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News for alumni and friends from ECE @ Michigan

November 2017


New Big Data Research Computing Platform

Cavium, led by Founder, President, and CEO Syed Ali (MSE EE 1981), will create a powerful new big data computing cluster available to all U-M researchers, enabling processing of massive amounts of data.


Creating Essential Sensor Networks with Navid Yazdi

Evigia founder and CEO Navid Yazdi (PhD EE 1999) gives us a peak of the magic inside his devices, and how they can help track flash flooding, coordinate oil spill cleanup, and near and far logistics.

Data AI

$1.6 Million Toward AI for Data Science

Prof. Jason Corso and Prof. Laura Balzano are part of the SPIDER team, working on tech to help anyone use big data to answer questions.
Buildings as batteries

Using Buildings as Batteries

Prof. Johanna Mathieu and Prof. Ian Hiskens are testing how the thermal energy of large buildings can help bring more renewable energy to the grid.
Laura Andre

Cooling off with lasers

Prof. Stephen Rand and his team are tuning the wavelength of laser light to cool solids, which can lead to self-cooling lasers and laser-cooled semiconductors.
Laser pulses

Laser Pulses Explore Magnetism

A new laser in the Center for Dynamic Magneto-Optics (DYNAMO), directed by Prof. Stephen Rand, will investigate an unusual magnetic effect that may lead to efficient solar energy harvesting.
Hercules laser

Doubling the power of HERCULES

The most intense laser in the world is about to get a power upgrade with $2 million from the National Science Foundation.
Cassie walking

Watch Cassie Blue's First Steps

Prof. Jessy Grizzle invited the Associated Press to record the new bipedal robot's first steps around North Campus.

New Funding for High-Fidelity Nerve Mapping Research

The NIH awarded a U-M project directed by John Seymour $1 million in funding to develop highly-compliant microneedle arrays for peripheral nerve mapping.

Precision Health logo

Precision Health Launches

Michigan's new initiative, led by co-director Eric Michielssen, launched to use advanced tools and technology to provide personalized solutions for wellness.
MIDAS network

3rd MIDAS Research Symposium

Big data, data science, and analytics were among the main topics discussed at the third annual MIDAS daylong research symposium. Prof. Alfred Hero is co-director of MIDAS.
OSA Fellows

Congratulations to New Faculty OSA Fellows

Prof. Alamantas Galvanauskas, Prof. Zetian Mi, and John Nees, Associate Research Scientist all were elected Fellows of OSA.

Student News

DTE Energy

ECE Expedition: Detroit

Students traveled to Detroit and visited DTE Energy and Ford over two days in October to learn first-hand about how their studies apply to future careers and to interact with employees and alumni.
Solar car team

Solar Car Team Takes 2nd

The U-M Solar Car Team take 2nd place in the 2017 World Solar Challenge across the Australian Outback. Meet some of the ECE crew.
Photo: Akhil Kantipuly.
Alumni Mentoring

Make a Connection

Are you an ECE alumnus wanting to connect with fellow alumni? Do you have knowledge to share with current students? 

Join the ECE Alumni Interactive Mentoring (AIM) network. Help today's students and young alums fulfill their dreams.

Questions? Contact Kristin McDonough.

ECE In the News

Tony Fadell’s Next Act? Taking on Silicon Valley—From Paris (Alumnus Tony Fadell)

Footsteps All Her Own (Alumnus Katherine Herrick)

Leading Researcher to Join WPI as New Director of Robotics (Alumnus Jing Xiao)

Bicentennial Benefactors

A Big Thanks to Our Bicentennial Benefactors

In honor of U-M's 200 year celebration, we encourage you to be one of ECE's Bicentennial Benefactors. Our Bicentennial Benefactor giving program is divided into six different giving levels, recognized online.

Alumni Updates: Change address, alumni news, etc.

Upcoming Events


November 2017

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