Elena Semouchkina (CPS) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $337,217 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project is “Developing Anisotropic Media for Transformation Optics by Using Dielectric Photonic Crystals.” This is a three-year project.
Keith Vertanen (HCC), has been identified as one of only 71 instructors who received an exceptional “Average of 7 Dimensions” student evaluation score during Spring semester 2017. Keith’s score is 4.53 (out of 5.0) with an enrollment of 105. Keith received the same recognition in Spring 2016 with a score of 4.49 with an enrollment of 85.
Shiyan Hu, Director of the Center for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) delivered a keynote talk at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Energy Internet in Beijing, China. Hu gave the talk “Smart Energy Cyber-Physical Systems: Big Data Analytics and Security” that builds off his work in smart energy cyber-physical systems. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker, an IEEE Systems Council Distinguished Lecturer, an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, an invited participant for US National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium and a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. Hu is a Fellow of IET and the editor-in-chief of IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications. He is also the chair for IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems.
Yu Cai (CyberS) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $49,728 research and development grant from the National Security Agency. The project is entitled, “Developing Hands-On Cybersecurity Curriculum with Real-World Case Analysis.” This is a one-year project.
Shane Mueller (CLS/HCC) was awarded DARPA’s Explainable AI (XAI) Grant to develop naturalistic theories of explanation with AI systems and a computational cognitive model of explanatory reasoning. This is a four-year grant in the amount of $808,450.
ICC Annual Retreat was held on April 21. Co-Director Dan Fuhrmann presented ICC Achievement Awards to two researchers for their outstanding research and honorable contributions to the ICC in 2017. Zhuo Feng from the Center for Scalable Architectures and Systems (SAS) and Shane Mueller from the Center for Human-Centered Computing (HCC) were this year’s recipients.
Shane Mueller is Associate Professor in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences with an expertise in Cognitive and Computational Modeling. He has recently been awardedDARPA’s Explainable AI (XAI) Grant to develop naturalistic theories of explanation with AI systems and to develop a computational cognitive model of explanatory reasoning. In addition to this effort, he has served as Co-PI of several proposals in collaboration with other HCC members from the KIP, CS, and Math departments. He has continuously published his works in top journals and conferences, such as IEEE and Cognitive Modeling Communities and organized several conferences. Another significant achievement is developing PEBL: The Free Psychology Experiment Building Language for HCI and Psychology Researchers, which is widely used across the world. Zhuo Feng is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Zhuo has received funding as the sole PI on three National Science Foundation (NSF) grants since 2014 with a total of $1.1 million. He received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from NSF in 2014, a Best Paper Award from ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) in 2013, and two Best Paper AwardNominations from IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) in 2006 and 2008. His publications include 16 journal papers (14 IEEE/ACM Transactions) and 34 ACM/IEEE conference papers.
Zhaohui Wang (CPS) is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award for her research in underwater communication networks. Wang plans to improve underwater acoustics networks to maximize information delivery. ICC Co-Director, Dan Fuhrmann commented, “Her research activity is quite remarkable. In this proposal, Wang describes an ambitious plan to bring state-of-the-art tools in signal processing and machine learning to the difficult problem of underwater acoustic communication.” Read more about Wang’s research in the Michigan Tech News.
Timothy Havens (DataS) and Timothy Schulz (DataS) were recently awarded a $15,000 contract from MIT Lincoln Laboratory to investigate signal processing for active phased array systems with simultaneous transmit and receive capability. While this capability offers increased performance in communications, radar, and electronic warfare applications, the challenging aspect is that a high-level of isolation must be achieved between the transmit and receive antennas in order to mitigate self-interference in the array. This project spearheads a collaboration with Dr. Jon Doane (BS and MS from MTU) in MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s RF Technology Group. Ian Cummings, an NSF Graduate Research Fellow who is co-advised by Havens and Schulz, is undertaking this research for his PhD dissertation and will spend the summers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory as part of the project.
Three ICC members are finalists in the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Awards presented by The William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning. Nominees are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the instructional mission of the University. Based on more than 50,000 student ratings of instruction responses, ten finalists have been identified for the 2017 awards. The ICC member finalists are:
Associate Professor / Professor Category
- Mari Buche (DataS), Associate Professor
- Yu Cai (CyberS), Associate Professor
Assistant Professor / Lecturer / Professor of Practice Category
- Jeffrey Wall (CyberS), Assistant Professor
Only 58 scientists and engineers were invited to join the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) this year. Jeremy Bos (DataS) is the recipient of this prestigious award. The three-year YIP grant is for his project entitled, “Imaging Theory and Mitigation in Extreme Turbulence-Induced Anisoplanatism.” This project will explore the nature of imaging in conditions characterized by extreme anisoplanatism. Under these conditions each point in an image may be affected by a locally unique blurring kernel implying a violation of the linear shift invariance. Bos and his students will use a combination analysis and extensive experimental data to develop new models and new understanding of this phenomenon. Bos has also proposed using angular diversity as a means of mitigating the effects of extreme anisoplanatism on imaging and beam control problems.
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