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Michigan Medicine CIO named Michigan Healthcare CIO of the Year

Andrew Rosenberg, MD was named the Healthcare CIO of the Year by MichiganCIO.   The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards honor chief information officers who demonstrate excellence in technology leadership. Winners are selected by an independent peer-review process based on leadership effectiveness, the business value created by technology innovation, and engagement in industry and community endeavors.  “Given that I was nominated by my peers, I am particularly honored to receive this award,” Rosenberg said.… Read More »

Deadline extended for Michigan IT Symposium proposals

The deadline to submit poster and presentation proposals for the 2021 Michigan IT Symposium has been extended to Friday, October 8. Consider the projects and topics you or your team could share with the greater U-M IT community. Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase the accomplishments and the IT solutions to the challenges faced during the pandemic. … Read More »

UM-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is a technology showcase

March first was a significant and eventful day for UM-Dearborn. The new Engineering Lab Building (ELB) opened its doors for classes for the first time since it closed for renovations two years ago. As with everything, COVID-19 delayed the opening by nine months. With the re-opening of ELB, Dearborn ITS worked diligently to improve and innovate the classroom… Read More »

$1M for open-source first-responder robots

By | September 24, 2021

An open-source perception and movement system, to be developed with NSF funding, could enable robots that partner with humans in fires and disaster areas. Tomorrow’s wildfire fighters and other first responders may tag-team with robotic assistants that can hike through wilderness areas and disaster zones, thanks to a University of Michigan research project funded by a new $1… Read More »

HITS offers apprenticeship program for aspiring IT professionals

An apprenticeship program created in partnership by the State of Michigan, Michigan Medicine and Washtenaw Community College is seeking aspiring information technology professionals.  Michigan Medicine’s Service Desk Apprenticeship Program pays entry-level candidates to serve a one-year apprenticeship in front-line technology support, receiving extensive on-the-job training and formal technical coursework at WCC in the process.   At the end of the program, apprentices earn a WCC 16-credit Computer Systems Technology certificate and emerge with a deep knowledge of the IT… Read More »

Call for Proposals for the 2021 Michigan IT Symposium

The 2021 Michigan IT Symposium will be held virtually December 14–16. The planning committee is accepting proposals for breakout and poster sessions through October 1.  The success of the 2020 symposium demonstrated a virtual event works. The response to last year’s event was overwhelming. Attendance numbers were higher than they have ever been and participants responded positively to… Read More »

Virtual summer programming at the Michigan Engineering Zone

By | August 2, 2021

The Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) is a place for middle and high school students of Southeast Michigan to learn, grow, and lead. As part of the University of Michigan College of Engineering, the MEZ strives to provide world-class STEM resources, instruction, and counseling to students. The community is thriving through two online summer programs: the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab… Read More »

Bike safety research is going ‘high-res’ with new technology

By | July 27, 2021

A UM-Dearborn professor has developed a bike-mounted lidar system that could help researchers and engineers design new strategies for safer streets. Normally when one of our stories mentions lidar — the laser-powered locating technology that’s similar to radar or sonar —  we’re talking about autonomous vehicle navigation. But UM-Dearborn Assistant Professor Fred Feng, who studies non-motorized mobility safety issues,… Read More »

IT supports commencement activities

Commencement is always an exciting opportunity to celebrate the achievements of graduating U-M students. After the past year of extraordinary circumstances and unpredictable challenges, the Spring Commencement of 2021 was perhaps more meaningful than ever. To recognize the strength and perseverance graduating seniors displayed while finishing their degrees in the midst of the pandemic, Information and Technology Services… Read More »

Deep learning algorithm detects Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome with expert-level accuracy

A team from Michigan Medicine and the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC) is using a new artificial intelligence algorithm to analyze chest x-rays for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening lung injury that progresses rapidly and can often lead to long-term health problems or death. “In our previous work, we found that physicians have difficulty… Read More »

STAC annual charter review and officer election

On June 15, the STAC-Core group reviewed and approved the STAC Charter. Some of the changes included adjusting the STAC-Full meeting time to 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month starting August 10, and creating a STAC Steering Committee to assist with coordinating and communicating upcoming agendas and information.   After serving… Read More »

UMTurk interface simplifies tasks, wins teaching innovation award

UMTurk, a new way to collect data online and in real time using Amazon Mechanical Turk, was developed in a partnership with faculty from the Department of Psychology and staff from LSA Technology Services.  UMTurk is a simple interface that allows instructors to set up new tasks in a matter of seconds. Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) is used… Read More »

Enterprise cloud container hosting service now available

HITS has approved the first cloud service for web application hosting in Michigan Medicine. Developed by the Academic IT DevOps team, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) for Enterprise Container Orchestration was endorsed by the Technical Standards Committee as a strategic technology, architecture, or service that has been evaluated and is preferred for present and or future use. This cost-effective,… Read More »

World’s smallest computer helps solve snail extinction mystery

By | June 15, 2021

More than 50 species of tree snail in the South Pacific Society Islands were wiped out following the introduction of an alien predatory snail in the 1970s, but the white-shelled Partula hyalina survived. Now, thanks to a collaboration between University of Michigan biologists and engineers with the world’s smallest computer, scientists understand why: P. hyalina can tolerate more… Read More »

A smart speaker that doesn’t eavesdrop

By | June 9, 2021

Microphones are perhaps the most common electronic sensor in the world, with an estimated 320 million listening for our commands in the world’s smart speakers. The trouble, of course, is that they’re capable of hearing everything else, too. A team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a system that can inform a smart home—or listen for the… Read More »