The Next Generation of Mobility

Establish comprehensive and integrated transportation data ecosystem; harness the power of Big Data analytics; develop on-demand, multi-modal transportation systems.

Learning Analytics

Improving Education Through Data

Create a new generation of learning analytics tools; understand personal attributes behind successful learning and effective teaching by leveraging massive data.

Health Science

Advancing the Spectrum of Biomedical Research

Enable research use of massive and diverse health data; develop data science methodology and its application to basic biomedical science, translational research, and clinical intervention.

Social Science

Leading the Evolution of Social Research

Build versatile data system accessible to social scientists with diverse expertise and research questions; develop tools to integrate traditional and new data for social and political research.


Connecting Data Science and Music

Apply data science methodology to study the structure and performance of music; enable data- and technology-based music creation; develop tools for audience engagement.

Research News

See a complete listing of publications from MIDAS-affiliated faculty via Google Scholar.

Michigan Institute for Data Science Announces the First Cohort of Michigan Data Science Fellows

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Seven outstanding young data scientists from the US, Asia and Europe will join the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) at the University of Michigan (U-M), as the inaugural cohort…

Midwest Big Data Hub transitions to second phase with new NSF award

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The National Science Foundation recently announced a second phase of funding for its regional Big Data Innovation Hub program, which comprises a growing network of partners investing in data and…

Nia Dowell, MIDAS funded postdoc, awarded Best Paper representing Education for All at AIED2019

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Nia Dowell, who was a postdoc fully funded by the MIDAS holistic modeling of education project working with MIDAS faculty Christopher Brooks and Tim McKay, was the the lead author on…