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UM-SJTU Partnership Board holds its 24th meeting

UM-SJTU Partnership Board holds its 24th meeting

The University of Michigan (UM) – Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Partnership Board held its 24th meeting on January 12 via simultaneous videoconference in China and the United States. Board members from the two universities attended the meeting co-presided by...

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JI undergraduate student wins best paper award at semiconductor technology forum

JI undergraduate student wins best paper award at semiconductor technology forum

The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) research team led by Assistant Professor Xinfei Guo has won 2022 Best Paper Award at the Semiconductor Technology Forum with the article “A Multi-Functional SRAM-Based Compute-in-Memory Macro on the Edge” first-authored by undergraduate student Runxi Wang. The forum co-hosted by Chinese tech giant Huawei Corporation and Fudan University was held in Shanghai last month. 

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2022 in Review: unforgettable JI moments in an unusual year

2022 in Review: unforgettable JI moments in an unusual year

As the world was trapped in turbulence and faced changes of a magnitude not seen in a century, the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) witnessed an unusual year of 2022. In spite of unprecedented challenges, JIers worked closely together with high performance and delivered outstanding results. In retrospect, here are a few unforgettable moments that may tell what shaped JI in the past year.

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2022 in Review: outstanding JI students in the limelight

2022 in Review: outstanding JI students in the limelight

The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) students maintained their unparalleled performance in the year of 2022, as many received wide attention because of their outstanding achievements in various fields including academic study, innovation and entrepreneurship, public welfare, cultural and sports activities. The following are examples of such outstanding students who helped building up reputation of JI as one of the best international engineering institute in China and the world.

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JI students complete study away program in Singapore

JI students complete study away program in Singapore

Nineteen international students from the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) have completed their one-semester Study Away program in Singapore. The program jointly operated by JI and the SJTU Asia Pacific Graduate Institute (SJTU-APGI) in collaboration with Singapore-based Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was started on August 4 and ended on December 18.

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JI Professor proposes inverse design of 3D reconfigurable curvilinear modular origami structures

JI Professor proposes inverse design of 3D reconfigurable curvilinear modular origami structures

The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) Associate Professor Jaehyung Ju and his collaborator have published a research article titled “Inverse design of 3D reconfigurable curvilinear modular origami structures using geometric and topological reconstructions” in Nature Communications, a top-tier multidisciplinary journal of natural sciences.

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Pakistanis’ JI life forges strong sense of belonging

Pakistanis’ JI life forges strong sense of belonging

Editor’s Note: Zeeshan Qaiser from Pakistan received a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI,JI hereafter) at SJTU in 2016 and 2020, respectively. After graduation, he pursued post-doctoral research at JI under his doctoral advisor Shane Johnson.

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JI international students celebrate Thanksgiving with a big party on campus

JI international students celebrate Thanksgiving with a big party on campus

Games and gifts were provided. Free lunch was served. International students of the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) celebrated the upcoming Thanksgiving Day with faculty and staff members in a party said to be the largest of its kind over the past few years. The event was held in the Faculty & Staff Club of Long Bin Building on November 21.

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