Security and Defense

Kurt Rohloff

Data security for a safer world

ECE alum Kurt Rohloff helped create one of the world’s best homomorphic encryption software libraries, and he reflects on how his time at Michigan helped shape his career. |Medium Read
Voting machines at library

Not enough voters detecting ballot errors and potential hacks, study finds

Researchers carried out the first study on voter behavior with electronic assistive devices, found 93% missed incorrect ballots.|Short Read
Laser on Google Home

A laser pointer could hack your voice-controlled virtual assistant

Researchers identified a vulnerability that allows a microphone to 'unwittingly listen to light as if it were sound'|Medium Read
Sara Pozzi runs a sample through a plutonium and uranium detector in the Nuclear Engineering Laboratory

Iran’s centrifuges and nuclear nonproliferation: A Q&A with Sara Pozzi

Understanding nuclear enrichment and what it means for the “Iran nuclear deal.”|Medium Read

Hailing the future of autonomous taxis

Ford acquires Quantum Signal AI, founded by ECE alum Mitchell Rohde, to make robotaxis and driverless delivery vehicles a reality within two years. |Medium Read
future defense system

Advancing microelectronics and systems for the security of the future

As an ECE Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Jeremy Muldavin (BSE EP; MSE PhD EE) spoke about a DoD initiative to improve the competitiveness of the U.S. in microelectronics.|Medium 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
An X-51A Waverider plane

US, Russia, China race to develop hypersonic weapons

The U.S. needs to keep up with the progress of other nations in developing hypersonic weapons.|Short Read
Students and instructor tear open a voting machine

A secure future for US elections starts in the classroom

A new special topics course on election cybersecurity provides students with a deep examination of the past, present, and future of US elections.|Medium Read
Catharine McGhan, Engineering 101 GSI, introduces students to C++ in a CAEN Lab in the Pierpont Commons on North Campus in Ann Arbor, MI on March 12, 2013. Photo: Joseph Xu

Fake news detector algorithm works better than a human

System sniffs out fakes up to 76 percent of the time.|Medium Read
Prof. Sara Pozzi, University of Michigan, welcomes those attending the UPR 2018 meeting on June 5, 2018, Sheraton Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI.

U-M hosts annual DOE UPR meeting and NNSA Administrator visits NERS labs

The University of Michigan (UM) hosted the annual Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D) University Program Review (UPR) meeting at the Sheraton Ann Arbor, June 5 – 7, 2018. |Short Read
Abstract lines connecting in space

$6.25M MURI project will decode world’s most complex networks

New tools could fight crime, protect financial system|Medium Read