Honors and Awards
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.
H.V. Jagadish recognized with Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
Prof Jagadish is an internationally recognized expert in the field of very large databases.
Valeria Bertacco appointed vice provost for engaged learning
Bertacco will advocate for and support university initiatives that create opportunities for action-based and engaged student learning.
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.
DARPA Award for more responsive AI that combines human and machine
The goal of Lasecki’s proposal is to create methods for making AI systems more robust and flexible.
Jenna Wiens Named New Precision Health Co-Director
Wiens is transitioning to Co-Director from a successful role as a Co-Lead for Precision Health’s Data Analytics & IT Workgroup, which expanded access to data and research tools across the university.
Paper recognized for lasting contributions to AI decision making
Baveja’s paper tackled the difficult problem of giving artificial intelligence a way to understand and represent knowledge collected over time.
PET Award for making privacy policies easier to read
The research generated a chatbot to help users sift through important details in privacy policies.
Best paper award for analysis of a decade of malware reports
The research suggests that common blacklist-based prevention systems are ineffective.
25-year paper award for power-saving approach to high-performance computing
Mudge’s paper examined the power-saving needs of high-performance computing.
Michigan takes first place at Exoskeleton Competition
The STARX suit helps first-responders bear greater weights and spend less energy.
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.
Research responsible for establishing field of medical device security recognized by IEEE
Defibrillator security paper receives Test of Time Award from IEEE Security & Privacy
CAREER Award for deeper insights into interconnected data: from neurons to web searches
Danai Koutra earned the award for her proposal to innovate the way we use networks to understand the world and speed up our technology.
Chad Jenkins named new council member for CRA Computing Community Consortium
Jenkins has been appointed as one of seven new members on the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council, which is affiliated with the Computing Research Association (CRA). His term begins July 1.
Guzdial receives SIGCSE outstanding educator award
Guzdial is a leading expert in the field of computing education, and was one of its earliest researchers.
Bertacco recognized for efforts to bolster diversity
Bertacco is a key leader in efforts to improve the representation of women in computer science and develop more extensive cross-cultural connections within the department.
Prof. J. Alex Halderman named a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow
Halderman will work to further educate lawmakers, future cybersecurity experts, and the public about how to ensure that election results can relied upon and verified
Chowdhury wins NSF CAREER award for making memory cheaper, more efficient in big data centers
Chowdhury connects all unused memory in a data cluster and treats it as a single unit.
Automated software repair paper recognized for 10 years of influence
Ten years ago, Prof. Westley Weimer set out to shave off time and expenditure sunk into patch fixes.
Outstanding commitment to undergraduate mentorship
“Thanks to his tireless support and unparalleled patience, I am now equipped with a fundamental research skill set.”
Sloan Fellowship for overcoming Moore’s Law in health and AI
To meet computing demand in a post Moore’s Law future, Das develops new architectures that improve performance by orders of magnitude.
2019 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these recipients of the EECS Outstanding Achievement Award
Landmark microprocessor reliability paper recognized for enduring impact
Published in 1999, Todd Austin’s paper turned out to be a major contribution to the field, cited over 870 times
Making a difference for women in academia
Mihalcea has dedicated substantial effort to developing programs aimed at introducing women to the world of computing
College award recognizes a career dedicated to service
Kevin Compton has been committed to service in his work that has enhanced the student experience
College award for excellence in education
Bill Arthur was recognized for demonstrating sustained excellence in instruction and guidance.
Jagadish appointed director of Michigan Institute for Data Science
Jagadish will help lead MIDAS into its next stage and further expand data science efforts across disciplines.
Recognizing a lifetime of achievement in cognitive systems
Laird has been an energetic contributor to AI and cognitive science for over 30 years
Collegiate Lecturership recognizes commitment to innovative teaching
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to education, Dr. David Chesney has been named a 2018-2019 Toby Teorey Collegiate Lecturer.
Dreslinski named Wellman Professor for outstanding research in energy efficient processors
Dreslinski is working with a $9.5million DARPA grant to overcome the limitations of Moore’s Law
Toyota funds professorship in AI at U-Michigan
The new $2.5 million endowment to support a professorship is the second U-M sponsorship from Toyota
David Chesney to receive 2018 James T. Neubacher Award
“His course really opened my eyes to the difficulties that some people have when using a universally designed product.”
Computing pioneer to receive honorary U-M doctorate
Lynn Conway is a leader in the microchip design revolution that made cell phones and laptops possible, and an internationally-recognized advocate for transgender rights.
Todd Austin recognized for outstanding achievements
Austin is a recognized leader in the area of computer architecture research.
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.
A champion for women in computer science
“We are trying to change the stereotypes.”
Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award for smart conversation tools
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.
Cafarella Receives VLDB Test of Time Award for Structured Web Data Search
This award is given to the VLDB paper published ten years earlier that has had the most influence since its publication.
Reetuparna Das earns Borg Early Career Award
Das is passionate about promoting diversity and mentoring women in computer science.
Mike Stander honored with CoE Staff Excellence Award
Stander has given 33 years of exceptional service to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as a Hardware and Electronics Technician
Andrew DeOrio Voted HKN Professor of the Year for CSE
The Professor of the Year Award is voted on by all undergraduate and graduate students of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Three CSE faculty selected for Google Faculty Research Awards
Profs. Jia Deng, Roya Ensafi, and Manos Kapritsos have been selected to receive Google Faculty Research Awards.
Igor Markov named a top Quora writer for fifth year in a row
He has answered over 3800 questions on the Q&A site, with over 41 million views.
Jia Deng selected for Sloan Research Fellowship
Prof. Deng was selected for his work in computer vision and machine learning.
Prof. Chad Jenkins Receives CoE Trudy Huebner Service Excellence Award
The award recognizes his significant and consequential contributions in service to the academy and his professional communities.
2018 EECS Outstanding Achievement awards
Congratulations to these recipients of the EECS Outstanding Achievement Award
Jenna Wiens named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professor
This professorship is awarded to junior faculty members in CSE in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching and research.
Kevin Fu Elected IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Embedded and Medical Device Security
Prof. Fu was named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2018, “for contributions to embedded and medical device security.”
Two faculty named AAAS fellows
Professors H. V. Jagadish and Christopher Poulsen are honored for advancing socially impactful research.
Chris Peikert Receives TCC Test of Time Award for work in lattice cryptography
Prof. Peikert and his co-author received the award at the Fifteenth Theory of Cryptography Conference for their paper on efficient collision-resistant hashing on cyclic lattices.
Reetuparna Das inducted into the MICRO Hall of Fame
This honor recognizes outstanding researchers with eight or more papers at the International Symposium on Microarchitecture.
Kevin Fu recognized with Regents’ Award for Distinguished Public Service
Kevin Fu has been recognized for informing policy makers and Congress about issues in computer security.
Mark Ackerman receives European CSCW Lifetime Achievement award
Prof. Ackerman recognized quite early how social context could harness computing technologies for the development of systems in expertise finding and sharing, as well as in collaborative information access.
Precision health pioneer named to MIT Technology Review innovator list
The national magazine recognized Jenna Wiens as one of 2017’s 35 Innovators Under 35.
ACM to publish leading journal of human-robot interaction; Chad Jenkins serves as editor-in-chief
Jenkins hopes to cultivate new and leading-edge ideas in both robotics and the human-centered sciences.
Mary Lou Dorf named U-M Collegiate Lecturer
Dr. Dorf has made notable contributions to instruction through her reimagining of EECS 183.
Mary Lou Dorf selected for Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize
Dr. Dorf has transformed EECS 183 into an interactive and inclusive experience.
Chris Peikert named first-ever Patrick C. Fischer development professor
Peikert’s research is dedicated to developing new, stronger mathematical foundations for cryptography.
Barzan Mozafari named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professor
Prof. Mozafari is passionate about building large-scale data-intensive systems that are more scalable, more robust, and more predictable.
Harsha Madhyastha selected for Google Faculty Award
Prof. Madhyastha seeks to enable the cloud provider to monitor traffic on behalf of all the web services hosted on its platform.
Valeria Bertacco named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor for contributions to undergraduate education
Prof. Bertacco is enthusiastic and passionate about teaching and has made it her mission to improve the undergraduate educational experience of all of her students.
Prof. Z. Morley Mao selected to receive CoE George J. Huebner, Jr. Research Excellence award
Prof. Mao has led inquiries into issues of Internet routing, measurement and security, wide-area and enterprise network management, malware behavior analysis and host-based security in general.
Dr. David Paoletti selected to receive CoE Thomas M. Sawyer, Jr. Teaching award
Paoletti has transformed a 600+ student course into of the best-regarded classes in the EECS department.
2017 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Todd Austin elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to simulation techniques and resilient system design in computer architecture
Prof. Austin is a recognized leader in the area of computer architecture research.
Prof. Trevor Mudge named ACM Fellow for contributions to power aware computer architecture
His inventive approaches have led to new technologies that reduce the energy consumption of microprocessors while maintaining acceptable performance.
Prof. Jason Flinn named ACM Fellow for contributions to mobile computing and distributed systems
Prof. Flinn has been an active researcher in the field of mobile computing for a number of years.
Valeria Bertacco elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to computer-aided verification and reliable system design
Prof. Bertacco is a highly noted researcher in the area of computer architecture and is Director of the department’s Computer Engineering (CE) Lab.
Harsha Madhyastha selected for Facebook Faculty Award
Prof. Madhyastha’s recent research has focused on enabling latency-sensitive web services to optimize user experience.
Jia Deng selected as recipient of PAMI Mark Everingham Prize
Prof. Deng and his collaborators received the award for their work on ImageNet.
Michael Wellman selected to serve on Financial Research Advisory Committee
Professor Wellman brings expertise on algorithmic trading and other computational techniques that are transforming financial markets and the financial system.
Lingjia Tang selected to receive Facebook Faculty Award
She recently helped develop a modular load tester platform for data centers, which is designed to help measure and mitigate tail latency.
EECS students Row Blue! to victory
Four EECS students part of the Michigan Men’s Rowing team that won their 9th consecutive national championship
Peter Honeyman receives USENIX Test of Time Award
The USENIX Test of Time Awards recognizes papers presented at its respective conference from at least 10 years ago that have had a lasting impact on their fields.
Prof. Dragomir Radev honored as ACM Fellow at annual awards banquet
Prof. Radev was elected a Fellow for “contributions to natural language processing and computational linguistics.”
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.
Danai Koutra receives 2016 SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award
The annual SIGKDD doctoral dissertation award recognizes excellent research by doctoral candidates in the field of data mining and knowledge discovery.
Mosharaf Chowdhury receives ACM SIGCOMM Dissertation Award
Prof. Chowdhury bridges the gap between application-level performance and network-level optimizations through the coflow abstraction.
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.
Quora Knowledge Prize winner Igor Markov presents winning answer to packed house at MLConf
Prof. Markov is a frequent contributor to Quora, where his contributions cover subjects ranging from computer science to geopolitical affairs.
2016 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
The EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
J. Alex Halderman Named One of Popular Science's Brilliant Ten
Honglak Lee Receives CAREER Award for Research in Advanced Deep Learning Techniques
Michigan Researchers Win Best Paper Award at VLDB 2015
Zakir Durumeric Named MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35
Mary Lou Dorf Wins Best Paper Award at ASEE
An Eye for Detail Brings Unique Rewards
Dragomir Radev Coaches US Linguistics Team to Multiple Wins at IOL
Ron Dreslinski Selected for IEEE TCCA Young Computer Architect Award
Duc Le Selected for Mary A. Rackham Institute Graduate Student Research Assistantship
Mark Brehob Named U-M Collegiate Lecturer
Michigan Researchers Win Both Best Paper Awards at AAMAS 2015
Michigan Researchers Win Best Poster Award at MobiSys 2015
Two Michigan Papers Share the Best Paper Award at MobiSys 2015
Kevin Fu Named to CRA Computing Community Consortium Council
CS Students Sweep Awards at 2015 Mobile Apps Challenge
Elaine Wah Receives CoE Marian Sarah Parker Prize
Elaine Wah Receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for Research on Algorithmic Trading
Karl Winsor Honored with Goldwater Scholarship
Emily Mower Provost Receives Oscar Stern Award for Research in Emotion Expression and Perception
Dutta and Halderman Named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professors
Z. Morley Mao Receives Google Faculty Research Award
Two Michigan Engineers selected for Sloan research fellowships
The foundation honors researchers it deems “rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders,” according to a statement. The fellows, who were nominated by their peers and chosen by a panel of senior scholars, each receives $50,000 to further their research.
Prabal Dutta Selected for Sloan Research Fellowship
J. Alex Halderman Selected for Sloan Research Fellowship
Grant Schoenebeck Receives CAREER Award to Develop a Rigorous Theoretical Understanding of Complex Networks
Jason Corso receives Google Faculty Research Award
Prof. Corso believes that this research could make it easier to search for certain types of videos on the web.
Jia Deng Receives Google Faculty Research Award to Study Relationships Between Entities in Images
2015 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Winners are chosen for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
Four CSE Faculty Selected for 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards
Scott Mahlke Elected IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Compiler Code Generation and Automatic Processor Customization
Prof. Valeria Bertacco Named ACM Distinguished Scientist
Rada Mihalcea Selected as General Chair for NAACL Conference
Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at 2014 ACM Internet Measurement Conference
John P. Hayes Recognized with ACM SIGDA Pioneering Achievement Award
Trevor Mudge Recognized for Distinguished Achievement at UIUC 50th Anniversary Event
Satish Narayanasamy Receives Google Faculty Research Award
Edwin Olson Receives NSF CyberSEES Award for Research in Sustainability of Municipal Solid Waste
Prof. Valeria Bertacco Receives U-M's Faculty Recognition Award
Jia Deng Receives 2014 Yahoo ACE Award
Jason Mars Selected as Program Chair for CGO 2015
Ryan Wolcott Receives Best Student Paper Award at IROS 2014
Prabal Dutta Named to Popular Science's Brilliant Ten List
Jia Deng Wins Best Paper Award at ECCV
David Chesney Receives IBM Faculty Award
Kevin Compton Receives ACM-ICPC Coach Award
David Kieras Wins a Best Paper Award at CHI 2014
Grant Schoenebeck Selected for Facebook Faculty Award
Zakir Durumeric Selected for Google PhD Fellowship
Computer Architecture Innovator Trevor Mudge Chosen for Top Recognition by ACM/IEEE
Benjamin Englard Awarded Thiel Fellowship
Doowon Lee Selected for IBM Ph.D. Fellowship
Jill Bender Chosen for CoE Distinguished Leadership Award
Forest Agostinelli Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Branden Ghena Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Meghan Clark Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Elizabeth Mamantov Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Elizabeth Mamantov Selected for Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship
Noble and Wilson Named as Learning Analytics Fellows
Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ISPASS 2014
2014 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
These faculty are recognized for their unique contributions during the past year.
Andrew DeOrio and Fawwaz Ulaby voted HKN Professors of the Year
Starting this year, an award will be presented to a faculty member from each division – both CS and ECE.
2013 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors
A big thank you to these students for all their hard work and dedication!
Solid-State Circuits publishes special issue with Lynn Conway’s memoir of the VLSI revolution
The issue features Prof. Conway’s 24-page memoir about the VLSI revolution and related articles by Conway’s colleagues.
2013 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
These annual awards recognize faculty’s outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
2012 ICCAD Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award to Prof. Blaauw, Prof. Mudge, and EECS alumni Dr. Martin and Dr. Flautner
The research addressed voltage scaling of processors at the point where, at very low voltages, voltage leakage begins to dominate the computational power consumption.
Hacker teams from Michigan win recognitions at PennApps Hackathon
Congratulations to the two student teams!
Mark Brehob voted HKN Professor of the Year
Dr. Brehob was chosen for the award because of his deep engagement with and commitment to his students and their success.
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.
Four EECS Faculty recognized with College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to these outstanding faculty members!
2012 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these amazing faculty members!
AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest
Congratulations to the winning students!
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.
EECS Spinoffs recognized as Key Innovators in Business Competition
Congratulations to these winning companies. Go Blue!
Students give a couple of the best among 3,000 Elevator Pitches
Congratulations to Keith Porter and Patrick Theisen!
2011 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these outstanding faculty members!
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.
EECS Faculty receive 2010 HP Labs Innovation Research Awards
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.
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.
Lynn Conway honored with Computer Pioneer Award by IEEE Computer Society
The award is presented to outstanding individuals whose main contribution to the computer field was made at least fifteen years earlier.
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.
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.
Austin and Blaauw Receive 2008 Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award
The award recognized research that is “at least five years old and has had significant industrial impact.”