CSE News for 2013

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Dec 20, 2013
Hector J. Garcia Selected for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Recent alumnus Dr. Hector J. Garcia (CSE PhD 2013) has been selected for induction into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The Society is a network of preeminent scholars who serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students traditionally underrepresented in the academy. [Full Story]

Dec 20, 2013
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  Mahlke, Scott  

Dec 19, 2013
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  

Dec 16, 2013
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  

Dec 12, 2013
CSE Photo Contest Garners Creative Entries

We received some creative photos in our annual "A Week in the Life at CSE" photo contest. This year's winner is Denis Bueno for his entry, "SOS -- someone forgot to feed the grad students." See all the entries here. [Full Story]

Dec 12, 2013
CSE Puzzle Solved By a Few

There was a puzzle hidden in the Beyster Building for CSEdWeek, and a few were able to find it. Click to see the leaderboard. The top puzzler was graduate student Eric Wustrow, aka somenoob. [Full Story]

Dec 12, 2013
Jia Deng Wins Marr Prize at ICCV

Prof. Jia Deng has won the Marr Prize at ICCV for his paper, "From Large Scale Image Categorization to Entry-Level Categories." Named for neuroscientist David Marr, the Marr Prize is a prestigious biennial award and is considered one of the top honors for a computer vision researcher. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Deng, Jia  Robotics and Computer Vision  

Dec 12, 2013
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  

Dec 12, 2013
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  

Dec 12, 2013
Halderman: The Washington Post - News sites could protect your privacy with encryption. Heres why they probably wont.

[Full Story]

Dec 10, 2013
Mark Ackerman Named ACM Fellow

Prof. Mark Ackerman, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and in the School of Information, has been elected a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) "for contributions to human computer interaction, with an emphasis on finding and sharing expertise." [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Ackerman, Mark  

Dec 09, 2013
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  

Dec 05, 2013
H.V. Jagadish Awarded Gates Foundation Grant to Leverage Data for Social Good

Prof. H.V. Jagadish, the Bernard A. Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has won a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a project that uses big data to achieve social good as a part of the Foundation's Grand Challenge Explorations. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Big Data  Jagadish, HV  

Dec 05, 2013
Cheating on Exams with Smartwatches

In this Freedom to Tinker blog entry, CS undergrad Alex Migicovsky discusses a smartphone app for collaborative cheating and how increasingly small and inconspicuous technology form factors will pose future testing and broader security challenges. Alex's work in this area has been advised by Dr. Jeff Ringenberg and Prof. J. Alex Halderman. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Security (Computing)  Undergraduate Students  

Dec 05, 2013
Jagadish: InformationWeek - Gates Foundation Big Data Grants Stress Open Data

[Full Story]

Dec 05, 2013
Jagadish: Chronicle of Philanthropy - 6 Projects That Make Data More Accessible...

[Full Story]

Dec 05, 2013
Rada Mihalcea to Study Physiological and Linguistic Signals of Human Behavior

Prof. Rada Mihalcea is co-PI for a new two-year grant from the National Science Foundation that will explore a new generation of computational tools for joint modeling of physiological and linguistic signals of human behavior with a focus on deception detection. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computational Linguistics  Mihalcea, Rada  

Nov 22, 2013
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]


Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Nov 20, 2013
John P. Hayes Honored with IEEE TTTC Lifetime Contribution Medal

John P. Hayes, Claude E. Shannon Professor of Engineering Science, has been honored with the IEEE TTTC Lifetime Contribution Medal for his outstanding contributions to test technology. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Hayes, John  

Nov 19, 2013
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:  Markov, Igor  Undergraduate Students  

Nov 18, 2013
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:  Undergraduate Students  

Nov 18, 2013
Larry D. Leinweber Gives $2.4 Million to Fund Students in CS

Michigan-based entrepreneur and business leader Larry D. Leinweber sees an opportunity to help build a stronger economic foundation for the state. He envisions Michigan as a home for more software companies and wants to help build a pipeline of talent to make that vision a reality, with a special emphasis on retaining University students whose home state is Michigan. [Full Story]

Nov 15, 2013
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  

Nov 13, 2013
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]


Related Topics:  Undergraduate Students  

Nov 12, 2013
CSE Alumna Mona Attariyan Selected for Ritchie Disseration Award

Dr. Mona Attariyan (CSE PhD 2012) has received the inaugural Dennis Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award from ACM SIGOPS for her dissertation, "Improving Software Configuration Troubleshooting with Causality Analysis." [Full Story]

Nov 12, 2013
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  

Nov 04, 2013
Steve Mollenkopf: What it takes to lead in technology

Steve Mollenkopf (MSE EE '93), President and COO of Qualcomm, Inc., presented a standing-room only talk to faculty and students when he returned to campus as the 2013 ECE Alumni Merit Award winner. Watch his talk, What it takes to lead in technology, and the brief Q&A session that we recorded. [Full Story]

Nov 02, 2013
Ghosts Hack EECS 388 on Halloween

Not long into an otherwise perfectly normal lecture in Prof. J. Alex Halderman's security class on Halloween, strange and spooky things began to happen. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Hacks  

Oct 29, 2013
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  Undergraduate Students  

Oct 28, 2013
Fu: New York Times - Of Fact, Fiction and Defibrillators

[Full Story]

Oct 25, 2013
Halderman: Foreign Affairs - Tales From the Crypto Community

[Full Story]

Oct 25, 2013
Tales From the Crypto Community

In this article in Foreign Affairs, Prof. J. Alex Halderman and Nadia Heninger of University of Pennsylvania describe how recent NSA actions have diminished computer security for everyone and harmed US national cyberdefense interests in a number of ways. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Networks and Networking  Security (Computing)  

Oct 14, 2013
Dragomir Radev Assembles Two-Volume Collection of NACLO Linguistics Puzzles

Prof. Dragomir Radev has edited Puzzles in Logic, Languages, and Computation, a two-volume set of the best English-language problems created for students competing in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computational Linguistics  Radev, Dragomir  

Oct 14, 2013
Halderman: Interview on Tana TV (Estonia) regarding e-voting in Estonia and Latvia

[Full Story]


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

Sep 26, 2013
Software Class Aims to Help One Teen Communicate

Undergradate students in Dr. David Chesney's senior-level software engineering course are devising systems that could make it easier for a 13-year old with cerebral palsy to communicate, play, or act more independently at school or home. [Full Story]


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

Sep 24, 2013
Forrest: MLive - Michigans $1.33B research enterprise

[Full Story]


Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  

Sep 23, 2013
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  

Sep 19, 2013
Rada Mihalcea Selected for NSF INSPIRE Award

Prof. Rada Mihalcea has been awarded an INSPIRE (Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education) Award from the National Science Foundation for an interdisciplinary project on tracking cultural diversity. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computational Linguistics  Mihalcea, Rada  

Sep 13, 2013
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  

Sep 05, 2013
Alumni have fun exploring engineering with their kids

Ninety Michigan Engineering alumni brought their children or grandchildren to a day-long summer camp this past August 9, called Xplore Engineering. The event offered a day of experiential learning through a selection of nine different workshops hosted by the different engineering departments. Here in EECS, they were introduced to the world of Nanotechnology and Robotics. [Full Story]

Sep 05, 2013
Six New Faculty Join CSE

The CSE Division is pleased to announce the addition of six new faculty, beginning in Fall 2013. From contributions to big data and cloud explorations to servers and architectures, they'll help to lead and teach us as we enter a world increasingly shaped by computer science and engineering. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Abernethy, Jake  Deng, Jia  Mars, Jason  Mihalcea, Rada  Mozafari, Barzan  Tang, Lingjia  

Sep 05, 2013
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  

Aug 30, 2013
Wellman: CNN Money - Make $377,000 trading Apple in one day

[Full Story]

Aug 29, 2013
Halderman: Mashable - ZMap Scans the Entire Internet in Under 45 Minutes

[Full Story]

Aug 29, 2013
Iranian Internet Censorship System Profiled for First Time

Prof. J. Alex Halderman and two anonymous coauthors have published the first peer-reviewed technical study of Iran's national censorship infrastructure, revealing much about the extent and nature of one of the largest and most sophisticated Internet censorship regimes in the world. [Full Story]


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

Aug 26, 2013
Edwin Olson Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award

Prof. Edwin Olson has been awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award for "Mutual Modeling for Human/Robot Teaming with Minimal Communications," his research in the area of autonomous intelligent robotics. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Olson, Edwin  Robotics and Computer Vision  

Aug 21, 2013
Halderman: The Chronicle of Higher Education - U. of Michigan Researchers Speed Up Internet Scans

[Full Story]

Aug 20, 2013
Halderman: NakedSecurity from Sophos - Welcome to Zmap, the one hour turnaround internet scanner

[Full Story]

Aug 20, 2013
Halderman: TechWeek Europe - Zmaps Fast Internet Scan Tool Could Spread Zero Days In Minutes

[Full Story]

Aug 20, 2013
Download ZMap and Scan the Entire Internet in Less Than 45 Minutes

Three U-M computer science researchers have released ZMap, a new open-source tool that can perform a scan of the entire public IPv4 address space on the Internet in less than 45 minutes - over 1000 times faster than with previous tools. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Networks and Networking  Security (Computing)  

Aug 20, 2013
New Grant: Reducing Computer Viruses in Health Networks

Prof. Kevin Fu and Research Prof. Michael Bailey will establish methods to scientifically study the extent of malware in hospital networks under the new five-year Trustworthy Health and Wellness project that has received $10 million from the National Science Foundation. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Bailey, Michael  Fu, Kevin  Security (Computing)  

Aug 20, 2013
Halderman: The Verge - Take a snapshot of the entire internet in just 44 minutes with ZMap scanner

[Full Story]

Aug 20, 2013
Halderman: Motherboard - Now You Can Scan the Entire Internet in Under an Hour

[Full Story]

Aug 20, 2013
Halderman: Threatpost - Scanning the Internet in 45 Minutes

[Full Story]

Aug 19, 2013
Halderman: The Register - New tool lets single server map entire internet in 45 minutes

[Full Story]

Aug 19, 2013
Halderman: The Washington Post: Heres what you find when you scan the entire Internet in an hour

[Full Story]

Aug 19, 2013
Halderman: Slashdot - Researchers Release Tool That Can Scan the Entire Internet In Under an Hour

[Full Story]

Aug 16, 2013
Halderman: The Washington Post: Heres how Iran censors the Internet

[Full Story]

Aug 09, 2013
Fu: MIT Technology Review - Electric Therapy for Medical-Device Malware

[Full Story]

Aug 01, 2013
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  Undergraduate Students  

Jul 29, 2013
Dragomir Radev Coaches High School Linguists in Competition at International Linguistics Olympiad

Dragomir Radev, Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, the School of Information, and in the Department of Linguistics, has coached North American high school students to successful competition at the 11th International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL), which was held in Manchester, UK, from July 22 through 26th, 2013. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computational Linguistics  Diversity and Outreach  Radev, Dragomir  

Jul 25, 2013
Wellman: MSN Money - Every Day, Another Flash Crash

[Full Story]

Jul 23, 2013
Tony Fadell: From Apple to Nest Labs, Always a Designer

Anthony Fadell graduated from U-M with a degree in computer engineering, and moved to Silicon Valley to pursue his fortune. He eventually landed at Apple, where he led development of the iPod, and later became strategic advisor to Steve Jobs. After leaving Apple to spend more time with family, he founded Nest Labs and created the self-programming Nest Learning Thermostat. [Read the New York Times article]

Jul 23, 2013
Honglak Lee Featured on AIs 10 to Watch List

Prof. Honglak Lee has been named to the prestigious list of AI's 10 to Watch, an acknowledgement of rising star researchers in artificial intelligence (AI) that is published every other year by IEEE Intelligent Systems. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Lee, Honglak  

Jul 22, 2013
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  

Jul 17, 2013
Shin: DesignNews - GapSense Allows Communication Between WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee Devices

[Full Story]

Jun 26, 2013
Computer Engineering Alum Marius Eriksen Featured in Wired

Marius Eriksen, 2004 BSE in Computer Engineering and Principal Engineer at Twitter, is profiled in Wired as a leader in the tech industry. His recent project Finagle is being used to rewrite Twitter. [Full Story]

Jun 26, 2013
Two Papers by CSE Researchers Chosen as IEEE Micro Top Picks

Two papers authored by U-M computer science researchers have been selected for IEEE Micro's Top Picks from the 2012 Computer Architecture Conferences. Top Picks is an annual special edition of Micro magazine that acknowledges the most significant research papers from computer architecture conferences in the past year based on novelty and potential for long-term impact. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Narayanasamy, Satish  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Parallel Computing  Wenisch, Thomas  

Jun 25, 2013
Fu: Scientific American - A New Cyber Concern: Hack Attacks on Medical Devices

[Full Story]

Jun 24, 2013
Elliot Soloway Selected for Google App Engine Education Award

Prof. Elliot Soloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, School of Education, and School of Information, has received a Google App Engine Education Award to support the development of the WeCollabrify Mobile Platform. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Interactive Systems  Soloway, Elliot  

Jun 24, 2013
Wellman: Think Progress - High-Frequency Trading Actually Does More Harm Than Good

[Full Story]

Jun 21, 2013
Brian Noble Appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education at the College of Engineering

Prof. Brian Noble has been selected to serve as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education at the College of Engineering by David Munson, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering. He succeeds James Holloway, who is stepping down to become the U-M Vice Provost for Global and Engaged Education. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Noble, Brian  

Jun 21, 2013
Wellman: Huffington Post - High-Frequency Trading Is Bad For Profits, Including Those Of High-Speed Traders: Study

[Full Story]

Jun 19, 2013
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  

Jun 19, 2013
Fu: The Economist - How vulnerable are medical devices to hackers?

[Full Story]

Jun 19, 2013
Wellman: Bloomberg - Sudden Stock Crashes Usually Caused by Human Error, SEC Says

[Full Story]

Jun 18, 2013
Researchers Show That High-Frequency Trading Tactic Lowers Investor Profits

Research conducted by Prof. Michael Wellman and CSE doctoral student Elaine Wah illustrates how high-frequency trading strategies that exploit today's fragmented equity markets have led to a technical arms race and reduce investor profits overall. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Electronic Commerce  Graduate Students  Wellman, Michael  

Jun 18, 2013
Cafarella: Salon - Netflix, Facebook and the NSA: Theyre all in it together

[Full Story]

Jun 18, 2013
Wellman: TechCrunch - Trading Faster Than The Speed Of Reality

[Full Story]

Jun 18, 2013
Halderman: Washington Post - NSA-proof encryption exists. Why doesnt anyone use it?

[Full Story]

Jun 14, 2013
Fu: The Wall Street Journal - Potential Cyberattacks on Implanted Medical Devices Draw Attention

[Full Story]

Jun 13, 2013
Fu: Washington Post: FDA, facing cybersecurity threats, tightens medical-device standards

[Full Story]

Jun 11, 2013
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  Mao, Zhuoqing Morley  Mobile Computing  

Jun 06, 2013
2013 DAC Anniversary Awards

This is the 50th anniversary of the Design Automation Conference, and David Blaauw, Igor Markov, and Dennis Sylvester have been recognized with special awards for their contributions to the conference. Among the awards is the DAC Top 10 Cited Author award, given to David Blaauw, for being a top 10 cited author in the past 50 years. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Markov, Igor  Sylvester, Dennis  

Jun 05, 2013
Edwin Olson Talks Robotics at World Science Festival

Prof. Edwin Olson spoke on his work in the realm of robotics at the annual World Science Festival in New York City on Sunday, June 2. His presentation was a part of the Festival's acclaimed Cool Jobs program, which features a series of thought-provoking and inspirational lectures on technical occupations aimed at young people and their families. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Olson, Edwin  Robotics and Computer Vision  

May 31, 2013
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]


Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

May 31, 2013
Researchers Work Recognized Amongst Notable Computing Books and Articles of 2012

Research conducted by Michigan computer scientists has been selected for ACM Computing Review's Notable Computing Books and Articles of 2012. [Full Story]


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

May 30, 2013
Thomas Wenisch Honored with U-M Henry Russel Award

Prof. Thomas F. Wenisch has been selected to receive the Henry Russel Award, one of the highest honors the university bestows upon faculty members early in their academic careers who already have demonstrated an extraordinary record of accomplishment in scholarly research and/or creativity, as well as an excellent record of contribution as a teacher. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Wenisch, Thomas  

May 30, 2013
Dutta: NewScientist - Smart dust computers are no bigger than a snowflake

[Full Story]

May 30, 2013
Dutta: Humans Invent - Smart dust: Computers as small as a grain of sand

[Full Story]

May 29, 2013
Andrew DeOrio and Fawwaz Ulaby Voted HKN Professors of the Year

Based on student input, Dr. Andrew DeOrio and Prof. Fawwaz Ulaby were selected as the 2012-2013 HKN Professors of the Year by U-M Eta Kappa Nu, the local chapter of the national honor society for electrical and computer engineers. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  DeOrio, Andrew  Ulaby, Fawwaz  

May 29, 2013
Dutta: MIT Technology Review - Wanted for the Internet of Things: Ant-Sized Computers

[Full Story]

May 29, 2013
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  

May 28, 2013
Fourth Annual Data Mining Workshop Brings Together Close to 200 Researchers

Close to 200 researchers from across the University of Michigan and from industry gathered in the Bob and Betty Beyster Building on North Campus for the fourth U-M Workshop on Data Mining in order to make connections and share their experiences and results. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Big Data  Cafarella, Michael  Radev, Dragomir  

May 24, 2013
2013 Promotions of our Faculty

Congratulations to the following faculty who received promotions this year: Tal Carmon, Jamie Phillips, Silvio Savarese, Thomas Wenisch, and David Wentzloff. Keep up the great work! [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Phillips, Jamie D.  Wenisch, Thomas  Wentzloff, David  

May 17, 2013
Security Risks Found in Sensors for Heart Devices, Consumer Electronics

An international team of researchers including Prof. Kevin Fu has demonstrated that the type of sensors that pick up the rhythm of a beating heart in implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are vulnerable to tampering. The researchers were able to forge an erratic heartbeat with radio frequency electromagnetic waves in controlled laboratory conditions. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Fu, Kevin  Medical Device Security  Security (Computing)  

May 10, 2013
Workshop Brings Together Industry and Researchers on Medical Device Security Challenges

Over 60 professionals from medical device manufacturers and level-I trauma centers and security researchers attended the two-day Archimedes Workshop run by Prof. Kevin Fu through his Archimedes Research Center for Medical Device Security. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Fu, Kevin  Medical Device Security  Security (Computing)  

May 10, 2013
Researchers Develop Tools to Better Leverage Tweets in Spotting Trends

Researchers including Prof. Michael Cafarella and grad student Dolan Antenucci are developing tools that will allow economists to more quickly and accurately generate key data on economic activity using social media signals. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Big Data  Cafarella, Michael  

May 10, 2013
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:  Student Teams  Undergraduate Students  

May 07, 2013
CSE Alum Co-Founds Goal-Tracking Company Beeminder

Need a little help to stay on track with your life goals? CSE alum Daniel Reeves (CSE PhD 2005) has created Beeminder, an on-line service that leverages your monetary pledge to help you stick to your goals. [Full Story]

May 03, 2013
Dutta: New Scientist - Smart dust computers are no bigger than a snowflake

[Full Story]

May 02, 2013
Wenisch: Wired - The Real Reason ARM Will Menace Intel in the Data Center

[Full Story]

Apr 30, 2013
Shin: PCWorld - Wireless networks may learn to live together by using energy pulses

[Full Story]

Apr 19, 2013
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]

Apr 18, 2013
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]

Apr 16, 2013
GapSense Could Alleviate Wireless Traffic Jams; Improve Network Performance

Researchers led by Kang Shin, the Kevin and Nancy O'Connor Professor of Computer Science, have developed new software called GapSense to control wireless network traffic between dissimliar devices, such as WiFi laptops, Bluetooth headsets, ZigBee sensor nodes. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Networks and Networking  Shin, Kang  Wireless Communications  

Apr 16, 2013
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]

Apr 15, 2013
Shin: EE Times - GapSense unclogs WiFi Channels

[Full Story]

Apr 12, 2013
Shin: redOrbit - GapSense To Help Competing Wireless Protocols Play Nicely Together

[Full Story]

Apr 12, 2013
Shin: R&D - New software could alleviate wireless traffic

[Full Story]

Apr 12, 2013
Shin: Engadget - University of Michigans GapSense may help WiFi harmonize with wireless neighbors

[Full Story]

Apr 10, 2013
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]

Apr 05, 2013
Prospective Grad Students Show High Level of Interest in CSE

CSE experienced record interest in its graduate program when 54 prospective students visited for an in-depth look at the people, labs, projects and flying blue sharks that compose the intellectual landscape in CSE at Michigan. [Full Story]

Apr 03, 2013
Michigan @ ISSCC 2013 - Alumni and Friends Mixer

The 5th Annual University of Michigan Alumni and Friends Mixer at ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference) was a great success as old and new friends gathered to discuss the day, catch up with friends, and simply relax together. Alumni in the area are always invited, and several came to reconnect with their Maize and Blue colleagues. [Full Story]

Apr 03, 2013
CSE Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ASPLOS 2013

A team of U-M researchers including CSE Prof. Thomas F. Wenisch, CSE Chair Marios Papaefthymiou, Prof. of Mechanical Engineering Kevin Pipe, and ME graduate student Lei Shao have won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems for their paper, "Computational Sprinting on a Hardware/Software Testbed." [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Wenisch, Thomas  

Apr 03, 2013
CSE Spinoff Wins The Linley Groups Analysts Choice Award

Cyclos Semiconductor, co-founded by CSE Chair Marios Papaefthymiou, has received The Linley Group's Analysts' Choice Award for Best Processor Technology for its achievements in replacing conventional clock-signal trees with a resonant clock mesh and easing the design of high-performance chips. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Technology Transfer  

Apr 02, 2013
David Chesney Speaks at TEDxUofM

Dr. David Chesney spoke at "Untapped," the fourth annual TEDxUofM, which took place April 5th at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. His talk was entitled, "Shouts and Whispers: Small Events Leading to Big Changes." [Full Story]


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

Apr 01, 2013
Halderman: National Council of State Legislatures - Cybersecurity for Online Voter Registration

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Mar 29, 2013
Founded By CS Alums, DeepField Grows in Ann Arbor

DeepField, the cloud analytics company founded by computer science alums Joe Eggleston and Craig Labovitz, is establishing a new office in the Liberty Street Technology Corridor and will hire additional engineers. [Full Story]

Mar 29, 2013
Halderman: Slate - The Chilling Effects of the DMCA

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Mar 28, 2013
Researchers Funded to Develop a Leap Forward in Processor Architectures

A team of researchers led by Trevor Mudge, Bredt Family Professor of Engineering and Director of the ARM Research Center at Michigan, has been funded for research and development of hardware and software techniques that directly support and make practical a new generation of energy efficient, high performance multi-layer processor systems for use in embedded computing systems. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Computer Architecture  Dreslinski, Ron  Embedded Computing and Systems  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Mahlke, Scott  Mudge, Trevor  Near-threshold computing  Sylvester, Dennis  Zhang, Zhengya  

Mar 28, 2013
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  

Mar 25, 2013
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  

Mar 25, 2013
Prof. Kevin Fu Named a Federal 100 Award Winner for 2013

Prof. Kevin Fu has been named by Federal Computer Week to its Federal 100 Award list for 2013. The 24th annual list recognizes government, industry and academic leaders who have played pivotal roles in the federal government IT community. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Fu, Kevin  

Mar 25, 2013
Soloway: New York Times - Digitally Aided Education, Using the Students Own Electronic Gear

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Mar 25, 2013
Prof. Dragomir Radev Receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award

Prof. Dragomir Radev has been selected to receive a U-M Faculty Recognition Award. This award recognizes "mid-career faculty who have demonstrated remarkable contributions to the University through outstanding achievements in scholarly research and/or creative endeavors; excellence as a teacher, advisor and mentor; and distinguished participation in the service activities of the university and elsewhere." [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Radev, Dragomir  

Mar 21, 2013
CSE Researchers Win Best Paper Award at HPCA 2013

A team of CSE researchers including U-M graduate student Richard Sampson and Prof. Thomas F. Wenisch have won the Best Paper Award at the International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) for their paper, "Sonic Millip3De: Massively Parallel 3D-Stacked Accelerator for 3D Ultrasound." [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Wenisch, Thomas  

Mar 21, 2013
CSE Alum and Entrepreneur Azarias Reda Delivers Best Pitch at SXSW

Meritful, a startup conceived by CSE alumnus and entrepreneur Azarias Reda (PhD CSE '12), has placed first and won $100,000 in prizes in the new business pitch competition at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas. [Full Story]

Mar 20, 2013
Kevin Fu Interviewed Regarding Cyber Security of Medical Devices

Kevin Fu, Director of the Security and Privacy Research Lab, has been interviewed by Healthcare Info Security about the evolving malware and security risks associated with implantable and bedside medical devices. Article includes audio interview. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Fu, Kevin  Medical Device Security  Security (Computing)  

Mar 20, 2013
Fu: Healthcare Info Security - How to Improve Medical Device Security (audio interview)

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Mar 19, 2013
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]

Mar 19, 2013
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]

Mar 19, 2013
Halderman: The Christian Science Monitor - First-ever cyberattack on US election points to broad vulnerabilities

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Mar 18, 2013
Halderman: NBC - Cyberattack on Florida election is first known case in US, experts say

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Mar 15, 2013
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]

Mar 13, 2013
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]

Mar 11, 2013
Duo Security Introduces Hardware-Level Security, Grows More Than 400%

Ann Arbor-based Duo Security, founded by alums Dug Song (CS BS 1997) and Jon Oberheide (CSE PhD 2011) has announced new hardware-level security for recent Android phones and record growth in sales. [Full Story]

Mar 11, 2013
CSE Alum Niels Provos Forges Viking Weaponry

Niels Provos (MSE PhD CSE 2000, 2003) is a cryptographer and Principal Software Engineer at Google who spends his weekends forging Viking swords. Read about it and see the video in this article from Wired. [Full Story]

Mar 04, 2013
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  

Mar 04, 2013
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]

Feb 26, 2013
Forrest: U-M research funding up, but sequestration threatens budget

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Feb 25, 2013
Maryland's proposed online ballot system called vulnerable to cyberattack

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Feb 25, 2013
Papaefthymiou: Yahoo! Finance - GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Cyclos Semiconductor Partner to Develop High-Performance, Low-Power ARM Cortex-A15 Processors Usin

[Full Story]

Feb 25, 2013
Adar: Popular Photograpy - PixelTone: A Voice Controlled Photo Editing App for iPad

[Full Story]

Feb 25, 2013
Adar: Gizmodo - Adobe's Developing a Brilliant Photo Editing App You Can Just Talk To

[Full Story]

Feb 25, 2013
Adar: NBC - Voice-controlled photo app PixelTone: Shades of "Blade Runner"

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Feb 21, 2013
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]

Feb 21, 2013
Fu: Canadian National Radio interview; story begins at 27:00

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Feb 06, 2013
Mighty Mobile: A Supercomputer in Your Pocket

The College of Engineering has highlighted work in the department on technologies under development at Michigan that will continue to enable the mobile computing revolution. See their digital multimedia experience here. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Austin, Todd  Blaauw, David  Computer Architecture  Lu, Wei  Mobile Computing  Mudge, Trevor  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Sylvester, Dennis  Wenisch, Thomas  

Feb 06, 2013
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]

Feb 06, 2013
Kyla McMullen, First African American Woman to Graduate from Michigan with a CSE PhD

Kyla McMullen, CSE MSE 2007, PhD 2012, has become the first African American woman at the University of Michigan to graduate with a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering. She is now an Assistant Professor at Clemson University's School of Computing. [Full Story]

Jan 31, 2013
Solid-State Circuits Magazine Publishes Special Issue with Lynn Conway Memoir of the VLSI Revolution

Professor Emerita Lynn Conway, who revolutionized Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design, has been featured in a special edition of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine. The issue includes her 24-page memoir and related articles by colleagues who offer their perspectives on the VLSI revolution. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Conway, Lynn  

Jan 31, 2013
CS Undergrads Develop Learning Apps for Singapore 3rd Graders

Students in Prof. Elliot Soloway's Learning Apps for Primary Education course have built a suite of educational apps for K-12 students that are designed to spark self-directed, creative, and effective learning. The apps are being tested by the students in Singapore classrooms. Includes video. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Mobile Computing  Soloway, Elliot  Technology for Education  

Jan 30, 2013
Bertacco, Mahlke: Michigan Daily - What Will Tech Look Like in 2030?

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Jan 30, 2013
Martha Pollack Appointed U-M Provost

Former Associate Chair of Computer Science and Engineering Martha E. Pollack has been selected to serve as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs of the University of Michigan by President Mary Sue Coleman. Pollack has served as the university's vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs since 2010. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Pollack, Martha  

Jan 29, 2013
2013 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

The EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service. The recipients of the 2013 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award are David Blaauw, Wei Lu, and Z. Morley Mao. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Lu, Wei  Mao, Zhuoqing Morley  

Jan 29, 2013
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]

Jan 22, 2013
EECS faculty are MCubing to find answers - fast

Thanks to the University of Michigan MCubed program, EECS faculty are teaming up with colleagues across the University - from Epidemiology to Political Science, Ophthalmology to Psychiatry, Neurosurgergy to Astronomy - to pursue new initiatives deemed to have major societal impact. Take a look at the 15 projects successfully cubed. [Full Story]

Jan 17, 2013
New $28M C-FAR Center Will Develop Computers of 2025

The University of Michigan is home to the new Center for Future Architectures Research, which is led by Prof. Todd Austin. The center includes the participation of researchers from 14 other major institutions and is funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Six additional EECS faculty are participating as investigators at C-FAR or at three other newly-funded SRC centers. [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Austin, Todd  Bertacco, Valeria  Computer Architecture  Fu, Kevin  Mahlke, Scott  

Jan 15, 2013
Three EECS Faculty Recognized with College of Engineering Awards

Three EECS faculty have received awards from the College of Engineering: Peter Chen (Undergraduate Teaching Award), Jeffrey Fessler (Research Excellence Award), and Andrew Yagle (Service Excellence Award). Congratulations! [Full Story]


Related Topics:  Chen, Peter  Fessler, Jeffrey  Yagle, Andrew E.  

 



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