Network, Communication, and Information Systems
Linking online and offline social networks to better predict real world impactProf. Lei Ying leads a new MURI that is focused on the interplay between online and offline networks and how they could impact disruptive behavior and events.
Nouman Khan works to study and improve the operation of multi-agent systems and networksKhan was awarded a Rackham International Student Fellowship for his research on data-driven control of multi-agent systems, as well as research that studies the spread of information in networks.
Mingyan Liu named Alice L. Hunt Collegiate Professor of EngineeringMingyan Liu, renowned for her research specializing in communication networks and cybersecurity, has served as Chair of ECE since 2018. (video of the talk now available)
Yan Long awarded Predoctoral Fellowship to support research impacting secure communicationsLong aims to ensure that the information received from sensing devices is both trustworthy and confidential.
Six ECE faculty will help shape the future of semiconductors as part of the JUMP 2.0 programElaheh Ahmadi, David Blaauw, Michael Flynn, Hun-Seok Kim, Hessam Mahdavifar, and Zhengya Zhang bring their expertise and creativity to this nationwide undertaking in the area of semiconductors and information & communication technologies.
NSF Award to streamline graph analysis of large networksProf. Greg Bodwin plans to explore the utility of graph sketching, a more cost-effective and energy efficient analysis method of network graph analysis.
Designing large neural codes for the next generation of communication systemsPhD candidate Mohammad Vahid Jamali won a Best Paper award at IEEE ICC for his work on Product AutoEncoders, which could help shape future generations of wireless networks, IoT, and autonomous systems.
Immune to hacks: Inoculating deep neural networks to thwart attacksThe adaptive immune system serves as a template for defending neural nets from confusion-sowing attacks
Three members of ECE will represent U-M at the 2021 Rising Stars in EECS WorkshopPhD students Sijia Geng, Bahareh Hadidian, and Nasimeh Heydaribeni will participate in the intensive workshop that brings together outstanding women and gender minorities interested in pursuing academic careers in EECS.
New monograph in network information theoryThe authors discuss a theoretical approach to the design of efficient information networks
$20M NSF AI-EDGE Institute aims to transform 5G and beyond networksUniversity of Michigan is a core member of a new NSF-led Institute that is a collaboration between 11 institutions, three government research labs, and four global companies
Using neural networks and machine learning to design the first universal decoder for the next generation of wireless systemsPhD student Mohammad Vahid Jamali has been awarded a Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship to work on developing a single neural decoder that can decode several channel codes at once.
Embracing Risk: Cyber insurance as an incentive mechanism for cybersecurityThis new book by Mingyan Liu offers an engineering and strategic approach to improving cybersecurity through cyber insurance
Fairer AI for long-term equity
Prof. Mingyan Liu is a key member of a project to mitigate bias in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning systems for long-term equitable outcomes.
Demba Komma awarded Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship for research on IoT localization technologies
Komma, a PhD student, is working to develop robust low powered localization technology for Artificial Intelligence enabled Internet of Things in locations where GPS is limited or blocked.
Tracking COVID-19 spread faster, and more accurately
A new application for an ongoing NSF project could bolster contract tracing efforts.
Game theory and the COVID-19 outbreak: Coordinating our interests at individual to national levels
A major defense project pivots to explore how to encourage COVID-safe behavior effectively.
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.
Hessam Mahdavifar receives CAREER award to empower next gen communication
Mahdavifar is preparing for a future of billions of connected devices and an unprecedented increase in mobile traffic.
Hun-Seok Kim receives CAREER Award to facilitate Internet of Things connectivity
Kim takes an interdisciplinary approach to tackle challenges in heterogeneous classes of energy-efficient and versatile communication systems.
Channel Coding for Next Generation 5G and Beyond
With the help of two NSF awards totaling $1.7m, Prof. Hessam Mahdavifar is tackling new problems to improve the reliability of communication systems for 5G and beyond.
Beyond Apollo 11: U-M ECE’s role in advancing space exploration
For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, U-M ECE takes a look back – and a look forward – to how our professors, students, and alums have made their mark on the field.
ECE and data science: a natural connection
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty and students at Michigan are part of the revolution in data science that is happening today.
The new law that will guide the future of information processing
The law of small numbers could impact the next generation of tools that deal with data.
Mingyan Liu, 2018 Distinguished University Innovator, talks about her company and data science commercialization
Mingyan Liu, recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Innovator of the Year award, gave a talk about her startup company and participated on a panel discussing data science commercialiation.
$6.25M MURI project will decode world’s most complex networks
New tools could fight crime, protect financial system
Fighting cyber crime with data analytics
QuadMetrics offers a pair of services to help companies both assess the effectiveness of their security and decide the best way to allocate (or increase) their security budget.
Yang Liu receives Best Applications Paper Award for cyber security research in phishing
His paper detailed his use of big data analysis to solve a major problem of cyber security.
Prof. Mingyan Liu elected Fellow of the IEEE
Prof. Liu’s research interests are vast, and she is also active in the professional community.
New algorithms and theory for shining light through non-transparent media
Their technique utilizes backscatter analysis to construct “perfectly transmitting” wavefronts.
GapSense could alleviate wireless traffic jams; improve network performance
Prof. Mingyan Liu receives Best Paper Award at the 11th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks
The goal is to be able to monitor the soil moisture with as few measurements as possible and with a high degree of accuracy.
"Computational Sprinting" pushes smartphones till they’re tired
Prof. Raj Nadakuditi receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award
Prof. Nadakuditi plans to provide an analytical characterization of the fundamental limits of multi-modal sensing of weak signals.
Prof. Raj Nadakuditi receives 2012 SPS Young Author Best Paper Award
Nadakuditi’s research has applications in biomedical signal processing, wireless communications, geophysical signal processing, array processing, and finance.
New research program aims to make better “sense” of the world
Applications of this research range from soil sensors which allow for increased understanding of global climate change to futuristic sensory skins which can monitor the integrity of an object.
Research about resilient sensor networks for power plant monitoring is recognized with Best Track Paper Award
The sensor network addressed in the paper assesses the operating conditions of a power plant. It is intended to measure process variables and assess plant status.
Next-generation Systems Information Theory
This MURI has the goal of laying the foundation for a new systems information theory that applies to general controlled information gathering and inference systems.
Prof. Wayne Stark and Changhun Bae receive 2011 JCN Best Paper Award
Stark’s research relates to wireless networks and understanding their fundamental limits in terms of energy efficiency and bandwidth efficiency.
Ellersick Prize for Best Paper Awarded to authors in communications
“The paper studies the key enabling technologies of Cognitive Radio and makes contributions in two key areas: sensing and learning.”
Ali Nazari receives Best Paper Award at ISIT 2009
Nazari’s research is focused on an information theoretic approach to the problem of multi-terminal communications systems.