ECE News for 2005
Company or Institution: Ann Arbor VA Health Services Research Center
Prof. Jeff Fessler Elected Fellow of IEEE
Professor Jeff Fessler has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). Professor Fessler is being recognized "for his contributions to theory and practice of image reconstruction."
Prof. Amir Mortazawi Elected IEEE Fellow
Professor Amir Mortazawi has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). Professor Mortazawi is being recognized "for contributions to quasi-optical and circuit based power generation techniques."
Professor Jeff Fessler has been named a member of the 2006 class of IEEE Fellows. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. As a newly named Fellow, Professor Fessler is being recognized "for his contributions to theory and practice of image reconstruction." [Full Story]
EECS 498-002:ORGANIC AND MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS
EECS 598-002: Nanophotonics and Nanofabrication
Term: Winter 2006
Fawwaz Ulaby Awarded the 2006 IEEE Edison Medal
Professor Fawwaz Ulaby was recently selected to receive the 2006 IEEE Edison Medal. This is one of the most prestigious of IEEE medals, and is given to individuals for a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering or the electrical arts. Ulaby will receive a gold medal and a certificate with the citation: For pioneering research in microwave and radar remote sensing technology and their environmental and industrial applications. He shares the honor of this award with many famous scientists, inventors, and innovators such as Charles F. Kettering, John D. Kraus, Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell, George Westinghouse - and two EECS William Gould Dow Lecturers, James L. Flanagan and Robert W. Lucky.
Ulaby is the R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor, Vice-President of Research, and is a member of the Radiation Laboratory in EECS. He will return to full time research and teaching January 2006.
Fulbright Awarded to Tucker Berckmann
Tucker Berckmann (BSE CE, 2005) was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for the 2005-06 academic year, for study in Germany. Berckmann is working on the FORBIAS project, which is a Research Cooperation for Bioanalogical Assistant Systems. Berckmann is participating in research that involves designing a vehicle camera system that will be used with driver assisted systems, such as automatic distance control.
Access to web server
Due to some recent security problems, ssh access to www from outside of the university was suspended. You can connect to www by first connecting to another eecs machine, ideally your home machine, (e.g. "ssh hobart.eecs.umich.edu") and then "ssh www" to put files onto www using scp or sftp. You can use nfs and your home machine, i.e. prepend /n/www, to any path on www when using sftp or scp, and you will actually be dealing with www. For example:
Term: W 06
Term: Winter 2006
Ever wonder just how many talented people work and go to school here in EECS? You can see a sample by checking out video clips of those who recently participated in the 2nd annual EECS Fall Bash. You may need Internet2 bandwidth and a couple of terabytes of storage space to download but I guarantee you will not be disappointed. The cake was good too. -djh [Full Story]
Company or Institution: UM
Term: Winter 2006
EECS Student Christine Eun received Best Paper award at IEEE Sensors 2005
IEEE Sensors Council recognized Christine Eun:
Best Student Paper Award
There were 628 papers submitted. Christine received $500 cash and a certificate.
The citation for the paper is: C.K. Eun, R. Gharpurey, and Y.B. Gianchandani, Broadband Wireless Sensing of Radioactive Chemicals Utilizing Inherent RF Transmissions from Pulse Discharges, IEEE Conference on Sensors, Anaheim, California, November, 2005.
EECS Student Dan Ruan Earns First Place in Young Investigators' Symposium
Dan Ruan, an EECS UM PhD student in EE:Systems, tied for first place at the recent Young Investigators' Symposium of the Great Lakes Chapter of the AAPM (American Association of Physicists in Medicine). Her talk was titled "Non-rigid Registration using Regularization that Accommodates Local Tissue Rigidity" by D. Ruan, J. Balter, M. Roberson, J. Fessler, M. Kessler.
EECS Students Matthew Guthaus and Jarrod Roy Win 2005 CADathlon
Jarrod Roy and Matthew Guthaus were awarded a trophy and $2,000 when they took first place in the 2005 ACM SIGDA programming contest, CADathlon, held at ICCAD in San Jose,CA, November 6, 2005. Their team name was named Underdogs, perhaps a bit deceptive since Matthew Guthaus was a member of the winning team in the 2003 CADathlon, and Jarrod Roy was a member of the winning team in the 2004 CADathlon (sharing the win with MIT).
Guthaus is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering. His dissertation research is on design automation of robust clock networks using parametric statistical STA. Other research interests include physical design automation, low-power architecture for embedded systems, and algorithm specific microprocessors.
Roy is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science. His areas of research interest include VLSI physical design as well as SAT and QBF solving.
The CADathlon is a day-long programming contest that tests knowledge in the field of Computer Aided Design and Electronic Design Automation. Contestants are tested on their CAD knowledge, problem solving, programming, and teamwork skills. This year, there were 11 two-man teams from universities in the US, Taiwan and Brazil.
For additional information on the CADathlon, please see the web page.
Florence Robinson to Retire
Long-time University of Michigan employee Florence Robinson will
retire at the end of this year.
Company or Institution: Internet 2
ERC/WIMS Students Visit the World of Racing
Students working on projects in the Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Wireless Integrated Microsystems (WIMS) visited with professional racecar drivers at the Michigan International Speedway, after spending a day at the Ilmore Engineering Technology Center. They gained an appreciation for "how engineering principles and dedicated teams translate metal, sportsmanship and courage into high-performance racing." See the full story on the College of Engineering web site.
Solar Car Momentum Wins the Race
U-M's solar car race team, and their car Momentum, took first place in the 2005 North American Solar Car Challenge July 27, 2005. Michigan has competed eight times, and earned four National Championships since the inception of the race in 1990, more than any other competing University. Read more...
Dr. Najafi Awarded Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
Professor Khalil Najafi has been selected to receive a 2005 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Award recipients are noted for their "extraordinary achievements in the areas of teaching, scholarly research and/or creative endeavors, service and other activities which have brought distinction to the University.
Prof. Sylvester Awarded 2006 Henry Russel Award
Professor Dennis Sylvester has been selected to receive the 2006 Henry Russel Award. This prestigious award, conferred through the University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School, recognizes distinguished scholarship and/or creativity and conspicuous ability as a teacher.
Company or Institution: Benchmark Electronics
Our Design Engineering Center continues to see strong growth in customer requests for a variety of engineering solutions. We require motivated individuals who are able to participate in team environments and provide creative design solutions. Our Product Development Engineers work with leading edge electronics technologies to develop advanced design solutions. Predominant technology sectors serviced are: medical electronics, high end computing systems, telecommunications infrastructure products, industrial controls, and test instrumentation.
Skills and Essential Functions:
Education and Training Requirements:
Graduate Technical Intern
Company or Institution: Intel Research, Intel Corporation
A graduate level student with in-depth understanding of solid mechanics and dynamics is required. Also, significant experience with finite element modeling and analysis software is required. Experiences with mask layout and MEMS fabrication processes are desirable. Applicant, who can work full year, is in a high consideration.
Contact Dr. Li-Peng Wang, email: email@example.com
Pallab Bhattacharya, professor in the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory (SSEL), is a sprinter, pushing himself and his research group to be the best in the world in new technologies and device performance, and a long-distance runner relying on a strong foundation while continually replenishing his reserves to continue the race. His work involves the conception and realization of synthetically modulated semiconductor structures, and nanophotonic devices, placing his work in the field of science now known as nanotechnology. He has been working in this field for close to three decades. [Full Story]
George I. Haddad became an emeritus professor this past May, 2005 - leaving a remarkable legacy of achievement and leadership in research, teaching, service and administration that spans nearly half a century. Originally from Lebanon, Haddad came to the University of Michigan in 1952, and has been here ever since. With numerous opportunities to go elsewhere, he has remained true blue, stating, I love Ann Arbor, I love Michigan. The University of Michigan is in my blood. [Full Story]
Information Technology, Summer Intern 2006
Company or Institution: Ford
This program introduces you to Ford Motor Company's top-rated computer systems and how they are used throughout the company. You see first-hand how systems are developed and strategically implemented at Ford Motor Company. Challenging assignments not only broaden your work experience, but also help you understand the issues facing a global corporation. The program also gives you the opportunity to:
Members of our Ford College Graduate program will be available to help you during your three-month assignment, to familiarize you with the company, our culture, and life in Southeast Michigan.
If you are graduating in the 12 months after your internship, you will be considered for full-time employment as a Ford College Graduates (FCG).
Candidates must be eligible for full-time, indefinite employment in the United States.
If interested in this opportunity, you must please visit www.mycareer.ford.com, view today's jobs and submit your information to the requisition stated above. Thank You!
Information Technology, Ford College Graduate Program, Entry Level
Company or Institution: Ford
The Information Technology Ford College Graduate (FCG) program is a two-year developmental program that provides a solid foundation for your career with experience in different areas. You choose assignments and plan your program with the help of your advisor and competency center coach. You can expect three to four assignments in Information Technology, either at Ford Motor Company or Ford Motor Credit Corporation.
In each assignment, you will work in a dynamic environment committed to rapid analysis, design, and development concepts, working with other system professionals to form a proactive team that will actively seek to improve the business environment. Preferred candidates will have a strong technical aptitude, entrepreneurial spirit, and bias for action. Candidates will participate in a wide variety of IT initiatives. You can select assignments in leading marketing and sales systems, advanced engineering and design systems, mission critical manufacturing systems, state of the art infrastructure solutions, and many other exciting areas.
Ford Motor Company offers the ability to work with complex enterprise-wide systems as well as smaller systems designed for individual workgroups. Our industry leading use of technology, global reach, and strong career development programs provide our Ford College Graduates excellent opportunities. Professionals with outstanding technical skills, strong business acumen and demonstrated leadership skills are highly preferred.
If interested in this opportunity, you must please visit www.mycareer.ford.com, view today's jobs and submit your information to the requisition stated above. Thank You!
EECS 598(002)-Introduction to Nanoelectronics
Term: Fall 2005
Company or Institution: University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and Carnegie Mellon
Channel Coding Theory
Term: Fall 2005
This is an advanced course on channel coding techniques.
In the first part of the course, we will study some basic results from information and coding theory in order to see what is the best one should expect from a good code..
The study of channel codes is initiated with a review of linear codes, with emphasis on their algebraic structure (this complements the viewpoint taken in EECS 554, where the focus was on practical implementation of encoders and decoders). Next, the theory of finite fields is presented in some detail, as this is the basic tool for the study of non-binary linear codes. These results will be utilized for the construction of cyclic codes, and their significant subclass, namely BCH codes and Reed-Solomon (RS)codes. This will conclude the study of ``classical coding theory''.
Classical coding theory (which was founded almost 50 years ago) studies codes from their algebraic viewpoint. It served communication theorists and practitioners well, but essentially failed to reach the goal set by information theory, i.e., to provide codes that come close to channel capacity. However, 10 years ago, channel coding theory was revolutionized by the invention of ``turbo codes'' and the re-invention of ``low-density parity-check codes''. This revolution led to the birth of the new subfield of ``modern coding theory''.
In the second part of the course, we will study families of good codes, collectively referred to as turbo-like codes. Their asymptotic performance, and their encoding and decoding complexity will be studied. This investigation will conclude by asking the question of whether everything that Shannon predicted 50 years ago has been achieved.
The last part of the course deals with the multi-antenna wireless fading channel, which promises bandwidth efficiencies on the order of tens of bits per second per Hertz. Its capacity will be investigated and families of ``space-time codes'' will be introduced and analyzed.
Solar Car Momentum Wins the Race
U-M’s solar car race team, and their car Momentum, took first place in the 2005 North American Solar Car Challenge July 27, 2005. Michigan has competed eight times, and earned four National Championships since the inception of the race in 1990, more than any other competing University.
The solar cars began the race July 17 in Austin, TX and ended July 25 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a new route for the American Solar Car Challenge, and at 2,500 miles, the longest in its history. With the lead time at 53 hours, 59 minutes, and 43 seconds, only 11 minutes and 52 seconds separated Michigan and the second place team, U. of Minnesota.
The Solar Car Challenge is a race of engineering mastery, strategy and some luck, as racers and their teams adjust to clouds, wind, and rain, equipment malfunctions, border checks, and even stop lights. Michigan started strong this year, in first place after 2 days, only to be socked by cloudy weather the third day – depleting their battery and their lead. They made a dramatic comeback on day 8 of the race. Facing intense head winds, Momentum’s aerodynamic design and race strategy helped it gain 19 minutes on Minnesota’s car. The next day would give the lighter cars an advantage as they faced mountain climbs – however, despite having one of the heavier cars, U-M’s overall design and engineering kept it in first place. Momentum set a record for average speed during the race, 46.2 miles per hour.
Every two years the North American Solar Challenge brings together cars built by student teams all over the country to compete in a cross country race, using nothing but the sun’s rays as power.
To quote Richard King, U.S. Department of Energy, who provided commentary for the race, “What these teams are proving out here is that solar electricity really works and energy efficiency pays off. Considering the consequences of billions of people around the world burning fossil fuels at an ever-growing rate, demonstrating technologies that can make a difference is significant.”
Of the 21 members of the race crew, seven are EECS students: Mirai Aki, Jonathan Brown, Jeff Ferman, David Masselink, David Mazur, Brent Schwartz, and Robert Vogt. Vogt, Head Strategist and the only EECS graduate student on the team, is a four year veteran of the team who also runs a web hosting/consulting company, ArborHost, and has a patent in Signal/Image Processing. Learn more about all the team members on the Solar Car webpage at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/solarcar/aboutus/racecrew.html
EECS Prof. Brian Gilchrist, faculty co-advisor to the Solar Car team, and his son were on hand to witness the race. Prof. Gilchrist said, “I am very proud of what the team accomplished, but even more so of what they learned! Over two years some 100+ students have been able to experience what it takes to develop a complete system from beginning to end! This is experience that would take years to obtain in industry.”
The Solar Car team has earned the opportunity to participate in the 8th World Solar Challenge, Sept. 25 – Oct. 2, 2005 in Australia.
Nicholas Chang Awarded MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellowship
Nicholas Chang, a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering: Systems, has been awarded the prestigious MIT Lincoln Laboratory Graduate Fellowship for the 2005-06 academic year. Lincoln Laboratory has a diverse research and development program which involves a variety of sensor modalities, signal and data processing, communications and systems analysis. Nicholas, who is advised by Professor Mingyan Liu, is the first University of Michigan EECS student to receive the Lincoln Laboratory Graduate Fellowship.
Dennis Sylvester Chosen to Receive 2006 Henry Russel Award
Professor Dennis Sylvester has been selected to receive the 2006 Henry Russel Award. This prestigious award, conferred through the University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School, recognizes distinguished scholarship and/or creativity and conspicuous ability as a teacher. Professor Sylvester will receive his award at a ceremony held in conjunction with the Henry Russel Lecture, on March 14, 2006.
EECS graduate student, Kevin Buell, received first prize among the Best Paper Awards at the recent IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium held July 3-8, in Washington D.C. Kevin's paper was selected from over 80 national and international entries and is entitled "Electromagnetic MetaMaterial Insulator to Eliminate Substrate Surface Waves."
Company or Institution: Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Targeted skills: C, C++, Embedded Software Development, UNIX, Real Time Operating Systems, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Frame Maker, Familiar with SONET and DWDM, Source Level Debuggers (SDS, XRAY).
Graduates need to be highly motivated and extremely quick learners. Previous Internship at a telecom company is a plus!!!
Interested candidates need to email their resume in MS Word format directly to:
Transmission Protection Engineer
Company or Institution: Unknown
The client is looking for a Transmission Protection Engineer. This person will be responsible for establishing and maintaining system protection scheme standards, evaluate and establish protection system settings, investigate and develop recommendations with regard to relay operations events, perform detailed engineering assignments involving calculations, analysis, and project management. Perform comprehensive studies and recommendations regarding specific areas of the transmission system. This person should have a minimum of 5 years experience of direct applicable transmission protection. Advanced computer applications, proficiency in mathematics and evaluation of business data. 4 yr Electrical Engineering degree.
Company or Institution: Telephia
For best results apply on-line at www.telephia.com/careers or use the following link to apply: http://telephia.wfrecruiter.com/jobapp_candidate.asp?job_id=48580
The Senior Account Manager (SAM) works on a 3-4 person account team dedicated to Telephia’s Regional wireless service provider customers. The Account Team makes business recommendations based on Telephia data sources and data analysis, delivering presentations to C-level, VP, Director, and manager-level clients in both the Marketing and Engineering organizations. The position is primarily responsible for expanding and servicing the Marketing and Executive Information Flow with our client as well as finding other opportunities for selling and delivering small consulting projects. This will require developing and presenting analysis on how clients can use Telephia information to improve customer acquisition and retention, through optimization of their networks or through better allocation of resources. This role will take ownership over a significant portion of the major customer account relationship management and internal team project management.
This position reports to the VP of National Accounts and is based at corporate headquarters in San Francisco, CA.
• 4-8 years of work experience and MBA preferred
• Develop and present high-quality custom wireless voice, data and carrier quality analyses based on Telephia data methodologies
Web Programmer: Part time summer to begin
Company or Institution: ChurchPost.com
Send resume to: John Goodell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Graduate Students Awarded the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Awards
Alireza Tabatabaeenejad and Amy Buerkle, graduate students in the Radiation Laboratory, have been awarded Young Scientist Awards by the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). The awards will be presented at the 28th General Assembly of URSI in India, October 23-29, 2005. They will be invited to meet the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
Among those selected for this award are research scientists, assistant professors, and other students from around the world. Tabatabaeenejad's advisor is Prof. Moghaddamm, and Buerkle is advised by Prof. Sarabandi.
EECS Students Help Mars Rover Team Take 2nd Place in RASC-AL Forum
Ilya Wagner and Chad Rowland are volunteer members of the Mars Rover Team, which recently won second place in the Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Forum this past May, 2005, in Cocoa Beach, FL. At the RASC-AL Forum, student design teams present their research to peers, NASA, and industry. For additional information about RASC-AL, please see the College of Engineering press release at http://www.engin.umich.edu/news/RASCAL/index.html.
Rowland, president of the winning team, recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He was on the team since his freshman year, and says “Not only was it a lot of fun, it increased my skills in management, giving presentations, writing research reports, and team work. All are critical for success in the working world.” Rowland begins the Edison Engineering Development Program at General Electric Healthcare in the fall.
Wagner, currently a graduate student in the Computer Science & Engineering Division, joined the Mars Rover Team in 2003, while an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Engineering. He says that, “Overall, the project is a great way to be on the cutting edge of space exploration technology and learn to work with different majors at the U of M (student members represent several departments in the College of Engineering). Moreover, the team helps students to get in contact with industry and try on administrative responsibilities. For all of these reasons, I absolutely enjoy being on the team.”
Wagner says he has always had a “romance for space,” and appreciates having an outlet for this passion through the Mars Rover Team. Starting a year ago as a volunteer with no experience, he has worked his way to being VP for Research, managing groups of students. “Good projects need a pool of students from a variety of disciplines,” explained Wagner. He is proud of the fact that the team is recognized by NASA, and that the team is so strongly committed to public outreach.
Wagner’s primary research focus is the verification of digital circuits. He began work on a verification project a year ago, and presented a paper based on this work at the recent Design Automation Conference (DAC), June 2005. The paper is, “StressTest: An Automatic Approach to Test Generation via Activity Monitors,” by Ilya Wagner, Prof. Valeria Bertacco, and Prof. Todd Austin.
Wagner’s primary academic advisor is Prof. Valeria Bertacco, and he also works work with Prof. Todd Austin on a project. Both faculty are members of the Advanced Computer Architecture Laboratory (ACAL). Wagner enjoys working with Bertacco, saying she cares about her students, and he appreciates her recent ties to industry. He talks about his interest in verification, saying that individuals will create a wonderful design, turn it on, and then wonder why it doesn’t work. He figures out what will make the design work. He also appreciates the spirit of easy collaboration with the excellent students at Michigan. While driving through LA at DAC, he and his student colleagues discussed and found a solution for a problem that another student was having on their project.
Wagner sums up his world: “There are two things – chips and rockets.”
Photos from last Friday's picnic are on the web link below.
Software Development, Technical Services, EDI, and Server Systems, etc
Company or Institution: Epic Systems Corporation
We hire smart, motivated folks from all majors and backgrounds and train people internally, so no programming experience is necessary. To learn more about other positions available and to apply online, please visit our website at www.epicsystems.com . Feel free to send any questions to email@example.com . Thanks so much for your interest, and have a great day!
EECS Undergraduate Student Member of Winning Team in Space Competition
Mustafa Rangwala, undergraduate student majoring in Electrical Engineering, was part of the team that took first place in the CanSat Competition, held June 3, 2005 in El Centro, CA. CanSat is short for Can Satellite. The goal of the competition, according to the published guidelines, is “to provide students the opportunity to experience a hands-on space program at an affordable cost.” Students are required to write a mission proposal, document their design, build a CanSat, and then launch the device to an altitude of one mile.
The U-M team consisted of students who participate in the Student Space Systems Fabrication Laboratory (S3FL). The team flew a pop can sized satellite made of carbon fiber with plywood end caps. The Can Satellite needed to transport a "payload" that consisted of a telemetry system and pressure and temperatures sensors.
Rangwala became involved in the project after being accepted in the EECS Department’s Summer Research Project with EECS Prof. Brian Gilchrist, who is a faculty advisor to S3FL. Rangwala said, “I found Prof. Gilchrist’s research areas on Space Systems interesting. That led me to work with S3FL this summer.” Rangwala contributed to most of the electrical components of the CanSat. This included helping build the circuit boards, integrate the microprocessor, build the telemetry system, and assisting with other electrical issues. Rangwala said he “enjoys working at S3FL. The people are very friendly, the work environment is relaxed and I learn a lot.” He also likes that the projects are application oriented.
Professor Jessy Grizzle’s work on RABBIT, an experimental biped robot, conceived to advance the scientific understanding of feedback-controlled bipedal locomotion, was recently featured in a Canadian broadcast on the Discovery Channel. To see a clip from the broadcast, use the weblink below (note that Windows Media Player Version 9, downloadable from Microsoft's site, is needed to view the clip). RABBIT has also been recently featured on CNN Headline News (June 5) and Fox News (June 6).
Mobius Microsystems, Inc., a firm founded by Michael McCorquodale (MSE EE 2000, PhD EE 2002), was honored May 17, 2005, at the eighth annual Business Success Celebration. Gov. Granholm honored Mobius with an award for, "Largest Job Creation by a High-Technology Company."
Company or Institution: Exegy
• 30%: System and detailed design of new features and components.
Ideal candidates will have:
Forward resume via email to Tom Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org.) There are two positions currently open and interviews are being conducted.
Salary range is 65k to 85k.
Field Service Engineer
Company or Institution: Unknown
Requirements: BS in engineering, chemistry, molecular biology, or related field preferred. Minimum two years of field service experience involving analytical instrumentation. Position based in Newton, Massachusetts. Overnight travel typically less than 30%. Possibility of International travel.
If interested, please respond to email@example.com with your salary requirement, resume and work authorization. No relocation is available for this position.
Recent faculty promotions
Congratulations on the recent promotions of our faculty:
From associate professor with tenure to professor with tenure
Marios C. Papaefthymiou
From associate professor without tenure to associate professor with tenure
Satinder Singh Baveja
From assistant professor to associate professor with tenure
U-M's solar car, Momentum, recently competed in the Formula Sun Grand Prix, May 15-20, and has earned the opportunity to compete in the North American Solar Challenge, July 17-27, 2005.
Solar cars from colleges and universities throughout the United States will compete in a 2,500 mile race from Austin, TX to Calgary, Alberta. [Full Story]
Company or Institution: TechSmith Corporation
TechSmith is the developer of the world class software products SnagIt, Camtasia Studio and Morae. We both market and support these products to an international audience.
How many software companies do you know where the employees work hard and have fun doing it? Our 80+ employees exude energy, creativity and innovation, not to mention dedication to our products, our customers and each other. We enjoy the challenges of being an industry leader - taking risks, thinking outside the box and working together to make it happen. And we don't forget to take time to celebrate our successes.
Activities: Join the development team for our products, including SnagIt, Camtasia Studio and Morae.
Work as part of our development team to design, program and test complex software running in Microsoft Windows environments.
Skills & Background: You need to be an experienced, superior Visual C++ programmer familiar with the Microsoft Windows environment and MFC. Must have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a closely related field, or equivalent work experience. Commercial software development experience with image processing, multimedia programming and .NET a plus. Fluency in a foreign language also a big plus. Must be self-motivated but able to work as part of a team. This is a demanding technical environment that will test and expand your expertise.
Compensation: Competitive; based on skills and experience. This is a full-time position with the standard TechSmith benefits package including health insurance and profit sharing.
If interested in this position please e-mail your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out about other opportunities please visit our website at www.TechSmith.com.
Scott Hanson Awarded Semiconductor Research Corporation Fellowship
Scott Hanson, an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student advised by Professor Dennis Sylvester, has been awarded the Semiconducter Research Corporation Fellowship. The fellowship includes tuition and stipend for up to five years of graduate study. The SRC Fellowship Program is intended to encourage exceptional students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas relevant to microelectronics.
Mark Ferris and Sanjay Pant Awarded Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowships
EECS graduate students Mark Ferriss and Sanjay Pnt wer awarded Ph.D. fellowships from the Intel Foundation for the 2005-2006 academic year. This year, the Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship Program awarded 43 fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. candidates pursuing leading-edge research at 17 U.S. universities. Ferris and Pant were selecteed from more than 200 applicants.
Professor Khalil Najafi has been selected to receive a 2005 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Award recipients are noted for their extraordinary achievements in the areas of teaching, scholarly research and/or creative endeavors, service and other activities which have brought distinction to the University. Nominations are reviewed by an interdisciplinary selection committee comprised of distinguished senior faculty from a range of schools and colleges. Awardees are selected by the Dean of the Graduate School, based upon the recommendations of this committee. The award will be formally presented at a ceremony in early October 2005. [Full Story]
New Horde Installation
A new and exciting installation of the web-based email program, Horde, will begin very soon. Stay tuned, Sports Fans!
New SMTP Server Added
We now have "newman", "mail", and "smtp" available as smtp servers.
Server Update Schedule
Scheduled updates for the summer include updating Solaris 8 to Solaris 10.
Fedora Core 3 Upgrades
DCO is in the process of updating all Linux servers to Fedora Core 3.
Search Software Engineer
Company or Institution: Healthdash
How to apply: Send email to email@example.com or call 650-331-1617
Location: San Francisco, CA
We are in the process of putting a team of the best architects and engineers together for a Vertical Search start up that is building the best Healthcare Search Engine. The company, Healthdash, has spun out of an already successful enterprise search engine product and has received $8 million in funding from one of the strongest VC’s in the valley. The opportunity exists for the right candidates to refer associates and create a familiar working environment.
Healthdash’s is a San Francisco, CA based startup whose mission is to develop the first consumer-oriented health information search engine. By combining the reach of a search engine with the intelligence to put any query in context, Healthdash delivers deep search results and navigation that helps consumers explore health topics related to their searches.
Healthdash have several open positions for Search Engineers with the following backgrounds. If you have experience in any of the below, we want to hear from you:
· Understanding of Search Engine technologies and Web Application development
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Expertise required in object-oriented design methodology and application development in Java/J2EE. Software development experience on Unix platforms is required.
Education: MS/MA/PhD in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or similar field.
If interested in this position or know of someone who is interested please contact Monal Sonecha by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-331-1617
Professor Kamal Sarabandi Receives Faculty Recognition Award
Professor Kamal Sarabandi has been chosen to receive a 2004-05 University of Michigan Faculty Recognition Award from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Recipients of this award are recognized for their "substantive contributions to the University through significant achievements in research and other scholarly/creative activities; excellence as a teacher, advisor and mentor; and distinguished participation in the service activities of the University." Nominations are reviewed by an interdisciplinary selection committee composed of distinguished faculty from a range of schools and colleges within the University and awardees are selected by the Dean of the Graduate School, based upon the recommendations of this committee. The award will be prsent in the Rackham Amphitheatre on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.
Professor Peter Chen and Students Receive Best Paper Award at USENIX Conference
Professor Peter Chen and his students Sam King and George Dunlap received the Best Paper Award at the 2005 USENIX Annual Technical Conference in Anaheim, California for their paper "Debugging Operating Systems with Time-Traveling Virtual Machines." Their work enables a programmer to debug an OS in reverse, implementing commands such as reverse breakpoint, reverse watchpoint, and reverse single step.
For nearly 30 years, Professor Grard A. Mourou has pioneered the field of ultrafast lasers and their applications in scientific, engineering, and medical disciplines. Sixteen of those years have been at U-M. Mourou officially retired this past December 2004, and while taking on a new position in his native France, he maintains close ties with his friends and colleagues at the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science. [Full Story]
Standing at the crossroads of engineering and neurophysiology, retiring faculty member David Anderson made his home in both areas. Anderson made the switch from computer engineering to bioengineering in graduate school at Wisconsin, ultimately finding his research home in the Laboratory of Neurophysiology The first lab he built after arriving at U-M in 1970, still in operation, was the Neural Signal Processing Lab at Kresge, which is now part of the Otorhinolaryngology Department. [Full Story]
Company or Institution: Stampings and Underbody Structures
Controls Engineer: Under the supervision of the Applications Engineering Manager, this position is responsible for following the design and build of the new sub-frame welding systems. After completion of the design and build phase, the Controls Engineer will relocate to PSI (Ottoville) and provide line support. Position requirements include a minimum of five years of experience in Controls Engineering; a 4-year Electrical Engineering Degree; strong large-line automated systems, robotics, and trouble-shooting skills are mandatory; Allen-Bradley and Fanuc Robotic experience is preferred.
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The EECS Department revived St. George's Day April 18, 2005, when EECS faculty served lunch to approx. 800 EECS students.
St. George's Day was started in 1987, when the department first moved to North Campus from downtown. It’s our way of saying thanks to all of our students, and is held on the last Monday of classes in the Winter term.
St. George was a real person, born in Turkey 270 AD, who was put to death April 23, 303 for his efforts on behalf of religious freedom. Over the next 1000 years, many miracles and legends became ascribed to him, including the famous slaying of the dragon, hence the dragons on the aprons. He was made Patron Saint of England around the year 1400, and after the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, St. George’s Day became a day of feasting.
The Faculty wish our graduating students the best - stay in touch! For those students still in the program, hang in there, your efforts will be rewarded!
Congratulations to the 2005 EECS GSI/Teaching Assistant Award Winners
Four students were honored with a special luncheon 4/26/05, where they received a certificate and a check for $500. Prof. David C. Munson, Jr., Department Chair, presented the awards. [see http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~cmsj/GSI05 for photos]
One graduate student instructor assigned to courses from each academic program (EE, EE-Systems, CSE) and one undergraduate student is selected on the basis of student evaluations, comments, and instructor recommendations.
Ganesh Dasika, GSI
Anthony Nicholson, GSI
Scott Wright, GSI
Marcial Lapp, undergraduate student assistant
A news article discussing Jesse Grizzle's work with the unique, two-legged walking machine, Rabbit, is featured at CNN.com. Information learned from such robots may one day help improve human prothetic devices and assist in exploratory space missions. See the link below for more details. [Full Story]
Chris Galbraith Receives R. K. Brown Award
EECS graduate student, Chris Galbraith, has received the R. K. Brown Award in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. This award -- established upon retirement by Professor Brown and his wife Marilyn Mason Brown (a professor in the School of Music) - is given to students indicating an interest in either acoustics or ham radio. The award was presented to Chris in appreciation for his outstanding efforts in reestablishing the University of Michigan Amateur Radio Club.
Jessy Grizzle Receives Education Excellence Award
Professor Jessy Grizzle received the David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award from the College of Engineering at the Faculty Honors Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 2, 2005. This award recognizes faculty members whose research has a profound impact in their field. The impact is manifested through the seminal character of their work and through it's major influence on the development of the field.
Jeff Fessler Receives Education Excellence Award
Professor Jeff Fessler received the John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award from the College of Engineering at the Faculty Honors Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 2, 2005. This award is presented to a faculty member who exhibits outstanding or unusual teaching skills. This includes the introduction of new and vital courses in the faculty member's field of specialization, curriculum planning in the Department or College and dedication to students.
Mark Haynes wins MI Space Grant Consortium Fellowship
Mark Haynes has recently received a fellowship from the Michigan Space Grant Consortium. Haynes is working on a research project with Prof. Mahta Moghaddam.
Additional information about the program can be found at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/dept/aero/msgc/fellow/
Term: Fall 2005
Build and Release Engineer
Company or Institution: Consulting firm that specializes in systems engineering, including software, telecommunications, information assurance and information engineering.
At least an Active Secret Clearance required, Secret Clearance will be upgraded to Top Secret
Education: BS Degree in Computer Science or Equivalent
Desired Skills: Experience with Open Source CM (e.g., CVS, Subversion, etc) and automated testing tools, Experience with DII COE software development, segmentation, and delivery process.
The Release and Build Engineer reports to the CM Manager and is tasked with managing multiple active code branches, running builds for Test and releasing/delivering products to the customer.
Nader Behdad Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Nader Behdad, an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student, has been awarded the University of Michigan's Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship is awarded to outstanding Ph.D. students who will complete their dissertation within the year of the fellowship.
Shahrzad Naraghi, a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering, has been awarded a Barbour Scholarship from the University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies. The Barbour Scholarship is presented to women working towards degrees in areas of study critical to the development of their native lands who show potential for positive contributions to their native country. [Full Story]
Professor Kamal Sarabandi has been chosen to receive the 2005 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Distinguished Achievement Award. This award recognizes an individual "who has made significant technical contributions, usually over a sustained period." [Full Story]
EECS Alumni at MTT04
EECS faculty and alumni had a great time gathering at the International Microwave Symposium in Fort Worth, TX this past June 8, 2004. This years conference was called, Microwave Frontiers, and many of those at the meeting have been at the frontier of microwave research for years.
The EECS Department has had a great influence on the MTT society for many years, said Prof. George Haddad, who enjoyed seeing many of his colleagues and past students at the event. From administrative positions in MTT, to being the recipients of MTT awards, EECS is very well represented both from the perspective of faculty and students. Some of those who attended the event include UM faculty: George Haddad, Gabriel Rebeiz, Linda Katehi (now Dean at Purdue), Jack East, and UM alumni who are now faculty at other institutions, including Bob Trew, Mahhu Gupta, and Rhonda Flemming. Others came for the reunion alone just to visit with everyone. Paul Bauhahn traveled with his wife from Minnesota, and Bill Schroeder came from the east coast.
Chuck Krumm, who will have his hand in organizing the next reunion, said it was a great pleasure to be reunited with so many former friends, students and colleagues. While the success of the individuals in this group was truly impressive, their collective success is clearly attributable to the outstanding education they received during their years at Michigan. It was exciting as well to meet the more recent EECS graduates and to learn that they are fully prepared to carry on the tradition of Michigan engineering accomplishments.
Bob Trew, current MTT president, enjoyed seeing not only his past graduate students, including Mike Golio and Alfy Riddle, but the new UM grads. UM must have, by far, the single largest contingent of people attend the IMS, which is really saying something about the quality of the EECS program, said Trew.
One of these newer grads is Rhonda Franklion Drayton, assistant professor at the U. of Minnesota. I had a great time seeing old classmates and catching up with them and their lives, said Rhonda. I feel that Michigan did a good job preparing me for a faculty job, especially in the areas of research and supervision of others.
Including spouses, friends, and special guests, there were approx. 80 individuals at the reunion. Trew, one of the on-site organizers, gives special thanks to Dr. Jack East, and others, who had their hand in organizing the event.
The event was so successful, it has been made into an annual event. If you are in Long Beach, CA next June, be sure to stop by!
For a selection of photographs taken at the event, please go to: https://www.eecs.umich.edu/eecs/alumnisociety/MTT-EECS-Alumni-OnTheWeb/index.htm
Peoplesoft EPM Developer
Company or Institution: [via Recruiter]
A client of ours in Rutherford, NJ is seeking a Peoplesoft EPM Developer. The position pays up to $110K annually and they are only looking for local candidates.
Provide development and integration role across various vendor products to provide BASEL II reporting on a large risk and finance data warehouse-tools including Peoplesoft EPM. Work with business SMEs to understand requirements and develop solution. This provides a challenging opportunity to work in one of the largest IT projects currently underway to implement BASEL II reporting solution on a large data warehouse for GCIB senior management.
4 years of experience with Peoplesoft tools: Peoplecode, peopletools, EPM 8.8, application engine, business interlinks, data modeling, data marts. Experience with Peoplesoft modules such as RWC and Global Consolidation is plus. Good communication skills and working experience in finance project is plus.
If you are interested in this position, please forward
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Please note, only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Receipt of your resume will be confirmed if it is sent as an attachment.
Learning and Development Manager
Company or Institution: [via Micro Search]
Named to Fortune's Top 100 Best Companies to Work For this leading vendor of Network Attached Storage based in Silicon Valley is seeking a Learning & Development Manager (new position) to help the company handle its imminent growth.
Its growth will be both in worldwide employee population and in scaling processes and programs. Effectively developing employees is critical to our retention and long term growth. Building on current programs, the Learning & Development Manager will develop and implement a truly global employee development system that is scalable as they grow. This person will partner closely with the Employee Success and Development Program Director to upgrade the performance management system.
- Design an Assimilation and Development process for their employees and
implement world-wide, including TOAST & New Employee Orientation (must have
- Enjoys working in high growth and fast paced company with minimal process
Training needs assessment experience
Education: BS Degree; MS preferred
Contact: Janice Litvin Micro Search Email: JLitvin@MicroSearchSF.com 925.287.8785
SAP Solutions Architect (Sales Engineer)
Company or Institution: [via Micro Search]
Their systems are designed for medium-sized to large enterprises and their filers can also be deployed in Fibre Channel and IP-based storage area network (SAN) configurations. The company's NetCache Web caching appliances help enterprises and service providers deliver content more quickly by storing information physically closer to users. The company also offers a line of disk-based devices designed for backup and archiving, as well as data management and content delivery software.
SAP Solutions Architect (aka Sales Engineers) (2 openings) responsible for developing Storage Solutions for customers running SAP core technologies. Two to five years Basis experience required. The architect will work to provide global Sales support primarily, but will also work cross-functionally with other parts of the organization including Product Marketing, Services, and Engineering on the company's future strategies related to the area of SAP solutions. The person will be expected to drive virtual team activities and be a self starter. The person in this role may also work closely with respective third-party vendor organizations as required to achieve our corporate goals.
a.. Define processes for SAP Backup and Recovery, archiving and upgrades.
a.. SAP Basis and storage architecture, 2-5 years or more.
Education: BS or equivalent industry experience
Contact: Janice Litvin, Micro Search, 925.287.8785, JLitvin@MicroSearchSF.com
Jessy Grizzle Receives College of Engineering Research Excellence Award
Professor Jessy Grizzle has been selected to receive a College of Engineering Research Excellence Award for 2004-05. This award is given in recognition of "demonstrated sustained excellence in research and scholarly activities. Professor Grizzle will receive his award at the College of Engineering Faculty Honors and Awards Dinner Dance on April 2.
Jeffrey Fessler Receives College of Engineering Education Excellence Award
Professor Jeff Fessler has been selected to receive a College of Engineering Education Excellence Award for 2004-05. This award is given in recognition of "demonstrated sustained excellence in curricular development, instruction and guidance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including graduate student supervision, and the development of new courses, teaching laboratories, teaching techniques, software packages for self teaching, etc." Professor Fessler will receive his award at the College of Engineering Faculty Honors and Awards Dinner Dance on April 2.