Honors and Awards
Johanna Mathieu receives 2020 Henry Russel AwardMathieu is one of four U-M faculty members to receive this award, the university’s highest honor for early to mid-career faculty
Prof. Mike Flynn receives Rackham Distinguished Graduate...
Flynn is one of five U-M professors honored with this award, which recognizes his excellence in mentoring doctoral students and commitment to fostering a supportive academic environment.
Roya Ensafi named inaugural Consumer Reports Digital Lab Fellow
The new fellowship program was designed to study the effects of connected products and services.
Research to improve medical imaging of the brain receives Magna Cum Laude Merit award
The interdisciplinary team was able to dramatically speed up the process while potentially doubling the quality of the image
Becky Peterson named new Director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility
Peterson’s goals are to grow the reach and impact of the facility on issues that affect us all
Detecting environmental pollutants with a smaller, portable, fully electric gas chromatograph
Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani and Dr. Yutao Qin received an “Outstanding Paper Award” for their fully electronic micro gas chromatography system.
Full-color nano-LEDs for better, longer lasting LED performance
Research led by Prof. Zetian Mi to advance LEDs for high-efficiency, high-performance displays is recognized with the Distinguished Paper Award from the Society for Information Display.
Research on neural probe that sheds multicolor light on the complexities of the brain recognized for its impact
Prof. Euisik Yoon and his team are recognized for their work designing low-noise, multisite/multicolor optoelectrodes that will help neurologists learn more about neural connectivity in the brain.
Melissa Haskell receives NIH Fellowship for research to improve brain imaging
ECE postdoc Melissa Haskell works on improving functional magnetic resonance imaging so we can better measure and understand brain activity.
Alumnus Yi-Jun Chang Wins PODC Dissertation Award
His work is in complexity theory of distributed computing.
Prof. Danai Koutra recognized as rising star with ACM SIGKDD Award
The Rising Star Award is based on an individual’s whole body of work in the first five years after the PhD.
Eric Michielssen named Associate Dean for ResearchEric Michielssen, the Louise Ganiard Johnson Professor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the next Associate Dean for Research for the College of Engineering.
Eric Michielssen receives ACES Computational Electromagnetics AwardThis award recognizes major contributions in the field of computational electromagnetics.
“Hiding” network latency for fast memory in data centers
A new system called Leap earned a Best Paper award at USENIX ATC ‘20 for producing remote memory access speed on par with local machines over data center networks.
Baris Kasikci earns CAREER Award to automatically improve software quality with data from everyday program use
Kasikci will sift through the byproducts of hundreds of millions of common program executions to determine how this data can automate some key steps in bug finding and fixing.
Eric Michielssen receives IEEE AP-S Field Award in Computational ElectromagneticsMichielssen is a leader in the field of Computational Electromagnetics and its application to real-world problems
Johanna Mathieu receives 2020 Henry Russel AwardMathieu is one of four U-M faculty members to receive this award, the university’s highest honor for early to mid-career faculty
Prof. Mike Flynn receives Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award
Flynn is one of five U-M professors honored with this award, which recognizes his excellence in mentoring doctoral students and commitment to fostering a supportive academic environment.
Prof. Zetian Mi selected as IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer
Prof. Mi will speak about the advances in ultraviolet optoelectronics for improved disinfection and water purification.
Improving cancer and disease treatments by understanding electromagnetic communication among biological cells
Prof. Kamal Sarabandi and ECE PhD student Navid Barani won a best paper award for their research on how biological cells may use electromagnetic signal transmission to communicate.
Jason Flinn earns Test of Time award for 1999 invention of adaptable battery use in mobile apps
The approaches to energy adaptation he proposed are now commonplace, and the applications he analyzed (web browsers, voice recognition, video players, and maps) are still ubiquitous.
Ester Bentley receives NDSEG Fellowship to help the world navigate without GPS
PhD student Ester Bentley designs smaller, better 3D mechanical resonators for use in high-performance gyroscopes to help unmanned systems navigate when GPS signal is jammed or lost.
Model helps robots think more like humans when searching for objects
The model is a practical method for robots to look for target items in complex, realistic environments.
New method ensures complex programs are bug-free without testing
The system targets software that runs using concurrent execution, a widespread method for boosting performance, and proves whether a program will output what it’s supposed to.
Cope Reflects on B1G Medal of Honor, Stepping Up to Continue U-M Swimming 'Legacy'Electrical Engineering undergrad, Tommy Cope, was awarded the B1G Medal of Honor, which is given to two senior students at each conference university for highest excellence in athletics and academics.
Prof. Herbert Winful receives IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics AwardFor pioneering the field of nonlinear optical periodic structures and for foundational contributions to nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor laser arrays.
Trevor Odelberg receives NDSEG Fellowship to help run the world with low power batteryless circuits
PhD student Trevor Odelberg’s low power circuits help us make sense of our environment while reducing battery waste.
Matthew Belz receives NDSEG Fellowship to improve the safety of autonomous systems
PhD student Matthew Belz will work to develop jamming-resistant radar systems for autonomous vehicles.
PhD student Laura Andre is awarded Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship from SPIE
Andre was chosen for her outstanding research and commitment to outreach activities.
Dennis Sylvester named Edward S. Davidson Collegiate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sylvester’s innovations in ultra-low-power computing led to the Michigan Micro Mote, the world’s smallest computer.
IEEE security conference features six accepted papers from CSE researchers
The projects impact voting systems, physical sensors, integrated circuit fabrication, and multiple microarchitectural side-channel vulnerabilities.
Research on human biases in AI learning earns best student paper award
The project, which received a best paper award, demonstrated that a certain bias in humans who train intelligent agents significantly reduced the effectiveness of the training.
Rada Mihalcea named Janice M. Jenkins Collegiate Professor of CSE
Mihalcea specializes in identifying the underlying emotions, beliefs, and values expressed in written text, and using that to draw inferences about the meaning of the text and certain characteristics of the writer.
Westley Weimer voted 2020 HKN Professor of the Year in CSE
Weimer is well known as a passionate educator, and for going the extra mile to engage with and advocate for students.
Prof. Fred Terry voted 2020 HKN Professor of the Year in ECE
Prof. Terry was teaching Introduction to Electronic Circuits when the classrooms went dark due to COVID-19.
Jacob Hayward recognized for his far-reaching impact on University systemsJacob Hayward received a 2020 U-M Staff Impact Award for developing several systems that have made life easier for staff and administrators across the University
“Ultra low-power receivers for IoT applications” wins Outstanding Invited Paper
Prof. David Wentzloff’s paper examining the trends and techniques to achieve ultra-low power receivers was honored by the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
Six ECE graduate students recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Six ECE graduate students were selected for their outstanding research work in a variety of disciplines.
Heath Hofmann receives CoE Staff-Faculty Partnership Award
Prof. Hofmann was praised for his careful attention to staff and treating them as true partners in trying to improve life at Michigan for our students.
Four lecturers in CSE promoted
The division congratulates the four lecturers, all of whom have demonstrated commitment to excellence in education and innovation in the classroom.
Xueru Zhang awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Zhang is working to improve data security and address important ethical issues related to AI and discriminatory data sets.
Emily Mower Provost named Toyota Faculty Scholar
Her work uses machine learning to measure mood, emotion, and other aspects of human behavior for purposes of providing early or real-time interventions for people in managing their health.
Elaheh Ahmadi receives ONR Young Investigator Award to prepare for the next generation of wireless technology
Prof. Ahmadi will contribute to the science and technology of efficient, high-frequency, high-power transistors for 5G and beyond
Zhanni Wu awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Wu is working on advanced metasurfaces, which could help next-generation wireless communication, commercial and military radar systems, imaging, and antenna systems.
Nine CSE graduate students recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The nine students represent a broad range of research areas in the department.
Alfred Hero named Fellow of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Hero was elected "for contributions to the mathematical foundations of signal processing and data science."
Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for design of robust, reliable and repairable software systems
Subarno Banerjee uses program analysis to improve software systems’ safety and security.
Herbert Winful named Joseph E. and Anne P. Rowe Professor of Electrical Engineering
Winful has made fundamental contributions to nonlinear optics and the physics of tunneling, while also championing an inclusive department.
Predoctoral Fellowship for mathematically provable hardware design
Goel designs algorithms that can automatically demonstrate the correctness of hardware systems.
Alumna Prof. Adrienne Stiff-Roberts honored with the Willie Hobbs Moore Distinguished Lectureship
The Duke University Professor delivered a virtual talk on enabling hybrid thin films for optoelectronics and shared her memories of Michigan.
Leland Pierce honored as outstanding student organization advisor
The College of Engineering recognized Pierce with the Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award for his support and commitment to the U-M student chapter of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society.
Tianlin Wang recognized with Towner Prize and Distinguished Leadership Award
The College of Engineering honors ECE PhD candidate Tianlin Wang for his excellent research in remote sensing as well as his leadership and service to the community.
Andrew McCrabb recognized with Towner Prize
This award is presented to an outstanding graduate student in each degree program.
Hessam Mahdavifar receives CAREER award to empower next gen communication
Mahdavifar is preparing for a future of billions of connected devices and an unprecedented increase in mobile traffic.
Das recognized as outstanding researcher for work on computational caches
Computational caches are an emerging technology based on the use of a processors cache space to perform computations.
Best paper award for optimizing wireless power transfer
Prof. Al-Thaddeus Avestruz and PhD student Xin Zan were honored at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition for their work improving the efficiency and reliability of wireless power transfer.
Brian Raeker recognized as an outstanding GSI
ECE PhD student Brian Raeker was awarded a Towner Prize for Outstanding Engineering GSIs.
Russel Lecture: Fighting climate change with organic electronics
The researcher-entrepreneur who helped bring OLED displays to the masses envisions a future of efficient lighting and next-gen solar power.
Jenna Wiens recognized with Sloan Research Fellowship
She was recognized for her work harnessing patient data to improve healthcare outcomes.
David Blaauw named Kensall D. Wise Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Blaauw’s innovations in low-power computing led to development of the Michigan Micro Mote, the world’s smallest computer.
Optimizing energyPostdoc Fellow Shunbo Lei, who works to improve the efficiency and function of the power grid, was honored by the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.
Leung Tsang elected to the National Academy of Engineering
A professor of electrical engineering and computer science is awarded one of engineering’s top honors.
Ian Hiskens receives MA Sargent Medal for a career of excellence in electrical engineeringIan Hiskens, Vennema Professor of Engineering, is a renowned expert in power system dynamics with a special focus on renewable energy and the grid.
Upgrading signal interfaces for better wearable devices
PhD student Hsiang-Wen Chen, who works to improve integrated circuits, was awarded the Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship.
John Nees wins Research Scientist Award from the College of Engineering
Nees is honored for his excellence in research and scholarship, as well as his distinguished career as a key member of the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science.
Prof. Sandeep Pradhan receives Education Excellence Award from the College of Engineering
Pradhan is honored for his dedication to students and commitment to improving education at all levels.
Prof. Laura Balzano wins Education Excellence Award from the College of Engineering
Balzano is honored for her all-around excellence in teaching, mentorship, and curriculum development.
Prof. Jamie Phillips wins Service Excellence Award from the College of Engineering
Phillips is honored for his excellence in serving the campus community through development of extracurriculars, mentorship, and academic programs.
John Laird recognized with prestigious College award for major contributions to AI and CS education
This award is the highest honor awarded to a faculty member by the College.
Amir Kamil recognized for outstanding contributions to education
Kamil has shown a consistent and unrelenting commitment to bettering education in CSE.
Automotive research team recognized for research excellence
The ARC works to solve a broad set of issues pertaining to the modeling and simulation of ground vehicle systems.
Halderman honored for public engagement effortsThe U-M presidential award honors individuals who provide sustained, dedicated, and influential leadership and service in major national or state capacities.
2020 EECS Outstanding Achievement AwardsEECS honors four faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments to the community.
Members of CSE earn four MLK Spirit Awards
For “exemplifying the leadership and vision of Dr. King,” four CSE students and faculty were honored as part of U-M’s annual MLK symposium.
Facebook Fellowship for improving high-demand web services
Akshitha Sriraman works to enable hyperscale computing on high-demand web services.
ECE students, staff, honored with MLK Spirit Awards
For “exemplifying the leadership and vision of Dr. King,” three members of ECE were honored as part of U-M’s annual MLK symposium.
Alumnus Peter Wurman inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame
Wurman and his cofounders were recognized for their invention of the Kiva system, a revolutionary warehouse order fulfillment system that uses mobile robots and control software to bring inventory shelves to workers.
Hun-Seok Kim receives CAREER Award to facilitate Internet of Things connectivity
Kim takes an interdisciplinary approach to tackle challenges in heterogeneous classes of energy-efficient and versatile communication systems.
Nobel Prize winners talk research, Nobel ceremony, and are remembered by U-M colleagues
From rubbing elbows with royalty to finding yourself a casual seatmate to a member of U2, Professor Emeritus Gérard Mourou, Prof. Donna Strickland, and their former U-M colleagues shared their experiences and reflections on the 2018 Nobel Prize ceremony.
Team receives award for diversity leadership
Co-chaired by Dr. David Chesney, the team was formed to address how disabled students experience campus.
Five CSE staff recognized for reflecting College valuesThese individuals are recognized for taking extra steps to advance the College of Engineering's vision, mission, and values within their own department.
ECE Faculty and Staff Living the Values
Seven staff and two faculty are recognized for taking extra steps to advance the College of Engineering's vision, mission and values within Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Rada Mihalcea named Fellow of the ACM
Mihalcea is recognized for her outstanding research on natural language processing.
Danai Koutra named Morris Wellman Professor
Koutra specializes in advancing network methods to speed up a variety of big data applications.
Kamal Sarabandi named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Sarabandi is an internationally-renowned researcher in the areas of applied electromagnetics and remote sensing.
Chad Jenkins named Fellow of the AAAS
Jenkins was recognized for his work on human-robot interaction and methods that enable robots to learn human skills.
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.
Wireless Communication Under the Sea
U-M researchers have created a new means of enabling reliable wireless underwater communication, which could aid military, environmental, and conservation purposes.
2019 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition highlights outstanding researchThe competition is the culmination of a process that narrows a field of entrants to a handful of finalists, each of whom gives a summary presentation on an area of their research.
Designing the future of the human-tech interface
Rick Bergman, EVP of Computing and Graphics at Advanced Micro Devices, came to campus to accept the 2019 ECE Alumni Impact Award and spoke about his career and the future of computing and human interface.
H.V. Jagadish recognized with Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
Prof Jagadish is an internationally recognized expert in the field of very large databases.
Xbox Kinect architect, Dawson Yee, wins 2019 College of Engineering Alumni Merit Award for ECE
Yee gave advice to students on how to best prepare for a career helping produce the next generation of high-tech electronics.
Valeria Bertacco appointed vice provost for engaged learning
Bertacco will advocate for and support university initiatives that create opportunities for action-based and engaged student learning.
Georgia Tech Dean of College of Engineering, Steve McLaughlin, wins 2019 ECE Distinguished Educator Award
McLaughlin spoke about how academic institutions can take better care of their students’ mental health while providing a fuller academic experience, as well as his love for U-M.
Two members of ECE will represent U-M at the 2019 Rising Stars in EECS Workshop
The intensive workshop brings together outstanding women who are graduate students or postdocs interested in pursuing academic careers in electrical engineering and computer science.
Prof. Elaheh Ahmadi receives AFOSR Young Investigator Program award
Prof. Ahmadi will investigate promising new materials needed for an increasingly electrified world
Two ‘U’ researchers receive Distinguished University Innovator AwardThe Michigan Daily profiles Professors David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, who are this year’s recipients of the 2019 Distinguished University Innovator Award.
Five EECS faculty and alumni recognized for business success
Nominees were selected based on their career accomplishments, impact in their field, and contributions to their community.
Engineering education trailblazer and industry innovator honored for by Michigan Engineering
For his work championing ECE from the classroom to the boardroom, Nicolaos Alexopoulos has received Michigan Engineering’s 2019 Alumni Award, the highest accolade given by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board.
Bridge-builder for academia and industry wins distinguished alumni service award
For her outstanding dedication to electrical and computer engineering education at the University of Michigan, Karen Fireman is honored with the Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
Blaauw, Sylvester are 2019 Distinguished University Innovators
Pioneering computer technology that is spurring innovation and disruption across industries has earned David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, professors of electrical engineering and computer science, this year’s Distinguished University Innovator Award.
A World Record for Robotic Deep Freeze Walking
Cassie Blue, the bipedal robot, takes advantage of the 2019 polar vortex to set a record-breaking walk.
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.
U-M researchers provide control software to ensure autonomous vehicles stay in their lane
The team was awarded a Best New Application Paper Award by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for their work developing reliable control systems for Lane Keeping and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Prof. Kamal Sarabandi welcomes Emperor and Empress of Japan at IGARSS 2019
Predicting future disasters is an important goal of those participating in the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
DARPA Award for more responsive AI that combines human and machine
The goal of Lasecki’s proposal is to create methods for making AI systems more robust and flexible.
Xianhe Liu receives Best Poster Award at ICNS 2019
The research impacts development of high-efficiency, micro LEDs, used in a variety of applications.
Jenna Wiens Named New Precision Health Co-Director
Wiens is transitioning to Co-Director from a successful role as a Co-Lead for Precision Health’s Data Analytics & IT Workgroup, which expanded access to data and research tools across the university.
Paper recognized for lasting contributions to AI decision making
Baveja’s paper tackled the difficult problem of giving artificial intelligence a way to understand and represent knowledge collected over time.
PET Award for making privacy policies easier to read
The research generated a chatbot to help users sift through important details in privacy policies.
Best paper award for analysis of a decade of malware reports
The research suggests that common blacklist-based prevention systems are ineffective.
The National Academy of Engineering invites Prof. Johanna Mathieu to symposium to advance the engineering frontier
The symposium brings together 82 young engineers from different technical areas from around the country.
Counting snowflakes for better water resource management
Mostafa Zaky has built an award-winning model that helps estimate the amount of water stored in snowpacks, which could improve climate change and flood forecasting, as well as overall water resource management.
Alfred Hero Receives 2020 IEEE Fourier Award
Hero’s research in signal processing has explored theoretical foundations and applications including personalized health imaging and information networks.
25-year paper award for power-saving approach to high-performance computing
Mudge’s paper examined the power-saving needs of high-performance computing.
Stephen Forrest named Henry Russel Lecturer for 2020
Stephen R. Forrest has been selected as U-M’s 2020 Henry Russel Lecturer, the university’s highest honor for senior faculty members.
Two U-M students receive scholarships from the International Society for Optics and Photonics
Hanzhang Pei (ECE) and Darwin F. Cordovilla Leon (Applied Physics) were selected for their potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field.
Huanting Huang improves accuracy of remote sensing
Huang won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics for her work developing better electromagnetic models that calculate microwave interactions with tree and vegetation cover.
Nooshin M. Estakhri receives the Helen Wu Award
Estakhri is a PhD student studying quantum optics and its potential to impact communication and biomedical imaging.
Michigan takes first place at Exoskeleton Competition
The STARX suit helps first-responders bear greater weights and spend less energy.
Three papers chosen as IEEE Micro Top Picks
Top Picks is an annual special edition of IEEE Micro magazine that acknowledges the 10-12 most significant research papers.
Samir Nooshabadi looks to close the terahertz gap for better communication
As an undergrad, Nooshabadi designed tiny transmitters with big potential and received fellowships from the Department of Defense and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.
Jamie Phillips is honored by the college as a true team player
The College of Engineering has chosen Prof. Phillips as the recipient of this year’s Staff-Faculty Partnership Award. The award is given to only one faculty member in the entire college.
Ann Stals, the Woman Behind the Curtain, is honored for her excellence in ECE
Ann Stals is one of four College of Engineering staff members honored with the Staff Excellence Award. She was selected for her exemplary work as the Alumni Engagement and Events Manager for ECE.
Laura Balzano aims to improve precision medicine as a Fulbright Scholar
Balzano will work with Portuguese researcher Mário Figueiredo to develop new machine learning methods impacting medical diagnosis and treatment.
Research responsible for establishing field of medical device security recognized by IEEE
Defibrillator security paper receives Test of Time Award from IEEE Security & Privacy
Awards for outstanding graduate student instructors and instructional aides of 2019
To honor the work and integral help of the top Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) and Instructional Aides (IAs) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the division held a special awards ceremony on Friday, May 17, 2019.
Glen Chou receives the NDSEG Fellowship to improve the safety of autonomous systems
PhD student Glen Chou is focused on ensuring that autonomous systems, including cars and robots, never threaten human safety.
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.
Elizabeth Hou recognized for her research on detecting anomalies in traffic networks
PhD candidate Elizabeth Hou was awarded an honorable mention for her presentation at the Michigan Student Symposium for Interdisciplinary Statistical Sciences on her research that could help monitor nuclear nonproliferation.
Mehrdad Moharrami aims to advance our understanding of the world with better mathematical models
For his creative, ambitious, and impactful dissertation, PhD student Mehrdad Moharrami receives the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship.
Xin Zan wins the Towner Prize for his work advancing wireless power transfer
PhD student Xin Zan is helping to free the world from cords, which could advance implantable medical devices, autonomous electric vehicles, and consumer electronics.
Stéphane Lafortune Voted 2019 HKN Professor of the Year in ECE
An expert in discrete event systems, Lafortune is currently teaching a sophomore level class in Signals and Systems.
Chad Jenkins named new council member for CRA Computing Community Consortium
Jenkins has been appointed as one of seven new members on the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council, which is affiliated with the Computing Research Association (CRA). His term begins July 1.
Guzdial receives SIGCSE outstanding educator award
Guzdial is a leading expert in the field of computing education, and was one of its earliest researchers.
Bertacco recognized for efforts to bolster diversity
Bertacco is a key leader in efforts to improve the representation of women in computer science and develop more extensive cross-cultural connections within the department.
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.
Milad Zolfagharloo Koohi receives IEEE MTT-S Fellowship to advance 5G communications
EECS-ECE PhD student Milad Zolfagharloo Koohi is working to make smartphones faster and smaller through his research in the field of RF devices.
Prof. J. Alex Halderman named a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow
Halderman will work to further educate lawmakers, future cybersecurity experts, and the public about how to ensure that election results can relied upon and verified
Laura Andre brings the engineering community together
EECS-ECE PhD student Laura Andre is recognized by the College of Engineering with the Distinguished Leadership Award for her outstanding contributions to the college, university, and community.
Md Salman Nazir works to improve the power grid and research papers
EECS-ECE PhD student Md Salman Nazir is recognized by the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems for his outstanding reviews of recent papers. He works at the Michigan Power and Energy Lab.
Chowdhury wins NSF CAREER award for making memory cheaper, more efficient in big data centers
Chowdhury connects all unused memory in a data cluster and treats it as a single unit.
Unravelling the mysteries of bacterial communication
EECS-ECE PhD student Navid Barani received the IEEE APS Doctoral Research Award for his work modeling how bacteria use electromagnetic waves to communicate, which could lead to medical breakthroughs.
Undergrad Michelle Gehner engineers better ways to explore new worlds
Gehner’s academic career includes advancing power electronics and crafting new extraterrestrial vehicles for MRover. She received the IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship for her promising future in power and energy.
2018 Nobel Prize Laureate Gérard Mourou talks high-intensity optics
Gérard Mourou, Professor Emeritus of EECS, returned to campus to discuss winning the Nobel Prize and his work in high-intensity optics.
Extreme light: Nobel laureate discusses the past & future of lasers
Lasers of tomorrow might neutralize nuclear waste, clean up space junk and advance proton therapy to treat cancer, says Gerard Mourou.
Laura Balzano receives NSF CAREER Award to improve machine learning for big data applications
Her research deciphering messy data sets will first tackle applications in genetics and computer vision.
Crafting better digital systems with ECE PhD student Jie-Fang Zhang
Zhang is recognized with the Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship for his work designing hardware solutions that could help support computer vision and machine learning.
Automated software repair paper recognized for 10 years of influence
Ten years ago, Prof. Westley Weimer set out to shave off time and expenditure sunk into patch fixes.
Outstanding commitment to undergraduate mentorship
“Thanks to his tireless support and unparalleled patience, I am now equipped with a fundamental research skill set.”
Sloan Fellowship for overcoming Moore’s Law in health and AI
To meet computing demand in a post Moore’s Law future, Das develops new architectures that improve performance by orders of magnitude.
ECE student Brandon Russell explores space phenomena in a lab
PhD student Brandon Russell is awarded the Rackham International Student Fellowship for his research on magnetic fields in high-energy plasmas, which could help advance the development of clean energy and our understanding of energetic astrophysical phenomena.
2019 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these recipients of the EECS Outstanding Achievement Award
Landmark microprocessor reliability paper recognized for enduring impact
Published in 1999, Todd Austin’s paper turned out to be a major contribution to the field, cited over 870 times
Johanna Mathieu receives NSF CAREER Award to help build a smarter, more sustainable grid
Mathieu will develop optimization and control methods to leverage the flexibility available from distributed energy resources.
Making a difference for women in academia
Mihalcea has dedicated substantial effort to developing programs aimed at introducing women to the world of computing
Prof. Zhengya Zhang receives CoE undergraduate education award
Prof. Zhang receives outstanding evaluations from students and opens their imagination to research in the field of VLSI circuits and systems.
College award recognizes a career dedicated to service
Kevin Compton has been committed to service in his work that has enhanced the student experience
College award for excellence in education
Bill Arthur was recognized for demonstrating sustained excellence in instruction and guidance.
Jagadish appointed director of Michigan Institute for Data Science
Jagadish will help lead MIDAS into its next stage and further expand data science efforts across disciplines.
Time-varying metamaterials for next generation communication, sensing, and defense systems
With $7.5M MURI grant, Professor Anthony Grbic is developing metamaterials for a new generation of integrated electromagnetic and photonic systems.
Recognizing a lifetime of achievement in cognitive systems
Laird has been an energetic contributor to AI and cognitive science for over 30 years
Collegiate Lecturership recognizes commitment to innovative teaching
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to education, Dr. David Chesney has been named a 2018-2019 Toby Teorey Collegiate Lecturer.
Johanna Mathieu receives Ernest and Bettine Kuh Distinguished Faculty Award
The award recognizes Mathieu’s outstanding teaching, research, and service in the area of power and energy.
Laura Balzano receives ARO Young Investigator Award to improve high-dimensional big data problems
Applications include managing large networked systems, such as sensor networks, power grids, or computer networks.
Eight ECE faculty and staff recognized for creativity, innovation, and daring
Eight ECE faculty and staff have been recognized by the College of Engineering for their creativity, innovation, and daring approaches to their work.
Dreslinski named Wellman Professor for outstanding research in energy efficient processors
Dreslinski is working with a $9.5million DARPA grant to overcome the limitations of Moore’s Law
Lynn Conway encourages graduates to embrace coming social change
Professor emerita and transgender advocate Lynn Conway delivered the 2018 Winter Commencement address to U-M graduates.
Pallab Bhattacharya to receive 2019 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal
Bhattacharya honored for the development and commercialization of quantum dot lasers.
Zachary Lemnios: Helping to shape the new Frontier in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Honorable Zachary Lemnios, recipient of the 2018 ECE Alumni Impact Award, believes we are entering the Golden Age of Engineering.
Toyota funds professorship in AI at U-Michigan
The new $2.5 million endowment to support a professorship is the second U-M sponsorship from Toyota
Stéphane Lafortune named N. Harris McClamroch Professor of EECS
Lafortune's research in discrete event systems includes multiple problem domains, with applications to computer and software systems.
Transformative approach to 5G funded by new Innovator program
Nine technologies competed for $75k in the ECE Innovator Program, which emphasizes a team approach to entrepreneurial success.
ECE students display their research at the 2018 Graduate Engineering Symposium
Students’ projects encompassed a wide variety of fields: revolutionizing energy systems, advancing technologies, and improving cybersecurity.
David Chesney to receive 2018 James T. Neubacher Award
“His course really opened my eyes to the difficulties that some people have when using a universally designed product.”
Computing pioneer to receive honorary U-M doctorate
Lynn Conway is a leader in the microchip design revolution that made cell phones and laptops possible, and an internationally-recognized advocate for transgender rights.
Prof. Laura Balzano receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award for research that addresses massive streaming data
Balzano uses statistical signal processing, matrix factorization, and optimization to unravel dynamic and messy data.
Prof. Amir Mortazawi receives MTT-S Distinguished Educator Award
Mortazawi recognized as a distinguished educator in the field of microwave engineering and science.
Prof. Anthony Grbic receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award
Grbic is a world leader in the development of metamaterials and metasurfaces.
Todd Austin recognized for outstanding achievements
Austin is a recognized leader in the area of computer architecture research.
Alumna Rhonda Franklin honored for her accomplishments with the Willie Hobbs Moore Award
From blowing up microwaves to inspiring a new generation of microwave engineers, Professor Franklin shares her research, insights, and thoughts on the future of women in engineering.
Computing visionary honored by Michigan Engineering
The highest accolade from the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board goes to a thought leader with a track record of predicting the industry’s future.
Dowson Tong, VP of Tencent, talks to students
VP of the world’s largest gaming and social company, Tong spoke to students about AI, pursuing a global maximum in your career, and what it’s like to work in China when you don’t speak Mandarin.
A champion for women in computer science
“We are trying to change the stereotypes.”
Prof. Mackillo Kira Elected OSA Fellow for contributions to quantum optics
Kira was recognized for his pioneering contributions to the theory of semiconductor quantum optics.
Nobel Prize for ‘the most powerful laser pulses known to humanity’
At U-M, Gérard Mourou advanced ‘chirped pulse amplification,’ leading to more precise LASIK eye surgery and pushing the limits of optical science.
Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award for smart conversation tools
Jonathan Kummerfeld is recognized for his work in artificial intelligence, with a particular focus on language.
Solving impossible equations
Eric Michielssen has discovered a new way to rapidly analyze electromagnetic phenomena, and it’s catching on.
Google award to introduce women to computer science research
Mihalcea and Wendlandt believe a key strategy to increasing the number of women in computing research is to introduce them to the research process early on.
Deciphering GPS satellites to see inside hurricanes
To dial in on exact wind speeds, researchers needed to reverse engineering the signals from satellites.
Hun-Seok Kim receives DARPA Young Faculty Award to advance research in IoT networks
Kim’s research is expected to impact the future design and wireless operation of the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices
Necmiye Ozay receives Henry Russel Award for extraordinary accomplishment
Ozay is one of four U-M faculty members selected to receive a Henry Russel Award for 2019. The Award is one of the university’s highest honors for junior faculty members.
Mingyan Liu named chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cybersecurity entrepreneur and interdisciplinary researcher named 15th chair of ECE
Xin Zan wins two awards for wireless power transfer research
New research into implanted medical devices and peer-to-peer charging.
Jiyue Zhu awarded Wiesnet Medal for improved snow algorithms
An award-winning method will help us better understand how much snow is on the ground.
Cafarella Receives VLDB Test of Time Award for Structured Web Data Search
This award is given to the VLDB paper published ten years earlier that has had the most influence since its publication.
Mingyan Liu, 2018 Distinguished University Innovator, talks about her company and data science commercialization
Mingyan Liu, recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Innovator of the Year award, gave a talk about her startup company and participated on a panel discussing data science commercialiation.
Laura Balzano partners with 3M to advance research in big dataProf. Laura Balzano received a 2018 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award to advance her research in Big Data.
Mengqi Yao receives High Quality Paper Award at PowerTech Conference
In recognition of demand response research.
Stephanie Crocker Ross receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Dissertation recognized as unusually creative, ambitious and impactful.
Reetuparna Das earns Borg Early Career Award
Das is passionate about promoting diversity and mentoring women in computer science.
Mike Stander honored with CoE Staff Excellence Award
Stander has given 33 years of exceptional service to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as a Hardware and Electronics Technician
Xiang Yin receives honorable mention for ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award
Yin researched cyber-physical systems and discrete-event systems.
Students win prizes for improving image processing techniques for liver cancer detection and much more
Students in EECS 556: Image Processing, explore methods to improve image processing in applications such as biomedical imaging and video and image compression
Andrew DeOrio Voted HKN Professor of the Year for CSE
The Professor of the Year Award is voted on by all undergraduate and graduate students of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Andrew Wagenmaker awarded NSF Fellowship for machine learning
Wagenmaker will utilize the award as he pursues his doctoral degree at the University of Washington.
Kyle Min awarded Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement
Kyle Min researches how computer vision can analyze law enforcement body cameras.
Sijia Geng awarded Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement
A PhD student in electrical engineering, Geng researches trajectory sensitivity and renewable energy in microgrids.
Fawwaz Ulaby Voted 2018 HKN ECE Professor of the YearThe Professor of the Year Award is awarded based on popular vote by all undergraduate and graduate students in programs administered by EECS.
Three CSE faculty selected for Google Faculty Research Awards
Profs. Jia Deng, Roya Ensafi, and Manos Kapritsos have been selected to receive Google Faculty Research Awards.
Dmitry Berenson receives NSF CAREER Award to advance a robot’s ability to handle soft objects
Berenson works to improve the ability of autonomous robots to handle soft, deformable objects.
Inaugural ECE Willie Hobbs Moore Alumni Lecture: Dr. Isaac R. Porche III
Porche discussed the changing definition of war and how information is playing a greater role than ever.
Alfred Hero illustrates common threads of complex networks in Distinguished University Professor lecture
Lecture part of highest professorial honor bestowed on U-M faculty.
Duncan Steel is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Encyclopedia of Modern Optics, 2nd edition
Encyclopedia covers optics through light-emitting diodes.
Shai Revzen receives inaugural Robotics Institute Teaching Award for hands-on approach to education
Course encourages students to come up with their own robot designs.
Louise Willingale advancing scientific knowledge of plasmas
Using some of the best lasers in the world, Willingale is shedding light on the impact of solar events on Earth.
Igor Markov named a top Quora writer for fifth year in a row
He has answered over 3800 questions on the Q&A site, with over 41 million views.
Anonymous alumnus endows award in recognition of EECS professors
The Wise-Najafi Prize for Engineering Excellence in the Miniature World will recognize and incentivize outstanding research and scholarship related to engineering at the meso-scale, micron-scale, nano-scale and beyond.
Jia Deng selected for Sloan Research Fellowship
Prof. Deng was selected for his work in computer vision and machine learning.
Prof. Chad Jenkins Receives CoE Trudy Huebner Service Excellence Award
The award recognizes his significant and consequential contributions in service to the academy and his professional communities.
Professor Leung Tsang Receives 2018 Van de Hulst AwardProf. Tsang is a world-renowned expert in the field of theoretical and computational electromagnetics, and in particular microwave remote sensing of the earth.
2018 EECS Outstanding Achievement awards
Congratulations to these recipients of the EECS Outstanding Achievement Award
Herbert Winful receives Outreach and Diversity Award from the College of Engineering
The award honors his efforts in organizing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, and offering mentorship.
Necmiye Ozay receives 1938E Award from College of Engineering
The award recognizes “an outstanding teacher in both elementary and advanced courses.”
Raj Nadakuditi receives Excellence in Teaching Award from College of Engineering
The award honors faculty “with a demonstrated sustained excellence in curricular development, instruction, and guidance.”
Stéphane Lafortune receives Research Excellence Award from College of Engineering
The award honors his contributions to system and control theory.
Mark J. Kushner receives Stephen S. Attwood Award from College of Engineering
The Stephen S. Attwood Award is the most prestigious award that the College of Engineering bestows.
Alfred Hero receives CoE Professional Leadership and Service Award
Hero is a leader in both professional and academic communities.
COMBAT team receives Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award
The group brought together experts in radar and remote sensing, integrated circuits, imaging, navigation, power, communications, and nano-fabrication.
PhD candidate Michael Benson wins another year leading honor society HKN
Michael Benson reelected as student governor for HKN, the national honor society for electrical and computer engineers.
Jenna Wiens named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professor
This professorship is awarded to junior faculty members in CSE in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching and research.
Euisik Yoon presents the 2017 LNF User Symposium keynote address
The keynote was titled, “Biointerface Technologies: Where Engineering Meets Science and Medicine.”
Kevin Fu Elected IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Embedded and Medical Device Security
Prof. Fu was named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2018, “for contributions to embedded and medical device security.”
Wei Lu elected IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Neuromorphic Systems
Prof. Lu is an internationally recognized leader in the development of memristors for memory and logic applications.
Two faculty named AAAS fellows
Professors H. V. Jagadish and Christopher Poulsen are honored for advancing socially impactful research.
Chris Peikert Receives TCC Test of Time Award for work in lattice cryptography
Prof. Peikert and his co-author received the award at the Fifteenth Theory of Cryptography Conference for their paper on efficient collision-resistant hashing on cyclic lattices.
Reetuparna Das inducted into the MICRO Hall of Fame
This honor recognizes outstanding researchers with eight or more papers at the International Symposium on Microarchitecture.
Kevin Fu recognized with Regents’ Award for Distinguished Public Service
Kevin Fu has been recognized for informing policy makers and Congress about issues in computer security.
Zetian Mi elected OSA Fellow
Mi recognized for his work with full-color LEDs and more
John Nees elected OSA Fellow
Nees recognized for work with ultrafast lasers
Almantas Galvanauskas elected OSA Fellow
Galvanauskas recognized for his work with fiber lasers
Mark Ackerman receives European CSCW Lifetime Achievement award
Prof. Ackerman recognized quite early how social context could harness computing technologies for the development of systems in expertise finding and sharing, as well as in collaborative information access.
Precision health pioneer named to MIT Technology Review innovator list
The national magazine recognized Jenna Wiens as one of 2017’s 35 Innovators Under 35.
ACM to publish leading journal of human-robot interaction; Chad Jenkins serves as editor-in-chief
Jenkins hopes to cultivate new and leading-edge ideas in both robotics and the human-centered sciences.
Prof. Becky Peterson honored with 2018 U-M Henry Russel Award
Prof. Becky Peterson has received a 2018 U-M Henry Russel Award, which is considered the University’s highest honor for faculty at the early to mid-career stages of their career.
Two students earn scholarships to pursue work in sustainable energy
Two electrical engineering students, Paul Giessner and Noah Mitchell-Ward, were awarded scholarships from the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) to support their education in wind and solar power.
Necmiye Ozay receives Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems paper prize
The authors demonstrated that it is possible to synthesize provably-correct robust feedback controllers that can handle various types of imperfections in the models or measurements.
Babak Parviz one of 20 alumni honored with U-M Bicentennial Award
Babak Parviz (MSE PhD EE 97 01; also MS Physics 97) was presented with a Bicentennial Alumni Award for his pioneering technological innovations that improve people’s lives. Babak is one of 20 alumni to earn this award.
ECE alum Kukjin Chun earns South Korea’s highest scientific honor
Alumnus Kukjin Chun receives the highest national honor for a Korean scientist and engineer.
Thomas B. A. Senior named fellow of International Union of Radio Science
Professor Senior has played key roles in URSI over the past 50 years
Students in EECS 556 win prizes for improving image processing techniques for camera motion blur and facial recognition
These students are learning to improve images in medical imaging, and improve facial recognition
Heath Hofmann recognized for excellence in teaching with the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award from the College of Engineering
Hofmann is great at introducing students to power electronics
Student teams earn prizes for analog-digital converter circuit designs in EECS 511
The winning projects were designed for battery-operated mobile applications as well as instrumentation and measure applications.
Mary Lou Dorf named U-M Collegiate Lecturer
Dr. Dorf has made notable contributions to instruction through her reimagining of EECS 183.
Parag Deotare voted HKN Professor of the Year for ECE
ECE students say Prof. Deotare is the best!
James Juett Voted HKN Professor of the Year for CSEDr. Juett was selected though a popular vote of EECS students.
Mary Lou Dorf selected for Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize
Dr. Dorf has transformed EECS 183 into an interactive and inclusive experience.
Tony England receives Susan B. Anthony Campus Award
Dean England of U-M Dearborn has been particularly good in helping women faculty and students achieve success.
2016-17 Undergraduate Student Awards
Awards covered academic achievement, research, service, and entrepreneurship
Chris Peikert named first-ever Patrick C. Fischer development professor
Peikert’s research is dedicated to developing new, stronger mathematical foundations for cryptography.
ECE Graduate Student Nathan Sawicki recognized for outstanding teaching
Sawicki was one of 4 students in the College of Engineering selected to receive a 2017 Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors.
Gopal Nataraj receives U-M Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support high-impact research in medical imaging
Award for outstanding doctoral candidates near the end of their study.
Azadeh Ansari receives ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for research in GaN-based electro-acoustic devices
Award recognizes exceptional dissertations
Barzan Mozafari named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professor
Prof. Mozafari is passionate about building large-scale data-intensive systems that are more scalable, more robust, and more predictable.
Harsha Madhyastha selected for Google Faculty Award
Prof. Madhyastha seeks to enable the cloud provider to monitor traffic on behalf of all the web services hosted on its platform.
Valeria Bertacco named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor for contributions to undergraduate education
Prof. Bertacco is enthusiastic and passionate about teaching and has made it her mission to improve the undergraduate educational experience of all of her students.
Alum Michelle Stock elected SPIE Fellow for development of the photonics industry
SPIE chose Stock for her achievements in business development and science policy
Prof. Zetian Mi elected SPIE Fellow for contributions to photonic devices and artificial photosynthesis
Prof. Mi conducts research in the area of semiconductor optoelectronics, specifically in the areas of III-nitride semiconductors, low dimensional nanostructures, LEDs, lasers, Si photonics, artificial photosynthesis and solar fuels.
Mingyan Liu receives CoE Monroe-Brown Foundation Service Excellence Award
Prof. Liu helped implement a diversity incentive program that led to a record number of newly-admitted underrepresented PhD students in 2016 while overseeing the merger of two graduate programs.
Prof. Z. Morley Mao selected to receive CoE George J. Huebner, Jr. Research Excellence award
Prof. Mao has led inquiries into issues of Internet routing, measurement and security, wide-area and enterprise network management, malware behavior analysis and host-based security in general.
Dr. David Paoletti selected to receive CoE Thomas M. Sawyer, Jr. Teaching award
Paoletti has transformed a 600+ student course into of the best-regarded classes in the EECS department.
2017 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Alfred O. Hero receives CoE Stephen S. Attwood Award
Prof. Hero and his research group build foundational theory and methodology for data science and engineering. His recent research interests are data science, bioinformatics and personalized health, statistical signal processing and imaging, and more.
Wei Lu receives CoE David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award
Prof. Lu is an internationally recognized leader in the development of memristors for memory and logic applications. He has also developed nanowire transistors suitable for flexible electronics and opto-electronics.
Becky Peterson receives NSF CAREER Award for research in amorphous semiconductors for next generation electronics
In this project, Prof. Peterson will develop new alloys of amorphous oxide semiconductors with precisely tuned semiconductor energy band structures, in order to enable new categories of electronic and opto-electronic devices.
EE student Leonard Kapiloff earns PES scholarship to support studies in secure, sustainable grid
This $2000 scholarship recognizes outstanding students committed to exploring the power and energy field. Leonard wants to work in the energy industry towards a more sustainable and secure electric grid.
Semyon Meerkov elected Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The Academy is the highest scientific institution in Russia. According to its Charter, “only the most prominent foreign scientists recognized by the international scientific community can be elected….”
Todd Austin elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to simulation techniques and resilient system design in computer architecture
Prof. Austin is a recognized leader in the area of computer architecture research.
Prof. Trevor Mudge named ACM Fellow for contributions to power aware computer architecture
His inventive approaches have led to new technologies that reduce the energy consumption of microprocessors while maintaining acceptable performance.
Kamal Sarabandi elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The AAAS seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.
Prof. Jason Flinn named ACM Fellow for contributions to mobile computing and distributed systems
Prof. Flinn has been an active researcher in the field of mobile computing for a number of years.
Valeria Bertacco elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to computer-aided verification and reliable system design
Prof. Bertacco is a highly noted researcher in the area of computer architecture and is Director of the department’s Computer Engineering (CE) Lab.
Stephen Forrest receives IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal for pioneering work in OLEDs
Forrest and colleagues received the award for “pioneering work on organic devices, leading to organic light-emitting diode displays.”
Liz Dreyer earns an outstanding Collegiate Member Award for years of SWE leadership
Liz Dreyer works with Prof. Steve Rand to understand how a new interaction between light and matter can generate electricity.
Harsha Madhyastha selected for Facebook Faculty Award
Prof. Madhyastha’s recent research has focused on enabling latency-sensitive web services to optimize user experience.
Jia Deng selected as recipient of PAMI Mark Everingham Prize
Prof. Deng and his collaborators received the award for their work on ImageNet.
Michael Wellman selected to serve on Financial Research Advisory Committee
Professor Wellman brings expertise on algorithmic trading and other computational techniques that are transforming financial markets and the financial system.
Michael Flynn earns U-M Faculty Recognition Award
Prof. Flynn’s pioneering research and designs have improved the performance and energy efficiency of analog-digital interfaces and transformed the field.
Lingjia Tang selected to receive Facebook Faculty Award
She recently helped develop a modular load tester platform for data centers, which is designed to help measure and mitigate tail latency.
David Blaauw honored with SIA/SRC University Research Award
Prof. Blaauw was a key member of the team that developed the world’s first millimeter-scale computer, known as the Michigan Micro Mote (M3).
Cindy Finelli invited to NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium
Prof. Finelli will discuss a more student-centered electrical engineering classroom through pre-class reading and in-class problem solving, integrating some elements of a “flipped” classroom.
Meet the new director of Michigan Robotics
Prof. Jessy Grizzle named inaugural director of Michigan Robotics
EECS students Row Blue! to victory
Four EECS students part of the Michigan Men’s Rowing team that won their 9th consecutive national championship
Mark Kushner receives Plasma Chemistry Award for lifetime of achievement
Prof. Kushner is an internationally renowned expert in the area of low-temperature plasma simulation.
Necmiye Ozay receives NASA Early Career Faculty Award for research in cyber-physical systems
Prof. Ozay’s award-winning work will be used in future space missions
Prof. Dragomir Radev honored as ACM Fellow at annual awards banquet
Prof. Radev was elected a Fellow for “contributions to natural language processing and computational linguistics.”
Researchers David Adrian and Alex Halderman receive Pwnie Award for work on DROWN attack
DROWN allows attackers to break encryption used to protect HTTPS websites and read or steal sensitive communications.
Stéphane Lafortune named Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
Prof. Lafortune has been a leading researcher in the field of discrete event systems (DES) for the last 25 years. His fundamental work covers the gamut from modeling, analysis, diagnosis, control, and optimization.
Danai Koutra receives 2016 SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award
The annual SIGKDD doctoral dissertation award recognizes excellent research by doctoral candidates in the field of data mining and knowledge discovery.
An award winning radar system for collision avoidance and imaging
Armin’s research is focused on the development of a sub-millimeter-wave radar system for the next generation of navigation and imaging sensors.
Mosharaf Chowdhury receives ACM SIGCOMM Dissertation Award
Prof. Chowdhury bridges the gap between application-level performance and network-level optimizations through the coflow abstraction.
Two papers by Michigan researchers chosen as IEEE Micro Top Picks
The two papers from Michigan introduced the Sirius personal digital assistant and the MBus bus for modular microcomputing systems.
Munson honored with national award
In his last week at the helm of Michigan Engineering, Dean David Munson wins a national award.
Quora Knowledge Prize winner Igor Markov presents winning answer to packed house at MLConf
Prof. Markov is a frequent contributor to Quora, where his contributions cover subjects ranging from computer science to geopolitical affairs.
Nan Jiang receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
The award is to support his research in reinforcement learning.
Alfred O. Hero, III Named John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor of EECSHero is honored for his extraordinary accomplishments that have brought distinction to himself, his students, and to the entire University.
Michael P. Wellman named Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Prof. Wellman’s research applies principles of computation and economics to engineer rational decision-making strategies and analyze complex systems of interacting agents.
Stephen Forrest Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Membership in the NAS is one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States.
Award-winning EECS 2016 Graduate Student Instructors & Instructional Aides recognized
To celebrate the contributions of our graduate and undergraduate instructors, the department selects the best of the best, based on student evaluations, and celebrates them at a special awards ceremony.
Students earn prizes for improving image processing techniques in EECS 556
The course covers the theory and application of digital image processing, with applications in biomedical images, time-varying imagery, robotics, and optics.
David Chesney receives 2016 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize
Through his courses, students are able to learn the fundamentals of programming and software systems, while also seeing the social impact of computer science.
Jeff Fessler receives 2016 IEEE EMBS Technical Achievement Award
Prof. Fessler has revolutionized the theory and practice of medical imaging with his group’s groundbreaking mathematical models and algorithms.
Beth Lawson receives 2016 CoE Excellence in Staff Service Award
Faculty praised Beth’s willingness to provide a high level of support to faculty , her ability to work well with other departments, and her unflappable calm in the face of changes in budgets.
Kimberly Mann receives CoE Excellence in Staff Service Award
Mann is the research administrator for the AI and IS Labs.
CSE Alumna Arzucan Ozgur receives Science Academy Young Scientist Award
Her research interests include text mining, natural language processing, and bioinformatics.
Audrow Nash earns NSF Fellowship for unmanned aerial vehicle research
Audrow's research focuses on using coordinated groups of UAVs to continuously and autonomously survey biogas emissions in landfills.
Marcus Darden voted HKN Professor of the Year for CSE
Darden teaches both large sections of EECS 281 and a more specialized EECS 398 course. He also serves as a faculty advisor for CS students.
Jeff Fessler voted HKN Professor of the Year for ECE
Prof. Fessler was surprised (and happy) to learn of this unique honor at the end of his final class for the semester.
Mark Kushner Appointed Distinguished Lecturer of Plasma PhysicsProf. Kushner will share his own research as well as broader trends with the larger academic and scientific community.
Mark Kushner Honored by Eindhoven University of TechnologyKushner receives an honorary doctorate and is appointed Distinguished Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology.
CSE graduate student Vidal Borromeo recognized with CoE Towner Prize
Vidal is currently the GSI for EECS 381: Object Oriented and Advanced Programming.
Clark Zhang earns NSF Fellowship for data processing in MEMS networks
Clark proposed framing the issue of collecting data from a network of different sensors as an optimization problem, making a solution easier to formulate for different systems.
Genevieve Flaspohler selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Genevieve will continue her research in the MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute joint program, pursuing a PhD in computer science with a focus in oceanography.
Joshua Adkins Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Adkins plans to continue his graduate studies in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California Berkeley.
Ryan Marcotte selected for NSF and NDSEG Graduate Research Fellowships
Ryan works with Prof. Edwin Olson in the APRIL Lab, where his research is in the area of multi-agent search algorithms for both known and unexplored environments.
Jeff Fessler named William L. Root Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
In addition to being a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Fessler is a professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology.
Yu-Wei Chao selected for Google PhD Fellowship
Yu-Wei is a third year PhD student whose research focuses on computer vision and machine learning.
2015-16 Undergraduate Student Awards
Students, parents, and faculty gathered to celebrate the achievements of EECS students who earned a special award for academic achievement, research, service, or entrepreneurial activities.
Doowon Lee receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to improve the reliability of computer systems
His research addresses the problem of diminishing reliability in future computer systems.
Xiang Yin earns Pre-Doc Fellowship for research in cyber-physical systems
Xiang’s research focuses on developing new methods to synthesize different control and sensing strategies in a discrete-event system.
Amr Ibrahim earns Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for research in high millimeter wave radar systems
Amr is investigating both the unique advantages and the performance limitations of radar systems operating at 240 GHz in typical outdoor environments.
Avish Kosari selected as Barbour Scholar for Research in low-power devices for the Internet of Things
Avish conducts research on ultra-low power and battery-less integrated circuits.
Michael J. Cafarella selected for Sloan Research Fellowship
He has built software systems for information extraction, database integration, and feature engineering and applied these to problems in the social sciences.
Honglak Lee selected for Sloan Research Fellowship
His work impacts computer vision, audio recognition, robotics, text modeling, and healthcare.
Valeria Bertacco receives U-M Sarah Goddard Power Award
The award recognizes unwavering commitment to the betterment of women, and clear record of success and significant achievement in research and scholarship, distinguished leadership, and mentoring women.
Necmiye Ozay receives CAREER award for research in cyber-physical systems
Cyber-physical systems are smart, networked systems with embedded sensors, processors, and actuators that are designed to interact with the physical world.
Jenna Wiens receives NSF CAREER Award to increase the utility of machine learning in clinical care
Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and healthcare.
Al Hero gets a shoutout from the court
Hero was recognized as part of a program that sheds light on the University’s most distinguished faculty.
Karl Winsor named Churchill Scholar
Karl’s career goals are to obtain a Ph.D. in Mathematics, to conduct research in number theory and algebraic geometry, and to teach at the university level.
Barzan Mozafari receives NSF CAREER Award to improve predictability of database systems
Prof. Mozafari is passionate about building large-scale data-intensive systems that are more scalable, more robust, and more predictable.
2016 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
The EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
Jason Mars receives CAREER Award to advance system architectures for artificially intelligent services and applications
The award will enable Prof. Mars to understand how future cloud and mobile systems should be designed to support increasing demand from users of intelligent assistants.
Two CSE Faculty selected for 2015-16 College of Engineering Awards
The recipients are Prof. Valeria Bertacco and Dr. Mary Lou Dorf.
Kamal Sarabandi receives Stephen S. Attwood award
The Stephen S. Attwood award is the highest honor awarded to a faculty member by the College of Engineering. Prof. Sarabandi has shaped the field of radar remote sensing for more than twenty years.
Cafarella and Lee named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professors
The professorship is awarded to junior faculty members in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching and research.
Kevin Fu named a top influencer in health information security
He is recognized for raising awareness regarding medical device cybersecurity issues by speaking out about critical concerns.
Prof. Anthony Grbic elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to the theory and design of electromagnetic metamaterials
Prof. Grbic specializes in the broad fields of electromagnetics and optics, with interests ranging from fundamental electromagnetic theory to microwave circuits.
Demosthenis Teneketzis earns George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for solution to a class of fundamental control problems
This award is given to the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control throughout the years 2013 and 2014.
Prof. Dragomir Radev Named ACM Fellow for Contributions to NLP and Computational Linguistics
His research takes place at the intersection of information retrieval, natural language processing, machine learning, bioinformatics, text and data mining, social networks, social media, collective behavior, text generation, information extraction, and artificial intelligence.
Al Hero receives 2015 IEEE Signal Processing Society Award
This is the highest award given by the Signal Processing Society, and honors outstanding technical contributions in the field.
2015 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Outstanding Research
The competition is the culmination of a process that narrows a field of entrants to four finalists, each of whom give a summary presentation on an area of their research.
Ashraf Dahod: 2015 CoE Alumni Medal Award Winner
Dahod has combined an understanding of technology with a knack for recognizing market opportunities and built a string of successful technology companies.
Cynthia Finelli earns award at Frontiers in Education Conference for being an agent of change
Prof. Finelli's research is in engineering education, and she currently studies student resistance to active learning, faculty adoption of evidence-based teaching practices, and institutional change.
Eric Michielssen named Louise Ganiard Johnson Professor of Engineering
Eric is an international leader in the field of computational electromagnetics and specializes in the development of fast-solution methods and optimization algorithms.
J. Alex Halderman Named One of Popular Science's Brilliant Ten
Halderman has met significant contributions in the areas of electronic voting security, internet security, and electronic censorship resistance.
Peter M. Chen Recognized for Influential Work in Operating Systems with ACM SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award
The paper was published at the 2002 Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation.
Prof. Jason Flinn Receives U-M's Faculty Recognition Award
Prof. Flinn joined the department in 2002 as an assistant professor.
Jeff Fessler receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
Prof. Fessler has revolutionized medical imaging with groundbreaking mathematical models and algorithms that improve both safety and quality.
Honglak Lee Receives CAREER Award for Research in Advanced Deep Learning Techniques
The research outcomes will be distributed through publications, talks, and tutorials.
Michigan Researchers Win Best Paper Award at VLDB 2015
The paper proposes an interactive natural language interface for relational databases, which enables novice users to construct complex queries.
3 ECE companies make the Silicon 60 List – again!
Ambiq Micro, Crossbar, Inc., and PsiKick, are leading the way in ultra-low power chip design, pioneering computer memory, and ultra-low power wireless sensor platforms.
Laura Balzano receives Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award for research in big data
The purpose of the ECFHP is to help Intel connect with the best and brightest early career faculty members who show great promise.
Zakir Durumeric Named MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35
A CSE graduate student, Durumeric’s work focuses on developing quantitative, measurement-based approaches to combat threats against hosts and networks on the Internet.
Mary Lou Dorf Wins Best Paper Award at ASEE
The paper addresses the question of whether introducing an interactive textbook into introductory STEM courses can improve student grades.
An Eye for Detail Brings Unique Rewards
Prof. Igor Markov considers his Knuth checks and important honor.
Dragomir Radev Coaches US Linguistics Team to Multiple Wins at IOL
The International Linguistics Olympiad been held annually since 2003, and Prof. Radev has coached teams each year.
David Wentzloff receives Joel and Ruth Spira Excellence in Teaching Award
This award is presented annually to a faculty member in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in acknowledgement of exceptional achievements in the education of our students.
Ron Dreslinski Selected for IEEE TCCA Young Computer Architect Award
Dr. Dreslinski conducts research in the area of energy efficient processor architectures
Duc Le Selected for Mary A. Rackham Institute Graduate Student Research Assistantship
Duc is interested in using the computer’s modeling power to better understand the inner workings of the human mind, and using this understanding to create more intelligent software programs.
Mark Brehob Named U-M Collegiate Lecturer
Brehob has been a lecturer in the department since 2000.
Michigan Researchers Win Both Best Paper Awards at AAMAS 2015
The two winning papers were selected from a field of 127 full paper submissions in the main technical track.
Stephen Forrest named Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor
Prof. Forrest is internationally-renowned and easily one of the most prolific inventors in academia today.
Michigan Researchers Win Best Poster Award at MobiSys 2015
It describes their work in measuring important network phenomena for debugging problems at the edge of a cellular network.
Two Michigan Papers Share the Best Paper Award at MobiSys 2015
In an unusual turn of events, we've tied with ourselves for this one.
Kevin Fu Named to CRA Computing Community Consortium Council
His three-year term will begin July 1.
Eta Kappa Nu Awards Professors of the Year at St. George's Day FeastProf. David Wentzloff (CSE) and David Paoletti (CSE) were selected by students as Professors of the Year.
CS Students Sweep Awards at 2015 Mobile Apps Challenge
The U-M Mobile Apps Challenge is held each year and is open to faculty, students, and staff from across the U-M Ann Arbor campus.
Elaine Wah Receives CoE Marian Sarah Parker Prize
Wah’s research interests lie at the intersection of finance and artificial intelligence, specifically in applying computational methods to study automated trading in financial markets.
Elaine Wah Receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for Research on Algorithmic Trading
Wah’s research interests lie at the intersection of finance and artificial intelligence, specifically in applying computational methods to study automated trading in financial markets.
Karl Winsor Honored with Goldwater Scholarship
Karl’s career goals are to obtain a Ph.D. in Mathematics, to conduct research in Number Theory and Random Matrix Theory, and to teach at the university level.
ECE students earn CoE Distinguished Leadership Awards
Cheng Zhang and Elizabeth Dreyer are both Ph.D. students in electrical engineering, and Lauren Bilbo is an undergraduate senior majoring in electrical engineering.
Cheng Zhang awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research on nanophotonic materials and devices
Cheng works with Prof. L. Jay Guo on research projects in the field of micro/nano-scale optical device physics and fabrication.
Emily Mower Provost Receives Oscar Stern Award for Research in Emotion Expression and Perception
The proposed work investigates computational methodologies to differentiate emotion perception patterns of healthy controls and individuals with Major Depressive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder.
Scott Mahlke Receives Micro Test of Time Award
His 1992 paper describes problems associated with utilizing conventional compiler support for predicated execution, a technique for dealing with conditional branches in application programs, on superscaler processors. It introduces the hyperblock, a structure to overcome those shortcomings.
Mark Kushner awarded 2015 IEEE NPSS Charles K. Birdsall Award
Prof. Kushner is an internationally renowned expert in the area of low-temperature plasma simulation.
Dave Neuhoff receives Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
Dave Neuhoff is an internationally recognized expert in information theory, source coding and image processing.
2015 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors
We thank these individuals for their commitment to excellence in teaching our students!
Dutta and Halderman Named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professors
The professorship is awarded to junior faculty members in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching and research.
Z. Morley Mao Receives Google Faculty Research Award
Mao’s goal was to create a diagnosis tool to achieve responsive and energy-efficient mobile apps that work well in diverse network conditions.
Two Michigan Engineers selected for Sloan research fellowships
The foundation honors researchers it deems “rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders,” according to a statement. The fellows, who were nominated by their peers and chosen by a panel of senior scholars, each receives $50,000 to further their research.
Prabal Dutta Selected for Sloan Research Fellowship
Dutta’s research has pioneered practical, low-power platforms and wireless protocols for pervasive sensing, computing, and communications.
J. Alex Halderman Selected for Sloan Research Fellowship
Prof. Halderman’s research interests span software security, network security, data privacy, anonymity, electronic voting, censorship resistance, digital rights management, computer forensics, ethics, and cybercrime, as well as the interaction of technology with law, governmental regulation, and international affairs.
Grant Schoenebeck Receives CAREER Award to Develop a Rigorous Theoretical Understanding of Complex Networks
Schoenebeck's research is in theoretical computer science, linear and semidefinite programs, the intersection of computer science and social networks, the intersection of computer science and economics, NP-complete optimization problems, and computational complexity theory.
Jacob Abernethy Receives CAREER Award for Research into the Relationship Between Machine Learning and Microeconomic Theory
Abernethy's research is in machine learning, with additional interests in game theory, decision theory, optimization, market mechanism design, and other financial applications.
Jason Corso receives Google Faculty Research Award
Prof. Corso believes that this research could make it easier to search for certain types of videos on the web.
Jia Deng Receives Google Faculty Research Award to Study Relationships Between Entities in Images
Prof. Deng’s primary research interest is in the area of computer vision, with a focus on image and video understanding, human computation, and large-scale machine learning.
Helen Hagos Selected for Dow Sustainability Fellowship
Helen has an interest in the efficient design of the hardware and software components of embedded systems to be deployed in ecofriendly applications.
2015 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Winners are chosen for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
Four ECE faculty selected for 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to Profs Guo, Lafortune, Liu, and Lu!
Four CSE Faculty Selected for 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to the following CSE Faculty recipients of 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards.
Scott Mahlke Elected IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Compiler Code Generation and Automatic Processor Customization
Mahlke's research has been focused on the design of customized multicore processors, accelerators, and systems consisting of both that are higher performance, lower power, and more reliable.
Prof. Michael Flynn elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to analog-digital interfaces
Flynn has achieved important breakthroughs in the performance and energy efficiency of analog-digital interfaces.
Lynn Conway Receives 2015 IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell MedalThe James Clerk Maxwell Medal is one of the highest awards presented by IEEE.
Prof. Valeria Bertacco Named ACM Distinguished Scientist
Bertacco's research is focused on creating novel solutions to enable the sustainable development of silicon systems, by making them more powerful, more reliable and significantly cheaper to design and manufacture.
Rada Mihalcea Selected as General Chair for NAACL Conference
Prof. Mihalcea's research interests are in computational linguistics, with a focus on lexical semantics, graph-based algorithms for natural language processing, and multilingual natural language processing.
Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at 2014 ACM Internet Measurement Conference
The research team performed a comprehensive, measurement-based analysis of the impact of the recent Heartbleed vulnerability.
Yang Liu receives Best Applications Paper Award for cyber security research in phishing
His paper detailed his use of big data analysis to solve a major problem of cyber security.
John P. Hayes Recognized with ACM SIGDA Pioneering Achievement Award
Hayes was recognized “for his pioneering contributions to logic design, fault tolerant computing, and testing.”
Trevor Mudge Recognized for Distinguished Achievement at UIUC 50th Anniversary Event
He was recognized as an “outstanding educator and researcher whose work has advanced the field of low-power computer architecture and its interaction with technology.”
Satish Narayanasamy Receives Google Faculty Research Award
His research focus is on addressing concurrency issues in mobile and cloud systems, which increasingly rely upon event-driven programming and customized processor accelerators.
Edwin Olson Receives NSF CyberSEES Award for Research in Sustainability of Municipal Solid Waste
The goal of the research is to revolutionize how Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is managed to provide a transformative means of extracting utility-scale energy from waste.
Prof. Necmiye Ozay awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award for research in cyber and physical systemsOzay’s research interests lie at the broad interface of dynamical systems, control, optimization and formal methods with applications in system identification, verification and validation, autonomy and vision.
Prof. Valeria Bertacco Receives U-M's Faculty Recognition Award
Bertacco's research is in the area of computer design, with emphasis on reliability, design correctness, and hardware-security assurance.
Jason Mars Selected as Program Chair for CGO 2015
Mars' current research interests include cross-layer systems in software and hardware, datacenter and warehouse-scale computer architecture, and hardware/software co-design.
Khalil Najafi receives 2015 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for emerging technologies
The IEEE Daniel E. Noble award is a Technical Field Award, which is among the highest awards given.
Cheng Zhang receives Optical Sciences Scholarship
Cheng is a 4th year PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering working in field of micro/nano-scale optical device physics and fabrication.
Prabal Dutta Named to Popular Science's Brilliant Ten List
Dutta designs hardware and software for smart dust and larger sensors that don't need batteries because they can harvest energy from the world around them.
Jia Deng Wins Best Paper Award at ECCV
David Chesney Receives IBM Faculty Award
Kevin Compton Receives ACM-ICPC Coach Award
Ted Norris receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
Prof. Norris is an internationally recognized expert in the field of ultrafast optics.
Kyu-Tae Lee wins Best Poster Award for colorful solar cells
Iverson Bell’s small satellite wins big
Iverson developed an experimental facility to simulate key characteristics of the space environment.
Gurkan Gok receives Paper Award for making better antenna beams
Gok’s developed antenna system promises a large bandwidth of operation and a wide angle of coverage.
Jessy Grizzle named Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor
Prof. Grizzle is an internationally renowned researcher in the area of control systems.
Jiangfeng Wu receives Best Paper Award for research in safe fracking
The Mikio Takagi Student Prize is given to the top three Student Prize Paper Awards granted at the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium.
Barzan Mozafari and collaborators chosen for best demo at ACM SIGMOD
Thomas Frost receives Best Paper Award for achieving a HQ QD red laser
Lasers emitting in the 600nm wavelength range have applications in medicine, optical information processing, optical storage, and more.
David Kieras wins a Best Paper Award at CHI 2014
Grant Schoenebeck selected for facebook faculty award
Eric Michielssen receives IEEE APS Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award
This award is in recognition of being an outstanding educator, mentor and role model for the next generation of faculty members.
Zakir Durumeric Selected for Google PhD Fellowship
Computer architecture innovator Trevor Mudge chosen for top recognition by ACM/IEEE
MEMS research by Muzhi Wang recognized at IMS 2014
The paper reports on the design, fabrication, and results of a directly heated phase change RF switch using germanium telluride.
Benjamin Englard Awarded Thiel Fellowship
Chia-Hsiang Chen awarded Intel PhD Fellowship
Chia-Hsiang’s research focuses on designing low-power and error-resilient circuit techniques for digital signal processing applications.
Parinaz Naghizadeh, Researcher in economic network security, is named a Barbour Scholar
Parinaz’s research is in combining communications with economics to assess the security of a network and then apply that to cyber-insurance contracts.
Doowon Lee Selected for IBM Ph.D. Fellowship
Student teams earn prizes for their ADC circuit designs in EECS 511
The two winning projects and teams were determined by an expert panel at Analog Devices. Congratulations!
Research in machine learning earns Notable Paper Award at AISTATS 2014
Prof. Scott’s research is in the field of machine learning, and his paper builds upon “supervised pattern classification.”
Awards and Slaying of the Dragon at St. George's Day Feast - 2014Prof. Jessy Grizzle was awarded "Professor of the Year" by HKN.
Hao Sun earns 3 Paper Awards for medical imaging research
Hao’s research is focused on improving the quality of images from magnetic resonance imaging pulse design.
Thank Lynn Conway for your cell phone
Conway will be named a fellow at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
Student Spotlight: Nicholas Clift – 2014 Graduate Student of the Year
He is a founding member of Own It, and is dedicated to cultivating an engineering community that feels an inherent responsibility to live ethically.
Jason Heebl receives NDSEG Fellowship
Jason’s current research focuses on developing systems to wirelessly charge or power electronic devices.
Mina Rais-Zadeh receives 2014 ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award
Rais-Zadeh’s devices are expected to enable sensors for use in harsh environment, high-speed wireless communications, and more.
Jill Bender Chosen for CoE Distinguished Leadership Award
Isabel Martin receives CoE Distinguished Leadership Award
Isabel envisions a future working in the aerospace industry.
Six ECE Faculty Selected for 2013-14 College of Engineering AwardsCongratulations to the following ECE Faculty recipients of 2013-14 College of Engineering Awards:
Christopher Boyd awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
His research is contributing to the overall project goal of enabling navigation in GPS denied zones through the use of specialized sensors.
Student Spotlight: Christopher Boyd – From robotics to MEMS inertial sensors
Chris develops and tests control systems for MEMS inertial sensors, which are used to detect acceleration, tilt, and other attributes related to motion sensing.
Forest Agostinelli Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Mai Le receives CoE Distinguished Leadership Award
Mai has served as Community Service Co-chair of the Graduate Society of Women Engineers since arriving at Michigan in 2011.
Branden Ghena Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Meghan Clark Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Elizabeth Mamantov Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Nicholas Clift receives CoE Distinguished Leadership Award
Nick has an impressive record of service to the community throughout his years at Michigan.
David Hong awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Hong intends to apply machine learning and signal processing techniques to the massive data sets now available to researchers.
Elizabeth Mamantov Selected for Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship
Noble and Wilson Named as Learning Analytics Fellows
Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ISPASS 2014
2014 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Students
These students received the award based on their participation in research, leadership, and academic performance.
Investigating a new material to help you stay connected
His final goal is to build novel RF circuits including frequency-selective switched oscillators based on his models.
Kevin Fu Selected for World Economic Forum Young Scientist Award
Keravnos Energy wants to make fast electric vehicle charging economical
The idea behind Keravnos Energy is for there to be an energy transfer between three entities: the building, a large stationary battery, and the car.
Muhammad Faisal wins business competition with technology critical to the Internet of Things
Movellus Circuits’ product is a patent-pending clock generator technology that is smaller, cheaper, and faster than existing solutions.
Michael Wellman Recognized with ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award
CSE Alum Dongyoon Lee Selected for ProQuest Dissertation Award
Narayanasamy and Olson Named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professors
Jamie Phillips named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Students praise the personal attention he gives them, and his obvious concern for their personal and professional development.
Daniel Atkins Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Jun-Chieh Wang receives Best Oral Paper Award for plasma research
Wang’s research studies the glow-like atmospheric pressure microdischarges created under specialized conditions in laser printers.
Prabal Dutta Receives CAREER Award for Research into the Use of Sensors to Monitor Resource Consumption in the Built Environment
2014 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
These faculty are recognized for their unique contributions during the past year.
Gopal Nataraj earns Best Paper Award for improving MRI
Nataraj is using big data techniques to transform the field of medical imaging
Gopal Nataraj receives ISA Fellowship to support research that will improve MRIs
Nataraj’s research aims to generate higher-quality and faster MRI images, resulting in improved diagnostics of neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.
Students rewarded for their circuit designs in EECS 413
The course, Monolithic Amplifier Circuits, has a tradition of offering prizes for the top final projects designed by the students.
Zhaoshi Meng receives Best Paper Award at CAMSAP 2013
This work will provide a way to efficiently reveal relationships between even distant entities in a network.
Héctor J. García Selected for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
Winners Announced in Annual Code Optimization Contest
Jason Davis receives 2013 U-M Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award
Jason considers diversity and inclusiveness in all activities that he undertakes.
Al Hero named 2013 IEEE SPS Technical Achievement Award Winner
Prof. Hero is an internationally recognized expert in the field of signal and image processing.
Avish Kosari receives Rackham International Student Fellowship
Avish is currently conducting research on ultra-low power radio technology and designing a low-power RF power amplifier.
Byeongseop Song receives Rackham International Student Fellowship
The Fellowship will help Song to continue his studies in the area of optoelectronics.
Pin-Yu Chen receives Rackham Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship
Chen’s work can be used in community detection in social networks, network vulnerability assessment in communication systems, and more.
Mridul Mishra receives Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowship
Mishra has strengthened his understanding of wireless communications through coursework and independent research.
Jia Deng Wins Marr Prize at ICCV
Anatoly Maksimchuk elected Fellow of APS
Dr. Maksimchuk is a world leader in the field of high intensity laser plasma interactions.
Mark Ackerman Named ACM Fellow
Prof. Mingyan Liu elected Fellow of the IEEE
Prof. Liu’s research interests are vast, and she is also active in the professional community.
H.V. Jagadish Awarded Gates Foundation Grant to leverage data for social good
Khalil Najafi receives 2013 IEEE Sensors Technical Field Award
Prof. Najafi is a world-recognized leader in the field of integrated sensors, MEMS, and microsystems.
Armin Alaghi Wins Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding PhD Research
Jeff Fessler receives 2013 IEEE Edward J. Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of medical imaging science.
John P. Hayes Honored with IEEE TTTC Lifetime Contribution Medal
IEEE recognized as Best Student Branch in SE Michigan
“IEEE opens up many doors for students – professionally and socially.”
Mona Attariyan Selected for SIGOPS Dennis Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award
Kyu Hyun Kim receives Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Award at Frontiers in Optics Meeting
Mr. Kim was the first to demonstrate that both light and vibration could be used simultaneously in sensing.
Research that will lead to sharper photos earns best paper award
The method they developed compares favorably with the best of current techniques, while being faster and easier.
Rada Mihalcea selected for NSF INSPIRE Award
David Chen awarded NASA Fellowship to improve extreme weather prediction
The goal of the study seeks to enhance the accuracy of determining ocean surface windspeed.
Edwin Olson Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award
Cheng Zhang awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship
Zhang is working on building structural color filters and is also designing ultrahigh Q optical microring resonators.
Jae Young Park receives Best Student Paper Award for research impacting structural health monitoring
SHM systems are critical for monitoring aging structures and infrastructure in a cost-effective manner.
Honglak Lee featured on "AI's 10 to Watch" list
Kamal Sarabandi honored with 2013 IEEE GRSS Education Award
Sarabandi’s lectures and presentations are known for being extremely clear and reflecting the highest research standards.
Bharan Giridhar awarded Intel PhD Fellowship
Bharan’s research focusses on developing circuit techniques for adaptive and reliable high-performance computing.
Neural Probe Research recognized with Best Paper Award at 2013 Transducers Conference
“We present a novel strategy to scale up the number of electrodes with minimized risk.”
Research in production systems engineering is recognized with Best Paper Award
“The paper introduces a new management paradigm: ensure the desired lead time while maximizing the throughput.”
MEMS research recognized with Best Poster Award at 2013 Transducers Conference
This research is targeted at developing a precision master clock for a chip-scale Timing and Inertial Measurement Unit.
Zhengya Zhang receives Intel Early Career Award
Zhang’s research is in the area of low-power and high-performance VLSI circuits and systems.
Two papers by CSE researchers chosen as IEEE Micro top picks
Daniel Molzhan will address sustainability challenges as a Dow Fellow
Molzhan’s primary concern is responding to society’s need for constant and reliable electrical energy.
Elliot Soloway selected for Google App Engine Education Award
Chris Berry receives Paper Award at IMS 2013 for Research in Terahertz Technology
Berry’s paper addresses important limitations such as low output power and poor power efficiency.
Student teams earn prizes for improved image processing techniques in EECS 556
The course covers the theory and application of digital image processing.
Brian Noble appointed Associate Dean for undergraduate education at the College of Engineering
2013 Design Automation Conference Anniversary Awards
Congratulations to the award-winning faculty members and to the DAC for 50 years!
Researchers' work recognized amongst notable computing books and articles of 2012
Thomas Wenisch Honored with U-M Henry Russel Award
Andrew DeOrio and Fawwaz Ulaby voted HKN Professors of the Year
Starting this year, an award will be presented to a faculty member from each division – both CS and ECE.
2013 Promotions of our Faculty
Congratulations to these Professors on the next step of their careers!
Beth Stalnaker receives 2013 CoE Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award
Beth’s positive influence has been felt by the students she has supported, the faculty and staff of EECS, and the entire Engineering community.
Prof. Fawwaz Ulaby named the U-M Henry Russel Lecturer for 2014
The Henry Russel Lectureship is considered the University’s highest honor for a senior faculty member.
Prof. Silvio Savarese awarded J. James R. Croes Medal
The Croes Medal is awarded to the authors of an ASCE paper that was particularly notable for its contributions to engineering science.
Research in distributed networks earns Notable Paper Award at AISTATS
The research provides a way to efficiently reveal relationships between even distant entities in a network.
Patrick Pannuto selected for NSF and NDSEG Graduate Research Fellowships
Ethan Stark awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Ethan is investigating visible light emitters using GaN microstructures for quantum dot and nanowire-based LEDs and lasers.
CSE researchers win Best Paper Award at ASPLOS 2013
CSE spinoff wins the Linley Group's Analysts' Choice Award
Prof. Kevin Fu Named a Federal 100 Award Winner for 2013
Prof. Dragomir Radev Receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award
NAE awards Mona Jarrahi a Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant
With the support of the Grainger Foundation, Jarrahi will explore genetic therapy methods to treat diseases.
Student teams earn prizes for their ADC circuit designs in EECS 511
CSE Researchers Win Best Paper Award at HPCA 2013
Prof. Dennis Sylvester receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award
He is a pioneer in the field of ultra-low power processor design, especially for the smallest computing devices in existence.
2013 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors
A big thank you to these students for all their hard work and dedication!
Yunxing Dai Selected for Barracuda Networks Fellowship
Hyoun Kyu Cho Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research aimed at improving the programmability of parallel systems
Biruk Mammo Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research Into robust processors
Gyouho Kim awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research in ultra-low power optical interfaces for mm-scale wireless sensor nodes
“We designed an ultra-low power optical wake-up receiver with a novel front-end circuit and communication scheme suitable for miniature wireless sensor node applications.”
Bharan Giridhar awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research in circuit techniques for adaptive, reliable, high-performance computing
Giridhar’s research has an emphasis on developing circuit techniques for adaptive and reliable, high-performance computing.
Triantafillou wins Churchill Scholarship to study at Cambridge
David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester named Top Authors by ISSCC
Both research papers discuss ultra low-power chip design and millimeter-scale computing.
Solid-State Circuits publishes special issue with Lynn Conway’s memoir of the VLSI revolution
The issue features Prof. Conway’s 24-page memoir about the VLSI revolution and related articles by Conway’s colleagues.
David Wentzloff receives CAREER Award for research in energy-autonomous systems
His research addresses critical needs in the area of wireless communication for the growing field of ubiquitous, energy-autonomous sensing devices.
Zhaohui Zhong receives CAREER Award for research in graphene-based optoelectronics
The use of graphene-based hot carrier optoelectronics is the key novelty of Prof. Zhong’s research.
Special Recognition Award to Dr. Kurt Metzger
This award recognized Metzger’s outstanding contributions to student understanding and appreciation of applied signal processing.
2013 EECS Outstanding Achievement AwardsThese annual awards recognize faculty's outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
Mark Kushner appointed to advisory board for DoE National Lab
PPPL is a U.S. Department of Energy funded research center established for collaborative work in fusion energy research.
Students in EECS 413 awarded prizes for their circuit designs
The specifications for the projects were close to the state of the art. Congratulations to the winning groups!
2012-13 College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to the following recipients of 2012-13 College of Engineering Awards!
Karem Sakallah Named ACM Fellow
Ted Norris named Gérard A. Mourou Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
In the tradition of our best faculty at Michigan, Ted is a phenomenal teacher and mentor as well as researcher. Congratulations!
Seunghyun Lee takes the gold for all-graphene flexible and transparent circuit
Lee believes that graphene will play a pivotal role in realizing high speed, mechanically compliant, and transparent electronic systems in the future.
Benjamin Kuipers Named AAAS Fellow
Igor Markov Elected Fellow of the IEEE
Prabal Dutta receives Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award
Chris Berry awarded 2012 AP-S Doctoral Research Award
The award will support Berry’s doctoral research in the area of plasmonic photoconductive antennas for high power terahertz generation.
David Hiskens awarded two energy scholarships
David is interested in controlling the energy that flows through the nation’s grid system, particularly in optimizing the flow by minimizing distance and costs.
Nathan Roberts earns Best Paper Award for research to assist in remote patient monitoring
Roberts is helping to develop low-power sensor nodes that will be worn on the body to detect certain medical conditions.
Chih-Chun Chia Selected as First Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellow
Todd Austin Receives A. Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award for 2012
2012 ICCAD Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award to Prof. Blaauw, Prof. Mudge, and EECS alumni Dr. Martin and Dr. Flautner
The research addressed voltage scaling of processors at the point where, at very low voltages, voltage leakage begins to dominate the computational power consumption.
Michael Bailey receives Research Faculty Recognition Award from OVPRHis research is focused on the security and availability of complex distributed systems.
Hacker teams from Michigan win recognitions at PennApps Hackathon
Congratulations to the two student teams!
Computer scientists named runners up for PET Award
Mina Rais-Zadeh receives NASA Early Career Grant to develop technology needed for picosatellites
Prof. Rais-Zadeh intends to develop a chip-scale timing unit that offers an order of magnitude higher performance compared to existing solutions.
Rebecca Wolkoff awarded scholarship to continue her work in sustainable energy
The UVIG works with the U.S. Department of Energy to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind and solar technology.
Team UM::Autonomy are champions again
The interdisciplinary team went into the competition with a new electrical and vision system, and an advanced control system.
Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at Turing Centenary Conference
Shang-Hua Yang receives SPIE Scholarship in Optics & Photonics
Yang’s research is focused on designing plasmonic nano-structures to enhance efficiency of conventional photoconductive terahertz emitters.
Prof. Elliot Soloway Selected for AECT Distinguished Development Award
Two CSE Grad Students Receive Rackham Centennial Spring/Summer Fellowship Awards
Michael Hand receives Tau Beta Pi Fellowship to pursue his graduate studies in control systems
Hand likes the idea of being able to improve the efficiency of existing systems by implementing advanced or specialized control algorithms.
Award-winning EECS Graduate Student Instructors & Instructional Aides honored at luncheon
Congratulations to out outstanding students for their much-appreciated work!
Michael Wellman Selected for IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award for 2012
Computer Science Alum Stephanie Forrest Selected for ACM Newell Award
Prof. Mingyan Liu receives Best Paper Award at the 11th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks
The goal is to be able to monitor the soil moisture with as few measurements as possible and with a high degree of accuracy.
Mark Brehob voted HKN Professor of the Year
Dr. Brehob was chosen for the award because of his deep engagement with and commitment to his students and their success.
Nate Derbinsky Wins Best Poster Award at ICCMPh.D. candidate Nate Derbinsky has won the Best Poster Award at the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM), which took place April 13 - 15 in Berlin, Germany.
Prof. Emeritus John Meyer Selected for 2012 Jean-Claude Laprie Award
Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at HPCA
Samuel DeBruin Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Satish Narayanasamy Receives NSF CAREER Award for work in Simplifying Parallel Programming
Thomas Frost awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
He is currently working on semiconductor lasers as part of the research group of Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya.
Mona Jarrahi receives ONR Young Investigator Award
An expected outcome of Prof. Jarrahi’s research will be increased physical perspective for utilizing unique functionalities of nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices.
Jason Clemons Receives NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship
Prof. Edmund H. Durfee to Receive Alumni Award from University of Massachusetts
Prof. Elliot Soloway to Receive Alumni Award from University of Massachusetts
Prof. H.V. Jagadish Re-Elected to CRA Board of Directors
Chris Berry awarded 2012 Michigan Space Grant Consortium Fellowship
The proposed emitter incorporates plasmonic photoconductors to more efficiently convert power from incident laser light into terahertz radiation.
Prof. Jeff Fessler honored with Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
Fessler’s students have praised the collegial and collaborative environment of his lab, his careful balancing of freedom and guidance, and his attention to each student.
Max Seiden selected for KPCB Engineering Fellowship
Max will be employed by KPCB portfolio company One Kings Lane, where he will develop his technical skills and be mentored by an engineering executive.
Prof. Fawwaz Ulaby Receives the IEEE James H. Mulligan Education MedalThe award recognizes Ulaby's contributions to undergraduate and graduate engineering education through innovative textbooks, dedicated mentoring of students, and inspirational teaching.
Prof. George Haddad receives the IEEE MTT-S Microwave Career Award
The Microwave Career Award is very prestigious, and recognizes “a career of meritorious achievement and outstanding technical contribution.”
Four EECS Faculty recognized with College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to these outstanding faculty members!
Igor Markov Receives the A. Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award for 2011
Students awarded prizes for their class designs of an energy harvesting circuit and a high efficiency audio amplifier
The two winning teams designed an energy harvesting circuit for implantable devices and sensor networks, and a high efficiency audio amplifier for mobile applications.
Prof. Raj Nadakuditi receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award
Prof. Nadakuditi plans to provide an analytical characterization of the fundamental limits of multi-modal sensing of weak signals.
2012 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these amazing faculty members!
Prof. Raj Nadakuditi receives 2012 SPS Young Author Best Paper Award
Nadakuditi’s research has applications in biomedical signal processing, wireless communications, geophysical signal processing, array processing, and finance.
Prof. Jessy Grizzle Honored with Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize from IEEE Control Systems SocietyThis prestigious honor recognizes distinguished contributions to control systems science and engineering.
John Laird Named AAAS Fellow
Igor Markov Named ACM Distinguished Scientist
Martha Pollack Named Fellow of AAAS, ACM
David D. Chen awarded NSERC Fellowship for Earth Remote Sensing
The bulk of Chen’s current research centers on the detection and mitigation of radio frequency interference with microwave radiometers.
Srinath Sridhar awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship
Srinath’s research focuses on using computer vision techniques such as markerless camera tracking for creating augmented reality AR environments.
Sid Bao earns Best Student Paper Award for Computer Vision Research
Bao’s research is in Semantic Structure from Motion, a new framework for jointly recognizing objects as well as reconstructing their underlying 3D geometry.
Jinyoung Hwang receives Best Poster Award for research leading to improved solar cells
The researchers succeeded in drastically suppressing the thermal emission rate in GaSb/GaAs quantum dots — resulting in more efficient solar cells.
Biruk Mammo Awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship
Jason Clemons Wins GSRC Margarida Jacome Best Poster/Demo Award
Dr. Dennis Grimard receives Work/Life Champion Award for Supervisors
Dr. Grimard is Managing Director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, a position he’s held since 1998. Congratulations!
Prof. David Blaauw Elected Fellow of the IEEEProf. Blaauw was a core member of the Michigan team that developed the award-winning circuit known as Razor in 2003.
Professor Emeritus Ted Birdsall receives Silver Medal in Signal Processing in Acoustics
Birdsall’s work was in sensory psychology, psychometrics, and underwater acoustics, and he often helped other researchers apply signal processing theory to their own research.
Honglak Lee Receives Google Faculty Research Award
ASK Applications Wins 2011 Student of da Vinci Award
Anne Itsuno receives William E. Spicer – Thomas N. Casselman Award
Itsuno has already pursued an in-depth theoretical and experimental investigation on the unipolar HgCdTe nBn detector, which has the potential to replace or supplement the current technology.
Mina Rais-Zadeh receives 2011 EDS Early Career Award
“Mina’s research is anticipated to bring about significant scientific discoveries in the area of resonant MEMS and is expected to significantly impact telecommunication.”
Heather Ferguson awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Heather is studying Optical Sciences here at the University and will continue her research in this field – congratulations!
Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at MobiCom '11 Conference
Fikadu Dagefu receives 2011 Lincoln Lab Fellowship
The applications Dagefu’s research include wireless channel characterization, radar through-wall imaging, and distributed sensor networks.
Yoonmyung Lee receives 2011 Intel Corporation PhD Fellowship
Lee is currently working closely with his colleagues to build an ultra-low power wireless sensor platform.
Zeeshan Syed Awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award
Valeria Bertacco to Receive Early Career Award from IEEE CEDA
Z. Morley Mao Leads Researchers to Two Wins in FCC Open Internet Challenge
Valeria Bertacco Receives IBM Faculty Award
Xueyang Duan receives first prize for research in soil moisture sensing
Duan’s research has important applications in global climate change studies and weather forecasting.
Researchers Win John A. Curtis Lecture Award at ASEE Conference
Russell Willmot awarded IEEE Fellowship
Kang G. Shin and Collaborators Win Best Paper Award at IEEE ICAC Conference
Sung Ho Park receives 2011 IEEE MTT-S Scholarship
Sung Ho plans to design photoconductive antenna arrays with optimal radiation efficiency and broadband operation.
Morteza Nick receives Best Paper Award at IMS2011
Morteza introduces a new voltage-controlled-oscillator design technique that offers significant advantages in terms of size, DC power consumption and frequency tunability.
U-M Programming Team Places Second in World Competition
Satinder Singh Baveja Elected as an AAAI Fellow
AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest
Congratulations to the winning students!
Computer Science Students Win Spring 2011 U-M Mobile Apps Challenge with "Accessible Messaging"
Prof. Wayne Stark and Changhun Bae receive 2011 JCN Best Paper Award
Stark’s research relates to wireless networks and understanding their fundamental limits in terms of energy efficiency and bandwidth efficiency.
Iverson Bell awarded NSF Fellowship for Research in Space Propulsion
Bell is investigating how to use an electrodynamic, propellantless propulsion concept to push against the Earth’s magnetic field in order to maneuver satellites and counteract drag.
David Meisner Receives Yahoo! 2011 Key Scientific Challenges (KSC) Program Award
Elliot Soloway Voted HKN Professor of the Year
MEMStim takes first prize in the Michigan Business Challenge
MEMStim is committed to improving the standard of patient care in neurostimulation. Congratulations, Angelique!
Eric Wustrow Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Z. Morley Mao Awarded VeriSign Grant for Mobile Internet Infrastructure Research
2010-11 College of Engineering Awards
Tanya Das earns Poetry Prize
Tanya said she believes engineers have a unique perspective on the world because of their training, making it natural to draw analogies between humans and science.
Joe Greathouse Wins Best Student Presentation Award at CGO 2011 Conference
Chris Berry awarded Michigan Space Grant Consortium Fellowship
Berry is designing an emitter to operate as a light-weight, local oscillator for a terahertz spectroscopy system suitable for use in space.
Prof. Anthony Grbic receives USNC/URSI Booker Fellowship
Gbric’s research program spans basic science and advanced technology development, with applications in antenna design and metamaterials.
Becky Turanski Receives College of Engineering Staff Excellence Award
Dennis Grimard Receives 2011 College of Engineering’s Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award
Raj Nadakuditi receives ONR Young Investigator Award
Nadakuditi’s proposal aims to bring into focus fundamental statistical limits of quiet signal detection, estimation in the context of undersea signal processing, and more.
Al Hero receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
Hero is an internationally recognized expert in the field of signal and image processing, an established leader in the professional community, and distinguished educator.
Prof. Mahta Moghaddam honored with U-M Faculty Recognition Award
This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated significant achievements in scholarly research; excellence as a teacher, advisor and mentor; and distinguished participation in service activities.
Jamie Phillips receives University Undergraduate Teaching Award
This award recognizes faculty in the early stages of their career for their outstanding ability in teaching undergraduate students.
Tony Grbic honored as MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer
His research program spans topics such as metamaterials and near-field plates to advanced technology development like antenna research and design.
Ted Norris honored with Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
Norris was praised by students and faculty alike for his abilities as a mentor, researcher, and educator.
Three EECS Teams are winners in 2011 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest
The contest is highly competitive and features the best student projects from the largest and most prestigious conferences in their respective fields.
Mona Jarrahi receives NSF CAREER Award
In her research Jarrahi will investigate, for the first time, the use of Ge as a promising candidate to tackle the thermal breakdown problem of photomixers.
Jungsuek Oh, EE Grad Student, awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Oh’s research focuses on designing highly miniaturized planar antennas with vertical polarization and high radiation efficiency.
Hongwei Liao, EE Systems Grad Student, awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Liao’s research contributes theoretical developments on the control of Petri nets, and has potential to be extended to a broader class of resource allocation systems.
Mark Kushner elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
Sonal Verma receives Microsoft Scholarship
Verma’s work aims to marry low-power sensing with the mobile phone’s computation, communications, and display technologies.
Xi Chen and Prof. Robert Dick receive DATE Best Paper Award
The authors analyzed performance and accuracy for a variety of dynamic thermal analysis techniques and used their findings to develop a new analysis technique. Congratulations!
Mina Rais-Zadeh receives NSF CAREER Award
Rais-Zadeh’s work will ideally yield new opportunities for acoustic devices and instrumentation.
Najafi, Wise named Distinguished University Innovators
The pair is being honored for their role developing technologies in microelectromechanical systems and working to apply these innovations when making new products.
EECS students win 2010 U-M Mobile Apps Challenge with HiJack
The Mobile Apps Challenge was open to university students, faculty and staff and encourages the development of iOS, Android, Windows 7, and web applications.
Zhengya Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award
The proposed research addresses the frontiers of error-correction coding and very-large-scale integration by advancing algorithms and circuit techniques.
Jackie Vitaz receives Top Prize at USNC/URSI
Silvio Savarese receives NSF CAREER Award
There is potential for Savarese’s work to be transformative in applications such as autonomous navigation, robotics, and 3D automatic modeling.
EECS 413 students earn prizes for their final projects
“We were all impressed by the fact that most students chose highly-relevant and innovating projects,” stated Dr. Naraghi.
EECS Spinoffs recognized as Key Innovators in Business Competition
Congratulations to these winning companies. Go Blue!
Students give a couple of the best among 3,000 Elevator Pitches
Congratulations to Keith Porter and Patrick Theisen!
2011 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these outstanding faculty members!
Prof. Dennis Sylvester elected Fellow of the IEEE
According to IEEE, “the grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments.”
CAD Team Places Second at 2010 CADathlon
The CADathlon challenges students’ CAD knowledge and associated problem solving, programming, and teamwork skills.
EECS Researchers win Best Paper Award at ICCAD 2010
Their paper introduces new techniques that improve speed, solution quality, simplicity, and integration with other optimizations for global placement technology.
Mark Kushner awarded the AVS Medard W. Welch Award
Kushner was recognized “for contributions to modeling and understanding of plasmas, especially those used in thin film etching, deposition and surface modification.”
Eric Dattoli named National Academies Research Associate
The aim of Dattoli’s research is to improve and broaden the understanding of nanowire gas sensing behavior.
Pallab Bhattacharya receives Welker Award at ISCS 2010
The Welker Award is given to people who have achieved exceptional progress in the field of opto-semiconductors.
EECS Faculty receive 2010 HP Labs Innovation Research Awards
Jessy Grizzle named IFAC Fellow
Grizzle is well-known in the robotic community for his work with the bipedal robot MABEL, and has worked in the automotive industry for over two decades.
Kamal Sarabandi honored with 2011 IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award
Sarabandi’s research encompasses a range of topics in the area of applied electromagnetics, and has been principal investigator on NASA projects related to remote sensing.
Computer Vision Research Recognized at Innovation in AEC Conference
With D4AR models, you can monitor progress, productivity, safety, quality, constructability and even site logistics remotely.
Zhengya Zhang earns Best Paper Award at Symposium on VLSI Circuits
The resulting 65nm CMOS test chip achieved an energy efficiency of 21 pJ/bit making it a promising candidate for low-power, high-performance applications.
WIMS and CUOS among 60 Years of Sensational Research by NSF
The WIMS has impacted health care, environmental monitoring, the national infrastructure while CUOS specializes in ultrafast lasers.
Ruzbeh Akbar receives NASA Fellowship for SMAP Mission Research
SMAP is a satellite mission for mapping surface soil moisture and freeze/thaw states for the purpose of scientific advances and societal benefits.
2010 EECS Outstanding Achievement AwardsThe EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to a faculty member in the areas of computer science, electrical engineering, and systems.
Analog Devices Finds Winning A/D Circuit Designs in EECS 511
Congratulations to Jeong, Park, and Yoon!
Eric Tkaczyk Named Fulbright Fellow and Whitaker Scholar
Tkaczyk plans to put his degrees to work in Estonia, where he hopes to develop a portable and affordable cataract assessment technology.
Prof. Anthony Grbic honored with Henry Russel Award
Professor Grbic is a world-class researcher in the field of electromagnetics and microwave circuits, and has won numerous awards for his work. Congratulations!
Kevin Xu awarded NSERC Fellowship
Xu is interested in identifying patterns in data that is collected over time where the underlying processes generating the data may be non-stationary.
Amit Patel Awarded SMART Fellowship
The Fellowship will support Patel’s research on the theory and development of textured electromagnetic surfaces.
Patrick O’Keefe awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
“I am confident we can do better than the ubiquitous keyboard and mouse paradigm, and I intend to find out how,” said O’Keefe.
Prof. P.C. Ku Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award
The Award engages rising research stars and provides high-impact funding to develop their ideas in the context of Department of Defense needs.
Prof. Mona Jarrahi awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award
The award acknowledges Jarrahi’s efforts to develop a new generation of compact high power terahertz sources.
Brian Buss awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Buss’ research focusses on using control theory in order to control glucose levels in ICU patients.
2010 College of Engineering Awards
U-M researchers win 2010 Signal Processing Best Paper Award
The work, published in 2006, will be acknowledged at the EUSIPCO Conference in Denmark.
Domitilla Del Vecchio receives Donald P. Eckman Award
The award acknowledges Domitilla’s contributions to the theory and practice of hybrid dynamical systems and systems biology.
U-M team wins Clock Network Synthesis Contest at ACM ISPD 2010
The Michigan team produced circuits that were four times more power-efficient than those of the team that took second place. Congratulations!
Yong Long selected as Barbour Scholar
The Barbour Scholarship, established in 1914, recognizes women at the University of Michigan of the highest academic and professional caliber.
Kamal Sarabandi Receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement AwardHe is honored for his excellence in research, mentorship, and contributions to professional organizations.
Duncan Steel Honored with Graduate Student Mentor AwardSteel is honored for his efforts as advisor, teacher, advocate, sponsor, and role model to doctoral students.
Enertia and ABC take 1st and 2nd prizes in the clean energy prize business plan competition
The competition was established by DTE Energy and the University of Michigan to encourage entrepreneurship and the development of clean-energy technologies.
Wei Lu receives CAREER Award
Lu was awarded an NSF CAREER grant for his research project, which intends to develop unconventional, high-performance memory and logic systems.
Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani elected Fellow of the IEEE
The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and is given to those with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any IEEE field.
Lynn Conway honored with Computer Pioneer Award by IEEE Computer Society
The award is presented to outstanding individuals whose main contribution to the computer field was made at least fifteen years earlier.
EECS faculty and alumni awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
The Awards recognize some of the finest scientists and engineers who, while early in their research careers, show exceptional potential for leadership.
Tony Grbic awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.
Prof. Al Hero receives 2009 Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award
The paper addresses the importance of knowing where networks of sensors are located once they’ve been deployed.
Prof. Clay Scott Receives CAREER Award for Research in Signal Processing
Prof. Thomas B. A. Senior Receives the 2010 IEEE Electromagnetics AwardThe award is based on outstanding contributions to electromagnetics in theory, application or education.
Best Paper Award in Automation Research
The award was given at the IEEE Conference on Automation and Engineering. Congratulations, Lindsay!
Tal Carmon receives Young Investigator Award for research in lasers and optics
The award will support Professor Carmon in three years of basic research on continuous on-chip extreme UV emitters.
Yong Long receives Best Poster Award for work in medical imaging
Long’s work describes a new algorithm for performing model-based methods in a way that requires less computation yet provides improved image quality.
Duncan Steel awarded 2010 APS Frank Isakson Prize
Steel was chosen for contributions to nonlinear optical spectroscopy and coherent control of semiconductor heterostructures.
Mark Kushner awarded 2010 APS Will Allis Prize
Kushner’s research area is low temperature plasmas, and their fundamental properties and technological applications.
Prof. David Wentzloff awarded Young Faculty Award (YFA) by DARPA
Wentzloff is working to develop a wireless 3D interconnection fabric that can provide communication channels and crossbar routing.
Ellersick Prize for Best Paper Awarded to authors in communications
“The paper studies the key enabling technologies of Cognitive Radio and makes contributions in two key areas: sensing and learning.”
Prof. Karem Sakallah shares 2009 CAV Award for fundamental work on SAT solversThe award recognizes the researchers' contributions to the development of high-performance Boolean satisfiability solvers.
EECS researchers receive Best Paper Award at ISLPED
The paper explores logic and memory circuit topologies for a new type of transistor in development at IBM.
Ali Nazari receives Best Paper Award at ISIT 2009
Nazari’s research is focused on an information theoretic approach to the problem of multi-terminal communications systems.
Tony Grbic awarded Presidential Early Career Award
The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.
Tom Senior receives the 2010 IEEE Electromagnetics Award
Senior has made contributions to electromagnetic and acoustic scattering and to the development of analytic and numerical techniques.
Matthew Fojtik awarded Intel Foundation/SRCEA Fellowship
The fellowship will support Fojtik’s work on a processor that can recover from timing errors and run without margining for worst case operating conditions.
2009 College of Engineering Awards
Dennis Schweiger receives College of Engineering Staff Excellence Award
Schweiger is sought after by students, faculty, and administrators for his expertise, which is always offered in a friendly and comfortable manner.
Barb Rice receives U-M Distinguished Research Administrator Award
Without exception, those who work with Ms. Rice appreciate her knowledge, cheerfulness, helpfulness, and attention to detail.
Karen Liska Receives CoE Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award
The award recognizes the significant contributions of a single CoE staff member with at least 10 years of service. Congratulations, Karen!
Lurie Nanofabrication Facility receiving Awards and Recognition
The building itself was recognized at the Annual Masonry Awards Program for its exterior, which “emulates an abstract composition of integrated circuits”.
Luis Gomez receives 2009 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to investigate a new treatment for neurological disorders
Gomez is investigating a new technique that is receiving widespread attention for treating depression, Alzheimer’s, and other brain conditions.
Mark Brehob elected as HKN Professor of the Year
Not only is Brehob an excellent educator, he is also a fantastic Undergrad Chief Program Advisor for CE, where he advises students on program needs.
EECS students help the deaf “Feel the Music”
The competition sought solutions for a better way for the deaf and hearing-impaired population to appreciate music.
2009 EECS Outstanding Achievement AwardsThe EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to a faculty member in the areas of computer science, electrical engineering, and systems.
Scott Rudolph awarded prestigious IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship
The program recognizes graduate students who show promise in pursuing a degree in microwave engineering — only six fellowships are awarded worldwide.
U-M shares 1st place prize at ISPD
Dongjin’s research is a blend of computer science with computer and electrical engineering, and can have a huge impact on upcoming integrated circuits.
Sung-Hyun Jo receives Silver Prize in SAMSUNG Human-Tech Thesis Prize
The Samsung HTP, established in 1994, is one of the most prestige thesis awards in Korea.
Carl Pfeiffer receives 2009 IEEE MTTS Undergraduate/Pre-Graduate Scholarship
The scholarship is designed to encourage future leaders and key technical contributors.
Professor Mark J. Kushner named the George I. Haddad Professor of Engineering
Prof. Ian Hiskens named Vennema Professor
This professorship recognizes Hiskens’ excellent teaching, service, and research in the area of nonlinear (hybrid) systems.
Professor Kamal Sarabandi appointed the Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering
This professorship recognizes all the excellent work Sarabandi does on applied electromagnetics, in the classroom, and for the department.
Professor Al Hero appointed the R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering
This professorship recognizes Hero for his impressive teaching, research, and service. Congratulations!
Tzeno Galchev’s work recognized by the President of Bulgaria
The award for which Galchev was nominated honors young scientists for their achievement in the field of computer engineering and information technology.
Professor Stephen R. Forrest named APS Fellow
Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya To Receive 2008 John Bardeen AwardThe Bardeen Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions and is a leader in the field of electronic materials.
Prof. Mahta Moghaddam elected Fellow of the IEEE
The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and is conferred upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments.
Microsystems research for energy scavenging and power generation
The research has applications in health care, environmental monitoring, security, energy conservation and exploration, and more.
Prof. Jerzy Kanicki’s group earns Excellence Award for Basic and Original Technology
This work investigates the fundamental effects of illumination on amorphous InGaZnO thin-film transistors.
Austin and Blaauw Receive 2008 Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award
The award recognized research that is “at least five years old and has had significant industrial impact.”
Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya elected member of the National Academy of Engineering
Election to the National Academy is among the highest professional distinctions conferred on an engineer. Congratulations!
Distinguished Faculty Governance Award, Semyon Meerkov
Meerkov has helped establish annual faculty evaluations of administrators, gather funding for need-based scholarships, and more.
Yuriy Goykhman receives MIT Lincoln Lab Fellowship
The MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a federal research and development center chartered to apply advanced technology to national security.