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July 2016

ICAN attendees

Leaders in Neuroscience Look to the Future

Engineers and neuroscientists from around the globe gathered at Michigan to explore the future of neurotechnology and research at the inaugural International Conference for Advanced Neurotechnology (ICAN). Understanding the complexity and mysteries of the brain is one of the biggest scientific challenges of this century, and ICAN brought together many of the minds who can help us get there.

#2 in robotics

Leading Robots

Michigan robotics was ranked #2 by 2 groups:
Top Robotics Graduate Programs 
Top 20 Robotics Engineering Schools in the U.S. 


U-M Shines at Robotics Anniversary

Jessy Grizzle took part in a day of events celebrating the fifth anniversary of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) in Washington, DC.
radar for cars

Improving Radar for Autonomous Cars

Armin Jam and Prof. Kamal Sarabandi's prize-winning radar research looks ahead to next generation navigation and imaging sensors. 
tracking water

Low-Cost Way to Track Frozen Water

Mohammad Mousavi's award-winning research monitors ice and snow thickness, which helps monitor environmental change.
long distance antennas

New Test for Long-Distance Antennas

Jihun Choi is yet another graduate student earning recognition for research at the IEEE Symposium on Antennas and Propagation.

new scholarship fund

A New ECE Scholarship Fund

The Wallaces established the Richard P. and Mara F. Wallace Scholarship Fund to support ECE undergraduate students in need.

quadmetrics acquired

Cybersecurity Startup Acquired - That was Fast!

QuadMetrics, a cyber risk security startup co-founded by Prof. Mingyan Liu, was acquired by analytic software company FICO.

award winning papers

Wins for Ultra-low-power Computing and Breaking in to Silicon

The work of current and former EECS researchers on the MBus was named an IEEE Micro Top Pick, while the creation by ECE doctoral student Kaiyuan Yang and others of a silicon security flaw won top honors at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.

Education Around the World

optics in india

Optics in India

Prof. Steve Rand, OSA Fellow Lecturer, visited India to learn about the country's ongoing expansion in higher education, especially in optical engineering and physics.

control in india

Taking Control to Zurich

Prof. Jim Freudenberg taught the course, Embedded Control Systems, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. Watch the video they made.

signals and systems

Teaming Up on Signals and Systems

Profs. Fawwaz Ulaby and Andrew Yagle authored the 2nd edition of Engineering Signals and Systems in Continuous and Discrete Time. At least seventeen schools in the U.S. are using the first edition textbook in their courses.

big data book

Al Hero Edits for a Big Data Textbook

Al Hero is co-editor of the book Big Data over Networks, which examines information processing over networks and the crucial interaction between big data and communication, social, and biological networks.

ECE In the News

Faculty: A Bipedal Robot Gets Its Swagger On

Faculty: Why experts worry about the Tesla crash

Alumni: Tony Fadell Steps Down from Nest

Faculty: Video of the week: Injectable radio broadcasts through flesh in real-time

Alumni: Arborlight Names Michael McCorquodale as CEO

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July 2016

University of Michigan - College of Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122

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