CSE welcomes new faculty who will join beginning academic year 2022/23Meet the new arrivals.
“Make space for yourself” – an undergrad’s path from undecided to Amazon engineer“Keep making your way through this field if you feel passionate about it because you’re definitely going to find your place in it.”
CSE establishes Teaching Lab aimed at building faculty community and promoting collaborative education cultureThe new Teaching Lab seeks to create a faculty community around our teaching mission, reflecting the department’s values of supporting students through a world class education
“CS has ignited my ambition” – how programming encourages confidence in creativesCS alum Nina Hesse was looking for computer literacy but discovered a deeply creative discipline.
Valeria Bertacco named Mary Lou Dorf Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and EngineeringShe has been recognized for her contributions in broadening participation in CS, innovating in teaching, and in advancing the field.
In Digital Signal Processing, students experiment with sensors for creative projectsStudents created everything from a Wordle helper to a tool for melanoma detection to a program that identifies different marine species based on their underwater song.
David Paoletti voted 2022 HKN Professor of the Year in CSEThis is the second time that Dr. Paoletti has been named Professor of the Year by a vote of the students.
ECE Expeditions goes hybridStudents visited the new KLA headquarters in Ann Arbor and attended virtual presentations by NVIDIA and NASA.
Stefany Escobedo awarded Towner prize for her outstanding contributions as a Graduate Student InstructorEscobedo overhauled the instruction of Embedded Control Systems during the COVID-19 pandemic and permanently improved the course.
Aaditya Hambarde awarded Towner prize for his outstanding contributions as a Graduate Student InstructorHambarde is recognized for his tremendous dedication to students and for the creation of new course resources for Introduction to Signals and Systems.
New textbook provides hands-on guide for learning about chaotic dynamics and electronic circuitsThe book was co-authored by ECE Master's student Wesley Joo-Chen Thio and Professor Emeritus Julien Sprott of U Wisconsin.
New textbook provides streamlined guide for undergrads studying Signals and SystemsThe textbook, authored by Prof. Stéphane Lafortune, covers the main material students need to know for continuous-time signals and systems with a focus on linear time-invariant systems and their response to different classes of input signals.
ECE alum Dave Babicz pioneered the lab kits that became a staple for at-home engineering coursesThe lab kits used in our Analog Circuits course during the pandemic were created by Babicz, Director of Engineering at Analog Devices Inc., and fellow colleagues back in 2015 for the purpose of improving equity in engineering education.
High School students discover “The Joy of Coding” in new ECE online courseIn a new online course designed to improve access to engineering education for all, students learn how coding powers apps such as Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram, and Siri.
Cindy Finelli receives Trudy Huebner Service Excellence AwardFinelli has provided leadership and vision in the area of engineering education for over 20 years and was responsible for establishing and building the Engineering Education Research graduate program.
Introduction to Discrete Events Systems: Third EditionThis popular textbook, first published in 1999, is now available as an e-book, or hard cover on demand.
Educating a quantum workforce with QuSTEAM while opening doors to a broad and diverse range of studentsMichigan is part of a multi-institution effort to create new flexible courses for undergraduate students interested in being part of the second quantum revolution
Fawwaz Ulaby retires after nearly four decades of championing students and excelling at research and leadershipStudents say Ulaby, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and recipient of the Edison Medal, is one of the best professors – and people – they’ve ever known.
New monograph in network information theoryThe authors discuss a theoretical approach to the design of efficient information networks
Awards for outstanding Graduate Student Instructors and Instructional Aides of 2020 and 2021These awards honor outstanding student teachers, who are critical to ECE’s mission to provide top level education and instruction.
Embracing Risk: Cyber insurance as an incentive mechanism for cybersecurityThis new book by Mingyan Liu offers an engineering and strategic approach to improving cybersecurity through cyber insurance
Deltek’s Senior Director Shirin Mangold found her passion and her voice through Michigan Engineering’s Co-op programThe Engineering Cooperative Education Program introduced Mangold (CE 1993) to life as a working engineer and inspired her to pursue a career in software engineering.
ADHD in engineering: Improving education for neurodiverse college STEM students
The researchers look to increase the diversity of the STEM workforce.
New textbook introduces students to the field of Quantum Nanotechnology
The textbook helps prepare upper level undergraduate students and graduate students to join the quantum revolution
ECE Lab Kit team recognized by the College of Engineering with the Team Staff Excellence AwardWhen the pandemic shut down in-person instruction, this six-member team created and delivered individual lab kits to 1,200 students around the world so hands-on lab experience could continue.
Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize for new robotics course that focuses on equitable education
An interdisciplinary team of faculty created a new introductory course in robotics that is designed for inclusivity by focusing on linear algebra instead of AP calculus, opening it up to freshman students with a broad mathematical background.
Adaptation and innovation in lab intensive engineering coursesAs COVID-19 broke the way classes are traditionally taught, faculty quickly adapted and found successful solutions that could be continued post-pandemic
Building ethical engineering leaders: public welfare awareness in graduate education
A new NSF-funded project will result in a unique engineering graduate course on professional responsibility
New online education program brings high-demand topics in technology to the world
Continuum offers courses in machine learning, linear algebra, and coding for everyone from high schoolers to engineers already established in their careers.
Redesigning an Electrical Engineering curriculum with a focus on systems principles and engineering design
With new courses at the freshman, sophomore, and junior levels, Michigan ECE is training tomorrow’s engineers to be leaders in a diverse workforce in service to society
Inclusive teaching sessions underway at CSE
Over 200 student instructors and teaching assistants who teach classes in the computer science and computer engineering curricula are being trained in inclusive teaching.
Prof. Tara Javidi awarded ECE’s Distinguished Educator Award for her excellence in information and system theory education
Javidi is a professor of ECE at the University of California, San Diego, where she specializes in Communication & Information Processing Systems and Networks, and works to empower engineering students of all backgrounds.
Prof. Jian-Ming Jin awarded ECE’s Distinguished Educator Award for his excellence in electromagnetics education
Jin, a chair professor of ECE at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, describes his time at Michigan, and his career as an educator.
‘Solving for equity’: A Michigan Robotics course flips the script on engineering ed
ASEE Prism magazine explores how linear algebra could level the playing field.
New ‘living textbook’ for computational sciences
Pathbird gives instructors in the computational sciences the tools to write cloud-based interactive textbooks targeted to their own specific subject matter
How CS is changing education
Embedding coding into high school history class; building eBooks to broaden participation in computing; and rolling out digital tools for collaborative K-5 learning. Michigan researchers are taking on the big challenges to integrating computing into everyone’s education.
Josh Meyer has built the software that your kids and teachers need
From his days as an online poker playing undergrad to his current role as a technology developer, Josh has discovered a passion – and built a platform – for online learning.
A new textbook for Organic Electronics
Covering foundations to applications, the new book by Prof. Stephen Forrest fills a gap in this exciting field
Teaching CS in history class
Computing is a tool for getting things done. Let’s teach it that way.
Roadmap for teachers: U-M free online learning platform paves the way
K-5 teachers and students throughout Michigan are building thriving learning communities online by using free deeply-digital, standards-aligned curricula and platform developed by the U-M Center for Digital Curricula.
Students learning to lead amid threats of cyber crime that threaten national security, including the next election"Cybersecurity for Future Leaders" (EECS 498 / PUBPOL 475) is taught from both a technical and policy perspective
Three ways to do hands-on, remote learning
Classes pioneer home lab kits, virtual lab presence, or taking advantage of the distance with a collaborative data project.
One-credit class for curious students with no CS background returns this fall
Discover Computer Science provides a basic background in all the skills a student needs to pursue further education in computing.
Gift from Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust endows CSE chair and funds targeted activities
The gift will be extremely valuable as CSE continues to progress as a computer science powerhouse.
New Master of Engineering in ECE provides professional training for industry-track studentsThe program is highly structured and emphasizes rigorous theory combined with practical training.
Gift from EECS alumnus David J. Kuck establishes CSE Dissertation Prize
Kuck’s impacts in the area of parallel computing are an inspiration to all of us, and this award will carry real significance for its recipients.
84 internships and research fellowships for the pandemic summer
When summer internships fell through, Michigan Engineering staff scrambled to make sure students would still have access to experiential learning.
Engineering course challenges students to create tech solutions for COVID-19
‘When caught in a situation such as this, creatively and positively helping others is always an excellent endeavor.’
Instructors mail robot parts, develop video project amid sudden online semester
EECS 373 course instructors quickly pulled together an alternative final project that had students building robots at home.
Westley Weimer voted 2020 HKN Professor of the Year in CSE
Weimer is well known as a passionate educator, and for going the extra mile to engage with and advocate for students.
Prof. Fred Terry voted 2020 HKN Professor of the Year in ECE
Prof. Terry was teaching Introduction to Electronic Circuits when the classrooms went dark due to COVID-19.
K-12 online learning platform sees big rise in use
Daily webinars available for teachers interested in exploring the free customizable tools.
Retooled computer science course goes all-COVID, all-online
Class seeks software solutions to COVID-19 problems.
Herbert Winful named Joseph E. and Anne P. Rowe Professor of Electrical Engineering
Winful has made fundamental contributions to nonlinear optics and the physics of tunneling, while also championing an inclusive department.
Tiana Brandon: Building a Bridge to Success for Students in CS
Tiana loves CS and considers herself a supporter of CSE. She shares her experiences, struggles, and thoughts as a first-generation student.
Brian Raeker recognized as an outstanding GSI
ECE PhD student Brian Raeker was awarded a Towner Prize for Outstanding Engineering GSIs.
Prof. Sandeep Pradhan receives Education Excellence Award from the College of Engineering
Pradhan is honored for his dedication to students and commitment to improving education at all levels.
Prof. Laura Balzano wins Education Excellence Award from the College of Engineering
Balzano is honored for her all-around excellence in teaching, mentorship, and curriculum development.
Prof. Jamie Phillips wins Service Excellence Award from the College of Engineering
Phillips is honored for his excellence in serving the campus community through development of extracurriculars, mentorship, and academic programs.
Amir Kamil recognized for outstanding contributions to education
Kamil has shown a consistent and unrelenting commitment to bettering education in CSE.
Faculty, students pay tribute to Prof. Demos Teneketzis’ remarkable careerKnown for his impeccable scholarship and compassionate mentorship, Prof. Teneketzis, an expert in stochastic control, decentralized information systems, networks, and discrete event systems, retired after 35 years of service to the department.
Institution partnerships offer best of both worlds
ECE helped host faculty from Morehouse College and Prairie View A&M University to explore cross-collaboration opportunities, which allow students and faculty to experience the cultures of both Historically Black Colleges & Universities and U-M.
Learning the computational mindset – education researchers give perspective
The authors argue that modern children already think with computation after being shaped by the prolific digital tools that fill their lives
Valeria Bertacco appointed vice provost for engaged learning
Bertacco will advocate for and support university initiatives that create opportunities for action-based and engaged student learning.
Georgia Tech Dean of College of Engineering, Steve McLaughlin, wins 2019 ECE Distinguished Educator Award
McLaughlin spoke about how academic institutions can take better care of their students’ mental health while providing a fuller academic experience, as well as his love for U-M.
ECE hosts first Grad School Workshop to showcase benefits of an advanced degree
The workshop attracted students from all over the country and demystified the ECE graduate school experience.
ECE welcomes four new faculty for 2019With research expertise in the areas of robotics, computer vision, control systems, and big data - these faculty are working to improve rehabilitation and autonomous systems, make systems safer, and process big data for a wide variety of applications.
Electrify goes to Detroit
Electrify hosted its first Detroit Tech Camp at the Michigan Engineering Zone this summer to give Detroit-area students greater access to engage with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Visiting students celebrate experiences, projects
Ten students from Ethiopia have completed a new summer-long exchange program in engineering at the University of Michigan.
Prof. Winick retires, leaving a legacy that empowers students to seek life and learning outside of the lab
For the past 31 years, Prof. Winick has helped define undergraduate courses and curriculum both at U-M and abroad while inspiring all to engineer their future by understanding the past.
Guzdial receives SIGCSE outstanding educator award
Guzdial is a leading expert in the field of computing education, and was one of its earliest researchers.
Teaching science with sound waves
The classes got to learn about cybersecurity, the physics of sound waves, and how to beam music a long distance like a flashlight using ultrasound.
Student receives GSI Award for innovative work as educator, promoting diversity
Burdick has done extensive work as an instructor in EECS courses and promoter of diversity in the department.
Black Engineers convention comes to Detroit and ECE is there to welcome the record-breaking 14,000 attendees
At this year’s convention for the National Society of Black Engineers, U-M professors, students, and alums came together with the other attendees to share experiences, offer career advice, and explore how to improve society.
Outstanding commitment to undergraduate mentorship
“Thanks to his tireless support and unparalleled patience, I am now equipped with a fundamental research skill set.”
Prof. Zhengya Zhang receives CoE undergraduate education award
Prof. Zhang receives outstanding evaluations from students and opens their imagination to research in the field of VLSI circuits and systems.
College award for excellence in education
Bill Arthur was recognized for demonstrating sustained excellence in instruction and guidance.
Transforming tools for some into a language for all
The efforts of computing education researcher Mark Guzdial span the challenges facing a young field
Collegiate Lecturership recognizes commitment to innovative teaching
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to education, Dr. David Chesney has been named a 2018-2019 Toby Teorey Collegiate Lecturer.
Johanna Mathieu receives Ernest and Bettine Kuh Distinguished Faculty Award
The award recognizes Mathieu’s outstanding teaching, research, and service in the area of power and energy.
ECE and data science: a natural connection
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty and students at Michigan are part of the revolution in data science that is happening today.
$1.8M for ‘active learning’, a step toward broader change in higher education
Rare in engineering education research, the project involves a randomized control trial to determine if it’s effective.
ECE Family Fun Night draws over 500 attendees
Attendees explored engineering teams, labs, and projects with demonstrations and games.
STEM Education: A taste of research for K-12 teachers
The REACT workshop pairs U-M researchers with K-12 science educators to introduce primary school teachers to new laboratory science and classroom-friendly activities.
Making education accessible in rural India
Through EduTech, CS student Divyansh Sharma is working to deliver free video courses directly to Indian people in need of basic education.
New one-credit course allows those without experience to discover computer science
Throughout the semester, students will work with Prof. Rada Mihalcea and PhD student Laura Wendlandt to see how computers connect to real-world applications in many disciplines.
Q&A with Mingyan Liu
The incoming electrical and computer engineering chair talks about her vision for the future.
Nino A. Masnari (1935 – 2018): In memoriam
Nino Masnari, alumnus, friend, and former faculty member of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away May 19, 2018 at the age of 82.
Students win prizes for improving image processing techniques for liver cancer detection and much more
Students in EECS 556: Image Processing, explore methods to improve image processing in applications such as biomedical imaging and video and image compression
Free electrical engineering textbooks for students
The three textbooks cover as many as five undergraduate courses in electrical engineering.
Shai Revzen receives inaugural Robotics Institute Teaching Award for hands-on approach to education
Course encourages students to come up with their own robot designs.
Charles and Patricia Krumm endow the George I. Haddad Graduate Fellowship Fund
Chuck and Pat Krumm look forward to the Fellowship Fund enhancing the ability of future engineers to contribute positively to society.
Necmiye Ozay receives 1938E Award from College of Engineering
The award recognizes “an outstanding teacher in both elementary and advanced courses.”
Raj Nadakuditi receives Excellence in Teaching Award from College of Engineering
The award honors faculty “with a demonstrated sustained excellence in curricular development, instruction, and guidance.”
Professor Emeritus Ribbens publishes 8th edition of Understanding Automotive Electronics
Students Visit Detroit Companies with ECE Expeditions
Students visited DTE Energy and Ford in Detroit to learn about the life of electrical and computer engineers in industry.
High School Students Experience High Tech and Michigan’s Electrify Camps
A select group of high school students spent a week in classes and labs as they participated in the Electrify Tech Camps to learn just a few things that go on in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Best Paper Award recognizes research in electrical engineering student motivation
Phillips, Lenaway, Daly, and Foley concluded that early exposure to EE technical areas was likely the best way to draw more students to the field further down the line.
The Aptitude Academy: student’s instructional YouTube channel tops 6 million views
Dsouza’s lessons have gone viral, his channel now has over 109,000 subscribers who tune in for Dsouza’s lessons and life updates.
New grad program: Engineering Education Research
New program turns a researcher’s eye on engineering education in the service of better teaching, learning and diversity at U-M and beyond.
Engineering students bring education to disadvantaged children in Ecuador
Sam Tenka traveled to Ecuador with the Honors GO team to aid the Street Children Work project.
Prof. Becky Peterson honored with 2018 U-M Henry Russel Award
Prof. Becky Peterson has received a 2018 U-M Henry Russel Award, which is considered the University’s highest honor for faculty at the early to mid-career stages of their career.
Lattice Data, Inc supports CSE students
The gift supplemented the Computer Science and Engineering Special Projects Fund.
Five faculty honored for increasing women’s participation in computing
A team of NAME and EECS faculty have been awarded with a Second Place Excellence in Promoting Women in Undergraduate Computing Award.
Making learning addictive
Alumnus develops platform that allows instructors to turn almost any course into a multiplayer online game.
Students in EECS 556 win prizes for improving image processing techniques for camera motion blur and facial recognition
These students are learning to improve images in medical imaging, and improve facial recognition
Forrest family supports UG and Grad Engineering students with three new funds
With their gift, Stephen and Rosamund Forrest are making it possible for more graduate and undergraduate students pursue their dreams
Heath Hofmann recognized for excellence in teaching with the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award from the College of Engineering
Hofmann is great at introducing students to power electronics
Prof. Andy Yagle retires after a 32-year career in Signal and Image Processing
Yagle’s career was distinguished by his dedication to teaching as well as contributions to research.
Student teams earn prizes for analog-digital converter circuit designs in EECS 511
The winning projects were designed for battery-operated mobile applications as well as instrumentation and measure applications.
EECS 280 becomes third largest course at U-M
Course enrollment has increased by almost 200 students in just one year.
Mary Lou Dorf named U-M Collegiate Lecturer
Dr. Dorf has made notable contributions to instruction through her reimagining of EECS 183.
Parag Deotare voted 2017 HKN Professor of the Year for ECE
ECE students say Prof. Deotare is the best!
James Juett Voted HKN Professor of the Year for CSEDr. Juett was selected though a popular vote of EECS students.
Mary Lou Dorf selected for Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize
Dr. Dorf has transformed EECS 183 into an interactive and inclusive experience.
Tony England receives Susan B. Anthony Campus Award
Dean England of U-M Dearborn has been particularly good in helping women faculty and students achieve success.
Computer Science Continues to Be One of the Most Popular and Rewarding Programs at MichiganThe College of Engineering employment survey provides the data.
Cindy Finelli: Community building and envisioning the future of engineering education research
Finelli takes on the future of educating engineers
Herb Winful – professor of optics, friend of the arts
Winful discusses life in education
ECE Graduate Student Nathan Sawicki recognized for outstanding teaching
Sawicki was one of 4 students in the College of Engineering selected to receive a 2017 Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors.
Valeria Bertacco named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor for contributions to undergraduate education
Prof. Bertacco is enthusiastic and passionate about teaching and has made it her mission to improve the undergraduate educational experience of all of her students.
For Black History Month, CSE Spotlights Faculty and Alumni in AcademiaIn this article, we profile three CSE faculty and three of our alumni.
A Q&A with Rhonda Franklin – connecting diverse students
Franklin believes the best research results are achieved from a diversity of backgrounds, something she learned as a graduate student at Michigan and fosters in her own research group at Minnesota.
Mingyan Liu receives CoE Monroe-Brown Foundation Service Excellence Award
Prof. Liu helped implement a diversity incentive program that led to a record number of newly-admitted underrepresented PhD students in 2016 while overseeing the merger of two graduate programs.
Dr. David Paoletti selected to receive CoE Thomas M. Sawyer, Jr. Teaching award
Paoletti has transformed a 600+ student course into of the best-regarded classes in the EECS department.
New courses offered by ECE: Winter 2017
As technology changes and advances, so does the range of courses offered by our faculty.
Popular intro CS course continues to grow; Over 870 students present final projects at showcase
EECS 183 is designed to teach undeclared students and non-CS majors the fundamentals of algorithmic thinking and programming.
Student Arun Nagpal develops new ENG 100 section to spotlight space science
UM-SEDS co-President Arun Nagpal develops ENG 100 section to expose freshman to space science and atmospheric sensing.
Having fun with ECE
The event highlighted the projects and work of several student teams and labs, giving kids and adults alike a chance to see ECE’s ingenuity in action.
ECE welcomes new faculty
These faculty broaden and deepen ECE’s areas of expertise in robotics, ultra low power circuits, nanophotonics, information theory, and many other areas.
Cindy Finelli invited to NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium
Prof. Finelli will discuss a more student-centered electrical engineering classroom through pre-class reading and in-class problem solving, integrating some elements of a “flipped” classroom.
Pioneering engineering education research
In the first approach of its kind, U-M is making big strides in the field of Engineering Education Research (EER).
Rick and Mara Wallace establish ECE scholarship fund
This gift qualifies for the University’s Michigan Matching Initiative for Student Support, and proceeds will provide need-based scholarship support to electrical and computer engineering undergraduate students.
Professors Fawwaz Ulaby and Andrew Yagle publish the 2nd edition of the textbook, Engineering Signals and Systems in Continuous and Discrete Time
This edition includes two additional chapters, new concepts throughout the book, and additional problem sets.
Prof. Al Hero editor of new book: Big Data over Networks
The book explores the principles underpinning large-scale information processing over networks and the crucial interaction between big data and its associated communication, social and biological networks.
Munson honored with national award
In his last week at the helm of Michigan Engineering, Dean David Munson wins a national award.
Steve Rand: expanding technical education in India
“India’s progress toward becoming a global economic power-player has generated an unprecedented need for a larger, highly trained workforce of engineers, scientists and technicians,” Rand said.
EECS 183 Showcase highlights another round of final projects
EECS 183 is the introductory CS class for LSA students, and it has been designed to broaden participation in the discipline.
Award-winning EECS 2016 Graduate Student Instructors & Instructional Aides recognized
To celebrate the contributions of our graduate and undergraduate instructors, the department selects the best of the best, based on student evaluations, and celebrates them at a special awards ceremony.
David Chesney receives 2016 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize
Through his courses, students are able to learn the fundamentals of programming and software systems, while also seeing the social impact of computer science.
Students make connections at NSBE National Convention
The convention hosted more than 100 major companies, and offered students career workshops on interviewing, networking, and general industry know-how.
Girls Encoded motivates students to study CS
The all-day event consisted of hands-on activities, a panel discussion, and lab tours to show students the different aspects of CS.
Marcus Darden voted HKN Professor of the Year for CSE
Darden teaches both large sections of EECS 281 and a more specialized EECS 398 course. He also serves as a faculty advisor for CS students.
Lawrence L. Rauch1972 | Interim Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
John A.M. Lyon1974–1975 | Acting Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Thomas B.A. Senior1987 | Acting Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Richard B. Brown2001–2003 | Interim Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Scinece
Brian E. Gilchrist2006–2008 | Interim Chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
George W. Patterson1905–1915 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
John C. Parker1915–1922 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Benjamin F. Bailey1922–1944 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Alfred H. Lovell1945–1953 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Stephen S. Attwood1953–1958 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Hansford W. Farris1965–1967 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Joseph E. Rowe1968–1974 | Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
George I. Haddad1975–1986; 1991–1997 | Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Edward S. Davidson1988–1990 | Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Pramod P. Khargonekar1997–2001 | Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
David C. Munson Jr.2003–2006 | Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Khalil Najafi: First Chair of the new ECE2008–2018 | Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The First Woman in EECSIn 1980, Janice Jenkins was the first woman hired as a faculty member in the department.
Prof. Leo McAfee: Impacting Diversity - Changing LivesHistory was made January 1971 when newly-minted PhD graduate Leo McAfee was hired as an assistant professor in the College of Engineering.
ArborHacks formed to increase access to and participation in computer science
The group will hold a once-a-year hackathon for local high school students in addition to other events.
Students in EECS 418 rewarded for optimizing stop/start technology for auto applications
Stop/start is a new system being introduced into the North American automobile market to improve fuel economy while cutting down on pollution.
2016 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
The EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
Three Michigan universities receive Pacesetters Awards to attract more women to computer science
Programs will be developed under the grant to foster inclusiveness and to provide support.
A journey from the Ibn Sina School to Graduate School at U-M
The School helps to prepare undergraduate students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for successful careers in computer science research.
Cynthia Finelli earns award at Frontiers in Education Conference for being an agent of change
Prof. Finelli's research is in engineering education, and she currently studies student resistance to active learning, faculty adoption of evidence-based teaching practices, and institutional change.
Engineering a better future for Ethiopia
Prof. Hofmann’s students felt they gained a lot from the course. Several of them will likely go on to teach control courses in coming semesters.
Electrify Tech Camps offer high schoolers an electrifying summer
In ECE’s first-ever Electrify Summer Tech Camps, students gathered for three five-day sessions to learn the basics of electrical and computer engineering.
David Wentzloff receives Joel and Ruth Spira Excellence in Teaching Award
This award is presented annually to a faculty member in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in acknowledgement of exceptional achievements in the education of our students.
2015 promotions of our faculty – congratulations!
Congratulations to the faculty members that received promotions this year.
The gift of an education: Paul and Ruth Bauhahn fund the next generation of life-changing technology
Paul E. and Ruth E. Bauhahn of have made a planned gift of $450,000 to establish the Ruth E. and Paul E. Bauhahn Fellowship Fund to support full-time graduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
We are now one ECE: the merged graduate program in Electrical and Computer Engineering
In recognition of how the Electrical Engineering discipline has evolved, the two graduate programs, Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering: Systems, have merged to form one graduate program: Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Over 600 Students Present Final Projects at EECS 183 Showcase
The project-based class has been a successful introduction to CS for many students.
Winter 2015 Games Showcase Brings Lively Crowd to Tishman Hall
The showcase is the culmination of a project from EECS 494, Computer Game Design and Development.
Students Show off Projects during Winter Semester Showcases
The breadth of projects shown by students at semester's end is inspiring.
New Undergraduate Program in Data Science Announced
Developed jointly with the Department of Statistics, the new program will bring together the practices required to adequately manage, analyze, and interpret data at scale.
Future Scientists Tour CSE
A group of preschoolers get an early look at the world of CSE.
ECE welcomes new engineering robotics center
The center, to be built on North Campus, will offer state-of-the-art facilities in a 3-story, 100,000 square foot building.
Creativity in the Classroom: Gibson Puts Emphasis on Collaborative Learning and Quick Prototyping in Games MDE
Dr. Jeremy Gibson has flipped his classroom and revamped his game development course – and it looks promising.
Irma Wyman: Computer pioneer and advocate for women in engineering
Her experiences led her to establish the Irma M. Wyman Scholarship at the University’s Center for the Education of Women.
Dave Neuhoff receives Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
Dave Neuhoff is an internationally recognized expert in information theory, source coding and image processing.
CSE Supports Women in Computing and Sponsors Upcoming MICWIC Conference at U-M
In addition to MICWIC, CSE supports a number of programs designed to expand opportunities for women in computing through outreach, education, and through connection to resources.
2015 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Winners are chosen for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
Four ECE faculty selected for 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to Profs Guo, Lafortune, Liu, and Lu!
Prof. Wei Lu editor of new book – Semiconductor Nanowires: From Next-Generation Electronics to Sustainable Energy
The book is part of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Smart Materials series.
CSE Sponsors Science on Screen Night; Lecture by Prof. Kevin Compton and Screening of "The Imitation Game"
Students, faculty, and staff can attend the event at the Michigan Theater on January 8.
2014 Computer Games Showcase Draws Another Big Crowd
This showcase is one of the most popular to occur each year.
Hansford Farris (1919 – 2014): In Memoriam
Prof. Farris served as an active and highly respected member of the College of Engineering for more than 20 years.
David Chesney Receives IBM Faculty Award
1,000 Hackers Expected on North Campus for MHacks IV
ECE welcomes four new faculty for 2014-15 academic year
These faculty deepen ECE’s areas of expertise in computer vision, communications and information theory, environmental remote sensing, and laser-plasma interactions.
Dragomir Radev coaches high school linguists in competition at International Linguistics Olympiad
The 12th International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) was held in Beijing, China from July 21 through 25th, 2014.
Jessy Grizzle named Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor
Prof. Grizzle is an internationally renowned researcher in the area of control systems.
2014 Promotions of our faculty – congratulations!
Congratulations to Profs Bertacco, Flinn, Narayanasamy, Olson, Rais-Zadeh, and Zhong.
Alumni explore lots of EECS-related engineering with their kids
Three hundred and eighty alumni and children stretched across North Campus, dabbling in drones and bones, rockets and radioactives.
Jeremy Gibson authors book on game design, prototyping, and programming
Eric Michielssen receives IEEE APS Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award
This award is in recognition of being an outstanding educator, mentor and role model for the next generation of faculty members.
High school students explore engineering through music and computer science
Computer architecture innovator Trevor Mudge chosen for top recognition by ACM/IEEE
Benjamin Englard Awarded Thiel Fellowship
Computer scientists author book on hardware prefetching
Student teams earn prizes for their ADC circuit designs in EECS 511
The two winning projects and teams were determined by an expert panel at Analog Devices. Congratulations!
Students earn prizes for improving image processing techniques in EECS 556 (Winter 2014)
Students rewarded for their circuit designs in EECS 413
The course, Monolithic Amplifier Circuits, has a tradition of offering prizes for the top final projects designed by the students.
Students take a field trip to a wind farm
“The trip made me more aware of some of the practical things … like the sound of the turbines, and how they alter the look of the land.”
Kamal Sarabandi honored with 2013 IEEE GRSS Education Award
Sarabandi’s lectures and presentations are known for being extremely clear and reflecting the highest research standards.
Student teams earn prizes for improved image processing techniques in EECS 556 (Winter 2013)
The course covers the theory and application of digital image processing.
Andrew DeOrio and Fawwaz Ulaby voted HKN Professors of the Year
Starting this year, an award will be presented to a faculty member from each division – both CS and ECE.
Student teams earn prizes for their ADC circuit designs in EECS 511
Students in EECS 413 awarded prizes for their circuit designs
The specifications for the projects were close to the state of the art. Congratulations to the winning groups!
Two CSE faculty help make the Ibn Sina School for computer science a reality
Halderman's "Securing Digital Democracy" opens on Coursera
Dragomir Radev Coaches High School Linguists to Multiple Wins in International Competition
The 10th International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from July 29th to August 4th, 2012.
Student teams earn prizes for their analog/digital interface circuit designs in EECS 511
The students, lead by Prof. Michael Flynn, competed for cash prizes—the two winners were chosen by Analog Devices.
Award-winning EECS Graduate Student Instructors & Instructional Aides honored at luncheon
Congratulations to out outstanding students for their much-appreciated work!
J. Alex Halderman to Teach Course on Electronic and Internet Voting through CourseraThe 5-week course will provide the technical background and public policy foundation that today's citizens need to understand the electronic voting debate.
New Textbook: Engineering Signals and Systems
Signals and Systems is a core course for students studying electrical engineering and computer engineering.
Computer Vision Course is part of a groundbreaking online initiative
Computer Vision seeks to imitate humans’ ability to recognize objects, navigate scenes, reconstruct layouts, and understand the geometric space and semantic meaning.
Prof. Jeff Fessler honored with Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
Fessler’s students have praised the collegial and collaborative environment of his lab, his careful balancing of freedom and guidance, and his attention to each student.
Prof. Fawwaz Ulaby Receives the IEEE James H. Mulligan Education MedalThe award recognizes Ulaby's contributions to undergraduate and graduate engineering education through innovative textbooks, dedicated mentoring of students, and inspirational teaching.
Students awarded prizes for their class designs of an energy harvesting circuit and a high efficiency audio amplifier
The two winning teams designed an energy harvesting circuit for implantable devices and sensor networks, and a high efficiency audio amplifier for mobile applications.
EECS 461 (Embedded Control Systems) and the freescale cup
This was the first year Freescale opened up the competition to U.S. students—teams from U-M, U-M Dearborn, and Penn State competed against teams from Mexico and China.
Research about resilient sensor networks for power plant monitoring is recognized with Best Track Paper Award
The sensor network addressed in the paper assesses the operating conditions of a power plant. It is intended to measure process variables and assess plant status.
Silvio Savarese authors book in the field of Computer Vision
“This book organizes and introduces major concepts in 3D scene and object representation and inference from still images.”
Prof. Semyon Meerkov and colleagues author book on Quasilinear Control
“This is a textbook and reference for readers interested in quasilinear control, a set of methods for performance analysis and design of linear plant or nonlinear instrumentation systems.”
Student teams earn prizes in EECS 556: Image Processing (Winter 2011)
Congratulations to the winning students!
Jamie Phillips receives University Undergraduate Teaching Award
This award recognizes faculty in the early stages of their career for their outstanding ability in teaching undergraduate students.
Ted Norris honored with Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
Norris was praised by students and faculty alike for his abilities as a mentor, researcher, and educator.
EECS 413 students earn prizes for their final projects
“We were all impressed by the fact that most students chose highly-relevant and innovating projects,” stated Dr. Naraghi.
Analog Devices Finds Winning A/D Circuit Designs in EECS 511
Congratulations to Jeong, Park, and Yoon!
UARTS 250 (Creative Process): One of the universitys most intriguing classes
The new course brings together faculty from Art, Architecture, Engineering, and Music — all found on North Campus.
Mark Brehob elected as HKN Professor of the Year
Not only is Brehob an excellent educator, he is also a fantastic Undergrad Chief Program Advisor for CE, where he advises students on program needs.