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Elaheh Ahmadi

Prof. Elaheh Ahmadi receives AFOSR Young Investigator Program award

Prof. Ahmadi will investigate promising new materials needed for an increasingly electrified world.|Short Read
Al Hero and Anders Lindquist in conversation

Machine Learning and Systems: A conversation with 2020 Field Award winners Al Hero and Anders Lindquist

Hero and Lindquist took a few minutes to talk about the impact of machine learning on Signal Processing and Control Systems, and what they plan to do about it|Long Read
Tsinghua agreement

New partnership provides accelerated master’s degree option

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at U-M and the School of Environment at Tsinghua University have been approved for a partnership to establish an Accelerated Master’s Degree Program in Environmental Engineering for students from the School of Environment at Tsinghua. |Short Read

Joi Mondisa receives funding to explore the use of virtual mentoring

U-M IOE Assistant Professor Joi Mondisa has received funding for a project aimed at evaluating the use of virtual mentoring for HBCU undergraduate students in computer science. |Short Read
Surgeons operating

How opt-out organ donation could affect U.S. waiting lists

A lack of consent plays a role in preventing donation from up to 40% of otherwise eligible donors. |Medium Read
Fibronectin network with cells.

Patient cancer cells reliably grow on new 3D scaffold, showing promise for precision medicine

While previous structures guessed at the environment that cells would want, the new design lets the cells build to their own specifications.|Medium Read
David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester

Blaauw, Sylvester are 2019 Distinguished University Innovators

Pioneering computer technology that is spurring innovation and disruption across industries has earned David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, professors of electrical engineering and computer science, this year’s Distinguished University Innovator Award.|Medium Read
Stephen Forrest at town hall

Commission on Carbon Neutrality talks progress, environmental justice at town hall

Prof. Stephen Forrest, who serves as co-chair of the commission, attended the forum to address concerns and give updates on the plan of action. |Medium Read
Two iterations of a metal lattice meet at a “grain boundary” defect, with atoms of an alloying element fitting into the defect. Illustration by Liang Qi, Computational Materials Science Group, University of Michigan

Hard as ceramic, tough as steel

Newly discovered connection could help with designing nextgen alloys.|Medium Read
Cassie

A World Record for Robotic Deep Freeze Walking

Cassie Blue, the bipedal robot, takes advantage of the 2019 polar vortex to set a record-breaking walk.|Short Read

NSF grant supports new system for gathering, structuring data with ease

The team intends to create a tool that should make gathering structured data about any topic dramatically easier.|Short Read
Hessam Mahdavifar

Channel Coding for Next Generation 5G and Beyond

With the help of two NSF awards totaling $1.7m, Prof. Hessam Mahdavifar is tackling new problems to improve the reliability of communication systems for 5G and beyond. |Medium Read