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CSE researchers present new findings and tech at UIST 2023CSE researchers have 2 papers and 4 demos appearing at the conference, covering new tech that improves accessibility, enhances user experience, and helps surgeons-in-training.
Dhruv Jain receives NIH grant to improve health education for people with sensory disabilitiesProf. Jain and his collaborators in Michigan Medicine will develop best practices to increase health literacy and access to information for patients with disabilities.
Nikola Banovic receives NSF CAREER Award to advance explainable AIProf. Banovic aims to use human-AI interaction to explain and justify AI decisions to end users.
University of Michigan: August 17, 2023
AI can predict certain forms of esophageal and stomach cancere-HAIL Co-Lead Convener, Akbar Waljee, M.D., M.Sc., Lyle C. Roll Endowed Professor; Professor, Learning Health Sciences; Professor, Internal Medicine, is a senior author on a study with a team of researchers including Joel Rubenstein, M.D., M.S., a research scientist at the Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research; Professor, Internal Medicine. The team is studying a new artificial intelligence tool that accurately predicts certain forms of cancer at least three years prior to a diagnosis.
New apps for visually impaired users provide virtual labels for controls and a way to explore imagesWith VizLens, users can touch buttons while their phones read out the labels, and Image Explorer provides a workaround for bad or missing alt text
With language models on the rise, how can Natural Language Processing be used for good?A research team led by Prof. Rada Mihalcea and PhD student Zhijing Jin has created a method for identifying and categorizing research that uses NLP to address social problems.
Dhruv Jain named Google Scholar to design accessible technologies for deaf and hard of hearing peopleJain is working to design next-generation accessible technologies to give DHH people better awareness of their surroundings.
The University Record: May 15, 2023
Committee to explore applications of generative AIe-HAIL Co-Lead Convener Rada Mihalcea, Ph.D., the Janice M. Jenkins Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Director of the Michigan Artificial Intelligence Lab, has been appointed to the university-wide Generative Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee, which will make recommendations about how U-M should approach the evaluation, use, and development of emergent artificial intelligence tools and services
Seven papers by CSE researchers presented at CHI 202330 University of Michigan researchers authored and co-authored papers spanning surveillance, virtual reality, algorithmic stigma, assistive technology, and sensing systems.
Jenna Wiens receives U-M Sarah Goddard Power Award for outstanding research and advocacy for women in academiaThe award recognizes U-M faculty and staff who have significantly contributed to the betterment of current challenges faced by women.
Prof. Emily Mower Provost receives NSF grant for research in personalized emotion recognitionThe project aims to create new and personalized speech emotion recognition approaches and to use these approaches to investigate how changes in emotion are related to changes in mental health.
Six new projects funded by LG AI ResearchThe projects are a part of LG’s mission to advance AI such as Deep Reinforcement Learning, 3D Scene Understanding, and Reasoning with a Large-scale Language Model and Bias & Fairness related to AI ethics.
Rada Mihalcea receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement AwardMihalcea is being recognized for her contributions to computational linguistics and her efforts to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
Paper by U-M researchers selected for Best Paper in IEEE Transactions on Affective ComputingThe research on automatic speech emotion recognition is one of the five papers featured in the collection.
The Atlantic: July 22, 2022
The Risk and Opportunity of Online Fertility Groupse-HAIL member, Nazanin Andalibi, Assistant Professor of Information, was recently quoted in an article about how online fertility groups can help people with a history of being ignored or stereotyped by medical professionals.
Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group: July 1, 2022
Cardiac sURgery anesthesia Best practices to reduce Acute Kidney Injury (CURB-AKI) R01 Grante-HAIL members Michael Mathis, M.D., a cardiac anesthesiologist, and Karandeep Singh, M.D., M.M.Sc., a nephrologist and data scientist, are co-principal investigators on the study, which leverages data science techniques to better understand the impact of anesthesia practices for cardiac surgical patients on acute kidney injury following surgery.
Rada Mihalcea named new council member for CRA Computing Community ConsortiumMihalcea has been appointed as one of six new members on the Council, which works to catalyze computing research activity. Her term begins July 1.
University of Michigan: June 2, 2022
NIH Grant in Kenya to Enhance Understanding of Aging in AfricaAnthony Ngugi (Aga Khan University) and Joshua Ehrlich (U-M) are co-principal investigators on the grant, which supports pilot work to lay the groundwork for future NIH grant applications aimed at launching the full-scale LOSHAK cohort study of older adults in Kenya.
University of Michigan: May 31, 2022
Lin, Sjoding honored for impact on health policy and practiceCongratulations to e-HAIL member Michael Sjoding for receiving a 2021 IHPI annual Policy Impact Award.
The Lancet: May 12, 2022
AI models in health care are not colour blind and we should not be eitherProf. Jenna Wiens comments on a finding that AI systems can be trained to determine a person’s self-reported race based on a medical image.
Paper recognized for lasting impact on natural language processingAAAI recognized Prof. Rada Mihalcea’s 2006 paper which devised a way to semantically compare short texts.
University of Michigan: April 28, 2022
Singh: AI could be a useful tool in emergency departments, but use it wiselyKarandeep Singh, assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information and at the Medical School, warns of limitations in current AI systems.
The Wall Street Journal: April 13, 2022
How Hospitals Are Using AI to Save LivesKarandeep Singh, assistant professor of information, learning health and internal medicine, is quoted in this article on how emergency rooms and ICUs are turning to artificial intelligence to identify and treat patients who are most at risk
Global Michigan: October 29, 2021
Strengthening international engagements; data science hub in east Africa and proposals to tackle global challengesFacilitated by the U-M, a $6.5 million NIH grant will be the first-of-its-kind enterprise in the East African region, harnessing artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other emerging technologies to improve health and care delivery in local communities.
$1.1M grant supports learning more about early Alzheimer’s with machine learningData from patient records could provide a valuable historical perspective on which factors increase Alzheimer’s risk.
Michigan Daily: May 6, 2021
Research Symposium discusses the importance of models in the fight against COVID-19Researchers and students from the University of Michigan gathered via Zoom Thursday to discuss the importance models and predictions played in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
AI-powered interviewer provides guided reflection exercises during COVID-19 pandemic
The virtual interviewer uses therapeutic writing techniques to help users cope with difficult situations.