IEEE security conference features six accepted papers from CSE researchers
The projects impact voting systems, physical sensors, integrated circuit fabrication, and multiple microarchitectural side-channel vulnerabilities.
Class of 2020 ECE Memories
ECE graduating students reflect on their time at U-M and share their favorite memories, photos, and advice to incoming students.
2020 graduating class reflects on their Michigan memoriesDespite graduating in unusual circumstances, the class of 2020 have plenty to celebrate as they reflect on their college experiences.
CS student research and industry connections hit home – from homeThe Explore Computer Science Research poster presentation and industry panel is the culmination of student research during the year and a chance to bring the community together.
“Ultra low-power receivers for IoT applications” wins Outstanding Invited Paper
Prof. David Wentzloff’s paper examining the trends and techniques to achieve ultra-low power receivers was honored by the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
The legend of the Rick’s Dancer
ECE Master's student Sam June is The Dancing King at the popular Ann Arbor club.
Xueru Zhang awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Zhang is working to improve data security and address important ethical issues related to AI and discriminatory data sets.
Zhanni Wu awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Wu is working on advanced metasurfaces, which could help next-generation wireless communication, commercial and military radar systems, imaging, and antenna systems.
Nine CSE graduate students recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The nine students represent a broad range of research areas in the department.
Tianlin Wang recognized with Towner Prize and Distinguished Leadership Award
The College of Engineering honors ECE PhD candidate Tianlin Wang for his excellent research in remote sensing as well as his leadership and service to the community.
Optics Society wins Elaine Harden Award from College of Engineering
From outreach programs for local kids to events that bring the U-M Engineering community together, the Optics Society exemplifies leadership and service.
Autonomous vehicles can be fooled to ‘see’ nonexistent obstacles
Vehicles that perceive obstacles that aren’t really there could cause traffic accidents.
Andrew McCrabb recognized with Towner Prize
This award is presented to an outstanding graduate student in each degree program.
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.
Five papers by CSE researchers presented at NSDIThe teams designed systems for faster and more efficient distributed and large-scale computing.
Real-time monitor tracks the growing use of network filters for censorship
The team says their framework can scalably and semi-automatically monitor the use of filtering technologies for censorship at global scale.
Best paper award for optimizing wireless power transfer
Prof. Al-Thaddeus Avestruz and PhD student Xin Zan were honored at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition for their work improving the efficiency and reliability of wireless power transfer.
Emotion recognition has a privacy problem – here’s how to fix it
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to “unlearn” sensitive identifying data from audio used to train machine learning models.
Brian Raeker recognized as an outstanding GSI
ECE PhD student Brian Raeker was awarded a Towner Prize for Outstanding Engineering GSIs.
Generating realistic stock market data for deeper financial research
A team at Michigan proposed an approach to generating realistic and high-fidelity stock market data to enable broader study of financial markets.
CSE researchers present 9 papers at leading AI conferenceThe students and faculty submitted projects spanning several key application areas for AI.
Upgrading signal interfaces for better wearable devices
PhD student Hsiang-Wen Chen, who works to improve integrated circuits, was awarded the Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship.
Not enough voters detecting ballot errors and potential hacks, study finds
Researchers carried out the first study on voter behavior with electronic assistive devices, found 93% missed incorrect ballots.
Machine Learning takes over the EECS AtriumStudents in EECS 545: Machine Learning, taught by Prof. AL Hero, presented their final projects in a poster session sponsored by KLA.
Michigan team competes in Amazon challenge to make AI more engaging
The team of twelve students is one of ten worldwide working to give Amazon’s Alexa more human-like conversational skills.
Best Student Paper Award for work on faster network classification for machine learning
Comparing graphs the team’s tool is up to an order of magnitude faster than competitive baselines.
New student tool gets chips from lab to fab faster than ever
The open-source system cuts a key step in chip testing down from days or weeks to a couple hours, on average.
Wireless Communication Under the Sea
U-M researchers have created a new means of enabling reliable wireless underwater communication, which could aid military, environmental, and conservation purposes.
2019 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition highlights outstanding researchThe competition is the culmination of a process that narrows a field of entrants to a handful of finalists, each of whom gives a summary presentation on an area of their research.
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.
Year of vulnerability hunting uncovers potential attacks on Intel Chips, RAMAll three of these attacks put users’ privacy at risk, exploiting new routes to sensitive data.
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.
Charging AheadWireless 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.
“Mind reading” study looks inside coders’ brains
Using real-time fMRI readings, researchers linked spatial reasoning with CS problem solving.
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.
KLA opens new R&D office in Ann Arbor
The global capital equipment company is looking to harness the engineering talent at U-M and power a brighter future with tech.
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.
Three papers chosen as IEEE Micro Top Picks
Top Picks is an annual special edition of IEEE Micro magazine that acknowledges the 10-12 most significant research papers.
Students tour the world of Silicon Valley for ECE ExpeditionsFor the 6th ECE Expeditions trip, students toured seven Silicon Valley companies from small startups to large multi-national corporations, receiving facetime with U-M CEOs, executives, and founders.
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.
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 awarded NSF Fellowship for automating speech-based disease classification
Perez’s research focuses on analyzing speech patterns of patients with Huntington Disease.
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.
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.
Paper award for identifying speaker characteristics in text messages
The goal of the work was to identify seven things about who the subject was talking to just by analyzing text messages.
NDSEG Fellowship for overcoming Moore’s Law with innovative architecture
Eckert is working to expand the role of memory and give it a dual responsibility to both store and compute data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rackham Fellowship for enabling autonomous agents to learn continuously
“What I’m doing is trying to come up with ideas to let the agent continue learning different skills across its life.”
Facebook Fellowship for research on web privacy, security, and censorship
McDonald works to develop better privacy and security tools for marginalized communities
Student earns Microsoft Fellowship for research in a new computing paradigm
Kassa is developing a framework that will look at the computations of an application and decide in real time which components will best handle it
Hacking the perfect melody
Project Music brought together students from all backgrounds across the university to originate musically-inspired creations for the first Music Makeathon.
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.
Study reveals new data on region-specific website blocking practices
A team of researchers unearthed new data on geographic denial of access to web content in a new paper.
A secure future for US elections starts in the classroom
A new special topics course on election cybersecurity gives students an examination of the past, present, and future of US elections.
ECE Expeditions travels to GMStudents toured General Motors Tech Center in Warren, MI, for ECE Expeditions.
ECE students display their research at the 2018 Graduate Engineering Symposium
Students’ projects encompassed a wide variety of fields: revolutionizing energy systems, advancing technologies, and improving cybersecurity.
ECE Community takes a stand against bullying
Spirit Day activities look to make ECE and U-M a more compassionate, inclusive place.
Gaining a deeper understanding of how personal values are expressed in text
Researchers used hierarchical trees to provide a better idea of how concepts are represented and related in a collection of text.
Conducting an orchestra of sensor nodes
Keeping time in the Internet of Things with frequency scaling
Google award to introduce women to computer science research
Mihalcea and Wendlandt believe a key strategy to increasing the number of women in computing research is to introduce them to the research process early on.
Deciphering GPS satellites to see inside hurricanes
To dial in on exact wind speeds, researchers needed to reverse engineering the signals from satellites.
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.
Tool for structuring data creates efficiency for data scientists
Foofah is a tool that can help to minimize the effort and required background knowledge needed to clean up data.
Finding meaning in varied data
Jie Song devised a method to combine summarized datasets that group information by incompatible units.
Exploring the source of social stereotypes
Carvalho plans to pursue research at the intersection of reinforcement learning, machine learning, and computational cognitive science.
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.
Undocumented immigrants’ privacy at risk online, on phones
When it comes to their smartphones, immigrants struggle to apply instinctive caution, according to a study by a team of University of Michigan researchers.
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.
Connected cars can lie, posing a new threat to smart cities
The day when cars can talk to each other – and to traffic lights, stop signs, guardrails and even pavement markings – is rapidly approaching.
Paper award for training computer vision systems more accurately
PhD student Jean Young Song offers an improved solution to the problem of image segmentation.
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.
Reflections on Telle Whitney Dow Lecture
We want all people, everywhere, to be at the table creating the technologies that will change our lives.
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
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.
Improving communication between humans and robots in 20 noisy questions
Hero and his team may have discovered a better way to facilitate communication using a twist on the classic game of 20 Questions.
Michigan researchers discover vulnerabilities in next-generation connected vehicle technology
The vulnerability allows an attacker to manipulate a new intelligent traffic control algorithm and cause severe traffic jams.
CSE PhD student Matt Bernhard on the Facebook data breach
In this video, CSE PhD Student Matt Bernhard weighs in on the matter Facebook data harvesting, such as that done by Cambridge Analytica.
Michigan researchers awarded 2018 Applied Networking Research Prize for their work on speeding up the mobile web
The researchers, including Prof. Harsha Madhyastha and CSE graduate students Vaspol Ruamviboonsuk and Muhammed Uluyol, received prize for their paper, “Vroom: Accelerating the Mobile Web with Server-Aided Dependency Resolution.”
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.
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.
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.
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?
Using University of Michigan buildings as batteries
How a building’s thermal energy can help the power grid accommodate more renewable energy sources.
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.
Latest two-legged walking robot arrives at Michigan
Built to handle falls, and with two extra motors in each leg, the new robot will help U-M roboticists take independent robotic walking to a whole new level.
Accelerating the mobile web
New Vroom software could double its speed.
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.
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.
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.
Smartphone security hole
‘Open port’ backdoors are common.
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
EE sophomore takes on W8UM Amateur Radio Club leadership
Kit Ng becomes president of one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in the US
Open ports act as security wormholes into mobile devices
Researchers have for the first time characterized a widespread vulnerability in the software that runs on mobile devices.
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.
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.
ECE Graduate Student Nathan Sawicki recognized for outstanding teaching
Sawicki was one of 4 students in the College of Engineering selected to receive a 2017 Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors.
Gopal Nataraj receives U-M Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support high-impact research in medical imaging
Award for outstanding doctoral candidates near the end of their study.
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.
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.
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
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.
2016 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Outstanding ResearchFour finalists presented on an area of their research.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers David Adrian and Alex Halderman receive Pwnie Award for work on DROWN attack
DROWN allows attackers to break encryption used to protect HTTPS websites and read or steal sensitive communications.
Tracking and mitigating tail latency in data centers
High tail latency has been identified as one of the key challenges facing modern data center design.
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).
Two papers by Michigan researchers chosen as IEEE Micro Top Picks
The two papers from Michigan introduced the Sirius personal digital assistant and the MBus bus for modular microcomputing systems.
CSE alumnus Hsin-Hao Su selected for Principles of Distributed Computing Dissertation Award
Hsin-Hao’s thesis provides efficient algorithms for fundamental graph problems that arise in networks.
Michigan and Verisign researchers demonstrate new man-in-the-middle WPAD query attack
New security ramifications exist when laptops and smartphones configured for enterprise systems are used outside the enterprise in the realm of the wider web.
Fighting cyber crime with data analytics
QuadMetrics offers a pair of services to help companies both assess the effectiveness of their security and decide the best way to allocate (or increase) their security budget.
Nan Jiang receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
The award is to support his research in reinforcement learning.
Student team works to improve care for premature infants
The device resembles a swaddling hammock and features a heating pad charged by thermoelectrics, allowing users to light candles beneath the cells to generate power.
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.
Hacking into homes: Security flaws found in SmartThings connected home system
New vulnerabilities form when hardware like electronic locks, thermostats, ovens, sprinklers, lights and motion sensors are networked and set up to be controlled remotely.
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.
Audrow Nash earns NSF Fellowship for unmanned aerial vehicle research
Audrow's research focuses on using coordinated groups of UAVs to continuously and autonomously survey biogas emissions in landfills.
CSE graduate student Vidal Borromeo recognized with CoE Towner Prize
Vidal is currently the GSI for EECS 381: Object Oriented and Advanced Programming.
Ryan Marcotte selected for NSF and NDSEG Graduate Research Fellowships
Ryan works with Prof. Edwin Olson in the APRIL Lab, where his research is in the area of multi-agent search algorithms for both known and unexplored environments.
Yu-Wei Chao selected for Google PhD Fellowship
Yu-Wei is a third year PhD student whose research focuses on computer vision and machine learning.
Doowon Lee receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to improve the reliability of computer systems
His research addresses the problem of diminishing reliability in future computer systems.
Xiang Yin earns Pre-Doc Fellowship for research in cyber-physical systems
Xiang’s research focuses on developing new methods to synthesize different control and sensing strategies in a discrete-event system.
Amr Ibrahim earns Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for research in high millimeter wave radar systems
Amr is investigating both the unique advantages and the performance limitations of radar systems operating at 240 GHz in typical outdoor environments.
Avish Kosari selected as Barbour Scholar for Research in low-power devices for the Internet of Things
Avish conducts research on ultra-low power and battery-less integrated circuits.
MBus is the missing interconnect for millimeter-scale systems
The M3 is a fully autonomous computing system that acts as a smart sensing system.
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.
Secure your website now: Let's Encrypt enters Public Beta
Let's Encrypt allows anyone to request a free website security certificate without needing an invitation.
Censys enables fast searching of actionable internet data
The software enables users to ask questions about the hosts and networks that compose the Internet and get an immediate reply.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prize winning class team project for improved image processing
The project entails investigating a recent paper and both reproducing and extending the research.
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.
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.
Dave Neuhoff receives Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
Dave Neuhoff is an internationally recognized expert in information theory, source coding and image processing.
2015 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors
We thank these individuals for their commitment to excellence in teaching our students!
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.
HEV fuel economy meets drivability in Outstanding Control Systems Paper
The research aimed to find a happy medium between fuel economy and drivability in hybrid electric vehicles.
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.
Yelin Kim wins Best Student Paper Award at ACM Multimedia 2014 for research in facial emotion recognition
She computationally measures, represents, and analyzes human behavior data to illuminate fundamental human behavior and emotion perception, and develop natural human-machine interfaces.
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.
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.
Sneak attack through smartphone shared memory
A weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS operating systems could be used to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users, research at the University of Michigan has shown.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Keravnos Energy wants to make fast electric vehicle charging economical
The idea behind Keravnos Energy is for there to be an energy transfer between three entities: the building, a large stationary battery, and the car.
Muhammad Faisal wins business competition with technology critical to the Internet of Things
Movellus Circuits’ product is a patent-pending clock generator technology that is smaller, cheaper, and faster than existing solutions.
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.
Gopal Nataraj earns Best Paper Award for improving MRI
Nataraj is using big data techniques to transform the field of medical imaging
Gopal Nataraj receives ISA Fellowship to support research that will improve MRIs
Nataraj’s research aims to generate higher-quality and faster MRI images, resulting in improved diagnostics of neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.
Students rewarded for their circuit designs in EECS 413
The course, Monolithic Amplifier Circuits, has a tradition of offering prizes for the top final projects designed by the students.
Zhaoshi Meng receives Best Paper Award at CAMSAP 2013
This work will provide a way to efficiently reveal relationships between even distant entities in a network.
Avish Kosari receives Rackham International Student Fellowship
Avish is currently conducting research on ultra-low power radio technology and designing a low-power RF power amplifier.
Byeongseop Song receives Rackham International Student Fellowship
The Fellowship will help Song to continue his studies in the area of optoelectronics.
Pin-Yu Chen receives Rackham Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship
Chen’s work can be used in community detection in social networks, network vulnerability assessment in communication systems, and more.
Mridul Mishra receives Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowship
Mishra has strengthened his understanding of wireless communications through coursework and independent research.
Kyu Hyun Kim receives Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Award at Frontiers in Optics Meeting
Mr. Kim was the first to demonstrate that both light and vibration could be used simultaneously in sensing.
Research that will lead to sharper photos earns best paper award
The method they developed compares favorably with the best of current techniques, while being faster and easier.
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.
Cheng Zhang awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship
Zhang is working on building structural color filters and is also designing ultrahigh Q optical microring resonators.
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.
CSE grad students win best student paper at OSDI 12 symposiumTheir paper addresses the challenge of troubleshooting the performance of production software.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Duncan Steel Honored with Graduate Student Mentor AwardSteel is honored for his efforts as advisor, teacher, advocate, sponsor, and role model to doctoral students.
Enertia and ABC take 1st and 2nd prizes in the clean energy prize business plan competition
The competition was established by DTE Energy and the University of Michigan to encourage entrepreneurship and the development of clean-energy technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prof. Demos Teneketzis receives 2007 Graduate Student Mentoring Award
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!