Faculty Research

Select Grants and Awards

The college's state-of-the-art laboratory facilities offer effective and comprehensive areas for applied research that support the curriculum and build strong partnerships with industry, government and the community.


Award Grant Institution Amount PI
Beam Steering of Solid-State Lidar System Yangzhou Qunfa Heat Exchanger Co., Ltd. $155,839 Ya Sha Yi
A Planning Grant for Research in Driver Route and Driving Speed Prediction Nissan North America $18,206 Yi Murphey
Robust Speech Authentication Magneti Marelli Holding USA LLC $23,061 Hafiz Malik
Fuel Economy Potential Analysis of P0 + P4 48V MHEV Supplemental Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. $154,381 Youngki Kim
Fatigue Characterization and Modeling of Gas Metal Arc Welds (GMAW) Auto/Steel Partnership $81,000 Hong Tae Kang
Collaborative Research: Tuning Piezoelectricity of Bi-continuous Piezocomposites via Additive Manufacturing National Science Foundation  $176,355 Lei Chen
How does a Driverless Car Interact with Pedestrians? Mcity   Shan Bao
Data Mining and Examination on Overtaking Behavior Honda R & D Americas, Inc.   Shan Bao
CRII: SaTC: An Integrated Treatment of Ransomware through Microarchitecture and Software Solutions National Science Foundation $175,000 Anys Bacha
Developing Machine Vision Techniques for Automated Scoring of Visual Models Educational Testing Service $60,115 Mohamed Abouelenien

REU Supplement: SaTC: CORE: Small: Collaborative: ForensicExaminer: Testbed for Benchmarking Digital Audio Forensic Algorithms

National Science Foundation


Hafiz Malik

Student Project Equipment Request: Safety

Denso North America Foundation


Sridhar Lakshmanan and Line van Nieuwstadt

Build Up an Advanced Autonomous Driving Navigation Infrastructure Based on RFID for Smart Cities

Victory Traffic Facilities Engineering Co., Ltd.


Sridhar Lakshmanan, Paul Richardson, and Weidong Xiang

Intelligent Software Refactoring

National Science Foundation


Marouane Kessentini

A Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Based Framework for the Prediction, Detection, and Repair of Software Security Vulnerabilities and Quality Issues

Sema, Inc.


Marouane Kessentini

Field Study of Light Vehicle Crash Avoidance Systems: Phase 3 L2 Field Evaluation

US Department of Transportation


Shan Bao, Dave LeBlanc (PI), and Carol Flannagan (Co-PI)

A naturalistic bicycling study in the Ann Arbor area: Second Phase

Toyota Research Institute


Shan Bao and Fred Feng 

“Machine Learning, Human Factors and Security Analysis for the Remote Command of Driving

US DOT University Transportation Center: Center for Connected and Automated Transportation


Shan Bao, Robert Hampshire (PI), and Walter Lasecki (Co-PI)

Interactive Human-Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics in Traffic: Modeling, Simulation and Control



Shan Bao, Anouck Girard (PI), and Ilya Kolmanovsky (Co-PI)

Examination of Connected Vehicle Technology-Based Eco-Routing Choices

US DOT University Transportation Center: Center for Connected and Automated Transportation


Shan Bao

Developing Pedestrian-Related Model for Testing Self-Driving Cars Using Naturalistic Driving Data and Crash Data

Toyota Research Institute


 Shan Bao

Naturalistic Driving Study on Seatbelt Interlock System

Volkswagen Group of America Inc.


Shan Bao

REU Supplement: The Role of the Eye's Peri-Limbal Tissue and Integral Veins on Intraocular Pressure

National Science Foundation


Alan Argento

Developing Models for Shape Detection

Educational Testing Service


Mohamed Abouelenien

DAPCEP Fall 2019—Beginner's Guide to 2D Computer Game Design

Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP)


DeLean Tolbert

Facility Energy Saving and Securing Technology (FEST) Using Multi-Source Data

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Wencong Su and Junho Hong

High Resolution Smart Meter Data Acquisition and Application

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Department of Energy Subcontracts


Wencong Su

SCH: INT: Collaborative Research: ‘RehabBuddy’: Extending Individualized Physical Rehabilitation beyond the Clinic Using Wearable Technology to Empower Patients

National Science Foundation


Samir Rawashdeh

ML-ACCEPT: Machine-Learning-enhanced Automated Circuit Configuration and Evaluation of Power Converters

Department of Energy

$658,321 for Phase 1 (months 0–9), $1,264,635 pending for Phase 2 (months 10–24)

Yi Lu Murphey, Wencong Su, and Mengqi Wang

A Study on the Development of Virtual Thermal Management for Information-rich Future Mobility

Hyundai Motor Company


Youngki Kim

Fuel Economy Potential Analysis of P0 + P4 48V MHEV

Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI)


Youngki Kim

MRI: Acquisition of Flow Cytometer Instrument at University of Michigan-Dearborn

National Science Foundation


Mathumai Kanapathipillai

Proposal for Naturalistic Driver Behavior Classification via Machine Learning

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors


Bochen Jia

G3 (Golf, Girls, and Gadgets)

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan


M. Jeanne Girard

MRI: Acquisition of a Linear Impactor System to Study Injury Mechanisms and Severity at University of Michigan-Dearborn

National Science Foundation


Amanda Esquivel

MALDIVES: Developing a Comprehensive Understanding of Malware Delivery Mechanisms

University of Illinois at Chicago, National Science Foundation Subcontracts


Birhanu Eshete

A Data-Driven Framework for Microstructure Optimization of Additively Manufactured Piezoelectric Composites

Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) Propelling Original Data Science (PODS) grant


Lei Chen and Zhen Hu

How Does a Driverless Car Interact and Communicate with Pedestrians?

University of Michigan Mcity


Shan Bao

NSF Student Travel Support for the 52nd IEEE/ACM Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO)

National Science Foundation


Anys Bacha

(February 2019–present)

Source: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, this list is not exhaustive.

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