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Four grad students chosen for Service Awards in Climate, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at CSE

The award recognizes students who make significant contributions toward increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the division.

ADA Center hosts fall symposium

During the three days of the symposium, the participants worked together to brainstorm the future of computing for the 2030 decade.

African research engagement program recognizes third annual cohort

Students in AURA are paired with a faculty mentor for an immersive research experience throughout the summer.

Findings and recommendations on climate and culture shared with CSE community

An assessment of the CSE Division’s culture was initiated in response to concerns from CSE students, faculty, and other community members.

Building a better environment: efforts in CSE, CoE expand to meet culture and climate needs

A trio of faculty and staff leaders behind these efforts share their thoughts on how to strengthen the culture and climate of the Division.

CSE welcomes new faculty for academic year 2021/22

Meet the new arrivals.

Awards for outstanding Graduate Student Instructors and Instructional Aides of 2020/21

These awards honor the outstanding student teachers who are critical to CSE’s mission to provide top level education and instruction.

Programming team to train, compete in national competition

With a second chance, the Victors will compete against teams from across North America.

Nikhil Bansal to join CSE as Patrick C. Fischer Professor of Theoretical Computer Science

Bansal is a leading researcher in the design and analysis of algorithms.

Prof. Edmund Durfee retires after a 33-year career in artificial intelligence at Michigan

His career has been distinguished by his research, mentoring, and significant contributions to the CSE undergraduate programs.

Kelly Cormier Selected for College of Engineering Judith A. Pitney Award

Cormier has served as CSE’s UA from the start and has helped to shape one of the most dynamic and influential units at the College of Engineering.

CSE receives $720K grant to enhance recruitment of women in computer science

Researchers hope to see a greater number of women pursuing careers in computing and a better experience for them during their time at U-M.

Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize for new robotics course that focuses on equitable education

An interdisciplinary team of faculty created a new introductory course in robotics that is designed for inclusivity by focusing on linear algebra instead of AP calculus, opening it up to freshman students with a broad mathematical background.

Three CSE staff recognized with CSE Excellence++ Award

All three of these individuals have proven themselves integral to the efficient operation of one of the largest units at the College of Engineering.

U-M programming teams compete in regional contest; two advance to divisional competition

Despite a delay due to COVID-19, U-M fielded four teams in the annual programming competition.

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.

Committee to shape assessment of CSE climate

The CSE Climate Assessment Committee was formed at the College of Engineering to oversee an assessment of the Division’s culture and climate.

Inclusive teaching sessions underway at CSE

Over 200 student instructors and teaching assistants who teach classes in the computer science and computer engineering curricula are being trained in inclusive teaching.

2021 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

The EECS Department has honored five faculty for their sustained excellence in instruction and curricular development, distinguished participation in service activities, or for their significant achievements in scholarly research.

75 years of the ENIAC

The first general-purpose computer turns 75 today. One of its key contributors was Arthur Burks, who also co-founded the first program in computing at Michigan in 1957.

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.

‘Solving for equity’: A Michigan Robotics course flips the script on engineering ed

ASEE Prism magazine explores how linear algebra could level the playing field.

Santa Spreads Good Cheer at CSE

An online White Elephant lifts spirits and strengthens community.

Inaugural DEI awards recognize student commitment to improving equity

The award recognizes students who make significant contributions toward increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the division.

Program to engage CS undergrads in research supported for another year

Workshop organizers believe a key strategy to increasing the number of women in computing research is to introduce them to the research process early on.

One-credit class for curious students with no CS background returns this fall

Discover Computer Science provides a basic background in all the skills a student needs to pursue further education in computing.

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.

Michael Wellman named chair of CSE

Professor Michael Wellman to be named chair of the Computer Science and Engineering division subject to Regental approval.

Eleven new faculty hired in CSE in 2020

Meet the new arrivals.

Response to GSBES Open Letter on Diversity in EECS

The CSE and ECE divisions have prepared transparency reports detailing undergraduate, graduate and faculty recruiting statistics, context, challenges, activities, commitments, and areas for improvement.

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.

EECS Juneteenth celebration features song, readings, and a proposal for change

In observance of the holiday that marks the end of chattel slavery, faculty, students, and alumni performed music, shared personal stories, and presented a proposal to the EECS chairs for initiatives to enhance diversity and equity and realize systemic equality in the department.

Engineering course challenges students to create tech solutions for COVID-19

‘When caught in a situation such as this, creatively and positively helping others is always an excellent endeavor.’

Black computer scientists, including U-M professors, call to dismantle racism in the field

Signers raise the alarm on interpersonal and institutional racism as well as racial bias occurring from improper development and use of computing technology.

EECS Stands Against Racism

This message was sent to the entire EECS community on Tuesday, June 2 in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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.

Retooled computer science course goes all-COVID, all-online

Class seeks software solutions to COVID-19 problems.

Four lecturers in CSE promoted

The division congratulates the four lecturers, all of whom have demonstrated commitment to excellence in education and innovation in the classroom.

COVID-19: U-M Response

Classes are canceled on March 12-13 and will resume Monday (March 16), delivered remotely in alternative formats through the last day of classes this semester.

Wellness information available in Tishman Hall

From the initiative of one staff member to the follow-through from another, CSE brings wellness info to Tishman Hall.

Peter Chen named interim chair of CSE

Professor Peter Chen assumes role of interim chair of the Computer Science and Engineering division.

Daetriana Burks-Reed: Fighting for minorities in computer science

For Black History Month, CSE is elevating the stories of black students in our programs. Daetriana is a passionate voice for the disadvantaged.

Panel of women in computing offers career insights

The panel covered a number of challenges to expect working as a computer scientist, and the skills they found necessary to overcome them.

Michigan AI celebrates second annual symposium

The goal of the symposium is to facilitate conversations between AI practitioners from Michigan and beyond.

7 new faculty in CSE

The new additions to the department offer a breadth of research and educational experience, with projects spanning robotic interaction and the future of programming languages.

Encouraging careers in research

Organizers hoped to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully apply to a graduate program.

Peter Chen voted 2019 HKN Professor of the Year in CSE

This is the fifth time that Prof. Chen has been named Professor of the Year by EECS students.

Teaching science with sound waves

The classes got to learn about cybersecurity, the physics of sound waves, and how to beam music a long distance like a flashlight using ultrasound.

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.

When pioneers disappear from history

Tech leader Lynn Conway explores why women and underrepresented minorities lose credit for their contributions over time.

Prof. Kevin Compton, Mentor and Coach for CS Students, Retires

Prof. Kevin Compton has retired after 34 years at the University of Michigan in the Computer Science and Engineering Division of the EECS Department.

New annual symposium celebrates 30 years of AI at Michigan

The Michigan AI Lab at CSE celebrated 30 years of leading research with its first annual AI Symposium, AI for Society.

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.

Norman Scott (1918–2018): In Memoriam

Over the course of his career Scott became internationally recognized for his work on digital computer logic and design.

‘2001: A Space Odyssey:’ From science fiction to science fact

As part of a celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary, leading researchers discussed artificial intelligence and deep space travel.

CSE welcomes 9 new faculty

Get to know the new arrivals.

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.

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

Reflections on Telle Whitney Dow Lecture

We want all people, everywhere, to be at the table creating the technologies that will change our lives.

Keki Irani (1924-2018): In Memoriam

Prof. Irani was a model faculty who made important contributions to the EECS department, was always supportive of students, and who supported the department at critical times throughout the years.

Collaborative master’s program in data science announced

Students looking to use computational and statistical techniques to extract actionable knowledge from Big Data can now apply to the University of Michigan’s Master’s Program in Data Science.

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.

CS kickStart wants first-year women to succeed in computer science

CS KickStart is a free week long summer program for incoming first-year students that aims to improve the enrollment and persistence of women in U-M’s computer science program.

Four New Faculty Join CSE

Meet the new arrivals.

Cool Computing: MIDAC To MTS To CAEN

The goal was straightforward, but the path to building the nation’s most sophisticated engineering-based IT system was long and winding.

Mary Lou Dorf retires; her focus was on opening doors to computer science

Collegiate Lecturer Dr. Mary Lou Dorf has retired after 15 years at the University of Michigan in the Computer Science and Engineering Division of the EECS Department.

Valeria Bertacco appointed associate dean for academic programs and initiatives at Rackham Graduate School

She will serve as the primary liaison between the Rackham School and academic units in the physical sciences and engineering.

Lattice Data, Inc supports CSE students

The gift supplemented the Computer Science and Engineering Special Projects Fund.

Beyster Collections showcase a lifetime of ideas from U-M alum

Three permanent exhibits on U-M’s North Campus pay tribute to the achievements of Michigan Engineer J. Robert Beyster

Brian Noble named chair of Computer Science and Engineering

On the faculty since 1998, Noble was most recently associate dean for undergraduate education.

Five faculty honored for increasing women’s participation in computing

A team of NAME and EECS faculty have been awarded with a Second Place Excellence in Promoting Women in Undergraduate Computing Award.

EECS 280 becomes third largest course at U-M

Course enrollment has increased by almost 200 students in just one year.

Computer Science Continues to Be One of the Most Popular and Rewarding Programs at Michigan

The College of Engineering employment survey provides the data.

For Black History Month, CSE Spotlights Faculty and Alumni in Academia

In this article, we profile three CSE faculty and three of our alumni.

CSE and local community turn out for Science on Screen movie and lecture

The evening’s program included a screening of I Voted? and a lecture by Prof. Halderman.

Munson named president of Rochester Institute of Technology

Former Michigan Engineering dean David C. Munson Jr. has been named president of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

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.

Peter M. Chen to serve as interim chair of computer science and engineering

Prof. Chen succeeds Prof. Marios Papaefthymiou, who is departing Michigan to serve as Dean of the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.

Mount and Wu Scholarship Rewards Extracurriculars

This new fund will provide need-based support for in-state, undergraduate students with a preference for those engaged in College of Engineering extracurricular activities.

2016 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Outstanding Research

Four finalists presented on an area of their research.

Six new faculty Join CSE

Meet the new arrivals.

Robotics building design approved, including space for Ford

Robotic technologies for air, sea and roads, for factories, hospitals and homes will have tailored lab space in Michigan Engineering’s robotics laboratory.

D’Souza scholarship supports CSE undergrads

The scholarship will provide need-based support to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Engineering.

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.

Dragomir Radev coaches US linguists in competition at 2016 International Linguistics Olympiad

The IOL has been held annually since 2003, and each year teams from around the world compete to solve the world’s toughest puzzles in language and linguistics.

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.

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.

Michael Wellman is new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Michael Wellman, Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2016.

CSE kicks off another summer of MiBytes Computer Camps

MiBytes was created to provide high school students with a hands-on introduction to computer science.

New Wurman computer science fund

Peter (MSE ’88, MS ’96, PhD ’99) and Nancy Wurman of Acton, Massachusetts, recently endowed the Wurman Family Computer Science Fellowship Student Fund.

CSE sponsors TechTwilight to support young people in STEM

TechTwilight provides companies and student groups with the opportunity to celebrate and share their innovations in a festive environment of discovery.

Michael P. Wellman named Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Prof. Wellman’s research applies principles of computation and economics to engineer rational decision-making strategies and analyze complex systems of interacting agents.

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.

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.

Girls Encoded motivates students to study CS

The all-day event consisted of hands-on activities, a panel discussion, and lab tours to show students the different aspects of CS.

CSE launches health initiative for staff

Fitness trackers are being made available to encourage movement and awareness.

CSE at South by Southwest

Students highlighted a number of projects from CSE in the U-M booth at the show.

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

CS is the largest undergraduate program in engineering and the second largest major at Michigan.

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.

Design Automation Conference Technical Program Committee Holds Meeting in Detroit

Prof. Valeria Bertacco, Technical Program Chair for the 2017 conference, chose Michigan as the meeting location.

Valeria Bertacco receives U-M Sarah Goddard Power Award

The award recognizes unwavering commitment to the betterment of women, and clear record of success and significant achievement in research and scholarship, distinguished leadership, and mentoring women.

Three Michigan universities receive Pacesetters Awards to attract more women to computer science

Programs will be developed under the grant to foster inclusiveness and to provide support.

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

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.

Fall 2015 Computer Games Showcase highlights over 20 new games

The students developed the games over the course of a six-week time period using a variety of game engines.

Nadkarni gift invests in student entrepreneurs

Its 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.

First Fairy Door at Michigan Appears in CSE

Fairy doors have been sighted around town for a number of years, with the fairies apparently choosing iconic Ann Arbor landmarks in which to site their homes.

Computing CARES: A Plan to Boost the Retention of Women in Computing

The goal of Computing CARES is to lead to a more diverse population in Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs and create a better climate for all students.

Prof. Kevin Fu Addresses Technical Debt of Medical Device Security at NAE Symposium

The symposium focused on Cybersecurity and Privacy, Engineering the Search for Earth-like Exoplanets, Optical and Mechanical Metamaterials, and Forecasting Natural Disasters.

Eleven New Faculty Join CSE

We're building a bigger, better CSE.

Relationship with Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Institute of Technology Grows with Research Exchange Program

Under a new pilot program, three U-M CSE graduate students traveled to Ethiopia for one month to bootstrap research projects with current AAiT students.

John Holland (1929-2015): In Memoriam

Holland was the first U-M Ph.D. in computer science (1959). He soon became one of the first professors in the U-M Department of Computer and Communication Science.

Over 140 Students attend 2015 MiBytes Computer Camps

High school students were able to learn about mobile app development, hacking and building, and game design and development.

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.

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.

2015 promotions of our faculty – congratulations!

Congratulations to the faculty members that received promotions this year.

Computer Engineering Research Lab Explores the Bounds of Computer Integration

The CE Lab is the successor to the Department’s Advanced Computer Architecture Lab (ACAL).

Over 600 Students Present Final Projects at EECS 183 Showcase

The project-based class has been a successful introduction to CS for many students.

Winter 2015 Games Showcase Brings Lively Crowd to Tishman Hall

The showcase is the culmination of a project from EECS 494, Computer Game Design and Development.

Students Show off Projects during Winter Semester Showcases

The breadth of projects shown by students at semester's end is inspiring.

New Undergraduate Program in Data Science Announced

Developed jointly with the Department of Statistics, the new program will bring together the practices required to adequately manage, analyze, and interpret data at scale.

Future Scientists Tour CSE

A group of preschoolers get an early look at the world of CSE.

Creativity in the Classroom: Gibson Puts Emphasis on Collaborative Learning and Quick Prototyping in Games MDE

Dr. Jeremy Gibson has flipped his classroom and revamped his game development course – and it looks promising.

World’s Largest Processor Announced; Perfect for Big Data – and Other Applications

A really big chip is ready to take on really big challenges.

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

In addition to MICWIC, CSE supports a number of programs designed to expand opportunities for women in computing through outreach, education, and through connection to resources.

Career center report shows computer scientists highly sought, best compensated

Computer science is proving to be a great way to get popular!

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

Students turned out to see "The Imitation Game" at the Michigan Theater.

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.

CSE Sponsors Science on Screen Night; Lecture by Prof. Kevin Compton and Screening of "The Imitation Game"

Students, faculty, and staff can attend the event at the Michigan Theater on January 8.

2014 Computer Games Showcase Draws Another Big Crowd

This showcase is one of the most popular to occur each year.

The First-Ever EECS 183 Showcase was a Success

EECS 183 has been reinvented as a course with a major team project. It's a big class, and there are lots of projects.

SWE Hosts Girls Night Out to Teach Young Girls about Engineering

The event was designed to give middle school girls a glimpse of what the world of engineering, including computer science, is all about.

Over 100 High School Girls Explore Computer Science at Girls Encoded

The attendees were able to learn from hands-on activities, guest speakers, panel discussions, and projects

2014 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Outstanding Research

Four finalists presented highlights from their research.

High School Girls Invited to Explore Computer Science

High school girls are invited to learn more about computer science!

1,000 Hackers Expected on North Campus for MHacks IV

Two new faculty join CSE in fall 2014

2014 Promotions of our faculty – congratulations!

Congratulations to Profs Bertacco, Flinn, Narayanasamy, Olson, Rais-Zadeh, and Zhong.

State Farm gift supports Student Projects Lab in its mission to provide students with lab fundamentals

The funds from State Farm will be used to renovate the Student Projects Lab and to increase its capacity to serve students.

2013 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Exceptional Research

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.”

Six New Faculty Join CSE

Fourth annual data mining workshop brings together close to 200 researchers

David Chesney Speaks at TEDxUofM

Prospective grad students show high level of interest in CSE

Student-Run Hackathon draws over 550 participants, generates 127 projects

Martha Pollack Appointed U-M Provost

Career Center report shows computer scientists highly sought after, best compensated

Hackers brighten Beyster Building with a puzzle of programmable lights

2012 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Exceptional Research

Dragomir Radev Coaches High School Linguists to Multiple Wins in International Competition

The 10th International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from July 29th to August 4th, 2012.

Kevin Fu and Grant Schoenebeck Join the Faculty of CSE @ Michigan

Dedication Ceremony Held for Bob and Betty Beyster Building

The College of Engineering held a dedication ceremony for the naming of the Bob and Betty Beyster Building, which is the home of the Computer Science and Engineering Division. The building has been named in recognition of a $15 million gift to the College of Engineering.

The Bob and Betty Beyster Building is dedicated

The Bob and Betty Beyster Building spans four levels and provides 60,000 square feet of offices, research labs, instructional space and common space.

CSE research is highlighted at Michigan Robotics Day

Hackers install bubbler as a salute to Beysters

2011 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Exceptional Research

Dragomir Radev Coaches US Linguistics Team to Multiple Wins

Dragomir Radev and colleague author new book

Second data mining workshop brings together a spectrum of researchers

U-M Alumni and Friends Mixer at ISSCC 2011

U-M computer scientists and colleagues author book on VLSI physical design

Intel donates computers to EECS to support research and teaching in computing systems and logic design

The lab, which was established by Intel five years ago and will house 22 new computers, is used by two core courses in engineering and serves about 450 students per year.

Yahoo! Expands M45 Supercomputing Initivative, selects U-M

The M45 program allows universities to conduct research otherwise impossible without the power and speed of an Internet-scale supercomputing resource.