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CSE authors present six papers at MICRO 2021

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

Westley Weimer earns U-M Faculty Recognition Award

Weimer is renowned for his work on automatic bug detection and repair, his lively and clear lectures, and his commitment to building a better culture in CSE.

Yuval Moskovitch named 2021 EECS Rising Star

Moskovitch’s research focuses on data management for fairness and responsible data science.

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.

Findings and recommendations on climate and culture shared with CSE community

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

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.

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

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

Will power cords go the way of land lines?

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

New student team constructs robotic submarine, finishes 4th at international competition

Michigan Robosub built their first autonomous submarine and competed virtually against 54 teams from 12 countries, completing several aquatic tasks.

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.

CSE welcomes new faculty for academic year 2021/22

Meet the new arrivals.

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.

Alumnus Nam Sung Kim named endowed chair at UIUC

Kim is a 2004 alumnus of the CSE PhD program at Michigan.

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.

Yatin Manerkar recognized with dissertation award honorable mention

Manerkar’s dissertation is recognized for demonstrating the potential for progressive correctness verification across all stages of architecture design.

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

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

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.

Prof. Valeria Bertacco recognized with University of Padova’s Elvira Poli Award

This newly-instituted award is given to engineering alumni who have pursued careers aligned with the university’s values and dedicated their efforts to gender equality in engineering.

Programming team to train, compete in national competition

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

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.

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

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

Postdoc Leqi Zhu wins PODC Dissertation Award

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

Deltek’s Senior Director Shirin Mangold found her passion and her voice through Michigan Engineering’s Co-op program

The Engineering Cooperative Education Program introduced Mangold (CE 1993) to life as a working engineer and inspired her to pursue a career in software engineering.

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

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

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.

Baris Kasikci awarded Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship

The award highlights Kasikci as an emerging leader in the design of efficient and trustworthy computer 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.

With Slide, student entrepreneurs aim to make contact sharing frictionless

Built by students and funded by student VCs, the venture marks a new model for launching ideas into ventures.

Baris Kasikci earns VMWare Early Career Grant

The grant recognizes recently appointed faculty whose research interests and accomplishments seem poised to have significant impact within the industry and academia.

Shape-shifting computer chip thwarts an army of hackers

In The Conversation, Todd Austin explains how a new, secure computer processor prevents hacks, and why it matters.

Coding Empathy

CS-LSA undergrad Kirtana Choragudi runs MI Symptoms, a web-based application that helps people navigate the pandemic. What inspires her? A love for computer science and commitment to making the world a better place.

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

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

Three CSE papers at CHI 2021 recognized with honorable mentions

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

Jonathan Beaumont named CSE’s HKN Professor of the Year

The Professor of the Year Award is given based on a popular vote by all undergraduate and graduate students

2021 graduating class reflects on their Michigan memories

Despite a long year of remote and mixed learning, the class of 2021 have plenty to celebrate as they reflect on their college experiences.

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

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

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

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

Marina Minkin chosen for Facebook Fellowship

Marina’s research in security closely investigates the boundary between software and hardware.

2021 EECS Undergraduate Student Awards

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

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.

Three CSE staff recognized with CSE Excellence++ Award

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

2021 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.

Six CSE students recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The six students have interests from accelerators to programming languages.

Election lessons from Michigan

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

Jaylin Herskovitz selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Through her work in augmented reality, Jaylin hopes to improve the accessibility of emerging technologies for people with disabilities and expand access to computing.

Outstanding Chapter Award for Michigan’s IEEE-HKN Honor Society

It was another outstanding year for the EECS honor society, that works hard to serve while having fun

Sky CH Wang selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Through his work in NLP and computational social science, Sky hopes to understand complex social interactions and contribute towards the democratization of technology.

Tim Dunn selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Through his work, Tim hopes to dramatically accelerate genomic sequencing analysis, enabling the use of handheld genomic sequencers to produce actionable diagnostic data within minutes.

Zhizhuo Zhou selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Zhizhuo is interested in computer vision and its ability to make breakthroughs in interdisciplinary fields such as ecology and climatology.

Jule Schatz receives WISE Aspire, Advance, Achieve Mentoring Award

Jule is active in teaching and outreach activities to help broaden participation in the field of computer science and engineering.

CSE doctoral student Tara Safavi receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

The fellowship will advance her work in inferring relational world knowledge in machines with explicit and implicit representations.

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 doctoral student Subhankar Pal receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

The fellowship will advance his research on exploiting hardware reconfigurability in an effort to bridge the gap between programmability and efficiency that affects modern computing systems.

Ben Kuipers recognized for outstanding service in CSE, Robotics

Kuipers has made numerous contributions to the CSE Division and U-M Robotics Institute, as well as contributed to national-level efforts to promote more ethical and diverse research in robotics and AI.

Harsha Madhyastha awarded for innovative, outstanding teaching

Madhyastha has focused on making undergraduate upper level courses reflect the changing needs of industry.

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.

Caleb Belth awarded Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement

The award is given for active participation in research, leadership, and academic performance.

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

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

Qi Zhang selected as first recipient of David J. Kuck Dissertation Prize

His work is in the area of coordinating systems of autonomous agents that operate in uncertain, dynamic environments.

Committee to shape assessment of CSE climate

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

Inclusive teaching sessions underway at CSE

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

2021 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

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

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.

Alumni profile: A conversation with Douglas Densmore

Densmore works at the pioneering intersection of biology and electronic design automation to develop next-generation technologies.

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.

Alumni profile: A conversation with Robert Scott

A Michigan engineer and a corporate leader, Robert Scott is a team builder, a mentor to many, and champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

75 years of the ENIAC

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

Seven papers by CSE researchers presented at AAAI 2021

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

Scott Mahlke named Fellow of the ACM

Mahlke designs next-generation computer systems whose hardware is customized to the software it will be running.

Zeyu Zheng selected for JP Morgan PhD Fellowship

His work on reinforcement learning is aimed at accelerating the training of RL agents.

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.

Lawser family scholarship supports EECS wolverines

John and Sarah Lawser created the fund to give back to U-M by empowering the next generation of EECS engineers.

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

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

Undergrad earns MLK Spirit Award for leadership and commitment to social justice

Computer Engineering junior Himaja Motheram is heavily involved in campus organizations, including as Advocacy Officer for both Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Society of Women Engineers.

U-Michigan professor appointed to FDA medical device security post

A Q&A with Kevin Fu, who will help protect software that saves lives at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

Kevin Fu fills new leadership position at FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, overseeing medical device security

The longtime advocate and leading researcher in medical device security heads to Washington for a one-year term.

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.

Chad Jenkins named Fellow of AAAI

Jenkins is a prolific researcher in human-robot interaction and a leader in ensuring robotics and AI are accessible to everyone.

Rada Mihalcea named Fellow of AAAI

Mihalcea is known for her outstanding research in natural language processing and commitment to engaging more women in the field of computing.

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.