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Michigan team competes in Amazon challenge to make AI more engaging

The team of twelve students is one of ten worldwide working to give Amazon’s Alexa more human-like conversational skills.|Long Read
Prof. Chad Jenkins

Chad Jenkins named Fellow of the AAAS

Jenkins was recognized for his work on human-robot interaction and methods that enable robots to learn human skills.|Short Read

CSE faculty funded for three precision health projects

Precision Health brings the best and brightest at U-M together to develop new science, translate that into treatment, and evaluate and increase the public health impact of effective therapies. |Short Read

Best Student Paper Award for work on faster network classification for machine learning

Comparing graphs the team's tool is up to an order of magnitude faster than competitive baselines.|Short Read

New student tool gets chips from lab to fab faster than ever

The open-source system cuts a key step in chip testing down from days or weeks to a couple hours, on average.|Medium Read
photo of 2019 programming teams

Michigan Programming Teams Compete Regionally; One Team Advances to National Finals

Student programmers from Michigan are competing in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, the world's most prestigious student programming competition.|Short Read

Researchers design new solution to widespread side-channel attacks

The proposal provides a chip-level safeguard against sensitive data being transmitted after it’s accessed.|Medium Read
Alex Halderman

How Let’s Encrypt doubled the percentage of secure websites in four years

A Q&A with J. Alex Halderman, who co-founded the nonprofit organization.|Medium Read
Laser on Google Home

A laser pointer could hack your voice-controlled virtual assistant

Researchers identified a vulnerability that allows a microphone to 'unwittingly listen to light as if it were sound'|Medium Read
Roya Ensafi, CSE Research Assistant Professor, uses her computing system, Censored Planet. Photo: Joseph Xu

How Russia’s online censorship could jeopardize internet freedom worldwide

The nation is using inexpensive commodity equipment to block 170K domains on more than 1K privately-owned ISPs.|Medium Read
Laser on Google Home

Researchers take control of Siri, Alexa, and Google Home with lasers

The newly discovered microphone vulnerability allows attackers to remotely inject inaudible and invisible commands into voice assistants using light.|Medium Read

H.V. Jagadish recognized with Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

Prof Jagadish is an internationally recognized expert in the field of very large databases.|Short Read