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Talking trash in Jakarta

CEE graduate student Frank Sedlar has developed a system combining time lapse cameras and computer vision algorithms in order to better understand how the complex urban environment clashes with its powerful natural forces.|Short Read
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Make it earthquake proof

CEE researchers are looking into materials rarely used in the construction world for retro-fitting older structures and provide a type of affordable earthquake insulation barrier.|Short Read
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Avoiding buried utilities and excavation accidents

In order to prevent accidental utility damage, ensure the safety of construction workers and improve the excavation productivity, University of Michigan researchers have developed a new way to efficiently and safely operate an excavator using a new computer vision-based guidance system.|Medium Read
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Jae Young Park receives Best Student Paper Award for research impacting structural health monitoring

SHM systems are critical for monitoring aging structures and infrastructure in a cost-effective manner.|Short Read
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Prof. Silvio Savarese awarded J. James R. Croes Medal

The Croes Medal is awarded to the authors of an ASCE paper that was particularly notable for its contributions to engineering science.|Short Read

ECE faculty are MCubing to find answers – fast

The goal of MCubed is to jumpstart novel, high-risk and transformative research projects.|Medium Read
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James McCullagh receives Best Student Paper Award for research to keep bridges safe

McCullagh is working to develop energy harvesting devices and circuits to power wireless sensor nodes which can monitor bridge health.|Medium Read
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Silvio Savarese’s research applying computer vision techniques to construction sites leads to best paper award and a new spinoff company

"We have pioneered an integrated scene understanding framework that enables the automatic tracking of structural changes, allowing data to be collected easily." |Short Read
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Super concrete

The super concrete developed at the University of Michigan in collaboration with the US Army has a compressive strength of 160 MPa with a tensile ductility of over 3% (over 300 times that of high strength concrete).|Medium Read
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Fikadu Dagefu receives 2011 Lincoln Lab Fellowship

The applications Dagefu's research include wireless channel characterization, radar through-wall imaging, and distributed sensor networks.|Short Read
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Ken Wise – Leading a Revolution in MEMS

Wise is recognized as one of the world's foremost experts in sensor technology as well as a MEMS pioneer and entrepreneur.|Short Read
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Sensing Sensors: NSF funding new ways to monitor infrastructure for safety

The program aims to develop revolutionary wireless sensor node, optimized for infrastructure monitoring.|