UMSI Professor of Information Paul Resnick teamed with U-M Health System’s Caroline Richardson on this study that examined whether public announcements can help people commit to and meet stated fitness goals.
Through this project, a UMSI team led by Professor of Information Paul Resnick has investigated and built diversity-aware news recommendation services to improve people's news reading experiences.
This project developed general techniques for the design of manipulation-resistant recommender systems, as well as specific solutions for applications in which such a recommender could have a significant impact.
The DIPIR project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and led by Dr. Ixchel Faniel and Dr. Elizabeth Yakel. Together with partners at The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, and Open Context, they study data reuse in three academic disciplines to identify how contextual information about the data that supports reuse can best be created and preserved.
UMSI professor Yan Chen joins Mary-Ann Ray from U-M’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and Aaron Ridley from the College of Engineering on a project to develop a rural wireless Internet provider system.
Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, this project and its findings have the potential to benefit society by influencing the method by which students are matched with schools and colleges.
Funded by a National Science Foundation REU Grant, Erin Krupka’s project will examine promise-keeping and fairness norms using the mortgage crisis as a backdrop.
The Socio-Technical Infrastructure for Electronic Transactions (STIET) program, funded by a National Science Foundation IGERT Award, brings together faculty and doctoral students from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University in research, training, and outreach, through an incentive-centered design (ICD) approach to modern information systems.
Serving as the co-principal investigator on the Archival Education and Research Initiative project, Elizabeth Yakel has helped to establish an unprecedented and exciting collaboration among the leading archival education programs in the U.S. to train and support future archival faculty.
This project is an interdisciplinary research effort investigating the effects of social identity on lender behavior in an online microfinance community (Kiva.org) and the selection of social identities. Social identity research in economics predicts that a noticeable group identity and group competition increases individual contribution to public goods.