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ECE Ideas Worth Spreading - TEDxUofM

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

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

U-M Develops Controls for Bipedal Robots with Model-Based Design

Developing a two-legged robot capable of walking and running like a human is a key goal for robotics researchers. In 2011, Professor Jessy Grizzle and a small team of Ph.D. students advanced toward that goal with MABEL, a bipedal robot that could run a nine-minute mile and regain its balance after negotiating an eight-inch step. When MABEL's successor, MARLO, needed new coding, the researchers moved away from hand-coding, and used Model-Based Design with MATLAB and Simulink to speed up the development of real-time control systems for MARLO and other bipedal robots. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  Lab-Systems  Robotics and Computer Vision  

Dave Neuhoff Receives Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  Neuhoff, David L.  

Jason Corso Receives Google Faculty Research Award

Prof. Jason Corso received a 2015 Google Faculty Research Award to further his research in computational learning from instructional video content. His goal is to develop a consistent and reliable method for producing a visual and textual summary of any video that describes a process - from simple sandwich how-to's to more elaborate technical processes. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Computer Vision  Corso, Jason  Lab-Systems  Machine Learning  Robotics and Computer Vision  

Jessy Grizzle Delivers Distinguished University Professorship Lecture on Bipedal Robots

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

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

Jessy Grizzle to Deliver U-M Distinguished Lecture on Bipedal Robots (Feb 4 at Rackham)

In Science Fiction, robots walk, run, and jump better than you. In reality, can you count on them to walk over rubble and pull you from a burning building? Not so much. Jessy Grizzle will give the lecture, Taking Bipedal Walking Robots from Science Fiction to Science Fact , in honor of being named the Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor of Engineering. He will describe how the science of feedback systems is enhancing the ability to achieve highly dynamic locomotion in bipedal machines. The theory used in the talk will be amply illustrated with graphics and videos of his experiments to make the material accessible to a general audience. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  Lab-Systems  

HEV Fuel Economy Meets Drivability in Outstanding Control Systems Paper

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

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

Yelin Kim Wins Best Student Paper Award at ACM Multimedia 2014 for Research in Facial Emotion Recognition

Yelin Kim has won the Best Student Paper Award at the 22nd ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM 2014) for her research in facial emotion recognition. The paper, "Say Cheese vs. Smile: Reducing Speech-Related Variability for Facial Emotion Recognition," was co-authored by her advisor, Prof. Emily Mower Provost. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Systems  Mower Provost, Emily  Signal and Image Processing   

Daniel Molzhan will address sustainability challenges as a Dow Fellow

When Daniel Molzahn arrives at Michigan this fall to begin his work as a postdoctoral researcher, he will come as a Dow Sustainability Fellow. His research will be aimed at upgrading the current electric system for the 21st century. [Full Story]

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ECE Alum Kevin Xu Wins Social Computing Challenge Competition

Dr. Kevin Xu (MS PhD EE:Systems '09 '12) took first prize at the Challenge Problem competition sponsored by the 2013 Int. Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction Conference. The challenge problem required the participants to discover ways to interpret given data sets in a way that could be used to predict future social behavior. [Full Story]

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Wind-energy programs yield engineering jobs

This article talks about what is involved in a wind-energy academic program, which is a specialty of Prof. Ian Hiskens. "Electrical engineers work with and design power systems, power electronics and control systems and analyze delivery and flow into the grid." [Full Story]

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Power Electronics at Michigan - Some research, teaching, and student teams

Engineering TV visited Michigan recently to talk with Prof. Heath Hofmann and hear what was going on in the area of power electronics. In three separate videos, Prof. Hofmann talks about his research, about power electronics at Michigan, and about the student team Michigan Hybrid Racing. [Full Story]

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Hofmann: Engineering TV - Automotive Power Electronics

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Power and Energy Curriculum: Engineering TV - video with Heath Hofmann

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

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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]

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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]

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Srinath Sridhar Awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship

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

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Sid Bao earns Best Student Paper Award for Computer Vision Research

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

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

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

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The Freescale Cup and EECS 461 (Embedded Control Systems)

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

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

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Lindsay Allen and John Broderick Receive Best Application Award

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

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Student teams earn prizes in EECS 556: Image Processing

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

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

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

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MABEL the robot to appear on Discovery Channel

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

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

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

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The Future Looks Electric

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

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Fessler: MyScience - Grant could enable higher definition CT scans at lower radiation doses

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Grizzle: The Auto Channel - Ford Increases Investment in University Research; More Than $60 Million Awarded Over Last 20 Years

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Grizzle: MSN - Ford Increases Investment in University Research; More Than $60 Million Awarded Over Last 20 Years

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Grizzle: Detroit Free Press - U-M robot breaks leg

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Grizzle: AP - U-M robot Mabel clears stacked wood, may jog soon

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Grizzle: URecord - Video shows walking robot navigating bumpy ground

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Grizzle: engadget - U-M's MABEL robot hits a stride, breaks a leg

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Grizzle: semageek - Mabel, le robot bipde qui se casse la jambe

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Grizzle: Robotics Tech Center - MABEL: A Bipedal Robot Walks Naturally With no Camera

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Grizzle: BotJunkie - MABEL Walks on Uneven Surfaces, Breaks Ankle

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Grizzle: Fast Company - Sightless Mabel's Fancy Footwork a Giant Leap for Robotkind

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Kevin Xu Awarded NSERC Fellowship

Kevin Xu received a fellowship to pursue his research in the area of statistical signal processing, specifically, "Inference in Dynamic Networks for Prediction of Epidemics." [Full Story]

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Patrick O'Keefe Receives NSF Fellowship for Research in HCI

Patrick O'Keefe, incoming graduate student in the Electrical Engineering:Systems program, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his research in human computer interaction. [Full Story]

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Brian Buss Receives NSF Fellowship for Control Research

Brian Buss, graduate student in the Electrical Engineering:Systems program, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his research in controlling glucose levels in ICU patients, using control theory. [Full Story]

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U-M Researchers Win 2010 Signal Processing Best Paper Award

EECS Professors Anna Gilbert and Martin Strauss, along with Joel Tropp, have won the 2010 Signal Processing Best Paper Award from EURASIP. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  Lab-Theory of Computation  Strauss, Martin  

Nadakuditi-New Scientist: Enter the matrix: the deep law that shapes our reality

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Domitilla Del Vecchio Receives Donald P. Eckman Award

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

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Yong Long Selected as Barbour Scholar

Yong Long, EE:Systems PhD student working to improve the quality and safety of CT scans, was selected as a 2010-11 Barbour Scholar. [Full Story]

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Amanda Funai Receives Margaret Ayers Host Award

Amanda Funai, EE:Systems graduate student working to improve the image quality of MRIs, received this award to pursue her research in Statistical Signal Processing. [Full Story]

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Senior Design Course, Embedded Control Systems, Goes International

EECS 461, a course designed to bridge industrial and educational goals, as well as electrical engineering and computer engineering, is now being taught in Zurich. [Full Story]

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Best Paper Award in Automation Research

Lindsay V. Allen, graduate student in electrical engineering:systems, received the Best Conference Paper Award at the 2009 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering with co-authors Kiah Mok Goh from Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Prof. Dawn Tilbury for the paper, Closed Loop Determinism for Non-Deterministic Environments: Verification for IEC 61499 Logic Controllers.
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Grizzle in Metromode: Ford, U-M work on accelerating hybrid development

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Ian Hiskens: Part of U-M's $2.5M grant for education toward a greener auto industry

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Hiskens: DOE Announces Nearly $14 Million to go to 28 New Wind Energy Projects

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The Bipedal Robot MABEL

The bipedal robot MABEL is walking on flat land, and being prepared for running, and walking on uneven ground. New videos are available on YouTube.
Read more on Prof. Jessy Grizzle's website.
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Ali Nazari Receives Best Paper Award at ISIT 2009

Ali Nazari won a Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) for his work in multi-terminal communications systems. [Full Story]

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Hiskens: First Plug-In EV Conference Coming to Detroit

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Dr. Jacobs, co-founder of Qualcomm, talks about the future of cell phones

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Jessy Grizzle Professorship Lecture and Reception

Please join us to honor Jessy Grizzle, the Levin Professor of Engineering, Wed, Oct 29 at 3:30pm in the Johnson Rooms. There will be opening remarks, a lecture by Prof. Grizzle, and a reception. [Full Story]

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