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Roya Ensafi, CSE Research Assistant Professor, uses her computing system, Censored Planet. Photo: Joseph Xu

Online censorship detector aims to make the internet a freer place

Censored Planet could provide new insight into the flow of online information | Short Read

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Built By Humans. Ruled By Computers.

The great and terrible consequences of an algorithmic world.

National Public Radio February 7, 2019
Research team investigating Internet censorship with tracking system
EECS-CSE research assistant professor Roya Ensafi explains how Censored Planet monitors censorship online.
Science February 15, 2019
Physicists create a quantum refrigerator that cools with an absence of light
New LED cooling research led by Mechanical Engineering professors Pramod Reddy and Edgar Meyhofer is detailed in Science.
In the News February 14, 2019
Lansing, we have a problem: Whitmer kills $2.5M rocket plan pushed by Snyder
Anthony Waas, the Richard A Auhll Department Chair of Aerospace Engineering, explains why a pivot in Michigan's space race plans might not be a bad thing.
Popular Science February 13, 2019
How self-driving cars can predict the way pedestrians move
NAME associate professor Matthew Johnson-Roberson explains how artificial intelligence can help self-driving cars to make decisions when pedestrians act cluelessly.