UMSI faculty research areas

Faculty at the University of Michigan School of Information conduct research in a wide range of topics at the intersection of information, people, and technology. For more information about specific faculty interests, please follow links below to individual faculty pages. 

Accessibility and Computing
Accessible and inclusive technology

Patricia Garcia
John L. King
Walter Lasecki

Michael Nebeling
Mark W. Newman
Sile O'Modhrain
Joyojeet Pal
Tiffany Veinot

Archives and Digital Curation
Creation, curation, preservation, and use of information resources

Paul Conway
Patricia Garcia
Margaret Hedstrom
Carl Lagoze
Elizabeth Yakel

Collective Intelligence and Organizational Technology
Socio-technical systems to support institutions and collaboration

Mark Ackerman
Christopher Brooks
Ceren Budak
Yan Chen
Paul Edwards
Nicole Ellison
Thomas Finholt
Barry Fishman
Margaret Hedstrom
John L. King
Cliff Lampe
Walter Lasecki
Silvia Lindtner
Casey Pierce
Paul Resnick
Lionel Robert
Daniel Romero
Stephanie Teasley

Critical Studies of Design and Computing
Critical computing and research through design

Paul Edwards
Silvia Lindtner
Joyojeet Pal
Christian Sandvig

Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization
Analysis, management, and display of rich data sources, and computational social science

Eytan Adar
Christopher Brooks
Ceren Budak
Yan Chen
Kevyn Collins-Thompson
Paul Edwards
Thomas Finholt
Margaret Hedstrom
Carl Lagoze
Matthew Kay
Walter Lasecki
Qiaozhu Mei
Mark W. Newman
Dragomir Radev
Paul Resnick
Daniel Romero
Tanya Rosenblat
Stephanie Teasley
Vinod Vydiswaran

Educational Technology and Learning Analytics
technology and data analysis to improve teaching and learning

Christopher Brooks
Kevyn Collins-Thompson
Barry Fishman
Paul Resnick
Soo Young Rieh
Tanya Rosenblat
Stephanie Teasley

Health Informatics
information systems in health and medicine

Mark Ackerman
Julia Adler-Milstein
Matthew Kay

Erin Krupka
Qiaozhu Mei
Mark W. Newman
Paul Resnick
Doug Van Houweling

Tiffany Veinot
Vinod Vydiswaran

Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
interactive systems, user experience design, and people-technology interfaces

Mark Ackerman
Eytan Adar
Christopher Brooks
Tawanna Dillahunt
Nicole Ellison
Thomas Finholt
Barry Fishman
Matthew Kay
Cliff Lampe
Walter Lasecki
Silvia Lindtner
Michael Nebeling
Mark W. Newman
Sile O'Modhrain
Steve Oney
Paul Resnick
Lionel Robert
Christian Sandvig
Florian Schaub
Sarita Schoenebeck
Stephanie Teasley
Kentaro Toyama

ICTs and Social Change
digital technology, community empowerment, and global development

Yan Chen
Tawanna Dillahunt
Paul Edwards
John L. King
Cliff Lampe
Joyojeet Pal
Tanya Rosenblat
Kentaro Toyama
Tiffany Veinot

Information Economics
economics of information and information in human behavior

Ceren Budak
Yan Chen
Kevyn Collins-Thompson
Erin Krupka
Paul Resnick
Daniel Romero
Tanya Rosenblat

Library and Information Science
knowledge institutions, information behavior, and information infrastructure

Kevyn Collins-Thompson
Paul Conway
Kristin Fontichiaro
Carl Lagoze
Karen Markey
Soo Young Rieh
Tiffany Veinot
Beth Yakel

Privacy
implications and management of personal information exposure

Eytan Adar
Nicole Ellison
Erin Krupka
Florian Schaub
Sarita Schoenebeck

Science, Technology, and Society
social, political, and cultural dynamics of science and technology

Mark Ackerman
Paul Edwards
Nicole Ellison
Thomas Finholt
Barry Fishman
Patricia Garcia
Margaret Hedstrom
Carl Lagoze
Silvia Lindtner
Joyojeet Pal
Casey Pierce
Christian Sandvig
Florian Schaub
Sarita Schoenebeck
Kentaro Toyama
Tiffany Veinot
Beth Yakel

Social Media and Social Computing
virtual communities, social network analysis, and computer-mediated social interaction

Mark Ackerman
Eytan Adar
Ceren Budak
Yan Chen
Nicole Ellison
Cliff Lampe
Walter Lasecki
Silvia Lindtner
Qiaozhu Mei
Mark W. Newman
Joyojeet Pal
Casey Pierce
Dragomir Radev
Paul Resnick
Lionel Robert
Daniel Romero
Tanya Rosenblat
Christian Sandvig
Sarita Schoenebeck
Tiffany Veinot

Ubiquitous Computing
smart sensing, ambient intelligence, and the Internet of Things

Tawanna Dillahunt
Matthew Kay
Michael Nebeling
Mark W. Newman
Steve Oney
Florian Schaub