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Brian Ellis

Brian Ellis awarded Sloan Foundation “net zero” grant

The Alfred P. Sloan grant funds projects furthering technologies that sequester carbon or have zero emissions. |Short Read
Chad Jenkins, CSE Associate Professor, poses with his research group's two robots, Odd Job and Cookie, in the Beyster Building on October 27, 2016

Technology that serves all: a single step could pave the way

A Q&A with Chad Jenkins.|Medium Read
detroit skyline

Hunger and COVID: Fighting pandemic-related food insecurity in Detroit

Public policy and engineering team up to improve food access.|Medium Read
PEPL

To the Moon and beyond: How University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering is on the cutting edge of electric space propulsion

The University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department's Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory (PEPL) is developing the next-generation of Hall thruster technology that may one day propel the first human missions to Mars.|Long Read
View of the North Campus Bell Tower blocked by caution tape

Students lead the way on State of Michigan web application to help curb the spread of COVID-19

“I don’t think any of us expected a global pandemic at the end of our senior year, let alone being able to work on an application that helps address it.”|Medium Read
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
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
The HEAT camera

Turning faces into thermostats

An autonomous HVAC system could provide more comfort with less energy.|Medium 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
App on an iPad

Open-source software helps youth with disabilities develop scheduling independence

The system can add more flexibility to task management apps to help learning users make informed decisions about their time.|Short Read