News from the Business Engagement Center: Tech Takeover, Cybersecurity and more

9/11/2017

View recent event recaps, like the Take Takeover at Automation Alley and Cybersecurity Roundtable, and information on upcoming events for students and faculty.

Di Ma at Tech Takeover
Associate Professor Di Ma speaks at the Teck Takeover at Automation Alley.

News

Tech Takeover at Automation Alley
On August 30, the UM-Dearborn Business Engagement Center and the College of Engineering and Computer Science sponsored a Tech Takeover dedicated to security and privacy challenges, solutions and recommendations in the next generation of mobility.

“Navigating Security and Privacy in Next-Gen Mobility” included an overview of the smart mobility trend, security risks and privacy implications in the next generation of mobility era, and recent research advances in security and privacy protection.

Speakers were Di Ma, associate professor of computer and information science and founder of the Cybersecurity Center for Research, Education and Outreach, UM-Dearborn; Pramita Mitra, mobility research engineer, Ford Research and Innovation Center; and Brahim Medjahed, associate professor of computer and information science, UM-Dearborn.

CECS professor speaks at Senator Mike Kowall’s Cybersecurity Roundtable
Autonomous and connected vehicles technology has become more prevalent in the automotive industry in recent years. In July, the BEC recommended Hafiz Malik, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, to participate in Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall’s Cybersecurity Roundtable. Hosted at the Automation Alley, a nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association, the roundtable focused on topics related to modernizing guidelines for driverless vehicles, research and operation to keep Michigan at the cutting edge of automobile technology innovation, growth and design. Malik and other panelists discussed the importance of cybersecurity as it relates to autonomous vehicles and this emerging technology.

Key corporate partners
The Business and Engagement Center has updated the key corporate partners list for 2017-2018. View the sustained and new partners list online.

Events and Corporate Engagement 

Upcoming Events

NSK Campus Visit, September 25
Members of the NSK recruiting team will be on campus to meet-and-greet engineering students in the Engineering Lab Building. 

MAHLE/Formula SAE Networking Event, Mid-October, Date TBD
The BEC and the Formula SAE car team will host a networking event with MAHLE in mid-October. The event is an opportunity for engineering personnel and company leadership to learn more about the team’s current projects and how MAHLE can be more involved with the team.

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Tech Talk, October 19
On October 19, members of Hitachi’s engineering team will be on campus to talk with students about opportunities in engineering and emerging technology. Students will have an opportunity to learn more about what engineers are currently working on at Hitachi in addition to co-op and internship opportunities with the company.

DENSO Professional Development Workshop, October 27
DENSO human resources and engineering representatives will be on campus to host a professional development workshop on October 27. DENSO is a recruiter of both College of Business and College of Engineering and Computer Science students, and this event will provide unique learning opportunities for both colleges. 

Engineering Faculty and Experiential Learning Visit: Freedom Motors, September 1
On September 1, CECS faculty, experiential learning professionals and the BEC visited Freedom Motors in Battle Creek, Mich., to learn more about their work in automotive mobility.  The group discussed ways in which UM-Dearborn can add value to Freedom Motors’ talent and research needs as they expand into new markets.

Event Recaps 

Engineering Faculty and Experiential Learning Visit: Freedom Motors, September 1
On September 1, CECS faculty, experiential learning professionals and the BEC visited Freedom Motors in Battle Creek, Mich., to learn more about their work in automotive mobility.  The group discussed ways in which UM-Dearborn can add value to Freedom Motors’ talent and research needs as they expand into new markets.