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Nhan Le in front of a desktop computer. "Faces of UMSI: Nhan Le"

Nhan Le makes career switch to data science through UMSI’s MADS program

Nhan Le is living proof that a professional background in coding and computer science is not the only route to success in UMSI's Master of Applied Data Science program

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"Quoted by Diverse: Issues in Education. Associate Professor Lionel Robert. Can — and Should — Chatbots Help Students Navigate Mental Health Crises?" Headshot of Lionel Robert. UMSI logo.

Robert: Privacy, ethics among concerns with mental health chatbots

Using chatbots for mental health treatments has become commonplace, but UMSI associate professor Lionel Robert says the technology can pose issues around privacy, ethics and cultural appropriateness that should not be overlooked. 

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"Professors Barry Fishman and Leslie Rupert Herrenhohl were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for their work on Getting the most out of out-of-school STEM experiences"

Getting the MOST out of out-of-school STEM experience

Professors Barry Fishman and Leslie Rupert Herrenhohl were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to help democratize STEM learning for all students.

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"Alumni Snapshot." UMSI logo. Headshot of Krishna Vadrevu. "Krishna Vadrevu. Master of Science in Information, 2014."

Krishna Vadrevu implements UMSI human-computer interaction training designing cloud platforms

2014 Master of Science in Information grad Krishna Vadrevu says the MSI program’s comprehensive deep dive into how humans interact with information helps him thrive in the interdisciplinary field of user experience design.

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"Quoted by Reuters. Assistant Professor Florian Schaub. A look at the intimate details Amazon knows about us." Headshot of Florian Schaub. UMSI logo.

Schaub: We have to rely on Amazon to do the right thing with personal data

UMSI assistant professor Florian Schaub says businesses like Amazon are not always transparent about what they’re doing with the massive amounts of user data they collect.

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Headshots of Tawanna Dillahunt, Julie Hui, Kentaro Toyama and Mustafa Naseem. "UMSI researchers were awarded a $1.4 M grant for their project The Community Tech Workers: A Community-Driven Model to Support Economic Mobility and Bridge the Digital Divide in the U.S.”

How Can Communities Best Bridge the Digital Divide

UMSI researchers were awarded a grant for their project “The “Community Tech Workers”: A Community-Driven Model to Support Economic Mobility and Bridge the Digital Divide in the U.S.

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"Quoted by Foreign Policy Online. Associate Professor Silvia Lindtner. China's Social Media Explosion."  UMSI logo. Headshot of Silvia Lindtner.

Lindtner: What might be OK on Chinese social media today is not OK tomorrow

Now that all major U.S. platforms have left China, UMSI associate professor Silvia Lindtner lends insight into what the world’s largest social media market looks like, including shifting regulations and expectations of self-censorship.

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UMSI student Matt Garvin sits in a chair holding a pen, facing Duane Smith, who is speaking and gesturing. The room they are in has lots of mannequins wearing dresses and other clothing.

Eglash awarded NSF grant to study how technology can empower artisan communities

A new research project co-led by University of Michigan professors Ron Eglash and Audrey Bennett focuses on how technology can be used by artisans to empower, not replace, their labor. 

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Audrey Bennett and Ron Eglash Deliver Joint AIGA Keynote

University of Michigan Pro­fes­sors Audrey Ben­nett and Ron Eglash deliv­ered a joint keynote pre­sen­ta­tion at the AIGA’s National Con­fer­ence ​“A Brief His­tory of Now” on Sep­tem­ber 20, 2021.

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Center for Social Media Responsibility awarded NSF Convergence Accelerator grant

A UMSI-led team at the Center for Social Media Responsibility has received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator to reduce the impact of misinformation on communication platforms.

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