Tag Archives: Dearborn

Could this new technology finally end the battle over the thermostat?

By | October 24, 2019

UM-Dearborn Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science Mohamed Abouelenien is exploring whether machine learning can help create a customized, responsive climate control system that would automatically detect a person’s level of “thermal comfort” and then make continuous adjustments to their environment. Abouelenien and his collaborator, UM-Flint Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Mihai Burzo, used a thermal camera… Read More »

UM-Dearborn talent is in the cloud!

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is at the cutting edge of talent management — the strategic approach to ensuring that the university has the right people, in the right positions, with the right skills to have high performance. Technology to support talent management ensures employees are engaged with the university through clear job descriptions, aligned with key goals through… Read More »

The new academic year sees several IT improvements at Dearborn

Dearborn’s IT staff was busy over the summer with several improvements, some recently completed and others that are underway. The Bloomberg Finance Lab The College of Business’ flagship learning space got a nearly down-to-the-studs renovation over the summer, including tech enhancements. The Bloomberg Finance Lab now features all new computers and monitors, new desks and chairs, four huge… Read More »

Dearborn pairs sports and tech to keep young women dreaming big about STEM

By | August 2, 2019

The City of Westland and UM-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) have joined forces to create an innovative way to target STEM’s gender gap. “Studies have shown that the middle to high school transition is when some young women start shifting away from things like engineering and computer science,” says Jeanne Girard, director of Extended Learning… Read More »

Dearborn to offer masters program in cybersecurity

By | June 24, 2019

Just two years after starting its bachelors in cybersecurity, UM-Dearborn is already adding a masters program. Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science Di Ma says the fall debut of the M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance is being driven by student demand and the metro region’s big growth in the field — which saw a 400-percent spike in job… Read More »

UM-Dearborn implements encryption program

UM-Dearborn ITS has kicked off a new initiative to encrypt users’ endpoint devices (laptop and desktop computers). This effort dramatically improves the way UM-Dearborn secures its endpoints, and the data and services they touch. In addition, it helps bring campus in line with U-M IT security policies and standards. The effort initially rolled out to two departments that… Read More »

Dearborn moves to MiBackup solution

A cross-campus collaboration that moved UM-Dearborn to UM-Ann Arbor ITS’s MiBackup system has resulted in significant cost savings, increased efficiency, and reduced work effort. At the end of 2017, Dearborn’s primary server backup system had reached capacity. After consulting with Ann Arbor ITS, Dearborn ITS created a plan to migrate its failing backups over to the MiBackup service… Read More »

Can language courses be just as good (or better) online?

By | November 16, 2018

For a long time, language instruction has been among those subjects that conventional wisdom held was a tough one to put online. But things are changing as Dearborn faculty are exploring the promise of creating hybrid language courses that pair class time with digital learning. UM-Dearborn instructional designer Alfonso Sintjago is a big believer in digital education, but he’ll be the first… Read More »

Dearborn professor achieves “holy grail” of software engineering

By | November 15, 2018

Cleaning up messy legacy software is a bane of companies big and small, but it’s long been considered an unclimbable mountain. Now, UM-Dearborn faculty member Marouane Kessentini might have found a solution. His software refactoring tool—which helps automate the process of cleaning up messy legacy code—was impressive enough that U-M’s Office of Technology Transfer named if one of eight… Read More »

Dearborn hosts GIS Day Wednesday, Nov. 14

  GIS Day is a global event celebrating the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It provides an international forum for users of GIS technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. At the University of Michigan you can join the celebration by attending UM-Dearborn’s GIS Day Event (8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 14.) Activities will… 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 »

Dearborn to launch new program in Human-Centered Design and Engineering

By | July 27, 2018

Engineering professor Sang-Hwan Kim won’t be surprised if UM-Dearborn soon becomes a center for human-centered design—an emerging field focused on the intersections of technology and human experience. His department is stacked with faculty specializing in ergonomics and human factors (a cousin of ergonomics). And come fall, the launch of a new Master of Science in Engineering degree program… Read More »

Dearborn ITS team wins staff award

A team from Dearborn’s Information Technology Services were among more than 75 staff members honored with Chancellor’s Staff Recognition Awards. Rex Chang, Chundao Che, Emily Hamilton, Sherie Modelski, and Jerry Van Couwenberghe from the Facilities ELB Hub won the exceptional team award. The award recognized their work with the Engineering Lab Building construction and renovation. The team led the effort… Read More »

Dearborn students help kids with autism stay safe online

Sean Croskey, Luke Pacheco, Aristotelis Papaioannou, and Dominic Retli, seniors at UM-Dearborn, developed a Nintendo-esque video game, with direction from UM-Ann Arbor emerging technologies librarian Patricia Anderson, that helps kids with disabilities better detect online predators. The goal of the game is to find a missing prince or princess by interacting with other characters, making decisions through the… Read More »

Dearborn moves the Internet

It wasn’t an earthquake, but it sure shook things up. The start of a building renovation for the Engineering Lab Building (ELB) required moving the network connection for the Dearborn campus. A collaborative team built of Dearborn ITS, Merit, and Ann Arbor ITS Infrastructure created new network paths that not only added redundancy and stability, but they did… Read More »

Dearborn ITS helps students study abroad

UM-Dearborn faculty, staff, and students now have one-stop to explore study abroad opportunities. ITS at the Dearborn campus partnered together with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) to automate and streamline the management of their study abroad program. Using Terra Dotta to implement the new M-Navigator site required data integration with the student information system Banner. Once configured, single sign-on… Read More »

Integrating events with Drupal and Salesforce

UM-Dearborn’s Web Services team recently partnered with a cross-functional, cross-campus team to integrate Salesforce/TargetX and Drupal to promote Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions events on the new campus calendar. In late 2017, the team introduced a new events calendar using the campus-wide Drupal content management system. The calendar is refreshed and modern, featuring a responsive design, filterable search, and… Read More »

Single sign-on makes life easier for Dearborn students

As part of the improvements to the identity processes for UMID and uniqnames, UM-Dearborn students are now using their uniqname and passwords to sign into the student self-service portal UM-Dearborn Connect. This is expected to streamline campus orientation, enhance the usability of the site, and reduce much of the ad-hoc support that was previously needed. This implementation involved a… Read More »