Honors & Awards News
Elaheh Ahmadi receives DARPA Young Faculty Award to…Ahmadi’s research is focused on using GaN and Ga2O3 materials to provide higher output power per unit area at higher frequencies.
Herbert Winful receives University Diversity and Social…
Winful is recognized for promoting the university’s goals around diversity, equity and inclusion.
U-M Society of Women Engineers honored with top awards at national conferenceECE leaders and members in SWE share their favorite parts of the conference, including taking home three awards for the U-M chapter.
Prof. Heath Hofmann named IEEE Fellow for his impact in the areas of electric machinery and drive systemsHofmann’s control technology has been implemented in commercial vehicles, and he works tirelessly to enhance opportunities for underrepresented students.
Prof. Peter Seiler named IEEE Fellow for his impactful contributions to robust control theorySeiler’s contributions to Matlab’s Robust Control Toolbox and to the control of vehicle platoons have resulted in major industrial applications.
Prof. Lei Ying named IEEE Fellow for fundamental research in cloud computing systems and wireless networksYing’s theoretical research addresses a broad range of fundamental problems arising from big-data analytics.
Prof. Euisik Yoon named IEEE Fellow for groundbreaking research in Bio-MEMSYoon’s research has contributed to a better understanding of the brain, as well as improved detection and treatment of cancer.
Prof. Zetian Mi named IEEE Fellow for his pioneering contributions to III-nitride photonics and clean energyMi’s research is impacting the future of alternative energy, as well as improved methods for water purification and air disinfection.
Dr. Donnell Walton honored with the 2021 ECE Willie Hobbs Moore Distinguished LectureshipWalton spoke about his career path and his current role as the director of the Corning Technology Center Silicon Valley.
Lauren Cooper awarded Department of Energy Fellowship for her work on ultra-short pulse fiber lasersCooper’s research is focused on nonlinear coherent pulse stacking, a method of generating pulses with energies and pulse durations suitable for particle accelerators and attosecond science.
Three researchers earn MICRO Test of Time for groundbreaking timing speculation workTodd Austin, David Blaauw, Trevor Mudge, and a group of alumni were recognized by ACM MICRO for their landmark 2003 paper.
Cody Scarborough wins Best Student Paper Award at Metamaterials 2021PhD student Scarborough was recognized for his work developing a more efficient method to convert signals to higher frequencies, benefiting applications that require very low power and low noise.
Three members of ECE will represent U-M at the 2021 Rising Stars in EECS WorkshopPhD students Sijia Geng, Bahareh Hadidian, and Nasimeh Heydaribeni will participate in the intensive workshop that brings together outstanding women and gender minorities interested in pursuing academic careers in EECS.
Herbert Winful receives University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship
Winful is recognized for promoting the university’s goals around diversity, equity and inclusion.
Elaheh Ahmadi receives DARPA Young Faculty Award to support future sensor and communication systemsAhmadi’s research is focused on using GaN and Ga2O3 materials to provide higher output power per unit area at higher frequencies.
Khalil Najafi receives Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service AwardNajafi received this award for his service while a member of the ECE Department Heads Association
The artistry of mathematical modelsArtist and professor Jessica Wynne features Prof. Laura Balzano’s blackboard in a photography series that captures the abstract beauty of problem solving.
The NAE invites Prof. Necmiye Ozay to symposium to advance the engineering frontierOzay presented on her research that is relevant to cybersecurity and the future of space exploration.
Che-Hsuan Cheng’s hybrid transistor earns Best Poster AwardCheng’s research may help advance the design of next generation microchip devices, as well as ultrasensitive UV photodetectors.
ECE alum Linda Guillory breaks two world records for vintage video game collectionsGuillory, an electrical engineer at Texas Instruments, shares her memories of U-M and how her love of fixing broken video games helped her become a world-renowned gaming collector.
High Efficiency Ultraviolet Light Emitting Diodes to sterilize pathogens, including COVID-19Research led by Prof. Zetian Mi has been honored with the 2020 Editor-in-Chief Choice Award from “Photonics Research.”
Sung Yul Chu wins IEEE Power Electronics Society PhD Thesis Talk AwardChu is recognized for his research on wireless power transfer for electric vehicle charging.
Using neural networks and machine learning to design the first universal decoder for the next generation of wireless systemsPhD student Mohammad Vahid Jamali has been awarded a Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship to work on developing a single neural decoder that can decode several channel codes at once.
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.
Herbert Winful awarded the 2021 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award
Winful is recognized for his decades of outstanding leadership and commitment to developing a culturally and ethnically diverse University of Michigan community.
Twelve students inducted into the 2021 Excellence in ECE Honor RollThis Honor Roll was created to recognize students who go above and beyond for our community by volunteering outside of academic, professional, and student club commitments
Three teams of graduate students awarded prizes for their final projects in Image Processing (EECS 556)
KLA sponsored prizes for three outstanding projects focused on improving image processing for neurosurgery and satellite applications and MRI reconstruction techniques.
Dr. Pilar Herrera-Fierro, senior director of the LNF, receives 2021 COE staff excellence award
Dr. Herrera-Fierro goes out of her way to support student, faculty, and external users of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, and is considered a key component of its success
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.
Kristen Thornton awarded College of Engineering’s Staff Excellence Award for her unwavering dedication and exemplary service to students
PhD Coordinator Kristen Thornton continues to go above and beyond for the ECE graduate student community by creating new events, new office hours, and helping to launch a new Master’s program all during the global pandemic.
Lisa Armstrong recognized with the Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award for her decades of service to the college and the department
As Unit Administrator for Electrical and Computer Engineering, Armstrong has been a driving force for many of the department’s biggest advancements, and she’s known for fostering a thriving, inclusive, collaborative, and fun environment.
Sandeep Pradhan named ECE’s 2021 HKN Professor of the YearThe HKN Professor of the Year Award is determined by popular vote by all undergraduate and graduate students in the department
Cody Scarborough wins Best Student Paper Award for contributions to Metamaterials research
Scarborough was recognized by the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation for developing a superior method to model and simulate traveling-wave modulation along two dimensions in metamaterials.
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.
Setting the nation’s engineering research agenda
Michigan Engineers involved in NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance, a force multiplier for high-impact research.
Anatoly Maksimchuk recognized for his achievements in high-intensity lasers and laser-plasma interactionBuilding on decades of groundbreaking research, Maksimchuk is a key member of the team building the $20M laser facility known as ZEUS
2021 EECS Undergraduate Student Awards
These students are recognized by the department for their outstanding scholarship, research, service, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
2021 College-wide awards for EECS undergraduate students
Students throughout the College of Engineering are eligible for these awards; ten went to EECS students for outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service.
Outstanding Chapter Award for Michigan’s IEEE-HKN Honor Society
It was another outstanding year for the EECS honor society, that works hard to serve while having fun
James Gruber receives NDSEG Fellowship to advance research in high-power THz devices
Gruber’s research is expected to further the practicality of integrated circuits for high-speed, high-power applications.
Menglou Rao awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support research in antennas for compact systems and EM radiation detection from biofilms
Rao’s research in miniaturized antennas is applicable to VHF band and 5G applications
Xin Zan awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to advance research in wireless power transfer
Zan’s research on high frequency power converters for wireless power transfer has a wide range of applications
Caroline Crockett awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research bridging two fields
Crockett’s dissertation will integrate two fields: image processing & machine learning and engineering education research
Markus Borsch awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support research in quantum engineering
Borsch’s research in light-driven quantum electronics is expected to guide next-generation quantum devices
Four ECE graduate students recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Four ECE doctoral students were selected for their outstanding research work in a variety of disciplines.
Sijia Geng receives Barbour Scholarship to further her research in renewable energy systems
Sijia is working to ensure the safety, stability and cost effectiveness of future power systems that are dominated by renewable resources, through fundamental studies of system operation.
Raj Nadakuditi receives Ernest and Bettine Kuh Distinguished Faculty Award
The award recognizes Nadakuditi’s outstanding contributions in the area of computational data science and machine learning
Xiaofan Cui awarded Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement in ECE
Cui is passionate about bringing a creative approach to power converter design and control, and educating the next generation of engineers.
Khalil Najafi receives Stephen S. Attwood Award from College of Engineering
Najafi has been an outstanding leader, pioneering researcher, and distinguished educator throughout his career
Zetian Mi receives Research Excellence Award from the College of Engineering
Mi’s research offers the promise of sustainable energy and clean water through his breakthroughs in III-nitride quantum nanostructures.
2021 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
The EECS Department has honored five faculty for their sustained excellence in instruction and curricular development, distinguished participation in service activities, or for their significant achievements in scholarly research.
Raytheon’s Dr. Katherine Herrick is the 2020 ECE Alumni Merit Award winner
Herrick is Senior Fellow and Director of Advanced Enabling Technology at Raytheon Company and serves on the ECE advisory council.
Entrepreneur Dr. Scott Hanson awarded 2020 ECE Alumni Rising Star Award
Hanson is founder and CTO of Ambiq Micro, a startup semiconductor company that works to advance ultra-low power electronics for next generation Internet of Things.
Navin Shenoy, Intel’s Executive Vice President, awarded ECE’s highest Alumni Award Honor
Shenoy, who also serves as General Manager of the Data Platforms Group at Intel Corporation, is the recipient of the 2020 ECE Alumni Impact Award in recognition of his distinguished career.
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.
Kamal Sarabandi and Lutgarde Raskin elected to National Academy of Engineering
ECE faculty member Sarabandi was recognized for his contributions to the science and technology of radar remote sensing.
Fairer AI for long-term equity
Prof. Mingyan Liu is a key member of a project to mitigate bias in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning systems for long-term equitable outcomes.
Elaheh Ahmadi receives CAREER Award to improve efficiency in high power electrical systemsThe research could improve efficiency in systems such as electric vehicles, grid systems, mass transit, and industrial automation
Undergrad earns MLK Spirit Award for leadership and commitment to social justice
Computer Engineering junior Himaja Motheram is heavily involved in campus organizations, including as Advocacy Officer for both Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Society of Women Engineers.
Demba Komma awarded Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship for research on IoT localization technologies
Komma, a PhD student, is working to develop robust low powered localization technology for Artificial Intelligence enabled Internet of Things in locations where GPS is limited or blocked.
ECE students, faculty recognized with 2021 MLK Spirit Awards
The award celebrates those who have gone above and beyond to service and support social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Kaleo Roberts receives scholarship from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Roberts works to improve remote sensing of soil moisture, which is important for environmental conservation, natural resource management, and agriculture.
Cody Scarborough wins Exceptional Student Contributions Award at Metamaterials 2020
PhD student Cody Scarborough was recognized for his work advancing the understanding and study of electromagnetic waves.
Christopher Allemang awarded IEEE EDS PhD Fellowship for his work advancing thin-film electronics
Allemang focuses on amorphous oxide semiconductor thin-film electronics, which can support the next generation of electronic skins, textiles, solar cells, and displays.
Prof. Cindy Finelli named IEEE Fellow for leadership and scholarship in engineering education
Prof. Finelli’s programs and scholarship have enriched the education of countless engineering students.
Prof. Sandeep Pradhan named IEEE Fellow for contributions to information theory
Prof. Pradhan has made fundamental contributions to distributed compression and structured coding
Three members of ECE will represent U-M at the 2020 Rising Stars in EECS Workshop
PhD students Behnoush Rostami, Zhanni Wu, and Xueru Zhang will participate in the intensive workshop that brings together outstanding women interested in pursuing academic careers in EECS.
Research to improve medical imaging of the brain receives Magna cum Laude Merit award
The interdisciplinary team was able to dramatically speed up the process while potentially doubling the quality of the image
Becky Peterson named new Director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility
Peterson’s goals are to grow the reach and impact of the facility on issues that affect us all
Detecting environmental pollutants with a smaller, portable, fully electric gas chromatograph
Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani and Dr. Yutao Qin received an “Outstanding Paper Award” for their fully electronic micro gas chromatography system.
Full-color nano-LEDs for better, longer lasting LED performance
Research led by Prof. Zetian Mi to advance LEDs for high-efficiency, high-performance displays is recognized with the Distinguished Paper Award from the Society for Information Display.
Research on neural probe that sheds multicolor light on the complexities of the brain recognized for its impact
Prof. Euisik Yoon and his team are recognized for their work designing low-noise, multisite/multicolor optoelectrodes that will help neurologists learn more about neural connectivity in the brain.
Melissa Haskell receives NIH Fellowship for research to improve brain imaging
ECE postdoc Melissa Haskell works on improving functional magnetic resonance imaging so we can better measure and understand brain activity.
Eric Michielssen named Associate Dean for ResearchEric Michielssen, the Louise Ganiard Johnson Professor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the next Associate Dean for Research for the College of Engineering.
Eric Michielssen receives ACES Computational Electromagnetics AwardThis award recognizes major contributions in the field of computational electromagnetics.
Eric Michielssen receives IEEE AP-S Field Award in Computational ElectromagneticsMichielssen is a leader in the field of Computational Electromagnetics and its application to real-world problems
Johanna Mathieu receives 2020 Henry Russel AwardMathieu is one of four U-M faculty members to receive this award, the university’s highest honor for early to mid-career faculty
Prof. Mike Flynn receives Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award
Flynn is one of five U-M professors honored with this award, which recognizes his excellence in mentoring doctoral students and commitment to fostering a supportive academic environment.
Prof. Zetian Mi selected as IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer
Prof. Mi will speak about the advances in ultraviolet optoelectronics for improved disinfection and water purification.
Improving cancer and disease treatments by understanding electromagnetic communication among biological cells
Prof. Kamal Sarabandi and ECE PhD student Navid Barani won a best paper award for their research on how biological cells may use electromagnetic signal transmission to communicate.
Ester Bentley receives NDSEG Fellowship to help the world navigate without GPS
PhD student Ester Bentley designs smaller, better 3D mechanical resonators for use in high-performance gyroscopes to help unmanned systems navigate when GPS signal is jammed or lost.
Cope Reflects on B1G Medal of Honor, Stepping Up to Continue U-M Swimming ‘Legacy’Electrical Engineering undergrad, Tommy Cope, was awarded the B1G Medal of Honor, which is given to two senior students at each conference university for highest excellence in athletics and academics.
Prof. Herbert Winful receives IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics AwardFor pioneering the field of nonlinear optical periodic structures and for foundational contributions to nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor laser arrays.
Trevor Odelberg receives NDSEG Fellowship to help run the world with low power batteryless circuits
PhD student Trevor Odelberg’s low power circuits help us make sense of our environment while reducing battery waste.
Matthew Belz receives NDSEG Fellowship to improve the safety of autonomous systems
PhD student Matthew Belz will work to develop jamming-resistant radar systems for autonomous vehicles.
PhD student Laura Andre is awarded Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship from SPIE
Andre was chosen for her outstanding research and commitment to outreach activities.
Dennis Sylvester named Edward S. Davidson Collegiate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sylvester’s innovations in ultra-low-power computing led to the Michigan Micro Mote, the world’s smallest computer.
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.
Jacob Hayward recognized for his far-reaching impact on University systemsJacob Hayward received a 2020 U-M Staff Impact Award for developing several systems that have made life easier for staff and administrators across the University
“Ultra low-power receivers for IoT applications” wins Outstanding Invited Paper
Prof. David Wentzloff’s paper examining the trends and techniques to achieve ultra-low power receivers was honored by the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
Six ECE graduate students recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Six ECE graduate students were selected for their outstanding research work in a variety of disciplines.
Heath Hofmann receives CoE Staff-Faculty Partnership Award
Prof. Hofmann was praised for his careful attention to staff and treating them as true partners in trying to improve life at Michigan for our students.
Xueru Zhang awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Zhang is working to improve data security and address important ethical issues related to AI and discriminatory data sets.
Elaheh Ahmadi receives ONR Young Investigator Award to prepare for the next generation of wireless technology
Prof. Ahmadi will contribute to the science and technology of efficient, high-frequency, high-power transistors for 5G and beyond
Zhanni Wu awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Wu is working on advanced metasurfaces, which could help next-generation wireless communication, commercial and military radar systems, imaging, and antenna systems.
Alfred Hero named Fellow of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Hero was elected “for contributions to the mathematical foundations of signal processing and data science.”
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.
2019-20 Undergraduate Student Awards
We congratulate these students for achieving notable success in the areas of academic achievement, research, service, and entrepreneurship
Alumna Prof. Adrienne Stiff-Roberts honored with the Willie Hobbs Moore Distinguished Lectureship
The Duke University Professor delivered a virtual talk on enabling hybrid thin films for optoelectronics and shared her memories of Michigan.
Leland Pierce honored as outstanding student organization advisor
The College of Engineering recognized Pierce with the Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award for his support and commitment to the U-M student chapter of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society.
Tianlin Wang recognized with Towner Prize and Distinguished Leadership Award
The College of Engineering honors ECE PhD candidate Tianlin Wang for his excellent research in remote sensing as well as his leadership and service to the community.
Hessam Mahdavifar receives CAREER award to empower next gen communication
Mahdavifar is preparing for a future of billions of connected devices and an unprecedented increase in mobile traffic.
Best paper award for optimizing wireless power transfer
Prof. Al-Thaddeus Avestruz and PhD student Xin Zan were honored at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition for their work improving the efficiency and reliability of wireless power transfer.
Brian Raeker recognized as an outstanding GSI
ECE PhD student Brian Raeker was awarded a Towner Prize for Outstanding Engineering GSIs.
Russel Lecture: Fighting climate change with organic electronics
The researcher-entrepreneur who helped bring OLED displays to the masses envisions a future of efficient lighting and next-gen solar power.
David Blaauw named Kensall D. Wise Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Blaauw’s innovations in low-power computing led to development of the Michigan Micro Mote, the world’s smallest computer.
Optimizing energyPostdoc Fellow Shunbo Lei, who works to improve the efficiency and function of the power grid, was honored by the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.
Leung Tsang elected to the National Academy of Engineering
A professor of electrical engineering and computer science is awarded one of engineering’s top honors.
Ian Hiskens receives MA Sargent Medal for a career of excellence in electrical engineeringIan Hiskens, Vennema Professor of Engineering, is a renowned expert in power system dynamics with a special focus on renewable energy and the grid.
Upgrading signal interfaces for better wearable devices
PhD student Hsiang-Wen Chen, who works to improve integrated circuits, was awarded the Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship.
John Nees wins Research Scientist Award from the College of Engineering
Nees is honored for his excellence in research and scholarship, as well as his distinguished career as a key member of the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science.
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.
Automotive research team recognized for research excellence
The ARC works to solve a broad set of issues pertaining to the modeling and simulation of ground vehicle systems.
2020 EECS Outstanding Achievement AwardsEECS honors four faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments to the community.
ECE students, staff, honored with MLK Spirit Awards
For “exemplifying the leadership and vision of Dr. King,” three members of ECE were honored as part of U-M’s annual MLK symposium.
Hun-Seok Kim receives CAREER Award to facilitate Internet of Things connectivity
Kim takes an interdisciplinary approach to tackle challenges in heterogeneous classes of energy-efficient and versatile communication systems.
Nobel Prize winners talk research, Nobel ceremony, and are remembered by U-M colleagues
From rubbing elbows with royalty to finding yourself a casual seatmate to a member of U2, Professor Emeritus Gérard Mourou, Prof. Donna Strickland, and their former U-M colleagues shared their experiences and reflections on the 2018 Nobel Prize ceremony.
ECE Faculty and Staff Living the Values
Seven staff and two faculty are recognized for taking extra steps to advance the College of Engineering’s vision, mission and values within Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Kamal Sarabandi named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Sarabandi is an internationally-renowned researcher in the areas of applied electromagnetics and remote sensing.
Wireless Communication Under the Sea
U-M researchers have created a new means of enabling reliable wireless underwater communication, which could aid military, environmental, and conservation purposes.
Designing the future of the human-tech interface
Rick Bergman, EVP of Computing and Graphics at Advanced Micro Devices, came to campus to accept the 2019 ECE Alumni Impact Award and spoke about his career and the future of computing and human interface.
Xbox Kinect architect, Dawson Yee, wins 2019 College of Engineering Alumni Merit Award for ECE
Yee gave advice to students on how to best prepare for a career helping produce the next generation of high-tech electronics.
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.
Two members of ECE will represent U-M at the 2019 Rising Stars in EECS Workshop
The intensive workshop brings together outstanding women who are graduate students or postdocs interested in pursuing academic careers in electrical engineering and computer science.
Prof. Elaheh Ahmadi receives AFOSR Young Investigator Program award
Prof. Ahmadi will investigate promising new materials needed for an increasingly electrified world
Two ‘U’ researchers receive Distinguished University Innovator AwardThe Michigan Daily profiles Professors David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, who are this year’s recipients of the 2019 Distinguished University Innovator Award.
Five EECS faculty and alumni recognized for business success
Nominees were selected based on their career accomplishments, impact in their field, and contributions to their community.
Engineering education trailblazer and industry innovator honored for by Michigan Engineering
For his work championing ECE from the classroom to the boardroom, Nicolaos Alexopoulos has received Michigan Engineering’s 2019 Alumni Award, the highest accolade given by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board.
Bridge-builder for academia and industry wins distinguished alumni service award
For her outstanding dedication to electrical and computer engineering education at the University of Michigan, Karen Fireman is honored with the Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
Blaauw, Sylvester are 2019 Distinguished University Innovators
Pioneering computer technology that is spurring innovation and disruption across industries has earned David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, professors of electrical engineering and computer science, this year’s Distinguished University Innovator Award.
A World Record for Robotic Deep Freeze Walking
Cassie Blue, the bipedal robot, takes advantage of the 2019 polar vortex to set a record-breaking walk.
U-M researchers provide control software to ensure autonomous vehicles stay in their lane
The team was awarded a Best New Application Paper Award by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for their work developing reliable control systems for Lane Keeping and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Prof. Kamal Sarabandi welcomes Emperor and Empress of Japan at IGARSS 2019
Predicting future disasters is an important goal of those participating in the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Xianhe Liu receives Best Poster Award at ICNS 2019
The research impacts development of high-efficiency, micro LEDs, used in a variety of applications.
The National Academy of Engineering invites Prof. Johanna Mathieu to symposium to advance the engineering frontier
The symposium brings together 82 young engineers from different technical areas from around the country.
Counting snowflakes for better water resource management
Mostafa Zaky has built an award-winning model that helps estimate the amount of water stored in snowpacks, which could improve climate change and flood forecasting, as well as overall water resource management.
Alfred Hero Receives 2020 IEEE Fourier Award
Hero’s research in signal processing has explored theoretical foundations and applications including personalized health imaging and information networks.
Stephen Forrest named Henry Russel Lecturer for 2020
Stephen R. Forrest has been selected as U-M’s 2020 Henry Russel Lecturer, the university’s highest honor for senior faculty members.
Two U-M students receive scholarships from the International Society for Optics and Photonics
Hanzhang Pei (ECE) and Darwin F. Cordovilla Leon (Applied Physics) were selected for their potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field.
Huanting Huang improves accuracy of remote sensing
Huang won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics for her work developing better electromagnetic models that calculate microwave interactions with tree and vegetation cover.
Nooshin M. Estakhri receives the Helen Wu Award
Estakhri is a PhD student studying quantum optics and its potential to impact communication and biomedical imaging.
Michigan takes first place at Exoskeleton Competition
The STARX suit helps first-responders bear greater weights and spend less energy.
Three papers chosen as IEEE Micro Top Picks
Top Picks is an annual special edition of IEEE Micro magazine that acknowledges the 10-12 most significant research papers.
Samir Nooshabadi looks to close the terahertz gap for better communication
As an undergrad, Nooshabadi designed tiny transmitters with big potential and received fellowships from the Department of Defense and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.
Jamie Phillips is honored by the college as a true team player
The College of Engineering has chosen Prof. Phillips as the recipient of this year’s Staff-Faculty Partnership Award. The award is given to only one faculty member in the entire college.
Ann Stals, the Woman Behind the Curtain, is honored for her excellence in ECE
Ann Stals is one of four College of Engineering staff members honored with the Staff Excellence Award. She was selected for her exemplary work as the Alumni Engagement and Events Manager for ECE.
Laura Balzano aims to improve precision medicine as a Fulbright Scholar
Balzano will work with Portuguese researcher Mário Figueiredo to develop new machine learning methods impacting medical diagnosis and treatment.
Awards for outstanding graduate student instructors and instructional aides of 2019
To honor the work and integral help of the top Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) and Instructional Aides (IAs) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the division held a special awards ceremony on Friday, May 17, 2019.
Glen Chou receives the NDSEG Fellowship to improve the safety of autonomous systems
PhD student Glen Chou is focused on ensuring that autonomous systems, including cars and robots, never threaten human safety.
Elizabeth Hou recognized for her research on detecting anomalies in traffic networks
PhD candidate Elizabeth Hou was awarded an honorable mention for her presentation at the Michigan Student Symposium for Interdisciplinary Statistical Sciences on her research that could help monitor nuclear nonproliferation.
Mehrdad Moharrami aims to advance our understanding of the world with better mathematical models
For his creative, ambitious, and impactful dissertation, PhD student Mehrdad Moharrami receives the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship.
Xin Zan wins the Towner Prize for his work advancing wireless power transfer
PhD student Xin Zan is helping to free the world from cords, which could advance implantable medical devices, autonomous electric vehicles, and consumer electronics.
Stéphane Lafortune Voted 2019 HKN Professor of the Year in ECE
An expert in discrete event systems, Lafortune is currently teaching a sophomore level class in Signals and Systems.
Milad Zolfagharloo Koohi receives IEEE MTT-S Fellowship to advance 5G communications
EECS-ECE PhD student Milad Zolfagharloo Koohi is working to make smartphones faster and smaller through his research in the field of RF devices.
2018-19 Undergraduate Student Awards
We congratulate these students for achieving notable success in the areas of academic achievement, research, service, and entrepreneurship
Laura Andre brings the engineering community together
EECS-ECE PhD student Laura Andre is recognized by the College of Engineering with the Distinguished Leadership Award for her outstanding contributions to the college, university, and community.
Md Salman Nazir works to improve the power grid and research papers
EECS-ECE PhD student Md Salman Nazir is recognized by the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems for his outstanding reviews of recent papers. He works at the Michigan Power and Energy Lab.
Unravelling the mysteries of bacterial communication
EECS-ECE PhD student Navid Barani received the IEEE APS Doctoral Research Award for his work modeling how bacteria use electromagnetic waves to communicate, which could lead to medical breakthroughs.
Undergrad Michelle Gehner engineers better ways to explore new worlds
Gehner’s academic career includes advancing power electronics and crafting new extraterrestrial vehicles for MRover. She received the IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship for her promising future in power and energy.
2018 Nobel Prize Laureate Gérard Mourou talks high-intensity optics
Gérard Mourou, Professor Emeritus of EECS, returned to campus to discuss winning the Nobel Prize and his work in high-intensity optics.
Extreme light: Nobel laureate discusses the past & future of lasers
Lasers of tomorrow might neutralize nuclear waste, clean up space junk and advance proton therapy to treat cancer, says Gerard Mourou.
Laura Balzano receives NSF CAREER Award to improve machine learning for big data applications
Her research deciphering messy data sets will first tackle applications in genetics and computer vision.
Crafting better digital systems with ECE PhD student Jie-Fang Zhang
Zhang is recognized with the Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship for his work designing hardware solutions that could help support computer vision and machine learning.
ECE student Brandon Russell explores space phenomena in a lab
PhD student Brandon Russell is awarded the Rackham International Student Fellowship for his research on magnetic fields in high-energy plasmas, which could help advance the development of clean energy and our understanding of energetic astrophysical phenomena.
2019 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these recipients of the EECS Outstanding Achievement Award
Johanna Mathieu receives NSF CAREER Award to help build a smarter, more sustainable grid
Mathieu will develop optimization and control methods to leverage the flexibility available from distributed energy resources.
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.
Time-varying metamaterials for next generation communication, sensing, and defense systems
With $7.5M MURI grant, Professor Anthony Grbic is developing metamaterials for a new generation of integrated electromagnetic and photonic systems.
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.
Laura Balzano receives ARO Young Investigator Award to improve high-dimensional big data problems
Applications include managing large networked systems, such as sensor networks, power grids, or computer networks.
Eight ECE faculty and staff recognized for creativity, innovation, and daring
Eight ECE faculty and staff have been recognized by the College of Engineering for their creativity, innovation, and daring approaches to their work.
Lynn Conway encourages graduates to embrace coming social change
Professor emerita and transgender advocate Lynn Conway delivered the 2018 Winter Commencement address to U-M graduates.
Pallab Bhattacharya to receive 2019 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal
Bhattacharya honored for the development and commercialization of quantum dot lasers.
Zachary Lemnios: Helping to shape the new Frontier in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Honorable Zachary Lemnios, recipient of the 2018 ECE Alumni Impact Award, believes we are entering the Golden Age of Engineering.
Stéphane Lafortune named N. Harris McClamroch Professor of EECS
Lafortune’s research in discrete event systems includes multiple problem domains, with applications to computer and software systems.
Transformative approach to 5G funded by new Innovator program
Nine technologies competed for $75k in the ECE Innovator Program, which emphasizes a team approach to entrepreneurial success.
ECE students display their research at the 2018 Graduate Engineering Symposium
Students’ projects encompassed a wide variety of fields: revolutionizing energy systems, advancing technologies, and improving cybersecurity.
Computing pioneer to receive honorary U-M doctorate
Lynn Conway is a leader in the microchip design revolution that made cell phones and laptops possible, and an internationally-recognized advocate for transgender rights.
Prof. Laura Balzano receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award for research that addresses massive streaming data
Balzano uses statistical signal processing, matrix factorization, and optimization to unravel dynamic and messy data.
Prof. Amir Mortazawi receives MTT-S Distinguished Educator Award
Mortazawi recognized as a distinguished educator in the field of microwave engineering and science.
Prof. Anthony Grbic receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award
Grbic is a world leader in the development of metamaterials and metasurfaces.
Alumna Rhonda Franklin honored for her accomplishments with the Willie Hobbs Moore Award
From blowing up microwaves to inspiring a new generation of microwave engineers, Professor Franklin shares her research, insights, and thoughts on the future of women in engineering.
Computing visionary honored by Michigan Engineering
The highest accolade from the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board goes to a thought leader with a track record of predicting the industry’s future.
Dowson Tong, VP of Tencent, talks to students
VP of the world’s largest gaming and social company, Tong spoke to students about AI, pursuing a global maximum in your career, and what it’s like to work in China when you don’t speak Mandarin.
Prof. Mackillo Kira Elected OSA Fellow for contributions to quantum optics
Kira was recognized for his pioneering contributions to the theory of semiconductor quantum optics.
Nobel Prize for ‘the most powerful laser pulses known to humanity’
At U-M, Gérard Mourou advanced ‘chirped pulse amplification,’ leading to more precise LASIK eye surgery and pushing the limits of optical science.
Solving impossible equations
Eric Michielssen has discovered a new way to rapidly analyze electromagnetic phenomena, and it’s catching on.
Deciphering GPS satellites to see inside hurricanes
To dial in on exact wind speeds, researchers needed to reverse engineering the signals from satellites.
Hun-Seok Kim receives DARPA Young Faculty Award to advance research in IoT networks
Kim’s research is expected to impact the future design and wireless operation of the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices
Necmiye Ozay receives Henry Russel Award for extraordinary accomplishment
Ozay is one of four U-M faculty members selected to receive a Henry Russel Award for 2019. The Award is one of the university’s highest honors for junior faculty members.
Mingyan Liu named chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cybersecurity entrepreneur and interdisciplinary researcher named 15th chair of ECE
Xin Zan wins two awards for wireless power transfer research
New research into implanted medical devices and peer-to-peer charging.
Jiyue Zhu awarded Wiesnet Medal for improved snow algorithms
An award-winning method will help us better understand how much snow is on the ground.
Mingyan Liu, 2018 Distinguished University Innovator, talks about her company and data science commercialization
Mingyan Liu, recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Innovator of the Year award, gave a talk about her startup company and participated on a panel discussing data science commercialiation.
Laura Balzano partners with 3M to advance research in big dataProf. Laura Balzano received a 2018 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award to advance her research in Big Data.
Mengqi Yao receives High Quality Paper Award at PowerTech Conference
In recognition of demand response research.
Stephanie Crocker Ross receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Dissertation recognized as unusually creative, ambitious and impactful.
Mike Stander honored with CoE Staff Excellence Award
Stander has given 33 years of exceptional service to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as a Hardware and Electronics Technician
Xiang Yin receives honorable mention for ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award
Yin researched cyber-physical systems and discrete-event systems.
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
Andrew Wagenmaker awarded NSF Fellowship for machine learning
Wagenmaker will utilize the award as he pursues his doctoral degree at the University of Washington.
Kyle Min awarded Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement
Kyle Min researches how computer vision can analyze law enforcement body cameras.
Sijia Geng awarded Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement
A PhD student in electrical engineering, Geng researches trajectory sensitivity and renewable energy in microgrids.
Fawwaz Ulaby Voted 2018 HKN ECE Professor of the YearThe Professor of the Year Award is awarded based on popular vote by all undergraduate and graduate students in programs administered by EECS.
Dmitry Berenson receives NSF CAREER Award to advance a robot’s ability to handle soft objects
Berenson works to improve the ability of autonomous robots to handle soft, deformable objects.
Inaugural ECE Willie Hobbs Moore Alumni Lecture: Dr. Isaac R. Porche III
Porche discussed the changing definition of war and how information is playing a greater role than ever.
2017-18 Undergraduate Student Awards
We congratulate these students for achieving notable success in the areas of academic achievement, research, service, and entrepreneurship
Alfred Hero illustrates common threads of complex networks in Distinguished University Professor lecture
Lecture part of highest professorial honor bestowed on U-M faculty.
Duncan Steel is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Encyclopedia of Modern Optics, 2nd edition
Encyclopedia covers optics through light-emitting diodes.
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.
Louise Willingale advancing scientific knowledge of plasmas
Using some of the best lasers in the world, Willingale is shedding light on the impact of solar events on Earth.
Anonymous alumnus endows award in recognition of EECS professors
The Wise-Najafi Prize for Engineering Excellence in the Miniature World will recognize and incentivize outstanding research and scholarship related to engineering at the meso-scale, micron-scale, nano-scale and beyond.
Professor Leung Tsang Receives 2018 Van de Hulst AwardProf. Tsang is a world-renowned expert in the field of theoretical and computational electromagnetics, and in particular microwave remote sensing of the earth.
2018 EECS Outstanding Achievement awards
Congratulations to these recipients of the EECS Outstanding Achievement Award
Herbert Winful receives Outreach and Diversity Award from the College of Engineering
The award honors his efforts in organizing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, and offering mentorship.
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.”
Stéphane Lafortune receives Research Excellence Award from College of Engineering
The award honors his contributions to system and control theory.
Mark J. Kushner receives Stephen S. Attwood Award from College of Engineering
The Stephen S. Attwood Award is the most prestigious award that the College of Engineering bestows.
Alfred Hero receives CoE Professional Leadership and Service Award
Hero is a leader in both professional and academic communities.
COMBAT team receives Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award
The group brought together experts in radar and remote sensing, integrated circuits, imaging, navigation, power, communications, and nano-fabrication.
PhD candidate Michael Benson wins another year leading honor society HKN
Michael Benson reelected as student governor for HKN, the national honor society for electrical and computer engineers.
Euisik Yoon presents the 2017 LNF User Symposium keynote address
The keynote was titled, “Biointerface Technologies: Where Engineering Meets Science and Medicine.”
Wei Lu elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to neuromorphic systems
Prof. Lu is an internationally recognized leader in the development of memristors for memory and logic applications.
Zetian Mi elected OSA Fellow
Mi recognized for his work with full-color LEDs and more
John Nees elected OSA Fellow
Nees recognized for work with ultrafast lasers
Almantas Galvanauskas elected OSA Fellow
Prof. Galvanauskas was recognized for his pioneering work with fiber lasers.
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.
Two students earn scholarships to pursue work in sustainable energy
Two electrical engineering students, Paul Giessner and Noah Mitchell-Ward, were awarded scholarships from the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) to support their education in wind and solar power.
Necmiye Ozay receives Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems paper prize
The authors demonstrated that it is possible to synthesize provably-correct robust feedback controllers that can handle various types of imperfections in the models or measurements.
Babak Parviz one of 20 alumni honored with U-M Bicentennial Award
Babak Parviz (MSE PhD EE 97 01; also MS Physics 97) was presented with a Bicentennial Alumni Award for his pioneering technological innovations that improve people’s lives. Babak is one of 20 alumni to earn this award.
ECE alum Kukjin Chun earns South Korea’s highest scientific honor
Alumnus Kukjin Chun receives the highest national honor for a Korean scientist and engineer.
Thomas B. A. Senior named fellow of International Union of Radio Science
Professor Senior has played key roles in URSI over the past 50 years
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
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
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.
Parag Deotare voted HKN Professor of the Year for ECE
ECE students say Prof. Deotare is the best!
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.
2016-17 Undergraduate Student Awards
Awards covered academic achievement, research, service, and entrepreneurship
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.
Gopal Nataraj receives U-M Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support high-impact research in medical imaging
Award for outstanding doctoral candidates near the end of their study.
Azadeh Ansari receives ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for research in GaN-based electro-acoustic devices
Award recognizes exceptional dissertations
Alum Michelle Stock elected SPIE Fellow for development of the photonics industry
SPIE chose Stock for her achievements in business development and science policy
Prof. Zetian Mi elected SPIE Fellow for contributions to photonic devices and artificial photosynthesis
Prof. Mi conducts research in the area of semiconductor optoelectronics, specifically in the areas of III-nitride semiconductors, low dimensional nanostructures, LEDs, lasers, Si photonics, artificial photosynthesis and solar fuels.
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.
2017 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Alfred O. Hero receives CoE Stephen S. Attwood Award
Prof. Hero and his research group build foundational theory and methodology for data science and engineering. His recent research interests are data science, bioinformatics and personalized health, statistical signal processing and imaging, and more.
Wei Lu receives CoE David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award
Prof. Lu is an internationally recognized leader in the development of memristors for memory and logic applications. He has also developed nanowire transistors suitable for flexible electronics and opto-electronics.
Becky Peterson receives NSF CAREER Award for research in amorphous semiconductors for next generation electronics
In this project, Prof. Peterson will develop new alloys of amorphous oxide semiconductors with precisely tuned semiconductor energy band structures, in order to enable new categories of electronic and opto-electronic devices.
EE student Leonard Kapiloff earns PES scholarship to support studies in secure, sustainable grid
This $2000 scholarship recognizes outstanding students committed to exploring the power and energy field. Leonard wants to work in the energy industry towards a more sustainable and secure electric grid.
Semyon Meerkov elected Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The Academy is the highest scientific institution in Russia. According to its Charter, “only the most prominent foreign scientists recognized by the international scientific community can be elected….”
Kamal Sarabandi elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The AAAS seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.
Stephen Forrest receives IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal for pioneering work in OLEDs
Forrest and colleagues received the award for “pioneering work on organic devices, leading to organic light-emitting diode displays.”
Liz Dreyer earns an outstanding Collegiate Member Award for years of SWE leadership
Liz Dreyer works with Prof. Steve Rand to understand how a new interaction between light and matter can generate electricity.
Michael Flynn earns U-M Faculty Recognition Award
Prof. Flynn’s pioneering research and designs have improved the performance and energy efficiency of analog-digital interfaces and transformed the field.
David Blaauw honored with SIA/SRC University Research Award
Prof. Blaauw was a key member of the team that developed the world’s first millimeter-scale computer, known as the Michigan Micro Mote (M3).
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.
Meet the new director of Michigan Robotics
Prof. Jessy Grizzle named inaugural director of Michigan Robotics
EECS students Row Blue! to victory
Four EECS students part of the Michigan Men’s Rowing team that won their 9th consecutive national championship
Mark Kushner receives Plasma Chemistry Award for lifetime of achievement
Prof. Kushner is an internationally renowned expert in the area of low-temperature plasma simulation.
Necmiye Ozay receives NASA Early Career Faculty Award for research in cyber-physical systems
Prof. Ozay’s award-winning work will be used in future space missions
Stéphane Lafortune named Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
Prof. Lafortune has been a leading researcher in the field of discrete event systems (DES) for the last 25 years. His fundamental work covers the gamut from modeling, analysis, diagnosis, control, and optimization.
An award winning radar system for collision avoidance and imaging
Armin’s research is focused on the development of a sub-millimeter-wave radar system for the next generation of navigation and imaging sensors.
Two papers by Michigan researchers chosen as IEEE Micro Top Picks
The two papers from Michigan introduced the Sirius personal digital assistant and the MBus bus for modular microcomputing systems.
Munson honored with national award
In his last week at the helm of Michigan Engineering, Dean David Munson wins a national award.
Alfred O. Hero, III Named John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor of EECSHero is honored for his extraordinary accomplishments that have brought distinction to himself, his students, and to the entire University.
Stephen Forrest Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Membership in the NAS is one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States.
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.
Students earn prizes for improving image processing techniques in EECS 556 (Winter 2016)
The course covers the theory and application of digital image processing, with applications in biomedical images, time-varying imagery, robotics, and optics.
Jeff Fessler receives 2016 IEEE EMBS Technical Achievement Award
Prof. Fessler has revolutionized the theory and practice of medical imaging with his group’s groundbreaking mathematical models and algorithms.
Beth Lawson receives 2016 CoE Excellence in Staff Service Award
Faculty praised Beth’s willingness to provide a high level of support to faculty , her ability to work well with other departments, and her unflappable calm in the face of changes in budgets.
Audrow Nash earns NSF Fellowship for unmanned aerial vehicle research
Audrow’s research focuses on using coordinated groups of UAVs to continuously and autonomously survey biogas emissions in landfills.
Jeff Fessler voted HKN Professor of the Year for ECE
Prof. Fessler was surprised (and happy) to learn of this unique honor at the end of his final class for the semester.
Mark Kushner Appointed Distinguished Lecturer of Plasma PhysicsProf. Kushner will share his own research as well as broader trends with the larger academic and scientific community.
Mark Kushner Honored by Eindhoven University of TechnologyKushner receives an honorary doctorate and is appointed Distinguished Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Clark Zhang earns NSF Fellowship for data processing in MEMS networks
Clark proposed framing the issue of collecting data from a network of different sensors as an optimization problem, making a solution easier to formulate for different systems.
Genevieve Flaspohler selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Genevieve will continue her research in the MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute joint program, pursuing a PhD in computer science with a focus in oceanography.
Joshua Adkins Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Adkins plans to continue his graduate studies in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California Berkeley.
Jeff Fessler named William L. Root Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
In addition to being a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Fessler is a professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology.
2015-16 Undergraduate Student Awards
Students, parents, and faculty gathered to celebrate the achievements of EECS students who earned a special award for academic achievement, research, service, or entrepreneurial activities.
Xiang Yin earns Pre-Doc Fellowship for research in cyber-physical systems
Xiang’s research focuses on developing new methods to synthesize different control and sensing strategies in a discrete-event system.
Amr Ibrahim earns Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for research in high millimeter wave radar systems
Amr is investigating both the unique advantages and the performance limitations of radar systems operating at 240 GHz in typical outdoor environments.
Avish Kosari selected as Barbour Scholar for Research in low-power devices for the Internet of Things
Avish conducts research on ultra-low power and battery-less integrated circuits.
Necmiye Ozay receives CAREER award for research in cyber-physical systems
Cyber-physical systems are smart, networked systems with embedded sensors, processors, and actuators that are designed to interact with the physical world.
Al Hero gets a shoutout from the court
Hero was recognized as part of a program that sheds light on the University’s most distinguished faculty.
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.
Kamal Sarabandi receives Stephen S. Attwood award
The Stephen S. Attwood award is the highest honor awarded to a faculty member by the College of Engineering. Prof. Sarabandi has shaped the field of radar remote sensing for more than twenty years.
Prof. Anthony Grbic elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to the theory and design of electromagnetic metamaterials
Prof. Grbic specializes in the broad fields of electromagnetics and optics, with interests ranging from fundamental electromagnetic theory to microwave circuits.
Demosthenis Teneketzis earns George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for solution to a class of fundamental control problems
This award is given to the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control throughout the years 2013 and 2014.
Al Hero receives 2015 IEEE Signal Processing Society Award
This is the highest award given by the Signal Processing Society, and honors outstanding technical contributions in the field.
Ashraf Dahod: 2015 CoE Alumni Medal Award Winner
Dahod has combined an understanding of technology with a knack for recognizing market opportunities and built a string of successful technology companies.
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.
Eric Michielssen named Louise Ganiard Johnson Professor of Engineering
Eric is an international leader in the field of computational electromagnetics and specializes in the development of fast-solution methods and optimization algorithms.
Jeff Fessler receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
Prof. Fessler has revolutionized medical imaging with groundbreaking mathematical models and algorithms that improve both safety and quality.
3 ECE companies make the Silicon 60 List – again!
Ambiq Micro, Crossbar, Inc., and PsiKick, are leading the way in ultra-low power chip design, pioneering computer memory, and ultra-low power wireless sensor platforms.
Laura Balzano receives Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award for research in big data
The purpose of the ECFHP is to help Intel connect with the best and brightest early career faculty members who show great promise.
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.
Stephen Forrest named Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor
Prof. Forrest is internationally-renowned and easily one of the most prolific inventors in academia today.
Eta Kappa Nu Awards Professors of the Year at St. George’s Day FeastProf. David Wentzloff (CSE) and David Paoletti (CSE) were selected by students as Professors of the Year.
ECE students earn CoE Distinguished Leadership Awards
Cheng Zhang and Elizabeth Dreyer are both Ph.D. students in electrical engineering, and Lauren Bilbo is an undergraduate senior majoring in electrical engineering.
Cheng Zhang awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research on nanophotonic materials and devices
Cheng works with Prof. L. Jay Guo on research projects in the field of micro/nano-scale optical device physics and fabrication.
2014-15 Undergraduate Student Awards
Students, parents, and faculty gathered to celebrate the achievements of EECS students who earned a special award for academic achievement, research, service, or entrepreneurial activities.
Mark Kushner awarded 2015 IEEE NPSS Charles K. Birdsall Award
Prof. Kushner is an internationally renowned expert in the area of low-temperature plasma simulation.
Dave Neuhoff receives Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
Dave Neuhoff is an internationally recognized expert in information theory, source coding and image processing.
2015 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors
We thank these individuals for their commitment to excellence in teaching our students!
Jason Corso receives Google Faculty Research Award
Prof. Corso believes that this research could make it easier to search for certain types of videos on the web.
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!
Stephen Forrest Elected to National Academy of Inventors
Forrest started 5 companies, holds more than 260 U.S. patents, and directs the Optoelectronic Components and Materials Laboratory
Prof. Michael Flynn elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to analog-digital interfaces
Flynn has achieved important breakthroughs in the performance and energy efficiency of analog-digital interfaces.
Lynn Conway Receives 2015 IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell MedalThe James Clerk Maxwell Medal is one of the highest awards presented by IEEE.
Yang Liu receives Best Applications Paper Award for cyber security research in phishing
His paper detailed his use of big data analysis to solve a major problem of cyber security.
Prof. Necmiye Ozay awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award for research in cyber and physical systemsOzay’s research interests lie at the broad interface of dynamical systems, control, optimization and formal methods with applications in system identification, verification and validation, autonomy and vision.
Khalil Najafi receives 2015 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for emerging technologies
The IEEE Daniel E. Noble award is a Technical Field Award, which is among the highest awards given.
Cheng Zhang receives Optical Sciences Scholarship
Cheng is a 4th year PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering working in field of micro/nano-scale optical device physics and fabrication.
Ted Norris receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
Prof. Norris is an internationally recognized expert in the field of ultrafast optics.
Kyu-Tae Lee wins Best Poster Award for colorful solar cells
Iverson Bell’s small satellite wins big
Iverson developed an experimental facility to simulate key characteristics of the space environment.
Gurkan Gok receives Paper Award for making better antenna beams
Gok’s developed antenna system promises a large bandwidth of operation and a wide angle of coverage.
Jessy Grizzle named Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor
Prof. Grizzle is an internationally renowned researcher in the area of control systems.
Jiangfeng Wu receives Best Paper Award for research in safe fracking
The Mikio Takagi Student Prize is given to the top three Student Prize Paper Awards granted at the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium.
Thomas Frost receives Best Paper Award for achieving a HQ QD red laser
Lasers emitting in the 600nm wavelength range have applications in medicine, optical information processing, optical storage, and more.
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.
MEMS research by Muzhi Wang recognized at IMS 2014
The paper reports on the design, fabrication, and results of a directly heated phase change RF switch using germanium telluride.
Chia-Hsiang Chen awarded Intel PhD Fellowship
Chia-Hsiang’s research focuses on designing low-power and error-resilient circuit techniques for digital signal processing applications.
Parinaz Naghizadeh, Researcher in economic network security, is named a Barbour Scholar
Parinaz’s research is in combining communications with economics to assess the security of a network and then apply that to cyber-insurance contracts.
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!
Research in machine learning earns Notable Paper Award at AISTATS 2014
Prof. Scott’s research is in the field of machine learning, and his paper builds upon “supervised pattern classification.”
Awards and Slaying of the Dragon at St. George’s Day Feast – 2014Prof. Jessy Grizzle was awarded “Professor of the Year” by HKN.
Hao Sun earns 3 Paper Awards for medical imaging research
Hao’s research is focused on improving the quality of images from magnetic resonance imaging pulse design.
Thank Lynn Conway for your cell phone
Conway will be named a fellow at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
Students earn prizes for improving image processing techniques in EECS 556 (Winter 2014)
Student Spotlight: Nicholas Clift – 2014 Graduate Student of the Year
He is a founding member of Own It, and is dedicated to cultivating an engineering community that feels an inherent responsibility to live ethically.
Jason Heebl receives NDSEG Fellowship
Jason’s current research focuses on developing systems to wirelessly charge or power electronic devices.
Mina Rais-Zadeh receives 2014 ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award
Rais-Zadeh’s devices are expected to enable sensors for use in harsh environment, high-speed wireless communications, and more.
Isabel Martin receives CoE Distinguished Leadership Award
Isabel envisions a future working in the aerospace industry.
Six ECE Faculty Selected for 2013-14 College of Engineering AwardsCongratulations to the following ECE Faculty recipients of 2013-14 College of Engineering Awards:
Christopher Boyd awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
His research is contributing to the overall project goal of enabling navigation in GPS denied zones through the use of specialized sensors.
Student Spotlight: Christopher Boyd – From robotics to MEMS inertial sensors
Chris develops and tests control systems for MEMS inertial sensors, which are used to detect acceleration, tilt, and other attributes related to motion sensing.
Mai Le receives CoE Distinguished Leadership Award
Mai has served as Community Service Co-chair of the Graduate Society of Women Engineers since arriving at Michigan in 2011.
Nicholas Clift receives CoE Distinguished Leadership Award
Nick has an impressive record of service to the community throughout his years at Michigan.
David Hong awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Hong intends to apply machine learning and signal processing techniques to the massive data sets now available to researchers.
2014 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Students
These students received the award based on their participation in research, leadership, and academic performance.
Investigating a new material to help you stay connected
His final goal is to build novel RF circuits including frequency-selective switched oscillators based on his models.
Keravnos Energy wants to make fast electric vehicle charging economical
The idea behind Keravnos Energy is for there to be an energy transfer between three entities: the building, a large stationary battery, and the car.
Muhammad Faisal wins business competition with technology critical to the Internet of Things
Movellus Circuits’ product is a patent-pending clock generator technology that is smaller, cheaper, and faster than existing solutions.
Jamie Phillips named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Students praise the personal attention he gives them, and his obvious concern for their personal and professional development.
Jun-Chieh Wang receives Best Oral Paper Award for plasma research
Wang’s research studies the glow-like atmospheric pressure microdischarges created under specialized conditions in laser printers.
2014 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
These faculty are recognized for their unique contributions during the past year.
Gopal Nataraj earns Best Paper Award for improving MRI
Nataraj is using big data techniques to transform the field of medical imaging
Gopal Nataraj receives ISA Fellowship to support research that will improve MRIs
Nataraj’s research aims to generate higher-quality and faster MRI images, resulting in improved diagnostics of neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.
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.
Zhaoshi Meng receives Best Paper Award at CAMSAP 2013
This work will provide a way to efficiently reveal relationships between even distant entities in a network.
Jason Davis receives 2013 U-M Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award
Jason considers diversity and inclusiveness in all activities that he undertakes.
Al Hero named 2013 IEEE SPS Technical Achievement Award Winner
Prof. Hero is an internationally recognized expert in the field of signal and image processing.
Avish Kosari receives Rackham International Student Fellowship
Avish is currently conducting research on ultra-low power radio technology and designing a low-power RF power amplifier.
Byeongseop Song receives Rackham International Student Fellowship
The Fellowship will help Song to continue his studies in the area of optoelectronics.
Pin-Yu Chen receives Rackham Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship
Chen’s work can be used in community detection in social networks, network vulnerability assessment in communication systems, and more.
Mridul Mishra receives Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowship
Mishra has strengthened his understanding of wireless communications through coursework and independent research.
Anatoly Maksimchuk elected Fellow of APS
Dr. Maksimchuk is a world leader in the field of high intensity laser plasma interactions.
Prof. Mingyan Liu elected Fellow of the IEEE
Prof. Liu’s research interests are vast, and she is also active in the professional community.
Khalil Najafi receives 2013 IEEE Sensors Technical Field Award
Prof. Najafi is a world-recognized leader in the field of integrated sensors, MEMS, and microsystems.
Jeff Fessler receives 2013 IEEE Edward J. Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of medical imaging science.
IEEE recognized as Best Student Branch in SE Michigan
“IEEE opens up many doors for students – professionally and socially.”
Kyu Hyun Kim receives Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Award at Frontiers in Optics Meeting
Mr. Kim was the first to demonstrate that both light and vibration could be used simultaneously in sensing.
Research that will lead to sharper photos earns best paper award
The method they developed compares favorably with the best of current techniques, while being faster and easier.
David Chen awarded NASA Fellowship to improve extreme weather prediction
The goal of the study seeks to enhance the accuracy of determining ocean surface windspeed.
Cheng Zhang awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship
Zhang is working on building structural color filters and is also designing ultrahigh Q optical microring resonators.
Jae Young Park receives Best Student Paper Award for research impacting structural health monitoring
SHM systems are critical for monitoring aging structures and infrastructure in a cost-effective manner.
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.
Bharan Giridhar awarded Intel PhD Fellowship
Bharan’s research focusses on developing circuit techniques for adaptive and reliable high-performance computing.
Neural Probe Research recognized with Best Paper Award at 2013 Transducers Conference
“We present a novel strategy to scale up the number of electrodes with minimized risk.”
Research in production systems engineering is recognized with Best Paper Award
“The paper introduces a new management paradigm: ensure the desired lead time while maximizing the throughput.”
MEMS research recognized with Best Poster Award at 2013 Transducers Conference
This research is targeted at developing a precision master clock for a chip-scale Timing and Inertial Measurement Unit.
Zhengya Zhang receives Intel Early Career Award
Zhang’s research is in the area of low-power and high-performance VLSI circuits and systems.
Daniel Molzhan will address sustainability challenges as a Dow Fellow
Molzhan’s primary concern is responding to society’s need for constant and reliable electrical energy.
Chris Berry receives Paper Award at IMS 2013 for Research in Terahertz Technology
Berry’s paper addresses important limitations such as low output power and poor power efficiency.
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.
2013 Design Automation Conference Anniversary Awards
Congratulations to the award-winning faculty members and to the DAC for 50 years!
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.
2013 Promotions of our Faculty
Congratulations to these Professors on the next step of their careers!
Beth Stalnaker receives 2013 CoE Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award
Beth’s positive influence has been felt by the students she has supported, the faculty and staff of EECS, and the entire Engineering community.
Prof. Fawwaz Ulaby named the U-M Henry Russel Lecturer for 2014
The Henry Russel Lectureship is considered the University’s highest honor for a senior faculty member.
Prof. Silvio Savarese awarded J. James R. Croes Medal
The Croes Medal is awarded to the authors of an ASCE paper that was particularly notable for its contributions to engineering science.
Research in distributed networks earns Notable Paper Award at AISTATS
The research provides a way to efficiently reveal relationships between even distant entities in a network.
Ethan Stark awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Ethan is investigating visible light emitters using GaN microstructures for quantum dot and nanowire-based LEDs and lasers.
NAE awards Mona Jarrahi a Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant
With the support of the Grainger Foundation, Jarrahi will explore genetic therapy methods to treat diseases.
Student teams earn prizes for their ADC circuit designs in EECS 511
Prof. Dennis Sylvester receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award
He is a pioneer in the field of ultra-low power processor design, especially for the smallest computing devices in existence.
2013 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors
A big thank you to these students for all their hard work and dedication!
Gyouho Kim awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research in ultra-low power optical interfaces for mm-scale wireless sensor nodes
“We designed an ultra-low power optical wake-up receiver with a novel front-end circuit and communication scheme suitable for miniature wireless sensor node applications.”
Bharan Giridhar awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research in circuit techniques for adaptive, reliable, high-performance computing
Giridhar’s research has an emphasis on developing circuit techniques for adaptive and reliable, high-performance computing.
David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester named Top Authors by ISSCC
Both research papers discuss ultra low-power chip design and millimeter-scale computing.
Solid-State Circuits publishes special issue with Lynn Conway’s memoir of the VLSI revolution
The issue features Prof. Conway’s 24-page memoir about the VLSI revolution and related articles by Conway’s colleagues.
David Wentzloff receives CAREER Award for research in energy-autonomous systems
His research addresses critical needs in the area of wireless communication for the growing field of ubiquitous, energy-autonomous sensing devices.
Zhaohui Zhong receives CAREER Award for research in graphene-based optoelectronics
The use of graphene-based hot carrier optoelectronics is the key novelty of Prof. Zhong’s research.
Special Recognition Award to Dr. Kurt Metzger
This award recognized Metzger’s outstanding contributions to student understanding and appreciation of applied signal processing.
2013 EECS Outstanding Achievement AwardsThese annual awards recognize faculty’s outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
Mark Kushner appointed to advisory board for DoE National Lab
PPPL is a U.S. Department of Energy funded research center established for collaborative work in fusion energy research.
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!
2012-13 College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to the following recipients of 2012-13 College of Engineering Awards!
Ted Norris named Gérard A. Mourou Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
In the tradition of our best faculty at Michigan, Ted is a phenomenal teacher and mentor as well as researcher. Congratulations!
Seunghyun Lee takes the gold for all-graphene flexible and transparent circuit
Lee believes that graphene will play a pivotal role in realizing high speed, mechanically compliant, and transparent electronic systems in the future.
Chris Berry awarded 2012 AP-S Doctoral Research Award
The award will support Berry’s doctoral research in the area of plasmonic photoconductive antennas for high power terahertz generation.
David Hiskens awarded two energy scholarships
David is interested in controlling the energy that flows through the nation’s grid system, particularly in optimizing the flow by minimizing distance and costs.
Nathan Roberts earns Best Paper Award for research to assist in remote patient monitoring
Roberts is helping to develop low-power sensor nodes that will be worn on the body to detect certain medical conditions.
2012 ICCAD Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award to Prof. Blaauw, Prof. Mudge, and EECS alumni Dr. Martin and Dr. Flautner
The research addressed voltage scaling of processors at the point where, at very low voltages, voltage leakage begins to dominate the computational power consumption.
Mina Rais-Zadeh receives NASA Early Career Grant to develop technology needed for picosatellites
Prof. Rais-Zadeh intends to develop a chip-scale timing unit that offers an order of magnitude higher performance compared to existing solutions.
Rebecca Wolkoff awarded scholarship to continue her work in sustainable energy
The UVIG works with the U.S. Department of Energy to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind and solar technology.
Team UM::Autonomy are champions again
The interdisciplinary team went into the competition with a new electrical and vision system, and an advanced control system.
Shang-Hua Yang receives SPIE Scholarship in Optics & Photonics
Yang’s research is focused on designing plasmonic nano-structures to enhance efficiency of conventional photoconductive terahertz emitters.
Michael Hand receives Tau Beta Pi Fellowship to pursue his graduate studies in control systems
Hand likes the idea of being able to improve the efficiency of existing systems by implementing advanced or specialized control algorithms.
Award-winning EECS Graduate Student Instructors & Instructional Aides honored at luncheon
Congratulations to out outstanding students for their much-appreciated work!
Prof. Mingyan Liu receives Best Paper Award at the 11th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks
The goal is to be able to monitor the soil moisture with as few measurements as possible and with a high degree of accuracy.
Mark Brehob voted HKN Professor of the Year
Dr. Brehob was chosen for the award because of his deep engagement with and commitment to his students and their success.
Thomas Frost awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
He is currently working on semiconductor lasers as part of the research group of Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya.
Mona Jarrahi receives ONR Young Investigator Award
An expected outcome of Prof. Jarrahi’s research will be increased physical perspective for utilizing unique functionalities of nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices.
Chris Berry awarded 2012 Michigan Space Grant Consortium Fellowship
The proposed emitter incorporates plasmonic photoconductors to more efficiently convert power from incident laser light into terahertz radiation.
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.
Max Seiden selected for KPCB Engineering Fellowship
Max will be employed by KPCB portfolio company One Kings Lane, where he will develop his technical skills and be mentored by an engineering executive.
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.
Prof. George Haddad receives the IEEE MTT-S Microwave Career Award
The Microwave Career Award is very prestigious, and recognizes “a career of meritorious achievement and outstanding technical contribution.”
Four EECS Faculty recognized with College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to these outstanding faculty members!
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.
Prof. Raj Nadakuditi receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award
Prof. Nadakuditi plans to provide an analytical characterization of the fundamental limits of multi-modal sensing of weak signals.
2012 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these amazing faculty members!
Prof. Raj Nadakuditi receives 2012 SPS Young Author Best Paper Award
Nadakuditi’s research has applications in biomedical signal processing, wireless communications, geophysical signal processing, array processing, and finance.
Prof. Jessy Grizzle Honored with Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize from IEEE Control Systems SocietyThis prestigious honor recognizes distinguished contributions to control systems science and engineering.
David D. Chen awarded NSERC Fellowship for Earth Remote Sensing
The bulk of Chen’s current research centers on the detection and mitigation of radio frequency interference with microwave radiometers.
Srinath Sridhar awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship
Srinath’s research focuses on using computer vision techniques such as markerless camera tracking for creating augmented reality AR environments.
Sid Bao earns Best Student Paper Award for Computer Vision Research
Bao’s research is in Semantic Structure from Motion, a new framework for jointly recognizing objects as well as reconstructing their underlying 3D geometry.
Jinyoung Hwang receives Best Poster Award for research leading to improved solar cells
The researchers succeeded in drastically suppressing the thermal emission rate in GaSb/GaAs quantum dots — resulting in more efficient solar cells.
Dr. Dennis Grimard receives Work/Life Champion Award for Supervisors
Dr. Grimard is Managing Director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, a position he’s held since 1998. Congratulations!
Prof. David Blaauw Elected Fellow of the IEEEProf. Blaauw was a core member of the Michigan team that developed the award-winning circuit known as Razor in 2003.
Professor Emeritus Ted Birdsall receives Silver Medal in Signal Processing in Acoustics
Birdsall’s work was in sensory psychology, psychometrics, and underwater acoustics, and he often helped other researchers apply signal processing theory to their own research.
Anne Itsuno receives William E. Spicer – Thomas N. Casselman Award
Itsuno has already pursued an in-depth theoretical and experimental investigation on the unipolar HgCdTe nBn detector, which has the potential to replace or supplement the current technology.
Mina Rais-Zadeh receives 2011 EDS Early Career Award
“Mina’s research is anticipated to bring about significant scientific discoveries in the area of resonant MEMS and is expected to significantly impact telecommunication.”
Heather Ferguson awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Heather is studying Optical Sciences here at the University and will continue her research in this field – congratulations!
Fikadu Dagefu receives 2011 Lincoln Lab Fellowship
The applications Dagefu’s research include wireless channel characterization, radar through-wall imaging, and distributed sensor networks.
Yoonmyung Lee receives 2011 Intel Corporation PhD Fellowship
Lee is currently working closely with his colleagues to build an ultra-low power wireless sensor platform.
Xueyang Duan receives first prize for research in soil moisture sensing
Duan’s research has important applications in global climate change studies and weather forecasting.
Russell Willmot awarded IEEE Fellowship
Sung Ho Park receives 2011 IEEE MTT-S Scholarship
Sung Ho plans to design photoconductive antenna arrays with optimal radiation efficiency and broadband operation.
Morteza Nick receives Best Paper Award at IMS2011
Morteza introduces a new voltage-controlled-oscillator design technique that offers significant advantages in terms of size, DC power consumption and frequency tunability.
AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest
Congratulations to the winning students!
Student teams earn prizes in EECS 556: Image Processing (Winter 2011)
Congratulations to the winning students!
Prof. Wayne Stark and Changhun Bae receive 2011 JCN Best Paper Award
Stark’s research relates to wireless networks and understanding their fundamental limits in terms of energy efficiency and bandwidth efficiency.
Iverson Bell awarded NSF Fellowship for Research in Space Propulsion
Bell is investigating how to use an electrodynamic, propellantless propulsion concept to push against the Earth’s magnetic field in order to maneuver satellites and counteract drag.
MEMStim takes first prize in the Michigan Business Challenge
MEMStim is committed to improving the standard of patient care in neurostimulation. Congratulations, Angelique!
2010-11 College of Engineering Awards
Tanya Das earns Poetry Prize
Tanya said she believes engineers have a unique perspective on the world because of their training, making it natural to draw analogies between humans and science.
Chris Berry awarded Michigan Space Grant Consortium Fellowship
Berry is designing an emitter to operate as a light-weight, local oscillator for a terahertz spectroscopy system suitable for use in space.
Prof. Anthony Grbic receives USNC/URSI Booker Fellowship
Gbric’s research program spans basic science and advanced technology development, with applications in antenna design and metamaterials.
Becky Turanski Receives College of Engineering Staff Excellence Award
Dennis Grimard Receives 2011 College of Engineering’s Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award
Raj Nadakuditi receives ONR Young Investigator Award
Nadakuditi’s proposal aims to bring into focus fundamental statistical limits of quiet signal detection, estimation in the context of undersea signal processing, and more.
Al Hero receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
Hero is an internationally recognized expert in the field of signal and image processing, an established leader in the professional community, and distinguished educator.
Prof. Mahta Moghaddam honored with U-M Faculty Recognition Award
This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated significant achievements in scholarly research; excellence as a teacher, advisor and mentor; and distinguished participation in service activities.
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.
Tony Grbic honored as MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer
His research program spans topics such as metamaterials and near-field plates to advanced technology development like antenna research and design.
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.
Three EECS Teams are winners in 2011 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest
The contest is highly competitive and features the best student projects from the largest and most prestigious conferences in their respective fields.
Mona Jarrahi receives NSF CAREER Award
In her research Jarrahi will investigate, for the first time, the use of Ge as a promising candidate to tackle the thermal breakdown problem of photomixers.
Jungsuek Oh, EE Grad Student, awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Oh’s research focuses on designing highly miniaturized planar antennas with vertical polarization and high radiation efficiency.
Hongwei Liao, EE Systems Grad Student, awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Liao’s research contributes theoretical developments on the control of Petri nets, and has potential to be extended to a broader class of resource allocation systems.
Mark Kushner elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
Sonal Verma receives Microsoft Scholarship
Verma’s work aims to marry low-power sensing with the mobile phone’s computation, communications, and display technologies.
Xi Chen and Prof. Robert Dick receive DATE Best Paper Award
The authors analyzed performance and accuracy for a variety of dynamic thermal analysis techniques and used their findings to develop a new analysis technique. Congratulations!
Mina Rais-Zadeh receives NSF CAREER Award
Rais-Zadeh’s work will ideally yield new opportunities for acoustic devices and instrumentation.
Najafi, Wise named Distinguished University Innovators
The pair is being honored for their role developing technologies in microelectromechanical systems and working to apply these innovations when making new products.
EECS students win 2010 U-M Mobile Apps Challenge with HiJack
The Mobile Apps Challenge was open to university students, faculty and staff and encourages the development of iOS, Android, Windows 7, and web applications.
Zhengya Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award
The proposed research addresses the frontiers of error-correction coding and very-large-scale integration by advancing algorithms and circuit techniques.
Jackie Vitaz receives Top Prize at USNC/URSI
Silvio Savarese receives NSF CAREER Award
There is potential for Savarese’s work to be transformative in applications such as autonomous navigation, robotics, and 3D automatic modeling.
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.
EECS Spinoffs recognized as Key Innovators in Business Competition
Congratulations to these winning companies. Go Blue!
Students give a couple of the best among 3,000 Elevator Pitches
Congratulations to Keith Porter and Patrick Theisen!
2011 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these outstanding faculty members!
Prof. Dennis Sylvester elected Fellow of the IEEE
According to IEEE, “the grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments.”
CAD Team Places Second at 2010 CADathlon
The CADathlon challenges students’ CAD knowledge and associated problem solving, programming, and teamwork skills.
EECS Researchers win Best Paper Award at ICCAD 2010
Their paper introduces new techniques that improve speed, solution quality, simplicity, and integration with other optimizations for global placement technology.
Mark Kushner awarded the AVS Medard W. Welch Award
Kushner was recognized “for contributions to modeling and understanding of plasmas, especially those used in thin film etching, deposition and surface modification.”
Eric Dattoli named National Academies Research Associate
The aim of Dattoli’s research is to improve and broaden the understanding of nanowire gas sensing behavior.
Pallab Bhattacharya receives Welker Award at ISCS 2010
The Welker Award is given to people who have achieved exceptional progress in the field of opto-semiconductors.
EECS Faculty receive 2010 HP Labs Innovation Research Awards
Jessy Grizzle named IFAC Fellow
Grizzle is well-known in the robotic community for his work with the bipedal robot MABEL, and has worked in the automotive industry for over two decades.
Kamal Sarabandi honored with 2011 IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award
Sarabandi’s research encompasses a range of topics in the area of applied electromagnetics, and has been principal investigator on NASA projects related to remote sensing.
Computer Vision Research Recognized at Innovation in AEC Conference
With D4AR models, you can monitor progress, productivity, safety, quality, constructability and even site logistics remotely.
Zhengya Zhang earns Best Paper Award at Symposium on VLSI Circuits
The resulting 65nm CMOS test chip achieved an energy efficiency of 21 pJ/bit making it a promising candidate for low-power, high-performance applications.
WIMS and CUOS among 60 Years of Sensational Research by NSF
The WIMS has impacted health care, environmental monitoring, the national infrastructure while CUOS specializes in ultrafast lasers.
Ruzbeh Akbar receives NASA Fellowship for SMAP Mission Research
SMAP is a satellite mission for mapping surface soil moisture and freeze/thaw states for the purpose of scientific advances and societal benefits.
2010 EECS Outstanding Achievement AwardsThe EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to a faculty member in the areas of computer science, electrical engineering, and systems.
Analog Devices Finds Winning A/D Circuit Designs in EECS 511
Congratulations to Jeong, Park, and Yoon!
Eric Tkaczyk Named Fulbright Fellow and Whitaker Scholar
Tkaczyk plans to put his degrees to work in Estonia, where he hopes to develop a portable and affordable cataract assessment technology.
Prof. Anthony Grbic honored with Henry Russel Award
Professor Grbic is a world-class researcher in the field of electromagnetics and microwave circuits, and has won numerous awards for his work. Congratulations!
Kevin Xu awarded NSERC Fellowship
Xu is interested in identifying patterns in data that is collected over time where the underlying processes generating the data may be non-stationary.
Amit Patel Awarded SMART Fellowship
The Fellowship will support Patel’s research on the theory and development of textured electromagnetic surfaces.
Patrick O’Keefe awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
“I am confident we can do better than the ubiquitous keyboard and mouse paradigm, and I intend to find out how,” said O’Keefe.
Prof. P.C. Ku Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award
The Award engages rising research stars and provides high-impact funding to develop their ideas in the context of Department of Defense needs.
Prof. Mona Jarrahi awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award
The award acknowledges Jarrahi’s efforts to develop a new generation of compact high power terahertz sources.
Brian Buss awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Buss’ research focusses on using control theory in order to control glucose levels in ICU patients.
2010 College of Engineering Awards
U-M researchers win 2010 Signal Processing Best Paper Award
The work, published in 2006, will be acknowledged at the EUSIPCO Conference in Denmark.
Domitilla Del Vecchio receives Donald P. Eckman Award
The award acknowledges Domitilla’s contributions to the theory and practice of hybrid dynamical systems and systems biology.
U-M team wins Clock Network Synthesis Contest at ACM ISPD 2010
The Michigan team produced circuits that were four times more power-efficient than those of the team that took second place. Congratulations!
Yong Long selected as Barbour Scholar
The Barbour Scholarship, established in 1914, recognizes women at the University of Michigan of the highest academic and professional caliber.
Kamal Sarabandi Receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement AwardHe is honored for his excellence in research, mentorship, and contributions to professional organizations.
Duncan Steel Honored with Graduate Student Mentor AwardSteel is honored for his efforts as advisor, teacher, advocate, sponsor, and role model to doctoral students.
Enertia and ABC take 1st and 2nd prizes in the clean energy prize business plan competition
The competition was established by DTE Energy and the University of Michigan to encourage entrepreneurship and the development of clean-energy technologies.
Wei Lu receives CAREER Award
Lu was awarded an NSF CAREER grant for his research project, which intends to develop unconventional, high-performance memory and logic systems.
Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani elected Fellow of the IEEE
The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and is given to those with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any IEEE field.
Lynn Conway honored with Computer Pioneer Award by IEEE Computer Society
The award is presented to outstanding individuals whose main contribution to the computer field was made at least fifteen years earlier.
EECS faculty and alumni awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
The Awards recognize some of the finest scientists and engineers who, while early in their research careers, show exceptional potential for leadership.
Tony Grbic awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.
Prof. Al Hero receives 2009 Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award
The paper addresses the importance of knowing where networks of sensors are located once they’ve been deployed.
Prof. Clay Scott Receives CAREER Award for Research in Signal Processing
Prof. Thomas B. A. Senior Receives the 2010 IEEE Electromagnetics AwardThe award is based on outstanding contributions to electromagnetics in theory, application or education.
Best Paper Award in Automation Research
The award was given at the IEEE Conference on Automation and Engineering. Congratulations, Lindsay!
Tal Carmon receives Young Investigator Award for research in lasers and optics
The award will support Professor Carmon in three years of basic research on continuous on-chip extreme UV emitters.
Yong Long receives Best Poster Award for work in medical imaging
Long’s work describes a new algorithm for performing model-based methods in a way that requires less computation yet provides improved image quality.
Duncan Steel awarded 2010 APS Frank Isakson Prize
Steel was chosen for contributions to nonlinear optical spectroscopy and coherent control of semiconductor heterostructures.
Mark Kushner awarded 2010 APS Will Allis Prize
Kushner’s research area is low temperature plasmas, and their fundamental properties and technological applications.
Prof. David Wentzloff awarded Young Faculty Award (YFA) by DARPA
Wentzloff is working to develop a wireless 3D interconnection fabric that can provide communication channels and crossbar routing.
Ellersick Prize for Best Paper Awarded to authors in communications
“The paper studies the key enabling technologies of Cognitive Radio and makes contributions in two key areas: sensing and learning.”
EECS researchers receive Best Paper Award at ISLPED
The paper explores logic and memory circuit topologies for a new type of transistor in development at IBM.
Ali Nazari receives Best Paper Award at ISIT 2009
Nazari’s research is focused on an information theoretic approach to the problem of multi-terminal communications systems.
Tony Grbic awarded Presidential Early Career Award
The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.
Tom Senior receives the 2010 IEEE Electromagnetics Award
Senior has made contributions to electromagnetic and acoustic scattering and to the development of analytic and numerical techniques.
Matthew Fojtik awarded Intel Foundation/SRCEA Fellowship
The fellowship will support Fojtik’s work on a processor that can recover from timing errors and run without margining for worst case operating conditions.
2009 College of Engineering Awards
Dennis Schweiger receives College of Engineering Staff Excellence Award
Schweiger is sought after by students, faculty, and administrators for his expertise, which is always offered in a friendly and comfortable manner.
Barb Rice receives U-M Distinguished Research Administrator Award
Without exception, those who work with Ms. Rice appreciate her knowledge, cheerfulness, helpfulness, and attention to detail.
Karen Liska Receives CoE Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award
The award recognizes the significant contributions of a single CoE staff member with at least 10 years of service. Congratulations, Karen!
Lurie Nanofabrication Facility receiving Awards and Recognition
The building itself was recognized at the Annual Masonry Awards Program for its exterior, which “emulates an abstract composition of integrated circuits”.
Luis Gomez receives 2009 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to investigate a new treatment for neurological disorders
Gomez is investigating a new technique that is receiving widespread attention for treating depression, Alzheimer’s, and other brain conditions.
EECS students help the deaf “Feel the Music”
The competition sought solutions for a better way for the deaf and hearing-impaired population to appreciate music.
2009 EECS Outstanding Achievement AwardsThe EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to a faculty member in the areas of computer science, electrical engineering, and systems.
Scott Rudolph awarded prestigious IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship
The program recognizes graduate students who show promise in pursuing a degree in microwave engineering — only six fellowships are awarded worldwide.
U-M shares 1st place prize at ISPD
Dongjin’s research is a blend of computer science with computer and electrical engineering, and can have a huge impact on upcoming integrated circuits.
Sung-Hyun Jo receives Silver Prize in SAMSUNG Human-Tech Thesis Prize
The Samsung HTP, established in 1994, is one of the most prestige thesis awards in Korea.
Carl Pfeiffer receives 2009 IEEE MTTS Undergraduate/Pre-Graduate Scholarship
The scholarship is designed to encourage future leaders and key technical contributors.
Professor Mark J. Kushner named the George I. Haddad Professor of Engineering
Prof. Ian Hiskens named Vennema Professor
This professorship recognizes Hiskens’ excellent teaching, service, and research in the area of nonlinear (hybrid) systems.
Professor Kamal Sarabandi appointed the Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering
This professorship recognizes all the excellent work Sarabandi does on applied electromagnetics, in the classroom, and for the department.
Professor Al Hero appointed the R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering
This professorship recognizes Hero for his impressive teaching, research, and service. Congratulations!
Tzeno Galchev’s work recognized by the President of Bulgaria
The award for which Galchev was nominated honors young scientists for their achievement in the field of computer engineering and information technology.
Professor Stephen R. Forrest named APS Fellow
Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya To Receive 2008 John Bardeen AwardThe Bardeen Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions and is a leader in the field of electronic materials.
Prof. Mahta Moghaddam elected Fellow of the IEEE
The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and is conferred upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments.
Microsystems research for energy scavenging and power generation
The research has applications in health care, environmental monitoring, security, energy conservation and exploration, and more.
Prof. Jerzy Kanicki’s group earns Excellence Award for Basic and Original Technology
This work investigates the fundamental effects of illumination on amorphous InGaZnO thin-film transistors.
Austin and Blaauw Receive 2008 Richard Newton GSRC Industrial Impact Award
The award recognized research that is “at least five years old and has had significant industrial impact.”
Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya elected member of the National Academy of Engineering
Election to the National Academy is among the highest professional distinctions conferred on an engineer. Congratulations!
Distinguished Faculty Governance Award, Semyon Meerkov
Meerkov has helped establish annual faculty evaluations of administrators, gather funding for need-based scholarships, and more.
Yuriy Goykhman receives MIT Lincoln Lab Fellowship
The MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a federal research and development center chartered to apply advanced technology to national security.