Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Spotlight on our ECE Graduate Students

Laura Andre

Laura Andre, a PhD student, is developing an approach to cool solid matter using lasers. [Read more]

Muhammed Faisal
Muhammad Faisal is a recent graduate with a PhD. His research related to Interet of Things applications attracted enough attention from industry that he founded a company - Movellus Circuits. [Read more]
Fred Buhler
Fred Buhler founded Aweslome in 2016 as a doctoral student. His research focus is integrated circuit design and testing. [Read more]
Daniel Dsouza
Daniel Dsouza, a master's student focusing on machine learning and natural language processing, created a viral YouTube Channel. [Read more]

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Mohammad Mousavi

Mohammad Mousavi

Low-Cost Way to Monitor Snow and Ice Thickness
Specialty: Remote sensing
Honor: Weisnet Medal (Eastern Snow Conf. 2016)

Mohammad has developed a new way to remotely measure the thickness of ice and snow with a technology he calls wideband autocorrelation radiometry (WiBAR), offering lower cost, lower power, and more flexibility than competing methods.

[Read more about Mohammad]

Armin Jam

Armin Jam

Award-Winning Radar System for Navigation
Specialty: Sub-millimeter-wave radar
Honor: Best Paper Award

Armin Jam built an antenna, weighing only 5 grams, that will be part of a radar system 100 times smaller than industry standard. These devices will have very high detection resolutions and wide fields of view, and can work in autonomous vehicles and drones.

[Read more about Armin]

Anna Stuhlmacher

Anna Stuhlmacher

Masters to PhD Working on Power Systems
Specialty: Power and control systems

Over the summer, Anna Stuhlmacher participated in U-M’s Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP), where she conducted research alongside Dr. Johanna Mathieu on on load control, simulating thermostatically controlled loads. She hopes to continue working with power grids in the future and to use her NSF funding to bring renewable energy to power grids.

[Read more about Anna]

Nathan Roberts

Nathan Roberts

Enabling the Internet of Things
Specialty: Ultra-low-power receivers
Honor: Best Paper Award

Nathan left a good job in industry to return to graduate school. He is now ready to make an impact by joining the startup company, PsiKick, specializing in miniature devices that power the Internet of Things.

[Read more about Nathan]

Elizabeth Cloos

Elizabeth Cloos

Ambassador for Optics
Specialty: Optics
Advisor: Prof. Stephen Rand
Honors: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; Rackham Merit Fellow 

Elizabeth founded the student chapter of OSA and the Int. Society fo Optics and Photonics. She is pursuing a certificate in Science Technology and Public Policy in addition to her PhD.

[Read more about Elizabeth]

Luis Gomez

Luis Gomez

An Expert in Computational Electromagnetics and Teaching
Specialty: Computational Electromagnetics
Honor: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Leadership: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Luis likes to teach, and enjoys a variety of activities in his free time. He stresses the importance of communication skills, and community involvement.

[Read more about Luis]

Chris Boyd

Chris Boyd

From Robotics to MEMS Inertial Sensors
Specialty: Chip design and control for MEMS inertial sensors
Honor: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Christopher grew up in Detroit, MI, and graduated from Michigan with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

[Read more about Chris]

Mai Le

Mai Le

Finding a Better Way to Diagnose Breast Cancer with MRI
Specialty: Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) Reconstruction
Honor: CoE Distinguished Leadership Award

Mai grew up in Texas. She enjoys being able to combine her interests in biological sciences and medicine with image processing.

[Read more about Mai]

Tal Nagourney

Tal Nagourney

Exploring Navigation
Specialty: MEMS

Tal is researching fabrication techniques for a micro rate-integrating gyroscope, using a vacuum mold and blowtorch. He earned his bachelor's degree from Rochester Inst. of Technology and his masteri's degree from Cornell.

[Read more about Tal]

Patrick Sheridan

Patrick Sheridan

Memristors and the Brain
Specialty: Memristor Devices for Neuromorphic Computing

Patrick earned his undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech  with bachelor’s degrees in computer engineering and mathematics.

[Read more about Patrick]

Gyouho Kim

Gyouho Kim

A Big Talent for Creating Tiny Devices
Specialty: Ultra-low power VLSI design
Honors: Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship; Best Student Poster Award at the Annual MuSyC Review; DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest winner; Arjun Chandran Memorial Scholarship; KLA-Tencor Corporate Scholarship

Gyouho travelled to the United States from Korea as a high school student. He earned his undergraduate degree at Michigan.

[Read more about Gyouho]

Saniya Deshpande

Saniya Deshpande

Taking it One Photon at a Time
Specialty: Nanowire and quantum-dot based quantum light sources, LEDs and lasers
Advisor: Pallab Bhattacharya, Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor and James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering
Honors: Research highlighed in Semiconductor Today

Saniya grew up in India, and arrived at Michigan in 2010 after receiving her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

[Read more about Saniya]

Brian Buss

Brian Buss

Controlling MARLO
Specialty: Control Systems, Robotics
Advisor: Jessy Grizzle, Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering
Honor: NSF Gaduate Research Fellowship

Brian came to Michigan after receiving his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University. He's happy applying Systems to real-life problems.

[Read more about Brian]

Thomas Frost

Thomas Frost

First generation college grad goes all the way
Specialty: Solid-State Optoelectronics
Advisor: Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya
Honors: NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowship
Activities: HKN, Tau Beta Pi

Thomas is a first-generation college graduate, and received his bachelor's and master's degrees at Michigan.

[Read more about Thomas]

Nick Asendorf

Nick Asendorf

Matrix Musician
Specialty: Machine Learning and Statistical Signal Processing
Advisor: Prof. Raj Nadakuditi
Honors: U-M Graduate Symposium Best Poster Award (2012, 2013); U-M Rackham Merit Fellowship 
Activities: President of ECE Graduate Student Council, Carillonneur

Nick received his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in computer engineering.

[Read more about Nick]

Kyusang Lee

Kyusang Lee

A Leader in Flexible Solar Cell Technology
Specialty: Solid-State Optoelectronic Devices, Flexible Electronics
Advisor: Prof. Stephen Forrest
Honors: Best Student Presentation Award at the 2012 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists conference

Kyusang Lee is on the leading edge of flexible electronics, building lightweight, flexible and semitransparent devices not possible with conventional silicon. Kyusang received his bachelor's degree from Korea University and his master's degree from Johns Hopkins University.

[Read more about Kyusang]

Iverson Bell

Iverson Bell

Electrodynamic tether technology for small satellites
Specialty: Electrodynamic propulsion
Honor: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Iverson investigated the potential of electrodynamic tether propulsion technology to enhance the capabilities of an emerging class of smartphone-sized satellites. Potential applications for these satellites include emergency preparedness, emergency relief, and space weather.

[Read more about Iverson]

Laura Freyman

Laura Freyman

Large-scale neural network accelerator for image recognition and detection
Specialty: Hardware for neural networks
Honor: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Laura uses embedded NOR flash arrays used to store multi-bit neural network weights and to perform computations required for neural network operation. Her project uses a mixed signal design strategy to implement neural networks in a high performance, area and energy efficient design.

[Watch Laura's profile]