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.
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.
Marina Minkin chosen for Facebook Fellowship
Marina’s research in security closely investigates the boundary between software and hardware.
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.
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.
Seven papers by CSE researchers presented at AAAI 2021
Twelve students and faculty co-authored papers spanning several key application areas for AI.
Zeyu Zheng selected for JP Morgan PhD Fellowship
His work on reinforcement learning is aimed at accelerating the training of RL agents.
Student NASA award supports work on more dexterous, collaborative space robots
PhD student Emily Sheetz is working to design more dexterous robots to work alongside humans in space.
Hardware model checker takes gold at international competition
The system automatically proves the trustworthiness of a hardware design, outperforming the competition in nearly every category.
CSE researchers help organize 10th anniversary workshop on internet freedom
Prof. Roya Ensafi and PhD candidate Reethika Ramesh led organizing efforts for USENIX’s Tenth Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet.
One-credit class for curious students with no CS background returns this fall
Discover Computer Science provides a basic background in all the skills a student needs to pursue further education in computing.
“Hiding” network latency for fast memory in data centers
A new system called Leap earned a Best Paper award at USENIX ATC ‘20 for producing remote memory access speed on par with local machines over data center networks.
Gift from EECS alumnus David J. Kuck establishes CSE Dissertation Prize
Kuck’s impacts in the area of parallel computing are an inspiration to all of us, and this award will carry real significance for its recipients.
EECS Juneteenth celebration features song, readings, and a proposal for change
In observance of the holiday that marks the end of chattel slavery, faculty, students, and alumni performed music, shared personal stories, and presented a proposal to the EECS chairs for initiatives to enhance diversity and equity and realize systemic equality in the department.
Model helps robots think more like humans when searching for objects
The model is a practical method for robots to look for target items in complex, realistic environments.
AI-powered interviewer provides guided reflection exercises during COVID-19 pandemic
The virtual interviewer uses therapeutic writing techniques to help users cope with difficult situations.
Web app, dashboard from U-M to inform Michiganders’ return to work
The web tools will help state officials identify potential hotspots as they reopen Michigan to business.
IEEE security conference features six accepted papers from CSE researchers
The projects impact voting systems, physical sensors, integrated circuit fabrication, and multiple microarchitectural side-channel vulnerabilities.
2020 graduating class reflects on their Michigan memoriesDespite graduating in unusual circumstances, the class of 2020 have plenty to celebrate as they reflect on their college experiences.
CS student research and industry connections hit home – from homeThe Explore Computer Science Research poster presentation and industry panel is the culmination of student research during the year and a chance to bring the community together.
Nine CSE graduate students recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The nine students represent a broad range of research areas in the department.
Autonomous vehicles can be fooled to ‘see’ nonexistent obstacles
Vehicles that perceive obstacles that aren’t really there could cause traffic accidents.
Andrew McCrabb recognized with Towner Prize
This award is presented to an outstanding graduate student in each degree program.
Five papers by CSE researchers presented at NSDIThe teams designed systems for faster and more efficient distributed and large-scale computing.
Real-time monitor tracks the growing use of network filters for censorship
The team says their framework can scalably and semi-automatically monitor the use of filtering technologies for censorship at global scale.
Emotion recognition has a privacy problem – here’s how to fix it
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to “unlearn” sensitive identifying data from audio used to train machine learning models.
Generating realistic stock market data for deeper financial research
A team at Michigan proposed an approach to generating realistic and high-fidelity stock market data to enable broader study of financial markets.
CSE researchers present 9 papers at leading AI conferenceThe students and faculty submitted projects spanning several key application areas for AI.
Not enough voters detecting ballot errors and potential hacks, study finds
Researchers carried out the first study on voter behavior with electronic assistive devices, found 93% missed incorrect ballots.
Michigan team competes in Amazon challenge to make AI more engaging
The team of twelve students is one of ten worldwide working to give Amazon’s Alexa more human-like conversational skills.
Best Student Paper Award for work on faster network classification for machine learning
Comparing graphs the team’s tool is up to an order of magnitude faster than competitive baselines.
New student tool gets chips from lab to fab faster than ever
The open-source system cuts a key step in chip testing down from days or weeks to a couple hours, on average.
2019 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition highlights outstanding researchThe 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.
Two CSE grad students selected for Rising Stars in EECS Workshop
The workshop brings together outstanding women interested in pursuing academic careers in electrical engineering and computer science.
Year of vulnerability hunting uncovers potential attacks on Intel Chips, RAMAll three of these attacks put users’ privacy at risk, exploiting new routes to sensitive data.
“Mind reading” study looks inside coders’ brains
Using real-time fMRI readings, researchers linked spatial reasoning with CS problem solving.
Three papers chosen as IEEE Micro Top Picks
Top Picks is an annual special edition of IEEE Micro magazine that acknowledges the 10-12 most significant research papers.
Student awarded NSF Fellowship for automating speech-based disease classification
Perez’s research focuses on analyzing speech patterns of patients with Huntington Disease.
Training student instructors for inclusive teaching in intro CSE courses
The initiative has tackled courses that make up the core curriculum for first- and second-year CS and CE majors.
Student receives GSI Award for innovative work as educator, promoting diversity
Burdick has done extensive work as an instructor in EECS courses and promoter of diversity in the department.
Paper award for identifying speaker characteristics in text messages
The goal of the work was to identify seven things about who the subject was talking to just by analyzing text messages.
NDSEG Fellowship for overcoming Moore’s Law with innovative architecture
Eckert is working to expand the role of memory and give it a dual responsibility to both store and compute data.
Abraham Addisie awarded Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement
Addisie has been recognized for his work in domain-specific architectures for data-intensive applications.
Rackham Fellowship for enabling autonomous agents to learn continuously
“What I’m doing is trying to come up with ideas to let the agent continue learning different skills across its life.”
Facebook Fellowship for research on web privacy, security, and censorship
McDonald works to develop better privacy and security tools for marginalized communities
Student earns Microsoft Fellowship for research in a new computing paradigm
Kassa is developing a framework that will look at the computations of an application and decide in real time which components will best handle it
Graduate student honors competition highlights outstanding research
The competition is the culmination of a process that narrows a field of entrants from each of the department research areas to a handful of finalists.
Study reveals new data on region-specific website blocking practices
A team of researchers unearthed new data on geographic denial of access to web content in a new paper.
A secure future for US elections starts in the classroom
A new special topics course on election cybersecurity gives students an examination of the past, present, and future of US elections.
Gaining a deeper understanding of how personal values are expressed in text
Researchers used hierarchical trees to provide a better idea of how concepts are represented and related in a collection of text.
Google award to introduce women to computer science research
Mihalcea and Wendlandt believe a key strategy to increasing the number of women in computing research is to introduce them to the research process early on.
Michigan Data Science Team wrangles big data
MDST brings together students from many fields to get their hands dirty with real data science problems and tools.
Tool for structuring data creates efficiency for data scientists
Foofah is a tool that can help to minimize the effort and required background knowledge needed to clean up data.
Finding meaning in varied data
Jie Song devised a method to combine summarized datasets that group information by incompatible units.
Exploring the source of social stereotypes
Carvalho plans to pursue research at the intersection of reinforcement learning, machine learning, and computational cognitive science.
New one-credit course allows those without experience to discover computer science
Throughout the semester, students will work with Prof. Rada Mihalcea and PhD student Laura Wendlandt to see how computers connect to real-world applications in many disciplines.
Undocumented immigrants’ privacy at risk online, on phones
When it comes to their smartphones, immigrants struggle to apply instinctive caution, according to a study by a team of University of Michigan researchers.
Connected cars can lie, posing a new threat to smart cities
The day when cars can talk to each other – and to traffic lights, stop signs, guardrails and even pavement markings – is rapidly approaching.
Paper award for training computer vision systems more accurately
PhD student Jean Young Song offers an improved solution to the problem of image segmentation.
Reflections on Telle Whitney Dow Lecture
We want all people, everywhere, to be at the table creating the technologies that will change our lives.
Bryan Stearns receives CoE Distinguished Leadership Award
For the past year Stearns has served as President of CSEG, whose membership comprises the entire body of over three hundred CSE graduate students.
Zakaria Aldeneh selected for IBM Ph.D. Fellowship
Aldeneh’s research focuses on identifying the features of speech that make human interaction feel natural.
CSE Graduate Student Xinchen Yan Selected for Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship and Google PhD Fellowship
Xinchen Yan was selected for both fellowships to support his research in machine learning and its application in computer vision, graphics and robotics.
CSE graduate student earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for research on data mining
Tara Safavi’s research focuses on scalable and adaptive data mining algorithms using tools like hashing and sampling.
Michigan researchers discover vulnerabilities in next-generation connected vehicle technology
The vulnerability allows an attacker to manipulate a new intelligent traffic control algorithm and cause severe traffic jams.
CSE PhD student Matt Bernhard on the Facebook data breach
In this video, CSE PhD Student Matt Bernhard weighs in on the matter Facebook data harvesting, such as that done by Cambridge Analytica.
Michigan researchers awarded 2018 Applied Networking Research Prize for their work on speeding up the mobile web
The researchers, including Prof. Harsha Madhyastha and CSE graduate students Vaspol Ruamviboonsuk and Muhammed Uluyol, received prize for their paper, “Vroom: Accelerating the Mobile Web with Server-Aided Dependency Resolution.”
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.
Accelerating the mobile web
New Vroom software could double its speed.
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.
Smartphone security hole
‘Open port’ backdoors are common.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
2016 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Outstanding ResearchFour finalists presented on an area of their research.
Sang Won Lee receives award for Best Student Composition at the International Computer Music Conference
This performance is an outcome coming from his interdisciplinary research work, Live Writing, which transforms asynchronous written communication into a real-time experience in the context of programming, writing and performing arts.
CS KickStart gives incoming freshmen an introduction to computer science
The event took place August 28th to September 2nd on North Campus, and included programming labs, CS lab tours, field trips to local tech companies, and social events to get the participants acclimated to U-M and computer science.
Researchers David Adrian and Alex Halderman receive Pwnie Award for work on DROWN attack
DROWN allows attackers to break encryption used to protect HTTPS websites and read or steal sensitive communications.
Tracking and mitigating tail latency in data centers
High tail latency has been identified as one of the key challenges facing modern data center design.
Two papers by Michigan researchers chosen as IEEE Micro Top Picks
The two papers from Michigan introduced the Sirius personal digital assistant and the MBus bus for modular microcomputing systems.
CSE alumnus Hsin-Hao Su selected for Principles of Distributed Computing Dissertation Award
Hsin-Hao’s thesis provides efficient algorithms for fundamental graph problems that arise in networks.
Michigan and Verisign researchers demonstrate new man-in-the-middle WPAD query attack
New security ramifications exist when laptops and smartphones configured for enterprise systems are used outside the enterprise in the realm of the wider web.
Nan Jiang receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
The award is to support his research in reinforcement learning.
Hacking into homes: Security flaws found in SmartThings connected home system
New vulnerabilities form when hardware like electronic locks, thermostats, ovens, sprinklers, lights and motion sensors are networked and set up to be controlled remotely.
CSE graduate student Vidal Borromeo recognized with CoE Towner Prize
Vidal is currently the GSI for EECS 381: Object Oriented and Advanced Programming.
Ryan Marcotte selected for NSF and NDSEG Graduate Research Fellowships
Ryan works with Prof. Edwin Olson in the APRIL Lab, where his research is in the area of multi-agent search algorithms for both known and unexplored environments.
Yu-Wei Chao selected for Google PhD Fellowship
Yu-Wei is a third year PhD student whose research focuses on computer vision and machine learning.
Doowon Lee receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to improve the reliability of computer systems
His research addresses the problem of diminishing reliability in future computer systems.
MBus is the missing interconnect for millimeter-scale systems
The M3 is a fully autonomous computing system that acts as a smart sensing system.
Secure your website now: Let's Encrypt enters Public Beta
Let's Encrypt allows anyone to request a free website security certificate without needing an invitation.
Censys enables fast searching of actionable internet data
The software enables users to ask questions about the hosts and networks that compose the Internet and get an immediate reply.
A journey from the Ibn Sina School to Graduate School at U-M
The School helps to prepare undergraduate students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for successful careers in computer science research.
Steven Parkison earns NSF Fellowship to design tools for the future of autonomous cars
The goal of Steven’s research is to improve vision-based perception systems on cars and to create an extra layer of safety.
Introducing the Ensemble of CSE Ladies
Members will hold get-togethers, study sessions, talks, and workshops. They will also be piloting a new mentoring program.
2015 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors
We thank these individuals for their commitment to excellence in teaching our students!
Yelin Kim wins Best Student Paper Award at ACM Multimedia 2014 for research in facial emotion recognition
She computationally measures, represents, and analyzes human behavior data to illuminate fundamental human behavior and emotion perception, and develop natural human-machine interfaces.
Sneak attack through smartphone shared memory
A weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS operating systems could be used to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users, research at the University of Michigan has shown.
CSE grad students win best student paper at OSDI 12 symposiumTheir paper addresses the challenge of troubleshooting the performance of production software.
Three EECS Teams are winners in 2011 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest
The contest is highly competitive and features the best student projects from the largest and most prestigious conferences in their respective fields.
James Boerkoel awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Nate Derbinsky awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
EECS Spinoffs recognized as Key Innovators in Business Competition
Congratulations to these winning companies. Go Blue!
EECS Researchers win Best Paper Award at ICCAD 2010
Their paper introduces new techniques that improve speed, solution quality, simplicity, and integration with other optimizations for global placement technology.
Computer Vision Research Recognized at Innovation in AEC Conference
With D4AR models, you can monitor progress, productivity, safety, quality, constructability and even site logistics remotely.
Patrick O’Keefe awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
“I am confident we can do better than the ubiquitous keyboard and mouse paradigm, and I intend to find out how,” said O’Keefe.
U-M shares 1st place prize at ISPD
Dongjin’s research is a blend of computer science with computer and electrical engineering, and can have a huge impact on upcoming integrated circuits.