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In the News November 23, 2016

Want to know if the election was hacked? Look at the ballots

UM Computer Science Professor Alex Halderman: a skilled attacker's work might leave no visible signs--though the country might be surprised when results in several close states were off from pre-election polls.
CNN November 22, 2016

Computer scientists urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results

The scientists, among them J. Alex Halderman, the director of the U-M Center for Computer Security and Society, told the Clinton campaign they believe there is a questionable trend of Clinton performing worse in counties that relied on electronic voting machines.
In the News November 22, 2016

Experts urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results in 3 swing states

The group, which includes voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, the director of the U-M Center for Computer Security and Society, believes they’ve found persuasive evidence that results may have been manipulated or hacked.
The Washington Post November 19, 2016

This new weather satellite isn’t just good for the U.S. — it’s good for the world

“That’s one of the big things that’s changed in my lifetime,” said Richard Rood, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Michigan. “The U.S. was originally the only global network."
Christian Science Monitor November 18, 2016

Vulnerable connected devices a matter of ‘homeland security’

"In the short term, consumers are pretty much up a creek without a paddle," says Kevin Fu, associate professor in the electrical engineering and computer science department at the University of Michigan.
CNN November 17, 2016

Regulate cybersecurity or expect a disaster, experts warn Congress

"I fear for the day every hospital system is down," Kevin Fu, who teaches computer security at the University of Michigan, told the hearing. "This will require some kind of governmental mandate."
In the News November 17, 2016

SpaceX files for FCC approval for 4,425 satellite global broadband constellation

SpaceX has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for approval to launch a satellite constellation composed of 4,425 satellites to provide global broadband and communications services.
Global Times November 16, 2016

Prospects of US greenhouse gas emission reduction uncertain under Trump administration

In the US, scientific research on climate change is mainly funded by the NASA, NSF, NOAA, and DOE, Huang Xianglei, an associate professor from the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at U-M, told Xinhua. November 16, 2016

Two Michigan companies and U-M benefit from state trade mission to China

U-M agreements add up to more than $54 million in investments that will aid early-stage and advanced research in connected vehicles and clean water technology.
Refinery29 November 15, 2016

How you speak to Siri & Alexa matters more than you think — here’s why

"If we want the computers to behave differently, we have to actually pay attention to how we build them so we don't just create mirrors of what society does," says Rada Milhacea, a professor of computer science at U-M.
In the News November 14, 2016

Evolving technologies pose challenge for medical device security

“A Brief Chronology of Medical Device Security” is the result of THaW, which is funded by the NSF. A.J. Burns, professor at UT–Tyler, and P. Honeyman, research professor of CS at U-M, collaborated on the article.
Salon November 13, 2016

You make me want to nuke: The nuclear option may be the best environmental option too

Gary Was, PhD, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at U-M, told Salon, “The price of gas is really low, which is putting tremendous pressure on nuclear plant operators.