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Financial Times : October 13, 2020

US blocks Hong Kong users from some government websites

Sites hosting economic data have been inaccessible to users in the Asian financial centre for months, according to work by Prof. Roya Ensafi and her Censored Planet team.
Associated Press : October 8, 2020

With time short, judge mulls Georgia voting system changes

After a glitch in Georgia’s voting machines, voting integrity activists including J. Alex Halderman made a request to sideline the state’s new touchscreen voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots for the November general election.
The Wall Street Journal : October 8, 2020

The contest to protect almost everything on the internet

The world’s top cryptographers are competing to develop algorithms that can withstand attacks from an ultrafast quantum computer – and Prof. Chris Peikert made one of the top 15 contenders.
Detroit News : September 30, 2020

Lawyers spar over Georgia voting machine glitch, planned fix

Georgia election officials say they’re implementing a software change to fix a glitch in the state’s new voting machines. But election integrity activists, including Prof. J. Alex Halderman, say the state is downplaying the problem and putting the security of the upcoming election at risk.
University of Michigan : September 23, 2020

COVID-19 app built at U-M helps businesses stay open

A COVID-19 symptom checklist web app developed by students in classes taught by Profs. Sugih Jamin and Elliot Soloway is helping more than 2,500 Michigan employers meet state requirements to screen employees before they enter the workplace each day.
HOUR Detroit : September 15, 2020

Is Your Vote Secure in Michigan? Cybersecurity Expert Alex Halderman is Cautiously Optimistic

The notoriously pessimistic University of Michigan computer security expert says there’s a lot of positive things happening in the state
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : September 14, 2020

Study: Pa. benefits screening tool may be telling potential applicants they don’t qualify

A study by two University of Michigan researchers found errors in a Pennsylvania public benefits screening tool that could have wrongly told people they were not eligible for benefits, when in fact they were.
WWJ News Radio : September 14, 2020

Customizable Curricula Available from U-M Center

Prof. Elliot Soloway is interviewed on WWJ radio about the customizable digital curricula available from his Center for Digital Curricula. Over 20,000 students in Michigan are using the platform this Fall.
Communications of the ACM : September 8, 2020

3 Proposals to Change How We Teach Computing In Order to Reduce Inequality

Online instruction is here, whether we’re ready or not. Prof. Mark Guzdial offers three proposals for reducing inequality in computing education amid these radical changes to teaching.
New York Times : September 3, 2020

Humans Take a Step Closer to ‘Flying Cars’

Prof. Ella Atkins is featured by the New York Times in a piece about how close we are to a future of flying cars.
The New Yorker : September 1, 2020

Who Gets to Vote in Florida?

“If the Russians had pulled the trigger, there would have been utter chaos on Election Day.” Prof. J. Alex Halderman talks election security in The New Yorker.
Public Radio International : August 26, 2020

Relying on electronic voting machines puts us at risk, security expert says

How do we make elections secure? Try paper. Professor J. Alex Halderman, a security expert at the University of Michigan, explains why.
The Wall Street Journal : August 24, 2020

Covid-19 Is Dividing the American Worker

Prof. Chad Jenkins talks with Wall Street Journal about the looming effects of automation in the midst of this pandemic.
VentureBeat : August 9, 2020

Before we put $100 billion into AI…

An op-ed on developing artificial intelligence to serve the common good by Chad Jenkins.
TechCrunch : August 6, 2020

Censys, a search engine for internet devices, raises $15.5M Series A

Censys, co-founded by Prof. J. Alex Halderman, completed a round of Series A funding for $15.5M. The company will use the funding to fuel their growth in revolutionizing Attack Surface Management.
The Washington Post : July 15, 2020

The Cybersecurity 202: DNC’s email voting plan limits hacking risk but can’t eliminate it

“What’s at stake here is the legitimacy of the [voting] process and for that reason security is still very important.” Prof. J. Alex Halderman talks to the Washington Post.
Forbes : July 13, 2020

How To Create An AI (Artificial Intelligence) Model

Prof. Jason Corso describes some key considerations that go into the design of a new AI model.
BBC : July 10, 2020

Voting amidst a pandemic

J. Alex Halderman, professor of computer science at the University of Michigan explains why e-voting systems are so risky when it comes to election security.
Bloomberg : July 9, 2020

Delayed Election Results Could Test Social Media Companies as Never Before

The immediate gratification American voters have enjoyed for decades will likely come to an end in 2020. That’s the diagnosis of experts and academics like Prof. J. Alex Halderman.
MIT Technology Review : June 30, 2020

MIT Alumni Profile: Edwin Olson ’00, MEng ’01, PhD ’08

Profile of Prof. Edwin Olson from his alma mater MIT. Olson is the founder of May Mobility, the Michigan-based startup that operates a fleet of low-speed autonomous electric vehicles in different cities around the country.
Wired : June 22, 2020

Hacker Lexicon: What Is a Side Channel Attack?

Prof. Daniel Genkin helps to explain why side channel attacks continue to happen in this article. Genkin has been involved in identifying a number of flaws that have been vulnerable to side channel attacks, enabling attacks such as the Meltdown, Spectre, RAMBleed, and Foreshadow attacks.
National Public Radio : June 18, 2020

Delaware Quietly Fielded An Online Voting System, But Now Is Backing Away

Delaware briefly deployed a controversial internet voting system recently but scrapped it amid concerns about security and public confidence, comments from Prof. J. Alex Halderman.
CVPR Daily : June 18, 2020

A Q&A with David Fouhey

Prof. David Fouhey is interviewed about his experiences as an Assistant Professor in CVPR Daily, which is published in conjunction with the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference.
Grainstone Lee : June 12, 2020

Game Playing meets Game Theory with Professor Michael Wellman

Lynn A. Conway Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Michael Wellman is interviewed on the progress AI is making due to combining deep reinforcement learning with game-theoretic modeling.
The Washington Post : June 11, 2020

The Cybersecurity 202: Georgia’s primary debacle should sound alarm bells for November

“The wide-scale problems in Georgia are exactly what experts have been fearing.” Prof. J. Alex Halderman raises alarm about November elections based on the experience in Georgia’s primary.
OneZero : June 9, 2020

Online Voting System Used in Florida and Elsewhere Has Severe Security Flaws, Researchers Find

Significant problems with Democracy Live’s OmniBallot internet voting program could result in doctored ballots as voters gear up for election season in the era of Covid-19
The Washington Post : June 9, 2020

The Cybersecurity 202: DARPA wants hackers to try to crack its new generation of super-secure hardware

Prof. J. Alex Halderman offered recommendations for how election officials can use online voting platform OmniBallot’s technology while mitigating risk.
New York Times : June 9, 2020

Amid Pandemic and Upheaval, New Cyberthreats to the Presidential Election

Fear of the coronavirus is speeding up efforts to allow voting from home, but some of them pose security risks. A new study by Prof. J. Alex Halderman identifies risks to election integrity and voter privacy on the OmniBallot platform, currently in use for the Delaware primaries and in other parts of the country.
Technovation : May 5, 2020

5 Women You Should Know Working in AI

Rada Mihalcea, the Janice M. Jenkins Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the U-M AI Lab, is featured for her work in computational sociolinguistics.
Michigan Today : April 27, 2020

Probing tech’s soft underbelly

Prof. Kevin Fu’s lab has demonstrated weaknesses in the electronic devices and sensors that we rely upon to illustrate the need for improvements in cybersecurity. He is profiled in this article.
Forbes : April 16, 2020

HBO Documentary Shows The Value Of Cybersecurity In Election Security

J. Alex Halderman examines the threats associated with electronic voting machines.
TechCrunch : April 3, 2020

Nvidia makes its GPU-powered genome sequencing tool available free to those studying COVID-19

Founded by Prof. Scott Mahlke and his former students Mehrzad Samadi and Ankit Sethia, Parabricks was acquired by Nvidia in December 2019. Parabricks accelerates genomic analysis.
Medium : April 2, 2020

Why I Chose to Attend Michigan Engineering

Allison Kench, sophomore studying CS, reflects on what drove her decision to attend the University of Michigan.
MLive.com : April 1, 2020

Duo Security founder donates $1M to Washtenaw County small business fund

EECS alum Dug Song, co-founder of Duo Security, has gifted $1M to an emergency fund for Washtenaw County small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Bloomberg : April 1, 2020

Cybersecurity Experts Say Hacking Risk Is High for Mobile Voting

J. Alex Halderman talks with Bloomberg about mobile voting systems, saying they’re still prone to tampering and manipulation.
Michigan News : February 11, 2020

‘Alexa, let’s chat!’: U-M among 10 student teams worldwide advancing conversational AI

The U-M Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge team have made it to the semi-finals.
Gizmodo : February 6, 2020

Buggy Iowa Caucus App Is Buggy, Security Experts Say

“It’s total amateur hour,” Prof. J. Alex Halderman says of a vulnerable app used in the Iowa Caucuses.

The Washington Post : February 6, 2020

Here’s why NSA rushed to expose a dangerous computer bug

Hackers could have used vulnerabilities in the IowaReporterApp to intercept or even change passwords, vote totals, and other sensitive information, with commentary from Prof. J. Alex Halderman.

Bloomberg : February 4, 2020

How Multiple System Failures Produced Debacle in Iowa Caucus

Prof. J. Alex Halderman spoke about how the spectacle in the Iowa Caucuses should serve as a cautionary tale about electronic and internet voting.

The New York Times : February 3, 2020

App Used to Tabulate Votes Is Said to Have Been Inadequately Tested

Prof. J. Alex Halderman provides commentary on the vulnerabilities of app used in the Iowa Caucuses.

National Public Radio : January 30, 2020

Puerto Rico’s Internet Voting Plan Threatens Election Security: ACLU

Puerto Ricans could be casting their ballots online only in the next eight years, and Prof. J. Alex Halderman provides criticism.

Wired : January 27, 2020

Intel Is Patching the Patch for the Patch for Its ‘Zombieload’ Flaw

A research team from Michigan and University of Adelaide has identified a new microarchitectural attack that is capable of bypassing the buffer overwrite countermeasures in INtel’s flagship processors.
Michigan Daily : January 27, 2020

University professors discuss artificial intelligence’s influence on the financial world

Professors Michael Wellman and Rada Mihalcea discuss the role of artificial intelligence in finance as part of the Friday Night AI series at the Ann Arbor Downtown Library.
TRT World : January 23, 2020

ROBOTS: Time to think about laws?

Prof. Ben Kuipers discusses a world where robots become more important to our everyday lives.
The New York Times : January 13, 2020

‘Chaos Is the Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier in 2020

While American election defenses have improved since 2016, many of the vulnerabilities exploited four years ago remain. Comments by Prof. J. Alex Halderman.

Politico : January 10, 2020

Research undercuts arguments from ballot-marking device advocates

Ballot-marking devices are still vulnerable to hacks, according to a study from EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman.

The Washington Post : January 9, 2020

Voting machines touted as secure option are actually vulnerable to hacking

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman’s latest study shows that hybrid voting machines are still vulnerable to hacks.
Bloomberg : January 9, 2020

Voters fail mock election, exposing vulnerability to hackers

The latest study from EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman shows vulnerabilities in ballot-marking devices.
SmarterEveryDay : January 6, 2020

Breaking Into a Smart Home With A Laser – Smarter Every Day 229

Graduate student Ben Cyr demonstrates how his lab was able to hack into smart speakers with a laser.

MGoBlue : December 10, 2019

Scholar Stories: Gu Doing What She Loves at Michigan — Dance, Computer Science

Allison Gu keeps busy: a senior in CS with an entrepreneurship minor, she’s also tri-captain of the U-M Dance Team.

TechCrunch : December 5, 2019

Toyota leads $50 million investment in autonomous shuttle startup May Mobility

The company was co-founded by Prof. Ed Olson, and specializes in autonomous shuttles.
Michigan Daily : November 22, 2019

‘U’ researchers find way to hack into virtual assistants with lasers

Researchers including Profs. Kevin Fu and Daniel Genkin were able to take control of virtual assistants using only light.
MLive.com : November 18, 2019

How UM degrees propelled careers in T-shirts, robots and photo archives

MLive profiles the Ann Arbor T-shirt Company, co-founded by alums Jerry Kozak (Business) and Ricky Winowiecki (Computer Engineering).
Bloomberg : November 14, 2019

Expensive, Glitchy Voting Machines Expose 2020 Hacking Risks

Paper ballots may be safer and cheaper, but local officials swoon at digital equipment. Remarks from J. Alex Halderman.

Associated Press : November 7, 2019

Study: Russia’s web-censoring tool sets pace for imitators

New research by Prof. Roya Ensafi sheds light on the implications of this technology.
NBC : November 5, 2019

The smart speaker in your home may not be as secure as you think

Researchers, including EECS-CSE associate professor Kevin Fu, have discovered an exploit that made home assistants vulnerable to lasers.

Wired : November 5, 2019

Hackers can use lasers to ‘speak’ to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Researchers, including EECS-CSE associate professor Kevin Fu, have discovered an exploit that makes home assistants vulnerable to laser attacks.

The New York Times : November 5, 2019

With a laser, researchers say they can hack Alexa, Google Home or Siri

EECS-CSE associate professor Kevin Fu’s research has found a vulnerability in home assistants, reports the New York Times.

Ars Technica : November 5, 2019

Siri, Alexa, and Google Home can be controlled with lasers, new research shows

MEMS mics respond to light as if it were sound, discovered by a team including Profs. Kevin Fu and Dan Genkin
Forbes : October 31, 2019

Five Components Of Autonomous Car Security

Prof. Morley Mao’s research group released the first paper on practical attacks against a LiDAR system.
Diversity in Action Magazine : October 18, 2019

Jana Pavlasek – PhD Student in Robotics

PhD student in Prof. Chad Jenkins’ lab is profiled.
Communications of the ACM : October 18, 2019

If We Want Women to Persist in Computing, Teach Them Programming – At Any Age

Prof. Mark Guzdial writes about the need for early education if retention of women in CS is a goal.
Michigan Daily : October 1, 2019

University Professors talk using AI technology for bipolar disorder

Two professors involved in the intersection of artificial intelligence and mental health shared their work Friday evening at the Ann Arbor District Library in partnership with the University of Michigan’s AI Laboratory.
Medium : September 30, 2019

Interspeech 2019 — Machine Learning-enabled Creativity and Innovation In Speech Tech

Coverage of Interspeech 2019, including Prof. Emily Mower Provost’s research on automatically detecting suicidal ideation from natural phone conversations.
ZDNet : September 26, 2019

11 unexpected ways universities are using the Microsoft HoloLens

Dr. Dave Chesney and his students have found medical applications for the HoloLens, including providing realtime remote emergency care.

September 23, 2019

U-M experts to weigh in on artificial intelligence, mental health in Ann Arbor Sept. 27

Event to take place at Ann Arbor District Library’s downtown branch

Fast Company : September 18, 2019

In an era of distractions, Microsoft wants AI to be your coworker

The company is aiming to adapt its productivity suite to a short-attention-span world, with remarks by Prof. Walter Lasecki

Slate : September 13, 2019

Trump’s Plan to Stop Violence Via Smartphone Tracking Isn’t Just a Massive Privacy Violation

Prof. Emily Mower Provost spoke with Slate about the new HARPA proposal. She and her colleagues were skeptical.

Crain’s Detroit Business : September 12, 2019

Jason Mars and Lingjia Tang – 40 Under 40

Profs. Lingjia Tang and Jason Mars co-founded Clinc AI, developing personal assistants for a variety of applications.

CNN : August 28, 2019

Yes, tech companies may listen when you talk to your virtual assistant. Here’s why that’s not likely to stop

Prof. Jason Mars weighs in.

CNN : August 23, 2019

Yes, tech companies may listen when you talk to your virtual assistant. Here’s why that’s not likely to stop

EECS-CSE professor Florian Schaub explains privacy concerns that stem from assistants like Alexa.

Scientific American : August 21, 2019

How to Defraud Democracy

Prof. J. Alex Halderman writes a worst-case cyberwarfare scenario for the 2020 American presidential election.

Politico : August 12, 2019

Researchers wrote an algorithm that can undetectably change scanned ballot images

Digital images of scanned-in paper ballots can be easily modified to change the results of an election, according to research published by Prof. J. Alex Halderman.

IBM : August 1, 2019

Michigan co-launches competition to help build the next generation of AI-driven dialog systems

IBM Research AI and the University of Michigan are spearheading the development of algorithms that can learn goal-oriented dialog interactions effectively from human-to-human chatlogs by organizing a public competition to inspire and evaluate novel approaches that will lead to the next generation of AI-driven dialog systems.

August 1, 2019

Overcoming Challenges in Building Enterprise AI Assistants

U-M researchers including Prof. Walter Lasecki, postdoc Jonathan Kummerfeld, and PhD student Sai Gouravajhala partnered with IBM research to address one of the main challenges in existing state-of-the-art AI assistants. Their paper works to disentangle conversations that are mixed together in a single stream of messages.

MIT Technology Review : July 18, 2019

To foil hackers, this chip can change its code in the blink of an eye

EECS-CSE professor Todd Austin explains how Morpheus’ rapid churning can thwart potential hackers.

In the News : July 12, 2019

Harvard’s Tiny, Solar-Powered Flying Robot

EECS-CSE assistant professor Shai Revzen shares his thoughts on Harvard’s flying robot and predicts the future of micro-flying air vehicles.

The New York Times : July 11, 2019

Hold ’Em or fold ’em? This A.I. bluffs with the best

Michael Wellman, the Lynn A Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, explains how AI-playing Texas Hold ‘Em could drive cybersecurity advancements.

Mother Jones : July 3, 2019

Elizabeth Warren just released a plan to protect American elections

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman explains what it would take to protect elections in the United States.

IEEE Spectrum : June 21, 2019

GitHub Releases New Tools to Report Vulnerabilities

The new features came out the same day as a study by Prof. Atul Prakash that found many open-source projects lack a clear way to report security problems.

EE Times : June 18, 2019

Analog AI Accelerator Startup Raises $30m

AI accelerator chip start-up Mythic, founded in 2012 at U-M by EECS alumnus Mike Henry and Dave Fick, has raised $30 million in a B1 funding round.

Wired : June 15, 2019

Google Stadia has kicked off a new age of gaming data harvesting

John L Tishman Professor of Engineering John Laird tells Wired computer games are a valuable tool for analyzing human behavior and decision-making skills.

Mic : June 13, 2019

Privacy policies are too complicated to understand, new analysis confirms

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Florian Schaub explains how many privacy policies are unfair to consumers.

Ars Technica : June 11, 2019

Researchers use Rowhammer bit flips to steal 2048-bit crypto key

RAMBleed side-channel attack, discovered in part by Michigan researchers, works even when DRAM is protected by error-correcting code.
Ars Technica : June 11, 2019

Researchers use Rowhammer bit flips to steal 2048-bit crypto key

Prof. Daniel Genkin’s group contributed to the discovery of a new side-channel attack targeting a computer’s memory.
VentureBeat : May 20, 2019

Clinc raises over $50 million to bring conversational AI to cars, banks, and kiosks

Clinc, a four-year-old AI startup based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announced that it’s secured $52 million in series B financing

Ars Technica : May 14, 2019

New speculative execution bug leaks data from Intel chips’ internal buffers

Intel-specific vulnerability was found by researchers including Prof. Daniel Genkin’s group, calling their discovery of the attack Fallout.
The Hill : March 25, 2019

Voting tech creates growing concern for local officials

EECS-CSE graduate student instructor Matt Bernhard explains the risks of not addressing voting security concerns.

Inside Higher Ed : March 6, 2019

Top universities in U.S. targeted by Chinese hackers

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer and Clinical Professor of EEC-CSE Ravi Pendse explains the unique cybersecurity risks universities face, Inside Higher Ed reports.

The New York Times : March 6, 2019

As 2020 nears, pressure grows to replace voting machines

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman stresses the importance of the federal government funding new technologies to improve the security of U.S. elections, as reported by New York Times.

In the News : March 5, 2019

Are our voting systems secure?

Diane Rehm interviewed EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman to discuss election security risks ahead of 2020 presidential primaries.

Time : March 1, 2019

What the U.S. can learn about electronic voting from this tiny Eastern European nation

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses the risks of online voting in Estonia with Time Magazine.

WDIV : February 15, 2019

Ann Arbor’s May Mobility raises $22 million to deploy driverless shuttles across US

Crain’s Detroit Business : February 15, 2019

May Mobility secures $22 million investment amid expansion

Futurity : February 10, 2019

Can ‘air traffic control’ make self-driving cars cheap and safe?

EECS-CSE assistant professor Walter Lasecki explains how new research can help driverless vehicles make decisions during times of uncertainty.

MLive.com : February 10, 2019

Self-driving cars could deploy sooner using ‘air traffic control’ technique, U-M researchers say

EECS-CSE assistant professor Walter Lasecki explains how new research will allow driverless vehicles to make decisions during times of uncertainty.

National Public Radio : February 8, 2019

The first driverless spin

EECS-CSE Associate Professor Matthew Johnson-Roberson discusses on-going driverless vehicle research and testing going on around the country.

National Public Radio : February 7, 2019

Research team investigating Internet censorship with tracking system

EECS-CSE research assistant professor Roya Ensafi explains how Censored Planet monitors censorship online.

Wired : January 16, 2019

A poker-playing robot goes to work for the Pentagon

Michael Wellman, the Lynn A Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, discusses how AI might help in military decision-making with Wired.

Wired : January 9, 2019

The elite intel team still fighting Meltdown and Spectre

Bloomberg : January 2, 2019

Self-driving cars keep tapping the brakes

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, an EECS-CSE and NAME associate professor and co-director of the University of Michigan’s Ford Center for Autonomous Vehicles, discusses the growing pains of self-driving vehicles with Bloomberg.

Crain’s Detroit Business : December 12, 2018

Parabricks finds a niche to target its computing power

University of Michigan spinoff company Parabricks is featured in Crain’s Detroit Business.

MIT Technology Review : December 7, 2018

Online censorship in Saudi Arabia soared after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Censored Planet, an internet censorship project lead by EECS-CSE research assistant professor Roya Ensafi, detected a sharp uptick in censorship following the killing of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi.

Gizmodo : November 28, 2018

The Malware of the Future Will Have AI Superpowers

Research delving into neural network vulnerabilities done in part by EECS-CSE professor Atul Prakash and U-M graduate students is discussed in Gizmodo.

Motherboard : November 27, 2018

People Who Buy Smart Speakers Have Given Up on Privacy, Researchers Find

A U-M study that included EECS-CSE assistant professor Florian Schaub looked at smart home devices like Alexa and users opinion of privacy after owning one.

Michigan Radio : November 26, 2018

A moral code for computer scientists

In an interview with Stateside, EECS-CSE Professor H. V. Jagadish says that businesses should do more to incorporate data ethics into their practices.

Vox : November 12, 2018

This is the most important moral question about self-driving cars

EECS-CSE professor Benjamin Kuipers discusses self-driving cars’ decision-making process with Vox.

In the News : November 6, 2018

J. Alex Halderman on Election Systems and Vulnerabilities

Alex Halderman discusses election systems and vulnerabilities ahead of midterm elections with C-Span.

In the News : November 6, 2018

Don’t kid yourself, U.S. enemies are trying to hack our elections

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses election hacking and vulnerabilities ahead of midterms.

Crain’s Detroit Business : November 6, 2018

Parabricks finds a niche to target its computing power

EECS-CSE professor Scott Mahlke and U-M spin-off Parabricks are featured.

Crain’s Detroit Business : November 6, 2018

The internet security company Dug Song is betting on

Internet security company Censys is detailed by Crain’s Detroit Business.

Public Television : November 6, 2018

A look at the election security charges in Georgia’s governor’s race

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses election vulnerabilities ahead of the midterms with PBS.

GQ : November 5, 2018

How to hack an election

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses voting machine vulnerabilities ahead of midterm elections.

Popular Science : November 2, 2018

Here’s how an AI lie detector can tell when you’re fibbing

EECS-CSE professor Rada Mihalcea discusses her research and how they trained an algorithm to detect lies.

Time : October 29, 2018

Should You Be Afraid of Election Hacking? Here’s What Experts Say

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses election security ahead of midterms.

Vox : October 29, 2018

The midterms are already hacked. You just don’t know it yet.

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman and grad student Matt Bernhard discuss election security risks with Vox.

The Washington Post : October 24, 2018

Self-driving cars will have to decide who should live and who should die. Here’s who humans would kill.

EECS-CSE professor Benjamin Kuipers discusses a new study that delves into the decisions automated cars could make in the future.

The New Yorker : October 24, 2018

The campaign for mobile-phone voting is getting a midterm test

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses election security ahead of midterms.

ABC : October 15, 2018

How hackable are American voting machines? It depends who you ask

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses voting machine vulnerabilities ahead of the midterm elections.

CNN : October 1, 2018

Facebook hack: What to do if you’re affected

EECS-CSE professor Kevin Fu suggests security measures Facebook users should implement after the latest hack.

Michigan Radio : September 24, 2018

Stateside: Wisconsin’s suspect water diversion, UM orchestra gives sci-fi film a live soundtrack

Alec Gallimore, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, talks about the twin roles that music and science play in Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The film was shown with accompanying live orchestra and chorus at Hill Auditorium Friday, September 21.

MIT Technology Review : September 14, 2018

How to hack an election—and what states should do to prevent fake votes

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman presented his election hacking findings at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference.

Associated Press : September 13, 2018

Judge weighs whether Georgia must switch to paper ballots

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman says election meddling has gone from an internal interference to interference from outside governments; particularly Russia.

Newsweek : September 13, 2018

Is Trump taking on Russia? President authorizes sanctions on countries that interfere in elections

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman says if Russia plans to interfere in U.S. midterms, they’re probably already in our election systems.

Wired : September 11, 2018

To cripple AI, hackers are turning data against itself

EECS-CSE researcher Kevin Eykholt discusses machine learning with Wired.

Scientific American : September 10, 2018

Cuba’s “sonic attack” on the U.S. Embassy could have been merely sounds emitted by a listening device

EECS-CSE professor Kevin Fu’s research done in collaboration with Zhejiang University researchers is referenced in Scientific American.

Newsweek : August 30, 2018

Security upgrades are too little, too late for 2018 midterms, and race is already on for 2020, experts say

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses election security with Newsweek.

In the News : August 27, 2018

New system can detect fake news better than humans

EECS-CSE professor Rada Mihalcea and her fake news detector research are highlighted in New Indian Express.

Futurity : August 23, 2018

Algorithm beats humans for sniffing out fake news

Futurity shares the fake news detector research story done in collaboration with Electrical Engineering and Computer Science professor Rada Mihalcea.

In the News : August 23, 2018

This fake news detection algorithm outperforms humans

The Next Web delves into the fake news detector research done in collaboration with Electrical Engineering and Computer Science professor Rada Mihalcea.

The Hill : August 23, 2018

Researchers claim new algorithm beats humans at spotting fake news

Research led by EECS-CSE Rada Mihalcea highlights a new method for detecting fake news.

Science Daily : August 22, 2018

Fake news detector algorithm works better than a human

WXYZ : August 22, 2018

University of Michigan develops fake news detector to fight misinformation

Marketplace : August 22, 2018

Why election security experts really like paper records

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman talks election security with Marketplace Tech host host Tracey Samuelson.

ZDNet : August 17, 2018

​Microsoft: Here’s how to limit ‘Foreshadow’ attack impact

Futurity : August 17, 2018

Your PC might need an update to fight ‘Foreshadow’

BBC : August 16, 2018

‘Foreshadow’ attack affects Intel chips

EECS-CSE professor Thomas Wenisch explains how Foreshadow was discovered and the implications of the security risk.

Register : August 14, 2018

Three more data-leaking security holes found in Intel chips as designers swap security for speed

Wired : August 14, 2018

Spectre-like flaw undermines intel processors’ most secure element

University of Michigan professors are quoted in Wired.

Bloomberg : August 8, 2018

Sounding the alarm on the dangers of electronic voting

EECS-CSE professor J. Alex Halderman discusses electronic voting and hacking vulnerabilities with Bloomberg News.

Science News : July 27, 2018

People are bad at spotting fake news. Can computer programs do better?

EECS-CSE professor Verónica Pérez-Rosas and colleagues studied real and fake news with the hopes of building programs that can spot it more effectively.

Crain’s Detroit Business : July 26, 2018

Drone dreams engineered into reality

AERO and EECS professor Ella Atkins discusses the benefits of U-M’s M-Air facility in North Campus.

Time : June 13, 2018

Net Neutrality is officially dead. Here’s how the changes could affect you, according to experts

Florian Schaub, assistant EECS professor, is quoted.

In the News : May 16, 2018

From accident prevention to bike parking, Ann Arbor’s 100 mobility companies cover plenty of ground

Read about the Jason Corso’s company Voxel51, Ed Olson’s company May Mobility, alumnus Ansgar Strother’s company Movatic, and many more.

Engadget : April 25, 2018

Our democracy is broken. Why can’t technology fix it?

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, proved that voting software was vulnerable to security threats.

April 25, 2018

Duo Security: Upstarts

A company founded by two CSE alumni and headquartered in Ann Arbor recently sold for $2.35 billion. (Yes, billion.) What did they do right?

Reuters : March 23, 2018

Self-driving car industry confronts trust issues after Uber crash

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, assistant EECS professor, is quoted.

Bloomberg : March 23, 2018

The self-driving Uber in fatal crash didn’t have a vision problem

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, assistant EECS professor, is quoted.

Forbes : March 23, 2018

How May Mobility is spearheading autonomous driving in the form of shuttle services

Edwin Olson, associate EECS professor, is the CEO of May Mobility.

Gizmodo : March 5, 2018

Study: Malfunctioning surveillance gear, not sonic weapons, could explain Cuba embassy ‘attack’

Kevin Fu, EECS assistant professor, believes that the sounds could have been caused by improperly placed Cuban spy gear.

Michigan Radio : March 5, 2018

UM prof floats new Cuban sonic attack theory

Kevin Fu, EECS assistant professor, does research on the use of ultrasonic waves to interfere with computer devices.

Bloomberg : February 27, 2018

BMW, Toyota back a driverless startup that wants to start small

Edwin Olson, associate EECS professor, is the CEO of May Mobility.

NBC : February 26, 2018

BMW and Toyota are investing in a start-up that makes self-driving shuttles

Edwin Olson, EECS associate professor, is May Mobility’s founder and CEO.

Forbes : February 26, 2018

How artificial intelligence is going to affect the financial industry in 2018

Jason Mars, assistant EECS professor and CEO of Clinc, has developed a conversational AI platform for financial institutions.

Reuters : February 21, 2018

Pacemakers, defibrillators are potentially hackable

Kevin Fu, Associate EECS professor, is quoted.

In the News : January 31, 2018

SRC’s new R&D centers

The new $32 million center will develop new ideas in computing frontiers, such as autonomous control, robotics and machine-learning. Semiconductor Engineering reports.

In the News : January 25, 2018

Could algorithmic accelerators spur a hardware startup revival?

Valeria Bertacco, EECS professor, directs the ADA center. TheNextPlatform reports.

In the News : January 23, 2018

DARPA funds six centers working on computer design alternatives

Valeria Bertacco, EECS professor, leads the project. TechRepublic reports.

Crain’s Detroit Business : January 11, 2018

May Mobility steers to market with new tech licenses, plans to double workforce

Edwin Olson, May Mobility’s founder and CEO, is an associate professor of computer science and engineering.

In the News : January 8, 2018

6 months in business, autonomous vehicles on the road: Meet Ann Arbor’s May Mobility

Edwin Olson, May Mobility’s founder and CEO, is an associate professor of computer science and engineering. Benzinga reports.

TechCrunch : January 8, 2018

May Mobility is a self-driving startup with a decade of experience

Edwin Olson, May Mobility’s founder and CEO, is an associate professor of computer science and engineering.

Crain’s Detroit Business : January 8, 2018

Bedrock to test May Mobility autonomous shuttle this week

Edwin Olson, May Mobility’s founder and CEO, is an associate professor of computer science and engineering.

In the News : January 8, 2018

May Mobility steers itself to $11.6M

Edwin Olson, May Mobility’s founder and CEO, is an associate professor of computer science and engineering. Global University Venturing reports.

Science News : January 8, 2018

Ask AI: How not to kill online conversations

Qiaozhu Mei, EECS professor, and colleagues trained a machine-learning program on about 63,000 Reddit threads to learn what dialog-ending responses look like.

WDIV : December 22, 2017

U of M team developing ‘unhackable’ computer

Todd Austin, CSE professor, led the research.

In the News : December 22, 2017

How to create the unhackable computer

Todd Austin, CSE professor, led the research. Healthcare News Analytics reports.

EE Times : December 22, 2017

DARPA takes chip route to ‘unhackable’ computers

Todd Austin, CSE professor, led the research.

Motherboard : December 22, 2017

A new type of computer could render many software hacks obsolete

Todd Austin, CSE professor, led the research.

Daily Mail : December 22, 2017

US military backs project to create unhackable ‘Morpheus’ computer that can thwart hackers ‘like a Rubik’s cube’

Todd Austin, CSE professor, led the research.

In the News : December 20, 2017

DARPA backs development of “unhackable” Morpheus computer system

Todd Austin, EECS professor, lead the research. New Atlas reports.

Politico : November 28, 2017

Too late to upgrade election defenses?

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, is quoted.

WXYZ : November 27, 2017

Local experts weigh in on net neutrality as FCC considers new regulations

Harsha Madhyastha, EECS associate professor, is quoted.

Politico : November 27, 2017

The time to hack-proof the 2018 election is expiring — and Congress is way behind

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, is quoted.

VentureBeat : November 7, 2017

Ann Arbor cements its status as a tech hub to watch with first unicorn

Dug Song, Michigan Engineering alum, is CEO and co-founder of Duo Security, an Ann Arbor-based startup.

Wired : October 19, 2017

Tony Fadell’s next act? Taking on Silicon Valley—from Paris

Alumni Tony Fadell (BSE CE 1991) searches for investments with his venture firm Future Shape while he continues to build roots in Paris.

In the News : October 17, 2017

VAuth tech feels your voice in your skin

Kang Shin, EECS professor, has developed a wearable device that can take the form of a necklace, ear buds or a small attachment to eyeglasses. New Atlas reports.

Campus Technology : October 3, 2017

U-M to study flexible STEM classrooms

NSF funding will help EECS associate professor Cindy Finelli and AERO research fellow Aaron Johnson continue their research.

International Business Times : August 29, 2017

Phone browsing could become faster, may use less data with smart code

Harsha Madhyastha, EECS assistant professor, is one of Vroom’s developers.

Engadget : August 29, 2017

Smart code helps your phone browse the web twice as quickly

U-M researchers have found a way to boost performance without security compromises.

NBC : August 23, 2017

Many county election officials still lack cybersecurity training

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, is quoted.

Huffington Post : April 5, 2017

Why India needs a paper trail for free and fair elections

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, led a group of scientists in hacking an electronic voting machine to reveal vulnerabilities.

Scientific American : March 1, 2017

Our voting system is hackable by foreign powers

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, says that he and his students could have changed the results of the November election.

In the News : February 23, 2017

Professor who urged an election recount thinks Trump won, but voting integrity still concerns him

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, continues to seek data from the states — Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — that could help him determine if anything improper affected the election results. Story in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Crain’s Detroit Business : February 22, 2017

Clinc raises venture capital round of $6.3 million

Jason Mars and Lingjia Tang, EECS research professors, co-founded Clinc. The company whose open-source intelligent assistant and machine learning research platform is involved in research programs with Intel Corp., IBM Corp. and the National Science Foundation.

The Atlantic : February 21, 2017

Why some apps use fake progress bars

Eytan Adar, EECS professor, describes this “benevolent deception” used by sites and apps. In a paper he published in 2013 with a pair of Microsoft researchers, Adar described a wide range of design decisions that trick their users—but end up leaving them better off.

US News & World Report : February 8, 2017

Not the time to make voting less secure

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, and other computer scientists have demonstrated repeatedly that voting machines are susceptible to hacking. He has also expressed doubt in the security of elections.

Fortune : February 6, 2017

How powerful AI technology can lead to unforeseen disasters

Benjamin Kuipers, EECS professor, explains that although humans typically program AI-powered robots to accomplish a particular goal, these robots will typically make decisions on their own to reach the goal.

Detroit News : January 26, 2017

Johnson: Michigan may boost post-election audits

Alex Halderman, EECS professor, said routine audits of the state’s paper ballots would help ensure the results are accurate and safe from hackers.

The Guardian : January 5, 2017

Five things that got broken at the oddest hacking event in the world

J Alex Halderman, EECS professor, and Matt Bernhard, EECS graduate student, discuss attempts to prove that the U.S. election wasn’t hacked.

TechCrunch : December 9, 2016

Vesper grabs $15M to build a durable low-power mic that listens forever

Vesper’s technology, which emerged in part from U-M, is constantly listening, but it is doing so with an incredibly low-power draw as it seeks out the frequencies characteristic of a human voice.

WXYZ : December 9, 2016

U-M researchers create helpful tool for Flint residents during ongoing water crisis

University of Michigan researchers have developed a new app aimed at helping Flint residents during the ongoing water crisis in the city.

Huffington Post : December 8, 2016

Blaming Russia to overturn the election

Exhibit A in Stein’s petition is an affidavit from Professor J. Alex Halderman, a professor of computer science at the University of Michigan, who alleges that Russia hacked the election.

Bloomberg : December 6, 2016

Trump allowed to join fight against Pennsylvania recount

According to an affidavit in the earlier state case filed by J. Alex Halderman, a professor of computer science at U-M, hackers could have easily infected Pennsylvania’s voting machines with malware designed to lay dormant for weeks.

New York Post : December 6, 2016

Tech advances leave society open to mass-murdering computer geeks

Dr. Kevin Fu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, said hackers could target multiple hospitals and cause a “massive, nation-wide healthcare outage.”

Detroit Free Press : December 5, 2016

GOP files federal appeal but Mich. recount continues

Alex Halderman, a computer science professor from the University of Michigan explains how a Michigan recount filed by Jill Stein’s campaign could reveal tampering with voting machines.

Bloomberg : December 1, 2016

Russia weaponized social media in U.S. election, FireEye Says

Alex Halderman, a professor of Computer Science at U-M, said hackers could have infected Pennsylvania’s voting machines with malware designed to lay dormant for weeks, pop up on Election Day and then erase itself without a trace.

The New York Times : November 28, 2016

Vote recount push advances, but reversing Trump’s win is unlikely

The Stein campaign is seeking to answer the question of whether the vote was hacked by introducing malicious software into voting machines. The possibility was raised by J. Alex Halderman, a computer science professor at U-M.

Vox : November 23, 2016

The election probably wasn’t hacked. But Clinton should request recounts just in case.

“Were this year’s deviations from pre-election polls the results of a cyberattack? Probably not,” Halderman writes. “I believe the most likely explanation is that the polls were systematically wrong, rather than that the election was hacked.”

Boing Boing : November 23, 2016

Alex Halderman: we will never know if the Wisconsin vote was hacked unless we check now

Alex Halderman, professor of Computer Science at UM has clarified his earlier remarks about the integrity of the Wisconsin election: in a nutshell: voting machine security sucks, hackers played an unprecedented role in this election.

Wired : November 23, 2016

Hacked or not, audit this election (And all future ones)

On Wednesday, University of Michigan computer security researcher Alex Halderman published a blog post arguing that Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania should perform recounts due to risks that the election was hacked.

BBC : November 23, 2016

Trump election: Activists call for recount in battleground states

According to a CNN report, a group of scientists including J Alex Halderman, director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, has privately told the Clinton campaign it believes there was a “questionable trend”.

In the News : November 23, 2016

Want to know if the election was hacked? Look at the ballots

UM Computer Science Professor Alex Halderman: a skilled attacker’s work might leave no visible signs–though the country might be surprised when results in several close states were off from pre-election polls.

Christian Science Monitor : November 18, 2016

Vulnerable connected devices a matter of ‘homeland security’

“In the short term, consumers are pretty much up a creek without a paddle,” says Kevin Fu, associate professor in the electrical engineering and computer science department at the University of Michigan.

CNN : November 17, 2016

Regulate cybersecurity or expect a disaster, experts warn Congress

“I fear for the day every hospital system is down,” Kevin Fu, who teaches computer security at the University of Michigan, told the hearing. “This will require some kind of governmental mandate.”

Refinery29 : November 15, 2016

How you speak to Siri & Alexa matters more than you think — here’s why

“If we want the computers to behave differently, we have to actually pay attention to how we build them so we don’t just create mirrors of what society does,” says Rada Milhacea, a professor of computer science at U-M.

In the News : November 14, 2016

Evolving technologies pose challenge for medical device security

“A Brief Chronology of Medical Device Security” is the result of THaW, which is funded by the NSF. A.J. Burns, professor at UT–Tyler, and P. Honeyman, research professor of CS at U-M, collaborated on the article.

CBC : November 13, 2016

How safe is your smart home?

Atul Prakash is a computer science professor at the University of Michigan. He specializes in computer security. “I would be cautious, overall,” Prakash advises. “The technology is relatively new.

Motherboard : November 12, 2016

The network standard used in cars is wide open to attack

According to research presented last month at the ACM Conference, courtesy of computer scientists at U-M, the (CAN) protocol implemented by in-vehicle networks has a new and potentially quite dangerous vulnerability.

Forbes : November 8, 2016

A lot of voting machines are broken across America (but it’s totally normal)

And this year is no different, as voting machines have always been vulnerable, said Matt Bernhard, computer science Ph.D. student at U-M and an expert on the security of electoral systems.

BBC : November 8, 2016

US election: Experts keep watch over ‘hack states’

“Unless the election is extraordinarily close, it is unlikely that an attack will result in the wrong candidate getting elected,” suggest Matt Bernhard and Professor J Alex Halderman, security experts from U-M.

IEEE Spectrum : November 4, 2016

The security challenges of online voting have not gone away

Matthew Bernhard, second-year computer science Ph.D student at U-M, and J. Alex Halderman, director of U-M’s Center for Computer Security and Society, emphasize online voting’s longstanding security challenges and setbacks.

In the News : November 3, 2016

Forget rigged polls: Internet voting is the real election threat

It was the office of Alex Halderman, a computer science professor at U-M. The hackers were graduate students, proving a point about Washington, D.C.’s fledgling voting system: that internet voting is vulnerable.

Motherboard : October 20, 2016

This is why we still can’t vote online

J. Alex Halderman, professor of CS at U-M, welcomed the opportunity to try to legally break into government software with his students. Within 36 hours, they found a tiny error that gave them full control of the system.

TechCrunch : October 19, 2016

Notion raises $9.5M for a smarter email app, now live on mobile and soon, Alexa

“We have focused on building a great engineering team and also tapped the resources in our network, like U-M’s Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Computer Science professor Jason Mars as an advisor.”

Detroit News : October 17, 2016

Experts: State should audit election results

“It should be done routinely in order to provide a strong degree of confidence,” said U-M cyber-security expert Alex Halderman. “That’s an opportunity for Michigan to improve its election procedures. You should audit every election.”

In the News : October 5, 2016

Why can’t we vote online?

During the pilot, folks were invited to try and hack the system. At U-M, Professor J. Alex Halderman and his students took up the challenge. It took them about 36 hours to change votes.

University of Michigan : June 21, 2016

U-M data science projects explore connection between student achievement, well-being

A project led by Prof. Rada Mihalcea seeks to uncover connections between students’ personal attributes such as values, beliefs, interests, behaviors and backgrounds and their success in school or overall sense of well-being.
March 29, 2016

Security risks in the age of smart homes

Smart homes, an aspect of the Internet of Things, offer the promise of improved energy efficiency and control over home security. But there are also security risks. Smart home systems can leave owners vulnerable to serious threats, such as arson, blackmail, theft and extortion.
Detroit Free Press : November 2, 2015

University of Michigan joint institute gets $10M gift

John Wu, EECS alum, and his wife, Jane Sun, have given U-M’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute is getting a $10 million donation.

Deseret News : August 4, 2014

Utah is correct to both be at the front of online voting, and cautiously study security

Prof. J. Alex Halderman is the kind of friend to internet voting Utah needs – one who has the savvy to think and act like someone dedicated to hijacking an election.