In the News

New Scientist November 4, 2015

Lie-detecting algorithm spots fibbing faces better than humans

Rada Mihalcea, EECS associate professor, discusses how they trained a machine learning algorithm on the faces of defendants in recordings of real trials to detect truth tellers correctly 75% of the time.
In the News November 4, 2015

Ann Arbor’s SkySpecs preps to launch drone technology

Danny Ellis, AERO alum and CEO of SkySpecs, discusses developing aerial drone technology that uses artificial intelligence to inspect infrastructure in dangerous locations in Concentrate Ann Arbor.
Detroit Free Press November 2, 2015

University of Michigan joint institute gets $10M gift

John Wu, EECS alum, and his wife, Jane Sun, have given U-M's Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute is getting a $10 million donation.
The Washington Post October 29, 2015

All my trash for a year fit into two plastic bags. Here’s how I did it.

Darshan Karwat, a postdoctoral fellow at UM, lived nearly trash and recycling free for over a year.
Motherboard October 28, 2015

Email encryption is broken

U-M researchers and others give first report on global adoption rates of email security extensions.
CBC October 28, 2015

Molecular oxygen found on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Andre Bieler, CLaSP research fellow, said the constant level of molecular oxygen observed in the gas cloud indicates it was trapped before the comet formed and has remained there since the early days of the solar system.
The Washington Post October 28, 2015

For the first time ever, scientists found molecular oxygen on a comet

André Bieler, CLaSP research fellow, discusses the findings and how the oxygen to hydrogen ratios stayed level throughout their observations.
World Nuclear News October 28, 2015

US reactor materials testing facility upgraded

Ronald Gilgenbach, NERS professor, discusses a $3 million upgrade to the Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory (MIBL) that will enable tests on radiation damage in materials to be performed much quicker than previously possible. October 25, 2015

U-M faculty opposes release of student course evaluations

Silke-Maria Weineck, chair of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, discusses why the senate is opposed to administrators' plans to release student course evaluations.
USA Today October 20, 2015

Solar-powered cars race across Aussie outback

U-M's solar car team was only 11 minutes behind the leader as teams continued their race across 1,864 miles of the Australian outback.
IEEE Spectrum October 19, 2015

Bright blue PHOLEDs almost ready for TV

Jaesang Lee, EECS grad student and study leader, says the combination of high brightness and deep blue color is quite revolutionary.
BBC October 17, 2015

The cars chasing the Sun

Pavan Naik, student and program manager for the U-M solar car team, discusses how the team is hoping that new technology can help improve their chances of winning this year.