CSE News for 2010

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Dec 23, 2010
EECS Spinoffs Recognized as Key Innovators in Business Competition

The companies Arbor Photonics (high power laser technology) and Evigia (wireless sensing) earned top prizes in the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, while the student competition included prizes for Reveal Design Automation and for MiEND-Drug Screeners. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Galvanauskas, Almantas  Lasers  Najafi, Khalil  Sakallah, Karem  Sensors  Technology Transfer  Wise, Kensall  

Dec 22, 2010
Paving the way for ubiquitous computing

The work of Profs. Blaauw, Sylvester, and their former student and colleague Dr. Scott Hanson (PhD EE) in low-power computing led to the recent and flourishing start-up company, Ambiq Micro. The problem they are solving: ubiquitous computing - by concentrating on saving power during sleep cycles. [Full Story]

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

Dec 21, 2010
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]

Dec 20, 2010
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]

Dec 17, 2010
/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]

Dec 15, 2010
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]

Dec 15, 2010
2011 Departmental Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2011 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award: Mingyan Liu, Scott Mahlke, and Mahta Moghaddam. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Liu, Mingyan  Mahlke, Scott  

Dec 15, 2010
Intel Donates Computers to EECS to Support Research and Teaching

Intel Corporation has donated funds to EECS for computers to support research and teaching in the areas of Computing Systems and Logic Design. [Full Story]

Dec 13, 2010
Pettie, Wenisch Named Wellman Faculty Development Professors

Asst. Profs. Seth Pettie and Thomas F. Wenisch have been named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professors. [Full Story]

Dec 09, 2010
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]

Dec 08, 2010
Peter Chen Named ACM Fellow

Prof. Peter Chen has been named an ACM Fellow for his significant contributions to reliable storage and virtual machines. [Full Story]

Dec 06, 2010
December 5 - 11 is National Computer Science Education Week

Come to CSE to join in lectures and activities.

Also, see the Hall of Fame for Top Puzzle Solvers! [Full Story]

Nov 24, 2010
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]

Nov 22, 2010
Olson: Robotics Online - U-M Robot Team Wins International Competition and $750,000

[Full Story]

Nov 22, 2010
Olson: ZDNet Australia - US Defeats Australia in Robot Comp

[Full Story]

Nov 22, 2010
Olson: AnnArbor.com - Robots Built By University of Michigan Students Win $750,000 Grant

[Full Story]

Nov 22, 2010
Olson: Detroit Free Press - U-M Team Wins Global Robotics Prize

[Full Story]

Nov 22, 2010
Olson: PRWeb - Hail to the Victors! Team Michigan Wins Inaugural Worldwide Robotics Competition in Australia

[Full Story]

Nov 19, 2010
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]

Nov 17, 2010
Yahoo! Expands M45 Supercomputing Initivative, Selects U-M

Yahoo! has expanded its Hadoop-based M45 academic research initiative to include four additional US universities, including U-M. Eight researchers in CSE, ECE, and SI will participate. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Dick, Robert  

Nov 17, 2010
U-M Robot Team Wins International Competition and $750,000

A team of student robot developers led by Prof. Edwin Olson has won the MAGIC competition that was sponsored by the US and Austrialian defense departments. [Full Story]

Nov 11, 2010
EECS Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ICCAD 2010

Prof. Igor Markov and PhD students Myung-Chul Kim and Dong-Jin Lee have won the Best Paper Award at ICCAD 2010. [Full Story]

Nov 10, 2010
Sylvester-Blaauw: PRWeb - Ambiq Micro Secures $2.4M Investment

[Full Story]

Nov 10, 2010
Sylvester-Blaauw: GreenTech - Ambiq Micro Closes $2.4 Million Seed Round For Efficient Micro-controllers

[Full Story]

Nov 08, 2010
Prabal Dutta Wins Best Paper Award at SenSys 2010

Assistant Professor Prabal Dutta, along with co-authors from University of California, Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University, has won the Best Paper Award at SenSys 2010. [Full Story]

Nov 05, 2010
David Kieras Selected for 2010 Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award

Prof. David Kieras has received the Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. [Full Story]

Nov 04, 2010
Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble in Original Theatrical Performance

Friday, November 5, the Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble will participate in an original theatrical piece as part of the Once. More. festival and the Performing Arts Technology 25th Anniversary. [Full Story]

Nov 03, 2010
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]

Nov 03, 2010
Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac now available

Copies of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac are now available for checkout from the DCO offices. As with all software covered under the Microsoft Campus Agreement, this software can only be installed on machines owned by the University of Michigan.

Oct 28, 2010
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]

Oct 27, 2010
J. Alex Halderman Interviewed on CNN and NPR

CSE Prof. J. Alex Halderman was interviewed on CNN television about how his research team cracked and reprogrammed the new Washington DC Internet voting system - in 36 hours. [NPR Link] [Full Story]

Oct 27, 2010
Thomas Schmid Selected for 2010 Computing Innovation Fellowship

Dr. Thomas Schmid, a Post Doctoral Researcher in CSE, was recently named a 2010 Computing Innovation Fellow (CIFellow) by The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and the Computing Research Association (CRA). [Full Story]

Oct 26, 2010
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]

Oct 26, 2010
University of Michigan Team Wins GSRC Margarida Jacome Best Poster/Demo Award

A team of U-M computer scientists won the GSRC Margarida Jacome Best Poster/Demo Award at the Annual Symposium on the Gigascale Systems Research Center. [Full Story]

Oct 20, 2010
New Equation Could Advance Research in Solar Cells

A groundbreaking new equation developed by Prof. Stephen Forrest and colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University could do for organic semiconductors what the Shockley ideal diode equation did for inorganic semiconductors: help to enable their wider adoption. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  Solar Cell Technology  Solid-state Devices and Nanotechnology  

Oct 20, 2010
CSE and North American Bancard Host 48-Hour Hackathon

This weekend, CSE and North American Bancard will host the third annual 48-hour Smartphonia Mania Hackathon. Students are invited to join and create mobile apps - for any moble device! [Full Story]

Oct 12, 2010
U-M Researchers Hack into Voting Test Bed

Michigan Engineering computer science researchers, led by Prof. J. Alex Halderman, successfully hacked into a test bed of a new Internet-based absentee voting system in Washington, D.C. [Full Story]

Oct 08, 2010
Team Michigan Departs for MAGIC Robotics Competition

Team Michigan, a group of U-M students led by Prof. Edwin Olson, will depart for the world finals in the MAGIC robotics competition in Australia. [Full Story]

Oct 05, 2010
Farnam Jahanian Selected to Head NSF CISE Directorate

Farnam Jahanian, CSE Chair, has been selected by NSF to head its directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE). [Full Story]

Sep 23, 2010
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]

Sep 23, 2010
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]

Aug 13, 2010
CSE Spinout Arbor Networks Acquired in U-M Tech Transfer Success Story

Arbor Networks, the Internet security and network management company founded by Professor Farnam Jahanian and Robert Malan will be acquired by Tektronix Communications. [Full Story]

Aug 12, 2010
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]

Aug 02, 2010
Dragomir Radev Coaches US Linguistics Team to Multiple Wins

For the fourth year, Assoc. Prof. Dragomir Radev has coached the US Computational Linguistics Team to multiple wins. [Full Story]

Aug 02, 2010
Meeting the Challenges for Low-Power System-on-Chip (SoC) Design

U-M and Nanyang Tech. U. will collaborate to advance research in the areas of low-power and biomedical IC's, energy harvesting, and wireless sensors. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  International Partnerships  

Jul 27, 2010
Robotics Team to Advance to World Finals

Team Michigan has qualified as a finalist in the MAGIC international robot challenge. Prof. Edwin Olson, his students, and their team of robots will compete this November in Australia. [Full Story]

Jul 26, 2010
Blaauw,Sylvester: New York Times - Ambiq Micro Wins Another Business Competition

[Full Story]

Jul 24, 2010
CSE Researchers Win First Place in ISPLED Design Contest

Three CSE researchers have won first place in the ISLPED 2010 Low Power Design Contest for developing a method for harvesting power from a smartphone audio jack. [Full Story]

Jul 22, 2010
EECS Faculty Receive HP Labs Innovation Research Awards

Four EECS faculty teams have been selected to receive 2010 Innovation Research Program awards from HP for projects that range from plasma science to virtualized data centers. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Kushner, Mark J.  Lafortune, Stephane  

Jul 13, 2010
Blaauw-Sylvester: Crains Detroit Business - UM spinoff Ambiq Micro Inc. wins business plan competition

[Full Story]

Jul 08, 2010
Kang Shin and Collaborators Win Best Paper Award at USENIX

Prof. Kang G. Shin and four collaborators have won the Best Paper Award at the 2010 USENIX Annual Technical Conference for "LiteGreen: Saving Energy in Networked Desktops Using Virtualization." [Full Story]

Jul 07, 2010
Schmid and Dutta Win ACM 2010 HotEmNets Best Paper Award

CSE Post Doctoral Researcher Thomas Schmid and Assistant Professor Prabal Dutta, and along with two collaborators from UCLA, have won the Best Paper Award at the 6th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Embedded Networked Sensors. [Full Story]

Jul 06, 2010
CSE to Hold CS4HS Summer Workshop for High School Teachers

CSE welcomes Michigan high school teachers to CS4HS, a two-day summer workshop takes place August 18 - 19, 2010 at CSE. Welcome, teachers! [Full Story]

Jul 06, 2010
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]

Jul 06, 2010
EECS Alum is a CS Pirate-Entrepreneur

EECS Alumnus Nick Yang has started three successful software companies in China, and has a fourth in mind. He loves building a fast ship, recruiting a crew, and developing software that changes people's lives. [Full Story]

Jul 02, 2010
Blaauw,Sylvester,Hanson: Ann Arbor.com - U-M microcontroller spinoff Ambiq Micro wins

[Full Story]

Jul 01, 2010
Ambiq Micro Wins Global Business Plan Competition

Ambiq Micro, the startup founded by Profs. Sylvester, Blaauw, and Dr. Scott Hanson, received seed funding of $250K from DFJ and Cisco in their first place finish in the Global Business Plan Competition. They are expected to "lead the way to ubiquitous computing with next generation energy-efficient microcontrollers." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Sylvester, Dennis  Technology Transfer  

Jul 01, 2010
Sylvester-Blaauw-Hanson: Market Watch - DFJ and Cisco Announce Ambiq Micro as Winner of Global Business Plan Competition

[Full Story]

Jun 30, 2010
Computer Vision Research Recognized at Innovation in AEC Conference

Prof. Silvio Savarese's student, Mani Golparvar-Fard, receives best paper award for research in four-dimensional augmented reality models and their application to the construction industry. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Robotics and Computer Vision  Savarese, Silvio  

Jun 28, 2010
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]

Jun 24, 2010
Microsoft Office 2010 now available

Copies of Microsoft Office 2010 Professional are now available for checkout from the DCO offices. As with all software covered under the Microsoft Campus Agreement, this software can only be installed on machines owned by the University of Michigan.

Jun 23, 2010
UM:Autonomy's 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]

Jun 15, 2010
Visual Studio 2010 now available

Copies of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 are now available for checkout from the DCO office in 2917 CSE. As with all software covered under the Microsoft Campus Agreement, this software can only be installed on machines owned by the University of Michigan.

Jun 07, 2010
Ambiq Micro: Taking a Startup to the Next Level

Ambiq Micro, founded by EE alumnus Scott Hanson, and Professors David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, has been attracting the attention of potential investors at recent business plan competitions. [Full Story]

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

Jun 03, 2010
WIMS-CUOS: WWJ 950 - Four U-M Projects Named to NSF 'Sensational 60' List

[Full Story]

Jun 02, 2010
WIMS-Lasik: URecord - U-M projects named to NSF Sensational 60 list

[Full Story]

May 21, 2010
Halderman: BBC News - US Scientists Hack India Electronic Voting Machines

[Full Story]

May 21, 2010
Halderman: Times of India - Tamper-Proof? Scientists Show EVMs Can Be Hacked

[Full Story]

May 21, 2010
Halderman: Slashdot - Researchers Demo Hardware Attacks Against India's...

[Full Story]

May 20, 2010
WIMS: GLITR - UM Center Celebrates 10 Years of Developing Wireless Devices

[Full Story]

May 20, 2010
U-M Tech Transfer Office Program for Entrepreneurs

This video story features Ambiq Micro and Scott Hanson (PhD EE 2009), CEO and co-founder of the company along with Prof. David Blaauw and Prof. Dennis Sylvester. Ambiq Micro is called one of the most promising companies that mentor-in-resident Dave Hartmann has worked with recently. [Full Story]

May 18, 2010
CSE Researcher Receives Outstanding PhD Award

Dr. Thomas Schmid, a Post Doctoral Researcher in CSE, has been selected to receive the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department's 2009-2010 Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy Award. [Full Story]

May 14, 2010
Kaplan: APS Observer - This Side of Paradise; Discovering Why the Human Mind...

[Full Story]

May 14, 2010
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]

May 14, 2010
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]

May 14, 2010
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]

May 14, 2010
Forrest: Ann Arbor.com - Investment in education would reverse U.S. manufacturing contraction

[Full Story]

May 11, 2010
CSE Spinout Highlighted in National Report on Research to Jobs

Arbor Networks, founded in 2000 by Prof. Farnam Jahanian and G. Robert Malan, who was then a doctoral student at U-M, has been highlighted in a report on federal investment in basic research and resultant job creation. [Full Story]

May 11, 2010
Flinn and Noble: Popular Mechanics - Cloud Computing for Commuters

[Full Story]

May 10, 2010
Feature on Valeria Bertacco

Assoc. Prof. Valeria Bertacco was featured in the Spring 2010 issue of Michigan Engineer, a special issue devoted to remarkable women in engineering. [Full Story]

May 07, 2010
Kieras: Ann Arbor Observer - Hang Up and Drive! (PDF)

[Full Story]

May 06, 2010
CSE Graduate Student Awarded Intel Ph.D. Fellowship

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

May 06, 2010
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]

May 04, 2010
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]

May 04, 2010
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]

May 04, 2010
Forrest: Going Global (U-M and SJTU)

Prof. Stephen Forrest talks about U-M's cooperative research with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the excellent opportunity that exists to take advantage of the U.S. Department of Energy's emphasis on renewable energy research with Chinese institutions. [Read More] - - [Energy and Power Research in ECE]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  International Partnerships  

Apr 29, 2010
Researchers Demonstrate Vulnerabilities in India's Voting Machines

An international team of researchers, including CSE Asst. Prof. J. Alex Halderman, has demonstrated that electronic voting machines in India, the world's largest democracy, are vulnerable to fraud. [Full Story]

Apr 28, 2010
Data Mining Workshop Brings Together Over 100 Researchers

On April 23, researchers from across the U-M gathered at CSE for a highly-anticipated workshop on data, text, web, and social network mining. [Full Story]

Apr 26, 2010
Bertacco and Austin: BBC News - Web Security Attack Makes Silicon Chips More Reliable

[Full Story]

Apr 24, 2010
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]

Apr 22, 2010
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]

Apr 20, 2010
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]

Apr 16, 2010
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]

Apr 16, 2010
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]

Apr 16, 2010
David Kieras Inducted into the CHI Academy

Prof. David Kieras has been recognized by the HCI community through his election into the CHI Academy by the Association for Computing Machinery SIGCHI. [Full Story]

Apr 15, 2010
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]

Apr 15, 2010
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]

Apr 15, 2010
Featured Video: Phoenix 2 Chip

This video describes the Phoenix 2 chip, a solar-powered, commercial-grade microprocessor that is the smallest chip that can harvest energy from its surroundings, and the company spawned by the research, Ambiq Micro. [Full Story]

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

Apr 14, 2010
Prabal Dutta Wins IPSN Best Paper Award

Prof. Prabal Dutta, along with two colleagues from UCLA, has won a Best Paper Award at the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks in Stockholm, Sweden. [Full Story]

Apr 13, 2010
U-M Researchers Win 2010 Signal Processing Best Paper Award

EECS Professors Anna Gilbert and Martin Strauss, along with Joel Tropp, have won the 2010 Signal Processing Best Paper Award from EURASIP. [Full Story]

Apr 12, 2010
Brian Noble to Receive Teaching Award

Professor Brian Noble has been selected to receive a 2010 University Undergraduate Teaching Award, which honors faculty who have demonstrated outstanding ability in teaching undergraduate students. [Full Story]

Apr 12, 2010
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]

Apr 12, 2010
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]

Apr 08, 2010
Radev: NALCO Press Release - Say What? High School Linguists Break the Code

[Full Story]

Apr 08, 2010
Essl: BlogTalkRadio - Radio Interview on Cell Phones and Learning

[Full Story]

Apr 08, 2010
Essl: WOBC News - Radio Interview on Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble

[Full Story]

Apr 02, 2010
Markov: EE Times - IBM Benchmarks Prod Microprocessor Designers

[Full Story]

Apr 02, 2010
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]

Mar 29, 2010
Soloway: eSchool News - Education Reformers Tout Value of Handheld Technologies (pdf)

[Full Story]

Mar 29, 2010
Visualization Graphics Selected

CSE grad David Adams is now a PhD candidate in Physics at U-M, and has been using graphics for visualization of his research since taking Prof. Sugih Jamin's EECS 487 Interactive Computer Graphics course. The American Physical Society recently highlighted this image from David in their image gallery.

Mar 25, 2010
Prof. James Meindl Delivers Lecture on Nanotechnology

Prof. James Meindl, pioneer and leader in microelectronics and microsystems research and education, was on campus recently to deliver the William Gould Dow Distinguished Lecture. You may watch his lecture, entitled, Nanoelectronics in Retrospect, Prospect and Principle, and hear his predictions for the future of nanoelectronics. Video

Mar 17, 2010
Noble and Flinn: Technology Review - Creating Apps Just for Cars

[Full Story]

Mar 10, 2010
Martha Pollack Re-Elected to CRA Board of Directors

Prof. Martha Pollack has been re-elected to a three-year term on the Computing Research Association Board of Directors. [Full Story]

Mar 08, 2010
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]

Mar 05, 2010
Bertacco and Austin: UPI.com - Study Finds Weakness in Security System

[Full Story]

Mar 05, 2010
Bertacco and Austin: The Register - Severe OpenSSL Vuln Busts Public Key Crypto

[Full Story]

Mar 05, 2010
Bertacco and Austin: Slashdot - Researchers Find Way to Zap RSA Algorithm

[Full Story]

Mar 05, 2010
Adar: Technology Review - Putting the Web in a Spreadsheet

[Full Story]

Mar 05, 2010
CSE Alumna Selected to Receive Outstanding Dissertation Award

Dr. Smita Krishnaswamy (CSE Ph.D. 2008) has been selected to receive the 2009 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the European Design and Automation Association. [Full Story]

Mar 05, 2010
CSE Researchers Find Weakness in Common Digital Security System

Profs. Valeria Bertacco, Todd Austin, and doctoral student Andrea Pellegrini have demonstrated a weakness in a popular encryption method that is frequently used in a variety of electronic transactions. [Full Story]

Feb 26, 2010
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]

Feb 24, 2010
Ambiq-Enertia: New York Times - Michigan Business Challenge

[Full Story]

Feb 24, 2010
EECS Technology Wins Top Prizes in Michigan Business Challenge

Scott Hanson (PhD EE 2009) presents a prototype microprocessor from the startup Ambiq Micro, which he co-founded with Profs. Blaauw and Sylvester. 2nd place went to Enertia. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Sylvester, Dennis  Technology Transfer  

Feb 23, 2010
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]

Feb 22, 2010
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]

Feb 22, 2010
Three EECS Students Receive Predoctoral Fellowships

Mojtaba Mehrara conducts research in compiler technology.Ashutosh Nayyar conducts research in communication and sensor networks.Scott Rudolph conducts research in negative-refractive-index media.

Feb 19, 2010
Clean Energy Prize: PR Newswire

[Full Story]

Feb 19, 2010
Clean Energy Prize: Renewable Energy Sources

[Full Story]

Feb 19, 2010
Edmund Durfee Recognized as IFAAMAS 2010 Influential Paper Award Co-Winner

Prof. Ed Durfee will receive the Influential Paper Prize from the Intl. Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. This award recognizes a paper published at least 10 years ago that has had significant and lasting impact. [Full Story]

Feb 16, 2010
Mojtaba Mehrara Receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

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

Feb 15, 2010
Sylvester and Blaauw-MSNBC: Tiny solar-powered sensor runs almost forever

[Full Story]

Feb 15, 2010
Sylvester and Blaauw-Popular Science: Miniature Sensor Perpetually Charges Self Using Environmental Energy

[Full Story]

Feb 09, 2010
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]

Feb 09, 2010
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]

Feb 09, 2010
Smallest solar-powered sensor system could run forever

A 9-cubic millimeter solar-powered sensor system is the smallest that can harvest energy from its surroundings to operate nearly perpetually. [Full Story]

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

Feb 09, 2010
U-M Alum Who Helped Develop Android Returns to Ann Arbor

U-M alumnus Karl Rosaen, who helped develop Google Android, has returned to Ann Arbor to launch a new web-based company, RealTimeFarms.com. [Full Story]

Feb 05, 2010
EECS Professors To Pursue Research Under Grants From Google

Google has announced its first-ever round of Google Focused Research Awards, and four EECS professors have received two grants for their research into energy-efficient computing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Sylvester, Dennis  

Feb 04, 2010
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]

Jan 27, 2010
Professor Emerita Lynn Conway Receives Computer Pioneer Award

Lynn Conway has been recognized by the IEEE Computer Society with the Computer Pioneer Award for her work in computer architecture at IBM and work at Xerox PARC that revolutionized VLSI design. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Conway, Lynn  

Jan 24, 2010
Mobius Microsystems Sold to IDT

Michael McCorquodale (MSE PHD EE '00 '04), CTO and founder of Mobius Microsystems with PhD advisor Richard B. Brown, just sold Mobius to the global company IDT. Students may be interested in his talk last semester about commercializing research. [Full Story]

Jan 20, 2010
2010 EECS and CoE Faculty Awards

EECS Awards: Profs. Anastasopoulos, Mortazawi, Wellman
College of Engineering Awards: Profs. Grizzle, Mortazawi, Wakefield, Chesney, Flynn, Gianchandani, Najafi, Sylvester, Wise
Congratulations Everyone!

Jan 11, 2010
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]

Jan 04, 2010
CAEN wireless network change requires UMROOT password

If you don't know your UMROOT aka Active Directory password, please set it here:




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