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University of Michigan School of Information

David Jurgens

David Jurgens

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information and Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering Email: Phone: 734/764-5876
Office: School of Information/105 S. State Street Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website


Areas of interest

Natural language processing, computational sociolinguistics, computational social science, data mining


"UMSI researchers are leading the creation of a new web-based tool for fighting misinformation." WiseDex logo in a circle.
Web-based tool WiseDex combats the spread of misinformation online

Identifying misinformation on social media platforms is difficult. UMSI researchers led a collaborative effort to create WebDex, a tool that identifies misinformation faster, more consistently, and more comprehensively.

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"Eight UMSI faculty earn NSF CAREER and DARPA awards" inside a laurel leaf half circle. Words that describe their research float on the opposite side, including human-centered, voice technology, privacy, justice, Parsons problems, marginalized communities, disinformation, and social media.
Eight UMSI Faculty Celebrate Distinguished Early Career Awards

Since 2020, eight UMSI faculty members have earned some of the field’s most significant awards for their research endeavors. UMSI recently celebrated their achievements and heard research updates from the awardees.

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