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Andrew McCrabb recognized with Towner Prize

This award is presented to an outstanding graduate student in each degree program.| Short Read

PhD candidate Andrew McCrabb has been awarded a 2020 Towner Prize for Computer Science and Engineering by the College of Engineering. This award is presented to an outstanding graduate student in each degree program, and recognizes students with outstanding participation in research, leadership, and academic performance.

McCrabb does research with Prof. Valeria Bertacco on algorithmic hardware accelerators. He develops and implements hardware designs to accelerate graph-based applications, including those that power large social media and financial networks. He recently presented his first accepted publication, titled “DREDGE: Dynamic Repartitioning duringDynamic Graph Execution.”

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Jay Guo holds a sheet of flexible transparent conductor on the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering North Campus. The material sandwiches a thin layer of silver between two “dielectric” materials, aluminum oxide and zinc oxide, producing a conductive anti-reflection coating on the sheet of plastic.

Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivity

Michigan Engineers change the game by making a conductive coating that’s also anti-reflective. | Medium Read