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

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

WIlliam Curie

Bill Currie

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement, SEAS

David Fouhey Headshot

David Fouhey

Assistance Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Danai Koutra

Danai Koutra

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Ambuj Tewari

Ambuj Tewari

Professor of Statistics

Lu Wang

Lu Wang

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

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 Evolution of clusters of galaxies
Laura Balzano Associate Professor EECS, College of Engineering Statistical signal processing and optimization with large data.
Nikola Banovic Assistant 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
Mark A. Burns T C Chang Professor, Professor Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering Advancement and proliferation of microfluidics by developing baseline technology and creating new and exciting applications
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
Steven Ceccio Interim Dean, Vincent T and Gloria M Gorguze Professor of Engineering, Professor Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; College of Engineering Experimental examination of multiphase flows
Timothy Cernak Assistant 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
Matias del Campo Associate Professor Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Research on Architecture Design and Artificial Intelligence
Hui Deng Professor Physics, LSA; EECS, College of Engineering Use deep learning for sub wavelength imaging, data analysis and nanophotonics design.
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
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
David Fouhey Assistant Professor EECS, College of Engineering Computer vision and machine learning
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
Bryan R. Goldsmith Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering Insights of catalysts and materials for sustainable chemical and energy production
Alex Gorodetsky Assistant 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 Associate Professor

Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics and Internal Medicine, Medical School

Developing novel and high-accuracy algorithms for predicting gene functions and networks.
Emanuel Gull Assistant Professor Physics, LSA Computational condensed matter physics
Yongqun Oliver He
Associate 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 Assistant 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
Sean Johnson Assistant Professor Astronomy, LSA Galaxies, supermassive black holes, and  surrounding gas supplies that fuel growth
David Jurgens Assistant Professor School of Information Computational social science and natural language processing
Brendan Kochunas

Charles and Elizabeth Schrock Faculty Development Professor, Professor

Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, College of Engineering Next generation of numerical methods and parallel algorithms for high fidelity computational reactor physics
Nicholas Kotov

Irving Langmuir Distinguished University Professor,

Joseph B and Florence V Cejka Professor, and Professor

Chemical Science and Engineering, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering; College of Engineering Experimental, theoretical, and computational techniques for biomimetic nanostructures
Danai Koutra Assistant Professor Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Mining and making sense of interconnected or graph data
Pei-Cheng Ku Associate Chair, Professor EECS, College of Engineering Semiconductor based photonic devices
Elizaveta Levina Vijay Nair Collegiate Professor Statistics, LSA Statistical inference on realistic models for network
Christopher M. Limbach Assistant Professor Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering Intersection between laser physics and aerospace engineering.
Edward Lin Research Computer Specialist Physics, LSA  
Sabine Loos Assistant Professor  Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering Natural hazards and disaster information
Anne McNeil Carol A. Fierke Collegiate Professor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and HHMI Professor, Professor Chemistry, LSA; Macromolecular Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Improving the sustainability of synthetic polymers
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
Sally Oey

Arthur F Thurnau Professor and Professor

Astronomy, LSA The escape of ionizing radiation from starburst galaxies and super star clusters
Necmiye Ozay Assistant Professor EECS, College of Engineering Heterogeneous data from sensor and information-rich networked dynamical systems
Dimitra Panagou Associate Professor Robotics and Aerospace Engineering; College of Engineering Multi-agent systems and control, with applications in multi-robot/vehicle 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
Dan Rabosky Professor and Associate Curator Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, LSA Large-scale patterns of species diversification and on the tempo and mode of phenotypic evolution
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
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 Associate 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 Associate 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 Assistant 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
Derek Van Berkel Assistant Professor School for Environment and Sustainability Human dimensions of land-cover/land-use change and ecosystem services
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
Brian C. Weeks Assistant Professor School for Environment and Sustainability Impacts of climate change on birds through computer vision tools
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 and Associate Director Biophysics and Physics, LSA Spatiotemporal dynamics in microbial communities
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
Luis Zaman Assistant Professor Complex Systems, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; LSA Host-parasite coevolution
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 Plant and soil responses to environmental change in the coupled natural and human systems
Paul Zimmerman Professor Chemistry, LSA Computational Chemical Reaction Discovery