January/February 2018

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Reimagining how computers are designed

Prof. Kang Shin uses VAuth

The $32M Applications Driving Architectures (ADA) center will develop a transformative, "plug-and-play" ecosystem to encourage a flood of fresh ideas in computing frontiers. ADA is led by Thurnau Prof. Valeria Bertacco.

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Prof. Jason Mars

Startup's intelligent shuttle cruises Detroit streets

CSE spinout May Mobility, led by Prof. Edwin Olson, has rapidly attracted $11.6M in funding to get off and rolling. May has licensed IP developed in Olson's U-M lab.

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Ada Lovelace opera and tech talks celebrate women in CS

Orchestrated by Prof. Rada Mihalcea and grad student Laura Wendlandt, the event highlighted history's first programmer and was paired with eight TED-style talks.

Student programming team

Finalist and two honorable mentions for CRA award

Raymond Fok was selected as a finalist for CRA's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. Two additional U-M CS students received honorable mentions.

Jenna Wiens

Unhackable computer to puzzle hackers

Under a $3.6M DARPA grant, Prof. Todd Austin is taking on computer hackers by turning computer circuits into ever-changing unsolvable puzzles.

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Student-built app guides Smithsonian gallery visitors

A multidisciplinary student team under the direction of Prof. Sugih Jamin has built a mobile app that guides visitors through an exhibit at the Freer|Sackler Galleries.

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Startup pioneers new approach to cybersecurity

Censys, developed in the lab of Prof. J. Alex Halderman, provides a dynamic, searchable snapshot of the entire internet that helps IT professional to secure their deployments.