‘top-notch engineering students’ in SuperUROP

“On Dec. 5, Paul Bassett ’85 traveled to Cambridge from Austin, Tex., where he works as a senior director of technology for the wireless communications giant Qualcomm. He wound his way through a crowd assembled Read more

SuperUROP raises bar for undergraduate research and innovation

“The MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) held a kickoff reception at the Stata Center on Sept. 26 for 80 of its juniors and seniors ... Read more

MIT’s EECS department embraces student leadership

“When Anantha Chandrakasan, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering, took the helm of MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) in 2011, he quickly set two big ideas into motion. Read more

First ‘SuperUROPs’ cap off inaugural year - EECS program immerses undergraduates in advanced research projects.

“How can crowdsourcing help plan your next vacation? How good are government officials at living up to their promises? And who among the millions of students taking online courses are likeliest to drop out? Read more

MIT retools to aid students with startups

“You will see more of these types of programs because students want it,” said Anantha Chandrakasan, who conceived of Start6... Read more

Start6 inspires student engineers to become entrepreneurs

Anantha Chandrakasan, says that Start6 is a new opportunity for MIT's engineering students and postdoctoral candidates to dive into “everything entrepreneurship — particularly as it relates to EECS." Read more

Drew Houston and Bob Langer encourage Start6 students at completion of IAP workshop

Drew Houston and Bob Langer encourage Start6 students at completion of IAP workshop Read more

Cochlear implants — with no exterior hardware

A cochlear implant that can be wirelessly recharged would use the natural microphone of the middle ear rather than a skull-mounted sensor. Read more

MIT researchers build Quad HD TV chip

A new video standard enables a fourfold increase in the resolution of TV screens, and an MIT chip was the first to handle it in real time. Read more


Quick, efficient chip cleans up common flaws in amateur photographs. Read more

Medical devices powered by the ear itself

For the first time, researchers power an implantable electronic device using an electrical potential – a natural battery – deep in the inner ear. Read more

Chandrakasan lab optimizes power delivery with multi-source energy harvesting chips

Researchers at MIT have taken a significant step toward battery-free monitoring systems – which could ultimately be used in biomedical devices, environmental sensors in remote locations and gauges in hard-to-reach spots, among other applications. Read more

Chandrakasan selected for 2013 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits

MIT EECS Department Head is the 2013 recipient of the IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits. The citation for the award reads "For pioneering techniques in low-power digital and analog CMOS design." Read more