Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

EECS News for 2012

Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel

A carbon-nanotube-coated lens that converts light to sound can focus high-pressure sound waves to finer points than ever before. This new therapeutic ultrasound approach could lead to an invisible knife for noninvasive surgery. Working on the project is an interdisciplinary team lead by Prof. Jay Guo, with Prof. Euisik Yoon, Prof. John Hart (ME), and Prof. Zhen Xu (BioMed). [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Guo, L. Jay  Health  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  Yoon, Euisik  

James McCullagh Receives Best Student Paper Award for Research to Keep Bridges Safe

James McCullagh, a doctoral student in electrical engineering, is helping to develop energy harvesting devices and circuits to power wireless sensor nodes which can monitor bridge health. He recently received a best student paper award at PowerMEMS 2012. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Career Center Report Shows Computer Scientists Highly Sought After, Best Compensated

The Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC) has issued its 2011-2012 Annual Report, which includes placement and salary survey data for College of Engineering students. In all categories of undergraduate employment in the report, computer science students reported the highest median salaries. [Full Story]

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.  

Karem Sakallah Named ACM Fellow

CSE Associate Chair and Prof. Karem A. Sakallah has been elected a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) "for algorithms for Boolean Satisfiability that advanced the state-of-the-art of hardware verification." [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Sakallah, Karem  

Hackers Brighten Beyster Building with a Puzzle of Programmable Lights

Holiday hackers have struck the Beyster Building, leaving a twinkling tech puzzle for those who'd like to hack the "Beyster Blinkenlights." [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Hacks  

Most exciting optics research in the past year

Prof. Tal Carmon and his group showed that light can be used to cool objects at the range between atomic and device scale through spontaneous brillouin cooling. This surprising discovery has been recognized as among the most exciting peer-reviewed optics research of the past year by Optics and Photonics News. See the summary in the December issue, and the U-M Press Release describing the work.
Related Topics:  Carmon, Tal  Optics and Photonics  

Photo Contest: A Week in the Life at CSE

Thanks to all who entered our photo contest. The winner is Jill Bender, for her entry, His assignment was to write "I will not throw planes in class" 100 times; he did it the CS way. See this photo and all other entries at the link. [Full Story]

Winners Announced in Annual Code Optimization Contest

Students in Prof. Scott Mahlke's Advanced Compilers course (EECS 583) recently competed in the 2012 Annual Code Optimization contest to create a compiler that generates the fastest applications. The overall winner was undergraduate Ari Chivukula. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Advanced Computer Architecture  

Seunghyun Lee takes the gold for all-graphene flexible and transparent circuit

EE doctoral candidate Seunghyun Lee was honored with a Gold Graduate Student Award by the Material Research Society for his research on flexible transparent circuits made entirely from graphene. Graphene is expected to play a pivotal role in realizing high speed, mechanically compliant, and transparent electronic systems in the near future. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Electronic devices  Flexible electronics  Graphene  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  Zhong, Zhaohui  

Benjamin Kuipers Named AAAS Fellow

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

Soloway: THE Journal - Mobile That Works

Igor Markov Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. Igor Markov has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2013, "for contributions to optimization methods in electronic design automation." New algorithmic techniques developed by Prof. Markov have been implemented in open-source projects and industry tools, leading to order-of-magnitude improvements in practice. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Markov, Igor  

Winter 2013: EECS 598-007: Advanced Topics in Computer Vision

Course No.: EECS 598-007
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: Silvio Savarese
Prerequisites: EECS 442 or EECS 545 or equivalent

Course Description:
The course surveys recent developments in high level computer vision such as object recognition and categorization, action and event recognition, object tracking and human motion analysis, spatial and temporal reasoning for scene reconstruction and understanding, organization and indexing of visual data from large databases, mobile computer vision. The course also explores advanced classification and inference algorithms for high level visual tasks. [More Info]

Winter 2013: EECS 598-005 Waves and Imaging in Random Media

Course No.: EECS 598-005
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: John Schotland
Prerequisites: Basic partial differential equations and some knowledge of probability theory

Course Description:
(Course is cross-listed with MATH 651)

This is a special topics course. The focus is on the theory of wave propagation in inhomogeneous media in various asymptotic regimes including: (i) geometrical optics of high frequency waves (ii) homogenization of low-frequency waves in periodic and random media (iii) radiative transport and diusion theory for high-frequency waves in low-frequency random media. Applications to inverse problems in imaging will be considered. The necessary tools from asymptotic analysis, scattering theory and probability will be developed as needed. The course is meant to be accessible to graduate students in mathematics, physics and engineering. [More Info]

Winter 2013: EECS 598-003 Carbon Nanoelelectronics and Nanophotonics

Course No.: EECS 598-003
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: Zhaohui Zhong
Prerequisites: EECS 420 or permission of instructor

Course Description:
Carbon based nanomaterials, in particular carbon nanotube and graphene, have generated great excitements over the past decade due to their unique electrical, optical, and mechanical properties. This special topic course introduces theories and experimental works on carbon nanotube and graphene based electronic and photonic devices. The course will also have two student labs of testing graphene nanoelectronics. [More Info]

Winter 2013: EECS 598-002: Terahertz Technology & Applications

Course No.: EECS 598-002
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: Mona Jarrahi
Prerequisites: EECS 320 and (330 or 334)

Course Description:
This course will provide graduate students with an overview on the unique specifications of terahertz waves and potential applications as well as the state of the current terahertz systems and the major technological challenges in the field. The topics covered in this course are THz Detectors (single-photon detectors, microbolometers, Golay cells, Pyroelectric detectors, diode detectors, and focal-plane arrays), THz Sources (vacuum-electronics-based, semiconductor-based, photoconduction-based and nonlinearity-based), THz electronic components (waveguides, Metamaterials, filters and modulators), sensing with THz radiation (THz spectroscopy, imaging and tomography), and THz applications (biology, medicine, space sciences, pharmaceutical industry, security and communications). [More Info]

Winter 2013: EECS 498-004 Grid Integration of Alternative Energy Sources

Course No.: EECS 498-004
Credit Hours: 4 credits
Instructor: Ian Hiskens
Prerequisites: EECS 215 or EECS 314 or permission of instructor

Course Description:
The course will present a variety of alternative energy sources, along with energy processing technologies that are required for power system connection. System integration issues will be addressed, with consideration given to impacts on current power system design philosophies and operating principles. Topics will be covered at a level suited to establishing a broad understanding of the various technologies, and of the associated system implications. [More Info]

Kevin Fu Testifies on the Security of Smart Cards to Access Medicare and Medicaid Services

Professor Kevin Fu testified on Nov. 28 in the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on the cybersecurity of smart cards for combating fraud in health care. Students can learn about such technical, human, and regulatory issues by enrolling in Prof. Fu's Winter 2013 course, EECS 598-008, the first course in the nation dedicated to issues of medical device security. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Fu, Kevin  Medical Device Security  Security (Computing)  

Fu: The Security Ledger - Uncle Sam Wants to Stop Healthcare Fraud, But Smart Cards Are No Panacea

Fu: The Hill - GOP lawmaker calls for tougher fight against Medicare fraud

Join Us to Celebrate the Place of Computing in Our Lives

CSE is observing Computer Science Education Week beginning on Monday, Dec. 3. Solve the hidden puzzle in the Beyster Building - designed by Michigan Hackers - and you could win a prize! The Leaderboard is here. Other activities are scheduled throughout the week. [Full Story]

Juan Rivas Receives CAREER Award for Research in Next-Generation Power Electronics

Prof. Juan Rivas was recently awarded an NSF CAREER award for his research project, Power converters with embedded passive components. With traditional methods nearing the end of their ability to improve much beyond their current state, Rivas will investigate new design techniques to dramatically improve the power density and performance of power electronics. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Power & Energy  Power Electronics  Rivas Davila, Juan  

W. David Tarver TEDxDetroit talk - Anatomy of a Successful Tech Startup

W. David Tarver (MSE EE) gives a TEDxDetroit talk about his experiences starting a telecommunications instrumentation firm in the basement of his New Jersey home, which he sold 12 years later for $30 million. He did so without angel investors, venture capital, or government contracts. His talk will reveal what powered his success, and what is needed in Michigan today in order for that success to be replicated. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  

Kevin Fu to Testify on Security in Health Care on Nov 28.

Professor Kevin Fu testifies this Wednesday in the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on the cybersecurity of smart cards for combating fraud in health care. Students can learn about such technical, human, and regulatory issues by enrolling in Prof. Fu's Winter 2013 course, EECS 598-008, the first course in the nation dedicated to issues of medical device security. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Advanced Computer Architecture  

Winter 2013: EECS 598-008 Medical Device Security

Course No.: EECS 598-008
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: Kevin Fu
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor

Course Description:
This course teaches students the engineering concepts and skills for creating more trustworthy software-based medical devices ranging from pacemakers to radiation planning software to mobile medical apps. Topics span computer engineering, human factors, and regulatory policy. Students will master technical skills in reverse engineering, static analysis, fuzz testing, hazard analysis, validation, requirements engineering, radio-frequency communication, physiological sensing, and fundamental concepts from system engineering that lead to safer and more effective medical devices that are increasingly interconnected and wirelessly controlled.

Students will apply the newly learned concepts and skills by analyzing the security of a real-world medical device in a hands-on term project. Interdisciplinary teams will consist of students from complementary backgrounds to mimic the composition of teams at medical device manufacturers and regulatory bodies. Occasional guest speakers from medical device manufacturers, hospitals, and government will complement the classroom activities with critical lessons from the front lines. [Full Story]

Winter 2013: Advanced Signal Processing & Applications

Course No.: 498
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Prof. Raj Rao Nadakuditi
Prerequisites: 401, 451

Course Description:
Course No.: 498
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Raj Rao Nadakuditi
Prerequisites: EECS 451, EECS 401 or permission of instructor

Course Description:
This is an course on advanced topics in signal processing designed to follow up on principles learned in EECS 451 and EECS 401. The central theme of the course is the application of tools from linear algebra to signal processing. Theoretical topics include solving least-squares problems, eigenvalues and eigenvalues, the singular value decomposition, Markov chains, power method. Synergistic applications covered include image compression, handwriting recognition, Googles PageRank algorithm, eigen-faces, community detection in networks, and deconvolution. Students are expected to be familiar with material covered in EECS 451 and EECS 401 and should have basic MATLAB programming skills (such as writing loops, plotting functions, etc.) [More Info]

Recent EECS Alums Win ICCAD 2012 Competition

EECS doctoral students Myung-Chul Kim and Jin Hu have won first place at the ICCAD 2012 place-and-route competition. The competition was held in August and September, but the results were revealed, after thorough evaluation by IBM Researchers, on November 6, 2012 at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design in San Jose, CA. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Advanced Computer Architecture  

CSE Grad Students Present at Honors Competition

Four finalists gave presentations on their research at the 9th annual CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition on November 12. Armin Alaghi was chosen as the top presenter. [Full Story]

Prabal Dutta Receives Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award

Professor Prabal Dutta has been selected as a recipient of the 2012 Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award. Prof. Dutta's research has pioneered practical, low-power platforms and wireless protocols for pervasive sensing, computing, and communications. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Dutta, Prabal  

A2CS Tech Mixer to Connect U-M Computer Science Students with Local Tech Companies

Looking for connections into the local CS/tech scene? The December 5th A2CS Tech Mixer is intended to be fun, relaxed, and a fabulous opportunity for the local computer science/tech community to meet up. [Full Story]

Savarese: MyScience.cc - Bourne pursuit: Improving computer tracking of human activity

Savarese: Communications of the ACM - Bourne Pursuit: Improving Computer Tracking of Human Activity

EE Student David Hiskens Awarded Two Energy Scholarships

The IEEE Power & Energy Society named David a future power and energy leader by awarding him a Power and Energy Society (PES) Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. He was also selected to receive one of the inaugural John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar Awards. David is interested in optimizing and controlling the way in which energy flows through the nation's grid system. [Full Story]

Research on Display at the 2012 Graduate Symposium

More than 85 research posters were presented by graduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the 2012 College of Engineering Graduate Symposium. Students winners were announced for all the sessions, which included Energy, MEMS, Engineering in Medicine, Signal Processing and Computer Vision, Solid State Materials and Physics, and many more [Full Story]

Chris Berry Awarded 2012 AP-S Doctoral Research Award

Chris Berry, a doctoral student in the Electrical Engineering program, received an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Doctoral Research Award for the 2012-13 academic year. The award will support his doctoral research in the area of plasmonic photoconductive antennas for high power terahertz generation. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Computer Scientists Author Book on Physical Synthesis Optimization

CSE alumnus Dr. David Papa and Professor Igor Markov have authored a new book entitled "Multi-Objective Optimization in Physical Synthesis of Integrated Circuits," which has been published by Springer. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Markov, Igor  

Winter 2013: EECS 598-010 Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Surface Interactions

Course No.: EECS 598-010
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: Mark Kushner
Prerequisites:

Course Description:
Low temperature plasmas are used for materials and microelectronics processing, plasma aided combustion, lighting, lasers and medicine. This course will address the plasma initiated chemistry and plasma surface interactions of these systems. Electron impact, ion-molecule and excited state reactions, radiation transport; and the reaction of these species with inorganic, organic and liquid surfaces will be discussed. [More Info]

Halderman: The Verge - Feed the machine: America's stumble through a decade of electronic voting

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: CNN Money - Why you can't vote online yet

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: Tech News Daily - Election Security Risks, Potential Voting Failures Loom

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Winter 2013: EECS 598-009 Resonant Power Converters

Course No.: EECS 598-009
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: Juan Manuel Rivas Davila
Prerequisites: EECS 418 or power electronic design or permission of instructor

Course Description:
In this course, we will study the design of Resonant power converters converters which are capable of operating at higher frequencies than their "hard-switch" counterparts. Resonant converter are found in high performance applications where high control bandwidth and high power density are required. We will also explore practical design issues and trade o in selecting converter topologies in high performance application. We will discuss the design and modeling of high frequency magnetic elements, gate drives and resonant snubbers. [More Info]

Halderman: NBCNews.com - New Jersey's email voting suffers major glitches, deadline extended to Friday

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: Bloomberg Businessweek - Security of N.J. E-Mail Voting After Storm Is Questioned

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: PC Mag - Online Voting: What It Means for the Presidential Election

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: MIT Technology Review - Why You Cant Vote Online Tuesday

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: TechHive - Electoral Tech: How E-Voting Has Evolved

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: The Economist - Paperless polling stations are unfashionable, but internet voting is on its way

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: MLive - Why can't we vote online yet? The answer sounds a lot like the University of Michigan fight song

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: Huffington Post - Electronic Voting Machines Still Widely Used Despite Security Concerns

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: Global Post - Digital Democracy: the joys and perils of voting for president via email

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Nils Stannik Named Power & Energy Society Scholar

Nils Stannik, undergraduate electrical engineering student, has been named a future power and energy leader by the IEEE Power & Energy Society, which recently awarded him a Power and Energy Society (PES) Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. Nils' focus is renewable energy, and he'd like to help in the transition away from reliance on fossil fuels. [Full Story]

2012 ICCAD Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award

For their ground-breaking research in the area of voltage scaling processors, this award went to Professors David Blaauw, Trevor Mudge, and alumni Dr. Steven Martin and Dr. Krisztian Flautner. Their 2002 paper was judged to be the most influential on research and industrial practice in computer-aided design of integrated circuits over the past ten years. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Computer Architecture  Mudge, Trevor  

Winter 2013: EECS 498-002 Human-Centered Computing

Course No.: EECS 498 - 002
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: Emily Mower Provost
Prerequisites: EECS 280 or graduate standing

Course Description:
In this course we will cover the techniques that underlie the state of-the-art systems in the human-centered computing field. Students will develop a critical understanding of HCC systems ranging from data collection to human state recognition to feedback. The course evaluation will include homework, a midterm exam, and a final project. [More Info]

Computer Scientists Author Book on Reducing Uncertainty in Logic Circuit Design

CSE alumna Dr. Smita Krishnaswamy, Professor Igor Markov, and Claude E. Shannon Professor of Engineering Science John Hayes have authored a new book entitled "Design, Analysis and Test of Logic Circuits under Uncertainty," which has been published by Springer. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Hayes, John  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Markov, Igor  

Chih-Chun Chia Selected as First Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellow

Electrical Engineering:Systems PhD candidate Chih-Chun Chia has been chosen as the first Fellow of the J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program. [Full Story]

Edwin Olson Named to Popular Sciences Brilliant 10 List for 2012

Professor Edwin Olson has been named one of Popular Science "Brilliant 10" for his work in developing an autonomous fleet of intelligent and cooperative robots. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Olson, Edwin  

Todd Austin Receives A. Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award for 2012

The Gigascale Systems Research Center has awarded Professor Todd Austin the A. Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award in recognition of his work on runtime microprocessor verification. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Austin, Todd  Computer Architecture  

Winter 2013: EECS 598-001 Solar Cell Device Physics

Course No.: EECS 589-001
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: Jamie Phillips
Prerequisites: EECS 421 or graduate standing. Previous knowledge of semiconductor physics is essential for the course.

Course Description:
This course will focus on the physical operation of diode solar cell devices, and detailed analysis of factors that determine the ultimate power conversion efficiency. Topics of study will include internal quantum efficiency of solar cell materials, diode device structures, light management, and current and future solar cell technologies. [More Info]

Digital Multimedia Experience: Gaming for the Greater Good

See, hear, and read about the work that Dr. David Chesney is doing with his students to create engineering projects with a strong social context. In particular, his class has created a suite of video games with theapeutic value for use by children on the autistic spectrum. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Engineering for the Greater Good  

Jason Flinn Authors Book on Mobile and Pervasive Computing

Professor Jason Flinn has authored a new book entitled "Cyber Foraging Bridging Mobile and Cloud Computing," which has been published by Morgan & Claypool as a part of their Synthesis Lectures on Mobile and Pervasive Computing series.

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Related Topics:  Cloud Computing  Flinn, Jason  Mobile Computing  

CSE Grad Students Win Best Student Paper at OSDI 12 Symposium

Recent CSE PhD Mona Attariyan and PhD candidate Michael Chow, along with their advisor, Professor Jason Flinn, have won the Jay Lepreau Best Student Paper Award at the 10th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation for "X-ray: Automating Root-Cause Diagnosis of Performance Anomalies in Production Software." [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

CSE Faculty Help Make the Ibn Sina School for Computer Science a Reality

CSE Associate Chair and Professor Karem Sakallah and Professor Michael Wellman are participating in the launch of the Ibn Sina School for Computer Science, a new initiative which aims to prepare undergraduate students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for successful careers in computer science research. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Sakallah, Karem  Wellman, Michael  

Winter 2013: EECS 600 Function Space Methods in System Theory

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED EVERY SEMESTER!

Topics covered will include vector spaces, normed spaces, and Hilbert spaces; the Projection Theorem and complete orthogonal systems; linear operators, bounded operators, adjoint operators; The Hahn-Banach Theorem; the Riez Representation Theorem; Duality. Most of the class will be to learn about results on abstract and possibly infinite-dimensional spaces, but with time we will also explore finite dimensional results specifically for optimization; e.g. Farkas lemma and its role in the proof of KKT Theorem. [More Info]

Nathan Roberts Earns Best Paper Award for Research to Assist in Remote Patient Monitoring

Nathan Roberts designed an ultra-low power receiver for wireless sensor node applications that operates using nanowatts of power. The research will facilitate remote patient monitoring through wireless body area networks. His work earned him Best Student Paper Award at the 2012 IEEE Subthreshold Microelectronics Conference. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Michigan Integrated Circuits (MICL)  

Halderman: Washington Post - Marylands online voter registration files are vulnerable to attack, researchers say

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Fu: MIT Technology Review - Computer Viruses Are Rampant on Medical Devices in Hospitals

Researchers Including Dr. Gyemin Lee Win the Best Paper Award at IEEE HISB Conference

CSE post-doctoral researcher Gyemin Lee, Dr. Hitinder Gurm in U-M Department of Internal Medicine, and Professor Zeeshan Syed have won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Healthcare Informatics and Systems Biology conference for their paper, "Predicting Complications of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention using a Novel Support Vector Method." [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Big Data  Health  Syed, Zeeshan  

Michael Bailey Receives Research Faculty Recognition Award from OVPR

Associate Research Professor Michael Bailey has been selected to receive the 2012 U-M Research Faculty Recognition Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research for the level and impact of his contributions in the security of complex distributed systems. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Ku: U Record - Tech Transfer sets new record for agreements in fiscal year 2012

Hacker Teams from Michigan Win Recognitions at PennApps Hackathon

Two teams of students have won sponsored prizes this fall at PennApps, the largest student-run hackathon in the country in a trip organized by student group Michigan Hackers. [Full Story]

Halderman: KPCC NPR Take Two Show - Why Cant We Vote Online Yet? (includes audio)

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Students Compete to Create Game-Playing Bots in Weekend Programming Contest

Over 100 U-M student programmers spent 24 hours on October 5 and 6 designing and optimizing intelligent game-playing "bots" and then competing with them as part of an innovative contest sponsored by Barracuda Networks. [Full Story]

Students Build Apps in 48 Hours at 6th U-M 48-Hour Mobile Apps Hackathon

About 60 students participated in the Fall 2012 Mobile Apps Hackathon, which was organized by Prof. Elliot Soloway to give students the space and resources to develop their own working mobile apps in a weekend. [Full Story]

Halderman: New York Times - Voter Registration Rolls in 2 States Are Called Vulnerable to Hackers

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Bourne pursuit: Improving computer tracking of human activity

Prof. Silvio Savarese and his group have found a way to improve a computer's human-tracking accuracy by more than 30 percent by looking not only at where the targets are going, but also at what they're doing. His computer vision algorithms will help make cars safer on the road, in addition to various other applications. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Robotics and Computer Vision  Savarese, Silvio  

Forrest: AnnArbor.com - U-M head of research Stephen Forrest discusses budget and cars

Halderman: Bloomberg - E-Mail Votes Seen Raising Election Security Risk: BGOV Barometer

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Grizzle: NSF - 2012 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awardees Announced

Grizzle: PhysOrg - 2012 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough awardees announced

Grizzle: Popular Mechanics - 10 World-Changing Innovators

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  

Symposium to be held for the establishment of the Patrick C. Fischer Professorship in Theoretical Computer Science

To be held November 5, the Symposium will feature lectures from three prominent computer scientists who will offer their perspectives and discuss recent advances in the field of theoretical computer science. Registration is required. [Full Story]

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at 21st USENIX Security Symposium

U-M graduate students Zakir Durumeric and Eric Wustrow, Professor J. Alex Halderman, and UC San Diego postdoctoral researcher Nadia Heninger received the award for their paper, "Mining Your Ps and Qs: Detection of Widespread Weak Keys in Network Devices." [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Networks and Networking  Security (Computing)  

Production Systems Engineering, Chinese Edition

Prof. Semyon Meerkovs book, Production Systems Engineering, co-authored by former student Dr. Jingshan Li (PhD EE:Systems 2000), was translated into Chinese and published by Beijing Institute of Technology in 2012.
Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: Time - MOOC Brigade: Who Is Taking Massive Open Online Courses, And Why?

Chesney: EDGE - Kinect student project helping children with autism

Developing the Wireless Component for Personalized Health Devices

Prof. David Wentzloff will be developing the wireless component for the next generation of personalized health devices as a member of a new 5-year, $18.5M NSF Nanosystems Engineering Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technology (ASSIST), led by North Carolina State University. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Health  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Sensors  Wearable electronics  Wentzloff, David  Wireless Communications  

Grizzle: Discovery News - Run! Top 5 Fastest Robots to the Rescue

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Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Zhong: Science - Flexible and Fast

Zhong: Nanotechweb - Digital modulator goes transparent

Enabling flexible, transparent electronics with high speed communications for the first time

Prof. Zhaohui Zhong and his team of graduate students, Seunghyun Lee, Kyunghoon Lee, Chang-Hua Liu, and Girish S. Kulkarni, have built the first flexible, transparent digital modulator for high speed communications, made solely out of graphene. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Flexible electronics  Graphene  LNF  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  Wearable electronics  Zhong, Zhaohui  

Ku: PhysOrg - Nano-origami project combines art and engineering to further technology

UG Research Spotlight: Fred Buhler spends his summer improving circuit testing

Fred Buhler spent his summer figuring out how to build specially designed testing boards for wireless transceivers, and found that his boards performed better than existing test equipment. He worked with Prof. Michael Flynn's research group, which specializes in analog and mixed signal circuits. [Full Story]

Halderman: 3sat - Freiheit frs Internet (video, in German)

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MEMStim, startup company: CoE Feature Story

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Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  

Todd Austin and Colleague Author New Edition of Book on Structured Computer Organization

Professor Todd Austin has co-authored the sixth edition of "Structured Computer Organization," which has been published by Prentice Hall. The new edition is a complete overhaul, and updates all of the examples and instruction sets to modern examples. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Austin, Todd  Computer Architecture  

Securing Digital Democracy Opens on Coursera

Securing Digital Democracy, a massive open on-line course taught by Prof. J. Alex Halderman, launched on September 3, with over 14,000 people enrolled. New students are still welcome to join. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Digital Democracy  Halderman, J. Alex  Security (Computing)  Technology for Education  

Angelique Johnson (PhE EE 11) and MEMStim: AnnArbor.com - Innovation Corps: U-M spinoffs among 27 teams exploring ways to turn research into profit

Ku: CBS Detroit - Nano-Origami Project Combines Art, Engineering

Nano-origami project combines art and engineering to further technology

Prof. P-C Ku is co-PI in a new project funded by NSF to find out whether the ancient art of origami could bring nanotechnology into the third dimension. The goal is for manufacturers to use existing machinery to make high-tech "paper" that can then be folded into the desired device. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Ku, Pei-Cheng (P.C.)  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  

New Student Group Supports Experimentation with Technology

A new student group, Michigan Hackers, has formed to support the creative urges of students who enjoy expressing creativity through technology. Students interested in hacking should check this group out! [Full Story]

Computer Scientists Named Runners Up for PET Award

A team of computer science security researchers including Professor J. Alex Halderman and PhD students Eric Wustrow and Scott Wolchok have been recognized as a runner-up for the annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET) award. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Digital Democracy  Halderman, J. Alex  Security (Computing)  

Halderman: Wall Street Journal - Will the Next Election Be Hacked?

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U-M Solar Car Team wins a record-breaking American Solar Challenge

U-M's solar car team raced Quantum to a record-breaking first place win at the 2012 American Solar Challenge. Pictured at the wheel is Ryan Mazur, the team's crew chief and recent graduate of the electrical engineering program. The solar car team is always looking for new students to join their team! [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Student Teams  

Mina Rais-Zadeh Receives NASA Early Career Grant to Develop Technology Needed in PicoSatellites

Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh will pursue research into a "Chip-Scale Precision Timing Unit for PicoSatellites" as one of ten researchers selected in the inaugural year of NASA's Space Technology Research Opportunities for Early Career Faculty. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  MEMS and Microsystems  Rais-Zadeh, Mina  Space technology  

Jay Guo quoted in Scientific American

CSE Alums Launch Ann Arbor-Based Cloud Data Company

CSE alums Joe Eggleston and Craig Labovitz have launched DeepField, an Ann Arbor-based startup that analyzes big data from the cloud to help content providers and carriers make smarter business decisions. The two were previously at EECS tech transfer spinout Arbor Networks. [Full Story]

CSE Alum Azarias Reda Working on New Venture

Recent CSE Ph.D. Azarias Reda and CE undergrad Jack Schultz are in the early stages of launching a new social media website for high school students called Meritful. [Full Story]

Faculty Help Build Program, Relationship With Addis Ababa Institute of Technology in Ethiopia

Profs. Todd Austin and Valeria Bertacco have developed a relationship with AAIT. They've helped build a lab, and this summer designed courses and lectured at the Institute. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Austin, Todd  Bertacco, Valeria  Diversity and Outreach  

MAAV Student Team Places First with Robotic Quadrotor

The Michigan Autonomous Aerial Vehicles student team has placed first in the annual International Aerial Robotics Competition. Seven of the 13 MAAV team members are EECS students. [Full Story]

Dragomir Radev Coaches High School Linguists to Multiple Wins in International Competition

Prof. Dragomir Radev has led North American high school students to successful competition at the 10th International Linguistics Olympiad, with wins in individual and team contests. The ILO was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from July 29th to August 4th, 2012. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Computational Linguistics  Diversity and Outreach  Radev, Dragomir  

Duo of CSE Alums Form and Grow Security Company in Ann Arbor

Computer science alums Dug Song and Jon Oberheide founded Duo Security, which provides hosted two-factor authentication service, two years ago. Today, the Ann Arbor-based company serves over 500 customers in 40+ countries around the world. [Full Story]

Seminar/Webinar on Wireless Implantable Microsystems: Creating a Revolution in Health Care

Professor Kensall Wise from the University of Michigan will give a seminar and webinar based on a plenary presentation made at the Solid State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop. The title of his talk is "Wireless Implantable Microsystems: Creating a Revolution in Health Care" The event will be held in room 1005 of the EECS Bldg starting promptly at 3pm. If you wish to attend online, the registration is at

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Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Student Research: Amit Patel Earns Prize in IEEE AP-S Student Paper Competition for Antenna Research

Amit Patel, graduate student in electrical engineering, was awarded 2nd prize in the student paper competition at the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation for research that will help integrate antennas onto vehicle surfaces and other platforms. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

High School Students Explore the Intersection of Music and Computer Science at Summer Camp

High school students from across the state are able to explore the workings and impact of computer science through the medium of music at a series of summer camps run by Dr. David Chesney and funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Diversity and Outreach  

Papaefthymiou: IEEE Spectrum - Power-Saving Clock Scheme in New PCs

EECS Summer Picnic

The annual EECS picnic was June 22, 2012. It was a perfect day for faculty, staff, students and family members to gather at a local park, cook out, eat, and play games. There was wading in the Huron River, a balloon toss, tug of war, volleyball games, 3 legged races, bouncing gym, and slide. Enjoy the photos! [Full Story]

Research by Silvio Savarese applying computer vision techniques to construction sites leads to best paper award and a new spinoff company

Prof. Silvio Savarese received the 2011 Best Paper Award from the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management for research that applies fundamental principles developed for real-world scene understanding to the problem of efficient construction site monitoring. He co-founded the company Vision Construction Monitoring, LLC, to offer the technology to the construction industry. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Robotics and Computer Vision  Savarese, Silvio  

Two UG students awarded scholarships to continue their work in sustainable energy

Nils Stannik and Rebecca Wolkoff, UG students studying electrical engineering, each received a scholarship given by the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group to further their studies in electric power engineering. [Full Story]

Research Spotlight: Sensors and Actuators for Portable Microsystems

Dr. Christine Eun and Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani describe the diversity of applications possible for sensors based on microscale plasmas (or microdischarges) in a paper featured on the cover of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Environment  Gianchandani, Yogesh  Health  Plasma Science and Engineering   Security (national and personal safety)  Sensors  Space technology  

CSE Grad Student Wins Best Student Paper at Web Science Conference

Ph.D. candidate Lujun (Tony) Fang has won the Best Student Paper Award in Computer Science at the ACM Web Science 2012 Conference for the paper, "Look Who I Found: Understanding the Effects of Sharing Curated Friend Groups." [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Team UM::Autonomy are champions again

Serenity, UM::Autonomy's robotic boat, calmly takes first place for the second time in its four years of competition at the RoboBoat competition. The interdisciplinary team went into the competition this year with a new electrical and vision system, and an advanced control system. [Full Story]

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]
Related Topics:  Jarrahi, Mona  

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at Turing Centenary Conference

Computer science researchers Hadi Katebi, Professor and Associate Chair of CSE Karem A. Sakallah, and Professor Igor Markov have been selected to win a Best Paper Award at The Alan Turing Centenary Conference for "Graph Symmetry Detection and Canonical Labeling: Differences and Synergies" [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Markov, Igor  Sakallah, Karem  Theory  

ECE startup, PicoCal, receives a a Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) grant

The Ann Arbor-based ECE startup company PicoCal, founded by Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani, is one of the first two companies to receive a SCIP grant, given through the Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN). The grant will support research in ECE to improve the manufacturing process of nano-structured materials and nano devices. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Gianchandani, Yogesh  Microfluidics  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  Technology Transfer  

Research in nuclear material detection earns Randy Schiffer an Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award

Randy Schiffer (BSE EE '11), a master's student in electrical engineering, received an Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award from the U.S. Department of Energy for his research developing a scalable and portable hardware/software platform for the detection and classification of nuclear material. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Two New Faculty Join CSE

We are pleased to announce that two new faculty will be coming to CSE in the new academic year: Kevin Fu in January 2013, and Grant Schoenebeck in September 2012. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Fu, Kevin  Schoenebeck, Grant  

U-M Team Places Third at DAC 2012 Routability Placement Contest

Students coached by Prof. Igor Markov have placed third in the DAC 2012 Routability Placement Contest, which took place at the Design Automation Conference in San Francisco. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Advanced Computer Architecture  

Bailey: Network World - Launch event drives IPv6 traffic to all-time high

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Gaming Legend Sid Meier Shows College Students How It Is Done

Sid Meier, the man behind one of the most successful real-time strategy (RTS) games of all time, spent two weeks at the University of Michigan teaching students how to make games. [Full Story]

Papaefthymiou: BBC News - AMD unveils Trinity chipsets to challenge Ivy Bridge

Wellman: IEEE Spectrum - The Microsecond Market

Mudge: The Economist - Oh, thats near enough

Chesney: Detroit Free Press - Video games help autistic students in classrooms

Chesney: USA Today - Video games help autistic students in classrooms

Strauss and Gilbert: MIT Technology Review - A Faster Fourier Transform

Strauss and Gilbert: IEEE Spectrum - A Faster Fast Fourier Transform

Soloway: Engine Yard: 10 Really Awesome Computer Science Professors

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:  Jarrahi, Mona  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  Terahertz Technology  

Shang-Hua Yang Receives SPIE Scholarship in Optics & Photonics

Shang Hua Yang, first year EE grad student, has been selected to receive a 2012 SPIE Scholarship in Optics & Photonics to advance his research in the area of high-performance terahertz photoconductors. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Researchers Demonstrate Firewall Vulnerability in Cell Network

Assoc. Prof. Z. Morley Mao and graduate student Zhiyun Qian have demonstrated how the security features of popular cell network firewalls can be exploited, allowing hackers to break into Facebook and Twitter accounts. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Mao, Zhuoqing Morley  Mobile Computing  Networks and Networking  Security (Computing)  

Mao: Engadget - Exploit uses firewalls to hijack smartphones, turns friends into foes

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: Bangkok Post - Internet voting still faces hurdles in US

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Mao: CIO Today - Flaw Found in Common Network Security Technology

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Mao: Net India 123 - Firewalls can help hackers break into Facebook, Twitter

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Mao: Silicon India News - Firewalls Help Hackers Break Into Facebook, Twitter

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Mao: International Business Times - Firewall Middleboxes Help Internet Hackers: Study

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Mao: Deccan Herald - Firewalls can help hackers break into Facebook, Twitter

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

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

Mao: Tech 2 - Study shows firewalls used to hack into FB, Twitter accounts

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Mao: ARS Technica - Smartphone hijacking vulnerability affects AT&T, 47 other carriers

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Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Game Time with the Legendary Sid Meier

The first-ever Sid Meier Game Design Boot Camp was held at CSE. The camp was an intensive eleven days of lectures, activities, game design and development for senior students or recent graduates with a serious career interest in the video game design industry. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Laird, John  

Student teams earn prizes for their analog/digital interface circuit designs in EECS 511

Every year, Prof. Michael Flynn gives his students in the graduate level course, Integrated Analog/Digital Interface Circuits the opportunity to compete for prizes for the best final project, thanks to the sponsorship of Analog Devices. This year, the winning projects were a Log SAR ADC and an Asynchronous SAR ADC. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

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.  

Prof. Elliot Soloway Selected for AECT Distinguished Development Award

Prof. Soloway will receive the 2012 AECT Distinguished Development Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology for his work in technology-based curricula for K-12 education and for his vision in advocating for the use of mobile computing for learning. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Soloway, Elliot  

England: U Record - Tony England named interim dean of CECS at UM-Dearborn

Two CSE Grad Students Receive Rackham Centennial Spring/Summer Fellowship Awards

PhD candidates Hector J. Garcia and Vahed Qazvinian have been selected to receive 2012 Rackham Centennial Spring/Summer Fellowship Awards from the Rackham Graduate School. [Full Story]

Michael Hand Receives Tau Beta Pi Fellowship to Pursue his Graduate Studies in Control Systems

Michael Hand received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the EECS Department at the end of 2011, and was recently informed that he received a one-year fellowship to support his graduate studies in Electrical Engineering:Systems. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

WIMS - Gianchandani: ScienceDaily - Smart Gas Sensors For Better Chemical Detection

Forrest: Technology Review - Sharp Transistors Could Enable Cheap, Retina-Style Displays

A gift for all time: Ernest and Bettine Kuh Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award

Faculty, students, and friends and family of Ernest and Bettine Kuh gathered together April 25 to dedicate the Ernest and Bettine Kuh Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award. The first recipient of this award is Prof. Tony Grbic. [Full Story]

Award-Winning EECS GSIs & IAs Honored at Luncheon

On May 1, the Department held its annual Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) / Instructional Aide (IA) Awards Luncheon to honor top student instructors and aides for their remarkable service. Congratulations! [Full Story]

Michael Wellman Selected for IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award for 2012

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

Software Engineering Class Hacks Autism

Dr. David Chesney's project-based EECS 481 Software Engineering class has created a series of video games as autism therapies using the Microsoft Kinect platform. This blog post by Marc Sirkin, VP at Autism Speaks, provides a viewpoint from the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Engineering for the Greater Good  Health  

Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems (WIMS2) in California

A recent outreach event held in Sunnyvale, CA raised the visibility of the WIMS2 research program in Silicon Valley. In total, the attendees represented more than 45 different companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 firms. Initial indications are that several new projects will be initiated because of this meeting. [Full Story]

Computer Science Alum Stephanie Forrest Selected for ACM Newell Award

U-M Computer and Communication Sciences PhD alumna Stephanie Forrest, Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, has been selected to receive the ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award for 2011. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Alex Halderman to Teach Digital Democracy Course Through Coursera

Prof. J. Alex Halderman will teach a free course on Securing Digital Democracy this fall through Coursera, the online education company that was founded in 2011 by two faculty from Stanford University. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Digital Democracy  Halderman, J. Alex  Security (Computing)  Technology for Education  

Graduating students make their marks locally, globally: A Michigan engineer pays it forward

Christopher Boyd is graduating with his UG degree in electrical engineering. He has spent much of his college career here giving back trying to instill in his fellow students an excitement for the field and the skills to succeed in it.

Thanks and Congratulations to Chris - and to all of our graduating students!!! [Full Story]

Ambiq Micro and Cyclos Semiconductor, 2 EECS startups, join the EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list

Ambiq Micro, specializing in intelligent energy-efficient ICs, was founded in 2010 by Profs. Blaauw, Sylvester, and EE alumnus Dr. Hanson. Cyclos Semiconductor, specializing in resonant clock-mesh technology for IC design, was co-founded in 2004 by Prof. Papaefthymiou. [more about Ambiq Micro] [more about Cyclos Semiconductor] [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Sylvester, Dennis  Technology Transfer  

The worlds first two-legged robot with a trip reflex

The two-legged robot named MABEL can now recover from a stumble like a person, making her the world's first robot with a trip reflex, says Prof. Jessy Grizzle. The fastest bipedal robot with knees can now step up onto a platform that's in her path. She has no cameras, so she uses a sense of touch, so to speak, to keep steady footing. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  Robotics and Computer Vision  Security (national and personal safety)  

Third Annual Data Mining Workshop Encourages Collaborations

On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, over 100 researchers from across the University of Michigan and from industry gathered on North Campus for the third U-M Workshop on Data Mining. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Big Data  Cafarella, Michael  

New Textbook: Engineering Signals and Systems

A new textbook, Engineering Signals and Systems, by Prof. Fawwaz Ulaby and Prof. Andrew Yagle, will be used by students this Fall in the undergraduate course, Introduction to Signals and Systems (EECS 216). The new textbook combines theory with application, so that students learn to solve real world problems, such as analyzing a trumpet signal, or automobile suspension responses to curbs and potholes. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Ulaby, Fawwaz  Yagle, Andrew E.  

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  

2012 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]

Prof. Mingyan Liu Receives Best Paper Award at the 11th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks

The paper, "In-Situ Soil Moisture Sensing: Measurement Scheduling and Estimation using Compressive Sensing," by Prof. Mingyan Liu and Xiaopei Wu (a visiting student), was named Best Paper at the 11th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks. This research aims to monitor soil moisture over time using as little energy as possible while maintaining a high degree of accuracy. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Communications  Diversity and Outreach  Environment  Liu, Mingyan  Remote Sensing  Sensors  

Steven McLaughlin (PhD EE 1992) Named ECE Chair at Georgia Tech

Steven McLaughlin (PhD EE 1992) was named chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. Most recently he served as vice provost for International Initiatives and as Steven A. Denning Chair in Global Engagement at Georgia Tech. He is a co-founder of Whisper Communications. [Full Story]

Charles (Ned) Birdsall: 1925-2012

The Department pays tribute to the life of EE alumnus Charles Kennedy (Ned) Birdsall, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and a pioneering inventor and educator in microwave tubes and plasma physics. He died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at the age of 86. Prof. Birdsall was the brother of EECS emeritus faculty member Ted Birdsall. [Full Story]

Baveja: Wired - Artificial Intelligence Could Be on Brink of Passing Turing Test

Chesney: Daily Adventures - Gaming for the Greater Good: technology really enables the possibilities to help people

John Laird Authors Book on Soar Cognitive Architecture

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

Nate Derbinsky Wins Best Poster Award at ICCM

Ph.D. candidate Nate Derbinsky has won the Best Poster Award at the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM), for "Computationally Efficient Forgetting via Base-Level Activation." [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at ISPASS-2012

Computer science researchers David Meisner, Junjie Wu, and Professor Thomas F. Wenisch have won the Best Paper Award at the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software for "BigHouse: A simulation infrastructure for data center systems." [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Wenisch, Thomas  

Forrest: Nature - Japan Gambles on Displays

Computer Vision Course is Part of a Groundbreaking Online Initiative

An open and free online course on Computer Vision co-taught by Prof. Silvio Savarese and Prof. Fei Fei Li of Stanford will be offered as early as July 2012. The course is offered through the education company called Coursera, founded in 2011 and dedicated to providing free online courses taught by world-class faculty from the top universities. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Fall 2012: EECS 498 Introduction to Machine Learning

Course No.: EECS 498-002
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: Satinder Singh
Prerequisites: EECS 281 or (EECS 203 and substantial programming experience)

Course Description:
Making sense of data, whether it comes from social settings like Twitter or from scientific experiments in a research laboratory or from NASA observatories, is a problem of great interest to society. Machine learning approaches help us classify, cluster, display, predict, and decide how to act based on data. In this course, we will learn about and program machine learning algorithms and evaluate them on various kinds of data (from twitter feeds, flickr feeds, video, blogs, as well as scientific data).

Savarese: LidarNews Magazine - D4AR - 4 Dimensional Augmented Reality

Robots Building Better Maps: for robots and other mechanical creatures

Nick Carlevaris-Bianco, PhD student in Electrical Engineering:Systems, is using a robot equipped with highly sensitive 3D laser scanners and cameras to generate robust 3D maps. These maps could be used in the future for autonomous navigation of vehicles and similar applications. [includes a video of the project] [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Robotics and Computer Vision  

Gianchandani and WIMS2: EPM Magazine - Micro and High Precision Technology Event Declared Successful by RNCG

Wei_Lu: Nature Communications - Observation of conducting filament growth in nanoscale resistive memories

Dedication Ceremony Held for Bob and Betty Beyster Building

On Wednesday, April 11, the College of Engineering held a dedication ceremony for the naming of the Bob and Betty Beyster Building, which is the home of the Computer Science and Engineering Division. [Full Story]

Gianchandani and WIMS2: Nanotechnology Now - Micro and High Precision Technology Event declared a Success

Lafortune: Concentrate - U-M prof plays key role in $10M computer programming project

Prof. Emeritus John Meyer Selected for 2012 Jean-Claude Laprie Award

John F. Meyer, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been recognized as an inaugural winner of the IFIP 2012 Jean-Claude Laprie Award in Dependable Computing for his foundational paper on performability. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at HPCA

Computer science researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania have won the Best Paper Award at the 18th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) for "Computational Sprinting." [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Wenisch, Thomas  

Fall 2012: EECS 598 Power System Dynamics and Control

Course No.: EECS 598-002
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: Ian Hiskens
Prerequisites: EECS 463 or instructor permission

Course Description:
Syllabus:

1. Overview of angle and voltage stability concepts, nonlinear dynamical systems, geometrical properties of solutions, Lyapunov methods, bifurcation analysis.

2. Modeling, differential algebraic systems, hybrid dynamical systems.

3. Small disturbance (linear) stability analysis.

4. Large disturbance (nonlinear) analysis, numerical integration, trajectory sensitivities, shooting methods, parameter estimation, grazing, limit cycles.

5. Future grid responsiveness, non-disruptive load control, model predictive control. [More Info]

CSE Research is Highlighted at Michigan Robotics Day

On Monday, April 9, CSE faculty and graduate student researchers displayed some of their projects at Michigan Robotics Day, which showcases regional robotics capabilities and promotes Michigan STEM and industry strengths. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Diversity and Outreach  Kuipers, Benjamin  Olson, Edwin  Robotics and Computer Vision  

Maya Spivak Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Computer Science and Engineering Master's student Maya Spivak has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  

Samuel DeBruin Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Computer Engineering student Samuel DeBruin has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to pursue his graduate studies in computer science and engineering. [Full Story]

CS Students Form Mobile App Development Company

Computer Science undergrads Austin Mueller and Ben Oztalay have formed Tabus Nine Computing, a company that creates Android applications. The company has published two Android apps that are for sale on the Android Market through Google Play. [Full Story]

Michigan Robotics Day 2012 Will Spotlight CSE Research

Monday, April 9, Profs. Benjamin Kuipers and Edwin Olson will participate in the event's technology demonstrations. Prof. Kuipers will show his robotic wheelchair, and Prof. Olson will demonstrate his swarm of MAGIC robots along with the new "Car Lab" platform he is developing in conjunction with Prof. Ryan Eustice of NAME. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Diversity and Outreach  Kuipers, Benjamin  Olson, Edwin  Robotics and Computer Vision  

Fall 2012: EECS 598 Mazumder

Course No.: EECS 598-004
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: Pinaki Mazumder
Prerequisites: EECS 312 or instructor permission

Course Description:
This course envisages studying energy-aware CMOScircuit design techniques that are currently being used in building low-power (at nominal supply voltage)and ultra-low-power (in subthreshold region) VLSI systems. Students interested in taking this coursemust have basic background in CMOS design (equivalent to EECS 312) and are expected to know circuitequations for minimization of power consumption as well as energy-delay optimization. The course willmainly focus on various aspects of subthreshold CMOS circuit design as outlined below. [More Info]

Soloway: NPR - Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work?

Lafortune: WWJ-TV - UM Researcher Involved In $10M Project To Advance Computer Programming

Satish Narayanasamy Receives NSF CAREER Award for Work in Simplifying Parallel Programming

Prof. Narayanasamy has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant for his research project, "Holistic System Solutions for Empowering Parallel Programmers." [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Narayanasamy, Satish  Parallel Computing  

$10 million NSF project to advance computer programming

Making computer programming faster, easier and more intuitive is the goal of a new $10 million NSF project, Expeditions in Computer Augmented Program Engineering (ExCAPE), that involves Prof. Stphane Lafortune and is based at the U. of Pennsylvania. Prof. Lafortune aims to automate the complicated, time-consuming and expensive software-debugging process. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Control Systems  Information Technology  Lafortune, Stephane  Programming  Robotics and Computer Vision  Software Systems  

Fall 2012: EECS 598 FMMs and Integral Equation Solvers

Course No.: EECS 598-003
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: Eric Michielssen
Prerequisites: EECS 530 or instructor permission

Course Description:
This course focuses on integral equation methods for solving the classical partial differentialequations of mathematical physics along with fast algorithms that effect their iterative solution. Our focuswill be fast (multipole) algorithms for low-rank-under-compression kernels (e.g. Poisson), and Greenfunctions for the Helmholtz and time-dependent wave equations (including their Maxwell equationextensions). Additional topics include FFT and Butterfly-accelerated solvers, and recent developments indirect solvers. At the end of the course, students should be able to comfortably read current fast algorithmliterature and use fast multipole constructs in their own research. [More Info]

Fall 2012: Ultra-Low-Power CMOS Circuit Design

Course No.: 598
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Pinaki Mazumder
Prerequisites: EECS 312 or EECS 427 or Instructors consent.

Course Description:
Meeting Pattern: Mon and Wed [More Info]

Revzen: CNN - Holy &%$! inventions

Thomas Frost Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Thomas Frost, a first semester PhD student in electrical engineering, received the good news that he has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his research in semiconductor lasers as part of the research group of Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya, Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Mona Jarrahi Receives ONR Young Investigator Award

Prof. Mona Jarrahi received a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program to conduct fundamental physical studies on the ultrafast dynamics of carriers in semiconductor nanostructures. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Jarrahi, Mona  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  Terahertz Technology  

ACE Innovator of the Year Award goes to Dr. Michael McCorquodale

After nearly 15 years pursuing an idea that others thought a dead-end, Dr. Michael McCorquodale (MSE PhD EE '00 '04) is earning awards for his vision and leadership in bringing a new technology to market. He was named Innovator of the Year at the 2012 UBM ACE Awards event, and the company for which he is General Manager, IDT, received an Ultimate Products award in the category of analog ICs. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Artificial synapses could lead to advanced computer memory and machines that mimic biological brains

In a step toward computers that mimic the parallel processing of complex biological brains, researchers from HRL Labs and Prof. Wei Lu's group have built a type of artificial synapse. They have demonstrated the first functioning memristor array stacked on a CMOS circuit. Memristors combine the functions of memory and logic like the synapses of biological brains. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Electronic devices  LNF  Lu, Wei  Memristor  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  Technology Transfer  

Lu: CBS Detroit - UMs First Startup Investment Goes To Semiconductor Memory Firm

Sarabandi: EE Times - BAE Systems wins $34M DARPA contract

Students Build Mobile Apps at Michigan

Michigan students are participating in the mobile revolution, inventing and often commercializing innovative mobile applications. Take a look at this sample of apps invented here, from assistive technology to an app that reports the current status of your favorite U-M laundry machine! [Full Story]

Next-generation computer memory firm receives U-Ms first startup investment

With the help of the Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups (MINTS) program, Prof. Wei Lu and his company, Crossbar, Inc., are developing technology to dramatically enhance the global memory storage industry. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Electronic devices  Lu, Wei  Memristor  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  Technology Transfer  

Fall 2012: EECS 498 - Hands-On Robotics

Course No.: EECS 498
Credit Hours: 4 credits
Instructor: Shai Revzen
Prerequisites: EECS senior standing; other majors and grad students with instructor approval

Course Description:
Engineering seniors and grad students are invited to sign up for Hands On Robotics a robotics course based on building robots using the CKBot modular robot system.

The course will cover basic concepts in Robotics: kinematics, control, programming and design. Grade is 80% team project reports; 20% quizzes. Class meets twice a week for two hours in the lab, with additional lab access provided for working on projects. [More Info]

Local students see science and engineering in action with MABEL, the bipedal robot

When students from the Michigan Technical Academy came to the University to discover some of what goes on in engineering, they discovered fun, football, and physics. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  

Fall 2012: EECS 566 Discrete Event Systems

Course No.: EECS 566
Credit Hours: 3 credits
Instructor: Stephane Lafortune
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in EE:Systems, CSE, ME, AERO, or IOE, or senior standing with instructor permission

Course Description:
This course is intended for engineering and computer science graduate students who want to learn about dynamic systems with discrete state spaces and event-driven transitions. Discrete Event Systems, as they are called, arise in the modeling of technological systems such as automated manufacturing systems, communication networks, software systems, process control systems, and transportation systems. In embedded and networked systems, discrete event dynamics are coupled with continuous dynamics, giving rise to what are called Hybrid Systems or Cyber-Physical Systems. This course will introduce students to the modeling, analysis, and control of Discrete Event Systems. The primary emphasis will be on the logical, or untimed, behavior and associated verification and supervisory control problems. Timed Automata and Hybrid Automata will also be introduced. Examples from the above areas will be used throughout the course to illustrate the main concepts. [More Info]

Students Demonstrate New Mobile Apps at 2012 iOS Showcase

From interactive books through encrypted texting, student software developers showcased their iOS mobile app creations at an event in Tishman Hall on March 20. [Full Story]

Jason Clemons Receives NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship

Jason Clemons, a doctoral student in Computer Science and Engineering, has been selected to receive an NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship. Jason's research is focused on mobile computer vision applications and the development of novel architectural improvements to increase mobile computer vision processing capability in terms of energy and execution time. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Computer Vision  

Halderman: Smarter Technology - Smarter Voting? Not This Year

[Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Student Projects Lab Provides Training, Expertise on Embedded Systems Topics

The Student Projects Lab (SPL), directed by Dr. Mark Brehob, is providing open lessons on fundamentals in embedded systems projects for undergraduate and graduate students, among other services. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Brehob, Mark  

Yoon: Saturday Evening Post - Watch Me Walk

Prof. Elliot Soloway to Receive Alumni Award from University of Massachusetts

Prof. Elliot Soloway has been selected to receive an Outstanding Contributions to Society Alumni Award from the University of Massachusetts Computer Science Department. He received both his PhD (1978) and MS (1972) in Computer and Information Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Soloway, Elliot  

Prof. Edmund H. Durfee to Receive Alumni Award from University of Massachusetts

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

Prof. H.V. Jagadish Re-Elected to CRA Board of Directors

Prof. Jagadish has been re-elected to the Computing Research Association board of directors for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2012. CRA's mission is to strengthen research and advanced education in the computing fields, expand opportunities for women and minorities, and improve public and policymaker understanding of the importance of computing and computing research in our society. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Jagadish, HV  

New Computer Science Program Announced for LSA Students

Undergraduate students who undertake a study of computer science through the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts can now customize their program by selecting from nine tracks of specialization. [Full Story]

A new way to cool materials with light

New research that has come out of Prof. Tal Carmon's research group provides the first experimental evidence of an acoustical density wave in a solid using Brillouin scattering. This research overturns scientists understanding of how light and sound interact in the process called Brillouin scattering. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Carmon, Tal  Lasers  Optics and Photonics  

Security Researchers Publish Details of Online Voting Hack

Security researchers Scott Wolchok, Eric Wustrow, Dawn Isabel, and Prof. J. Alex Halderman have for the first time published the full details of their much-discussed hack of the Washington D.C. online voting system in late 2010. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Digital Democracy  Halderman, J. Alex  Networks and Networking  Security (Computing)  

Halderman: Slashdot (video) - Prof. J. Alex Halderman Tells Us Why Internet-Based Voting Is a Bad Idea

[Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Chris Berry Awarded Michigan Space Grant Consortium Fellowship

Chris Berry, a doctoral student in the Electrical Engineering program, received a 2012 MSGC fellowship for research in the area of terahertz technology for Space applications. Chris's research focuses on creating a novel terahertz radiation emitter that can operate as a light-weight, local oscillator for a terahertz spectroscopy system suitable for use in Space. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Halderman: TechDirt - The Details On How To Elect Futuramas Bender To Whatever Election Is Using Online Voting

[Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: Washington Post - D.C. Vote-Hackers Publish Their Vote-Hacking Exploits

[Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: Fox News (includes video) - Electronic Election Fail

[Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: Technorati - Why Internet Based Voting is Unfixably Broken

[Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: Marketplace Tech: Internet voting way too risky, say experts

[Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: Gizmodo - Hacked DC School Board E-Voting Elects Bender President

[Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: Slashdot - In Theory And Practice, Why Internet-Based Voting Is a Bad Idea

[Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: The Register - Election hacked, drunken robot elected to school board

[Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Halderman: Slashdot - Voting System Test Hack Elects Futuramas Bender To School Board

[Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Wenisch: TechCrunch - Researchers Propose Computational Sprinting To Speed Up Chips By 1000% But Only For A Second

Wenisch: PhysOrg - Computational sprinting pushes smartphones till theyre tired

Wenisch: Scientific American - Could Computational Sprinting Speed Up Smart Phones without Burning Them Out?

Wenisch: R&D - Researchers help rethink smartphone design with computational sprinting

Wenisch: The Register - Researchers propose overclock scheme for mobiles

Forrest-Grbic: Advanced Materials - Electrically Small Antennas

Evigia (startup): Frost & Sullivan Lauds Evigia for its Extensive Line of RFID-Sensing Products

6th Annual AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest

Students in the Fall 2011 EECS 427 (VLSI Design I) class competed against their classmates for cash prizes in the 6th Annual AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest. The winning designs were a Lower Power 8T SRAM Design, and a Lower Power 3T Embedded DRAM Design. [Full Story]

Mona Jarrahi Receives Crosby Research Award

Mona Jarrahi was awarded an Elizabeth C. Crosby Research Award to support her research in terahertz technology. The Elizabeth C. Crosby Research Awards were created to support the participation and advancement of women faculty in science and engineering at the University of Michigan, [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Applied Electromagnetics  Jarrahi, Mona  Terahertz Technology  

Computational Sprinting Pushes Smartphones Till They Are Tired

A groundbreaking new approach to smartphone power and cooling paves the way for new smartphone applications through extremely powerful computational bursts. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Wenisch, Thomas  

Papaefthymiou: ExtremeTech - AMD to use resonant clock mesh to push Trinity above 4GHz

Papaefthymiou: Electronista - AMD Piledriver chips to use resonant clock mesh, top 4GHz

Papaefthymiou: TechSpot - AMDs Piledriver-based chips to feature energy-recycling tech

Hackers Install Bubbler as a Salute to Beysters

Sometime on the weekend of February 18, hackers struck the Computer Science and Engineering building at U-M, installing a hot tub on the fourth floor balcony of the building. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Hacks  

Papaefthymiou: The Inquirer - AMDs Piledriver chips will use a resonant clock mesh

Papaefthymiou: EE Times - AMD, not ARM, first to use startups low-power clock IP

Cleaner, longer-lasting lighting the goal of a new company called Arborlight

Prof. PC Ku is co-founder of Arborlight LLC, a new start-up with a technology to replace fluorescent bulbs with more energy-efficient yet still cost-effective LED lighting. The company received an award for "Most Disruptive Idea" at the recent Clean Energy Venture Challenge competition. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Ku, Pei-Cheng (P.C.)  LEDs  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  Technology Transfer  

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  

Technology from EECS Startup Cyclos Semiconductor to be Included in New AMD Processor Family

The energy-recycling technique developed by Cyclos will be used in AMD's forthcoming "Piledriver" microprocessors. Cyclos was co-founded by CSE Chair Marios Papefthymiou. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Technology Transfer  

Research Spotlight: 3-D electrical force fields manipulate microscale particles

Prof. Kamal Sarabandi and colleagues at the University of Michigan are using electrical energy as a 3-D force field to manipulate microscale objects. Potential applications for this research include biochemical reactions, sample analysis and synthesis, molecular genetics, cell manipulation, and biotechnology production. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Applied Electromagnetics  Health  Medical Imaging  Signal and Image Processing   

Alex Halderman Featured in PBS Story on the Security of Internet Voting

Prof. J. Alex Halderman was featured in the PBS news story, "Internet Voting: Will Democracy or Hackers Win?" which aired on February 16, 2012. The segment examines the security ramifications of efforts at various levels of government to provide Internet voting opportunities for citizens, such as overseas military personnel, in elections. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Digital Democracy  Halderman, J. Alex  Networks and Networking  Security (Computing)  

Halderman: BoingBoing - Prime Suspect, or Random Acts of Keyness

Halderman: ARS Technica - Crypto shocker: four of every 1,000 public keys provide no security

Halderman: ThreatPost - Weak RSA Keys Plague Embedded Devices, But Experts Caution Against Panic

Halderman: Slashdot - Factorable Keys: Twice As Many, But Half As Bad

CSE Building to be Named in Honor of Beyster Gift

In recognition of a $15 million gift to the College of Engineering, the CSE Building will be named the Bob and Betty Beyster Building at a ceremony this spring. The gift, from philanthropist and four-time U-M alum J. Robert Beyster, includes the largest sum dedicated to fellowships in the college's history. [Full Story]

Security Researchers Describe Newly Discovered Vulnerabilities in Public Key Encryption

A team of four security researchers, including U-M Prof. J. Alex Halderman, grad students Zakir Durumeric and Eric Wustrow, and UC San Diego postdoctoral researcher Nadia Heninger have released findings on the security of public keys in response to a New York Times article. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Networks and Networking  Security (Computing)  

Max Seiden Selected for KPCB Engineering Fellowship

CE undergrad Max Seiden has been selected as a 2012 KPCB Engineering Fellow by venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. [Full Story]

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  Yagle, Andrew E.  

Forrest-Grbic: Nature - Printing tiny coiled antennas

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.  

Fessler: Advance for Imaging and Radiation Oncology - New Technology Allows for CT Scans...

Chris McMeeking Wins Funding for ASK Interfaces through Intel Innovators Competition

CS undergrad Chris McMeeking has won $100,000 of funding for his startup, ASK Interfaces, through Intel Innovators, the new Facebook-based business plan competition. [Full Story]

Forrest, Grbic: BioPortfolio - Direct Transfer Patterning of Electrically Small Antennas onto Three-Dimensionally Contoured Substrates

Fessler: Michigan Daily - New CT technology decreases radiation

MichiganProbe-Wise: Michigan Today - An oboe for the brain

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.  

Alumni Spotlight: Syed B. Ali (MSE EE 81)

Syed Ali is founder, president, and CEO of one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States, Cavium. He returned to campus in October 2011 as the College of Engineering Alumni Society Merit Award winner for ECE. Read more about Syed Ali, and watch a short video as well as a recording of his talk, From Michigan to NASDAQ. [Full Story]

Dongyoon Lee Selected for VMWare Graduate Fellowship

Ph.D. student Dongyoon Lee has been selected as the recipient of a 2012 VMWare Graduate Fellowship Award for his work in improving the programmability of parallel computer systems. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Advanced Computer Architecture  

Gilbert, Strauss: MIT News - The Faster-than-Fourier Transform

CSE Alum Jon Oberheide Named one of 30 Under 30 in Technology by Forbes

Jon Oberheide, CSE PhD 2011, has been named one of 30 leading young innovators in the technology space by Forbes for his work in exposing vulnerabilities in the Android mobile operating system, and for his role in founding Duo Security. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Essl, Wakefield: ASEE Prism - Heavy Metal: Bronze bells and songwriting software inspire a merger of engineering and music

New technology allows CT scans to be done with a fraction of the conventional radiation dose

A technological breakthrough is allowing the University of Michigan Health System to be the first teaching hospital in the U.S. to perform some CT scans using a fraction of the radiation dose required for a conventional CT image. The scan displayed shows a dark spot indicative of cancer. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Fessler, Jeffrey  Health  Medical Imaging  Signal and Image Processing   

ENG100 Students Design, Develop, and Show Games Designed for Individuals with Autism

In December 2011, David Chesney's ENG100 class, Gaming for the Greater Good, showcased their final class projects, which were video games designed with autistic children in mind. [Full Story]

Igor Markov Receives the A. Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award for 2011

Prof. Markov and a colleague won the award in recognition of the impact of their research on VLSI circuit placement and the software package called Capo, used by academic groups and companies worldwide. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Markov, Igor  

Students awarded prizes for their class designs of an energy harvesting circuit and a high efficiency audio amplifier

Two teams in the Fall 2011 EECS 413 (Monolithic Amplifier Circuits) Design Contest came up with winning designs for their final class project: an energy harvesting circuit for implantable devices and sensor networks, and a high-efficiency audio amplifier for mobile applications. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Lu: BioPortfolio - A Functional Hybrid Memristor Crossbar-Array/CMOS System

Prof. Raj Nadakuditi Receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award

Prof. Raj Nadakuditi received a Young Investigator Award to support research that is expected to improve the quality of information obtained from sensors and sensor networks through the creation of improved algorithms to detect, estimate, and classify even weak signals. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Nadakuditi, Rajesh Rao  Sensors  Signal and Image Processing   

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 and Image Processing   Theory  

Final Projects Highlighted at Computer Games Showcase

Students in EECS 494, Computer Game Design and Implementation, had the opportunity to show off their final projects at the highly-anticipated Computer Games Showcase in December. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Engineering at Michigan (video)

Michigan Engineering's newest video captures the pace of activity of our students and faculty! In this video, catch the Solar Car, Formula SAE racing, Jessy Grizzle and the robot MABEL, Fred Terry, the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, and much more! Watch the video and find out who said, "It would be a disaster if it broke." [Full Story]

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  

Michael McCorquodale is the brains behind Product of the Year

Michael McCorquodale (MSE PhD EE '00 '04) invented crystal free solid-state oscillators with his advisor while a student here at U-M. He then started the company Mobius which was bought by IDT, where he is now a General Manager, Silicon Frequency Control. The technology was named Product of the Year by Electronic Products Magazine. [Full Story]

Blaauw-Sylvester-Wise: EE Web Pulse - Millimeter Scale Energy Harvesting Based Sensors

Guo: Paint & Coatings Industry - The Skys the Limit with Nanotechnology

Dick, Mao: Electronics Weekly - The rough guide to embedded software power estimation

Flynn, Kipke, Lee: EDN Asia - Medical sensors in biomedical electronics: The brain, heart and lungs