Departments and Research Centers

Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

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Faculty affiliates

Matthew Bui

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Information
Dr. Matthew Bui (he/him) is a postdoctoral researcher and incoming assistant professor (starting Fall 2022) at the University of Michigan Schoolof Information. Bui’s research examines the potential for, and barriers to, urban data justice,…
Faculty affiliates

Libby Hemphill

Associate Professor of Information, School of Information;
Research Associate Professor, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research;
Associate Professor of the Digital Studies Institute, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Libby Hemphill directs the Resource Center for Minority Data at ICPSR and holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor in the UM School of Information. She joined ICPSR in September 2017 from Illinois Institute of Technology where she was an…
Faculty affiliates

Marc Norman

Associate Professor of Practice;
Director, Real Estate Initiatives, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning;
Faculty Director, Weiser Center for Real Estate, Ross School of Business
Marc Norman is the founder of the consulting firm “Ideas and Action,” an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Michigan, and Director of Real Estate Initiatives at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.  He is Faculty…
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Parth Vaishnav

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Systems, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan
Parth Vaishnav is an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability. His research aims to understand how technology can help solve social problems. Much of his work focuses on the…
Staff

Mariam Negaran

Administrative Assistant
Mariam Negaran is the Administrative Assistant for the Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Program. Mariam also supports the Program in Practical Policy Engagement (P3E) at the Ford School. Prior to joining the STPP team, Mariam worked in…
News

Ford School represented in U-M student delegation at COP26

Nov 4, 2021
University of Michigan graduate students and their faculty adviser are attending the two-week COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. The students will observe the negotiations, attend side events and interact with various experts. U-M has sent...
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Jacob and Parthasarathy receive prestigious University awards

Oct 11, 2021
Brian Jacob and Shobita Parthasarathy have been recognized by the University of Michigan Provost for their scholarly contributions, teaching, and service to the University. They will be honored with other faculty members at a dinner and ceremony on...
In the Media

Parthasarathy on the racial reckoning in science and medicine

Oct 4, 2021 AP News
The family of Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman whose cells have been used to develop numerous scientific and medical innovations, is suing a biotechnology company for selling her cells. Shobita Parthasarathy provided insight into the lawsuit. “We are...
News

Ford School research center websites get a fresh new look

Aug 27, 2021
Seven of the Ford School’s dynamic research centers have launched new websites. Building on the Ford School’s own modern web design and technical capabilities, the new websites convey the energy and innovation of each center. Participating research...
In the Media

Parthasarathy calls for legislative action on privacy

Aug 11, 2021 MLive
As police increasingly use social media for surveillance and monitoring, Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, calls for legislative action to protect citizens' online...
In the Media

Parthasarathy discusses bias of facial recognition technology

Aug 5, 2021 MLive
The ethics surrounding the use of facial recognition technology are under increasing scrutiny as more law enforcement agencies utilize it. Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy...
In the Media

Parthasarathy facial recognition study in focus on Detroit Public TV

Jun 24, 2021 DPTV One Detroit
Detroit Public TV's One Detroit program looked at the racial disparities inherent in law enforcement's use of facial recognition technology, making reference to a study published in August 2020 by the Ford School's Shobita Parthasarathy.  "We have...
In the Media

Rabe evaluates Biden's climate policy

Jun 15, 2021 The Christian Science Monitor
While President Biden has shown a lot of initiative for climate policy in the first months of his term, many scholars say something is missing: a carbon tax. Barry Rabe, the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, provided an...
News

Green takes a look at tech ethics

Jun 15, 2021
Technology companies have been at the center of many public controversies recently—from hacking threats and data security to fake news and manipulating algorithms. Do the ethics of technological advancement—"tech ethics"—have any influence on the...
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STPP wins grant to explore Large Language Models  

Jun 11, 2021
Large Language Models (LLM) — machine learning algorithms that can recognize, predict, and  generate human languages on the basis of very large text-based data sets — have captured the imagination of scientists, entrepreneurs, and tech-watchers....
State & Hill

Breaking down public trust

Jun 10, 2021
By Rebecca Cohen (MPP '09) Americans’ trust in government institutions to “do the right thing” has steadily eroded since the late 1960s,1 correlated for many analysts with events such as the Vietnam War, Watergate, the ’70s oil embargo, and...
In the Media

Parthasarathy comments on OTC COVID-19 tests

May 30, 2021 Chemical and Engineering News
Even as the rates of COVID-19 are dropping, the disease remains a threat. A need remains for COVID testing, and over-the-counter COVID-19 tests are being experimented with in the U.S. But, with these tests being taken at home, the question of how to...