CSE News for 2011

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Dec 15, 2011
Igor Markov Named ACM Distinguished Scientist

Prof. Igor Markov has been named ACM Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery for his research into "computers that make computers." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Markov, Igor  

Dec 15, 2011
John Laird Named AAAS Fellow

John E. Laird, the John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his contributions in the areas of artificial intelligence and cognitive science. [Full Story]

Dec 15, 2011
Martha Pollack Named Fellow of AAAS, ACM

Prof. Martha E. Pollack has been elected a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Computing Machinery. [Full Story]

Dec 12, 2011
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]

Dec 05, 2011
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]

Dec 05, 2011
Photo Contest: A Week in the Life of CSE

Check out a week in the life at CSE! This gallery includes photos submitted from our photo contest, which took place Dec. 5 - 9. The winning picture was #Occupy CSE, submitted by Emily Carpenter. [Full Story]

Dec 05, 2011
Computer Science Education Week Puzzle Winners

Find and solve the two puzzles hidden in the CSE building and you'll be entered our Hall of Fame! Those who solve both puzzles will be entered in a drawing for prizes.

Click here to see additional activities planned for CSEdWeek. [Full Story]

Dec 02, 2011
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]

Dec 02, 2011
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]

Nov 29, 2011
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]

Nov 22, 2011
Prof. David Blaauw Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. David Blaauw has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2012, for contributions to adaptive and low power circuit design. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  

Nov 14, 2011
Honglak Lee Receives Google Faculty Research Award

Prof. Honglak Lee has been awarded a 2011 Google Faculty Research Award for his work in machine learning. [Full Story]

Nov 09, 2011
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]

Nov 08, 2011
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]

Oct 22, 2011
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]

Oct 13, 2011
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]

Oct 13, 2011
mm-scale computing: EE Web - Millimeter Scale Energy Harvesting Based Sensors

[Full Story]

Oct 06, 2011
Syed: Scientist Live - An SOS From a Damaged Heart

[Full Story]

Oct 04, 2011
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]

Oct 04, 2011
Ambiq Micro: U-M Press Release - U-M licenses a record number of inventions

[Full Story]

Oct 04, 2011
Syed: MedPageToday - ECG Noise Predicts Death After MI

[Full Story]

Oct 03, 2011
Syed: Ivanhoe - SOS From A Damaged Heart

[Full Story]

Oct 03, 2011
Shin: EE Times - Subconscious mode for Smartphones Could Extend Battery Life by Over 50 Percent

[Full Story]

Sep 30, 2011
Researchers Funded to Create Processors That Run Without Battery Power

A consortium of researchers that includes Prof. Pinaki Mazumder is pursuing an effort to create energy-efficient computing devices that use tiny nanomagnets in place of transistors and which could potentially run without battery power. [Full Story]

Sep 30, 2011
Syed: Wall Street Journal Tech Europe- Data Mining Could Spot Heart Attack Risks

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Sep 29, 2011
Syed: Science Daily - Saving Heart Attack Victims With Computer Science

[Full Story]

Sep 29, 2011
Syed: WBUR NPR - Computer-Derived Markers Help Predict Risk Of Heart-Attack Death

[Full Story]

Sep 29, 2011
Syed: Wired - Datamining Could Predict Heart Attack Risk

[Full Story]

Sep 29, 2011
Syed: CBS Detroit - UM Finds New SOS From Badly Damaged Hearts

[Full Story]

Sep 29, 2011
Syed: SmartPlanet - New Method Could Save Tens of Thousands of Heart Attack Victims

[Full Story]

Sep 29, 2011
Syed: The Times of India - Now, Smarter ECG Shoots Off an SOS to Docs

[Full Story]

Sep 29, 2011
Syed: Kurzweil AI - Computational Biomarkers Can Identify At-Risk Heart Attack Victims

[Full Story]

Sep 29, 2011
Syed: Cardiology Today - Computationally Generated Biomarkers Predicted CV Deaths

[Full Story]

Sep 28, 2011
EKG Data Mined to Predict Heart Attack Fatalities

Researchers including Prof. Zeeshan Syed have used data mining to identify computational biomarkers for increased risk of death after a heart attack. [Full Story]

Sep 26, 2011
Shin: SmartPlanet - Extending Smart Phone Battery Life by More Than 50 Percent

[Full Story]

Sep 26, 2011
Shin: Science Daily - Smartphone Battery Life Could Dramatically Improve With New Invention

[Full Story]

Sep 26, 2011
Shin: Cnet News - Subconscious Mode Extends Handset Battery Life

[Full Story]

Sep 26, 2011
Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at MobiCom 2011 Conference

Professor Kang G. Shin and Ph.D. student Xinyu Zhang have won the Best Paper Award at the 17th Annual MobiCom for their paper, "E-MiLi: Energy-Minimizing Idle Listening in Wireless Networks" [Full Story]

Sep 20, 2011
Grizzle: IEEE Spectrum - Video Tuesday: BigDog, MABEL, and Quadrotors Landing on Quadrotors

[Full Story]

Sep 20, 2011
Powering breakthrough technologies

The technology behind successful startup company Ambiq Micro (2010) has its roots in ECE at Michigan, where faculty and students continue to lead the way in mm-scale computing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Energy  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Millimeter-scale Computing  Sensors  Sylvester, Dennis  Technology Transfer  

Sep 19, 2011
E-MILI Could Dramatically Improve Smartphone Battery Life

Prof. Kang Shin and doctoral student Xinyu Zhang have developed E-MILI, a "subconscious mode" to extend battery life for smartphones and other WiFi-enabled devices. [Full Story]

Sep 19, 2011
Guo: ZeitNews (Energy) - Energy-Harvesting Displays

[Full Story]

Sep 14, 2011
Mao: MIT Technology Review - How Carriers Hamstring Your Smart Phone

[Full Story]

Sep 01, 2011
Computer Scientists Funded for New Inquiry into Non-Consumptive Research

A team of computer science researchers that includes U-M Prof. Atul Prakash is pursuing the first funded investigation of non-consumptive research of a major mass collection of content. [Full Story]

Aug 31, 2011
U-M, ARM Extend Research Collaboration to Explore Limits of Low Power Computing

ARM has renewed a research agreement with the U-M to pursue advances in ultra-low energy and sustainable computing. The five-year, $5 million extension of the partnership will significantly expand research activities. [Full Story]

Aug 30, 2011
Zeeshan Syed Awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award

Prof. Syed has been awarded a DARPA YFA for his research project, "Computational Neuromarkers," which aims to use sophisticated computational techniques to discover novel markers to screen for mental health disorders. [Full Story]

Aug 29, 2011
Computer Scientists Develop Telex to Thwart Internet Censorship

This new approach to thwarting Internet censorship would essentially turn the whole web into a proxy server, making it far more difficult for a censoring government to block individual sites. [Full Story]

Aug 19, 2011
Making smart dust a reality

EECS faculty are embarking on a new NSF funded project to make millimeter-scale computing (aka smart dust) a widespread reality through the integration of circuits, sensors, and software on mm-scale platforms. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Energy  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Internet of Things  Millimeter-scale Computing  Sensors  Sylvester, Dennis  Technology Transfer  

Aug 19, 2011
Valeria Bertacco to Receive Early Career Award from IEEE CEDA

Prof. Valeria Bertacco will receive the award, to be presented in recognition of her contributions in the area of hardware verification, at the International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) on November 7. [Full Story]

Aug 18, 2011
Guo: Technology Review - Energy-Harvesting Displays

[Full Story]

Aug 15, 2011
Faculty Build Lab, Relationship in Ethiopia

Profs. Todd Austin and Valeria Bertacco have been instrumental in establishing a state-of-the-art computer engineering lab at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, with benefits for all. [Full Story]

Aug 12, 2011
Z. Morley Mao Leads Researchers to Two Wins in FCC Open Internet Challenge

The team won the Challenge in two categories for their work in the development of MobiPerf, a mobile application that allows users to obtain a rich set of 3G network performance information. [Full Story]

Aug 04, 2011
Valeria Bertacco Receives IBM Faculty Award

Valeria Bertacco has been awarded a 2011 IBM Faculty Award for her work in design correctness, full design validation, digital system reliability, and hardware security assurance. [Full Story]

Aug 01, 2011
Dragomir Radev Coaches US Linguistics Team to Multiple Wins

In his fifth year as US team coach, Prof. Dragomir Radev has led the US Computational Linguistics Team to multiple wins in its best showing ever at the International Linguistics Olympiad. [Full Story]

Aug 01, 2011
Halderman: NPR - A Way Around Internet Censorship? (includes audio)

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Jul 28, 2011
Wenisch: WEMU Issues of the Environment - Interview on Data Centers (audio)

[Full Story]

Jul 26, 2011
Halderman: ARS Technica - Deep packet inspection used to stop censorship in new Telex scheme

[Full Story]

Jul 25, 2011
Social Media Study: Conservatives Top Tweeters in 2010 Elections

A study by Prof. Eytan Adar, Prof. Lada Adamic and CSE graduate student Avishay Livne suggests that Republicans and Tea Party members used social media more effectively than their Democratic rivals in the 2010 midterm elections. [Full Story]

Jul 22, 2011
Researchers Win John A. Curtis Lecture Award at ASEE Conference

Five U-M researchers have won the Curtis Award at ASEE for their paper entitled, "The Mobile Participation System: Not Just Another Clicker." [Full Story]

Jul 21, 2011
Halderman: ZDNet - Telex System Avoids Censorship, Say Researchers

[Full Story]

Jul 20, 2011
Halderman: BBC News - Telex to Help Defeat Web Censors

[Full Story]

Jul 20, 2011
Halderman: Threat Post - Researchers Develop End-to-Middle Proxy System to Evade Censorship

[Full Story]

Jul 20, 2011
Halderman: NewScientist - Anticensorship Software to Help Rebels Get the Word Out

[Full Story]

Jul 20, 2011
Halderman: Slashdot - Researchers Debut Proxy-Less Anonymity Service

[Full Story]

Jul 05, 2011
Michael Wellman Authors Book on Trading Agents for Electronic Markets

Prof. Michael Wellman has authored a new book on the design and analysis of trading agents for electronic markets. [Full Story]

Jun 22, 2011
Kang G. Shin and Collaborators Win Best Paper Award at IEEE ICAC Conference

Prof. Kang G. Shin and collaborators have won the Best Paper Award at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing for "Maestro: Quality-of-Service in Large Disk Arrays" [Full Story]

Jun 20, 2011
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]

Jun 16, 2011
RobustNet Research Group Releases Mobile App That Measures 3G Network Performance

U-M researchers led by Assoc. Prof. Morley Mao have released an Android/iOS 3G performance evaluation app in response to the FCC Open Internet Apps Challenge. Vote for the app here. [Full Story]

May 31, 2011
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]

May 25, 2011
2011 EECS Promotions

Congratulations Robert Dick, Tony Grbic, Jay Guo, Wei Lu, Scott Mahlke, Dragomir Radev, and Martin Strauss on your recent promotions! [Full Story]

May 23, 2011
Dragomir Radev and Colleague Author New Book

Prof. Dragomir Radev has co-authored a new book on the use of graph-based algorithms for natural language processing and information retrieval. [Full Story]

May 18, 2011
Satinder Singh Baveja Elected as an AAAI Fellow

Satinder Singh Baveja, Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab, has been elected a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence for his significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence. [Full Story]

May 17, 2011
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]

May 10, 2011
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]

May 06, 2011
E-Waste event is tomorrow at Pioneer H.S.

Free e-Waste Events May 2011: Recycle ResponsiblyPublic e-Waste Event Saturday, May 7, 9am2pm at Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 [Full Story]

Apr 28, 2011
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]

Apr 28, 2011
Halderman: New York Times - Holding Companies Accountable for Privacy Breaches

[Full Story]

Apr 27, 2011
Soloway: eSchool News - Mobile Learning: Not Just Laptops Any More

[Full Story]

Apr 27, 2011
Soloway: THE Journal - Will Smart Phones Eliminate the Digital Divide?

[Full Story]

Apr 27, 2011
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]

Apr 26, 2011
Second Data Mining Workshop Brings Together a Spectrum of Researchers

On Friday, April 22, well over 100 researchers from across the University of Michigan and from industry gathered at CSE for a highly-anticipated workshop on data mining. [Full Story]

Apr 22, 2011
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]

Apr 22, 2011
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]

Apr 22, 2011
Elliot Soloway Voted HKN Professor of the Year

Based on student input, Elliot Soloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, was selected as the 2010-2011 HKN Professor of the Year by U-M Eta Kappa Nu. [Full Story]

Apr 21, 2011
MEMStim takes first prize in the Michigan Business Challenge

Angelique Johnson (MSE PhD EE '07, '11) and her new company, MEMStim, took top honors (including Best Business and Outstanding Presentation) in the 2011 Michigan Business Challenge and Eugene Applebaum Dare to Dream Grant program for U-M startups. Reveal Automation also earns prize. [Full Story]

Apr 20, 2011
2011 St. Georges Day Feast - an EECS Tradition!

In a tradition that dates back to 1987, faculty served lunch to students, the Chairs slew a dragon, awards were presented, and a good time was had by all. [Full Story]

Apr 19, 2011
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]

Apr 18, 2011
Researchers Develop Energy Efficiency Profiling Technology for Mobile Platforms

Researchers have built profiling technology to energy-optimize mobile apps and are now seeking students to use 3G phones as part of a study. [Full Story]

Apr 14, 2011
Z. Morley Mao Awarded VeriSign Grant for Mobile Internet Infrastructure Research

Assoc. Prof. Z. Morley Mao has been selected to receive a grant from VeriSign, Inc. to pursue a project aimed at strengthening Internet infrastructure. [Full Story]

Apr 14, 2011
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]

Apr 10, 2011
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]

Apr 05, 2011
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]

Mar 30, 2011
Ringenberg: Educause Quarterly - Creating a Mobile Community of App Developers

[Full Story]

Mar 24, 2011
Valeria Bertacco and Ilya Wagner Author Book on Post-Silicon and Run-Time Verification

Associate Professor Valeria Bertacco and CSE alumnus Ilya Wagner have co-authored a new book entitled "Post-Silicon and Runtime Verification for Modern Processors," which has been published by Springer. [Full Story]

Mar 21, 2011
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]

Mar 18, 2011
CSE Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ASPLOS 2011

A team of U-M computer science researchers has won the Best Paper Award at the ACM ASPLOS 2011 Conference. [Full Story]

Mar 14, 2011
U-M Alumni and Friends Mixer at ISSCC 2011

The University of Michigan Alumni and Friends mixer at the 2011 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) reunited faculty, students, colleagues and friends at this annual event. See photos and other information by following the link. [Full Story]

Mar 11, 2011
CSE Alum Sushant Sinha Named One of 18 Young Innovators Under 35 in India

Sushant Sinha, CSE PhD 2009, has been named one of 18 remarkable young technology innovators in India by MIT's Technology Review India. [Full Story]

Mar 10, 2011
Michael Cafarella Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Michael Cafarella will pursue research in the area of Building and Searching a Structured Web Database. [Full Story]

Mar 08, 2011
Engineers rebuilding Liberias universities and infrastructure

USAID is funding a 5 yr, $18.5M effort to rebuild Liberia after 15 years of civil war. Leading the engineering effort at U-M is Prof. Herb Winful. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Winful, Herbert  

Mar 08, 2011
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]

Mar 07, 2011
Winful: RTI Int - RTI International to Strengthen Liberian Workforce Through New Project in Higher Education

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Winful, Herbert  

Mar 01, 2011
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]

Feb 25, 2011
Millimeter-scale computing: Fox News-World's Smallest Computer Created

[Full Story]

Feb 25, 2011
Millimeter-scale computing: MSNBC-World's smallest computer watches you - from within

[Full Story]

Feb 25, 2011
Millimeter-scale computing: Computerworld-Researchers create computer that fits on a pen tip

[Full Story]

Feb 25, 2011
Millimeter-scale computing: EE Times-Millimeter-scale all-in-one computers debut

[Full Story]

Feb 24, 2011
Olson: Catalyst (ABC TV) - Robot Wars

[Full Story]

Feb 24, 2011
Olson: Catalyst blog - Future of Warfare

[Full Story]

Feb 24, 2011
Winning Robotics Team Spotlighted on Catalyst TV Segment

Catalyst, a major consumer science program on ABC in Australia, has aired a segment on the recent MAGIC robotics competition, which Team Michigan won in Nov. 2010. See the Catalyst video and an accompanying blog post.

Feb 24, 2011
Millimeter computing: Discover-World's Teeniest, Tiniest Computer Fits on the 'N' of a Penny

[Full Story]

Feb 22, 2011
Toward computers that fit on a pen tip: New technologies usher in the millimeter-scale computing era

An implantable eye pressure monitor that is a complete millimeter-scale system, and a compact radio for wireless sensor networks are key advancements to millimeter-scale computing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Energy  Environment  Health  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Internet of Things  Millimeter-scale Computing  Sensors  Sylvester, Dennis  Wentzloff, David  Wireless Communications  

Feb 22, 2011
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  

Feb 22, 2011
David Papa Receives EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award

Dr. David Papa (CSE Ph.D. 2010) has been selected to receive the 2010 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the European Design and Automation Association. [Full Story]

Feb 18, 2011
Farnam Jahanian Named NEF Entrepreneur of the Year

Farnam Jahanian was named NEF Entrepreneur of the Year by New Enterprise Forum for his role in co-founding and growing Arbor Networks, a security services company. [Full Story]

Feb 18, 2011
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]

Feb 17, 2011
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]

Feb 17, 2011
Laird: USA Today - Watson Plays Jeopardy Well, But What Else Can It Do?

[Full Story]

Feb 14, 2011
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]

Feb 10, 2011
U-M Computer Scientists, Colleagues Author Book on VLSI Physical Design

Assoc. Prof. Igor Markov and CSE doctoral student Jin Hu have co-authored a new book entitled "VLSI Physical Design: From Graph Partitioning to Timing Closure," which has been published by Springer. [Full Story]

Feb 07, 2011
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]

Feb 07, 2011
Laird: USA Today - Jeopary Champs Take on IBM's Watson

[Full Story]

Jan 27, 2011
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]

Jan 25, 2011
Zeeshan Syed Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Zeeshan Syed will pursue research in the area of Computationally Generated Biomarkers. [Full Story]

Jan 25, 2011
Najafi, Wise named Distinguished University Innovators

Prof. Najafi and Prof. Wise are recognized for their role in developing breakthrough technologies in MEMS, leading to numerous startup companies. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Najafi, Khalil  Technology Transfer  Wise, Kensall  

Jan 20, 2011
Five EECS Faculty Recognized with College of Engineering Awards

Valeria Bertacco, Michael Flynn, Eric Michielssen, H.V. Jagadish, and Michael Bailey have received awards from the College. Congratulations! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bailey, Michael  Bertacco, Valeria  Flynn, Michael  Jagadish, HV  Michielssen, Eric  

Jan 17, 2011
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]

Jan 17, 2011
Dutta: Slashdot - HiJacking the iPhone's Headset Port

[Full Story]

Jan 13, 2011
Dragomir Radev Recognized as NACLO Receives Linguistics, Language and the Public Award

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad and its co-founders have been recognized for their impact on the awareness of the field. [Full Story]

Jan 12, 2011
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]

Jan 11, 2011
Farnam Jahanian Named AAAS Fellow

CSE Chair Farnam Jahanian has been named an AAAS Fellow for his distinguished contributions to the dependability and security of network systems. [Full Story]

Jan 06, 2011
Exploring the Upper Limits of Low-Energy Computing

Ten years ago, Prof. Trevor Mudge shifted the focus of his research from the development of high-performance computers to the pursuit of new technologies for ultra-low-power computing. [Full Story]

Jan 05, 2011
Soloway: New York Times - Math That Moves: Schools Embrace the iPad

[Full Story]

Jan 03, 2011
Soloway: Mlive.com - Smart phones changing work, play and school

[Full Story]

Jan 03, 2011
Laird: The Washington Post - Artificial intelligence makes some progress, but robots still can't match humans

[Full Story]

Jan 03, 2011
Halderman: Lecture on EVMs creates chaos in Gandhinagar, rescheduled

[Full Story]

Jan 03, 2011
Halderman: AnnArbor.com - U-M Professor threatened with deportation by Indian officials, kept from presenting controversial study

[Full Story]



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