Graduate Students

“Mind reading” study connects spatial problem solving with computer science

Using real-time fMRI readings, researchers took a look inside coders’ brains while they programmed.|Medium Read
University of Michigan team members Alex Sundt, Xiatong Sun and Yan Zhao with their trophy. Photo: Adam Hopps, National Operations Center of Excellence

University of Michigan student team wins National Transportation Technology Tournament

Team designed solution to reduce congestion on I-75 and I-696 in the Detroit area. |Short Read
NASA SMD

Climate & Space graduate students awarded NASA FINESST fellowships

New NASA program prepares students to be Principal Investigators. |Medium Read
Mostafa Zaky

Counting snowflakes for better water resource management

Mostafa Zaky has built an award-winning model that helps estimate the amount of water stored in snowpacks, which could improve climate change and flood forecasting, as well as overall water resource management.|Short Read

Two U-M students receive scholarships from the International Society for Optics and Photonics

Hanzhang Pei (ECE) and Darwin F. Cordovilla Leon (Applied Physics) were selected for their potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field.|Short Read

Huanting Huang improves accuracy of remote sensing

Huang won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics for her work developing better electromagnetic models that calculate microwave interactions with tree and vegetation cover.|Medium Read

Nooshin M. Estakhri receives the Helen Wu Award

Estakhri is a PhD student studying quantum optics and its potential to impact communication and biomedical imaging.|Medium Read
Ciara Sivels, NERS alumnus, has her graduation stole put on by her PhD advisor Sara Pozzi

Becoming the representation she wishes she’d seen

In a Q&A, Ciara Sivels remarks on exposure, earning her PhD and equality in higher education. |Medium Read
Ciara Sivels, NERS alumnus, has her graduation stole put on by her PhD advisor Sara Pozzi

Becoming the representation she wishes she’d seen

In a Q&A, Ciara Sivels remarks on exposure, earning her PhD and equality in higher education. |Long Read
2019 GSI/IA awards

Awards for outstanding graduate student instructors and instructional aides of 2019

To honor the work and integral help of the top Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) and Instructional Aides (IAs) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the division held a special awards ceremony on Friday, May 17, 2019.|Short Read
Glen Chou

Glen Chou receives the NDSEG Fellowship to improve the safety of autonomous systems

PhD student Glen Chou is focused on ensuring that autonomous systems, including cars and robots, never threaten human safety. |Short Read
Elizabeth Hou

Elizabeth Hou recognized for her research on detecting anomalies in traffic networks

PhD candidate Elizabeth Hou was awarded an honorable mention for her presentation at the Michigan Student Symposium for Interdisciplinary Statistical Sciences on her research that could help monitor nuclear nonproliferation.|Short Read