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Michigan Programming Teams Compete Regionally; One Team Advances to National Finals

Student programmers from Michigan are competing in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, the world’s most prestigious student programming competition.

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 research

The 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.

From semiconductors to driverless cars, students got an inside look at the Ann Arbor tech industry for ECE Expeditions

Students toured KLA, a global capital equipment company, and Quantum Signal AI, a startup recently acquired by Ford to make robotaxis and driverless delivery vehicles a reality within two years.

ECE honors Spirit Day 2019

Faculty, students, and staff came together in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community for the world-wide anti-bullying campaign.

Two CSE grad students selected for Rising Stars in EECS Workshop

The workshop brings together outstanding women interested in pursuing academic careers in electrical engineering and computer science.

‘Electrum’ solar car from U-Michigan takes on global competition in Australia

Team bets on revamped electrical system in the outback.

Charging Ahead

Wireless charging is already taking hold. But imagine charging your home appliances or even your car without a single wire. Rackham electrical engineering student Xin Zan is working to make that—and more—a reality.

AI-powered Whatsapp Bot fights fake news in India

CE undergrad Amulya Parmar designed a machine learning algorithm to curb fake news as part of the Tavtech Fellowship program.

Baja Racing breaks records while leaving the competition in the dust

Breaking the all-time record for highest cumulative season score, the team took home the 1st Place Mike Schmidt Memorial Iron Team Award.

Visiting students celebrate experiences, projects

Ten students from Ethiopia have completed a new summer-long exchange program in engineering at the University of Michigan.

Six teams of ECE researchers make the finals at AP-S/URSI 2019

Second Prize overall went to doctoral student Xiuzhang Cai for his radar target classification research applicable to autonomous vehicles.

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.

Building community through clean energy with GRID Alternatives

From Long Beach, CA, to a Nepalese national park and world heritage site, undergrads Ashley Gee and Camille Burke came away with unforgettable experiences and a greater appreciation for how engineering can change the world for the better.

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.

Student team brings augmented reality to the operating room

With the help of a VR headset, three students helped a doctor stay focused in the operating room.

Michigan Mars Rover Team has best ever finish at the annual University Rover Challenge

MRover placed 7th overall at the annual challenge where rovers use AI to navigate tough terrain while collecting soil samples to practice testing for evidence of life in the universe.

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.

Expeditions: Silicon Valley, 2019

Amateur radio continues to connect the world

U-M’s amateur radio club, headquartered in ECE, offers engineering challenges and a chance to network with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and strangers both on the other side of the world and those orbiting it.

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.

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.

Computer Games course continues growth, experimentation

EECS 494’s final group project requires the students to cover all phases of game development.

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.

Student receives GSI Award for innovative work as educator, promoting diversity

Burdick has done extensive work as an instructor in EECS courses and promoter of diversity in the department.

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.

Michigan Electric Racing Revs Up

This summer, Michigan Electric Racing will race their first all-electric car in Formula-style competitions they plan to win.

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.

A Spotlight on Optics

The Optics Society at U-M hosted an Industry Spotlight event, which brought academia, industry, and community together to celebrate all things optics and photonics.

Students Map Ann Arbor Art

CS students have partnered with the Ann Arbor Arts Alliance to develop an app for locating and exploring art in Ann Arbor.

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.

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.

Uche Eke: A Balancing Act in Computer Science

Uche Eke is a senior studying computer science. He’s also a student athlete and is one of a small number of black students enrolled in the CS program at Michigan. With Black History Month drawing to a close, we caught Uche between his classes and the gym to learn about his time here.

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.

Abraham Addisie awarded Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement

Addisie has been recognized for his work in domain-specific architectures for data-intensive applications.

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.

Students develop games, build audiences in largest computer game course yet

EECS 494 uses game design to teach its students broader lessons about iteration in software development

Miniature satellites to maximize global communication

Havel Liu is working on a project to revolutionize satellite systems, improving communications during natural disasters and providing a blueprint for receiving future interplanetary voicemails

Outstanding student research on display

The College of Engineering’s annual Graduate Symposium displays the latest in graduate student research, representing the cutting edge in areas spanning each department’s field of impact.

Graduate student honors competition highlights outstanding research

The competition is the culmination of a process that narrows a field of entrants from each of the department research areas to a handful of finalists.

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.

Expeditions: Warren, MI

Students celebrate women in computing at Grace Hopper

“When you constantly feel like you’re a minority, it is reassuring to attend events like GHC to remind you that you are not alone.”

ECE Community takes a stand against bullying

Spirit Day activities look to make ECE and U-M a more compassionate, inclusive place.

Michigan CS makes waves at Tapia 2018

Eight students from CSE traveled to the conference this year, marking a new highpoint in attendance.

Kickstarting the first year for women 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 CS.

Conducting an orchestra of sensor nodes

Keeping time in the Internet of Things with frequency scaling

Deciphering GPS satellites to see inside hurricanes

To dial in on exact wind speeds, researchers needed to reverse engineering the signals from satellites.

Michigan Data Science Team wrangles big data

MDST brings together students from many fields to get their hands dirty with real data science problems and tools.

Student org brings investors to Michigan

UpRound works with national and local firms to accelerate the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the region.

Making education accessible in rural India

Through EduTech, CS student Divyansh Sharma is working to deliver free video courses directly to Indian people in need of basic education.

Party for the people: UpNext app lets users shape the playlist

CS students want to empower party-goers and democratize the dancefloor.

Michigan’s first Science Olympiad invitational – for students, by students

The University of Michigan offered the state’s first invitational competition run by Olympiad alumni.

M-Fly’s season ends with top-10 finishes, new autonomous plane

This year the team tackled their first autonomous aircraft.

Mars Rover Team tackles major redesign, places in top 10 at competition

This year’s model, “Phoebe,” received a major design overhaul that gave her a speed boost and new codebase that can be used for years to come.

Exploring the source of social stereotypes

Carvalho plans to pursue research at the intersection of reinforcement learning, machine learning, and computational cognitive science.

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.

Paper award for training computer vision systems more accurately

Exoskeletons compete to boost strength of rescue workers

Five college teams test robotic suits that could enhance humans’ abilities.

Computer science and business school students team up to create “intention” skill for Alexa

Inspired by a class on managing professional relationships, five recent University of Michigan graduates are developing an app that would mesh with Alexa to help nudge people when they’re out of sync with what they want.

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.

U-M programming team competes at highest level in ACM-ICPC competition

The Victors, a U-M student programming team, competed in the prestigious 2018 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals in Beijing, China.

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

Arthur Shi: Blogging about CS

Undergraduate student Arthur Shi communicates the highs and lows of CS via the blogging platform Medium.

Huanting Huang and the mathematical shape of trees

An award-winning modeling method will help us better understand our natural environment

Bryan Stearns receives CoE Distinguished Leadership Award

For the past year Stearns has served as President of CSEG, whose membership comprises the entire body of over three hundred CSE graduate students.

Organic solar cells reach record efficiency, benchmark for commercialization

The multi-layered organic solar cells will be able to curve in clothing or be transparently built into windows.

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.

Zakaria Aldeneh selected for IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

Aldeneh’s research focuses on identifying the features of speech that make human interaction feel natural.

CSE Graduate Student Xinchen Yan Selected for Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship and Google PhD Fellowship

Xinchen Yan was selected for both fellowships to support his research in machine learning and its application in computer vision, graphics and robotics.

CSE graduate student earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for research on data mining

Tara Safavi’s research focuses on scalable and adaptive data mining algorithms using tools like hashing and sampling.

ECE Expeditions travels to Seattle

Students met with alumni at companies in the Puget Sound area.

Battling drone ships with Anthony Uytingco

Student leads team that programs the future of boats.

Off-roading in sand and snow with Shivani Shah

Student prototypes new transmission for four-wheel fun.

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.

Computer Games Showcase Highlights New Games Built by CS Seniors

Attendees wade into a CS mosh pit and play the final projects developed by computer science seniors in EECS 494, Computer Game Design and Development.

Student-built app guides Smithsonian gallery visitors through ancient Asian art exhibit

The app, developed by a team of UM students through the Multidisciplinary Design Program, traces the historic pilgrimage of 8th century Korean monk Hyecho to provide context for the exhibit.

2017 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Outstanding Research

The 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.

Deep UV LEDs lead to two best poster awards at ISSLED 2017

New techniques to construct deep UV LEDs prove prize-worthy.

Students Visit Detroit Companies with ECE Expeditions

Students get a glimpse into careers in electrical and computer engineering

UM student programming team advances to ACM-ICPC World Finals in Beijing

The team, coached by Prof. Kevin Compton, will compete in the prestigious 2018 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in April.

Laser cooling with Laura Andre

Laura Andre says she “ended up just falling in love with optics.”

Cooling off with lasers

Lasers are typically thought of as hot. What if they were able to cool?

Meet some ECE Solar Car Team members

Meet 3 members of the solar car team: a battery engineer and two race micro systems engineers

Solar Car team spotlight: Andrew Dickinson

Computer science student Andrew Dickinson is the race strategist on the solar car team.

Using University of Michigan buildings as batteries

How a building’s thermal energy can help the power grid accommodate more renewable energy sources.

Student’s digital art makes the Cube even more interactive

Keenan Rebara hopes to add to the fun of spinning the Cube using his a bit of physics and sensors.

Getting people moving – Walking exoskeletons could mobilize disabled patients

Prof. Jessy Grizzle has long said that his work in robotics could one day be used to help the disabled. Now he and his group, alongside French company Wandercraft, are working to make that claim a reality in the form of walking exoskeletons.

MHacks gains focus, maturity as MHacks X approaches

If there’s one event at Michigan that reflects students’ raw enthusiasm for hacking and building, it’s MHacks, the infamous student-run hackathon.

CS Alum’s Four-Year Journey to Bring Music House to Michigan

“CS and music have been my passions.”

IGARSS Interactive Symposium Paper Award for modeling the world’s forests

The paper outlines a better way to quantify forest structure, which has been successful in two tree species.

Fred Buhler builds better chips for “Aweslome” applications

Fred Buhler founded Aweslome to provide custom-build chips for a broad range of applications, including machine learning, neural networks, security, and circuits testing.

The Aptitude Academy: student’s instructional YouTube channel tops 6 million views

Dsouza’s lessons have gone viral, his channel now has over 109,000 subscribers who tune in for Dsouza’s lessons and life updates.

UM::Autonomy competes with brand new boat design

The UM::Autonomy team brought their latest autonomous boat, called Flying Sloth, to participate in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation Roboboat competition.

Baja Racing team first to three-peat national championship

The U-M Baja Racing team took first place in the U.S. national competition for the third year in a row, making them the first team to ever three-peat.

New student team builds autonomous vehicles

The University of Michigan Intelligent Ground Vehicle (UMIGV) student team has spent much of its first year organizing and fundraising, and is now building a prototype autonomous vehicle.

MHybrid takes on major design overhaul

The Michigan Hybrid Racing (MHybrid) team took their latest creation to the Formula Hybrid Competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in May.

New student exoskeleton team launches prototype

Student team STARX (STrength Augmenting Robotic eXoskeletons) completed its second year, focused on making practical powered exoskeletons that increase the effective strength of the user.

Student hybrid rocket team takes first place at inaugural competition

The Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA) won the first ever Spaceport America Cup, an intercollegiate rocket engineering competition with over 110 teams from colleges and universities in eleven countries.

Engineering students bring education to disadvantaged children in Ecuador

Sam Tenka traveled to Ecuador with the Honors GO team to aid the Street Children Work project.

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.

A VR-powered crystal structures app (video)

MHacks winner Duncan Abbot wants his VR software startup, Gwdion, to change how humans interact with technology.

Seeing through materials

By developing a fast algorithm to map out the paths light takes through yogurt, researchers aim to someday see through skin.

Lee Rutledge: Mapping the world

Lee Rutledge, CSE graduate student, is working at U-M’s autonomous robotics lab this fall to help AI agents map and navigate their surroundings on the fly.

Anna Stuhlmacher: Power to change the world

Anna Stuhlmacher, PhD in electrical engineering, is looking for ways to change the world through power and energy.

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

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.

Behzad Yektakhah earns paper award for research in seeing through walls

Yektakhah’s system improves on the speed, portability, and accuracy of many commercial models

Jack Kosaian selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Jack has enjoyed involvement in research across diverse domains within the College of Engineering.

EE sophomore takes on W8UM Amateur Radio Club leadership

Kit Ng becomes president of one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in the US

Nilmini Abeyratne selected for the Lipschutz, Ayers Host and Olcott Smith Award

Her research focuses on computer architecture as it applies to high performance computing, supercomputers, memory, and interconnects.

Celebrating the Persian new year at ECE’s Nowruz event

A celebration with traditional food, calligraphy, and musical performances.

Transparent Silver: Tarnish-proof films for flexible displays, touch screens, metamaterials

A little silver goes a long way to improving touchscreens, displays, and much more

Timothy Trippel selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Trippel’s research interests lie in embedded systems and IoT security and privacy for the purpose of building safe and reliable autonomous systems.

University of Michigan students create app to help with food allergies

A project started by University of Michigan students has the chance to make daily life easier for people with food allergies or special diets.

Qi Alfred Chen receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research into network and system security

Chen investigates how to develop defense approaches that can fundamentally address security challenges in existing and future smart systems.

Expeditions: Bay Area

Sang Won Lee receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research into facilitating collaboration for creative and artistic tasks

Lee investigates how we can coordinate collaboration among users and crowd workers, especially for complex tasks that require creativity.

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.

CSE graduate student Pat Pannuto recognized with CoE Towner Prize

Student surveys of his course repeatedly praise his enthusiasm and passion, which make class a fun and interesting experience.

Andrew Quinn selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Andrew’s research creates cluster-scale systems that allow developers to quickly understand and debug programs.

Andrew Quinn selected for Microsoft research PhD fellowship

Andrew’s research creates cluster-scale systems that allow developers to quickly understand and debug programs.

MichiGames Arcade spotlights, preserves student-built video games

A new platform has been introduced to showcase and archive student-made videogames on the first floor of the Beyster Building.

Wolverine Soft’s January game jam produces strong games, three winners

The event challenges each group to conceptualize and build a fully working game within 48 hours.

Engineering students, teen create tech for the blind

A 17-year-old Ypsilanti high school student who is visually impaired worked with a software engineering class to develop technology that could make life easier for the blind.

Yi-Jun Chang selected for Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship

Chang’s research interest is in complexity theory of distributed computing.

Ushering in the next generation of flat-panel displays and medical imagers

Prof. Kanicki expects breakthroughs in both the flat-panel display and imager industries using his-ITZO TFT technology in the near future.

Inspiring a new generation of women engineers in Liberia

The students traveled from the University of Liberia and St. Clements University College as representatives of their own SWE chapter, Liberia SWE (L-SWE).

Wide-ranging ECE research presented at 2016 Engineering Graduate Symposium

Systems to study cancer stem cells, new methods to remotely measure snow and ice thickness, radar for autonomous vehicles, navigation systems that don’t rely on GPS, nanowire lasers, and methods to model lithium-ion batteries were just a few of the many winning projects presented by ECE students

Alum startup wins $25,000 at Accelerate Michigan Competition

Movellus Circuits won $25,000 in the University Research Highlight and People’s Choice categories

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.

Five U-M programming teams compete in ACM Regional Contest, one advances to world finals

The Victors will be advancing to the ACM-ICPC World Finals in Rapid City, South Dakota, which will take place May 20 – 25, 2017.

Expeditions: Ann Arbor

MHacks win propels virtual reality startup named Gwydion, focused on child therapy and 3D gaming

EE senior Duncan Abbot and his new startup Gwydion want to make VR worth the while. Their early projects range from therapy in children’s hospitals to helping materials scientists study 3D crystals.

A silver medal finish for ECE Olympic rower

EE student Zach Burns brought home a silver medal from the Rio De Janeiro Summer Olympics as part of the US Paralympic Rowing Team.

Sang Won Lee receives award for Best Student Composition at the International Computer Music Conference

This performance is an outcome coming from his interdisciplinary research work, Live Writing, which transforms asynchronous written communication into a real-time experience in the context of programming, writing and performing arts.

EECS students Row Blue! to victory

Four EECS students part of the Michigan Men’s Rowing team that won their 9th consecutive national championship

Students seek the secrets of the brain in study abroad program

IPAN sent eight undergraduates to Germany for a month of lab work, learning about the intricacies of the brain.

MARLO makes initial attempt at the Wave Field

For now, Grizzle and his graduate students are only attempting the easiest routes, between the grassy two- to three-foot moguls, over smaller undulations that he calls “merely very difficult.”

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.

A new way to test low-frequency antennas for long-range communication

Choi has developed a new technique for testing these antennas based on very-near-field measurements and a newly-developed, high-precision formula to compute the antenna’s radiation fields.

A new, low-cost way to monitor snow and ice thickness to evaluate environmental change

Mohammad has developed a new way to remotely measure the thickness of ice and snow with a technology he calls wideband autocorrelation radiometry (WiBAR).

Student team designs and builds unique new instruments

A team of undergraduates across majors, called Project Music, collaborated to design and build musical instruments. Recently, the team crafted a bass guitar made partially of LEGOS.

MARLO, the free-standing two-legged robot, conquers terrain with innovative control algorithms

The robot’s feedback control algorithms should be able to help other two-legged robots as well as powered prosthetic legs gain similar capabilities.

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.

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.

Volunteers bring M-HEAL solutions to Peru

Each day the students set up a mobile clinic with a doctor from a partner organization, reaching as many 600 community members while in Cusco.

It's Official: Computer Science is #1... and #2!

Yu-Wei Chao selected for Google PhD Fellowship

Doowon Lee receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to improve the reliability of 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.

ArborHacks formed to increase access to and participation in computer science

Better gender balance goal of latest MHacks hackathon

MHacks: Refactor, v7 of the nationally-renowned U-M hackathon, drew many more women, underrepresented students and first-timers.

Students in EECS 418 rewarded for optimizing stop/start technology for auto applications

Stop/start is a new system being introduced into the North American automobile market to improve fuel economy while cutting down on pollution.

MHacks: Refactor to focus on gender inclusivity and hacker empowerment

Hackers tackle assistive technology

Muzhi Wang earns a Best Paper Award for a new tunable filter for wireless communication devices

The paper describes a tunable filter for wireless communication modules in the x-band frequency range that uses germanium-telluride phase change switches.

Karl Winsor named Churchill Scholar

Fall 2015 Computer Games Showcase highlights over 20 new games

ECE students and alumni celebrate research and progress at the 2015 Engineering Graduate Symposium

Posters and presentations were judged by faculty and a visiting group of 14 returning ECE alumni, and winners were chosen in each area of study.

MHacks 6 Showcased Another Round of Creative Projects

Inspired by art, lightweight solar cells track the sun

By borrowing from kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, researchers at the University have developed solar cells that can move with the sun.

MHacks Adds New Workshops and Events for 6th Hackathon

EECS students make career connections at NSBE conference

55 U-M engineers attended the convention, themed “Reimagining Your Future,” and developed vital connections in their field.

Michigan Light Project: Shining a light on optics

The MLP seeks to provide outreach and education about the world of optics in general, and the optics industry in Michigan specifically.

Miss Wayne County Inspires Young Girls to Pursue Computer Science

The economics of energy – Hamidreza Tavafoghi earns a Dow Sustainability Fellowship

Hamid is studying ways to increase the use of renewable energy sources on the grid.

Steven Parkison earns NSF Fellowship to design tools for the future of autonomous cars

The goal of Steven’s research is to improve vision-based perception systems on cars and to create an extra layer of safety.

Stephanie Crocker earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to bring sustainable energy to the grid

Stephanie seeks to provide continuous energy balancing on the grid by automatically controlling loads.

Duc Le Selected for Mary A. Rackham Institute Graduate Student Research Assistantship

Introducing the Ensemble of CSE Ladies

Alyssa Kody earns NSF Fellowship for research in energy harvesting and wireless sensing

The small-scale embedded wireless systems Alyssa works with are used in a variety of applications spanning many fields; from structural to ocean engineering.

The gift of an education: Paul and Ruth Bauhahn fund the next generation of life-changing technology

Paul E. and Ruth E. Bauhahn of have made a planned gift of $450,000 to establish the Ruth E. and Paul E. Bauhahn Fellowship Fund to support full-time graduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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.

Iverson Bell – Researching the future of space satellites

Mr. Bell is investigating the potential of electrodynamic tether propulsion technology to enhance the capabilities of an emerging class of smartphone-sized satellites.

Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble Stretches, Challenges Performers and Audience

Over 600 Students Present Final Projects at EECS 183 Showcase

Winter 2015 Games Showcase Brings Lively Crowd to Tishman Hall

Students Show off Projects during Winter Semester Showcases

Prize winning class team project for improved image processing

The project entails investigating a recent paper and both reproducing and extending the research.

Shift Collaborative: Providing Creative Space and Community for Tech Students with Business on the Brain

Thomas Chen earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for research in artificial neural networks for computer vision

Thomas and his group are working to improve upon artificial neural network design through a process called sparse coding.

CS Students Sweep Awards at 2015 Mobile Apps Challenge

Elaine Wah Receives CoE Marian Sarah Parker Prize

Elaine Wah Receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for Research on Algorithmic Trading

Karl Winsor Honored with Goldwater Scholarship

Elnaz Ansari earns Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement

Her research interests include analog, digital, and mixed-signal designs.

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.

Yi-Chin Wu receives ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for research in network security

Her dissertation focused on “opacity,” which captures whether a given secret of the system can be inferred by intruders who observe the behavior of the system.

HKN students crowned Mr. and Ms. Engineer at the the Engineering Games

The competition raised over $2,000 for the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program.

CSE Supports Women in Computing and Sponsors Upcoming MICWIC Conference at U-M

MHacks Continues to Impress with Over 1200 Participants at Hackathon

Student team reaches Qualcomm finals with their proposal for a wearable haptic device

The goal of the project is to augment the transmission of audio and video with the sense of touch.

CSE Graduate Student Develops Lower-Cost Self-Driving Car Navigation System

Helen Hagos Selected for Dow Sustainability Fellowship

Students win prizes for circuit designs in EECS 413

EECS 413 is an introduction to CMOS analog and mixed signal design, and also introduces advanced topics.

Career Center Report Shows Computer Scientists Highly Sought, Best Compensated

Despite Cold Weather, CSE Community Turns Out For Science on Screen Movie & Lecture

Miss Washtenaw County finds creativity in every opportunity

Alexandria ran on the platform of women in STEM, and exhibited her singing talent from an extensive musical and dance background.

MHacks is Returning for its Fifth Hackathon

2014 Computer Games Showcase Draws Another Big Crowd

The First-Ever EECS 183 Showcase was a Success

U-M Programming Team The Victors Advance to ACM World Finals

ECE students and alumni celebrate research and progress at the 2014 Engineering Graduate Symposium

ECE researchers had a strong presence at this year’s event, comprising nearly 80 of the day’s more than 240 presentations.

Shayna Simon – From intern to full-time, making company experience matter

Shayna recently accepted a job offer at General Motors, and will dive into a position in infotainment there after school.

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.

Students host event inspired by study abroad experience

Students worked on a GIEU program in Amritsar, India, where they participated in langar events at the Golden Temple.

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.

Student Spotlight: Tal Nagourney – Exploring navigation

Tal is researching fabrication techniques for a micro rate-integrating gyroscope, using a vacuum mold and blowtorch.

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.

Dragomir Radev Coaches High School Linguists in Competition at International Linguistics Olympiad

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.

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.

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.

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.

Student Spotlight: Nick Asendorf – Matrix Musician

Nick specializes in the area of machine learning and statistical signal processing.

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!

Students to use IBM Watson Cognitive Computing System in class

Michigan is one of seven universities IBM is partnering with to give students access to the technology.

Student Spotlight: Luis Gomez – An expert in computational electromagnetics and teaching

The goal of Gomez’s research is to alleviate the communications blackout that sometimes occurs when vehicles are traveling through the earth’s atmosphere.

Award-winning EECS 2014 graduate student instructors & instructional aides recognized

The Graduate Student Instructor and Instructional Aide Awards Ceremony was a night to celebrate and thank the University’s wonderful student educators.

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.

CS Students Win at Mobile Apps Challenge

Students Build Apps for Grace

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.

EECS students attend National NSBE Convention – Come back psyched

The Convention offers leadership development, internship opportunities, networking activities, and professional workshops.

gEECS hosts high school students at {Girls Code}

Called {Girls Code}, the workshop taught the girls the basics of Arduino—open-source electronics prototyping platform.

Jill Bender Chosen for CoE Distinguished Leadership Award

SWE Hosts G.R.E.A.T. Day for Girls

G.R.E.A.T. Day is designed to open up young girls’ minds to the possibility of engineering as a career path.

Isabel Martin receives CoE Distinguished Leadership Award

Isabel envisions a future working in the aerospace industry.

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.

Student Spotlight: Mai Le – Finding a better way to diagnose breast cancer with MRI

The research group is using statistical signal processing to create crisper images with only 20% of the data required by a traditional MRI scan.

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

Sanae Rosen Selected for Margaret Ayers Host Award

2013-14 Undergraduate Student Awards

Congratulations to these phenomenal students!

Student Spotlight: Nathan Roberts – Enabling the Internet of Things

Instead of a battery, the chip Nathan is engineering uses two solar cells that look like they belong on a calculator.

2014 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors

These students received the award for their creativity as an instructor, their thorough understanding of the content, and for their dedication to student success.

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.

Prospective Grad Students Visit, Learn About CSE

Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Dreyer – Ambassador for Optics

Elizabeth’s research is to understand how a new interaction between light and matter can generate electricity.

Paradigm shifting research advances in sensor technology

Girish’s research has resulted in a new paradigm in sensor technology that promises both high-speed and highly-sensitive detection.

CSE Connects at Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing

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.

Video Game Programmers to Demo "Code for Good" at Ann Arbor District Library

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.

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.

Wolverine Soft Game Jam Produces 17 Video Games in 48 Hours

Gopal Nataraj earns Best Paper Award for improving MRI

Nataraj is using big data techniques to transform the field of medical imaging

Students Create Card-Playing Bots to Compete in Barracuda Programming Contest

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.

Kyle Lady Elected as First Student Member of IEEE-HKN Board of Governors

Winners Announced in Annual Code Optimization Contest

MHacks III to Take Place in Downtown Detroit

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.

Doowon Lee Selected for Rackham International Student Fellowship

Chang-Hong Hsu Selected for Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship

Students take a field trip to a wind farm

“The trip made me more aware of some of the practical things … like the sound of the turbines, and how they alter the look of the land.”

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.

EECS students travel down under for the 2013 World Solar Challenge

The entire team pulled together and finished the race in ninth place, with their morale high.

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.

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.

Welcome new students!

Congratulations and welcome to our new class of students!

Lab Safety: don’t let this happen to you!

The ECE Safety Committee is committed to keeping students safe.

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.

Top robotic helicopter team sets sights on impossible mission

The International Aerial Robotics competition requires teams to build a flying bot that can self-navigate.

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.”

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.

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.

“Spark” races in 2013 Formula Hybrid Racing Competition

The Michigan Hybrid Racing team’s Spark took home a 4th place finish.

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.

The Noisy Wolverines earn the right to compete for gold

The team of graduate students ranked 4th among 90 competing teams in the qualification round.

Student teams earn prizes for their ADC circuit designs in EECS 511

2013 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors

A big thank you to these students for all their hard work and dedication!

Students form SkySpecs, LLC to produce autonomous aerial vehicles

The SkySpecs robot will designed for use by end users and will be controlled via a touchscreen tablet.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Hacker teams from Michigan win recognitions at PennApps Hackathon

Congratulations to the two student teams!

UG Research Spotlight: Fred Buhler spends his summer improving circuit testing

The project involved designing new boards and writing test software, as well as writing software to control instruments and some integrated circuit design.

MAAV student team places first in IARC competition with robotic quadrotor

The MAAV team, which was founded in 2009, was one of only two to successfully maneuver and map the set course with their unmanned aerial vehicle.

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.

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.

Student teams earn prizes for their analog/digital interface circuit designs in EECS 511

The students, lead by Prof. Michael Flynn, competed for cash prizes—the two winners were chosen by Analog Devices.

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!

Graduating Students Make their Marks Locally, Globally: A Michigan engineer pays it forward

“Chris has always been interested in helping others discover their passions and dreams.”

Thomas Frost awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

He is currently working on semiconductor lasers as part of the research group of Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Michigan Hybrid Racing

Listen to Michigan Hybrid Racing team members talk about their work and upcoming competition.

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.

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.

Laura Freyman awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Freyman is studying Electrical Engineering and is a member of the Michigan Integrated Circuits Laboratory.

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!

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.

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.

Russell Willmot awarded IEEE Fellowship

Congratulations, Russell!

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.

AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest

Congratulations to the winning students!

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.

MEMStim takes first prize in the Michigan Business Challenge

MEMStim is committed to improving the standard of patient care in neurostimulation. Congratulations, Angelique!

Connor Field — Growing energy on a solar farm

“Energy will be the major concern in the United States for my generation,” Connor says. “Now is the time to research and invest in the technologies that will power our future.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sonal Verma receives Microsoft Scholarship

Verma’s work aims to marry low-power sensing with the mobile phone’s computation, communications, and display technologies.

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.

Jackie Vitaz receives Top Prize at USNC/URSI

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.

Two electrical engineers set up a global charity

“Our mission is to find volunteer opportunities at the places that people want to travel to, opportunities that won’t cost the traveler a lot of money.”

EECS Spinoffs recognized as Key Innovators in Business Competition

Congratulations to these winning companies. Go Blue!

Paving the way for ubiquitous computing

Until now, ubiquitous computing has been hampered by the size of necessary batteries—but Ambiq Micro is changing that, with their energy-efficient micro-controllers.

Students give a couple of the best among 3,000 Elevator Pitches

Congratulations to Keith Porter and Patrick Theisen!

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.

MRacing Team drives to 2nd overall finish in Formula Student Germany

Taking first place in acceleration and second place in endurance and autocross, this is one of the team’s best international finishes to date.

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.

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.

UM: Autonomy’s Team takes home 1st Prize

The Autonomous Surface Vehicle Competition is a student robotics competition in which teams race ASVs of their own design through an aquatic obstacle course.

Ambiq Micro: Taking a startup to the next level

“Imagine a microprocessor so tiny and long lasting that it can be implanted in the eye of a glaucoma sufferer to measure the progress of the disease.”

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.

Millimeter-scale, energy-harvesting sensor system developed

The system could enable new biomedical implants as well as home-, building- and bridge-monitoring devices.

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.

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.

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.

Brian Buss awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Buss’ research focusses on using control theory in order to control glucose levels in ICU patients.

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!

Mini generators make energy from random ambient vibrations

The energy-harvesting devices are highly efficient at providing renewable electrical power from arbitrary, non-periodic vibrations.

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.

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.

Best Paper Award in Automation Research

The award was given at the IEEE Conference on Automation and Engineering. Congratulations, Lindsay!

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.

Jacob Oberlin’s electronics savvy helps drive MRacing team to a strong finish in Germany

As one of the only non-mechanical engineers on the team, Oberlin was responsible for all of the electrical systems on the vehicle.

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.

Michael Thiel earns first place in SEMCAD X Student Research Award

Thiel’s detection method allows the analysis of human backscattering within a realistic building environment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Microsystems research for energy scavenging and power generation

The research has applications in health care, environmental monitoring, security, energy conservation and exploration, 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.

Eric Tkacyk receives Best Paper Award for research in biomedical optics

Tkaczyk hopes that his technique will be used to further the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Congratulations!