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Computer science and business school students team up to create “intention” skill for Alexa

Inspired by a class on managing professional relationships, five recent University of Michigan graduates are developing an app that would mesh with Alexa to help nudge people when they're out of sync with what they want. |Medium Read
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Xiang Yin receives honorable mention for ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Yin researched cyber-physical systems and discrete-event systems. |Short Read
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Unicorn vs. cyber-pirates

Duo Security is the Ann Arbor-based information security and software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that alumni Dug Song and Jon Oberheide co-founded. It recently reached $1 billion in valuation—a unicorn, in tech parlance.|Short Read
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Nuclear know-how

Alumna Hon. Kristine Svinicki serves as chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), where she helps to shape U.S. nuclear policy, ensuring that safety concerns are rationally addressed.|Short Read
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Novel approach

ME alumnus Karl Iagnemma published “On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction,” a collection of short stories, in 2003 and “The Expeditions,” a novel, in 2007.|Short Read
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Historic Marine Hydrodynamic Lab gets makeover and new name

The 112-year-old “tow tank” in West Hall recently got a fresh face and a new name through a renovation project ending this month. Built in 1904, the testing basin was the first University-affiliated facility of its kind in the United States and is still the largest.|Medium Read
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Michigan made

CoE alum Randy Torno combines art and engineering to make custom, handcrafted boats.|Medium Read
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A Role Model at Raytheon: Katherine Herrick

Katherine Herrick is a leader at Raytheon, and discovered how to be a mentor from her own role models after her time at Michigan.|Medium Read
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Hugh McCormick (BSE ChE ’39) is 100!

Centenarian still bleeds maize and blue|Short Read
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CSE alum startup SambaNova collects $56m in funding for AI chip research

SambaNova's approach, stemming from work by Olukotun and co-founder Christopher Ré at Stanford University, seeks to create a new platform from scratch that is optimized specifically for AI operations.|Medium Read
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CSE alum earns IEEE award for pioneering work in CPU design

Olukotun is often called "the father of multi-core processors" for his early contributions to this now commonplace technology.|Short Read

Alumnus Garlin Gilchrist II serves as inaugural director of U-M Center for Social Media Responsibility

To address the growing concern of fake news, U-M has formed the School of Information Center for Social Media Responsibility, and hired EECS alumnus Garlin Gilchrist II.|Medium Read