Big Data

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

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

Anthony Waas awarded ASME Warner T. Koiter medal

Aerospace Department Chair Anthony Waas has received the 2020 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Warner T. Koiter Medal for outstanding contribution and leadership within the field of composite materials mechanics.|Short Read
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Catching nuclear smugglers: fast algorithm could enable cost-effective detectors at borders

The algorithm can pick out weak signals from nuclear weapons materials, hidden in ordinary radiation sources like fertilizer.|Medium Read
Xueru Zhang

Xueru Zhang awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Zhang is working to improve data security and address important ethical issues related to AI and discriminatory data sets. |Short Read
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Analytical model predicts exactly how much a piece of hardware will speed up data centers

The analytical model, called Accelerometer, can be applied in the early stages of an accelerator’s design to predict its effectiveness before ever being installed.|Medium Read
Dr. Eric Karl

Advancing the future of circuit design with Intel’s Dr. Eric Karl

Karl (BSE MSE PhD EE) talks about how his time at Michigan helped prepare him for his dream job at Intel and a career advancing embedded memory technology and circuits.|Medium Read
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Using machine learning to detect disease before symptoms manifest

Prof. Alfred Hero speaks to ECE about his work using data to predict the transmission of infectious disease among people who are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic and how it relates to COVID-19. |Medium Read
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Big data, small footprint

How changing the rules of computing could lighten Big Data’s impact on the internet.|Medium Read
Prof. Reetuparna Das

Das recognized as outstanding researcher for work on computational caches

Computational caches are an emerging technology based on the use of a processors cache space to perform computations.|Short Read

Generating realistic stock market data for deeper financial research

A team at Michigan proposed an approach to generating realistic and high-fidelity stock market data to enable broader study of financial markets|Medium Read
Laura Balzano

Prof. Laura Balzano wins Education Excellence Award from the College of Engineering

Balzano is honored for her all-around excellence in teaching, mentorship, and curriculum development. |Short Read