News by Faculty
Science Daily: May 4, 2022
Tiny sensor used to track the migratory patterns of monarch butterfliesECE alumnus and now U Pittsburgh professor Inhee Lee talks about a now multi-institutional collaboration involving U-M, the M3 and the monarch butterfly.
IEEE Spectrum: March 21, 2022
Dandelion-Inspired Sensors Float on the WindProf. Hun-Seok Kim is quoted in this piece by Spectrum about sensors that could quickly set up large sensor networks for environmental and agricultural monitoring.
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.
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.
University of Pittsburgh: November 9, 2020
Tracking Monarch Butterfly Migration with the World’s Smallest Computer-PittsburghThe University of Pittsburgh highlights the contribution of Inhee Lee, an ECE alum, in the project using Michigan Micro Motes to track monarch butterfly migration.
Phys.org: October 28, 2020
Tracking monarch butterfly migration with the world’s smallest computerPhys.org re-publishes our piece on how researchers from ECE and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are using the Michigan Micro Mote to track monarch migration in unprecedented ways.
Tracking Monarch Butterfly Migration with the World’s Smallest Computer
In a project funded by National Geographic, ECE researchers are teaming up with the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to advance our understanding of monarch butterfly migration with the most ambitious iteration of the Michigan Micro Mote yet.
August 12, 2020
Monarch Conservation Spotlight: M3 Monarch Migration StudyThe “Monarch Conservation Spotlight” series highlights impactful projects, programs and organizations working hard to address the declining trend across North American monarch populations, including those involved in a project to track Monarch butterflies: Professors David Blaauw, Hun-Seok Kim, InHee Lee, and Andre Green.
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.
USA Today: December 13, 2019
USA Today: Researchers level playing field for disabled kidsVIDEO: A University of Michigan research team, including ECE Prof. Hun-Seok Kim, has created an augmented reality system that allows people with different levels of mobility to play and exercise together (Dec. 10).
Creating a place where kids of all abilities can play together
Prof. Hun-Seok Kim helped design iGYM, an augmented reality system that allows disabled and able-bodied people to play physical games together.
Associated Press: December 10, 2019
Associated Press: iGym levels playing field for disabled, able-bodied childrenProf. Hun Seok Kim helped perfect an augmented reality system that helps level the playing field between disabled and able-bodied players.
Michigan News: December 10, 2019
Michigan News: Inclusive play: U-M art professor leads creation of interactive game for kids with and without disabilitiesProf. Hun Seok Kim is a member of the team that created the augmented reality system called iGYM
SLAM-ming good hardware for drone navigation
Researchers built the first visual SLAM processor on a single chip that provides highly accurate, low-power, and real-time results.
Communicating with the world’s smallest computers
Researchers built the first millimeter-scale transmitter and antenna that can talk Bluetooth Low Energy with ease.
IEEE Spectrum: March 12, 2019
ECE professors help robots better navigate the worldIEEE Spectrum highlights the work done by Professors Dennis Sylvester, David Blaauw, and Hun-Seok Kim improving SLAM technology.
IEEE Spectrum: March 7, 2019
3 New Chips to Help Robots Find Their Way AroundIntel and academic groups, including the team of Blaauw, Kim, and Sylvester, are designing specialized hardware to speed path planning and other aspects of robot coordination
Beyond Moore’s law: $16.7M for advanced computing projects
DARPA’s initiative to reinvigorate the microelectronics industry draws deeply on Michigan Engineering expertise.
A new hybrid chip that can change its own wiring
The speedy and efficient system-on-chip could unify wireless communication.
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
ECE welcomes new faculty
These faculty broaden and deepen ECE’s areas of expertise in robotics, ultra low power circuits, nanophotonics, information theory, and many other areas.