• ‘Air traffic control’ for driverless cars

    Combining human and artificial intelligence in autonomous vehicles could push driverless cars more quickly toward wide-scale adoption. That’s the goal of a new project that relies on a technique called instantaneous crowdsourcing to provide a cost-effective, real-time remote backup for onboard autonomous systems without the need for a human to be physically in the driver’s seat.

    Learn how this system could work

  • Unexpected connections

    U-M graduate student John Traylor knew the work he was doing in Puerto Rico to shore up communications infrastructure some nine months after Hurricane Maria was important, but it wasn’t until the project was finished that he fully understood the impact. Traylor realized he could combine his interest in technology with a desire to help underserved populations.

    Learn more about these efforts

  • A ‘decathlon’ for antibiotics

    The environments where bacteria thrive in our bodies are very different from those in which they’re tested in the lab, and that can be a problem. Sriram Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is using advanced computer simulations to study how different environments affect antibiotic performance.

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  • Alternative spring break

    The classrooms are empty, but U-M students are still learning, engaging and serving during spring break this week. Hundreds are opting to immerse themselves in communities throughout the world, recharging from their busy school schedules and making a positive impact.

    Learn more about these students

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