EECS Homecoming Luncheon
University of Michigan's EECS Department is excited to welcome all EECS alumni and their guests to our annual homecoming luncheon. This annual event will take place on Friday, Oct. 4, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in the EECS atrium (1301 Beal Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109).
Reception-style food and refreshments will be provided for those in attendance. A number of EECS faculty and students will be presenting research posters which is a great way to learn about the exciting research happening in the department and make new contacts.
The event will also feature remarks from Prof. Mingyan Liu, Peter and Evelyn Fuss Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Prof. Brian Noble, Chair of Computer Science Engineering, along with a door prize drawing for a pair of tickets to the homecoming game against Iowa.Read more »
Xu Zhimo’s Surprising Journey: An Exploration of My Grandfather’s Life
Tony S. Hsu, PhDAuthor, Retired Technology Executive
September 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmRead more »
Engineering education – where are we headed?
Presented by Dr. Steven McLaughlinTuesday, October 1; 12:30 - 1:30 PM, 1200 EECS
What are the strategic directions for engineering education? How are we shifting from skillset to mindsets and shaping our students to become even more impactful leaders, while valuing the rigor of a focused engineering degree? And what challenges are we seeing in the student of today, where faculty may be the key to tackling the epidemic of student stress mental health.Read more »
Ready Fire Aim: RE-Wiring My Brain for N=ALL
Presented by Karen Fireman Friday, October 4; 9:30 - 10:30 AM; 1005 EECS
I grew up studying math under the covers when I was supposed to be sleeping. I’ve lived all over the world, I’ve had big jobs,…but all I ever wanted to do is Analyze Data. What do you do, when you know DATA is your passion… watch me.Read more »
How to prepare to work on the next Xbox, Kinect, Hololens, or Quantum Computer.
Presented by Dawson Yee Friday, October 4; 10:45 - 11:45 AM; Chesebrough Auditorium
Dawson Yee will describe his experience leading teams that led to the highly successful XBox Kinect, his past work on the Hololens project, and current work as System Hardware Engineer – Azure, Quantum Computing, all at Microsoft. He will provide students with insider information about how to best prepare for a career helping produce the next generation of high-tech electronics.Read more »
My First Student: My Mother
Presented by Dr. Nicolaos Alexopolous Friday, October 4; 1:30 - 2:00 PM; 1500 EECS
This is a story of my journey since my birth at an aunt’s house in 1942, in the middle of the Nazi occupation in Athens, Greece, through the civil war afterwards and through the years, starting to work after school at the age of 5 until I came to the U.S. in 1959. I will describe my early years in Michigan at Ypsilanti and then Ann Arbor, working and putting myself through school and managing to get a PhD degree when I was 26 years old. I will conclude with a few comments about my experiences in the academic world as a teacher and administrator.Read more »