Hacking

Makeathon participants, creators, and judges

Hacking the perfect melody

Project Music brought together students from all backgrounds across the university to originate musically-inspired creations for the first Music Makeathon.|Medium Read
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Exoskeletons compete to boost strength of rescue workers

Five college teams test robotic suits that could enhance humans’ abilities.|Medium Read
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UM student programming team advances to ACM-ICPC World Finals in Beijing

The team, coached by Prof. Kevin Compton, will compete in the prestigious 2018 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in April.|Medium Read
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IOE PhDs and alumnus mentor Seattle hackathon

IOE PhD students Tom Logan and Tim Williams were invited to Seattle to mentor a project in the "City4All Hackathon".|Short Read
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Claude Shannon: Juggling ones and zeros

His inventions spanned the spectrum from playful to paramount.|Long Read
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Student’s digital art makes the Cube even more interactive

Keenan Rebara hopes to add to the fun of spinning the Cube using his a bit of physics and sensors.|Short Read

MHacks gains focus, maturity as MHacks X approaches

If there's one event at Michigan that reflects students' raw enthusiasm for hacking and building, it's MHacks, the infamous student-run hackathon.|Medium Read
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Election security: We must start preparing now for 2018

Alex Halderman testifies before Congress.|Short Read

Prof. J. Alex Halderman testifies in front of senate intelligence committee on secure elections

His remarks focused on vulnerabilities in the US voting system and a policy agenda for securing the system against the threat of hacking.|Short Read
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Smartphone security hole

‘Open port’ backdoors are common.|Short Read

Open ports act as security wormholes into mobile devices

Researchers have for the first time characterized a widespread vulnerability in the software that runs on mobile devices.|Medium Read
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Wellman participates in AI doomsday prevention workshop

Michael Wellman, a U-M Engineering professor, recently took part in a workshop to anticipate and prevent possible adverse outcomes of artificial intelligence.|Short Read