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African research engagement program recognizes third annual cohortStudents in AURA are paired with a faculty mentor for an immersive research experience throughout the summer.
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.
Network World: June 4, 2021
Experimental Morpheus CPU is ‘mind-bogglingly terrible’ to crackCybersecurity researchers have found the Morpheous chip, designed by a U-M team lead by S. Jack Hu Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Todd Austin, to virtually eliminate whole classes of exploits.
Gizmodo: May 21, 2021
Researchers Are Trying to Create an Unhackable Computer ProcessorThis article highlights the secure processor design developed by a U-M research team led by S. Jack Hu Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Todd Austin. The processor constantly encrypts parts of the machine’s functions to obscure how it works, thus blocking potential hackers from being able to exploit it.
The Conversation: May 20, 2021
Shape-shifting computer chip thwarts an army of hackersResearch led by S. Jack Hu Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Todd Austin have developed Morpheus, a secure new computer processor that recently defeated the attempts of 525 security researchers who tried to hack it.
Detroit News: April 19, 2021
Did UM team build an unhackable computer chip? Nobody has beaten itThe MORPHEUS chip, designed in Prof. Todd Austin’s lab, has survived the tests of hundreds of hackers – it’s still unhackable.
DBusiness Magazine: March 31, 2021
U-M Computer Chip MORPHEUS Defeats 500+ HackersMORPHEUS, a computer chip developed by Prof. Todd Austin’s lab, has defeated more than 500 hackers invited by the school to find its vulnerabilities.
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.
DARPA pitted 500+ hackers against this computer chip. The chip won.
University of Michigan’s MORPHEUS technology emerges unscathed from bug bounty effort.
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.
Todd Austin Named S. Jack Hu Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Prof. Austin is a creative, outside-the-box thinker who has produced a body of work that has had extraordinary impact in the area of computer architecture.
Visiting students celebrate experiences, projects
Ten students from Ethiopia have completed a new summer-long exchange program in engineering at the University of Michigan.
New chip stops hacks before they start
MORPHEUS can encrypt and reshuffle code thousands of times faster than human and electronic hackers.
Landmark microprocessor reliability paper recognized for enduring impact
Published in 1999, Todd Austin’s paper turned out to be a major contribution to the field, cited over 870 times
Todd Austin recognized for outstanding achievements
Austin is a recognized leader in the area of computer architecture research.
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.’
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.
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.
Relationship with Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Institute of Technology Grows with Research Exchange Program
Under a new pilot program, three U-M CSE graduate students traveled to Ethiopia for one month to bootstrap research projects with current AAiT students.
Future Scientists Tour CSE
A group of preschoolers get an early look at the world of CSE.
Four CSE Faculty Selected for 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to the following CSE Faculty recipients of 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards.
New $28M Center will develop computers of 2025
Todd Austin Receives A. Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award for 2012
Todd Austin and colleague author new edition of book on structured computer organization
Faculty Help Build Program, Relationship With Addis Ababa Institute of Technology in Ethiopia
Jason Clemons Receives NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship
Joe Greathouse Wins Best Student Presentation Award at CGO 2011 Conference
2009 College of Engineering Awards
Austin and Blaauw Receive 2008 Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award
The award recognized research that is “at least five years old and has had significant industrial impact.”