Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

ECE works to make sense of Big Data and patching holes in missing data. They use data analysis to figure out if a website is susceptible to a security breach, develop vital next-gen wireless communication techniques for sensors and autonomous vehicles, and make search algorithms more robust and effective. ECE can give you all the skills necessary to work any IT position imaginable, from network security to computer repair.

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Here are a few examples of our research


Millions of consumers are affected by cybercrime each year; Prof. Mingyan Liu's startup Quadmetrics, recently acquired by FICO, uses data analysis to protect companies from breaches.
Larua Balzano Big Data
Effectively using big data to inform decision making is impossible with holes in the data. ECE is developing robust algorithms that will help realize a big data-driven future. 
MIDAS is U-M's Proactive Step into an Exploding Field: Big Data
Co-Directed by ECE faculty, the Michigan Institute for Data Science aims to make sense of the massive datasets researchers in every field now have at their disposal.
Soil moisture data is just as important to NASA engineers as it is to local farmers. For example, Prof. Mingyan Liu uses this data to monitor climate patterns and predict landslides.