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Professor Mariel Lavieri receives sponsored funding from NSF CAREER Award

Professor Mariel Lavieri has received an NSF CAREER award for her project: A Unified Methodology for Optimizing the Management of Chronic Diseases. | Short Read
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IMAGE:  IOE professor Mariel Lavieri has been elected to the position of Treasurer for the INFORMS Health Applications Society.

Project Title: A Unified Methodology for Optimizing the Management of Chronic Diseases

Project Description: The objective of this Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant is to create new methodology that enables the integration of operational and disease management decisions for patients with chronic diseases. This project focuses on (1) determining when and how to screen, monitor and treat chronic-disease patients given that each patient’s disease progression parameter values are not known, (but learned over time), and (2) improving resource allocation given optimal screening, monitoring and treatment decisions over the patient’s lifetime. This research will be performed through a multidisciplinary collaboration with clinicians and managers at the University of Michigan.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read