CSE News for 2012

Career Center Report Shows Computer Scientists Highly Sought After, Best Compensated

The Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC) has issued its 2011-2012 Annual Report, which includes placement and salary survey data for College of Engineering students. In all categories of undergraduate employment in the report, computer science students reported the highest median salaries. [Full Story]

Karem Sakallah Named ACM Fellow

CSE Associate Chair and Prof. Karem A. Sakallah has been elected a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) "for algorithms for Boolean Satisfiability that advanced the state-of-the-art of hardware verification." [Full Story]

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

Hackers Brighten Beyster Building with a Puzzle of Programmable Lights

Holiday hackers have struck the Beyster Building, leaving a twinkling tech puzzle for those who'd like to hack the "Beyster Blinkenlights." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hacking  

Photo Contest: A Week in the Life at CSE

Thanks to all who entered our photo contest. The winner is Jill Bender, for her entry, His assignment was to write "I will not throw planes in class" 100 times; he did it the CS way. See this photo and all other entries at the link. [Full Story]

Winners Announced in Annual Code Optimization Contest

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Benjamin Kuipers Named AAAS Fellow

Prof. Benjamin Kuipers has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his "distinguished contributions to artificial intelligence and robotics, particularly on the representation and effective use of incomplete knowledge of space and of dynamic physical mechanisms." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Kuipers, Benjamin  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Soloway: THE Journal - Mobile That Works

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Interactive Systems  

Igor Markov Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. Igor Markov has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2013, "for contributions to optimization methods in electronic design automation." New algorithmic techniques developed by Prof. Markov have been implemented in open-source projects and industry tools, leading to order-of-magnitude improvements in practice. [Full Story]

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

Kevin Fu Testifies on the Security of Smart Cards to Access Medicare and Medicaid Services

Professor Kevin Fu testified on Nov. 28 in the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on the cybersecurity of smart cards for combating fraud in health care. Students can learn about such technical, human, and regulatory issues by enrolling in Prof. Fu's Winter 2013 course, EECS 598-008, the first course in the nation dedicated to issues of medical device security. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Cybersecurity  Fu, Kevin  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Lab-Systems  Medical Device Security  

Fu: The Security Ledger - Uncle Sam Wants to Stop Healthcare Fraud, But Smart Cards Are No Panacea

Fu: The Hill - GOP lawmaker calls for tougher fight against Medicare fraud

Join Us to Celebrate the Place of Computing in Our Lives

CSE is observing Computer Science Education Week beginning on Monday, Dec. 3. Solve the hidden puzzle in the Beyster Building - designed by Michigan Hackers - and you could win a prize! The Leaderboard is here. Other activities are scheduled throughout the week. [Full Story]

Kevin Fu to Testify on Security in Health Care on Nov 28.

Professor Kevin Fu testifies this Wednesday in the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on the cybersecurity of smart cards for combating fraud in health care. Students can learn about such technical, human, and regulatory issues by enrolling in Prof. Fu's Winter 2013 course, EECS 598-008, the first course in the nation dedicated to issues of medical device security. [Full Story]

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

Recent EECS Alums Win ICCAD 2012 Competition

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

CSE Grad Students Present at Honors Competition

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

Prabal Dutta Receives Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award

Professor Prabal Dutta has been selected as a recipient of the 2012 Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award. Prof. Dutta's research has pioneered practical, low-power platforms and wireless protocols for pervasive sensing, computing, and communications. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Dutta, Prabal  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

A2CS Tech Mixer to Connect U-M Computer Science Students with Local Tech Companies

Looking for connections into the local CS/tech scene? The December 5th A2CS Tech Mixer is intended to be fun, relaxed, and a fabulous opportunity for the local computer science/tech community to meet up. [Full Story]

Computer Scientists Author Book on Physical Synthesis Optimization

CSE alumnus Dr. David Papa and Professor Igor Markov have authored a new book entitled "Multi-Objective Optimization in Physical Synthesis of Integrated Circuits," which has been published by Springer. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Markov, Igor  

Halderman: The Verge - Feed the machine: America's stumble through a decade of electronic voting

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: CNN Money - Why you can't vote online yet

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: Tech News Daily - Election Security Risks, Potential Voting Failures Loom

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: NBCNews.com - New Jersey's email voting suffers major glitches, deadline extended to Friday

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: Bloomberg Businessweek - Security of N.J. E-Mail Voting After Storm Is Questioned

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: PC Mag - Online Voting: What It Means for the Presidential Election

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: MIT Technology Review - Why You Cant Vote Online Tuesday

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: TechHive - Electoral Tech: How E-Voting Has Evolved

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: The Economist - Paperless polling stations are unfashionable, but internet voting is on its way

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: MLive - Why can't we vote online yet? The answer sounds a lot like the University of Michigan fight song

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: Huffington Post - Electronic Voting Machines Still Widely Used Despite Security Concerns

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: Global Post - Digital Democracy: the joys and perils of voting for president via email

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

2012 ICCAD Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award

For their ground-breaking research in the area of voltage scaling processors, this award went to Professors David Blaauw, Trevor Mudge, and alumni Dr. Steven Martin and Dr. Krisztian Flautner. Their 2002 paper was judged to be the most influential on research and industrial practice in computer-aided design of integrated circuits over the past ten years. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Computer Architecture  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Mudge, Trevor  

Computer Scientists Author Book on Reducing Uncertainty in Logic Circuit Design

CSE alumna Dr. Smita Krishnaswamy, Professor Igor Markov, and Claude E. Shannon Professor of Engineering Science John Hayes have authored a new book entitled "Design, Analysis and Test of Logic Circuits under Uncertainty," which has been published by Springer. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hayes, John  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Markov, Igor  

Chih-Chun Chia Selected as First Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellow

Electrical Engineering:Systems PhD candidate Chih-Chun Chia has been chosen as the first Fellow of the J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program. [Full Story]

Edwin Olson Named to Popular Sciences Brilliant 10 List for 2012

Professor Edwin Olson has been named one of Popular Science "Brilliant 10" for his work in developing an autonomous fleet of intelligent and cooperative robots. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Olson, Edwin  

Todd Austin Receives A. Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award for 2012

The Gigascale Systems Research Center has awarded Professor Todd Austin the A. Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award in recognition of his work on runtime microprocessor verification. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Austin, Todd  Computer Architecture  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Digital Multimedia Experience: Gaming for the Greater Good

See, hear, and read about the work that Dr. David Chesney is doing with his students to create engineering projects with a strong social context. In particular, his class has created a suite of video games with theapeutic value for use by children on the autistic spectrum. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  

Jason Flinn Authors Book on Mobile and Pervasive Computing

Professor Jason Flinn has authored a new book entitled "Cyber Foraging Bridging Mobile and Cloud Computing," which has been published by Morgan & Claypool as a part of their Synthesis Lectures on Mobile and Pervasive Computing series.

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Flinn, Jason  Mobile Computing  

CSE Grad Students Win Best Student Paper at OSDI 12 Symposium

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

CSE Faculty Help Make the Ibn Sina School for Computer Science a Reality

CSE Associate Chair and Professor Karem Sakallah and Professor Michael Wellman are participating in the launch of the Ibn Sina School for Computer Science, a new initiative which aims to prepare undergraduate students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for successful careers in computer science research. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Sakallah, Karem  Wellman, Michael  

Halderman: Washington Post - Marylands online voter registration files are vulnerable to attack, researchers say

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Fu: MIT Technology Review - Computer Viruses Are Rampant on Medical Devices in Hospitals

Researchers Including Dr. Gyemin Lee Win the Best Paper Award at IEEE HISB Conference

CSE post-doctoral researcher Gyemin Lee, Dr. Hitinder Gurm in U-M Department of Internal Medicine, and Professor Zeeshan Syed have won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Healthcare Informatics and Systems Biology conference for their paper, "Predicting Complications of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention using a Novel Support Vector Method." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Big Data  Health and Safety  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Syed, Zeeshan  

Michael Bailey Receives Research Faculty Recognition Award from OVPR

Associate Research Professor Michael Bailey has been selected to receive the 2012 U-M Research Faculty Recognition Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research for the level and impact of his contributions in the security of complex distributed systems. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Hacker Teams from Michigan Win Recognitions at PennApps Hackathon

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

Halderman: KPCC NPR Take Two Show - Why Cant We Vote Online Yet? (includes audio)

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

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

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

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

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

Halderman: New York Times - Voter Registration Rolls in 2 States Are Called Vulnerable to Hackers

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Forrest: AnnArbor.com - U-M head of research Stephen Forrest discusses budget and cars

Halderman: Bloomberg - E-Mail Votes Seen Raising Election Security Risk: BGOV Barometer

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Symposium to be held for the establishment of the Patrick C. Fischer Professorship in Theoretical Computer Science

To be held November 5, the Symposium will feature lectures from three prominent computer scientists who will offer their perspectives and discuss recent advances in the field of theoretical computer science. Registration is required. [Full Story]

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at 21st USENIX Security Symposium

U-M graduate students Zakir Durumeric and Eric Wustrow, Professor J. Alex Halderman, and UC San Diego postdoctoral researcher Nadia Heninger received the award for their paper, "Mining Your Ps and Qs: Detection of Widespread Weak Keys in Network Devices." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Cybersecurity  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  

Halderman: Time - MOOC Brigade: Who Is Taking Massive Open Online Courses, And Why?

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Chesney: EDGE - Kinect student project helping children with autism

Halderman: 3sat - Freiheit frs Internet (video, in German)

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Todd Austin and Colleague Author New Edition of Book on Structured Computer Organization

Professor Todd Austin has co-authored the sixth edition of "Structured Computer Organization," which has been published by Prentice Hall. The new edition is a complete overhaul, and updates all of the examples and instruction sets to modern examples. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Austin, Todd  Computer Architecture  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Securing Digital Democracy Opens on Coursera

Securing Digital Democracy, a massive open on-line course taught by Prof. J. Alex Halderman, launched on September 3, with over 14,000 people enrolled. New students are still welcome to join. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Cybersecurity  Education  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

New Student Group Supports Experimentation with Technology

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

Computer Scientists Named Runners Up for PET Award

A team of computer science security researchers including Professor J. Alex Halderman and PhD students Eric Wustrow and Scott Wolchok have been recognized as a runner-up for the annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET) award. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Cybersecurity  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: Wall Street Journal - Will the Next Election Be Hacked?

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Solar Car Team Third in World Solar Challenge

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

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

CSE Alums Launch Ann Arbor-Based Cloud Data Company

CSE alums Joe Eggleston and Craig Labovitz have launched DeepField, an Ann Arbor-based startup that analyzes big data from the cloud to help content providers and carriers make smarter business decisions. The two were previously at EECS tech transfer spinout Arbor Networks. [Full Story]

CSE Alum Azarias Reda Working on New Venture

Recent CSE Ph.D. Azarias Reda and CE undergrad Jack Schultz are in the early stages of launching a new social media website for high school students called Meritful. [Full Story]

Faculty Help Build Program, Relationship With Addis Ababa Institute of Technology in Ethiopia

Profs. Todd Austin and Valeria Bertacco have developed a relationship with AAIT. They've helped build a lab, and this summer designed courses and lectured at the Institute. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Austin, Todd  Bertacco, Valeria  Diversity and Outreach  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

MAAV Student Team Places First with Robotic Quadrotor

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

Dragomir Radev Coaches High School Linguists to Multiple Wins in International Competition

Prof. Dragomir Radev has led North American high school students to successful competition at the 10th International Linguistics Olympiad, with wins in individual and team contests. The ILO was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from July 29th to August 4th, 2012. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Language and Text Processing  Radev, Dragomir  

Duo of CSE Alums Form and Grow Security Company in Ann Arbor

Computer science alums Dug Song and Jon Oberheide founded Duo Security, which provides hosted two-factor authentication service, two years ago. Today, the Ann Arbor-based company serves over 500 customers in 40+ countries around the world. [Full Story]

High School Students Explore the Intersection of Music and Computer Science at Summer Camp

High school students from across the state are able to explore the workings and impact of computer science through the medium of music at a series of summer camps run by Dr. David Chesney and funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Diversity and Outreach  

Papaefthymiou: IEEE Spectrum - Power-Saving Clock Scheme in New PCs

EECS Summer Picnic

The annual EECS picnic was June 22, 2012. It was a perfect day for faculty, staff, students and family members to gather at a local park, cook out, eat, and play games. There was wading in the Huron River, a balloon toss, tug of war, volleyball games, 3 legged races, bouncing gym, and slide. Enjoy the photos! [Full Story]

CSE Grad Student Wins Best Student Paper at Web Science Conference

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Team UM::Autonomy are champions again

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

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at Turing Centenary Conference

Computer science researchers Hadi Katebi, Professor and Associate Chair of CSE Karem A. Sakallah, and Professor Igor Markov have been selected to win a Best Paper Award at The Alan Turing Centenary Conference for "Graph Symmetry Detection and Canonical Labeling: Differences and Synergies" [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Markov, Igor  Sakallah, Karem  Theory of Computation  

Two New Faculty Join CSE

We are pleased to announce that two new faculty will be coming to CSE in the new academic year: Kevin Fu in January 2013, and Grant Schoenebeck in September 2012. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Fu, Kevin  Schoenebeck, Grant  

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

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Bailey: Network World - Launch event drives IPv6 traffic to all-time high

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Gaming Legend Sid Meier Shows College Students How It Is Done

Sid Meier, the man behind one of the most successful real-time strategy (RTS) games of all time, spent two weeks at the University of Michigan teaching students how to make games. [Full Story]

Papaefthymiou: BBC News - AMD unveils Trinity chipsets to challenge Ivy Bridge

Wellman: IEEE Spectrum - The Microsecond Market

Mudge: The Economist - Oh, thats near enough

Chesney: Detroit Free Press - Video games help autistic students in classrooms

Chesney: USA Today - Video games help autistic students in classrooms

Strauss and Gilbert: MIT Technology Review - A Faster Fourier Transform

Strauss and Gilbert: IEEE Spectrum - A Faster Fast Fourier Transform

Soloway: Engine Yard: 10 Really Awesome Computer Science Professors

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Interactive Systems  

Researchers Demonstrate Firewall Vulnerability in Cell Network

Assoc. Prof. Z. Morley Mao and graduate student Zhiyun Qian have demonstrated how the security features of popular cell network firewalls can be exploited, allowing hackers to break into Facebook and Twitter accounts. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Cybersecurity  Lab-Systems  Mao, Zhuoqing Morley  Mobile Computing  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  

Mao: Engadget - Exploit uses firewalls to hijack smartphones, turns friends into foes

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Halderman: Bangkok Post - Internet voting still faces hurdles in US

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Mao: CIO Today - Flaw Found in Common Network Security Technology

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Mao: Net India 123 - Firewalls can help hackers break into Facebook, Twitter

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Mao: Silicon India News - Firewalls Help Hackers Break Into Facebook, Twitter

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Mao: International Business Times - Firewall Middleboxes Help Internet Hackers: Study

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Mao: Deccan Herald - Firewalls can help hackers break into Facebook, Twitter

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Laird: The Cutting Edge - Sid Meier, Gaming Genius, Shares his Magic with Students

Mao: Tech 2 - Study shows firewalls used to hack into FB, Twitter accounts

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Mao: ARS Technica - Smartphone hijacking vulnerability affects AT&T, 47 other carriers

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Game Time with the Legendary Sid Meier

The first-ever Sid Meier Game Design Boot Camp was held at CSE. The camp was an intensive eleven days of lectures, activities, game design and development for senior students or recent graduates with a serious career interest in the video game design industry. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Diversity and Outreach  Laird, John  

Congratulations to our faculty on their recent promotions!

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Bailey, Prof. Michael Flynn, Prof. P.C. Ku, Prof. Mingyan Liu, Prof. Igor Markov, Prof Brian Noble, Prof. Seth Pettie, and Prof. Clayton Scott on their recent promotions! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Flynn, Michael  Ku, Pei-Cheng (P.C.)  Liu, Mingyan  Markov, Igor  Noble, Brian  Pettie, Seth  Scott, Clayton D.  

Prof. Elliot Soloway Selected for AECT Distinguished Development Award

Prof. Soloway will receive the 2012 AECT Distinguished Development Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology for his work in technology-based curricula for K-12 education and for his vision in advocating for the use of mobile computing for learning. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Interactive Systems  Soloway, Elliot  

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

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

Award-Winning EECS GSIs & IAs Honored at Luncheon

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

Michael Wellman Selected for IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award for 2012

Professor Michael Wellman has been chosen to receive the 2012 IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award for his 1993 paper describing a market-oriented programming approach to distributed problem solving, which was published in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Wellman, Michael  

Software Engineering Class Hacks Autism

Dr. David Chesney's project-based EECS 481 Software Engineering class has created a series of video games as autism therapies using the Microsoft Kinect platform. This blog post by Marc Sirkin, VP at Autism Speaks, provides a viewpoint from the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Chesney, David  Health and Safety  

Computer Science Alum Stephanie Forrest Selected for ACM Newell Award

U-M Computer and Communication Sciences PhD alumna Stephanie Forrest, Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, has been selected to receive the ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award for 2011. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Alex Halderman to Teach Digital Democracy Course Through Coursera

Prof. J. Alex Halderman will teach a free course on Securing Digital Democracy this fall through Coursera, the online education company that was founded in 2011 by two faculty from Stanford University. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Cybersecurity  Education  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  

Ambiq Micro and Cyclos Semiconductor, 2 EECS startups, join the EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list

Ambiq Micro, specializing in intelligent energy-efficient ICs, was founded in 2010 by Profs. Blaauw, Sylvester, and EE alumnus Dr. Hanson. Cyclos Semiconductor, specializing in resonant clock-mesh technology for IC design, was co-founded in 2004 by Prof. Papaefthymiou. [more about Ambiq Micro] [more about Cyclos Semiconductor] [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Sylvester, Dennis  

Third Annual Data Mining Workshop Encourages Collaborations

On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, over 100 researchers from across the University of Michigan and from industry gathered on North Campus for the third U-M Workshop on Data Mining. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Big Data  Cafarella, Michael  Lab-Systems  

Mark Brehob Voted HKN Professor of the Year

Based on student input, Dr. Mark Brehob was selected as the 2011-2012 HKN Professor of the Year by U-M Eta Kappa Nu, the local chapter of the national honor society for electrical and computer engineers. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Brehob, Mark  

2012 St. Georges Day Feast - an EECS Tradition!

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

Baveja: Wired - Artificial Intelligence Could Be on Brink of Passing Turing Test

Chesney: Daily Adventures - Gaming for the Greater Good: technology really enables the possibilities to help people

John Laird Authors Book on Soar Cognitive Architecture

Professor John Laird has authored "The Soar Cognitive Architecture," which has been published by MIT Press. The book describes a general cognitive architecture that integrates knowledge-intensive reasoning, reactive execution, hierarchical reasoning, planning, and learning from experience, with the goal of creating a general computational system that has the same cognitive abilities as humans. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Laird, John  

Nate Derbinsky Wins Best Poster Award at ICCM

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at ISPASS-2012

Computer science researchers David Meisner, Junjie Wu, and Professor Thomas F. Wenisch have won the Best Paper Award at the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software for "BigHouse: A simulation infrastructure for data center systems." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Wenisch, Thomas  

Dedication Ceremony Held for Bob and Betty Beyster Building

On Wednesday, April 11, the College of Engineering held a dedication ceremony for the naming of the Bob and Betty Beyster Building, which is the home of the Computer Science and Engineering Division. [Full Story]

Lafortune: Concentrate - U-M prof plays key role in $10M computer programming project

Prof. Emeritus John Meyer Selected for 2012 Jean-Claude Laprie Award

John F. Meyer, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been recognized as an inaugural winner of the IFIP 2012 Jean-Claude Laprie Award in Dependable Computing for his foundational paper on performability. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems  

Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at HPCA

Computer science researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania have won the Best Paper Award at the 18th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) for "Computational Sprinting." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Wenisch, Thomas  

CSE Research is Highlighted at Michigan Robotics Day

On Monday, April 9, CSE faculty and graduate student researchers displayed some of their projects at Michigan Robotics Day, which showcases regional robotics capabilities and promotes Michigan STEM and industry strengths. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Diversity and Outreach  Kuipers, Benjamin  Olson, Edwin  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Maya Spivak Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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

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Samuel DeBruin Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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

CS Students Form Mobile App Development Company

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

Michigan Robotics Day 2012 Will Spotlight CSE Research

Monday, April 9, Profs. Benjamin Kuipers and Edwin Olson will participate in the event's technology demonstrations. Prof. Kuipers will show his robotic wheelchair, and Prof. Olson will demonstrate his swarm of MAGIC robots along with the new "Car Lab" platform he is developing in conjunction with Prof. Ryan Eustice of NAME. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Artificial Intelligence  Diversity and Outreach  Kuipers, Benjamin  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  Olson, Edwin  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Soloway: NPR - Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work?

Satish Narayanasamy Receives NSF CAREER Award for Work in Simplifying Parallel Programming

Prof. Narayanasamy has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant for his research project, "Holistic System Solutions for Empowering Parallel Programmers." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Narayanasamy, Satish  Parallel Computing  

Students Build Mobile Apps at Michigan

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

Students Demonstrate New Mobile Apps at 2012 iOS Showcase

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

Jason Clemons Receives NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship

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

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Halderman: Smarter Technology - Smarter Voting? Not This Year

[Full Story]

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Student Projects Lab Provides Training, Expertise on Embedded Systems Topics

The Student Projects Lab (SPL), directed by Dr. Mark Brehob, is providing open lessons on fundamentals in embedded systems projects for undergraduate and graduate students, among other services. [Full Story]

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Prof. Elliot Soloway to Receive Alumni Award from University of Massachusetts

Prof. Elliot Soloway has been selected to receive an Outstanding Contributions to Society Alumni Award from the University of Massachusetts Computer Science Department. He received both his PhD (1978) and MS (1972) in Computer and Information Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Interactive Systems  Soloway, Elliot  

Prof. Edmund H. Durfee to Receive Alumni Award from University of Massachusetts

Prof. Edmund H. Durfee has been selected to receive an Outstanding Achievement in Research Alumni Award from the University of Massachusetts Computer Science Department. He received his PhD in Computer and Information Science from the University of Massachusetts Amhert in 1987. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Durfee, Edmund  Lab-Artificial Intelligence  

Prof. H.V. Jagadish Re-Elected to CRA Board of Directors

Prof. Jagadish has been re-elected to the Computing Research Association board of directors for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2012. CRA's mission is to strengthen research and advanced education in the computing fields, expand opportunities for women and minorities, and improve public and policymaker understanding of the importance of computing and computing research in our society. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Jagadish, HV  Lab-Systems  

New Computer Science Program Announced for LSA Students

Undergraduate students who undertake a study of computer science through the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts can now customize their program by selecting from nine tracks of specialization. [Full Story]

Security Researchers Publish Details of Online Voting Hack

Security researchers Scott Wolchok, Eric Wustrow, Dawn Isabel, and Prof. J. Alex Halderman have for the first time published the full details of their much-discussed hack of the Washington D.C. online voting system in late 2010. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Cybersecurity  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  

Halderman: Slashdot (video) - Prof. J. Alex Halderman Tells Us Why Internet-Based Voting Is a Bad Idea

[Full Story]

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Halderman: TechDirt - The Details On How To Elect Futuramas Bender To Whatever Election Is Using Online Voting

[Full Story]

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Halderman: Washington Post - D.C. Vote-Hackers Publish Their Vote-Hacking Exploits

[Full Story]

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Halderman: Fox News (includes video) - Electronic Election Fail

[Full Story]

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Halderman: Technorati - Why Internet Based Voting is Unfixably Broken

[Full Story]

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Halderman: Marketplace Tech: Internet voting way too risky, say experts

[Full Story]

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Halderman: Gizmodo - Hacked DC School Board E-Voting Elects Bender President

[Full Story]

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Halderman: Slashdot - In Theory And Practice, Why Internet-Based Voting Is a Bad Idea

[Full Story]

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Halderman: The Register - Election hacked, drunken robot elected to school board

[Full Story]

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Halderman: Slashdot - Voting System Test Hack Elects Futuramas Bender To School Board

[Full Story]

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Wenisch: TechCrunch - Researchers Propose Computational Sprinting To Speed Up Chips By 1000% But Only For A Second

Wenisch: PhysOrg - Computational sprinting pushes smartphones till theyre tired

Wenisch: Scientific American - Could Computational Sprinting Speed Up Smart Phones without Burning Them Out?

Wenisch: R&D - Researchers help rethink smartphone design with computational sprinting

Wenisch: The Register - Researchers propose overclock scheme for mobiles

Computational Sprinting Pushes Smartphones Till They Are Tired

A groundbreaking new approach to smartphone power and cooling paves the way for new smartphone applications through extremely powerful computational bursts. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Wenisch, Thomas  

Papaefthymiou: ExtremeTech - AMD to use resonant clock mesh to push Trinity above 4GHz

Papaefthymiou: Electronista - AMD Piledriver chips to use resonant clock mesh, top 4GHz

Papaefthymiou: TechSpot - AMDs Piledriver-based chips to feature energy-recycling tech

Hackers Install Bubbler as a Salute to Beysters

Sometime on the weekend of February 18, hackers struck the Computer Science and Engineering building at U-M, installing a hot tub on the fourth floor balcony of the building. [Full Story]

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Papaefthymiou: The Inquirer - AMDs Piledriver chips will use a resonant clock mesh

Papaefthymiou: EE Times - AMD, not ARM, first to use startups low-power clock IP

Technology from EECS Startup Cyclos Semiconductor to be Included in New AMD Processor Family

The energy-recycling technique developed by Cyclos will be used in AMD's forthcoming "Piledriver" microprocessors. Cyclos was co-founded by CSE Chair Marios Papefthymiou. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer Architecture  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Papaefthymiou, Marios  

Alex Halderman Featured in PBS Story on the Security of Internet Voting

Prof. J. Alex Halderman was featured in the PBS news story, "Internet Voting: Will Democracy or Hackers Win?" which aired on February 16, 2012. The segment examines the security ramifications of efforts at various levels of government to provide Internet voting opportunities for citizens, such as overseas military personnel, in elections. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Cybersecurity  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  

Halderman: BoingBoing - Prime Suspect, or Random Acts of Keyness

[Full Story]

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Halderman: ARS Technica - Crypto shocker: four of every 1,000 public keys provide no security

[Full Story]

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Halderman: ThreatPost - Weak RSA Keys Plague Embedded Devices, But Experts Caution Against Panic

[Full Story]

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Halderman: Slashdot - Factorable Keys: Twice As Many, But Half As Bad

[Full Story]

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CSE Building to be Named in Honor of Beyster Gift

In recognition of a $15 million gift to the College of Engineering, the CSE Building will be named the Bob and Betty Beyster Building at a ceremony this spring. The gift, from philanthropist and four-time U-M alum J. Robert Beyster, includes the largest sum dedicated to fellowships in the college's history. [Full Story]

Security Researchers Describe Newly Discovered Vulnerabilities in Public Key Encryption

A team of four security researchers, including U-M Prof. J. Alex Halderman, grad students Zakir Durumeric and Eric Wustrow, and UC San Diego postdoctoral researcher Nadia Heninger have released findings on the security of public keys in response to a New York Times article. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Cybersecurity  Halderman, J. Alex  Lab-Systems  Networking, Operating Systems, and Distributed Systems  

Max Seiden Selected for KPCB Engineering Fellowship

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

Chris McMeeking Wins Funding for ASK Interfaces through Intel Innovators Competition

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

Four EECS Faculty Recognized with College of Engineering Awards

The following faculty received awards from the College of Engineering: Jason Flinn (Education Excellence Award), Ted Norris (Research Excellence Award), Jeff Ringenberg (Thomas M. Sawyer, Jr. Teaching Award), and Kim Winick (Service Excellence Award). Congratulations! [Full Story]

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Dongyoon Lee Selected for VMWare Graduate Fellowship

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

Gilbert, Strauss: MIT News - The Faster-than-Fourier Transform

CSE Alum Jon Oberheide Named one of 30 Under 30 in Technology by Forbes

Jon Oberheide, CSE PhD 2011, has been named one of 30 leading young innovators in the technology space by Forbes for his work in exposing vulnerabilities in the Android mobile operating system, and for his role in founding Duo Security. [Full Story]

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Essl, Wakefield: ASEE Prism - Heavy Metal: Bronze bells and songwriting software inspire a merger of engineering and music

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

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

Igor Markov Receives the A. Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award for 2011

Prof. Markov and a colleague won the award in recognition of the impact of their research on VLSI circuit placement and the software package called Capo, used by academic groups and companies worldwide. [Full Story]

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

Final Projects Highlighted at Computer Games Showcase

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

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Engineering at Michigan (video)

Michigan Engineering's newest video captures the pace of activity of our students and faculty! In this video, catch the Solar Car, Formula SAE racing, Jessy Grizzle and the robot MABEL, Fred Terry, the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, and much more! Watch the video and find out who said, "It would be a disaster if it broke." [Full Story]

2012 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of this years EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards: Prof. Satinder Baveja, Prof. Ian Hiskens, and Prof. Dennis Sylvester. Each faculty member has made important contributions to the department and research community in recent years, in addition to their regular activities in teaching, research, and service. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Baveja, Satinder Singh  Hiskens, Ian  Sylvester, Dennis