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Contact Us

James S. Freudenberg, Director
4213 EECS
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2121
PH: 734-763-0586
Beth Lawson,
Lab Administrator

4233 EECS
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2121
PH: 734-764-5220

Michigan native Claude Shannon is the father of information theory. Born in 1916 in Petoskey, Michigan, and raised in Gaylord, he obtained two bachelor degrees from the University of Michigan in 1936, on one in electrical engineering and a second in mathematics. His pioneering work on the theory of information laid the foundations for the modern era of digital communications.

About the Systems Laboratory

The EECS Systems Laboratory is located on the fourth floor of the EECS building on UM's North Campus. The laboratory consists of 19 faculty whose teaching and research activities span the fields of communications, control, and signal processing. Major research thrusts exist in the theory and application of robotics, discrete event systems, biosystems, computational imaging, statistical machine learning, compressive sampling and wireless networks. Much of the research in the laboratory is cross-cutting and interdisciplinary, involving collaborations across the College of Engineering (biomedical, chemical, mechanical, nuclear, civil, and aerospace), the School of Medicine (pathology, radiology, radiation oncology, cardiology, otolaryngology, ophtalmology, bioinformatics), the College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts (mathematics, statistics, biology, physics) and the School of Music.

Information for Graduate Students

This website is the best place to start if you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in the general areas of Communications, Control, and Signal Processing. Our faculty and students are active in a broad spectrum of cutting-edge theoretical and applied research, and our alumni are pursuing successful careers in industry and academia. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information about our program.


Awards and Announcements

Hands-On Robotics (video) Prof. Shai Revzen presents his Hands-On Robotics course (EECS 498). Watch the students in action as he describes: teaching philosophy, what makes for a great team, how to enhance collaboration across teams, even unexpected ways to get a great grade (wackiness allowed).
David Hong Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship ECE graduate student David Hong has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to support his research. He plans to develop new algorithms that are able to uncover hidden trends in massive real world datasets, ranging from healthcare records to personalized learning records.
Student Spotlight: Mai Le - Finding a Better Way to Diagnose Breast Cancer with MRI EE:S graduate student Mai Le is applying statistical signal processing techniques to improve breast MRI. Her goal is to be able to determine whether a tumor in breast tissue is malignant or benign through imaging alone.