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CSE News for 2011

Igor Markov Named ACM Distinguished Scientist

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

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

John Laird Named AAAS Fellow

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Laird, John  

Martha Pollack Named Fellow of AAAS, ACM

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Pollack, Martha  

CSE Grad Students Present at Honors Competition

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

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Avishay Livne Selected for Rackham International Student Fellowship

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

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Interactive Systems  

Photo Contest: A Week in the Life of CSE

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

Computer Science Education Week Puzzle Winners

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

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

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

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

Jason Clemons Wins GSRC Margarida Jacome Best Poster/Demo Award

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

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

Michigan Hybrid Racing

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

Related Topics:  Hofmann, Heath  

Prof. David Blaauw Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. David Blaauw has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2012, for contributions to adaptive and low power circuit design. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  

Honglak Lee Receives Google Faculty Research Award

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

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

Student-Formed Company Wins 2011 Student of da Vinci Award

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

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

Students Build Mobile Apps at 48-Hour Hackathon

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

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

The Freescale Cup and EECS 461 (Embedded Control Systems)

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

U-M Hosts Invitational Programming Competition

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

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

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

Syed: Scientist Live - An SOS From a Damaged Heart

Students Compete to Create Game-Playing Bots in Weekend Competition

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

Related Topics:  Hacking  

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

Syed: MedPageToday - ECG Noise Predicts Death After MI

Syed: Ivanhoe - SOS From A Damaged Heart

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

Researchers Funded to Create Processors That Run Without Battery Power

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

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

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

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

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

Syed: Wired - Datamining Could Predict Heart Attack Risk

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

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

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

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

Syed: Cardiology Today - Computationally Generated Biomarkers Predicted CV Deaths

EKG Data Mined to Predict Heart Attack Fatalities

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

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

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

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

Shin: Cnet News - Subconscious Mode Extends Handset Battery Life

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at MobiCom 2011 Conference

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

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

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

Powering breakthrough technologies

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

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

E-MILI Could Dramatically Improve Smartphone Battery Life

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

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

Guo: ZeitNews (Energy) - Energy-Harvesting Displays

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

Computer Scientists Funded for New Inquiry into Non-Consumptive Research

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

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

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

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

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

Zeeshan Syed Awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award

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

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

Computer Scientists Develop Telex to Thwart Internet Censorship

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

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

Making smart dust a reality

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

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

Valeria Bertacco to Receive Early Career Award from IEEE CEDA

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

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

Guo: Technology Review - Energy-Harvesting Displays

Faculty Build Lab, Relationship in Ethiopia

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

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

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

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

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

Valeria Bertacco Receives IBM Faculty Award

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

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

Dragomir Radev Coaches US Linguistics Team to Multiple Wins

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

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

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

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Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

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

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

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Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Social Media Study: Conservatives Top Tweeters in 2010 Elections

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

Researchers Win John A. Curtis Lecture Award at ASEE Conference

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

Related Topics:  Education  Graduate Students  Ringenberg, Jeff  Undergraduate Students  

Halderman: ZDNet - Telex System Avoids Censorship, Say Researchers

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: BBC News - Telex to Help Defeat Web Censors

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

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

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

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

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: Slashdot - Researchers Debut Proxy-Less Anonymity Service

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Michael Wellman Authors Book on Trading Agents for Electronic Markets

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

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

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

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

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

Student teams earn prizes in EECS 425: Integrated Microsystems Laboratory

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

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

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

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

U-M Programming Team Places Second in World Competition

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

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

2011 EECS Promotions

Congratulations Robert Dick, Tony Grbic, Jay Guo, Wei Lu, Scott Mahlke, Dragomir Radev, and Martin Strauss on your recent promotions! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Dick, Robert  Grbic, Anthony  Guo, L. Jay  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Lab-Theory of Computation  Lu, Wei  Mahlke, Scott  Radev, Dragomir  Strauss, Martin  

Dragomir Radev and Colleague Author New Book

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Radev, Dragomir  

Satinder Singh Baveja Elected as an AAAI Fellow

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

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

AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

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

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

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Mobile Computing  Undergraduate Students  

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

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

EECS Department Recognizes Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors, Instructional Aides

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

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

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

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

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

Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble Performs Six New Works at Spring Concert

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

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

Second Data Mining Workshop Brings Together a Spectrum of Researchers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Diversity and Outreach  Undergraduate Students  

Elliot Soloway Voted HKN Professor of the Year

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

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

2011 St. Georges Day Feast - an EECS Tradition!

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

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

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

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

Researchers Develop Energy Efficiency Profiling Technology for Mobile Platforms

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

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

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

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  Mao, Zhuoqing Morley  

Eric Wustrow Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Systems  

Joe Greathouse Wins Best Student Presentation Award at CGO 2011

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

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

Students Show Off, Try Apps at iOS Showcase

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

Related Topics:  Mobile Computing  

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

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

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

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

Lan Bai Receives Anna Olcott Smith Award

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

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

CSE Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ASPLOS 2011

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

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

U-M Alumni and Friends Mixer at ISSCC 2011

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

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

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

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

Related Topics:  Alumni  Lab-Systems  

Michael Cafarella Receives NSF CAREER Award

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

Related Topics:  Big Data  Cafarella, Michael  Lab-Systems  

Engineers rebuilding Liberias universities and infrastructure

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

Related Topics:  Winful, Herbert  

ASK Applications Places First in Bay Area Entrepreneurial Experience Competition

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

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

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

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Winful, Herbert  

Students Test New Diagnostic Tool in Guatemala on Spring Break

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

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

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

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

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

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

Olson: Catalyst (ABC TV) - Robot Wars

Olson: Catalyst blog - Future of Warfare

Winning Robotics Team Spotlighted on Catalyst TV Segment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Papa Receives EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award

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

Related Topics:  Alumni  

Farnam Jahanian Named NEF Entrepreneur of the Year

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

James Boerkoel, CSE Grad Student, Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

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

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Nate Derbinsky, CSE Grad Student, Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

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

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

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

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

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

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Lab-Systems  Undergraduate Students  

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

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

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

Students Build a Number of Mobile Apps in 48 Hours

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

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

Laird: USA Today - Jeopary Champs Take on IBMs Watson

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

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

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

Zeeshan Syed Receives NSF CAREER Award

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

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

Five EECS Faculty Recognized with College of Engineering Awards

Valeria Bertacco, Michael Flynn, Eric Michielssen, H.V. Jagadish, and Michael Bailey have received awards from the College. Congratulations! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bertacco, Valeria  Flynn, Michael  Jagadish, HV  Michielssen, Eric  

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

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

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Mobile Computing  Undergraduate Students  

Dutta: Slashdot - HiJacking the iPhones Headset Port

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

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

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

OnStar Sponsors Challenge for Students to Develop Voice-Based Apps

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

Farnam Jahanian Named AAAS Fellow

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

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Exploring the Upper Limits of Low-Energy Computing

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

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Halderman: Lecture on EVMs creates chaos in Gandhinagar, rescheduled

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