Happening at MIDAS

The Michigan Institute for Data Science strengthens University of Michigan’s preeminence in Data Science and catalyzes the transformative use of Data Science in a wide range of disciplines to achieve lasting societal impact. Here’s what’s happening at MIDAS in the near future:

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Extremism and Social Media 

Extremist groups are especially adept at hiding in plain sight by using language that differs only slightly from acceptable speech or employing thinly-veiled phrases that mask nefarious intent. Professor Libby Hemphill is developing a culturally sensitive adaptive language model to detect and effectively model the evolution of online extremist rhetoric in an effort to help advocacy groups view and anticipate this progression. Read more

Voices of Our Researchers

Voices of Our Researchers: Christopher Brooks

Privacy opt-out for college students may lead to inequities, writes Christopher Brooks, a MIDAS affiliated faculty member

Voices of Our Researchers: Birhanu Eshete

Making machine learning trustworthy, a perspective from MIDAS-affiliated faculty member Birhanu Eshete