Tag Archives: data

Direct-to-student data

By | February 7, 2017

Data dashboards and performance feedback can motivate middle-range students to work a little harder to earn a desired grade, a new study found. The study, conducted by researchers at the School of Information and the educational technology company Blackboard, explores a growing trend in higher education—that of collecting data about students and presenting it to them at important… Read More »

Fuzzy records

By | February 6, 2017

Symptoms that patients describe to doctors may not always be documented in electronic medical records, a small study suggests. To test out how well the records match reality, researchers compared symptoms that 162 patients checked off on paper-based questionnaires with the information entered in patients’ electronic charts at eye clinics. Roughly one-third of the time, data on blurry… Read More »

Data rescue

By | February 3, 2017

More than 275 volunteers from U-M and around the community converged on Shapiro Library on January 27 and 28 in an emergency effort to preserve scientific data that is at risk of disappearing from government websites. The effort, called Ann Arbor Data Rescue, was organized by librarians and students at U-M and is part of the national Data Refuge project… Read More »

Enhancing informatics

By | January 31, 2017

The loss of her father in 2009 drew a sharp focus on the need for accurate and timely medical records for Patricia Abbott, associate professor of nursing. The experience gave her renewed purpose to continue her research, which explores how massive amounts of data can improve care for patients. Dr. Abbott is exploring a variety of innovative Big Data… Read More »

IQ launches Data Concierge pilot

IQ recently launched a pilot of Data Concierge, an ITS service that delivers administrative and learning management data in a consistent, timely, and secure manner. Previously, requests for administrative data sometimes took months to fulfill, and requesters were not always kept informed of progress. Data Concierge aims to create a one-stop shop for university data needs. Requests for administrative… Read More »

Big Data vs. disease

By | January 25, 2017

Researchers at U-M will use Big Data and mobile technology to learn how to predict when individuals will get diseases, and to unlock the potential of single-cell gene sequencing under three recently funded projects. The Michigan Institute for Data Science awarded the three interdisciplinary projects a combined $3 million under the second round of its Challenge Initiative program. “These… Read More »

CSCAR offers training

By | January 16, 2017

Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research (CSCAR) provides consulting services and training opportunities in statistics, data science, and advanced research computation to all members of the campus community interested in making more effective use of data analytic techniques, or in developing their skills in these areas. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced workshops are scheduled this semester on a wide… Read More »

Women in Data Science Conference

By | January 7, 2017

Friday, February 3; 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Michigan League Vandenburg room and Rackham Amphitheater. In partnership with Stanford University, the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) will participate in the 2017 Women in Data Science Conference, with live speakers on campus and a simulcast of the conference proceeding from Stanford. More info and registration.

Lighting the past

By | December 15, 2016

Archaeologists in northern Michigan have used pulses of light shot from airplanes to double their discoveries. This remote sensing technology is called light detection and ranging, or lidar. Lidar sends out a pulse of light that returns a measure of distance from the object it strikes. It can greatly improve the efficiency of archaeological searches particularly when scanning… Read More »

IQ to host data conference

By | December 15, 2016

The Higher Education Data Warehouse (HEDW) selected Information Quest (IQ) to host their April 2019 Conference in Ann Arbor. “This is a huge honor and will allow us to showcase the University of Michigan and our work here in IQ,” said Shelly Turner, application developer lead for IQ who will also serve on the HEDW board from 2017… Read More »

Data Concierge completes design process

The Data Concierge initiative has completed the design of data request processes and the initial supporting ServiceLink configuration. These steps will enable the flow of data requests through the ITS support services system and reporting on key service indicators such as data request volume, origin, and resolution time. Currently, requests for administrative data are routed through various channels… Read More »

Privacy, Ethics and Enabling the Student Data Analytics Revolution

By | December 12, 2016

Sol Bermann, privacy officer and interim CISO for U-M, moderated a panel discussion on “Privacy, Ethics and Enabling the Student Data Analytics Revolution” at the Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016 conference held last September in San Jose, CA. The presentation materials for that session are now available for download as a PDF.  P.S.R. 2016 brought together 1,300 privacy and cloud… Read More »

A fine fellow

By | November 1, 2016

U-M alum Reid Wilson was selected as the first Detroit Data Fellow and will spend the next two years helping the Detroit Police Department understand crime patterns in real time. The program is part of a universitywide effort to engage with the city, its leaders, and residents to create a sustainable impact for a better future. Fellows participate… Read More »

Data science funding

By | November 1, 2016

Four research teams from U-M and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China are sharing $800,000 in awards for projects that focus on data science and how it can be used to sustain critical infrastructures for the environment and human health. Since 2010, the two universities have collaborated on a number of research projects that address challenges and opportunities… Read More »

MIDAS Annual Symposium

By | November 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 15; Rackham Building & Wednesday, November 16; Michigan League. Please join us for the Michigan Institute for Data Science Annual Symposium, “Big Data: Advancing Science, Changing the World.” The symposium will feature preeminent data scientists from around the world, and will highlight U-M researchers whose work is on the leading edge of innovation and discovery in… Read More »

Ann Arbor Data Dive

By | November 1, 2016

Saturday, November 12; 9 a.m–7:30 p.m.; North Quad. The Ann Arbor Data Dive is a one-day data hackathon which gives you an opportunity to solve the data needs of non-profit organizations. It is a masters-student run community event, associated with the U-M School of Information. Data Dive is all about data work, peer learning and serving non profits.… Read More »

Updating personal information in Wolverine Access

By | November 1, 2016

ITS worked with Public Safety and Security, Student Life, University Human Resources, and other key campus groups to release a new feature in Wolverine Access that prompts students, faculty, and staff to review and update addresses, emergency contacts, and U-M Emergency Alert preferences. The information is used to locate individuals in case of an emergency, send notifications of… Read More »

IQ launches Data Concierge initiative

By | November 1, 2016

Currently, requests for administrative data are routed through various channels and it can sometimes take months for information requests to get fulfilled. Data Concierge will create a one-stop shop for university data needs. The Data Concierge team plans a pilot launch of the service in early 2017 that aims to provide a way to request and obtain administrative… Read More »