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Widely used AI tool for early sepsis detection may be cribbing doctors’ suspicions

When using only data collected before patients with sepsis received treatments or medical tests, the model’s accuracy was no better than a coin toss.

Hearing emotion: Redefining mental health monitoring via voice-based mood detection

Researchers at U-M have received a $3.6 million NIH grant to support their development of new digital phenotyping tools to better detect and measure symptoms of bipolar disorder via audio monitoring.

CSE researchers win Distinguished Paper Award at POPL 2024

The authors were recognized for their development of a principled method for localizing and recovering from type and type inference errors in programs.

Five papers by CSE researchers to be presented at POPL 2024

New research by CSE authors covers a range of cutting-edge topics related to programming languages.

Greg Bodwin wins Best Paper Award at SOSA 2024

The award recognizes Bodwin’s research on light graph spanners, used to design more efficient networks.

Clinicians could be fooled by biased AI, despite explanations

Regulators pinned their hopes on clinicians being able to spot flaws in explanations of an AI model's logic, but a study suggests this isn't a safe approach.

Open-source training framework increases the speed of large language model pre-training when failures arise

Pipeline templates strike a balance between speed and effectiveness in resilient distributed computing.

Danai Koutra receives 2023 ICDM Tao Li Award

The award recognizes her outstanding achievements in the field of data mining and machine learning.

NSF funds U-M research on generative AI in STEM education

Prof. Xu Wang of CSE and Prof. Ying Xu of the School of Education have received an NSF award to support their research on teacher-AI collaboration to develop STEM educational resources.

Fourteen papers by CSE researchers presented at NeurIPS 2023

CSE authors are presenting new research in the area of machine learning and neural networks.

Biases in large image-text AI model favor wealthier, Western perspectives

AI model that pairs text, images performs poorly on lower-income or non-Western images, potentially increasing inequality in digital technology representation.

CSE researchers win SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ESEC/FSE 2023

PhD student Madeline Endres and Prof. Westley Weimer have been recognized for the excellence of their paper on student contributions to open-source software projects in EECS 481.

Ten papers by CSE researchers presented at EMNLP 2023

The ten papers being presented, as well as ten additional papers published in the Findings track of the conference, provide new insight on several topics related to natural language processing, from detecting bias to parsing optical illusions.

Z. Morley Mao receives NSF funding to build safe, resilient autonomous vehicles

The four-year grant will support research into improving the safety and reliability of tele-operated vehicles.

NSF funds U-M initiative leveraging AI to teach students essay writing

The $850k grant will support a multidisciplinary initiative to use large language models as writing assistants for students.

Four papers by CSE researchers appearing at CCS 2023

CSE-authored papers at the conference cover cutting-edge topics related to computer security.

Seven papers by CSE researchers presented at FOCS 2023

The papers authored by CSE researchers appearing at the conference cover a range of topics across theoretical computer science.

Gokul Ravi earns Innovation Award in ICCAD Quantum Computing for Drug Discovery Challenge

Prof. Ravi and his coauthors won the award for their development of CAFQA, which uses classical simulation to bootstrap variational quantum algorithms, enabling more accurate ground state energy estimation.

CSE researchers present new findings and tech at UIST 2023

CSE researchers have 2 papers and 4 demos appearing at the conference, covering new tech that improves accessibility, enhances user experience, and helps surgeons-in-training.

CSE researchers receive Distinguished Paper Award at OOPSLA 2023

CSE authors were recognized for the excellence of their research on live pattern matching with typed holes in modern programming systems.

New phone case provides workaround for inaccessible touchscreens

Touchscreens are everywhere but not built for everyone. A new device could help bridge that gap, helping users access ticket kiosks, restaurant menus and more.

CSE researchers present new findings at OOPSLA and SOSP

Several researchers in CSE are presenting papers at the two conferences on programming languages, operating systems, and more.

When LLMs and robots meet

U-M researchers have designed a new 3D visual grounding framework that uses large language models (LLMs) to help household robots better follow instructions and understand everyday environments.

Dhruv Jain receives NIH grant to improve health education for people with sensory disabilities

Prof. Jain and his collaborators in Michigan Medicine will develop best practices to increase health literacy and access to information for patients with disabilities.

U-Michigan a partner in two CHIPS Act Midwest microelectronics hubs

The latest DoD funding announcements bolster Michigan Engineering’s efforts to support revitalization of the U.S. semiconductor sector.

NSF backs U-M research to enhance reliability of distributed systems

Researchers in CSE have received a four-year NSF grant to support their development of semantic checkers for distributed systems.

Gokul Ravi and coauthors present new advances in quantum computing, win Best Paper Award at IEEE Quantum Week

Prof. Ravi and his coauthors have three papers appearing at the conference on fault-tolerant quantum computing, variational quantum algorithms, and more, including one that won Best Paper Award.

Paper by U-M researchers recognized in IEEE Micro Top Picks

A paper authored by U-M researchers has been recognized as one of IEEE Micro Top Picks from all 2022 computer architecture conferences.

Power-hungry AI: Researchers evaluate energy consumption across models

A new tool designed by researchers at the University of Michigan allows users to compare the energy efficiency of AI-powered language models.

University of Michigan researchers create screen protection system to fend off shoulder surfers

Eye-Shield uses an innovative pixelation scheme to obscure device screens when viewed from a distance, safeguarding against shoulder surfing attacks.

Five papers by CSE researchers presented at USENIX Security 2023

Papers authored by CSE researchers at the conference cover a variety of topics related to computer security and privacy.

A look back at 25 years of University of Michigan innovation in computer architecture

Nine papers by EECS researchers have been highlighted as among the most significant of the last 25 years in an ISCA retrospective.

Researchers leverage AI to fight online hate speech

University of Michigan researchers have developed a new hate speech detection tool that uses deep learning to more accurately classify hateful content online.

Five papers by CSE researchers presented at ICML 2023

The papers authored by CSE researchers appearing at the conference cover a breadth of topics related to machine learning.

A surprisingly simple way to foil car thieves

Flicking lights or swiping wipers could one day add extra security to vehicles.

CSE researchers win Outstanding Paper Award at ACL 2023

The CSE authors were recognized for the excellence of their paper on grounded vocabulary acquisition in vision-language models.

Researchers investigate language models’ capacity for analogical reasoning in groundbreaking study

A team of University of Michigan researchers has explored how language models perform on human cognitive tests to determine their ability to form analogies.

Seven papers by CSE researchers presented at ACL 2023

Fourteen researchers in CSE have authored papers appearing at the conference, covering a variety of topics related to computational linguistics and natural language processing.

Five papers by CSE researchers presented at STOC 2023

Three CSE faculty have authored papers being presented at the conference on topics ranging from length-constrained computing flows to graph connectivity problems.

Nine papers by CSE researchers presented at CVPR 2023

Thirteen CSE researchers have authored papers for the conference, covering topics spanning from object segmentation, 3D vision, biomedical microscopy analysis, and more.

New technique for memory page placement integrated into Linux kernel

A novel mechanism designed by CSE researchers that automatically tiers memory pages has been deployed in the Linux operating system.

New computer vision technique enhances microscopy image analysis for improved cancer diagnosis

University of Michigan researchers have designed HiDisc, a machine learning tool that classifies biomedical microscopy images to more accurately diagnose cancer.

Wei Hu receives Google Research Scholar award for research on deep learning theory for real-world data

Hu has received Google support for his development of novel deep learning theoretical approaches that reflect the complex properties of high-dimensional data.

Paul Grubbs and coauthors win IEEE S&P Distinguished Paper Award for research on security risks in modern zero-knowledge proof systems

Their paper explores the dangers of incorrectly applying security measures in modern zero-knowledge proof systems commonly used in cryptocurrencies.

With language models on the rise, how can Natural Language Processing be used for good?

A research team led by Prof. Rada Mihalcea and PhD student Zhijing Jin has created a method for identifying and categorizing research that uses NLP to address social problems.

Mosharaf Chowdhury receives Google Research Scholar award for research on resilient deep learning

Chowdhury is working to develop new fault-tolerant techniques to enable deep neural networks to continue training even when failures occur

Study explores drug use in programming jobs, tension between policy and reality

The first qualitative study on the use of psychoactive substances while on the job at software companies revealed a range of motivations, company policies, and workplace stigmas.

Five papers by CSE researchers presented at IEEE S&P conference

Ten CSE researchers have authored papers for the conference spanning topics related to security and privacy.

Barzan Mozafari receives the EuroSys Test-of-Time award

Prof. Mozafari has been recognized for the sustained impact of BlinkDB, the first massively parallel approximate query engine.

Friday Night AI event addresses public’s concerns surrounding ChatGPT

Michigan AI Lab draws large crowd at Friday Night AI event discussing ChatGPT, its abilities, and its limitations.

Focused ambitions

While hunger for an artificial intelligence that can think like a human remains unsated, AI continues to appear in our lives in smaller ways.

Dhruv Jain named Google Scholar to design accessible technologies for deaf and hard of hearing people

Jain is working to design next-generation accessible technologies to give DHH people better awareness of their surroundings.

Sensor enables high-fidelity input from everyday objects, human body

A new technique for recording and analyzing surface-acoustic waves can enable nearly any object to act as a touch input device, and power privacy-sensitive sensing systems.

Researchers recognized at CHI for work on human-NLP system to create reading quiz questions

Their paper received an honorable mention for their work in making high-quality quiz questions easier to create.

Seven papers by CSE researchers presented at CHI 2023

30 University of Michigan researchers authored and co-authored papers spanning surveillance, virtual reality, algorithmic stigma, assistive technology, and sensing systems.

U-M CSE research team advances to top five in Amazon Alexa Prize Simbot Challenge

The challenge is a means of pushing forward with their research into development of next-generation embodied AI agents.

Optimization could cut the carbon footprint of AI training by up to 75%

Deep learning models that power giants like TikTok and Amazon, as well as tools like ChatGPT, could save energy without new hardware or infrastructure.

Seven CSE faculty earn NSF CAREER Awards

The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is the most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.

Cyrus Omar earns NSF CAREER to design live program sketching environments

Omar aims to bridge the gap between a program sketch and a finished program for novices and experts alike.

Xinyu Wang earns NSF CAREER Award to democratize web automation

The AI-based programming assistant will enable users to describe a repetitive task and generate a program to help them automate it.

Paul Grubbs earns NSF CAREER Award to build more secure, private networks

His cryptographic techniques will help managed networks like those in schools and companies enforce network policies without the need to access user information.

Euiwoong Lee earns NSF CAREER Award to design more efficient data clustering algorithms

Lee seeks to improve performance guarantees in clustering, one of the most fundamental tasks in machine learning.

Roya Ensafi receives NSF CAREER Award for efforts to combat censorship worldwide

Her goal is to advance the scientific understanding of contemporary online censorship and develop principled and effective countermeasures.

Mahdi Cheraghchi earns NSF CAREER Award to study theoretical roots of error correction and pseudorandomness

Cheraghchi will study why gaps between theory and practice exist in these two interconnected fields of computing theory.

Thatchaphol Saranurak earns NSF CAREER Award to study tackle problems in dynamic graphing algorithms

Saranurak will study the connections between these algorithms and a number of important open problems in graph theory, security, and optimization.

Are VPNs really the answer?

New research shows that a VPN can be one tool in an internet user’s toolbox but often is not sufficient as the only solution for all privacy needs.

Microelectronics researchers plan new initiative, enhanced collaboration to aid semiconductor industry

Leaders in microelectronics from across Michigan Engineering gathered to plan the formation of Michigan's Advanced Vision for Education and Research in Integrated Circuits, with an eye to building industry partnerships and strengthening US leadership.

Major breakthrough in dynamic graph algorithms earns Best Paper

Thatchaphol Saranurak and collaborators were recognized at SODA '23 for their work that broke an approximation barrier in dynamic graph matching.

Get to know: George Tzimpragos

“If you put your heart and soul into what you do, it will show.”

Roya Ensafi named Morris Wellman Professor

Ensafi’s research focuses on Internet security and privacy, with the goal of creating techniques and systems to better protect users online.

Tool to analyze the security, privacy of VPNs wins first place for applied security research in 2022

VPNalyzer has revealed a number of shortcomings in the design and implementation of popular virtual private networks. The paper earned first prize at New York University's CSAW '22 Applied Research Competition.

Researchers cut down on AI's carbon footprint with new optimization framework

Zeus automatically adapts the power usage of deep learning models to chase clean electricity sources throughout the day

Cyber vulnerability in networks used by spacecraft, aircraft and energy generation systems

A new attack discovered by the University of Michigan and NASA exploits a trusted network technology to create unexpected and potentially catastrophic behavior

Cutting down on database maintenance with automated tools

With the help of formal methods, Prof. Xinyu Wang is working to make the evolution of databases and its surrounding code less labor intensive and costly during schema changes.

Prof. Danai Koutra receives NSF grant for research in graph neural networks

The project aims to advance the theoretical underpinnings of the interplay between graph heterophily and overall performance of graph neural networks.

Expert: 4 ways Americans can keep their vote secure and accurate

With election security experts waylaid by years debunking false claims of election fraud, little has improved since 2020.

Prof. Emily Mower Provost receives NSF grant for research in personalized emotion recognition

The project aims to create new and personalized speech emotion recognition approaches and to use these approaches to investigate how changes in emotion are related to changes in mental health.

CSE theory researchers co-author seven papers at IEEE FOCS 2022

The papers represented work by seven U-M researchers at one of the leading theoretical computing conferences in the world.

Prof. Kang G. Shin receives DoD grant to investigate security of semi-autonomous systems

Prof. Shin plans to identify potential attack surfaces and security/safety issues while developing defense mechanisms against attacks on semi-autonomous systems.

Decisive differences in healthcare AI

When decisions about your healthcare are informed by AI, bias in machine learning can have dire consequences. Ph.D. student Trenton Chang researches how inequities in healthcare delivery impact machine learning and AI.

The same app can pose a bigger security and privacy threat depending on the country where you download it, study finds

Same app, same app store, different risks if you download it in, say, Tunisia rather than in Germany.

CSE undergrads finish first, third in ACM MICRO research competition

The student researchers studied how to simulate massive datacenter application data and how to improve datacenter efficiency with payload awareness.

System to avoid data center inefficiencies earns Best Paper

Called Whisper, the technique mitigates mispredictions in application control flow via efficient profiling.

Six new projects funded by LG AI Research  

The projects are a part of LG’s mission to advance AI such as Deep Reinforcement Learning, 3D Scene Understanding, and Reasoning with a Large-scale Language Model and Bias & Fairness related to AI ethics.

Todd Austin earns MICRO Test of Time for vulnerability assessment of microarchitecture

The paper introduced a means to estimate how prone a CPU's microarchitecture is to the accumulation of logical errors.

NSF Award to streamline graph analysis of large networks

Prof. Greg Bodwin plans to explore the utility of graph sketching, a more cost-effective and energy efficient analysis method of network graph analysis.

Paper by U-M researchers selected for Best Paper in IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing

The research on automatic speech emotion recognition is one of the five papers featured in the collection.

CSE authors present four papers at MICRO 2022

Thirteen CSE co-authors had work accepted at the conference, including one Best Paper nominee.

Twelve papers from ADA Research Center featured in TECHCON 2022

The convention recognizes research in microelectronics by figures at over 100 top engineering universities.

Four papers by U-M researchers recognized in IEEE Micro Top Picks issue

A paper authored by researchers including two CSE faculty has been recognized as one of IEEE Micro’s Top Picks, with three more papers including CSE authors chosen as honorable mentions.

Paul Grubbs earns Meta award to study interoperability in end-to-end encrypted messaging

Grubbs was one of ten awardees selected as part of the Privacy-Enhancing Technologies Award program.

More secure networks with the power of zero knowledge

Paul Grubbs aims to resolve the tension between network policy enforcement and user privacy with a cryptographic technique that can prove something is true without explaining why.

Research on key VPN vulnerabilities recognized with USENIX Internet Defense Prize, Best Paper Award

The study authored by Prof. Roya Ensafi's lab found that network administrators, like ISPs and governments, could easily detect and block the use of VPNs on a large scale.

Researchers earn USENIX Test of Time for work in exposing network key vulnerabilities

The award recognizes “Mining Your Ps and Qs” for its lasting contributions to the field of security and encryption.

Work on debunking 2020 election fraud claims in Antrim County incident recognized with USENIX Best Paper

The paper presents an independent investigation of the county’s election management system and identifies weaknesses, solutions.

Open source platform enables research on privacy-preserving machine learning

Virtual assortment of user devices provides a realistic training environment for distributed machine learning, protects privacy by learning where data lives.

New NIST post-quantum standards make use of research by Prof. Chris Peikert

Two cryptographic algorithms building on work by Peikert will contribute to NIST’s ongoing post-quantum cryptographic standard, and will be finalized in roughly two years.

ADA researchers present at Design Automation Conference

The two papers present work on improving efficiency for developers working with hardware accelerators and improving training performance of deep recommendation systems.

CSE researchers present six papers at STOC 2022

The papers represented work by six U-M researchers at the leading general theoretical computing conference in the world.

CSE researchers present five papers at ISCA 2022

17 U-M researchers proposed a variety of techniques to speed up complex graph algorithms, encrypted cloud computing, memory-intensive matrix operations, and more.

Understanding media narratives with machine learning and NLP

Prof. Lu Wang aims to build a better understanding of how storytelling in mass media impacts the attitudes and beliefs of individuals and communities.

Atkins chairs National Academies report on speeding discovery with automated research workflows

Prof. Emeritus Daniel Atkins III chaired and Prof. Al Hero served on a National Academies committee that published a new report describing the impact of artificial intelligence and automated research workflow technologies in propelling research and scientific discovery.

Making collaborative online document editing accessible to blind users

The CollabAlly extension pulls together visual information in collaborative editing environments and makes them easy to access and navigate with audio cues.

Paper recognized for lasting impact on natural language processing

AAAI recognized Prof. Rada Mihalcea's 2006 paper which devised a way to semantically compare short texts.

Designing more accessible augmented reality for people with visual impairments

Prof. Anhong Guo is supported by the Google Research Scholar Program to devise techniques that enable blind users to access collaborative AR experiences.

Algorithms, a random walk: A conversation with Nikhil Bansal

Bansal is known for his use of a broad mathematical toolset to find algorithmic solutions to problems once thought unsolvable.

System enables automated repair in hardware designs

The new framework lets developers cut down on time spent designing bug fixes for hardware specifications, adapting techniques now used widely in software development.

David Fouhey receives NSF CAREER Award for vision system to perceive the interactive world

His goal is to build AI systems that can recognize and understand a 3D and interactive world from a single image.

A first step toward more agile hardware design, debugging

A new suite of tools takes advantage of modern reconfigurable devices to enable developers to better address bugs in hardware after it's been deployed.

AAAI Best Demonstration Award for developing an AI agent that learns tasks from natural language instructions

From a single training session, Rosie learns to carry out a new task without any further instruction.

Open-source patient model tops industry standard

Tested without needing hospitals to share data, the method for developing the model could speed further improvements in medical prediction tools

NSF Grant to add "a teaspoon of computing" to non-CS classes

Teaspoon programming languages can broaden access to computing skills through incorporation in a variety of coursework.

New computational framework to understand aggressive cancer cell behavior

Cancer cell biologists have teamed up with computational scientists and experts in artificial intelligence to focus the power of these fields on understanding and overcoming heterogeneity in cancer.

How worried should we be about the rise in hospital ransomware attacks? A Q&A with Kevin Fu

"We've reached an inflection point where the degree of connectivity between devices and services in all sectors has exploded."

Study finds new opportunities, challenges to broadening CS education

While past research focuses on introductory CS courses, the researchers found another key point of potential bias in the CS curriculum.

Multi-institute project "Treehouse" aims to enable sustainable cloud computing

"We are buying thousands of GPUs and running them at full speed, and no one really knows just how much energy is being spent in the process."

Tool to analyze VPN security, privacy aids in Consumer Reports review

VPNalyzer was used by Consumer Reports to measure the effectiveness of popular consumer VPN providers.

Enabling efficient, globally distributed machine learning

A group of researchers at U-M is working on the full big data stack for training machine learning models on millions of devices worldwide.

Tools for "more humane coding"

The Future Programming Lab envisions a more seamless coding experience.

Exploring faster ways to think like a software developer

Beginner and expert programmers think about code very differently while they program, an insight that can inform more tailored training.

Outstanding Paper Award for helping AI agents develop better human understanding

The researchers have developed a framework and a dataset of collaborative tasks performed by pairs of humans that can teach AI agents how humans understand each other.

Ten year impact award for landmark early work on video sentiment analysis

Prof. Rada Mihalcea and collaborators saw an early opportunity to draw usable information from a seemingly infinite stream of online video.

Five ways to keep vaccine cold storage equipment safe from hackers

A medical security expert outlines the risks and how hospitals can protect themselves.

Famous Paxos distributed protocol automatically determined safe and secure

Two researchers have debunked the common assumption that the famous Paxos consensus protocol is too complex to be proven safe without hours of manual labor.

Generating 3D spaces from a single picture

New model PixelSynth creates an interactive experience given just a single image.

CSE authors present six papers at MICRO 2021

12 co-authors had work accepted at the conference, including one Best Paper nominee.

Best Paper to give robots more planning foresight

The new framework provides a means to help robots plan while faced with different sources of uncertainty.

New tool to analyze, improve live streaming services earns best paper

The study produced a new tool to analyze and correct performance issues in major streaming software and services.

Wireless electricity and safety: A Q&A with Alanson Sample

How the safety of a wireless charging room stacks up to that of a cell phone.

Google Award for preventing Spectre, Rowhammer in the cloud

Kevin Loughlin's project tackles an issue called context isolation on shared computing resources.

Using negative probability for quantum solutions

Probabilities with a negative sign have been of great use in quantum physics.

$1.1M grant supports learning more about early Alzheimer's with machine learning

Data from patient records could provide a valuable historical perspective on which factors increase Alzheimer's risk.

Will power cords go the way of land lines?

Room-size charging system powers lights, phones, laptops without wires

Google Award to make widely used software testing technique more effective

Baris Kasikci plans to improve software fuzzers by learning how deployed software is most commonly run by users.

Best paper award for simplifying data transformation

The researchers proposed a set of formal tools to make statistical data transformation easier to document and understand.

Four papers with Michigan authors at SIGCOMM 2021

ACM SIGCOMM's annual conference is the leading conference in data communications and networking in the world.

Get to know: Paul Grubbs

His research at the intersection of cryptography and systems has already had broad impacts across the IT industry.

Helping autonomous agents make smarter decisions in chaotic environments

A new algorithm gives autonomous agents the ability to take in batches of multiple instructions at once while responding dynamically to changes in their surroundings.

Solution for restoring faulty graphs earns best paper award

Prof. Greg Bodwin has devised a solution to an important open question in graph theory that offers promising new options for repairing and constructing resilient networks.

Postdoc Leqi Zhu wins PODC Dissertation Award

The thesis completely solves a longstanding open problem in the theory of distributed computing.

Four CSE co-authored papers presented at PLDI 2021

The papers define new ways to reconstruct program failures, program with live graphical elements, and extract information from webpages.

Her fight for your rights

Could censorship end the internet as we know it? Not if Roya Ensafi can help it.

U-M researchers present three papers at ISCA 2021

Fourteen researchers presented work on accelerating genome sequence alignment, fast multi-GPU systems, and more reliable data center caches.

Thomas Wenisch selected as Maurice Wilkes Award Recipient

The award recognizes Prof. Wenisch’s contributions to memory persistency and energy-efficient systems.

Less nosy smart speakers

Technology could capture household information without recording speech.

Best paper award for a robot that can see and move transparent objects

A new method enables robot arms to build a tower of champagne glasses.

Three CSE papers at CHI 2021 recognized with honorable mentions

The papers dealt with issues of accessibility, privacy, and consent in technology.

Human resilience study to benefit from new data privacy technique

Prof. Mosharaf Chowdhury is leading development of a new machine learning application that will protect the privacy of participants.

Election lessons from Michigan

Election security expert J. Alex Halderman dissects Antrim County’s election debacle to help future contests go more smoothly.

Lu Wang earns CAREER Award to summarize long text with machine learning

Wang hopes that, by summarizing longer documents, she can make a new class of information more accessible to a variety of audiences.

CSE researchers win best paper award at HPCA 2021

The paper introduces new hardware and software design principles to improve the performance of several important large-scale irregular workloads.

Manos Kapritsos earns CAREER Award to apply formal reasoning to software performance

This project is part of Kapritsos’ larger goal of bringing formal verification to developers and other practitioners.

DARPA pitted 500+ hackers against this computer chip. The chip won.

University of Michigan’s MORPHEUS technology emerges unscathed from bug bounty effort.

Sensor takes guesswork out of N95 decontamination

A new wireless system can sense when N95 facemasks are properly decontaminated in moist-heat.

Seven papers by CSE researchers presented at AAAI 2021

Twelve students and faculty co-authored papers spanning several key application areas for AI.

First IFIP Workshop on Intelligent Vehicle Dependability and Security

The workshop, co-organized by a team including two EECS faculty, focused on ensuring the safety of Level 3 autonomous vehicles, where humans must be ready to take over control.

New database sheds light on Michigan’s videogame boom

The Michigan Game Studios database, developed by lecturer Austin Yarger, helps organize the state’s rapidly growing scene.

Todd Austin earns Test of Time Award for early instruction prefetch breakthrough

The technique turned out to be a significant and long-lasting development for microprocessor design.

Hacking reality

Microphones that “hear” light; microprocessors that “tell” us secrets; self-driving cars that “see” fake objects; sensors that “feel” the wrong temperature. Our devices are under attack in new, increasingly sophisticated ways. Security researchers at CSE are exploring the limits of hardware and finding new, sobering vulnerabilities in our computers and homes.

Precision health in the palm of your hand

Recent breakthrough developments in technologies for real-time genome sequencing, analysis, and diagnosis are poised to deliver a new standard of personalized care.

How CS is changing education

Embedding coding into high school history class; building eBooks to broaden participation in computing; and rolling out digital tools for collaborative K-5 learning. Michigan researchers are taking on the big challenges to integrating computing into everyone’s education.

Building a testing-free future

How automated guarantees that our most complex programs are secure and trustworthy can save us time, money, and anxiety.

After five years, Let’s Encrypt, a non-profit based on tech developed at Michigan, has helped to secure the internet

Today, over 225 million websites are protected by free certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt.

Major side-channel discovery wins NSA contest

The winning paper broke open a new area of investigation in hardware-based data leaks.

Tool to automate popular security technique earns distinguished paper

The new technique automatically constructs policies for applications that keep them from compromising other programs.

Censored Planet: Tracking internet censorship without on-the-ground participation

Censored Planet is releasing technical details for other researchers and for activists.

CSE researchers report over $11M in research grants last quarter

The awards were distributed to 18 different primary investigators.

Student NASA award supports work on more dexterous, collaborative space robots

PhD student Emily Sheetz is working to design more dexterous robots to work alongside humans in space.

5 ways Americans can keep their vote secure and accurate

Expert advice for voting in an unprecedented election.

Prof. Baris Kasikci recognized as rising star by Intel

The award recognizes early career faculty who show great promise in developing future computing technologies.

Hardware model checker takes gold at international competition

The system automatically proves the trustworthiness of a hardware design, outperforming the competition in nearly every category.

How a COVID-19 app built at U-Michigan is helping businesses stay open

New real-time employer dashboards provide “live-feed of data” as employees report their symptoms while also safeguarding users’ data privacy.

Teaching CS in history class

Computing is a tool for getting things done. Let’s teach it that way.

Roadmap for teachers: U-M free online learning platform paves the way

K-5 teachers and students throughout Michigan are building thriving learning communities online by using free deeply-digital, standards-aligned curricula and platform developed by the U-M Center for Digital Curricula.

CSE researchers help organize 10th anniversary workshop on internet freedom

Prof. Roya Ensafi and PhD candidate Reethika Ramesh led organizing efforts for USENIX’s Tenth Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet.

New research teaches AI how people move with internet videos

The project enables neural networks to model how people are positioned based on only partial views of their bodies, like perspective shots in instructional videos or vlogs.

$1.8M DARPA project aims to protect cars, trucks and spacecraft from hackers

Ironpatch could head off growing danger of security vulnerabilities in vehicle systems.

The University of Michigan Extended Reality Initiative: Embracing the virtual future

U-M instructors like David Chesney are working to put next-gen interactive technology to use in the classroom and beyond.

NIST finalists for post-quantum security standards include research results developed by Prof. Chris Peikert

A new secure code is needed to protect private information from the power of quantum computing.

“Hiding” network latency for fast memory in data centers

A new system called Leap earned a Best Paper award at USENIX ATC ‘20 for producing remote memory access speed on par with local machines over data center networks.

Baris Kasikci earns CAREER Award to automatically improve software quality with data from everyday program use

Kasikci will sift through the byproducts of hundreds of millions of common program executions to determine how this data can automate some key steps in bug finding and fixing.

New collaboration promises greater innovation in medical device security

The two organizations will connect their membership and partner networks to work on advancing security for life-saving devices.

Enabling fairer data clusters for machine learning

Their findings reduce average job completion time by up to 95% when the system load is high, while treating every job fairly.

Jason Flinn earns Test of Time award for 1999 invention of adaptable battery use in mobile apps

The approaches to energy adaptation he proposed are now commonplace, and the applications he analyzed (web browsers, voice recognition, video players, and maps) are still ubiquitous.

Wireless sensors for N95 masks could enable easier, more accurate decontamination

“The technology can give users the confidence they deserve when reusing respirators or other PPE.”

Students lead the way on State of Michigan web application to help curb the spread of COVID-19

“I don’t think any of us expected a global pandemic at the end of our senior year, let alone being able to work on an application that helps address it.”

Model helps robots think more like humans when searching for objects

The model is a practical method for robots to look for target items in complex, realistic environments.

AI-powered interviewer provides guided reflection exercises during COVID-19 pandemic

The virtual interviewer uses therapeutic writing techniques to help users cope with difficult situations.

New method ensures complex programs are bug-free without testing

The system targets software that runs using concurrent execution, a widespread method for boosting performance, and proves whether a program will output what it’s supposed to.

Open-source software helps youth with disabilities develop scheduling independence

The system can add more flexibility to task management apps to help learning users make informed decisions about their time.

New remote voting risks and solutions identified

The upcoming presidential election in the middle of a pandemic has jurisdictions exploring new technologies. They’re not secure.

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.

ADA Center holds 2020 symposium with virtual attendance, highlighting new research into computer design

The symposium highlighted new developments in computer architecture, and included a session on how the center's research can contribute to limiting the impact of pandemics.

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.

Research on human biases in AI learning earns best student paper award

The project, which received a best paper award, demonstrated that a certain bias in humans who train intelligent agents significantly reduced the effectiveness of the training.

Get to know: Xinyu Wang

“My research has the potential to democratize programming and make it possible for millions of people around the globe to automate otherwise tedious tasks using programming.”

How predictive modeling could help us reopen more safely

Graphical online simulation could spur more targeted COVID-19 protection measures.

Faster than COVID: a computer model that predicts the disease’s next move

Predictive model could help care providers stay safe, anticipate patient needs.

CS student research and industry connections hit home – from home

The 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.

K-12 online learning platform sees big rise in use

Daily webinars available for teachers interested in exploring the free customizable tools.

Research team takes on food insecurity in Detroit in the face of coronavirus limitations

Researchers are working with the city on two key initiatives to address food availability for elderly and low-income populations.

Building better coronavirus databases with automatic quality checks

The team will build high-quality datasets to enable automatic quality checking and fraud detection of the new coronavirus data.

Computer scientists employ AI to help address COVID-19 challenges

Five multidisciplinary research teams are working on projects to assist with the coronavirus outbreak and to help find solutions to pressing problems.

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.

Analytical model predicts exactly how much a piece of hardware will speed up data centers

The analytical model, called Accelerometer, can be applied in the early stages of an accelerator’s design to predict its effectiveness before ever being installed.

Guidance on decontaminating face masks: U-M researchers contribute to national effort

Collaborative website launched while U-M researchers continue advanced testing.

Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for design of robust, reliable and repairable software systems

Subarno Banerjee uses program analysis to improve software systems’ safety and security.

Predoctoral Fellowship for mathematically provable hardware design

Goel designs algorithms that can automatically demonstrate the correctness of hardware systems.

Researchers to use brain scans to understand gender bias in software development

The team will use fMRI to identify some of the underlying processes that occur when a code reviewer weighs in on a piece of software and its author.

Programming around Moore's Law with automatic code translation

Most programs in use today have to be completely rewritten at a very low level to reap the benefits of hardware acceleration. This system demonstrates how to make that translation automatic.

Five papers by CSE researchers presented at NSDI

The 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.

Das recognized as outstanding researcher for work on computational caches

Computational caches are an emerging technology based on the use of a processors cache space to perform computations.

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.

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 conference

The students and faculty submitted projects spanning several key application areas for AI.

$1M grant to develop U-M high-capacity research network

The team will develop a secure, data-intensive network solution to effectively transport extremely high volumes of research data on and off campus.

Facebook Fellowship for improving high-demand web services

Akshitha Sriraman works to enable hyperscale computing on high-demand web services.

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.

CSE faculty funded for three precision health projects

The CSE faculty include Prof. David Fouhey, Prof. Danai Koutra, Prof. Rada Mihalcea, and Research Scientist Veronica Perez-Rosas.

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.

Researchers design new solution to widespread side-channel attacks

The proposal provides a chip-level safeguard against sensitive data being transmitted after it’s accessed.

How Let’s Encrypt doubled the percentage of secure websites in four years

A Q&A with J. Alex Halderman, who co-founded the nonprofit organization.

2019 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.

How Russia’s online censorship could jeopardize internet freedom worldwide

The nation is using inexpensive commodity equipment to block 170K domains on more than 1K privately-owned ISPs.

Researchers take control of Siri, Alexa, and Google Home with lasers

The newly discovered microphone vulnerability allows attackers to remotely inject inaudible and invisible commands into voice assistants using light.

Offensive vehicle security toolbox makes car hacking easier

The new system is designed to save security researchers time and effort spent reverse-engineering the message format of every vehicle they study.

New tool combats evolving internet censorship methods

Technology pioneered by Michigan researchers can circumvent many effective website blocking tools

Learning the computational mindset – education researchers give perspective

The authors argue that modern children already think with computation after being shaped by the prolific digital tools that fill their lives

Michigan AI celebrates second annual symposium

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

Year of vulnerability hunting uncovers potential attacks on Intel Chips, RAM

All three of these attacks put users’ privacy at risk, exploiting new routes to sensitive data.

CSE faculty bring significant showing to major systems conference

Researchers designed three new systems to speed up code at several key bottlenecks.

$2M NSF grant to explore data equity systems

Researchers plan to establish a framework for a national institute that would enable research using sensitive data, while preventing misuse and misinterpretation.

$1M NSF grant supports new system for gathering, structuring data with ease

The team's new tool will combine of software and data to make gathering structured data dramatically easier.

Remote attack on temperature sensors threatens safety in incubators and industry

The researchers demonstrated that an adversary could remotely manipulate the temperature sensor measurements without tampering with the targeted system or triggering automatic temperature alarms.

New attack on autonomous vehicle sensors creates fake obstacles

Up to this point, no attacks had been discovered targeting a car’s LiDAR system—but a major new finding from researchers at the University of Michigan has demonstrated what that might look like.

Taking machine-learning models in health care from concept to bedside

The authors provide an overview of common challenges to implementing ML in a health-care setting, and describe the necessity of breaking down the silos in ML.

Creating more efficient data centers for AI

Tang’s project will redesign data center systems to support large-scale use of hardware accelerators to meet future computational demand.

New browser strategy game has players tackle real-life bat catastrophe

As a fungal infection ravages bat populations, the new game hopes to promote public awareness of ongoing research to combat the issue.

Year of growth, experiments for May Mobility

May Mobility intends to gradually acclimate the public to the experience of autonomous driving.

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.

“Mind reading” study looks inside coders’ brains

Using real-time fMRI readings, researchers linked spatial reasoning with CS problem solving.

Automated tool optimizes complex programs better than humans

Erie provided database repairs that were previously performed exclusively by human programmers.

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.

Advancing AI for Video: Startup launches powerful video processing platform

Voxel51 uses AI processing to identify and track objects and activities through video clips.

New lecture series brings AI to the public

The new event series aims to create an educational environment for the public.

A quicker eye for robotics to help in cluttered environments

New algorithm can help robots go from structured environments like factories to complex, unstructured places like our homes.

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.

Student awarded NSF Fellowship for automating speech-based disease classification

Perez’s research focuses on analyzing speech patterns of patients with Huntington Disease.

Award for helping popular websites better direct their internet traffic

Edge Fabric offers providers real-time performance analysis and a way to incorporate this data into routing decisions.

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.

Chowdhury receives VMWare Award to further research on cluster-wide memory efficiency

Chowdhury’s work has produced important results that can make memory in data centers both cheaper and more efficient.

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.

Army Award to speed up distributed methods over networks

Danai Koutra has earned an Army Young Investigator Award to speed up graph methods for distributed applications.

New chip stops hacks before they start

MORPHEUS can encrypt and reshuffle code thousands of times faster than human and electronic hackers.

Michigan’s new Election Security Commission holds inaugural meeting on U-M Campus

The meeting began the commission’s review and assessment of election security in Michigan.

All things can be part of the Internet of Things with new RFID system

Sensing technology could keep seniors safe.

Halderman co-chairs new commission to protect Michigan votes

The effort seeks to protect the integrity of every vote.

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.

Two solutions for GPU efficiency can boost AI performance

Chowdhury’s lab multiplied the number of jobs a GPU cluster can finish in a set amount of time

Election security: Halderman recommends actions to ensure integrity of US systems

In congressional testimony, professor urges $370M in federal funding to replace outdated machines.

Personalized knowledge graphs for faster search and digital assistants

Graphs that are customized, stored locally, and able to change over time can enable faster and more accurate searching and digital assistants

Speeding up code with clever data manipulation

Kasikci presents a method to improve a program’s ability to use data in a straightforward, efficient way

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.

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.”

‘Air traffic control’ for driverless cars could speed up deployment

Human-generated responses could remotely assist autonomous vehicles decision’s during times of uncertainty.

Facebook Fellowship for research on web privacy, security, and censorship

McDonald works to develop better privacy and security tools for marginalized communities

Online censorship detector aims to make the internet a freer place

Censored Planet could provide new insight into the flow of online information

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

Transforming tools for some into a language for all

The efforts of computing education researcher Mark Guzdial span the challenges facing a young field

Bridging the “last centimeter barrier” in electronic communications

Michigan Engineering researchers led by Prof. Pinaki Mazumder have created a new chip interconnect technology using terahertz surface-wave interconnects that will enable ultra fast data transmissions.

Taking on the limits of computing power

By harnessing the power and speed of graphics processing units, a University of Michigan startup can dramatically accelerate gene sequencing, shortening tasks that took multiple days to a single hour.

Helping drivers use smart cars smarter

This conversational in-vehicle digital assistant can respond to drivers’ questions and commands in natural language

Using drones, a new software tool can bring LTE networks anywhere

SkyCore is a complete software solution to deploying mobile networks on unmanned drones

Precision Health Award for measuring moods

The result will be new measurement methods to determine how moods are shaped by both the behavior of an individual and daily interactions over time

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.

Understanding at every level

From quantum physics to computer systems: a profile of Pinaki Mazumder, professor of electrical engineering and computer science.

Two papers announced among 10 most influential in healthcare and infection control

The papers provide data-driven solutions to hospital infection and the use of machine learning in healthcare.

The logic of feeling: Teaching computers to identify emotions

A Q&A with machine learning expert Emily Mower Provost.

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.

Making software failures a little less catastrophic

Researchers have implemented a new way to diagnose software failures with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency.

Tyche: A new permission model to defend against smart home hacks

“The work is an important step towards understanding how to make tradeoffs between usability and security.”

Detecting Huntington’s disease with an algorithm that analyzes speech

New, preliminary research found automated speech test accurately diagnoses Huntington’s disease 81 percent of the time and tracks the disease’s progression.

Faster, cheaper gene sequencing to make healthcare more precise

Genome sequencing could be as affordable as a routine medical test with highly efficient computing.

Fake news detector algorithm works better than a human

System sniffs out fakes up to 76 percent of the time.

Intel processor vulnerability could put millions of PCs at risk

Patches can provide protection.

Beyond Moore’s law: $16.7M for advanced computing projects

DARPA’s initiative to reinvigorate the microelectronics industry draws deeply on Michigan Engineering expertise.

Using software to beat Moore’s Law: $9.5M to design the ‘reconfigurable computer’

Transmuter can change how programs use the hardware available to them in real time, effectively acting as a reconfigurable computer.

Michigan chips will be first to test next-generation hardware design tools

U-M team will serve as model for nimble and innovative system-on-chip design.

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.

Prof. Jason Corso on artificial intelligence

The most exciting use of AI for me focuses around a better collective use of our available resources, says Corso.

Finding meaning in varied data

Jie Song devised a method to combine summarized datasets that group information by incompatible units.

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.

Faculty spotlight: Rada Mihalcea

Rada Mihalcea is a rock star professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at U-M’s College of Engineering and a champion for the growth and retention of women in that field.

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.

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.

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.

Designing a flexible future for massive data centers

A new approach recreates the power of a large server by linking up and pooling the resources of smaller computers with fast networking technology.

Paper award for training computer vision systems more accurately

PhD student Jean Young Song offers an improved solution to the problem of image segmentation.

Exoskeletons compete to boost strength of rescue workers

Five college teams test robotic suits that could enhance humans’ abilities.

Building a security standard for a post-quantum future

A large quantum computer could retroactively decrypt almost all internet communication ever recorded.

CSE researchers win Best of SELSE award

Three researchers with Michigan CSE affiliations have won the the best paper award at the 14th Workshop on Silicon Errors in Logic – System Effects (SELSE).

Zuckerberg Capitol Hill testimony: Engineering experts offer comments

U-M profs weigh new business model, European-style regulation

‘I hacked an election. So can the Russians.’

Professor Alex Halderman and the New York Times staged a mock election to demonstrate voting machine vulnerability.

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.

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.

Preventing deadly hospital infections with machine learning

Model successfully applied to data from medical centers with different patient populations, electronic health record systems

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.

Duplicate text detection system now integrated with conference management software

The system is currently being used by IEEE and ACM, and helps them enforce their new 30%-policy.

Can sound be used as a weapon? 4 questions answered

What happened to people inside the U.S. Embassy in Havana?

Cuba ‘sonic attacks’: A covert accident?

‘We’ve demonstrated a scenario in which the harm might have been unintentional.’

New computing system to enable deep space missions

A new radiation-hardened, multi-processor, Arm-based spacecraft processor is being developed at Michigan in a project led by Boeing and funded by NASA.

BMW, Toyota invest in U-M startup May Mobility

Other investors include Detroit Venture Partners, Maven Ventures, SV Angel, Tandem Ventures, Trucks Ventures, and YCombinator.

Prof. John Laird and CSE Alumna Shiwali Mohan receive award for research on learning in autonomous intelligent agents

The award is for papers that present ideas and visions that can stimulate the research community to pursue new directions, such as new problems, new application domains, or new methodologies.

Chat tool simplifies tricky online privacy policies

Automated chatbot uses artificial intelligence to weed through fine print

Professor Michael Wellman shares expertise in Asimov Memorial Debate

The debate was held at the American Museum of Natural History and was hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Emotions predicted by examining the correlation between tweets and environmental factors

External factors, ranging from weather, news exposure, social network emotion charge, timing, and mood predisposition may have a bearing on one’s emotion level throughout the day.

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.”

Internet-scanning U-M startup offers new approach to cybersecurity

Censys is the first commercially available internet-wide scanning tool. It helps IT experts to secure large networks with a constantly changing array of devices.

New $32M center reimagines how computers are designed

‘You shouldn’t need a Ph.D. to design new computing systems.’

Unhackable computer under development with $3.6M DARPA grant

The researchers say they’re making an unsolvable puzzle: ‘It’s like if you’re solving a Rubik’s Cube and every time you blink, I rearrange it.’

FCC repeals net neutrality: Engineering experts offer comments

A long-standing tenet of the internet was overturned today.

An armed robber’s Supreme Court case could affect all Americans’ digital privacy for decades to come

How much can your cellphone reveal about where you go?

Net neutrality repeal: Michigan Engineers weigh in

On Dec. 14, the FCC will vote on the rules that today ensure internet service providers treat all web content equally.

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.

Bringing smart banking to market

Jason Mars, CEO of Ann Arbor startup Clinc, was named #2 in Bank Innovations’s “10 Most innovative CEOs in Banking 2017” list. Clinc is leading the pack for development of intelligent banking assistant software.

Michigan researchers win best paper award at DFT 2017

Prof. John Hayes and CSE graduate student Paishun Ting received the award for their paper entitled “Eliminating a Hidden Error Source in Stochastic Circuits.”

Manos Kapritsos and collaborators win USENIX security paper award

Their paper introduces a new programming language and tool called Vale that supports flexible, automated verification of high-performance assembly code.

Michigan, Georgia Tech researchers funded to deter financial market manipulation

Increasingly, market manipulators are attacking market integrity through complex computer-controlled attacks.

Improving natural language processing with demographic-aware models

Word associations vary across different demographics, allowing researchers to build better natural language processing models if they can account for demographics.

“Learning database” speeds queries from hours to seconds

Verdict can make databases deliver answers more than 200 times faster while maintaining 99 percent accuracy.

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.

Accelerating the mobile web

New Vroom software could double its speed.

Codeon is the intelligent assistant for software developers

With Codeon, developers can request help by speaking their requests aloud within the context of their Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

Kurator Will Help You Curate Your Personal Digital Content

Kurator is a hybrid intelligence system leveraging mixed-expertise crowds to help families curate their personal digital content, including videos and photos.

Movie design for specific target audiences

Researchers are working to design a successful movie that will attract the interest of a targeted demographic by leveraging user ratings, reviews, and product characteristics.

CHORUS: The Crowd-Powered Conversational Assistant

Researchers have developed a crowd-powered conversational assistant, Chorus, and deployed it to see how users and workers would interact together when mediated by the system.

Social interaction patterns provide clues to real life changes

The identified changes in social media behavior may point to real events and changes, some of which can benefit from intervention.

Designing for our own

CSE students designed technology for a fellow student who returned after a decade away because of a brain hemorrhage.

BugMD: automatic mismatch diagnosis for bug triaging

Bugs that are not caught before a product is released can cost companies billions of dollars.

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.

Prof. J. Alex Halderman testifies in front of senate intelligence committee on secure elections

His remarks focused on vulnerabilities in the US voting system and a policy agenda for securing the system against the threat of hacking.

A breakthrough for large scale computing

New software finally makes ‘memory disaggregation’ practical.

Smartphone security hole

‘Open port’ backdoors are common.

2017 ISCA Influential Paper Award for groundbreaking research in power-efficient computing

This award recognizes the paper published 15 years ago (2002) that has had the biggest impact on the field

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.

Sonic cyber attacks show security holes in ubiquitous sensors

Michigan Engineering researchers discuss and demonstrate the sound-based attacks they leveled at the accelerometers found in everyday electronics.

Wellman participates in AI doomsday prevention workshop

Michael Wellman, a U-M Engineering professor, recently took part in a workshop to anticipate and prevent possible adverse outcomes of artificial intelligence.

CSE-based startup Clinc receives $6.3M in funding to further develop intelligent banking assistant

Clinc has built Finie, the world’s most advanced voice-controlled A.I. platform for banking.

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.

Emily Mower Provost receives NSF CAREER Award to develop emotion and mood recognition for mental health monitoring and treatment

Prof. Mower Provost’s research interests are in human-centered speech and video processing, multimodal interfaces design, and speech-based assistive technology.

Reetuparna Das receives NSF CAREER Award to develop in-situ compute memories

Das’ research seeks to design specialized data-centric computing systems that dramatically reduce time and energy required to move data from storage to computing units.

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.

Google-funded Flint water app helps residents find lead risk, resources

Mywater-Flint is an app built to help with the Flint water crises funded by Google and developed by Michigan Engineers.

Professor to Congress: ‘Internet of Things security is woefully inadequate’

Michigan Engineering professor Kevin Fu spoke in front of congress on Nov. 16, 2016.

2016 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Outstanding Research

Four finalists presented on an area of their research.

Harsha Madhyastha selected for Facebook Faculty Award

Prof. Madhyastha’s recent research has focused on enabling latency-sensitive web services to optimize user experience.

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.

Clinc launches Finie, an AI personal assistant for mobile banking

Finie, which can be referred to as the “Siri” of personal banking, is an artificial intelligence platform for banks that helps customers talk to their bank accounts in a natural and conversational way.

COVE: a tool for advancing progress in computer vision

Centralizing available data in the intelligent systems community through a COmputer Vision Exchange for Data, Annotations and Tools, called COVE.

Shadows in the Dark Web

Secrets lurk in the dark web, the 95 percent of the internet that most of us can't see. One U-M professor is bringing some of those secrets to light, making the digital and the real world a little safer.

Engineering an advantage in debates

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed an algorithm that can analyze and measure the amount that one candidate linguistically matches their opponent and have found that matching your opponent in a debate leads to higher polling numbers.

Chad Jenkins receives NSF National Robotics Initiative Grant to improve robotic control in cluttered environments

This project aims to improve goal-directed dexterous robotic manipulation in cluttered and unstructured environments.

Toyota Research Institute Partners with U-M on Artificial Intelligence

Toyota will invest $22 million to begin research collaborations focused on autonomous vehicles and advanced robotics. Profs. Edwin Olson and Ryan Eustice will assume roles at the facility to lead research into perception and mapping/localization.

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.

Several Michigan Papers Presented at 2016 USENIX Security Symposium

A total of five papers authored by CSE researchers were presented.

Algorithms can be more fair than humans

Still, it’s not guaranteed, as seen in Amazon’s same-day delivery service. Algorithm designers may not even realize a problem has crept in.

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.

CSE-based startup receives funding to develop systems based on intelligent personal assistant technology

Clinc has built Lucida, its state-of- the-art, open-source intelligent assistant and machine learning platform that allows developers and the open-source community to easily create and deploy personalized voice and vision-based intelligent assistants.

Researchers seek to help the disabled with intelligent robotic wheelchair

Vulcan, the intelligent robotic wheelchair, aims to help the elderly and those with disabilities effortlessly move around their environment.

With over 7 million certificates issued, Let’s Encrypt aims to secure the entire web

In order to bring HTTPS to everyone, Prof. Halderman joined forces in 2012 with colleagues at Mozilla and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to found Let’s Encrypt, a non-profit certificate authority with the mission of making the switch to HTTPS vastly easier.

New venture is on the path to build continual learning AIs

Cogitai was formed with the aim of developing AI technology that empowers machines to learn from interaction with the real world.

Prof. Dragomir Radev Teaching Course on NLP Through Coursera

Prof Radev is teaching the 12-week course twice this summer; the course is free and open to the public.

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.

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.

Two Michigan papers win top awards at IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium

One of the paper describes and demonstrates a malicious hardware backdoor. The other demonstrated security failings in a commercial smart home platform.

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.

Can slower financial traders find a haven in a world of high-speed algorithms?

A frequent call market may help prevent ‘flash crashes.’

Proxy optimizes webpage loading for better user experience

Klotski seeks to improve users’ perceptions of how quickly a page loads by maximizing the amount of important content on the page that is fetched and displayed within the user’s attention span.

Patented camera calibration tool automates calibration target acquisition

This innovative software guides users through the process of collecting a set of images of a calibration target.

Collecting data to better identify bipolar disorder

Prof. Emily Mower Provost is collaborating to develop new technologies that provide individuals with insight into how the disease changes over time.

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.

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.

David Chesney awarded funding to research treatment for traumatic brain injury

This device could not only be useful in the ICU or field hospital setting, but also during long military patient transport, and especially in situations in which limited personnel and resources are available.

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.

Thorny technical questions remain for net neutrality

Not all online traffic is the same; should we treat it the same anyway?

Rada Mihalcea co-authors new book on text mining

Text Mining brings together a broad range of contemporary qualitative and quantitative methods to provide strategic and practical guidance on analyzing large text collections.

Google, U-M to build digital tools for Flint water crisis

CSE students and faculty will collaborate as a part of a larger team to help respond to the crisis.

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.

Walter Lasecki and collaborators win Best Paper at W4A

The paper explores how automated speech recognition and crowd-sourced human correction and generation of transcripts can be traded off to improve accuracy and latency.

GridWatch named finalist in Vodafone's eighth annual Wireless Innovation competition

GridWatch can detect power outages by monitoring changes to its own power state, locally verifying these outages using a variety of sensors that reduce the likelihood of false power outage reports, and corroborating actual reports with other phones through data aggregation in the cloud.

CSE faculty lead university collaboration with Toyota on autonomous vehicles

Faculty members Edwin Olson and Ryan Eustice are joining TRI as area leads.

Startup founded by U-M assoc. professor gets NSF grant

Healthcare security company Virta Laboratories, Inc. has received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

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.

U-M researchers launch fight against C. difficile with $9.2M grant from NIH

Prof. Wiens will continue to use machine learning techniques to study the disease.

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.

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.

Michael J. Cafarella selected for Sloan Research Fellowship

He has built software systems for information extraction, database integration, and feature engineering and applied these to problems in the social sciences.

Honglak Lee selected for Sloan Research Fellowship

His work impacts computer vision, audio recognition, robotics, text modeling, and healthcare.

MBus is the missing interconnect for millimeter-scale systems

The M3 is a fully autonomous computing system that acts as a smart sensing system.

Mosharaf Chowdhury receives Google Faculty Research Award

The project aims to create a new software stack for analytics over geo-distributed datasets.

Jenna Wiens receives NSF CAREER Award to increase the utility of machine learning in clinical care

Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and healthcare.

Barzan Mozafari receives NSF CAREER Award to improve predictability of database systems

Prof. Mozafari is passionate about building large-scale data-intensive systems that are more scalable, more robust, and more predictable.

Jason Mars receives CAREER Award to advance system architectures for artificially intelligent services and applications

The award will enable Prof. Mars to understand how future cloud and mobile systems should be designed to support increasing demand from users of intelligent assistants.

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.

U-M, IBM partner on advanced conversational computing system

The project aims to develop a cognitive system that functions as an academic advisor for undergraduate computer science and engineering majors at the university.

Cafarella and Lee named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professors

The professorship is awarded to junior faculty members in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching and research.

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.

U-M, Ford are first to address autonomous driving on snow-covered roads

The solution Ford and U-M are working on involves high-resolution 3D maps. U-M researchers have developed these maps and Ford’s test vehicles are equipped with them.

Michigan Researchers Win the 2016 Applied Networking Research Prize

In their paper, the researchers present the first report on global adoption rates of SMTP email security extensions.

Lie-detecting software uses real court case data

U-M researchers are building a unique lie-detecting software that works from studying real world data from real, high-stakes court cases.

Researchers Receive NSF/Intel Award to Develop Visual Recognition System for Wearable Devices

The researchers are finding a solution to implement state-of-the-art vision systems in wearable devices where there is little heat dissipation

Ford, Michigan Researchers Test First Autonomous Vehicle at Mcity

The scope of the project consists of a number of thrusts including a key research collaboration led by Profs. Edwin Olson and Ryan Eustice, who are playing a leading role in the development of the critical sensing and decision-making found in the Ford test vehicles.

The Promise and Perils of Predictive Policing Based on Big Data

Such tactics, even if effective in reducing crime, raise civil liberty concerns.

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at ACM Conference on CCS for Exposing the Vulnerabilities of the Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange

Diffie-Hellman is a popular algorithm used for encrypted communications, including emails VPNs, HTTPS, and other protocols where a client and server negotiate a shared secret key for communication

J. Alex Halderman and Collaborators Receive NSF Cybersecurity Award to Develop Rapid-Response Architecture

This project strives to positively impact the availability and reliability of the Internet and provide the security community with tools, platforms, and comprehensive vulnerability measurement data.

Michigan Researchers Win Best Paper Award at VLDB 2015

The paper proposes an interactive natural language interface for relational databases, which enables novice users to construct complex queries.

CSE Researchers Win at Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge

Their Powerblade project is the smallest, lowest cost, and lowest power AC plug-load meter that measures real, reactive and apparent power, and reports this data over Bluetooth.

Virta Labs Introduces PowerGuard™

Virta Laboratories was co-founded in part by Prof. Kevin Fu and former CSE postdoctoral researcher Denis Foo Kune.

Mary Lou Dorf Wins Best Paper Award at ASEE

The paper addresses the question of whether introducing an interactive textbook into introductory STEM courses can improve student grades.

Researchers Employ Unsupervised Funniness Detection in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest

In their study, the researchers took a computational approach to studying the contest to gain insights into what differentiates funny captions from the rest.

An Autonomous "SmartCart" Testbed is Coming to Michigan

Over the next year, U-M researchers will develop autonomy capabilities and build a mobile phone interface users can use to request a ride.

Ron Dreslinski Selected for IEEE TCCA Young Computer Architect Award

Dr. Dreslinski conducts research in the area of energy efficient processor architectures

Duc Le Selected for Mary A. Rackham Institute Graduate Student Research Assistantship

Duc is interested in using the computer’s modeling power to better understand the inner workings of the human mind, and using this understanding to create more intelligent software programs.

Michigan Researchers Win Both Best Paper Awards at AAMAS 2015

The two winning papers were selected from a field of 127 full paper submissions in the main technical track.

Michigan Researchers Win Best Poster Award at MobiSys 2015

It describes their work in measuring important network phenomena for debugging problems at the edge of a cellular network.

Two Michigan Papers Share the Best Paper Award at MobiSys 2015

In an unusual turn of events, we've tied with ourselves for this one.

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).

Emily Mower Provost Receives Oscar Stern Award for Research in Emotion Expression and Perception

The proposed work investigates computational methodologies to differentiate emotion perception patterns of healthy controls and individuals with Major Depressive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder.

Scott Mahlke Receives Micro Test of Time Award

His 1992 paper describes problems associated with utilizing conventional compiler support for predicated execution, a technique for dealing with conditional branches in application programs, on superscaler processors. It introduces the hyperblock, a structure to overcome those shortcomings.

Z. Morley Mao Receives Google Faculty Research Award

Mao’s goal was to create a diagnosis tool to achieve responsive and energy-efficient mobile apps that work well in diverse network conditions.

Prabal Dutta Selected for Sloan Research Fellowship

Dutta’s research has pioneered practical, low-power platforms and wireless protocols for pervasive sensing, computing, and communications.

J. Alex Halderman Selected for Sloan Research Fellowship

Prof. Halderman’s research interests span software security, network security, data privacy, anonymity, electronic voting, censorship resistance, digital rights management, computer forensics, ethics, and cybercrime, as well as the interaction of technology with law, governmental regulation, and international affairs.

Grant Schoenebeck Receives CAREER Award to Develop a Rigorous Theoretical Understanding of Complex Networks

Schoenebeck's research is in theoretical computer science, linear and semidefinite programs, the intersection of computer science and social networks, the intersection of computer science and economics, NP-complete optimization problems, and computational complexity theory.

Jacob Abernethy Receives CAREER Award for Research into the Relationship Between Machine Learning and Microeconomic Theory

Abernethy's research is in machine learning, with additional interests in game theory, decision theory, optimization, market mechanism design, and other financial applications.

HiJack Enables a Smartphone Dongle for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

HiJack is a hardware/software platform that utilizes the headset jack on a smartphone as a universal power/data interface.

Jia Deng Receives Google Faculty Research Award to Study Relationships Between Entities in Images

Prof. Deng’s primary research interest is in the area of computer vision, with a focus on image and video understanding, human computation, and large-scale machine learning.

CSE Graduate Student Develops Lower-Cost Self-Driving Car Navigation System

The technology enables self-driving cars to navigate using a single video camera, delivering the same level of accuracy as laser scanners at a fraction of the cost.

Four CSE Faculty Selected for 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards

Congratulations to the following CSE Faculty recipients of 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards.

Career center report shows computer scientists highly sought, best compensated

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

Researchers Gather at CSE for Midwest Theory Day

This event is a semiannual tradition among CS theorists in the Midwest.

C-FAR Annual Review Held at U-M

More than 110 people gathered to collaborate and problem-solve.

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.

Protean Code Allows Data Center Servers to Adapt to Changing Environments with Breakthrough Compiler Technology

Protean Code is an enabling technology for dynamically recompiling native applications and rebalancing the use of Warehouse Scale Computers resources as demands dictate.

Computer science researchers aim to securely encrypt every website

A project is underway which will offer a free, automated, and easy process for converting webservers from HTTP to HTTPS that is implemented with a single command.

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at 2014 ACM Internet Measurement Conference

The research team performed a comprehensive, measurement-based analysis of the impact of the recent Heartbleed vulnerability.

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.

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.

Prof. Igor Markov's book on VLSI Physical Design Translated into Chinese

The book introduces and evaluates algorithms used during physical design to produce a geometric chip layout from an abstract circuit design, and presents the essential and fundamental algorithms used within each physical design stage.

Satish Narayanasamy Receives Google Faculty Research Award

His research focus is on addressing concurrency issues in mobile and cloud systems, which increasingly rely upon event-driven programming and customized processor accelerators.

Edwin Olson Receives NSF CyberSEES Award for Research in Sustainability of Municipal Solid Waste

The goal of the research is to revolutionize how Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is managed to provide a transformative means of extracting utility-scale energy from waste.

Jia Deng Receives 2014 Yahoo ACE Award

Deng’s research in computer vision focuses on image and video understanding through big visual data, human computation, and large-scale machine learning.

Ryan Wolcott Receives Best Student Paper Award at IROS 2014

The paper presents a new visual localization algorithm that allows an autonomous car to precisely know where it is at with sub-lane precision.

Jia Deng Wins Best Paper Award at ECCV

1,000 Hackers Expected on North Campus for MHacks IV

Shared Memory in Mobile Operating Systems Provides Ingress Point for Hackers

Researchers Expose Security Flaws in Backscatter X-ray Scanners

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.

Researchers demo hack to seize control of municipal traffic signal systems

Can our computers continue to get smaller and more powerful?

Dragomir Radev coaches high school linguists in competition at International Linguistics Olympiad

The 12th International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) was held in Beijing, China from July 21 through 25th, 2014.

Jeremy Gibson authors book on game design, prototyping, and programming

Barzan Mozafari and collaborators chosen for best demo at ACM SIGMOD

Wakefield and Kieras win Best Paper Award at ICAD 2014

The paper addresses how to manage multiple sources so that the user can maximize the information gained from each acoustic source.

David Kieras wins a Best Paper Award at CHI 2014

Grant Schoenebeck selected for facebook faculty award

Zakir Durumeric Selected for Google PhD Fellowship

High school students explore engineering through music and computer science

Computer architecture innovator Trevor Mudge chosen for top recognition by ACM/IEEE

Benjamin Englard Awarded Thiel Fellowship

Computer scientists author book on hardware prefetching

Doowon Lee Selected for IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

Researchers Identify Security Risks in Estonia's Online Voting System

Making smartphones smarter: hijack adopted for use in commercial product

Leaders in ultra low power cicuits and systems presenting at VLSI Circuits Symposium

All of the research being presented focuses on getting the absolute best performance from the tiniest circuits, sensors, and electronic devices.

Listening to bipolar disorder: smartphone app detects mood swings via voice analysis

Heartbleed: behind the scenes at CSE

CS Students Win at Mobile Apps Challenge

Students build apps for Grace

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

Sanae Rosen Selected for Margaret Ayers Host Award

Noble and Wilson Named as Learning Analytics Fellows

Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ISPASS 2014

Technological singularity passes, unnoticed until now

CSE students to attend CRA-W Workshop

CSE Connects at SXSW 2014

Kevin Fu Selected for World Economic Forum Young Scientist Award

Prospective grad students visit, learn about CSE

CSE connects at Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing

Video game programmers to demo "Code for Good" at Ann Arbor District Library

Michael Wellman Recognized with ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award

CSE Alum Dongyoon Lee Selected for ProQuest Dissertation Award

New center develops technologies to help youths with disabilities

Daniel Atkins Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Karem Sakallah Continues Commitment to Qatar Computing Research Institute

Prabal Dutta Receives CAREER Award for Research into the Use of Sensors to Monitor Resource Consumption in the Built Environment

Students create card-playing bots to compete in Barracuda Programming Contest

Kyle Lady Elected as First Student Member of IEEE-HKN Board of Governors

Winners announced in Annual Code Optimization Contest

Héctor J. García Selected for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

EECS 494 Computer Games Showcase Highlights Final Projects

MHacks III to take place in downtown Detroit

Doowon Lee Selected for Rackham International Student Fellowship

Chang-Hong Hsu Selected for Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship

Jia Deng Wins Marr Prize at ICCV

Mark Ackerman Named ACM Fellow

Software class demos projects to help one teen communicate

Rada Mihalcea to study physiological and linguistic signals of human behavior

H.V. Jagadish Awarded Gates Foundation Grant to leverage data for social good

Armin Alaghi Wins Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding PhD Research

John P. Hayes Honored with IEEE TTTC Lifetime Contribution Medal

Two CS student teams advance to the final round of ICCAD 2013 Competition

Four U-M programming teams compete in ACM Regional Contest; one advances to World Finals

Larry D. Leinweber gives $2.4 million to fund students in computer science

Hector Garcia places in Technical Poster Competition at SHPE 2013

Mona Attariyan Selected for SIGOPS Dennis Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award

Dragomir Radev assembles two-volume collection of NACLO linguistics puzzles

Student software projects aim to help teen communicate

Over 1200 attend MHacks 2013; recyclable sorter wins at record-breaking event

Rada Mihalcea selected for NSF INSPIRE Award

Big House Hackathon expected to break record

Meghan Clark selected for Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship

Iranian internet censorship system profiled for first time

Edwin Olson Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award

Download ZMap and scan the entire internet in less than 45 minutes

New grant: reducing computer viruses in health networks

Sanae Rosen wins Best Poster Award at CODASPY Conference

Two papers by CSE researchers chosen as IEEE Micro top picks

Elliot Soloway selected for Google App Engine Education Award

Researchers show that high-frequency trading tactic lowers investor profits

Edwin Olson talks robotics at World Science Festival

Researchers' work recognized amongst notable computing books and articles of 2012

Fourth annual data mining workshop brings together close to 200 researchers

Security risks found in sensors for heart devices, consumer electronics

Workshop brings together industry and researchers on medical device security challenges

Researchers develop tools to better leverage tweets in spotting trends

GapSense could alleviate wireless traffic jams; improve network performance

CSE researchers win Best Paper Award at ASPLOS 2013

Researchers funded to develop a leap forward in Processor Architectures

The project proposes to produce a parallel heterogeneous 3D near-threshold computing system with unprecedented energy efficiency.

Prof. Kevin Fu Named a Federal 100 Award Winner for 2013

Prof. Dragomir Radev Receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award

CSE Researchers Win Best Paper Award at HPCA 2013

CSE Alum and Entrepreneur Azarias Reda Delivers Best Pitch at SXSW

Duo security introduces hardware-level security, grows more than 400%

Hyoun Kyu Cho Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research aimed at improving the programmability of parallel systems

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

Student-Run Hackathon brings top University Computer Science talent to Michigan

New $28M Center will develop computers of 2025

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

Karem Sakallah Named ACM Fellow

Kevin Fu testifies on the security of smart cards to access Medicare and Medicaid Services

Computer scientists author book on physical synthesis optimization

Computer scientists author book on Reducing Uncertainty in Logic Circuit Design

Edwin Olson named to Popular Science's "Brilliant 10" list for 2012

Todd Austin Receives A. Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award for 2012

Jason Flinn Authors Book on Mobile and Pervasive Computing

CSE grad students win best student paper at OSDI 12 symposium

Their paper addresses the challenge of troubleshooting the performance of production software.

Two CSE faculty help make the Ibn Sina School for computer science a reality

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.

Researchers win Best Paper Award at IEEE Healthcare Informatics and Systems Biology Conference

Computer scientists win Best Paper Award at 21st USENIX Security Symposium

High school students explore the intersection of music and computer science at summer camp

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at Turing Centenary Conference

Researchers demonstrate firewall vulnerability in cell network

J. Alex Halderman to Teach Course on Electronic and Internet Voting through Coursera

The 5-week course will provide the technical background and public policy foundation that today's citizens need to understand the electronic voting debate.

Third Annual Data Mining Workshop Brings Together 100+ Researchers

100+ researchers from across the University of Michigan and from industry gathered on North Campus for the third U-M Workshop on Data Mining.

John Laird Authors Book on Soar Cognitive Architecture

Professor John E. Laird, the John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering in the EECS Department, has authored a new book entitled "The Soar Cognitive Architecture," which has been published by MIT Press.

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at ISPASS-2012

U-M computer science researchers David Meisner, Junjie Wu, and Professor Thomas F. Wenisch have won the Best Paper Award at the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS-2012), which took place April 1-3, 2012 in New Brunswick, NJ.

CSE research is highlighted at Michigan Robotics Day

Samuel DeBruin Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Jason Clemons Receives NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship

Security researchers publish details of online voting hack

"Computational Sprinting" pushes smartphones till they’re tired

Prof. J. Alex Halderman featured in PBS story on the security of internet voting

Security researchers describe newly discovered vulnerabilities in public key encryption

Energy-recycling computer technology from U-M goes global

Chris McMeeking Wins Funding for ASK Interfaces through Intel Innovators Competition

Researchers funded to create processors that run without battery power

EKG data mined to predict heart attack fatalities

E-MILI could dramatically improve smartphone battery life

Computer scientists funded for new inquiry into non-consumptive research

Computer science researchers introduce Telex to circumvent state-level internet censorship

Making smart dust a reality

This research is expected to have a fundamental and long term impact on a diverse set of applications ranging from energy conservation to health care.

Michael Wellman Authors Book on Trading Agents for Electronic Markets

RobustNet research group releases mobile app that measures 3G network performance

U-M and AT&T researchers develop energy efficiency profiling technology for mobile platforms

Valeria Bertacco and CSE Alum Ilya Wagner Author Book on Post-Silicon and Run-Time Verification

CSE researchers win best paper award at ASPLOS 2011

Michael Cafarella receives NSF CAREER Award for work in building and searching a structured web database

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.

Zeeshan Syed receives NSF CAREER Award for work in computationally generated biomarkers

Exploring the upper limits of low-energy computing

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

EECS professors receive research grants from Google

The research funded by Google involves redesigning servers and data centers to improve their energy efficiency.

Prof. Karem Sakallah shares 2009 CAV Award for fundamental work on SAT solvers

The award recognizes the researchers' contributions to the development of high-performance Boolean satisfiability solvers.

Smart bridges under development with new grant

The monitoring system will collect data from surface and penetrating sensors, then wirelessly relay the information to an inspector on site or miles away.

Work in software defined radio earns Best Paper Award at MICRO-41

The winning paper describes a commercial prototype processor that targets wireless baseband processing for the next generation of cellular phones.