Internet of Things
Vikram Verma talks the value of engineering and leadership to society as the 2022 ECE Alumni Impact Award winnerVerma credits his distinguished 30-year executive career with leading technology companies, including Savi Technology, Lockheed Martin and 8x8 Inc., to a combination of education, leadership, and luck.
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.
Thomas Ryan awarded SMART Scholarship to support his studies on defense technologiesRyan is an electrical engineering undergrad interested in military systems and devices.
Kang G. Shin recognized with Distinguished Leadership Award by IEEE Computer Society Technical & Conference Activities BoardHis work in the area of real-time computing has spanned decades and has had impact in a broad range of applications.
Al-Thaddeus Avestruz receives CAREER Award to advance sustainable energy storageUsing retired electric vehicle batteries, the project plans to enable widespread and equitable access to sustainable power and energy through sustainable energy storage.
Batteryless next-generation cellular devices could empower a more sustainable futurePhD student Trevor Odelberg is looking to enable long range, highly reliable, and low-power cellular IoT devices that one day can run entirely on harvested energy, reducing battery waste and empowering devices to last for decades.
Snails carrying the world's smallest computer help solve mass extinction survivor mystery
The study yields new insights into the survival of a native snail important to Tahitian culture and ecology and to biologists studying evolution, while proving the viability of similar studies of very small animals including insects
“Ultra low-power receivers for IoT applications” wins Outstanding Invited Paper
Prof. David Wentzloff’s paper examining the trends and techniques to achieve ultra-low power receivers was honored by the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
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.
A high-efficiency GaAs solar cell to power the Internet of Tiny Things
The Michigan Micro Mote gets a new gallium arsenide solar cell for added power and adaptability.
All things can be part of the Internet of Things with new RFID system
Sensing technology could keep seniors safe.
Communicating with the world’s smallest computers
Researchers built the first millimeter-scale transmitter and antenna that can talk Bluetooth Low Energy with ease.
Conducting an orchestra of sensor nodes
Keeping time in the Internet of Things with frequency scaling
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.
Hun-Seok Kim receives DARPA Young Faculty Award to advance research in IoT networks
Kim’s research is expected to impact the future design and wireless operation of the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices
An even smaller world’s smallest ‘computer’
The latest from IBM and now the University of Michigan is redefining what counts as a computer at the microscale.
Timothy Trippel selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Trippel’s research interests lie in embedded systems and IoT security and privacy for the purpose of building safe and reliable autonomous systems.
Michigan’s millimeter-scale computers featured at ISSCC2017, and in IEEE Spectrum
Professors Blaauw and Sylvester showcase capabilities of tiny computing
Alum startup wins $25,000 at Accelerate Michigan Competition
Movellus Circuits won $25,000 in the University Research Highlight and People’s Choice categories
Hacking into homes: Security flaws found in SmartThings connected home system
New vulnerabilities form when hardware like electronic locks, thermostats, ovens, sprinklers, lights and motion sensors are networked and set up to be controlled remotely.
Joshua Adkins Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Adkins plans to continue his graduate studies in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California Berkeley.
Startup founded by U-M assoc. professor gets NSF grant
Healthcare security company Virta Laboratories, Inc. has received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
Avish Kosari selected as Barbour Scholar for Research in low-power devices for the Internet of Things
Avish conducts research on ultra-low power and battery-less integrated circuits.
MBus is the missing interconnect for millimeter-scale systems
The M3 is a fully autonomous computing system that acts as a smart sensing system.
Necmiye Ozay receives CAREER award for research in cyber-physical systems
Cyber-physical systems are smart, networked systems with embedded sensors, processors, and actuators that are designed to interact with the physical world.
Googling the physical world
IoT applications are the next wave of computing and the next driving force of the semiconductor industry. The startup PsiKick [now Everactive] is helping shape this future.
3 ECE companies make the Silicon 60 List – again!
Ambiq Micro, Crossbar, Inc., and PsiKick, are leading the way in ultra-low power chip design, pioneering computer memory, and ultra-low power wireless sensor platforms.
CSE Researchers Win at Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge
Their Powerblade project is the smallest, lowest cost, and lowest power AC plug-load meter that measures real, reactive and apparent power, and reports this data over Bluetooth.
Silicon valley entrepreneurs help bring WIMS2 technology to the world
Shahin and Sassan discussed everything from the acquisition trends of small vs. large companies to the importance of building a team with a range of expertise.
Michigan Micro Mote (M3) makes history as the world’s smallest computerA brief history of what led to the technical feat known as the Michigan Micro Mote, a tiny speck of a computer that does it all.
Nick Yang: Investing in the age of robotics
At the age of 24, Yang sold his company ChinaRen for $35 million.
Scott Hanson receives 2014 Arbor Networks Ph.D. Research Impact Award
Dr. Hanson is the co-founder of a startup semiconductor company that plans to lead the low-power revolution in electronics by powering the Internet of Things.
Student Spotlight: Nathan Roberts – Enabling the Internet of Things
Instead of a battery, the chip Nathan is engineering uses two solar cells that look like they belong on a calculator.
PsiKick startup attracts financing for its Internet of Things technology
The chips’ extreme energy efficiency enables them to be powered without a battery from harvested energy sources like vibration, thermal gradients, and more.
Muhammad Faisal wins business competition with technology critical to the Internet of Things
Movellus Circuits’ product is a patent-pending clock generator technology that is smaller, cheaper, and faster than existing solutions.
Avish Kosari receives Rackham International Student Fellowship
Avish is currently conducting research on ultra-low power radio technology and designing a low-power RF power amplifier.
Making the Internet of Things happen
Wentzloff aims to remove the necessity of a power outlet or even a battery to power miniature sensors.
Making smart dust a reality
This research is expected to have a fundamental and long term impact on a diverse set of applications ranging from energy conservation to health care.
Toward computers that fit on a pen tip: New technologies usher in the millimeter-scale computing era
U-M faculty have developed what is believed to be the first complete millimeter-scale computing system, with applications in radio communication and wireless sensing.
Paving the way for ubiquitous computing
Until now, ubiquitous computing has been hampered by the size of necessary batteries—but Ambiq Micro is changing that, with their energy-efficient micro-controllers.
Millimeter-scale, energy-harvesting sensor system developed
The system could enable new biomedical implants as well as home-, building- and bridge-monitoring devices.