Departments and Research Centers

Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

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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,…
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Terri Friedline

Associate Professor of Social Work
Dr. Terri Friedline writes, organizes, and teaches about racial capitalism, technology, and the financial system. She is an associate professor of social work at the University of Michigan and is the author of “Banking on a Revolution: Why Financial…
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Rajiv Ghimire

Lecturer in Environment and Sustainability
Rajiv Ghimire is a faculty member in the School for Environment and Sustainability focusing on Sustainability and Development. His teaching and research are centered on global development, climate and energy, adaptation and resilience, sustainable…
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J. Alex Halderman

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
College of Engineering
Professor Halderman's research focuses on computer security and privacy, with an emphasis on problems that broadly impact society and public policy. Topics of interest include software security, network security, security measurement, privacy and…
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Ann Heffernan

Assistant Professor, LSA Department of Political Science
Ann Heffernan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her research and teaching interests include contemporary political theory, disability studies, feminist theory, and American political development. Her current book…
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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…
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Merve Hickok

Intermittent Lecturer in Information, School of Information
Merve Hickok is the President and Research Director at Center for AI & Digital Policy, deeply engaged in global AI policy and regulatory work. The Center educates AI policy practitioners and advocates across 60+ countries, advises international…
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Timothy A. McKay

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Education; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Professor of Education in the School of Education
Tim McKay is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Education; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; and Professor of Education in the School of Education at the University of…
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Nigel P. Melville

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Ross School of Business
Nigel Patrick Melville is an American sociotechnical scientist, associate professor of information systems at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and Design Science Program Director. His primary areas of study are digital…
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Jodyn Platt

Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences, U-M Medical School
Jodyn Platt, Ph.D., MPH is an Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences trained in medical sociology and health policy. She is widely published in trust in informatics and information systems. Her research focuses on and addresses ethical and…
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Sita Syal

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Sita M. Syal is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and directs EMBERlab at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on studying human influence and embedding equity in sustainable energy and transportation systems. She uses…
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Misha Teplitskiy

Assistant Professor, School of Information
Misha Teplitskiy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. He studies how social and institutional factors affect scientific discovery. He is especially interested in how scientific work is valued, through…
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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…
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Aditi Verma

Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
Aditi Verma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan. Aditi is broadly interested in how energy technologies specifically and complex systems broadly—and their…
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Salomé Viljoen

Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Salomé is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. She is interested in how information law structures inequality and how alternative legal arrangements might address that inequality. Salomé’s current work is on the…

Julie Berson Grand

Education Manager
Julie Berson Grand is the Education Manager for the Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) program. In this position, Julie provides management and oversight of STPP’s existing educational programs and oversees the development of new…

Kristin Burgard

Partnerships Coordinator
Kristin Burgard is the Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Partnerships Coordinator. Before joining the STPP team, she held positions at the University of Michigan as the Outreach and Partnership Manager at the Michigan Institute for Data…
In the Media

Kleinman on the hazards of facial recognition technology in schools

Oct 4, 2023 City & State
“One thing that’s different from a lot of these earlier kinds of surveillance technologies is the way that the data travels so far beyond the school where it’s coming from,” Kleinman said in an interview.  “The student data in these databases is...
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"Appropriative" patents a long-term problem - Parthasarathy

Sep 1, 2023 NPR Planet Money
The way that a lot of pharmaceutical companies got their knowledge was often from going to other countries and finding out about Indigenous knowledge and then coming back and testing that. So there's a famous case of Eli Lilly patenting a treatment...

Ford School welcomes Yousif Hassan as faculty

Aug 21, 2023
Yousif Hassan will join the Ford School faculty as an assistant professor in January 2024. Hassan’s work examines the social, economic, and political implications of emerging technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) and data focusing on...

STPP to explore best practice in community engagement

Aug 1, 2023
As technologists and scientists increasingly engage with communities in order to enhance the societal benefits of their work, and demonstrate its public value, it is important to ensure that such engagements benefit the people they claim to serve....

Reflections on the ASU Winter School

Jul 26, 2023
By Grace Burleson, PhD Candidate in Design Science Thanks to the STPP career development grant, I was able to attend the 2023 ASU Winter School, hosted by School for the Future of Innovation in Society in Mesa, Arizona. The event spanned one week...

Parthasarathy calls for reimagining the innovation process

Jul 19, 2023
The basic model of technological innovation in the U.S. has relied upon academic research and private sector commercialization. While the standard approach has stimulated macroeconomic growth, produced many valuable products, and created jobs,...

Ford School welcomes PPIA 2023 cohort

Jun 19, 2023
The 2023 Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) has welcomed 23 students from 11 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. This year’s cohort will spend seven weeks taking classes, participating in...
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Parthasarathy: ChatGPT reinforces human biases

Jun 18, 2023 WDET
Shobita Parthasarathy says ChatGPT simply reiterates language that humans have already created, and that often the ideas and biases that humans exhibit are reinforced by the tool. “[ChatGPT] is not magic. It’s also not an asteroid. It is us. It is...