Popular intro CS course continues to grow; Over 870 students present final projects at showcase
EECS 183 is designed to teach undeclared students and non-CS majors the fundamentals of algorithmic thinking and programming.
Engineering students, teen create tech for the blind
A 17-year-old Ypsilanti high school student who is visually impaired worked with a software engineering class to develop technology that could make life easier for the blind.
Peter M. Chen to serve as interim chair of computer science and engineering
Prof. Chen succeeds Prof. Marios Papaefthymiou, who is departing Michigan to serve as Dean of the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.
Todd Austin elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to simulation techniques and resilient system design in computer architecture
Prof. Austin is a recognized leader in the area of computer architecture research.
Prof. Trevor Mudge named ACM Fellow for contributions to power aware computer architecture
His inventive approaches have led to new technologies that reduce the energy consumption of microprocessors while maintaining acceptable performance.
Prof. Jason Flinn named ACM Fellow for contributions to mobile computing and distributed systems
Prof. Flinn has been an active researcher in the field of mobile computing for a number of years.
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.
Valeria Bertacco elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to computer-aided verification and reliable system design
Prof. Bertacco is a highly noted researcher in the area of computer architecture and is Director of the department’s Computer Engineering (CE) Lab.
Yi-Jun Chang selected for Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship
Chang’s research interest is in complexity theory of distributed computing.
Mount and Wu Scholarship Rewards ExtracurricularsThis new fund will provide need-based support for in-state, undergraduate students with a preference for those engaged in College of Engineering extracurricular activities.
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 ResearchFour finalists presented on an area of their research.
Alumnus Tim Howes chosen for Arbor Networks PhD Research Impact Lecture and Award
Dr. Howes’ doctoral research focused on Internet directory services, and he co-invented LDAP, the Internet directory protocol, while a graduate student at U-M.
Nancy Benovich Gilby chosen as Woman of the Year by Michigan Council of Women in Technology
Benovich Gilby, an entrepreneur with 10 successful high-tech startups to her credit, was nominated by students and local entrepreneurs whom she has coached, mentored, advised and taught.
Five U-M programming teams compete in ACM Regional Contest, one advances to world finals
The Victors will be advancing to the ACM-ICPC World Finals in Rapid City, South Dakota, which will take place May 20 – 25, 2017.
Harsha Madhyastha selected for Facebook Faculty Award
Prof. Madhyastha’s recent research has focused on enabling latency-sensitive web services to optimize user experience.
Jia Deng selected as recipient of PAMI Mark Everingham Prize
Prof. Deng and his collaborators received the award for their work on ImageNet.
Michael Wellman selected to serve on Financial Research Advisory Committee
Professor Wellman brings expertise on algorithmic trading and other computational techniques that are transforming financial markets and the financial system.
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 WebSecrets 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.
Six new faculty Join CSEMeet the new arrivals.
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.
Sang Won Lee receives award for Best Student Composition at the International Computer Music Conference
This performance is an outcome coming from his interdisciplinary research work, Live Writing, which transforms asynchronous written communication into a real-time experience in the context of programming, writing and performing arts.
Robotics building design approved, including space for Ford
Robotic technologies for air, sea and roads, for factories, hospitals and homes will have tailored lab space in Michigan Engineering’s robotics laboratory.
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.
D’Souza scholarship supports CSE undergrads
The scholarship will provide need-based support to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
CS KickStart gives incoming freshmen an introduction to computer science
The event took place August 28th to September 2nd on North Campus, and included programming labs, CS lab tours, field trips to local tech companies, and social events to get the participants acclimated to U-M and computer science.
EECS students Row Blue! to victory
Four EECS students part of the Michigan Men’s Rowing team that won their 9th consecutive national championship
Toyota Research Institute Partners with U-M on Artificial IntelligenceToyota 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 SymposiumA 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.
Prof. Dragomir Radev honored as ACM Fellow at annual awards banquet
Prof. Radev was elected a Fellow for “contributions to natural language processing and computational linguistics.”
‘The most interesting tech IPO of the year’ was founded by alums
A Q&A with the Michigan Engineering alumni who founded Twilio, a “unicorn” in the tech industry.
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.
Dragomir Radev coaches US linguists in competition at 2016 International Linguistics Olympiad
The IOL has been held annually since 2003, and each year teams from around the world compete to solve the world’s toughest puzzles in language and linguistics.
Summer Bootcamp prepares undergraduates for work with big data
The Big Data Summer Bootcamp is a six-week interdisciplinary training and research program at the University of Michigan.
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.
EECS research highlighted at 2016 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference
The University hosted the 2016 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, which allowed attendees to hear about the latest in robotics through talks, presentations, workshops, and tutorials.
New undergraduate program in data science grows rapidly, graduates first student
The first engineering student to graduate with a degree in data science was Ryan Schrader.
Prof. Dragomir Radev Teaching Course on NLP Through CourseraProf 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.
Michael Wellman is new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Michael Wellman, Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2016.
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.
CSE kicks off another summer of MiBytes Computer Camps
MiBytes was created to provide high school students with a hands-on introduction to computer science.
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.
New Wurman computer science fundPeter (MSE ’88, MS ’96, PhD ’99) and Nancy Wurman of Acton, Massachusetts, recently endowed the Wurman Family Computer Science Fellowship Student Fund.
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.
Beyond Asimov: How to plan for ethical robotsAs robots become integrated into society more widely, we need to be sure they’ll behave well among us.
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?
Quora Knowledge Prize winner Igor Markov presents winning answer to packed house at MLConf
Prof. Markov is a frequent contributor to Quora, where his contributions cover subjects ranging from computer science to geopolitical affairs.
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.
Pressure-sensing smartphones: Software lets mobile devices feel force
New software developed by CSE engineers and inspired, in part, by a Batman movie, could give any smartphone the capacity to sense force or pressure on its screen or body.
Nan Jiang receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
The award is to support his research in reinforcement learning.
CSE sponsors TechTwilight to support young people in STEM
TechTwilight provides companies and student groups with the opportunity to celebrate and share their innovations in a festive environment of discovery.
Michael P. Wellman named Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Prof. Wellman’s research applies principles of computation and economics to engineer rational decision-making strategies and analyze complex systems of interacting agents.
EECS 183 Showcase highlights another round of final projects
EECS 183 is the introductory CS class for LSA students, and it has been designed to broaden participation in the discipline.
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.
David Chesney receives 2016 Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize
Through his courses, students are able to learn the fundamentals of programming and software systems, while also seeing the social impact of computer science.
Students make connections at NSBE National Convention
The convention hosted more than 100 major companies, and offered students career workshops on interviewing, networking, and general industry know-how.
Girls Encoded motivates students to study CS
The all-day event consisted of hands-on activities, a panel discussion, and lab tours to show students the different aspects of CS.
Kimberly Mann receives CoE Excellence in Staff Service Award
Mann is the research administrator for the AI and IS Labs.
CSE Alumna Arzucan Ozgur receives Science Academy Young Scientist Award
Her research interests include text mining, natural language processing, and bioinformatics.
Marcus Darden voted HKN Professor of the Year for CSE
Darden teaches both large sections of EECS 281 and a more specialized EECS 398 course. He also serves as a faculty advisor for CS students.
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.
CSE launches health initiative for staff
Fitness trackers are being made available to encourage movement and awareness.
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 graduate student Vidal Borromeo recognized with CoE Towner Prize
Vidal is currently the GSI for EECS 381: Object Oriented and Advanced Programming.
CSE faculty lead university collaboration with Toyota on autonomous vehicles
Faculty members Edwin Olson and Ryan Eustice are joining TRI as area leads.
Genevieve Flaspohler selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Genevieve will continue her research in the MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute joint program, pursuing a PhD in computer science with a focus in oceanography.
Ryan Marcotte selected for NSF and NDSEG Graduate Research Fellowships
Ryan works with Prof. Edwin Olson in the APRIL Lab, where his research is in the area of multi-agent search algorithms for both known and unexplored environments.
CSE at South by Southwest
Students highlighted a number of projects from CSE in the U-M booth at the show.
It’s Official: Computer Science is #1… and #2!
CS is the largest undergraduate program in engineering and the second largest major at Michigan.
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.
2015-16 Undergraduate Student Awards
Students, parents, and faculty gathered to celebrate the achievements of EECS students who earned a special award for academic achievement, research, service, or entrepreneurial activities.
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.
Passwords, privacy and protection: Can Apple meet FBI’s demand without creating a ‘backdoor’?
Prof. H.V. Jagadish sheds light on current issues regarding data privacy and technology.
MBus is the missing interconnect for millimeter-scale systems
The M3 is a fully autonomous computing system that acts as a smart sensing system.
ArborHacks formed to increase access to and participation in computer science
The group will hold a once-a-year hackathon for local high school students in addition to other events.
Better gender balance goal of latest MHacks hackathon
MHacks: Refactor, v7 of the nationally-renowned U-M hackathon, drew many more women, underrepresented students and first-timers.
Design Automation Conference Technical Program Committee Holds Meeting in Detroit
Prof. Valeria Bertacco, Technical Program Chair for the 2017 conference, chose Michigan as the meeting location.
Mosharaf Chowdhury receives Google Faculty Research Award
The project aims to create a new software stack for analytics over geo-distributed datasets.
MHacks: Refactor to focus on gender inclusivity and hacker empowerment
This semester the creators are focusing less on numbers and more on the experience.
Valeria Bertacco receives U-M Sarah Goddard Power Award
The award recognizes unwavering commitment to the betterment of women, and clear record of success and significant achievement in research and scholarship, distinguished leadership, and mentoring women.
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.
Hackers tackle assistive technology
Dr. David Chesney and others hosted a hackathon that focused on projects for the greater good.
Karl Winsor named Churchill Scholar
Karl’s career goals are to obtain a Ph.D. in Mathematics, to conduct research in number theory and algebraic geometry, and to teach at the university level.
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.
2016 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
The EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
Three Michigan universities receive Pacesetters Awards to attract more women to computer science
Programs will be developed under the grant to foster inclusiveness and to provide support.
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.
Two CSE Faculty selected for 2015-16 College of Engineering Awards
The recipients are Prof. Valeria Bertacco and Dr. Mary Lou Dorf.
Lees Make Gift to Empower CSE Student Activities
Dr. Peter Lee (BS MS PhD CCS ’82, ’82, ’87) and Susan Lee have made a $25,000 discretionary gift
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.
Kevin Fu named a top influencer in health information security
He is recognized for raising awareness regarding medical device cybersecurity issues by speaking out about critical concerns.
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.
A journey from the Ibn Sina School to Graduate School at U-M
The School helps to prepare undergraduate students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for successful careers in computer science research.
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.
Fall 2015 Computer Games Showcase highlights over 20 new games
The students developed the games over the course of a six-week time period using a variety of game engines.