EECS News for 2011

Najafi: Australian Broadcasting Corp (Radio interview RE cyborg bugs)

Najafi-Aktakka: NTVMSNBC (Turkey) - Bcekler depremzedeleri kurtaracak

Najafi: Korean News Service (Daum) - (RE the Cyborg bugs)

Guo: EngineerLive - Coloured solar cells could make display screens more efficient

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  

Igor Markov Named ACM Distinguished Scientist

Prof. Igor Markov has been named ACM Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery for his research into "computers that make computers." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Markov, Igor  

John Laird Named AAAS Fellow

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Laird, John  

Martha Pollack Named Fellow of AAAS, ACM

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Pollack, Martha  

Chunyang Zhai Awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship

Chunyang Zhai, a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, is designing a magnetic field sensor to detect bridge cracks and other signs of weakness. Her general area of study is analog and mixed-signal circuits. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

David D. Chen Awarded NSERC Fellowship for Earth Remote Sensing

David Chen's research involves analyzing and tuning the performance of the radio frequency interference (RFI) algorithm of the Aquarius radiometers, which were launched in June of this year. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Srinath Sridhar Awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship

Srinath Sridhar, a second year master's student in the Electrical Engineering:Systems program, was awarded a Rackham International Student Fellowship for 2011-12. He is currently a research intern at the Honda Research Institute USA, Inc. working on a computer vision based AR system for intelligent cars. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

CSE Grad Students Present at Honors Competition

Four finalists gave presentations on their research at the 8th annual CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition on December 8. Joseph Greathouse was chosen as the top presenter. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Student Spotlight - Aminur Rahman: From EE student to entrepreneur

Aminur Rahman is about to graduate with his UG degree in electrical engineering. In 2010, his decision to stand in line at an MPowered Career Fair led to his current activity as senior engineer and president of Invisi-Tag, a company he started with the support of Sargon Partners, a venture capital company. [Full Story]

Wireless sensor network research makes hot tech list

EE Times featured Michigan Engineering wireless sensor network technology on its list of 20 hot technologies to watch in 2012. The magazine listed wireless sensor networks at No. 2 and highlighted work by David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Jihyun Cho Awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship

Jihyun Cho is a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, working with Prof. Euisik Yoon. His is currently working on a 3D image sensor, and has plans to work on a high-density low-cost fluorescence / luminescence detection platform for biological / chemical sensors. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Blaauw-Sylvester: EE Times 20 hot technologies for 2012

Guo: Popular Science - Carbon Nanotube Stealth Paint Could Make Any Object Ultra-Black

Jinyoung Hwang Receives Best Poster Award for Research Leading to Improved Solar Cells

Jinyoung Hwang, doctoral student in the electrical engineering program, received the award at the 2011 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting. Collaborators on the poster were her advisor, Prof. Jamie Phillips, and researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Andrew Martin and Prof. Joanna Millunchick. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Phillips, Jamie D.  

Sid Bao earns Best Student Paper Award for Computer Vision Research

Sid Ying-Ze Bao, an electrical engineering:systems PhD student, received the award at the 1st IEEE Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities in Robot Perception. The paper was co-authored by EE:Systems master's student Mohit Bagra and Bao's advisor, Prof. Silvio Savarese. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Guo: Technology Review - Nano Paint Could Make Airplanes Invisible to Radar

Avishay Livne Selected for Rackham International Student Fellowship

Avishay Livne, graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering, has received a Rackham International Student Fellowship for 2011-12. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Interactive Systems  

Photo Contest: A Week in the Life of CSE

Check out a week in the life at CSE! This gallery includes photos submitted from our photo contest, which took place Dec. 5 - 9. The winning picture was #Occupy CSE, submitted by Emily Carpenter. [Full Story]

Computer Science Education Week Puzzle Winners

Find and solve the two puzzles hidden in the CSE building and you'll be entered our Hall of Fame! Those who solve both puzzles will be entered in a drawing for prizes.

Click here to see additional activities planned for CSEdWeek.
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Biruk Mammo Awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship

Biruk Mammo, graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering, has received a Rackham International Student Fellowship for 2011-12. [Full Story]

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

Jason Clemons Wins GSRC Margarida Jacome Best Poster/Demo Award

Ph.D. student Jason Clemons has won the GSRC Margarida Jacome Best Poster/Demo Award at the Annual Symposium of the Gigascale Systems Research Center. [Full Story]

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

Jarrahi-Carmon: Laser Focus World - Whispering-gallery resonator generates CW fourth-harmonic UV light

Jarrahi-Carmon: Futurity - Ultraviolet lasers get smarter

Najafi-Aktakka: CNET - Could cyborg insects act as first responders?

Najafi-Aktakka: Futurity - Cyborg bugs as first responders

Najafi-Aktakka: Popular Science - Cyborg Insects Could Be First Responders in Rescue Situations

Guo: Innovation News Daily - New Material Makes Objects Appear Invisible

New coating makes objects invisible

Prof. Jay Guo and his research group developed a carbon nanotube coating that acts as a "magic black cloth." It conceals an object's three-dimensional geometry and makes it look like a flat black sheet. The coating could inspire a new type of camouflaging paint for stealth aircraft, and suggests interesting interpretations of deep space. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Guo, L. Jay  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  

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]

A smarter way to make ultraviolet light beams

ECE faculty Mona Jarrahi and Tal Carmon, and graduate students Jeremy Moore and Matthew Tomes have found a better way to build a compact ultraviolet light source with low power consumption that could improve information storage, microscopy and chemical analysis. [Full Story]

Michigan Hybrid Racing

For the first time, University of Michigan students will enter the Formula SAE Hybrid competition, held May 2012, with their team, Michigan Hybrid Racing. The team is advised by Prof. Heath Hofmann. Watch a video of the new team. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hofmann, Heath  

EECS Alumnus Anna Stefanopoulou on 55 MPG

Prof. Anna Stefanopoulou (MSE EE '94 and PhD EE:Systems '96) spoke to NPR about getting cars to 55 MPG, and the work that goes on in the U-M Automotive Research Center. [Full Story]

Guo: Science - ScienceShot: How to Make a Tank Disappear

Guo: BBC News - Carbon nanotube space camouflage coating invented

Celebrating the Birth of a New Science

On October 26, 2011, close to 500 participants packed the Michigan League Ballroom for a symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the birth of Nonlinear Optics. Applications of nonlinear optics range from fiber-optic communications to biological imaging and homeland security. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Winful, Herbert  

Insect cyborgs to search and monitor hazardous environs

Research conducted by Prof. Khalil Najafi and Erkan Aktakka may lead to the use of insects to monitor hazardous situations before sending in humans. Najafi and Aktakka are finding ways to harvest energy from insects, and take the utility of the miniature cyborgs to the next level. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Electronic devices  LNF  MEMS and Microsystems  Najafi, Khalil  Sensing and Sensors  

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:  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  MEMS and Microsystems  Najafi, Khalil  

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 (ECE)  

2011 ECE Poster Display at the Engineering Graduate Symposium

Research ranging from electric vehicles, to a fast and smooth walking robot, cancer detection, miniaturized antennas, and circuits was presented in more than 90 research posters by ECE graduate students at the 2011 CoE Graduate Symposium. Congratulations to the student winners: Vikrant Gokhale, Vasudev Lal, Mads Almassalkhi, Young Jun Song, Matt Prelee, Anne Itsuno, and Yang Liu! [Full Story]

Honglak Lee Receives Google Faculty Research Award

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Lee, Honglak  Machine Learning  

Ian Hiskens Presented with an IEEE Power & Energy Society Prize Paper Award for Best Paper of the Past 5 Years

Prof. Hiskens received the award at the 2011 Power & Energy Society General Meeting, held in Detroit, MI. The paper, "Sensitivity, Approximation, and Uncertainty in Power System Dynamic Simulation," co-authored by Jassim Alseddiqui, was written in 2006. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hiskens, Ian  Lab-Michigan-Power-and-Energy(MPEL)  Power and Energy  

Student-Formed Company Wins 2011 Student of da Vinci Award

ASK Applications, a company founded by six U-M computer science students, has won the Student of da Vinci Award for ASK Messaging, an innovative iPad app that makes mobile computing accessible to people with disabilities. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Mobile Computing  Undergraduate Students  

Students Build Mobile Apps at 48-Hour Hackathon

U-M students with an interest in mobile device programming came together for the fifth 48-Hour Mobile Apps Hackathon and created an array of functional apps. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Interactive Systems  Mobile Computing  Soloway, Elliot  

New Method for Building a Low-cost, High-Performance Electric Machine and Drive Could Result in Huge Energy Savings

Prof. Heath Hofmann will be expanding his impact on the field of electric machines and drives in a newly funded project supported by the Bosch Energy Research Network. The research could potentially result in huge energy savings due to the widespread use of these machines and the applicability of Hofmann's research project to these devices. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Hofmann, Heath  Lab-Michigan-Power-and-Energy(MPEL)  Power and Energy  

The Freescale Cup and EECS 461 (Embedded Control Systems)

Students in EECS 461 expanded on the skills developed in the course when they entered the Freescale Cup, a contest in intelligent car racing. It was a challenging and rewarding experience, and though they were up against more seasoned teams from China and Mexico they achieved first place among the U.S. teams. Go Blue! [with video] [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Revzen: Wired - Video: Robot Builds Other Robots From Foam

Revzen: IEEE Spectrum - Watch a Robot Build Other Robots out of Spray Foam

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Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

New research program aims to make better sense of the world

A new 5-year $2.5M research program funded by the National Science Foundation, led by Prof. Demos Teneketzis, aims to address fundamental issues that arise in networked systems so that they can operate with maximum efficiency. This is especially critical as individual sensing devices are scaled down to millimeter size. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Anastasopoulos, Achilleas  Control Systems  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  Pradhan, S. Sandeep  Sensing and Sensors  Signal & Image Processing and Machine Learning  Teneketzis, Demosthenis  Theory of Computation  

Revzen: New Scientist - Robot builds its own body from sprayable foam

U-M Hosts Invitational Programming Competition

Student programming teams from Carnegie-Mellon, Chicago University, Harvard, Purdue, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan, and U-M Dearborn converged in Ann Arbor on October 8 and 9 to participate in the 2011 Jump Trading Invitational Programming Contest. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Compton, Kevin  Data and Computing  Student Teams and Organizations  

mm-scale computing: EE Web - Millimeter Scale Energy Harvesting Based Sensors

Anne Itsuno Receives William E. Spicer Thomas N. Casselman Award

Anne Itsuno's research has been focused on HgCdTe-based semiconductor infrared photodetectors with applications in high performance thermal imaging and detection. The award is presented by the U.S. Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI Materials. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

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.  

Research about a Resilient Sensor Network for Plants Recognized with Best Track Paper Award

Research involving the design of a resilient sensor network for use in a nuclear power plant was recognized at the 4th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems as a Best Track Paper award. The paper, "Resilient Monitoring System: Design and Performance Analysis," was authored by H. Garcia, U-M students Naman Jhamaria and Heng Kuang, Wen-Chiao Lin (EE:Systems alumnus now at the Idaho National Laboratory), and Prof. Semyon M. Meerkov. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Control Systems  Meerkov, Semyon M.  Sensing and Sensors  

Guo: The Cutting Edge - Colored Solar Cells Boost E-Reader Efficiency and Create Energy-Harvesting Light Displays

Guo: Solar Novus Today - Solar Energy Harvesting of Waste Heat from Displays

Guo: Chem - Colored solar cells could make display screens more efficient

Guo: Laser Focus World - Grating-based pixel-color filters convert wasted LCD light to electricity

Guo: Plastic Electronics - Photovoltaic colour filters could enhance display efficiency

Guo: CBS - Colored Solar Cells Could Make Display Screens More Efficient

Guo: MIT Technology Review - Energy-Harvesting Displays

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  

Colored solar cells could make display screens more efficient

A new kind of screen pixel developed by Prof. Jay Guo doubles as a solar cell and could boost the energy efficiency of cell phones and e-readers. The technology could also potentially be used in larger displays to make energy-harvesting billboards or decorative solar panels. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Displays  Electronic devices  Energy Science and Engineering  Guo, L. Jay  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  

Modernizing the Nations Electric Grid for Alternative Energy

Prof. Ian Hiskens will be developing the technology as well as a strategy that will allow the nation's grid system to accommodate large-scale alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar power, through a $1.4M grant from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Energy Science and Engineering  Hiskens, Ian  Lab-Michigan-Power-and-Energy(MPEL)  Power and Energy  Sustainability and Environment  

Syed: Scientist Live - An SOS From a Damaged Heart

Students Compete to Create Game-Playing Bots in Weekend Competition

Sixty U-M student programmers spent 24 hours on September 30 and October 1 designing and optimizing intelligent game-playing "bots" as part of an innovative contest sponsored by Barracuda Networks. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hacking  

Ambiq Micro: U-M Press Release - U-M licenses a record number of inventions

Syed: MedPageToday - ECG Noise Predicts Death After MI

Syed: Ivanhoe - SOS From A Damaged Heart

Shin: EE Times - Subconscious mode for Smartphones Could Extend Battery Life by Over 50 Percent

Rand: AOL Energy - Solar Discovery Shakes Century-Old Science

Testing the commercial potential of organic solar cells

Prof. Steve Forrest will be investigating next-generation technology in the area of organic photovoltaics that may lead to paints or windows that act as solar cells to power vehicles and homes. The research is funded through the Dept. of Energy's SunShot Initiative. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Energy Science and Engineering  Forrest, Stephen  Sustainability and Environment  

Researchers Funded to Create Processors That Run Without Battery Power

A consortium of researchers that includes Prof. Pinaki Mazumder is pursuing an effort to create energy-efficient computing devices that use tiny nanomagnets in place of transistors and which could potentially run without battery power. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Mazumder, Pinaki  

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

Syed: Science Daily - Saving Heart Attack Victims With Computer Science

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

Syed: Wired - Datamining Could Predict Heart Attack Risk

Heather Ferguson Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Heather is a first year electrical engineering graduate student, and plans to conduct research in the area of optical science. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  

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

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

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

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

Syed: Cardiology Today - Computationally Generated Biomarkers Predicted CV Deaths

EKG Data Mined to Predict Heart Attack Fatalities

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

Related Topics:  Big Data  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Machine Learning  Syed, Zeeshan  

Laura Freyman Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Laura is an electrical engineering student and member of the Michigan Integrated Circuits Laboratory (MICL). She will pursue her studies with Prof. Dennis Sylvester. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  

Shin: SmartPlanet - Extending Smart Phone Battery Life by More Than 50 Percent

Shin: Science Daily - Smartphone Battery Life Could Dramatically Improve With New Invention

Shin: Cnet News - Subconscious Mode Extends Handset Battery Life

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at MobiCom 2011 Conference

Professor Kang G. Shin and Ph.D. student Xinyu Zhang have won the Best Paper Award at the 17th Annual MobiCom for their paper, "E-MiLi: Energy-Minimizing Idle Listening in Wireless Networks" [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Systems  Mobile Computing  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  Shin, Kang G.  Wireless Systems  

Grizzle: Live Science - Meet MABEL

LNF E-Beam Lithography System: Micro Manufacturing - E-Beam Lithography System with Exclusive Capability: Another Jewel among the Leading-Edge Equipme

Grizzle: IEEE Spectrum - Video Tuesday: BigDog, MABEL, and Quadrotors Landing on Quadrotors

Powering breakthrough technologies

The technology behind successful startup company Ambiq Micro (2010) has its roots in ECE at Michigan, where faculty and students continue to lead the way in mm-scale computing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Energy Science and Engineering  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Millimeter-scale Computing  Sensing and Sensors  Sylvester, Dennis  

E-MILI Could Dramatically Improve Smartphone Battery Life

Prof. Kang Shin and doctoral student Xinyu Zhang have developed E-MILI, a "subconscious mode" to extend battery life for smartphones and other WiFi-enabled devices. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  Mobile Computing  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  Shin, Kang G.  Wireless Systems  

Guo: ZeitNews (Energy) - Energy-Harvesting Displays

Najafi-Aktakka: Wall Street Journal - Giant Nuclear Mutant Cyborg Insects of Doom

Najafi-Aktakka: IEEE Spectrum - Micro Energy Harvesters Will Make Cyborg Insects Unstoppable

Najafi-Aktakka: - Cyborg insects generate power for their own neural control

Najafi-Aktakka: Next Big Future - Mechanical Energy Scavenging from Flying Insects

Next-generation Systems Information Theory

Called Value-centered information theory for adaptive learning, inference, tracking, and exploitation, this MURI led by Prof. Al Hero has the goal of laying the foundation for a new systems information theory for next-generation autonomous and adaptive sensing systems. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hero, Alfred  Information Technology  Nadakuditi, Rajesh Rao  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  Sensing and Sensors  Signal & Image Processing and Machine Learning  Theory of Computation  

Islam: Concentrate - U-M researchers develop high-tech laser for acne treatment, body fat remova

Lindsay Allen and John Broderick Receive Best Application Award

Lindsay Allen (PhD EE:S '10) and John Broderick (EE:S PhD Candidate) received the Best Application Paper Award at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), for successfully applying Allen's Anomaly Detection method to data supplied by Ford Motor Company. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Fikadu Dagefu Receives 2011 Lincoln Lab Fellowship

Dagefu's research interests include devising efficient models for near-ground wave propagation and scattering in complex indoor and urban scenarios. The applications for such models include wireless channel characterization, radar through-wall imaging and distributed sensor networks for environmental sensing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Mao: MIT Technology Review - How Carriers Hamstring Your Smart Phone

New NSF Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nanomaterials

Prof. Ted Norris will direct the new $13M Center that will develop high-tech materials that manipulate light in new ways, leading to advances in invisibility cloaks, nanoscale lasers, efficient lighting, and quantum computers. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bhattacharya, Pallab  Lasers and Optics  Norris, Theodore B.  Optics and Photonics  Quantum Science and Technology  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  

Yoonmyung Lee Receives 2011 Intel Corporation PhD Fellowship

Yoonmyung Lee, PhD student in electrical engineering, was selected to receive a 2011 Intel Corporation PhD Fellowship to pursue his research in various design challenges in circuits for future mm-scale ultra-low power wireless sensor systems. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Silvio Savarese Authors Book in the Field of Computer Vision

The book, Representations and Techniques for 3D Object Recognition and Scene Interpretation, "introduces major concepts in 3D scene and object representation and inference from still images." Prof. Savarese directs the Vision Lab at U-M. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Grizzle and MABEL on Fox2News: U of Ms MABEL the Robot Shows Off Her Moves

Computer Scientists Funded for New Inquiry into Non-Consumptive Research

A team of computer science researchers that includes U-M Prof. Atul Prakash is pursuing the first funded investigation of non-consumptive research of a major mass collection of content. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Big Data  Cybersecurity  Lab-Systems  Prakash, Atul  

Islam: ABC Action News - New Lasers May Treat Acne

Hero: The Wall Street Journal - Wide Gap Found In Immune Responses Of People Exposed To The Flu

Hero: MSNBC - Why some people dont get the flu

Hero: Science News - Genes may explain who gets sick from flu

Grizzle: CBS News - Meet Mabel: The robot that does a 9-minute mile

Grizzle: Popular Science - Mabel the Robot Sets Speed Record For Bipedal Running

Grizzle: IEEE Spectrum - MABEL Bipedal Robot is Fast Enough to Run You Down

U-M, ARM Extend Research Collaboration to Explore Limits of Low Power Computing

ARM has renewed a research agreement with the U-M to pursue advances in ultra-low energy and sustainable computing. The five-year, $5 million extension of the partnership will significantly expand research activities. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Mudge, Trevor  

New laser could treat acne with telecom technology

A laser developed by Prof. Mohammed Islam is designed to melt fat without burning surrounding tissue. It could potentially be used to treat acne. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Health and Safety  Islam, Mohammed  Lasers and Optics  Optics and Photonics  

Zeeshan Syed Awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award

Prof. Syed has been awarded a DARPA YFA for his research project, "Computational Neuromarkers," which aims to use sophisticated computational techniques to discover novel markers to screen for mental health disorders. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Big Data  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Machine Learning  Syed, Zeeshan  

Computer Scientists Develop Telex to Thwart Internet Censorship

This new approach to thwarting Internet censorship would essentially turn the whole web into a proxy server, making it far more difficult for a censoring government to block individual sites. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Cybersecurity  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Breakthrough: Researchers find wide gap in immune responses of people who did or didnt get the flu after exposure

Prof. Al Hero and colleagues in medicine and genomics are using genomics to begin to unravel what in our complex genomic data accounts for why some get sick while others don't. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Big Data  Health and Safety  Hero, Alfred  Signal & Image Processing and Machine Learning  

New Techniques in Medical Informatics Lead to Improved Diagnosis of MDS

Research by Prof. Al Hero and colleagues in the area of medical informatics is leading to better diagnosis and prognosis of patients with serious blood borne diseases. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Big Data  Health and Safety  Hero, Alfred  Signal & Image Processing and Machine Learning  

Making smart dust a reality

EECS faculty are embarking on a new NSF funded project to make millimeter-scale computing (aka smart dust) a widespread reality through the integration of circuits, sensors, and software on mm-scale platforms. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Dutta, Prabal  Energy Science and Engineering  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Internet of Things  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Millimeter-scale Computing  Sensing and Sensors  Sylvester, Dennis  

Valeria Bertacco to Receive Early Career Award from IEEE CEDA

Prof. Valeria Bertacco will receive the award, to be presented in recognition of her contributions in the area of hardware verification, at the International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) on November 7. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bertacco, Valeria  Computer-Aided Design & VLSI  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Guo: Technology Review - Energy-Harvesting Displays

Sensors in the soil help engineers understand climate change

Profs. Mingyan Liu, Demos Teneketzis, and Mahta Moghaddam are involved in research that will increase understanding of how global ecosystems function, and ultimately global climate change. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  Liu, Mingyan  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  Sensing and Sensors  Sustainability and Environment  Teneketzis, Demosthenis  Wireless Systems  

MABEL is now the worlds fastest two-legged robot with two knees

Jessy Grizzle's robot MABEL can now run, a feat that represents the height of agility and efficiency for a two-legged machine. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Faculty Build Lab, Relationship in Ethiopia

Profs. Todd Austin and Valeria Bertacco have been instrumental in establishing a state-of-the-art computer engineering lab at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, with benefits for all. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Austin, Todd  Bertacco, Valeria  Diversity and Outreach  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Gyemin Lee Receives Best Paper Award for Research in Machine Learning for Biomedical Diagnosis

Mr. Lee is a PhD student in EE:Systems studying with Prof. Clay Scott. His paper provides an automated process for flow cytometry. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Health and Safety  Machine Learning  Scott, Clayton D.  Signal & Image Processing and Machine Learning  

Z. Morley Mao Leads Researchers to Two Wins in FCC Open Internet Challenge

The team won the Challenge in two categories for their work in the development of MobiPerf, a mobile application that allows users to obtain a rich set of 3G network performance information. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  Mao, Zhuoqing Morley  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  Wireless Systems  

Nonlinear Optics at 50: A Symposium

As the birthplace of nonlinear optics, Michigan is proud to host a one-day symposium on October 26th which will bring together some of the pioneers in the field and showcase the current state of the art in nonlinear optics. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

Xueyang Duan Receives First Prize for Research in Soil Moisture Sensing

Doctoral student Xueyang Duan took First Prize in the Student Paper Contest of the 2011 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits  Sensing and Sensors  

Valeria Bertacco Receives IBM Faculty Award

Valeria Bertacco has been awarded a 2011 IBM Faculty Award for her work in design correctness, full design validation, digital system reliability, and hardware security assurance. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bertacco, Valeria  Computer-Aided Design & VLSI  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Connor Field: Ars Technica - How one undergrad built the largest solar farm in Michigan

Dragomir Radev Coaches US Linguistics Team to Multiple Wins

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

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

Halderman: NPR - A Way Around Internet Censorship? (includes audio)

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Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Wenisch: WEMU Issues of the Environment - Interview on Data Centers (audio)

Carmon: Nature Communications - Stimulated optomechanical excitation of surface acoustic waves in a microdevice

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

Grbic-Forrest: MSNBC - Mass Production Ahead for Smallest Possible Wi-Fi Antenna

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Grbic-Forrest: Smartplant - Tiny, powerful antennas could transform mobile devices

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Halderman: ARS Technica - Deep packet inspection used to stop censorship in new Telex scheme

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Social Media Study: Conservatives Top Tweeters in 2010 Elections

A study by Prof. Eytan Adar, Prof. Lada Adamic and CSE graduate student Avishay Livne suggests that Republicans and Tea Party members used social media more effectively than their Democratic rivals in the 2010 midterm elections. [Full Story]

Researchers Win John A. Curtis Lecture Award at ASEE Conference

Five U-M researchers have won the Curtis Award at ASEE for their paper entitled, "The Mobile Participation System: Not Just Another Clicker." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Education  Graduate Students  Ringenberg, Jeff  Undergraduate Students  

Yoon: Gizmag - Implant could wirelessly relay brain signals to paralyzed limbs

Rand: Green Tech World - University of Michigan Researchers Create Solar Power without Solar Cells

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Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

Halderman: ZDNet - Telex System Avoids Censorship, Say Researchers

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: BBC News - Telex to Help Defeat Web Censors

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: Threat Post - Researchers Develop End-to-Middle Proxy System to Evade Censorship

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Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: NewScientist - Anticensorship Software to Help Rebels Get the Word Out

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Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: Slashdot - Researchers Debut Proxy-Less Anonymity Service

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Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Russell Willmot Awarded IEEE Fellowship

Russell Willmot has been awarded the IEEE Life Member Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering for his work in the area of RF Circuits and Applied Electromagnetics. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Grbic-Forrest: Innovation News Daily - Mass Production Ahead for Smallest Possible Wi-Fi Antenna

Grbic-Forrest: WWJ-CBS Detroit - UM: New Method To Produce Tiny Antennas Could Improve Wireless Electronics

Grbic-Forrest: Mega Tech News - Radical Antenna Design May Shrink Future Wireless Gizmos

Grbic-Forrest: Futurity - Antenna shrinks. Phone soon to follow?

Grbic-Forrest: R&D Magazine - Using imprint processing to mass-produce tiny antennas could improve wireless electronics

Yoon: Discovery - Brain Implant Helps Control Prosthetic Limbs By Thought

Using imprint processing to mass-produce tiny antennas could improve wireless electronics

Prof. Anthony Grbic and Prof. Stephen Forrest, with PhD student Carl Pfeiffer, have found a way to mass-produce antennas so small that they approach the fundamental minimum size limit for their bandwidth, or data rate, of operation. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Antennas  Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits  Electronic devices  Forrest, Stephen  Grbic, Anthony  

Michael Wellman Authors Book on Trading Agents for Electronic Markets

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

Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Wellman, Michael  

Forrest: Jerusalem Post - Useable solar technology will be ready in about 5 years

Yoon: MIT Technology Review - Could This Brain Implant Revive Paralyzed Limbs?

Prof. Semyon Meerkov and Colleagues Author Book on Quasilinear Control

Prof. Semyon Meerkov co-authored the textbook Quasilinear Control: Performance Analysis and Design of Feedback Systems with Nonlinear Sensors and Actuators. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Control Systems  Meerkov, Semyon M.  Sensing and Sensors  

Kang G. Shin and Collaborators Win Best Paper Award at IEEE ICAC Conference

Prof. Kang G. Shin and collaborators have won the Best Paper Award at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing for "Maestro: Quality-of-Service in Large Disk Arrays" [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  Shin, Kang G.  Software Systems  

Yoon: Nano Patents and Innovations - Non-invasive brain implant could someday translate thoughts into movement

Yoon: ubergizmo - BioBolt relays information to paralyzed limb from brain down the road

Yoon: Examiner - BioBolt Hope for the paraplegic and more?

Yoon: Psychology Today - BioBolt: The Next Generation of Brain-Machine Interfaces

Yoon: WWJ - UM Brain Implant Could Turn Thoughts Into Movement

Student teams earn prizes in EECS 425: Integrated Microsystems Laboratory

Students earned prizes for their final projects in EECS 425: Integrated Microsystems Lab. The two winning teams built a micro-robotic arm and a MEMS variable optical attenuator. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Sung Ho Park Receives 2011 IEEE MTT-S Scholarship

Sung Ho Park, undergraduate EE student, received a scholarship from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society to pursue terahertz research under the direction of Prof. Mona Jarrahi. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

A minimally-invasive brain implant to translate thoughts into movement

Prof. Euisik Yoon is developing a minimally-invasive brain implant to detect and wirelessly transmit the brain's neural signals. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Brain  Health and Safety  MEMS and Microsystems  Wise, Kensall  Yoon, Euisik  

Morteza Nick Receives Best Paper Award at IMS2011

Morteza Nick (PhD EE 2011, exp.) received the Best Paper Award from the Int. Microwave Symposium for his paper in which he introduced a new voltage-controlled-oscillator design technique. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits  Mortazawi, Amir  

RobustNet Research Group Releases Mobile App That Measures 3G Network Performance

U-M researchers led by Assoc. Prof. Morley Mao have released an Android/iOS 3G performance evaluation app in response to the FCC Open Internet Apps Challenge. Vote for the app here. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  Mao, Zhuoqing Morley  Mobile Computing  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  Wireless Systems  

U-M Programming Team Places Second in World Competition

Congratulations to Qifeng Chen, Mark Gordon, and Jonathan Plotzke! This team of programmers has won second place and one of four gold medals in the highly competitive ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Compton, Kevin  Data and Computing  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

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  

Dragomir Radev and Colleague Author New Book

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Radev, Dragomir  

Satinder Singh Baveja Elected as an AAAI Fellow

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

Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Baveja, Satinder Singh  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest

With projects exploring techniques in energy efficient computing, two student teams in the graduate course VLSI Design II earned prizes in the annual AMD/Michigan Design Contest. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Computer Science Students Win Spring 2011 U-M Mobile Apps Challenge with Accessible Messaging

A team of computer science students headed by CS undergraduate Kimberly Hunter took first place in the Spring 2011 U-M Mobile Apps Challenge. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Mobile Computing  Undergraduate Students  

E-Waste event is tomorrow at Pioneer H.S.

Free e-Waste Events May 2011: Recycle ResponsiblyPublic e-Waste Event Saturday, May 7, 9am2pm at Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 [Full Story]

Student teams earn prizes in EECS 556: Image Processing

Two teams earned prizes in the graduate level course, EECS 556: Image Processing, thanks to the sponsorship of KLA-Tencor. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Prof. Wayne Stark and Changhun Bae Receive 2011 JCN Best Paper Award

A 2010 paper related to energy efficiency in wireless sensor networks by Prof. Wayne Stark and EE:S graduate student Changhun Bae was named the 2011 Journal of Communications Best Paper. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Communications  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  Sensing and Sensors  Stark, Wayne E.  Wireless Systems  

EECS Department Recognizes Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors, Instructional Aides

On April 27, EECS recognized exemplary Graduate Student Instructors and Instructional Aides at the annual GSI awards luncheon. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Najafi-Aktakka: PhysOrg - Most powerful millimeter-scale energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations

Najafi-Aktakka: Next Big Future - Piezoelectric MEMS boosts vibration harvester by ten times

Najafi-Aktakka: EE Times - Piezoelectric MEMS boosts vibration harvester

Halderman: New York Times - Holding Companies Accountable for Privacy Breaches

Soloway: eSchool News - Mobile Learning: Not Just Laptops Any More

Soloway: THE Journal - Will Smart Phones Eliminate the Digital Divide?

Iverson Bell Awarded NSF Fellowship for Research in Space Propulsion

Iverson Bell, EE PhD student, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his research in electrodynamic, propellantless propulsion for Space applications. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  

Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble Performs Six New Works at Spring Concert

On Thursday, April 21, 2011, the Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor Georg Essl, performed six original works at its spring concert. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Essl, Georg  Lab-Interactive Systems  Mobile Computing  

Second Data Mining Workshop Brings Together a Spectrum of Researchers

On Friday, April 22, well over 100 researchers from across the University of Michigan and from industry gathered at CSE for a highly-anticipated workshop on data mining. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Big Data  Cafarella, Michael  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Lab-Systems  Radev, Dragomir  

Most powerful millimeter-scale energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations

Prof. Khalil Najafi and EE doctoral student Erkan Aktakka have built the most efficient device to generate energy from vibrations in its class. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Energy Science and Engineering  MEMS and Microsystems  Najafi, Khalil  Sensing and Sensors  

David Meisner Receives Yahoo! 2011 Key Scientific Challenges (KSC) Program Award

CSE PhD Candidate David Meisner has received a Yahoo! 2011 Key Scientific Challenges (KSC) Program Award from Yahoo! Labs for his work in reducing energy consumption at data centers. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Warehouse-Scale and Parallel Systems  

High School Students Test Computer Games Made By U-M Students

David Chesney's ENG100 class, Gaming for the Greater Good, showcased their final class projects to students from Dexter High School. The games were designed for the needs of those with fine motor control disabilities. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Diversity and Outreach  Undergraduate Students  

Elliot Soloway Voted HKN Professor of the Year

Based on student input, Elliot Soloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, was selected as the 2010-2011 HKN Professor of the Year by U-M Eta Kappa Nu. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Interactive Systems  Soloway, Elliot  Student Teams and Organizations  

MEMStim takes first prize in the Michigan Business Challenge

Angelique Johnson (MSE PhD EE , ) and her new company, MEMStim, took top honors (including Best Business and Outstanding Presentation) in the 2011 Michigan Business Challenge and Eugene Applebaum Dare to Dream Grant program for U-M startups. Reveal Automation also earns prize. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

2011 St. Georges Day Feast - an EECS Tradition!

In a tradition that dates back to 1987, faculty served lunch to students, the Chairs slew a dragon, awards were presented, and a good time was had by all. [Full Story]

Student Programmers Create Mobile CTools App, Sell to U-M

Student programmers have created a Mobile CTools application for iOS and Android, and have sold it to U-M Information and Technology Services. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Mobile Computing  Ringenberg, Jeff  Student Teams and Organizations  

Researchers Develop Energy Efficiency Profiling Technology for Mobile Platforms

Researchers have built profiling technology to energy-optimize mobile apps and are now seeking students to use 3G phones as part of a study. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Systems  Mao, Zhuoqing Morley  Mobile Computing  Wireless Systems  

Rand: Forbes - Solar Power Without Solar Cells?

Rand: - Lights magnetic field could make solar power without solar cells

Rand: Christian Science Monitor - Solar power: breakthrough could herald big drop in costs

Z. Morley Mao Awarded VeriSign Grant for Mobile Internet Infrastructure Research

Assoc. Prof. Z. Morley Mao has been selected to receive a grant from VeriSign, Inc. to pursue a project aimed at strengthening Internet infrastructure. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  Mao, Zhuoqing Morley  

Eric Wustrow Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

CSE Ph.D. student Eric Wustrow has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Systems  

Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible

A dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light discovered by Prof. Stephen Rand's group could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Energy Science and Engineering  Optics and Photonics  Rand, Stephen  Sustainability and Environment  

Connor Field is growing energy on a solar farm

Connor is busy completing two degrees, EE and Economics, as he prepares for the field of alternative energy. He has already built one solar energy farm. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

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.

Tanya Das earns poetry prize as she prepares for graduate school

Tanya Das, EE undergrad student, responded to the invitation to write poetry for the Roger M. Jones Poetry Contest, and came away with a prize. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Joe Greathouse Wins Best Student Presentation Award at CGO 2011

CSE Ph.D. student Joe Greathouse won the Best Student Presentation Award at the 2011 International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization. [Full Story]

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

Safer Medical Imaging with Microwaves

Prof. Mahta Moghaddam and her group describe and demonstrate a successful experiment in research that could lead to safer medical imaging practices in hospitals and labs. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Chris Berry Awarded MSGC Fellowship

Chris Berry, an electrical engineering graduate student, was awarded this fellowship for research in the area of terahertz technology for Space applications. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

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  

Students Show Off, Try Apps at iOS Showcase

Computer science students showcased their iOS mobile app creations at an event in CSE's Tishman Hall on Friday, April 1. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Mobile Computing  

Raj Nadakuditi Receives ONR Young Investigator Award

Prof. Nadakuditi will investigate the fundamental statistical limits of quiet signal detection, estimation and classification in the context of undersea signal processing. [Full Story]

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

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  

Watch MABEL on Discovery Channel Canada - Daily Planet

MABEL's story starts at the 5 minute mark. Watch as Jessy Grizzle shows how his group's work has MABEL navigating the highest steps yet. Don't miss her new shoes at the end. Video
Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Ringenberg: Educause Quarterly - Creating a Mobile Community of App Developers

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)  

Valeria Bertacco and Ilya Wagner Author Book on Post-Silicon and Run-Time Verification

Associate Professor Valeria Bertacco and CSE alumnus Ilya Wagner have co-authored a new book entitled "Post-Silicon and Runtime Verification for Modern Processors," which has been published by Springer. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bertacco, Valeria  Computer-Aided Design & VLSI  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

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.

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Related Topics:  Phillips, Jamie D.  

Al Hero Receives Best Paper Award for Research in System Feasibility Studies

The paper will be presented at the 2011 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in May 2011. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Lan Bai Receives Anna Olcott Smith Award

Lan Bai, CSE graduate student, received this award to pursue her research in techniques to simplify and automate the design of wireless sensor networks. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

CSE Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ASPLOS 2011

A team of U-M computer science researchers has won the Best Paper Award at the ACM ASPLOS 2011 Conference. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chen, Peter M.  Flinn, Jason  Graduate Students  Lab-Systems  Narayanasamy, Satish  Parallel Computing  

U-M Alumni and Friends Mixer at ISSCC 2011

The University of Michigan Alumni and Friends mixer at the 2011 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) reunited faculty, students, colleagues and friends at this annual event. See photos and other information by following the link. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

CSE Alum Sushant Sinha Named One of 18 Young Innovators Under 35 in India

Sushant Sinha, CSE PhD 2009, has been named one of 18 remarkable young technology innovators in India by MIT's Technology Review India. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Alumni  Lab-Systems  

Najafi-Wise: Ann - U-M engineers honored for pioneering efforts, work with high-tech start-ups

Michael Cafarella Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Michael Cafarella will pursue research in the area of Building and Searching a Structured Web Database. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Big Data  Cafarella, Michael  Lab-Systems  

Engineers rebuilding Liberias universities and infrastructure

USAID is funding a 5 yr, $18.5M effort to rebuild Liberia after 15 years of civil war. Leading the engineering effort at U-M is Prof. Herb Winful. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Winful, Herbert  

ASK Applications Places First in Bay Area Entrepreneurial Experience Competition

A team of U-M Computer Science students has won the U-M 2011 Bay Area Entrepreneurial Experience business plan pitch competition, beating out 24 other teams. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Undergraduate Students  

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."

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Related Topics:  Grbic, Anthony  

Winful: RTI Int - RTI International to Strengthen Liberian Workforce Through New Project in Higher Education

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Related Topics:  Winful, Herbert  

Galvanauskas: Crains Detroit Business - Arbor Photonics seeks spinoff success with more powerful lasers

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Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

MABEL the robot to appear on Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel Canada is doing a documentary about MABEL, and captured experimentation of new walking algorithms live on camera. One of MABEL's new features is the addition of more "human" feet to better mimic the classic heel strike, flat foot, toe roll motion of human walking. The feature is expected to be out within a few weeks. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

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.  

Students Test New Diagnostic Tool in Guatemala on Spring Break

Ten students, including 2 CSE students, are in Guatemala testing a new device that could save the lives of hundreds of newborns a year. Follow on CoE Facebook page [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

Millimeter-scale computing: Fox News-World's Smallest Computer Created

Millimeter-scale computing: MSNBC-World's smallest computer watches you - from within

Millimeter-scale computing: Computerworld-Researchers create computer that fits on a pen tip

Millimeter-scale computing: EE Times-Millimeter-scale all-in-one computers debut

Olson: Catalyst (ABC TV) - Robot Wars

Olson: Catalyst blog - Future of Warfare

Winning Robotics Team Spotlighted on Catalyst TV Segment

Catalyst, a major consumer science program on ABC in Australia, has aired a segment on the recent MAGIC robotics competition, which Team Michigan won in Nov. 2010. See the Catalyst video and an accompanying blog post.
Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Olson, Edwin  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Millimeter computing: Discover-World's Teeniest, Tiniest Computer Fits on the 'N' of a Penny

Prof. Stephen Forrest discusses solar power role as alternative energy source

Stephen Forrest, U-M VP for research and EECS solar energy researcher, disccuses whether it will be possible to meet President Obama's clean energy goal. Listen to the podcast
Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Toward computers that fit on a pen tip: New technologies usher in the millimeter-scale computing era

An implantable eye pressure monitor that is a complete millimeter-scale system, and a compact radio for wireless sensor networks are key advancements to millimeter-scale computing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Energy Science and Engineering  Health and Safety  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Internet of Things  Millimeter-scale Computing  Sensing and Sensors  Sylvester, Dennis  Wentzloff, David  Wireless Systems  

Three EECS Teams are Winners in 2011 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest

The projects focus on near-threshold 3D computing, a flexible wireless receiver for multiple communication standards, and a clock-harvesting receiver for wireless sensor nodes. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Graduate Students  Mudge, Trevor  Sylvester, Dennis  Wentzloff, David  

David Papa Receives EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award

Dr. David Papa (CSE Ph.D. 2010) has been selected to receive the 2010 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the European Design and Automation Association. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Alumni  

Farnam Jahanian Named NEF Entrepreneur of the Year

Farnam Jahanian was named NEF Entrepreneur of the Year by New Enterprise Forum for his role in co-founding and growing Arbor Networks, a security services company. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

James Boerkoel, CSE Grad Student, Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

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

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Mona Jarrahi Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Mona Jarrahi will pursue research in the area of Next Generation Photomixer-Based Terahertz Sources. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits  

Nate Derbinsky, CSE Grad Student, Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

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

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Hongwei Liao, EE:Systems Grad Student, Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Mr. Liao received this prestigious fellowship for his research in applying discrete control theory to computing problems, within the context of the Gadara project. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Jungsuek Oh, EE Grad Student, Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Mr. Oh received this prestigious fellowship for his research in miniaturized and structurally embedded antennas for small wireless platforms. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

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

CS Students Take Second Place with Accessible Messaging iPad App at Mobile World Congress

A team of Computer Science students has taken second place in the University Mobile Challenge Competition at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Lab-Systems  Undergraduate Students  

U-M Computer Scientists, Colleagues Author Book on VLSI Physical Design

Assoc. Prof. Igor Markov and CSE doctoral student Jin Hu have co-authored a new book entitled "VLSI Physical Design: From Graph Partitioning to Timing Closure," which has been published by Springer. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer-Aided Design & VLSI  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Markov, Igor  

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.  

The Future Looks Electric

As carmakers scramble to hire engineers, according to a recent article in the Detroit Free Press, students at Michigan will receive the training they need to enter the field. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Students Build a Number of Mobile Apps in 48 Hours

U-M students with an interest in mobile device programming came together for the fourth 48-Hour Mobile Apps Hackathon and created an array of functional apps. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Interactive Systems  Mobile Computing  Soloway, Elliot  

Laird: USA Today - Jeopary Champs Take on IBMs Watson

Sonal Verma Receives Microsoft Scholarship

EE graduate student Sonal Verma was awarded the Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship to pursue her studies in wireless, embedded and networked systems. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Xi Chen and Prof. Robert Dick Receive DATE Best Paper Award

Chen and Dick were honored for their work in fast thermal analysis for use in temperature-aware integrated circuit design, along with co-author Prof. Li Shang, U. Colorado. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Dick, Robert  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  

Yahoo! and CSE Kick Off 48-Hour Mobile App Programming Event

U-M Students are encouraged to build app for mobile platforms in the 48-hour hackathon that begins Friday, Feb. 4. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Interactive Systems  Mobile Computing  Soloway, Elliot  

Zeeshan Syed Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Zeeshan Syed will pursue research in the area of Computationally Generated Biomarkers. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Big Data  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Machine Learning  Syed, Zeeshan  

Mina Rais-Zadeh Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Rais-Zadeh will pursue research in the area of MEMS Reconfigurable Filters for Multi-Band Low-Power Radios. [Full Story]

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

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:  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Najafi, Khalil  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  

EECS Students Win 2010 U-M Mobile Apps Challenge with HiJack

EECS students took a number of awards, including first place, in the Fall 2010 U-M Mobile Apps Challenge. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Mobile Computing  Undergraduate Students  

Dutta: Slashdot - HiJacking the iPhones Headset Port

Curtis Ling Making Things Happen

Curtis Ling (MSE EE ྖ, PhD EE ྙ) is CTO and Co-Founder of MaxLinear, which builds highly integrated RF mixed-signal broadband communication systems on a single chip. The combination of high performance with small silicon die size and low power consumption makes their products very competitive. Curtis spent his career before the startup building a company that was acquired by Qualcomm and helping shape the new Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as a faculty member. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Alumni  

Zhengya Zhang Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Zhang will pursue research in the area of High Performance, Energy-Efficient Communication and Storage. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Information Technology  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Zhang, Zhengya  

Dragomir Radev Recognized as NACLO Receives Linguistics, Language and the Public Award

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad and its co-founders have been recognized for their impact on the awareness of the field. [Full Story]

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

Silvio Savarese Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Savarese will pursue research in the area of computer vision. He directs the Computer Vision Group. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Jackie Vitaz Receives Top Prize at USNC/URSI

Dr. Jacquelyn Vitaz was the First Prize Winner for her paper in the area of applied electromagnetics, entitled, Techniques for Enhanced Distinction of Planar Retro-Reflective Arrays. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits  Sarabandi, Kamal  

OnStar Sponsors Challenge for Students to Develop Voice-Based Apps

Students: The OnStar Student Developer Challenge is your chance to show of your creativity and to help OnStar explore the future of Responsible Connectivity. [Full Story]

EECS 413 students earn prizes for their final projects

Two teams in EECS 413, Monolithic Amplifier Circuits, were awarded cash prizes for their designs by Cirrus Logic Inc. [Full Story]

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Farnam Jahanian Named AAAS Fellow

CSE Chair Farnam Jahanian has been named an AAAS Fellow for his distinguished contributions to the dependability and security of network systems. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Exploring the Upper Limits of Low-Energy Computing

Ten years ago, Prof. Trevor Mudge shifted the focus of his research from the development of high-performance computers to the pursuit of new technologies for ultra-low-power computing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Mudge, Trevor  

2010 AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest

Three teams were awarded prizes for Best Overall, Most Innovative, and Best Engineering projects in the annual contest, held this past term for students in the VLSI Design I class. [Full Story]

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Soloway: New York Times - Math That Moves: Schools Embrace the iPad

WIMS: Pentagon Brief - Chip Sized Sensor to Detect Dangerous Chemicals

Soloway: - Smart phones changing work, play and school

Laird: The Washington Post - Artificial intelligence makes some progress, but robots still cant match humans

Halderman: Lecture on EVMs creates chaos in Gandhinagar, rescheduled

Halderman: - U-M Professor threatened with deportation by Indian officials, kept from presenting controversial study