Tag Archives: research

Major side-channel discovery wins NSA contest

By | December 2, 2020

The National Security Agency recently recognized a major breakthrough in the field of side-channel attacks as the winner of the 2020 Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper competition. Daniel Genkin, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, worked on the paper with collaborators from around the world. The winning paper, describing an exploit called Spectre, broke open a new… Read More »

Young kids’ YouTube viewing dominated by consumerism, ads

By | November 24, 2020

A recent report by Michigan Medicine and non-profit Common Sense Media finds children are often consuming pervasive and inappropriate advertising, violence, and other questionable content while watching online videos. Children ages eight and under are now spending more time on YouTube than ever before, with online video viewing for the first time surpassing live television and streaming video… Read More »

Democratizing genetic data for cancer research

By | November 20, 2020

By distilling information from hundreds of data sources, U-M Precision Health researchers have launched an open-access, online repository called Cancer PRSWeb that will help accelerate advancements in cancer prevention and prediction. The researchers created polygenic risk scores (PRS) for 35 cancer traits and then evaluated the scores using electronic health record data from the Michigan Genomics Initiative and the… Read More »

UM-Dearborn’s artificial intelligence center having great first year

By | November 20, 2020

U-M Dearborn founded the Dearborn Artificial Intelligence Research Center less than a year ago with a strategy of “think big, start small, and scale fast.” Organizers have already made impressive progress toward making AI one of Dearborn’s topline areas for research, education, and industry collaboration. Over the past year, several DAIR Center projects have won funding and the… Read More »

‘Extremely aggressive’ internet censorship spreads in the world’s democracies

By | November 17, 2020

Navigate this 3D world map by clicking, holding and dragging the mouse cursor. See how censorship levels range around the globe. The largest collection of public internet censorship data ever compiled shows that even citizens of the world’s freest countries are not safe from internet censorship. A U-M team used Censored Planet, an automated censorship tracking system launched… Read More »

New ERN trainings announced for November and December

By | November 11, 2020

Throughout November and December 2020, HITS is partnering with LabArchives to offer unique Electronic Research Notebook (ERN) training opportunities to the U-M community. Two types of training sessions will be offered. The first is an introductory session for researchers to provide basic and refresher information for new and current users. The second session is specifically for educators and… Read More »

COVID-19 research leverages machine learning and high-performance computing

A researcher in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) is pioneering two separate, ongoing efforts for measuring and forecasting COVID-19: pandemic modeling and a risk tracking site.  The projects are led by Sabrina Corsetti, a senior undergraduate student pursuing dual degrees in honors physics and mathematical sciences, and supervised by Thomas Schwarz, associate professor of… Read More »

Join weekly CoderSpaces to get research compute support

By | October 29, 2020

If you are you grappling with a piece of code, trying to compute on a cluster, or just getting started with a new method such as machine learning, CoderSpaces can help. All members of the U-M community are invited to join the weekly virtual CoderSpaces starting Monday, November 3, 2020, to get research support and connect with others. … Read More »

Tracking monarch butterfly migration with the world’s smallest computer

By | October 27, 2020

In a project funded by National Geographic, electrical and computer engineering researchers are teaming up with the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to advance our understanding of monarch butterfly migration with the most ambitious iteration of the Michigan Micro Mote yet. The M3, created by David Blaauw, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and several other… Read More »

Support extended for program to engage underrepresented students in CS research

By | October 20, 2020

A team led by computer science professor Rada Mihalcea has been awarded a Google grant to continue a program designed to expose undergraduate students to computer science research, specifically aiming to encourage women and underrepresented minority students. The project earned $10,000 from Google’s exploreCSR: Google Grant Pilot Program for Undergraduate Computer Science Research Focused Workshops for Women. The… Read More »

CSE researchers report over $10M in research grants last quarter

By | October 20, 2020

Researchers in Computer Science And Engineering earned over $10M in research grants in the first quarter of the 2021 U-M fiscal year (July–October, 2020). The awards were distributed to 18 different primary investigators from sponsors including the NSF, the State Department, and the Department of Defense. The projects are listed below, most of which began work between July… Read More »

Online news needs a new pay model, UMSI study shows

By | October 20, 2020

The revenue model that has sustained the newspaper industry for centuries no longer works in the digital age, but another age-old concept with some modern adaptations could be the answer to profitability, says Paramveer Dhillon, assistant professor at the School of Information. As newspaper and other similar content has gone digital over recent years, publishers have tried several… Read More »

UMSI researchers to present award-winning research at virtual 2020 CSCW

By | October 16, 2020

U-M School of Information (UMSI) faculty and PhD students are presenting nearly two dozen papers, posters and workshops at the 2020 ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) October 17-21. Two UMSI researchers have earned an honorable mention designation for their paper, and three more received the conference’s Diversity and Inclusion Recognition for their research.  UMSI researchers were also… Read More »

SI’s Silvia Lindtner examines China’s place in the global IT industry

By | October 14, 2020

Silvia Lindtner, an associate professor at U-M’s School of Information, is the author of the new book Prototype Nation: China and the Contested Promise of Innovation, which tells the story of China’s shifting place in global geopolitics and its contested place in the global tech industry. It is the culmination of nearly a decade of research Lindtner conducted in China, Silicon… Read More »

Microsoft Azure Cloud credits available

By | October 2, 2020

The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) and Information and Technology Services (ITS) have partnered with Microsoft Azure to offer cloud computing credits to U-M faculty members for both research and teaching projects.   Research. Submit proposals for research projects in any discipline that fit one of the following categories: The research project is new and can take advantage of… Read More »

Roya Ensafi named inaugural Consumer Reports Digital Lab Fellow

By | September 25, 2020

Roya Ensafi, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, has been named an inaugural Digital Lab Fellow by Consumer Reports, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The 2020-21 cohort consists of five public interest technology researchers from around the world, working on a 10 month collaboration with support and a stipend. As a fellow, Ensafi will… Read More »

Movement science students test latest tech in on-campus course

By | September 24, 2020

The kinesiology students in Scientific Inquiry Using Wearable Technology class represent one of four groups that came to campus to experience the lab-based course that uses the latest technology to study how movement and function impact health. The experiment the team designed uses a Bioharness3 worn as a chest strap, a Biostrap worn on the arm (new technology… Read More »

3D modeling could help develop treatments for lung disease caused by COVID-19

By | September 14, 2020

A 3D bioengineered model of lung tissue built by U-M researchers is poking holes in decades worth of flat, Petri dish observations into how the deadly disease pulmonary fibrosis progresses. Some clinicians are concerned that critically ill COVID-19 patients may develop a form of pulmonary fibrosis after a long stay in the ICU.  Researchers are searching for better treatments.… Read More »