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How big data and algorithms are slashing the cost of fixing Flint’s water crisis

Jacob Abernethy, EECS assistant professor, discusses the Flint water crisis. |Medium Read
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Algorithms can be more fair than humans

Still, it's not guaranteed, as seen in Amazon's same-day delivery service. Algorithm designers may not even realize a problem has crept in.|Medium Read
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Interview with Professor Richard Woods featured in Geostrata magazine

In an interview appearing in the July/August issue of Geostrata, Professor Emeritus Richard Woods recounts some of the highlights of his nearly 50-year career in geotechnical engineering.|Short Read

Can slower financial traders find a haven in a world of high-speed algorithms?

A frequent call market may help prevent 'flash crashes.'|Medium Read
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Beyond Asimov: How to plan for ethical robots

As robots become integrated into society more widely, we need to be sure they’ll behave well among us.|Medium Read
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Thorny technical questions remain for net neutrality

Not all online traffic is the same; should we treat it the same anyway?|Medium Read
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Professor Olson writes about the Flint water crisis for The Conversation

Associate Professor Terese Olson recently wrote an article for The Conversation titled, “The science behind the Flint water crisis: corrosion of pipes, erosion of trust.”|Short Read
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Local news station speaks with Professor Lynch about bridge safety

Toledo’s Channel 11 (WTOL) recently spoke with Professor Jerry Lynch in a segment on bridge safety.|Short Read
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Professor Li speaks to NPR about the future of roads

Professor Victor Li recently spoke with Michigan Radio, an NPR station, about the struggle to repair damaged bridges and roads.|Short Read
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Professor Daigger contributes to National Academy study on science and technology

Professor Glen Daigger is a member of the Committee on Science and Technology Capabilities at the Department of State, which produced the study, entitled “Diplomacy for the 21st Century: Embedding a Culture of Science and Technology Throughout the Department of State.”|Short Read
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Professor Clack in new video

Associate Professor Herek Clack is featured in a new video from MConneX titled, “Mercury in the Air.”|Short Read
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Professor Gronewold writes Great Lakes article for EOS

Adjunct Assistant Professor Drew Gronewold recently wrote an article for EOS titled, “Water Levels Surge on Great Lakes.”|Short Read