How do different types of parental discipline behaviors affect children’s development in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)? A group of researchers set out to understand that question. They used a large data set from UNICEF of several hundred thousand families. The data came from the fourth (2009–2013) and fifth (2012–2017) rounds of the UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys. … Read More »
A contingent from U-M took part in the first-ever US-RSE (United States Research Software Engineer Association) annual conference. It was held at the University of Illinois Chicago, October 16–18, 2023. Abbey Roelofs and Michael Egan (College of Literature, Science, and the Arts), Srikanth Lavu (Marsal Family School of Education), and Andy Boughton (School of Public Health) attended the… Read More »
Abbey Roelofs is a research software programming lead for LSA Technology Services. In her role, leads a team that does custom software and hardware development for researchers within LSA. She enjoys reading, making stuff, and being outdoors (which usually involves walking, biking, gardening or kayaking).
From viruses and ecology to soil and the planet, LSA Technology Services has helped the U-M Museum of Natural History create exhibits that connect with visitors and empower community science. Since its grand opening in 2019, the U-M Museum of Natural History has increasingly worked with LSA Technology Services to deliver exhibits and programming that connect with the… Read More »
The LSA Technology Services Research Software Programming team has developed numerous custom desktop, web, and mobile applications for researchers in LSA. Programs developed by this group have helped with projects as varied as building robots, tracking monkey behavior, training mice to recognize patterns, and analyzing circadian rhythms.
Amy Peters, director of Research Computing and Infrastructure at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, is passionate about the supportive and connection-driven cultures shared by the four different teams she works with. Outside of work, she is an avid reader with a love of writing, having earned her Masters of Business Administration and Bachelors in English, both from the University of Iowa.
Since 1998, the CIO ORBIE Awards have recognized technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence in this rapidly growing, CIO-led national professional association. The Michigan CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. CIOs are typically recognized in multiple categories, based on the size and scope of their organization… Read More »
At this past July’s annual Esri User Conference, the University of Michigan was recognized with the prestigious President’s Award for being a model for the higher education community in how to become a true geospatial university. Receiving the award on behalf of the university, in front of a virtual audience of over 60,000, Peter Knoop, a senior programmer/analyst… Read More »
An innovation born out of necessity during the pandemic has led Information and Technology Services, the LSA Language Resource Center and the Registrar’s Office to address an ongoing challenge with language placement exams: time. The teams partnered to move four placement exams — German, Chinese, Italian and Latin — to an online format in Canvas. This sped up… Read More »
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 »
How can technology services like high-performance computing and storage help a political scientist contribute to more equal access to electricity around the world? Brian Min, associate professor of political science and research associate professor with the Center for Political Studies, and lead researcher Zachary O’Keeffe have been using nightly satellite imagery to generate new indicators of electricity access… Read More »
LSA Technology Services is pleased to announce that Amy Peters has been named our new director of research computing and infrastructure services, and joins the LSA Technology Services leadership team effective Monday, December 7. Peters was selected for the position from a competitive and diverse candidate pool after a comprehensive search that began in February 2020, but was… Read More »