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Best Student Paper Award for work on faster network classification for machine learning

Comparing graphs the team’s tool is up to an order of magnitude faster than competitive baselines.

CSE faculty bring significant showing to major systems conference

Researchers designed three new systems to speed up code at several key bottlenecks.

$2M NSF grant to explore data equity systems

Researchers plan to establish a framework for a national institute that would enable research using sensitive data, while preventing misuse and misinterpretation.

$1M NSF grant supports new system for gathering, structuring data with ease

The team's new tool will combine of software and data to make gathering structured data dramatically easier.

Creating more efficient data centers for AI

Tang’s project will redesign data center systems to support large-scale use of hardware accelerators to meet future computational demand.

New browser strategy game has players tackle real-life bat catastrophe

As a fungal infection ravages bat populations, the new game hopes to promote public awareness of ongoing research to combat the issue.

“Mind reading” study looks inside coders’ brains

Using real-time fMRI readings, researchers linked spatial reasoning with CS problem solving.

Automated tool optimizes complex programs better than humans

Erie provided database repairs that were previously performed exclusively by human programmers.

CAREER Award for deeper insights into interconnected data: from neurons to web searches

Danai Koutra earned the award for her proposal to innovate the way we use networks to understand the world and speed up our technology.

Student awarded NSF Fellowship for automating speech-based disease classification

Perez’s research focuses on analyzing speech patterns of patients with Huntington Disease.

Paper award for identifying speaker characteristics in text messages

The goal of the work was to identify seven things about who the subject was talking to just by analyzing text messages.

Two solutions for GPU efficiency can boost AI performance

Chowdhury’s lab multiplied the number of jobs a GPU cluster can finish in a set amount of time

Personalized knowledge graphs for faster search and digital assistants

Graphs that are customized, stored locally, and able to change over time can enable faster and more accurate searching and digital assistants

Speeding up code with clever data manipulation

Kasikci presents a method to improve a program’s ability to use data in a straightforward, efficient way

Helping drivers use smart cars smarter

This conversational in-vehicle digital assistant can respond to drivers’ questions and commands in natural language

Gaining a deeper understanding of how personal values are expressed in text

Researchers used hierarchical trees to provide a better idea of how concepts are represented and related in a collection of text.

Making software failures a little less catastrophic

Researchers have implemented a new way to diagnose software failures with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency.

Detecting Huntington’s disease with an algorithm that analyzes speech

New, preliminary research found automated speech test accurately diagnoses Huntington’s disease 81 percent of the time and tracks the disease’s progression.

Fake news detector algorithm works better than a human

System sniffs out fakes up to 76 percent of the time.

Tool for structuring data creates efficiency for data scientists

Foofah is a tool that can help to minimize the effort and required background knowledge needed to clean up data.

Finding meaning in varied data

Jie Song devised a method to combine summarized datasets that group information by incompatible units.

Study maps careers of CS PhDs using decades of data

The researchers identified movement between industry, academia, and government work, tracked the growth of important organizations, and built predictive models for career transitions and employer retention.

“Stitching” together a web user from scattered, messy data

Even though we interact with different web services in different ways, there are clues in the data that can indicate trends and identify a unique profile.

Bringing smart banking to market

Jason Mars, CEO of Ann Arbor startup Clinc, was named #2 in Bank Innovations’s “10 Most innovative CEOs in Banking 2017” list. Clinc is leading the pack for development of intelligent banking assistant software.

“Learning database” speeds queries from hours to seconds

Verdict can make databases deliver answers more than 200 times faster while maintaining 99 percent accuracy.

Kurator Will Help You Curate Your Personal Digital Content

Kurator is a hybrid intelligence system leveraging mixed-expertise crowds to help families curate their personal digital content, including videos and photos.

Movie design for specific target audiences

Researchers are working to design a successful movie that will attract the interest of a targeted demographic by leveraging user ratings, reviews, and product characteristics.

CHORUS: The Crowd-Powered Conversational Assistant

Researchers have developed a crowd-powered conversational assistant, Chorus, and deployed it to see how users and workers would interact together when mediated by the system.

Social interaction patterns provide clues to real life changes

The identified changes in social media behavior may point to real events and changes, some of which can benefit from intervention.

Designing for our own

CSE students designed technology for a fellow student who returned after a decade away because of a brain hemorrhage.

Emily Mower Provost receives NSF CAREER Award to develop emotion and mood recognition for mental health monitoring and treatment

Prof. Mower Provost’s research interests are in human-centered speech and video processing, multimodal interfaces design, and speech-based assistive technology.

Google-funded Flint water app helps residents find lead risk, resources

Mywater-Flint is an app built to help with the Flint water crises funded by Google and developed by Michigan Engineers.

Algorithms can be more fair than humans

Still, it’s not guaranteed, as seen in Amazon’s same-day delivery service. Algorithm designers may not even realize a problem has crept in.

Can slower financial traders find a haven in a world of high-speed algorithms?

A frequent call market may help prevent ‘flash crashes.’

Collecting data to better identify bipolar disorder

Prof. Emily Mower Provost is collaborating to develop new technologies that provide individuals with insight into how the disease changes over time.

Jenna Wiens receives NSF CAREER Award to increase the utility of machine learning in clinical care

The Promise and Perils of Predictive Policing Based on Big Data

Advancing computation: 4th U-M alum wins Turing Award

The Turing Award has honors the computer scientists and engineers who create the systems and underlying theoretical foundations that propel the information technology industry.