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Aug 13, 2014
Can Our Computers Continue to Get Smaller and More Powerful?

In an article in this week's issue of the journal Nature, Prof. Igor Markov reviews limiting factors in the development of computing systems to help determine what is achievable, identifying "loose" limits and viable opportunities for advancements through the use of emerging technologies. His research for this project was funded by the National Science Foundation, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Markov, Igor  

Aug 11, 2014
Vulnerabilities Demonstrated in Traffic Signal Controls

Students in Prof. J. Alex Halderman's recent EECS 588 course, including graduate student Brandon Ghena, have demonstrated vulnerabilities that would allow hackers to take control of municipal traffic light systems. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Security (Computing)  

Jul 18, 2014
Barzan Mozafari and Collaborators Chosen for Best Demo at ACM SIGMOD

Prof. Barzan Mozafari and his collaborators have received the Best Demo Award at the 2014 ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference. The demo was of their Analytical Bootstrap (ABS) System, which enables complex exploratory data analysis on large volumes of data. ABS is described in their paper, ABS: a System for Scalable Approximate Queries with Accuracy Guarantees. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Big Data  Mozafari, Barzan  

Jul 18, 2014
Jeremy Gibson Authors Book on Game Design, Prototyping, and Programming

Independent game designer and CSE Lecturer Jeremy Gibson has authored a new book entitled Introduction to Game Design, Prototyping, and Development, which for the first time brings these three disciplines together in a single volume. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Game Design and Development  Gibson, Jeremy  

Jul 17, 2014
Audio Story: Dissecting Voices to Find the Hidden Call For Help

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


Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Machine Learning  Medical diagnosis  Mower Provost, Emily  

Jul 17, 2014
Wakefield and Kieras Win Best Paper Award at ICAD 2014

Profs. Gregory Wakefield and David Kieras, along with three coauthors from the Air Force Research Laboratory at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, received the Best Paper Award at the 20th International Conference on Auditory Display for EPIC Modeling of a Two-Talker CRM Listening Task. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Acoustic Processing  Kieras, David  Wakefield, Gregory H.  

Jul 03, 2014
David Kieras Wins a Best Paper Award at CHI 2014

Prof. David Kieras has coauthored Towards Accurate and Practical Predictive Models of Active-Vision-Based Visual Search, which has been selected for a SIGCHI Best of CHI Best Paper Award at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Interactive Systems  Kieras, David  

Jul 03, 2014
Grant Schoenebeck Selected for Facebook Faculty Award

Prof. Grant Schoenebeck has been selected as the recipient of a Facebook Faculty Award for his work in theoretical computer science and its potential for impact in the area of social networking. He is currently working on better understanding "complex" contagions, which, unlike diseases and rumors, typically require more than one neighbor for infection. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Schoenebeck, Grant  Theory  

Jun 11, 2014
Computer Scientists Author Book on Hardware Prefetching

Professor Thomas F. Wenisch and his collaborator Prof. Babak Falsafi of EPFL Switzerland have authored a new book entitled A Primer on Hardware Prefetching, which has been published by Morgan & Claypool as one of their Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Wenisch, Thomas  

Jun 04, 2014
Robotics Researchers Ready for Automated Vehicle Test Facility

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


Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Olson, Edwin  Robotics and Computer Vision  Transportation  

May 29, 2014
Making Smartphones Smarter: HiJack Adopted for Use in Commercial Product

HiJack, the hardware/software platform for use in creating cubic-inch sensor peripherals for smartphones, has been adopted for use in a product offering by NXP Semiconductors. HiJack was developed under the direction of Prof. Prabal Dutta, and allows for the integration of sensors to a smartphone through the phone's audio jack, making it a universal, low cost interface. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Dutta, Prabal  Mobile Computing  

May 16, 2014
Researchers Identify Security Risks in Estonian Online Voting System

Ahead of European Parliamentary elections on May 25, an international team of independent experts, including Prof. J. Alex Halderman and CSE graduate students Travis Finkenauer and Drew Springall, has identified major risks in the security of Estonia's Internet voting system and recommended its immediate withdrawal. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Digital Democracy  Halderman, J. Alex  Security (Computing)  

May 12, 2014
Leaders in Ultra Low Power Circuits and Systems Presenting at VLSI Circuits Symposium

Michigan faculty and students will present seven papers at the 2014 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, a number that exceeds any other academic institution or company. The seven papers range from a millimeter-scale wireless imaging system, to a chip that can decipher an image in a manner similar to the human brain, to continued optimization of the circuits we use every day, as well as circuits that will fuel the future Internet of Things. One of the papers, Low Power Battery Supervisory Circuit with Adaptive Battery Health Monitor, has been selected as a Symposium Technical Highlight. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Dutta, Prabal  Flynn, Michael  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Internet of Things  Millimeter-scale Computing  Mobile Computing  Sylvester, Dennis  Zhang, Zhengya  

May 09, 2014
Listening to Bipolar Disorder: Smartphone App Detects Mood Swings via Voice Analysis

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


Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Baveja, Satinder Singh  Machine Learning  Medical diagnosis  Mower Provost, Emily  

May 07, 2014
Heartbleed: Behind the Scenes at CSE

Computer science researchers at Michigan, including graduate student Zakir Durumeric, used their Internet scanning software to rapidly pinpoint vulnerable servers on the Internet, quantifying the scope of the Heartbleed bug and providing data on when and where servers were patched to repair the flaw. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Bailey, Michael  Graduate Students  Halderman, J. Alex  Security (Computing)  

Apr 28, 2014
Startup Virta Labs Wins Ann Arbor SPARK Best of Boot Camp

Virta Laboratories, Inc., the startup co-founded in part by Prof. Kevin Fu and visiting scholar Denis Foo Kune, has been named Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK's Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. Virta Labs delivers malware and anomaly detection on medical devices and process control systems by non-intrusively measuring the power consumption patterns of the machines being protected. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Fu, Kevin  Medical Device Security  Security (Computing)  

Apr 17, 2014
Halderman and Lafortune Join TerraSwarm Research Center

Two EECS faculty with expertise in Privacy and Security, J. Alex Halderman and Stephane Lafortune, will join the TerraSwarm Research Center in May. TerraSwarm addresses the huge potential, as well as the risks, of pervasive integration of smart, networked sensors and actuators into the connected world. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lafortune, Stephane  Security (Computing)  

Apr 07, 2014
Michael Lewis says the market is rigged. But his Flash Boys rigged themselves.

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


Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Apr 01, 2014
Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ISPASS 2014

A team of researchers including CSE PhD candidate Anthony Gutierrez, Dr. Ron Dreslinski, and Bredt Family Professor in Engineering Trevor Mudge has won the Best Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS) for "Sources of Error in Full-System Simulation." [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Dreslinski, Ron  Graduate Students  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Mudge, Trevor  

Apr 01, 2014
Technological Singularity Passes, Unnoticed Until Now

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

Mar 05, 2014
Michael Wellman Recognized with ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award

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


Related Topics:  Electronic Commerce  Wellman, Michael  

Feb 21, 2014
New Center Develops Technologies to Help Youths with Disabilities

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


Related Topics:  Ackerman, Mark  Baveja, Satinder Singh  Durfee, Edmund  Health  

Jan 28, 2014
Prabal Dutta Selected for NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Prabal Dutta has been awarded an NSF CAREER award for his research project, "Scalable Sensor Infrastructure for Sustainably Managing the Built Environment." Prof. Dutta will develop advanced sensor technologies that will help to create progress toward Federal sustainability goals that mandate that 50% of U.S. commercial buildings become net-zero energy by 2050. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Dutta, Prabal  Remote Sensing  

Dec 12, 2013
Jia Deng Wins Marr Prize at ICCV

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


Related Topics:  Deng, Jia  Robotics and Computer Vision  

Dec 05, 2013
H.V. Jagadish Awarded Gates Foundation Grant to Leverage Data for Social Good

Prof. H.V. Jagadish, the Bernard A. Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has won a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a project that uses big data to achieve social good as a part of the Foundation's Grand Challenge Explorations. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Big Data  Jagadish, HV  

Dec 05, 2013
Cheating on Exams with Smartwatches

In this Freedom to Tinker blog entry, CS undergrad Alex Migicovsky discusses a smartphone app for collaborative cheating and how increasingly small and inconspicuous technology form factors will pose future testing and broader security challenges. Alex's work in this area has been advised by Dr. Jeff Ringenberg and Prof. J. Alex Halderman. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Security (Computing)  Undergraduate Students  

Dec 05, 2013
Rada Mihalcea to Study Physiological and Linguistic Signals of Human Behavior

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


Related Topics:  Computational Linguistics  Mihalcea, Rada  

Oct 14, 2013
Dragomir Radev Assembles Two-Volume Collection of NACLO Linguistics Puzzles

Prof. Dragomir Radev has edited Puzzles in Logic, Languages, and Computation, a two-volume set of the best English-language problems created for students competing in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computational Linguistics  Radev, Dragomir  

Sep 19, 2013
Rada Mihalcea Selected for NSF INSPIRE Award

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


Related Topics:  Computational Linguistics  Mihalcea, Rada  

Aug 29, 2013
Iranian Internet Censorship System Profiled for First Time

Prof. J. Alex Halderman and two anonymous coauthors have published the first peer-reviewed technical study of Iran's national censorship infrastructure, revealing much about the extent and nature of one of the largest and most sophisticated Internet censorship regimes in the world. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Security (Computing)  

Aug 26, 2013
Edwin Olson Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award

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


Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Olson, Edwin  Robotics and Computer Vision  

Aug 20, 2013
Download ZMap and Scan the Entire Internet in Less Than 45 Minutes

Three U-M computer science researchers have released ZMap, a new open-source tool that can perform a scan of the entire public IPv4 address space on the Internet in less than 45 minutes - over 1000 times faster than with previous tools. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Networks and Networking  Security (Computing)  

Aug 20, 2013
New Grant: Reducing Computer Viruses in Health Networks

Prof. Kevin Fu and Research Prof. Michael Bailey will establish methods to scientifically study the extent of malware in hospital networks under the new five-year Trustworthy Health and Wellness project that has received $10 million from the National Science Foundation. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Bailey, Michael  Fu, Kevin  Security (Computing)  

Jun 26, 2013
Two Papers by CSE Researchers Chosen as IEEE Micro Top Picks

Two papers authored by U-M computer science researchers have been selected for IEEE Micro's Top Picks from the 2012 Computer Architecture Conferences. Top Picks is an annual special edition of Micro magazine that acknowledges the most significant research papers from computer architecture conferences in the past year based on novelty and potential for long-term impact. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Narayanasamy, Satish  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Parallel Computing  Wenisch, Thomas  

Jun 24, 2013
Elliot Soloway Selected for Google App Engine Education Award

Prof. Elliot Soloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, School of Education, and School of Information, has received a Google App Engine Education Award to support the development of the WeCollabrify Mobile Platform. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Interactive Systems  Soloway, Elliot  

Jun 18, 2013
Researchers Show That High-Frequency Trading Tactic Lowers Investor Profits

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


Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Electronic Commerce  Graduate Students  Wellman, Michael  

May 31, 2013
Researchers Work Recognized Amongst Notable Computing Books and Articles of 2012

Research conducted by Michigan computer scientists has been selected for ACM Computing Review's Notable Computing Books and Articles of 2012. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Security (Computing)  

May 28, 2013
Fourth Annual Data Mining Workshop Brings Together Close to 200 Researchers

Close to 200 researchers from across the University of Michigan and from industry gathered in the Bob and Betty Beyster Building on North Campus for the fourth U-M Workshop on Data Mining in order to make connections and share their experiences and results. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Big Data  Cafarella, Michael  Radev, Dragomir  

May 17, 2013
Security Risks Found in Sensors for Heart Devices, Consumer Electronics

An international team of researchers including Prof. Kevin Fu has demonstrated that the type of sensors that pick up the rhythm of a beating heart in implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are vulnerable to tampering. The researchers were able to forge an erratic heartbeat with radio frequency electromagnetic waves in controlled laboratory conditions. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Fu, Kevin  Medical Device Security  Security (Computing)  

May 10, 2013
Workshop Brings Together Industry and Researchers on Medical Device Security Challenges

Over 60 professionals from medical device manufacturers and level-I trauma centers and security researchers attended the two-day Archimedes Workshop run by Prof. Kevin Fu through his Archimedes Research Center for Medical Device Security. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Fu, Kevin  Medical Device Security  Security (Computing)  

May 10, 2013
Researchers Develop Tools to Better Leverage Tweets in Spotting Trends

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


Related Topics:  Big Data  Cafarella, Michael  

Apr 16, 2013
GapSense Could Alleviate Wireless Traffic Jams; Improve Network Performance

Researchers led by Kang Shin, the Kevin and Nancy O'Connor Professor of Computer Science, have developed new software called GapSense to control wireless network traffic between dissimliar devices, such as WiFi laptops, Bluetooth headsets, ZigBee sensor nodes. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Networks and Networking  Shin, Kang  Wireless Communications  

Apr 03, 2013
CSE Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ASPLOS 2013

A team of U-M researchers including CSE Prof. Thomas F. Wenisch, CSE Chair Marios Papaefthymiou, Prof. of Mechanical Engineering Kevin Pipe, and ME graduate student Lei Shao have won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems for their paper, "Computational Sprinting on a Hardware/Software Testbed." [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Wenisch, Thomas  

Mar 28, 2013
Researchers Funded to Develop a Leap Forward in Processor Architectures

A team of researchers led by Trevor Mudge, Bredt Family Professor of Engineering and Director of the ARM Research Center at Michigan, has been funded for research and development of hardware and software techniques that directly support and make practical a new generation of energy efficient, high performance multi-layer processor systems for use in embedded computing systems. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Computer Architecture  Dreslinski, Ron  Embedded Computing and Systems  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Mahlke, Scott  Mudge, Trevor  Near-threshold computing  Sylvester, Dennis  Zhang, Zhengya  

Mar 21, 2013
CSE Researchers Win Best Paper Award at HPCA 2013

A team of CSE researchers including U-M graduate student Richard Sampson and Prof. Thomas F. Wenisch have won the Best Paper Award at the International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) for their paper, "Sonic Millip3De: Massively Parallel 3D-Stacked Accelerator for 3D Ultrasound." [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Wenisch, Thomas  

Feb 06, 2013
Mighty Mobile: A Supercomputer in Your Pocket

The College of Engineering has highlighted work in the department on technologies under development at Michigan that will continue to enable the mobile computing revolution. See their digital multimedia experience here. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Austin, Todd  Blaauw, David  Computer Architecture  Lu, Wei  Mobile Computing  Mudge, Trevor  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Sylvester, Dennis  Wenisch, Thomas  

Jan 31, 2013
CS Undergrads Develop Learning Apps for Singapore 3rd Graders

Students in Prof. Elliot Soloway's Learning Apps for Primary Education course have built a suite of educational apps for K-12 students that are designed to spark self-directed, creative, and effective learning. The apps are being tested by the students in Singapore classrooms. Includes video. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Mobile Computing  Soloway, Elliot  Technology for Education  

Jan 22, 2013
EECS faculty are MCubing to find answers - fast

Thanks to the University of Michigan MCubed program, EECS faculty are teaming up with colleagues across the University - from Epidemiology to Political Science, Ophthalmology to Psychiatry, Neurosurgergy to Astronomy - to pursue new initiatives deemed to have major societal impact. Take a look at the 15 projects successfully cubed. [Full Story]

Jan 17, 2013
New $28M C-FAR Center Will Develop Computers of 2025

The University of Michigan is home to the new Center for Future Architectures Research, which is led by Prof. Todd Austin. The center includes the participation of researchers from 14 other major institutions and is funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Six additional EECS faculty are participating as investigators at C-FAR or at three other newly-funded SRC centers. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Austin, Todd  Bertacco, Valeria  Computer Architecture  Fu, Kevin  Mahlke, Scott  

Nov 08, 2012
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  

 



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