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ECE News for 2010

EECS Spinoffs Recognized as Key Innovators in Business Competition

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

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Galvanauskas, Almantas  Lasers and Optics  Najafi, Khalil  Sakallah, Karem  Sensing and Sensors  Wise, Kensall  

Paving the way for ubiquitous computing

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

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Energy Science and Engineering  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Health and Safety  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Millimeter-scale Computing  Sensing and Sensors  Sylvester, Dennis  Wireless Systems  

Ken Wise - Leading a Revolution in MEMS

Prof. Ken Wise's accomplishments as a leader in technology transfer were recognized in receiving the 2010 Technology Transfer Career Achievement Award. He co-founded or mentored over 12 U-M start-ups, created industry collaborations with over 20 major businesses and provided guidance to countless fellow researchers, students and staff. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Wise, Kensall  

Students Demonstrate Microprocessor-Based Systems Projects

On December 17, student teams from EECS 373, Design of Microprocessor-Based Systems, demonstrated their embedded design projects at a poster and demo session in the CSE Bulding's Tishman Hall. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Dutta, Prabal  Embedded Systems  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Undergraduate Students  

Shaping the Sound of Bronze in Tishman Hall

On Monday, December 13, student teams from an ENG 100 Design course called "Shaping the Sound of Bronze" held an open house in CSE's Tishman Hall. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Interactive Systems  Undergraduate Students  Wakefield, Gregory H.  

Students Give A Couple of the Best Among 3,000 Elevator Pitches

Keith Porter and Patrick Theisen won in their category Michigan Matters, and Best Mobile App. Their projects are called, Metro Detroit Computer Exchange and miParty. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Mobile Computing  Undergraduate Students  

2011 Departmental Awards

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

Related Topics:  Liu, Mingyan  Mahlke, Scott  

Intel Donates Computers to EECS to Support Research and Teaching

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

Nees-Mourou: PhysOrg - Theoretical physics breakthrough: Generating matter and antimatter from the vacuum

Nees-Mourou: Popular Science - Making Something From Nothing: Researchers Find That Matter Can Be Conjured from a Vacuum

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Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

Theoretical breakthrough: Generating matter and antimatter from the vacuum

The HERCULES laser in the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science will help test the mathematically proven theory developed by Dr. Igor Sokolov, with John Nees, Natalia Naumova, and Prof. Emeritus Gerard Mourou that matter can be created out of nothing. [Press Release]
Related Topics:  
Lasers and Optics  Mourou, Gerard A.  Nees, John A.  Optics and Photonics  

MABEL walking over rough ground - Take 2

The bipedal robot known as MABEL is getting the hang of walking on uneven surfaces. Check out her first attempt she did pretty well, but then crashed and burned. Now she is navigating increasingly taller steps. MABEL walks on the balls of her feet, so her balance mimics a natural human gait. This is accomplished through advanced control algorithms, and results in walking motions that are more energy efficient and more agile than almost all other robots. [Watch the video]
Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Dennis Sylvester Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. Dennis Sylvester was recently named IEEE Fellow and cited for his contributions to energy-efficient integrated circuits. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Sylvester, Dennis  

HERCULES laser rivals a synchrotron

Researchers in the High Field Science group of the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science have recently used the high-intensity, table-top HERCULES laser to demonstrate X-ray beams with peak spectral brilliance rivaling those generated in expensive and large synchrotron particle accelerators. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lasers and Optics  Optics and Photonics  

ECE Grad Students Earn Rackham Fellowships

Sid Yingze Bao, Gyouho Kim, and Zhengzheng Wu have all been awarded Rackham International Student Fellowships to support their research.

Olson: Detroit Free Press - U-M Team Wins Global Robotics Prize

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

Students Shine at 2010 Engineering Graduate Symposium

ECE students presented more than 80 posters, and received awards in every category, at the 2010 Eng. Graduate Symposium. Their research displayed a remarkably broad range of interests. [Full Story]

Yahoo! Expands M45 Supercomputing Initivative, Selects U-M

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

Related Topics:  Big Data  Cafarella, Michael  Dick, Robert  Essl, Georg  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Lab-Interactive Systems  Lab-Systems  Mao, Zhuoqing Morley  Noble, Brian  Wenisch, Thomas  

CAD Team Places Second at 2010 CADathlon

The team of electrical engineering PhD students Myung-Chul Kim and Dong-Jin Lee achieved a second place finish in the 2010 CADathlon. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer-Aided Design & VLSI  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  Markov, Igor  

EECS Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ICCAD 2010

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

Related Topics:  Computer-Aided Design & VLSI  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  Markov, Igor  

EECS CAD Team Places Second at ICCAD 2010 CADathlon

Graduate students Myung-Chul Kim and and Dong-Jin Lee tied for 2nd place in the 2010 SIGDA CADathlon at the 2010 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD). [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Computer-Aided Design & VLSI  Graduate Students  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Markov, Igor  

Sylvester-Blaauw: PRWeb - Ambiq Micro Secures $2.4M Investment

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

Honoring a Pathbreaker

Prof. Leo C. McAfee, Jr. retired after 39 years at Michigan, leaving a legacy of hope and achievement. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac now available

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

2010 MIPSE Graduate Symposium

The 1st Annual Graduate Symposium of the interdisciplinary Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering offered awards for best oral and poster presentations to students of 5 departments. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Nader Engheta to present ECE Distinguished Lecture

Nader Engheta, H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical & Systems Engineering at the U. of Pennsylvania, will give the lecture, "Taming Light and Electrons with Metamaterials," Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm, 1670 CSE [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Norris: Nature Photonics - Ultrafast Rabi flopping and coherent pulse propagation in a quantum cascade laser

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

Islam: Scientific American - Laser Tag

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

New Equation Could Advance Research in Solar Cells

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

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  Sustainability and Environment  

Managing a successful company with your EECS degree

Rick Wallace offers advice to students based on his experiences in a startup company, to running one of the best managed companies in the Silicon Valley, KLA-Tencor.
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Green Computing: Higher Energy Efficiency from Silicon to the Cloud

For decades, researchers and industry have been focused on increasing computing performance by increasing transistor density and shrinking the size of computing devices. But with the continued scaling of computing systems to sizes only theorized a decade ago, combined with the prevalence of mobile devices, social networking, cloud computing, and the cost of powering huge data centers, the computing paradigm has changed. Energy efficiency is now a primary consideration at all levels of computing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Communications  Cybersecurity  Dick, Robert  Dutta, Prabal  Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer  Flynn, Michael  Graduate Students  Health and Safety  Lab-Michigan Integrated Circuits (MICL)  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  Liu, Mingyan  MEMS and Microsystems  Millimeter-scale Computing  Mudge, Trevor  Papaefthymiou, Marios  Sarabandi, Kamal  Sensing and Sensors  Sylvester, Dennis  Wenisch, Thomas  Wentzloff, David  Wise, Kensall  Yoon, Euisik  

Islam: Scientific American - Lased and Confused: Off-the-Shelf Infrared Lasers Could Ward Off Missile Attacks on Military Helicopters

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

Islam: Wired - Army Turns to Lasers for Copter Defense

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

Fessler: MyScience - Grant could enable higher definition CT scans at lower radiation doses

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Laser-based missile defense for helicopters

Mohammed Islam and his company, Omni Sciences, are developing mid-infrared supercontinuum lasers to protect helicopters in combat, among other applications. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Health and Safety  Islam, Mohammed  Lasers and Optics  Optics and Photonics  

CT scans at higher definition and lower radiation

Jeff Fessler has received funding from the NIH to improve the image quality of lower-dose CT scans for diagnosing and monitoring lung disease. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Fessler, Jeffrey  Health and Safety  Signal & Image Processing and Machine Learning  

New work resolves long-standing question about short pulses in Quantum Cascade Lasers

An important step in understanding longstanding questions about the behavior of short pulses in Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) has been reported by Prof. Ted Norris and colleagues in the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lasers and Optics  Norris, Theodore B.  Optics and Photonics  Quantum Science and Technology  

Guo: Nature Communications - Plasmonic nanoresonators for high-resolution colour filtering and spectral imaging

Guo: Technology Review - A Simple Filter Could Make LCDs More Efficient

Smallest U-M logo demonstrates advanced display technology

Prof. Jay Guo has developed a new type of color filter that, through nanostructuring, takes the next step toward more efficient, smaller and higher-definition display screens. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Displays  Guo, L. Jay  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  

Efficient computing in the age of nanoscale devices

Prof. Dennis Sylvester is a key member of a 5-year $10M NSF grant to study how software can make nanoscale computer components more efficient. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Sylvester, Dennis  

Grizzle: The Lucy Ann Lance Show - MABEL The Walking Robot

MRacing Team Drives to 2nd Overall Finish in Formula Student Germany

With EECS students Jacob Oberlin and Nathan Lusk in charge of the electronics, the MRacing team finished an impressive second of 91 teams in the competition. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

Mark Kushner Awarded the AVS Medard W. Welch Award

Prof. Kushner received the award "for outstanding contributions to modeling and physical understanding of plasmas, especially those used in thin film etching, deposition and surface modification." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Kushner, Mark J.  

Grizzle: MSN - Ford Increases Investment in University Research; More Than $60 Million Awarded Over Last 20 Years

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Grizzle: The Auto Channel - Ford Increases Investment in University Research; More Than $60 Million Awarded Over Last 20 Years

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Quantum Signal (EECS startup): Ann Arbor.com-Quantum Signal plans to add 47 jobs after acquisition of Saline's former Union School building

Meeting the Challenges for Low-Power System-on-Chip (SoC) Design

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

Related Topics:  International Partnerships  

Eric Dattoli Named National Academies Research Associate

Dattoli, who recently received his PhD in EE, will work at NIST on a project that could enable better functioning gas sensors for health and safety monitoring applications. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Pallab Bhattacharya Receives Welker Award at ISCS 2010

Prof. Bhattacharya received this award at the Int. Symp. on Compound Semiconductors for his pioneering work on III-V based photonic devices. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Bhattacharya, Pallab  

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

EECS Faculty Receive HP Labs Innovation Research Awards

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

Related Topics:  Kushner, Mark J.  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Lab-Systems  Lafortune, Stephane  Mahlke, Scott  Mudge, Trevor  Shin, Kang G.  Wenisch, Thomas  

Jessy Grizzle Named IFAC Fellow

Prof. Grizzle was named Fellow for outstanding contributions to nonlinear control theory and to applications in automotive and robotic systems. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  

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

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

Kamal Sarabandi Honored with 2011 IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award

Prof. Sarabandi received this award "for contributions to space-based, microwave and millimeter polarimetric radar remote sensing of the Earth's surface for civilian and military applications." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Sarabandi, Kamal  

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

Holography and the Laser

An article in the July, 8, 2010 issue of Optics & Photonics News describes the critical role played by Emmett Leith and Juris Upatnieks (shown left)at U-M's Willow Run Laboratory in the development of modern holography, as well as the role of technology, in the form of lasers, to its ultimate success. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Leith, Emmett  

Moghaddam: Physorg - Soil moisture study aims for climate change insights

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Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Guo: Technology Review - A Simpler Route to Plastic Solar Cells

Zhong: URecord - U-M, Chinese university provide $1.2M for renewable energy, biomedical technology projects

Computer Vision Research Recognized at Innovation in AEC Conference

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

Related Topics:  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Soil moisture study aims for climate change insights

A new $26M NASA project led by Prof. Mahta Moghaddam will provide an important piece of knowledge in the quest to understand and predict climate change. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Zhengya Zhang Earns Best Paper Award at Symposium on VLSI Circuits

Prof. Zhengya Zhang and collaborators at Berkeley earned best paper for their energy-efficient chip suitable for high-speed wireless and optical communications. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Integrated Circuits and VLSI  Zhang, Zhengya  

Lectures on Light: New Book by Prof. Steve Rand

This new book by Prof. Rand, "Lectures on Light: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics using the Density Matrix," attempts to bridge the gap between introductory quantum mechanics and the research front of modern optics and scientific fields that make use of light. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Rand, Stephen  

Solar Car Team Wins American Solar Challenge - AGAIN!

With clock speeds reaching 100 mph in testing, Infinium races to its 3rd consecutive win in the American Solar Challenge. Special congratulations to all the EECS members of the team! [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

Forrest: Nature Photonics-Room-temperature polariton lasing

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

Microsoft Office 2010 now available

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

UM:Autonomys Team Takes Home 1st Prize

Michigan's Autonomy team took first place at the student robotics Autonomous Surface Vehicle Competition. EECS students designed and assembled the electronics box for the water vehicle. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

Organic Laser Breakthrough

Prof. Stephen Forrest achieves long-sought-after optics phenomenon that could lead to more efficient and flexible lasers for telecommunications and quantum computing applications. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Forrest, Stephen  Lasers and Optics  Optics and Photonics  Quantum Science and Technology  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  

Grizzle: AP - U-M robot Mabel clears stacked wood, may jog soon

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Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Grizzle: Detroit Free Press - U-M robot breaks leg

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Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Visual Studio 2010 now available

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

Ambiq Micro: Taking a Startup to the Next Level

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

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

WIMS and CUOS Among 60 Years of Sensational Research by NSF

The research that came out of the Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems and the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science have been recognized in the recent National Science Foundation publication, NSF Sensational 60. [Full Story]

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

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Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

WIMS-Lasik: URecord - U-M projects named to NSF Sensational 60 list

Grizzle: URecord - Video shows walking robot navigating bumpy ground

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Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

MABELs first attempt at walking over rough ground

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Learn More about MABEL, the bi-pedal robot who is learning to walk over obstacles without the aid of eyes (sensors).

Related Topics:  Grizzle, Jessy  Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Grizzle: Robotics Tech Center - MABEL: A Bipedal Robot Walks Naturally With no Camera

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Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Grizzle: semageek - Mabel, le robot bipde qui se casse la jambe

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Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Grizzle: engadget - U-M's MABEL robot hits a stride, breaks a leg

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Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Satellite Imagery of Alaska Wetlands Earns Best Paper Award

Research leading to the first-ever wetlands map of Alaska generated using radar remote sensing was described in an article co-authored by Prof. Moghaddam and EE grad student Jane Whitcomb, et al. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits  Sensing and Sensors  Sustainability and Environment  

Carmon: Science - Putting Light's Touch to Work as Optics Meets Mechanics

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Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

Grizzle: Fast Company - Sightless Mabel's Fancy Footwork a Giant Leap for Robotkind

[Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Grizzle: BotJunkie - MABEL Walks on Uneven Surfaces, Breaks Ankle

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Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Ruzbeh Akbar Receives NASA Fellowship For SMAP Mission Research

Ruzbeh Akbar, EE graduate student, received a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for research that is applicable to NASA's SMAP mission, which is planned for a 2014 launch. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

WIMS: GLITR - UM Center Celebrates 10 Years of Developing Wireless Devices

U-M Tech Transfer Office Program for Entrepreneurs

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

WIMS Center Celebrates 10 Years, and Looks to the Future

The NSF Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems recently celebrated 10 years of innovation. The Center, which has spawned 11 startup companies, now moves into its next phase of existence as an Institute. [Full Story]

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

Analog Devices Finds Winning A/D Circuit Designs in EECS 511

Graduate students in the course Integrated Analog/Digital Interface Circuits received prizes from Analog Devices for their final designs. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Eric Tkacyk Named Fulbright Fellow and Whitaker Scholar

Eric Tkaczyk has been awarded two prestigious fellowships to develop a portable and affordable cataract assessment technology in Estonia. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

Feature on Mahta Moghaddam

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Anthony Grbic Honored with Henry Russel Award

Prof. Grbic was honored by the University of Michigan for his impressive research and exemplary teaching. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grbic, Anthony  

EECS Department Recognizes Graduate Student Instructors

April 26, we recognized exemplary Graduate Student Instructors and Instructional Aides at the annual GSI awards luncheon. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Forrest: Going Global (U-M and SJTU)

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

Amit Patel Awarded SMART Fellowship

Amit Patel was awarded a SMART Fellowship to support his research in the area of Applied Electromagnetics. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Kevin Xu Awarded NSERC Fellowship

Kevin Xu received a fellowship to pursue his research in the area of statistical signal processing, specifically, "Inference in Dynamic Networks for Prediction of Epidemics." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Mona Jarrahi Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award

Prof. Jarrahi will pursue research in Plasmonics-Enabled Ultra-Short Carrier Lifetime Photoconductors for High Power Terahertz Generation. [Full Story]

P.C. Ku Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award

Prof. PC Ku will pursue research in Nitride Semiconductor Single-Photon Emitters and Photon Entanglement. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Ku, Pei-Cheng (P.C.)  

Patrick O'Keefe Receives NSF Fellowship for Research in HCI

Patrick O'Keefe, incoming graduate student in the Electrical Engineering:Systems program, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his research in human computer interaction. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Awards and Dragon Slaying

Matt Lauer, 2010 HKN President, surprised Prof. David Wentzloff with the HKN Professor of the Year award at St. George's Day Feast. Also, HKN receives award, and EECS Alumni Society hands out awards. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Student Teams and Organizations  

Students Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

Read about the research of Brian Buss (Control of Glucose Monitoring), Anne Itsuno (Infrared Photodetectors), Matt Tomes (Optical MEMS), and Fan Wu (BioMEMS), and incoming student Patrick O'Keefe (HCI).

Fan Wu Receives NSF Fellowship for Research in BioMEMS

Fan Wu, graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his research in BioMEMS. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Matt Tomes Receives NSF Fellowship for Research in Optics

Matthew Tomes, graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his research in Brillouin MEMS. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Optics and Photonics  

Anne Itsuno Receives NSF Fellowship for Research in Photodetectors

Anne Itsuno, graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her research in infrared photodetector devices. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Brian Buss Receives NSF Fellowship for Control Research

Brian Buss, graduate student in the Electrical Engineering:Systems program, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his research in controlling glucose levels in ICU patients, using control theory. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Featured Video: Phoenix 2 Chip

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

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

U-M Researchers Win 2010 Signal Processing Best Paper Award

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

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  Lab-Theory of Computation  Strauss, Martin  

Domitilla Del Vecchio Receives Donald P. Eckman Award

Prof. Domitilla Del Vecchio received this Award from the American Automatic Control Council, "For contributions to the theory and practice of hybrid dynamical systems and systems biology." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Nadakuditi-New Scientist: Enter the matrix: the deep law that shapes our reality

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Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Job Prospects Best for EECS Majors!

Various news agencies (CNNMoney, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week) are reporting excellent jobs outlook for engineering majors compared to other areas, especially for EECS majors. [Full Story]

Markov: EE Times - IBM Benchmarks Prod Microprocessor Designers

Students Win Clock Network Synthesis Contest at ISPD 2010

EECS students Dongjin Lee and Myungchul Kim have won first place in the Clock Network Synthesis Contest at the ACM International Symposium on Physical Design, producing circuit designs four times more energy efficient than those of their closest competitor. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Graduate Students  

Ed Tang creates a popular video for the US Census

Ed Tang, student majoring in electrical engineering and senior process engineer for the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility created a video to encourage students to complete the US Census. He took 3rd place in the popular vote. Watch the video. Nicholas Peters, student majoring in computer science, took 4th place in the popular vote. Watch the video [Full Story]

Najafi-Galchev: AP Story in Battle Creek Enquirer - U-M looks to harvest energy

Prof. James Meindl Delivers Lecture on Nanotechnology

Prof. James Meindl, pioneer and leader in microelectronics and microsystems research and education, was on campus recently to deliver the William Gould Dow Distinguished Lecture. You may watch his lecture, entitled, Nanoelectronics in Retrospect, Prospect and Principle, and hear his predictions for the future of nanoelectronics. Video
Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Najafi-Galchev: Popular Science: Tiny Mini-Generators Scavenge Energy From Ambient, Random Vibrations

Najafi-Galchev: Physorg: Mini generators make energy from random ambient vibrations

Mini generators make energy from random ambient vibrations

Tiny generators could produce enough electricity from random, ambient vibrations to power a wristwatch, pacemaker or wireless sensor. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Energy Science and Engineering  MEMS and Microsystems  Najafi, Khalil  Sensing and Sensors  

Scott Hanson - Crain's Detroit: Ambiq Micro wins UM student business plan competition

Wei Lu: Europe Sun: Missing link of electronics could make brain-like computers

Wei Lu: Physorg: Brain-Like Computer Closer to Realization

Wei Lu: Chemistry World: Silver sputtered nano chips mimic brain synapse

Wei Lu: New Scientist: Electronics 'missing link' brings neural computing closer

Kamal Sarabandi Receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

Prof. Sarabandi, Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering, received the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Sarabandi, Kamal  

Yong Long Selected as Barbour Scholar

Yong Long, EE:Systems PhD student working to improve the quality and safety of CT scans, was selected as a 2010-11 Barbour Scholar. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Amanda Funai Receives Margaret Ayers Host Award

Amanda Funai, EE:Systems graduate student working to improve the image quality of MRIs, received this award to pursue her research in Statistical Signal Processing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Systems (ECE)  

Duncan Steel Honored with Graduate Student Mentor Award

Duncan Steel, Robert J. Hiller Professor, received a 2010 Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award for his efforts as advisor, teacher, advocate, sponsor, and role model to doctoral students. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Steel, Duncan  

Ambiq-Enertia: New York Times - Michigan Business Challenge

EECS Technology Wins Top Prizes in Michigan Business Challenge

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

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

New High-Tech Sensors May Predict Bridge Fatigue

KTVU recently broadcast a Special Report about our ongoing research to ensure the safety of America's bridges and infrastructure. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Antennas  Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits  Communications  Flynn, Michael  Liu, Mingyan  Mortazawi, Amir  Najafi, Khalil  Sensing and Sensors  Sylvester, Dennis  Wireless Systems  

ISSYS - MEMS Coriolis Flow: Mini Technology Makes Its Move on Industry

Pictured is a Micro Coriolis mass flow sensors with submillimeter to millimeter diameter tubes. These sensors, developed by the company Integrated Sensing Systems (ISSYS), are being positioned for use in a variety of industrial applications. ISSYS was founded by Prof. Khalil Najafi and EECS alumnus Nader Najafi in 1995. [Full Story]

EECS Students Claim Top Two Clean Energy Prizes

The teams Enertia and Advanced Battery Control took first and second place in the 2009-10 Clean Energy Prize business plan competition. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Three EECS Students Receive Predoctoral Fellowships

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

Clean Energy Prize: PR Newswire

Clean Energy Prize: Renewable Energy Sources

Two Electrical Engineers Receive Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships

Scott Rudolph conducts research in negative-refractive-index media. Ashutosh Nayyar conducts research in communication and sensor networks.
Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Sylvester and Blaauw-MSNBC: Tiny solar-powered sensor runs almost forever

Sylvester and Blaauw-Popular Science: Miniature Sensor Perpetually Charges Self Using Environmental Energy

Kushner-New York Times: Hospital-Clean Hands, Without All the Scrubbing

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Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Hofmann-New York Times: Electric Motors, Made to Order

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Related Topics:  Lab-Radiation (RADLAB)  

Smallest solar-powered sensor system could run forever

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

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

EECS Professors To Pursue Research Under Grants From Google

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

Related Topics:  Blaauw, David  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  Mudge, Trevor  Sylvester, Dennis  Wenisch, Thomas  

Wei Lu Receives CAREER Award

Wei Lu received an NSF CAREER Award for his research project, "Understanding, Development and Applications of Nanoscale Memristor Devices." [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lu, Wei  Memristor  Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology  

Yogesh Gianchandani Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Yogesh B. Gianchandani has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2010, for contributions to silicon-based microactuators and on-chip microplasmas. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Gianchandani, Yogesh  

Professor Emerita Lynn Conway Receives Computer Pioneer Award

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

Related Topics:  Computer-Aided Design & VLSI  Conway, Lynn  Lab-Computer Engineering (CE Lab)  

EECS Alumni Awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

In addition to our own faculty member, Prof. Tony Grbic, we also congratulate EECS alumni Prof. Adrienne Stiff-Roberts of Duke University, and Prof. Jack Ma of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award this year, and last year, respectively. Both Prof. Stiff-Roberts and Prof. Ma are former students of Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Lab-Solid State Electronics (SSEL)  

Mobius Microsystems Sold to IDT

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

Related Topics:  Alumni  

Tony Grbic Meets the President

Prof. Grbic was honored at the White House along with fellow 2009 winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Grbic, Anthony  

2010 EECS and CoE Faculty Awards

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

Related Topics:  Anastasopoulos, Achilleas  Chesney, David  Flynn, Michael  Gianchandani, Yogesh  Grizzle, Jessy  Mortazawi, Amir  Najafi, Khalil  Sylvester, Dennis  Wakefield, Gregory H.  Wellman, Michael  Wise, Kensall  

Adel Elsherbini Wins Prize at URSI National Radio Science Meeting

Adel Elsherbini, graduate student in Electrical Engineering, received the second prize award in the Student Paper Competition at the 2010 IEEE USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, held January 6-9, 2010 for his paper, Mapping of Sand Layer Thickness in Deserts Using SAR interferometry, co-authored by Prof. Kamal Sarabandi.

Guo: Nature Photonics - Dynamic nanoscribing

Al Hero Receives Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award

Prof. Hero and his co-authors received this award for their important work in localization in wireless sensor networks, published in 2005. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Hero, Alfred  

CAEN wireless network change requires UMROOT password

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

https://accounts.itcs.umich.edu/pwreset-bin/pwreset?command=ad