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Microsoft Research AI and Society Fellowship. Abigail Jacobs. Assistant professor.

UMSI assistant professor Abigail Jacobs earns Microsoft Research AI and Society Fellowship

02/26/2024

The fellowship will support Jacobs’ research on harms caused by artificial intelligence systems and how researchers and policymakers can better measure those harms.

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Assistant professor Michaelanne Thomas smiles as she poses next to a pink dollhouse-sized fairy door she installed on the wall of her home.

Michaelanne Thomas loves the small things in life

02/23/2024

Thomas, assistant professor of information in the School of Information, has a lifelong obsession with tiny things, and it’s manifested in a wondrous practice that she shares with her two young sons.

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First Paper Friday. Alexandria Rayburn. Persisting through friction: growing a community driven knowledge infrastructure. Archival Science.

First-Paper Friday: Alexandria Rayburn

02/23/2024

UMSI doctoral candidate Alexandria Rayburn’s first paper explores efforts to decolonize archival practices and facilitate Indigenous access to cultural heritage collections. 

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A graphic with the text "Grad Career Peer Coaches" and the UMSI logo, alongside headshots of Abhishek Shah, Anantika Sethi, Joanne Huang and Munjot Singh. Icons appear with the text "Resume review, mock interviews and more!"

Why you should book a career coaching session with a graduate peer

02/22/2024

In the thick of the job and internship search, master’s students can phone a friend at UMSI. Polish your resume or prep for an interview with guidance from a Grad Career Peer Coach. 

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ChatGPT acts more altruistically, cooperatively than humans

02/22/2024

UMSI professor Qiaozhu Mei's research finds modern artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT is more capable of mimicking human behavior than  researchers otherwise thought. 

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A graphic with a photo of Lan Xuezhao and a photo of Steve Tuohy, with the text "Newly appointed members of the UMSI Advisory Board" and the UMSI logo

Two new members appointed to UMSI Advisory Board

02/21/2024

Lan Xuezhao and Steve Tuohy, who bring respective leadership in machine learning and health care technology, will help to advance the mission of the School of Information. 

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Team members Hamza Naveed, Tanwee Deshpande, Dushyanth Aluwihare, Cindy Ye and Mohan Koushik Tupakula pose for a group photo in front of banners with the Center for Entrepreneurship logo

UMSI-led team takes 2nd place in Generative AI Innovation Competition

02/20/2024

A team of master’s students from UMSI and Ross has devised a better way to train therapists, without risking harm to real patients.  

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An image of students posing beside a classic Cadillac model in the lobby of General Motors' Cole Building, with an illuminated "gm" sign on the wall behind them

UMSI students get an industry insider’s look at future of auto UX

02/19/2024

UMSI students received a dream assignment: a design challenge directly from General Motors. For inspiration, they got rare access to GM’s future designs.

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Kristin Fontichiaro sitting cross-legged in colorful cubes at a library, wearing a green sweater and smiling.

From opera stage manager to superstar librarian: 4 questions with UMSI clinical professor Kristin Fontichiaro

02/19/2024

Fontichiaro shares her love of opera, her path to the field of information and how school and public libraries are changing in the midst of a growing parental rights movement in America. 

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Elsie sitting at a table with lego bricks strewn across the surface and sitting next to a Lego block graph data visualization.

Brick by brick: PhD candidate Elsie Lee-Robbins is transforming data with Lego visualizations

02/19/2024

UMSI PhD candidate Elsie Lee-Robbins has been using Lego bricks to study the relationship between people, data and play. 

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