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Derek Cooper

Derek Cooper helps health technology clients leverage new imaging data

2007 Master of Science in Information grad Derek Cooper says the program’s emphasis on both hard and soft skills supported his motivation to apply information to customer service.

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Women, Black students may opt out of sharing learning data, if given choice

A new study from UMSI researchers shows that giving students an opt-out option may skew the data, biasing it against the people institutions most want to help.

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Saqib Khanbhai

Saqib Khanbhai: MADS program creates “well-rounded” data scientists

MADS student Saqib Khanbhai is already using the knowledge and skills he’s learning in UMSI’s Master of Applied Data Science program in the real world.

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Professor behind breakthrough tools for weather data, education wins annual U-M innovation award

University of Michigan professor Perry Samson has earned this year's Distinguished University Innovator Award.

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A UMSI student on the U-M Ann Arbor campus sporting a backpack featuring the UMSI logo.

Faces of UMSI: Back-to-school edition

Hear from UMSI students back on campus about their backgrounds, what they’re looking forward to in their degree programs and what they value most about the School of Information.

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Alexis Antracoli

Alexis Antracoli’s Special Collections work connects people with information and themselves

2011 Master of Science in Information grad Alexis Antracoli says UMSI’s career resources and human-centric mission helped her make a meaningful career shift to archives.

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2021-2022 Faculty Awards

Faculty awards recognize outstanding instruction, leadership and community-engaged research

Five faculty members have received recognition for teaching excellence and for their service to the community and UMSI.

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MADS capstone team works toward more nuanced predictive tools for healthcare

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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2021 Staff Awards

UMSI announces 2021 staff awards

Kelly Iott received the Outstanding Staff award, and Lauren Murphy received the Peer-to-Peer award.

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Tawanna Dillahunt and Julie Hui were awarded the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Community-Engaged Research Grant

U-M awarded grant to support Detroit entrepreneurs in bridging digital divide

An interdisciplinary team from the University of Michigan was awarded $300,000 from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to train local residents and U-M students to provide one-on-one technology support to Detroit entrepreneurs.

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