CSE researchers win SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ESEC/FSE 2023PhD student Madeline Endres and Prof. Westley Weimer have been recognized for the excellence of their paper on student contributions to open-source software projects in EECS 481.
Study explores drug use in programming jobs, tension between policy and realityThe first qualitative study on the use of psychoactive substances while on the job at software companies revealed a range of motivations, company policies, and workplace stigmas.
Research on bug report model honored with ASE Most Influential Paper“Modeling bug report quality” presents a model of bug report that reduces the overall cost of software maintenance.
Initiative to improve, expand introductory CS course sequence reports first year resultsRENEW-CS aims to improve the undergraduate student experience for the first set of courses in the major, as well as increase the number of women studying computing.
System enables automated repair in hardware designsThe new framework lets developers cut down on time spent designing bug fixes for hardware specifications, adapting techniques now used widely in software development.
Study finds new opportunities, challenges to broadening CS educationWhile past research focuses on introductory CS courses, the researchers found another key point of potential bias in the CS curriculum.
Exploring faster ways to think like a software developerBeginner and expert programmers think about code very differently while they program, an insight that can inform more tailored training.
Westley Weimer earns U-M Faculty Recognition AwardWeimer is renowned for his work on automatic bug detection and repair, his lively and clear lectures, and his commitment to building a better culture in CSE.
Building a better environment: efforts in CSE, CoE expand to meet culture and climate needsA trio of faculty and staff leaders behind these efforts share their thoughts on how to strengthen the culture and climate of the Division.
CSE receives $720K grant to enhance recruitment of women in computer science
Researchers hope to see a greater number of women pursuing careers in computing and a better experience for them during their time at U-M.
CSE researchers report over $11M in research grants last quarter
The awards were distributed to 18 different primary investigators.
$1.8M DARPA project aims to protect cars, trucks and spacecraft from hackers
Ironpatch could head off growing danger of security vulnerabilities in vehicle systems.
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.
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.
Westley Weimer voted 2020 HKN Professor of the Year in CSE
Weimer is well known as a passionate educator, and for going the extra mile to engage with and advocate for students.
Nine CSE graduate students recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The nine students represent a broad range of research areas in the department.
Researchers to use brain scans to understand gender bias in software development
The team will use fMRI to identify some of the underlying processes that occur when a code reviewer weighs in on a piece of software and its author.
Programming around Moore's Law with automatic code translation
Most programs in use today have to be completely rewritten at a very low level to reap the benefits of hardware acceleration. This system demonstrates how to make that translation automatic.
“Mind reading” study looks inside coders’ brains
Using real-time fMRI readings, researchers linked spatial reasoning with CS problem solving.
Training student instructors for inclusive teaching in intro CSE courses
The initiative has tackled courses that make up the core curriculum for first- and second-year CS and CE majors.
Automated software repair paper recognized for 10 years of influence
Ten years ago, Prof. Westley Weimer set out to shave off time and expenditure sunk into patch fixes.
Outstanding commitment to undergraduate mentorship
“Thanks to his tireless support and unparalleled patience, I am now equipped with a fundamental research skill set.”