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 oversees the operation of the institute and the staff team, designs programs to implement the institute’s mission, and builds academia-industry-government-community partnership.  In addition, she plans and coordinates research activities to enable groundbreaking, transformative and reproducible data science research. Her research activity includes examining the data science research infrastructure and data science reproducibility, and using data science to support public policy.

Dr. Liu’s past research management experience includes coordinating mental health research, biostatistics, and grant proposal review.  Her previous research experience includes visual neuroscience and genetics.  She also writes and translates about science and education, and has received multiple awards including China Book Award and China National Library Book Award.