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IEEE Spectrum : July 23, 2021

From Spacecraft to Sensor Fusion

IEEE Spectrum profiles EE PhD alum Iverson Bell.
The Hill : July 22, 2021

‘Move fast and break things’ won’t work for autonomous vehicles

The rush to deploy autonomous road vehicles in the United States is understandable, but it must be tempered by safety considerations. CSE Prof. John Meyer and ECE Prof. Carl Landwehr write for The Hill.
CBC : July 19, 2021

Tiny computers mounted on snail shells helped reveal how one species escaped extinction

In this feature story, CBC showcases the new study done by ECE and EEB researchers using the Michigan Micro Mote to learn how some snails use sunlight to hide from invasive predators
CBC : July 16, 2021

A tribal chief

CBC’s “As It Happens” interviewed U-M EEB researcher Cindy Bick on how snails & the world’s smallest computer helped solve a Tahitian mass extinction mystery w/ a suspect “wolf in snail’s clothing” & how sunshine and white shells saved the day (starts at 21:10)
July 14, 2021

Gaming collector shatters two records with thousands of vintage systems

Electrical Engineer alum Linda Watson-Guillory has set world records for “Largest Collection of LCD Gaming Systems” and “Largest collection of playable gaming systems.”
The New York Times : July 13, 2021

How Do You Solve an Extinction Mystery? Put a Tiny Computer on a Snail.

The New York Times features the Michigan Micro Mote and how it helped solve a mass extinction snail survivor mystery.
July 13, 2021

Energy equity depends on data, and experts say there isn’t enough of it

Utility Dive interviews Prof. Johanna Mathieu about her work with energy testbed, Pecan Street, which is expanding its residential network into Detroit to gather more insights from communities of color regarding the clean energy transition.
July 2, 2021

Revamped OLED Electrodes Could Cut Power Consumption

Optics & Photonics News covers research by L. Jay Guo and his efficient organic LED (OLED) that emits more light with the same amount of power.
June 29, 2021

World leading engineers shortlisted for £350,000 research prize

Prof. Anthony Grbic has been shortlisted as a nominee for the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) prestigious A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize in recognition of an outstanding achievement in radar and microwave engineering.
June 18, 2021

Snail Survivors (The Poetry of Science)

UK author of the blog “The Poetry of Science” wrote a poem called Snail Survivors about the research collaboration between developers of the world’s smallest computer and biologists.
CNET : June 17, 2021

World’s smallest computer helps solve mystery of snail species survival

This partnership between biologists and engineers yields scientific insights into a surviving species of Tahitian tree snails, while also proving the viability for very small animal studies using the Michigan Micro Mote.
Newsweek : June 9, 2021

Trump Says More Countries Should Ban Twitter: ‘Perhaps I Should Have Done It While I Was President’

In this article, Prof. Roya Ensafi comments on how the June 2018 repeal of net neutrality in the U.S. has set the stage for potentially blocking websites nationwide.
Network World : June 4, 2021

Experimental Morpheus CPU is ‘mind-bogglingly terrible’ to crack

Cybersecurity researchers have found the Morpheous chip, designed by a U-M team lead by S. Jack Hu Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Todd Austin, to virtually eliminate whole classes of exploits.
June 3, 2021

How the Ford F-150 Lightning’s Chief Engineer Linda Zhang Brought the World an Electric Pickup

TheDrive profiles Linda Zhang (BSE EE, MSE CE, MBA), who is the Chief Engineer for the Ford F-150 Lightning
June 3, 2021

Jamaican engineering genius leads US team to make World Wide Web more global

Dr. Charles Anthony Barnett (BS CE 1982) is leading the technical team at an American satellite service company aiming to make World Wide Web more global
MIT News : June 3, 2021

The future of the IoT (batteries not required)

MIT News profiles Everactive, a startup co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff, working to develop batteryless IoT
MedTechDive : May 26, 2021

Ransomware, other cyber threats mount as medtech industry tries to adapt

Prof. Kevin Fu is interviewed on how cyber threats to the medical technology industry, including ransomware and other malware, are growing in sophistication and potentially putting patient safety at risk.
Gizmodo : May 21, 2021

Researchers Are Trying to Create an Unhackable Computer Processor

This article highlights the secure processor design developed by a U-M research team led by S. Jack Hu Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Todd Austin. The processor constantly encrypts parts of the machine’s functions to obscure how it works, thus blocking potential hackers from being able to exploit it.
The Conversation : May 20, 2021

Shape-shifting computer chip thwarts an army of hackers

Research led by S. Jack Hu Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Todd Austin have developed Morpheus, a secure new computer processor that recently defeated the attempts of 525 security researchers who tried to hack it.
A4: All About Ann Arbor : May 19, 2021

Free ‘A2GO’ autonomous shuttle service coming to Ann Arbor this fall

May Mobility, co-founded by Prof. Edwin Olson, along with U-M’s Mcity and Ann Arbor SPARK announced the launch of a free autonomous vehicle shuttle service that will begin operating in downtown Ann Arbor this October.
May 18, 2021

The CTO interview with Ambiq’s Scott Hanson

EE News: Scott Hanson (BSE MSE PhD EE ’04 ’06 ’09), founder and CTO of sub-threshold voltage microcontroller vendor Ambiq, answers a few questions as his company moves out from its position in the wearables market.
Yahoo : May 14, 2021

Mythic Raises $70 Million in Series C Funding Led by BlackRock and Hewlett Packard Enterprise

AI accelerator chip start-up Mythic, founded in 2012 at U-M by EECS alumni Mike Henry and Dave Fick, has raised $70 million in Series C Funding. The company has raised over $165.2 million to-date and has offices in Redwood City, CA and Austin, TX.
Bloomberg : May 5, 2021

Putin Finds Ally in China’s TikTok in Crackdown on Critics

Russia is now pioneering a “landmark” approach to censorship that relies on both pressuring platforms to police their own content and an innovative use of technology to ensure they comply, according to Roya Ensafi, the founder of the Censored Planet lab.
Twilio : April 24, 2021

University of Michigan Combines Tech and Twilio to Support a Continuous Learning Environment for Thousands of Low-income Students

The University of Michigan Center for Digital Curricula, co-directed by Thurnau Prof. Elliot Soloway, uses Twilio Voice to allow students and teachers to communicate in real-time while completing assignments and to bridge the gap in distance learning and in-class learning.
DBusiness Magazine : April 24, 2021

U-M Researchers Develop 3-D Motion Tracking for Autonomous Tech

Researchers have developed a 3-D motion tracking system that could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in autonomous technologies.
How to Do Grad School Podcast : April 21, 2021

How to do Grad School: Big Ideas and Formal Methods

ECE PhD student Kwesi Rutledge is featured in this podcast where he talks about his research approach and gives advice for how to manage graduate school.
Detroit News : April 19, 2021

Did UM team build an unhackable computer chip? Nobody has beaten it

The MORPHEUS chip, designed in Prof. Todd Austin’s lab, has survived the tests of hundreds of hackers – it’s still unhackable.
EE Times : April 15, 2021

SambaNova Raises Eye-Popping Series D Funding

Data center AI chip and system company SambaNova has announced an enormous Series D funding round of $676 million, pushing the company’s valuation above $5 billion. SambaNova’s cofounder is alumnus Kunle Olukotun (BSE EE ’85; MSE PhD CSE ’87 ’91).
The Record : April 8, 2021

Academics: Russia deployed new technology to throttle Twitter’s traffic

The Censored Planet project, from the lab of Prof. Roya Ensafi, published a study explaining some of the details about the slowdown of Twitter in Russia.
The Washington Post : April 8, 2021

The revolution in satellite technology means there are swarms of spacecraft no bigger than a loaf of bread in orbit

The Washington Post features the history and use of CubeSats, including the University of Michigan’s MiTEE project led by Prof. Brian Gilchrist.
April 6, 2021

Artificial photosynthesis devices that improve themselves with use

Nanowerk shares Prof. Zetian’s Mi research on a water-splitting device that becomes more efficient with use, which could make artificial photosynthesis a practical method for producing hydrogen fuel.
Detroit News : April 2, 2021

Michigan expert debunks infamous report on Antrim County election as ‘meaningless’

A report released by Prof. J. Alex Halderman says the much-discussed December 2020 report by supporters of Donald Trump on election results in Antrim County “contains an extraordinary number of false, inaccurate or unsubstantiated statements.”
Traverse City Record Eagle : March 31, 2021

U of Mich. computer science prof: no fraud in Antrim Co. 2020 election

A 54-page report authored by Prof. J. Alex Halderman who analyzed Antrim County’s 2020 election results, found initial mistakes were the result of human error and that certified results of the presidential contest were accurate.
DBusiness Magazine : March 31, 2021

U-M Computer Chip MORPHEUS Defeats 500+ Hackers

MORPHEUS, a computer chip developed by Prof. Todd Austin’s lab, has defeated more than 500 hackers invited by the school to find its vulnerabilities.
Communications of the ACM : March 29, 2021

Building a Preeminent Research Lab in the Arab Region: The Case of QCRI

ACM look back at the founding of the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), one of three national research institutes established in 2010 with the help of Prof. Karem Sakallah.
March 22, 2021

ECE alumna Tanya Das appointed Chief of Staff of the Office of Science

Tanya Das was most recently a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, where she worked on legislation on a range of issues in clean energy and manufacturing policy. She received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
CFE : March 19, 2021

An Innovative Team: 55 Years of Dixon and Carol Doll

Dixon (MSE PDH EE 1965 1969) and Carol Doll met while Carol was attending U-M. Doll published one of the first books on data communications, later started Dow Capital Management, and joined his wife in many philanthropic efforts, including endowing the position of executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship.
University of Michigan : March 18, 2021

U-M President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality Submits Final Recommendations

The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, co-chaired by Prof. Stephen Forrest and charged with recommending scalable, transferrable, and financially responsible pathways for the University of Michigan to achieve net-zero emissions, has submitted its final report to President Mark Schlissel and university leadership.
Associated Press : March 17, 2021

Ford partners with University of Michigan on robotics research, new building

Jessy Grizzle talks about the new building, and creating realistic situations for the robots that roam inside.
University of Michigan : March 2, 2021

Experience as a Woman in STEM at the University of Michigan

To celebrate Women’s History Month, third year CS undergrad Maya Subramanian joined U-M’s student vlog to discuss her goals and experiences as a woman in the field.
Corp Magazine : March 2, 2021

Corp! Awards Honor MVPs Who Make Michigan the Best Place to Live, Work

Alum Eran Bashan, CEO and co-founder of Hygieia, make the list with their company that promises a better way to use insulin
February 24, 2021

Voices of Victors: Claude Shannon

The Michigan Alumni Association features the life and career of ECE alum Claude Shannon, the Father of Information Theory, in their podcast series “Voices of Victors.”
February 21, 2021

Alum David Tarver interviewed on “The Elders”

A conversation with alumnus William David Tarver about his efforts growing a company and then selling that company successfully and using his success to train and support others as a professor and investor.
February 21, 2021

Remembering Two Glass Industry Legends

Alumnus Norm Nitschke founded Glasstech Solar and then Solar Cells Inc., which developed the cadmium telluride coating technology for the thin film solar modules used to launch First Solar into the solar energy business.
Michigan Daily : February 19, 2021

U-M Africa Week engages audience in conversations on development and growth of Africa

Valeria Bertacco, professor of computer science and engineering and vice provost for engaged learning, was one of three organizers of Africa Week, U-M’s first conference on Africa’s issues and development. She hopes Africa Week will allow students to understand opportunities to engage with global communities.
University of Michigan : February 11, 2021

Examining the intersection of natural language processing and social sciences

Prof. Rada Mihalcea joins this episode of Michigan Minds to explain her research in natural language processing, a subfield of artificial intelligence‚ and what she feels are the best ways to encourage more women and girls to pursue work in STEM-related fields.
February 10, 2021

Brain’s ‘Background Noise’ May Hold Clues to Persistent Mysteries

Prof. Zhongming Liu’s research is cited in this piece by Quanta Magazine about digging out signals hidden within the brain’s electrical chatter to gain new insights into sleep, aging, and more.
Communications of the ACM : February 5, 2021

The Scramble for Post-Quantum Cryptography

The coming of quantum computers means that current encryption technology will be insufficient. Prof. Chris Peikert comments on the need for stronger post-quantum cryptography and the prospects for computing on encrypted data.
ASEE Prism : February 5, 2021

Solving for Equity

Profs. Jessy Grizzle and Chad Jenkins, the director and associate director of the Robotics Institute, are developing a robotics engineering degree that launches freshmen with computational linear algebra in a projects-based course. Their goal is to increase student access, engagement, and success along with overall equity.
Ann Arbor SPARK : February 2, 2021

XR internships create new reality for Ann Arbor tech ecosystem

Ann Arbor has developed a robust ecosystem for growing industries like XR. An internship program co-designed by Austin Yarger is helping connect U-M students to this ecosystem.
DBusiness Magazine : February 2, 2021

U-M Spinoff Everactive Closes $35M Funding Round on Battery Monitoring Tech

Everactive is an IoT company co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff. The company makes battery-free monitoring solutions
University of Michigan : January 5, 2021

Carbon neutrality commission releases draft recommendations

The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, co-chaired by Prof. Stephen Forrest and charged with recommending scalable and transferable strategies for U-M to achieve net-zero emissions, has released its preliminary draft recommendations for public comment.
Electronic Products : January 4, 2021

10 top products in 2020

NS Nanotech’s coronavirus-killing chip makes Electronic Products’ Top 10 Products of 2020 list
Electronic Products : January 4, 2021

Startup claims first solid-state far-UVC chip that neutralizes Coronavirus

Prof. Zetian Mi’s startup, NS Nanotech, has claimed the first solid-state far-UVC chip that kills the coronavirus and other airborne pathogens without posing any threat to humans.
Tech Xplore : January 4, 2021

Exploring the use of artificial intelligence in architecture

Tech Xplore features the U-M Robotics Building and Prof. Jessy Grizzle in this piece about exploring the use of artificial intelligence in architecture
ARM Research : December 14, 2020

Traveling beyond Moore’s Law – together

Researchers led by Bredt Professor of Engineering Trevor Mudge and Prof. Ron Dreslinski have partnered with ARM and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh to run DARPA’s Software Defined Hardware program.
EE Times : December 14, 2020

SambaNova Emerges From Stealth With Record-Breaking AI System

SambaNova, one of the AI chip startup “unicorns,” has emerged from stealth mode after three years to announce its first product, a system-level AI accelerator for hyperscale and enterprise data centers and high performance computing (HPC) applications. SambaNova’s co-founder is alumnus Kunle Olukotun (BSE EE ’85; MSE PhD CSE ’87 ’91).
Northeastern University News Service : December 8, 2020

Northeastern Names Usama Fayyad to Lead Institute of Experiential Artificial Intelligence

Fayyad (BSE EE & CE ’84, MSE CSE ’86, MS Math ’89, PhD CSE ’91) will work with Northeastern senior leadership to create a pioneering research hub that places human skills and intelligence at the forefront of artificial intelligence development.
How to Do Grad School Podcast : December 4, 2020

Finding Gaps in Your Grad School Apps

CSE PhD student Wilka Carvalho made a guest appearance on the How To Do Grad School podcast with Chelsea Onyeador from MIT. The pair discuss how to navigate the maze of difficult questions facing applicants.
November 30, 2020

How EE Lab Education is Evolving with At-Home Learning

Now that universities are adjusting to the realities of remote learning, how are they accommodating the hands-on aspects of EE lab education?
National Security Agency Central Security Service : November 30, 2020

Winner of NSA’s 8th Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Research Paper Competition

The National Security Agency’s Research Directorate selected “Spectre Attacks: Exploiting Speculative Execution” as the winner of its 8th Annual Best Cybersecurity Research Paper competition. Prof. Daniel Genkin is one of the authors.
Michigan Daily : November 29, 2020

IBM fired U-M professor Lynn Conway for coming out as trans in 1968. 52 years later, the company apologized.

“The thing is, this story is not entirely about me, or even about IBM,” Conway said. “We’re the messengers. Our story is a lesson: you can never take for granted that you really know what you’re doing now and how it will affect the future. It’s a new kind of social awareness.”
New York Times : November 23, 2020

Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than We Are?

A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used. Prof. Chad Jenkins is one of the researchers featured in this article.
New York Times : November 22, 2020

52 Years Later, IBM Apologizes for Firing Transgender Woman

Lynn Conway, Professor Emerita of EECS, was one of the company’s most promising young computer engineers but after confiding to supervisors that she was transgender, they fired her.
Forbes : November 20, 2020

IBM Apologizes For Firing Computer Pioneer For Being Transgender…52 Years Later

IBM is apologizing to Lynn Conway, Professor Emerita of EECS, for firing her 52 years ago on account of her being transgender.
DBusiness Magazine : November 12, 2020

U-M Researchers Create Solar Cells that Harness Heat to Store Electricity

DBusiness highlights the research led by Prof. Stephen Forrest on heat harnessing solar cells that store energy.
Bridge Michigan : November 10, 2020

Human error, Dominion voting equipment fuel false fraud claims in Michigan

“It was ultimately a human error.” J. Alex Halderman discusses claims of voting irregularities in the state of Michigan.
November 10, 2020

Alumna Rhonda Franklin named 2020 Scientist of the Year

Rhonda Franklin, ECE alumnus and professor at the University of Minnesota, received this award from the Minnesota Chapter of Advancing Science in America Foundation. Watch the presentation and talk.
University of Pittsburgh : November 9, 2020

Tracking Monarch Butterfly Migration with the World’s Smallest Computer-Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh highlights the contribution of Inhee Lee, an ECE alum, in the project using Michigan Micro Motes to track monarch butterfly migration.
CAAI : November 5, 2020

PROGRESS Out of the Blue

Prof. Chad Jenkins was interviewed on the AI with AI podcast, discussing everything from movement primitives to AI research culture.
National Public Radio : November 4, 2020

Leading Cybersecurity Expert Applauds Michigan Election Security Measures

“Good election results take time,” says Alex Halderman, co-chair of the Michigan Election Security Advisory Commission.
Politico : November 4, 2020

How Election Tech Could Create a Recount Nightmare

Most election-tech equipment is the intellectual property of the companies that make it — meaning a contested election could get even more complicated according to experts including J. Alex Halderman.
Medium : November 2, 2020

Introducing FiftyOne: A Tool for Rapid Data & Model Experimentation

Alum Brian Moore details Voxel51’s new (and open source!) tool for your machine learning toolbox
Bridge Michigan : November 2, 2020

Michigan elections vulnerable to hacks but not as much as others, report says

Michigan’s Election Security Advisory Commission, co-chaired by J. Alex Halderman, released a report on Thursday detailing a host of potential problems on Election Day, including cyberattacks from foreign states, software problems and power outages.
Detroit News : October 30, 2020

How secure are Michigan elections? Quietly released report shines light

While exerts tout the security of Michigan’s elections, multiple reforms crafted by an advisory commission have not yet been fully implemented.
Phys.org : October 28, 2020

Tracking monarch butterfly migration with the world’s smallest computer

Phys.org re-publishes our piece on how researchers from ECE and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are using the Michigan Micro Mote to track monarch migration in unprecedented ways.
PBS News Hour : October 28, 2020

Will Georgia’s new voting machines solve election problems — or make them worse?

Prof. J. Alex Halderman participates in a conversion about whether the latest voting technology being used in Georgia provides a stronger defense against meddling than the traditional paper ballot.
Knowledia : October 15, 2020

Parts from the ISS have been used to design a new type of prosthetic limb

Knowledia profiles Prof. Robert Gregg’s work designing a new kind of robotic prosthetic leg using motors originally designed for the International Space Station
Financial Times : October 13, 2020

US blocks Hong Kong users from some government websites

Sites hosting economic data have been inaccessible to users in the Asian financial centre for months, according to work by Prof. Roya Ensafi and her Censored Planet team.
Associated Press : October 8, 2020

With time short, judge mulls Georgia voting system changes

After a glitch in Georgia’s voting machines, voting integrity activists including J. Alex Halderman made a request to sideline the state’s new touchscreen voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots for the November general election.
The Wall Street Journal : October 8, 2020

The contest to protect almost everything on the internet

The world’s top cryptographers are competing to develop algorithms that can withstand attacks from an ultrafast quantum computer – and Prof. Chris Peikert made one of the top 15 contenders.
Smart Industry : October 2, 2020

Product News: Everactive’s Evernet protocol to accelerate IoT deployments

Everactive, co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff, announced improvements to its proprietary wireless networking protocol, a key enabler in the technology company’s batteryless IoT solutions.
Michigan News : October 2, 2020

U-M joins universities, nonprofits, governments at Midwest Climate Summit

Stephen Forrest, William Gould Dow Collegiate Professor in Electrical Engineering at the College of Engineering and co-chair of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, who will discuss U-M’s climate commitments and the carbon commission on Oct. 9
Detroit News : September 30, 2020

Lawyers spar over Georgia voting machine glitch, planned fix

Georgia election officials say they’re implementing a software change to fix a glitch in the state’s new voting machines. But election integrity activists, including Prof. J. Alex Halderman, say the state is downplaying the problem and putting the security of the upcoming election at risk.
Good News Network : September 28, 2020

How Transparent Solar Panels And ‘Quantum Dots’ Could Make Skyscrapers Power Themselves

In labs around the world, scientists and engineers are working to transform skyscrapers into giant solar energy-generating pylons.
DBusiness Magazine : September 28, 2020

U-M Researchers Develop Self-erasing Computer Chips that React to UV Light

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has developed self-erasing chips that could help stop counterfeit electronics or provide alerts if sensitive shipments are tampered with.
DBusiness Magazine : September 28, 2020

Transparent Solar Panels for Windows Developed at U-M Hits Efficiency Record

Researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have set a new efficiency record for color-neutral, transparent solar cells. The milestone brings them closer to having skyscrapers serve as power sources.
Futurity : September 24, 2020

Devices Reflect 99% Of Heat To Up Chance To Turn It Into Power

Futurity covers Prof. Forrest’s work on new heat-harnessing “solar” cells, or thermal photovoltaics, that reflect 99% of the energy they can’t convert to electricity.
University of Michigan : September 23, 2020

COVID-19 app built at U-M helps businesses stay open

A COVID-19 symptom checklist web app developed by students in classes taught by Profs. Sugih Jamin and Elliot Soloway is helping more than 2,500 Michigan employers meet state requirements to screen employees before they enter the workplace each day.
September 16, 2020

Dr. Steven McLaughlin Named Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Georgia Tech

McLaughlin is an ECE alumnus and recipient of the 2019 ECE Distinguished Educator Award
HOUR Detroit : September 15, 2020

Is Your Vote Secure in Michigan? Cybersecurity Expert Alex Halderman is Cautiously Optimistic

The notoriously pessimistic University of Michigan computer security expert says there’s a lot of positive things happening in the state
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : September 14, 2020

Study: Pa. benefits screening tool may be telling potential applicants they don’t qualify

A study by two University of Michigan researchers found errors in a Pennsylvania public benefits screening tool that could have wrongly told people they were not eligible for benefits, when in fact they were.
WWJ News Radio : September 14, 2020

Customizable Curricula Available from U-M Center

Prof. Elliot Soloway is interviewed on WWJ radio about the customizable digital curricula available from his Center for Digital Curricula. Over 20,000 students in Michigan are using the platform this Fall.
Business Wire : September 9, 2020

Fluke Leads Series C Investment in Everactive to Accelerate Growth in IIoT Solutions

Fluke Corporation (“Fluke”) announced today that it led an investment in Everactive, a Silicon Valley-based technology company that sells category-defining batteryless, wireless Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Everactive will raise up to $35M as part of its Series C funding round. Everactive was co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff.
Communications of the ACM : September 8, 2020

3 Proposals to Change How We Teach Computing In Order to Reduce Inequality

Online instruction is here, whether we’re ready or not. Prof. Mark Guzdial offers three proposals for reducing inequality in computing education amid these radical changes to teaching.
New York Times : September 3, 2020

Humans Take a Step Closer to ‘Flying Cars’

Prof. Ella Atkins is featured by the New York Times in a piece about how close we are to a future of flying cars.
The New Yorker : September 1, 2020

Who Gets to Vote in Florida?

“If the Russians had pulled the trigger, there would have been utter chaos on Election Day.” Prof. J. Alex Halderman talks election security in The New Yorker.
ISMRM : August 28, 2020

Reproducible Research Insights with Steven Whitaker, Jon-Fredrik Nielsen, and Jeff Fessler

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Highlights Reproducible Research Insights on Prof. Fessler, ECE PhD student Whitaker, and BME Research Scientist Nielsen.
Public Radio International : August 26, 2020

Relying on electronic voting machines puts us at risk, security expert says

How do we make elections secure? Try paper. Professor J. Alex Halderman, a security expert at the University of Michigan, explains why.
The Wall Street Journal : August 24, 2020

Covid-19 Is Dividing the American Worker

Prof. Chad Jenkins talks with Wall Street Journal about the looming effects of automation in the midst of this pandemic.
ISMRM : August 24, 2020

Q&A with Steven Whitaker, Jon-Fredrik Nielsen, and Jeff Fessler

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine talks to Prof. Fessler, ECE PhD student Whitaker, and BME Research Scientist Nielsen.
MIT News : August 21, 2020

The factory of the future, batteries not included

Everactive provides an industrial “internet of things” platform built on its battery-free sensors.
Futurity : August 21, 2020

Clear solar cells hit an all-time efficiency record

In a step closer to skyscrapers that serve as power sources, researchers have set a new efficiency record for color-neutral, transparent solar cells.
Robotics & Automation : August 21, 2020

Michigan university scientists’ new solar panels could eventually lead to self-powering skyscrapers

Imagine if all the glass we see on the sides of skyscrapers and other buildings were actually solar cells in disguise, collecting energy from the sun and helping to power the building and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
Engineering and Technology : August 21, 2020

Transparent solar panels that can cover windows reach record efficiency

Transparent solar panels, that could one day be used to generate renewable energy from buildings, have reached a record-breaking efficiency of 8 per cent, researchers have said.
Click on Detroit : August 13, 2020

Ann Arbor-based Voxel51 launches industry’s first open-source experimentation tool

Ann Arbor-based artificial intelligence software company Voxel51 announced the launch of an open-source tool, called FiftyOne, that helps data scientists and machine learning engineers tackle the laborious process of image data management. The company was co-founded by Prof. Jason Corso and alumnus Dr. Brian Moore.

August 12, 2020

Monarch Conservation Spotlight: M3 Monarch Migration Study

The “Monarch Conservation Spotlight” series highlights impactful projects, programs and organizations working hard to address the declining trend across North American monarch populations, including those involved in a project to track Monarch butterflies: Professors David Blaauw, Hun-Seok Kim, InHee Lee, and Andre Green.
DBusiness Magazine : August 10, 2020

U-M Startup: Brighter Displays on Mobile Phones That Draw Half the Power

A University of Michigan startup has announced the creation of a smaller, more energy-efficient light-emitting diode that aims to offer brighter, crisper displays for massive signs, mobile phones, and other devices.
VentureBeat : August 9, 2020

Before we put $100 billion into AI…

An op-ed on developing artificial intelligence to serve the common good by Chad Jenkins.
TechCrunch : August 6, 2020

Censys, a search engine for internet devices, raises $15.5M Series A

Censys, co-founded by Prof. J. Alex Halderman, completed a round of Series A funding for $15.5M. The company will use the funding to fuel their growth in revolutionizing Attack Surface Management.
PRWeb : July 31, 2020

NS Nanotech Closes the LED “Green Gap”

The company’s green LED technology is expected to deliver an order-of-magnitude improvement in efficiency for micron-sized devices. NS Nanotech was co-founded by Prof. Zetian Mi, who developed the technology.
The Washington Post : July 15, 2020

The Cybersecurity 202: DNC’s email voting plan limits hacking risk but can’t eliminate it

“What’s at stake here is the legitimacy of the [voting] process and for that reason security is still very important.” Prof. J. Alex Halderman talks to the Washington Post.
Forbes : July 13, 2020

How To Create An AI (Artificial Intelligence) Model

Prof. Jason Corso describes some key considerations that go into the design of a new AI model.
University of Minnesota : July 10, 2020

Mask making on a pandemic sabbatical

Alumna and ECE Advisory Council member Prof. Rhonda Franklin led a University of Minnesota team in developing a general-purpose face mask inspired by hospital procedure masks.
University of Minnesota : July 10, 2020

University of Minnesota faculty receive Abbott Professorships to introduce prospective students to STEM

Alumna and ECE Advisory Council member, Prof. Rhonda Franklin, receives Institute for Engineering in Medicine Abbott Professorship in Innovative Education.
BBC : July 10, 2020

Voting amidst a pandemic

J. Alex Halderman, professor of computer science at the University of Michigan explains why e-voting systems are so risky when it comes to election security.
Bloomberg : July 9, 2020

Delayed Election Results Could Test Social Media Companies as Never Before

The immediate gratification American voters have enjoyed for decades will likely come to an end in 2020. That’s the diagnosis of experts and academics like Prof. J. Alex Halderman.
MIT Technology Review : June 30, 2020

MIT Alumni Profile: Edwin Olson ’00, MEng ’01, PhD ’08

Profile of Prof. Edwin Olson from his alma mater MIT. Olson is the founder of May Mobility, the Michigan-based startup that operates a fleet of low-speed autonomous electric vehicles in different cities around the country.
Wired : June 22, 2020

Hacker Lexicon: What Is a Side Channel Attack?

Prof. Daniel Genkin helps to explain why side channel attacks continue to happen in this article. Genkin has been involved in identifying a number of flaws that have been vulnerable to side channel attacks, enabling attacks such as the Meltdown, Spectre, RAMBleed, and Foreshadow attacks.
National Public Radio : June 18, 2020

Delaware Quietly Fielded An Online Voting System, But Now Is Backing Away

Delaware briefly deployed a controversial internet voting system recently but scrapped it amid concerns about security and public confidence, comments from Prof. J. Alex Halderman.
CVPR Daily : June 18, 2020

A Q&A with David Fouhey

Prof. David Fouhey is interviewed about his experiences as an Assistant Professor in CVPR Daily, which is published in conjunction with the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference.
Grainstone Lee : June 12, 2020

Game Playing meets Game Theory with Professor Michael Wellman

Lynn A. Conway Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Michael Wellman is interviewed on the progress AI is making due to combining deep reinforcement learning with game-theoretic modeling.
The Washington Post : June 11, 2020

The Cybersecurity 202: Georgia’s primary debacle should sound alarm bells for November

“The wide-scale problems in Georgia are exactly what experts have been fearing.” Prof. J. Alex Halderman raises alarm about November elections based on the experience in Georgia’s primary.
OneZero : June 9, 2020

Online Voting System Used in Florida and Elsewhere Has Severe Security Flaws, Researchers Find

Significant problems with Democracy Live’s OmniBallot internet voting program could result in doctored ballots as voters gear up for election season in the era of Covid-19
The Washington Post : June 9, 2020

The Cybersecurity 202: DARPA wants hackers to try to crack its new generation of super-secure hardware

Prof. J. Alex Halderman offered recommendations for how election officials can use online voting platform OmniBallot’s technology while mitigating risk.
New York Times : June 9, 2020

Amid Pandemic and Upheaval, New Cyberthreats to the Presidential Election

Fear of the coronavirus is speeding up efforts to allow voting from home, but some of them pose security risks. A new study by Prof. J. Alex Halderman identifies risks to election integrity and voter privacy on the OmniBallot platform, currently in use for the Delaware primaries and in other parts of the country.
DBusiness Magazine : June 9, 2020

Batteryless Machine Health Monitoring Solution Debuted by Ann Arbor’s Everactive

Everactive, which has an office in Ann Arbor, launched its machine health monitoring solution, which is designed to deliver real-time, maintenance-free insights into the health of rotating equipment such as motors, pumps, fans, and compressors.
Forbes : May 27, 2020

The feasibility of cyber-risk management to ensure social good

Forbes India profiles the research of Assistant Research Scientist Ranjan Pal, who’s estimating the risk of catastrophic cyber-attacks – and the financial impact on businesses and their cyber-insurance.
King’s College : May 27, 2020

When is the likelihood of a cyber blackout?

Kings College London profiles the research of Assistant Research Scientist Ranjan Pal, who’s estimating the risk of catastrophic cyber-attacks – and the financial impact on businesses and their cyber-insurance.
MoneyInc : May 27, 2020

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Vik Verma

ECE Council member Vik Verma (MSE EE ’89) is profiled by MoneyInc.
SupplyChain Management : May 14, 2020

Everactive Machine Health Monitoring May Address COVID-19 Supply Chain Concerns

SupplyChain Management profiles the work of Everactive, a U-M startup co-founded by Prof. David Wentzloff, and their Machine Health Monitoring (MHM) solution, designed to deliver real-time, maintenance-free insights into the health of rotating equipment.
Technovation : May 5, 2020

5 Women You Should Know Working in AI

Rada Mihalcea, the Janice M. Jenkins Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the U-M AI Lab, is featured for her work in computational sociolinguistics.
Phys.org : April 29, 2020

Catching nuclear smugglers: Fast algorithm could enable cost-effective detectors at borders

PhysOrg spread the word about Hero’s work with Sara Pozzi and others. The research was published in Scientific Reports.
Michigan Today : April 27, 2020

Probing tech’s soft underbelly

Prof. Kevin Fu’s lab has demonstrated weaknesses in the electronic devices and sensors that we rely upon to illustrate the need for improvements in cybersecurity. He is profiled in this article.
Computing Community Consortium : April 17, 2020

Computing Researchers Respond to COVID-19: Voxel51; A Means of Tracking Social Distancing

The Computing Community Consortium profiles the work done by Voxel51, a U-M startup led by Prof. Jason Corso, that uses custom AI to continuously track vehicle, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic in real time at some of the most visited places in the world to help the COVID-19 response.
Forbes : April 16, 2020

HBO Documentary Shows The Value Of Cybersecurity In Election Security

J. Alex Halderman examines the threats associated with electronic voting machines.
Governing : April 10, 2020

Company Uses Public Street Cams to Measure Social Distancing

The Ann Arbor, Mich., company, Voxel51, is using data from street cameras to measure social distancing across the world. The company hopes the data gets put to good use, “even if it’s only public awareness.”
ScreenRant : April 8, 2020

How To Watch The Grim Reality Of Physical Distancing In Major Cities

ScreenRant profiles the work of Prof. Jason Corso’s startup, Voxel51, to track social distancing in cities.
TechCrunch : April 8, 2020

Tech for good during COVID-19: Texts for frontline workers, a crisis prevention hotline and more

TechCrunch highlights the work by Prof. Jason Corso’s startup, Voxel51, to track social distancing in cities.
Click on Detroit : April 8, 2020

Local AI startup creates platform to track social distancing in global cities — including Ann Arbor

ClickonDetroit highlights the work by Prof. Jason Corso’s startup, Voxel51, to track social distancing in some of the busiest cities in the world.
IEEE Spectrum : April 4, 2020

New Gyroscope Design Will Help Autonomous Cars and Robots Map the World

Prof. Khalil Najafi’s development of a small, precise and affordable gyroscope for navigation without GPS is featured in IEEE Spectrum.
TechCrunch : April 3, 2020

Nvidia makes its GPU-powered genome sequencing tool available free to those studying COVID-19

Founded by Prof. Scott Mahlke and his former students Mehrzad Samadi and Ankit Sethia, Parabricks was acquired by Nvidia in December 2019. Parabricks accelerates genomic analysis.
Medium : April 2, 2020

Why I Chose to Attend Michigan Engineering

Allison Kench, sophomore studying CS, reflects on what drove her decision to attend the University of Michigan.
MLive.com : April 1, 2020

Duo Security founder donates $1M to Washtenaw County small business fund

EECS alum Dug Song, co-founder of Duo Security, has gifted $1M to an emergency fund for Washtenaw County small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Bloomberg : April 1, 2020

Cybersecurity Experts Say Hacking Risk Is High for Mobile Voting

J. Alex Halderman talks with Bloomberg about mobile voting systems, saying they’re still prone to tampering and manipulation.
Click on Detroit : March 30, 2020

University of Michigan gyroscope could reduce dependence on GPS in electronics

Click on Detroit highlights the research led by Prof. Khalil Najafi.
MIT News : March 9, 2020

3 Questions: Joe Steinmeyer on guiding students into the world of STEM

MIT profiles Prof. Joe Steinmeyer, an EECS alum.
Freethink : March 3, 2020

New lasers see into the brain to detect concussions

University of Michigan Engineering researchers’ work to detect distressed cells in the brain is detailed by Freethink.

Boeing : February 26, 2020

Boeing Nominates New Directors; Announces Director Retirements

Steve Mollenkopf (MSE EE 1993) and CEO of Qualcomm has been nominated as a new director of Boeing.
New York Times : February 26, 2020

He’s Stared Down Activists and Apple, and Is Still in Charge

The New York Times profiles Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf (MSE EE 1993).
Michigan Daily : February 18, 2020

Engineering professor Leung Tsang elected to the National Academy of Engineering

The Daily profiles Prof. Leung Tsang and talks to his PhD students about his election to the NAE.
Michigan News : February 11, 2020

‘Alexa, let’s chat!’: U-M among 10 student teams worldwide advancing conversational AI

The U-M Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge team have made it to the semi-finals.
Gizmodo : February 6, 2020

Buggy Iowa Caucus App Is Buggy, Security Experts Say

“It’s total amateur hour,” Prof. J. Alex Halderman says of a vulnerable app used in the Iowa Caucuses.

The Washington Post : February 6, 2020

Here’s why NSA rushed to expose a dangerous computer bug

Hackers could have used vulnerabilities in the IowaReporterApp to intercept or even change passwords, vote totals, and other sensitive information, with commentary from Prof. J. Alex Halderman.

Physics World : February 5, 2020

Transparent graphene photodetectors make advanced 3D camera

Physics World covers the work done by a team led by professors Zhaohui Zhong, Jeffrey Fessler, and Theodore Norris where they developed a new 3D camera that enables safer autonomy and advanced biomedical imaging.
Bloomberg : February 4, 2020

How Multiple System Failures Produced Debacle in Iowa Caucus

Prof. J. Alex Halderman spoke about how the spectacle in the Iowa Caucuses should serve as a cautionary tale about electronic and internet voting.

The New York Times : February 3, 2020

App Used to Tabulate Votes Is Said to Have Been Inadequately Tested

Prof. J. Alex Halderman provides commentary on the vulnerabilities of app used in the Iowa Caucuses.

National Public Radio : January 30, 2020

Puerto Rico’s Internet Voting Plan Threatens Election Security: ACLU

Puerto Ricans could be casting their ballots online only in the next eight years, and Prof. J. Alex Halderman provides criticism.

Wired : January 27, 2020

Intel Is Patching the Patch for the Patch for Its ‘Zombieload’ Flaw

A research team from Michigan and University of Adelaide has identified a new microarchitectural attack that is capable of bypassing the buffer overwrite countermeasures in INtel’s flagship processors.
Michigan Daily : January 27, 2020

University professors discuss artificial intelligence’s influence on the financial world

Professors Michael Wellman and Rada Mihalcea discuss the role of artificial intelligence in finance as part of the Friday Night AI series at the Ann Arbor Downtown Library.
TRT World : January 23, 2020

ROBOTS: Time to think about laws?

Prof. Ben Kuipers discusses a world where robots become more important to our everyday lives.
The Hill : January 21, 2020

How a scientific breakthrough is making ‘green methane’

Scientists are creating “green methane” out of a process called artificial photosynthesis — which could make natural-gas-powered devices carbon neutral.
The New York Times : January 13, 2020

‘Chaos Is the Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier in 2020

While American election defenses have improved since 2016, many of the vulnerabilities exploited four years ago remain. Comments by Prof. J. Alex Halderman.

Interesting Engineering : January 10, 2020

Scientists develop new catalyst that uses light to convert carbon dioxide to fuel

EECS-ECE professor Zetian Mi’s research on artificial photosynthesis is featured in Interesting Engineering.

Politico : January 10, 2020

Research undercuts arguments from ballot-marking device advocates

Ballot-marking devices are still vulnerable to hacks, according to a study from EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman.

Science : January 10, 2020

Taking a cue from plants, new chemical approach converts carbon dioxide to valuable fuel

EECS Professor Zetian Mi’s research on artificial photosynthesis is described in Science.
The Washington Post : January 9, 2020

Voting machines touted as secure option are actually vulnerable to hacking

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman’s latest study shows that hybrid voting machines are still vulnerable to hacks.
Bloomberg : January 9, 2020

Voters fail mock election, exposing vulnerability to hackers

The latest study from EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman shows vulnerabilities in ballot-marking devices.
SmarterEveryDay : January 6, 2020

Breaking Into a Smart Home With A Laser – Smarter Every Day 229

Graduate student Ben Cyr demonstrates how his lab was able to hack into smart speakers with a laser.

Nature : December 18, 2019

Tomorrow’s industries: from OLEDs to nanomaterials

Prof. Stephen Forrest lends his expertise to this piece by Nature.
USA Today : December 13, 2019

USA Today: Researchers level playing field for disabled kids

VIDEO: A University of Michigan research team, including ECE Prof. Hun-Seok Kim, has created an augmented reality system that allows people with different levels of mobility to play and exercise together (Dec. 10).
ABC : December 13, 2019

ABC News: iGym levels playing field for disabled, able-bodied children

A University of Michigan research team, including ECE Prof. Hun-Seok Kim, has created an augmented reality system that allows people with different levels of mobility to play and exercise together
MGoBlue : December 10, 2019

Scholar Stories: Gu Doing What She Loves at Michigan — Dance, Computer Science

Allison Gu keeps busy: a senior in CS with an entrepreneurship minor, she’s also tri-captain of the U-M Dance Team.

Associated Press : December 10, 2019

Associated Press: iGym levels playing field for disabled, able-bodied children

Prof. Hun Seok Kim helped perfect an augmented reality system that helps level the playing field between disabled and able-bodied players.
Michigan News : December 10, 2019

Michigan News: Inclusive play: U-M art professor leads creation of interactive game for kids with and without disabilities

Prof. Hun Seok Kim is a member of the team that created the augmented reality system called iGYM
TechCrunch : December 5, 2019

Toyota leads $50 million investment in autonomous shuttle startup May Mobility

The company was co-founded by Prof. Ed Olson, and specializes in autonomous shuttles.
Saturday Morning Physics : November 22, 2019

Herbert Winful – The Birth and Amazing Life of Nonlinear Optics

Prof. Herbert Winful presents “The Birth and Amazing Life of Nonlinear Optics” as part of Saturday Morning Physics.
US Navy : November 22, 2019

The Future of Organic Electronics OLED Displays

Professor Stephen Forrest discusses what makes organic electronics special and how its attributes create exciting new opportunities to finally realize its promise after 70-plus years of applied research, during a Distinguished Lecture Series held at the Office of Naval Research.
Michigan Daily : November 22, 2019

‘U’ researchers find way to hack into virtual assistants with lasers

Researchers including Profs. Kevin Fu and Daniel Genkin were able to take control of virtual assistants using only light.
MLive.com : November 18, 2019

How UM degrees propelled careers in T-shirts, robots and photo archives

MLive profiles the Ann Arbor T-shirt Company, co-founded by alums Jerry Kozak (Business) and Ricky Winowiecki (Computer Engineering).
Economic Times : November 18, 2019

Only Appropriate Data

ECE Research Scientist Ranjan Pal co-wrote a blog based on his multi-university collaborative research on issues surrounding the mass collection of data from apps, how it impacts our privacy, and what the future may look like. The article is based on an ongoing international collaboration of the authors with the following faculty: Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge), Edgar Whitley (London School of Economics), Yong Li (Tsinghua University) and Swades De (IIT Delhi).
Bloomberg : November 14, 2019

Expensive, Glitchy Voting Machines Expose 2020 Hacking Risks

Paper ballots may be safer and cheaper, but local officials swoon at digital equipment. Remarks from J. Alex Halderman.

The Washington Post : November 7, 2019

Elon Musk says he has the solution for California’s fire-related blackouts. It starts at $15,000.

Prof. Ian Hiskens comments on using rooftop-mounted solar and battery storage as a way to achieve energy independence.
Associated Press : November 7, 2019

Study: Russia’s web-censoring tool sets pace for imitators

New research by Prof. Roya Ensafi sheds light on the implications of this technology.
NBC : November 5, 2019

The smart speaker in your home may not be as secure as you think

Researchers, including EECS-CSE associate professor Kevin Fu, have discovered an exploit that made home assistants vulnerable to lasers.

Wired : November 5, 2019

Hackers can use lasers to ‘speak’ to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Researchers, including EECS-CSE associate professor Kevin Fu, have discovered an exploit that makes home assistants vulnerable to laser attacks.

The New York Times : November 5, 2019

With a laser, researchers say they can hack Alexa, Google Home or Siri

EECS-CSE associate professor Kevin Fu’s research has found a vulnerability in home assistants, reports the New York Times.

Ars Technica : November 5, 2019

Siri, Alexa, and Google Home can be controlled with lasers, new research shows

MEMS mics respond to light as if it were sound, discovered by a team including Profs. Kevin Fu and Dan Genkin
Forbes : October 31, 2019

Five Components Of Autonomous Car Security

Prof. Morley Mao’s research group released the first paper on practical attacks against a LiDAR system.
The Washington Post : October 30, 2019

PG&E’s role in Sonoma fire questioned as power outage frustrations grow

Prof. Ian Hiskens serves as an expert-commentator in a Washington Post story about the potential role Pacific Gas & Electric equipment played in the wildfires ravaging Northern California.
Diversity in Action Magazine : October 18, 2019

Jana Pavlasek – PhD Student in Robotics

PhD student in Prof. Chad Jenkins’ lab is profiled.
Communications of the ACM : October 18, 2019

If We Want Women to Persist in Computing, Teach Them Programming – At Any Age

Prof. Mark Guzdial writes about the need for early education if retention of women in CS is a goal.
Popular Mechanics : October 17, 2019

Meet the super robots that are about to lap the world’s fastest humans

Prof. Jessy Grizzle’s robot, Mabel, is profiled in this piece by Popular Mechanics.
University of Michigan : October 9, 2019

U-M MUSEUM OF ART BRINGS ROBOTS TO THE ART WORLD

U-M Robotics members, including Robotics Director and ECE Professor Jessy Grizzle, are working with the University of Michigan Museum of Art to test a prototype robot docent.
Michigan Daily : October 1, 2019

University Professors talk using AI technology for bipolar disorder

Two professors involved in the intersection of artificial intelligence and mental health shared their work Friday evening at the Ann Arbor District Library in partnership with the University of Michigan’s AI Laboratory.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : October 1, 2019

Carnegie Mellon appoints new dean for College of Engineering

William Sanders received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering; a master’s degree in computer, information and control engineering; and a doctoral degree in computer science and engineering, each from the University of Michigan.
Medium : September 30, 2019

Interspeech 2019 — Machine Learning-enabled Creativity and Innovation In Speech Tech

Coverage of Interspeech 2019, including Prof. Emily Mower Provost’s research on automatically detecting suicidal ideation from natural phone conversations.
Newswise : September 26, 2019

Dr. James W. Albers Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. James Albers (BSE EE 1965; MS Bioengineering 1966; MS Psychology 1968; PhD Bioengineering 1970; MD 1972) was named winner of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine’s (AANEM) 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, for his unparalleled contribution to neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine through efforts in teaching, research, and scholarly publications.
ZDNet : September 26, 2019

11 unexpected ways universities are using the Microsoft HoloLens

Dr. Dave Chesney and his students have found medical applications for the HoloLens, including providing realtime remote emergency care.

September 23, 2019

U-M experts to weigh in on artificial intelligence, mental health in Ann Arbor Sept. 27

Event to take place at Ann Arbor District Library’s downtown branch

Fast Company : September 18, 2019

In an era of distractions, Microsoft wants AI to be your coworker

The company is aiming to adapt its productivity suite to a short-attention-span world, with remarks by Prof. Walter Lasecki

Slate : September 13, 2019

Trump’s Plan to Stop Violence Via Smartphone Tracking Isn’t Just a Massive Privacy Violation

Prof. Emily Mower Provost spoke with Slate about the new HARPA proposal. She and her colleagues were skeptical.

Chemistry World : September 12, 2019

Can organic solar cells stand the test of time?

Stephen Forrest’s research group demonstrated it’s possible to create organic solar cells that reliably work for 27,000 years outdoors.
Crain’s Detroit Business : September 12, 2019

Jason Mars and Lingjia Tang – 40 Under 40

Profs. Lingjia Tang and Jason Mars co-founded Clinc AI, developing personal assistants for a variety of applications.

Brain Links : September 7, 2019

Students from the United States visiting various work groups of BrainLinks-BrainTools this summer

Jenny is a student at the University of Michigan (member of IPAN), studying Neuroscience, and she visited Prof. Dr. Carola Haas’s lab.
CNN : August 28, 2019

Yes, tech companies may listen when you talk to your virtual assistant. Here’s why that’s not likely to stop

Prof. Jason Mars weighs in.

CNN : August 23, 2019

Yes, tech companies may listen when you talk to your virtual assistant. Here’s why that’s not likely to stop

EECS-CSE professor Florian Schaub explains privacy concerns that stem from assistants like Alexa.

Scientific American : August 21, 2019

How to Defraud Democracy

Prof. J. Alex Halderman writes a worst-case cyberwarfare scenario for the 2020 American presidential election.

Politico : August 12, 2019

Researchers wrote an algorithm that can undetectably change scanned ballot images

Digital images of scanned-in paper ballots can be easily modified to change the results of an election, according to research published by Prof. J. Alex Halderman.

Bloomberg : August 6, 2019

Ford Buys Defense Contractor to Get Robot Rides on the Road

Quantum Signal will still operate independently, with its own human resources department, and continue to be run by co-founder and ECE Council Member Mitchell Rohde (BSE MSE EE 1994 1996; MSE PhD BME 1997 2000).

US Army : August 5, 2019

Army-funded researchers earn top scientific honors

U.S. Army announces Prof. Alfred Hero’s 2020 IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing.

IBM : August 1, 2019

Michigan co-launches competition to help build the next generation of AI-driven dialog systems

IBM Research AI and the University of Michigan are spearheading the development of algorithms that can learn goal-oriented dialog interactions effectively from human-to-human chatlogs by organizing a public competition to inspire and evaluate novel approaches that will lead to the next generation of AI-driven dialog systems.

August 1, 2019

Overcoming Challenges in Building Enterprise AI Assistants

U-M researchers including Prof. Walter Lasecki, postdoc Jonathan Kummerfeld, and PhD student Sai Gouravajhala partnered with IBM research to address one of the main challenges in existing state-of-the-art AI assistants. Their paper works to disentangle conversations that are mixed together in a single stream of messages.

IEEE Spectrum : July 31, 2019

First programmable memristor computer

EECS-ECE professor Wei Lu explains the power of his lab’s new memristors.

MIT Technology Review : July 18, 2019

To foil hackers, this chip can change its code in the blink of an eye

EECS-CSE professor Todd Austin explains how Morpheus’ rapid churning can thwart potential hackers.

Urgent Communications : July 16, 2019

Univ. of Michigan: Hun-Seok Kim describes approach to low-cost, high-accuracy location solution

Prof. Hun-Seok Kim outlines the progress his team has made to develop an infrastructure-light location solution that is designed to leverage 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz Wi-Fi signals to deliver location data that is accurate within 10 centimeters.

In the News : July 12, 2019

Harvard’s Tiny, Solar-Powered Flying Robot

EECS-CSE assistant professor Shai Revzen shares his thoughts on Harvard’s flying robot and predicts the future of micro-flying air vehicles.

The New York Times : July 11, 2019

Hold ’Em or fold ’em? This A.I. bluffs with the best

Michael Wellman, the Lynn A Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, explains how AI-playing Texas Hold ‘Em could drive cybersecurity advancements.

Mother Jones : July 3, 2019

Elizabeth Warren just released a plan to protect American elections

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman explains what it would take to protect elections in the United States.

IUPAC : June 26, 2019

Mingxin Liu receives award for advancements in green chemistry

Dr. Mingxin Liu received a 2019 IUPAC-Zhejiang NHU International Award for Advancements in Green Chemistry from the Int. Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Liu is a visiting researcher working with Prof. Zetian Mi on photo-catalyzed material and energy conversion using semiconductors.

Yahoo : June 24, 2019

Proprietary chip design allows PsiKick, now Everactive, to power wireless sensors entirely from harvested energy, eliminate the need for batteries

PsiKick, the company pioneering wireless, batteryless Internet of Things (IoT) systems and co-founded by a U-M Prof. David Wentzloff, today announced it has changed its name to Everactive and closed a $30 million funding round.

IEEE Spectrum : June 21, 2019

GitHub Releases New Tools to Report Vulnerabilities

The new features came out the same day as a study by Prof. Atul Prakash that found many open-source projects lack a clear way to report security problems.

EE Times : June 18, 2019

Analog AI Accelerator Startup Raises $30m

AI accelerator chip start-up Mythic, founded in 2012 at U-M by EECS alumnus Mike Henry and Dave Fick, has raised $30 million in a B1 funding round.

Wired : June 15, 2019

Google Stadia has kicked off a new age of gaming data harvesting

John L Tishman Professor of Engineering John Laird tells Wired computer games are a valuable tool for analyzing human behavior and decision-making skills.

Mic : June 13, 2019

Privacy policies are too complicated to understand, new analysis confirms

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Florian Schaub explains how many privacy policies are unfair to consumers.

Ars Technica : June 11, 2019

Researchers use Rowhammer bit flips to steal 2048-bit crypto key

RAMBleed side-channel attack, discovered in part by Michigan researchers, works even when DRAM is protected by error-correcting code.
Ars Technica : June 11, 2019

Researchers use Rowhammer bit flips to steal 2048-bit crypto key

Prof. Daniel Genkin’s group contributed to the discovery of a new side-channel attack targeting a computer’s memory.
Gineers Now : June 10, 2019

Organic Solar Cells Achieve the Highest Efficiency Rate

GineersNow profiles EECS-ECE Prof. Stephen Forrest’s research improving the efficiency and longevity of organic solar cells.

The New Economy : June 4, 2019

Microscopic ‘smart dust’ sensors are set to revolutionise a range of sectors

The New Economy interviews Prof. David Blaauw about millimetre-scale devices that could reinvent the Internet of Things and lead to breakthroughs in a variety of applications, including biomedical implants.

Life Pulse Health : June 4, 2019

Blue Clover Devices Brings Silicon Valley Innovation to Germany

Pete Staples (B.S. EE), the founder and President of Blue Clover Devices, gives first public demonstration of the Production Line Tool (PLT), a cloud native test automation device at the Automotive Testing Expo.

Lansing State Journal : May 30, 2019

In a lab at U-M, working on technology that helps the blind see and other brain-computer connections

The Lansing State Journal explores the history of U-M’s contributions to the development of bionic implants going back to Kensall Wise, the William Gould Dow Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of EECS-ECE, and his team of researchers who engineered a series of neural probes capable of measuring and influencing activity in the brain at the cellular level.

VentureBeat : May 20, 2019

Clinc raises over $50 million to bring conversational AI to cars, banks, and kiosks

Clinc, a four-year-old AI startup based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announced that it’s secured $52 million in series B financing

Click on Detroit : May 15, 2019

Inside University of Michigan’s Robotics Lab in Ann Arbor

ClickonDetroit tours Prof. Jessy Grizzle’s robotics lab.
Ars Technica : May 14, 2019

New speculative execution bug leaks data from Intel chips’ internal buffers

Intel-specific vulnerability was found by researchers including Prof. Daniel Genkin’s group, calling their discovery of the attack Fallout.
Design News : April 17, 2019

Wearable Device Acts as Biopsy Alternative

EECS-ECE PhD alum Tae Hyun Kim is part of a project that has made a prototype for a wearable device with a cancer-cell-capturing chip that could be used in place of a biopsy to more accurately test a patient for cancer.

UMass-Amherst : April 17, 2019

UMass Amherst Names Sanjay Raman Dean of the College of Engineering

EECS-ECE alum Sanjay Raman (MSE PhD EE 1993 1998) will serve as the new dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Purdue : April 16, 2019

Purdue selects Peroulis to lead School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

EECS-ECE alum Dimitrios (Dimitri) Peroulis (MSE PhD 1999 2003) has been selected to head Purdue’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Princeton : April 11, 2019

Symposium marks growth for Princeton’s materials institute

EECS-ECE Prof. Stephen Forrest was honored at Princeton as a keynote speaker where he spoke about innovation and the importance of cooperation among science, academia, and industry.

Heavy : April 10, 2019

Katie Bouman: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

EECS-ECE alum Katie Bouman is the researcher who led the creation of an algorithm that allowed scientists to capture images of a black hole for THE VERY FIRST TIME.

Movellus : April 3, 2019

Movellus Raises $6M in Venture Funding, Led by Stata Venture Partners

Movellus is a U-M startup founded by EECS-ECE alum Dr. Mo Faisal (now CEO) and EECS-ECE Prof. David Wentzloff.

IEEE Spectrum : March 27, 2019

Teeny-Tiny Bluetooth Transmitter Runs on Less Than 1 Milliwatt

Bluetooth low-energy data packets can now be sent by millimeter-size IoT motes

The Hill : March 25, 2019

Voting tech creates growing concern for local officials

EECS-CSE graduate student instructor Matt Bernhard explains the risks of not addressing voting security concerns.

March 14, 2019

An electronically tunable metasurface that rotates polarization

Phys.org highlights EECS-ECE Prof. Anthony Grbic’s research in developing a transparent, electronically tunable metasurface as part of a $7.5M MURI project. Also featured is ECE PhD student, Zhanni Wu, who is a member of Grbic’s team.

IEEE Spectrum : March 12, 2019

ECE professors help robots better navigate the world

IEEE Spectrum highlights the work done by Professors Dennis Sylvester, David Blaauw, and Hun-Seok Kim improving SLAM technology.
March 12, 2019

Alum recognized for her contributions in STEM

Dr. Katherine Herrick (BSE MSE Ph.D EE ‘93 ‘95 ‘00) is honored by Tuscon Business as a Woman of Influence.
EE Times : March 12, 2019

AI needs memory to get cozier with compute

EECS-ECE professor Wei Lu’s company, Crossbar, is featured in EE Times.

IEEE Spectrum : March 12, 2019

3 New Chips to Help Robots Find Their Way Around

IEEE Spectrum highlights a new chip designed by Professors Dennis Sylvester, David Blaauw, and Hun-Seok Kim, along with PhD student Ziyun Li, that helps robots better navigate the world

March 12, 2019

Congratulations to all 2019 Women of Influence Winners and Nominees!

Dr. Katherine Herrick (EE: BS MS PhD), an ECE Council Member, was honored with the Technology Champion Award by Tuscon Local Media.

Inside Higher Ed : March 6, 2019

Top universities in U.S. targeted by Chinese hackers

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer and Clinical Professor of EEC-CSE Ravi Pendse explains the unique cybersecurity risks universities face, Inside Higher Ed reports.

The New York Times : March 6, 2019

As 2020 nears, pressure grows to replace voting machines

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman stresses the importance of the federal government funding new technologies to improve the security of U.S. elections, as reported by New York Times.

In the News : March 5, 2019

Are our voting systems secure?

Diane Rehm interviewed EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman to discuss election security risks ahead of 2020 presidential primaries.

Time : March 1, 2019

What the U.S. can learn about electronic voting from this tiny Eastern European nation

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses the risks of online voting in Estonia with Time Magazine.

Michigan.gov : February 28, 2019

Whitmer recognizes Mourou’s Nobel Prize

Governor Whitmer recognized Prof. Gérard Mourou’s Nobel Prize in Physics by naming February 28, 2019m, “Chirped Pulse Amplification Day.”
February 28, 2019

Governor Whitmer declares 03/28/19 “Chirped Pulse Amplification Day” in recognition of the work that led to the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for ECE Prof. Emeritus Gerard Mourou

Governor Whitmer declares Thursday, February 28, 2019 “Chirped Pulse Amplification Day” in recognition of the work that led to the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for Gerard Mourou, the A. D. Moore Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of ECE.

February 27, 2019

U-M could invest up to $20 million in four of its startups

Prof. Wei Lu’s startup, MemryX, receives $1M from U-M for developing an in-memory computing system.

February 25, 2019

Hygieia gets FDA approval for mobile app for diabetes care services

February 22, 2019

Thomas Knoll wins Academy Award

VIDEO: Thomas Knoll (BSE Physics ’82 MSE CICE ’84) wins the Academy Award for scientific and technical achievement for inventing Photoshop. Also honored are Knoll’s brother, John Knoll, for the original architecture, design and development, and Mark Hamburg for his continued development and engineering of Adobe Photoshop.

February 19, 2019

Innovative project tests the boundaries of HVAC demand response systems

Electric Light & Power highlights Prof. Johanna Mathieu’s $2.9M ARPA to use air conditioners to advance a renewable power grid.

WDIV : February 15, 2019

Ann Arbor’s May Mobility raises $22 million to deploy driverless shuttles across US

Crain’s Detroit Business : February 15, 2019

May Mobility secures $22 million investment amid expansion

Futurity : February 10, 2019

Can ‘air traffic control’ make self-driving cars cheap and safe?

EECS-CSE assistant professor Walter Lasecki explains how new research can help driverless vehicles make decisions during times of uncertainty.

MLive.com : February 10, 2019

Self-driving cars could deploy sooner using ‘air traffic control’ technique, U-M researchers say

EECS-CSE assistant professor Walter Lasecki explains how new research will allow driverless vehicles to make decisions during times of uncertainty.

National Public Radio : February 8, 2019

The first driverless spin

EECS-CSE Associate Professor Matthew Johnson-Roberson discusses on-going driverless vehicle research and testing going on around the country.

National Public Radio : February 8, 2019

Stateside: MI’s energy infrastructure; mother of modern office design; pushback on Title IX changes

Prof. Johanna Mathieu talks to NPR about what we learned about Michigan’s energy infrastructure during the Polar Vortex, and what we could do to avert a similar situation in the future.

National Public Radio : February 7, 2019

Research team investigating Internet censorship with tracking system

EECS-CSE research assistant professor Roya Ensafi explains how Censored Planet monitors censorship online.

February 4, 2019

University launches Commission on Carbon Neutrality

Prof. Stephen Forrest serves as co-chair of the new commission that will define carbon neutrality in the context of U-M and set a timeline and recommend strategies to achieve that goal.

Wired : February 1, 2019

The punishing polar vortex is ideal for Cassie the robot

EECS-ECE professor Jessy Grizzle explains how the polar vortex was used to push current robotics to its limits to improve designs in the future.

Wired : January 16, 2019

A poker-playing robot goes to work for the Pentagon

Michael Wellman, the Lynn A Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, discusses how AI might help in military decision-making with Wired.

Wired : January 9, 2019

The elite intel team still fighting Meltdown and Spectre

Bloomberg : January 2, 2019

Self-driving cars keep tapping the brakes

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, an EECS-CSE and NAME associate professor and co-director of the University of Michigan’s Ford Center for Autonomous Vehicles, discusses the growing pains of self-driving vehicles with Bloomberg.

In the News : December 21, 2018

Freakonomics Radio Live: “We Thought of a Way to Manipulate Your Perception of Time.”

EECS-CSE professor Rada Mihalcea is a guest on the Freakonomics podcast where she discusses her fake news detecting algorithm.

Crain’s Detroit Business : December 12, 2018

Parabricks finds a niche to target its computing power

University of Michigan spinoff company Parabricks is featured in Crain’s Detroit Business.

MIT Technology Review : December 7, 2018

Online censorship in Saudi Arabia soared after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Censored Planet, an internet censorship project lead by EECS-CSE research assistant professor Roya Ensafi, detected a sharp uptick in censorship following the killing of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi.

National Geographic : December 4, 2018

Why space weather is being made in the lab

EECS-ECE professor Louise Willingale discusses the power and potential of the HERCULES laser.

National Geographic : December 3, 2018

Why space weather is being made in the lab

Lousie Willingale, assistant professor ECE, discusses her research using HERCULES to study magnetized space winds in a lab.

Gizmodo : November 28, 2018

The Malware of the Future Will Have AI Superpowers

Research delving into neural network vulnerabilities done in part by EECS-CSE professor Atul Prakash and U-M graduate students is discussed in Gizmodo.

Motherboard : November 27, 2018

People Who Buy Smart Speakers Have Given Up on Privacy, Researchers Find

A U-M study that included EECS-CSE assistant professor Florian Schaub looked at smart home devices like Alexa and users opinion of privacy after owning one.

Michigan Radio : November 26, 2018

A moral code for computer scientists

In an interview with Stateside, EECS-CSE Professor H. V. Jagadish says that businesses should do more to incorporate data ethics into their practices.

Vox : November 12, 2018

This is the most important moral question about self-driving cars

EECS-CSE professor Benjamin Kuipers discusses self-driving cars’ decision-making process with Vox.

Eurekalert! : November 9, 2018

A stellar achievement: Magnetized space winds in the laboratory

The international team that includes Prof. Louise Willingale is investigating the role of intense magnetic fields dragged by high-speed plasmas through astrophysical environments. HERCULES was used in the experiments.

In the News : November 6, 2018

J. Alex Halderman on Election Systems and Vulnerabilities

Alex Halderman discusses election systems and vulnerabilities ahead of midterm elections with C-Span.

In the News : November 6, 2018

Don’t kid yourself, U.S. enemies are trying to hack our elections

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses election hacking and vulnerabilities ahead of midterms.

Crain’s Detroit Business : November 6, 2018

Parabricks finds a niche to target its computing power

EECS-CSE professor Scott Mahlke and U-M spin-off Parabricks are featured.

Crain’s Detroit Business : November 6, 2018

The internet security company Dug Song is betting on

Internet security company Censys is detailed by Crain’s Detroit Business.

Public Television : November 6, 2018

A look at the election security charges in Georgia’s governor’s race

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses election vulnerabilities ahead of the midterms with PBS.

GQ : November 5, 2018

How to hack an election

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses voting machine vulnerabilities ahead of midterm elections.

Popular Science : November 2, 2018

Here’s how an AI lie detector can tell when you’re fibbing

EECS-CSE professor Rada Mihalcea discusses her research and how they trained an algorithm to detect lies.

Smithsonian : October 29, 2018

The Quest to Build Robotic Hands

Humans can readily manipulate all kinds of objects. But robots need better mechanics – and a lot more intelligence. Prof. Dmitry Berenson teaches robots with large “arms” how to manipulate even soft, malleable objects.

Time : October 29, 2018

Should You Be Afraid of Election Hacking? Here’s What Experts Say

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses election security ahead of midterms.

Vox : October 29, 2018

The midterms are already hacked. You just don’t know it yet.

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman and grad student Matt Bernhard discuss election security risks with Vox.

The Washington Post : October 24, 2018

Self-driving cars will have to decide who should live and who should die. Here’s who humans would kill.

EECS-CSE professor Benjamin Kuipers discusses a new study that delves into the decisions automated cars could make in the future.

The New Yorker : October 24, 2018

The campaign for mobile-phone voting is getting a midterm test

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses election security ahead of midterms.

MLive.com : October 23, 2018

KLA-Tencor Announces Plans to Establish R&D Facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan

“We’re confident that we can continue to create and deliver impactful technologies that ultimately help enrich the human experience. Our expansion into Michigan will help us realize our vision,” said alumnus Rick Wallace, chief executive officer.

ABC : October 15, 2018

How hackable are American voting machines? It depends who you ask

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses voting machine vulnerabilities ahead of the midterm elections.

In the News : October 8, 2018

Zetian Mi joins PBS SciTech Now for interview

EECS-ECE professor Zetian MI is featured in PBS SciTech Now.

Bloomberg : October 3, 2018

Ashkin, Mourou, Strickland Win Nobel Prize in Physics

EECS-ECE Professor Emeritus Gerard Mourou and two other Nobel Prize awardees are featured.

The Guardian : October 3, 2018

Physics Nobel prize won by Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland

EECS-ECE Professor Emeritus Gérard Mourou and two other Nobel Prize awardees are detailed.

The New York Times : October 2, 2018

Nobel prize in physics awarded to scientists who put light to work

Gérard Mourou and two other researchers were awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics.

The Washington Post : October 2, 2018

Nobel Prize in physics awarded for ‘tools made of light’; first woman in 55 years honored

Three researchers, including EECS-ECE Professor Emeritus Gérard Mourou are winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics.

Michigan Radio : October 2, 2018

Former University of Michigan professor awarded Nobel Prize

Michigan Engineering Professor Emeritus Gérard Mourou and two other researchers were awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Detroit Free Press : October 2, 2018

University of Michigan professor wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Michigan Engineering Professor Emeritus Gérard Mourou and two other researchers have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics.

US News & World Report : October 2, 2018

University of Michigan-led effort explores ‘active learning’

EECS-ECE professor Cindy Finelli is the lead investigator on collaborative research to improve student engagement in STEM education.

CNN : October 1, 2018

Facebook hack: What to do if you’re affected

EECS-CSE professor Kevin Fu suggests security measures Facebook users should implement after the latest hack.

Detroit News : October 1, 2018

UM-led effort explores ‘active learning’

EECS-ECE professor Cindy Finelli is the lead investigator on a research project that’s looking to enhance STEM education through active learning.

In the News : September 25, 2018

PsiKick Brings Patented Batteryless IoT Sensor to Steam Traps

Prof. David Wentzloff’s startup company PsiKick is helping companies and their customers save money by ensuring equipment such as steam traps are functioning properly.

Michigan Radio : September 24, 2018

Stateside: Wisconsin’s suspect water diversion, UM orchestra gives sci-fi film a live soundtrack

Alec Gallimore, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, talks about the twin roles that music and science play in Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The film was shown with accompanying live orchestra and chorus at Hill Auditorium Friday, September 21.

MIT Technology Review : September 14, 2018

How to hack an election—and what states should do to prevent fake votes

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman presented his election hacking findings at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference.

Associated Press : September 13, 2018

Judge weighs whether Georgia must switch to paper ballots

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman says election meddling has gone from an internal interference to interference from outside governments; particularly Russia.

Newsweek : September 13, 2018

Is Trump taking on Russia? President authorizes sanctions on countries that interfere in elections

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman says if Russia plans to interfere in U.S. midterms, they’re probably already in our election systems.

Wired : September 11, 2018

To cripple AI, hackers are turning data against itself

EECS-CSE researcher Kevin Eykholt discusses machine learning with Wired.

Scientific American : September 10, 2018

Cuba’s “sonic attack” on the U.S. Embassy could have been merely sounds emitted by a listening device

EECS-CSE professor Kevin Fu’s research done in collaboration with Zhejiang University researchers is referenced in Scientific American.

Newsweek : August 30, 2018

Security upgrades are too little, too late for 2018 midterms, and race is already on for 2020, experts say

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman discusses election security with Newsweek.

Detroit Free Press : August 29, 2018

Alumnus Garlin Gilchrist named as running mate for Michigan Governor race

Gretchen Whitmer to name Detroiter Garlin Gilchrist II as running mate.
Smithsonian : August 28, 2018

The quest to build robotic hands

EECS-ECE Assistant Professor Dmitry Berenson discusses the technology that’s driving robotic hands advancements.

In the News : August 27, 2018

New system can detect fake news better than humans

EECS-CSE professor Rada Mihalcea and her fake news detector research are highlighted in New Indian Express.

Big Ten Network : August 27, 2018

Michigan is making tech tiny … very tiny

David Blaauw explains the newest and smallest dust-sized computing system developed by a team of electrical and computer engineers.

Business Insider : August 24, 2018

Alumna Darlene Phillips appointed to U.S. DOE Advisory Committee

Phillips (BSE EE 1993; MBA 1998 Ross School of Business Business Administration) has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.
Futurity : August 23, 2018

Algorithm beats humans for sniffing out fake news

Futurity shares the fake news detector research story done in collaboration with Electrical Engineering and Computer Science professor Rada Mihalcea.

In the News : August 23, 2018

This fake news detection algorithm outperforms humans

The Next Web delves into the fake news detector research done in collaboration with Electrical Engineering and Computer Science professor Rada Mihalcea.

The Hill : August 23, 2018

Researchers claim new algorithm beats humans at spotting fake news

Research led by EECS-CSE Rada Mihalcea highlights a new method for detecting fake news.

August 22, 2018

Appier Strengthens AI Team with New Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist

Alumnus Dr. (PhD EE:S) Dr. Min Sun has been appointed Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist of Appier, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company.
Tech Xplore : August 22, 2018

Fake news detector algorithm works better than a human

Tech Xplore highlights the fake news detecting algorithm developed my Michigan Engineering researchers.

Science Daily : August 22, 2018

Fake news detector algorithm works better than a human

WXYZ : August 22, 2018

University of Michigan develops fake news detector to fight misinformation

Marketplace : August 22, 2018

Why election security experts really like paper records

EECS-CSE professor Alex Halderman talks election security with Marketplace Tech host host Tracey Samuelson.

ZDNet : August 17, 2018

​Microsoft: Here’s how to limit ‘Foreshadow’ attack impact

Futurity : August 17, 2018

Your PC might need an update to fight ‘Foreshadow’

BBC : August 16, 2018

‘Foreshadow’ attack affects Intel chips

EECS-CSE professor Thomas Wenisch explains how Foreshadow was discovered and the implications of the security risk.

Register : August 14, 2018

Three more data-leaking security holes found in Intel chips as designers swap security for speed

Wired : August 14, 2018

Spectre-like flaw undermines intel processors’ most secure element

University of Michigan professors are quoted in Wired.

Crain’s Detroit Business : August 14, 2018

University of Michigan team creates an even smaller world’s smallest ‘computer

Bloomberg : August 8, 2018

Sounding the alarm on the dangers of electronic voting

EECS-CSE professor J. Alex Halderman discusses electronic voting and hacking vulnerabilities with Bloomberg News.

Science Daily : August 6, 2018

Memory-processing unit could bring memristors to the masses

Research conducted by ECE professor Wei Lu is featured.

MLive.com : August 3, 2018

Computer the size of a speck of dust created at University of Michigan

EECS professors David Blaauw, Dennis Sylvester and Jamie Phillips and BE professor Gary Luker discuss the world’s smallest computer.

WDIV : August 2, 2018

University of Michigan’s $10M funding program aims to encourage big, daring ideas

The Blue Sky Initiative is part of the University of Michigan College of Engineering’s new internal research funding approach that’s based on a startup investment model.

HPCwire : August 2, 2018

Michigan researchers demonstrate memristor-based PDE solver

EECS-ECE professor Wei Lu is featured in HPCwire.

In the News : August 1, 2018

Memristor setup could make computer chips more efficient

Science News : July 27, 2018

People are bad at spotting fake news. Can computer programs do better?

EECS-CSE professor Verónica Pérez-Rosas and colleagues studied real and fake news with the hopes of building programs that can spot it more effectively.

Crain’s Detroit Business : July 26, 2018

Drone dreams engineered into reality

AERO and EECS professor Ella Atkins discusses the benefits of U-M’s M-Air facility in North Campus.

The New York Times : July 26, 2018

Visa restrictions for Chinese students alarm academia

AERO and EECS professor Ella Atkins is quoted.

HPCwire : July 26, 2018

Michigan Engineering researchers receive $16.7M for advanced computing projects

Michigan Engineering’s research efforts are shared by HPC Wire.

Science : July 25, 2018

Beyond silicon: $1.5 billion U.S. program aims to spur new types of computer chips

EECS professor Valeria Bertacco discusses innovation in the computer innovation industry.

July 16, 2018

Safety in Numbers: Computer Scientist Races to Develop Unhackable Code to Protect Everyone’s Data

Tap into Newark profiles alumnus Dr. Kurt Rohloff (PhD EE) and his data security company, Duality.
Click on Detroit : July 11, 2018

University of Michigan to launch new website to help people navigate social media

ECE alumnus Garlin Gilchrist serves as executive director of the Center for Social Media Responsibility.
July 6, 2018

Rick Bergman sees that Synaptics stays in touch

ECE alumnus Rick Bergman is CEO of Synaptics, a company dedicated to “human interface technology.”
Popular Mechanics : July 5, 2018

The Smallest Computer in the World Fits On a Grain of Rice

The University of Michigan just defeated IBM in creating this tiny computing device designed by ECE Professors David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester.
Popular Mechanics : June 30, 2018

The Smallest Computer in the World Fits On a Grain of Rice

The University of Michigan just defeated IBM in creating this tiny computing device.
Bloomberg : June 28, 2018

Simple self-driving shuttles become first robot rides in Detroit

Edwin Olson, associate EECS professor, is the CEO of May Mobility.

In the News : June 27, 2018

Sonic attacks: How a medical mystery can sow distrust in foreign governments

Kevin Fu, associate EECS professor, and his team were able to recreate the disturbing sounds heard by personnel.

In the News : June 27, 2018

The world’s smallest computer can fit on the tip of a grain of rice

EECS professors David Blaauw, Dennis Sylvester, and Jamie Phillips led the development of the system. VICE reports.

Motherboard : June 26, 2018

The world’s smallest computer can fit on the tip of a grain of rice

EECS professors David Blaauw, Dennis Sylvester, and Jamie Phillips led the development of the system.

Business Insider : June 26, 2018

The world’s smallest computer is so tiny that it makes a grain of rice look gigantic

EECS professors David Blaauw, Dennis Sylvester, and Jamie Phillips led the development of the system.

CNET : June 26, 2018

University of Michigan outdoes IBM with world’s smallest ‘computer’

EECS professors David Blaauw, Dennis Sylvester, and Jamie Phillips led the development of the system.

Forbes : June 26, 2018

May Mobility is deploying self-driving vehicles block by block, starting in Detroit

Edwin Olson, associate EECS professor, is the CEO of May Mobility

Economic Times : June 25, 2018

Researchers create world’s smallest ‘computer’

David Blaauw, EECS-ECE professor, led the development of the new system together with EECS-ECE professor Dennis Sylvester, and Jamie Phillips, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of ECE.

Public Television : June 25, 2018

A mystery illness is still affecting diplomats in Cuba and China

Kevin Fu, associate EECS professor, and his team showed how ultrasonic signals can combine to produce audible and potentially dangerous tones similar to the ones that the diplomats described.

Daily Mail : June 25, 2018

The world’s smallest computer revealed: Incredible image shows tiny machine dwarfed by a grain of rice

David Blaauw, EECS-ECE professor, led the research with fellows EECS-ECE professors Jamie Phillips and Dennis Sylvester.

Engadget : June 25, 2018

World’s tiniest ‘computer’ makes a grain of rice seem massive

David Blaauw, EECS-ECE professor, led the development of the new system together with EECS-ECE professor Dennis Sylvester, and Jamie Phillips, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of ECE.

In the News : June 24, 2018

World’s smallest computer is dwarfed by a grain of rice

David Blaauw, Dennis Sylvester, and Jamie Phillips, EECS professors, led the development of the new system together. Interesting Engineering reports.

In the News : June 22, 2018

Tiny device forces us to rethink ‘What is a computer’?

EECS professors David Blaauw, Dennis Sylvester, and Jamie Phillips led the development of the system. Futurity reports.

In the News : June 22, 2018

World’s smallest computer makes a grain of rice look like a giant jellyfish

EECS professors David Blaauw, Dennis Sylvester, and Jamie Phillips, led the development of the system together. TechRadar reports.

In the News : June 21, 2018

Researchers create world’s smallest ‘computer’

EECS professors David Blaauw, Dennis Sylvester, and Jamie Phillips led the development of the system. TechXplore reports.

EE Times : June 21, 2018

New memories seek embedded use

Wei Lu, EECS professor, is co-founder and Chief Scientist of Crossbar Inc, a Silicon Valley semiconductor company.

June 18, 2018

Chip designer Ambiq Micro raises $11M of planned $20M offering

Ambiq Micro is a U-M startup based on microchip technology co-founded in 2009 by Scott Hanson (BSE MSE PhD EE ’04 ’06 ’09) and his thesis advisors, Prof. Dennis Sylvester and Prof. David Blaauw.
The Wall Street Journal : June 18, 2018

Can ultrasonic noise make you sick?

Kevin Fu, associate EECS professor, and his team showed how ultrasonic signals can combine to produce audible and potentially dangerous tones similar to the ones that the diplomats described.

Time : June 13, 2018

Net Neutrality is officially dead. Here’s how the changes could affect you, according to experts

Florian Schaub, assistant EECS professor, is quoted.

Scientific American : June 11, 2018

Could connected cars pose a new threat to smart cities?

Z Morley Mao, EECS professor, co-wrote the article with EECS PhD candidate Qi Alfred Chen.

Science News : June 1, 2018

Here’s why scientists are questioning whether ‘sonic attacks’ are real

Kevin Fu, associate EECS professor, has some of the only experimental evidence to suggest what might have happened in Cuba.

CBC : May 29, 2018

Mysterious brain injuries at embassies may be linked to common ultrasonic devices

Kevin Fu, associate EECS professor, and his team were able to recreate the ear-shredding screech reported by embassy workers.

In the News : May 29, 2018

The “sonic attack” in China was probably clumsy ultrasonic eavesdropping

Kevin Fu, associate EECS professor, and his team showed how ultrasonic signals can combine to produce audible and potentially dangerous tones. Quartz reports.

Bloomberg : May 29, 2018

Uber’s fatal crash revealed a self-driving blind spot: Night vision

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, assistant EECS professor, is quoted.

Financial Times : May 29, 2018

Smart locks raise property insurer concerns over hacking

Atul Prakash, EECS professor, and his team found that they were able to hack into a smart lock by programming a new PIN code.

IEEE Spectrum : May 22, 2018

U.S. Spy Agencies Seek Tech to Identify Deadly Chemicals From 30 Meters Away

Mohammed Islam, electrical engineering and computer science professor, and his team’s research into chemical sensing is profiled in IEEE Spectrum.

Space.com : May 20, 2018

Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster

Researchers from Germany and the University of Michigan created a new computing technique that uses laser-light pulses to make a prototype of the fundamental unit of computing, called a bit, that could switch between its on and off, or “1” and “0” states, 1 quadrillion times per second.

Interesting Engineering : May 17, 2018

15 of The Greatest Minds in Automobile Engineering Today

Interesting Engineering highlights ECE alumnus Andrew Farah, who’s spearheading GM’s move into autonomous cars.
EE Times : May 17, 2018

Startup Maps AI into Flash Array

EE Times profiles Mythic, an AI accelerator chip startup founded in 2012 at U-M by EECS alumnus Mike Henry and Dave Fick mentored by Professors David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester.
In the News : May 16, 2018

From accident prevention to bike parking, Ann Arbor’s 100 mobility companies cover plenty of ground

Read about the Jason Corso’s company Voxel51, Ed Olson’s company May Mobility, alumnus Ansgar Strother’s company Movatic, and many more.

IEEE Spectrum : May 16, 2018

Crossbar pushes resisted RAM into embedded AI

The company, co-founded by Wei Lu, EECS professor, hopes to move artificial intelligence systems into mobile devices.

LiveScience : May 14, 2018

Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster

Researchers from Germany and University of Michigan pulsed infrared laser light on honeycomb-shaped lattices of tungsten and selenium, allowing the silicon chip to switch from “1” to “0” states just like a normal computer processor — only a million times faster.

Huffington Post : May 11, 2018

Russians had ability to change voter data but didn’t, report says

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, is quoted.

In the News : May 10, 2018

Light could make semiconductor computers a million times faster or even go quantum

A team of researchers in Germany and at the University of Michigan have demonstrated how infrared laser pulses can shift electrons between two different states, the classic 1 and 0, in a thin sheet of semiconductor.

Big Ten Network : May 2, 2018

This Michigan-developed material is a solar power breakthrough

Stephen Forrest, EECS and MSE professor, led the work.

MSN : May 1, 2018

Watch robot casually strut its stuff through fire

Jessy Grizzle, EECS and ME professor, sent bipedal robot Cassie Blue through fire.

Business Insider : May 1, 2018

Here’s how hackers could cause chaos in this year’s midterm election

J Alex Halderman, EECS professor, staged a mock election to demonstrate security flaws in voting machines.

IEEE Spectrum : April 27, 2018

Video Friday: Cassie on Fire

If you’ve ever wondered why Cassie continually takes steps like she’s walking across something hot, this video will make sense to you.

Wired : April 26, 2018

The lab making robots walk through fire and ride segways

Jessy Grizzle, EECS and ME professor, and his lab are teaching bipedal robot Cassie to navigate all kinds of environments.

Laser Focus World : April 26, 2018

Stacked organic solar cells reach record 15% efficiency

Stephen Forrest, EECS professor, led the research.

Financial Times : April 25, 2018

The US has fallen silent over its sonic attack theory in Cuba

Kevin Fu, associate EECS professor, reverse-engineered the cyber attacks in his lab to better understand them.

NBC : April 25, 2018

Canada makes Cuba posting a solitary one for diplomats

Kevin Fu, associate EECS professor, reverse-engineered the cyber attacks in his lab to learn more about them.

Engadget : April 25, 2018

Our democracy is broken. Why can’t technology fix it?

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, proved that voting software was vulnerable to security threats.

April 25, 2018

Duo Security: Upstarts

A company founded by two CSE alumni and headquartered in Ann Arbor recently sold for $2.35 billion. (Yes, billion.) What did they do right?

April 19, 2018

Professor Stephen Forrest elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

University of Michigan faculty members have been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for their significant contributions in scholarly and professional fields.
In the News : April 18, 2018

Cassie Blue robot at capitol building

Jessy Grizzle, EECS and ME professor, is quoted. WILX reports.

Scientific American : April 17, 2018

Can AI really solve Facebook’s problems?

Florian Schaub, assistant EECS professor, is quoted.

April 16, 2018

University of Michigan breaks ground on $75M Ford Robotics Building

MLive highlights the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Robotics Building.
New York Post : April 13, 2018

Tech startup sues Apple over Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor

Mohammed Islam, EECS professor, is the founder of OmniMedSci.

TechCrunch : April 13, 2018

Under a millimeter wide and powered by light, these tiny cameras could hide almost anywhere

Euisik Yoon, EECS professor, and his team built a prototype sensor that is less than a square millimeter, and fully self-powered in sunlight.

In the News : April 12, 2018

Michigan engineers develop solar-powered imaging sensor

This device developed by Sung-Yun Park, Kyuseok Lee, Hyunsoo Song and Professor Euisik Yoon can simultaneously capture an image and harvest energy.

Engadget : April 2, 2018

University of Michigan launches outdoor lab for autonomous drones

Jessy Grizzle, ME and EECS professor, is the director for Michigan Robotics.

WXYZ : March 30, 2018

University of Michigan helping mold the future of drones

Ella Atkins, AERO professor, is quoted.

WDIV : March 30, 2018

University of Michigan unveils outdoor drone lab

Jessy Grizzle, ME and EECS professor, is the director for Michigan Robotics.

Associated Press : March 30, 2018

University of Michigan’s outdoor drone lab takes flight

Jessy Grizzle, ME and EECS professor, is the director for Michigan Robotics.

ABC : March 29, 2018

University of Michigan’s outdoor drone lab takes flight

Ella Atkins, AERO professor, is quoted.

MLive.com : March 29, 2018

Drones fly in new University of Michigan outdoor test lab

Jessy Grizzle, EECS and ME professor, is the director of Michigan Robotics.

Detroit News : March 29, 2018

M-Air drone lab opens with eyes on the skies

Ella Atkins, AERO professor, said the outdoor facility will allow researchers and students to push algorithms to the limit while staying safe.

The Washington Post : March 29, 2018

University of Michigan’s outdoor drone lab takes flight

Jessy Grizzle, ME and EECS professor, is the director for Michigan Robotics. AERO professor Ella Atkins is also quoted.

In the News : March 27, 2018

Despite cash from Congress, key election security issue may not get fixed

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, is quoted. WEMU reports.

Reuters : March 23, 2018

Self-driving car industry confronts trust issues after Uber crash

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, assistant EECS professor, is quoted.

Bloomberg : March 23, 2018

The self-driving Uber in fatal crash didn’t have a vision problem

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, assistant EECS professor, is quoted.

Forbes : March 23, 2018

How May Mobility is spearheading autonomous driving in the form of shuttle services

Edwin Olson, associate EECS professor, is the CEO of May Mobility.

VentureBeat : March 21, 2018

Mythic snags $40 million to advance AI chips

Mythic is an AI accelerator chip startup founded in 2012 at U-M by EECS alumnus Mike Henry and Dave Fick mentored by Professors David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester.
March 12, 2018

What’s Next In Neuromorphic Computing

Wei Lu, EECS professor, has his work mentioned in a discussion of how the commercialization of neuromorphic computing will require improved devices and architectures in Semiconductor Engineering.

FOX : March 9, 2018

Faulty bugging devices may have caused mysterious diplomat illness in Cuba

Kevin Fu, associate EECS professor, analyzed an Associated Press video of a high-pitched sound that an embassy victim had recorded.

WDIV : March 9, 2018

U of M computer scientists might have solved mystery behind Cuba ‘sonic attacks’

Kevin Fu, associate EECS professor, does research on the use of ultrasonic waves to interfere with computer devices.

Gizmodo : March 5, 2018

Study: Malfunctioning surveillance gear, not sonic weapons, could explain Cuba embassy ‘attack’

Kevin Fu, EECS assistant professor, believes that the sounds could have been caused by improperly placed Cuban spy gear.

Michigan Radio : March 5, 2018

UM prof floats new Cuban sonic attack theory

Kevin Fu, EECS assistant professor, does research on the use of ultrasonic waves to interfere with computer devices.

IEEE Spectrum : March 1, 2018

Finally, a likely explanation for the “sonic weapon” used at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba

Kevin Fu, associate EECS professor, specializes in analyzing the cybersecurity of devices connected to the Internet of Things.

Detroit News : March 1, 2018

Comcast offers 1-gigabit service in SE Mich.

Mosharaf Chowdhury, EECS assistant professor, is quoted.

Bloomberg : February 27, 2018

BMW, Toyota back a driverless startup that wants to start small

Edwin Olson, associate EECS professor, is the CEO of May Mobility.

NBC : February 26, 2018

BMW and Toyota are investing in a start-up that makes self-driving shuttles

Edwin Olson, EECS associate professor, is May Mobility’s founder and CEO.

Forbes : February 26, 2018

How artificial intelligence is going to affect the financial industry in 2018

Jason Mars, assistant EECS professor and CEO of Clinc, has developed a conversational AI platform for financial institutions.

The New York Times : February 22, 2018

The myth of the hacker-proof voting machine

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, is quoted.

February 21, 2018

Howard University College Of Arts And Sciences Appoints Three Distinguished Faculty To New RolesE

ECE Alumna Dr. Kim Michelle Lewis (MS EE; PhD Applied Physics), has been appointed as associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs and full professor in the Department of Physics.
Reuters : February 21, 2018

Pacemakers, defibrillators are potentially hackable

Kevin Fu, Associate EECS professor, is quoted.

Los Angeles Times : February 19, 2018

Toyota Prius software fix may reduce fuel efficiency, experts say

Heath Hofmann, EECS professor, is quoted.

Los Angeles Times : February 8, 2018

Toyota failed to fix defect that can cause Prius to overheat and lose power, dealer claims in lawsuit

Heath Hofmann, Electrical Engineering professor, adds his expertise on a 2016 Toyota Prius recall in the Los Angeles Times.

In the News : January 31, 2018

SRC’s new R&D centers

The new $32 million center will develop new ideas in computing frontiers, such as autonomous control, robotics and machine-learning. Semiconductor Engineering reports.

In the News : January 25, 2018

Could algorithmic accelerators spur a hardware startup revival?

Valeria Bertacco, EECS professor, directs the ADA center. TheNextPlatform reports.

In the News : January 23, 2018

DARPA funds six centers working on computer design alternatives

Valeria Bertacco, EECS professor, leads the project. TechRepublic reports.

Crain’s Detroit Business : January 11, 2018

May Mobility steers to market with new tech licenses, plans to double workforce

Edwin Olson, May Mobility’s founder and CEO, is an associate professor of computer science and engineering.

In the News : January 8, 2018

6 months in business, autonomous vehicles on the road: Meet Ann Arbor’s May Mobility

Edwin Olson, May Mobility’s founder and CEO, is an associate professor of computer science and engineering. Benzinga reports.

TechCrunch : January 8, 2018

May Mobility is a self-driving startup with a decade of experience

Edwin Olson, May Mobility’s founder and CEO, is an associate professor of computer science and engineering.

Crain’s Detroit Business : January 8, 2018

Bedrock to test May Mobility autonomous shuttle this week

Edwin Olson, May Mobility’s founder and CEO, is an associate professor of computer science and engineering.

In the News : January 8, 2018

May Mobility steers itself to $11.6M

Edwin Olson, May Mobility’s founder and CEO, is an associate professor of computer science and engineering. Global University Venturing reports.

Science News : January 8, 2018

Ask AI: How not to kill online conversations

Qiaozhu Mei, EECS professor, and colleagues trained a machine-learning program on about 63,000 Reddit threads to learn what dialog-ending responses look like.

WDIV : December 22, 2017

U of M team developing ‘unhackable’ computer

Todd Austin, CSE professor, led the research.

In the News : December 22, 2017

How to create the unhackable computer

Todd Austin, CSE professor, led the research. Healthcare News Analytics reports.

EE Times : December 22, 2017

DARPA takes chip route to ‘unhackable’ computers

Todd Austin, CSE professor, led the research.

Motherboard : December 22, 2017

A new type of computer could render many software hacks obsolete

Todd Austin, CSE professor, led the research.

Daily Mail : December 22, 2017

US military backs project to create unhackable ‘Morpheus’ computer that can thwart hackers ‘like a Rubik’s cube’

Todd Austin, CSE professor, led the research.

International Business Times : December 21, 2017

US military wants to create an unhackable computer that works like a Rubik’s Cube that gets rearranged

Todd Austin, EECS professor, led the research.

In the News : December 20, 2017

DARPA backs development of “unhackable” Morpheus computer system

Todd Austin, EECS professor, lead the research. New Atlas reports.

Mashable : December 20, 2017

Here’s how you can fight for net neutrality even after the FCC vote

Florian Schaub, EECS assistant professor, is quoted.

Politico : November 28, 2017

Too late to upgrade election defenses?

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, is quoted.

WXYZ : November 27, 2017

Local experts weigh in on net neutrality as FCC considers new regulations

Harsha Madhyastha, EECS associate professor, is quoted.

Politico : November 27, 2017

The time to hack-proof the 2018 election is expiring — and Congress is way behind

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, is quoted.

WDIV : November 17, 2017

An afternoon with U-M Robotics’ newest robot

ClickonDetroit spends time in Jessy Grizzle’s lab to witness his latest two-legged robot, known as Cassie Blue.

Huffington Post : November 15, 2017

Jeff Sessions admits he has no idea what DOJ is doing to prevent election hacking

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, is quoted.

Christian Science Monitor : November 8, 2017

Securing the vote: How ‘paper’ can protect US elections from foreign invaders

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, spoke on cybersecurity during a recent panel discussion in Washington.

VentureBeat : November 7, 2017

Ann Arbor cements its status as a tech hub to watch with first unicorn

Dug Song, Michigan Engineering alum, is CEO and co-founder of Duo Security, an Ann Arbor-based startup.

The New York Times : November 3, 2017

U. of Michigan expert puts bird-like robot through its paces

Jessy Grizzle, EECS professor and director of Michigan Robotics, is quoted.

BBC : October 20, 2017

Could Estonia be the first ‘digital’ country?

In 2014, Michigan Engineering conducted a study that identified “major risks in the security of Estonia’s internet voting system” and recommended “its immediate withdrawal”.

Wired : October 19, 2017

Tony Fadell’s next act? Taking on Silicon Valley—from Paris

Alumni Tony Fadell (BSE CE 1991) searches for investments with his venture firm Future Shape while he continues to build roots in Paris.

Financial Times : October 19, 2017

DeepMind computer teaches itself to become world’s best Go player

Satinder Singh, EECS professor, is quoted.

Wired : October 18, 2017

Why the Krack Wi-Fi mess will take decades to clean up

Kevin Fu, EECS associate professor, is quoted.

In the News : October 17, 2017

VAuth tech feels your voice in your skin

Kang Shin, EECS professor, has developed a wearable device that can take the form of a necklace, ear buds or a small attachment to eyeglasses. New Atlas reports.

NBC : October 12, 2017

Self-flying planes may arrive sooner than you think. Here’s why

Ella Atkins, AERO and EECS professor, is quoted.

Wired : October 10, 2017

Hacking North Korea is easy. Its nukes? Not so much

Will Scott, EECS research fellow, spent several months-long stints in North Korea teaching at one of its universities.

In the News : October 9, 2017

The U.S. Navy is developing artificial limbs that are intelligent

Jerome Lynch, CEE and EECS professor, is overseeing the sensor array’s development. Futurism reports.

Campus Technology : October 3, 2017

U-M to study flexible STEM classrooms

NSF funding will help EECS associate professor Cindy Finelli and AERO research fellow Aaron Johnson continue their research.

Detroit Free Press : September 25, 2017

Polaris Industries’ electric vehicles go driverless to ferry downtown Detroit workers

Edwin Olson, EECS associate professor, is the CEO of May Mobility.

In the News : September 19, 2017

Using truly secure passwords: 6 essential reads

Florian Schaub, EECS assistant professor, recently found that including emojis in passwords may increase security. Courtesy of The Conversation.

New Scientist : September 19, 2017

Ultrafast lasers catch electrons relaxing after brief excitement

Mackillo Kira, EECS professor, says the results are exciting.

September 5, 2017

The Internet of Things: From Hype to Reality

The web of connected objects has so far failed to live up to its billing. But that should change.

TechCrunch : August 30, 2017

May Mobility is a self-driving startup with a decade of experience

Edwin Olson, EECS associate professor, is CEO and co-founder of May Mobility.

The New York Times : August 30, 2017

There’s a pizza delivery in Ford’s future, by driverless car

Mcity is a vast pilot project to develop connected-car technologies, and self-driving Ford Fusions or Lexus sedans can often be seen navigating downtown streets.

BBC : August 29, 2017

Self-driving pizza delivery cars to be tested in the US

The process has already had a preliminary, self-driven, test at Mcity.

International Business Times : August 29, 2017

Phone browsing could become faster, may use less data with smart code

Harsha Madhyastha, EECS assistant professor, is one of Vroom’s developers.

Engadget : August 29, 2017

Smart code helps your phone browse the web twice as quickly

U-M researchers have found a way to boost performance without security compromises.

NBC : August 23, 2017

Many county election officials still lack cybersecurity training

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, is quoted.

Los Angeles Times : July 31, 2017

U.S. elections are an easier target for Russian hackers than once thought

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, is quoted.

Smithsonian : July 21, 2017

You’d never have to plug in this battery-free cell phone

David Blaauw, EECS professor, comments.

USA Today : July 20, 2017

Digital ballots, outdated machinery leave us exposed to Russian hack round two

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, has voiced concerns over election security.

Bloomberg : July 19, 2017

World’s most high-tech voting system to get new hacking defenses

In 2014, EECS Professor Alex Halderman recommended the “immediate withdrawal” of Estonian internet voting, citing “major” security risks.

In the News : July 10, 2017

Here’s exactly how Russia can hack the 2018 elections

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, testified in June before the Senate Intelligence Committee about voting machine security. VICE news reports.

Bloomberg : June 29, 2017

Tencent dominates in China. Next challenge is rest of the world

EECS alumnus Martin Lau is the lead strategist and steward of day-to-day operations, as well as the one who fields questions during Tencent’s quarterly conference calls with investors and analysts.

Chicago Tribune : June 23, 2017

How to prevent Russian hackers from attacking the 2018 election

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, wants to improve election security.

In the News : June 12, 2017

Clever RDMA technique delivers distributed memory pooling

Mosharaf Chowdhury, EECS assistant professor, think they can resolve the issue of creating a large pool of memory for applications without making big changes to hardware or software. The Next Platform reports.

US News & World Report : June 9, 2017

An invitation for more hacks

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, is quoted.

The Washington Post : June 7, 2017

Were 2016 vote counts in Michigan and Wisconsin hacked? We double-checked.

Matthew Bernhard, EECS Graduate Student Research Assistant, co-authored the article.

National Public Radio : June 6, 2017

Report: Russia launched cyberattack on voting vendor ahead of election

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, is among those who have been sounding the alarm for years.

IEEE Spectrum : May 27, 2017

Memristor image processor uses sparse coding to see

Wei Lu, EECS professor, and his team have designed hardware specifically to run brain-like “sparse coding” algorithms.

Motherboard : May 23, 2017

Neuromorphic chips offer neural networks that actually work like the brain

Wei Lu, EECS professor, co-authored the study.

In the News : May 22, 2017

New computer chips that ‘see’ data will enable energy-efficient supercomputers

Wei Lu, EECS professor, and his team just published a paper in Nature Nanotechnology describing the new circuit and algorithm, which is based on a principle from neuroscience called sparse coding. Seeker reports.

Motherboard : May 22, 2017

Neuromorphic chips offer neural networks that actually work like the brain

Wei Lu, EECS professor, co-authored the study.

Fortune : May 15, 2017

Apple just acquired this little-known artificial intelligence startup

Michael Cafarella, EECS associate professor, co-founded Lattice.

Newsweek : May 11, 2017

Teaching robots to teach robots

Dmitry Berenson, EECS assistant professor, is quoted.

The New York Times : May 11, 2017

North Korean university draws U.S. Evangelicals despite risks

Will Scott, EECS research fellow, taught at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) in 2013 and 2015.

Wired : April 28, 2017

An obscure app flaw creates backdoors in millions of smartphones

Yunhan Jia, EECS Graduate Student Research Assistant, is one of the Michigan researchers who reported their findings at the IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy.

NBC : April 28, 2017

Hacking with sound waves

Kevin Fu, EECS Associate Professor, has found security flaws in devices containing accelerometers.

Wired : April 28, 2017

An obscure app flaw creates backdoors in millions of smartphones

Yunhan Jia, EECS Graduate Student Research Assistant, reported his group’s findings at the IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy.

Fortune : April 27, 2017

Is this tiny European nation a preview of our tech future?

J Alex Halderman, EECS professor, and his team revealed flaws in the electronic voting systems that can change the results.

Popular Science : April 10, 2017

A neural network helped researchers crack smartphone PINs using built-in motion sensors

Kevin Fu, EECS associate professor, demonstrated that accelerometers in devices can be manipulated and compromise security.

Business Insider : April 9, 2017

Five maps that will change how you see the world

Mark Newman, EECS associate professor, contributed to a voter turnout cartogram.

Huffington Post : April 5, 2017

Why India needs a paper trail for free and fair elections

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, led a group of scientists in hacking an electronic voting machine to reveal vulnerabilities.

Popular Science : March 31, 2017

What you should know about Atlanta’s fiery bridge collapse

Jerome Lynch, CEE and EECS professor, comments on the fiery collapse of the bridge in Atlanta.

The New York Times : March 23, 2017

Where halls of ivy meet silicon dreams, a new city rises

Martha E. Pollack, EECS professor, the provost at the University of Michigan and Cornell’s incoming president to oversee campus building project in New York City.

Detroit News : March 23, 2017

University presidents: Prepare for global economy

Mark S. Schlissel, U-of-M president and other university presidents in Michigan: “Our ability to attract top international students and professors is crucial to our future success.”

The Washington Post : March 20, 2017

Seizure-inducing tweet leads to a new kind of prosecution

Kevin Fu, EECS associate professor, said that a more common problem is malicious computer code, circulating online or on portable drives, that can end up in hospitals’ systems.

March 16, 2017

Tech Time: Software developed to help the blind

U-M students work with groups of children or individuals with disabilities to engineer a variety of assistive technologies tailored to meet their needs.

The New York Times : March 14, 2017

It’s possible to hack a phone with sound waves, researchers show

Kevin Fu, EECS Associate Professor, authored the research paper.

In the News : March 14, 2017

Computers could get 100,000 times faster thanks to laser light pulses

Quantum computers get a step closer

Engadget : March 14, 2017

Laser pulse study could lead to ultrafast computers

We’re talking about computers 100,000 times faster than current machines.

Huffington Post : March 14, 2017

Lasers Could Lead To Computers That Are 100,000 Times Faster Than Today

When you consider what today’s computers are capable of, it’s fairly mind-boggling to imagine what a computer would be like that’s 100,000 times faster.

Wired : March 13, 2017

Laser breakthrough could make computers 100,000 times faster

The result is a step towards lightwave electronics which could eventually lead to a breakthrough in quantum computing

The Wall Street Journal : March 10, 2017

WikiLeaks documents on Samsung smart TVs pose risks for an embattled tech giant

Atul Prakash, EECS professor, comments on the Wikileaks documents that purportedly described Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools in the Wall Street Journal.

Forbes : March 9, 2017

On the road to self-driving cars, Toyota’s first stop is crash-free Camrys

Ryan Eustice, NAME, EECS, and ME associate professor, told Forbes that “[w]ith a Guardian vehicle the palette of things the car can do would be way more than just using the steering wheel and stepping on the brake.”

Scientific American : March 3, 2017

Time to fold, humans: Poker-playing AI beats pros at Texas Hold’em

Michael Wellman, EECS professor, considers the programs “significant milestone[s] in game computation.”

Scientific American : March 1, 2017

Our voting system is hackable by foreign powers

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, says that he and his students could have changed the results of the November election.

In the News : February 23, 2017

Professor who urged an election recount thinks Trump won, but voting integrity still concerns him

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, continues to seek data from the states — Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — that could help him determine if anything improper affected the election results. Story in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Crain’s Detroit Business : February 22, 2017

Clinc raises venture capital round of $6.3 million

Jason Mars and Lingjia Tang, EECS research professors, co-founded Clinc. The company whose open-source intelligent assistant and machine learning research platform is involved in research programs with Intel Corp., IBM Corp. and the National Science Foundation.

The Atlantic : February 21, 2017

Why some apps use fake progress bars

Eytan Adar, EECS professor, describes this “benevolent deception” used by sites and apps. In a paper he published in 2013 with a pair of Microsoft researchers, Adar described a wide range of design decisions that trick their users—but end up leaving them better off.

In the News : February 15, 2017

Memristor research highlights neuromorphic device future

Wei Lu, EECS professor, is working on neuromorphic processor technology. The Next Platform reports.

Popular Science : February 14, 2017

Will artificial intelligence ever actually match up to the human brain?

John Laird, EECS professor, discusses the evolution of artificial intelligence.

US News & World Report : February 8, 2017

Not the time to make voting less secure

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, and other computer scientists have demonstrated repeatedly that voting machines are susceptible to hacking. He has also expressed doubt in the security of elections.

Fortune : February 6, 2017

How powerful AI technology can lead to unforeseen disasters

Benjamin Kuipers, EECS professor, explains that although humans typically program AI-powered robots to accomplish a particular goal, these robots will typically make decisions on their own to reach the goal.

Detroit News : January 26, 2017

Johnson: Michigan may boost post-election audits

Alex Halderman, EECS professor, said routine audits of the state’s paper ballots would help ensure the results are accurate and safe from hackers.

The Guardian : January 5, 2017

Five things that got broken at the oddest hacking event in the world

J Alex Halderman, EECS professor, and Matt Bernhard, EECS graduate student, discuss attempts to prove that the U.S. election wasn’t hacked.

TechCrunch : December 9, 2016

Vesper grabs $15M to build a durable low-power mic that listens forever

Vesper’s technology, which emerged in part from U-M, is constantly listening, but it is doing so with an incredibly low-power draw as it seeks out the frequencies characteristic of a human voice.

WXYZ : December 9, 2016

U-M researchers create helpful tool for Flint residents during ongoing water crisis

University of Michigan researchers have developed a new app aimed at helping Flint residents during the ongoing water crisis in the city.

Huffington Post : December 8, 2016

Blaming Russia to overturn the election

Exhibit A in Stein’s petition is an affidavit from Professor J. Alex Halderman, a professor of computer science at the University of Michigan, who alleges that Russia hacked the election.

Bloomberg : December 6, 2016

Trump allowed to join fight against Pennsylvania recount

According to an affidavit in the earlier state case filed by J. Alex Halderman, a professor of computer science at U-M, hackers could have easily infected Pennsylvania’s voting machines with malware designed to lay dormant for weeks.

New York Post : December 6, 2016

Tech advances leave society open to mass-murdering computer geeks

Dr. Kevin Fu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, said hackers could target multiple hospitals and cause a “massive, nation-wide healthcare outage.”

Detroit Free Press : December 5, 2016

GOP files federal appeal but Mich. recount continues

Alex Halderman, a computer science professor from the University of Michigan explains how a Michigan recount filed by Jill Stein’s campaign could reveal tampering with voting machines.

Bloomberg : December 1, 2016

Russia weaponized social media in U.S. election, FireEye Says

Alex Halderman, a professor of Computer Science at U-M, said hackers could have infected Pennsylvania’s voting machines with malware designed to lay dormant for weeks, pop up on Election Day and then erase itself without a trace.

The New York Times : November 28, 2016

Vote recount push advances, but reversing Trump’s win is unlikely

The Stein campaign is seeking to answer the question of whether the vote was hacked by introducing malicious software into voting machines. The possibility was raised by J. Alex Halderman, a computer science professor at U-M.

In the News : November 28, 2016

The future of electronics is light

UM PhD Student Arnab Hazari: Today’s transistors are about 70 silicon atoms wide, so the possibility of making them even smaller is itself shrinking. We’re getting very close to the limit of how small we can make a transistor.

Vox : November 23, 2016

The election probably wasn’t hacked. But Clinton should request recounts just in case.

“Were this year’s deviations from pre-election polls the results of a cyberattack? Probably not,” Halderman writes. “I believe the most likely explanation is that the polls were systematically wrong, rather than that the election was hacked.”

Boing Boing : November 23, 2016

Alex Halderman: we will never know if the Wisconsin vote was hacked unless we check now

Alex Halderman, professor of Computer Science at UM has clarified his earlier remarks about the integrity of the Wisconsin election: in a nutshell: voting machine security sucks, hackers played an unprecedented role in this election.

Wired : November 23, 2016

Hacked or not, audit this election (And all future ones)

On Wednesday, University of Michigan computer security researcher Alex Halderman published a blog post arguing that Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania should perform recounts due to risks that the election was hacked.

In the News : November 23, 2016

Jill Stein is asking for donations to fund a recount in states key to Hillary Clinton’s loss

J. Alex Halderman, a computer scientist at the University of Michigan, details in a Medium post that states that count ballots with machines rather than paper ballots are liable to be hacked with malware.

BBC : November 23, 2016

Trump election: Activists call for recount in battleground states

According to a CNN report, a group of scientists including J Alex Halderman, director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, has privately told the Clinton campaign it believes there was a “questionable trend”.

In the News : November 23, 2016

Want to know if the election was hacked? Look at the ballots

UM Computer Science Professor Alex Halderman: a skilled attacker’s work might leave no visible signs–though the country might be surprised when results in several close states were off from pre-election polls.

CNN : November 22, 2016

Computer scientists urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results

The scientists, among them J. Alex Halderman, the director of the U-M Center for Computer Security and Society, told the Clinton campaign they believe there is a questionable trend of Clinton performing worse in counties that relied on electronic voting machines.

In the News : November 22, 2016

Experts urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results in 3 swing states

The group, which includes voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, the director of the U-M Center for Computer Security and Society, believes they’ve found persuasive evidence that results may have been manipulated or hacked.

Christian Science Monitor : November 18, 2016

Vulnerable connected devices a matter of ‘homeland security’

“In the short term, consumers are pretty much up a creek without a paddle,” says Kevin Fu, associate professor in the electrical engineering and computer science department at the University of Michigan.

CNN : November 17, 2016

Regulate cybersecurity or expect a disaster, experts warn Congress

“I fear for the day every hospital system is down,” Kevin Fu, who teaches computer security at the University of Michigan, told the hearing. “This will require some kind of governmental mandate.”

Refinery29 : November 15, 2016

How you speak to Siri & Alexa matters more than you think — here’s why

“If we want the computers to behave differently, we have to actually pay attention to how we build them so we don’t just create mirrors of what society does,” says Rada Milhacea, a professor of computer science at U-M.

In the News : November 14, 2016

Evolving technologies pose challenge for medical device security

“A Brief Chronology of Medical Device Security” is the result of THaW, which is funded by the NSF. A.J. Burns, professor at UT–Tyler, and P. Honeyman, research professor of CS at U-M, collaborated on the article.

CBC : November 13, 2016

How safe is your smart home?

Atul Prakash is a computer science professor at the University of Michigan. He specializes in computer security. “I would be cautious, overall,” Prakash advises. “The technology is relatively new.

Motherboard : November 12, 2016

The network standard used in cars is wide open to attack

According to research presented last month at the ACM Conference, courtesy of computer scientists at U-M, the (CAN) protocol implemented by in-vehicle networks has a new and potentially quite dangerous vulnerability.

Forbes : November 8, 2016

A lot of voting machines are broken across America (but it’s totally normal)

And this year is no different, as voting machines have always been vulnerable, said Matt Bernhard, computer science Ph.D. student at U-M and an expert on the security of electoral systems.

BBC : November 8, 2016

US election: Experts keep watch over ‘hack states’

“Unless the election is extraordinarily close, it is unlikely that an attack will result in the wrong candidate getting elected,” suggest Matt Bernhard and Professor J Alex Halderman, security experts from U-M.

IEEE Spectrum : November 4, 2016

The security challenges of online voting have not gone away

Matthew Bernhard, second-year computer science Ph.D student at U-M, and J. Alex Halderman, director of U-M’s Center for Computer Security and Society, emphasize online voting’s longstanding security challenges and setbacks.

In the News : November 3, 2016

Forget rigged polls: Internet voting is the real election threat

It was the office of Alex Halderman, a computer science professor at U-M. The hackers were graduate students, proving a point about Washington, D.C.’s fledgling voting system: that internet voting is vulnerable.

Motherboard : October 20, 2016

This is why we still can’t vote online

J. Alex Halderman, professor of CS at U-M, welcomed the opportunity to try to legally break into government software with his students. Within 36 hours, they found a tiny error that gave them full control of the system.

TechCrunch : October 19, 2016

Notion raises $9.5M for a smarter email app, now live on mobile and soon, Alexa

“We have focused on building a great engineering team and also tapped the resources in our network, like U-M’s Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Computer Science professor Jason Mars as an advisor.”

US News & World Report : October 18, 2016

Rigging the election

Alex Halderman a CS professor at U-M once hacked an open test of Washington D.C.’s online voting system by leaving a unique calling card. Anytime someone cast a vote, the online system would play Michigan’s fight song.

Detroit News : October 17, 2016

Experts: State should audit election results

“It should be done routinely in order to provide a strong degree of confidence,” said U-M cyber-security expert Alex Halderman. “That’s an opportunity for Michigan to improve its election procedures. You should audit every election.”

The Atlantic : October 9, 2016

Even bugs will be bugged

An engineer at Berkeley, and David Blaauw, an engineer at U-M, are developing “smart dust” and “micro motes,” respectively: tiny computers mere millimeters wide that can be equipped with cameras and other sensors.

In the News : October 5, 2016

Why can’t we vote online?

J. Alex Halderman, CS professor, and his students took on the challenge of trying to hack a pilot online voting system. After 36 hours they successfully changed the names of the votes and made it so the Michigan fight song played after someone voted. Story from Capital Public Radio.

In the News : October 5, 2016

Why can’t we vote online?

During the pilot, folks were invited to try and hack the system. At U-M, Professor J. Alex Halderman and his students took up the challenge. It took them about 36 hours to change votes.

Detroit Free Press : September 28, 2016

Far more Flint homes have lead lines than expected, report shows

Jacob Abernethy, EECS professor, and colleagues discuss how more than half of Flint’s homes could be connected to the city’s water system through a lead service line, a figure much higher than originally estimated.

Business Insider : September 12, 2016

A hot new app is hoping to change the way you manage your money

Jason Mars, CS assistant professor, and colleagues are trying to change the way we manage money. Clinc, a startup they created was one of the companies to win “Best in Show” at Finovate.

Business Insider : September 3, 2016

An experimental policing tool is gaining traction across the country — and there are major civil-liberties concerns

H.V. Jagadish, EECS Professor, discusses how with predictive policing we can have significant civil-liberties issues that arise very quickly.

MLive.com : July 21, 2016

U-M Solar Car Team seeking sixth-straight American Solar Challenge win

Shihaab Punia, CE student and team leader, discusses how the University of Michigan Solar Car Team members are hoping to bring back its sixth consecutive victory in the American Solar Challenge, an 8-day, 1,900-mile race that started on July 30 at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio.

The Verge : July 13, 2016

The Mr. Robot hack report: Ransomware and owning the smart home

U-M researchers have found vulnerabilities in Samsung’s SmartThings platform that let them set off smoke alarms or even unlock doors.

IEEE Spectrum : July 8, 2016

Video Friday: RoboCup finals, crowdsourced robotics, and growing drones in vats

Jessy Grizzle, EECS and ME professor, along with U-M engineers teach a robot to walk on a deliberately difficult terrain.

CNN : July 7, 2016

Watch a robot learn how to walk

Jessy Grizzle, EECS and ME professor, along with U-M engineers are teaching a bipedal robot, MARLO, to walk on uneven terrain.

Gizmodo : July 6, 2016

This walking robot looks extremely drunk

Jessy Grizzle, EECS and ME professor, along with U-M engineers are teaching robot, MARLO, to walk on uneven terrain. The team will be working on MARLO’s gait algorithms over the summer before it tries out the impromptu course, an art installation called the Wave Field, a second time.

University of Michigan : June 21, 2016

U-M data science projects explore connection between student achievement, well-being

A project led by Prof. Rada Mihalcea seeks to uncover connections between students’ personal attributes such as values, beliefs, interests, behaviors and backgrounds and their success in school or overall sense of well-being.
Crain’s Detroit Business : June 15, 2016

Credit score company FICO buys University of Michigan spinoff

Mingyan Liu, EECS professor, discusses how the cybersecurity company she cofounded, QuadMetrics, has now been bought by FICO.

Tech.Co : June 15, 2016

Just how safe is your home security system?

Atul Prakash, CS professor, discusses how a team of U-M scientists was equipped to hack into prominent smart home security systems — Samsung’s SmartThings — just using malware.

Xconomy : June 14, 2016

Companion app allows users to keep a digital eye on loved ones

Lexie Ernst, student, discusses how she and fellow students have attempted to modernize the process of safely getting home alone by developing a peer-to-peer app called Companion, which allows users to connect with family, friends, or public safety officials to keep an eye on them virtually as they walk home.

In the News : June 11, 2016

Why can’t we just vote online?

J. Alex Halderman, EECS professor, says “There are protections in place to make sure the servers aren’t compromised, but if they are, they can output any vote totals they want,” in Pacific Standard.

Times of India : May 28, 2016

Batman-inspired software lets you squeeze smartphone to make calls

Kang Shin, EECS professor, and a team of U-of-M engineers have developed pressure-sensitive display technology that can be applied to any smartphone without requiring special built-in sensors.

Gizmodo : May 16, 2016

A simple software update lets any smartphone detect squeezes and forceful touches

EECS engineers have developed software that not only can recreate Apple’s 3D Touch functionality, it can also be added to any smartphone and can detect when the phone is being squeezed.

The Wall Street Journal : May 12, 2016

Apple’s new classroom experiment

Elliot Soloway, School of Education professor, cautioned that “[s]chools always make the mistake of buying computers first and then asking what do we do with them.”

Gizmag : May 8, 2016

Bipedal robot conquers uneven ground

Jessy Grizzle, EECS professor, and his team said that MARLO has the best walking ability of any robot not equipped with powered ankles. MARLO, an unsupported bipedal robot, can negotiate steep slopes, thin layers of snow, and unstable ground using algorithms.

Wired : April 12, 2016

Sonar may have turned up a long-lost Civil War ship, the Agnes E. Fry

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, NAME assistant professor, works with Nautilus Marine Group International to explore a Civil War-era shipwreck.

National Science Foundation : April 8, 2016

Machine learning and the wisdom of the crowd

Jacob Abernethy, EECS assistant professor, uses a market-oriented perspective to connect algorithmic concepts to financial markets.

The Wall Street Journal : April 7, 2016

Toyota teams up with University of Michigan researchers on autonomous driving

Ed Olson, EECS associate professor, and Ryan Eustice, EECS and NAME associate professor, have been hired by Toyota to collaborate on research on fully autonomous cars.

Crain’s Detroit Business : March 31, 2016

Blue Cross teams with Hygieia to test diabetes insulin delivery product

March 29, 2016

Security risks in the age of smart homes

Smart homes, an aspect of the Internet of Things, offer the promise of improved energy efficiency and control over home security. But there are also security risks. Smart home systems can leave owners vulnerable to serious threats, such as arson, blackmail, theft and extortion.
Crain’s Detroit Business : March 26, 2016

UM professors, students lead startup with real-world uses for AI technology

Jason Mars and Lingjia Tang, EECS assistant professors, have just closed on $1.2 million in funding for their start-up, Clinc Inc.

Crain’s Detroit Business : March 13, 2016

PsiKick cracked code for battery-less tech

David Wentzloff, EECS professor and cofounder of PsiKick, has developed self-powered chips that save energy by sleeping when they are not signaled.

Gizmodo : November 17, 2015

The promise – and perils – of predictive policing based on big data

HV Jagadish, EECS professor, discusses the potential consequences of using big data to predict crimes.

New Scientist : November 4, 2015

Lie-detecting algorithm spots fibbing faces better than humans

Rada Mihalcea, EECS associate professor, discusses how they trained a machine learning algorithm on the faces of defendants in recordings of real trials to detect truth tellers correctly 75% of the time.

Detroit Free Press : November 2, 2015

University of Michigan joint institute gets $10M gift

John Wu, EECS alum, and his wife, Jane Sun, have given U-M’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute is getting a $10 million donation.

IEEE Spectrum : October 19, 2015

Bright blue PHOLEDs almost ready for TV

Jaesang Lee, EECS grad student and study leader, says the combination of high brightness and deep blue color is quite revolutionary.

Slate : October 16, 2015

This common cryptography method is alarmingly vulnerable

Alex Halderman, EECS professor, discusses new research that reveals that even the mathematics underlying a common protocol for exchanging cryptographic keys may be vulnerable.

September 23, 2015

Pocket-sized device sees north at forefront of diabetes care

BBC : September 17, 2015

Diabetes: Pocket-sized device to allow control over insulin intake

Deseret News : August 4, 2014

Utah is correct to both be at the front of online voting, and cautiously study security

Prof. J. Alex Halderman is the kind of friend to internet voting Utah needs – one who has the savvy to think and act like someone dedicated to hijacking an election.
Crain’s Detroit Business : June 29, 2014

Southeast Michigan’s Most Innovative Companies

In the News : January 23, 2012

Marvell Technology Completes Acquisition of Cavium

Cavium was founded by ECE alumnus Syed Ali. Ali will continue as a member of Marvell’s Board of Directors