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Computing Research

College of Computing faculty and students are engaged in ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary research across campus through the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems and other Michigan Tech research groups. We are developing cutting-edge software and hardware solutions to proactively address today’s societal, technological, and sustainable challenges.

College of Computing researchers are:

  • Transforming institutional practices and culture to build equity and diversity on campus
  • Revamping robotics education to meet 21st century workforce needs
  • Educating the next generation of cybersecurity experts
  • Investigating best practices for engineering technology student success and improved retention
  • Building regional health education research infrastructure and contributing to local economic growth
  • Helping computer processors execute applications in a more energy-efficient manner
  • Devising communication solutions for people with physical and cognitive disabilities
  • Improving mobile device encryption for defense against active attackers
  • Improving hardware memory management and cache protocols to improve overall system performance

Robotics Lab detail

Computing Labs and Facilities

  • Artificial Intelligence / Robotics Lab
  • Cluster Computing Lab
  • Compiler / Architecture Lab
  • Computing Learning Center
  • Distributed Systems / Cybersecurity Lab
  • Graphics and Visualization Lab
  • Industrial Controls and Automation Lab
  •  Robotics and Mechatronics Lab

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Computing Technology

  • Allen Bradley Control Logix Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Apple- and PC-Based Graphics Systems
  • FANUC Robots and Mechatronics Equipment
  • IBM Systems pS Dual 4-Core Systems
  • Mobile Usability Testing Lab
  • Multiple Clusters with Various Types of Interconnection Networks 
  • Pioneer 3 AT Vision-Equipped Mobile Robot
  • Research Cluster with 6-processor Login Nodes and Four 24-processor High-Performance Compute Nodes
  • Visor-Based Augmented Reality System 

Active College of Computing Research Projects 

Title: NURail- Tier l
Sponsor: DOT (FPT: University of Illinois)
Co-PI, Dept: Timothy C. Havens, CC
Research Institute: MTTI
Award Amount: $187,510
Award Date / Duration: Nov. 2013 / 7 Years

Title: University  Community College and Industry Partnership: Revamping Robotics Education to Meet 21st Century Workforce Needs

Sponsor: NSF

Co-PI, Dept: Scott Kuhl, CS
Award Amount: $702,324
Award Date / Duration: April 2015 / 5 Years

Title: XPS: Full: FP:Collaborative Research: Sphinx: Combining Data and Instruction Level Parallelism through Demand Driven Execution of Imperative Programs
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Soner Onder, CS
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $15,876
Award Date / Duration: Aug. 2015 / 5 Years

Title: XPS:FULL:FP: Collaborative Research: Sphinx: Combining Data & Instruction Level Parallelism through Demand Driven Execution of Control Flow Programs
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Soner Onder, CS
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $560,000
Award Date / Duration: Aug. 2015 / 5 Years

Title: Michigan Tech and PH Foundation: A Partnership to Improve Health Education  Research  Infrastructure  and Local Economic Growth
Sponsor: PHF
Co-PI, Dept: Adrienne Minerick, Guy Hembroff, CC, CMH
Research Institute: LSTI
Award Amount: $2,620,000
Award Date / Duration: Sep. 2015 / 5 Years

Title: EDU: Collaborative: VACCS-Visualization and Analysis for C Code Security
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Jean Mayo, CS
Co-PI, Dept: Ching-Kuang Shene, CS
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $130,001
Award Date / Duration: Jan. 2016 / 4 Years

Title: CSR: Small: Effective Sampling-Based Miss Ratio Curves: Theory and Practice
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Zhenlin Wang, CS
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $390,876
Award Date / Duration: Oct. 2016 / 4 Years

Title: SHF: SMALL: Collaborative Research: Improving Reliability of In-Memory Storage
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Jianhui Yue, CS
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $192,716
Award Date / Duration: June 2017 / 3 Years

Title: NEXTCAR: Connected and Automated Control for Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain Operation on a Light-Duty Multi-Mode Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Sponsor: DOE
Co-PI, Dept: Bo Chen, CS
Award Amount: $2,801,389
Award Date / Duration: March 2017 / 3 Years

Title: Engineering Technology Scholars - IMProving Retention and Student Success (ETS-IMPRESS)
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Guy C. Hembroff, CMH
Research Institute: LIFT
Award Amount: $999,483
Award Date / Duration: Jan. 2018 / 5 Years

Title: MSGC Research Seed Proposal: Microfluidic Dynamic Cell Concentration Tuner for Medical Diagnostics
Sponsor: NASA (FPT: University of Michigan)
PI, Dept: Adrienne R. Minerick, CC
Award Amount: $5,000
Award Date / Duration: May 2018 / 2 Years

Title: REF-RS: Automatic Speech Recognition using Deep Neural Networks
Sponsor: MTU
PI, Dept: Keith D. Vertanen, CS
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $31,268
Award Date / Duration: July 2018 / 1.5 Years

Title: CAREER: Technology Assisted Conversations
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Keith D. Vertanen, CS
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $194,541
Award Date / Duration: Aug. 2018 / 5 Years

Title: ADVANCE Adaptation AMP-UP Continuous Improvement Process to Transform Institutional Practices and Culture
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Adrienne R. Minerick, CC
Award Amount: $1,000,000
Award Date / Duration: Sep. 2018 / 3 Years

Title: FoMR: Collaborative Research: Dependent ILP: Dynamic Hoisting and Eager Scheduling of Dependent Instructions
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Soner Onder, CS
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $230,744
Award Date / Duration: Oct. 2018 / 3 Years 

Title: Duty Cycle Aggregation and Warranty Mitigation using Customer Usage Data
Sponsor: Industry (Ford Motor Co)
PI, Dept: Timothy C. Havens, CC
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $50,000
Award Date / Duration: Jan. 2019 / 1 Year

Title: Trailer Angle Detection Using Multiple Automotive Radars
Sponsor: Industry (Ford Motor Co)
PI, Dept: Daniel R. Fuhrmann, CMH

Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $202,567
Award Date / Duration: Jan. 2019 / 2 Years

Title: NPT-03/04: Localization  Tracking  and Classification of On-Ice Underwater Noise Sources Using Machine Learning
Sponsor: US DOD
PI, Dept: Timothy C. Havens, CC

Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $96,643
Award Date / Duration: Apr. 2019 / 1 Year

Title: Innovative GenCyber Learning Experience for K-12 Teachers Through Storytelling + Teaching + Gaming + Doing
Sponsor: US DOD
PI, Dept: Yu Cai, CMH
Co-PI, Dept: Bo Chen, Guy Hembroff, Tim Van Wagner, CS, CMH
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $87,895
Award Date / Duration: May 2019 / 1 Year

Title: Innovative GenCyber Learning Experience for High School Students Through Storytelling + Teaching + Gaming + Doing
Sponsor: US DOD
PI, Dept: Yu Cai, CMH
Co-PI, Dept: Bo Chen, Guy Hembroff, Tim Van Wagner, CS, CMH
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $82,416
Award Date / Duration: May 2019 / 1 Year

Title: CHS: Small: Rich Surface Interaction for Augmented Environments
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Keith D. Vertanen, CS
Co-PI, Dept: Scott A. Kuhl, CS
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $499,552
Award Date / Duration: Aug. 2019 / 3 Years

Title: Senior Design: Research and Development of an Automated Risk Tiered Asset Inventory System
Sponsor: Industry (Munson Medical Center)
PI, Dept: Guy C. Hembroff, CC
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $17,500
Award Date / Duration: Sep. 2019 / 9 Months

Title: SHF: Medium: Collaborative Research: Statically Controlled Asynchronous Lane Execution (SCALE)
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Soner Onder, CS
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $246,329
Award Date / Duration: Sep. 2019 / 4 Years

Title: CHS: Small: Collaborative Research: Improving Mobile Device Input for Users who are Blind or Low Vision
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Keith D. Vertanen, CS
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $225,663
Award Date / Duration: Oct. 2019 / 3 Years

Title: Collaborative Research: Joining Forces: A midwestern partnership of research-intensive institutions for women STEM faculty success
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Adrienne R. Minerick, CC
Award Amount: $170,000
Award Date / Duration: Oct. 2019 / 3 Years

Title: EAGER: Enabling Secure Data Recovery for Mobile Devices against Malicious Attacks
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Bo Chen, CS
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $199,975
Award Date / Duration: Oct. 2019 / 2 Years

Title: SaTC: CORE: Small: Collaborative: Hardware-Assisted Plausibly Deniable System for Mobile Devices
Sponsor: NSF
PI, Dept: Bo Chen, CS
Research Institute: ICC
Award Amount: $249,918
Award Date / Duration: Oct. 2019 / 3 Years

Abbreviations Key

ASPRC: Advanced Power Systems Research Center

CC: College of Computing

CMH: Computer Network and System Administration/Mechatronics, Electrical, and Robotics Engineering Technology/Health Informatics Division

CS: Department of Computer Science

FPT: Federal Pass Through Grant

ICC: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems

LSTI: Life Science and Technology Institute

ME-EM: Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

MTTI: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute

MTU: Michigan Tech Office of the Vice President for Research

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NSF: National Science Foundation

PHF: Portage Health Foundation

US DOT: U.S. Department of Transportation

US DOE: U.S. Department of Energy