Tag Archives: MIDAS

New app analyzes how social distancing affects biological clocks

By | June 15, 2020

Almost overnight, the sleep and wake patterns of nearly four billion people may have changed because of COVID-19-spurred lockdowns. A free app built by University of Michigan researchers will help users understand their own sleep rhythms, shedding light on how their biological clock is responding to lockdowns, and give tips about how to shift their potentially disrupted rhythms… Read More »

Special COVID-19 Propelling Original Data Science (PODS) grants

By | May 18, 2020

Last week, the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) announced the awardees of its COVID-19 data science grants. Seven interdisciplinary teams, chosen from 49 submissions, received funding for COVID-19 research. With data science methods at the core, these teams combat the pandemic in varied and creative ways, including better clinical decisions for in-patients, strategies to improve testing, data-driven guidance… Read More »

Digitizing and transforming mobility systems

By | April 28, 2020

In June 2018, the World Economic Forum chose the Detroit region to pilot the concepts behind the integration of disparate mobility modes. MIDAS affiliated faculty, Danai Koutra and Aditi Misra, and fellow, Arya Farahi, made significant contributions to the forum’s recent publication “Digitizing and Transforming Mobility Systems: Lessons from the Detroit Region.” Beyond all else, the pilot demonstrated… Read More »

How quickly does coronavirus spread? A U-M data science fellow works to answer the question.

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) advances around the world, a growing number of researchers are using computational models to estimate this spread. Among the first to publish on the subject is a team of Hong Kong- and China-based researchers that includes University of Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) research fellow Qianying Lin. For the past several weeks,… Read More »

Register to attend the Data for Public Good Symposium Feb. 25

By | January 30, 2020

Do you have experience working alongside community partners in data analysis or program evaluation? Do you want to connect with others who are using their skills for public good? You are invited to attend the 3rd annual Data for Public Good Symposium on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Weiser Hall, 10th floor. Hosted by the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS),… Read More »

MIDAS announces PODS Grant winners

By | November 20, 2019

The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) recently announced the awardees of its first round of Propelling Original Data Science (PODS) Grants. Fifteen interdisciplinary teams will receive over $1 million in combined funding support for an array of exciting projects with data science as the common thread. The projects range from detecting patterns of illicit wildlife trade networks, to… Read More »

NSF awards almost $3 million in grants to MIDAS, ITS

The National Science Foundation recently recognized the Michigan Institute for Data Science and Information and Technology Services with grants totaling almost $3 million to support research in data equity, security, and privacy. Data science is an important tool that can help researchers tackle important societal challenges ranging from mobility and health to public safety and education. But data… Read More »

University researchers examine how data science can interpret music

By | April 8, 2019

Last week, students and professors conducted live research in Hill Auditorium during a musical performance and informational presentation before nearly 200 community members. James Kibbie, chair of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Organ Department, and Daniel Forger, professor of mathematics, received a grant from the Michigan Institute for Data Science to collaborate on the analysis of… Read More »

H.V. Jagadish appointed director of MIDAS

By | February 5, 2019

H.V. Jagadish has been appointed director of the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), effective February 15, 2019. Jagadish, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was one of the initiators of an earlier concept of a data science initiative on campus. “I have a longstanding passion for data science, and I understand its importance in addressing a… Read More »

Connecting music and big data

By | April 23, 2018

Four U-M research teams will receive support for projects that apply data science tools to the study of music theory, performance, social media-based music making, and the connection between words and music. The funding is provided under the Data Science for Music Challenge Initiative through the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). The projects include digital analysis of… Read More »

2017 MIDAS Symposium happens Oct. 11

Please join the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) for our annual symposium on Wednesday, October 11, titled “A Data-Driven World: Potentials and Pitfalls.” We’re welcoming an exciting group of speakers to Ann Arbor this year, including several eminent women working in the field of data science. The keynote address will be delivered by Cathy O’Neil, author of… Read More »

U-M, SJTU share $1 million to study data science

By | August 3, 2017

Five research teams from U-M and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China are sharing $1 million to study data science and its impact on air quality, galaxy clusters, lightweight metals, financial trading and renewable energy. Since 2009, the two universities have collaborated on a number of research projects that address challenges and opportunities in energy, biomedicine, nanotechnology, and… 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 »

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.

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 »