Alum Paul Debevec's Emmy for creating movie magicDebevec’s groundbreaking imaging work revolutionized the film and television industry, helping create the special effects seen in Spider-Man 2, Avatar, The Hobbit, Blade Runner 2049, Gravity, The Mandalorian, and many more.
U-M origins of legendary gaming mystery revealedA look into the history of famed video game engine MUGEN and its University of Michigan beginnings.
Congrats to CSE alums who have accepted faculty positionsCongrats to these new faculty!
CSE alum Xinyu Zhang selected as recipient of ACM SIGMOBILE RockStar AwardThe award recognizes Zhang’s outstanding contributions to the mobile computing field.
CSE alum and computer architecture innovator Kunle Olukotun chosen for top recognition by ACM/IEEEHe is recognized for his contributions and leadership in the development of parallel systems, especially multicore and multithreaded processors.
CSE announces updated National Advisory BoardNew and continuing board members have been tapped to advise CSE on current academic and societal issues related to computing.
CSE alum Jennifer Rexford named provost at Princeton UniversityRexford oversaw record growth and diversity initiatives as chair of the Princeton CS department.
Alumni profile: A conversation with Rich UhligA Michigan engineer, Intel VP, and research lab director, Rich Uhlig is CSE’s Alumni Merit Award Winner for 2022.
Alum Paul Debevec honored with Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award for inventing a new kind of movie magicDebevec’s groundbreaking imaging work revolutionized the film and television industry, helping create the special effects seen in Spider-Man 2, Avatar, The Hobbit, Blade Runner 2049, Gravity, The Mandalorian, and many more.
CSE alum Akshitha Sriraman's dissertation receives second ACM SIG recognitionSriraman's dissertation has won two major ACM SIG awards, from ACM SIGOPS and SIGARCH, as well as two additional prizes from U-M.
$100,000 gift endows teaching faculty support fund inspired by David Chesney's socially conscious initiativesThe gift from the Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust will provide teaching faculty with discretionary funding to enhance CSE's educational mission.
CSE alum Akshitha Sriraman's dissertation recognized by SIGARCH/TCCASriraman was recognized for contributions enhancing the efficiency and scalability of hardware and software architecture for hyperscale datacenter systems.
Arch W. Naylor: In Memoriam (1929 - 2022)Arch Naylor helped introduce the developing field of information and control engineering at Michigan.
CSE alum Akshitha Sriraman receives ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation AwardSriraman's dissertation explores how to bridge computer architecture and software systems to tackle new challenges posed by massive web services.
Alum Murali Annavaram elected IEEE fellow for contributions to heterogeneous architectures for energy-efficient computing systemsProf. Annavaram was named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2021, “for contributions to heterogeneous architectures for energy-efficient computing systems.”
Gift from Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust supports construction of new building, lecturers in CSEIn recognition of this gift, the maker’s space on the first floor of the new building will be named the Richard Orenstein and Daniel Offutt Maker’s Laboratory.
Alumnus Peter Wurman named IEEE FellowWurman is best known for his work as a technical co-founder of Kiva Systems
Akshitha Sriraman awarded David J. Kuck Dissertation Prize for work on hyperscale web servicesHer dissertation explores how to bridge computer architecture and software systems to tackle new challenges posed by massive web services.
Alumnus Nam Sung Kim named endowed chair at UIUCKim is a 2004 alumnus of the CSE PhD program at Michigan.
Deltek’s Senior Director Shirin Mangold found her passion and her voice through Michigan Engineering’s Co-op programThe Engineering Cooperative Education Program introduced Mangold (CE 1993) to life as a working engineer and inspired her to pursue a career in software engineering.
Qi Zhang selected as first recipient of David J. Kuck Dissertation Prize
His work is in the area of coordinating systems of autonomous agents that operate in uncertain, dynamic environments.
Alumni profile: A conversation with Douglas Densmore
Densmore works at the pioneering intersection of biology and electronic design automation to develop next-generation technologies.
Alumni profile: A conversation with Robert Scott
A Michigan engineer and a corporate leader, Robert Scott is a team builder, a mentor to many, and champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Lawser family scholarship supports EECS wolverines
John and Sarah Lawser created the fund to give back to U-M by empowering the next generation of EECS engineers.
SambaNova, founded by alumnus Kunle Olukotun, emerges from stealth mode with AI-accelerated HPC system
Co-founded by alumnus Kunle Olukotun, the company has announced product and system-as-a-service solutions for AI-intensive applications.
Josh Meyer has built the software that your kids and teachers need
From his days as an online poker playing undergrad to his current role as a technology developer, Josh has discovered a passion – and built a platform – for online learning.
Alumnus Yi-Jun Chang Wins PODC Dissertation Award
His work is in complexity theory of distributed computing.
In memoriam: Frances Allen, the first woman to receive the Turing Award and U-M alumna
Frances Allen spent her career advancing the field of computing and inspired generations of technologists.
Gift from Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust endows CSE chair and funds targeted activities
The gift will be extremely valuable as CSE continues to progress as a computer science powerhouse.
The Renaissance of the American City
Improving the lives of others has remained a consistent, fundamental value across the entirety of Dr. Wardell’s career.
Gift from EECS alumnus David J. Kuck establishes CSE Dissertation Prize
Kuck’s impacts in the area of parallel computing are an inspiration to all of us, and this award will carry real significance for its recipients.
Alumnus Peter Wurman inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame
Wurman and his cofounders were recognized for their invention of the Kiva system, a revolutionary warehouse order fulfillment system that uses mobile robots and control software to bring inventory shelves to workers.
Alumnus William Sanders appointed Dean of Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering
Sanders has spent the past 25 years of his career at the University of Illinois, working on secure and dependable computing and security for critical infrastructures.
Five EECS faculty and alumni recognized for business success
Nominees were selected based on their career accomplishments, impact in their field, and contributions to their community.
Alum named director at major collaborative theory center
Pennock’s research is focused on designing intelligent markets to crowdsource forecasts and improve decision making.
CSE alum Qi Alfred Chen selected for ProQuest Dissertation Award
Chen’s dissertation research was dedicated to developing proactive defense approaches to the new security challenges of a hyper-connected world.
Art Meets Science: Tom Conrad’s Journey from Apple to Pandora to Snapchat
Conrad discussed his lifelong career in software and how he was drawn to the field for its creativity as much as its technical side.
Computing visionary honored by Michigan Engineering
The highest accolade from the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board goes to a thought leader with a track record of predicting the industry’s future.
7,500 miles of riding, wrenching and coding.
Yongjoo Park is runner-up for Jim Gray dissertation award
The annual SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes excellent research by doctoral candidates in the database field.
Zuckerberg Capitol Hill testimony: Engineering experts offer comments
U-M profs weigh new business model, European-style regulation
CSE alum startup SambaNova collects $56m in funding for AI chip research
SambaNova’s approach, stemming from work by Olukotun and co-founder Christopher Ré at Stanford University, seeks to create a new platform from scratch that is optimized specifically for AI operations.
CSE alum earns IEEE award for pioneering work in CPU design
Olukotun is often called “the father of multi-core processors” for his early contributions to this now commonplace technology.
Alumnus Garlin Gilchrist II serves as inaugural director of U-M Center for Social Media Responsibility
To address the growing concern of fake news, U-M has formed the School of Information Center for Social Media Responsibility, and hired EECS alumnus Garlin Gilchrist II.
Alumnus Rob Rutenbar receives Phil Kaufman Award for distinguished contributions to electronic system design
Dr. Rutenbar (MSE, PhD CICE 1979, 1984), senior vice chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh, was honored in a February 8th ceremony at the Glasshouse in San Jose, CA.
Computing and data wide across the curriculum
Rob Rutenbar points out that people need a systematic middle way to take CS “wide” into diverse disciplines.
CS alumnae Tara Safavi chosen for Google Women Techmakers scholarship
Tara graduated in April 2017 with Highest Distinction and High Honors in computer science, and will return this fall to pursue a PhD in CSE under the advisement of Prof. Danai Koutra.
Eric Vander Weele: Building Bloomberg LP
Since graduating from U-M, Eric N. Vander Weele has helped grow Bloomberg’s technology division and increased efficiency and production for employees and clients.
Shawn Cooper: Changing the game
Shawn Cooper is using computer science to change the way we coach.
CSE alumnus Jim Boerkoel awarded NSF CAREER Grant for research into autonomous systems
Boerkoel’s research will improve robustness and reliability in applications such as autonomous driving, automated warehousing, and personal robots.
For Black History Month, CSE Spotlights Faculty and Alumni in AcademiaIn this article, we profile three CSE faculty and three of our alumni.
Mount and Wu Scholarship Rewards ExtracurricularsThis new fund will provide need-based support for in-state, undergraduate students with a preference for those engaged in College of Engineering extracurricular activities.
Alumnus Tim Howes chosen for Arbor Networks PhD Research Impact Lecture and Award
Dr. Howes’ doctoral research focused on Internet directory services, and he co-invented LDAP, the Internet directory protocol, while a graduate student at U-M.
Nancy Benovich Gilby chosen as Woman of the Year by Michigan Council of Women in Technology
Benovich Gilby, an entrepreneur with 10 successful high-tech startups to her credit, was nominated by students and local entrepreneurs whom she has coached, mentored, advised and taught.
D’Souza scholarship supports CSE undergrads
The scholarship will provide need-based support to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
‘The most interesting tech IPO of the year’ was founded by alums
A Q&A with the Michigan Engineering alumni who founded Twilio, a “unicorn” in the tech industry.
New undergraduate program in data science grows rapidly, graduates first student
The first engineering student to graduate with a degree in data science was Ryan Schrader.
CSE alumna Adriane Chapman recognized with Test of Time Award from ACM SIGMOD
The SIGMOD Test of Time Award recognizes the best paper from the SIGMOD proceedings 10 years prior.
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.
New Wurman computer science fundPeter (MSE ’88, MS ’96, PhD ’99) and Nancy Wurman of Acton, Massachusetts, recently endowed the Wurman Family Computer Science Fellowship Student Fund.
CSE Alumna Arzucan Ozgur receives Science Academy Young Scientist Award
Her research interests include text mining, natural language processing, and bioinformatics.
Machine learning proves useful for analyzing NBA ball screen defense
The team used machine learning to extract information from NBA sports data for automatically recognizing common defense strategies to ball screens.
Lees Make Gift to Empower CSE Student Activities
Dr. Peter Lee (BS MS PhD CCS ’82, ’82, ’87) and Susan Lee have made a $25,000 discretionary gift
Nadkarni gift invests in student entrepreneursIts purpose is to support student teams in junior/senior-level project-oriented courses in CSE in which students develop software and hardware prototypes, many of which have commercial potential.
Alumnus Nam Sung Kim Elected IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Circuits and Architectures for Power-Efficient Microprocessors
Kim (PhD CSE ‘04) is an associate professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Garlin Gilchrist II: Innovation for the People
Garlin Gilchrist II set out on a lifelong mission to bring engineering solutions to communities in need.
Four EECS companies make Crain’s list of most innovative companies, and one tops the list
This annual ranking of innovative companies in SE Michigan is based on the quality of patents received during the past year.
Health and Fitness Company Founded by CS Alum Gets Acquired by Practo
Entrepreneur Dhruv Gupta bui;d his web and mobile based weight management program that provides customized diet plans and exercises in 2011.
Eric M. Aupperle (1935 – 2015): An internet pioneer leaves a remarkable legacy
Mr. Aupperle was a true Michigan man, devoting his career to the University and to the state of Michigan in his role as director and later president of Merit Network.
Shift Collaborative: Providing Creative Space and Community for Tech Students with Business on the Brain
Funded by an alum, there's a place on campus for those who live to hack.
Advancing Computation: 4th U-M Alum Wins Turing Award
The Turing Award honors the computer scientists and engineers who created the systems and underlying theoretical foundations that have propelled the information technology industry.
Irma Wyman: Computer pioneer and advocate for women in engineering
Her experiences led her to establish the Irma M. Wyman Scholarship at the University’s Center for the Education of Women.
End of the Road for the Von Neumann Architecture? Not Yet.
So went the vote held in the debating chamber of the University of Cambridge Union.
Mourning the loss of an innovator
J. Robert Beyster, a namesake of the Bob and Betty Beyster Building and funder of Michigan Engineering’s largest fellowship program, has died. He was 90 years old.
EECS alums are flying high with drone startup Skyspecs
SkySpecs is currently in the process of launching their first product, the Guardian, which will help prevent collisions.
Smita Krishnaswamy's Research Paper Published in Science Magazine
The paper focuses on computational methods to analyze single cell data in order to obtain a better understanding of how cells process signals.
Stephen Plaza's research paper published in Nature Scientific Journal
Plaza’s paper provides key insights into neuronal computations.
UM Computer Science Alumni Create Cribspot.com
The startup helps college students find suitable places to live, while also helping landlords manage their properties.
Alumni explore lots of EECS-related engineering with their kids
Three hundred and eighty alumni and children stretched across North Campus, dabbling in drones and bones, rockets and radioactives.
CSE Alum Dongyoon Lee Selected for ProQuest Dissertation Award
Héctor J. García Selected for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
Nancy Benovich: Entrepreneur x 10
Nancy visits campus regularly as a speaker and is currently the mentor for a Michigan I-Corps innovation team.
Larry D. Leinweber gives $2.4 million to fund students in computer science
Michigan @ ISSCC 2013: Alumni and Friends Mixer
“Many of these people have known each other for years; it’s a great time to catch up.”
Azarias Reda: Founder of Meritful.com
Azarias Reda spent his childhood shooting off rockets made of bamboo and firecrackers. Now he’s launching a new online social networking platform for high school students.
CSE Alum co-founds goal-tracking company Beeminder
Founded by CS Alums, DeepField Grows in Ann Arbor
CSE Alum and Entrepreneur Azarias Reda Delivers Best Pitch at SXSW
Duo security introduces hardware-level security, grows more than 400%
Kyla McMullen, first African American woman to graduate from Michigan with a CSE PhD
Duo of CSE Alums Form and Grow Security Company in Ann Arbor
Serial entrepreneur Dug Song (CS BS 1997) and recent alum Jon Oberheide (CSE PhD 2011) founded security firm Duo Security in early 2010 and have rapidly grown their company to serve over 500 customers in 40+ countries around the world.