Dr. Jim and Judith Seydel’s gifts to ECE support students while honoring those who empowered his career
Seydel shares his memories of the early days of holography at U-M and how former ECE Chair Hansford W. Farris, as well as professors Thomas Senior and Emmet Leith, helped shape his career.
75 years of the ENIAC
The first general-purpose computer turns 75 today. One of its key contributors was Arthur Burks, who also co-founded the first program in computing at Michigan in 1957.
David Blaauw named Kensall D. Wise Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Blaauw’s innovations in low-power computing led to development of the Michigan Micro Mote, the world’s smallest computer.
Faculty, students pay tribute to Prof. Demos Teneketzis’ remarkable careerKnown for his impeccable scholarship and compassionate mentorship, Prof. Teneketzis, an expert in stochastic control, decentralized information systems, networks, and discrete event systems, retired after 35 years of service to the department.
Prof. Dave Neuhoff says farewell after 45 years championing students, faculty, and the department
Neuhoff, an internationally recognized expert in information theory, source coding, and image processing, retired earlier this year.
Prof. Winick retires, leaving a legacy that empowers students to seek life and learning outside of the lab
For the past 31 years, Prof. Winick has helped define undergraduate courses and curriculum both at U-M and abroad while inspiring all to engineer their future by understanding the past.
When pioneers disappear from history
Tech leader Lynn Conway explores why women and underrepresented minorities lose credit for their contributions over time.
Claude Shannon: information icon
Early theoretical solutions led to practical applications that continue to power our digital world.
The Lurie Nanofabrication FacilityIt Takes the Best to Serve the Best.
Queen of the hurricanes: An engineer and feminist for the ages
Elsie MacGill, the world’s first female aircraft designer, drew strength from the women who came before her.
CUOS: Pushing the limits of optical science
This national center, established in 1990, confirmed Michigan’s leadership in the field.
A fantastic voyage: ERC for WIMS
The first-ever Engineering Research Center in Wireless Integrated Microsensing and Systems has forged advances in many fields.
Lawrence L. Rauch1972 | Interim Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
John A.M. Lyon1974–1975 | Acting Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Thomas B.A. Senior1987 | Acting Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Richard B. Brown2001–2003 | Interim Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Scinece
Brian E. Gilchrist2006–2008 | Interim Chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
George W. Patterson1905–1915 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
John C. Parker1915–1922 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Benjamin F. Bailey1922–1944 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Alfred H. Lovell1945–1953 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Stephen S. Attwood1953–1958 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Hansford W. Farris1965–1967 | Chair of Electrical Engineering
Joseph E. Rowe1968–1974 | Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
George I. Haddad1975–1986; 1991–1997 | Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Edward S. Davidson1988–1990 | Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Pramod P. Khargonekar1997–2001 | Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
David C. Munson Jr.2003–2006 | Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Khalil Najafi: First Chair of the new ECE2008–2018 | Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Human Computers from Pioneer High School
The First Woman in EECSIn 1980, Janice Jenkins was the first woman hired as a faculty member in the department.
The Stump SpeakersGiving Engineers a Platform.
Henry Carhart and the First EE CourseOrigins in 1888.
From Physics to EEOrigins in a Basement.
William Gould Dow1958–1965 | Chair of Electrical Engineering.
The Radlab: People in Service to SocietyU-M's Radlab is known worldwide for their contributions to Applied Electromagnetics.
Prof. Leo McAfee: Impacting Diversity - Changing LivesHistory was made January 1971 when newly-minted PhD graduate Leo McAfee was hired as an assistant professor in the College of Engineering.
Willie Hobbs MooreThe first African American woman at Michigan to earn a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering ('58 and '61).
How the Net Was Won: Michigan Built the Budding InternetThe ARPANET came before it. And the World Wide Web and browser technology would later make it accessible for the masses. But in between, a small Ann Arbor-based group labored on the NSFNET in relative obscurity to build—and ultimately to save—the Internet.
Bill JoyA native Michigander, Joy co-founded Sun Microsystems and designed UNIX and Java.
Power to the Pixel: Photoshop is BornHow Thomas Knoll, a procrastinating Michigan graduate student, and his brother changed our view of the world.
Charles F. BrushLighting Up the World.
Emmett LeithInventor of Practical Holography
Mourning the loss of an innovator
J. Robert Beyster, a namesake of the Bob and Betty Beyster Building and funder of Michigan Engineering’s largest fellowship program, has died. He was 90 years old.
Hansford Farris (1919 – 2014): In Memoriam
Prof. Farris served as an active and highly respected member of the College of Engineering for more than 20 years.
Lee Boysel: the early history of microprocessing
Microprocessing changed the computing world, and Michigan alumnus Lee Boysel played a pivotal role.
Gérard A. Mourou: In pursuit of new directions in science
“The future of CUOS is bright,” said Mourou. “Nothing will stop the flow of discoveries.”
Claude E. Shannon Statue Dedication at the University of Michigan
University of Michigan dedicates statue of Claude E. Shannon, alumnus and father of information theory.