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Emily Mower Provost named Toyota Faculty Scholar

Her work uses machine learning to measure mood, emotion, and other aspects of human behavior for purposes of providing early or real-time interventions for people in managing their health.

Rada Mihalcea named Fellow of the ACM

Mihalcea is recognized for her outstanding research on natural language processing.

Danai Koutra named Morris Wellman Professor

Koutra specializes in advancing network methods to speed up a variety of big data applications.

Panel of women in computing offers career insights

The panel covered a number of challenges to expect working as a computer scientist, and the skills they found necessary to overcome them.

Two CSE grad students selected for Rising Stars in EECS Workshop

The workshop brings together outstanding women interested in pursuing academic careers in electrical engineering and computer science.

Creating more efficient data centers for AI

Tang’s project will redesign data center systems to support large-scale use of hardware accelerators to meet future computational demand.

CAREER Award for deeper insights into interconnected data: from neurons to web searches

Danai Koutra earned the award for her proposal to innovate the way we use networks to understand the world and speed up our technology.

Encouraging careers in research

Organizers hoped to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully apply to a graduate program.

Bertacco recognized for efforts to bolster diversity

Bertacco is a key leader in efforts to improve the representation of women in computer science and develop more extensive cross-cultural connections within the department.

Student receives GSI Award for innovative work as educator, promoting diversity

Burdick has done extensive work as an instructor in EECS courses and promoter of diversity in the department.

When pioneers disappear from history

Tech leader Lynn Conway explores why women and underrepresented minorities lose credit for their contributions over time.

Sloan Fellowship for overcoming Moore’s Law in health and AI

To meet computing demand in a post Moore’s Law future, Das develops new architectures that improve performance by orders of magnitude.

Making a difference for women in academia

Mihalcea has dedicated substantial effort to developing programs aimed at introducing women to the world of computing

Student earns Microsoft Fellowship for research in a new computing paradigm

Kassa is developing a framework that will look at the computations of an application and decide in real time which components will best handle it

Students celebrate women in computing at Grace Hopper

“When you constantly feel like you’re a minority, it is reassuring to attend events like GHC to remind you that you are not alone.”

A champion for women in computer science

“We are trying to change the stereotypes.”

Google award to introduce women to computer science research

Mihalcea and Wendlandt believe a key strategy to increasing the number of women in computing research is to introduce them to the research process early on.

New one-credit course allows those without experience to discover computer science

Throughout the semester, students will work with Prof. Rada Mihalcea and PhD student Laura Wendlandt to see how computers connect to real-world applications in many disciplines.

Faculty spotlight: Rada Mihalcea

Rada Mihalcea is a rock star professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at U-M’s College of Engineering and a champion for the growth and retention of women in that field.

Reetuparna Das earns Borg Early Career Award

Das is passionate about promoting diversity and mentoring women in computer science.

Reflections on Telle Whitney Dow Lecture

We want all people, everywhere, to be at the table creating the technologies that will change our lives.

Ada Lovelace opera and lightning talks highlight women’s contributions to computing

The event featured eight TED-style computer science talks by female faculty and an opera performance.

Five faculty honored for increasing women’s participation in computing

A team of NAME and EECS faculty have been awarded with a Second Place Excellence in Promoting Women in Undergraduate Computing Award.

Tony England receives Susan B. Anthony Campus Award

Dean England of U-M Dearborn has been particularly good in helping women faculty and students achieve success.

Nilmini Abeyratne selected for the Lipschutz, Ayers Host and Olcott Smith Award

Her research focuses on computer architecture as it applies to high performance computing, supercomputers, memory, and interconnects.

Mingyan Liu: Confessions of a pseudo data scientist

Liu’s most recent research involves online learning, modeling of large-scale internet measurement data, and incentive mechanisms for security games.

Mingyan Liu receives CoE Monroe-Brown Foundation Service Excellence Award

Prof. Liu helped implement a diversity incentive program that led to a record number of newly-admitted underrepresented PhD students in 2016 while overseeing the merger of two graduate programs.

Inspiring a new generation of women engineers in Liberia

The students traveled from the University of Liberia and St. Clements University College as representatives of their own SWE chapter, Liberia SWE (L-SWE).

Liz Dreyer earns an outstanding Collegiate Member Award for years of SWE leadership

Liz Dreyer works with Prof. Steve Rand to understand how a new interaction between light and matter can generate electricity.

Nancy Benovich Gilby chosen as Woman of the Year by Michigan Council of Women in Technology

Benovich Gilby, an entrepreneur with 10 successful high-tech startups to her credit, was nominated by students and local entrepreneurs whom she has coached, mentored, advised and taught.

CS KickStart gives incoming freshmen an introduction to computer science

The event took place August 28th to September 2nd on North Campus, and included programming labs, CS lab tours, field trips to local tech companies, and social events to get the participants acclimated to U-M and computer science.

CSE alumna Adriane Chapman recognized with Test of Time Award from ACM SIGMOD

The SIGMOD Test of Time Award recognizes the best paper from the SIGMOD proceedings 10 years prior.

Girls Encoded motivates students to study CS

The all-day event consisted of hands-on activities, a panel discussion, and lab tours to show students the different aspects of CS.

Better gender balance goal of latest MHacks hackathon

MHacks: Refactor, v7 of the nationally-renowned U-M hackathon, drew many more women, underrepresented students and first-timers.

MHacks: Refactor to focus on gender inclusivity and hacker empowerment

This semester the creators are focusing less on numbers and more on the experience.

Valeria Bertacco receives U-M Sarah Goddard Power Award

The award recognizes unwavering commitment to the betterment of women, and clear record of success and significant achievement in research and scholarship, distinguished leadership, and mentoring women.

Jenna Wiens receives NSF CAREER Award to increase the utility of machine learning in clinical care

Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and healthcare.

Three Michigan universities receive Pacesetters Awards to attract more women to computer science

Programs will be developed under the grant to foster inclusiveness and to provide support.

Miss Wayne County Inspires Young Girls to Pursue Computer Science

She hopes that by exposing young girls to coding through her outreach efforts, and by being a role model, she will provide inspiration and give them confidence to pursue computer science.

Introducing the Ensemble of CSE Ladies

Members will hold get-togethers, study sessions, talks, and workshops. They will also be piloting a new mentoring program.

Irma Wyman: Computer pioneer and advocate for women in engineering

Her experiences led her to establish the Irma M. Wyman Scholarship at the University’s Center for the Education of Women.

CSE Supports Women in Computing and Sponsors Upcoming MICWIC Conference at U-M

In addition to MICWIC, CSE supports a number of programs designed to expand opportunities for women in computing through outreach, education, and through connection to resources.

Miss Washtenaw County finds creativity in every opportunity

Alexandria ran on the platform of women in STEM, and exhibited her singing talent from an extensive musical and dance background.