Homecoming 2018


Welcome Back to EECS @ Michigan!

Join us for Homecoming in the Department on Friday, October 5, 2018 and a variety of events leading up to that day. Details below!

We also hope you also take full advantage of the campus activities that are planned as a part of Michigan Engineering Homecoming Weekend which sponsored by the College of Engineering.

Go Blue!

EECS Homecoming Events

Friday, October 5, 2018

Lunch in the department with alumni, students, faculty, staff

Friday, October 5, 12:00pm
Tishman Hall, Bob and Betty Beyster Building

Join us for lunch and to recognize our EECS alumni who've been selected as 2018 CoE Merit Award winners.


Alumni Award Winners and Distinguished Lectures

Friday, October 5, 2018

Dowson Tong

ECE Merit Award Winner

Dowson Tong (BSE CE 1994)
Senior Executive Vice President
President of Social Network Group
Chairman of Tencent Music Entertainment Group, Tencent

Lecture Time: 9:45–10:45pm
Location: 3316 EECS

Dowson Tong joined Tencent in 2005 and currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent, President of the Social Network Group, and Chairman of Tencent Music Entertainment Group. Since October 2008, he has led the research and development of Tencent's social networking platform and value-added services. Dowson currently oversees Tencent's QQ messaging and Qzone social networking platforms, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, and Tencent Cloud. He also co-leads Tencent's social advertising business. Prior to joining Tencent, Dowson worked at Sendmail Inc., where he led the development of operator-scale email and messaging systems, and at Oracle, where he worked on the development and testing of the Oracle Server and Oracle Applications.

Dowson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Enginering from the University of Michigan in 1994 and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1997.

Tom Conrad

CSE Merit Award Winner

Tom Conrad (BSE CE '92)
Former VP of Product, Snapchat

Art Meets Science: My Journey from Apple to Pandora to Snapchat

Lecture Time: 1:00–2:00pm
Location: 1670 Beyster Building

Tom Conrad has spent the last 25 years as an engineering, product, and design leader for both consumer and enterprise software companies. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors at Sonos, the smart speaker company. Mr. Conrad was most recently the Vice President of Product at Snap Inc where he led the company's product design efforts. Prior to Snap, Mr. Conrad was part of the team that created Pandora and he spent a decade there serving as Chief Technology Officer and EVP of Product. Mr. Conrad started his career at Apple as an engineer on the Finder and System Software teams. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1992.

Sam Fuller

College of Engineering Medal Award Winner

Samuel H. Fuller (BSE EE 1968)
CTO Emeritus and Distinguished Scientist, Analog Devices Inc. Research Scientist Affiliate, MIT

The 3rd Revolution in Computing has just begun:Connecting the Physical World to the Power of the Digital World

Lecture Time:
1:30 - 2:30pm
Location: 1500 EECS

Dr. Fuller is the Chief Technology Officer Emeritus and Distinguished Scientist at Analog Devices Inc. As CTO he led the technology strategy, established the Analog Garage, an advanced technology design center and directed other R&D programs in the US and Asia.  He currently has an appointment as a Research Scientist at MIT participating in joint MIT-ADI research projects.

Prior to joining ADI in 1998, Dr. Fuller was Vice President of Research and Chief Scientist of Digital Equipment Corporation, where he established and led Digital’s research laboratories that led to innovations in RISC computers, network processors, and Internet search engines.

In the 1970s, Dr. Fuller was an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he lead the design and performance evaluation of pioneering multiprocessor computer systems.

He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and M.S. and Ph.D degrees from Stanford University. He is an IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has authored over 30 technical publications and contributed to several textbooks in Computer Science. Dr. Fuller has served on several National Research Council studies including “Cryptography’s Role in Securing the Information Society” and chaired the study “The Future of Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level?”

Questions? Please contact:
ECE - Kristin McDonough at
CSE - Steve Crang at (734-763-9996)