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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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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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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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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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…
Staff

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…
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…
Publication

Are sanitary pads a panacea for impoverished women?

Sep 21, 2022
In an era when the Indian government has prioritized women's menstrual health and movies like Netflix's "Period. End of Sentence" are garnering worldwide attention, the distribution of disposable sanitary pads to women in India's rural areas has...
In the Media

Parthasarathy comments on new ARPA-H director

Sep 13, 2022 Nature
President Joe Biden recently named Renee Wegrzyn as the inaugural director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a new agency tasked with finding innovative solutions to biomedical problems. Nature asked Shobita...
In the Media

Kleinman weighs in on Detroit ShotSpotter debate

Sep 8, 2022 Axios
As the Detroit City Council debates expanding ShotSpotter, a tool that identifies the sound of gunshots, Molly Kleinman, managing director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, weighed in. "There are things they could be doing with...
State & Hill

Science and technology research in brief

May 31, 2022
Raimi, Rohde, and Hausman are among our dynamic STPP core faculty                                                                                                  Behaviors and climate change Kaitlin RaimiKaitlin Raimi is a Ford School...
State & Hill

A program like no other

May 31, 2022
Parthasarathy and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program chart a unique course for impact By Jennifer Conlin In 2005, when Shobita Parthasarathy saw a position advertised to create a new policy program in science and technology at...
In the Media

Parthasarathy raises ethical questions in Henrietta Lacks lawsuit

May 18, 2022 GBH News
Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, discussed the ethical concerns surrounding the lawsuit filed against Thermo Fisher Scientific by the family of Henrietta Lacks...
State & Hill

Observing climate change policymaking up close in Glasgow

May 18, 2022
By Daniel Rivkin Does it make sense for 40,000 people to travel from all over the world to attend a conference intended to reduce greenhouse gasses? Among the attendees, including 100 heads of state, at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow,...
News

STPP research on AI highlighted in Nature Q&A

May 3, 2022
Ford School professor Shobita Parthasarathy was highlighted in a Q&A with Nature magazine, acknowledging recent research on Large Language Models (LLMs) by the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program's Technology Assessment Project....
In the Media

Parthasarathy considers dangers of Beverly Hills's surveillance system

Apr 25, 2022 Los Angeles Times
There is one camera for every 17 people in Beverly Hills, one of the most surveilled cities in the world. Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, discussed the dangers of...
News

STPP Student Zachary Sluzala Interns at Heritage Foundation

Mar 15, 2022
By Zack Sluzala, Neuroscience Ph.D. Candidate & STPP certificate student Last semester I took a leave of absence from my Neuroscience Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan to complete a health policy fellowship with the Heritage Foundation,...