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Faces of UMSI: Rachel Cokeley, Master of Applied Data Science. Rachel wears hiking gear and stands on rocky terrain next to a sign that says Mt. Washington State Park, Mt. Washington Summit, 6288 feet, 1917 meters. There is a rock cairn in the background.

MADS student Rachel Cokeley on solving problems and communicating results with applied data science

The Master of Applied Data Science program provided the flexibility for Rachel Cokeley to pursue a data science career and her goal of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.

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Quoted by CBS News. Professor Kentaro Toyama. As Sentate pushes a ban, what will happen to TikTok?

Toyama: The ban on TikTok could move more slowly than you might think

UMSI professor Kentaro Toyama explains how the TikTok ban could work in the U.S amid threats to block the social media platform.

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Matthew Bui sitting on a couch wearing a blazer and smiling.

Matthew Bui on data justice, Yelp reviews and playing basketball with Adam Sandler

Matthew Bui joined the University of Michigan School of Information in 2021 as a postdoc and then started in 2022 as an assistant professor. His research focuses on data justice and activism as well as race and technology.

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“Detroit JCS Podcast. How CCSI helps bring new students to information studies. Devon Keen, Director of Inclusion, Equity and Outreach. Sandra Lopez, DEI Outreach Coordinator. UMSI.”

Dismantling barriers for transfer students at UMSI

UMSI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office staff members Devon Keen and Sandra Lopez discuss the ways that the school’s Community College Summer Institute empowers students to make confident decisions about transferring.

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Quoted by Forbes. Professor Nicole Ellison. YouTube Has Allowed Music Video Featuring Myriam Fares To Be Edited To Remove Problematic Content.

Ellison: Should streaming services be allowed to edit content without explanation to users?

UMSI professor of information Nicole Ellison discusses the potential consequences of allowing companies like YouTube to edit offensive material out of their content.

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Democracy, Finsta and Online Harassment: Check out UMSI faculty Phd student publications.

Democracy, Finsta and Online Harassment: UMSI Research Roundup

Recent UMSI faculty and PhD student publications. 

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Sylvia in Honduras sitting in a plastic chair talking with residents.

The power of phones for Honduran migrants during their multi-country journey to the United States

While using phones near a border might be fraught for migrants, new research shows that access to phones while making the dangerous trip northward can keep people more connected and safe.

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University of Michigan Master of Applied Data Science degree program graduate Rania El-Shenety smiles and poses outdoors while holding her University of Michigan master’s diploma in applied data science.

“I only applied to UMSI”: Why the MADS program was an easy choice

Rania El-Shenety enrolled in the University of Michigan’s Master of Applied Data Science degree program because she knew employers would recognize her alma mater. Henkel hired her as a data scientist while she was still a student.

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Google Award for Inclusion Research. “Examining Algorithmic Decision Making in Homeless Service Systems." Pelle Tracey, PhD student. Patricia Garcia, assistant professor.

Patricia Garcia and Pelle Tracey earn Google Award for Inclusion Research

UMSI assistant professor Patricia Garcia and doctoral candidate Pelle Tracey will be researching the use of algorithmic decision making in homeless service systems.

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Sylvia Darling standing in front of a mural in Detroit.

Sylvia Darling on technology, migration and her love of information

UMSI doctoral candidate Sylvia Darling researches how migrant communities in Central America leverage technology for survival, social change and community building.

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