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New browser strategy game has players tackle real-life bat catastrophe

As a fungal infection ravages bat populations, the new game hopes to promote public awareness of ongoing research to combat the issue.|Medium Read

DARPA Award for more responsive AI that combines human and machine

The goal of Lasecki’s proposal is to create methods for making AI systems more robust and flexible.|Short Read

“Mind reading” study connects spatial problem solving with computer science

Using real-time fMRI readings, researchers took a look inside coders’ brains while they programmed.|Medium Read

Automated tool optimizes complex programs better than humans

Erie provided database repairs that were previously performed exclusively by human programmers.|Short Read
Linxiao Zhu, ME Research Fellow, unveils a device that enables cooling via heat transfer. Photo: Joseph Xu

Toward molecular computers: First measurement of single-molecule heat transfer

If Moore's law's endgame is really computer components made from single molecules, we're going to need to know how to cool them.|Medium Read
The memristor array chip plugs into the custom computer chip, forming the first programmable memristor computer. The team demonstrated that it could run three standard types of machine learning algorithms. Photo: Robert Coelius, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

First programmable memristor computer aims to bring AI processing down from the cloud

Circuit elements that store information in their electrical resistances enable a brain-like form of computing, storing and processing information in the same place.|Medium Read

Best paper award for analysis of a decade of malware reports

The research suggests that common blacklist-based prevention systems are ineffective.|Short Read
Two images side by side of a motorcycle rider. On the right side version the rider is highlighted in green.

Computer vision: Finding the best teaching frame in a video for fake video fightback

The frame in which a human marks out the boundaries of an object makes a huge difference in how well AI software can identify that object through the rest of the video.|Medium Read

U-M engineers receive MCubed funding to improve navigation of built environments by the visually impaired

Three U-M engineers have received MCubed funding to enhance independent navigation and localization for visually impaired individuals in built environments. |Short Read
Prof. Chad Jenkins, seen here with a Fetch robot

A quicker eye for robotics to help in our cluttered, human environments

New algorithm can help robots go from structured environments like factories to complex, unstructured places like our homes. |Medium Read
Elizabeth Hou

Elizabeth Hou recognized for her research on detecting anomalies in traffic networks

PhD candidate Elizabeth Hou was awarded an honorable mention for her presentation at the Michigan Student Symposium for Interdisciplinary Statistical Sciences on her research that could help monitor nuclear nonproliferation.|Short Read
Mehrdad Moharrami

Mehrdad Moharrami aims to advance our understanding of the world with better mathematical models

For his creative, ambitious, and impactful dissertation, PhD student Mehrdad Moharrami receives the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship.|Short Read