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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: 734/763-2285
Office: School of Information/3341 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website


Areas of interest

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


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Michigan team competes in Amazon challenge to make AI more engaging

The team of twelve students is one of ten worldwide working to give Amazon’s Alexa more human-like conversational skills.

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Suicide among older adults in long-term care suggests more is needed to promote mental, social well-being

Assistant professor David Jurgens co-authored a study on suicides among adults who were living in, or planning to move to, long-term care centers.

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