Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship

Schmidt AI in Science Fellows

2023 Cohort

Kamal Abdulraheem

AI Management of Nuclear reactors

Jacob Berv

Jacob Berv

ML models for avian evolution

Vital Fernández

Vital Fernández

Deep Learning for spectral analysis for distant galaxies

Matthew Andres Moreno

Digital Evolution

Kevin Napier

Kevin Napier

Computer Vision Detecting the faintest objects in the Solar System

Christin Salley

Christin Salley

Analysis of city planning and infrastructure. Impact of and recovery from natural hazards

Alyssa Schubert

Alyssa Schubert

AI for sensor data analysis for water quality monitoring

Elena Shrestha

Intelligent visual and flow-based navigation for autonomous underwater vehicles

Yiluan Song

Projecting nature’s calendar under climate change

Nanta Sophonrat

Chemist in the loop ML for plastics recycling

Weichi Yao

Causal reasoning in materials science

2022 Cohort

James Boyko

James Boyko

Computational methods to understand macroevolutionary biology

Yossi Cohen

Yossi Cohen

Responsible AI for Industrial Decision-Making

Nathan Fox

Nathan Fox

Crowdsourced data ML to understand human-nature interactions

Jennifer Li

Jennifer Li

Studying the transient sky with AI

Andreas Rauch

Andreas Rauch

Data-driven modeling for Computational Fluid Dynamics

Soumi Tribedi

Soumi Tribedi

AI methods to solve electronic structure problems in chemistry

Anastasia Visheratina

AI for advanced functional materials and devices

Yutong Wang

Yutong Wang

Developing machine learning theory to support scientific and engineering applications

Xin Xie

Xin Xie

AI in topological photonics

Program Team

Brendon Cho

Administrative Assistant

WIlliam Curie

Bill Currie

Program co-Director

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement, SEAS

Dr. Jagadish

H.V. Jagadish

Program Director

Edgar F Codd Distinguished University Professor & Bernard A Galler Collegiate Professor of Elec. Eng. and Computer Science; MIDAS Director

Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis

Program Manager

Jing Liu

Program co-Director

MIDAS Executive Director

Advisory Committee

Daniel Atkins III

Daniel Atkins

W K Kellogg Emeritus Professor of Information, inaugural Director of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure at NSF, and inaugural Dean of the U-M School of Information

Tabbye Chavous

Tabbye Chavous

Professor of Education and Psychology, U-M Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Director of National Center for Institutional Diversity

Karthik Duraisamy

Karthik Duraisamy

Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Center Director

Danny Forger

Daniel Forger

Robert W and Lynn H Browne Professor of Science, Professor of Mathematics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Sharon Glotzer

Sharon Glotzer

John Werner Cahn Distinguished University Professor and Chair, Dept. of Chemical Engineering

Eric Michielssen

Eric Michielssen

Louise Ganiard Johnson Professor of Engineering; Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering

Rada Mihalcea

Rada Mihalcea

Janice Jenkins Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; Director, Michigan AI Lab

Bradford Orr

Bradford Orr

Arthur F Thurnau Professor of Physics; Associate Vice President for Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering

Douglas Richstone

Douglas Richstone

 Lawrence H. Aller Collegiate Professor of Astronomy

Curriculum Committee

Yossi Cohen

Joseph (Yossi) Cohen

Schmidt AI in Science Fellow

WIlliam Curie

Bill Currie

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement, SEAS

Ambuj Tewari

Ambuj Tewari

Professor of Statistics

Lu Wang

Lu Wang

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Yutong Wang

Yutong Wang

Schmidt AI in Science Fellow

U-M Faculty Members Interested in Being AI Mentors

Name Title Primary Department: Tagline:
Mark Ackerman George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor School of Information; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering; Learning Health Sciences, Medical School Computer-supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, social computing
Fadhl Alakwaa Assistant Research Scientist Internal Medicine Machine learning, personalized medicine, predictive modeling
Karen Alofs Assistant Professor School for Environment and Sustainability Integrating data on environmental change and ecological communities
Camille Avestruz Assistant Professor Physics, LSA Simulations to model, predict, and interpret observed large-scale cosmic structures
Laura Balzano Associate Professor EECS, College of Engineering Statistical signal processing and optimization with large data.
Nikola Banovic Associate Professor Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Behavior-aware User Interfaces, Computational Interaction, Computational models of human behavior
Kira Barton Associate Professor, Director of COE Research Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, College of Engineering Control theory and applications; iterative learning control; multi-agent systems; human/robot collaborations; smart manufacturing; manufacturing robotics; high-performance micro/nano-scale printing for electrical and biomedical applications
Erhan Bayraktar Professor Mathematics, LSA Mathematical finance and stochatic analysis
Dennis Bernstein James E Knott Professor Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering Linear and nonlinear systems, identification, optimal, robust and adaptive control
Anthony Bloch Alexander Ziwet Collegiate Professor Mathematics, LSA Control, Hamiltonian and Lagrangian Systems, gradient flows
Elizabeth Bondi-Kelly Assistant Professor Computer Science and Engineering AI for social impact
Christopher Brooks Research Assistant Professor School of Information
Director, Learning Analytics and Research in the Office of Digital Education & Innovation
Visualizing the interaction between learners and learning technology
Ceren Budak Assistant Professor School of Information Computational social science
Dallas Card Assistant Professor School of Information Natural language processing, and computational social science, machine learning
Neil Carter Associate Professor Environment, School for Environment and Sustainability Addressing challenging local to global wildlife conservation issues in the Anthropocene
Timothy Cernak Associate Professor Medicinal Chemistry Computational design of chemical reactions and synthesis
Joyce Chai Professor Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Artificial Intelligence, Natural language processing, situated communication
Yang Chen Assistant Professor Statistics, LSA Statistical inference and applied statistics in biology and astronomy
Cynthia Chestek Associate Professor and Associate Chair Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Medical School, EECS, College of Engineering Brain machine interface (BMI) systems
Mosharaf Chowdhury Morris Wellman Faculty Development Assistant Professor EECS (Computer Science and Engineering Division), College of Engineering Large-scale systems for emerging machine learning and big data workloads
Kevyn Collins-Thompson Associate Professor School of Information,
EECS, College of Engineering
Intelligent information systems that help people learn and discover
William Currie Associate Dean of Research and Engagement, Professor of Environment and Sustainability, Professor of Environment Research and Engagement, School for Environment and Sustainability, LSA Ecosystem modeling, sustainability, water quality, knowledge representation
Matias del Campo Associate Professor Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Research on Architecture Design and Artificial Intelligence
Michał Dereziński Assistant Professor EECS, College of Engineering Scalable randomized algorithms with robust statistical guarantees for machine learning, data science and optimization
Ivo D. Dinov Professor Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics Mathematical modeling, statistical analysis and data visualization
Karthik Duraisamy Associate Professor Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering Data-driven modeling of computational physics problems
August (Gus) Evrard Professor Physics and Astronomy, LSA Computational cosmology
Salar Fattahi Assistant Professor Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering Developing efficient and scalable computational methods for structured problems
Jeff Fessler Professor EECS, College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Radiology, Michigan Medicine
Large-scale inverse problems in image reconstruction
Danny Forger Professor Mathematics, LSA
Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Center for Systems Biology
Computer simulation and mathematical modeling of biological clocks
Johann Gagnon-Bartsch Assistant Professor Statistics, LSA High-throughput and high-dimensional data analysis
Vikram Gavini Professor Mechanical Engineering Ab-initio calculations, DFT, electronic structure, exchange-correlation approximation, numerical methods
Alex Gorodetsky Associate Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering Bayesian Inference, Decision making under uncertainty, Tensor Networks, Uncertianty Quantification
Robert Gregg Associate Professor and Director of Locomotor Control Systems Laboratory Robotics, EECS (ECE Division), and Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Control mechanisms of bipedal locomotion with applications to wearable and autonomous robots
Yuanfeng Guan Professor Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics and Internal Medicine; Medical School Developing novel and high-accuracy algorithms that integrate these data for predicting gene functions and networks
Emanuel Gull Assistant Professor Physics, LSA Computational condensed matter physics
Yongqun Oliver He Professor Laboratory Animal Medicine and Veterinarian, Medical School AI Expertise: Knowledge representation and reasoning; Ontology; Semantic Web.
Libby Hemphill Research Associate Professor School of Information digital data, justice, social media
Alfred Hero Professor EECS, College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Statistics, LSA
Theory and algorithms for data collection, analysis and visualization
Wei Hu Assistant Professor Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Deep Learning, Representation Learning, machine learning, optimization, theory
Xun Huan Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Uncertainty quantification, and numerical optimization, data-driven modeling
Edward Ionides Professor Statistics, LSA Time series analysis for ecology, epidemiology, health economics and biology
Abigail Jacobs Assistant Professor Information, School of Information
Complex Systems, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Computational social science, empirical design, governance, observational data, social networks, statistical inference
H. V. Jagadish Edgar F Codd Distinguished University Professor and Bernard A Galler Collegiate Professor; MIDAS Director EECS, College of Engineering Database systems, query models and analytics processes for reliable insight
David Jurgens Assistant Professor School of Information computational social science and natural language processing
Danai Koutra Assistant Professor Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Mining and making sense of interconnected or graph data
Elizaveta Levina Vijay Nair Collegiate Professor Statistics, LSA Statistical inference on realistic models for network
Rada Mihalcea Professor EECS, College of Engineering Natural language processing, and applied machine learning, information retrieval
Emily Mower Provost Assistant Professor Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Emotion modeling and assistive technology
Raj Rao Nadakuditi Associate Professor EECS, College of Engineering Statistical signal processing and random matrix theory
Long Nguyen Professor Statistics, LSA
EECS, College of Engineering
Statistical inference in richly structured data
Samet Oymak Assistant Professor EECS, College of Engineering Optimization methods and statistical learning theory to design efficient algorithms/architectures.
Necmiye Ozay Assistant Professor EECS, College of Engineering Heterogeneous data from sensor and information-rich networked dynamical systems
Atul Prakash Professor EECS, College of Engineering Design of operating systems and database mechanisms for sensitive data, Security, and adversarial machine learning., privacy
Qing Qu Assistant Professor EECS, College of Engineering Deep Learning, Inverse Problems, Nonconvex Optimization, Representation Learning
Majdi Radaideh Assistant Professor Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, College of Engineering Autonomous Control, Nuclear Reactor Design, Physics-informed Machine Learning, Uncertainty quantification, optimization
Venkat Raman Associate Professor Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering Simulation of large scale combustion systems
Jeffrey Regier Assistant Professor Statistics, LSA Bayesian models and deep learning for scientific applications
Alexander Rodriguez Assistant Professor EECS, College of Engineering The intersection of ML, time series, multi-agent systems, uncertainty quantification, and scientific modeling.
Daniel Romero Associate Professor Information, School of Information,
Complex Systems, LSA,
Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Empirical and theoretical analysis of social and information networks
Sarita Schoenebeck Professor School of Information Human-Computer Interaction, issues in digital society, social computing, social media
Clayton Scott Associate Professor EECS, College of Engineering
Statistics, LSA
Quantitative predictions and inferences about large, complex data
Kerby Shedden Professor Statistics, LSA
Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Director of Consulting for Statistics, Computing, and Analytics Research (CSCAR)
Applied statistics, data science and computing with data
Katie Skinner Assistant Professor Robotics, College of Engineering Robot vision and perception, field robotics
Vijay Subramanian Professor EECS, College of Engineering Stochastic modeling, decision and control theory and applications to networks
Misha Teplitskiy Assistant Professor School of Information computational methods, experimental methods, science of science
Jonathan Terhorst Associate Professor Statistics, LSA Computational population genetics
Ambuj Tewari Assistant Professor Statistics, LSA
EECS, College of Engineering
Statistical methods for sequential decision making in personalized health
Dawn Tilbury Professor and Chair, Robotics Robotics Modeling and control for smart manufacturing, human-robot teaming
Sabina Tomkins Assistant Professor School of Information Computational social science, Political science, education, sustainability
Shravan Veerapaneni Associate Professor Mathematics, LSA Fast and scalable algorithms for differential and integral equations on complex moving geometries
Venkat Viswanathan Associate Professor Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering Programming languages, formal methods, software engineering, and artificial intelligence
Lu Wang Assistant Professor Computer Science and Engineering, EECS Natural language processing
Xinyu Wang Assistant Professor EECS, College of Engineering Programming languages, formal methods, software engineering, and artificial intelligence
Yixin Wang Assistant Professor Statistics, LSA Large-scale probabilistic machine learning, causal inference, machine learning for science
Michael P. Wellman Richard H Orenstein Division Chair of Computer Science and Engineering, Lynn A Conway Collegiate Professor EECS (Computer Science and Engineering division), College of Engineering Artificial Intelligence, electronic commerce
Jenna Wiens Associate Professor Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Machine learning and data mining for healthcare data
Kevin Wood Associate Professor Biophysics and Physics; LSA Spatiotemporal dynamics in microbial communities
Zhenke Wu Associate Professor Biostatistics, School of Public Health The design and application of statistical methods that inform health decisions made by individuals
Gongjun Xu Assistant Professor Statistics, LSA cognitive diagnosis modeling, high-dimensional statistics, latent variable models, psychometrics, semiparametric statistics
Lei Ying Professor EECS, College of Engineering Complex stochastic systems and big-data, and large-scale graph mining, private data marketplaces
Y Z (Yang Zhang) Professor Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, College of Engineering Far-from-equilibrium physics, extreme robots, liquid state physics, long timescale phenomena, neutron scattering, rare events, soft robots, statistical mechanics, swarm robots
Xiang Zhou Professor Biostatistics, School of Public Health Statistical and computational methods for genetic and genomic studies
Ji Zhu Professor Statistics, LSA
EECS, College of Engineering
analysis of high-dimensional data, and their applications in health sciences, biology, finance and marketing., machine learning, statistical network analysis
Kai Zhu Associate Professor School for Environment and Sustainability Global change biology, ecological modeling, and environmental data science

Current Mentors

2023 

Camille Avestruz

Assistant Professor of Physics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Mark A. Burns

T.C. Chang Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering

Yang Chen

 Assistant Professor of Statistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

David Fouhey Headshot

David Fouhey

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering

Bryan Goldsmith

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering

Alex Gorotdetsky

Alex Gorodetsky

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Xun Huan

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

Brendan Kochunas

Charles and Elizabeth Schrock Faculty Development Professor and Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, College of Engineering

Sabine Loos

Sabine Loos

Visiting Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering

Anne McNeil

Carol A. Fierke Collegiate Professor of Chemistry; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry; Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Sally Oey

Sally Oey

Arthur F Thurnau Professor and Professor of Astronomy, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Dimitra Panagou

Dimitra Panagou

Associate Professor of Robotics and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Majdi Radaideh

Majdi Radaideh

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, College of Engineering

Katie Skinner

Katie Skinner

Assistant Professor of Robotics and Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, College of Engineering

Ambuj Tewari

Professor of Statistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering

Lu Wang

Lu Wang

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering

Yixin Wang

Assistant Professor of Statistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Brian Weeks

Brian Weeks

Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability, School for Environment and Sustainability

Kevin Wood

Associate Professor of Biophysics, Associate Director, Department of Biophysics and Associate Professor of Physics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Luis Zaman

Assistant Professor of Complex Systems and Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Paul Zimmerman

Paul Zimmerman

Professor of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Kai Zhu

Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainability, School for Environment and Sustainability

2022

Eunshin Byon

Associate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering

Steven Ceccio

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Vincent T and Gloria M Gorguze Professor of Engineering
Dean of Engineering

Kevin Wood

Associate Professor of Biophysics, Associate Director, Department of Biophysics and Associate Professor of Physics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Hui Deng

Hui Deng

Professor of Physics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering

Jeffrey Fessler

William L. Root Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics; Biomedical Engineering; Radiology

Yuanfang Guan

Yuanfang Guan

Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School

Neil Henderson Carter

Associate Professor of Geospatial Data Sciences Conservation + Restoration

Sean Johnson

Sean Johnson

Assistant Professor of Astronomy, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Photograph of Nicholas Kotov

Nicholas Kotov

Irving Langmuir Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Joseph B and Florence V Cejka Professor of Engineering, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Pei-Cheng Ku

Associate Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering

Christopher Limbach

Assistant Professor

Qing Qu

Assistant Professor

Venkat Raman

Venkat Raman

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Dan Rabosky

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Associate Curator, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Sabina Tomkins

Sabina Tomkins

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information and Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research

Derek Van Berkel

Assistant Professor of Geospatial Data Sciences Conservation + Restoration

Gongjun Xu

Associate Professor of Statistics, Associate Professor of Psychology (by courtesy), Director of Master’s Program (Applied Statistics)

Stephen Smith

Associate Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Associate Curator, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts