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Two projects recognized with JP Morgan Chase Faculty Research Award

The award supports industry collaboration with innovative and influential research in the field of artificial intelligence.

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.

CSE alum Jennifer Rexford named provost at Princeton University

Rexford oversaw record growth and diversity initiatives as chair of the Princeton CS department.

CSE co-authors’ paper recognized at Applied Superconductivity Conference

Visiting scholar Jennifer Volk and assistant professor George Tzimpragos received an award for developing a new approach to scaling superconductor electronics in an intuitive way.

Alumni profile: A conversation with Rich Uhlig

A Michigan engineer, Intel VP, and research lab director, Rich Uhlig is CSE’s Alumni Merit Award Winner for 2022.

Michigan AI hosts symposium on AI and accessibility

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

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

Alum Paul Debevec honored with Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award for inventing a new kind of movie magic

Debevec’s groundbreaking imaging work revolutionized the film and television industry, helping create the special effects seen in Spider-Man 2, Avatar, The Hobbit, Blade Runner 2049, Gravity, The Mandalorian, and many more.

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

CSE alum Akshitha Sriraman’s dissertation receives second ACM SIG recognition

Sriraman’s dissertation has won two major ACM SIG awards, from ACM SIGOPS and SIGARCH, as well as two additional prizes from U-M.

2022 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition highlights outstanding research

The competition recognizes top research done by PhD students at CSE.

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.

Tara Safavi honored with Kuck Dissertation Prize for impactful thesis on advanced graph learning

The award recognizes exceptionally impactful dissertations by graduate researchers.

U-M, Schmidt Futures to partner on new AI research program

$10M will fund training for 60 postdoctoral fellows as part of international cohort.

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.

CSE group hosts scholar Ugochi Adaku Okengwu through African Presidential Fellowship Program

The University of Port Harcourt senior lecturer conducts research in natural language processing to better understand public sentiment regarding climate change.

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.

$100,000 gift endows teaching faculty support fund inspired by David Chesney’s socially conscious initiatives

The gift from the Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust will provide teaching faculty with discretionary funding to enhance CSE’s educational mission.

U-M celebrates Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building construction

Housing Computer Science and Engineering together with the School of Information will drive advances in information and computing through a convergence of disciplines.

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.

Scott Mahlke recognized with B. Ramakrishna Rau Award for accomplishments in microarchitecture

Mahlke’s research interests include energy-efficient processor design, machine learning, architecture synthesis, compilers for high-performance processors, and reliable computer system design.

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.

Research on bug report model honored with ASE Most Influential Paper

“Modeling bug report quality” presents a model of bug report that reduces the overall cost of software maintenance.

Prof. Ron Dreslinski inducted into MICRO Hall of Fame

This honor recognizes outstanding researchers with eight or more papers at the International Symposium on Microarchitecture.

Rada Mihalcea receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

Mihalcea is being recognized for her contributions to computational linguistics and her efforts to broaden participation in the field of computer science.

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.

Ron Dreslinski named Miller Faculty Scholar

Dreslinski is known for his extensive research in new software/architecture co-design, CAD/EDA tools to democratize chip design, emerging technologies, and novel application areas.

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.

CSE welcomes new faculty who will join beginning academic year 2022/23

Meet the new arrivals.

U-M team reaches next phase of Amazon Alexa Prize SimBot Challenge

Team SEAGULL, led by doctoral student Yichi Zhang and advised by Prof. Joyce Chai, strives to develop embodied AI agents capable of attending to users’ needs, following natural language instructions, collaborating, and continuously improving through interaction.

Doctoral students win 2022 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship for energy-efficient autonomous planning

The fellowship will advance their research in energy-efficient algorithms for power-constrained mobile robots.

Austin Nguyen awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to study multi-agent reinforcement learning

Nguyen, a CSE PhD student, aims to leverage AI and machine learning to advance cooperative agents.

Prof. Xinyu Wang collaborates with UiPath to democratize automation

The two will collaborate on building new programming techniques that are accessible to non-experts and non-programmers.

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.

“Make space for yourself” – an undergrad’s path from undecided to Amazon engineer

“Keep making your way through this field if you feel passionate about it because you’re definitely going to find your place in it.”

Track progress of Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building as it is built

Watch construction through webcams, read progress reports.

Emily Mower Provost named first CSE Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs

The new position will oversee expanding efforts to improve policy, streamline curricula, and build student community.

Research on key VPN vulnerabilities recognized with two awards by USENIX Security

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.

CSE establishes Teaching Lab aimed at building faculty community and promoting collaborative education culture

The new Teaching Lab seeks to create a faculty community around our teaching mission, reflecting the department’s values of supporting students through a world class education

“CS has ignited my ambition” – how programming encourages confidence in creatives

CS alum Nina Hesse was looking for computer literacy but discovered a deeply creative discipline.

Valeria Bertacco named Mary Lou Dorf Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

She has been recognized for her contributions in broadening participation in CS, innovating in teaching, and in advancing the field.

CSE alum Akshitha Sriraman’s dissertation recognized by SIGARCH/TCCA

Sriraman was recognized for contributions enhancing the efficiency and scalability of hardware and software architecture for hyperscale datacenter systems.

U-M spin-off Agita Labs releases always encrypted computing product

TrustForge, based on U-M research spearheaded by Austin and Bertacco, provides users with the ability to protect data using a process called sequestered encryption

CS undergraduate Dipro Prattoy earns Diana Award for his work in making college accessible for lower-income international students

Prattoy is one of over 180 philanthropists and changemakers honored this year with the Diana Award

H.V. Jagadish named Edgar F. Codd Distinguished University Professor of EECS

Professor Jagadish is being recognized for his work as one of the nation’s most visible and influential researchers in the interdisciplinary field of data science

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.

Nikhil Bansal invited to International Congress of Mathematicians

Bansal discussed recent developments in algorithmic approaches to discrepancy theory, a subfield of combinatorics with several applications in mathematics and computer science.

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.

Rada Mihalcea named new council member for CRA Computing Community Consortium

Mihalcea has been appointed as one of six new members on the Council, which works to catalyze computing research activity. Her term begins July 1.

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.

Prof. John Laird retires after a 36-year career in artificial intelligence at Michigan

He is the architect of Soar, one of AI’s most enduring general cognitive architectures.

Natural Language Processing at Michigan Research Day

The meetup was intended to foster connections between researchers across campus with an interest in the development and application of NLP.

Awards for outstanding Graduate Student Instructors and Instructional Aides of 2021/22

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

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.

ENGR 101 instructors recognized by Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

These awards acknowledge the exceptional contributions of instructors of first-year and other undergraduate education courses.

ADA Center holds 2022 symposium

The center’s goal is to streamline and democratize the design and manufacturing of next-generation computing systems.

Arch W. Naylor: In Memoriam (1929 – 2022)

Arch Naylor helped introduce the developing field of information and control engineering at Michigan.

Greg Wakefield, master of interdisciplinary everything, retires

Greg Wakefield retires after a 36-year career that helped shape the look of interdisciplinary research and collaborations at Michigan, especially between the arts and sciences.

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.

Two computer scientists give commencement addresses at Michigan

Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, and Martha Pollack, President of Cornell University, gave addresses at Rackham School, College of Engineering.

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.

Initiative to improve, expand introductory CS course sequence reports first year results

RENEW-CS aims to improve the undergraduate student experience for the first set of courses in the major, as well as increase the number of women studying computing.

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.

Three CSE grad students recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

This program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students.

Kang G. Shin recognized with Distinguished Leadership Award by IEEE Computer Society Technical & Conference Activities Board

His work in the area of real-time computing has spanned decades and has had impact in a broad range of applications.

David Paoletti voted 2022 HKN Professor of the Year in CSE

This is the second time that Dr. Paoletti has been named Professor of the Year by a vote of the students.

Chad Jenkins receives Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

Jenkins strives to improve the state of diversity in computing and robotics, with the goal of achieving equal opportunity for all.

Laura Biester earns Rackham award for excellence in teaching

Biester has years of experience introducing new students to the field of computing.

2022 graduating class reflects on their Michigan memories

We asked graduating EECS students to share memories and reflections from their Michigan experience to commemorate their achievement in their own way.

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.

HKN earns Outstanding Chapter Award

The student honor society is again recognized for their outstanding efforts, this time for the 2020-21 academic year.

2022 EECS Undergraduate Student Awards

These students are recognized by the department for their outstanding scholarship, research, service, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

2022 College-wide awards for EECS undergraduate students

Students throughout the College of Engineering are eligible for these awards; ten went to EECS students for outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service.

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.

Three staff recognized with 2022 CSE Excellence ++ Award

These individuals provide the professionalism and insight that enable the efficient operation of one of the largest units at the College of Engineering.

Siying Feng awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to accelerate performance of emerging computer architectures

The fellowship will help support her work to develop acceleration techniques for emerging computer architectures in applications including machine learning, graph analytics, and scientific computing.

Jane Im awarded Rackham Barbour Scholarship

The scholarship will support her work on creating safer social computing systems grounded in users’ consent.

Tanvir Ahmed Khan awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

The fellowship will advance his work to improve the efficiency of modern data center processors with optimizations that lie at the intersection of compilers, operating systems, and computer architecture.

Mimansa Jaiswal awarded Rackham Barbour Scholarship

The scholarship will advance her work producing better emotion recognition models that power human-like chatbots while preserving privacy in the training process.

U-M Programming Teams Compete Regionally; Team Victors Advances to North American Championship

“Interest has been huge” – This year saw the largest number of teams from U-M in the competition.

LG AI Research opens North American Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Ann Arbor with strong ties to U-M

The LG AI Research Center, and its partnership with U-M, represents a commitment by LG to become a leader in developing advanced AI technologies.

CSE alum Akshitha Sriraman receives ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Sriraman’s dissertation explores how to bridge computer architecture and software systems to tackle new challenges posed by massive web services.

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.

Ian Neal awarded Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement

The award recognizes active participation in research, leadership, and academic performance.

“I don’t think I’ll ever regret choosing CS” – from no code experience to research assistant

Ava Pardo-Keegan had never coded before she came to Michigan, and now works as a research assistant in natural language processing.

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.

Manos Kapritsos earns CoE teaching excellence award

Students widely praise Kapritsos’ approach to teaching, and commitment to keeping classes engaging.

Faculty team award for development of widely-used COVID-19 monitoring app

Throughout 2020 and 2021, the app’s questionnaire helped more than 2,500 employers in Michigan meet state requirements.

2022 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

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

Daniel Atkins receives Edward Law Emeritus Outstanding Service Award

Atkins’ achievements have been many as he has worked to digitally transform the College of Engineering and the University. As an emeritus, he has continued to advise leaders and promote Michigan.

African research engagement program expands, resumes in-person format

Founded in 2019, the African Undergraduate Research Adventure Program is growing to impact the lives of more young engineers.

Yasha Iravantchi receives Meta PhD Fellowship

Iravantchi’s research focuses on developing novel and privacy-preserving sensing hardware for more immersive VR/AR.

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.

“A space to be curious and encouraged” – declaring a computing major with no prior experience

“For the first time I was really being encouraged to try and to ask questions about programming. That was not an opportunity that I had ever had before.”

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.”

“Don’t hold yourself back” – one student’s journey from CS novice to a big data career

As an undergrad, alum Aylin Gunal had her first exposure to CS and programming in CS Kickstart, an introductory bootcamp for women and gender minorities.

Joyce Chai named ACL Fellow for significant contributions to grounded natural language processing and the interaction between language processing and robotics

Prof. Chai has been recognized for significant contributions to grounded natural language processing and the interaction between language processing and robotics.

Four CSE Staff recognized for their outstanding contributions

Four CSE staff have been recognized by the College of Engineering for consistently demonstrating the College’s mission, vision, and values in their work.

Alum Murali Annavaram elected IEEE fellow for contributions to heterogeneous architectures for energy-efficient computing systems

Prof. Annavaram was named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2021, “for contributions to heterogeneous architectures for energy-efficient computing systems.”

Gift from Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust supports construction of new building, lecturers in CSE

In recognition of this gift, the maker’s space on the first floor of the new building will be named the Richard Orenstein and Daniel Offutt Maker’s Laboratory. 

Z. Morley Mao elected IEEE fellow for contributions to performance and security of internet routing and mobile systems

Prof. Mao and her students have played an important role in understanding the efficiency, security, and performance of a number of mobile systems.

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.

Remembering Bruce Arden: U-M faculty member and past chair of Computer and Communication Sciences department

Arden’s goal was to make computing and programming more accessible to nonspecialists.

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.”

Undergraduate researcher wins first place at the ACM Student Research Competition

Song devised a new type of Branch Target Buffer replacement mechanism to tackle the gap between ideal and practical performance.