News by Faculty
The University Record: May 2, 2022
ADVANCE working to improve retention of BIPOC facultyMingyan Liu is quoted in this story about how to improve retention of U-M’s faculty who identify as Black, Indigenous and other People of Color.
$20M NSF AI-EDGE Institute aims to transform 5G and beyond networksUniversity of Michigan is a core member of a new NSF-led Institute that is a collaboration between 11 institutions, three government research labs, and four global companies
Embracing Risk: Cyber insurance as an incentive mechanism for cybersecurityThis new book by Mingyan Liu offers an engineering and strategic approach to improving cybersecurity through cyber insurance
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.
Redesigning an Electrical Engineering curriculum with a focus on systems principles and engineering design
With new courses at the freshman, sophomore, and junior levels, Michigan ECE is training tomorrow’s engineers to be leaders in a diverse workforce in service to society
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.
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.
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.
EECS Juneteenth celebration features song, readings, and a proposal for change
In observance of the holiday that marks the end of chattel slavery, faculty, students, and alumni performed music, shared personal stories, and presented a proposal to the EECS chairs for initiatives to enhance diversity and equity and realize systemic equality in the department.
ECE Stands with Black Lives Matter
Members of our community share their stories, their fears, and their hopes for a more inclusive, just future.
EECS Stands Against Racism
This message was sent to the entire EECS community on Tuesday, June 2 in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Game theory and the COVID-19 outbreak: Coordinating our interests at individual to national levels
A major defense project pivots to explore how to encourage COVID-safe behavior effectively.
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.
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.
ECE hosts first Grad School Workshop to showcase benefits of an advanced degree
The workshop attracted students from all over the country and demystified the ECE graduate school experience.
KLA opens new R&D office in Ann Arbor
The global capital equipment company is looking to harness the engineering talent at U-M and power a brighter future with tech.
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.
ECE and data science: a natural connection
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty and students at Michigan are part of the revolution in data science that is happening today.
Q&A with Mingyan Liu
The incoming electrical and computer engineering chair talks about her vision for the future.
Mingyan Liu named chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cybersecurity entrepreneur and interdisciplinary researcher named 15th chair of ECE
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.
$6.25M MURI project will decode world’s most complex networks
New tools could fight crime, protect financial system
Mingyan Liu: Confessions of a pseudo data scientist
Liu’s most recent research involves online learning, modeling of large-scale internet measurement data, and incentive mechanisms for security games.
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.
U-M cyber security startup purchased by FICO
Analytic software company FICO of San Jose, Calif., bought QuadMetrics to help in its development of a FICO Enterprise Security Score.
Fighting cyber crime with data analytics
QuadMetrics offers a pair of services to help companies both assess the effectiveness of their security and decide the best way to allocate (or increase) their security budget.
Four ECE faculty selected for 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to Profs Guo, Lafortune, Liu, and Lu!
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.
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.
Prof. Mingyan Liu elected Fellow of the IEEE
Prof. Liu’s research interests are vast, and she is also active in the professional community.
MCubed A Year Later: A record of fostering innovative research
Several of the cubes enabled research to progress to the point that faculty are applying for larger grants to continue the work.
ECE faculty are MCubing to find answers – fast
The goal of MCubed is to jumpstart novel, high-risk and transformative research projects.
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.
2011 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these outstanding faculty members!
Sensing Sensors: NSF Funding News Ways to Monitor Infrastructure for SafetyThe program aims to develop revolutionary wireless sensor node, optimized for infrastructure monitoring.
Smart bridges under development with new grant
The monitoring system will collect data from surface and penetrating sensors, then wirelessly relay the information to an inspector on site or miles away.