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

Robin Brewer
Patricia Garcia
Walter Lasecki
Silvia Lindtner
Michael Nebeling
Mark W. Newman
Steve Oney
Joyojeet Pal
Sun Young Park
Tiffany Veinot

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

Paul Conway
Patricia Garcia
Margaret Hedstrom
Libby Hemphill
Carl Lagoze
Andrea Thomer
David A. Wallace
Elizabeth Yakel

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

Mark Ackerman
Christopher Brooks
Ceren Budak
Yan Chen
Alain Cohn
Ron Eglash
Nicole Ellison
Thomas Finholt
Barry Fishman
Margaret Hedstrom
Cliff Lampe
Walter Lasecki
Silvia Lindtner
Mustafa Naseem
Steve Oney
Sun Young Park
Casey Pierce
Paul Resnick
Lionel P. Robert Jr.
Daniel Romero
Stephanie Teasley
Andrea Thomer

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

Julie Hui
John King
Silvia Lindtner
Sile O'Modhrain
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
Barbara Ericson
Thomas Finholt
Margaret Hedstrom
Libby Hemphill
David Jurgens
Matthew Kay
Carl Lagoze
Walter Lasecki
Qiaozhu Mei
Mark W. Newman
Paul Resnick
Daniel Romero
Tanya Rosenblat
Sarita Schoenebeck
Karandeep Singh
Stephanie Teasley
Chris Teplovs
Andrea Thomer
Vinod Vydiswaran

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

Christopher Brooks
Yan Chen
Kevyn Collins-Thompson
Nia Dowell
Ron Eglash
Barbara Ericson
Barry Fishman
Mark Guzdial
Julie Hui
Paul Resnick
Soo Young Rieh
Tanya Rosenblat
Charles R. Severance
Stephanie Teasley
Chris Teplovs

Health Informatics
information systems in health and medicine

Mark Ackerman
Julia Adler-Milstein
Alain Cohn
Matthew Kay
Erin Krupka
Gabriela Marcu
Qiaozhu Mei
Mustafa Naseem
Mark W. Newman
Sun Young Park
Karandeep Singh
Doug Van Houweling
Tiffany Veinot
Vinod Vydiswaran

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

Mark Ackerman
Eytan Adar
Robin Brewer
Christopher Brooks
Tawanna Dillahunt
Ron Eglash
Nicole Ellison
Barbara Ericson
Thomas Finholt
Barry Fishman
Mark Guzdial
Oliver Haimson
Julie Hui
Matthew Kay
Cliff Lampe
Walter Lasecki
Silvia Lindtner
Gabriela Marcu
Mustafa Naseem
Michael Nebeling
Mark W. Newman
Sile O'Modhrain
Steve Oney
Sun Young Park
Paul Resnick
Lionel P. Robert Jr. 
Christian Sandvig
Florian Schaub
Sarita Schoenebeck
Stephanie Teasley
Kentaro Toyama

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

Yan Chen
Alain Cohn
Tawanna Dillahunt
Ron Eglash
Nicole Ellison
Oliver Haimson
Edward Happ
Libby Hemphill
Julie Hui
John King
Cliff Lampe
Gabriela Marcu
Mustafa Naseem
Joyojeet Pal
Tanya Rosenblat
Florian Schaub
Sarita Shoenebeck
Kentaro Toyama
Tiffany Veinot

Information Economics
economics of information and information in human behavior

Ceren Budak
Yan Chen
Alain Cohn
Kevyn Collins-Thompson
Erin Krupka
Daniel Romero
Tanya Rosenblat

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

Kevyn Collins-Thompson
Paul Conway
Kristin Fontichiaro
Libby Hemphill
Carl Lagoze
Silvia Lindtner
Soo Young Rieh
Andrea Thomer
Tiffany Veinot 
Elizabeth Yakel

 

Privacy
implications and management of personal information exposure

Eytan Adar
Alain Cohn
Nicole Ellison
Erin Krupka
Florian Schaub
Sarita Schoenebeck
Elizabeth Yakel

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

Mark Ackerman
Ron Eglash
Nicole Ellison
Barbara Ericson
Thomas Finholt
Barry Fishman
Patricia Garcia
Oliver Haimson
Margaret Hedstrom
John King
Carl Lagoze
Silvia Lindtner
Joyojeet Pal
Casey Pierce
Christian Sandvig
Florian Schaub
Andrea Thomer
Kentaro Toyama
Tiffany Veinot
Elizabeth Yakel

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

Mark Ackerman
Eytan Adar
Robin Brewer
Ceren Budak
Yan Chen
Nia Dowell
Ron Eglash
Nicole Ellison
Oliver Haimson
Libby Hemphill
Julie Hui
David Jurgens
Cliff Lampe
Walter Lasecki
Silvia Lindtner
Gabriela Marcu
Qiaozhu Mei
Mark W. Newman
Joyojeet Pal
Sun Young Park
Casey Pierce
Paul Resnick
Lionel P. Robert Jr. 
Daniel Romero
Tanya Rosenblat
Christian Sandvig
Sarita Schoenebeck

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

Mark Ackerman
Christopher Brooks
Tawanna Dillahunt
Ron Eglash
Matthew Kay
Gabriela Marcu
Mustafa Naseem
Michael Nebeling
Mark W. Newman
Sile O'Modhrain
Florian Schaub