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Women in IT Community of Practice Resume Workshop Nov. 14

By | November 7, 2018

Has it been a while since you last updated your resume? Not sure of the best format to use for 2018? The Hiring and Recruiting Subcommittee of the Women in IT Community of Practice can help! Join them on Wednesday, November 14, for a Resume Workshop. Thirty-minute time slots are available, from 9:30 to noon with dedicated professionals… Read More »

Flint names new disability services coordinator

By | October 29, 2018

As the new disability services coordinator at the University of Michigan-Flint, Harvey “Chip” Evans oversees services that ensure equal opportunity to students with disabilities and helps to promote a welcoming campus environment for any student requiring accommodations. That help can come in a variety of forms, from campus transportation to a test-taking center. It’s technology, though, that has… Read More »

Take a look at the ART 2.0 Academic Spotlight

By | October 24, 2018

Academic Reporting Tools (ART 2.0) serve the U-M community by exposing historical academic data including information about courses, instructors, and majors. ART 2.0 is a data visualization tool that will assist decision makers in accessing and analyzing U-M course and academic program data to help administration, faculty, and students make more informed decisions. In service of meeting this objective, ART… Read More »

The logic of feeling: Teaching computers to identify emotions

By | October 19, 2018

Using machine learning to decode the unpredictable world of human emotion might seem unusual. But computer science and engineering associate professor Emily Mower Provost has discovered a rich trove of data waiting to be analyzed in the ambiguity of human expression. Mower Provost uses machine learning to help measure emotion, mood, and other aspects of human behavior; for… Read More »

U-M selects vendors to supply new “Great Lakes” computing cluster

By | October 18, 2018

U-M has selected Dell EMC as lead vendor to supply its new $4.8 million Great Lakes computing cluster, which will serve researchers across campus. Mellanox Technologies will provide networking solutions, and DDN will supply storage hardware. Great Lakes will be available to the campus community in the first half of 2019, and over time will replace the Flux… Read More »

Academic Innovation offers Communities of Practice

By | October 15, 2018

Each academic term and year, the Office of Academic Innovation hosts communities of practice any faculty or staff may join. Current offerings are listed below. Gameful Learning Community of Practice: Gameful teaching is a pedagogical approach that takes inspiration from how good games function and applies that to the design of learning environments. Gameful seeks to support students’ intrinsic… Read More »

CoE’s Todd Austin recognized for outstanding achievements

By | October 12, 2018

Professor of computer science and engineering Todd Austin, a recognized leader in the area of computer architecture research, was recently recognized with the University of Michigan’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, which honors senior faculty who have consistently demonstrated outstanding achievements in the areas of scholarly research or creative endeavors, teaching and mentoring of students and junior faculty, service, and… Read More »

Software companies lead 2018 tech startups at U-M

By | October 11, 2018

The number of startups launched at U-M nearly doubled in fiscal year 2018 to 21 as U-M inventors went to market with a broad array of discoveries. Nine of the 21 startups are software companies. The majority of this year’s startups are also headquartered in southeast Michigan, where they’re creating jobs and helping to diversify the economy. “We… Read More »

U-M tool measures ‘iffy’ news on social media

By | October 11, 2018

As the mid-term election approaches, the U-M Center for Social Media Responsibility offers media and the public a tool to help monitor the prevalence of fake news on social media through a Platform Health Metric called the Iffy Quotient. Housed in the U-M School of Information, the center’s first report confirms from a deep analysis what was suspected… Read More »

A champion for women in computer science

By | October 11, 2018

Rada Mihalcea, professor of computer science and engineering, was selected as the Center for the Education of Women’s 2018 Carol Hollenshead Award recipient for her work to increase the pipeline and retention of women in engineering and computer science. Mihalcea has dedicated substantial effort to developing programs that introduce more women to the world of computing and encourage them to pursue… Read More »

Michigan Online: “Here to Learn” — Together

By | October 10, 2018

Some of Michigan’s most innovative strategies for online learning are based on values held throughout its 200-plus year history. In an interview with “Campus Technology” magazine, James DeVaney, U-M’s associate vice provost for academic innovation, explains why Michigan Online — a relatively recent initiative — brings communities of motivated learners together, both to learn together and to apply their knowledge to solving significant problems.… Read More »

U-M makes waves at Tapia 2018

By | October 5, 2018

Eight U-M students from Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) got the chance to network and celebrate diversity in computing at the 2018 Richard Tapia Conference, which took place in Orlando, Florida September 19–22. This year’s conference theme was “Diversity: Roots of Innovation,” acknowledging the historical role of diversity in STEM innovation and its essential role in innovating the… Read More »

Michigan Medicine announces launch of Michigan Healthcare Security Operations Center

By | October 4, 2018

With the launch of the Michigan Healthcare Security Operations Center, Michigan Medicine is among the first in the nation working with four other healthcare organizations to continuously monitor and improve cybersecurity. The MI-HSOC is a group of highly-skilled teams that leverage shared technologies, process, and skills to prevent, detect, analyze, and respond to cybersecurity events. The new shared environment,… Read More »

CSCAR training opportunities

By | September 21, 2018

Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research (CSCAR) provides consulting services and training opportunities in statistics, data science, and advanced research computation to researchers across campus, regardless of skill level or academic background. All members of the campus community interested in making more effective use of data analytic techniques are invited to make use of their services. Free… Read More »

Q&A with LSA CIO Cathy Curley

By | September 20, 2018

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts has worked to unite its LSA Information Technology, Instructional Support Services, Management and Information Systems, and Web Services teams. These four groups have come together to form LSA Technology Services. (Read the Michigan IT News story about the change.) This past spring, Cathy Curley joined LSA as its new Chief Information… Read More »

HITS supports new researcher collaboration website

By | September 18, 2018

Last month, the Medical School Office of Research launched Michigan Research Experts, a searchable, web-based database of research expertise designed for U-M and developed to foster collaboration. Several HITS teams worked for months with the Office of Research and a new vendor in support of the effort. HITS lent its expertise in the integration of thirteen databases to create a more powerful… Read More »

U-M startup launches 3D app that maps pain

By | September 17, 2018

GeoPain, a mobile pain tracking app, launched to the public last month from MoxyTech, a U-M startup. It gives users a 3D image of the body to zero in on the pain—its location and intensity—allowing patients to quickly “paint” their pain on anatomically accurate 3D models using a phone or tablet. “It’s a more objective measurement of pain that… Read More »

Dearborn students make gains using financial data technology

By | September 14, 2018

The latest stock market results scrolled across the top of the room. And, in U-M Dearborn’s College of Business finance lab, students researched the reasons behind those numbers through a newly formed partnership with Bloomberg Finance. The COB recently acquired Bloomberg Terminals and courses began incorporating the dozen specialized software machines and keyboards — located in the new Bloomberg Finance Lab —… Read More »

U-M part of new software institute on high-energy physics

By | September 10, 2018

The University of Michigan is part of an NSF-supported 17-university coalition dedicated to creating next-generation computing power to support high-energy physics research. Led by Princeton University, the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP) will focus on developing software and expertise to enable a new era of discovery at the Large Hadron Collider… Read More »

U-M physicist researches material that could aid quantum computing

By | September 7, 2018

Quantum materials are a type of substance that could be many times more efficient at conducting electricity through smartphones than the commonly used conductor silicon—if only researchers can crack how the stuff works. U-M physicist Lu Li has gotten one step closer with detailing the conductive properties of a novel quantum material called ytterbium dodecaboride that works as both… Read More »