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.

The Effect of Social Interaction on Facilitating Audience Participation in a Live Music Performance

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This research was supported by funding from the Michigan Institute for Data Science. Title The Effect of Social Interaction on Facilitating Audience Participation in a Live Music Performance Published in…

U-M SI and MIDAS faculty Ceren Budak among first to study Facebook data

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Ceren Budak, U-M SI assistant professor and MIDAS researcher, is among one of the first research teams to have access to anonymous data from Facebook. She will be studying social media’s…

MIDAS Faculty Maggie Levenstein Leads ICPSR to Win National Award

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ICPSR led by Maggie Levenstein, a MIDAS faculty member, was awarded the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. This award is given to institutions that provide dynamic programming and…