Future disruptions in consumer and industrial supply chains could come from pandemics, climate emergencies, or shortages of necessary materials.
How can engineers optimize the interlinked systems necessary to predict demand, schedule shipments, automate manufacturing and deliveries, and create secure methods for data transfer and payment? Logistics and operations have been transformed by the digital age.
Departments conducting research relating to E-commerce / Supply Chain Automation are wide-ranging. Learn more about the multi-disciplinary approaches to gaining E-commerce / Supply Chain Automation in your undergraduate degree.
New technique could enable processing speeds a million to a billion times faster than today’s computers and spur progress in many-body physics.
Virtual assortment of user devices provides a realistic training environment for distributed machine learning, protects privacy by learning where data lives.
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The new computer model accurately predicts the behavior of millions of microbial communities from hundreds of experiments, an advance toward precision medicine.
Quantum materials emit light as though it were only a positive pulse, rather than a positive-negative oscillation.
The adaptive immune system serves as a template for defending neural nets from confusion-sowing attacks
Tested without needing hospitals to share data, the method for developing the model could speed further improvements in medical prediction tools.
What should a robot do when it cannot trust the model it was trained on?
U-M startup says robotic food deliveries have quadrupled.
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Data gleaned from cameras and sensors increases predictive accuracy.
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Built to handle falls, and with two extra motors in each leg, the new robot will help U-M roboticists take independent robotic walking to a whole new level.
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An electrode array implanted in the brain predicts finger motions in near real time.
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Virtually visit (what should be) desolate intersections around the world during COVID-19.
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The model can be used as a tool to inform decision-makers and individuals on relative risks and advantages associated with a layered defense.
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Public policy and engineering team up to improve food access.
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Predictive model could help care providers stay safe, anticipate patient needs.
With new courses at the UG and graduate level, ECE is delivering state-of-the-art instruction in machine learning for students in ECE, and across the University
U-M 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.
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Researchers from four U.S. institutions aim to pull the best from control theory and machine learning to build safer mobile, intelligent systems.
The nation is using inexpensive commodity equipment to block 170K domains on more than 1K privately-owned ISPs.
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Circuit elements that store information in their electrical resistances enable a brain-like form of computing, storing and processing information in the same place.
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Voxel51 uses AI processing to identify and track objects and activities through video clips.
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Human-generated responses could remotely assist autonomous vehicles decision’s during times of uncertainty.
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Subscription service offers real-time monitoring
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System sniffs out fakes up to 76 percent of the time.
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Verdict can make databases deliver answers more than 200 times faster while maintaining 99 percent accuracy.
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The finding could have implications for future agile autonomous aerial vehicles.
U-M Aerospace Engineering Professor Venkat Raman advocates for more versatile and powerful modeling tools to meet computational demands of next-generation aircraft design.
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The algorithm can pick out weak signals from nuclear weapons materials, hidden in ordinary radiation sources like fertilizer.
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“Acoustic fields are unexpectedly richer in information than is typically thought.”
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Highlights include NPR, Popular Science and The Conversation.
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Engineering assistant professor Raed Al Kontar outlines a new paradigm for connected devices.
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Predictive modeling could help power companies get more consistent output from renewables.
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Study sheds light on the future of the massive Thwaites Glacier.
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Surprise findings could upend the current drug discovery approach for treating one of the most dangerous hospital-borne infections.
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A Q&A with a biomechanics expert who has researched reaction times
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Powered by a broadband infrared laser, the device can zero in on the ‘spectral fingerprint region’.
Vehicles that perceive obstacles that aren’t really there could cause traffic accidents.
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The frame in which a human marks out the boundaries of an object makes a huge difference in how well AI software can identify that object through the rest of the video.
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Part of the team that brought us the world’s smallest computer in 2015 brings the future of computing technology into the present.
The project could pave the way for compact quantum computing and communications as well as efficient UV lamps for sterilization and air purification.
PhD student Trevor Odelberg is looking to enable long range, highly reliable, and low-power cellular IoT devices that one day can run entirely on harvested energy, reducing battery waste and empowering devices to last for decades.
PhD students Sijia Geng, Bahareh Hadidian, and Nasimeh Heydaribeni will participate in the intensive workshop that brings together outstanding women and gender minorities interested in pursuing academic careers in EECS.
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Discovery could pave the way to high speed, low-energy quantum computing.
New software finally makes ‘memory disaggregation’ practical.
Ironpatch could head off growing danger of security vulnerabilities in vehicle systems.
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A Q&A with J. Alex Halderman, who co-founded the nonprofit organization.
DARPA’s initiative to reinvigorate the microelectronics industry draws deeply on Michigan Engineering expertise.
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‘You shouldn’t need a Ph.D. to design new computing systems.’
Using retired electric vehicle batteries, the project plans to enable widespread and equitable access to sustainable power and energy through sustainable energy storage.
Electrical Engineering undergrad Madeline Evans is a key researcher on a project that uses NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System to monitor microplastic pollution that harms marine ecosystems.
Roberts works to improve remote sensing of soil moisture, which is important for environmental conservation, natural resource management, and agriculture.
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.
Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani and Dr. Yutao Qin received an “Outstanding Paper Award” for their fully electronic micro gas chromatography system.
The College of Engineering honors ECE PhD candidate Tianlin Wang for his excellent research in remote sensing as well as his leadership and service to the community.
A professor of electrical engineering and computer science is awarded one of engineering’s top honors.
Predicting future disasters is an important goal of those participating in the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Centralizing available data in the intelligent systems community through a COmputer Vision Exchange for Data, Annotations and Tools, called COVE.
A longstanding collaboration between engineers and neuroscientists leads to new insights into how neurons work in the hippocampus.
The study yields new insights into the survival of a native snail important to Tahitian culture and ecology and to biologists studying evolution, while proving the viability of similar studies of very small animals including insects
In a project he calls the “Marauder’s Map,” Prof. Zhang uses machine learning-based data models, physics models, and heuristic models to turn physical structures into sensing devices.
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.
Prof. Al Hero was interviewed and gave a presentation about his research using machine learning to improve our understanding of the human gut
His research develops computational methods for learning succinct representations from high-dimensional data.
Kim takes an interdisciplinary approach to tackle challenges in heterogeneous classes of energy-efficient and versatile communication systems.
Hero and Lindquist took a few minutes to talk about the impact of machine learning on Signal Processing and Control Systems, and what they plan to do about it
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.
DARPA is trying to build a system that can turn large data sets into models that can make predictions, and U-M is in on the project.
Liu’s most recent research involves online learning, modeling of large-scale internet measurement data, and incentive mechanisms for security games.
With $7.5M MURI grant, Professor Anthony Grbic is developing metamaterials for a new generation of integrated electromagnetic and photonic systems.
Yektakhah’s system improves on the speed, portability, and accuracy of many commercial models
England has dedicated more than two decades of his distinguished career helping students reach for the stars to understand more about Earth and other planets.
For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, U-M ECE takes a look back – and a look forward – to how our professors, students, and alums have made their mark on the field.
To dial in on exact wind speeds, researchers needed to reverse engineering the signals from satellites.
An award-winning modeling method will help us better understand our natural environment
The satellite mission to collect global data of surface soil moisture can help weather forecasting around the world.
Prof. Tsang is a world-renowned expert in the field of theoretical and computational electromagnetics, and in particular microwave remote sensing of the earth.
UM-SEDS co-President Arun Nagpal develops ENG 100 section to expose freshman to space science and atmospheric sensing.
SPARC awarded $1M to a U-M project developing better nerve mapping.
Prof. Todd Coleman’s group is tackling the challenging problem of getting high-fidelity monitoring to work affordably at home.
Some believed early Michigan brain researchers were engaging in “science fiction” – until development of an advanced tool for forging breakthroughs proved them wrong.
With a radio specifically designed to communicate through tissue, researchers from the Electrical and Computer Engineering are adding another level to a computer platform small enough to fit inside a medical grade syringe.
PhD candidate Mohammad Vahid Jamali won a Best Paper award at IEEE ICC for his work on Product AutoEncoders, which could help shape future generations of wireless networks, IoT, and autonomous systems.
Ryan is an electrical engineering undergrad interested in military systems and devices.
Prof. David Wentzloff’s paper examining the trends and techniques to achieve ultra-low power receivers was honored by the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
With the help of two NSF awards totaling $1.7m, Prof. Hessam Mahdavifar is tackling new problems to improve the reliability of communication systems for 5G and beyond.
The Michigan Micro Mote gets a new gallium arsenide solar cell for added power and adaptability.
Researchers built the first millimeter-scale transmitter and antenna that can talk Bluetooth Low Energy with ease.
Keeping time in the Internet of Things with frequency scaling
The law of small numbers could impact the next generation of tools that deal with data.
Kim’s research is expected to impact the future design and wireless operation of the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices
Professors Blaauw and Sylvester showcase capabilities of tiny computing
Movellus Circuits won $25,000 in the University Research Highlight and People’s Choice categories
Adkins plans to continue his graduate studies in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California Berkeley.
Avish conducts research on ultra-low power and battery-less integrated circuits.
The M3 is a fully autonomous computing system that acts as a smart sensing system.
Cyber-physical systems are smart, networked systems with embedded sensors, processors, and actuators that are designed to interact with the physical world.
IoT applications are the next wave of computing and the next driving force of the semiconductor industry. The startup PsiKick [now Everactive] is helping shape this future.
Ambiq Micro, Crossbar, Inc., and PsiKick, are leading the way in ultra-low power chip design, pioneering computer memory, and ultra-low power wireless sensor platforms.
Shahin and Sassan discussed everything from the acquisition trends of small vs. large companies to the importance of building a team with a range of expertise.
A brief history of what led to the technical feat known as the Michigan Micro Mote, a tiny speck of a computer that does it all.
At the age of 24, Yang sold his company ChinaRen for $35 million.
Dr. Hanson is the co-founder of a startup semiconductor company that plans to lead the low-power revolution in electronics by powering the Internet of Things.
Instead of a battery, the chip Nathan is engineering uses two solar cells that look like they belong on a calculator.
The chips’ extreme energy efficiency enables them to be powered without a battery from harvested energy sources like vibration, thermal gradients, and more.
Movellus Circuits’ product is a patent-pending clock generator technology that is smaller, cheaper, and faster than existing solutions.
Avish is currently conducting research on ultra-low power radio technology and designing a low-power RF power amplifier.
Wentzloff aims to remove the necessity of a power outlet or even a battery to power miniature sensors.
This research is expected to have a fundamental and long term impact on a diverse set of applications ranging from energy conservation to health care.
U-M faculty have developed what is believed to be the first complete millimeter-scale computing system, with applications in radio communication and wireless sensing.
Until now, ubiquitous computing has been hampered by the size of necessary batteries—but Ambiq Micro is changing that, with their energy-efficient micro-controllers.
The system could enable new biomedical implants as well as home-, building- and bridge-monitoring devices.
Shih-Chi Liao, and Jiale Zhang have been awarded the Rackham International Students Fellowship/Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship.
Students say Ulaby, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and recipient of the Edison Medal, is one of the best professors – and people – they’ve ever known.
The WAND wireless sensor developed in a collaboration between Total, an oil & gas company, and the University of Michigan is revolutionizing well monitoring
PhD student Ester Bentley designs smaller, better 3D mechanical resonators for use in high-performance gyroscopes to help unmanned systems navigate when GPS signal is jammed or lost.
Wu is working on advanced metasurfaces, which could help next-generation wireless communication, commercial and military radar systems, imaging, and antenna systems.
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.
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.
Applications include managing large networked systems, such as sensor networks, power grids, or computer networks.
An award-winning method will help us better understand how much snow is on the ground.
A solar cell combined with a camera sensor collects photons to provide electricity.
Keenan Rebara hopes to add to the fun of spinning the Cube using his a bit of physics and sensors.
The paper outlines a better way to quantify forest structure, which has been successful in two tree species.
ECE alum Rick Bergman, CEO of Synaptics, is working to make tomorrow’s technology user friendly, safe, and reliable. The company hopes to lead what they call “the human interface revolution.”
The AAAS seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.
Mohammad has developed a new way to remotely measure the thickness of ice and snow with a technology he calls wideband autocorrelation radiometry (WiBAR).
This platform has enabled a variety of sensors that can fit inside the human body, made possible by several breakthroughs in ultra-low power computing.
Hero is honored for his extraordinary accomplishments that have brought distinction to himself, his students, and to the entire University.
Xiang’s research focuses on developing new methods to synthesize different control and sensing strategies in a discrete-event system.
Blaauw’s innovations in low-power computing led to development of the Michigan Micro Mote, the world’s smallest computer.
The Michigan Daily profiles Professors David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, who are this year’s recipients of the 2019 Distinguished University Innovator Award.
Millimeter-sized computers log the temperature and pressure from deep within oil wells.
All of the research being presented focuses on getting the absolute best performance from the tiniest circuits, sensors, and electronic devices.
Five multidisciplinary research teams are working on projects to assist with the coronavirus outbreak and to help find solutions to pressing problems.
K-5 teachers and students throughout Michigan are building thriving learning communities online by using free deeply-digital, standards-aligned curricula and platform developed by the U-M Center for Digital Curricula.
The system can add more flexibility to task management apps to help learning users make informed decisions about their time.
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.
Secrets lurk in the dark web, the 95 percent of the internet that most of us can’t see. One U-M professor is bringing some of those secrets to light, making the digital and the real world a little safer.
CSE students and faculty will collaborate as a part of a larger team to help respond to the crisis.
The paper explores how automated speech recognition and crowd-sourced human correction and generation of transcripts can be traded off to improve accuracy and latency.
He has built software systems for information extraction, database integration, and feature engineering and applied these to problems in the social sciences.
Prof. Mozafari is passionate about building large-scale data-intensive systems that are more scalable, more robust, and more predictable.
The software enables users to ask questions about the hosts and networks that compose the Internet and get an immediate reply.
The paper proposes an interactive natural language interface for relational databases, which enables novice users to construct complex queries.
100+ researchers from across the University of Michigan and from industry gathered on North Campus for the third U-M Workshop on Data Mining.
Known affectionately as “The Sh*tty Project,” Codling, an ECE PhD student, monitors the vibrations in pig pens to track the health of the piglets and predict when they’re in danger.
Verma credits his distinguished 30-year executive career with leading technology companies, including Savi Technology, Lockheed Martin and 8×8 Inc., to a combination of education, leadership, and luck.