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Wei Lu Elected IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Neuromorphic Systems

Prof. Lu is an internationally recognized leader in the development of memristors for memory and logic applications. He has also developed nanowire transistors suitable for flexible electronics and optoelectornics, and conducts research into other emerging electrical devices. Lu founded the successful company Crossbar, Inc. in 2010. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lu, Wei  

Almantas Galvanauskas Elected OSA Fellow for his Work with Fiber Lasers

Prof. Almantas Galvanauskas has been elected Fellow of OSA, the Optical Society, "for contributions to the science and technology of high power fiber lasers, novel fiber structures, nonlinear interactions in fibers and fiber lasers, and fiber laser beam combining." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Galvanauskas, Almantas  Lab-Optics and Photonics  Optics and Photonics  

John Nees Elected OSA Fellow for his Work with Ultrafast Lasers

John Nees has been elected Fellow of OSA, the Optical Society, "for contributions to the development of short pulse high rep rate laser technology as well as to the science of high intensity short pulse laser interactions with matter." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS)  Lab-Optics and Photonics  Nees, John A.  Optics and Photonics  

Zetian Mi Elected OSA Fellow for his Work with Full-color LEDs and More

Prof. Zetian Mi has been elected Fellow of OSA, the Optical Society, "for contributions to the development of high performance III-nitride nanowire photonic devices, including full-color light emitting diodes, electrically injected ultraviolet lasers, and artificial solar fuel technology." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  Mi, Zetian  Optics and Photonics  

Best Paper Award Recognizes Research in Electrical Engineering Student Motivation

Prof. Jamie Phillips and ECE undergraduate advisor Catherine Lenaway, along with co-authors Prof. Shanna Daly (Mechanical Engineering) and Phillips former student Justin Foley, have earned the Theodore E. Batchman Best Paper Award for their work examining the motivations of students in electrical engineering. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Engineering Education Research  Phillips, Jamie D.  

IGARSS Interactive Symposium Paper Award for Modeling the World's Forests

Researchers in Electrical and Computer Engineering are working to find a better way to quantify forest structure around the globe. Forest structure is an important indication of the earth's carbon cycle, which impacts global climate, as well as biodiversity and other topics including land use and development. Their research, led by doctoral student Michael Benson, was presented at 2016 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) and selected the following year to receive one of two Interactive Symposium Paper Awards. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits  Remote Sensing  Sarabandi, Kamal  

Dennis Sylvester recognized for his distinguished talk at RESMIQ

Prof. Dennis Sylvester gave a talk at the Microsystems Strategic Alliance of Quebec (ReSMIQ) annual symposium. He appeared there as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He received an award for the excellence of his presentation. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Sylvester, Dennis  

Prof. Becky Peterson Honored with 2018 U-M Henry Russel Award

Prof. Becky Peterson has received a University of Michigan Henry Russel Award for her extraordinary record of accomplishment in scholarly research, as well as excellent record of contributions as a teacher. This award, established in 1925, is considered the University's highest honor for faculty at the early to mid-career stages of their career. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Peterson, Becky (R. L.)  

Necmiye Ozay Receives Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems Paper Prize

Prof. Necmiye Ozay received the Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems Paper Prize for the paper "Finite abstractions with robustness margins for temporal logic-based control synthesis," co-authored by Prof. Jun Liu (U. of Waterloo). This Prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to the field of hybrid systems documented in a paper published in the journal Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems. The prize is awarded to the authors of two selected papers published in the journal in the three years preceding the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) World Congress. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Control Systems  Cyber-physical systems  Lab-Systems  Ozay, Necmiye  

2017 ISCA Influential Paper Award for Groundbreaking Research in Power-efficient Computing

For their groundbreaking research in power-efficient computing, faculty and former students of the department received the 2017 ACM SIGARCH and IEEE-CS TCCA ISCA Influential Paper Award. The researchers developed a method to intelligently put parts of a computer's memory into a low power mode to save energy. Since 2002, the technique has been adopted by major chip manufacturers, and has continued to be exploited in subsequent research by the authors themselves. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Lab-Michigan Integrated Circuits (MICL)  Mudge, Trevor  

Thomas B. A. Senior Named Fellow of International Union of Radio Science

Professor Emeritus Thomas B. Senior, known internationally for his work in scattering and electromagnetics, has been named a fellow of the International Union of Radio Science. The URSI coordinates international exchange and study of all aspects of electromagnetic fields and waves, and fellowship is by invitation only. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  Senior, Thomas B. A.   

Heath Hofmann Recognized for Excellence in Teaching with the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award from the College of Engineering

Prof. Heath Hofmann was honored to receive the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award, previously limited to faculty in other departments, was opened up to the entire College of Engineering faculty for the first time. Prof. Hofmann specializes in power electronics and electromechanical energy conversion. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Energy Science and Engineering  Hofmann, Heath  Lab-Michigan-Power-and-Energy(MPEL)  Power and Energy  

Parag Deotare Voted HKN Professor of the Year for ECE

Prof. Parag Deotare was named the 2016-2017 HKN Professor of the Year in ECE by the Beta-Epsilon chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the national honor society for electrical and computer engineers. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Deotare, Parag  Lab-Optics and Photonics  Undergraduate Students  

Tony England receives Susan B. Anthony Campus Award

University of Michigan-Dearborns Commission for Women honored College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) Dean Tony England during the organizations annual Susan B. Anthony Awards Dinner on April 4. England received the Susan B. Anthony Campus Award in recognition of his longstanding commitment to the advancement of women and girls in the fields of science and engineering. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  England, Anthony W.  

MICDE Grant Funds Renewable Power Research

Prof. Johanna Mathieu is working on one of four projects in computational science that earned a Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering Catalyst Grant, an award of $75,000. Mathieu is participating in a project titled "Computational Energy Systems," which will develop new algorithms for the U.S. electrical power grid that integrate renewable energy sources. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Michigan-Power-and-Energy(MPEL)  Mathieu, Johanna  Power and Energy  Sustainability  

Prof. Zetian Mi Elected SPIE Fellow for Contributions to Photonic Devices and Artificial Photosynthesis

Prof. Zetian Mi has been elected Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics "for contributions to the development of high performance III-nitride nanowire photonic devices, including electrically injected deep UV lasers, full color nanowire LEDs, and high efficiency artificial photosynthesis." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Mi, Zetian  Optics and Photonics  

Alfred O. Hero Receives CoE Stephen S. Attwood Award

Al Hero, John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor and R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering, received the 2016-2017 Stephen S. Attwood Award, which is the highest honor awarded to a faculty member by the College of Engineering. It recognizes "extraordinary achievement in teaching, research, service, and other activities that have brought distinction to the College and University." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hero, Alfred  Lab-Systems  

Wei Lu Receives CoE David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award

Prof. Wei Lu received the 2016-2017 David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award from the College of Engineering for his contributions to computing systems with his memristors, neuromorphic circuits, and RRAM.Prof. Lu is an internationally recognized leader in the development of memristors for memory and logic applications. He has also developed nanowire transistors suitable for flexible electronics and optoelectornics, and conducts research into other emerging electrical devices. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  Lu, Wei  

Mingyan Liu Receives CoE Monroe-Brown Foundation Service Excellence Award

Prof. Mingyan Liu received the 2016-2017 Monroe-Brown Foundation Service Excellence Award from the College of Engineering for her significant and impactful service contributions in the academic and professional community, particularly in the recruitment and retention of female students and faculty. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  Liu, Mingyan  

David C. Munson Jr. named president of Rochester Institute of Technology

David C. Munson Jr. was named president of Rochester Institute of Technology. Munson joined Michigan in 2003 to become Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He immediately made an impact on student relations and undergraduate education, supporting the interaction between the arts and engineering, and on the lighter side, giving us three years of memorable Halloween costumes. His forward-thinking vision for the future of engineering was recognized by the University when he was named Dean of the College of Engineering in 2006, a position he held for 10 years. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Munson Jr., David C.  

2017 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

The EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service. The recipients of the 2017 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award are Marcus Darden, Almantas Galvanauskas, Atul Prakash, and Euisik Yoon. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Darden, Marcus  Galvanauskas, Almantas  Prakash, Atul  Yoon, Euisik  

Semyon Meerkov Elected Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

On October 27, 2016, Professor Meerkov was unanimously elected as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences for his contributions to Systems Science and Automation. The Academy, established in 1774, is the highest scientific institution in Russia. His current work is centered on production systems engineering, quasilinear control, and on the theory of resilient monitoring and control systems, which degrade gracefully under cyber-attacks. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Meerkov, Semyon M.  

Professor Emerita Lynn Conway Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Professor Emerita Lynn Conway has been elected Fellow of the American Assocation for the Advancement of Science. Fellows are recognized for their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. Prof. Conway has made groundbreaking and fundamental contributions to Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design and production of integrated circuits. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Conway, Lynn  

Kamal Sarabandi Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Kamal Sarabandi, Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering, has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellows are recognized for their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. Kamal Sarabandi's contributions have shaped the remote sensing radar imaging field for over the past quarter century. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  Remote Sensing  Sarabandi, Kamal  

Stephen Forrest Receives IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal for Pioneering Work in OLEDs

Stephen Forrest, Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, is the co-recipient of the 2017IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal, along with Ching W. Tang and Mark Thompson, For their pioneering work on organic devices, leading to organic light-emitting diode displays. The Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal is given for outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  

CubeWorks: Solving Problems with the Worlds Smallest and Lowest-power Computers

CubeWorks, founded by the team at University of Michigan that developed the Michigan Micro Mote (M3), the worlds smallest computer, has been flying under the radar since late in 2013. This startup company specializes in the worlds smallest and lowest-power sensing technology. With its first outside funding from Intel (see the press release), the CEO of CubeWorks is now looking two years into the future, when he hopes to be manufacturing millimeter-scale computing devices for their first customers. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Alumni  Blaauw, David  Dutta, Prabal  Entrepreneurship  Lab-Michigan Integrated Circuits (MICL)  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  Millimeter-scale Computing  Sensors  Sylvester, Dennis  Technology Transfer  Wentzloff, David  Wireless Communications  

Michael Flynn Earns U-M Faculty Recognition Award

Prof. Michael Flynn has received a Faculty Recognition Award for his accomplishments in research, teaching, and service to the University. Prof. Flynn is one of the world's premier scholars in the area of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems, analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), and other interface circuits. His pioneering research and designs have improved the performance and energy efficiency of analog-digital interfaces and transformed the field. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Flynn, Michael  Lab-Michigan Integrated Circuits (MICL)  

David Blaauw Honored with SIA/SRC University Research Award

Prof. David Blaauw was presented with the University Research Award by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in consultation with Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), in recognition of his outstanding contributions to semiconductor research in the area of design research. He was presented with the award by the SIA Board on September 21, 2016 in San Jose, CA. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Lab-Michigan Integrated Circuits (MICL)  

Cindy Finelli Invited to NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium

Cindy Finelli was among 48 faculty members across the country invited to attend the 2016 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. She will present her project about A more student-centered electrical engineering classroom through pre-class reading and in-class problem solving, which integrates elements of a flipped classroom. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Engineering Education Research  Finelli, Cynthia  

Meet the New Director of Michigan Robotics

Jessy Grizzle, the Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor and Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering, has been written about in Wired, his work featured on CNN and The Discovery Channel, and his robot videos viewed around the world even in Michigan Stadium during the football games. He's now the new director of Michigan Robotics. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  Lab-Software Systems  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Mark Kushner Receives Plasma Chemistry Award for Lifetime of Achievement

Mark Kushner, George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been awarded the 2017 Plasma Chemistry Award (PCA) from the International Plasma Chemistry Society (IPCS). The Plasma Chemistry Award is the highest recognition awarded by the IPCS and recognizes a lifetime of achievements in the field of the Plasma Chemistry. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Kushner, Mark J.  Plasma Science and Engineering   

Celebrating a Leader in Control Systems

Friends and former students of Prof. Demos Teneketzis celebrated his 65th birthday with a Workshop on Information, Decisions, and Networks in his honor. Throughout the two-day event, this group of accomplished researchers presented on their work spanning the different fields of control theory. Speakers, students and friends came from around the world and represented all corners of industry and academia. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Alumni  Control Systems  Lab-Systems  Lafortune, Stephane  Teneketzis, Demosthenis  

Stephane Lafortune Named Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)

Stephane Lafortune has been named Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), "For contributions to control and diagnosis of discrete event systems." Prof. Lafortune has been a leading researcher in the field of discrete event systems (DES) for the last 25 years. His fundamental work covers the gamut from modeling, analysis, diagnosis, control, and optimization. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Control Systems  Lab-Software Systems  Lafortune, Stephane  

Dean Munson honored with ASEE Benjamin Garver Lamme Award

In his last week as the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, David Munson was honored with the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). This award is bestowed upon a distinguished engineering educator for contributions to the art of teaching, contributions to research and technical literature, and achievements that contribute to the advancement of the profession of engineering college administration. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  Munson Jr., David C.  

Tomas Mauricio Named A Difference Maker

Tomas Mauricio has been named a Difference Maker at UM-Dearborn. UM-Dearborn Difference Makers are identified annually as students that are at the forefront of their fields, improving the lives of others and making an impact in our local communities. Tomas, a current student at UM-Dearborn, is working as a program assistant for ECE during the summer of 2016. His primary activities are to assist with the Electrify Tech Camps and Family Night program. [Full Story]

Alfred O. Hero, III Named John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor of EECS

Alfred O. Hero, III, R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering, has been named the John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in acknowledgement of his extraordinary accomplishments that have brought distinction to himself, his students, and to the entire University. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hero, Alfred  Lab-Systems  

Fighting Cyber Crime with Data Analytics

Companies like Sony, JP Morgan Chase, Target, and even some state universities have had sensitive information like credit card numbers and account logins leaked, resulting in far-reaching economic consequences for countless households. Prof. Liu co-founded QuadMetrics to keep companies diligent when it comes to cybersecurity. QuadMetrics offers a pair of services to help companies both assess the effectiveness of their security and decide the best way to allocate (or increase) their security budget. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Big Data  Entrepreneurship  Graduate Students  Lab-Systems  Liu, Mingyan  Security and Privacy (Computing)  

Fawwaz Ulaby Among the Best at Michigan for Inspiring Students

Fawwaz Ulaby, Emmett Leith Distinguished University Professor, was ranked one of the 10 best faculty of the 4,000+ at Michigan for keeping students awake, inspired, and motivated to work hard in his classes. Ulaby strongly believes in building relationships with his students and wants to get to know them as individuals rather than just students, and it pays off. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  Ulaby, Fawwaz  

Stephen Forrest Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Stephen Forrest, internationally-renowned researcher, educator, and entrepreneur, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Membership in the NAS is one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States. Steve Forrest is the Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  

Jeff Fessler Receives 2016 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Technical Achievement Award

Jeffrey Fessler, William L. Root Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected to receive the 2016 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Technical Achievement Award, "For fundamental and pioneering contributions to the theory and algorithms of statistical reconstruction methods of the PET/ SPECT, CT and MRI medical imaging modalities. His research has already touched the lives of countless patients through safer imaging and improved diagnoses. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Fessler, Jeffrey  

Beth Lawson Receives CoE Excellence in Staff Service Award

Beth Lawson, Senior Research Administrator for Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), received a 2016 College of Engineering Excellence in Staff Service Award for her 18 years of sustained excellence serving the faculty in the Systems area. Faculty praised Beth's willingness to provide a high level of support to new and senior faculty alike, her ability to work well with other departments and institutions, and her unflappable calm in the face of sometimes dramatic changes in budgets and entire proposals. She is also a consummate professional as a manager of the Systems area. [Full Story]

Jeff Fessler Voted HKN Professor of the Year for ECE

The student votes were counted, and Jeffrey Fessler, William L. Root Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was named the 2015-2016 HKN Professor of the Year in ECE by the Beta-Epsilon chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the national honor society for electrical and computer engineers. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Fessler, Jeffrey  Graduate Students  Undergraduate Students  

IEEE Spectrum Video Friday: Printable Hydraulic Robots, Medical Delivery Drones, and Romeo Walks

Video Friday is IEEE Spectrum's weekly selection of awesome robotics videos. Jessy Grizzle's MARLO was featured for a second week in a row, this time tackling an even bigger stack of precarious boards and obstacles. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Control Systems  Grizzle, Jessy  Lab-Systems  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

IEEE Spectrum Video Friday: Autonomous Pizza Delivery, Handwriting Robot, and ROS Master

Video Friday is IEEE Spectrum's weekly selection of awesome robotics videos. This week featured a clip of Jessy Grizzle's MARLO undergoing some tricky walking exercises. The biped power through stacks of boards and other elevated obstacles without missing a beat. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Control Systems  Grizzle, Jessy  Lab-Systems  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Visionary Engineer Lynn Conway Heralds Dawn of the Techno-Social Age

At Columbia University Engineering's annual Magill Lecture, pioneering engineer and computer scientist Lynn Conway said, "Humanity stands at the cusp of a new technological and social renaissance." Conway, professor emerita of computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Michigan, is a pioneer of microelectronics chip design. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Conway, Lynn  

Mark Kushner Receives Honorary Doctorate, is Appointed Distinguished Professor, and is Appointed Distinguished Lecturer of Plasma Physics

Prof. Mark Kushner will receive an Honorary Doctorate at Eindhoven University of Technology and has been appointed Distinguished Professor from the same university. [READ MORE] He has also been appointed a 2016 Distinguished Lecturer for the Division of Plasma Physics of the American Physical Society. [READ MORE]
Related Topics:  Kushner, Mark J.  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Jeff Fessler Named William L. Root Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Jeff Fessler has been named the William L. Root Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the areas of research, education, and leadership. Jeff is one of the most accomplished researchers of medical image reconstruction in the world. His group has produced breakthroughs in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), X-ray Computed Tomography (X-ray CT), and radionuclide imaging (PET/SPECT). [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Fessler, Jeffrey  Lab-Systems  Medical Imaging  Signal & Image Processing and Machine Learning  

Company cracked code for battery-less tech

It's not news to say experts believe nearly every "thing" bicycles, toasters, eyeglasses, clothing, lampposts will eventually use embedded chips, or sensors, to connect wirelessly to everything else, said Crain's Detroit Business. The story reports on the startup company, PsiKick, co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Internet of Things  Technology Transfer  Wentzloff, David  

Al Hero gets a shoutout from the court

Alfred O. Hero, received the spotlight at Tuesday evening's basketball game against Indiana. He was recognized as part of a program to shine the light on the University's most distinguished faculty. Prof. Hero, an internationally recognized expert in the field of signal and image processing, is the R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering, and co-director of the recently launched Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hero, Alfred  

2016 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

The EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service. The recipients of the 2016 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award are Prof. Anthony Grbic, Dr. David Paoletti, Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh, and Prof. Thomas F. Wenisch. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grbic, Anthony  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Lab-Optics and Photonics  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  Rais-Zadeh, Mina  Wenisch, Thomas  

Kamal Sarabandi Receives Stephen S. Attwood Award

Kamal Sarabandi, Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering, received the Stephen S. Attwood award, which is the highest honor awarded to a faculty member by the College of Engineering. It recognizes "extraordinary achievement in teaching, research, service, and other activities that have brought distinction to the College and University." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  Sarabandi, Kamal  

Prof. Anthony Grbic Elected IEEE Fellow for Contributions to the Theory and Design of Electromagnetic Metamaterials

Prof. Anthony Grbic has been elected IEEE Fellow, "for contributions to the theory and design of electromagnetic metamaterials." He has created radically new antennas and optical devices based on the development of novel metamaterials and metasurfaces. His research could pave the way for flat/low profile, integrated optical devices, as well as new generations of wireless consumer electronics and mobile devices that are either smaller or more versatile. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grbic, Anthony  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  Metamaterials  

Stephen Forrest - The End of Moore's Law: Are We Facing the Creation or the Apocalypse?

At long last, Moores Law is inevitably reaching its end. Nothing continues in an exponential fashion forever, and the same goes for the miniaturization of transistors that has led to this computational explosion. In his distinguished faculty lecture, Stephen Forrest, Paul G. Goebel Collegiate Professor of Engineering, discusses this trend and what it means for industry and the economy. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Demosthenis Teneketzis Earns George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for Solution to a Class of Fundamental Control Problems

Prof. Demosthenis Teneketzis has been awarded the IEEE Control Systems Society's George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for his paper Decentralized Stochastic Control with Partial History Sharing: A Common Information Approach. The paper presents a new methodology that achieves the optimal solution of a very broad class of previously unsolved stochastic control problems. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Control Systems  Lab-Systems  Teneketzis, Demosthenis  

ECE Spinoff Xtera Communications Sets Terms for IPO

Xtera Communications, founded by Prof. Mohammed Islam, went public in November. Xtera is a leading provider of high-capacity, cost-effective optical transport solutions, supporting the high growth in global demand for bandwidth. The company sells its high-capacity optical transport solutions to telecommunications service providers, content service providers, enterprises and government entities worldwide to support their deployments of long-haul terrestrial and submarine optical cable networks. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Islam, Mohammed  Lab-Optics and Photonics  Technology Transfer  

Parag Deotare: New Faculty Member with a Nanophotonics Focus

Parag Deotare is joining the department as a new faculty member January 2016. He one of four new faculty that we are excited to welcome to Michigan in the coming year. His research interest lies in light-matter interaction in nanoscale systems for the development of low energy photonic and excitonic devices, for applications in data communication and life sciences. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Deotare, Parag  

Al Hero Receives 2015 IEEE Signal Processing Society Award

Alfred Hero, R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering, has received the 2015 IEEE Signal Processing Society Award, for contributions to the field of statistical signal and image processing and for sustained service to the Society. This is ahe highest award given by the Signal Processing Society, and honors outstanding technical contributions in the field, as well as outstanding leadership. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hero, Alfred  Lab-Software Systems  

Mina Rais-Zadeh Receives 2015 IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award for Research in N/MEMS

Professor Mina Rais-Zadeh has been awarded the 2015 IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award, "For pioneering research in sensors technology: adaptable nano/micro-electromechanical systems (N/MEMS)." This early career award honors individuals with outstanding technical contributions within the scope of the IEEE Sensors Council. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  Rais-Zadeh, Mina  

Cynthia Finelli Earns Award at Frontiers in Education Conference for Being an Agent of Change

Prof. Cynthia Finelli was presented with the Frontiers in Education (FIE) Helen Plants Award at the 45th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2015) conference. This award is given for the best special (non-traditional) session at the conference. The award-winning session, titled "Agents for STEM change - Articulating the goals of our community," was presented by Prof. Finelli and five colleagues from around the country at the FIE 2014 conference. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Engineering Education Research  Finelli, Cynthia  

Eric Michielssen Named Louise Ganiard Johnson Professor of Engineering

Eric Michielssen, an international leader in the field of computational electromagnetics, has been named the Louise Ganiard Johnson Professor of Engineering in recognition of his outstanding reputation and contributions in the areas of research, education, and leadership. In addition to being a professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering, he is Associate Vice President forAdvanced Research Computingand Director of theMichigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering(MICDE). [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  Michielssen, Eric  

U-M faculty part of Senate effort to reauthorize America COMPETES Act

Faculty members Stephen Forrest and Alan Taub participated in a U.S. Senate roundtable discussion Tuesday on reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act. Peters and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, both members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, have held three roundtable discussions to solicit input from leading science and technology policy experts as the committee works to reauthorize the Act. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Jeff Fessler Receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

Jeffrey Fessler, a world-renowned leader in medical image reconstruction, has been selected to receive a 2015 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the U-M Rackham Graduate School. Prof. Fessler has revolutionized the theory and practice of medical imaging with his group's groundbreaking mathematical models and algorithms that significantly improve both patient safety and image quality. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Fessler, Jeffrey  

ECE Welcomes New Faculty

ECE is delighted to welcome three outstanding new faculty members to Michigan. These faculty broaden and deepen ECE's areas of expertise in high frequency circuits and systems, power electronics, and engineering education. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Afshari, Ehsan  Avestruz, Al-Thaddeus  Deotare, Parag  Finelli, Cynthia  

Using Energy Storage in an Environmentally Friendly Way Yashen Lin Earns a Dow Sustainability Fellowship

Yashen Lin, an ECE Research Fellow, has earned a Dow Sustainability Fellowship to pursue research in smart grid applications and their environmental impacts. Dr. Lin studies how introducing distributed energy storage (DES) into the power grid under the current dispatch algorithm may have counter-intuitive impacts on the environmental outcome of the system, and how to mitigate these environmental burdens. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Environment  Lab-Michigan-Power-and-Energy(MPEL)  Mathieu, Johanna  Power and Energy  

3 ECE Companies Make the Silicon 60 List - AGAIN!

For the second year in a row, three startup companies co-founded by ECE faculty alumni made the EE Times Silicon 60 List of tech startups to watch. Ambiq Micro (Prof. David Blaauw, Prof. Dennis Sylvester, and alumnus Dr. Scott Hanson), Crossbar, Inc. (Prof. Wei Lu), and PsiKick (Prof. David Wentzloff), are leading the way in ultra-low power chip design, pioneering computer memory, and ultra-low power wireless sensor platforms for the Internet of Things. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Entrepreneurship  Internet of Things  Lab-Michigan Integrated Circuits (MICL)  Sylvester, Dennis  Wentzloff, David  

Laura Balzano Receives Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award for Research in Big Data

Prof. Laura Balzano has been selected to receive s a 2015 Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program award in recognition of her key research in the area of Big Data. Applications of her work include creating a 3D model for objects using only 2D images of the object, and environmental monitoring. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Balzano, Laura  Big Data  Lab-Software Systems  

Michigan Institute for Data Science: Bringing the MIDAS Touch to Big Data

Prof. Al Hero is co-director of the new Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), which aims to facilitate finding the gold nuggets in the massive data sets now available to researchers in virtually all fields. Called the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), it is the new focal point for the multidisciplinary discipline of data science at Michigan, and part of Michigan's $100M Data Science Initiative. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Big Data  Hero, Alfred  Lab-Systems  

Engineering a Better Future for Ethiopia

Prof. Heath Hofmann and Ph.D. student Abdi Zeynu traveled to Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAIT) in the capital of Ethiopia to bring the latest knowledge in Controls Systems and Power to a nation in dire need of this expertise. During their trip in June 2015, they taught a 3-week course in Electric Machinery and Drives and provided consultation and support as the schools engineering college expanded its Control and Power programs. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Control Systems  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  Hofmann, Heath  Lab-Michigan-Power-and-Energy(MPEL)  Power and Energy  

Lynn Conway Receives 2015 IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal

Lynn Conway, Professor Emerita of EECS, received the 2015 IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal, for contributions to and leadership in design methodology and pedagogy enabling rapid advances and dissemination of VLSI design tools and systems. The James Clerk Maxwell Medal is one of the highest awards presented by IEEE. [Watch her acceptance speech.] [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Conway, Lynn  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Women in Computing  

David Wentzloff Receives Joel and Ruth Spira Excellence in Teaching Award

Prof. David Wentzloff received the 2015 Joel and Ruth Spira Excellence in Teaching Award for his exceptional achievements in the education of our students. He has received the HKN Professor of the Year Award twice in recent years, and invites undergraduate as well as graduate students to be members of his Wireless Integrated Circuits and Systems Group [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Michigan Integrated Circuits (MICL)  Wentzloff, David  

Stephen Forrest Named Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor

Stephen Forrest has been named the Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Engineering. Prof. Forrest is an internationally-renowned researcher, educator, and entrepreneur - and easily one of the most prolific inventors in academia today. As director of the Optoelectronic Components and Materials (OCM) Laboratory, he and his group conduct research on photovoltaic cells, organic light emitting diodes, and lasers & optics. His investigations in these areas span decades, and have resulted in five startup companies, 277 issued patents, and key technologies that are pervasive in the marketplace. In addition, he has graduated 54 Ph.D. students. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  

2015 Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to the following faculty who received promotions this year: Prabal Dutta, J. Alex Halderman, Rada Mihalcea, Sandeep Pradhan, and Zhengya Zhang. Keep up the great work! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Dutta, Prabal  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Lab-Software Systems  Mihalcea, Rada  Pradhan, S. Sandeep  Zhang, Zhengya  

Eric M. Aupperle (1935 - 2015): An Internet Pioneer Leaves a Remarkable Legacy

Eric Max Aupperle (BSE EE and Math '57; MSE NERS '58; Instm.E. '64), renowned president of Merit Network and Research Scientist Emeritus, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the age of 80. As director and president of the computer research network called Merit, Eric Aupperle had a strong influence on the current form of the Internet. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Alumni  

Mobile Friendly - apps to improve life

Prof. Jasprit Singh believes mobile apps can help change lives for the better, and he's built platform technology to help make it happen. Singh and his colleague John Hinckley have consulted with a number of U-M researchers on the development of mobile apps, and by creating a general platform, they can reduce costs and turnaround time. Singh helped Prof. Daniel Eisenberg build Tinyshifts, an app that actively prompts users to answer questions about their mental health issues. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  Mobile and Networked Computing  Singh, Jasprit  

ECE Ideas Worth Spreading - TEDxUofM

TEDxUofM welcomed two speakers from ECE to its stage to "give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less." Profs. Shai Revzen and Herbert Winful spoke about their passion for their work at the sixth annual conference, themed "Constructive Interference." Prof. Winful's talk was titled "How Hidden Passions Can Connect People," and Prof. Revzen's talk was titled "Facing the Unknown, With Robots." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  Lab-Systems  Revzen, Shai  Winful, Herbert  

Jason Davis: Ph.D. candidate confident yet cautious of future

Crain's Business Detroit sat down with Millennial and ECE staff member Jason Davis to hear how things were going in his life and career. Jason is working as the Alumni Relations Coordinator while pursuing his doctorate in higher education. His passion is issues of diversity and inclusion, something he brings to his work. He is also a regular volunteer for a variety of organizations. [Full Story]

Stephen Forrest Receives 2015 Distinguished University Innovator Award

Stephen Forrest, Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, has been awarded the 2015 U-M Distinguished University Innovator Award. Prof. Forrest is widely acknowledged as one of the most successful academic inventors and entrepreneurs today. He has participated in the founding of 5 companies which have generated more than 1,000 jobs, holds 271 patents, and published more than 540 papers which have received more than 85,000 citations in Google Scholar. During his tenure as U-M's Vice President for Research, he was responsible for several key initiatives that helped make Michigan a leader in tech transfer. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Mark Kushner Awarded 2015 IEEE NPSS Charles K. Birdsall Award

Mark Kushner, George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been awarded the 2015 IEEE NPSS Charles K. Birdsall Award from the Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society for his outstanding contributions in computational nuclear and plasma science. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Kushner, Mark J.  

Dave Neuhoff Receives Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award

Dave Neuhoff, Joseph E. and Anne P. Rowe Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been honored with a 2015 Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award for his sustained efforts as advisor, teacher, advocate, sponsor, and role model to doctoral students. Prof. Neuhoff's influence has been felt both within his own graduate research group, and across the entire department. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  Neuhoff, David L.  

Jessy Grizzle Delivers Distinguished University Professorship Lecture on Bipedal Robots

Jessy Grizzle delivered a lecture on his work with bipedal robots last week in honor of being named the Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor of Engineering. The lecture covered the different iterations of Prof. Grizzle's world-renowned bipedal creations since he started work on Rabbit in 1999. His most recent project, MARLO, is his first bipedal robot to walk freely outdoors. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Control Systems  Grizzle, Jessy  Lab-Systems  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Prof. Emerita Lynn Conway to Advise Open-Access CS Journal

Lynn Conway, Prof. Emerita of EECS, will serve on the advisory board for a new open-access journal by PeerJ, called PeerJ Computer Science. (What is an open-access journal? Watch this comic video) The peer-reviewed web journal previously considered articles in the biological and medial sciences, making this its first expansion into a new field since its founding in 2012. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Conway, Lynn  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Somin Eunice Lee Receives CAREER Award for Research in Nanoscale Biotechnology

Prof. Lee aims to develop configurable nanostructures to deliver genes efficiently and specifically to the cell nucleus, without impacting neighboring cells, using optical transport, or light. This method for efficient and specific delivery of corrected genes should lower required dosages and minimize unwanted side effects. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Genetics  Health  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  Lee, Somin E.  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  

Four ECE Faculty Selected for 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards

Four ECE faculty are recipients of CoE Awards: Prof. Jay Guo for Research Excellence; Prof. Stephane Lafortune for Service Excellence, Prof. Mingyan Liu for Education Excellence; and Prof. Wei Lu for Innovation Excellence. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Guo, L. Jay  Lafortune, Stephane  Liu, Mingyan  Lu, Wei  

Three Faculty Selected for 2015 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

The EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service. The recipients of the 2015 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award are Benjamin Kuipers, Stephen Rand, and David Wentzloff. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Kuipers, Benjamin  Rand, Stephen  Wentzloff, David  

Making small things big in the world of organic electronics

The first City University of Hong Kong Distinguished Lecture of 2015 was delivered by Professor Stephen Forrest on the topic of "Making Small Things Big in the World of Organic Electronics." What interests Professor Forrest is that as devices get smaller, the potential to make things bigger was now available. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  

Stephen Forrest Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Stephen Forrest, Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, has been named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction given to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  Technology Transfer  

Prof. Wei Lu Publishes Book on Semiconductor Nanowires

Prof. Wei Lu has published the book, Semiconductor Nanowires : From Next-Generation Electronics to Sustainable Energy. This is the first book dedicated to Semiconductor Nanowires and provides a resource for researchers working in the area, those new to the field, and for individuals interested in commercial applications. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  Lu, Wei  

HEV Fuel Economy Meets Drivability in Outstanding Control Systems Paper

Research that aims to find a happy medium between fuel economy and drivability in hybrid electric vehicles was recognized with the 2014 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (TCST) Outstanding Paper Award. The research was directed by Prof. Jessy Grizzle, and published in TCST as, "An Energy Management Controller to Optimally Trade Off Fuel Economy and Drivability for Hybrid Vehicles." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Control Systems  Electric Vehicles and HEVs  Energy Science and Engineering  Environment  Grizzle, Jessy  Lab-Systems  Sustainability  

Hansford Farris (1919 - 2014): In Memoriam

Hansford Farris (Ph.D. EE 58), professor emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away December 7, 2014 at the age of 95. Prof. Farris served as an active and highly respected member of the College of Engineering for more than 20 years before his retirement in 1982. He had served as Department Chair, Associate Dean of Engineering, and twice as Acting Dean. Prof. Farris, known to his friends and colleagues as Bill, always acted in a manner that reflected his roots as a Kentucky gentleman. Prof. Farris left a lasting impression on many colleagues and friends. We salute his contributions and thank him for all that he contributed to the department and the discipline. [Full Story]

Lynn Conway to Receive 2015 IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award

Lynn Conway, Professor Emerita of EECS, has been selected to receive the 2015 IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award, for contributions to and leadership in design methodology and pedagogy enabling rapid advances and dissemination of VLSI design tools and systems. This award is one of the highest presented by IEEE. Prof. Conway, sometimes called the hidden hand in the microchip design revolution, was a major source of innovation in a field that eventually made personal computers and smartphones possible. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Conway, Lynn  Diversity and Outreach  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Women in Computing  

Prof. Michael Flynn Elected IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Analog-Digital Interfaces

Prof. Michael Flynn has been elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to analog-digital interfaces. He has achieved important breakthroughs in the performance and energy efficiency of analog-digital interfaces. His research has significantly impacted three primary areas: 1) analog to digital conversion; 2) the analog-digital interface in wired and wireless communication systems; and 3) applications to complete systems, particularly brain-machine interfaces. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Flynn, Michael  Lab-Michigan Integrated Circuits (MICL)  

Prof. Kamal Sarabandi Elected President of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

Kamal Sarabandi, Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering, has been elected president of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). He will begin his two-year term January 1, 2015. The fields of interest of the GRS Society are the theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as they apply to the remote sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space, as well as the processing, interpretation and dissemination of this information. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  Sarabandi, Kamal  

New Approaches to Solar Cell Technology Featured in Sustainability Hour (Profs. Rand and Guo)

Professors Stephen Rand and Jay Guo delivered presentations for the November Meeting of the North Campus Sustainability Hour on the topic of solar energy and its future. The professors addressed two very different problems the industry faces with current technology. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Energy Science and Engineering  Guo, L. Jay  Optics and Photonics  Optoelectronics  Rand, Stephen  Solar Cell Technology  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  Sustainability  

Prof. Raj Nadakuditi Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award for Research that could Help Reveal the Brains Secrets

Raj Nadakuditi, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award for his research project, "Fundamental limits of eigen-wavefront based imaging through highly scattering random media." His research will impact the ability to investigate the structure of brain circuits through the use of optical imaging techniques. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Brain  Nadakuditi, Rajesh Rao  Signal & Image Processing and Machine Learning  

Life, Engineered: How Lynn Conway Reinvented Her World and Ours

Emerita professor Lynn Conway engineered her life from the start and reinvented the computer chip -- without her, our cell phones wouldn't be possible. But she also pioneered a potentially harder road, becoming among the first transgender woman in engineering. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Conway, Lynn  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Khalil Najafi to Receive 2015 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies

Khalil Najafi, Schlumberger Professor of Engineering and ECE Chair, was selected to receive the 2015 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies, "For leadership in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), technologies, and devices and for seminal contributions to inertial devices and hermetic wafer-level packaging." The IEEE Daniel E. Noble award is one of IEEE's Technical Field Awards, which are among the highest awards given by IEEE. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Najafi, Khalil  

Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya To Receive 2015 IEEE David Sarnoff Award

Pallab Bhattacharya, Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor and James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, was selected to receive the 2015 IEEE David Sarnoff Award, "For contributions to near-infrared and visible quantum dot lasers." The IEEE David Sarnoff award is one of IEEE's Technical Field Awards, which are among the highest awards given by IEEE. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bhattacharya, Pallab  

Prof. Stephen Forrest a Most Influential Scientist

Prof. Stephen Forrest was included in a recent Thompson Reuters publication as one of the most influential scientific minds in the world for 2014. The basis for inclusion was the number of times his publications were cited by his peers in the literature between 2002-2012. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  

Four New Faculty Join ECE in Fall 2014

ECE is delighted to welcome three outstanding new faculty members to Michigan. These faculty broaden and deepen ECE's areas of expertise in computer vision, communications and information theory, environmental and remote sensing, and laser-plasma interactions. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Communications  Computer Vision  Corso, Jason  Information Technology  Lasers  Optics and Photonics  Plasma Science and Engineering   Subramanian, Vijay  Willingale, Louise  

Jessy Grizzle Named Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor

Jessy Grizzle has been named the Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor of Engineering. Prof. Grizzle is an internationally renowned researcher in the area of control systems. He has broken new ground in the application of control theory to bipedal robots and environmentally friendly automobiles. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Celebrating Grard Mourou: From Ultrafast to Extreme Light

An international symposium entitled From Ultrafast to Extreme Light was held June 21-22, 2014 in recognition of the 70th birthday of Grard A. Mourou, the A. D. Moore Distinguished University Professor Emeritus. Attended by over 200 participants, the symposium celebrated Prof. Mourous many contributions to optics. The symposium featured many prominent invited speakers from around the world. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  Lasers  Mourou, Gerard A.  Norris, Theodore B.  Optics and Photonics  

2014 Promotions of our Faculty

Congratulations to the following faculty who received promotions this year: Valeria Bertacco, Jason Flinn, Satish Narayanasamy, Edwin Olson, Mina Rais-Zadeh, and Zhaohui Zhong. Keep up the great work! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bertacco, Valeria  Flinn, Jason  Narayanasamy, Satish  Olson, Edwin  Rais-Zadeh, Mina  Zhong, Zhaohui  

Eric Michielssen Receives Distinguished Educator Award

Eric Michielssen, Professor of EECS, Associate Vice President for Advanced Research Computing, and Director of the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering, has been awarded the 2014 IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award, "In recognition of being an outstanding educator, mentor and role model for the next generation of faculty members." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Michielssen, Eric  

The Car Doctor Talks to Prof. Freudenberg

Listen to the radio broadcast of Prof. Jim Freudenberg talking with Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor, about software complexity in cars. (start at the 19 minute mark of the May 3 broadcast) [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Freudenberg, James S.  Software Systems  

Thank Lynn Conway for your Cell Phone

Emerita professor Lynn Conway, the hidden hand in the 1980s microchip design revolution, has been named a fellow at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA for her work in developing and disseminating new methods of integrated circuit design. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Conway, Lynn  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Mina Rais-Zadeh Receives 2014 ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award

Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh received a 2014 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for her research project, Acoustic Phonons and Their Interactions with Electrons in Gallium Nitride Ultra-fast Ultra-scaled Resonators. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  MEMS and Microsystems  Rais-Zadeh, Mina  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  

Jamie Phillips Named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Professor Jamie Phillips has been named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, a title granted to tenured faculty whose dedication to undergraduate instruction has demonstrably impacted the intellectual development and lives of their students. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Phillips, Jamie D.  

Now On YouTube: Prof. Ulabys Talk as the 2014 U-M Henry Russel Lecturer

Prof. Fawwaz Ulaby gave the talk Feb. 4 to a crowd of faculty, students, and staff, and was introduced by U-M President Mary Sue Coleman. This lectureship is the highest honor the University bestows on their faculty, and if you listen to the talk, youll understand why he received the honor. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Ulaby, Fawwaz  

2014 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

The EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service. The recipients of the 2014 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award are Mary Lou Dorf, Clayton Scott, and Herbert Winful. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Dorf, Mary Lou  Scott, Clayton D.  Winful, Herbert  

Six ECE Faculty Recognized for Excellence

The College of Engineering recognized David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester for Innovation Excellence, Yogesh Gianchandani for Research Excellence, Stephane Lafortune for Education Excellence, and Anatoly Maksimchuk as Outstanding Research Scientist. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Gianchandani, Yogesh  Lafortune, Stephane  Maksimchuk, Anatoly  Sylvester, Dennis  Winful, Herbert  

Al Hero Named 2013 IEEE SPS Technical Achievement Award Winner

Prof. Alfred O. Hero received the 2013 IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Technical Achievement Award, "for information-theoretic advances in statistical signal processing and machine learning." This award honors a person who, over a period of years, has made outstanding technical contributions to theory and/or practice in technical areas within the scope of the SPS. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hero, Alfred  

Jason Davis Receives 2013 U-M Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award

Jason Davis, Alumni Relations Coordinator for Electrical and Computer Engineering, is a recipient of the 2013 University of Michigan Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award. This award recognizes individuals and teams that have demonstrated extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity and inclusion. [Full Story]

Anatoly Maksimchuk Elected Fellow of APS

Dr. Anatoly Maksimchuk, ECE Research Scientist and a leader in the High Field Science research group at the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS), was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society "for major contributions to the understanding of short pulse high intensity laser-plasma interactions, in particular for innovative experimental work in electron and ion acceleration and radiation generation." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  Maksimchuk, Anatoly  Optics and Photonics  

Prof. Mingyan Liu Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. Mingyan Liu has been elected IEEE Fellow, Class of 2014, for contributions to modeling of wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks. Prof. Liu's research interests are in optimal resource allocation, performance modeling and analysis, and energy efficient design of wireless, mobile ad hoc, and sensor networks. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Liu, Mingyan  

Khalil Najafi Receives 2013 IEEE Sensors Technical Field Award

Khalil Najafi, Schlumberger Professor of Engineering and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the 2013 IEEE Sensors Technical Field Award, "For leadership in microsystem technologies and seminal contributions to inertial sensors and hermetic wafer-level packaging." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Najafi, Khalil  

Jeff Fessler Receives 2013 IEEE Edward J. Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award

Prof. Jeff Fessler received the 2013 IEEE Edward J. Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award, For contributions to the theory and application of statistical image reconstruction methods in nuclear medicine, x-ray CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). His group's research has led to improved medical images in hospitals. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Fessler, Jeffrey  

ECE Welcomes Four New Faculty

The ECE Division is delighted to announce the addition of four new faculty: Somin Lee, Johanna Mathieu, Necmiye Ozay, and Becky Peterson. They broaden and deepen ECE's areas of expertise in several areas, including nanophotonic tools for medical applications, environmentally-focused power system design, designing better cyber-physical systems, and micro and nanomanufacturing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lee, Somin E.  Ozay, Necmiye  Peterson, Becky (R. L.)  

Kamal Sarabandi Honored with 2013 IEEE GRSS Education Award

Kamal Sarabandi, Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2013 IEEE GRSS Education Award for outstanding contributions to education in the field of Geoscience and Remote Sensing. He received the award during the 2013 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS'2013). [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Sarabandi, Kamal  

Eric Michielssen Named Assoc. VP for Advanced Research Computing

Professor Eric Michielssen was recently named Associate Vice President (AVP) for Research, Advanced Research Computing (ARC). As AVP, Prof. Michielssen will work with the campus research community to ensure that U-Ms advanced research computing infrastructure meets the complex and evolving needs of University researchers in a wide range of disciplines. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Michielssen, Eric  

Research in Production Systems Engineering is Recognized with Best Paper Award

Prof. Semyon Meerkov and postdoctoral researcher Dr. Chao-Bo Yan received a Best Paper Prize for the paper, "Production Lead Time Problem: Formulation and Solution for Bernoulli Serial Lines," presented at the Int. Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Conference on Manufacturing Modeling, Management and Control. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Control Systems  Meerkov, Semyon M.  Production Systems Engineering  

Neural Probe Research Recognized with Best Paper Award at 2013 Transducers Conference

Doctoral student Fan Wu received an Outstanding Oral Paper Award at the 17th Int. Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems for the paper, "A Multi-shank Silk-backed Parylene Neural Probe for Reliable Chronic Recording," co-authored by Lee Tien, Fujun Chen, Prof. David Kaplan, Prof. Joshua Berke, and his advisor, Prof. Euisik Yoon. The researchers designed and obtained the first in vivo recording of a biodegradable silk-backed neural probe [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Health  MEMS and Microsystems  Yoon, Euisik  

MEMS Research Recognized with Best Poster Award at 2013 Transducers Conference

Doctoral students Zhengzheng Wu, Vikram Thakar, Adam Peczalski, and their advisor Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh received a Best Poster Award at the 17th Int. Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems for their paper, "A low phase-noise Pierce oscillator using a piezoelectric-on-silica micromechanical resonator." The paper reports on a high-performance electrical oscillator using a fused silica micro-electromechanical resonator. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  MEMS and Microsystems  Rais-Zadeh, Mina  

Zhengya Zhang Receives Intel Early Career Award

Prof. Zhengya Zhang has been selected to receive s a 2013 Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program award. This award was created to connect Intel with the best and brightest early career faculty members who show great promise as future academic leaders in disruptive computing technologies. Prof. Zhang's research is in the area of low-power and high-performance VLSI circuits and systems. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Michigan Integrated Circuits (MICL)  Zhang, Zhengya  

Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh Selected to Participate in 2013 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Prof. Rais-Zadeh is one of about 100 outstanding young engineers selected to participate in the 2013 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering. The symposium will be held Sept. 19-21 in Delaware, and the main topics are: Designing and Analyzing Societal Networks, Cognitive Manufacturing, Energy, and Flexible Electronics. [NAE press release]
Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Rais-Zadeh, Mina  

2013 DAC Anniversary Awards

This is the 50th anniversary of the Design Automation Conference, and David Blaauw, Igor Markov, and Dennis Sylvester have been recognized with special awards for their contributions to the conference. Among the awards is the DAC Top 10 Cited Author award, given to David Blaauw, for being a top 10 cited author in the past 50 years. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Markov, Igor  Sylvester, Dennis  

Andrew DeOrio and Fawwaz Ulaby Voted HKN Professors of the Year

Based on student input, Dr. Andrew DeOrio and Prof. Fawwaz Ulaby were selected as the 2012-2013 HKN Professors of the Year by U-M Eta Kappa Nu, the local chapter of the national honor society for electrical and computer engineers. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  DeOrio, Andrew  Ulaby, Fawwaz  

2013 Promotions of our Faculty

Congratulations to the following faculty who received promotions this year: Tal Carmon, Jamie Phillips, Silvio Savarese, Thomas Wenisch, and David Wentzloff. Keep up the great work! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Phillips, Jamie D.  Wenisch, Thomas  Wentzloff, David  

Beth Stalnaker Receives 2013 Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Award

Beth Stalnaker, Graduate Program Coordinator for the electrical engineering program, has been selected to receive the 2013 College of Engineering's Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award. This award recognizes the significant contributions of a single CoE staff member with at least 10 years of service. [Full Story]

Prof. Fawwaz Ulaby Named the U-M Henry Russel Lecturer for 2014

The Henry Russel Lectureship is considered the University's highest honor for a senior faculty member, and recognizes exceptional achievements in research, scholarship or creative endeavors, and an outstanding record of teaching, mentoring and service. Prof. Ulaby will deliver the lecture in 2014. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Ulaby, Fawwaz  

Prof. Silvio Savarese Awarded J. James R. Croes Medal

Computer vision professor Silvio Savarese and colleagues have been awarded the 2013 J. James R. Croes Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers for developing a method to automatically track structural changes happening in construction sites, while enabling data to be collected simply and inexpensively. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Prof. Dennis Sylvester Receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award

Prof. Dennis Sylvester was selected to receive a U-M Faculty Recognition Award. This award recognizes "mid-career faculty who have demonstrated remarkable contributions to the University through outstanding achievements in scholarly research and/or creative endeavors; excellence as a teacher, advisor and mentor; and distinguished participation in the service activities of the university and elsewhere." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Michigan Integrated Circuits (MICL)  Sylvester, Dennis  

David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester Named Top Authors by ISSCC

Prof. David Blaauw and Prof. Dennis Sylvester have been named two of the top 16 contributing authors in the last 60 years to the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), which is the flagship conference of the Solid-State Circuits Society. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Lab-Michigan Integrated Circuits (MICL)  Sylvester, Dennis  

Special Recognition Award to Dr. Kurt Metzger

Dr. Kurt Metzger, Associate Research Scientist Emeritus, was recognized with a special award by the department in recognition of his outstanding contributions to student understanding and appreciation of applied signal processing, and in particular, of extraordinary contributions to the major design course EECS 452: Digital Signal Processing Laboratory. [Full Story]

2013 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

The EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service. The recipients of the 2013 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award are David Blaauw, Wei Lu, and Z. Morley Mao. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Lab-Software Systems  Lu, Wei  Mao, Zhuoqing Morley  

Mark Kushner Appointed to Advisory Board for DoE National Lab

Mark Kushner, George I. Haddad Professor of EECS, has been appointed to the advisory board for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) for a four-year term. PPPL is a major U.S. Department of Energy funded research center established for collaborative work in fusion energy research. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Kushner, Mark J.  

Three EECS Faculty Recognized with College of Engineering Awards

Three EECS faculty have received awards from the College of Engineering: Peter Chen (Undergraduate Teaching Award), Jeffrey Fessler (Research Excellence Award), and Andrew Yagle (Service Excellence Award). Congratulations! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chen, Peter M.  Fessler, Jeffrey  Lab-Software Systems  Yagle, Andrew E.  

Ted Norris Named Grard A. Mourou Professor of EECS

Ted Norris has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to science, technology, and education by being named the Girard A. Mourou Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Norris, Theodore B.  

Popular Mechanics names Jessy Grizzle as a top 10 world-changing innovator for 2012

For his work with the bipedal robot known as MABEL, Prof. Grizzle was named a Top 10 Innovator for 2012 by Popular Mechanics. One of MABEL's biggest feats was mastering the run - becoming the fastest bipedal robot with knees. Her successor, MARLO, just arrived at Michigan - ready to take up where MABEL left off. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Prof. Mona Jarrahi to represent U-M in NAE 2012 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Prof. Jarrahi has been selected as one of the nations brightest young engineers to take part in the National Academy of Engineering Symposium, held Sept. 13-15, 2012 in Michigan. Included in the discussion will be serious games, vehicle electrification, climate engineering, and engineering materials for the biological interface. More about Frontiers in Engineering. [Full Story]

Mona Jarrahi Receives ARO Young Investigator Award

Prof. Mona Jarrahi has been selected to receive a 2012 Young Investigator Award from the Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Program for the project, "Fundamental Properties and Capabilities of Plasmonic Antennas for Efficient Interaction with Nanoelectronics." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  

Congratulations to our faculty on their recent promotions!

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Bailey, Prof. Michael Flynn, Prof. P.C. Ku, Prof. Mingyan Liu, Prof. Igor Markov, Prof Brian Noble, Prof. Seth Pettie, and Prof. Clayton Scott on their recent promotions! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Flynn, Michael  Ku, Pei-Cheng (P.C.)  Liu, Mingyan  Markov, Igor  Noble, Brian  Pettie, Seth  Scott, Clayton D.  

Mark Brehob Voted HKN Professor of the Year

Based on student input, Dr. Mark Brehob was selected as the 2011-2012 HKN Professor of the Year by U-M Eta Kappa Nu, the local chapter of the national honor society for electrical and computer engineers. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Brehob, Mark  

Prof. Jeff Fessler Honored with Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award

Jeffrey Fessler, professor of EECS, Biomedical Engineering, and Radiology, has been honored with a 2012 Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award for his sustained efforts as advisor, teacher, advocate, sponsor, and role model to doctoral students. Prof. Fessler is an internationally renowned research leader in computational medical imaging. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Fessler, Jeffrey  

Prof. Fawwaz Ulaby Receives the IEEE James H. Mulligan Education Medal

Fawwaz T. Ulaby, Emmett Leith Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received the IEEE James H. Mulligan Education Medal, "For contributions to undergraduate and graduate engineering education through innovative textbooks, dedicated mentoring of students, and inspirational teaching." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Ulaby, Fawwaz  

Prof. George Haddad Receives the IEEE MTT-S Microwave Career Award

George Haddad, Robert J. Hiller Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the 2012 recipient of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Career Award. This Award recognizes a career of meritorious achievement and outstanding technical contribution by an individual in the field of microwave theory and techniques. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Haddad, George I.  

Four EECS Faculty Recognized with College of Engineering Awards

The following faculty received awards from the College of Engineering: Jason Flinn (Education Excellence Award), Ted Norris (Research Excellence Award), Jeff Ringenberg (Thomas M. Sawyer, Jr. Teaching Award), and Kim Winick (Service Excellence Award). Congratulations! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Flinn, Jason  Norris, Theodore B.  Ringenberg, Jeff  Winick, Kim A.  

Prof. Raj Nadakuditi Receives 2012 SPS Young Author Best Paper Award

Prof. Nadakuditi received this award for the excellence of his 2008 research paper, "Sample Eigenvalue Based Detection of High-Dimensional Signals in White Noise Using Relatively Few Samples." The research has applications to biomedical signal processing, wireless communications, geophysical signal processing, array processing, and finance. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Nadakuditi, Rajesh Rao  Signal & Image Processing and Machine Learning  Theory of Computation  

2012 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of this years EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards: Prof. Satinder Baveja, Prof. Ian Hiskens, and Prof. Dennis Sylvester. Each faculty member has made important contributions to the department and research community in recent years, in addition to their regular activities in teaching, research, and service. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Baveja, Satinder Singh  Hiskens, Ian  Sylvester, Dennis  

Prof. Grizzle Receives 2012 Bode Lecture Prize from IEEE Control Systems Society

Jessy Grizzle, Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering, received the 2012 Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize for his distinguished contributions to control systems science and engineering. Jessy's work in nonlinear system theory has been applied to automotive applications and more recently bipedal robots, and has had a fundamental impact on the field. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Dr. Dennis Grimard Receives Work/Life Champion Award for Supervisors

Dr. Dennis Grimard was honored recently at a public ceremony for receiving one of the inaugural U-M Work/Life Champion Awards for Supervisors. As Managing Director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF), Dr. Grimard oversees the work of approx. 25 highly trained technical staff. The award recognizes U-M faculty and staff supervisors who promote work/life balance through consistent recognition of and responsiveness to their employees' professional and personal lives. [Full Story]

Prof. David Blaauw Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. David Blaauw has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2012, for contributions to adaptive and low power circuit design. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  

ECE Startup ePack, Inc. Wins Masco Next Gen Manufacturing Award at Innovation Competition

ePack, Inc. received the award and $25K at the second annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, held Nov. 15-17, 2011. The company specializes in advanced packaging solutions for MEMS devices, especially electronic sensors. MEMStim earned an honorable mention in the student category. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  MEMS and Microsystems  Najafi, Khalil  Technology Transfer  

Professor Emeritus Ted Birdsall Receives Silver Medal in Signal Processing in Acoustics

Professor Emeritus Theodore G. Birdsall was recently honored with the Silver Medal in Signal Processing in Acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America, "for contributions to signal detection theory and development of coded sequences in underwater acoustics." He is only the second recipient of this award. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Keynote speech makes an impact in China

Prof. Semyon Meerkov delivered a keynote lecture at the 2011 International Forum on Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Integration (VTI2011). Within 15 minutes it was translated into Chinese. Meerkov's book, Production Systems Engineering, is currently being translated into Chinese (available summer 2012).
Related Topics:  Meerkov, Semyon M.  

Mina Rais-Zadeh Receives 2011 EDS Early Career Award

Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh has been selected to receive a 2011 IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Early Career Award, which honors an outstanding IEEE EDS Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD). Her research has been focused on the development of a new class of passive RF MEMS technology, which has resulted in five patents and several publications. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Rais-Zadeh, Mina  

2011 EECS Promotions

Congratulations Robert Dick, Tony Grbic, Jay Guo, Wei Lu, Scott Mahlke, Dragomir Radev, and Martin Strauss on your recent promotions! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Dick, Robert  Grbic, Anthony  Guo, L. Jay  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Lab-Theory of Computation  Lu, Wei  Mahlke, Scott  Radev, Dragomir  Strauss, Martin  

Congratulations to Dennis Grimard and Becky Turanski for their staff awards

Dr. Dennis Grimard and Becky Turanski received CoE awards for their consistently exemplary service to the University and external community. Read more about Dennis Grimard. Read more about Becky Turanski.

Prof. Grbic Receives USNC/URSI Booker Fellowship

This triennial award is presented to a U.S. scientist for outstanding contributions to radio science by the U.S Nat. Committee for the Int. Union of Radio Science. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grbic, Anthony  

Al Hero Receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

Prof. Hero was recognized for being an internationally recognized expert in the field of signal and image processing, an established leader in the professional community, and a distinguished educator. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hero, Alfred  

Mahta Moghaddam Honored with U-M Faculty Recognition Award

Prof. Moghaddam, a professor in the RADLAB, was recognized for her excellence in research, teaching, and service. Her research ranges from environmental sensing to medical imaging using radar. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Jamie Phillips Receives University Undergraduate Teaching Award

This award recognizes faculty in the early stages of their career for their outstanding ability in teaching undergraduate students.

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Phillips, Jamie D.  

Tony Grbic Honored as MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer

Prof. Grbic will receive this award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society "for outstanding early career contributions to the microwave profession."

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grbic, Anthony  

Ted Norris Honored with Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award

Prof. Ted Norris, Director of CUOS and the Optics and Photonics Lab, received this honor for sustained efforts sustained efforts as advisor, teacher, advocate, sponsor, and role model to doctoral students. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Norris, Theodore B.  

Mark Kushner Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Prof. Mark Kushner was recognized by the NAE for his contributions to low-temperature plasmas for semiconductors, optics, and thin-film manufacturing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Kushner, Mark J.  

Najafi, Wise named Distinguished University Innovators

Prof. Najafi and Prof. Wise are recognized for their role in developing breakthrough technologies in MEMS, leading to numerous startup companies. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Najafi, Khalil  Technology Transfer  Wise, Kensall  

Five EECS Faculty Recognized with College of Engineering Awards

Valeria Bertacco, Michael Flynn, Eric Michielssen, H.V. Jagadish, and Michael Bailey have received awards from the College. Congratulations! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bertacco, Valeria  Flynn, Michael  Jagadish, HV  Michielssen, Eric  

Ken Wise - Leading a Revolution in MEMS

Prof. Ken Wise's accomplishments as a leader in technology transfer were recognized in receiving the 2010 Technology Transfer Career Achievement Award. He co-founded or mentored over 12 U-M start-ups, created industry collaborations with over 20 major businesses and provided guidance to countless fellow researchers, students and staff. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Wise, Kensall  

2011 Departmental Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2011 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award: Mingyan Liu, Scott Mahlke, and Mahta Moghaddam. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Liu, Mingyan  Mahlke, Scott  

Dennis Sylvester Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. Dennis Sylvester was recently named IEEE Fellow and cited for his contributions to energy-efficient integrated circuits. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Sylvester, Dennis  

Honoring a Pathbreaker

Prof. Leo C. McAfee, Jr. retired after 39 years at Michigan, leaving a legacy of hope and achievement. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Mark Kushner Awarded the AVS Medard W. Welch Award

Prof. Kushner received the award "for outstanding contributions to modeling and physical understanding of plasmas, especially those used in thin film etching, deposition and surface modification." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Kushner, Mark J.  

Pallab Bhattacharya Receives Welker Award at ISCS 2010

Prof. Bhattacharya received this award at the Int. Symp. on Compound Semiconductors for his pioneering work on III-V based photonic devices. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bhattacharya, Pallab  

Jessy Grizzle Named IFAC Fellow

Prof. Grizzle was named Fellow for outstanding contributions to nonlinear control theory and to applications in automotive and robotic systems. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Kamal Sarabandi Honored with 2011 IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award

Prof. Sarabandi received this award "for contributions to space-based, microwave and millimeter polarimetric radar remote sensing of the Earth's surface for civilian and military applications." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Sarabandi, Kamal  

Feature on Mahta Moghaddam

Prof. Mahta Moghaddam was featured in the Spring 2010 issue of the Michigan Engineer, a special issue devoted to remarkable women in engineering. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Anthony Grbic Honored with Henry Russel Award

Prof. Grbic was honored by the University of Michigan for his impressive research and exemplary teaching. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grbic, Anthony  

Mona Jarrahi Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award

Prof. Jarrahi will pursue research in Plasmonics-Enabled Ultra-Short Carrier Lifetime Photoconductors for High Power Terahertz Generation. [Full Story]

P.C. Ku Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award

Prof. PC Ku will pursue research in Nitride Semiconductor Single-Photon Emitters and Photon Entanglement. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Ku, Pei-Cheng (P.C.)  

Domitilla Del Vecchio Receives Donald P. Eckman Award

Prof. Domitilla Del Vecchio received this Award from the American Automatic Control Council, "For contributions to the theory and practice of hybrid dynamical systems and systems biology." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Kamal Sarabandi Receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

Prof. Sarabandi, Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering, received the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Sarabandi, Kamal  

Duncan Steel Honored with Graduate Student Mentor Award

Duncan Steel, Robert J. Hiller Professor, received a 2010 Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award for his efforts as advisor, teacher, advocate, sponsor, and role model to doctoral students. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Steel, Duncan  

Yogesh Gianchandani Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Yogesh B. Gianchandani has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2010, for contributions to silicon-based microactuators and on-chip microplasmas. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Gianchandani, Yogesh  

Professor Emerita Lynn Conway Receives Computer Pioneer Award

Lynn Conway has been recognized by the IEEE Computer Society with the Computer Pioneer Award for her work in computer architecture at IBM and work at Xerox PARC that revolutionized VLSI design. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer-Aided Design & VLSI  Conway, Lynn  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Tony Grbic Meets the President

Prof. Grbic was honored at the White House along with fellow 2009 winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grbic, Anthony  

2010 EECS and CoE Faculty Awards

EECS Awards: Profs. Anastasopoulos, Mortazawi, Wellman
College of Engineering Awards: Profs. Grizzle, Mortazawi, Wakefield, Chesney, Flynn, Gianchandani, Najafi, Sylvester, Wise
Congratulations Everyone!

Related Topics:  Anastasopoulos, Achilleas  Chesney, David  Flynn, Michael  Gianchandani, Yogesh  Grizzle, Jessy  Mortazawi, Amir  Najafi, Khalil  Sylvester, Dennis  Wakefield, Gregory H.  Wellman, Michael  Wise, Kensall  

Al Hero Receives Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award

Prof. Hero and his co-authors received this award for their important work in localization in wireless sensor networks, published in 2005. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hero, Alfred  

Frontiers in Semiconductor Based Devices Symposium

The former graduate students of Pallab Bhattacharya have organized a symposium in honor of his 60th Birthday. The symposium will be held December 7, 2009 in the Johnson Rooms of the Lurie Engineering Center.

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bhattacharya, Pallab  

Prof. Duncan Steel Awarded 2010 APS Frank Isakson Prize

"For seminal contributions to nonlinear optical spectroscopy and coherent control of semiconductor heterostructures." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Steel, Duncan  

Prof. Mark Kushner Awarded 2010 APS Will Allis Prize

"For ground-breaking contributions to developing and applying hybrid plasma models that have advanced the fundamental understanding of the chemistry, surface kinetics, and energy transport in low temperature plasmas." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Kushner, Mark J.  

Prof. Mark Kushner Honored with Alumni Award

Prof. Mark Kushner has been selected to receive the 2009 Alumni Achievement in Academia award from UCLA.
Related Topics:  Kushner, Mark J.  

Karem Sakallah and Colleagues Receive CAV 09 Award

Prof. Karem Sakallah, his former graduate student, and their colleagues at Princeton have received the Computer Aided Verification Award for their series of fundamental contributions to development of modern SAT solvers. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Sakallah, Karem  

EECS Researchers Receive Best Paper Award at ISLPED

EECS Professors David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, along with two EECS graduate students and a team of researchers at IBM's T.J. Watson Reserch Center, have received the Best Paper Award at the ISLPED. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Sylvester, Dennis  

Tony Grbic Awarded Presidential Early Career Award

Prof. Tony Grbic was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers early in their careers [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grbic, Anthony  

Tom Senior Receives the 2010 IEEE Electromagnetics Award

Professor Emeritus Tom Senior has been awarded the 2010 IEEE Electromagnetics Award, "For significant contributions to the advancement of electromagnetic diffraction and scattering theories." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Senior, Thomas B. A.   

Steve Forrest New Board Chair for Ann Arbor SPARK

Stephen Forrest, U-M's VP for Research and Professor of EECS, is the new board chair for the region's economic development authority, SPARK. "He has been a driving force behind the university's recent efforts to strengthen ties with business and industry." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  

Three Staff Honored for their Excellent Work

Karen Liska (Human Resources Coord.), Barb Rice (Senior Research Admin.), and Dennis Schweiger (Facilities Supervisor for the LNF) were recently honored at public ceremonies for their excellent performance during their careers in EECS.

Dennis Schweiger Receives College of Engineering Staff Excellence Award

Dennis Schweiger, Facilities Supervisor for the LNF, has been selected to receive a College of Engineering Staff Excellence Award. He will be honored May 8 at a public ceremony in Chesebrough Auditorium at 3pm. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Barb Rice Receives U-M Distinguished Research Administrator Award

Barb Rice, Research Administrator for SSEL, WIMS, LNF, and NNIN has been selected to receive a 2009 Distinguished Research Administrator Award. She will be honored at a public ceremony May 7 in Michigan League's Vandenberg Room, 3:30-5pm. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Karen Liska Receives CoE Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award

Karen Liska, EECS Human Resources Coordinator, has been selected to receive the CoE Judith A. Pitney Award. She will be honored at a public ceremony in Chesebrough Auditorium on Friday, May 8 at 3:00pm. [Full Story]

Mark Brehob Elected as HKN Professor of the Year

Mark Brehob was named Professor of the Year by HKN. He received the award on April 20, at the EECS St. George's Day feast. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Brehob, Mark  

2009 EECS and CoE Faculty Awards

EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards: Jason Flinn, Jay Guo, Sandeep Pradhan
CoE Awards: Please click on the link - Congratulations to all!

Related Topics:  Austin, Todd  Blaauw, David  Chen, Peter M.  Flinn, Jason  Gilchrist, Brian E.  Guo, L. Jay  Mahlke, Scott  Maksimchuk, Anatoly  Mudge, Trevor  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Pradhan, S. Sandeep  Sylvester, Dennis  

Prof. Hiskens named Vennema Professor

Prof. Ian Hiskens will present the lecture, What's Smart about the "Smart Grid"? April 2, 2009 in a public ceremony to announce his being named the Vennema Professor of Engineering. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hiskens, Ian  

Prof. Kushner Named George I. Haddad Professor

Prof. Mark Kusher will present the lecture Low Temperature Plasmas: Fundamental Physics, Innovative Technologies, Future Societal Benefit April 9, 2009 in a public ceremony to announce his being named the George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Kushner, Mark J.  

Professor Kamal Sarabandi Appointed the Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering

Prof. Kamal Sarabandi conducts research in the area of applied electromagnetics, including radar remote sensing, antennas, wireless systems, and radar imaging. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Sarabandi, Kamal  

Professor Al Hero Appointed R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering

Prof. Al Hero conducts research interests in adaptive sensing, inference in sensor networks, bioinformatics, inverse problems, and statistical signal and image processing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hero, Alfred  

Professor Stephen R. Forrest Named APS Fellow

Prof. Steve Forrest has been named Fellow of the American Physical Society for contributions leading to the demonstration of high efficiency organic light emitting devices, organic photovoltaics and organic lasers. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  

Prof. Mahta Moghaddam Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. Mahta Moghaddam has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2009, "for contributions to forward and inverse scattering techniques for radar remote sensing." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Professor Al Hero Elected to IEEE Board of Directors

Prof. Al Hero has been elected to the IEEE Board of Directors as Director of Division IX (Signals and Applications). His official term of service will be 2010-2011, and he will serve as Director-Elect in 2009. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hero, Alfred  

2008 Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award

Professors Todd Austin and David Blaauw received the 2008 Richard Newton Gigascale Systems Research Award for their role in the development of Razor technology. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Austin, Todd  Blaauw, David  Computer Architecture  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Semyon Meerkov receives Distinguished Faculty Governance Award

Prof. Meerkov received this award for outstanding leadership in faculty governance over a period of years, with an emphasis on Universitywide service. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Meerkov, Semyon M.  

Dragomir Radev Coaches Teams to Gold!

Dragomir Radev, an associate professor in EECS as well as the Department of Linguistics in LS&A, recently led high-school teams to severalawards, including Gold medals, in 11 out of 33 individual and team events in the sixth International Linguistics Olympiad in Slanchev Bryag, Bulgaria. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Language and Text Processing  Radev, Dragomir  

Julie Claus Awarded Professional Development Grant

Julie Claus was awarded a Professional Development Grant from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) to attend the 2009 Region V Conference in Grand Rapids, MI.

Shannon Spencer Publishes Monograph about Service Learning Education

Shannon Spencer, Undergraduate Student Advisor, wrote the chapter, "Service learning education for adult learners," in the monograph, Serving adult learners: A handbook for effective practice, edited by C. Palmer, J. Bonnet, and J. Garland.

HKN Professor of the Year is Don Winsor

Don Winsor, Coordinator of the Departmental Computing Organization and adjunct faculty member, received the HKN Professor of the Year Award for 2007-08. Don was surprised with the news at the end-of-the-year ice cream social for EECS students. He recently taught EECS 370 (Intro to Computer Organization) and EECS 482 (Intro to Operating Systems).
Related Topics:  Winsor, Don  

Prof. Marios Papaefthymiou Receives Faculty Recognition Award

Marios Papaefthymiou, Director of the Advanced Computer Architecture Laboratory, has been selected to receive a highly-competitive 2008 Faculty Recognition Award from the Rackham Graduate School for his contributions to research, education, and service activities.
[Read more...]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Papaefthymiou, Marios  

Professor Fawwaz T. Ulaby Named Provost of KAUST

Professor Fawwaz T. Ulaby has been selected as the Founding Provost and Executive Vice President of KAUST. "It is a great opportunity to shape the future," says Ulaby, who plans to maintain an appointment at Michigan. "It will provide a means for the easy flow of research, faculty, and students between the two institutions." Ulaby is expected to assume his duties Sept. 1, 2008. [read more ...]
Related Topics:  Ulaby, Fawwaz  

Al Hero Receives Digiteo Chaire dExcellence

Prof. Al Hero has been selected to receive a Digiteo chaired research faculty position in France. He will conduct research during the summer months on Distributed Active Networks: Sensing and Estimation, applied to both gene regulation networks and ad hoc communications networks. [read more ...]
Related Topics:  Hero, Alfred  

Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya Elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering

Prof. Bhattacharya, Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his contributions to quantum-dot optoelectronic devices and integrated optoelectronics. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. [Read more...]
Related Topics:  Bhattacharya, Pallab  

2007-08 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards, and College of Engineering Awards Announced

EECS Award Winners:
Valeria Bertacco, Igor Markov, Jasprit Singh
CoE Award Winners:
David Blaauw, John Hayes, H.J. Jagadish, Jignesh Patel

Related Topics:  Bertacco, Valeria  Blaauw, David  Hayes, John  Jagadish, HV  Markov, Igor  Singh, Jasprit  

Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya To Receive 2008 John Bardeen Award

Pallab Bhattacharya, the Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, will be presented with the 2008 John Bardeen Award at the annual meeting of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). [Read more...]
Related Topics:  Bhattacharya, Pallab  

New Interdisciplinary Research Program Will Lead to Better Understanding of Global Environmental Change

Mahta Moghaddam, associate professor and member of the Radiation Laboratory, is lead investigator at U-M for the important new multidisciplinary project: An Inundated Wetlands Earth System Data Record: Global Monitoring of Wetland Extent and Dynamics. This research will enable unprecedented insight into global environmental change. Read more...
Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Karl Krushelnick Named Fellow of American Physical Society

Prof. Karl Krushelnick, professor of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences, and EECS, was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. [Read more...]
Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

Professor Sarabandi Awarded Humboldt Research Award

Professor Kamal Sarabandi, director of the Radiation Laboratory, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award. This award is granted to scientists and scholars from all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. [Read more...]
Related Topics:  Sarabandi, Kamal  

Jessy Grizzle Receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

Jessy Grizzle combines a deep knowledge of control theory with an ability to develop practical applications in several areas. A case in point is his contribution to bipedal locomotion, an achievement that is considered to be a major turning point in robotics. This advance was achieved through a deep theoretical insight combined with practical ingenuity. [Read more...]
Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Prof. Fessler Earns Faculty Recognition Award

Jeffrey Fessler's research in the field of medical image reconstruction is multidisciplinary and his collaborations have had significant impact across the University and beyond. Several of his algorithms have been patented, and some have transitioned to leading medical centers and to scanner manufacturers. [Read more...]
Related Topics:  Fessler, Jeffrey  

Prof. Jessy Grizzle Named the Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering, and Publishes New Book

Prof. Jessy Grizzle was recently named the Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering. Prof. Grizzle is an expert in the theory of nonlinear control systems. His current research focuses on modeling and control of automotive powertrain systems, and the control of bipedal robots.[Read more...]
Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Prof. Sarabandi Recognized by NASA

Prof. Kamal Sarabandi received a NASA Certificate of Appreciation for Significant Contribution as a member of NASA Advisory Council to the Workshop on Science Associated with the Lunar Exploration Architecture, from Dr. Michael Griffin, NASA Administrator, and Senator Harrison H. Schmitt, Chairman of NASA Advisory Council. Read more about his research in an article that appeared in the SS2007 issue of EECS News.
Related Topics:  Sarabandi, Kamal  

Prof. Ken Wise Will Give Henry Russel Lecture

Prof. Wise will present the talk, WIMS: Sparking Breakthroughs in Health Care and the Global Environment, Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 4pm at Rackham Amphitheatre. The Henry Russel Lectureship is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member by the University.
[University Record]

Related Topics:  Wise, Kensall  

Prof. Demos Teneketzis receives 2007 Graduate Student Mentoring Award

Prof. Demos Teneketzis has been selected to receive a 2007 Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award. He will receive the award at a public ceremony, April 12 at 4pm in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
[read more...]

Related Topics:  Teneketzis, Demosthenis  

Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya receives First Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology

Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya, Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor and James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, is the co-winner (with Prof. Mark Reed of Yale University) of the first IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bhattacharya, Pallab  

Mohammed Islam Receives First Distinguished University Innovator Award

Prof. Mohammed Islam has been selected to receive the 2007 Distinguished University Innovator Award for his development of a breakthrough technology, his experience with tech-transfer, and his commitment to educating students about entrepreneurship and intellectual property protection. He will present the lecture, "An Engineer's View of Start-Ups," March 21, 2007, 4pm, in Rackham Amphitheatre. [University Record] [Flyer]
Related Topics:  Islam, Mohammed  

Three Faculty Earn 2007 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award

Congratulations to the following three EECS faculty members who are being recognized for their contributions to the Department with an EECS Outstanding Achievement Award:

Jim Freudenberg, Systems Laboratory
Brian Noble, Software Systems Laboratory
Jamie Phillips, Solid-State Electronics Laboratory

They will receive their awards at the annual Faculty Recognition Dinner on February 10th at the Michigan League.
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  Noble, Brian  Software Systems  

Fawwaz Ulaby elected to AAAS

Professor Fawwaz Ulaby, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering, was recently elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his outstanding contributions to microwave remote sensing, electromagnetic scattering and for his leadership in engineering education.
Related Topics:  Ulaby, Fawwaz  

Steve Forrest receives IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award

Stephen R. Forrest, the William Gould Dow Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and vice president for research, was named a co-recipient of the 2007 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Daniel E. Noble Award, for pioneering contributions to the development of organic light emitting diodes. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to emerging technologies. Read more...
Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  

Jeffrey Cook, EECS 461 Instructor, Receives Automotive Hall of Fame Award

Jeffrey A. Cook, adjunct faculty member who next term will be teaching EECS 461, Embedded Control Systems, has been selected to receive the 2007 Automotive Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes an individual who has significantly improved the industry or their respective organizations.

Cook is a Technical Leader at the Ford Motor Company Research and Innovation Center. His research addresses modeling and control of automotive powertrains for improved fuel economy and emissions, and imporvements in systems engineering processes for the design of automotive controls. He holds 25 patents on automotive technology, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Prof. Ulaby Receives IEEE GRS-S Education Award

Prof. Fawwaz T. Ulaby, R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was awarded the 2006 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Education Award for his significant educational contributions in the field of remote sensing. He was honored during the awards ceremony of IEEE IGARSS 2006.
Related Topics:  Ulaby, Fawwaz  

Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to the following faculty for their promotions:

From associate professor with tenure to professor with tenure

Peter Chen
Yogesh Gianchandani, (also from associate professor to professor of mechanical engineering, without tenure)
Amir Mortazawi
Clark T.C. Nguyen

From associate professor without tenure to associate professor with tenure

Mahta Moghaddam

From assistant professor to associate professor with tenure

Michael Flynn
Mingyan Liu
Scott Mahlke
Igor Markov

Professor Kensall D. Wise Receives 2007 Henry Russel Lectureship

Professor Kensall D. Wise has been selected to receive the U-M 2007 Henry Russel Lectureship.

Professor Wise is the William Gould Dow Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology, and Director of the NSF Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS). Wise is a fellow of IEEE and the AIMBE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. His present research interests focus on the development of integrated microsystems for health care, process control, and environmental monitoring.

The Lectureship is the highest honor bestowed by U-M upon a faculty member. Prof. Wise will present his lecture March 13, 2007.
Related Topics:  Wise, Kensall  

Professor Khalil Najafi Named Schlumberger Professor of Engineering

Professor Khalil Najafi has been named the Schlumberger Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective March 1, 2006.

Najafi is Deputy Director of the NSF Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS), and Director of the NSF National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN). His research interests lie in the areas of solid-state integrated sensors and circuits, analog and mixed-mode integrated circuit design and fabrication, fabrication technologies for silicon microactuators and three-dimensional micromechanical systems, integrated implantable sensors for biomedical applications, packaging techniques for protection of integrated circuits and sensors for long-term implantation in biological environments, miniature implantable wireless microtelemetry systems, and design of microinstrumentation systems for sensing environmental parameters.
Related Topics:  Najafi, Khalil  

Prof. Terry Receives Service Excellence Award

Prof. Fred Terry has been selected to receive a College of Engineering Service Excellence Award for 2005-06. He is providing the primary faculty leadership for the expansion of the Michigan Nanofabrication Facility (MNF), formerly known as the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory. He has also played a key role in Michigan's involvement with the National Nanofabrication Infrastructure Network (NNIN). Prof. Terry has a reputation for his long-standing service to important departmental committees, particularly those that impact our students. Prof. Terry will receive his award at the College of Engineering Faculty Honors and Awards Dinner Dance on March 25, 2006.
Related Topics:  Terry, Fred  

Prof. Sylvester Receives Education Excellence Award

Professor Dennis Sylvester has been selected to receive a College of Engineering Education Excellence Award for 2005-06, for his many contributions to the education of EECS students. He developed a new undergraduate course in digital circuits, and extensively revised the course, VLSI I. He is a very popular instructor of difficult courses. Prof. Sylvesters area is Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI), and he has taken stewardship of this program even as a junior faculty member. He has traveled to Malaysia and China to expose foreign faculty to the methods U-M uses to teach VLSI. Professor Sylvester will receive his award at the College of Engineering Faculty Honors and Awards Dinner Dance on March 25, 2006.
Related Topics:  Sylvester, Dennis  

John Nees Receives Outstanding Research Scientist Award

John Nees has been selected to receive a College of Engineering Outstanding Research Scientist Award for 2005-06. He has contributed significantly to the work in the Center for Ultrafast Optical Sciences (CUOS) in the area of high-speed optoelectronics, and recently to new research avenues using the novel lambda-cubed laser. He has helped develop CUOS into an interdisciplinary center, opening up new fields in materials science and biomedical engineering, as well as more traditional areas of optics and plasma physics. John will receive his award at the College of Engineering Faculty Honors and Awards Dinner Dance on March 25, 2006.
Related Topics:  Nees, John A.  

Prof. Jeff Fessler Elected Fellow of IEEE

Professor Jeff Fessler has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). Professor Fessler is being recognized "for his contributions to theory and practice of image reconstruction."

Fessler is a member of the Systems Laboratory.
Related Topics:  Fessler, Jeffrey  

Prof. Amir Mortazawi Elected IEEE Fellow

Professor Amir Mortazawi has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). Professor Mortazawi is being recognized "for contributions to quasi-optical and circuit based power generation techniques."

Mortazawi is a member of the Radiation Laboratory.
Related Topics:  Mortazawi, Amir  

Professor Jeff Fessler 2006 IEEE Fellow

Professor Jeff Fessler has been named a member of the 2006 class of IEEE Fellows. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. As a newly named Fellow, Professor Fessler is being recognized "for his contributions to theory and practice of image reconstruction." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Fessler, Jeffrey  

Fawwaz Ulaby Awarded the 2006 IEEE Edison Medal

Professor Fawwaz Ulaby was recently selected to receive the 2006 IEEE Edison Medal. This is one of the most prestigious of IEEE medals, and is given to individuals for a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering or the electrical arts. Ulaby will receive a gold medal and a certificate with the citation: For pioneering research in microwave and radar remote sensing technology and their environmental and industrial applications. He shares the honor of this award with many famous scientists, inventors, and innovators such as Charles F. Kettering, John D. Kraus, Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell, George Westinghouse - and two EECS William Gould Dow Lecturers, James L. Flanagan and Robert W. Lucky.

Ulaby is the R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor, Vice-President of Research, and is a member of the Radiation Laboratory in EECS. He will return to full time research and teaching January 2006.
Related Topics:  Ulaby, Fawwaz  

Dr. Najafi Awarded Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

Professor Khalil Najafi has been selected to receive a 2005 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Award recipients are noted for their "extraordinary achievements in the areas of teaching, scholarly research and/or creative endeavors, service and other activities which have brought distinction to the University.
Related Topics:  Najafi, Khalil  

Prof. Sylvester Awarded 2006 Henry Russel Award

Professor Dennis Sylvester has been selected to receive the 2006 Henry Russel Award. This prestigious award, conferred through the University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School, recognizes distinguished scholarship and/or creativity and conspicuous ability as a teacher.
Related Topics:  Sylvester, Dennis  

Professor Kim Winick Elected OSA Fellow

Professor Kim Winick has been elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Winick, Kim A.  

Dennis Sylvester Chosen to Receive 2006 Henry Russel Award

Professor Dennis Sylvester has been selected to receive the 2006 Henry Russel Award. This prestigious award, conferred through the University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School, recognizes distinguished scholarship and/or creativity and conspicuous ability as a teacher. Professor Sylvester will receive his award at a ceremony held in conjunction with the Henry Russel Lecture, on March 14, 2006.
Related Topics:  Sylvester, Dennis  

Recent faculty promotions

Congratulations on the recent promotions of our faculty:

From associate professor with tenure to professor with tenure

Marios C. Papaefthymiou
Kim A. Winick

From associate professor without tenure to associate professor with tenure

Satinder Singh Baveja

also
Steven A. Abney, linguistics, LSA (also associate professor of information, without tenure, School of Information, and electrical engineering and computer science, without tenure, CoE)

From assistant professor to associate professor with tenure

Achilleas Anastasopoulos
Lingjie J. Guo (also from assistant professor to associate professor of macromolecular science and engineering, without tenure)
Jignesh M. Patel
Dennis Sylvester

also
Dragomir R. Radev, information, School of Information (also from assistant professor to associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, without tenure, CoE, and linguistics, without tenure, LSA)

Professor Khalil Najafi Receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

Professor Khalil Najafi has been selected to receive a 2005 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Award recipients are noted for their extraordinary achievements in the areas of teaching, scholarly research and/or creative endeavors, service and other activities which have brought distinction to the University. Nominations are reviewed by an interdisciplinary selection committee comprised of distinguished senior faculty from a range of schools and colleges. Awardees are selected by the Dean of the Graduate School, based upon the recommendations of this committee. The award will be formally presented at a ceremony in early October 2005. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Najafi, Khalil  

Professor Kamal Sarabandi Receives Faculty Recognition Award

Professor Kamal Sarabandi has been chosen to receive a 2004-05 University of Michigan Faculty Recognition Award from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Recipients of this award are recognized for their "substantive contributions to the University through significant achievements in research and other scholarly/creative activities; excellence as a teacher, advisor and mentor; and distinguished participation in the service activities of the University." Nominations are reviewed by an interdisciplinary selection committee composed of distinguished faculty from a range of schools and colleges within the University and awardees are selected by the Dean of the Graduate School, based upon the recommendations of this committee. The award will be prsent in the Rackham Amphitheatre on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.
Related Topics:  Sarabandi, Kamal  

Gerard A. Mourou: In Pursuit of New Directions in Science

For nearly 30 years, Professor Grard A. Mourou has pioneered the field of ultrafast lasers and their applications in scientific, engineering, and medical disciplines. Sixteen of those years have been at U-M. Mourou officially retired this past December 2004, and while taking on a new position in his native France, he maintains close ties with his friends and colleagues at the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  Lasers  Mourou, Gerard A.  Optics and Photonics  

David Anderson: Making the Connection

Standing at the crossroads of engineering and neurophysiology, retiring faculty member David Anderson made his home in both areas. Anderson made the switch from computer engineering to bioengineering in graduate school at Wisconsin, ultimately finding his research home in the Laboratory of Neurophysiology The first lab he built after arriving at U-M in 1970, still in operation, was the Neural Signal Processing Lab at Kresge, which is now part of the Otorhinolaryngology Department. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Health  Signal & Image Processing and Machine Learning  

Jessy Grizzle Receives Education Excellence Award

Professor Jessy Grizzle received the David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award from the College of Engineering at the Faculty Honors Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 2, 2005. This award recognizes faculty members whose research has a profound impact in their field. The impact is manifested through the seminal character of their work and through it's major influence on the development of the field.
Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Jeff Fessler Receives Education Excellence Award

Professor Jeff Fessler received the John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award from the College of Engineering at the Faculty Honors Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 2, 2005. This award is presented to a faculty member who exhibits outstanding or unusual teaching skills. This includes the introduction of new and vital courses in the faculty member's field of specialization, curriculum planning in the Department or College and dedication to students.
Related Topics:  Fessler, Jeffrey  

Kamal Sarabandi Receives IEEE GRSS Distinguished Achievement Award

Professor Kamal Sarabandi has been chosen to receive the 2005 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Distinguished Achievement Award. This award recognizes an individual "who has made significant technical contributions, usually over a sustained period." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Sarabandi, Kamal  

Jessy Grizzle Receives College of Engineering Research Excellence Award

Professor Jessy Grizzle has been selected to receive a College of Engineering Research Excellence Award for 2004-05. This award is given in recognition of "demonstrated sustained excellence in research and scholarly activities. Professor Grizzle will receive his award at the College of Engineering Faculty Honors and Awards Dinner Dance on April 2.
Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Jeffrey Fessler Receives College of Engineering Education Excellence Award

Professor Jeff Fessler has been selected to receive a College of Engineering Education Excellence Award for 2004-05. This award is given in recognition of "demonstrated sustained excellence in curricular development, instruction and guidance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including graduate student supervision, and the development of new courses, teaching laboratories, teaching techniques, software packages for self teaching, etc." Professor Fessler will receive his award at the College of Engineering Faculty Honors and Awards Dinner Dance on April 2.

Professor Dave Neuhoff Appointed Joseph E. and Anne P. Rowe Professor of Electrical Engineering

David L. Neuhoff, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been appointed as the initial Joseph E. and Anne P. Rowe Professor of Electrical Engineering, effective January 1, 2005, pending Regental approval. This endowed chair was established in 2004 by the Rowes, who received numerous degrees from the College and University. Joseph joined the CoE faculty in 1953 and in 1968 assumed the chairmanship of the Electrical Engineering department. Ann served as a research associate in the Materials and Metallurgical department and then senior research associate in the School of Dentistry.

Professor Neuhoff's research focuses on communication and information theory, source coding, quantization and data compression, coding for magnetic recording and digital image halftoning. He has received numerous honors and awards and was elected a Fellow of IEEE in 1994.

Related Topics:  Neuhoff, David L.  

David Blaauw Selected to Receive 2005 Henry Russel Award

Associate Professor David Blaauw has been selected to receive the University of Michigan's 2005 Henry Russel Award. The Russel Award is a "special honor conferred on junior faculty members in recognition of distinguished scholarship and conspicuous ability as a teacher." Professor Blaauw will receive the award at the Henry Russel Lecture on March 8th, 2005. He will be honored again at the a banquet to be held in December 2005.


Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  

Sandeep Pradhan Sadanandarao Recieves NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Sandeep Pradhan Sadanandarao has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal entitled "New architectures for distributed compression and communication of delay-sensitive information in sensor networks." NSF CAREER awards recognize and support the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. Awardees are selected on the basis of creative, career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their institution.
Related Topics:  Pradhan, S. Sandeep  

Professor Mohammed Islam Elected IEEE Fellow

In recognition of his "contributions to optical fiber based non-linear devices and their applications in telecommunication networks," Professor Mohammed Islam has been elected a Fellow of IEEE, effective January 1, 2005.
Related Topics:  Islam, Mohammed  

Igor Markov Receives ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award

Professor Igor Markov received the 2004 ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award at the opening ceremony of ICCAD (International Conference on Computer-Aided Design) on November 8. This award recognizes a junior faculty member early in her or his academic career who demonstrates outstanding potential as an educator and/or researcher in the field of electronic design automation. While prior research and/or teaching accomplishments are important, the selection committee especially considers the impact that the candidate has had on her or his department and on the EDA field during the initial years of their academic appointment. Professor Markov was one of two recipients to receive the award this year.

Professor Ted Norris Receives Faculty Recognition Award

Professor Ted Norris has received the Faculty Recognition Award from the University's Rackham School of General Studies.

Recipients of this award are recognized for their "substantive contributions to the University through significant achievements in research and other scholarly/creative activities; excellence as a teacher, advisor and mentor; and distinguished participation in the service activities of the University.

Nominations are reviewed by an interdisciplinary selection committee composed of distinguished faculty from a range of schools and colleges within the University and awardees are selected by the Dean of the Graduate School, based upon the recommendations of this committee.

Professor Norris received his award at a formal ceremony in October.

Related Topics:  Norris, Theodore B.  

Pallab Bhattacharya Appointed Distinguished University Professor

Pallab Bhattacharya has been appointed Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Pallab Bhattacharya received his BS degree in physics from the University of Calcutta, India in 1968 and his MSE and PhD degrees in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK in 1976 and 1978, respectively. He joined the College as associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering in 1984 and became a full professor in 1987. In 1999 he was appointed the James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering. He has received numerous awards for his research.

Pallab requested that his Distinguished University Professorship be named in honor of Charles M. Vest. Chuck received his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan in 1964 and 1967, respectively. He began as a faculty member at Michigan in 1968, then successively held the positions of Associate Dean of Engineering, Dean of Engineering and Provost, before he left the University to become the 15th President of MIT in 1990. Chuck is credited with pioneering work in holographic interferometry and the application of this technology to thermal systems and flows.

Distinguished University Professorships were created in 1947 by the Board of Regents to recognize members of the faculty for exceptional achievement and reputation in their appointive fields of scholarly interest and for their superior teaching skills. Each professorship is named in honor of an eminent individual associated with the University in the scholars same general field of interest.
Related Topics:  Bhattacharya, Pallab  

Scott Mahlke Appointed Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professor

Scott A. Mahlke has been appointed the Morris Wellman Faculty Development Assistant Professor. Michael P. Wellman, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, endowed this professorship in his grandfather’s name. Morris Wellman was an engineer who worked for most of his career as a civil servant of the City of New York. The professorship is to be awarded to a junior faculty member to recognize outstanding contributions to teaching and research.

Scott Mahlke received his BS degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois in 1988 and his MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering also from the University of Illinois in 1991 and 1999, respectively. From 1994 until 2001 he was a research engineer at Hewlett Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California. Since joining the engineering faculty in 2001, Scott has established an excellent teaching record and has been very successful in his research activities in the areas of application-specific processor design, compilers, computer architecture and high-level synthesis. Scott was the recipient of an NSF CAREER award in January 2004.

Victor E. Perlin Receives Distinguished Dissertation Award for 2003

Victor E. Perlin, an EECS graduate student, was selected in March 2004 to receive one of eight Horace H. Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Awards for 2003. This award is given in recognition of the most exceptional scholarly work produced by doctoral students who completed their theses in 2003. A reception honoring the recipients was held April 29, 2004 at the Rackham Graduate School.

Professors Markov and Hayes win the IEEE Trans. on CAD best paper award

UM students Vivek Shende and Aditya Prasad, and professors Igor Markov and John Hayes received the 2004 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Donald O. Pederson Award for the paper "Synthesis of Reversible Logic Circuits" published in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems in 2003.

The award was presented at the Design Automation Conference in San Diego.

Prof. Stephen Rand Elected Fellow of Optical Society of America

Professor Stephen C. Rand has been elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America. His election includes recognition for "the invention of novel solid-state lasers, such as the diamond laser, mode-locked upconversion lasers and laser phosphors." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Rand, Stephen  

David Chesney Receives Society of Women Engineers Teaching Award

David Chesney, Lecturer in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, received the Society of Women Engineers Teaching Award on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at the 10th Annual Educational Lecture and Teaching Award Presentation. The award was given for "achievement as Outstanding Instructor." [Full Story]

Gerard Mourou Receives 2004 IEEE/LEOS Quantum Electronics Award

Professor Gerard Mourou has been to chosen to receive the 2004 IEEE/LEOS Quantum Electronics Award. Presented annually by the Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), this award honors an individual or group of individuals for outstanding technical contributions to quantum electronics, either in fundamentals or applications, or both. The award may be for a single contribution or for a distinguished series of contributions over a long period of time.
Related Topics:  Mourou, Gerard A.  

Jason Flinn Receives NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Jason Flinn has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal entitled "Building Intuitive Mobile Systems with Self-Tuning Parameter Translation." NSF CAREER awards recognize and support the early career-development activities of “those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.” Awardees are selected on the basis of “creative, career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their institution. “ [Full Story]

Michael Flynn Receives NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Michael Flynn has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal entitled "Improving analog/digital interfaces to CMOS signal processing systems." NSF CAREER awards recognize and support the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. Awardees are selected on the basis of creative, career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their institution. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Flynn, Michael  

Achilleas Anastasopoulos Receives NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Achilleas Anastasopoulos has been selected to receive a 2004 National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal entitled "Exploring the Complexity Limits of Joint Data Detection and Channel Estimation: Exact, Polynomial-Complexity Solutions and Ultra-Fast Approximations." NSF CAREER awards recognize and support the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. Awardees are selected on the basis of creative, career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their institution.
Related Topics:  Anastasopoulos, Achilleas  

Yaoyun Shi Receives NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Yaoyun Shi has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal entitled "Quantum Complexity and Polynomial Approximations of Boolean Functions." NSF CAREER awards recognize and support the early career-development activities of “those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.” Awardees are selected on the basis of “creative, career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their institution. “ [Full Story]

Scott Mahlke Receives NSF CAREER Awards

Assistant Professor Scott Mahlke has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal entitled "Compiler-Directed Synthesis of Application Specific Processors." NSF CAREER awards recognize and support the early career-development activities of “those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.” Awardees are selected on the basis of “creative, career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their institution. “ [Full Story]

Prof. Jessy Grizzle - Tau Beta Pi Engineering Professor of the Year

Professor Jessy Grizzle has been chosen as the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Professor of the Year. This award -- from the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society -- is based on the opinions of engineering students and "reflects a professor's talent for teaching students." Professor Grizzle was cited for his "hard work and outstanding ability to interest, motivate, and teach" students. He was also noted for his "humor" and his "positive attitude." The award will be presented by the American Society for Engineering Education, on April 15 at 3:30 p.m, in the Johnson Rooms of the Lurie Engineering Center.
Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

Prof. Brian Noble Receives Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award

Assistant Professor Brian Noble has been selected to receive the College of Engineering's Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award, for the academic year 2003-04. This award, presented annually to one faculty member in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and one in Mechanical Engineering, recognizes excellence in teaching and inspiring students.

Todd Austin Receives 2004 Henry Russel Award

Associate Professor Todd Austin has been selected to receive the University of Michigan's Henry Russel Award for the year 2004. The award recognizes both "exceptional scholarship and conspicuous ability as a teacher."

Profs. Bhattacharya, Norris and Singh Win College of Engineering Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award for 2003-04

Professors Pallab Bhattacharya, Ted Norris and Jasprit Singh (with Prof. Rachel Goldman of Materials Science and Engineering) were selected to receive the University of Michigan College of Engineering Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award for 2003-04. They will be honored at the College's Faculty Honors and Awards Dinner in March. This award is presented in recognition of the production of an extraordinary and significant piece of work from current or recent collaboration in teaching or research to the College of Engineering.

Prof. Kamal Sarabandi Wins College of Engineering Research Excellence Award

Professor Kamal Sarabandi has been selected to receive the University of Michigan College of Engineering Research Excellence Award for 2003-04. Professor Austin will be honored at the College's Faculty Honors and Awards Dinner in March. This award is presented in recognition of demonstrated sustained excellence in research and related scholarly activities.

Prof. Todd Austin Wins College of Engineering Education Excellence Award

Associate Professor Todd Austin has been selected to receive the University of Michigan College of Engineering Education Excellence Award for 2003-04. Professor Austin will be honored at the College's Faculty Honors and Awards Dinner in March. This award is presented in recognition of demonstrated sustained excellence in curricular development, instruction and guidance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including, graduate student supervision, and the development ofnew courses, teaching laboratories, teaching techniques, software packages for self teaching, etc.

Prof. Dennis Sylvester Wins College of Engineering 1938E Award

Assistant Professor Dennis Sylvester has been selected to receive the University of Michigan College of Engineering 1938E Award for 2003-04. Professor Sylvester will be honored at the College's Faculty Honors and Awards Dinner in March. This award is presented in recognition of an outstanding teacher in both elementary and advanced courses, an understanding counselor of students who seek guidance in their choice of career, a contributer to the educational growth of his/her College, and a teacher whose scholarly integrity pervades his/her service to the University and the profession of Engineering.

Prof. Jessy Grizzle - Wins 2003 Control Systems Technology Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society

Professor Jessy Grizzle -- along with Jeffrey A. Cook, Ford Motor Company, and Jing Sun, formerly of Ford Motor Company and currently an Associate Professor in UM's NAME Department -- has won the 2003 Control Systems Technology Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society "for the development of fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly automotive powertrains through innovative application of control theory." The award will be formally announced and presented during the annual Awards Ceremony of the Control Systems Society, which will be held during the 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) in Maui, Hawaii on Thursday, December 11, 2003.

John Hayes Receives Humboldt Research Award

Professor John Hayes has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists. The award is from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, in Bonn, Germany, and is in recognition of "past accomplishment in research and teaching."

Kang Shin Wins 2003 Technical Achievement Award

Professor Kang Shin has won the 2003 Technical Achievement Award of the Real-Time Technical Committee of the IEEE Computer Society.

Professor Pallab Bhattacharya Awarded 2003 Quantum Devices Award

Professor Pallab Bhattacharya received the 2003 Quantum Devices Award at the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS), for Pioneering Contributions to Molecular Beam Epitaxy and Applications of III-V Heterostructure Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices. This award is sponsored by Fujitsu and is given to an individual who has made "pioneering contributions to the fields of compound semiconductor devices and quantum nanostructure devices which have made a major scientific or technological impact in the past twenty years."

Dennis Sylvester Receives Outstanding New Faculty Award

Assistant Professor Dennis Sylvester has been awarded the 2003 SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award, by ACM SIGDA (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Design Automation). This award "recognizes a junior faculty member early in her or his academic career who demonstrates outstanding potential as an educator and/or researcher in the field of electronic design automation."

Professor Mingyan Liu receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Mingyan Liu is being awarded an NSF CAREER Award for her proposal titled "Capacity-driven design of large scale wireless sensor networks", funded by the ANI program in CISE. Congratulations Mingyan!

Mark Bartsch awarded Graduate Student Instructor Award

Mark Bartsch, a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering: Systems program in EECS, was awarded a special Graduate Student Instructor Award for his outstanding work in the development of the laboratory experiments for the course EECS 206: Signals and Systems I. The award was presented to Mark by Professor Lafortune, Associate Chair of EECS for the ECE Division, together with Professors Fessler, Neuhoff, and Wakefield, on August 22, 2003.

England Named 2004 IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award Recipient

The IEEE Board of Directors has named Tony England recipient of the 2004 IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award. As recipient of the award, he is being recognized "for significant contributions to the development and application of spaceborne microwave radiometry to remote sensing." Tony is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, at the University of Michigan. [Full Story]

Michael Wellman Receives 2002-2003 Faculty Recognition Award

Professor Michael Wellman has been selected to receive the Faculty Recognition Award for 2002-2003, from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan. Recipients demonstrate substantive contributions to the University through significant achievements in research and other scholarly/creative activities; excellence as a teacher, advisor and mentor; and distinguished participation in the service activities of the University. The award will be presented and announced officially to the University community at a special program in early October 2003.

Hero Elected President-Elect

Al Hero has been elected President-Elect of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board of Governors. Hewill serve two years in this role, followed by two years as President,and then two years as Past-President.
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Sylvester Awarded Spira Teaching Award

Dennis Sylvester will be awarded the 2003Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award. Dennis has stellar courseevaluations, and he developed a new digital circuits course, 312, which isproving to be very popular with our students. Congratulations to you,Dennis, for furthering the tradition of teaching excellence in EECS!

Rich
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Wise Delivers Distinguished University Professor Lecture

Ken Wise, J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology, faced a tall order during the April 2 William Gould Dow Distinguished University Professorship lecture: making a highly complex topic entertaining and educational for an audience of technical and non-technical people. [Full Story]

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Jamie Phillips Wins NSF CAREER Award

I am delighted to announce that Jamie Phillips, who came to the Department as an assistant professor in January 2002, has been awarded an NSFCAREER Award for his proposal titled "Ferroelectric HeterostructureIntegration With GaAs Optoelectronic Devices." This is a great way toget started. Congratulations, Jamie!

Rich [Full Story]

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Jessy Grizzle receives the 2002 George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award

Jessy Grizzle has been selected to received the 2002 George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award. Every year, the Control Systems Society presents up to three outstanding paper awards to authors of papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control during the preceding two calendar years. This outstanding paper award is based on originality, potential impact on the theoretical foundations of control, importance and practical significance in applications, and clarity. The award is named after George S. Axelby, founding editor of the Transactions.
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Gabriel Rebeiz Selected 2003 Outstanding Young Engineer

I am very pleased to announce that Gabriel Rebeiz has been selected as the 2003 Outstanding Young Engineer of the IEEE-MTT society. This award was established two years ago to recognize outstanding young MTT members (under 38) who have distinguished themselves in technical, educational, or service contributions. Congratulations, Gabriel!

Wayne Stark Receives MILCOM Technical Achievement Award

Professor Wayne Stark, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is this year's winner of the MILCOM Technical Achievement Award. This award is presented every year in recognition of outstanding contributions to military communications. The award will be presented at the upcoming Chairman's Banquet at MILCOM 2002, on Oct. 9.
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Pallab Bhattacharya Receives the 2002 Nicholas Holonyak, Jr. Award

Pallab Bhattacharya, James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received the Nicholas Holonyak Jr. Award, which honors an individual who has made significant contributions to optics based on semiconductor materials, including basic science and technological applications. The endowed award, originally made possible by Spectra Diode Labs, Inc., was created to honor Nicholas Holonyak, Jr., who has made distinguished contributions to the field of optics through the development of semiconductor-based light-emitting diodes and semiconductor lasers.
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Todd Austin Receives Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award

Professors Todd Austin and Steven Skerlos have been awarded the Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Awards. These awards, made possible by a generous donation by Ruth and Joel Spira, are presented annually to one faculty member in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and one in Mechanical Engineering to recognize excellence in teaching and inspiring students.

Todd has concentrated on two courses during his time here, EECS 470 (Computer Architecture) and EECS 573 (Microarchitecture). EECS 470 is a course that satisfies the Major Design Experience (MDE) for our undergraduate degrees, and he has shown a remarkable ability to reach all of the students in this class. Todd has also taught the graduate course EECS 573 and has served on the CSE Graduate Committee since 1999, where he has distinguished himself as a recruiter of top graduate students, and has gotten other faculty involved in this important activity. Todd incorporates his own research and professional innovations into his courses, which are educational and exciting for students. He completely revised both EECS 470 and EECS 573 and has incorporated into the curriculum his own computer architecture simulation tools, called SimpleScalar, which are used at more than 50 companies, research centers and universities worldwide. Todd is an extremely approachable faculty member, and is well liked by students and fellow faculty.  -Stephen W. Director

Mourou Elected Member of NAE

I am delighted to announce that Gerard Mourou has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

As you know, this is a very high honor which reflects well on all of the EECS Department We are very proud of you, Gerard!

Rich

Solar Car

The students, staff, and faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department can be proud that the University of Michigan Solar Car Team has officially placed as the first American team, the first university team, and third overall in the 2001 World Solar Challenge, which took place from Darwin to Adelaide through the Outback of Australia from November 18th to 25th. Among the members of the race team were 5 EECS students (Eric Carlson, Chris Deline, Blair Lorimer, Saaj Shaw, and Michael Yagley) and Brian Gilchrist from our faculty. In addition, more students have helped to develop the car over the last two years. It is probably not unexpected to note that electrical and computer technologies make up a significant part of the solar car.

To paraphrase the Team's Student Leader, Nader Shwayhat, the team drove Michigan's M-Pulse car as hard as they could and aside from a four-minute motor change on day three, they suffered no breakdowns, setbacks, or problems and did not even have to replace a single tire throughout the entire 3000-kilometer distance. Over the course of the race, the team set several records, both personal and official, and in the process, truly inspired and impressed the crowds in Australia. With a final finishing time of 34.25 hours and an average speed of 87.52kph (54.35mph), the Michigan team secured the fourth fastest time in the competition's 14-year history and the fastest overall time ever recorded for a university team.

The only teams to have traveled faster than Michigan was Honda Motor Company from the mid-1990's (which Michigan missed by only 45 minutes) with their average speed of 89.4 kph and this year's incredible first and second place finishers: the Alpha Centari Group (Netherlands, ESA) and the Aurora Motor Vehicle Association (Australia) who averaged an amazing 91.81kph and 90.21kph, respectively. Additionally, the team set a new personal record for the longest, single-day distance ever traveled by a Michigan Solar Car Team by driving 762 km (473.2 miles) on Day 4 of the competition.

The team was very proud of their accomplishments at the 2001 World Solar Challenge and were honored to have represented the University of Michigan before such a large, international audience.

EECS congratulates all who were a part of this exciting project!

Distinguished Dissertation Awards

I am happy to announce that the University of Michigan Lucent Technologies distinguished dissertaion awards in the area of Mathematical SystemScience have been awarded to the following students:

Christopher Lott, "Optimal Resource Allocation and Routing in Wireless Networks," Advisor D. Teneketzis, Winter 2001.

Navin Kashyap, "Data Synchronization with Timing," Advisor, D. Neuhoff, Fall 2001.

Each student will recieve a certificate and a check for $500.00.

Congraulations to Christopher and Navin, and to their advisors!

Rich

Henry Russel Award Goes to Prof. Clark Nguyen

I am delighted to announce that Clark Nguyen is the 2002 Henry Russel Award winner. This University of Michigan award is given on the basis of "distinguished scholarship ... and conspicuous ability as a teacher." It is a richly deserved honor!

Rich

Distinguished Lecturer

I am very pleased to announce that Prof. Al Hero has been selected by the IEEE Signal Processing Society Education Committee as a Society Distinguished Lecturer (DLs) for 2002. The nomination represents a high recognition of his professional achievement.

As a Distinguished Lecturer, Al is one of six DLs who will give lectures to chapters world-wide on signal processing topics. Congratulations, Al!

Rich
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