On November 3, 2023, the University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Department hosted its inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium to highlight undergraduate success in research. This event was deemed a success with over 100 attendees and 16 poster presentations from students.
U-M IOE hosts its inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium to showcase student research
Jacqueline Hannan awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to further neonatal ventilation research
U-M IOE PhD student Jacqueline Hannan has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the NSF. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States.
Responsive ankle exoskeleton algorithm handles changes in pace and gait
The algorithm uses direct muscle measurement, with the potential to seamlessly support a user who switches between walking and running
Helping people get back to work using deep learning in the occupational health system
University of Michigan researchers have produced a new prediction model using longitudinal information and deep learning to better predict the return to work time for people with occupational injuries.
Preventing prescription dispensing errors using machine intelligence
In the United States over four billion prescriptions are dispensed every year. Of those four billion around 2.4 million are incorrectly dispensed, which can be a fatal error. A team of researchers from the University of Michigan looks to machine intelligence to help humans reduce their dispensing errors.
Center for Ergonomics receives $1.1 million grant to study information automation vulnerabilities on modern flight decks
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Nadine Sarter and her Human-Automation Interaction and Cognition (THInC) Lab in the UM Center for Ergonomics a three-year, grant to study information management on the flight deck of highly automated aircraft.
How big data could optimize COVID-19 testing
Microsoft-supported project to coordinate site locations, supply distribution.
Hunger and COVID: Fighting pandemic-related food insecurity in Detroit
Public policy and engineering team up to improve food access.
Turning faces into thermostats
An autonomous HVAC system could provide more comfort with less energy.
How opt-out organ donation could affect U.S. waiting lists
A lack of consent plays a role in preventing donation from up to 40% of otherwise eligible donors.
How precision medicine is improving prostate cancer treatment
New, statistically-derived guidelines could potentially save millions of prostate patients from painful and invasive follow-up treatments.