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Roya Ensafi honored with U-M Henry Russel Award

U-M’s highest honor for early- to mid-career faculty, the award recognizes Ensafi’s outstanding research and teaching contributions.

Reetuparna Das receives ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes Award

A top honor for mid-career researchers in computer architecture, the award recognizes Das’s outstanding contributions to the field.

You’re just a stick figure to this camera

The anonymity could reduce unnecessary surveillance in an age of smart devices.

Alexander Bandukwala awarded NSF CSGrad4US fellowship

The fellowship aims to increase the number and diversity of graduate students in computer science and will support Bandukwala’s pursuit of a PhD in CSE.

Benjamin Kuipers receives Herbert A. Simon Prize for Advances in Cognitive Systems

The award recognizes Kuipers’ lifetime achievements in AI and robotics research.

CSE researchers receive Social Impact Award at NAACL 2024

The award recognizes the importance of their research on cultural biases in large language models.

Four papers by CSE researchers at OSDI 2024

New papers by CSE researchers cover topics related to the design and implementation of systems software.

EECS commemorates Juneteenth with event celebrating excellence and diversity in tech

Over 200 community members came together for the department’s 5th annual Juneteenth celebration, featuring musical performances, presentations by students, talks by distinguished alumni, and local Black-owned food trucks.

Forecasting ‘forever chemicals’ in U.S. waterways with AI

In collaboration with the Environmental Working Group, researchers at U-M have received a Graham Sustainability Institute Catalyst Grant to develop AI tools that can predict PFAS contamination in water sources across the U.S.

Six papers by CSE researchers at STOC 2024

New papers presented by CSE researchers at the conference address a number of topics in theoretical computer science, including dense linear systems, multi-commodity flows, correlation clustering, and more.

Atul Prakash named chair of Computer Science and Engineering

Prakash is an expert in the security and privacy of computer systems.

Fifteen papers by CSE researchers at CVPR 2024

New papers authored by CSE researchers cover a range of topics related to computer vision, including image reconstruction, 3D scene representation, LLM visual grounding, and more.

The legacy of Lynn Conway, chip design pioneer and transgender rights advocate

Conway, professor emerita of electrical engineering and computer science, has died.

Prof. Benjamin Kuipers, known for his AI research on common sense knowledge, retires

In pursuit of a mathematics for investigating the mind, he has brought us important insights into how AI agents can learn about the world from their own experience, and how ethics relates to AI.

Using AI to decode dog vocalizations

Leveraging a human speech model to identify different types of barks

Get to know: Elizabeth Bondi-Kelly

Her work breaks new ground in the application of artificial intelligence for social impact.

Five CSE students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The fellowship recognizes graduate students in STEM fields for their outstanding research achievements.

U-M Team Victors advances to World Finals of International Collegiate Programming Contest

They placed in the top 17 out of 50 teams at the North American contest and will proceed to the world championship in September 2024.

CSE recognizes outstanding Graduate Student Instructors and Instructional Aides from Fall 2023

The awards honor outstanding student teachers for their contributions to upholding CSE’s commitment to top-level education and instruction.

CSE announces 2024 faculty promotions

Four faculty have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to research, education, and service in and beyond the CSE community.

‘MeetYourClass’ in a new kind of way

A startup founded by four Wolverines, including two CS majors, is changing the way college students connect.

$15M to fund U-M, Los Alamos National Laboratory collaboration

The University of Michigan will partner with Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop advanced computing technologies to address critical challenges.

ChatGPT stand-ins: Small Language Models show similar quality at lower cost in a customer-facing AI tool

New tool capable of comparing SLMs and LLMs finds smaller models can reduce costs up to 29 times.

From U-M to the Big Leagues: How a data science alum became a baseball analytics pro

U-M alum Danny Vargovick is leveraging his data science degree to build prediction systems for the Detroit Tigers.

Leveraging AI to improve video-based surgical learning

New tool can help surgeons quickly search videos and create interactive feedback, saving time while improving educational value for trainees.

Managing screen time by making phones slightly more annoying to use

Delaying a phone’s swiping and tapping functions forces users to think harder, making it easier for them to consider whether to keep scrolling.

11 papers by CSE researchers presented at CHI 2024

CSE researchers presented new work in the area of human-computer interaction, on topics including smartphone overuse, privacy-sensitive personalization, human-AI sound awareness, video-based surgeon education, and more.

CS undergrad Marcus Gozon named Goldwater Scholar

One of the nation’s most prestigious awards for STEM students, the scholarship recognizes Marcus’s academic achievement and will support his continued education at U-M.

Engineering senior reaches new heights in rocketry

Evan Eidt discusses his draw to the engineering discipline, his experience with the Michigan Aeronautical Science Association, and his post-graduation plans.

David Chesney, champion of computing for the greater good, retires

Context matters, and Chesney has demonstrated this for us.

Madelyn Gatchel receives 2024 CSE HACKS Spirit Award

The award recognizes Madelyn’s exceptional leadership, service, and embodiment of CSE’s values.

Eight graduate students recognized with CSE DEI Service Awards

The recipients were recognized for their contributions to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in CSE.

James Juett voted 2024 HKN Professor of the Year

Dr. Juett is receiving this honor for the second time.

Poster session showcases student-developed GenAI software systems

Prof. Mosharaf Chowdhury’s Systems for GenAI course closed with a poster session highlighting student projects.

2024 Undergraduate Student Awards

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

CSE researchers win Best Paper Award at ACM MMSys 2024

The authors were recognized for the excellence of their research on neural-enhanced video streaming.

Roya Ensafi receives Willie Hobbs Moore Achievement Award

The award recognizes Ensafi’s outstanding achievements and contributions to promoting equity in STEM.

Explore CS Research program highlights student research in annual showcase

The yearlong program, designed to introduce students to the research process, closed with a panel discussion and poster session featuring participants’ projects.

Visiting researcher assesses Starlink as path to avoid government censorship

The study is the first to technically describe how and to what extent Starlink can be used to access the internet from inside Iran.

Nicole Lam receives Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement

She was selected for the award based on her academic and research excellence.

Girls Who Code breaking down gender barriers in CS

The U-M chapter of the national student-let organization is providing much-needed support for women computer science students.

Chris Peikert named Fellow of the IACR

Peikert was selected for this honor based on his outstanding contributions to cryptography research.

Maggie Makar receives NSF CAREER Award to develop machine learning models backed by causal reasoning

Makar’s research will leverage causal mechanisms to build more robust machine learning models.

Report issued on state of intelligent vehicle dependability and security

Safe operation of fully autonomous vehicles on public roads is not anticipated in the near future.

Yasha Iravantchi receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Recognizing Iravantchi’s exceptional achievements and progress, the fellowship will support his ongoing research on privacy-preserving sensing for in-home health monitoring.

Divya Ramesh awarded Rackham Barbour Scholarship

Given to high-achieving women from Asian countries, the award recognizes Ramesh’s academic excellence and will support her continued research on algorithmic accountability for socially responsible AI.

Tianji Cong receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

The award recognizes Cong’s outstanding research progress and will support his continued scholarship on realizing AI for data management.

Xinyue Chen awarded Rackham Barbour Scholarship

Awarded to women of high academic achievement from Asian countries, the Barbour Scholarship will support Chen’s research on the use of AI in human-human communication.

QuantUM*Lot to provide additional parking capacity on University of Michigan North Campus

A quantum parking lot will be completed this summer in front of the new Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building.

Remembering Michigan alum, computer industry pioneer, and benefactor Richard H. Orenstein

Orenstein, who endowed the Division Chair of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan, died at the age of 82.

Harnessing tech to shape the future of pandemic defense

The Computing Community Consortium, including CSE Prof. Rada Mihalcea, has released a new workshop report on the role of computing in preventing and mitigating the effects of pandemics.

Alex Rodríguez receives Georgia Tech Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

Given by the Georgia Tech College of Computing, the award recognizes the excellence of Rodríguez’s dissertation on AI in epidemic forecasting.

GenAI in computer science education: Friend or foe?

Dr. Andrew DeOrio’s recent trial of a custom GenAI chatbot in one of his courses revealed that AI can be a helpful tool, instead of just a threat, in the classroom.

Fulbright scholar and CSE alum Kevin Wang melds English and CS education in Poland

One of 27 student 2023-24 Fulbright recipients from U-M, Wang is leveraging his unique background to teach Polish university students English and computer science.

U-M alums bring better finance tech to entertainment

CS alums Akanksha Singh and Caitlin Short have launched Backdrop, a financial management startup for the entertainment industry, earning them wide recognition, including a nod for Singh in the Forbes 30 Under 30.

The hidden brain power behind programming

New research from U-M reveals how stimulation of certain brain regions affects programming performance.

Three staff recognized with 2024 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.

CSE researchers receive Mozilla funding for research on AI energy use

The researchers were selected as recipients of the 2024 Mozilla Technology Fund for Zeus, an effort to measure and optimize the energy consumption of machine learning.

ColorCoded: Fostering a vibrant community for students of color in computing at U-M

Student organization ColorCoded offers a space for students of color in computing disciplines across U-M to come together, form community, and support each other in education, professional development, and beyond.

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.

Michał Dereziński receives NSF CAREER Award to support next generation of data science algorithms

Dereziński aims to develop improved algorithms for data science applications.

Todd Austin and Valeria Bertacco receive North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Award

They were honored with the Community Building & Impact Award for creating the AURA program, a research exchange for undergraduate students at African universities.

Remembering alum David Mills, who brought the internet into perfect time

Mills created the Network Time Protocol, which enables any device online to know precisely what time it is.

Don Winsor: Leading IT support in EECS

Dr. Don Winsor leads the EECS Department’s Departmental Computing Organization (DCO) with joy and grace.

H.V. Jagadish receives Stephen S. Attwood Award

The highest faculty honor awarded by the College of Engineering, the award recognizes Jagadish’s outstanding record of achievement in research, teaching, and service.

Mark Guzdial receives Monroe-Brown Foundation Education Excellence Award

The award recognizes Guzdial’s transformational impact on computer science education at U-M and beyond.

Satish Narayanasamy receives Trudy Huebner Service Excellence Award

Narayanasamy has been recognized for his extraordinary service in growing and diversifying the CSE faculty as head of the Faculty Search Committee.

J. Alex Halderman receives H. Scott Fogler Award for Professional Leadership and Service

The award recognizes Halderman’s exceptional leadership and service in the area of computer security.

Kimberly Diaz receives Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award for Excellence in Teaching

Diaz has consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching, supporting student success and inclusion in EECS 203, a foundational computer science course.

2024 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.

Three CS students honored as outstanding undergraduate researchers by CRA

Andi Xu, Gaotang Li, and Chenhao Zheng were recognized by the CRA for their research achievements and potential.

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.

Z. Morley Mao named Fellow of the ACM

Mao was selected for this honor based on her exceptional contributions to network systems and security.

Nikhil Bansal named Fellow of the ACM

This honor recognizes Bansal’s contributions to and excellence in theoretical computer science.

Get to know: Gokul Ravi

His research takes on topics at the cutting edge of quantum computing, from quantum algorithms to quantum-classical systems.

Using natural language processing to improve everyday life

Prof. Joyce Chai’s work in natural language processing is bolstered by high performance computing systems operated by the Advanced Research Computing Group (ARC) in U-M’s Information and Technology Services.

These CS students are football champions

CS and college football are both big challenges. These students are champs at both!

CS alum Jill Bender: working at the intersection of tech and climate

Her career is driven by a passion for innovative technologies, a commitment to addressing global challenges, and expanding opportunities for underrepresented groups in tech.

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.

Janice M. Jenkins (1932-2023): In Memoriam

Janice Jenkins, the first female faculty member in EECS, was a trailblazer who left a distinguished legacy.

Six CSE staff recognized by College of Engineering for their outstanding contributions

Shannon Escobar, Karen Liska, Jamie Goldsmith, Sarah Snay, Gray Strain, and Punam Vyas have been recognized by the College of Engineering for consistently demonstrating the College’s mission, vision, and values in their work.

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.