Baris Kasikci named Morris Wellman ProfessorKasikci’s research is centered around developing techniques, tools, and environments that help developers build more reliable, secure, and efficient software.
Student to deliver invited talk on future directions in deep reinforcement learningWilka Carvalho assesses what may be necessary to enable deep RL agents to become helpful companions in society.
Dandan Shan selected for Rackham fellowshipsStudents selected for the Rackham International Student Fellowship and Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise.
U-M founds first robotics department among top 10 engineering schoolsThe new department will meet demand from industry and students—and define the emerging discipline
Computer science and information building construction plans approved by RegentsThe new building will enhance collaboration and provide much-needed space to meet the increasing demand for computer science and information graduates.
Roya Ensafi speaks at Summit for DemocracyEnsafi joined other experts to discuss how tech built with democratic values at its core can strengthen rules-based governance worldwide.
Tool to analyze VPN security, privacy aids in Consumer Reports reviewVPNalyzer was used by Consumer Reports to measure the effectiveness of popular consumer VPN providers.
Alumnus Peter Wurman named IEEE FellowWurman is best known for his work as a technical co-founder of Kiva Systems
Four grad students chosen for Service Awards in Climate, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at CSEThe award recognizes students who make significant contributions toward increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the division.
Enabling efficient, globally distributed machine learningA group of researchers at U-M is working on the full big data stack for training machine learning models on millions of devices worldwide.
Tools for “more humane coding”The Future Programming Lab envisions a more seamless coding experience.
Exploring faster ways to think like a software developerBeginner and expert programmers think about code very differently while they program, an insight that can inform more tailored training.
Stories from Study AbroadEECS students Richa Patwa and Caroline Nguyen reflect on their experiences in Spain and France before the pandemic sent them home.
ADA Center hosts fall symposiumDuring the three days of the symposium, the participants worked together to brainstorm the future of computing for the 2030 decade.
Outstanding research recognized at Graduate Honors CompetitionFive finalists from each CSE lab presented their work at the event’s final round.
Akshitha Sriraman awarded David J. Kuck Dissertation Prize for work on hyperscale web servicesHer dissertation explores how to bridge computer architecture and software systems to tackle new challenges posed by massive web services.
Yuwei Bao earns Weinberg Fellowship for research in cognitive scienceBao’s work extends the rational speech acts model to AI agents that can generate pragmatically informed language.
Outstanding Paper Award for helping AI agents develop better human understandingThe researchers have developed a framework and a dataset of collaborative tasks performed by pairs of humans that can teach AI agents how humans understand each other.
African research engagement program recognizes third annual cohortStudents in AURA are paired with a faculty mentor for an immersive research experience throughout the summer.
Ten year impact award for landmark early work on video sentiment analysisProf. Rada Mihalcea and collaborators saw an early opportunity to draw usable information from a seemingly infinite stream of online video.
Undergraduate researcher takes first place at ACM competitionAs the top undergraduate student, Serafina Kamp will advance to the ACM Grand Finals.
Five ways to keep vaccine cold storage equipment safe from hackersA medical security expert outlines the risks and how hospitals can protect themselves.
Three researchers earn MICRO Test of Time for groundbreaking timing speculation workTodd Austin, David Blaauw, Trevor Mudge, and a group of alumni were recognized by ACM MICRO for their landmark 2003 paper.
Leinweber Foundation gives $25 million to build U-M Leinweber Computer Science and Information BuildingThe new addition to the Bob and Betty Beyster Building will bring Computer Science and Engineering together with the School of Information.
Famous Paxos distributed protocol automatically determined safe and secureTwo researchers have debunked the common assumption that the famous Paxos consensus protocol is too complex to be proven safe without hours of manual labor.
Generating 3D spaces from a single pictureNew model PixelSynth creates an interactive experience given just a single image.
CSE authors present six papers at MICRO 202112 co-authors had work accepted at the conference, including one Best Paper nominee.
Westley Weimer earns U-M Faculty Recognition AwardWeimer 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 StarMoskovitch’s research focuses on data management for fairness and responsible data science.
Best Paper to give robots more planning foresightThe 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 paperThe 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 SampleHow 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 communityAn 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 cloudKevin Loughlin’s project tackles an issue called context isolation on shared computing resources.
Using negative probability for quantum solutionsProbabilities with a negative sign have been of great use in quantum physics.
$1.1M grant supports learning more about early Alzheimer’s with machine learningData 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 needsA 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 competitionMichigan 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 effectiveBaris Kasikci plans to improve software fuzzers by learning how deployed software is most commonly run by users.
CSE welcomes new faculty for academic year 2021/22Meet the new arrivals.
Best paper award for simplifying data transformationThe 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 UIUCKim is a 2004 alumnus of the CSE PhD program at Michigan.
Four papers with Michigan authors at SIGCOMM 2021ACM SIGCOMM’s annual conference is the leading conference in data communications and networking in the world.
Get to know: Paul GrubbsHis 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 environmentsA 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 mentionManerkar’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 2020/21These awards honor the outstanding student teachers who are critical to CSE’s mission to provide top level education and instruction.
Prof. Valeria Bertacco recognized with University of Padova’s Elvira Poli AwardThis 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 competitionWith a second chance, the Victors will compete against teams from across North America.
Solution for restoring faulty graphs earns best paper awardProf. 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 ScienceBansal is a leading researcher in the design and analysis of algorithms.
Postdoc Leqi Zhu wins PODC Dissertation AwardThe 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 programThe 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 MichiganHis career has been distinguished by his research, mentoring, and significant contributions to the CSE undergraduate programs.
Four CSE co-authored papers presented at PLDI 2021The 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 EmpathyCS-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 memoriesDespite 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 SecurityThe 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.
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.