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Debates: This linguistic trick boosts poll numbers

A study of U.S. presidential debates between 1976 and 2012 found that matching certain aspects of an opponent's language can lead to a bump in the polls. |Medium Read
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Engineering an advantage in debates

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed an algorithm that can analyze and measure the amount that one candidate linguistically matches their opponent and have found that matching your opponent in a debate leads to higher polling numbers.|Short 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

Summer Bootcamp prepares undergraduates for work with big data

The Big Data Summer Bootcamp is a six-week interdisciplinary training and research program at the University of Michigan.|Medium Read
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Tracking and mitigating tail latency in data centers

High tail latency has been identified as one of the key challenges facing modern data center design.|Medium Read
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Collecting data to better identify bipolar disorder

Prof. Emily Mower Provost is collaborating to develop new technologies that provide individuals with insight into how the disease changes over time.|Short Read

Prof. Al Hero editor of new book: Big Data over Networks

The book explores the principles underpinning large-scale information processing over networks and the crucial interaction between big data and its associated communication, social and biological networks.|Short Read
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U-M, IBM collaborate on data-centric high performance computing system

U-M is collaborating with IBM to develop and deliver “data-centric” supercomputing systems designed to increase the pace of scientific discovery in fields as diverse as aircraft and rocket engine design, cardiovascular disease treatment, materials physics, climate modeling and cosmology.|Medium Read
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Faster assessment for hybrid electric vehicle designs

A team researchers at U-M and in China developed a fast way to sift through a million different designs of the system that connects power to wheels of the Chevy Volt, finding 20 that might be improvements.|Medium Read
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Rising waters

With a rapidly growing populous of more than 28 million people, Jakarta can be looked at as a case study for the engineering challenges caused by climate change and rapid urbanization.|Short Read
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Lie-detecting software uses real court case data

U-M researchers are building a unique lie-detecting software that works from studying real world data from real, high-stakes court cases.|Medium Read

How big data could reduce flight delays

Data from the project may be used to build computer modeling software that could predict the outcome of an infinite number of hypothetical flight and weather scenarios, helping airlines spot likely weather delays in advance.|Short Read