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Colleen Van Lent

Colleen van Lent

Lecturer IV in Information, School of Information Email: collemc@umich.edu Phone:
Office: School of Information/715 N Unversity Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: No Personal website

Biography

Colleen received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in Computer Science. Her thesis was on Artificial Intelligence applications on the Nursebot Project, a robotic assistant for the elderly. Before coming to UMSI her previous experience includes Associate Professor at California State University and positions at NASA JPL, the Naval Research Lab, and the NSA.

Pronouns

she/her/hers

Areas of interest

Accessible Web Design, Introductory Programming

Honors & Awards

National Physical Science Consortium Fellow, NASA Faculty Fellow, UMSI Award For Excellence in Education

Education

BS from Kent State University Honors College
MS and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh

News

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UMSI alum Priya Kumar is currently an assistant professor at Penn State University College of Information Sciences and Technology. Here, she talks about why she chose UMSI and her favorite classes. 

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“UMSI Alumni Snapshot. Nisreen Salka. Master of Science in Information, 2018. Senior Director of Design Research. Rocket Central.”
‘Just live a little and play a little. You do your best work when you are happy.’ Nisreen Salka on finding your ‘happy place’

Nisreen Salka is a 2018 Master of Science in Information graduate. She specializes in human-computer interaction and is currently the senior director of design research at Rocket Central.

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