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University of Michigan Solar Car Team finishes 2nd in world challenge

In its best finish ever in the World Solar Challenge, America's top solar car team took second place in the 1,800 mile race across the Australian Outback, powered only by the sun. Michigan was one of only two top teams that raced a skinny, monohull car - a radical departure from the proven catamaran design that dominated the field. "This is indescribable," said team member and CE student, Patrick Irving. The University of Michigan interdisciplinary student-run team, winner of six American Solar Car Challenges, unveiled the car, Novum, meaning "new thing" in Latin, just this past summer. [Full Story]

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Solar Car Team Spotlight: Andrew Dickinson

Computer science student Andrew Dickinson is the race strategist on the solar car team. He talks about his first project on the team, an app you can use on satellite internet that shows other cars, routes, and hazards. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

CS KickStart Wants First-Year Women to Succeed in Computer Science

The second annual CS KickStart took place August 27 September 1, 2017, on North Campus in the Bob and Betty Beyster Building. CS KickStart is a free week long summer program for incoming first-year students that aims to improve the enrollment and persistence of women in U-Ms computer science program. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  Women in Computing  

MHacks Gains Focus, Maturity as MHacks X Approaches

As the 10th MHacks approaches on September 22nd, we take a look back at past MHacks events and how the institution that is MHacks has evolved over time. Hack on! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hacks  Undergraduate Students  

Solar Car Team Spotlight: Alan Li

Computer science student Alan Li is the race strategy lead on the solar car team. He talks about his love of computer games and how those skills have transferred over to his position on the race crew. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

Solar Car Team goes small to win big at World Solar Challenge

The University of Michigans top-ranked solar car team has unveiled the vehicle it will race in a global contest this fall, and its the smallest and most aerodynamic that any U-M team has ever built. Aptly named NovumLatin for new thingthe design, manufacturing process and solar technology behind the national champion teams fourteenth car is different than anything theyve ever done before. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Solar Cell Technology  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

Student Hybrid Rocket Team Takes First Place at Inaugural Competition

The Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA) won the first ever Spaceport America Cup, an intercollegiate rocket engineering competition with over 110 teams from colleges and universities in eleven countries. The team was led in part by EE students Jacob Sigler (Chief Engineer), Nicholas Sterenberg (Avionics Lead), and Jonathan Zarger (Avionics Lead). [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Space technology  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

New Student Team Builds Autonomous Vehicles

New student team University of Michigan Intelligent Ground Vehicle (UMIGV) has spent much of its first year organizing and fundraising, and is now building a prototype autonomous vehicle. The team is led by CE student and co-founder Adarash Mishra. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Autonomous Vehicles   Computer Vision  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

Baja Racing Team First to Three-peat National Championship, Despite Four-Car Pileup

The U-M Baja Racing team earned first place in the national competition for the third year in a row, making them the first team to ever achieve the status of 3-time consecutive national champions. Baja designs and manufactures a new off-road race vehicle every season. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

UM::Autonomy Competes with Brand New Boat Design

The UM::Autonomy team brought their latest autonomous boat, called Thurman, to participate in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation Roboboat competition. This year, they managed to simplify the code running the boat, changed their design to a more stable model, and added a dedicated business team to run their promotional material. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Autonomous Vehicles   Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

MHybrid Takes on Major Design Overhaul

The Michigan Hybrid Racing team took their latest creation to the Formula Hybrid Competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in May, led in part by ECE undergrads Madison Warsaw, Yeabsera Kebede, and Colin Wagner. MHybrids car featured many unique components, and was a major overhaul from their previous designs. They placed 5th in their class at the competition, and earned the FCA Innovation Award and General Motors Best Engineered Propulsion award. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Electric Vehicles and HEVs  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

Lee Rutledge: Mapping the World

Lee Rutledge is a master's student in computer science and engineering. Lee is working with Professor Chad Jenkins at U-M's autonomous robotics lab this fall to help AI agents map and navigate their surroundings on the fly. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

Nathan Gupta: Ambitious and Thankful

Nathan Gupta is an undergraduate in data science. Nathan hopes to use his entrepreneurial and technical skills to make a difference for the people around him. [Full Story]

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Engineering Students Bring Education to Disadvantaged Children in Ecuador

CE undergrad Sam Tenka traveled to Ecuador with a team of four multidisciplinary engineers to work with youth who have not had the chance to attend school. As part of the Engineering Honors GO program, the team stayed in the city of Quito for two weeks to aid the Street Children Work project. [Full Story]

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Award-Winning Graduate Student Instructors & Instructional Aides

To celebrate the contributions of our graduate and undergraduate instructors, the department selects the best of the best, based on student evaluations, and celebrates them at a special awards ceremony. This event occurred Wednesday, April 26, 2017, when 14 students were recognized for their skill, passion, and care for the students they were charged to assist during the past academic year. [Full Story]

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Jack Kosaian Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Recent graduate Jack Kosaian (BSE CS 16) has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his studies in computer science and engineering. He currently works with Professor Mosharaf Chowdhury on developing systems to mitigate load imbalance for data-intensive systems (EC-Cache, OSDI16), and to reduce communication overhead in performing analytics over geographically distributed datasets. [Full Story]

Andrew Quinn Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Graduate student Andrew Quinn has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his studies in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan. Andrew's research creates cluster-scale systems that allow developers to quickly understand and debug programs. [Full Story]

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2016-17 Undergraduate Student Awards

Students, parents, and faculty gathered on Friday, March 24, 2017 to celebrate the achievements of EECS students who earned a special award for academic achievement, research, service, or entrepreneurial activities. Khalil Najafi, Chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Peter Chen, Interim Chair for Computer Science and Engineering, presented the awards. [Full Story]

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Nilmini Abeyratne Selected for the Lipschutz, Ayers Host and Olcott Smith Award

The Rackham Graduate School has selected CSE graduate student Nilmini Abeyratne for the Susan Lipschutz, Margaret Ayers Host and Anna Olcott Smith Award. Abeyratne was selected for this award for her contributions towards the success of women and her drive to increase the number of women in science and engineering. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Women in Computing  

University of Michigan students create app to help with food allergies

Computer science students Ish Baid and Michael Copley have created the Edible Project app, which helps people with special dietary restrictions to find restaurants and meals they can enjoy without worrying about allergies or ingredients. [Full Story]

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Timothy Trippel Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Graduate student Timothy Trippel has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his studies in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests lie in embedded systems and IoT security and privacy for the purpose of building safe and reliable autonomous systems in the future. [Full Story]

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Qi Alfred Chen Receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for Research into Network and System Security

CSE PhD candidate Qi Alfred Chen has been awarded a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support his research into network and system security. [Full Story]

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Sang Won Lee Receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for Research into Facilitating Collaboration for Creative and Artistic Tasks

CSE PhD candidate Sang Won Lee has been awarded a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support his research into the interactive systems that lie at the intersection of music and computer science, with a focus on collaborative music making, live coding, and interactive music. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

CSE Graduate Student Pat Pannuto Recognized with CoE Towner Prize

CSE graduate student Pat Pannuto has been selected to receive a 2017 Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors by the College of Engineering for his work in creating C4CS (Computing for Computer Scientists), which introduces core concepts of hands-on software engineering to persons with no prior experience. [Full Story]

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Andrew Quinn Selected for Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship

Andrew Quinn, a graduate student in the Computer Science and Engineering program, has received a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship for the 2017 - 2019 academic years. The Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship is a two-year fellowship program for PhD students enrolled in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Flinn, Jason  Graduate Students  

MichiGames Arcade Spotlights, Preserves Student-Built Video Games

The MichiGames Arcade is designed to archive and showcase videogames built by students in EECS 494: Computer Game Design and Development, and by students in the student group Wolverine Soft. It is located on the first floor of the Beyster Building and is available for anyone to try out. [Full Story]

Wolverine Soft's January Game Jam Produces Strong Games, Three Winners

Wolverine Soft, the student group dedicated to the development of video games at Michigan, held its third 48-hour game jam of the 2016-17 academic year, entitled "Space Jam 3," on the weekend of January 13-15. A number of great games were created; three were declared winners! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

Visually Impaired Teen, Engineering Students Create Tech for the Blind

Dr. David Chesney's EECS 481 Software Engineering class helps, and is helped by, India West, a passionate young woman who lost her eyesight at an early age. Together, they conceptualize and develop technology for the visually impaired. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Engineering for the Greater Good  Undergraduate Students  

Yi-Jun Chang Selected for Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship

Yi-Jun Chang, a graduate student in the Computer Science and Engineering program, has received a Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship for 2016-17. The Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship assists assists outstanding students in Rackham programs who have earned a previous degree from a university in Taiwan and who may be ineligible for other kinds of support because of citizenship. Chang's research interest is in complexity theory of distributed computing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Pettie, Seth  

2016 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Outstanding Research

CSE held its thirteenth annual CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition on November 9, 2016. Five students presented on an aspect of their research; Shaizeen Aga was selected as the top presenter this year. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Women in Computing  

Five U-M Programming Teams Compete in ACM Regional Contest; One Advances to World Finals

Five University of Michigan programming teams have competed in the 2016 ACM East Central North America Regional Programming Contest, with one team, the Victors, placing in first at the Grand Valley regional site and third place for the East Central Regional Contest. The Victors will be advancing to the ACM-ICPC World Finals in Rapid City, South Dakota, which will take place May 20 25, 2017. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Compton, Kevin  Lab-Theory of Computation  Radev, Dragomir  Undergraduate Students  

Sang Won Lee Receives Award for Best Student Composition at the International Computer Music Conference

CSE PhD candidate Sang Won Lee has received the 2016 Student Music Award for best student composition at the International Computer Music Conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands for his composition "Live Writing: Gloomy Streets." 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. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Software Systems  Lasecki, Walter  

CS KickStart Gives Incoming Freshmen an Introduction to Computer Science

CSE was a sponsor of the first-ever CS KickStart, which is a week long summer program that encourages women without prior programming experience to consider studying computer science. This program is free for attendees and gives 20-25 students the opportunity to learn how to code, connect with other students and faculty, and explore potential careers in computer science. The program was founded by CSE PhD student Meghan Clark. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

EECS Students Row Blue! to Victory

The Michigan Mens Rowing team won their 9th consecutive national championship in Gainesville, Georgia, with four EECS students rowing in their toughest category. Their succesful season qualified the team to compete abroad in the Henley Royal Regatta, the most prestigious boat race series in the world, which takes place annually on the River Thames in England. [Full Story]

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Michigan Solar Car defends national title in sweeping victory

Despite nearly-sunless conditions in the final two days, the University of Michigan Solar Car team has successfully defended their decade-long reigning championship winning the 2016 American Solar Challenge for the sixth consecutive time. After two sunless final days of the race, U-M's car, Aurum, ended up the only entree to finish on 100% solar power. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Solar Cell Technology  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

UM::Autonomy Makes a Strong Finish at RobotBoat Competition

The UM::Autonomy team took 6th place in the world at this years RoboNation RoboBoat Competition, where teams build autonomous, robotic boats to navigate and race through an aquatic obstacle course. The boat is completely designed and programmed by the students each year. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Autonomous Vehicles   Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

Baja Wins Big

The U-M Baja Racing Team made huge waves this season. Along with their second consecutive overall 1st place finish, they also received the seasons highest honor, the Mike Schmidt Memorial Award. This award is given to the team with the highest cumulative points between three competitions. As if that wasnt enough, at the California race the team broke the record for the most points ever earned at a Baja SAE event, scoring 1007/1000. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

Nan Jiang Receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for Research on Reinforcement Learning

Nan Jiang, a CSE PhD candidate, has been awarded a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support his research while he completes his dissertation, which is entitled, A Theory of Model Selection in Batch Reinforcement Learning. The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship is awarded to outstanding doctoral candidates in the final stages of their program who are unusually creative, ambitious and risk-taking. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

M-FLY Debuts Two Planes at SAE Competition, Finishes Top 10

M-FLY, an interdisciplinary student team dedicated to designing competitive aircraft, brought two of its planes to the 2016 SAE Aero Design Competition East in Fort Worth, Texas in March. Entering both the regular and advanced class competitions, Jacob Gersh, Sophia Mehdizadeh, and Vaibhav Parashar, electrical engineering students, helped the team finish top 10 in both categories, including a first-place oral competition finish. [Full Story]

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Award-Winning EECS 2016 Graduate Student Instructors & Instructional Aides Recognized

The EECS Department held its annual Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) / Instructional Aide (IA) Awards Ceremony on April 28 to honor top student instructors and aides for their remarkable service and excellence in teaching. ECE and CSE Associate Chairs Dave Neuhoff and Scott Mahlke hosted the event and introduced the awardees. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Mahlke, Scott  Neuhoff, David L.  

Students Make Connections at NSBE National Convention

The 42nd Annual Convention of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) brought members together in Boston, MA for career fairs, competitions, professional workshops, networking events, and elections. Forty three U-M engineers, six from EECS, attended the convention, themed Engineering a Cultural Change. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Undergraduate Students  

CSE Graduate Student Vidal Borromeo Recognized with CoE Towner Prize

CSE graduate student Vidal Borromeo has been selected to receive a 2016 Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors by the College of Engineering. Vidal is currently the GSI for EECS 381, where he makes use of innovative learning techniques to raise the level of engagement and to help students to remember key concepts. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Clark Zhang Earns NSF Fellowship for Data Processing in MEMS Networks

Clark Zhang, a senior in Computer Engineering, has earned an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his research proposal on gathering useful data from MEMS sensor systems. This summer, he is working as an intern at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There, hell be a part of a project called Resilient Spacecraft Architecture, which works to make the autonomous systems on spacecraft more robust and willing to take risks without an operator intervening. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  MEMS and Microsystems  Signal & Image Processing and Machine Learning  Undergraduate Students  

Joshua Adkins Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Joshua Adkins, a senior in Computer Engineering, has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. While at Michigan, Josh has worked with Prof. Prabal Dutta in Lab 11, the Embedded Systems Lab in CSE. His research interests lie in the areas of embedded systems, ubiquitous computing, and energy harvesting. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Dutta, Prabal  Undergraduate Students  

Genevieve Flaspohler Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Genevieve Flaspohler, a senior in Computer Engineering, has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. During the past four years, Genevieve has been involved in a number of interdisciplinary research projects related to embedded systems at Michigan, working with faculty in Mechanical Engineering and with Prof. Prabal Dutta in CSE. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Dutta, Prabal  Undergraduate Students  

Ryan Marcotte Selected for NSF and NDSEG Graduate Research Fellowships

CSE graduate student Ryan Marcotte has been selected for two prestigious graduate fellowships to support his ongoing studies in computer science and engineering. The fellowships are from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Defense. 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. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Olson, Edwin  

2015-16 EECS Undergraduate Student Awards

Students, parents, and faculty gathered on Friday, March 11, 2016 to celebrate the achievements of EECS students who earned special awards for academic achievement, research, service, or entrepreneurial activities. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

Yu-Wei Chao Selected for Google PhD Fellowship

CSE graduate student Yu-Wei Chao has been selected to receive a Google PhD Fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year. Yu-Wei was chosen as a Google Fellow on the basis of his work in computer vision and machine learning. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

ArborHacks Formed to Increase Access to and Participation in Computer Science

Computer science students have started a new U-M student organization aimed at increasing access to and participation in CS. Called ArborHacks, the group will hold a once-a-year hackathon for local high school students in addition to other events and will work with the CSE Division and other U-M entities to sponsor or support additional outreach activities. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hacks  Undergraduate Students  

Better Gender Balance at Latest MHacks

MHacks: Refactor took place February 19-21. This seventh version of the hackathon focused on gender equity and inclusiveness; goals it achieved by many measures. [Full Story]

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MHacks: Refactor to Focus on Gender Inclusivity and Hacker Empowerment

MHacks is gearing up for its 7th hackathon, MHacks: Refactor, which will take place February 19-21, 2016 on University of Michigans North Campus. The hackathon is a 36-hour event that allows students, from technical and non-technical backgrounds, to create and collaborate on new projects. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hacks  Undergraduate Students  

Karl Winsor Named Churchill Scholar

Honors Mathematics and Computer Science undergraduate student Karl Winsor has been named a 2016-17 Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States. The award provides funding for a year of Master's study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. [Full Story]

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A Journey from the Ibn Sina School to Graduate School at U-M

Sherin Hazboun has had many obstacles in her life, but that has not deterred her from moving abroard to pursue her degree in computer science. She was in the first cohort of students that Prof. Karem Sakallah taught at the Ibn Sina School for Computer Science, an institution in Palestine that was launched in 2012. Since then he has been her mentor, leading her to the University of Michigan, where she is currently pursuing her masters degree in CSE. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Sakallah, Karem  

Drones are coming soon to an apple orchard near you, farmers and students hope

Students were invited to a local orchard on Tuesday, Oct. 20 to explore how drones can help fruit growers maintain their harvest. From analyzing how sunlight hits the orchard, to giving temperature or pest readings, all agreed the technology could have a major impact on the business. EECS grad students Ivan Ma (CSE) and Haohuan Wang (ECE) offered drone demonstrations. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Competitive Team in Data Science Launches at Michigan

The Michigan Data Science Team (MDST) has been formed to solve data prediction challenges in competitive venues. MDST is one of the first collegiate teams of its kind, with a mission to compete against professional and amateur data scientists from around the world in online prediction challenges. They've just completed their first competition with very good placement. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Abernethy, Jake  Big Data  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Brad Campbell and Pat Pannuto Organize Robo Cafe Demo at DARPA Tech Conference

CSE graduate students Brad Campbell and Pat Pannuto participated in the Wait, What? A Future Technology Forum that took place September 9-11th in St. Louis, Missouri. The forum was hosted by DARPA and focused on future technologies in conjunction with national security. Campbell organized a demonstration from the TerraSwarm team that integrated technologies from five universities. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Security (national and personal safety)  

MHacks 6 Showcased Another Round of Creative Projects

Student hackers from around the country have completed MHacks 6, which took place September 11th-13th, 2015 on University of Michigans North Campus. Over 1,300 students were represented at this 36 straight hour event to produce creative and impactful projects. The grand prize winner was Relay, an application that allows you to easily and securely access all of your accounts. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hacks  Undergraduate Students  

MHacks Adds New Workshops and Events for 6th Hackathon

Since the first MHacks in February 2013, Michigan students have built the bi-annual event into a sophisticated operation that draws speakers, participative sponsors, and student participants with a variety of technical and non-technical backgrounds. With each new MHacks comes new projects that showcase what students are capable of creating. There will be an emphasis on learning and diversity at this coming hackathon with their new workshops and events. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hacks  Undergraduate Students  

Zakir Durumeric Named MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35

MIT Technology Review has named CSE graduate student Zakir Durumeric one of this years Innovators Under 35. Each year since 1999, MIT Technology Review selects exceptionally talented young innovators whose work they believe has the greatest potential to transform the world. His work focuses on developing quantitative, measurement-based approaches to combat threats against hosts and networks on the Internet. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Security (Computing)  Security (national and personal safety)  

CSE Researchers Win at Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge

CSE graduate student researchers Sam DeBruin and Branden Ghena, together with their advisor Prof. Prabal Dutta and postdoctoral researcher Ye-Sheng Kuo received the "Best Environmental Impact" award and placed in the top ten at the Texas Instruments Innovation Design Challenge for their PowerBlade project. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Dutta, Prabal  Embedded Computing and Systems  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

EECS Students Make Career Connections at NSBE Conference

The 41st National Convention of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) brought together over 3,600 members to Anaheim, California for career fairs, competitions, professional workshops, networking events, and elections. 55 U-M engineers attended the convention, themed Reimagining Your Future, and developed vital connections in their field. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

Building Better RoboBoats: UM::Autonomy Takes Third at International Competition

Autonomous vehicles are in hot demand right now, and thats just as true at sea. UM::Autonomy designs, programs, and builds their own autonomous boat every year for the annual RobotBoat competition. This year the team took third prize. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Autonomous Vehicles   Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

Miss Wayne County Inspires Young Girls to Pursue Computer Science

CS student Anna Dai is redefining the stereotype of women in computing. She is this year's Miss Wayne County, which she achieved through passion, talent, and hard work, and she is combining her pageant win with her love of computer science. She decided to run for Miss Wayne County to inspire thousands of little girls across the country as Miss Wayne County, and hopefully Miss Michigan and Miss America in the future. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  Women in Computing  

Steven Parkison Earns NSF Fellowship to Design Tools for the Future of Autonomous Cars

Steven Parkison, Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received an NSF Fellowship to support his research on machine learning for autonomous vehicles. He is working with Prof. Ryan Eustice as part of the Next Generation Vehicle (NGV) project, a partnership between Ford Motor Company and researchers at the University of Michigan and State Farm Insurance to develop the autonomous vehicles of the future. Michigans principal investigators, Profs. Eustice and Edwin Olson, are taking a leading role on sensing and decision-making. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Autonomous Vehicles   Graduate Students  Olson, Edwin  

Duc Le Selected for Mary A. Rackham Institute Graduate Student Research Assistantship

CSE PhD student Duc Le has been selected by the Mary A. Rackham Institute for a Graduate Student Research Assistantship. The Institute's GSRA positions are offered to encourage outstanding doctoral students to pursue research careers in areas pertinent to the Institute's mission of promoting the well-being of individuals who are struggling with mental health, learning, and communication difficulties. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Interactive Systems  Mower Provost, Emily  

Introducing the Ensemble of CSE Ladies

The Ensemble of CSE Ladies is a group to support graduate women students in CSE at the University of Michigan. The group aims to foster a sense of community among graduate women, support members' academic and career development, help incoming graduate students adapt and thrive in CSE, and generally enable a great graduate experience for their members. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bertacco, Valeria  Graduate Students  Women in Computing  

EECS Graduate Student Instructors Earn Awards for Teaching Excellence

The EECS Department held its annual Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) / Instructional Aide (IA) Awards Ceremony on April 30 to honor top student instructors and aides for their remarkable service and excellence in teaching. ECE and CSE Associate Chairs Dave Neuhoff and Scott Mahlke hosted the event and introduced the awardees. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Mahlke, Scott  Neuhoff, David L.  

CS Students Sweep Awards at 2015 Mobile Apps Challenge

Computer science students dominated the awards for the 2015 U-M Mobile Apps Challenge, which is open to students, faculty, and staff campus-wide. First place went to freshman Janum Trivedi, who will be declaring in CS soon. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Mobile Computing  Undergraduate Students  

Elaine Wah Receives CoE Marian Sarah Parker Prize

Elaine Wah, a CSE PhD candidate, has been awarded a CoE Marian Sarah Parker Prize. The award is given to an outstanding woman graduate student who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities and outstanding contributions to the University and/or community. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Women in Computing  

Elaine Wah Receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for Research on Algorithmic Trading

Elaine Wah, a CSE PhD candidate, has been awarded a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support her research on algorithmic trading, or the use of automated computer algorithms to submit orders to buy or sell, in financial markets. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Women in Computing  

Karl Winsor Honored with Goldwater Scholarship

Honors Mathematics and Computer Science undergraduate student Karl Winsor has been named a Goldwater Scholar for the 2015-16 academic year. This program provides scholarships to students interested in careers in science, math, and engineering, and they are considered the premier scholarships awarded to undergraduates in these fields. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Theory of Computation  Undergraduate Students  

2015 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors

Each year the College of Engineering awards the Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) to the top graduate student instructors throughout the College of Engineering. In 2015, three of the four awards went to students in EECS. The winners are Jonathan Beaumont, Michael Benson, and Mai Le. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  Lab-Software Systems  

EECS Undergraduate Student Awards

Students, parents, and faculty gathered on Friday, March 13, 2015 to celebrate the achievements of EECS students who earned special awards for academic achievement, research, service, or entrepreneurial activities. [Full Story]

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HKN Students Crowned Mr. and Ms. Engineer at the The Engineering Games

This years Engineering Games, hosted by SWE (Society of Women Engineers), pitted teams from six engineering student organizations in a clash of talent, skill, and problem solving. Representing HKN (Eta Kappa Nu), the international honor society for Electrical and Computer Engineers, ECE graduate student David Hiskens and CS senior Alyssa Kornylo took home the Mr. and Ms. Engineering crowns. [Full Story]

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MHacks Continues to Impress with Over 1200 Participants at Hackathon

Since its inception in February 2013, MHacks, the university's semi-annual event that helped spark the nation's college hackathon movement, has grown from a just-for-fun challenge to a sophisticated operation that draws big sponsors and students from a variety of backgrounds. Hacks have gone from short-term creations to impressive longer-term ventures. [Full Story]

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Helen Hagos, CSE Masters Student, Selected for Dow Sustainability Fellowship

Helen Hagos has been selected for a Dow Sustainability Fellowship for her work in the design of embedded systems for use in differentiated waste collection and management. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Sustainability  Women in Computing  

MHacks is Returning for its Fifth Hackathon

MHacks is gearing up for their 5th hackathon, which will take place January 16th-18th, 2015 on North Campus at The University of Michigan. Over 1,000 students from 267 schools will be represented at this 36 straight hour event to think big, collaborate, and produce creative projects. [Full Story]

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2014 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Outstanding Research

Four finalists presented their research at the 11th annual CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition. Bryce Wiedenbeck was chosen as the top presenter for his work entitled "Analyzing Very Large Simulation-Based Games". [Full Story]

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Armin Alaghi Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

CSE graduate student Armin Alaghi received a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support his research on stochastic computing. The fellowship is awarded to outstanding doctoral candidates in the final stages of their program who are unusually creative, ambitious and risk-taking. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Ryan Wolcott Receives Best Student Paper Award at IROS 2014

Ryan Wolcott received a Best Student Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conferences on Intelligent Robot Systems. His paper focuses on one of the most significant roadblocks to autonomous vehicles, which is the prohibitive cost of sensor suites necessary for localization. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Autonomous Vehicles   Graduate Students  

Scenes from MHacks IV

They came in droves and built beautiful things. See scenes from MHacks IV, which took place Sept 5-7 in the Beyster, EECS, and Dow Buildings, in this photo album by College of Engineering photographer Joseph Xu. [Full Story]

1,000 Hackers Expected on North Campus for MHacks IV

On the evening of Friday, September 5, about 1,000 student hackers from across the country will arrive for MHacks IV, the premier student-run hackathon. 36 hours of imagination and coding is expected to result in dozens of working projects by Sunday morning. [Full Story]

Zakir Durumeric Selected for Google PhD Fellowship

CSE graduate student Zakir Durumeric has been selected to receive a Google PhD Fellowship in Security for the 2014-15 academic year. Zakir was chosen as a Google Fellow on the basis of his security research related to Internet-wide scanning, the HTTPS ecosystem, weaknesses in cryptographic keys and protocols, and network mismanagement. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Halderman, J. Alex  Security (Computing)  

Benjamin Englard Awarded Thiel Fellowship

Benjamin Englard, who has completed one year of study toward a degree in computer science at Michigan, has been selected as a 2014 Thiel Fellow. The Fellowship provides promising young entrepreneurs with two years of funding to pursue an innovative or scientific project and mentorship for commercialization. [Full Story]

Doowon Lee Selected for IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

Doowon Lee, a graduate student in the Computer Science and Engineering program, has been selected to receive a prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship to continue his studies in improving the dependability of computer systems by both efficient design-time validation and run-time fault tolerance techniques. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bertacco, Valeria  Computer Architecture  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Award-Winning EECS Student Instructors

The EECS Department held its annual Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) / Instructional Aide (IA) Awards Ceremony on May 8 to honor top student instructors and aides for their remarkable service. According to the student comments, they are "awesome!" [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Students Build Apps for Grace

Students in Dr. David Chesney's EECS 481 Software Engineering class demoed their senior projects at a showcase event on April 22. The projects were designed as assistive technologies for Grace, a young woman with athetoid cerebral palsy who has shared her time with Dr. Chesney's class for the past two semesters. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Engineering for the Greater Good  Undergraduate Students  

CS Students Win at Mobile Apps Challenge

Three teams with CS students won at the 2014 Mobile Apps Challenge, placing first and tying for third. Their projects included a collaborative music app, a location-based alert system for Duderstadt Center resources, and an animated action/arcade game. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

EECS Students Attend National NSBE Convention - Come Back Psyched

Five students attended the 2014 Annual Convention of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and came back excited about their career and newly connected to many professionals in the field. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Undergraduate Students  

gEECS Hosts High School Students at {Girls Code}

Girls in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (gEECS) hosted twenty 9th - 12th grade girls from across southeast Michigan for {Girls Code}, an Arduino Workshop at Michigan. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping hardware and software platform that can be used to create interactive objects or environments. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Undergraduate Students  

Jill Bender Chosen for CoE Distinguished Leadership Award

Jill Bender has received a 2014 CoE Distinguished Leadership Award for her outstanding leadership and service to the College and community. Jill has coached young girls in robotics competition and encouraged inclusion in computer science, has held leadership positions in student organizations, and has worked as an EECS instructional assistant. [Full Story]

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SWE Hosts G.R.E.A.T. Day for Girls

The Society of Women Engineers Student Section at the University of Michigan held its second annual G.R.E.A.T Day (Girls Research Engineering And Technology) on April 12th for 240 students and parents from states across the Midwest. CS undergraduate Ariana Mirian was a co-chair for the event. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Undergraduate Students  

Meghan Clark Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

CSE graduate student Meghan Clark has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue her studies in the areas of embedded systems, ubiquitous computing, and the smart grid. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  

Elizabeth Mamantov Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

CSE graduate student Elizabeth Mamantov has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue her studies in embodied cognition, robotics, and cognitive architecture. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  

Branden Ghena Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

CSE graduate student Branden Ghena has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his studies in embedded systems, in which he aims to create Internet of Things devices that are useful and usable. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Forest Agostinelli Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

CSE graduate student Forest Agostinelli has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his studies in multi-column neural networks and deep learning. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  

Elizabeth Mamantov Selected for Microsoft Graduate Womens Scholarship

CSE graduate student Elizabeth Mamantov has been selected for a 2014 Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship to support her work in intellegent robotics. This year, Microsoft has awarded only 10 such scholarships to top Ph.D. students in the US and Canada who represent a selection of the best and the brightest in their fields. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  

Sanae Rosen Selected for Margaret Ayers Host Award

CSE graduate student Sanae Rosen has been selected for the Margaret Ayers Host Award by the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Recipients of the award have demonstrated exceptional scholarly achievement, a sense of social responsibility and service, and a lively interest in promoting the success of women in the academic community. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  

Distinguished Academic Achievement Awards

Nick Asendorf, Armin Jam, and Elaine Wah received the 2014 Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement for their achievments in the graduate programs, Electrical Engineering:Systems, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering, respectively. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors

Hamid-Reza Ossareh and Bryce Wiedenbeck received the 2014 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors for their instruction in the courses EECS 560 (Linear Systems Theory) and ENGR 151 (Acc. Intro. to Computers and Programming), respectively. [Full Story]

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2013-14 Undergraduate Student Awards

Students, parents, and faculty gathered on Friday, March 14, 2014 to celebrate the achievements of EECS students who earned a special award for academic achievement, research, service, or entrepreneurial activities. Khalil Najafi, Chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Marios Papaefthymiou, Chair for Computer Science and Engineering, presented the awards. [Full Story]

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CSE Students to Attend CRA-W Workshop

Five CSE graduate students - Neha Agarwal, Lauren Hinkle, Yelin Kim, Elizabeth Mamantov, and Dana Wilson - will attend the 2014 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop, which will be held April 11-12, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  

Wolverine Soft Demos Science Games for Kids at Ann Arbor District Library

Wolverine Soft, the student group dedicated to development of video games, demoed projects created during the recent Intel-sponsored "Code for Good" Game Jam at an event to be held at the Ann Arbor District Library main branch on Saturday March 15, 2014 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Undergraduate Students  

Wolverine Soft Game Jam Produces 17 Video Games in 48 Hours

Wolverine Soft, the student group dedicated to the development of video games at Michigan, has held its annual 48-hour Game Jam with 70 students participating. Polar Coordinator, by Kevin Jeon, David Cai, Andrew Yang, and Cameron Flora, was chosen as the top game. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

MHacks and the Rise of the Hackathon

The Statement, which is the Michigan Daily's weekly magazine, has published two extensive articles on the rise of hackatons and on MHacks in particular: Coding the Future: the rise of the hackathon, and Quidditch and Red Bull: the MHacks experience.
Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

Students Create Card-Playing Bots to Compete in Barracuda Programming Contest

About 100 students spent 24 hours on January 10 and 11 designing and optimizing intelligent game-playing bots in the annual Barracuda Programming Contest. CS Undergrads Siyuan Zhou, Baishen Xu, and Bowen Xu took first place in the competition. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Undergraduate Students  

Kyle Lady Elected as First Student Member of IEEE-HKN Board of Governors

Kyle Lady, a graduate student in the Computer Science and Engineering program, has been elected by national chapters of the IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) honor society to serve as the first student member of the organization's Board of Governors for the 2014 calendar year. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Winners Announced in Annual Code Optimization Contest

Students in Prof. Scott Mahlke's Advanced Compilers course (EECS 583) recently competed in the Annual Code Optimization contest to create a compiler that generates the fastest applications. The overall winner was CSE graduate student Balaji Soundararajan. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Mahlke, Scott  

EECS 494 Computer Games Showcase Highlights Final Projects

On Friday evening, December 13, Tishman Hall in the Beyster Building was packed as an enthusiastic crowd of attendees tried out new video games at the 2013 Computer Games Showcase. This highly anticipated event showcases the final projects of CS seniors who have taken EECS 494, Computer Game Design and Development, which is is taught by Jeremy Gibson. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

MHacks III to Take Place in Downtown Detroit

Student organizers have announced that the third MHacks hackathon will take place in downtown Detroit on Martin Luther King weekend, Jan. 17-19, 2014. Detroit was chosen for its central location and its emergence as an entrepreneurial hub. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

Doowon Lee Selected for Rackham International Student Fellowship

Doowon Lee, a graduate student in the Computer Science and Engineering program, has received a Rackham International Student Fellowship for 2013-14 for his work in improving the dependability of computer systems by both efficient design-time validation and run-time fault tolerance techniques. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Chang-Hong Hsu Selected for Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship

Chang-Hong Hsu, a graduate student in the Computer Science and Engineering program, has received a Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship for 2013-14 for his work in developing solutions to ensure the correctness and reliability of modern microprocessors. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Software Class Demos Projects to Help One Teen Communicate

Students in Dr. David Chesney's EECS 481 class will demo games/apps/communications devices this week for use by a young woman with cerebral palsy. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Engineering for the Greater Good  Undergraduate Students  

Armin Alaghi Wins Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding PhD Research

PhD candidate Armin Alaghi has received the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding PhD Research for his poster presentation at the 8th Annual Engineering Graduate Symposium. [Full Story]

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Two CS Student Teams Advance to the Final Round of ICCAD 2013 Competition

Two teams of computer science undergraduate students, advised by Prof. Igor Markov, have placed highly in the competitive ICCAD 2013 CAD Contest. A total of 87 teams worldwide, predominantly consisting of graduate students, competed in the contest's three topic areas this year. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Markov, Igor  Undergraduate Students  

Four Programming Teams Compete in ACM Regional Contest; One Advances to World Finals

Four U-M programming teams have competed in the 2013 ACM East Central North America Regional Programming Contest, with one team finishing second and qualifying to compete in the upcoming ACM World Finals in Ekaterinburg, Russia in June 2014. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Compton, Kevin  Lab-Theory of Computation  Programming  

Hector Garcia Places in Technical Poster Competition at SHPE 2013

PhD candidate Hector Garcia has placed third in the technical poster competition at the SHPE 2013 Conference for his poster, Quipu: Simulation of Quantum Circuits via Stabilizer Frames. Garcia was awarded a Google Scholarship to attend. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  

IEEE Recognized as Best Student Branch in SE Michigan

The University of Michigan student chapter of IEEE was named best IEEE student branch in Southeastern Michigan for 2012-2013. Matt Kneiser and Alex Hakkola, the current president and vice president of IEEE at Michigan, accepted the award on behalf of the student chapter at the IEEE Southeast Michigan Section (SEM) Fall Conference, November 6, 2013. [Full Story]

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Finalists Present at CSE Grad Student Honors Competition

Four finalists presented on their research at the 10th annual CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition. Zakir Durumeric was chosen as the top presenter for describing and illustrating his work on ZMap: Fast Internet-Wide Scanning and its Security Applications. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

EECS Students Travel Down Under for the 2013 World Solar Challenge

EECS students helped build, test, and drive Generation, the newest solar car built especially for the 2013 World Solar Challenge. Their roles included Head and Race Strategists for the team, Micro Electrical Engineer, and Power Electrical Engineer. One thing they could not anticipate was the gust of wind that blew the car off the road in the middle of the race. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

Over 1200 Attend MHacks 2013; Recyclable Sorter Wins at Record-Breaking Event

MHacks 2013, the hackathon organized and run by student groups Michigan Hackers and MPowered Entrepreneurship, concluded this weekend with a record 1,214 participants from roughly 100 schools across the country in attendance, making it the world's largest collegiate hackathon. The top hack was a recycling sorter built by University of Maryland students. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

MHacks Hackathon, in Big House, Expected to Break Record

More than 1,200 students from across the country are expected to converge on Michigan Stadium on September 20 for a 36-hour blitz of creative coding at what could be the world's largest student-run collegiate hackathon, MHacks 2013. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

Meghan Clark Selected for Microsoft Graduate Womens Scholarship

CSE graduate student Meghan Clark has been selected as one of ten to receive a Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship for her work in the areas of embedded systems, ubiquitous computing, and security. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  

Top Robotic Helicopter Team Sets Sights on Impossible Mission

The Michigan Autonomous Aerial Vehicle student team is headed to the annual International Aerial Robotics Competition on August 7, in which they hope to be the first team to complete all mission objectives for the current challenge. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

Sanae Rosen Wins Best Poster Award at CODASPY Conference

CSE PhD candidate Sanae Rosen has won the Best Poster Award at the Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy for "AppProfiler: a Flexible Method of Exposing Privacy-Related Behavior in Android Applications to End Users." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  

Mark Gordon Selected for Google PhD Fellowship

CSE graduate student Mark Gordon has been selected to receive a Google PhD Fellowship in Mobile Computing for the 2013-14 academic year. Mark was chosen as a Google Fellow on the basis of his work in applying operating system techniques to the mobile platform. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

SHOUT, a censorship-resistant microblogging app for Android

Try out SHOUT and help test this new microblogging app for Android developed by Michigan students. SHOUT provides a way to communicate with others close by - without being dependent on the Internet. The students were advised by Professors Robert Dick, Z. Morley Mao, and Dan Wallach (Rice University). [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Dick, Robert  Lab-Software Systems  Mao, Zhuoqing Morley  Mobile Computing  

Award-Winning EECS GSIs & IAs Honored

Earlier this month, the Department held its annual Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) / Instructional Aide (IA) Awards Event to honor top student instructors and aides for their remarkable service. Congratulations! [Full Story]

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Student Group Michigan Hackers is Featured in LSA Magazine

Student Group Michigan Hackers has been featured in the Spring issue of LSA Magazine. The article describes the group's activities in creative coding and profiles some of the LSA students that have discovered the joys of hacking and computer science. Link is to a PDF. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

Spark Races in 2013 Formula Hybrid Racing Competition

In their second year of competition, the Michigan Hybrid Racing team and their car, Spark, overcame several obstacles on their way to a 4th place finish in the 2013 Formula Hybrid Racing Competition, held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway April 29-May 1. They also took 2nd place in the Chrysler Innovation Award. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Electric Vehicles and HEVs  Hofmann, Heath  Student Teams and Organizations  Undergraduate Students  

Students Win $50K and Honorable Mention for Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

CSE doctoral students Brad Campbell and Patrick Pannuto have been awarded a $50K prize and received an Honorable Mention for the 2013 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship for their proposal entitled, "Decoupling Synchronization from Communication is Key to Continued Scaling of Indoor Wireless Sensors." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Scott Reed Selected for NSF and NDSEG Graduate Research Fellowships

CSE doctoral student Scott Reed has been selected for two prestigious graduate fellowships to support his ongoing studies in computer science and engineering. His work has focused on developing new machine learning methodologies to solve problems in computer vision and other domains. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Patrick Pannuto Selected for NSF and NDSEG Graduate Research Fellowships

CSE doctoral student Patrick Pannuto has been selected for two prestigious graduate fellowships to support his ongoing studies in computer science and engineering. His work is in the area of wireless sensor networks. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Students Earn Two Awards at ISPD Gate Sizing Contest

Team Trident, a student team including CSE graduate student Pankit Thapar, CS undergraduate Benjamin Vandersloot, two UCSD students, and coached by Prof. Igor Markov, has won two awards in the 2013 ISPD Discrete Gate Sizing Contest. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Rachael Miller Wins Best Undergrad Poster Award at MICWIC Conference

Computer Science undergraduate Rachael Miller has won the Best Undergrad Poster Award at the Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing Conference for her project, "A Natural User Interface for 3D Environments." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  

The Noisy Wolverines earn the right to compete for gold

The team called "Noisy Wolverines" made it through the first round of competition to be among the top 15 teams in the nation to compete in the DARPA Spectrum Challenge competition. They hope to take home the prize for best communication system design. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

Graduate Students Recognized with Towner Prize

Each year the College of Engineering awards the Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement to outstanding graduate students (Master's or Ph.D.). This year, EECS students Mads Almassalkhi, Andrew Hollowell, and Mehrzad Samadi claimed the prize. [Full Story]

Graduate Student Instructors Recognized with Towner Prize

Each year the College of Engineering awards the Towner Prize for Outstanding GSIs to the top graduate student instructors throughout the College. This year, three of the four awards granted went to EECS students Apoorva Bansal, Jay Patel, and Holly Tederington. [Full Story]

Yunxing Dai Selected for Barracuda Networks Fellowship

CSE Master's student Yunxing Dai has been selected as the first Barracuda Networks Fellow. This newly-funded fellowship provides support for a promising full-time master's student who is pursuing a course of study leading to a career in the computer science industry. Yunxing's interests are security in network and data storage. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Students Form SkySpecs LLC, Win Clean Energy Challenge

A team of four U-M students, including Sam DeBruin (BSE CE '12 and current CSE graduate student) and Ryan Moore (BSE CE '11), has formed a venture that aims to produce autonomous flying robots for infrastructure inspection. [Full Story]

Biruk Mammo Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for Research Into Robust Processors

Biruk Mammo, a graduate student in the Computer Science and Engineering program, has received a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support his research while he completes his dissertation entitled, The Brain-like Microprocessor: Self-organizing, Redundant and Reliable. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  

Hyoun Kyu Cho Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for Research Aimed at Improving the Programmability of Parallel Systems

Hyoun Kyu Cho, a graduate student in the Computer Science and Engineering program, has received a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support his research while he completes his dissertation entitled, Combining Static Analysis and Dynamic Control for Avoidance of Concurrency Bugs. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Triantafillou Wins Churchill Scholarship to Study at Cambridge

Nicholas Triantafillou is the university's most recent recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which funds a year of graduate study in mathematics, biological and physical sciences, and engineering at the University of Cambridge. The senior from Saginaw is double majoring in honors mathematics and honors computer science. [Full Story]

Student-Run Hackathon Draws Over 550 Participants, Generates 127 Projects

More than 550 students from across the country participated in the first-ever MHacks Hackathon, creating a total of 127 projects, the most ever at a student-run event of this kind. [Full Story]

Student-Run Hackathon Brings Top University Computer Science Talent to Michigan

An anticipated 500 student hackers from across the country and Canada will converge on Ann Arbor by the busload this weekend for MHacks, a two-day hackathon organized by University of Michigan student groups Michigan Hackers and MPowered Entrepreneurship. [Full Story]

Winners Announced in Annual Code Optimization Contest

Students in Prof. Scott Mahlke's Advanced Compilers course (EECS 583) recently competed in the 2012 Annual Code Optimization contest to create a compiler that generates the fastest applications. The overall winner was undergraduate Ari Chivukula. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Recent EECS Alums Win ICCAD 2012 Competition

EECS doctoral students Myung-Chul Kim and Jin Hu have won first place at the ICCAD 2012 place-and-route competition. The competition was held in August and September, but the results were revealed, after thorough evaluation by IBM Researchers, on November 6, 2012 at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design in San Jose, CA. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

CSE Grad Students Present at Honors Competition

Four finalists gave presentations on their research at the 9th annual CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition on November 12. Armin Alaghi was chosen as the top presenter. [Full Story]

CSE Grad Students Win Best Student Paper at OSDI 12 Symposium

Recent CSE PhD Mona Attariyan and PhD candidate Michael Chow, along with their advisor, Professor Jason Flinn, have won the Jay Lepreau Best Student Paper Award at the 10th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation for "X-ray: Automating Root-Cause Diagnosis of Performance Anomalies in Production Software." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Hacker Teams from Michigan Win Recognitions at PennApps Hackathon

Two teams of students have won sponsored prizes this fall at PennApps, the largest student-run hackathon in the country in a trip organized by student group Michigan Hackers. [Full Story]

Students Compete to Create Game-Playing Bots in Weekend Programming Contest

Over 100 U-M student programmers spent 24 hours on October 5 and 6 designing and optimizing intelligent game-playing "bots" and then competing with them as part of an innovative contest sponsored by Barracuda Networks. [Full Story]

Students Build Apps in 48 Hours at 6th U-M 48-Hour Mobile Apps Hackathon

About 60 students participated in the Fall 2012 Mobile Apps Hackathon, which was organized by Prof. Elliot Soloway to give students the space and resources to develop their own working mobile apps in a weekend. [Full Story]

New Student Group Supports Experimentation with Technology

A new student group, Michigan Hackers, has formed to support the creative urges of students who enjoy expressing creativity through technology. Students interested in hacking should check this group out! [Full Story]

Solar Car Team Third in World Solar Challenge

The best solar car in the U.S., Quantum, finished third in the 1,800-mile World Solar Challenge across the Australian outback. U-M's solar car team has now reached third place five times in the World Solar Challenge, and was hoping for gold this year. Unfortunately a broken wheel cover on the fourth day leaves the dream alive for another year. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

MAAV Student Team Places First with Robotic Quadrotor

The Michigan Autonomous Aerial Vehicles student team has placed first in the annual International Aerial Robotics Competition. Seven of the 13 MAAV team members are EECS students. [Full Story]

CSE Grad Student Wins Best Student Paper at Web Science Conference

Ph.D. candidate Lujun (Tony) Fang has won the Best Student Paper Award in Computer Science at the ACM Web Science 2012 Conference for the paper, "Look Who I Found: Understanding the Effects of Sharing Curated Friend Groups." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Software Systems  

Team UM::Autonomy are champions again

Serenity, UM::Autonomy's robotic boat, calmly takes first place for the second time in its four years of competition at the RoboBoat competition. The interdisciplinary team went into the competition this year with a new electrical and vision system, and an advanced control system. [Full Story]

U-M Team Places Third at DAC 2012 Routability Placement Contest

Students coached by Prof. Igor Markov have placed third in the DAC 2012 Routability Placement Contest, which took place at the Design Automation Conference in San Francisco. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Two CSE Grad Students Receive Rackham Centennial Spring/Summer Fellowship Awards

PhD candidates Hector J. Garcia and Vahed Qazvinian have been selected to receive 2012 Rackham Centennial Spring/Summer Fellowship Awards from the Rackham Graduate School. [Full Story]

Award-Winning EECS GSIs & IAs Honored at Luncheon

On May 1, the Department held its annual Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) / Instructional Aide (IA) Awards Luncheon to honor top student instructors and aides for their remarkable service. Congratulations! [Full Story]

Nate Derbinsky Wins Best Poster Award at ICCM

Ph.D. candidate Nate Derbinsky has won the Best Poster Award at the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM), for "Computationally Efficient Forgetting via Base-Level Activation." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Maya Spivak Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Computer Science and Engineering Master's student Maya Spivak has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  

Samuel DeBruin Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Computer Engineering student Samuel DeBruin has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to pursue his graduate studies in computer science and engineering. [Full Story]

CS Students Form Mobile App Development Company

Computer Science undergrads Austin Mueller and Ben Oztalay have formed Tabus Nine Computing, a company that creates Android applications. The company has published two Android apps that are for sale on the Android Market through Google Play. [Full Story]

Students Build Mobile Apps at Michigan

Michigan students are participating in the mobile revolution, inventing and often commercializing innovative mobile applications. Take a look at this sample of apps invented here, from assistive technology to an app that reports the current status of your favorite U-M laundry machine! [Full Story]

Students Demonstrate New Mobile Apps at 2012 iOS Showcase

From interactive books through encrypted texting, student software developers showcased their iOS mobile app creations at an event in Tishman Hall on March 20. [Full Story]

Jason Clemons Receives NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship

Jason Clemons, a doctoral student in Computer Science and Engineering, has been selected to receive an NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship. Jason's research is focused on mobile computer vision applications and the development of novel architectural improvements to increase mobile computer vision processing capability in terms of energy and execution time. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Max Seiden Selected for KPCB Engineering Fellowship

CE undergrad Max Seiden has been selected as a 2012 KPCB Engineering Fellow by venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. [Full Story]

Chris McMeeking Wins Funding for ASK Interfaces through Intel Innovators Competition

CS undergrad Chris McMeeking has won $100,000 of funding for his startup, ASK Interfaces, through Intel Innovators, the new Facebook-based business plan competition. [Full Story]

Dongyoon Lee Selected for VMWare Graduate Fellowship

Ph.D. student Dongyoon Lee has been selected as the recipient of a 2012 VMWare Graduate Fellowship Award for his work in improving the programmability of parallel computer systems. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

ENG100 Students Design, Develop, and Show Games Designed for Individuals with Autism

In December 2011, David Chesney's ENG100 class, Gaming for the Greater Good, showcased their final class projects, which were video games designed with autistic children in mind. [Full Story]

Final Projects Highlighted at Computer Games Showcase

Students in EECS 494, Computer Game Design and Implementation, had the opportunity to show off their final projects at the highly-anticipated Computer Games Showcase in December. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

CSE Grad Students Present at Honors Competition

Four finalists gave presentations on their research at the 8th annual CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition on December 8. Joseph Greathouse was chosen as the top presenter. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Avishay Livne Selected for Rackham International Student Fellowship

Avishay Livne, graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering, has received a Rackham International Student Fellowship for 2011-12. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Interactive Systems  

Biruk Mammo Awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship

Biruk Mammo, graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering, has received a Rackham International Student Fellowship for 2011-12. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Jason Clemons Wins GSRC Margarida Jacome Best Poster/Demo Award

Ph.D. student Jason Clemons has won the GSRC Margarida Jacome Best Poster/Demo Award at the Annual Symposium of the Gigascale Systems Research Center. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Michigan Hybrid Racing

For the first time, University of Michigan students will enter the Formula SAE Hybrid competition, held May 2012, with their team, Michigan Hybrid Racing. The team is advised by Prof. Heath Hofmann. Watch a video of the new team. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hofmann, Heath  

Student-Formed Company Wins 2011 Student of da Vinci Award

ASK Applications, a company founded by six U-M computer science students, has won the Student of da Vinci Award for ASK Messaging, an innovative iPad app that makes mobile computing accessible to people with disabilities. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Entrepreneurship  Mobile Computing  Technology and Wellness  Undergraduate Students  

Students Build Mobile Apps at 48-Hour Hackathon

U-M students with an interest in mobile device programming came together for the fifth 48-Hour Mobile Apps Hackathon and created an array of functional apps. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Interactive Systems  Mobile Computing  Soloway, Elliot  

The Freescale Cup and EECS 461 (Embedded Control Systems)

Students in EECS 461 expanded on the skills developed in the course when they entered the Freescale Cup, a contest in intelligent car racing. It was a challenging and rewarding experience, and though they were up against more seasoned teams from China and Mexico they achieved first place among the U.S. teams. Go Blue! [with video] [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

U-M Hosts Invitational Programming Competition

Student programming teams from Carnegie-Mellon, Chicago University, Harvard, Purdue, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan, and U-M Dearborn converged in Ann Arbor on October 8 and 9 to participate in the 2011 Jump Trading Invitational Programming Contest. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Compton, Kevin  Lab-Theory of Computation  Programming  Student Teams and Organizations  

Students Compete to Create Game-Playing Bots in Weekend Competition

Sixty U-M student programmers spent 24 hours on September 30 and October 1 designing and optimizing intelligent game-playing "bots" as part of an innovative contest sponsored by Barracuda Networks. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hacks  

Student teams earn prizes in EECS 425: Integrated Microsystems Laboratory

Students earned prizes for their final projects in EECS 425: Integrated Microsystems Lab. The two winning teams built a micro-robotic arm and a MEMS variable optical attenuator. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

U-M Programming Team Places Second in World Competition

Congratulations to Qifeng Chen, Mark Gordon, and Jonathan Plotzke! This team of programmers has won second place and one of four gold medals in the highly competitive ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Compton, Kevin  Lab-Theory of Computation  Programming  Student Teams and Organizations  

AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest

With projects exploring techniques in energy efficient computing, two student teams in the graduate course VLSI Design II earned prizes in the annual AMD/Michigan Design Contest. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Computer Science Students Win Spring 2011 U-M Mobile Apps Challenge with Accessible Messaging

A team of computer science students headed by CS undergraduate Kimberly Hunter took first place in the Spring 2011 U-M Mobile Apps Challenge. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship  Mobile Computing  Undergraduate Students  

EECS Department Recognizes Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors, Instructional Aides

On April 27, EECS recognized exemplary Graduate Student Instructors and Instructional Aides at the annual GSI awards luncheon. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble Performs Six New Works at Spring Concert

On Thursday, April 21, 2011, the Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor Georg Essl, performed six original works at its spring concert. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Essl, Georg  Lab-Interactive Systems  Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble  Mobile Computing  

David Meisner Receives Yahoo! 2011 Key Scientific Challenges (KSC) Program Award

CSE PhD Candidate David Meisner has received a Yahoo! 2011 Key Scientific Challenges (KSC) Program Award from Yahoo! Labs for his work in reducing energy consumption at data centers. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Data Centers  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

High School Students Test Computer Games Made By U-M Students

David Chesney's ENG100 class, Gaming for the Greater Good, showcased their final class projects to students from Dexter High School. The games were designed for the needs of those with fine motor control disabilities. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Diversity and Outreach  Engineering for the Greater Good  Undergraduate Students  

Student Programmers Create Mobile CTools App, Sell to U-M

Student programmers have created a Mobile CTools application for iOS and Android, and have sold it to U-M Information and Technology Services. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Mobile Computing  Ringenberg, Jeff  Student Teams and Organizations  

Eric Wustrow Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

CSE Ph.D. student Eric Wustrow has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Digital Democracy  Graduate Students  Lab-Software Systems  

Joe Greathouse Wins Best Student Presentation Award at CGO 2011

CSE Ph.D. student Joe Greathouse won the Best Student Presentation Award at the 2011 International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Students Show Off, Try Apps at iOS Showcase

Computer science students showcased their iOS mobile app creations at an event in CSE's Tishman Hall on Friday, April 1. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Mobile Computing  

Lan Bai Receives Anna Olcott Smith Award

Lan Bai, CSE graduate student, received this award to pursue her research in techniques to simplify and automate the design of wireless sensor networks. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

ASK Applications Places First in Bay Area Entrepreneurial Experience Competition

A team of U-M Computer Science students has won the U-M 2011 Bay Area Entrepreneurial Experience business plan pitch competition, beating out 24 other teams. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Engineering for the Greater Good  Entrepreneurship  Undergraduate Students  

Students Test New Diagnostic Tool in Guatemala on Spring Break

Ten students, including 2 CSE students, are in Guatemala testing a new device that could save the lives of hundreds of newborns a year. Follow on CoE Facebook page [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Medical diagnosis  Undergraduate Students  

Three EECS Teams are Winners in 2011 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest

The projects focus on near-threshold 3D computing, a flexible wireless receiver for multiple communication standards, and a clock-harvesting receiver for wireless sensor nodes. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Graduate Students  Mudge, Trevor  Sylvester, Dennis  Wentzloff, David  

James Boerkoel, CSE Grad Student, Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Mr. Boerkoel received this prestigious fellowship for his research into building assistive computational agents for managing otherwise overwhelming circumstances. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Nate Derbinsky, CSE Grad Student, Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Mr. Derbinsky received this prestigious fellowship for his research in the extension of artificial intelligence agents with human-inspired long-term memories. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

CS Students Take Second Place with Accessible Messaging iPad App at Mobile World Congress

A team of Computer Science students has taken second place in the University Mobile Challenge Competition at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Lab-Software Systems  Undergraduate Students  

Students Build a Number of Mobile Apps in 48 Hours

U-M students with an interest in mobile device programming came together for the fourth 48-Hour Mobile Apps Hackathon and created an array of functional apps. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Interactive Systems  Mobile Computing  Soloway, Elliot  

Yahoo! and CSE Kick Off 48-Hour Mobile App Programming Event

U-M Students are encouraged to build app for mobile platforms in the 48-hour hackathon that begins Friday, Feb. 4. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Interactive Systems  Mobile Computing  Soloway, Elliot  

EECS Students Win 2010 U-M Mobile Apps Challenge with HiJack

EECS students took a number of awards, including first place, in the Fall 2010 U-M Mobile Apps Challenge. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship  Mobile Computing  Undergraduate Students  

OnStar Sponsors Challenge for Students to Develop Voice-Based Apps

Students: The OnStar Student Developer Challenge is your chance to show of your creativity and to help OnStar explore the future of Responsible Connectivity. [Full Story]

Students Demonstrate Microprocessor-Based Systems Projects

On December 17, student teams from EECS 373, Design of Microprocessor-Based Systems, demonstrated their embedded design projects at a poster and demo session in the CSE Bulding's Tishman Hall. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Dutta, Prabal  Embedded Computing and Systems  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Undergraduate Students  

2010 Computer Games Showcase Draws Huge Interest

On Friday, December 17, CSE's Tishman Hall was alive with the sound of an enthusiastic crowd of over 300 attendees trying out and comparing new video games. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer Games  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Laird, John  Undergraduate Students  

/BIN/ART Opening Highlights Adaptive Art

On December 16 and 17, a new collection of adpative art was on display at the Duderstadt Gallery featuring student works. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Baveja, Satinder Singh  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Undergraduate Students  

Students Give A Couple of the Best Among 3,000 Elevator Pitches

Keith Porter and Patrick Theisen won in their category Michigan Matters, and Best Mobile App. Their projects are called, Metro Detroit Computer Exchange and miParty. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship  Mobile Computing  Social Media  Undergraduate Students  

CSE Grad Students Present at Honors Competition

Four finalists gave presentations on their research at the 7th annual CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition on December 8. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

CSE Grad Student Awarded Rackham Fellowship

Daya Khudia, a graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering, has received a Rackham International Student Fellowship to support his research. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Student Programming Team Advances to ACM 2011 World Finals

A team of three U-M students has advanced from regional competition and will compete in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Compton, Kevin  Lab-Theory of Computation  Programming  Student Teams and Organizations  

Students Create 20 Projects in 24 Hours at Hack U

Students who participated in Yahoo!'s Hack U event created 20 new web and mobile apps in 24 hours. [Full Story]

2010 MIPSE Graduate Symposium

The 1st Annual Graduate Symposium of the interdisciplinary Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering offered awards for best oral and poster presentations to students of 5 departments. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

U-M Students Build Amazing Mobile Apps in 48 Hours

U-M students with an interest in mobile device programming came together for the third 48-hour Smartphonia Mania Hackathon. The outcome was an impressive set of functional apps! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Interactive Systems  Mobile Computing  Soloway, Elliot  Undergraduate Students  

New Student Group to Form for Mobile App Development

A new student group is forming around mobile app development, and everyone's invited to the organizational meeting in Design Lab One at the Duderstadt on Sept 30 @ 6:00pm. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Mobile Computing  Student Teams and Organizations  

Yahoo! Brings Hack U to CSE Oct 27 - 30

Yahoo! will bring its renowned team of tech gurus to CSE for Hack U, a series of workshops culminating in a 24-hour programming contest. Students, check it out! [Full Story]

MRacing Team Drives to 2nd Overall Finish in Formula Student Germany

With EECS students Jacob Oberlin and Nathan Lusk in charge of the electronics, the MRacing team finished an impressive second of 91 teams in the competition. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

Official Michigan iPhone App Has Roots as a CSE Student Project

The U-M has released its official iPhone app, which provides access to a range of campus information. The app also has roots as a CSE student project. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Mobile Computing  Undergraduate Students  

Solar Car Team Wins American Solar Challenge - AGAIN!

With clock speeds reaching 100 mph in testing, Infinium races to its 3rd consecutive win in the American Solar Challenge. Special congratulations to all the EECS members of the team! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

UM:Autonomys Team Takes Home 1st Prize

Michigan's Autonomy team took first place at the student robotics Autonomous Surface Vehicle Competition. EECS students designed and assembled the electronics box for the water vehicle. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

Caravan Track Hits the Road

Student app developers and Ford engineers departed CSE on May 13 for a cross country roadtrip in 2011 Fiestas running social networking software that the students developed. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Cloud Computing  Flinn, Jason  Lab-Software Systems  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  Noble, Brian  Social Media  

CSE Spinout Places 6th in Rice University Business Plan Competition

U-M students pitched Reveal Design Automation, a start-up with roots in CSE, at the recent Rice University Business Plan Competition. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

CS Students Win Big in ITS Mobile Apps Innovation Challenge

Current and former computer science students have been announced as top winners in all three categories of the ITS Mobile Apps Innovation Challenge. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Mobile Computing  

CSE Graduate Student Awarded Intel Ph.D. Fellowship

Andrew DeOrio has been selected to receive a prestigious Intel Corporation Ph.D. Fellowship. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

CSE Graduate Student Wins Best Student Paper at WWW Conference

Tony Fang has won the Best Student Paper Award at the 19th World Wide Web Conference for his paper, "Privacy Wizards for Social Networking Sites." [Full Story]

Students Develop Cloud Computing Apps for Cars

Recent apps developed by CSE students for the new Ford Fiesta are making the news, and the top app will be loaded into a 2011 Fiesta for a socially networked cross-country road trip. Videos on Facebook. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Cloud Computing  Flinn, Jason  Lab-Software Systems  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  Noble, Brian  Social Media  

EECS Department Recognizes Graduate Student Instructors

April 26, we recognized exemplary Graduate Student Instructors and Instructional Aides at the annual GSI awards luncheon. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Patrick O'Keefe Receives NSF Fellowship for Research in HCI

Patrick O'Keefe, incoming graduate student in the Electrical Engineering:Systems program, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his research in human computer interaction. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

CSE Students Create Social Networking Apps for Cars

On April 23, six teams of students demoed the apps they created in the new "Cloud Computing in the Commute" course taught this semester at U-M in partnership with Ford. Video from event on Facebook. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Automotive industry  Cloud Computing  Flinn, Jason  Lab-Software Systems  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  Noble, Brian  Social Media  

Awards and Dragon Slaying

Matt Lauer, 2010 HKN President, surprised Prof. David Wentzloff with the HKN Professor of the Year award at St. George's Day Feast. Also, HKN receives award, and EECS Alumni Society hands out awards. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

Debapriya Chatterjee Receives NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship

Ph.D. candidate Debapriya Chatterjee has received an NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship for his work in developing EDA applications for GP-GPU platforms. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Student iPhone App Acquired by National Company

The popular DoGood iPhone app - created by three U-M students and downloaded by close to 70,000 people - has been acquired by Tonic. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship  

CS-Focused Companies Graduate from TechArb Incubator

Eight student-run and student-involved companies, most CS-driven, will graduate from TechArb, the Center for Entrepreneurship's incubator. Featured at the event will be Jason Bornhorst, CSE graduate, co-founder of TechArb, and co-founder of Mobil33t. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship  

Xin Hu Receives Yahoo! Research Award

CSE Graduate Student Xin Hu has received a Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program Award for his research in network security. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Amin Ansari Wins Distinguished Achievement Award

CSE graduate student Amin Ansari has won the 2010 College of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Award, which recognizes academic and research excellence. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Job Prospects Best for EECS Majors!

Various news agencies (CNNMoney, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week) are reporting excellent jobs outlook for engineering majors compared to other areas, especially for EECS majors. [Full Story]

Students Win Clock Network Synthesis Contest at ISPD 2010

EECS students Dongjin Lee and Myungchul Kim have won first place in the Clock Network Synthesis Contest at the ACM International Symposium on Physical Design, producing circuit designs four times more energy efficient than those of their closest competitor. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

CSE Graduate Student Receives Margaret Ayers Host Award

CSE graduate student Mona Attariyan has received the Margaret Ayers Host Award from the U-M Rackham Graduate School. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

CSE Graduate Student Receives Best Paper Award at FAST 10

Graduate student Kaushik Veeraraghavan won the Best Paper Award at the 8th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST) in San Jose. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

48-Hour Game Development Contest Yields 10 Games

Wolverine Soft, the student video game development group at U-M, held its 7th annual 48-hour game development contest on Feb. 12-13. At the event, 25 participants on 9 teams created 10 games. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer Games  Student Teams and Organizations  

EECS Students Claim Top Two Clean Energy Prizes

The teams Enertia and Advanced Battery Control took first and second place in the 2009-10 Clean Energy Prize business plan competition. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Mojtaba Mehrara Receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Computer Science and Engineering graduate student Mojtaba Mehrara has been awarded a 2010 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Wolverine Soft to Hold 48-Hour Game Development Contest

Wolverine Soft, the student video game development group at U-M, will hold its 7th annual 48-hour game development contest, beginning this Friday, Feb. 12. No programming experience required - artists, musicians, and others interested in game development are welcome! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer Games  Student Teams and Organizations  

Student Programming Team Competes Well in ACM 2010 World Finals

Having succeeded previously in regional North American competition, a team of three U-M computer science students competed in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest on Friday, February 5 in Harbin, China. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Compton, Kevin  Student Teams and Organizations  

iPhone Developers Club Holds 24-Hour Hackathon

The iPhone Developers Club will host a 24-hour mobile hackathon this Friday, February 5, beginning at 6:00pm at Design Lab One in the Duderstadt Center. Students are welcome to develop on iPhone, Android, or any mobile device. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

Video Games Created, Played, and Judged by Students

U-M Students in Dave Chesney's Gaming for the Greater Good class demoed their final class projects - and were judged by local high school students. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Computer Games  Engineering for the Greater Good  

Computer Games Showcase Captivates Crowd

CS Seniors in EECS 494 showed off their final projects to an enthusiastic crowd at the 2009 Computer Games Showcase. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer Games  Laird, John  Undergraduate Students  

ATTN U-M and External UG Students: Summer UG Research Program

Conduct important research with EECS faculty and graduate students during the summer of 2010, while receiving financial support. Deadline to apply is 1/29/10. [Full Story]

Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble Completes Premier Concert

The Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble, using iPhones as instruments and led by Asst. Prof. George Essl, has concluded its premier performance. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Essl, Georg  Lab-Interactive Systems  Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble  Mobile Computing  Undergraduate Students  

CSE Grad Students Present at Honors Competition

Four finalists gave presentations on their research at the 6th annual CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition on November 17. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

EECS Draws Crowd at Tech Day 2009

This year, hundreds of prospective students packed the EECS atrium during Tech Day to see displays by student organizations, project groups, and faculty. [Full Story]

Students Develop Mobile Apps During 48-Hour Smartphonia Mania

Eleven teams of student programmers worked for 48 hours to create and present a remarkable set of iPhone and Android applications at CSE. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Mobile Computing  Soloway, Elliot  Undergraduate Students  

Student Programming Team Advances to ACM World Finals

A team of three U-M students has advanced from regional competition and will compete in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in Harbin, China. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Compton, Kevin  Student Teams and Organizations  

EECS Graduate Student Wins First Place in Tech Paper Competition

Graduate student Hector Garcia won first place in the technical paper competition at this year's SHPE conference in Washington D.C. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

CSE Hosts Site for ACM Regional Programming Contest

CSE will host student programming teams from around the North Central region on October 31 as they compete in the first rounds of the annual ACM programming competition. [Full Story]

EECS Majors: you're in the right place for good jobs!

CE, CS, and EE majors are in the top 6 for most lucrative college degrees, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. [Full Story]

Jacob Oberlin's Electronics Savvy Helps Drive MRacing Team to a Strong Finish in Germany

Read about Jacob Oberlin's role as electronics group leader on Michigan's MRacing Formula SAE team, which finished fifth, the best of any US team competing in FS Germany. [Full Story]

EECS Students are Winners in DAC/ISSCC 2009 Student Design Contest

A team of graduate students were winners in the operational category of the 2009 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest for their work on the ultra-low power processor called Phoenix. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Students Working to Deliver Bus Location Info to Handheld Devices

Three U-M students, two of them associated with EECS, have spent the summer developing software that will deliver real-time bus location and projected arrival time info to handheld devices. The prospect of real-world testing in Ann Arbor is not far down the road. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

Student Company Develops iPhone App to Promote Good Deeds

Mobil33t, a company formed by a team of three U-M students, has created DoGood, a popular iPhone App that leverages mobile networks and social media to encourage and promote altruism on an global scale. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship  Undergraduate Students  

Students create portable device to detect suicide bombers

EECS undergraduate students Kevin Huang and Michael Shin (pictured) were members of the team to design this portable, palm-sized metal detector. The team earned first place in a competition sponsored by the Air Force. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  Weapons detection  

U-M Solar Car Team Unveils Infinium

Get ready to follow the solar electric car Infinium when it races in the World Solar Challenge in Australia this October! EECS alum Steven Hechtman (BSE EE '09), team project manager, spoke at the June 5 unveiling at the Henry Ford Museum. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

Michigan Dominates Student Paper Competition at APS/URSI 2009

Five student papers from Michigan were named among the 16 finalists in the 2009 International APS/URSI conference. Amit Patel earned the overall Best Paper award. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

EECS Graduate Student Receives Rackham International Fellowship

Andrea Pellegrini has been awarded a 2009 Rackham International Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement and professional promise. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

EECS Department Recognizes Graduate Student Instructors

On April 27, the EECS Department recognized top Graduate Student Instructors and Instructional Aides at an awards luncheon. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Students Showcase Projects in Microprocessors and Music

Tech and tunes mixed recently in Tishman hall as students demonstrated and interacted with projects from their Microprocessors and Music course. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chen, Peter M.  Lab-Software Systems  Undergraduate Students  

EECS Students Help the Deaf Feel the Music

A group of five students, including electrical engineering student Rishi Daftuar, earned first place in the competition Feel the Music, which was dedicated to the deaf community. [Full Story]

U-M Shares 1st Place Prize at ISPD

Graduate student Dongjin Lee and his advisor Prof. Igor Markov shared 1st prize in the 2009 Clock Network Synthesis Contest at this year's Int. Symposium on Physical Design. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Markov, Igor  

CSE Grad Student John Oberheide in the News on Security Issues

CSE grad student Jon Oberheide has been quoted in the news on security issues for mobile devices and on the recent Conficker virus. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Software Systems  

EECS Graduate Student Receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Amir Hormati has been awarded a 2009 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding research and academic achievement. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

48-Hour Mobile App Blitz Completes with Six Successful Apps

On March 27-29, 2009, CSE held a 48-hour mobile device programming blitz at the University of Michigan. Six creative apps were developed by student teams and demoed at the end of the event. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Mobile Computing  Soloway, Elliot  Undergraduate Students  

CSE and Apple Computer Sponsor 48-Hour Mobile Programming Blitz

Why take an entire semester to build an app, when you can do it in 48 hours? Students at CSE will participate in the iPhone and mobile device programming blitz beginning this Friday, March 27 at 5:00 pm. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Mobile Computing  Soloway, Elliot  

Yahoo! Hack U 2009 Finishes at CSE

On March 17-21 Yahoo! held its first Hack U at the University of Michigan. The week included lots of outreach from Yahoo and a programming contests for students. [Full Story]

Yahoo! Hack University Week Comes to U-M March 17 - 21

Yahoo! will be at U-M to host Hack U, a great week of coding and fun for students. Join in the 24-hour hackfest to win prizes, and maybe even a trip to California to represent U-M at Yahoo's International University Hack Showdown this summer! [Full Story]

Undergraduate Students Medical Data Logger in a National Clinical Drug Trial

Students participating in a summer project in the Student Projects Lab find their work being tested for possible adoption by ambulance personnel. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

EECS Students Are Winners in 1,000 Pitches Competition

Jason Bornhurst (undergraduate CSE student) and Anne Itsuno (graduate EE student) won in the categories of Local Business and Global Business for their entrepreneurial ideas in the U-M 1,000 Pitches Contest. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship  Graduate Students  Undergraduate Students  

Yahoo! Seminar Series

Prof. Soloway will present the talk, "The Most Important Challenge America Faces: Educating the Mobile Generation," Friday, November 14, 4-5pm, in 1670 CSE. The Yahoo! Seminar Series features faculty presenting their research to students.
Related Topics:  Interactive Systems  Lab-Interactive Systems  Mobile Computing  Soloway, Elliot  

2008 CSE Honors Competition

Congratulations to this year's winners of the CSE Honors Competition, sponsored by Mentor Graphics! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Industry Sponsored Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to the following students who received industry-sponsored scholarships:

Katherine Bouman (EE): Boeing $7000
Lauren Bridge (CE): Lockheed Martin $5000
Nathaniel Christman (CSE): Caterpillar $2500
Nicholas Collins (EE): Caterpillar $2500
Tanya Das (EE): Boeing $7000
Nicole Dolan (CE): Qualcomm $5000
Harold Evans (EE): Qualcomm $5000
Jeff Hayden (CE): Boeing $7000
Akram Helou (CSE): Eli Lilly $5,000
Trevor Hunter (EE): John Deere $5000
Kunal Jham (CE): Caterpillar $2500
Janet John (EE): Boeing $7000
Kevin Matzen (CSE): Lockheed Martin $5000
Kelsey MacLennan (CE): Boeing $7000
Paul Moncznik (CSE): Union Pacific $2500
Marie Pelvay (EE): Union Pacific $2500

Awards were determined by the College of Engineering Industry Sponsored Scholarship Committee. Students interested in learning more about these scholarships should contact the Undergraduate Advising Office.
Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

CampusRoost, Inc. Takes Off!

Undergraduate students Jason Bornhorst, Dheeraj Sanka, and Brent Traut presented their new startup company, CampusRoost, Inc., at the conclusion of a 10-week summer entrepreneurship program called RPM-10. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship  Undergraduate Students  

EECS Students Receive Google Scholarship

Undergraduates Pascal Carole (computer science) and Remy Carole (electrical engineering) have received 2008 Google Scholarships and invitations to the annual Google Scholars' Retreat in recognition of their outstanding academic accomplishments and leadership in the field of computer science. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

Student team takes first place in Trading Agent Competition

Trading Agent Competition (TAC) team captures first place at the international TAC Supply Chain tournament in a competition of 13 teams from seven different countries. [Read more...]
Related Topics:  Economic Systems  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Undergraduate Students  

Continuum comes in first place at the North American Solar Car Race!

After a remarkable 2,400 mile ride from Dallas, TX to Calgary in Canada, Team Continuum wins the 2008 North American Solar Challenge for the 5th time! [Solar Car Team Blog] [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

2008 AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest

The third annual Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) / Michigan Student Design Contest was held this past term among the students of EECS 427: VLSI Design I and EECS 627: VLSI Design II. The winning projects tackled energy efficiency in handheld devices, and the design of a high performance DSP. [Read more...]

2007-08 Student Awards

Students, parents, and faculty gathered Friday, March 28, 2008 to celebrate the achievements of those students who earned a special award for academic achievement, research, service, and even entrepreneurial activities. Brian E. Gilchrist, Interim Chair for the ECE Division and Farnam Jahanian, Interim Chair for the CSE Division presented the awards. [Winners]

Arun Ganesans interdisciplinary undergraduate research project leads to two awards

Arun Ganesan received a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) Award of Excellence for his research poster which described the design and evaluation of a system to help first responders rapidly identify toxic chemicals during emergencies. He worked with individuals from EECS, the Medical School, and Washtenaw County. [Read more...]
Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

Outstanding Student Instructor Awards For 2007-08

The following students received awards for excellence as Graduate Student Instructors or as undergraduate Instructional Aides:

Gradudate Student Instructors (GSI's):

  • Patrick Jordan - CSE
  • ShiNung Ching - EE:Systems
  • Phil Choi - EE

Undergraduate Instructional Aide:

  • Adam Barnett - EE
Honorable Mentions:
  • Paul Chowdhry
  • Elson Liu
  • Nick Quinnell
  • John Schmotzer
  • Chih-Wei Wang

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Arnab Nandi Receives Yahoo! Fellowship

Arnab Nandi received a 2008-09 PhD Fellowship from Yahoo! to pursue his research in simplifying the process of structured data searches. His immediate research goals are to enable non-experts to use simple keywords to query complex databases and get meaningful results from the queries.
[Read more...]
Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Software Systems  

Games 4 Girls Competition

Three freshman women, Rebecca Malinowski, Alyssa Glickman, and Seonghwa Choi, won an Honorable Mention in the Games for Girls (G4G) National Competition held at University of Illinois. All three were students in Dr. David Chesney's class, ENG100: Gaming for the Greater Good. None of the three had any previous programming experience before ENG100.
Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Diversity and Outreach  Engineering for the Greater Good  Undergraduate Students  

Kai-hui Chang receives EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award

Dr. Kai-hui Chang (PhD 2007) received the 2007 Outstanding Dissertation Award in the area of "New directions in logic and system design" by the European Design and Automation Association (EDAA).
[Read more...]
Related Topics:  Computer-Aided Design & VLSI  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

CCCP group sweeps awards at MICRO-40

At the 40th International Symposium on Microarchitecture held in Chicago December 2-5, CSE students from the Compilers Creating Custom Processors (CCCP) Group took home top awards for their papers.
[Read more...]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

EECS Welcome Day: Tuesday, November 27

ATTN Students! Tuesday, November 27, 11am-3:30pm in the CSE and EECS Atriums. Come get a glimpse of EECS courses and research. Ask questions of graduate students and faculty. Several companies are sponsoring this event because they believe in the value of an EECS education! Free pizza!

EECS Students Recognized at U-M Engineering Graduate Symposium

Congratulations to the following students for their achievements in the 2007 U-M Engineering Graduate Symposium:

Scott Rudolph received first place for his Oral Presentation in the "Everything Waves" session.

Mark Liffiton and Julie Weber received first and second place for their oral presentations in the Signal Processing, Computer Science and Technology session.

Willie Bowen and Pierre-Yves Emelie received first and third place for their oral presentations in the Electronic Materials and MEMS session.

Eric Tkaczyk received first place for his oral presentation in the Biomedical Imaging, Fluoroscopy and Microscopy session.

Michael Thiel received first place, and Ruba Borno received second place, for their Poster Presentations in the "Everything Waves" session.

Continuum Finishes 7th in Australia

The U-M solar team placed 7th in the Challenge Class of the World Solar Challenge, showing how a world class team can overcome adversity. After an unfortunate collision the first day of racing, the U-M car Continuum went on to pass 25 cars on their way to the finish line. Read more on the team blog. Continuum employed a revolutionary design in the use of parabolic mirrors to improve overall performance. [Video] [Race Results] [Press Release]
Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

CSE student team, DeepMaize, wins 2007 TAC-SCM Prediction Challenge

Three CSE students took Michigan's entry, "Deep Maize" to the final round of the 2007 Trading Agent Competition Supply Chain Management game, earning third place overall, and first place in the Prediction Challenge.
[Read more...]
Related Topics:  Economic Systems  Graduate Students  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Undergraduate Students  Wellman, Michael  

Nov 15: Ann Arbor Tech Fair and Career Mentor Panel

10:00am - 4:00pm (CSE Bldg Atrium): Organized by the student honor society, HKN, the A2Tech provides local technology companies the opportunity to showcase their work to the U-M's future computer engineers, computer scientists and electrical engineers. [Additional Information]
5:00pm (1670 CSE Bldg): EECS Career Mentor Panel
[Additional Information]

Best Paper for work in Software Defined Radio

Mark Woh, graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering, is first author on the paper, "The Next Generation Challenge for Software Defined Radio," which received Best Paper at the International Workshop on Systems, Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation (SAMOS VII), held July 16-19, 2007 in Samos, Greece. The paper was co-authored by Sangwon Seo, Hyunseok Lee, Yuan Lin, Prof. Scott Mahlke, and Prof. Trevor Mudge, from the University of Michigan, Chaitali Shakrabarti from Arizona State University, and U-M alumnus Krisztian Flautner, now at ARM Ltd.
Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Mahlke, Scott  Mudge, Trevor  

Lisa Hsu Awarded Intel Fellowship

Lisa Hsu, a graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering, was recently awarded an Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship. This program awards two-year fellowships to Ph.D. candidates pursuing leading-edge research in fields related to Intel's business and research interests.

"My research," said Hsu, "is about cache resource allocation in large scale chip multiprocessors. As CMPs become more prevalent, particularly in the server domain, I'm trying to come up with simple, scalable, and effective algorithms to manage a shared cache resource amongst many competing elements, some of which may be more important than others and require a higher quality of service than other elements."

Originally from San Diego, CA, Lisa came to Michigan after graduating from Princeton University in 2002 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. She has been a Peer Advisor for incoming women to the department since 2003, and is an active member of the computer science graduate student group, CSEG. She also participates in sprint triathlons!
Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Tony Fader receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Tony Fader (BS Math 2007) won a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship while conducting research under Prof. Drago Radev. This research spanned two different projects:

Polisci project:

This project aims to develop a method to find influential speakers (or mavens) from the transcript of a debate. The method, called MavenRank, represents speeches and their textual similarity as a network and ranks speakers based on the centrality of their speeches. When applied to the US Congressional Record, which is a transcript of debates and speeches in the US Senate and House of Representatives, it was found that the rank of a speaker in a congressional committee is correlated with that speaker's MavenRank score in a related topic. Work is now underway to develop a dynamic version of MavenRank that identifies influential speakers within a specific time period.

GIN:

In the fields of biology and medicine, researchers are often overwhelmed by the large volume of articles published, which makes keeping up to date with a specific topic difficult. Radev and Fader developed a system called GIN (Gene Interaction Network), which aims to help researchers find what they are looking for by providing article summaries and access molecule interaction networks. Each interaction is automatically extracted from the text, so users can immediately find more information about a given interaction or view all of the interactions described in an article. The system also provides network statistics about the molecules in the interaction network, which describe the centrality of the molecules and connectedness of their neighborhoods.

Tony will be headed to U. Washington to pursue his PhD in Computer Science.
Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Graduate Students Awarded Prize in IEEE Programming Challenge at IWLS

Smita Krishnaswamy and Stephen M. Plaza, doctoral students in Computer Science and Engineering, were awarded the Second Best Contribution Award at the Second IEEE Programming Challenge at IWLS (Int. Workshop on Logic and Synthesis), May 30-June 1, 2007 for their paper, "AnSER: A Lightweight Reliability Evaluator for use in Logic Synthesis."
[read more...]
Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Michael Moffitt Awarded IBMs Prestigious Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

Michael D. Moffitt, who recently defended his PhD in Artificial Intelligence under Prof. Martha Pollack, has accepted the prestigious 2007 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for promising research in computer science. He will spend his post-doctoral year at the IBM Austin Research Lab. [Read more...]
Related Topics:  Alumni  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

EECS Student Instructor Awards

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Each year, the EECS Department honors our top-performing Graduate Student Instructors (GSI), and undergraduate Instructional Aides (IA), at a special luncheon. This year's awards took place Thursday, April 26, 2007. Congratulations to the following individuals:

GSI Awardees

Chih-Wei Wang
Phil Choi
Jon Andersen

IA Awardee

Jon DeBusscher

Honorable Mentions

Eric Williams
Adam Barnett
Barry Mullins
Kevin Lim
Julia Lipman


Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

ACAL and AI Graduate Students Take Top Honors at ISPD 2007 Contest

CSE students Jarrod Roy (ACAL) and Michael Moffitt (AI) were honored on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at the ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD) in Austin, Texas for their winning entries in an inaugural Global Routing Contest.
[read more] [EE Times article]
Related Topics:  Graduate Students  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

HKN Peer Mentoring: All About EECS Courses and Programs

Get advice about which classes to take - Learn more about the different areas within EECS, from student members of the EECS Honors Society, Eta Kappa Nu. Thursday, March 15, 2007, from 4-7PM in Tishman Hall, CSE Bldg. All current and prospective EECS students are welcome - Pizza will be served! [Flyer]

Spring/Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Engineering

Apply by March 7, 2007 for an EECS Spring/Summer Undergraduate Research project with an EECS faculty member. Read about the projects available, and sign-up on the online form.

3 EECS Students Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships

Three EECS students were awarded the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for the 2007-2008 academic year:

Francesco Andriulli (Electrical Engineering)
Aditya Mahajan (Electrical Engineering Systems)
Yuanyuan Tian (Computer Science & Engineering).

The Predoctoral Fellowship is one of the Rackham Graduate School's most prestigious awards. It is awarded to outstanding students who have advanced to candidacy and are working to finish their degree.
Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

HKN Receives the Outstanding Chapter Award for 2005-06

The Beta Epsilon chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, which is U-M's student chapter of the national Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society, is a recipient of the Outstanding Chapter Award for 2005-06, the second year in a row it earned this prestigious honor. [read more]
Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

Students Display Class Projects at Design Exposition

David Liu and Adam Schrems display their senior-level project, SensorNet, a system to wirelessly monitor and control a home, at the Fall 2006 College of Engineering Design Exposition. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

2006-07 Undergraduate Student Awards: Call for Nominations

Deadline to apply for undergraduate EECS student awards is December 8, 2006. Click here for additional information.

3rd Annual CSE Honors Competition

Representatives from Google were present to help judge the 3rd annual CSE Honors Competition. Four finalists from each major area in CSE presented their work to faculty and students October 19, 2006. 1st place went to Sandeep Tata (software), 2nd place to Zaher Andraus (hardware), and honorable mentions to Xuan Zheng (theory) and Yevgeniy Vorobeychik (artificial intelligence).

iCAD Team Wins Award at CADathlon

CSE graduate students George Viamontes and Kai-hui Chang captured 2nd place in the 2006 CADathlon, an international programming contest organized at the Int'l Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD). Calling themselves the iCAD team, they were honored at the opening ceremonies of ICCAD for their success in solving problems in formal verification, logic synthesis, error-correcting codes, Steiner-tree heuristics, circuit timing analysis, and clock skew optimization. Read more

EECS Department Announces Peer Mentoring

Talk to a fellow student about any questions you have about courses, the department, or whatever! Come alone, or with others. The peer mentors are there just for you!
Click here for times, location, and brief notes about the mentors, from the mentors.

CSE Students and Staff Take First Place in Windows Contest

Michael Moffitt Receives Best Student Paper Award at ICAPS-06

Michael Moffitt received the Best Student Paper award at the 16th International Conference on Automated Planning & Scheduling (ICAPS 2006), for the paper, Optimal Rectangle Packing: A Meta-CSP Approach, co-authored by Prof. Martha Pollack.

Moffit is a PhD candidate in Computer Science and Engineering, working in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His research interests include temporal reasoning, constraint satisfaction, combinatorial optimization, hybrid algorithms, overconstrained systems, preferences, planning, scheduling, and block packing. He is particularly interested in the relationship between these areas and neighboring disciplines, especially VLSI/CAD (e.g., floorplanning and cell placement) and Operations Research. See Moffit's web page for a list of his publications.

CSE graduate students win First IEEE Programming Challenge

CSE graduate students Kai-Hui Chang and David Papa were honored at the 2006 International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis (IWLS) in Vail, CO for their winning entry in the First IEEE Programming Challenge at IWLS, sponsored by IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). The software developed by these students will be included in the next release of the open-source OA Gear package from Cadence Berkeley Laboratories and is described in the paper "Fast Simulation and Equivalence Checking Using OAGear" co-authored with their advisors Igor Markov and Valeria Bertacco.
Read more...
Read more in the EE Times.

Students Recognized for Excellent Teaching

EECS graduate students Norm Adams (EE: Systems), Sing-Rong Li (EE), and Pratibha Permandla (CSE) received the 2005-06 Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award. In addition, Brett Higgins, an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science, received the 2005-06 Outstanding Instructional Aide Award. These students were honored with a special lunch, where they were given citations and a check for their excellent work. Faculty and friends joined in the celebration.

Prof. Munson presented the awards, and said, we couldn't do what we do without them. They help make us the Leaders and Best.' The department is extremely appreciative of the devotion to the student body that these four individuals have demonstrated through their excellent work and caring attitude.

CoE Undergraduate Student Awards Presented to EECS Students

Distinguished Achievement Award

Song Chua, EE
Dinkar Jain, CS
Patrick Macnamara, CE

One student from each EECS program is selected by the department to receive this award on the basis of academic and personal excellence.

Marian Sarah Parker Prize

Nupur Srivastava, EE

This award is presented to an outstanding undergraduate woman student in the College of Engineering.

Mildred and Steele Bailey Prize

Chee Keong Tee, EE

This award is presented to two outstanding seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities and outstanding contributions to the University and the community.

Charles Barth Jr. Distinguished Class Prize

Jacky Lo, CE

This award recognizes an outstanding sophomore who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities and outstanding contributions to the University and community

Undergraduate Distinguished Leadership

Cody Hartwig, CS/CE

This award is conferred on students of the College of Engineering who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the College, University and community.

Tau Beta Pi Award

Jack Li, EE

Tau Beta Pi Awards recognize two outstanding students who best combine exemplary character and distinguished scholarship.

2005-06 College of Engineering Graduate Student Awards

Distinguished Achievement Award

Doron Blatt, a graduate studentin EE:Systems, Hai Huang, a graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering, and DaHan Liao, a graduate student in Electrical Engineering, received the Distinguished Achievement Award. One student from each EECS program is selected by the department to receive this award on the basis of academic and personal excellence.

Marian Sarah Parker Prize

Ruba Borno, a PhD student in electrical engineering, received the Marian Sarah Parker Prize. This award is presented to an outstanding graduate woman student.

Ashlesha Joshi Awarded Intel Fellowship

Ashlesha Joshi, a graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering, was awarded an Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship Award. This program awards two-year fellowships to Ph.D. candidates pursuing leading-edge work in fields related to Intel's business and research interests.

Joshi works with Prof. Peter Chen. Her research interests lie in the areas of operating systems, virtual machines, and security. She stated, "I am interested in developing ways to make software more secure and robust using techniques at the operating system and virtual machine monitor levels. My work has focused on intrusion detection using virtual machine introspection. By combining VM introspection with vulnerability-specific predicates, attacks on known vulnerabilities can be detected with perfect accuracy and without unwanted perturbations to the target software.Future directions for this work include adding predicate support for interpreted programs, enabling automatic generation of predicates, and developing uses of predicates beyond intrusion detection."

Jarrod Roy Receives Predoctoral Fellowship

Jarrod Roy, graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering, received a 2006 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. The Predoctoral Fellowship is one of the Rackham Graduate School's most prestigious awards. It is awarded to outstanding students who have advanced to candidacy and are working to finish their degree.

Ed Nightingale selected as Microsoft Research Fellow

Congratulations! to Ed Nightingale who was selected as a Microsoft Research Fellow for the next two years. Competition for the Fellowship was extremely intense with over 150 very highly qualified applicants for 22 awards. [Full Story]

HKN Receives the Outstanding Chapter Award (OCA) for 2004-05

The Beta Epsilon chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, which is U-M’s student chapter of the national Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society, is a recipient of the Outstanding Chapter Award for 2004-05. Student chapters are judged on the basis of their activities to improve professional development, to raise instructional and institutional standards, to encourage scholarship and creativity, and to provide a public service. Shown above are the officers for the Fall 2005 term. Officers are elected each term. A description of some of the activities that our students participate in can be found on page 10 of the 2004 Fall/Winter issue of the EECS Newsletter.

Michigan Team Wins the 2005 ACM SIGDA CADathlon

Jarrod Roy, PhD student in Computer Science, and Matthew Guthaus, PhD student in Electrical Engineering, took first place in the 2005 ACM SIGDA Programming Competition, CADathlon.

Additional Information [Full Story]

Fulbright Awarded to Tucker Berckmann

Tucker Berckmann (BSE CE, 2005) was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for the 2005-06 academic year, for study in Germany. Berckmann is working on the FORBIAS project, which is a Research Cooperation for Bioanalogical Assistant Systems. Berckmann is participating in research that involves designing a vehicle camera system that will be used with driver assisted systems, such as automatic distance control.

EECS Students Matthew Guthaus and Jarrod Roy Win 2005 CADathlon

Jarrod Roy and Matthew Guthaus were awarded a trophy and $2,000 when they took first place in the 2005 ACM SIGDA programming contest, CADathlon, held at ICCAD in San Jose,CA, November 6, 2005. Their team name was named Underdogs, perhaps a bit deceptive since Matthew Guthaus was a member of the winning team in the 2003 CADathlon, and Jarrod Roy was a member of the winning team in the 2004 CADathlon (sharing the win with MIT).

Guthaus is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering. His dissertation research is on design automation of robust clock networks using parametric statistical STA. Other research interests include physical design automation, low-power architecture for embedded systems, and algorithm specific microprocessors.

Roy is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science. His areas of research interest include VLSI physical design as well as SAT and QBF solving.

The CADathlon is a day-long programming contest that tests knowledge in the field of Computer Aided Design and Electronic Design Automation. Contestants are tested on their CAD knowledge, problem solving, programming, and teamwork skills. This year, there were 11 two-man teams from universities in the US, Taiwan and Brazil.

For additional information on the CADathlon, please see the web page.

Ed Nightingale, Peter Chen and Jason Flinn Recognized at 2005 Symposium on Operating Systems Principles

CSE graduate student Ed Nightingale and EECS professors Peter Chen and Jason Flinn were recognized at the 2005 Symposium on Operating Systems and Principles (SOSP) where their paper titled "Speculative Execution in a Distributed File System" was selected as an award paper. This biennial ACM symposium is the world's premier forum for researchers, developers, programmers, vendors and teachers of operating system technology. Academic and industrial participants present research and experience papers that cover the full range of theory and practice.

ERC/WIMS Students Visit the World of Racing

Students working on projects in the Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Wireless Integrated Microsystems (WIMS) visited with professional racecar drivers at the Michigan International Speedway, after spending a day at the Ilmore Engineering Technology Center. They gained an appreciation for "how engineering principles and dedicated teams translate metal, sportsmanship and courage into high-performance racing." See the full story on the College of Engineering web site.

Solar Car Momentum Wins the Race

U-M's solar car race team, and their car Momentum, took first place in the 2005 North American Solar Car Challenge July 27, 2005. Michigan has competed eight times, and earned four National Championships since the inception of the race in 1990, more than any other competing University. Read more...

 

Professor Mahlke and Nathan Clark Receive Best Paper Award

Professor Scott Mahlke and his graduate student Nathan Clark, along with collaborators from ARM Ltd. Sami Yehia and Krisztian Flautner, received the Best Paper Award at the 2005 International Conference on Compilers, Architecture, and Synthesis for Embedded Systems (CASES) in San Francisco, California. Their paper, "Exploring the Design Space of LUT-Based Transparent Accelerators," was singled out from over 100 conference submissions, and investigates hardware structures to more efficiently perform computation.

EECS Students Jeffrey Cox and Thomas Bartold Receive Best Paper Award

EECS graduate students Jeffrey Cox and Thomas Bartold received the Best Paper Award at the Fourth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS05) held July 25-29 in Utrecht. Their paper, co-authored with Professor Ed Durfee, was singled out from 130 accepted papers (530 submissions) and is entitled "A Distributed Framework for Solving the Multiagent Plan Coordination Problem."

Nicholas Chang Awarded MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellowship

Nicholas Chang, a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering: Systems, has been awarded the prestigious MIT Lincoln Laboratory Graduate Fellowship for the 2005-06 academic year. Lincoln Laboratory has a diverse research and development program which involves a variety of sensor modalities, signal and data processing, communications and systems analysis. Nicholas, who is advised by Professor Mingyan Liu, is the first University of Michigan EECS student to receive the Lincoln Laboratory Graduate Fellowship.

EECS Students Help Mars Rover Team Take 2nd Place in RASC-AL Forum

Ilya Wagner and Chad Rowland are volunteer members of the Mars Rover Team, which recently won second place in the Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Forum this past May, 2005, in Cocoa Beach, FL. At the RASC-AL Forum, student design teams present their research to peers, NASA, and industry. For additional information about RASC-AL, please see the College of Engineering press release at http://www.engin.umich.edu/news/RASCAL/index.html.

Rowland, president of the winning team, recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He was on the team since his freshman year, and says “Not only was it a lot of fun, it increased my skills in management, giving presentations, writing research reports, and team work. All are critical for success in the working world.” Rowland begins the Edison Engineering Development Program at General Electric Healthcare in the fall.

Wagner, currently a graduate student in the Computer Science & Engineering Division, joined the Mars Rover Team in 2003, while an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Engineering. He says that, “Overall, the project is a great way to be on the cutting edge of space exploration technology and learn to work with different majors at the U of M (student members represent several departments in the College of Engineering). Moreover, the team helps students to get in contact with industry and try on administrative responsibilities. For all of these reasons, I absolutely enjoy being on the team.”

Wagner says he has always had a “romance for space,” and appreciates having an outlet for this passion through the Mars Rover Team. Starting a year ago as a volunteer with no experience, he has worked his way to being VP for Research, managing groups of students. “Good projects need a pool of students from a variety of disciplines,” explained Wagner. He is proud of the fact that the team is recognized by NASA, and that the team is so strongly committed to public outreach.

Wagner’s primary research focus is the verification of digital circuits. He began work on a verification project a year ago, and presented a paper based on this work at the recent Design Automation Conference (DAC), June 2005. The paper is, “StressTest: An Automatic Approach to Test Generation via Activity Monitors,” by Ilya Wagner, Prof. Valeria Bertacco, and Prof. Todd Austin.

Wagner’s primary academic advisor is Prof. Valeria Bertacco, and he also works work with Prof. Todd Austin on a project. Both faculty are members of the Advanced Computer Architecture Laboratory (ACAL). Wagner enjoys working with Bertacco, saying she cares about her students, and he appreciates her recent ties to industry. He talks about his interest in verification, saying that individuals will create a wonderful design, turn it on, and then wonder why it doesn’t work. He figures out what will make the design work. He also appreciates the spirit of easy collaboration with the excellent students at Michigan. While driving through LA at DAC, he and his student colleagues discussed and found a solution for a problem that another student was having on their project.

Wagner sums up his world: “There are two things – chips and rockets.”

Solar Car "Momentum" Qualifies for American Solar Challenge

U-M's solar car, Momentum, recently competed in the Formula Sun Grand Prix, May 15-20, and has earned the opportunity to compete in the North American Solar Challenge, July 17-27, 2005.

Solar cars from colleges and universities throughout the United States will compete in a 2,500 mile race from Austin, TX to Calgary, Alberta. [Full Story]

Scott Hanson Awarded Semiconductor Research Corporation Fellowship

Scott Hanson, an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student advised by Professor Dennis Sylvester, has been awarded the Semiconducter Research Corporation Fellowship. The fellowship includes tuition and stipend for up to five years of graduate study. The SRC Fellowship Program is intended to encourage exceptional students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas relevant to microelectronics.

Mark Ferris and Sanjay Pant Awarded Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowships

EECS graduate students Mark Ferriss and Sanjay Pnt wer awarded Ph.D. fellowships from the Intel Foundation for the 2005-2006 academic year. This year, the Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship Program awarded 43 fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. candidates pursuing leading-edge research at 17 U.S. universities. Ferris and Pant were selecteed from more than 200 applicants.

2005 EECS GSI/Teaching Assistant Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2005 EECS GSI/Teaching Assistant Award Winners

Four students were honored with a special luncheon 4/26/05, where they received a certificate and a check for $500. Prof. David C. Munson, Jr., Department Chair, presented the awards. [see http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~cmsj/GSI05 for photos]

One graduate student instructor assigned to courses from each academic program (EE, EE-Systems, CSE) and one undergraduate student is selected on the basis of student evaluations, comments, and instructor recommendations.

Ganesh Dasika, GSI
EECS 461 (Embedded Control Systems)
Course Instructors: Prof. Jim Freudenberg and Jeff Cook (Ford)

Anthony Nicholson, GSI
EECS 482 (Introduction to Operating Systems)
Course Instructors: Prof. Peter Chen and Prof. Jason Flinn

Scott Wright, GSI
EECS 215 (Introduction to Circuits)
Course Instructors: Prof. Leo McAfee, Prof. Fred Terry, and Dr. Roger DeRoo

Marcial Lapp, undergraduate student assistant
EECS 183 (Elementary Programming Concepts)
Course Instructor: Dr.Mary Lou Dorf [Full Story]

King, Dunlap, and Chen win best paper award at USENIX

Sam King, George Dunlap, and Peter Chen won the best paper award at the USENIX annual technical conference for their paper "Debugging Operating Systems with Time-Traveling Virtual Machines". Their work enables a programmer to debug an OS in reverse, implementing commands such as reverse breakpoint, reverse watchpoint, and reverse single step. Congratulations to Sam, George, and Pete!

UM Programming Team Receives Honorable Mention at Programming Competition

UM's programming team received an honorable mention at the International ACM Programming Competition, held April 3-7 in Shanghai, China . The team members -- EECS students Galen Elias, Jim McCann and Nuttapong Chentanez -- competed against 77 teams from around the world. They were coached by Kevin Compton, EECS Professor, and assistant coaches Jarrod Roy and Charles Zhang. [Full Story]

Chris Galbraith Receives R. K. Brown Award

EECS graduate student, Chris Galbraith, has received the R. K. Brown Award in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. This award -- established upon retirement by Professor Brown and his wife Marilyn Mason Brown (a professor in the School of Music) - is given to students indicating an interest in either acoustics or ham radio. The award was presented to Chris in appreciation for his outstanding efforts in reestablishing the University of Michigan Amateur Radio Club.

Mark Haynes wins MI Space Grant Consortium Fellowship

Mark Haynes has recently received a fellowship from the Michigan Space Grant Consortium. Haynes is working on a research project with Prof. Mahta Moghaddam.

Additional information about the program can be found at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/dept/aero/msgc/fellow/

Hai Huang Awarded IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

Hai Huang, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship honors "exceptional Ph.D. students in disciplines of mutual interest, fundamental to innovation and on demand business." [Full Story]

Joanna Borders Receives Society of Women Engineers Award

Joanna Borders, an EECS senior in Computer Science, has been chosen to receive the Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Senior Female Engineering Student Award. Joanna was selected from a pool candidates from all departments in the College of Engineering. Joanna's contributions to EECS include her work as a founding member of gEECS (girls in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science). [Full Story]

CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition

The 1st (and hopefully 1st Annual) CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition was held on Friday, 11/12/04. Each of the labs/groups nominated one student to compete, and the four nominees each presented a research talk to a packed house in 1005 EECS. All four of the talks were outstanding, and the faculty had a very difficult time selecting a winner. Kudos go to all four participants: 1st place: Sam King 2nd place: Nate Clark 3rd place (tie): Dmitri Dolgov and Beth Ernst The competition was followed by a reception was lots of good food, at which the winners were awarded certificates and cash prizes. Thanks to all for participating, and especially to the four graduate student winners.

UM Teams Place First and Third in ACM SIGDA Programming Competition

UM teams won first and third place in the ACM SIGDA programming competition (CADathalon) at the ICCAD (International Conference on Computer-Aided Design) Conference in San Jose, CA. The team of Jarod Roy and Gabe Black shared first place with a team from MIT. Paul Darga and Zaher Andraus were members of the UM team that placed third. The 8-hour competition was held last Sunday, November 7. Twenty-six teams from the US and abroad competed and the winners were announced on Monday, November 8 at the opening ceremony of ICCAD

Saurabh Adya To Receive Engineering Research Mentor Award

Saurabh Adya, who completed his Ph.D in June 2004, will receive the College of Engineering's Research Mentor Award. The award will be presented on November 23 at a ceremony in the Lurie Engineering Building on North Campus. The award was established in 2003 by the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and the Graduate Student Advisory Committee. It recognizes graduate students and post-docs who go above-and-beyond their ordinary responsibilities, to guide other students through the sometimes overwhelming process of conducting research.

The CSE ACM Teams Triumph in Programming Competition

Saturday, Nov 6, 131 teams competed in the East Central North America Regional ACM Programming Competition. Each University could enter two teams in the competition. Below are the rankings for the top 10 teams. There were 8 problems to be programmed in a 5 hour period. The official results will be announced soon. Rank - Team - Problems Solved 1 Waterloo Black: University of Waterloo 8 2 Waterloo Gold: University of Waterloo 7 3 Victors: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 6 4 Valiant: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 5 5 Dragons: Carnegie Mellon University 4 6 Cardinals: Carnegie Mellon University 4 7 Toronto A: University of Toronto 4 8 Toronto 1: University of Toronto 4 9 Bobcats: Ohio University 4 10 Miami .EXE: Miami University 4 Head coach, Professor Kevin Compton, and Assistant Coaches ,Jarrod Roy and Charles Zhang ,did an outstanding job in helping prepare the teams. Team members were UM Victors: Nuttapong Chentanez, Galen Elias, Jim McCann UM Valiant: Will Cheng, Joe Frikker, Brianna Satinoff The Victors have qualified for the International Competition which will be held in Shanghai, China, April 3-7, 2005. This is the same team that qualified for Internationals last year. GO BLUE!

EECS Teams Place in East Central North America Regional ACM Programming Competition

Last Saturday, 131 teams competed in the East Central North America Regional ACM Programming Competition. The University of Michigan entered 2 teams (the Victors and the Valiants), and they placed 3rd and 4th, respectively. This qualifies the Victors to participate in the International Competition which will be held in Shanghai, China, April 3-7, 2005. Hearty congratulations to the team members, listed below, and to Coach Kevin Compton and Assistant Coaches Jarrod Roy and Charles Zhang. UM Victors: Nuttapong Chentanez, Galen Elias, Jim McCann UM Valiant: Will Cheng, Joe Frikker, Brianna Satinoff

UM students win DAC/ISSCC 2004 Design Contest

Congratulations to the following Michigan winners of the prestigious DAC/ISSCC 2004 Student Design Contest:

Conceptual Category: 1st Place The Economical Aphotic Sieving Machine Kamran Kashef, Matt Hardy

Operational Category: 3rd Place A Modular 32-Site Wireless Neural Stimulation Microsystem Maysam Ghovanloo, Khalil Najafi [Full Story]

EECS Students Receive Intel Foundation PhD Fellowship Awards

Four EECS students are recipients of Intel Foundation PhD Fellowship Awards. The students are: Aseem Agarwal, Kevin Buell, Ashish Srivastava, and Sunghyun Park. This competitive fellowship program awards 1-year fellowships to PhD candidates doing work in fields related to Intel's business and research interests at select U.S. universities. Only 35 awards are given each year.

EECS Students Honored as Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors and Instructional Aides

Four EECS students - Mike Geiger, Doug MacKay, Andrew Gastwirth, and Travis Hobrla -- were recognized at an award luncheon on April 28, 2004 for their outstanding work as Graduate Student Instructors and Instructional Aides. For more information please see the "Student News and Awards" section of the EECS News webpage.  Photos [Full Story]

Doug MacKay: 2003-04 EECS Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor

Doug MacKay was selected as one of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, for the 2003-04 academic year. Doug assisted Lecturer Mark Brehob in EECS 470 during Fall 2003 and Winter 2004. Doug was noted as "good with students, hardworking and very knowledgeable…outstanding!"

Mike Geiger: 2003-04 EECS Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor

Mike Geiger was selected as one of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, for the 2003-04 academic year. Mike assisted Lecturer Mark Brehob in EECS 373 during Fall 2003 and Professor Pinaki Mazumder in EECS 270 during Winter 2004. Mike was noted for his "excellent communication skills, patient genuine interest in the material and in teaching, and his contributions to lab improvement."

Travis Hobrla: 2003-04 EECS Outstanding Instructional Aide

Travis Hobrla was selected as one of the Outstanding Instructional Aides in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, for the 2003-04 academic year. Travis assisted Lecturer David Chesney in EECS 281 during Fall 2003 and EECS 481 during Winter 2004, and was noted as "essential to the successful delivery of the class."

Andrew Gastwirth: 2003-04 EECS Outstanding Instructional Aide

Andrew Gastwirth was selected as one of the Outstanding Instructional Aides in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, for the 2003-04 academic year. Andrew assisted Adjunct Lecturer Karen Langona in EECS 181 during Fall 2003 and Winter 2004, and was noted for his "high level of commitment in teaching and helping students."

EECS Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

2004 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships have been awarded to four EECS students -- Amelia Buerkle, Robert Franklin, Leila Lyons, and Lora Schulwitz. These prestigious fellowships offer recognition and three years of support for advanced study to approximately 900 outstanding graduate students in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences.

Victor Perlin wins Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award

Victor Perlin has been named a winner of the 2003 Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award. The award recognizes "exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students in the last phase of their graduate work." His dissertation was entitled "Novel configurations in nonlinear fiber optics: Raman scattering and Bragg gratings" and was supervised by Professor H. Winful. The award will be presented on April 29th in a public ceremony at the Michigan League.

Kamran Kashef and Matt Hardy Win First Place Award in the Student Design Contest of the DAC/ISSCC

EECS students Kamran A. Kashef and Matt P. Hardy have won a First Place Award for their paper submitted to the Student Design Contest at the Design Automation Conference/International Solid State Circuits Design Conference. The title of their paper is “The Economical Aphotic Sieving Engine” and their prize will be awarded at the Design Automation Conference in June, in San Diego. Kamran and Matt have also been invited to present a poster of their work at the ISSCC 2005. [Full Story]

UM's Eta Kappa Nu Chapter Recognized in Outstanding Chapter-Activities Award Program

The University of Michigan's Eta Kappa Nu college chapter has been recognized in the Outstanding Chapter Actiivities Award program for 2002-2003, and will receive a Certificate of Merit. The award plaque for UM's Eta Kappa Nu chapter will be presented to the Chair of EECS, David C. Munson, Jr. at the 2004 ECEDHA (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association) Annual Meeting in March, 2004. [Full Story]

Ping-Cheng Yeh Receives UM Outstanding GSI Award for 2003

Ping-Cheng Yeh, graduate student instructor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will receive the University of Michigan Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Award for 2003. Recipients of the Outstanding GSI award have demonstrated "exceptional ability, creativity and continuous growth as teachers." The award is also a recognition of outstanding service as a mentor and advisor to students, colleagues and others in need of help. Yeh satisfied all of these requirements as an instructor of EECS 451: Digital Signal Processing. Read more on Ping-Cheng's award at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/news/news/yehgsiaward/index.html

CSE grad student win ACM SIGDA CAD contest

Matt Guthaus (EE) and DoRon Motter (CSE) won the ACM SIGDA CAD contest at the International Conference on Computuer-Aided Design (ICCAD) and received $1,000 each. Fifteen teams of two PhD students each from UM, MIT, Berkeley, USC, CMU, UT-Austin, Wisconsin, and others were given a Linux box, a C compiler, and some standard libraries to use in solving a set of CAD-related problems. The competition tested CAD knowledge and problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills.

CSE grad student wins TopCoder Midwest Competition

CSE graduate student Tom Sirgedas won a total of $6,000 in the Sun Microsystems and TopCoder Collegiate Challenge Programming Competition, and was named Midwest Champion.

Student wins Int'l Thesis Prize Competition

Nam Sung Kim received a silver medal and $5,000 in the Humantech Thesis Prize Competition awarded by Samsung Electronics. The title of his thesis is 'Reducing Register Ports Using Delayed Write-back Queue and Operand Pre-Fetch.' The prize is in its eighth year, and winners were selected from among 633 entries from more than 60 institutions around the world. Nam's advisor is Professor Trevor Mudge

Student is awarded NSF Fellowship

This year CSE student, Adam Michael Hilss, from UM was awarded an NSF Fellowship.

RadLab Grad Students Win IEEE Best Paper Award

RadLab graduate students from EECS received best paper awards at the 2003 international IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society meeting held June 23-27, in Columbus, Ohio. RadLab students Kevin Buell and Rickie Kindt received the first and third prizes (respectively) in the paper competition among 108 contestants. This has become a tradition for many years and demonstrates the quality of our students and our graduate program in the area of applied electromagnetics.

UM wins USF 2003 International Business Plan Competition

Michael McCorquodale, PhD student working with Prof. Rich Brown, and his team (with individuals from the Business School) won first prize, $10,000, at the USF 2003 International Business Plan Competition. The team also won $1,000 for the best "pitch."

"The University of San Francisco New Venture Center [NVC] seeks to enhance entrepreneurial opportunities for USF Students, Alumni, and Faculty, the San Francisco Bay Area Community, and Entrepreneurs everywhere."

Specifically, the NVC Staff have worked to develop strong relationships with the San Francisco Bay Area Entrepreneurial and Venture Capital Communities by organizing business plan competitions, seminars, and community service activities.

For additional information, please click the web link below. [Full Story]

William R. Bennet Paper Award

I am delighted to announce that Kang Shin and a couple of his former students will be awarded the IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize Paper Award in the Field of Communications Circuits and Techniques for their paper: "The Blue Active Queue Management Algorithms" appearing in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, August 2002. They will receive the award at ICC in Anchorage Alaska on Monday, May 12. This award brings honor to the whole department and strengthens our reputation in networking. Congratulations to Kang, Wu-chang Feng, Dilip D. Kandlur, and Debanjan Saha!

Rich

Nam Sung Kim: Humantech Thesis Prize

Congratulations to Nam Sung Kim, a candidate for the PHD in VLSI whose advisor is Trevor Mudge, who recently won a silver medal and a check for $5,000 in the Humantech Thesis Prize competition awarded by Samsung Electronics. The prize is in its 8th year and the winners were selected from among 633 entries that came from over 60 institutions from around the world. Nam's award was the highest awarded to someone from a non- Korean institution.

EECS Student Named World's Smartest Person

Andrew Nierman, Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science under Professor Jagadish, has just won the first International High IQ Society's "World's Smartest Person" competition. More info can be found at the Ann Arbor News link below. [Full Story]

UM Students win CAD Contest

Congratulations to Matt Guthaus and DoRon Motter, Ph.D. students in EECS, who won the ACM SIGDA CAD contest at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD). Fifteen teams of two Ph.D. students each from UM, MIT, Berkeley, USC, CMU, UT Austin, Wisconsin and others were given a linux box, a C compiler and some standard libraries to use in solving a set of CAD-related problems. The competition tested CAD knowledge and problem-solving, programming and teamwork skills.

According to word on the grapevine, Matt and DoRon were far and away the best team. They won $1000 each. Congratulations!

Eric Marsman Receives Outstanding GSI Award

Eric Marsman, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received a 2001-2002 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Award. Marsman was one of only 20 U-M graduate student instructors to receive the award.

Recipients of the Outstanding GSI award have demonstrated "exceptional ability, creativity and continuous growth as teachers." The award is also recognition of outstanding service as a mentor and advisor to students, colleagues and others in need of help. Marsman satisfied all of these requirements as an instructor of EECS 427, VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) Design I, which is his particular area of interest

In describing his growth as a teacher, Marsman said that the technical nature of the course "required understanding concepts that I didn't grasp when taking the course, but needed to be able to explain to students when they asked about them. So my technical ability, as well as communication skills, were vastly improved while teaching the class."

Marsman recognizes the significance of the Outstanding GSI award. "It's an honor!" he said. "To have the students you worked so hard for recognize your efforts and say to someone else, "Hey, this guy did his job well," makes it extra special."

Marsman is also a past recipient of an ASEE Outstanding Student Instructor Award, which recognizes student instructors who have shown excellence in teaching during the academic year.

UMich Student Wins $6,000 in Coding Competition

EECS graduate student Tom Sirgedas won $1,000 in the semifinals of the Sun Microsystems and TopCoder Collegiate Challenge programming competition that took place April 19th, 2002. Entering the semifinals, Tom reigned as the Midwest Regional Champion winning $5,000. He is working toward his Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering.

A total of 16 national finalists (out of an original 512) were invited to compete for a grand prize of $100,000 at the onsite competition at the University Park Hotel @ MIT in Cambridge, MA. The winner of the grand prize was a student from Stanford University.

Scoring in TopCoder competitions is based on two factors: intensity, or the ability to use a particular coding language well under the pressure of peer-to-peer competition; and velocity, the ability to write good code quickly and accurately. Scores are calculated using TopCoder's objective assessment model designed to fairly and accurately gauge a contestant's performance.

Other participants in the finals were from Stanford, M.I.T., Caltech, University of California Berkeley, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Georgia Tech, Michigan Tech, University of Central Florida, Virginia Tech, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Oberlin College and Purdue University.

For more information on how to participate in TopCoder's weekly online matches and registration details, visit our website: http://www.topcoder.com.

Rackham Fellowship Awarded to Matt Postiff

Matt Postiff was awarded a Rackham Fellowship. The Rackham Graduate School awards a limited amount of these fellowships to outstanding students who plan to complete the dissertation in the year in which they hold the fellowship or complete the doctorate within six years of beginning their program. (advisor is Professor Trevor Mudge)

David Greene Awarded Intel Fellowship

David Greene has been awarded an Intel Fellowship for the Fall academic year. (advisor is Professor Trevor Mudge)

John Reumann Wins Best Student Paper Award

John Reumann received Best Student Paper Award from the 2000 USENIX Technical Conference in June 2000 for a paper entitled "Virtual Services: A new abstraction for server consolidation." (advisor is Professor Kang Shin)