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Robot searching in a snack bar

Model helps robots think more like humans when searching for objects

The model is a practical method for robots to look for target items in complex, realistic environments.|Medium Read
Woman on laptop

AI-powered interviewer provides guided reflection exercises during COVID-19 pandemic

The virtual interviewer uses therapeutic writing techniques to help users cope with difficult situations.|Short Read
X-Hab M2M logo

U-M BLiSS team wins NASA Moon to Mars challenge grant

The University of Michigan's Bioastronautics and Life Support System (BLiSS) team is a student-run research team designing, building, and testing deep-space habitat prototype technology.|Short Read
Nikolaos Katopodes

Reflecting on an impactful career: CEE Professor Nikolaos Katopodes retires

Professor Nikolaos D. Katopodes is retiring after almost forty years at University of Michigan. |Medium Read
Multithreading

New method ensures complex programs are bug-free without testing

The system targets software that runs using concurrent execution, a widespread method for boosting performance, and proves whether a program will output what it's supposed to.|Medium Read
Dr. David Chesney

Engineering course challenges students to create tech solutions for COVID-19

'When caught in a situation such as this, creatively and positively helping others is always an excellent endeavor.'|Long Read
The HEAT camera

Turning faces into thermostats

An autonomous HVAC system could provide more comfort with less energy.|Medium Read
Climate & Space PhD Dr Jamie Ward

Congratulations to our new Climate & Space PhD!

Dr. Jamie Ward will continue research at CLaSP in the Precipitation Extremes and Climate Dynamics group. |Short Read
The morning sun rises on the Grove at North Campus of the University of Michigan.

Black computer scientists, including U-M professors, call to dismantle racism in the field

Signers raise the alarm on interpersonal and institutional racism as well as racial bias occurring from improper development and use of computing technology.|Short Read
Herbert Winful

Prof. Herbert Winful receives IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics Award

For pioneering the field of nonlinear optical periodic structures and for foundational contributions to nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor laser arrays.|Short Read
A look at the prototype.

Graduate students create new N95 testing kits for Michigan Medicine

As PPE supplies fluctuate, a collaborative team steps in to create a locally sourced N95 test kit to help healthcare workers get masks faster.|Short Read
Ying’s algorithm reconstructs the spread of an entity such as an illness from single or multiple sources.

Tracking COVID-19 spread faster, and more accurately

A new application for an ongoing NSF project could bolster contract tracing efforts.|Medium Read