African research engagement program expands, resumes in-person formatFounded in 2019, the African Undergraduate Research Adventure Program is growing to impact the lives of more young engineers.
How worried should we be about the rise in hospital ransomware attacks? A Q&A with Kevin Fu“We’ve reached an inflection point where the degree of connectivity between devices and services in all sectors has exploded.”
Z. Morley Mao elected IEEE fellow for contributions to performance and security of internet routing and mobile systemsProf. Mao and her students have played an important role in understanding the efficiency, security, and performance of a number of mobile systems.
Roya Ensafi speaks at Summit for DemocracyEnsafi joined other experts to discuss how tech built with democratic values at its core can strengthen rules-based governance worldwide.
Tool to analyze VPN security, privacy aids in Consumer Reports reviewVPNalyzer was used by Consumer Reports to measure the effectiveness of popular consumer VPN providers.
ADA Center hosts fall symposiumDuring the three days of the symposium, the participants worked together to brainstorm the future of computing for the 2030 decade.
Five ways to keep vaccine cold storage equipment safe from hackersA medical security expert outlines the risks and how hospitals can protect themselves.
Famous Paxos distributed protocol automatically determined safe and secureTwo researchers have debunked the common assumption that the famous Paxos consensus protocol is too complex to be proven safe without hours of manual labor.
CSE authors present six papers at MICRO 202112 co-authors had work accepted at the conference, including one Best Paper nominee.
New tool to analyze, improve live streaming services earns best paperThe study produced a new tool to analyze and correct performance issues in major streaming software and services.
CSE welcomes new faculty for academic year 2021/22Meet the new arrivals.
Four papers with Michigan authors at SIGCOMM 2021ACM SIGCOMM’s annual conference is the leading conference in data communications and networking in the world.
Get to know: Paul GrubbsHis research at the intersection of cryptography and systems has already had broad impacts across the IT industry.
Prof. Valeria Bertacco recognized with University of Padova’s Elvira Poli AwardThis newly-instituted award is given to engineering alumni who have pursued careers aligned with the university’s values and dedicated their efforts to gender equality in engineering.
Her fight for your rights
Could censorship end the internet as we know it? Not if Roya Ensafi can help it.
Three CSE papers at CHI 2021 recognized with honorable mentions
The papers dealt with issues of accessibility, privacy, and consent in technology.
Election lessons from Michigan
Election security expert J. Alex Halderman dissects Antrim County’s election debacle to help future contests go more smoothly.
Sensor takes guesswork out of N95 decontamination
A new wireless system can sense when N95 facemasks are properly decontaminated in moist-heat.
U-Michigan professor appointed to FDA medical device security post
A Q&A with Kevin Fu, who will help protect software that saves lives at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
Kevin Fu fills new leadership position at FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, overseeing medical device security
The longtime advocate and leading researcher in medical device security heads to Washington for a one-year term.
Microphones that “hear” light; microprocessors that “tell” us secrets; self-driving cars that “see” fake objects; sensors that “feel” the wrong temperature. Our devices are under attack in new, increasingly sophisticated ways. Security researchers at CSE are exploring the limits of hardware and finding new, sobering vulnerabilities in our computers and homes.
Building a testing-free future
How automated guarantees that our most complex programs are secure and trustworthy can save us time, money, and anxiety.
After five years, Let’s Encrypt, a non-profit based on tech developed at Michigan, has helped to secure the internet
Today, over 225 million websites are protected by free certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt.
Censored Planet: Tracking internet censorship without on-the-ground participation
Censored Planet is releasing technical details for other researchers and for activists.
CSE researchers report over $11M in research grants last quarter
The awards were distributed to 18 different primary investigators.
5 ways Americans can keep their vote secure and accurate
Expert advice for voting in an unprecedented election.
Hardware model checker takes gold at international competition
The system automatically proves the trustworthiness of a hardware design, outperforming the competition in nearly every category.
Roya Ensafi named inaugural Consumer Reports Digital Lab Fellow
The new fellowship program was designed to study the effects of connected products and services.
CSE researchers help organize 10th anniversary workshop on internet freedom
Prof. Roya Ensafi and PhD candidate Reethika Ramesh led organizing efforts for USENIX’s Tenth Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet.
NIST finalists for post-quantum security standards include research results developed by Prof. Chris Peikert
A new secure code is needed to protect private information from the power of quantum computing.
New collaboration promises greater innovation in medical device security
The two organizations will connect their membership and partner networks to work on advancing security for life-saving devices.
Wireless sensors for N95 masks could enable easier, more accurate decontamination
“The technology can give users the confidence they deserve when reusing respirators or other PPE.”
New remote voting risks and solutions identified
The upcoming presidential election in the middle of a pandemic has jurisdictions exploring new technologies. They’re not secure.
ADA Center holds 2020 symposium with virtual attendance, highlighting new research into computer design
The symposium highlighted new developments in computer architecture, and included a session on how the center’s research can contribute to limiting the impact of pandemics.
IEEE security conference features six accepted papers from CSE researchers
The projects impact voting systems, physical sensors, integrated circuit fabrication, and multiple microarchitectural side-channel vulnerabilities.
Guidance on decontaminating face masks: U-M researchers contribute to national effort
Collaborative website launched while U-M researchers continue advanced testing.
Predoctoral Fellowship for mathematically provable hardware design
Goel designs algorithms that can automatically demonstrate the correctness of hardware systems.
Autonomous vehicles can be fooled to ‘see’ nonexistent obstacles
Vehicles that perceive obstacles that aren’t really there could cause traffic accidents.
Real-time monitor tracks the growing use of network filters for censorship
The team says their framework can scalably and semi-automatically monitor the use of filtering technologies for censorship at global scale.
Halderman honored for public engagement effortsThe U-M presidential award honors individuals who provide sustained, dedicated, and influential leadership and service in major national or state capacities.
$1M grant to develop U-M high-capacity research network
The team will develop a secure, data-intensive network solution to effectively transport extremely high volumes of research data on and off campus.
Not enough voters detecting ballot errors and potential hacks, study finds
Researchers carried out the first study on voter behavior with electronic assistive devices, found 93% missed incorrect ballots.
How Let’s Encrypt doubled the percentage of secure websites in four years
A Q&A with J. Alex Halderman, who co-founded the nonprofit organization.
How Russia’s online censorship could jeopardize internet freedom worldwide
The nation is using inexpensive commodity equipment to block 170K domains on more than 1K privately-owned ISPs.
Researchers take control of Siri, Alexa, and Google Home with lasers
The newly discovered microphone vulnerability allows attackers to remotely inject inaudible and invisible commands into voice assistants using light.
Offensive vehicle security toolbox makes car hacking easier
The new system is designed to save security researchers time and effort spent reverse-engineering the message format of every vehicle they study.
New tool combats evolving internet censorship methods
Technology pioneered by Michigan researchers can circumvent many effective website blocking tools
CSE faculty bring significant showing to major systems conference
Researchers designed three new systems to speed up code at several key bottlenecks.
Remote attack on temperature sensors threatens safety in incubators and industry
The researchers demonstrated that an adversary could remotely manipulate the temperature sensor measurements without tampering with the targeted system or triggering automatic temperature alarms.
New attack on autonomous vehicle sensors creates fake obstacles
Up to this point, no attacks had been discovered targeting a car’s LiDAR system—but a major new finding from researchers at the University of Michigan has demonstrated what that might look like.
PET Award for making privacy policies easier to read
The research generated a chatbot to help users sift through important details in privacy policies.
Best paper award for analysis of a decade of malware reports
The research suggests that common blacklist-based prevention systems are ineffective.
Research responsible for establishing field of medical device security recognized by IEEE
Defibrillator security paper receives Test of Time Award from IEEE Security & Privacy
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.
CSE alum Qi Alfred Chen selected for ProQuest Dissertation Award
Chen’s dissertation research was dedicated to developing proactive defense approaches to the new security challenges of a hyper-connected world.
Prof. J. Alex Halderman named a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow
Halderman will work to further educate lawmakers, future cybersecurity experts, and the public about how to ensure that election results can relied upon and verified
Online censorship detector aims to make the internet a freer place
Censored Planet could provide new insight into the flow of online information
Using drones, a new software tool can bring LTE networks anywhere
SkyCore is a complete software solution to deploying mobile networks on unmanned drones
Study reveals new data on region-specific website blocking practices
A team of researchers unearthed new data on geographic denial of access to web content in a new paper.
Building a security standard for a post-quantum future
A large quantum computer could retroactively decrypt almost all internet communication ever recorded.
Three CSE faculty selected for Google Faculty Research Awards
Profs. Jia Deng, Roya Ensafi, and Manos Kapritsos have been selected to receive Google Faculty Research Awards.
Chat tool simplifies tricky online privacy policies
Automated chatbot uses artificial intelligence to weed through fine print