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Sign up to be a Michigan IT mentor by Jan. 12

After a successful pilot in the spring of 2017, the Michigan IT Steering Committee is launching the Michigan IT Mentor program, a new option for U-M IT staff to expand their networks, share knowledge, and work towards professional development goals. Mentors and mentees who participated in the pilot shared that their commitment of time is relatively minor compared… Read More »

High school students tour the MACC

By | December 6, 2017

On November 9, computer science students from Skyline High School were treated to a special tour of the Michigan Academic Computing Center (MACC). Seventy-one students were split into shifts to walk through the data center, talk about what makes it work, and see some of its key components. Brock Palen, director of Advanced Research Computing-Technology Services (ARC-TS), arranged the… Read More »

Computer Showcase holiday pop-up stores

Computer Showcase holiday pop-up stores are back and coming soon to a campus location near you! December 8 – Shared Services Center, Victor’s Room December 13 – Arbor Lakes, Building 3 Lobby December 18 – University Hospital Cafeteria, Dining Rooms A&B December 19 – Wolverine Tower, Room G18 Pop-up store hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for University Hospital and… Read More »

Interested in emerging tech? Check out Cool Toys!

The Cool Toys Conversation group started out as one of the many spaces on campus where people share cool tech they’ve discovered for education, research, clinical care, outreach, and productivity. Since then, it’s evolved to become more of a community of practice around emerging trends and technologies, but without ever completely giving up the original sharing of cool… Read More »

Court case could affect your digital privacy

By | December 1, 2017

A case pending before the Supreme Court could affect all Americans’ digital privacy for decades to come, according to H.V. Jagadish, professor of electrical engineering and computer science. The case involves the appeal of man whose conviction for armed robbery was based, in part, on location data provided without a warrant to the F.B.I. by his cellphone provider. Jagadish, whose… Read More »

The future of TV? Think shopping mall.

By | December 1, 2017

Amanda Lotz, professor of media studies at U-M, writes in a recent article that the entry of large content providers like Disney into the realm of internet-distributed video doesn’t mean that a single service will eventually dominate, or that video services will necessarily compete against each other. Instead, Disney’s new streaming service points to the growing range of offerings… Read More »

U-M study examines Twitter style of India’s PM Modi

By | November 30, 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has more than 36 million followers on Twitter, used political humor and sarcasm to become broadly appealing and refashion his political style, according to a U-M study of his tweets led by Joyojeet Pal, assistant professor of information. The study, published in the International Journal of Communication, shows that Modi tweets under nine broad themes: cricket, opposition… Read More »

UM-Dearborn to launch new Information Systems Security minor

By | November 29, 2017

UM-Dearborn’s College of Business will offer a new Information Systems Security minor beginning this winter as a response to the growing digitization of business data. The 15-credit minor may not have been essential to business five years ago, but it is today, said Information Systems Management Associate Professor Jun He.  “Although businesses have always known there’s a security risk when going digital, having a… Read More »

President to recommend Rosenberg as interim VP for IT

By | November 28, 2017

President Mark Schlissel announced Monday that he has asked Andrew Rosenberg, chief information officer for Michigan Medicine, to serve as the university’s interim vice president for information technology and chief information officer. Rosenberg, who also is an associate professor of anesthesiology and of internal medicine in the Medical School, will step in for Kelli Trosvig, who announced Monday… Read More »

U-M researchers: Cyberwarfare “not quite there yet”

By | November 24, 2017

Based on evidence from wartime cyber-campaigns in Ukraine and Syria, U-M researchers Yuri M. Zhukov and Nadiya Kostyuk believe that North Korea’s cyber-capabilities would not be very effective as a “force multiplier” to conventional military systems in a conflict with the U.S. In a recent article for the “Washington Post”, Zhukov (assistant professor of political science and faculty associate at the Institute… Read More »

U-M data scientist named 2017 AAAS fellow

By | November 22, 2017

H.V. Jagadish, professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering and a distinguished scientist at the Michigan Institute for Data Science, was one of seven U-M faculty members among 396 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The association recognized Jagadish for distinguished contributions to database systems and many… Read More »

U-M receives $1.6M toward AI for data science

By | November 10, 2017

Researchers, hospitals, companies, consumers, and government agencies are drowning in data that they can’t fully capitalize on. Now, a team from U-M has received $1.6 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help develop a toolkit so that even non-data scientists can use that data to possibly answer questions and ultimately speed up the process of… Read More »

Computer Showcase kicks off holiday season with Nov. 30 event

All U-M faculty and staff are invited to the third annual Holiday Kickoff at Computer Showcase on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. This special event features exclusive discounts on popular products and much more. Qualifying products will include the new Apple Watch and select PCs, as well as iPad Pro, Mac, MacBook, and Beats by Dr. Dre. In addition… Read More »

3-D printing gets a turbo boost from U-M technology

By | November 9, 2017

Because of the vibrations caused by their operation, today’s 3-D printers operate very slowly, often taking hours to complete a small object. A new software algorithm developed at U-M allows printers to deliver high-quality results at speeds up to two times faster than those in common use, with no added hardware costs. According to Chinedum Okwudire, associate professor of mechanical… Read More »

DevOps Community of Practice forming, new members welcome

By | November 9, 2017

John Walsh (HITS), Martin Sager (ITS), and Kris Steinoff (ITS), are co-facilitating a new Community of Practice which aims to bring together people who are using DevOps practices or are interested in learning more. DevOps is a software engineering practice that aims at unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops). The group intends to have regular meetings with… Read More »