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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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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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…

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…

Mariam Negaran

Administrative Coordinator/Project Coordinator
Mariam Negaran is the Administrative Coordinator/Project Coordinator 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…

Announcing winter 2023 Ford School events

Jan 11, 2023
 The Ford School is pleased to announce an exciting lineup for the winter 2023 Policy Talks @ the Ford School series and other special public events hosted with partners from across campus. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise...

Green discusses the fairness of algorithms at Harvard University

Jan 10, 2023
Postdoctoral scholar Ben Green recently joined Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society for a webinar focused on what fairness means in the context of algorithms and how fairness can be measured. Joined by other scholars...

Ford School STPP scholars receive inaugural Quad Fellowships

Jan 3, 2023
Two graduate certificate students in the Ford School’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) program have been selected for the inaugural cohort of the Quad Fellowship, a program designed to spur interdisciplinary scientific and...

Harvard STS Summer School Takeaways

Dec 21, 2022
By Margarita Maria Rodriguez Morales, Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy & Sociology and STPP certificate student The Summer School was jointly hosted with the Institute for Global Law and Policy of the Harvard Law School. Last summer, I had the...

Ford School faculty launch open online courses

Dec 19, 2022
Three Ford School faculty have developed exciting new online courses to equip learners and professionals around the globe with interdisciplinary skills that help them engage in and inform complex public policy decision-making processes. Elisabeth...
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion highlights

Dec 19, 2022
The University of Michigan is currently in an interim period between its strategic plans for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), with the next plan set to launch in early fall 2023. The Ford School community did not pause, however, and is hard...

Parthasarathy discusses implications of Large Language Models

Nov 7, 2022
Large Language Models (LLMs) are artificial intelligence tools that can read, summarize and translate texts and predict future words in a sentence letting them generate sentences similar to how humans talk and write. Shobita Parthasarathy, professor...

Ford School faculty contribute to Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative

Oct 31, 2022
Three Ford School faculty members have played an integral role in U-M's Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative, providing expertise and guidance to the initiative. The Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative is led by the Office of the Provost and aims to bring 21...

STPP Students Win 2nd Place in Policy Writing Competition

Oct 26, 2022
STPP students Natasha Dacic, Christina Del Greco, Natalia Harris, Kelsey Kochan, and Elena Levi-D’Ancona recently penned a policy brief about abortion rights in the United States for the National Science Policy Network's 2022 policy writing...

Green discusses "substantive algorithmic fairness"

Oct 19, 2022
Ford School assistant professor Ben Green, and an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, says that if algorithms are to improve society, focusing only on whether they’re mathematically “fair” won’t get us...

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...