MIDAS Research Hubs build on the expertise of U-M faculty, focusing on innovative data science tools and methodologies.

MIDAS Research Hub: Transportation

The Next Generation of Mobility

The mission of the MIDAS Transportation Research Hub is to harness the power of big data to help develop the next generation of mobility, from driverless and autonomous vehicles to integrated multi-modal transportation systems. The Hub is partially funded by the U-M Data Science Initiative, which, among other efforts, provides faculty research grants for projects likely to garner significant investment from industry or government.

MIDAS Research Hub: Learning Analytics

Improving education through data

The MIDAS Learning Analytics Research Hub helps U-M faculty take advantage of the trove of student data collected by the University over the years to improve educational practices and student outcomes, and is partially funded by the U-M Data Science Initiative.

MIDAS Research Hub: Health Science

Advancing the spectrum of biomedical research

The MIDAS Health Science Research Hub aims to enhance U-M biomedical researchers’ ability embrace the opportunities and challenges brought about by advances in data science. The Hub will catalyze the development of theories and innovative methodologies in data science, and their application to the entire spectrum of biomedical science, from basic research to translation research, to clinical applications, with the ultimate goal of using data science to improve the health of our society.

MIDAS Research Hub: Social Science

Leading the evolution of social research

The data science revolution is bringing unprecedented opportunities to social science research.  Never before have we had such enormity and variety of data, from endless social media streams to every survey imaginable, from outputs of every conceivable sensor and wireless device to massive consumer databases. We are seeing data in every form, every level of granularity and quality.  Social scientists’ newest challenge is to generate insight from the data for the political, economic and social wellbeing of individuals and our society.

Research Highlights

Peers Health and U-M begin research partnership using disability and workers’ comp healthcare data

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Peers Health and the University of Michigan are starting a two-year research project that will apply advanced learning technologies to a proprietary global database of millions of de-identified disability and…

U-M fosters thriving artificial intelligence and machine learning research

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Research using machine learning and artificial intelligence — tools that allow computers to learn about and predict outcomes from massive datasets — has been booming at the University of Michigan.…

Video available from MIDAS Research Forum

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Video is now available from the MIDAS Research Forum held Dec. 1 in the Michigan League at http://myumi.ch/6vA3V The forum featured U-M students and faculty showcasing their data science research; a…