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Alumnus Rhonda Franklin receives ECE Distinguished Alumni Educator Award

Franklin described her personal journey that led to her current research in RF and microwave technology for diverse applications, and her own work as a mentor to current students.

Augmented reality system for accessible play, iGYM, goes international

Using iGYM’s computer vision module, the U-M team partnered with the University of Tsukuba’s FUTUREGYM Team to develop new interactive games that allow children of all abilities to play together.

New Quant-UM organization empowers undergrads interested in Quantum Science and Technology

The club is partnering with the Quantum Research Institute to educate and support students across the university who have an interest in quantum fields.

Remembering alum David Mills, who brought the internet into perfect time

Mills created the Network Time Protocol, which enables any device online to know precisely what time it is.

Don Winsor: Leading IT support in EECS

Dr. Don Winsor leads the EECS Department’s Departmental Computing Organization (DCO) with joy and grace.

Shubham Mondal receives SVCF Scholarship to support his research in semiconductor materials

Mondal works to improve the operation of electronic and optoelectronic devices using III-Nitride based semiconductor materials.

2024 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

The EECS Department has honored four faculty for their sustained excellence in instruction and curricular development, distinguished participation in service activities, or for their significant achievements in scholarly research.

Mack Kira receives CoE Monroe-Brown Foundation Service Excellence Award

Prof. Kira’s efforts led directly to the establishment of the University of Michigan Quantum Research Institute.

Fawwaz Ulaby receives CoE Edward Law Emeritus Outstanding Service Award

Prof. Ulaby spearheaded and manages the Free ECE Textbook Initiative, benefiting students around the world.

Leland Pierce receives the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Pierce’s heroic efforts to turn a hands-on lab into a virtual learning experience were highly successful.

Zetian Mi receives CoE Rexford E. Hall Innovation Excellence Award

Prof. Mi has launched two startup companies to promote his pioneering research in artificial photosynthesis and GaN nanoLEDs for applications in sustainable energy, displays and disinfection.

Andrew Owens receives CoE 1938E Award

Prof. Owens brought a fresh approach to teaching the enormously popular field of computer vision, while caring deeply about the wellbeing of his students.

Large open dataset aims to improve understanding of building electricity demand response

Data collected from 14 commercial buildings can help inform efforts to balance electrical grids, maintaining reliability.

Linking online and offline social networks to better predict real world impact

Prof. Lei Ying leads a new MURI that is focused on the interplay between online and offline networks and how they could impact disruptive behavior and events.

Living Labs: testing energy efficiency and flexibility in University buildings

Researchers advocate for pairing real-world data with model-based simulations to help the U.S. decarbonize and electrify commercial buildings.

ECE PhD student Duncan Madden recognized for his work on antenna arrays

Duncan Madden received 2nd place in the 2024 Ernest K. Smith USNC-URSI student paper competition.

Janice M. Jenkins (1932-2023): In Memoriam

Janice Jenkins, the first female faculty member in EECS, was a trailblazer who left a distinguished legacy.

Michael McCorquodale (1974-2023): In Memoriam

Dr. McCorquodale, recipient of the 2009 CoE Alumni Society Recent Engineering Graduate award, left a legacy of entrepreneurial excellence and unwavering support of students.

Wei Lu named James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering

Lu is internationally renowned for his pioneering efforts in the development and commercialization of novel electrical devices, specifically memristors for memory and logic applications.

Seven ECE staff recognized for their outstanding contributions to the ECE community

Devon Degraffenreed, Misha Erementchouk, Jeff Horosko, Elizabeth Oxford, Eva Ruff, Ann Stals, and Punam Vyas received the CoE Staff Incentive Award for their contributions to ECE.

Nouman Khan works to study and improve the operation of multi-agent systems and networks

Khan was awarded a Rackham International Student Fellowship for his research on data-driven control of multi-agent systems, as well as research that studies the spread of information in networks.

Improving generative AI models for real-world medical imaging

Professors Liyue Shen, Qing Qu, and Jeff Fessler are working to develop efficient diffusion models for a variety of practical scientific and medical applications.

Blue PHOLEDs: Final color of efficient OLEDs finally viable in lighting

Synchronizing light and matter adds blue to the OLED color palette

Neural Collapse research seeks to advance mathematical understanding of deep learning

Led by Prof. Qing Qu, the project could influence the application of deep learning in areas such as machine learning, optimization, signal and image processing, and computer vision.

Improving the accuracy and applicability of large language models, like ChatGPT

Prof. Al Hero’s new method, which enhances the reliability of predictive models and promises to reduce the risk of AI hallucinations, was selected as a spotlight paper at NeurIPS 2023.