Tag Archives: research

U-M using big data to improve lives

By | April 21, 2017

A cardiologist created a computer simulation of a patient’s blood flow, helping surgeons locate the best placement of a stent to address her rare heart condition. Students and faculty developed a mobile app that helps predict which Flint neighborhoods are at high risk of having lead-contaminated water. And an engineer is using predictive models based on high volumes… Read More »

Latest Gartner online research

By | April 19, 2017

As a reminder, U-M subscribes to the “Gartner for Technical Professionals” (GTP) online research service, which is available to U-M staff in IT job families. (See the list below for some of the latest relevant GTP research.) To access these documents please log in to the Gartner service via the U-M Library: https://www.lib.umich.edu/database/gartner. Once authenticated, copy and paste the document… Read More »

UMSI announces two new information centers

By | March 12, 2017

The School of Information has announced the future establishment of two new information centers to improve communications infrastructure in underserved communities, and advance data usage by organizations that serve populations in those areas. The centers will be designed and managed by Edward Happ, a global IT leader with a background in nonprofit management, consulting, financial information services, and technology.… Read More »

Bits and the Bard

By | January 28, 2017

The annual convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA) is the greatest show on earth for the humanities and for some years now, digital humanities—using computer technology to understand literature and the arts—have been all the rage. They present new ways to approach the work of humanities scholarship, and they’ve already delivered not just new results but new… 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 »

Advocating for open access

By | December 19, 2016

Melissa Levine, the lead copyright officer at the U-M Library and ex officio member of the library’s open access committee, co-authored an article advocating open access publishing as a way to speed up scientific discoveries and advances in technology. “If published research and data were freely accessible and reusable by researchers of diverse interests, urgently needed solutions could be… Read More »