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Recent UMSI awards and honors.

UMSI Awards & Honors: March 2024

03/26/2024

UMSI researchers are recognized nationally and internationally for their outstanding work. Read about their recent accomplishments. 

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UMSI research roundup. Tour guide robots, lonely data science. Check out UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.

Tour-guide robots | Lonely data science: UMSI Research Roundup

02/29/2024

Recent UMSI faculty and PhD student publications. 

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Outline of a award ribbon with text "2022 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize, Elle O'Brien, Lecturer and Research Investigator." Portrait photo of Elle O'Brien.

Elle O’Brien awarded Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize

04/28/2022

Each year, the U-M Provost awards a handful of faculty a Teaching Innovation Prize (TIP). UMSI’s Elle O’Brien received an award for her incorporation of Slack standups and creation of a clever way to foster engagement in large classes.

 

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Headshot of Elle O'Brien. "Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant, Elle O'Brien, Lecturer and Research Investigator, UMSI logo."

Elle O’Brien awarded Sloan Foundation grant for machine learning research

03/17/2022

UMSI lecturer and research investigator Elle O'Brien was awarded a grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for her research on understanding barriers to machine learning.

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Image shows a loose pile of gold coins representing assorted cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.

Master of Applied Data Science team’s deep dive into successful cryptocurrency exchange strategies

01/11/2022

Well-established practice exists for trading traditional foreign currencies. Can those same ideas be applied in the cryptocurrency space? UMSI MADS graduates Nicholas Miller, Timothy Chen and Sophie Deng used data science and machine learning techniques to find out.

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Dallas Card, Sabina Tomkins and Jeff Sheng

UMSI welcomes new 2021-22 faculty

10/21/2021

Three new assistant professors and 16 lecturers will join the University of Michigan School of Information faculty this academic year, including five 2021 grads of UMSI degree programs.

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Using data visualization to save the Great Lakes

MADS team designs a new data visualization to help save Great Lakes

10/14/2021

The “ripple plot” by three UMSI Master of Applied Data Science grads displays species impacting or being impacted by invasive species in the Great Lakes.

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Healthcare workers walking down a corridor with superimposed text "Machine learning in healthcare"

MADS capstone team works toward more nuanced predictive tools for healthcare

09/14/2021

By opening up complex black box models, four UMSI Master of Applied Data Science grads are helping the healthcare industry move away from a strong preference for simple predictive models and into the future of machine learning.

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Headshot of Master of Applied Data Science lecturer and research investigator Elle O'Brien next to speech bubble, which includes quote from her reading "The goal is to make something that moves your career ahead and contributes to the broader world of data science."

Q&A on MADS capstone course with lecturer Elle O’Brien

07/09/2021

Learn about MADS faculty Elle O’Brien as she provides insight into the fully online degree program’s capstone course and what sets it apart.

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