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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.

ECE welcomes four new faculty for 2019

With research expertise in the areas of robotics, computer vision, control systems, and big data - these faculty are working to improve rehabilitation and autonomous systems, make systems safer, and process big data for a wide variety of applications.

Electrify goes to Detroit

Electrify hosted its first Detroit Tech Camp at the Michigan Engineering Zone this summer to give Detroit-area students greater access to engage with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Prof. Winick retires, leaving a legacy that empowers students to seek life and learning outside of the lab

For the past 31 years, Prof. Winick has helped define undergraduate courses and curriculum both at U-M and abroad while inspiring all to engineer their future by understanding the past.

Black Engineers convention comes to Detroit and ECE is there to welcome the record-breaking 14,000 attendees

At this year’s convention for the National Society of Black Engineers, U-M professors, students, and alums came together with the other attendees to share experiences, offer career advice, and explore how to improve society.

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.

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.

$1.8M for ‘active learning’, a step toward broader change in higher education

Rare in engineering education research, the project involves a randomized control trial to determine if it’s effective.

STEM Education: A taste of research for K-12 teachers

The REACT workshop pairs U-M researchers with K-12 science educators to introduce primary school teachers to new laboratory science and classroom-friendly activities.

Q&A with Mingyan Liu

The incoming electrical and computer engineering chair talks about her vision for the future.

Nino A. Masnari (1935 – 2018): In memoriam

Nino Masnari, alumnus, friend, and former faculty member of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away May 19, 2018 at the age of 82.

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

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.

Charles and Patricia Krumm endow the George I. Haddad Graduate Fellowship Fund

Chuck and Pat Krumm look forward to the Fellowship Fund enhancing the ability of future engineers to contribute positively to society.

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.”

Professor Emeritus Ribbens publishes 8th edition of Understanding Automotive Electronics

Students Visit Detroit Companies with ECE Expeditions

Students get a glimpse into careers in electrical and computer engineering

High School Students Experience High Tech and Michigan’s Electrify Camps

A select group of high school students spent a week in classes and labs as they participated in the Electrify Tech Camps to learn just a few things that go on in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Best Paper Award recognizes research in electrical engineering student motivation

Phillips, Lenaway, Daly, and Foley concluded that early exposure to EE technical areas was likely the best way to draw more students to the field further down the line.

The Aptitude Academy: student’s instructional YouTube channel tops 6 million views

Dsouza’s lessons have gone viral, his channel now has over 109,000 subscribers who tune in for Dsouza’s lessons and life updates.

Engineering students bring education to disadvantaged children in Ecuador

Sam Tenka traveled to Ecuador with the Honors GO team to aid the Street Children Work project.

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.

Making learning addictive

Alumnus develops platform that allows instructors to turn almost any course into a multiplayer online game.

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

Forrest family supports UG and Grad Engineering students with three new funds

With their gift, Stephen and Rosamund Forrest are making it possible for more graduate and undergraduate students pursue their dreams

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

Prof. Andy Yagle retires after a 32-year career in Signal and Image Processing

Yagle’s career was distinguished by his dedication to teaching as well as contributions to research.

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.

Cindy Finelli: Community building and envisioning the future of engineering education research

Finelli takes on the future of educating engineers

Herb Winful – professor of optics, friend of the arts

Winful discusses life in education

A Q&A with Rhonda Franklin – connecting diverse students

Franklin believes the best research results are achieved from a diversity of backgrounds, something she learned as a graduate student at Michigan and fosters in her own research group at Minnesota.

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.

New courses offered by ECE: Winter 2017

As technology changes and advances, so does the range of courses offered by our faculty.

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.

Rick and Mara Wallace establish ECE scholarship fund

This gift qualifies for the University’s Michigan Matching Initiative for Student Support, and proceeds will provide need-based scholarship support to electrical and computer engineering undergraduate students.

Professors Fawwaz Ulaby and Andrew Yagle publish the 2nd edition of the textbook, Engineering Signals and Systems in Continuous and Discrete Time

This edition includes two additional chapters, new concepts throughout the book, and additional problem sets.

Prof. Al Hero editor of new book: Big Data over Networks

The book explores the principles underpinning large-scale information processing over networks and the crucial interaction between big data and its associated communication, social and biological networks.

Munson honored with national award

In his last week at the helm of Michigan Engineering, Dean David Munson wins a national award.

Steve Rand: expanding technical education in India

“India’s progress toward becoming a global economic power-player has generated an unprecedented need for a larger, highly trained workforce of engineers, scientists and technicians,” Rand said.

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 make connections at NSBE National Convention

The convention hosted more than 100 major companies, and offered students career workshops on interviewing, networking, and general industry know-how.

Lawrence L. Rauch

1972 | Interim Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

John A.M. Lyon

1974–1975 | Acting Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Thomas B.A. Senior

1987 | Acting Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Richard B. Brown

2001–2003 | Interim Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Scinece

Brian E. Gilchrist

2006–2008 | Interim Chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

George W. Patterson

1905–1915 | Chair of Electrical Engineering

John C. Parker

1915–1922 | Chair of Electrical Engineering

Benjamin F. Bailey

1922–1944 | Chair of Electrical Engineering

Alfred H. Lovell

1945–1953 | Chair of Electrical Engineering

Stephen S. Attwood

1953–1958 | Chair of Electrical Engineering

Hansford W. Farris

1965–1967 | Chair of Electrical Engineering

Joseph E. Rowe

1968–1974 | Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

George I. Haddad

1975–1986; 1991–1997 | Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Edward S. Davidson

1988–1990 | Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Pramod P. Khargonekar

1997–2001 | Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

David C. Munson Jr.

2003–2006 | Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Khalil Najafi: First Chair of the new ECE

2008–2018 | Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The First Woman in EECS

In 1980, Janice Jenkins was the first woman hired as a faculty member in the department.

Leo McAfee

Impacting Diversity – Changing Lives.

Students in EECS 418 rewarded for optimizing stop/start technology for auto applications

Stop/start is a new system being introduced into the North American automobile market to improve fuel economy while cutting down on pollution.

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.

ECE welcomes new faculty

ECE is delighted to welcome these outstanding new faculty members to Michigan.

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.

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.

2015 promotions of our faculty – congratulations!

Congratulations to the faculty members that received promotions this year.

The gift of an education: Paul and Ruth Bauhahn fund the next generation of life-changing technology

Paul E. and Ruth E. Bauhahn of have made a planned gift of $450,000 to establish the Ruth E. and Paul E. Bauhahn Fellowship Fund to support full-time graduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

We are now one ECE: the merged graduate program in Electrical and Computer Engineering

In recognition of how the Electrical Engineering discipline has evolved, the two graduate programs, Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering: Systems, have merged to form one graduate program: Electrical and Computer Engineering.

ECE welcomes new engineering robotics center

The center, to be built on North Campus, will offer state-of-the-art facilities in a 3-story, 100,000 square foot building.

Irma Wyman: Computer pioneer and advocate for women in engineering

Her experiences led her to establish the Irma M. Wyman Scholarship at the University’s Center for the Education of Women.

Dave Neuhoff receives Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award

Dave Neuhoff is an internationally recognized expert in information theory, source coding and image processing.

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!

Prof. Wei Lu editor of new book – Semiconductor Nanowires: From Next-Generation Electronics to Sustainable Energy

The book is part of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Smart Materials series.

ECE welcomes four new faculty for 2014-15 academic year

These faculty deepen ECE’s areas of expertise in computer vision, communications and information theory, environmental remote sensing, and laser-plasma interactions.

Jessy Grizzle named Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor

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

2014 Promotions of our faculty – congratulations!

Congratulations to Profs Bertacco, Flinn, Narayanasamy, Olson, Rais-Zadeh, and Zhong.

Alumni explore lots of EECS-related engineering with their kids

Three hundred and eighty alumni and children stretched across North Campus, dabbling in drones and bones, rockets and radioactives.

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.

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!

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.

Students take a field trip to a wind farm

“The trip made me more aware of some of the practical things … like the sound of the turbines, and how they alter the look of the land.”

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.

Student teams earn prizes for improved image processing techniques in EECS 556

The course covers the theory and application of digital image processing.

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.

Student teams earn prizes for their ADC circuit designs in EECS 511

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!

Student teams earn prizes for their analog/digital interface circuit designs in EECS 511

The students, lead by Prof. Michael Flynn, competed for cash prizes—the two winners were chosen by Analog Devices.

Award-winning EECS Graduate Student Instructors & Instructional Aides honored at luncheon

Congratulations to out outstanding students for their much-appreciated work!

New Textbook: Engineering Signals and Systems

Signals and Systems is a core course for students studying electrical engineering and computer engineering.

Computer Vision Course is part of a groundbreaking online initiative

Computer Vision seeks to imitate humans’ ability to recognize objects, navigate scenes, reconstruct layouts, and understand the geometric space and semantic meaning.

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.

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.

EECS 461 (Embedded Control Systems) and the freescale cup

This was the first year Freescale opened up the competition to U.S. students—teams from U-M, U-M Dearborn, and Penn State competed against teams from Mexico and China.

Research about resilient sensor networks for power plant monitoring is recognized with Best Track Paper Award

The sensor network addressed in the paper assesses the operating conditions of a power plant. It is intended to measure process variables and assess plant status.

Silvio Savarese authors book in the field of Computer Vision

“This book organizes and introduces major concepts in 3D scene and object representation and inference from still images.”

Prof. Semyon Meerkov and colleagues author book on Quasilinear Control

“This is a textbook and reference for readers interested in quasilinear control, a set of methods for performance analysis and design of linear plant or nonlinear instrumentation systems.”

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.

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.

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.

Analog Devices Finds Winning A/D Circuit Designs in EECS 511

Congratulations to Jeong, Park, and Yoon!

UARTS 250 (Creative Process): One of the universitys most intriguing classes

The new course brings together faculty from Art, Architecture, Engineering, and Music — all found on North Campus.