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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.

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.

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.

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 HKN 2019 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Anthony Grbic receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award

Grbic is a world leader in the development of metamaterials and metasurfaces.

Alumnus 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Galvanauskas recognized for his 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The course covers the theory and application of digital image processing, with applications in biomedical images, time-varying imagery, robotics, and optics.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prof. Necmiye Ozay awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award for research in cyber and physical systems

Ozay’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.

Iverson Bell’s small satellite wins big

Iverson developed an experimental facility to simulate key characteristics of the space environment.

Jessy Grizzle named Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor

Prof. Grizzle is an internationally renowned researcher in the area of control systems.

2014 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

These faculty are recognized for their unique contributions during the past year.

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.

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.

2013 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

These annual awards recognize faculty’s outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.

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!

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.

Four EECS Faculty recognized with College of Engineering Awards

Congratulations to these outstanding faculty members!

2012 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

Congratulations to these amazing faculty members!

Becky Turanski Receives College of Engineering Staff Excellence Award

Dennis Grimard Receives 2011 College of Engineering’s Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award

Ken Wise – Leading a Revolution in MEMS

Wise is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts in sensor technology as well as a MEMS pioneer and entrepreneur.

2011 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

Congratulations to these outstanding faculty members!

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!