Computer Games Showcase Highlights New Games Built by CS Seniors
Attendees wade into a CS mosh pit and play the final projects developed by computer science seniors in EECS 494, Computer Game Design and Development.
Unhackable computer under development with $3.6M DARPA grant
The researchers say they’re making an unsolvable puzzle: ‘It’s like if you’re solving a Rubik’s Cube and every time you blink, I rearrange it.’
FCC repeals net neutrality: Engineering experts offer comments
A long-standing tenet of the internet was overturned today.
Jenna Wiens named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professor
This professorship is awarded to junior faculty members in CSE in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching and research.
An armed robber’s Supreme Court case could affect all Americans’ digital privacy for decades to come
How much can your cellphone reveal about where you go?
Kevin Fu Elected IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Embedded and Medical Device Security
Prof. Fu was named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2018, “for contributions to embedded and medical device security.”
Net neutrality repeal: Michigan Engineers weigh in
On Dec. 14, the FCC will vote on the rules that today ensure internet service providers treat all web content equally.
Student-built app guides Smithsonian gallery visitors through ancient Asian art exhibit
The app, developed by a team of UM students through the Multidisciplinary Design Program, traces the historic pilgrimage of 8th century Korean monk Hyecho to provide context for the exhibit.
Two faculty named AAAS fellows
Professors H. V. Jagadish and Christopher Poulsen are honored for advancing socially impactful research.
Ada Lovelace opera and lightning talks highlight women’s contributions to computing
The event featured eight TED-style computer science talks by female faculty and an opera performance.
2017 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Outstanding Research
The competition is the culmination of a process that narrows a field of entrants to a handful of finalists, each of whom gives a summary presentation on an area of their research.
Chris Peikert Receives TCC Test of Time Award for work in lattice cryptography
Prof. Peikert and his co-author received the award at the Fifteenth Theory of Cryptography Conference for their paper on efficient collision-resistant hashing on cyclic lattices.
Bringing smart banking to market
Jason Mars, CEO of Ann Arbor startup Clinc, was named #2 in Bank Innovations’s “10 Most innovative CEOs in Banking 2017” list. Clinc is leading the pack for development of intelligent banking assistant software.
Reetuparna Das inducted into the MICRO Hall of Fame
This honor recognizes outstanding researchers with eight or more papers at the International Symposium on Microarchitecture.
Michigan researchers win best paper award at DFT 2017
Prof. John Hayes and CSE graduate student Paishun Ting received the award for their paper entitled “Eliminating a Hidden Error Source in Stochastic Circuits.”
UM student programming team advances to ACM-ICPC World Finals in Beijing
The team, coached by Prof. Kevin Compton, will compete in the prestigious 2018 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in April.
Kevin Fu recognized with Regents’ Award for Distinguished Public Service
Kevin Fu has been recognized for informing policy makers and Congress about issues in computer security.
Solar Car team spotlight: Andrew Dickinson
Computer science student Andrew Dickinson is the race strategist on the solar car team.
Computing and data wide across the curriculum
Rob Rutenbar points out that people need a systematic middle way to take CS “wide” into diverse disciplines.
Manos Kapritsos and collaborators win USENIX security paper award
Their paper introduces a new programming language and tool called Vale that supports flexible, automated verification of high-performance assembly code.
Michigan, Georgia Tech researchers funded to deter financial market manipulation
Increasingly, market manipulators are attacking market integrity through complex computer-controlled attacks.
Improving natural language processing with demographic-aware models
Word associations vary across different demographics, allowing researchers to build better natural language processing models if they can account for demographics.
CS kickStart wants first-year women to succeed in computer science
CS KickStart is a free week long summer program for incoming first-year students that aims to improve the enrollment and persistence of women in U-M’s computer science program.
Four New Faculty Join CSEMeet the new arrivals.
Cool Computing: MIDAC To MTS To CAEN
The goal was straightforward, but the path to building the nation’s most sophisticated engineering-based IT system was long and winding.
“Learning database” speeds queries from hours to seconds
Verdict can make databases deliver answers more than 200 times faster while maintaining 99 percent accuracy.
Mark Ackerman receives European CSCW Lifetime Achievement award
Prof. Ackerman recognized quite early how social context could harness computing technologies for the development of systems in expertise finding and sharing, as well as in collaborative information access.
Accelerating the mobile web
New Vroom software could double its speed.
Codeon is the intelligent assistant for software developers
With Codeon, developers can request help by speaking their requests aloud within the context of their Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
Kurator Will Help You Curate Your Personal Digital Content
Kurator is a hybrid intelligence system leveraging mixed-expertise crowds to help families curate their personal digital content, including videos and photos.
Movie design for specific target audiences
Researchers are working to design a successful movie that will attract the interest of a targeted demographic by leveraging user ratings, reviews, and product characteristics.
MHacks gains focus, maturity as MHacks X approaches
If there’s one event at Michigan that reflects students’ raw enthusiasm for hacking and building, it’s MHacks, the infamous student-run hackathon.
CS Alum’s Four-Year Journey to Bring Music House to Michigan
“CS and music have been my passions.”
CHORUS: The Crowd-Powered Conversational Assistant
Researchers have developed a crowd-powered conversational assistant, Chorus, and deployed it to see how users and workers would interact together when mediated by the system.
Precision health pioneer named to MIT Technology Review innovator list
The national magazine recognized Jenna Wiens as one of 2017’s 35 Innovators Under 35.
Social interaction patterns provide clues to real life changes
The identified changes in social media behavior may point to real events and changes, some of which can benefit from intervention.
Designing for our own
CSE students designed technology for a fellow student who returned after a decade away because of a brain hemorrhage.
BugMD: automatic mismatch diagnosis for bug triaging
Bugs that are not caught before a product is released can cost companies billions of dollars.
ACM to publish leading journal of human-robot interaction; Chad Jenkins serves as editor-in-chief
Jenkins hopes to cultivate new and leading-edge ideas in both robotics and the human-centered sciences.
UM::Autonomy competes with brand new boat design
The UM::Autonomy team brought their latest autonomous boat, called Flying Sloth, to participate in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation Roboboat competition.
Baja Racing team first to three-peat national championship
The U-M Baja Racing team took first place in the U.S. national competition for the third year in a row, making them the first team to ever three-peat.
New student team builds autonomous vehicles
The University of Michigan Intelligent Ground Vehicle (UMIGV) student team has spent much of its first year organizing and fundraising, and is now building a prototype autonomous vehicle.
Student hybrid rocket team takes first place at inaugural competition
The Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA) won the first ever Spaceport America Cup, an intercollegiate rocket engineering competition with over 110 teams from colleges and universities in eleven countries.
Prof. J. Alex Halderman testifies in front of senate intelligence committee on secure elections
His remarks focused on vulnerabilities in the US voting system and a policy agenda for securing the system against the threat of hacking.
CS alumnae Tara Safavi chosen for Google Women Techmakers scholarship
Tara graduated in April 2017 with Highest Distinction and High Honors in computer science, and will return this fall to pursue a PhD in CSE under the advisement of Prof. Danai Koutra.
Mary Lou Dorf retires; her focus was on opening doors to computer science
Collegiate Lecturer Dr. Mary Lou Dorf has retired after 15 years at the University of Michigan in the Computer Science and Engineering Division of the EECS Department.
Valeria Bertacco appointed associate dean for academic programs and initiatives at Rackham Graduate School
She will serve as the primary liaison between the Rackham School and academic units in the physical sciences and engineering.
Eric Vander Weele: Building Bloomberg LP
Since graduating from U-M, Eric N. Vander Weele has helped grow Bloomberg’s technology division and increased efficiency and production for employees and clients.
Lattice Data, Inc supports CSE students
The gift supplemented the Computer Science and Engineering Special Projects Fund.
Lee Rutledge: Mapping the world
Lee Rutledge, CSE graduate student, is working at U-M’s autonomous robotics lab this fall to help AI agents map and navigate their surroundings on the fly.
A breakthrough for large scale computing
New software finally makes ‘memory disaggregation’ practical.
Beyster Collections showcase a lifetime of ideas from U-M alum
Three permanent exhibits on U-M’s North Campus pay tribute to the achievements of Michigan Engineer J. Robert Beyster
Brian Noble named chair of Computer Science and Engineering
On the faculty since 1998, Noble was most recently associate dean for undergraduate education.
Five faculty honored for increasing women’s participation in computing
A team of NAME and EECS faculty have been awarded with a Second Place Excellence in Promoting Women in Undergraduate Computing Award.
Smartphone security hole
‘Open port’ backdoors are common.
2017 ISCA Influential Paper Award for groundbreaking research in power-efficient computing
This award recognizes the paper published 15 years ago (2002) that has had the biggest impact on the field
EECS 280 becomes third largest course at U-M
Course enrollment has increased by almost 200 students in just one year.
Mary Lou Dorf named U-M Collegiate Lecturer
Dr. Dorf has made notable contributions to instruction through her reimagining of EECS 183.
James Juett Voted HKN Professor of the Year for CSEDr. Juett was selected though a popular vote of EECS students.
Mary Lou Dorf selected for Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize
Dr. Dorf has transformed EECS 183 into an interactive and inclusive experience.
Shawn Cooper: Changing the game
Shawn Cooper is using computer science to change the way we coach.
Jack Kosaian selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Jack has enjoyed involvement in research across diverse domains within the College of Engineering.
Open ports act as security wormholes into mobile devices
Researchers have for the first time characterized a widespread vulnerability in the software that runs on mobile devices.
Nilmini Abeyratne selected for the Lipschutz, Ayers Host and Olcott Smith Award
Her research focuses on computer architecture as it applies to high performance computing, supercomputers, memory, and interconnects.
Chris Peikert named first-ever Patrick C. Fischer development professor
Peikert’s research is dedicated to developing new, stronger mathematical foundations for cryptography.
Timothy Trippel selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Trippel’s research interests lie in embedded systems and IoT security and privacy for the purpose of building safe and reliable autonomous systems.
University of Michigan students create app to help with food allergies
A project started by University of Michigan students has the chance to make daily life easier for people with food allergies or special diets.
Computer Science Continues to Be One of the Most Popular and Rewarding Programs at MichiganThe College of Engineering employment survey provides the data.
Sonic cyber attacks show security holes in ubiquitous sensors
Michigan Engineering researchers discuss and demonstrate the sound-based attacks they leveled at the accelerometers found in everyday electronics.
Wellman participates in AI doomsday prevention workshop
Michael Wellman, a U-M Engineering professor, recently took part in a workshop to anticipate and prevent possible adverse outcomes of artificial intelligence.
Qi Alfred Chen receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research into network and system security
Chen investigates how to develop defense approaches that can fundamentally address security challenges in existing and future smart systems.
Sang Won Lee receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research into facilitating collaboration for creative and artistic tasks
Lee investigates how we can coordinate collaboration among users and crowd workers, especially for complex tasks that require creativity.
CSE-based startup Clinc receives $6.3M in funding to further develop intelligent banking assistant
Clinc has built Finie, the world’s most advanced voice-controlled A.I. platform for banking.
CSE alumnus Jim Boerkoel awarded NSF CAREER Grant for research into autonomous systems
Boerkoel’s research will improve robustness and reliability in applications such as autonomous driving, automated warehousing, and personal robots.
CSE graduate student Pat Pannuto recognized with CoE Towner Prize
Student surveys of his course repeatedly praise his enthusiasm and passion, which make class a fun and interesting experience.
Barzan Mozafari named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professor
Prof. Mozafari is passionate about building large-scale data-intensive systems that are more scalable, more robust, and more predictable.
Harsha Madhyastha selected for Google Faculty Award
Prof. Madhyastha seeks to enable the cloud provider to monitor traffic on behalf of all the web services hosted on its platform.
Valeria Bertacco named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor for contributions to undergraduate education
Prof. Bertacco is enthusiastic and passionate about teaching and has made it her mission to improve the undergraduate educational experience of all of her students.
Emily Mower Provost receives NSF CAREER Award to develop emotion and mood recognition for mental health monitoring and treatment
Prof. Mower Provost’s research interests are in human-centered speech and video processing, multimodal interfaces design, and speech-based assistive technology.
Andrew Quinn selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Andrew’s research creates cluster-scale systems that allow developers to quickly understand and debug programs.
Andrew Quinn selected for Microsoft research PhD fellowship
Andrew’s research creates cluster-scale systems that allow developers to quickly understand and debug programs.
Reetuparna Das receives NSF CAREER Award to develop in-situ compute memories
Das’ research seeks to design specialized data-centric computing systems that dramatically reduce time and energy required to move data from storage to computing units.
MichiGames Arcade spotlights, preserves student-built video games
A new platform has been introduced to showcase and archive student-made videogames on the first floor of the Beyster Building.
Wolverine Soft’s January game jam produces strong games, three winners
The event challenges each group to conceptualize and build a fully working game within 48 hours.
For Black History Month, CSE Spotlights Faculty and Alumni in AcademiaIn this article, we profile three CSE faculty and three of our alumni.
CSE and local community turn out for Science on Screen movie and lecture
The evening’s program included a screening of I Voted? and a lecture by Prof. Halderman.
Munson named president of Rochester Institute of Technology
Former Michigan Engineering dean David C. Munson Jr. has been named president of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
Prof. Z. Morley Mao selected to receive CoE George J. Huebner, Jr. Research Excellence award
Prof. Mao has led inquiries into issues of Internet routing, measurement and security, wide-area and enterprise network management, malware behavior analysis and host-based security in general.
Dr. David Paoletti selected to receive CoE Thomas M. Sawyer, Jr. Teaching award
Paoletti has transformed a 600+ student course into of the best-regarded classes in the EECS department.
2017 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards