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Amy Klinke

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Amy joined the University of Michigan in 2008, where she helped found the Center for Entrepreneurship, while working with the BEC to assist small companies and startups get connected to the University of Michigan. In 2015, she joined the BEC full-time to concentrate on expanding her role to more tech companies.

Prior to joining the University, Amy served as the director of community development for the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. In addition to this role, Amy also worked directly for the Washtenaw County Administrator and Board of Commissioners, the Washtenaw Community Health Organization and the Mayor of Ann Arbor. Before moving to Ann Arbor in 2000, Amy conducted post-graduate research in economic development in Zimbabwe.

She received a B.A. in political economy from Hillsdale College and a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in economic and social development from Washington University in 1998.

Jing Liu

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Dr. Liu has been at MIDAS since 2016.  Prior to being the Interim Managing Director, her duties included strategic planning and coordination of research activities and industry partnership, with the overarching goals of advancing responsible and reproducible data science and building the U-M data science community.  She worked with the research teams funded by MIDAS Challenge Initiatives and was involved in developing new initiatives.  She ran research workgroups for data scientists across U-M schools and colleges to foster innovative research.  She developed industry partnerships for joint research, talent recruitment and data science education.

Dr. Liu’s past research management experience includes coordinating mental health research, biostatistics support for clinical research, and grant proposal review.  Her research experience (faculty, postdoctoral and graduate study) includes visual and cognitive neuroscience, human brain imaging, animal electrophysiology, genetics, and most recently science policy.  She also writes and translates about science and education, and has received multiple awards including China Book Award and China National Library Book Award.