May 2014
Policy Leader Kathryn Clay
VLSI Taking the Lead in VLSI

ECE faculty and students will present seven papers at the 2014 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, a number that exceeds any other academic institution or company. The paper, Low Power Battery Supervisory Circuit with Adaptive Battery Health Monitor, is a Symposium Technical Highlight.

IBM's Watson

Watson at Michigan

Michigan students will use IBM's Jeopardy-winning Watson system to develop apps that help children with special needs, thanks to the efforts of Eric Michielssen, Assoc. VP for Advanced Research Computing and EECS Professor, and Mike Rhodin, IBM Watson group VP and EECS alum.

Clay Scott

Young Investigator Award

Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh received a 2014 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for her research project, Acoustic Phonons and Their Interactions with Electrons in Gallium Nitride Ultra-fast Ultra-scaled Resonators.

Clay Scott

Notable Machine Learning

Prof. Clay Scott received a Notable Paper Award at the 2014 Int. Conf. on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics for his research in the area of machine learning. The theoretical research has applications in big data problems such as crowd sourcing, topic modeling, and nuclear particle classification.

GEECS Reaches Out

GEECS (Girls in EECS) offered a workshop for high school women that introduced electrical and computer engineering concepts and equipment, such as LEDs, potentiometers, and microcontrollers, through the sensing platform, Arduino.


Psyched Students

Five EECS students attended the 2014 Annual Convention of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and came back excited about their career and newly connected to many professionals in the field.


3-Time Winner in Medical Imaging

Hao Sun received 3 paper awards at the 2014 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting for his research in the area of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).



NDSEG Fellowship

Jason Heebl was awarded a three-year National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Fellowship to pursue his research in the area of RF metamaterials and wireless power applications.

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