Teaching signal processing during COVID-19
From adapting to remote office hours to completely redesigning exam content and format, we explore how one class, EECS 551 Matrix Methods for Signal Processing, Data Analysis, & Machine Learning, has had to reinvent itself for the times.
New Master of Engineering in ECE provides professional...The program is highly structured and emphasizes rigorous theory combined with practical training.
Santa Spreads Good Cheer at CSEAn online White Elephant lifts spirits and strengthens community.
William J. Williams (1935 - 2020): In MemoriamProfessor emeritus Bill Williams has been internationally recognized for his contributions to the development and application of signal processing in biomedical engineering and biology.
Inaugural DEI awards recognize student commitment to improving equity
The award recognizes students who make significant contributions toward increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the division.
Program to engage CS undergrads in research supported for another year
Workshop organizers believe a key strategy to increasing the number of women in computing research is to introduce them to the research process early on.
Teaching signal processing during COVID-19
From adapting to remote office hours to completely redesigning exam content and format, we explore how one class, EECS 551 Matrix Methods for Signal Processing, Data Analysis, & Machine Learning, has had to reinvent itself for the times.
A new textbook for Organic Electronics
Covering foundations to applications, the new book by Prof. Stephen Forrest fills a gap in this exciting field
Students learning to lead amid threats of cyber crime that threaten national security, including the next election"Cybersecurity for Future Leaders" (EECS 498 / PUBPOL 475) is taught from both a technical and policy perspective
One-credit class for curious students with no CS background returns this fall
Discover Computer Science provides a basic background in all the skills a student needs to pursue further education in computing.
Gift from Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust endows CSE chair and funds targeted activities
The gift will be extremely valuable as CSE continues to progress as a computer science powerhouse.
Michael Wellman named chair of CSE
Professor Michael Wellman to be named chair of the Computer Science and Engineering division subject to Regental approval.
Eleven new faculty hired in CSE in 2020
Meet the new arrivals.
New Master of Engineering in ECE provides professional training for industry-track studentsThe program is highly structured and emphasizes rigorous theory combined with practical training.
Response to GSBES Open Letter on Diversity in EECS
The CSE and ECE divisions have prepared transparency reports detailing undergraduate, graduate and faculty recruiting statistics, context, challenges, activities, commitments, and areas for improvement.
Gift from EECS alumnus David J. Kuck establishes CSE Dissertation Prize
Kuck’s impacts in the area of parallel computing are an inspiration to all of us, and this award will carry real significance for its recipients.
EECS Juneteenth celebration features song, readings, and a proposal for change
In observance of the holiday that marks the end of chattel slavery, faculty, students, and alumni performed music, shared personal stories, and presented a proposal to the EECS chairs for initiatives to enhance diversity and equity and realize systemic equality in the department.
84 internships and research fellowships for the pandemic summer
When summer internships fell through, Michigan Engineering staff scrambled to make sure students would still have access to experiential learning.
Engineering course challenges students to create tech solutions for COVID-19
‘When caught in a situation such as this, creatively and positively helping others is always an excellent endeavor.’
Black computer scientists, including U-M professors, call to dismantle racism in the field
Signers raise the alarm on interpersonal and institutional racism as well as racial bias occurring from improper development and use of computing technology.
ECE Stands with Black Lives Matter
Members of our community share their stories, their fears, and their hopes for a more inclusive, just future.
Help eradicate the virus of racism
As scientists and engineers, we have an obligation to focus on solving this big societal problem.
EECS Stands Against Racism
This message was sent to the entire EECS community on Tuesday, June 2 in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Lights in the labs – and eyes – of researchers coming back to work
‘Noncritical’ in-person research begins ramping up, with public-health protocols.
Instructors mail robot parts, develop video project amid sudden online semester
EECS 373 course instructors quickly pulled together an alternative final project that had students building robots at home.
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.
Retooled computer science course goes all-COVID, all-online
Class seeks software solutions to COVID-19 problems.
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.
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.
COVID-19: U-M Response
Classes are canceled on March 12-13 and will resume Monday (March 16), delivered remotely in alternative formats through the last day of classes this semester.
Wellness information available in Tishman Hall
From the initiative of one staff member to the follow-through from another, CSE brings wellness info to Tishman Hall.
ECE Expeditions Goes “On the Town”
Pre-COVID-19, ECE Expeditions took thirteen students to the heart of the Big Apple to tour a variety of tech companies, including IBM.
Peter Chen named interim chair of CSE
Professor Peter Chen assumes role of interim chair of the Computer Science and Engineering division.
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.
Daetriana Burks-Reed: Fighting for minorities in computer science
For Black History Month, CSE is elevating the stories of black students in our programs. Daetriana is a passionate voice for the disadvantaged.
Faculty, students pay tribute to Prof. Demos Teneketzis’ remarkable careerKnown for his impeccable scholarship and compassionate mentorship, Prof. Teneketzis, an expert in stochastic control, decentralized information systems, networks, and discrete event systems, retired after 35 years of service to the department.
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.
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.
7th Annual LNF Symposium brings together industry, academia for a celebration of nanoscale researchECE professors and students were key members of this year’s event and took away top prizes for the poster competition.
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.
Institution partnerships offer best of both worlds
ECE helped host faculty from Morehouse College and Prairie View A&M University to explore cross-collaboration opportunities, which allow students and faculty to experience the cultures of both Historically Black Colleges & Universities and U-M.
Panel of women in computing offers career insights
The panel covered a number of challenges to expect working as a computer scientist, and the skills they found necessary to overcome them.
ECE Distinguished Seminar Series kicks off with MEMS Pioneer and Inventor, Kurt Petersen
Dr. Kurt Petersen, Co-Chair of HardTech Group at Silicon Valley Band of Angels and 2019 IEEE Medal of Honor Recipient, presented on “60 Years of MEMS Start-up Companies.”
Prof. Dave Neuhoff says farewell after 45 years championing students, faculty, and the department
Neuhoff, an internationally recognized expert in information theory, source coding, and image processing, retired earlier this year.
ECE honors Spirit Day 2019
Faculty, students, and staff came together in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community for the world-wide anti-bullying campaign.
U-M to become Mount Olympus with ZEUS, the most powerful laser to be built in the U.S.
The three-petawatt system could unlock secrets of the universe, advance cancer treatments, improve security screenings for nuclear threats, and much more.
Michigan AI celebrates second annual symposium
The goal of the symposium is to facilitate conversations between AI practitioners from Michigan and beyond.
Jamie Phillips named Director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility
Phillips – who specializes in optoelectronic devices for next generation infrared detectors, solar cells, and thin film electronics – shares his goals for the 13,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art cleanroom facility.
ECE hosts first Grad School Workshop to showcase benefits of an advanced degree
The workshop attracted students from all over the country and demystified the ECE graduate school experience.
7 new faculty in CSE
The new additions to the department offer a breadth of research and educational experience, with projects spanning robotic interaction and the future of programming languages.
ECE welcomes four new faculty for 2019With research expertise in the areas of robotics, computer vision, control systems, and big data - these faculty are working to improve rehabilitation and autonomous systems, make systems safer, and process big data for a wide variety of applications.
Electrify goes to Detroit
Electrify hosted its first Detroit Tech Camp at the Michigan Engineering Zone this summer to give Detroit-area students greater access to engage with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Beyond Apollo 11: U-M ECE’s role in advancing space exploration
For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, U-M ECE takes a look back – and a look forward – to how our professors, students, and alums have made their mark on the field.
Prof. Winick retires, leaving a legacy that empowers students to seek life and learning outside of the lab
For the past 31 years, Prof. Winick has helped define undergraduate courses and curriculum both at U-M and abroad while inspiring all to engineer their future by understanding the past.
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.
Encouraging careers in research
Organizers hoped to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully apply to a graduate program.
Peter Chen voted 2019 HKN Professor of the Year in CSE
This is the fifth time that Prof. Chen has been named Professor of the Year by EECS students.
Teaching science with sound waves
The classes got to learn about cybersecurity, the physics of sound waves, and how to beam music a long distance like a flashlight using ultrasound.
Training student instructors for inclusive teaching in intro CSE courses
The initiative has tackled courses that make up the core curriculum for first- and second-year CS and CE majors.
Black Engineers convention comes to Detroit and ECE is there to welcome the record-breaking 14,000 attendees
At this year’s convention for the National Society of Black Engineers, U-M professors, students, and alums came together with the other attendees to share experiences, offer career advice, and explore how to improve society.
When pioneers disappear from history
Tech leader Lynn Conway explores why women and underrepresented minorities lose credit for their contributions over time.
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.
Prof. Kevin Compton, Mentor and Coach for CS Students, Retires
Prof. Kevin Compton has retired after 34 years at the University of Michigan in the Computer Science and Engineering Division of the EECS Department.
A world-shaking discovery 100 years in the making
Prof. Nergis Mavalvala detailed the history and science behind the discovery of gravitational waves as the inaugural recipient of the M. Alten Gilleo Distinguished Lectureship
New annual symposium celebrates 30 years of AI at Michigan
The Michigan AI Lab at CSE celebrated 30 years of leading research with its first annual AI Symposium, AI for Society.
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 Community takes a stand against bullying
Spirit Day activities look to make ECE and U-M a more compassionate, inclusive place.
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.
Norman Scott (1918–2018): In Memoriam
Over the course of his career Scott became internationally recognized for his work on digital computer logic and design.
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.
‘2001: A Space Odyssey:’ From science fiction to science fact
As part of a celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary, leading researchers discussed artificial intelligence and deep space travel.
ECE Family Fun Night draws over 500 attendees
Attendees explored engineering teams, labs, and projects with demonstrations and games.
Art, economics, and engineering in Finland
Prof. Kamal Sarabandi reviews a University focused on collaboration
CSE welcomes 9 new facultyGet to know the new arrivals.
STEM Education: A taste of research for K-12 teachers
The REACT workshop pairs U-M researchers with K-12 science educators to introduce primary school teachers to new laboratory science and classroom-friendly activities.
New one-credit course allows those without experience to discover computer science
Throughout the semester, students will work with Prof. Rada Mihalcea and PhD student Laura Wendlandt to see how computers connect to real-world applications in many disciplines.
Q&A with Mingyan Liu
The incoming electrical and computer engineering chair talks about her vision for the future.
Mingyan Liu named chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cybersecurity entrepreneur and interdisciplinary researcher named 15th chair of ECE
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
Reflections on Telle Whitney Dow Lecture
We want all people, everywhere, to be at the table creating the technologies that will change our lives.
Keki Irani (1924-2018): In Memoriam
Prof. Irani was a model faculty who made important contributions to the EECS department, was always supportive of students, and who supported the department at critical times throughout the years.
Free electrical engineering textbooks for students
The three textbooks cover as many as five undergraduate courses in electrical engineering.
Marlin P. Ristenbatt: In Memoriam
His research included transportation systems, digital communications, position location, and microwave and fiber optics.
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.
Collaborative master’s program in data science announced
Students looking to use computational and statistical techniques to extract actionable knowledge from Big Data can now apply to the University of Michigan’s Master’s Program in Data Science.
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.
Professor Emeritus Ribbens publishes 8th edition of Understanding Automotive Electronics
Ada Lovelace opera and lightning talks highlight women’s contributions to computing
The event featured eight TED-style computer science talks by female faculty and an opera performance.
The million foot view
Kamal Sarabandi has expanded radar capabilities in applications ranging from low earth orbit to thousands of feet underground.
CS kickStart wants first-year women to succeed in computer science
CS KickStart is a free week long summer program for incoming first-year students that aims to improve the enrollment and persistence of women in U-M’s computer science program.
Four New Faculty Join CSEMeet the new arrivals.
Cool Computing: MIDAC To MTS To CAEN
The goal was straightforward, but the path to building the nation’s most sophisticated engineering-based IT system was long and winding.
High School Students Experience High Tech and Michigan’s Electrify Camps
A select group of high school students spent a week in classes and labs as they participated in the Electrify Tech Camps to learn just a few things that go on in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
New grad program: Engineering Education Research
New program turns a researcher’s eye on engineering education in the service of better teaching, learning and diversity at U-M and beyond.
Mary Lou Dorf retires; her focus was on opening doors to computer science
Collegiate Lecturer Dr. Mary Lou Dorf has retired after 15 years at the University of Michigan in the Computer Science and Engineering Division of the EECS Department.
Valeria Bertacco appointed associate dean for academic programs and initiatives at Rackham Graduate School
She will serve as the primary liaison between the Rackham School and academic units in the physical sciences and engineering.
Lattice Data, Inc supports CSE students
The gift supplemented the Computer Science and Engineering Special Projects Fund.
Lifelong Radiation Lab researcher Valdis Liepa retires
Dr. Valdis Liepa retires after nearly 50 years as a faculty member in the Radiation Laboratory.
Beyster Collections showcase a lifetime of ideas from U-M alum
Three permanent exhibits on U-M’s North Campus pay tribute to the achievements of Michigan Engineer J. Robert Beyster
Brian Noble named chair of Computer Science and Engineering
On the faculty since 1998, Noble was most recently associate dean for undergraduate education.
Five faculty honored for increasing women’s participation in computing
A team of NAME and EECS faculty have been awarded with a Second Place Excellence in Promoting Women in Undergraduate Computing Award.
U-M Optics researchers sponsor Optics and Photonics Industry Snapshot
The Optics and Photonics event showed a thriving industry in SE Michigan
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
Forrest family supports UG and Grad Engineering students with three new funds
With their gift, Stephen and Rosamund Forrest are making it possible for more graduate and undergraduate students pursue their dreams
Forrest Family Endowed Scholarship Fund established
This fund will provide need-based support to undergraduate students.
Prof. Andy Yagle retires after a 32-year career in Signal and Image Processing
Yagle’s career was distinguished by his dedication to teaching as well as contributions to research.
EECS 280 becomes third largest course at U-M
Course enrollment has increased by almost 200 students in just one year.
The Lurie Nanofabrication FacilityIt Takes the Best to Serve the Best.
Celebrating the Persian new year at ECE’s Nowruz event
A celebration with traditional food, calligraphy, and musical performances.
Computer Science Continues to Be One of the Most Popular and Rewarding Programs at MichiganThe College of Engineering employment survey provides the data.
A Q&A with Ann Stals – Getting down to the details
Meet ECE's master of all details large and small
A Q&A with Tomas Mauricio – Giving Back
What a difference maker can do in the workplace
SSCS Distinguished Lecturer Edith Beigné on auto-adaptive digital circuits
Beigné is a senior scientist at the “most innovative research organization”
Herb Winful – professor of optics, friend of the arts
Winful discusses life in education
For Black History Month, CSE Spotlights Faculty and Alumni in AcademiaIn this article, we profile three CSE faculty and three of our alumni.
CSE and local community turn out for Science on Screen movie and lecture
The evening’s program included a screening of I Voted? and a lecture by Prof. Halderman.
Munson named president of Rochester Institute of Technology
Former Michigan Engineering dean David C. Munson Jr. has been named president of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
CUOS: Pushing the limits of optical science
This national center, established in 1990, confirmed Michigan’s leadership in the field.
LNF User Symposium – Sharing ideas and celebrating innovation
The symposium highlighted the world-class work done at the University.
New courses offered by ECE: Winter 2017
As technology changes and advances, so does the range of courses offered by our faculty.
Popular intro CS course continues to grow; Over 870 students present final projects at showcase
EECS 183 is designed to teach undeclared students and non-CS majors the fundamentals of algorithmic thinking and programming.
Peter M. Chen to serve as interim chair of computer science and engineering
Prof. Chen succeeds Prof. Marios Papaefthymiou, who is departing Michigan to serve as Dean of the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.
A fantastic voyage: ERC for WIMS
The first-ever Engineering Research Center in Wireless Integrated Microsensing and Systems has forged advances in many fields.
ECE team receives Distinguished Diversity Leaders Team Award
This team has spent countless hours planning and executing outreach activities to make our highly diverse and international student body feel welcome, and to expand its diversity in key areas.
Mount and Wu Scholarship Rewards ExtracurricularsThis new fund will provide need-based support for in-state, undergraduate students with a preference for those engaged in College of Engineering extracurricular activities.
Lee Boysel: the early history of microprocessing
Microprocessing changed the computing world, and Michigan alumnus Lee Boysel played a pivotal role.
2016 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Outstanding ResearchFour finalists presented on an area of their research.
The Lurie Nanofabrication Facility gets a new director
Prof. Wei Lu has been named the new director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF), effective September 1, 2016.
Having fun with ECE
The event highlighted the projects and work of several student teams and labs, giving kids and adults alike a chance to see ECE’s ingenuity in action.
U-M Shannon Centennial Symposium Celebrates the father of information theory
Researchers from around the nation gathered at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to celebrate the 100th birthday of alumnus Claude E. Shannon (BSE EE/Eng Math ’36, ScD hon. ’61) at the Shannon Centennial Symposium.
Six new faculty Join CSEMeet the new arrivals.
Robotics building design approved, including space for Ford
Robotic technologies for air, sea and roads, for factories, hospitals and homes will have tailored lab space in Michigan Engineering’s robotics laboratory.
D’Souza scholarship supports CSE undergrads
The scholarship will provide need-based support to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
CS KickStart gives incoming freshmen an introduction to computer science
The event took place August 28th to September 2nd on North Campus, and included programming labs, CS lab tours, field trips to local tech companies, and social events to get the participants acclimated to U-M and computer science.
Dragomir Radev coaches US linguists in competition at 2016 International Linguistics Olympiad
The IOL has been held annually since 2003, and each year teams from around the world compete to solve the world’s toughest puzzles in language and linguistics.
Summer Bootcamp prepares undergraduates for work with big data
The Big Data Summer Bootcamp is a six-week interdisciplinary training and research program at the University of Michigan.
New undergraduate program in data science grows rapidly, graduates first student
The first engineering student to graduate with a degree in data science was Ryan Schrader.
Michael Wellman is new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Michael Wellman, Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2016.
CSE kicks off another summer of MiBytes Computer Camps
MiBytes was created to provide high school students with a hands-on introduction to computer science.
Rick and Mara Wallace establish ECE scholarship fund
This gift qualifies for the University’s Michigan Matching Initiative for Student Support, and proceeds will provide need-based scholarship support to electrical and computer engineering undergraduate students.
Professors Fawwaz Ulaby and Andrew Yagle publish the 2nd edition of the textbook, Engineering Signals and Systems in Continuous and Discrete Time
This edition includes two additional chapters, new concepts throughout the book, and additional problem sets.
Leaders in neuroscience look to the future
ICAN bring engineers and neuroscientists together to review the recent advancement in neurotechnology and neuroscience, define the need for next-generation tools, and enhance the translation of technology to the scientific community.
Prof. Al Hero editor of new book: Big Data over Networks
The book explores the principles underpinning large-scale information processing over networks and the crucial interaction between big data and its associated communication, social and biological networks.
Steve Rand: expanding technical education in India
“India’s progress toward becoming a global economic power-player has generated an unprecedented need for a larger, highly trained workforce of engineers, scientists and technicians,” Rand said.
New Wurman computer science fundPeter (MSE ’88, MS ’96, PhD ’99) and Nancy Wurman of Acton, Massachusetts, recently endowed the Wurman Family Computer Science Fellowship Student Fund.
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.
CSE sponsors TechTwilight to support young people in STEM
TechTwilight provides companies and student groups with the opportunity to celebrate and share their innovations in a festive environment of discovery.
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.
EECS 183 Showcase highlights another round of final projects
EECS 183 is the introductory CS class for LSA students, and it has been designed to broaden participation in the discipline.
Students make connections at NSBE National Convention
The convention hosted more than 100 major companies, and offered students career workshops on interviewing, networking, and general industry know-how.
Girls Encoded motivates students to study CS
The all-day event consisted of hands-on activities, a panel discussion, and lab tours to show students the different aspects of CS.
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.
CSE launches health initiative for staff
Fitness trackers are being made available to encourage movement and awareness.
Lawrence L. Rauch1972 | Interim Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
John A.M. Lyon1974–1975 | Acting Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Thomas B.A. Senior1987 | Acting Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Richard B. Brown2001–2003 | Interim Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Scinece
Brian E. Gilchrist2006–2008 | Interim Chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
George W. Patterson1905–1915 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
John C. Parker1915–1922 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Benjamin F. Bailey1922–1944 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Alfred H. Lovell1945–1953 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Stephen S. Attwood1953–1958 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Hansford W. Farris1965–1967 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Joseph E. Rowe1968–1974 | Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
George I. Haddad1975–1986; 1991–1997 | Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Edward S. Davidson1988–1990 | Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Pramod P. Khargonekar1997–2001 | Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
David C. Munson Jr.2003–2006 | Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Khalil Najafi: First Chair of the new ECE2008–2018 | Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Human Computers from Pioneer High School
The First Woman in EECSIn 1980, Janice Jenkins was the first woman hired as a faculty member in the department.
The Stump SpeakersGiving Engineers a Platform.
Henry Carhart and the First EE CourseOrigins in 1888.
From Physics to EEOrigins in a Basement.
William Gould Dow1958–1965 | Chair of Electrical Engineering.
The Radlab: People in Service to SocietyU-M's Radlab is known worldwide for their contributions to Applied Electromagnetics.
Prof. Leo McAfee: Impacting Diversity - Changing LivesHistory was made January 1971 when newly-minted PhD graduate Leo McAfee was hired as an assistant professor in the College of Engineering.
Willie Hobbs MooreThe first African American woman at Michigan to earn a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering ('58 and '61).
How the Net Was Won: Michigan Built the Budding InternetThe ARPANET came before it. And the World Wide Web and browser technology would later make it accessible for the masses. But in between, a small Ann Arbor-based group labored on the NSFNET in relative obscurity to build—and ultimately to save—the Internet.
Bill JoyA native Michigander, Joy co-founded Sun Microsystems and designed UNIX and Java.
Power to the Pixel: Photoshop is BornHow Thomas Knoll, a procrastinating Michigan graduate student, and his brother changed our view of the world.
Charles F. BrushLighting Up the World.
Emmett LeithInventor of Practical Holography
Mark Kushner Honored by Eindhoven University of TechnologyKushner receives an honorary doctorate and is appointed Distinguished Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura delivers Dow Distinguished Lecture (with video)
Prof. Nakamura is the 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes, which enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.
CSE at South by Southwest
Students highlighted a number of projects from CSE in the U-M booth at the show.
It's Official: Computer Science is #1... and #2!
CS is the largest undergraduate program in engineering and the second largest major at Michigan.
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.
Design Automation Conference Technical Program Committee Holds Meeting in Detroit
Prof. Valeria Bertacco, Technical Program Chair for the 2017 conference, chose Michigan as the meeting location.
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.
Gift launches M. Alten Gilleo distinguished lecture series in optical sciences and optoelectronics
Three Michigan universities receive Pacesetters Awards to attract more women to computer science
Programs will be developed under the grant to foster inclusiveness and to provide support.
Lees Make Gift to Empower CSE Student Activities
Dr. Peter Lee (BS MS PhD CCS ’82, ’82, ’87) and Susan Lee have made a $25,000 discretionary gift
A journey from the Ibn Sina School to Graduate School at U-M
The School helps to prepare undergraduate students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for successful careers in computer science research.
Fall 2015 Computer Games Showcase highlights over 20 new games
The students developed the games over the course of a six-week time period using a variety of game engines.
Nadkarni gift invests in student entrepreneursIts purpose is to support student teams in junior/senior-level project-oriented courses in CSE in which students develop software and hardware prototypes, many of which have commercial potential.
ECE celebrates Diwali
Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival that signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.
Star Wars tech: How far are we? Chewie gets answers
Chewie talks to experts about spacecraft thrusters, light sabers, droids, carbonite and holograms.
First Fairy Door at Michigan Appears in CSE
Fairy doors have been sighted around town for a number of years, with the fairies apparently choosing iconic Ann Arbor landmarks in which to site their homes.
First-ever ECE Career Fair builds student careers and alumni connections
Local companies set up stands in the EECS Atrium to recruit from over 200 graduate and undergraduate students.
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.
U-M faculty part of Senate effort to reauthorize America COMPETES Act
The legislation authorizes programs and funding levels for agencies including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology.
Computing CARES: A Plan to Boost the Retention of Women in Computing
The goal of Computing CARES is to lead to a more diverse population in Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs and create a better climate for all students.
Prof. Kevin Fu Addresses Technical Debt of Medical Device Security at NAE Symposium
The symposium focused on Cybersecurity and Privacy, Engineering the Search for Earth-like Exoplanets, Optical and Mechanical Metamaterials, and Forecasting Natural Disasters.
ECE welcomes new faculty
These faculty broaden and deepen ECE’s areas of expertise in robotics, ultra low power circuits, nanophotonics, information theory, and many other areas.
Eleven New Faculty Join CSE
We're building a bigger, better CSE.
Michigan Institute for Data Science: Bringing the MIDAS touch to dig data
MIDAS is the new focal point for the multidisciplinary discipline of data science at Michigan, and part of Michigan’s $100M Data Science Initiative.
Relationship with Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Institute of Technology Grows with Research Exchange Program
Under a new pilot program, three U-M CSE graduate students traveled to Ethiopia for one month to bootstrap research projects with current AAiT students.
John Holland (1929-2015): In Memoriam
Holland was the first U-M Ph.D. in computer science (1959). He soon became one of the first professors in the U-M Department of Computer and Communication Science.
Engineering a better future for Ethiopia
Prof. Hofmann’s students felt they gained a lot from the course. Several of them will likely go on to teach control courses in coming semesters.
Electrify Tech Camps offer high schoolers an electrifying summer
In ECE’s first-ever Electrify Summer Tech Camps, students gathered for three five-day sessions to learn the basics of electrical and computer engineering.
Over 140 Students attend 2015 MiBytes Computer Camps
High school students were able to learn about mobile app development, hacking and building, and game design and development.
Chicago alumni connect at networking reception
The ACC is one of the world's premier scientific and engineering conferences dedicated to the advancement of control theory and practice.
Four EECS companies make Crain’s list of most innovative companies, and one tops the list
This annual ranking of innovative companies in SE Michigan is based on the quality of patents received during the past year.
Introducing the Ensemble of CSE Ladies
Members will hold get-togethers, study sessions, talks, and workshops. They will also be piloting a new mentoring program.
ECE alumni connections at IMS2015
Along with alumni, there were current and former faculty members, current students, friends, and colleagues, including several program managers, in attendance.
2015 promotions of our faculty – congratulations!
Congratulations to the faculty members that received promotions this year.
We are now one ECE: the merged graduate program in Electrical and Computer Engineering
In recognition of how the Electrical Engineering discipline has evolved, the two graduate programs, Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering: Systems, have merged to form one graduate program: Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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.
Computer Engineering Research Lab Explores the Bounds of Computer Integration
The CE Lab is the successor to the Department’s Advanced Computer Architecture Lab (ACAL).
Over 600 Students Present Final Projects at EECS 183 Showcase
The project-based class has been a successful introduction to CS for many students.
Winter 2015 Games Showcase Brings Lively Crowd to Tishman Hall
The showcase is the culmination of a project from EECS 494, Computer Game Design and Development.
Students Show off Projects during Winter Semester Showcases
The breadth of projects shown by students at semester's end is inspiring.
New Undergraduate Program in Data Science Announced
Developed jointly with the Department of Statistics, the new program will bring together the practices required to adequately manage, analyze, and interpret data at scale.
Future Scientists Tour CSE
A group of preschoolers get an early look at the world of CSE.
Creativity in the Classroom: Gibson Puts Emphasis on Collaborative Learning and Quick Prototyping in Games MDE
Dr. Jeremy Gibson has flipped his classroom and revamped his game development course – and it looks promising.
World’s Largest Processor Announced; Perfect for Big Data – and Other Applications
A really big chip is ready to take on really big challenges.
CSE Supports Women in Computing and Sponsors Upcoming MICWIC Conference at U-M
In addition to MICWIC, CSE supports a number of programs designed to expand opportunities for women in computing through outreach, education, and through connection to resources.
Jessy Grizzle Delivers Distinguished University Professorship Lecture on Bipedal RobotsThe lecture covered the different iterations of Prof. Grizzle's world-renowned bipedal creations since he started work on Rabbit in 1999.
Career center report shows computer scientists highly sought, best compensated
Computer science is proving to be a great way to get popular!
Despite Cold Weather, CSE Community Turns Out For Science on Screen Movie & Lecture
Students turned out to see "The Imitation Game" at the Michigan Theater.
End of the Road for the Von Neumann Architecture? Not Yet.
So went the vote held in the debating chamber of the University of Cambridge Union.
Mourning the loss of an innovator
J. Robert Beyster, a namesake of the Bob and Betty Beyster Building and funder of Michigan Engineering’s largest fellowship program, has died. He was 90 years old.
CSE Sponsors Science on Screen Night; Lecture by Prof. Kevin Compton and Screening of "The Imitation Game"
Students, faculty, and staff can attend the event at the Michigan Theater on January 8.
2014 Computer Games Showcase Draws Another Big Crowd
This showcase is one of the most popular to occur each year.
Hansford Farris (1919 – 2014): In Memoriam
Prof. Farris served as an active and highly respected member of the College of Engineering for more than 20 years.
LNF User Symposium – sharing ideas and celebrating innovation
The 2014 LNF (Lurie Nanofabrication Facility) User Symposium highlighted the cutting-edge research enabled by Michigan's world-class facility.
The First-Ever EECS 183 Showcase was a Success
EECS 183 has been reinvented as a course with a major team project. It's a big class, and there are lots of projects.
Lynn Conway Receives 2015 IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell MedalThe James Clerk Maxwell Medal is one of the highest awards presented by IEEE.
SWE Hosts Girls Night Out to Teach Young Girls about Engineering
The event was designed to give middle school girls a glimpse of what the world of engineering, including computer science, is all about.
Over 100 High School Girls Explore Computer Science at Girls Encoded
The attendees were able to learn from hands-on activities, guest speakers, panel discussions, and projects
2014 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Outstanding ResearchFour finalists presented highlights from their research.
High School Girls Invited to Explore Computer Science
High school girls are invited to learn more about computer science!
1,000 Hackers Expected on North Campus for MHacks IV
Two new faculty join CSE in fall 2014
2014 Promotions of our faculty – congratulations!
Congratulations to Profs Bertacco, Flinn, Narayanasamy, Olson, Rais-Zadeh, and Zhong.
Celebrating Gérard Mourou: From ultrafast to extreme light
Mourou put the University on the map in ultrafast optics when he established the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science in 1991.
Awards and Slaying of the Dragon at St. George's Day Feast - 2014Prof. Jessy Grizzle was awarded "Professor of the Year" by HKN.
State Farm gift supports Student Projects Lab in its mission to provide students with lab fundamentals
The funds from State Farm will be used to renovate the Student Projects Lab and to increase its capacity to serve students.
Leinweber gift to fund students in computer science
He envisions Michigan as a home for more software companies and wants to help build a pipeline of talent to make that vision a reality, with a special emphasis on retaining University students whose home state is Michigan.
2013 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Exceptional Research
Michigan @ ISSCC 2013: Alumni and Friends Mixer
“Many of these people have known each other for years; it’s a great time to catch up.”
Six New Faculty Join CSE
ECE welcomes four new faculty for 2013-14 academic year
Welcome Profs Lee, Mathieu, Ozay, and Peterson!
Lab Safety: don’t let this happen to you!
The ECE Safety Committee is committed to keeping students safe.
Fourth annual data mining workshop brings together close to 200 researchers
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.
David Chesney Speaks at TEDxUofM
Prospective grad students show high level of interest in CSE
Student-Run Hackathon draws over 550 participants, generates 127 projects
Martha Pollack Appointed U-M Provost
Career Center report shows computer scientists highly sought after, best compensated
Hackers brighten Beyster Building with a puzzle of programmable lights
2012 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Exceptional Research
Dragomir Radev Coaches High School Linguists to Multiple Wins in International Competition
The 10th International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from July 29th to August 4th, 2012.
Two new faculty join CSE
Ernest and Bettine Kuh honor ECE with the Ernest and Bettine Kuh Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award
This award is bestowed on a young ECE faculty member on the basis of teaching, research, and service, as well as a record of innovation and leadership.
New Textbook: Engineering Signals and Systems
Signals and Systems is a core course for students studying electrical engineering and computer engineering.
Computer Vision Course is part of a groundbreaking online initiative
Computer Vision seeks to imitate humans’ ability to recognize objects, navigate scenes, reconstruct layouts, and understand the geometric space and semantic meaning.
Dedication Ceremony Held for Bob and Betty Beyster BuildingThe College of Engineering held a dedication ceremony for the naming of the Bob and Betty Beyster Building, which is the home of the Computer Science and Engineering Division. The building has been named in recognition of a $15 million gift to the College of Engineering.
The Bob and Betty Beyster Building is dedicated
The Bob and Betty Beyster Building spans four levels and provides 60,000 square feet of offices, research labs, instructional space and common space.
CSE research is highlighted at Michigan Robotics Day
Hackers install bubbler as a salute to Beysters
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.
2011 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Exceptional Research
Celebrating the birth of a new science
The discovery of nonlinear optics was just one of several Michigan “firsts” that occurred about fifty years ago, and underscores the importance of involving undergrads in research.
EECS 461 (Embedded Control Systems) and the freescale cup
This was the first year Freescale opened up the competition to U.S. students—teams from U-M, U-M Dearborn, and Penn State competed against teams from Mexico and China.
Silvio Savarese authors book in the field of Computer Vision
“This book organizes and introduces major concepts in 3D scene and object representation and inference from still images.”
Nonlinear Optics at 50: A Symposium
As the birthplace of nonlinear optics, the University of Michigan is proud to host a symposium which will bring together some of the pioneers in the field.
Dragomir Radev Coaches US Linguistics Team to Multiple Wins
Prof. Semyon Meerkov and colleagues author book on Quasilinear Control
“This is a textbook and reference for readers interested in quasilinear control, a set of methods for performance analysis and design of linear plant or nonlinear instrumentation systems.”
Dragomir Radev and colleague author new book
Second data mining workshop brings together a spectrum of researchers
Becky Turanski Receives College of Engineering Staff Excellence Award
Dennis Grimard Receives 2011 College of Engineering’s Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award
U-M Alumni and Friends Mixer at ISSCC 2011
Engineers rebuilding Liberias universities and infrastructure
Through visiting professorships, summer programs and more, the U-M community will contribute to the revitalization of the nation.
Ken Wise – Leading a Revolution in MEMS
Wise is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts in sensor technology as well as a MEMS pioneer and entrepreneur.
Intel donates computers to EECS to support research and teaching in computing systems and logic design
The lab, which was established by Intel five years ago and will house 22 new computers, is used by two core courses in engineering and serves about 450 students per year.
Leo C. McAfee, Jr. Retires, Leaving a Legacy of Change and OpportunityProf. McAfee, the first Black professor hired in the College of Engineering, retired December 31, 2010 after 41 years of service
Yahoo! Expands M45 Supercomputing Initivative, selects U-M
The M45 program allows universities to conduct research otherwise impossible without the power and speed of an Internet-scale supercomputing resource.
Meeting the challenges for low-power System-on-Chip (SoC) Design
As designs become more complex and functional, power consumption is becoming the major design consideration and bottleneck in many portable applications.
Awards and slaying of the dragon at St. George’s Day feast
St. George’s Day was initiated in 1987 as a tribute to our students from the faculty.
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.
Prof. Thomas B. A. Senior Receives the 2010 IEEE Electromagnetics AwardThe award is based on outstanding contributions to electromagnetics in theory, application or education.
Frontiers in Semiconductor Based Devices Symposium in tribute to Pallab Bhattacharya
Bhattacharya’s is known for his work in quantum dot formation, which he discovered and then expanded upon.
2009 College of Engineering Awards
UARTS 250 (Creative Process): One of the universitys most intriguing classes
The new course brings together faculty from Art, Architecture, Engineering, and Music — all found on North Campus.
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!
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.
Professor Fawwaz T. Ulaby Named Founding Provost of KAUSTKAUST is a new world-class, graduate-level scientific research university now under development in Saudi Arabia, and scheduled to open its doors in September, 2009.
Kamal Sarabandi: Bridging the Divide of Fundamental Science and Technology
Prof. Demos Teneketzis receives 2007 Graduate Student Mentoring Award
Emmett Leith (1927 – 2005): Inventor of Practical Holography
We now celebrate the life of a remarkable individual – a brilliant innovator, visionary researcher, remarkable teacher, and gentle friend.
George Haddad: A remarkable legacy
“I love Ann Arbor, I love Michigan,” said Haddad. “The University of Michigan is in my blood.”
Gérard A. Mourou: In pursuit of new directions in science
“The future of CUOS is bright,” said Mourou. “Nothing will stop the flow of discoveries.”
David Anderson: Making the connection
“I’ve always been involved in auditory neurophysiology, that’s the thread throughout my career,” said Anderson.
Tony England: From space to Earth and back
“All science and engineering is a physical experience,” said England. “It’s an adventure.”
Run, RABBIT, run!
Today, no other biped machine walks faster, is as stable, or varies its walking speed so adroitly.
Claude E. Shannon Statue Dedication at the University of Michigan
University of Michigan dedicates statue of Claude E. Shannon, alumnus and father of information theory.