Web app, dashboard from U-M to inform Michiganders’ return to work
The web tools will help state officials identify potential hotspots as they reopen Michigan to business.
Instructors mail robot parts, develop video project amid sudden online semester
EECS 373 course instructors quickly pulled together an alternative final project that had students building robots at home.
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.
Wallenberg Fellow plans to head back to Greenland
“Greenland appealed to me, and my project specifically, to help me understand the process of truly living off the land.”
Scholar Stories: Gerdov Overcomes Adversity, Injury to Pave Way at MichiganMGoBlue.com profiles EE undergrad Alan Gerdov, who competes on the University of Michigan Men's Gymnastics team. Gerdov speaks about his road from the Ukraine to the U.S. and how COVID-19 has impacted his life.
Undergraduate research on speeding up data centers earns ACM first prize
The student’s project targets critical moments where the next instruction in a program is only available in a slower type of memory.
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.
Members of CSE earn four MLK Spirit Awards
For “exemplifying the leadership and vision of Dr. King,” four CSE students and faculty were honored as part of U-M’s annual MLK symposium.
ECE students, staff, honored with MLK Spirit Awards
For “exemplifying the leadership and vision of Dr. King,” three members of ECE were honored as part of U-M’s annual MLK symposium.
CRA recognizes three outstanding undergraduate researchers
The three students were given Honorable Mentions for their interdisciplinary projects.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers makes connections, builds relationships at annual convention
At the largest convention for Hispanic STEM students and professionals, U-M students attended career panels and workshops while networking with a variety of big-name companies.
Scholar Stories: Men's Swimmer Cope Sets Lofty Goals in Pool, ClassroomMGoBlue.com highlights Electrical Engineering undergrad, Tommy Cope, including his record-setting swimming career at Michigan and his path from the heart of the Buckeye State to Ann Arbor.
Institution partnerships offer best of both worlds
ECE helped host faculty from Morehouse College and Prairie View A&M University to explore cross-collaboration opportunities, which allow students and faculty to experience the cultures of both Historically Black Colleges & Universities and U-M.
Enabling large-scale testing of cancer drugs with machine learning
Prof. Euisik Yoon and his team developed a new machine learning tool that enables large-scale testing of cancer drug effectiveness with microfluidics.
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.
Beyond Moore’s Law: taking transistor arrays into the third dimension
Thin film transistors stacked on top of a state-of-the-art silicon chip could help shrink electronics while improving performance.
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.
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.
“Mind reading” study looks inside coders’ brains
Using real-time fMRI readings, researchers linked spatial reasoning with CS problem solving.
Prof. Winick retires, leaving a legacy that empowers students to seek life and learning outside of the lab
For the past 31 years, Prof. Winick has helped define undergraduate courses and curriculum both at U-M and abroad while inspiring all to engineer their future by understanding the past.
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.
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.
Michigan takes first place at Exoskeleton Competition
The STARX suit helps first-responders bear greater weights and spend less energy.
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.
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.
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.
Computer Games course continues growth, experimentation
EECS 494’s final group project requires the students to cover all phases of game development.
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.
Undergrad Michelle Gehner engineers better ways to explore new worlds
Gehner’s academic career includes advancing power electronics and crafting new extraterrestrial vehicles for MRover. She received the IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship for her promising future in power and energy.
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.
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
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 Community takes a stand against bullying
Spirit Day activities look to make ECE and U-M a more compassionate, inclusive place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arthur Shi: Blogging about CS
Undergraduate student Arthur Shi communicates the highs and lows of CS via the blogging platform Medium.
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.
Students Visit Detroit Companies with ECE Expeditions
Students get a glimpse into careers in electrical and computer engineering
Meet some ECE Solar Car Team members
Meet 3 members of the solar car team: a battery engineer and two race micro systems engineers
Historic satellite launch brings U-M history to space
Planning to launch mid-2018, an exciting team of Michigan students is designing a space-based time capsule.
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.
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 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.
EE sophomore takes on W8UM Amateur Radio Club leadership
Kit Ng becomes president of one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in the US
2016-17 Undergraduate Student Awards
Awards covered academic achievement, research, service, and entrepreneurship
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.
Expeditions: Bay Area
EE student Leonard Kapiloff earns PES scholarship to support studies in secure, sustainable grid
This $2000 scholarship recognizes outstanding students committed to exploring the power and energy field. Leonard wants to work in the energy industry towards a more sustainable and secure electric grid.
Popular intro CS course continues to grow; Over 870 students present final projects at showcase
EECS 183 is designed to teach undeclared students and non-CS majors the fundamentals of algorithmic thinking and programming.
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.
Student Arun Nagpal develops new ENG 100 section to spotlight space science
UM-SEDS co-President Arun Nagpal develops ENG 100 section to expose freshman to space science and atmospheric sensing.
Expeditions: Ann Arbor
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.
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.
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.
Summer Bootcamp prepares undergraduates for work with big data
The Big Data Summer Bootcamp is a six-week interdisciplinary training and research program at the University of Michigan.
MHybrid races on
MHybrid team members took away memorable experiences and have turned a positive eye toward the future – with graduates anticipating new careers.
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.
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.
EECS 183 Showcase highlights another round of final projects
EECS 183 is the introductory CS class for LSA students, and it has been designed to broaden participation in the discipline.
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.
Clark Zhang earns NSF Fellowship for data processing in MEMS networks
Clark proposed framing the issue of collecting data from a network of different sensors as an optimization problem, making a solution easier to formulate for different systems.
Joshua Adkins Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Adkins plans to continue his graduate studies in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California Berkeley.
2015-16 Undergraduate Student Awards
Students, parents, and faculty gathered to celebrate the achievements of EECS students who earned a special award for academic achievement, research, service, or entrepreneurial activities.
ArborHacks formed to increase access to and participation in computer science
The group will hold a once-a-year hackathon for local high school students in addition to other events.
Hackers tackle assistive technology
Dr. David Chesney and others hosted a hackathon that focused on projects for the greater good.
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.
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.
Alum startup Jetivity aims to bring people together around shared interests with a free platform for posting activities.
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.
Building better RoboBoats: UM::Autonomy takes third at international competition
For this year’s competition, UM::Autonomy performed a complete hull redesign, motivated by instability in their previous designs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cameron Polack and BLUElab India – engineering winners
Cameron is intent on using her major to benefit others as directly as possible.
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.
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.
Isabel Martin receives CoE Distinguished Leadership Award
Isabel envisions a future working in the aerospace industry.
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.
IEEE recognized as Best Student Branch in SE Michigan
“IEEE opens up many doors for students – professionally and socially.”
Welcome new students!
Congratulations and welcome to our new class of students!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sung Ho Park receives 2011 IEEE MTT-S Scholarship
Sung Ho plans to design photoconductive antenna arrays with optimal radiation efficiency and broadband operation.
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.
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.
Students give a couple of the best among 3,000 Elevator Pitches
Congratulations to Keith Porter and Patrick Theisen!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carl Pfeiffer receives 2009 IEEE MTTS Undergraduate/Pre-Graduate Scholarship
The scholarship is designed to encourage future leaders and key technical contributors.