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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.