MIDAS’s research centers build on the expertise of U-M faculty, focusing on innovative data science tools and methodologies.

Center for Data-Driven Transportation Research

The Next Generation of Mobility

The mission of the Center for Data-Driven Transportation Research 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 center is partially funded by the $100 million Data Science Initiative, which, among other efforts, provides faculty research grants for projects likely to garner significant investment from industry or government.

Center for Data-Intensive Learning Analytics Research

Improving education through data

The Center for Data-Intensive Learning Analytics Research 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 $100 million Data Science Initiative.

Research Highlights

$800,000 in awards for data science projects in partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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With input from MIDAS, four research teams from the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China are sharing $800,000 in awards to study depression, electric vehicles, urban…

Research highlights: U-M group awarded Midwest Big Data Spoke award from NSF for Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN)

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A group of three University of Michigan faculty members will lead the Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network project as a “spoke” in the Midwest Big Data Hub program funded by the…

Michigan Data Science Team wins UMTRI symposium poster competition

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The Michigan Data Science Team, with support from MIDAS, won the best poster competition at the Meeting the Challenges of Safe Transportation in an Aging Society Symposium Sept. 14-15, 2016.

U-M student group wins second-place in National Institute on Drug Abuse mobile app challenge

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A group of U-M students has won second place in the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) “Addiction Research: There’s an App for That” challenge. The project was called “Substance Abuse…