The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) catalyzes data science at the University of Michigan through support for faculty, research, education and training, and industry engagement.


Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies (ICOS) Big Data Summer Camp, May 14-18

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Social and organizational life are increasingly conducted online through electronic media, from emails to Twitter feed to dating sites to GPS phone tracking. The traces these activities leave behind have…

U-M will hold “hackathon” for health communication, with help from Sanjay Gupta and family

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Disease outbreaks. Medical discoveries. Natural disasters. The hope -- and hype -- that can come with new treatment options. Sanjay Gupta, M.D. has covered them all in his years as…

U-M, Army research on robot/human interaction published in ECN Magazine

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Research being jointly conducted by the Army Research Laboratory and the University of Michigan focused on improving communications between humans and robots was recently published in ECN Magazine. The research…

Summary, video from Big Data in Finance conference now available

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The summary paper and videos are now available from the inaugural Big Data and Finance conference held at the University of Michigan. The panels included a session on data modeling…

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MIDAS Highlights

MDST Kicks Off Data Challenge with NFL’s Baltimore Ravens

Approximately 70 students attended the kickoff meeting of the NFL Free Agent Value Prediction Competition, sponsored by the Michigan Data Science Team, the Baltimore Ravens and the Michigan Sports Analytics Society (MSAS) . See the MDST website for more information.

Celebrating Claude Shannon, the Father of Information Theory

The University of Michigan is celebrating the 100th birthday of Claude E. Shannon, a U-M alum widely recognized as the father of information theory, with a Shannon Centennial Symposium on Sept. 16, 2016, and a biweekly Shannon Centennial Lecture Series during the fall 2016 semester.

Video, slides available from 2017 MIDAS symposium

“A Data-Driven World: Potentials and Pitfalls”

The MIDAS Annual Symposium, “A Data-Driven World: Potential and Pitfalls,” took place October 11, 2017, in Rackham Auditorium and the Michigan League. The symposium featured prominent researchers whose work is on the leading edge of innovation and discovery in data-intensive science, as well as a poster competition highlighting data science research at U-M.

MIDAS seeks candidates for faculty positions

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, seeks candidates for multiple full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in the field of data science. The positions are open to candidates at all ranks and both methodological and applied areas of data science will be considered. The University is especially interested in candidates whose research interests lie in data science methodology and its application to transportation, learning analytics, personalized health and precision medicine, or computational social science.

U-M plays leading role in regional big data hub

NSF effort to catalyze data science research

A “big data brain trust” has been established by the National Science Foundation to bring together industry, government and academia to accelerate this emerging field and harness it to solve some of society’s toughest problems.

The University of Michigan will play a leading role in the new Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub—one of four that NSF has set up across the nation. U-M is one of five universities that will lead the Midwest hub. Professor Brian Athey, co-director of U-M’s Michigan Institute for Data Science, will lead the effort at U-M.

Al Hero named Distinguished Professor

One of nine honored in spring 2016

MIDAS Co-Director, Prof. Alfred Hero III, was named a 2016 Distinguished University Professor, the University of Michigan’s top honor bestowed on faculty by the Board of Regents.  Professor Hero is now John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering; professor of biomedical engineering, CoE and Medical School; and professor of statistics, LSA.