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11-18-14 Rada Mihalcea Selected as General Chair for NAACL Conference

Prof. Rada Mihalcea has been selected to serve as general chair for the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL). Rada Mihalcea is overseeing the entire conference. It is the largest computational linguistics conference in North America, and one of the largest worldwide.Prof. Rada Mihalcea has been selected to serve as general chair for the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL). Rada Mihalcea is overseeing the entire conference. It is the largest computational linguistics conference in North America, and one of the largest worldwide.  [More Info]

09-11-14 Jia Deng Wins Best Paper Award at ECCV

Prof. Jia Deng and his collaborators have won the Best Paper Award at ECCV for "Large-Scale Object Classification using Label Relation Graphs." It addresses a computer's ability to accurately classify objects in images, which is a fundamental challenge in computer vision research and an important building block for tasks such as localization, detection, and scene parsing.Prof. Jia Deng and his collaborators have won the Best Paper Award at ECCV for "Large-Scale Object Classification using Label Relation Graphs." It addresses a computer's ability to accurately classify objects in images, which is a fundamental challenge in computer vision research and an important building block for tasks such as localization, detection, and scene parsing.  [More Info]

09-08-14 Jetpac: The Implications of the Google Acquisition

In this posting on Dell's Tech Page One site, Prof. Satinder Singh Baveja comments on how the totality of social media posts can, when analyzed on a massive scale, reveal deeply sensitive personal information. Google's recent acquisition of Jetpac wil allow the search engine company to expand its AI capabilities in directions that would potentially allow it to create such user profiles.In this posting on Dell's Tech Page One site, Prof. Satinder Singh Baveja comments on how the totality of social media posts can, when analyzed on a massive scale, reveal deeply sensitive personal information. Google's recent acquisition of Jetpac wil allow the search engine company to expand its AI capabilities in directions that would potentially allow it to create such user profiles.  [More Info]

07-31-14 Dragomir Radev Coaches High School Linguists in Competition at International Linguistics Olympiad

Prof. Dragomir Radev has coached North American high school students to a variety of top and highly placed individual and team finishes at the 12th International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL), which was held in Beijing, China from July 21 through 25. It is the eighth year that Prof. Radev has performed this service.Prof. Dragomir Radev has coached North American high school students to a variety of top and highly placed individual and team finishes at the 12th International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL), which was held in Beijing, China from July 21 through 25. It is the eighth year that Prof. Radev has performed this service.  [More Info]

07-17-14 Audio Story: Dissecting Voices to Find the Hidden Call For Help

This New Tech City Audio Story on wNYC describes work that Prof. Emily Mower Provost is doing in conjunction with psychiatrist Melvin McInnis to use smartphones in detecting the mood swings of patients with bipolar disorder as they talk on smartphones.This New Tech City Audio Story on wNYC describes work that Prof. Emily Mower Provost is doing in conjunction with psychiatrist Melvin McInnis to use smartphones in detecting the mood swings of patients with bipolar disorder as they talk on smartphones.  [More Info]

06-04-14 Robotics Researchers Ready for Automated Vehicle Test Facility

CoE robotics researchers Prof. Edwin Olson of CSE and Prof. Ryan Eustice of NAME will be amongst the first users of the Mobility Transformation Facility, the automated vehicle test facility being built on North Campus. The two will initially use the facility to run tests related to the development of sensing and mapping technology.CoE robotics researchers Prof. Edwin Olson of CSE and Prof. Ryan Eustice of NAME will be amongst the first users of the Mobility Transformation Facility, the automated vehicle test facility being built on North Campus. The two will initially use the facility to run tests related to the development of sensing and mapping technology.  [More Info]

05-09-14 Listening to Bipolar Disorder: Smartphone App Detects Mood Swings via Voice Analysis

U-M researchers, including Prof. Emily Mower Provost, Prof. Satinder Singh Baveja, Research Fellow Zahi Karam, and colleagues at the U-M Health Center, have created a smartphone app that monitors subtle voice qualities during everyday phone conversations to detect early signs of mood changes in people with bipolar disorder.U-M researchers, including Prof. Emily Mower Provost, Prof. Satinder Singh Baveja, Research Fellow Zahi Karam, and colleagues at the U-M Health Center, have created a smartphone app that monitors subtle voice qualities during everyday phone conversations to detect early signs of mood changes in people with bipolar disorder.  [More Info]

04-08-14 Forest Agostinelli Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

CSE graduate student Forest Agostinelli has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his studies in multi-column neural networks and deep learning. CSE graduate student Forest Agostinelli has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his studies in multi-column neural networks and deep learning.   [More Info]

04-08-14 Elizabeth Mamantov Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

CSE graduate student Elizabeth Mamantov has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue her studies in embodied cognition, robotics, and cognitive architecture.CSE graduate student Elizabeth Mamantov has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue her studies in embodied cognition, robotics, and cognitive architecture.  [More Info]

04-07-14 Michael Lewis says the market is rigged. But his Flash Boys rigged themselves.

CSE graduate student Elaine Wah writes in The Guardian that not only has the high frequency trading arms race rigged the stock markets, but strategies such as latency arbitrage have created the potential to reduce trading gains for all market participants, regardless of their speed of access. CSE graduate student Elaine Wah writes in The Guardian that not only has the high frequency trading arms race rigged the stock markets, but strategies such as latency arbitrage have created the potential to reduce trading gains for all market participants, regardless of their speed of access.   [More Info]

04-04-14 Elizabeth Mamantov Selected for Microsoft Graduate Womens Scholarship

CSE graduate student Elizabeth Mamantov has been selected for a 2014 Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship to support her work in intellegent robotics. This year, Microsoft has awarded only 10 such scholarships to top Ph.D. students in the US and Canada who represent a selection of the best and the brightest in their fields.CSE graduate student Elizabeth Mamantov has been selected for a 2014 Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship to support her work in intellegent robotics. This year, Microsoft has awarded only 10 such scholarships to top Ph.D. students in the US and Canada who represent a selection of the best and the brightest in their fields.  [More Info]

04-01-14 Technological Singularity Passes, Unnoticed Until Now

Apr. 1, 2014 -- The technological singularity - that moment in time at which artificial intelligence surpasses the point of human intelligence - appears to have occurred just over three weeks ago, according to a researcher at the University of Michigan.Apr. 1, 2014 -- The technological singularity - that moment in time at which artificial intelligence surpasses the point of human intelligence - appears to have occurred just over three weeks ago, according to a researcher at the University of Michigan.  [More Info]

03-24-14 Olson: The Wall Street Journal - Driverless Cars Are Data Guzzlers

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03-05-14 Michael Wellman Recognized with ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award

Prof. Michael P. Wellman has been selected by the ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence as the recipient of its 2014 Autonomous Agents Research Award. The award acknowledges the contributions of outstanding researchers in the field of autonomous agents, and is granted each year to one individual whose work is influencing and setting the direction for the field.Prof. Michael P. Wellman has been selected by the ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence as the recipient of its 2014 Autonomous Agents Research Award. The award acknowledges the contributions of outstanding researchers in the field of autonomous agents, and is granted each year to one individual whose work is influencing and setting the direction for the field.  [More Info]

02-25-14 Narayanasamy and Olson Named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professors

Satish Narayanasamy and Edwin Olson, assistant professors in Computer Science and Engineering, have been named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professors. The professorship is awarded to junior faculty members in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching and research.Satish Narayanasamy and Edwin Olson, assistant professors in Computer Science and Engineering, have been named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professors. The professorship is awarded to junior faculty members in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching and research.  [More Info]

02-21-14 New Center Develops Technologies to Help Youths with Disabilities

A $4.5 million federal grant will allow U-M researchers to explore how technology can be used to help young adults with spinal cord dysfunction and neurodevelopmental disabilities to improve their health and become more independent as they mature. Prof. Edmund Durfee is the center's co-director.A $4.5 million federal grant will allow U-M researchers to explore how technology can be used to help young adults with spinal cord dysfunction and neurodevelopmental disabilities to improve their health and become more independent as they mature. Prof. Edmund Durfee is the center's co-director.  [More Info]

12-19-13 EECS 494 Computer Games Showcase Highlights Final Projects

On Friday evening, December 13, Tishman Hall in the Beyster Building was packed as an enthusiastic crowd of attendees tried out new video games at the 2013 Computer Games Showcase. This highly anticipated event showcases the final projects of CS seniors who have taken EECS 494, Computer Game Design and Development, which is is taught by Jeremy Gibson.On Friday evening, December 13, Tishman Hall in the Beyster Building was packed as an enthusiastic crowd of attendees tried out new video games at the 2013 Computer Games Showcase. This highly anticipated event showcases the final projects of CS seniors who have taken EECS 494, Computer Game Design and Development, which is is taught by Jeremy Gibson.  [More Info]

12-12-13 Jia Deng Wins Marr Prize at ICCV

Prof. Jia Deng has won the Marr Prize at ICCV for his paper, "From Large Scale Image Categorization to Entry-Level Categories." Named for neuroscientist David Marr, the Marr Prize is a prestigious biennial award and is considered one of the top honors for a computer vision researcher.Prof. Jia Deng has won the Marr Prize at ICCV for his paper, "From Large Scale Image Categorization to Entry-Level Categories." Named for neuroscientist David Marr, the Marr Prize is a prestigious biennial award and is considered one of the top honors for a computer vision researcher.  [More Info]

12-05-13 Rada Mihalcea to Study Physiological and Linguistic Signals of Human Behavior

Prof. Rada Mihalcea is co-PI for a new two-year grant from the National Science Foundation that will explore a new generation of computational tools for joint modeling of physiological and linguistic signals of human behavior with a focus on deception detection.Prof. Rada Mihalcea is co-PI for a new two-year grant from the National Science Foundation that will explore a new generation of computational tools for joint modeling of physiological and linguistic signals of human behavior with a focus on deception detection.  [More Info]

09-19-13 Rada Mihalcea Selected for NSF INSPIRE Award

Prof. Rada Mihalcea has been awarded an INSPIRE (Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education) Award from the National Science Foundation for an interdisciplinary project on tracking cultural diversity.Prof. Rada Mihalcea has been awarded an INSPIRE (Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education) Award from the National Science Foundation for an interdisciplinary project on tracking cultural diversity.  [More Info]

08-30-13 Wellman: CNN Money - Make $377,000 trading Apple in one day

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08-26-13 Edwin Olson Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award

Prof. Edwin Olson has been awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award for "Mutual Modeling for Human/Robot Teaming with Minimal Communications," his research in the area of autonomous intelligent robotics. Prof. Edwin Olson has been awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award for "Mutual Modeling for Human/Robot Teaming with Minimal Communications," his research in the area of autonomous intelligent robotics.   [More Info]

08-09-13 Fu: MIT Technology Review - Electric Therapy for Medical-Device Malware

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07-29-13 Dragomir Radev Coaches High School Linguists in Competition at International Linguistics Olympiad

Dragomir Radev, Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, the School of Information, and in the Department of Linguistics, has coached North American high school students to successful competition at the 11th International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL), which was held in Manchester, UK, from July 22 through 26th, 2013.Dragomir Radev, Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, the School of Information, and in the Department of Linguistics, has coached North American high school students to successful competition at the 11th International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL), which was held in Manchester, UK, from July 22 through 26th, 2013.  [More Info]

07-25-13 Wellman: MSN Money - Every Day, Another Flash Crash

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07-23-13 Honglak Lee Featured on AIs 10 to Watch List

Prof. Honglak Lee has been named to the prestigious list of AI's 10 to Watch, an acknowledgement of rising star researchers in artificial intelligence (AI) that is published every other year by IEEE Intelligent Systems.Prof. Honglak Lee has been named to the prestigious list of AI's 10 to Watch, an acknowledgement of rising star researchers in artificial intelligence (AI) that is published every other year by IEEE Intelligent Systems.  [More Info]

06-24-13 Wellman: Think Progress - High-Frequency Trading Actually Does More Harm Than Good

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06-21-13 Wellman: Huffington Post - High-Frequency Trading Is Bad For Profits, Including Those Of High-Speed Traders: Study

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06-19-13 Wellman: Bloomberg - Sudden Stock Crashes Usually Caused by Human Error, SEC Says

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06-18-13 Wellman: TechCrunch - Trading Faster Than The Speed Of Reality

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06-18-13 Researchers Show That High-Frequency Trading Tactic Lowers Investor Profits

Research conducted by Prof. Michael Wellman and CSE doctoral student Elaine Wah illustrates how high-frequency trading strategies that exploit today's fragmented equity markets have led to a technical arms race and reduce investor profits overall.Research conducted by Prof. Michael Wellman and CSE doctoral student Elaine Wah illustrates how high-frequency trading strategies that exploit today's fragmented equity markets have led to a technical arms race and reduce investor profits overall.  [More Info]

06-05-13 Edwin Olson Talks Robotics at World Science Festival

Prof. Edwin Olson spoke on his work in the realm of robotics at the annual World Science Festival in New York City on Sunday, June 2. His presentation was a part of the Festival's acclaimed Cool Jobs program, which features a series of thought-provoking and inspirational lectures on technical occupations aimed at young people and their families.Prof. Edwin Olson spoke on his work in the realm of robotics at the annual World Science Festival in New York City on Sunday, June 2. His presentation was a part of the Festival's acclaimed Cool Jobs program, which features a series of thought-provoking and inspirational lectures on technical occupations aimed at young people and their families.  [More Info]

05-10-13 Researchers Develop Tools to Better Leverage Tweets in Spotting Trends

Researchers including Prof. Michael Cafarella and grad student Dolan Antenucci are developing tools that will allow economists to more quickly and accurately generate key data on economic activity using social media signals.Researchers including Prof. Michael Cafarella and grad student Dolan Antenucci are developing tools that will allow economists to more quickly and accurately generate key data on economic activity using social media signals.  [More Info]

05-07-13 CSE Alum Co-Founds Goal-Tracking Company Beeminder

Need a little help to stay on track with your life goals? CSE alum Daniel Reeves (CSE PhD 2005) has created Beeminder, an on-line service that leverages your monetary pledge to help you stick to your goals.Need a little help to stay on track with your life goals? CSE alum Daniel Reeves (CSE PhD 2005) has created Beeminder, an on-line service that leverages your monetary pledge to help you stick to your goals.  [More Info]

04-18-13 Scott Reed Selected for NSF and NDSEG Graduate Research Fellowships

CSE doctoral student Scott Reed has been selected for two prestigious graduate fellowships to support his ongoing studies in computer science and engineering. His work has focused on developing new machine learning methodologies to solve problems in computer vision and other domains.CSE doctoral student Scott Reed has been selected for two prestigious graduate fellowships to support his ongoing studies in computer science and engineering. His work has focused on developing new machine learning methodologies to solve problems in computer vision and other domains.  [More Info]

12-03-12 Benjamin Kuipers Named AAAS Fellow

Prof. Benjamin Kuipers has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his "distinguished contributions to artificial intelligence and robotics, particularly on the representation and effective use of incomplete knowledge of space and of dynamic physical mechanisms."Prof. Benjamin Kuipers has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his "distinguished contributions to artificial intelligence and robotics, particularly on the representation and effective use of incomplete knowledge of space and of dynamic physical mechanisms."  [More Info]

10-25-12 Edwin Olson Named to Popular Sciences Brilliant 10 List for 2012

Professor Edwin Olson has been named one of Popular Science "Brilliant 10" for his work in developing an autonomous fleet of intelligent and cooperative robots. Professor Edwin Olson has been named one of Popular Science "Brilliant 10" for his work in developing an autonomous fleet of intelligent and cooperative robots.   [More Info]

06-04-12 Wellman: IEEE Spectrum - The Microsecond Market

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05-29-12 Laird: The Cutting Edge - Sid Meier, Gaming Genius, Shares his Magic with Students

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05-02-12 Michael Wellman Selected for IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award for 2012

Professor Michael Wellman has been chosen to receive the 2012 IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award for his 1993 paper describing a market-oriented programming approach to distributed problem solving, which was published in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. Professor Michael Wellman has been chosen to receive the 2012 IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award for his 1993 paper describing a market-oriented programming approach to distributed problem solving, which was published in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research.   [More Info]

05-01-12 Computer Science Alum Stephanie Forrest Selected for ACM Newell Award

U-M Computer and Communication Sciences PhD alumna Stephanie Forrest, Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, has been selected to receive the ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award for 2011.U-M Computer and Communication Sciences PhD alumna Stephanie Forrest, Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, has been selected to receive the ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award for 2011.  [More Info]

04-26-12 Third Annual Data Mining Workshop Encourages Collaborations

On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, over 100 researchers from across the University of Michigan and from industry gathered on North Campus for the third U-M Workshop on Data Mining. On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, over 100 researchers from across the University of Michigan and from industry gathered on North Campus for the third U-M Workshop on Data Mining.   [More Info]

04-19-12 Nate Derbinsky Wins Best Poster Award at ICCM

Ph.D. candidate Nate Derbinsky has won the Best Poster Award at the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM), for "Computationally Efficient Forgetting via Base-Level Activation."Ph.D. candidate Nate Derbinsky has won the Best Poster Award at the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM), for "Computationally Efficient Forgetting via Base-Level Activation."  [More Info]

04-19-12 John Laird Authors Book on Soar Cognitive Architecture

Professor John Laird has authored "The Soar Cognitive Architecture," which has been published by MIT Press. The book describes a general cognitive architecture that integrates knowledge-intensive reasoning, reactive execution, hierarchical reasoning, planning, and learning from experience, with the goal of creating a general computational system that has the same cognitive abilities as humans.Professor John Laird has authored "The Soar Cognitive Architecture," which has been published by MIT Press. The book describes a general cognitive architecture that integrates knowledge-intensive reasoning, reactive execution, hierarchical reasoning, planning, and learning from experience, with the goal of creating a general computational system that has the same cognitive abilities as humans.  [More Info]

04-05-12 Michigan Robotics Day 2012 Will Spotlight CSE Research

Monday, April 9, Profs. Benjamin Kuipers and Edwin Olson will participate in the event's technology demonstrations. Prof. Kuipers will show his robotic wheelchair, and Prof. Olson will demonstrate his swarm of MAGIC robots along with the new "Car Lab" platform he is developing in conjunction with Prof. Ryan Eustice of NAME. Monday, April 9, Profs. Benjamin Kuipers and Edwin Olson will participate in the event's technology demonstrations. Prof. Kuipers will show his robotic wheelchair, and Prof. Olson will demonstrate his swarm of MAGIC robots along with the new "Car Lab" platform he is developing in conjunction with Prof. Ryan Eustice of NAME.   [More Info]

03-16-12 Prof. Edmund H. Durfee to Receive Alumni Award from University of Massachusetts

Prof. Edmund H. Durfee has been selected to receive an Outstanding Achievement in Research Alumni Award from the University of Massachusetts Computer Science Department. He received his PhD in Computer and Information Science from the University of Massachusetts Amhert in 1987.Prof. Edmund H. Durfee has been selected to receive an Outstanding Achievement in Research Alumni Award from the University of Massachusetts Computer Science Department. He received his PhD in Computer and Information Science from the University of Massachusetts Amhert in 1987.  [More Info]

01-10-12 Final Projects Highlighted at Computer Games Showcase

Students in EECS 494, Computer Game Design and Implementation, had the opportunity to show off their final projects at the highly-anticipated Computer Games Showcase in December.Students in EECS 494, Computer Game Design and Implementation, had the opportunity to show off their final projects at the highly-anticipated Computer Games Showcase in December.  [More Info]

12-15-11 Martha Pollack Named Fellow of AAAS, ACM

Prof. Martha E. Pollack has been elected a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Computing Machinery.Prof. Martha E. Pollack has been elected a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Computing Machinery.  [More Info]

12-15-11 John Laird Named AAAS Fellow

John E. Laird, the John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his contributions in the areas of artificial intelligence and cognitive science.John E. Laird, the John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his contributions in the areas of artificial intelligence and cognitive science.  [More Info]

11-14-11 Honglak Lee Receives Google Faculty Research Award

Prof. Honglak Lee has been awarded a 2011 Google Faculty Research Award for his work in machine learning. Prof. Honglak Lee has been awarded a 2011 Google Faculty Research Award for his work in machine learning.   [More Info]

10-06-11 Syed: Scientist Live - An SOS From a Damaged Heart

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10-04-11 Syed: MedPageToday - ECG Noise Predicts Death After MI

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10-03-11 Syed: Ivanhoe - SOS From A Damaged Heart

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09-30-11 Syed: Wall Street Journal Tech Europe- Data Mining Could Spot Heart Attack Risks

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09-29-11 Syed: Cardiology Today - Computationally Generated Biomarkers Predicted CV Deaths

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09-29-11 Syed: Kurzweil AI - Computational Biomarkers Can Identify At-Risk Heart Attack Victims

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09-29-11 Syed: The Times of India - Now, Smarter ECG Shoots Off an SOS to Docs

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09-29-11 Syed: SmartPlanet - New Method Could Save Tens of Thousands of Heart Attack Victims

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09-29-11 Syed: CBS Detroit - UM Finds New SOS From Badly Damaged Hearts

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09-29-11 Syed: Wired - Datamining Could Predict Heart Attack Risk

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09-29-11 Syed: WBUR NPR - Computer-Derived Markers Help Predict Risk Of Heart-Attack Death

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09-29-11 Syed: Science Daily - Saving Heart Attack Victims With Computer Science

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09-28-11 EKG Data Mined to Predict Heart Attack Fatalities

Researchers including Prof. Zeeshan Syed have used data mining to identify computational biomarkers for increased risk of death after a heart attack.Researchers including Prof. Zeeshan Syed have used data mining to identify computational biomarkers for increased risk of death after a heart attack.  [More Info]

08-01-11 Dragomir Radev Coaches US Linguistics Team to Multiple Wins

In his fifth year as US team coach, Prof. Dragomir Radev has led the US Computational Linguistics Team to multiple wins in its best showing ever at the International Linguistics Olympiad.In his fifth year as US team coach, Prof. Dragomir Radev has led the US Computational Linguistics Team to multiple wins in its best showing ever at the International Linguistics Olympiad.  [More Info]

07-05-11 Michael Wellman Authors Book on Trading Agents for Electronic Markets

Prof. Michael Wellman has authored a new book on the design and analysis of trading agents for electronic markets.Prof. Michael Wellman has authored a new book on the design and analysis of trading agents for electronic markets.  [More Info]

05-23-11 Dragomir Radev and Colleague Author New Book

Prof. Dragomir Radev has co-authored a new book on the use of graph-based algorithms for natural language processing and information retrieval.Prof. Dragomir Radev has co-authored a new book on the use of graph-based algorithms for natural language processing and information retrieval.  [More Info]

05-18-11 Satinder Singh Baveja Elected as an AAAI Fellow

Satinder Singh Baveja, Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab, has been elected a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence for his significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence.Satinder Singh Baveja, Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab, has been elected a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence for his significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence.  [More Info]

02-24-11 Winning Robotics Team Spotlighted on Catalyst TV Segment

Catalyst, a major consumer science program on ABC in Australia, has aired a segment on the recent MAGIC robotics competition, which Team Michigan won in Nov. 2010. See the Catalyst video and an accompanying blog post.

02-18-11 James Boerkoel, CSE Grad Student, Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Mr. Boerkoel received this prestigious fellowship for his research into building assistive computational agents for managing otherwise overwhelming circumstances.Mr. Boerkoel received this prestigious fellowship for his research into building assistive computational agents for managing otherwise overwhelming circumstances.  [More Info]

02-17-11 Laird: USA Today - Watson Plays Jeopardy Well, But What Else Can It Do?

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02-17-11 Nate Derbinsky, CSE Grad Student, Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Mr. Derbinsky received this prestigious fellowship for his research in the extension of artificial intelligence agents with human-inspired long-term memories.Mr. Derbinsky received this prestigious fellowship for his research in the extension of artificial intelligence agents with human-inspired long-term memories.  [More Info]

02-07-11 Laird: USA Today - Jeopary Champs Take on IBM's Watson

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12-20-10 2010 Computer Games Showcase Draws Huge Interest

On Friday, December 17, CSE's Tishman Hall was alive with the sound of an enthusiastic crowd of over 300 attendees trying out and comparing new video games.On Friday, December 17, CSE's Tishman Hall was alive with the sound of an enthusiastic crowd of over 300 attendees trying out and comparing new video games.  [More Info]

12-17-10 /BIN/ART Opening Highlights Adaptive Art

On December 16 and 17, a new collection of adpative art was on display at the Duderstadt Gallery featuring student works.On December 16 and 17, a new collection of adpative art was on display at the Duderstadt Gallery featuring student works.  [More Info]

11-17-10 U-M Robot Team Wins International Competition and $750,000

A team of student robot developers led by Prof. Edwin Olson has won the MAGIC competition that was sponsored by the US and Austrialian defense departments.A team of student robot developers led by Prof. Edwin Olson has won the MAGIC competition that was sponsored by the US and Austrialian defense departments.  [More Info]

10-08-10 Team Michigan Departs for MAGIC Robotics Competition

Team Michigan, a group of U-M students led by Prof. Edwin Olson, will depart for the world finals in the MAGIC robotics competition in Australia.Team Michigan, a group of U-M students led by Prof. Edwin Olson, will depart for the world finals in the MAGIC robotics competition in Australia.  [More Info]

08-02-10 Dragomir Radev Coaches US Linguistics Team to Multiple Wins

For the fourth year, Assoc. Prof. Dragomir Radev has coached the US Computational Linguistics Team to multiple wins.For the fourth year, Assoc. Prof. Dragomir Radev has coached the US Computational Linguistics Team to multiple wins.  [More Info]

07-27-10 Robotics Team to Advance to World Finals

Team Michigan has qualified as a finalist in the MAGIC international robot challenge. Prof. Edwin Olson, his students, and their team of robots will compete this November in Australia.Team Michigan has qualified as a finalist in the MAGIC international robot challenge. Prof. Edwin Olson, his students, and their team of robots will compete this November in Australia.  [More Info]

04-28-10 Data Mining Workshop Brings Together Over 100 Researchers

On April 23, researchers from across the U-M gathered at CSE for a highly-anticipated workshop on data, text, web, and social network mining.On April 23, researchers from across the U-M gathered at CSE for a highly-anticipated workshop on data, text, web, and social network mining.  [More Info]

04-08-10 Autonomous Robotics Laboratory

Term: Fall 2010
Course No.: EECS 498-006
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor: Ed Olson
Prerequisites: EECS 281 (or permission of instructor)

Course Description:
Want to learn how to program smart robots? Take EECS 498-006: Autonomous Robotics Laboratory!

**498 is approved as an upper level elective for CS and CE students, and as a flexible technical elective for EE students.**

The prerequisite is EECS 281, though permission will generally be granted to students with 280 and either 373 or 461. Register early; the class is likely to fill up quickly.

A highlights video from last term is available here:

http://april.eecs.umich.edu/courses/eecs498_f09/videos/

You can also view last term's website:

http://april.eecs.umich.edu/courses/eecs498_f09/wiki

Course Objective

This course will provide students with essential theoretical background and hands-on experience in central topics in robotics. These include: kinematics, inverse kinematics, sensors and sensor processing, and motion planning. Teams of students will explore these subjects through a series of challenge-themed laboratory exercises. Successful students will develop a pragmatic understanding of both theoretical principles and real-world issues, enabling them to design and program robotic systems incorporating sensing, planning, and acting.

We explore these topics from a computer science perspective, but we will also cover critical robotics topics that are often omitted from computer science curricula. These may include, for example, electrical circuits, control systems, Kalman filters, mechanics, and dynamics. Specialized computer science topics such as embedded systems programming, real time operating systems, artificial intelligence, etc., may also make appearances. No background is assumed in these areas.

The course is intended for upper-level computer science undergraduates, though any one with the appropriate background is welcome. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Prof. Olson, but please check the wiki first!





03-10-10 Martha Pollack Re-Elected to CRA Board of Directors

Prof. Martha Pollack has been re-elected to a three-year term on the Computing Research Association Board of Directors.Prof. Martha Pollack has been re-elected to a three-year term on the Computing Research Association Board of Directors.  [More Info]

02-23-10 48-Hour Game Development Contest Yields 10 Games

Wolverine Soft, the student video game development group at U-M, held its 7th annual 48-hour game development contest on Feb. 12-13. At the event, 25 participants on 9 teams created 10 games. Wolverine Soft, the student video game development group at U-M, held its 7th annual 48-hour game development contest on Feb. 12-13. At the event, 25 participants on 9 teams created 10 games.   [More Info]

02-19-10 Edmund Durfee Recognized as IFAAMAS 2010 Influential Paper Award Co-Winner

Prof. Ed Durfee will receive the Influential Paper Prize from the Intl. Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. This award recognizes a paper published at least 10 years ago that has had significant and lasting impact.Prof. Ed Durfee will receive the Influential Paper Prize from the Intl. Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. This award recognizes a paper published at least 10 years ago that has had significant and lasting impact.  [More Info]

02-09-10 Wolverine Soft to Hold 48-Hour Game Development Contest

Wolverine Soft, the student video game development group at U-M, will hold its 7th annual 48-hour game development contest, beginning this Friday, Feb. 12. No programming experience required - artists, musicians, and others interested in game development are welcome!Wolverine Soft, the student video game development group at U-M, will hold its 7th annual 48-hour game development contest, beginning this Friday, Feb. 12. No programming experience required - artists, musicians, and others interested in game development are welcome!  [More Info]

12-22-09 Computer Games Showcase Captivates Crowd

CS Seniors in EECS 494 showed off their final projects to an enthusiastic crowd at the 2009 Computer Games Showcase.CS Seniors in EECS 494 showed off their final projects to an enthusiastic crowd at the 2009 Computer Games Showcase.  [More Info]

12-17-09 Syed: MIT Technology Review - Tests May Reveal Hidden Predictors of Heart Disease

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11-24-09 Introduction to Machine Learning

Term: Winter 2010
Course No.: EECS 498 - 004
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Satinder Singh Baveja
Prerequisites: EECS 281 or Consent of Instructor

Course Description:
The course is a programming-focused introduction to Machine Learning. Increasingly, extracting value from data is an important contributor to the global economy across a range of industries. The field of Machine Learning provides the theoretical underpinnings for data-analysis as well as more broadly for modern artificial intelligence approaches to building artificial agents that interact with data.

In this course, students will learn about all three subareas of Machine Learning: 1) Supervised learning (approaches to regression and classification), 2) Unsupervised learning (approaches to density estimation, and clustering/dimensionality reduction), and 3) Reinforcement Learning (approaches to sequential decision-making). The course will emphasize understanding the foundational algorithms and tricks of the trade through implementation and basic-theoretical analysis. Real data sets will be used whenever feasible to encourage understanding of practical issues.

Students will be expected to program in Matlab as well as in one of C/C++/Java (students will have a choice).

11-06-09 U-M Team Qualifies to Compete in MAGIC 2010 Robot Challenge

A team of over 20 students, led by Asst. Prof. Edwin Olson, has qualified to compete in the 2010 Worldwide Autonomous Ground-Robotic International Challenge.A team of over 20 students, led by Asst. Prof. Edwin Olson, has qualified to compete in the 2010 Worldwide Autonomous Ground-Robotic International Challenge.  [More Info]

10-18-09 Advanced Topics in AI: Robot Learning

Term: W10
Course No.: 692
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor: Kuipers
Prerequisites: 492, 545, or permission of instructor

Course Description:
This is a research seminar on how robots can learn autonomouslythe structure of the sensorimotor system; control laws for effectiveaction; foundational concepts such as Space, Objects, and Actions;and causal and taxonomic theories that help them make sense of the world around them. We will draw on current research in AI, machine learning, robotics, and developmental psychology. The course will require student presentations and a substantial term project.Term: W10
Course No.: 692
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor: Kuipers
Prerequisites: 492, 545, or permission of instructor

Course Description:
This is a research seminar on how robots can learn autonomouslythe structure of the sensorimotor system; control laws for effectiveaction; foundational concepts such as Space, Objects, and Actions;and causal and taxonomic theories that help them make sense of the world around them. We will draw on current research in AI, machine learning, robotics, and developmental psychology. The course will require student presentations and a substantial term project.  [More Info]

08-14-09 Dragomir Radev Coaches US Computational Linguistics Team to Gold

Assoc. Prof. Dragomir Radev recently led two US high school teams to several awards, including the team gold cup, in the 2009 Linguistics Olympiad in Wroclaw, Poland.Assoc. Prof. Dragomir Radev recently led two US high school teams to several awards, including the team gold cup, in the 2009 Linguistics Olympiad in Wroclaw, Poland.  [More Info]

07-29-09 Martha Pollack - Fox News: Will Robots Soon Be Able to Wage War Against Humans?

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07-29-09 Martha Pollack - S. California Public Radio: AI Explosion: Could Robots Take Over?

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07-29-09 Martha Pollack - The Chronicle: Top Computer Scientists Met to Discuss Dangers

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07-22-09 U-M Wins Trading Agent Competition; Introduces Ad Auction Game

The U-M team led by Professor Michael Wellman has won the Supply Chain Management game at this year's Trading Agent Competition. TAC 2009 also featured a new Ad Auctions game, designed by Prof. Wellman and Ph.D. student Patrick Jordan.The U-M team led by Professor Michael Wellman has won the Supply Chain Management game at this year's Trading Agent Competition. TAC 2009 also featured a new Ad Auctions game, designed by Prof. Wellman and Ph.D. student Patrick Jordan.  [More Info]

06-29-09 Biomedical Machine Learning

Term: Fall 09
Course No.: 598-002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Zeeshan Syed
Prerequisites: Stat 412 or IOE 265; MATH 216; Experience with MATLAB; or graduate standing

Course Description:
Explores modern machine learning in the context of real-world medical applications. Introduces students to different learning and feature extraction techniques for physiological data, and develops intuition on how these methods can be used to solve hard clinical problems in disease diagnosis, prevention and management. Topics covered include time-frequency analysis, non-linear dynamics, supervised and unsupervised learning, and symbolic analysis; with clinical applications from cardiology, neuroscience, obstetrics, oncology, surgery and intensive care monitoring. Focus on extensive hands-on experience with actual clinical data. Students expected to complete a final project using the methods learned in the course.

Target audience: Graduate students or advanced engineering undergraduates interested in healthcare applications. No prior experience in either machine learning or medicine is required, but basic knowledge of probability and statistics is assumed.

Lectures: TTH 12-1:30

06-17-09 John Holland - SIGEVOlution newsletter: An Interview with John H. Holland

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05-14-09 Game Theory and AI Offer Better Bidding Strategies

Professor Michael Wellman and doctoral student Julian Schvartzman have conducted research that yields better ways of determining best bidding strategies in dynamic auctions.Professor Michael Wellman and doctoral student Julian Schvartzman have conducted research that yields better ways of determining best bidding strategies in dynamic auctions.  [More Info]

04-08-09 Autonomous Robotics Laboratory

Term: Fall 2009
Course No.: EECS498
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor: Edwin Olson
Prerequisites: EECS280

Course Description:
This course will provide students with essential theoretical background and hands-on experience in central topics in robotics. These include: kinematics, inverse kinematics, sensors and sensor processing, and motion planning. Teams of students will explore these subjects through a series of challenge-themed laboratory exercises. Successful students will develop a pragmatic understanding of both theoretical principles and real-world issues, enabling them to design and program robotic systems incorporating sensing, planning, and acting.

We explore these topics from a computer science perspective, but we will also cover critical robotics topics that are often omitted from computer science curricula. These may include, for example, electrical circuits, control systems, Kalman filters, mechanics, and dynamics. Specialized computer science topics such as embedded systems programming, real time operating systems, artificial intelligence, etc., may also make appearances. No background is assumed in these areas.

The course is intended for upper-level computer science undergraduates, though any one with the appropriate background is welcome. Term: Fall 2009
Course No.: EECS498
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor: Edwin Olson
Prerequisites: EECS280

Course Description:
This course will provide students with essential theoretical background and hands-on experience in central topics in robotics. These include: kinematics, inverse kinematics, sensors and sensor processing, and motion planning. Teams of students will explore these subjects through a series of challenge-themed laboratory exercises. Successful students will develop a pragmatic understanding of both theoretical principles and real-world issues, enabling them to design and program robotic systems incorporating sensing, planning, and acting.

We explore these topics from a computer science perspective, but we will also cover critical robotics topics that are often omitted from computer science curricula. These may include, for example, electrical circuits, control systems, Kalman filters, mechanics, and dynamics. Specialized computer science topics such as embedded systems programming, real time operating systems, artificial intelligence, etc., may also make appearances. No background is assumed in these areas.

The course is intended for upper-level computer science undergraduates, though any one with the appropriate background is welcome.   [More Info]

02-17-09 Satinder Baveja, quoted in The Independent: Rise of the machines, end of the humans?

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02-17-09 Mike Wellman, quoted in ComputerWorld: A.I. comes of age

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02-11-09 Dragomir Radev Honored as ACM Distinguished Scientist

Assoc. Professor Dragomir Radev has been elected a 2008 ACM Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery, in recognition of significant accomplishments with an impact on the field of computing.Assoc. Professor Dragomir Radev has been elected a 2008 ACM Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery, in recognition of significant accomplishments with an impact on the field of computing.  [More Info]

02-09-09 Professor John Laird Named Cognitive Science Society Fellow

Professor John Laird has been honored as a Cognitive Science Society Fellow in recognition of his sustained contributions to the field of Cognitive Science.Professor John Laird has been honored as a Cognitive Science Society Fellow in recognition of his sustained contributions to the field of Cognitive Science.  [More Info]

10-08-08 John Laird Professorship Lecture and Reception

Please join us to honor John Laird, the Tishman Professor of Engineering, Thursday, Oct 30 at 3:30pm in 1670 CSE. Remarks begin at 3:40pm sharp.Please join us to honor John Laird, the Tishman Professor of Engineering, Thursday, Oct 30 at 3:30pm in 1670 CSE. Remarks begin at 3:40pm sharp.  [More Info]

07-18-08 Student team takes first place in Trading Agent Competition

Trading Agent Competition (TAC) team captures first place at the international TAC Supply Chain tournament in a competition of 13 teams from seven different countries. [Read more...]

05-28-08 John Laird Named John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering

John Laird, professor of Computer Science and Engineering, member of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory, and an internationally renowned leader in AI, has been named the John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering.[Read more...]

04-25-08 Online Q and A forums hit the mainstream

Research conducted by Lada Adamic and Mark Ackerman into how people share knowledge on Yahoo Answers has found that participants use the site to exchange advice and opinions, in addition to technical expertise. Their study is called "Knowledge sharing and Yahoo Answers: Everybody knows something." [U-M Press Release] [Podcast]

04-07-08 Profs. Durfee and Pollack Receive Influential Paper Awards from IFAAMAS

Profs. Ed Durfee and Martha Pollack are recipients of the International Foundation of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (IFAAMAS) influential paper award in recognition of the impact their work has had on the field of agents and multiagent systems. [Read more...]

03-26-08 Lada Adamic Wins Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Lada Adamic, assistant professor, School of Information & Center for the Study of Complex Systems, and EECS, has been awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation for her studies on the effects of local interactions on global properties in the realms of the Internet, peer-to-peer systems, social networks, and bioinformatics. [read more...]

11-13-07 EECS 598: Human-Inspired Computing

Term: Winter 2008
Course No.: EECS 598
Credit Hours:
Instructor: Todd Austin
Prerequisites:

Course Description:
EECS 598: Human-Inspired Computing
Instructor: Prof. Todd Austin, austin@umich.edu, 4637 CSE
Lectures: Tues-Thur 12:00-1:30pm, 1003 EECS

This course covers recent research topics in computer engineering related to human-inspired computing applications. Specifically, we will be examining sensing and control applications on and within the human body, such as health sensing and assisted-living applications. In support of these applications we will study a variety of supporting technologies, including sensor processors, bio-implant technologies, bio-chemical sensing applications, neural-signal processing, and radio-frequency identification. The research studied in the course will have strong foundations in embedded computing, computer architecture, networking, signal processing, low-power electronics, and distributed computing.

The goal of the class is to give students the background knowledge necessary to go forward and apply their core research technologies into the emerging domain of human-inspired computing. The primary evaluation criteria are the quality of student's written paper critiques and in-class presentations of assigned research papers,and a semester-long team research project. The project teams will be composed (as far as possible) of a mix of students with EECS background and students with backgrounds in one or more of the application domains. The prerequisite of the class is graduate standing, although undergraduate students in EECS with coursework in programming (EECS 280), networking (EECS 489) and hardware (EECS 370 and 373) will also be able to take this course.