Focused ambitionsWhile hunger for an artificial intelligence that can think like a human remains unsated, AI continues to appear in our lives in smaller ways.
Researchers recognized at CHI for work on human-NLP system to create reading quiz questionsTheir paper received an honorable mention for their work in making high-quality quiz questions easier to create.
“We have one another to make each other better than what we were yesterday” — embracing the collective of PhD cohorts at CSEPhD student Joan Nwatu discusses the supportive structure of her cohort and academic network at U-M CSE.
Jenna Wiens receives U-M Sarah Goddard Power Award for outstanding research and advocacy for women in academiaThe award recognizes U-M faculty and staff who have significantly contributed to the betterment of current challenges faced by women.
“It’s a supportive and collaborative environment” — making connections as a PhD student in and outside the classroomU-M CSE PhD candidate Sarah Jabbour discusses how collaboration is centered in her experience as a graduate student.
Two projects recognized with JP Morgan Chase Faculty Research AwardThe award supports industry collaboration with innovative and influential research in the field of artificial intelligence.
U-M hosts Eric Horvitz for Obert C. Tanner Lecture on Artificial Intelligence and Human ValuesMicrosoft Chief Scientific Officer Eric Horvitz’ lecture was hosted in partnership with Michigan Engineering. U-M is one of nine institutions worldwide that hosts an annual Tanner Lecture on Human Values.
U-M, Schmidt Futures to partner on new AI research program$10M will fund training for 60 postdoctoral fellows as part of international cohort.
Prof. Emily Mower Provost receives NSF grant for research in personalized emotion recognitionThe project aims to create new and personalized speech emotion recognition approaches and to use these approaches to investigate how changes in emotion are related to changes in mental health.
Six new projects funded by LG AI ResearchThe projects are a part of LG’s mission to advance AI such as Deep Reinforcement Learning, 3D Scene Understanding, and Reasoning with a Large-scale Language Model and Bias & Fairness related to AI ethics.
Rada Mihalcea receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement AwardMihalcea is being recognized for her contributions to computational linguistics and her efforts to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
U-M team reaches next phase of Amazon Alexa Prize SimBot ChallengeTeam SEAGULL, led by doctoral student Yichi Zhang and advised by Prof. Joyce Chai, strives to develop embodied AI agents capable of attending to users’ needs, following natural language instructions, collaborating, and continuously improving through interaction.
Austin Nguyen awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to study multi-agent reinforcement learningNguyen, a CSE PhD student, aims to leverage AI and machine learning to advance cooperative agents.
Prof. Xinyu Wang collaborates with UiPath to democratize automationThe two will collaborate on building new programming techniques that are accessible to non-experts and non-programmers.
LG AI Research opens North American Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Ann Arbor with strong ties to U-MThe LG AI Research Center, and its partnership with U-M, represents a commitment by LG to become a leader in developing advanced AI technologies.
Joyce Chai named ACL Fellow for significant contributions to grounded natural language processing and the interaction between language processing and roboticsProf. Chai has been recognized for significant contributions to grounded natural language processing and the interaction between language processing and robotics.
$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
CSE doctoral student Tara Safavi receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
The fellowship will advance her work in inferring relational world knowledge in machines with explicit and implicit representations.
Prof. Danai Koutra recognized as rising star with ACM SIGKDD Award
The Rising Star Award is based on an individual’s whole body of work in the first five years after the PhD.
Faculty Profile: Emily Mower Provost
Mower Provost talks about getting awards, doing industry research, understanding human behavior – and Star Wars.
AI-powered Whatsapp Bot fights fake news in India
CE undergrad Amulya Parmar designed a machine learning algorithm to curb fake news as part of the Tavtech Fellowship program.
Jenna Wiens Named New Precision Health Co-Director
Wiens is transitioning to Co-Director from a successful role as a Co-Lead for Precision Health’s Data Analytics & IT Workgroup, which expanded access to data and research tools across the university.
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.
Prof. Jason Corso on artificial intelligence
The most exciting use of AI for me focuses around a better collective use of our available resources, says Corso.
UM::Autonomy competes with brand new boat design
The UM::Autonomy team brought their latest autonomous boat, called Flying Sloth, to participate in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation Roboboat competition.
COVE: a tool for advancing progress in computer vision
Centralizing available data in the intelligent systems community through a COmputer Vision Exchange for Data, Annotations and Tools, called COVE.
Patented camera calibration tool automates calibration target acquisition
This innovative software guides users through the process of collecting a set of images of a calibration target.
Rada Mihalcea co-authors new book on text mining
Text Mining brings together a broad range of contemporary qualitative and quantitative methods to provide strategic and practical guidance on analyzing large text collections.
U-M researchers launch fight against C. difficile with $9.2M grant from NIH
Prof. Wiens will continue to use machine learning techniques to study the disease.
Lie-detecting software uses real court case data
U-M researchers are building a unique lie-detecting software that works from studying real world data from real, high-stakes court cases.
Jason Corso receives Google Faculty Research Award
Prof. Corso believes that this research could make it easier to search for certain types of videos on the web.
2015 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Winners are chosen for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.