U-M Goes SXSW


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U-M students attend SXSW 2015.

For the sixth year in a row, the University of Michigan will head to Austin, Texas for SXSW (South By Southwest) — an all-encompassing 10-day innovation festival that brings together the brightest minds in cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity.

More than 400,000 innovation tourists flock to the region for this event, giving U-M faculty, staff and students an opportunity to promote research innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors, network with alumni and industry leaders from around the globe, and create employment opportunities for U-M graduates.

With one of the largest presences of any higher education institution, Michigan faculty and students will present innovation and entrepreneurship projects that encourage innovation, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit that spurs economic development and contributes to the public good.

U-M Featured Innovations

U-M’s exhibit booth (#419) will feature some of the university’s most compelling projects in health, social and student-led innovation.

Driving technology into the future

Mcity, a unique 32-acre simulated mini-city on U-M’s Ann Amcityrbor campus, is the world’s first facility designed expressly to test the performance and safety of connected and driving technology into the future of automated vehicles under controlled conditions. Read more.

Engaging Children with Autism on Their Terms fabric

University of Michigan research delivers new material technologies as tactile interfaces designed to address critical challenges of learning and social engagement for children on the autism spectrum. Read more.

3D printing: A second chance at life

Three babies with a terminal form of tracheobronchomalacia, wh3dprinting
ich causes the airway to periodically collapse and prevents normal breathing, were the first in the world to be saved by a 3D printed device that held their airways open, allowing them to breathe.
Read more.

From the laboratory to the gridiron

Concussions are an increasing concern for athletes of all ages aconcussionsnd sizes. Researchers areusing technology to better understand and identify concussions in athletes. Read more.

Shaping the Hackathon culture we helped create

mhacksMHacks, long the gold standard in university hackathons, teams up students to develop new hardware, software, programs and apps that range from quirky and cool to useful and potentially life-changing. Read more about MHacks recent Refactor event.

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U-M Panels

ChristianSandvigAlgorithmic Lunacy and What to Do About It

Christian Sandvig, Steelcase Research Professor and Associate Professor in Communication and Information, School of Information

Saturday, March 12 , 9:30AM – 10:30AM
Austin Convention Center
Room 9ABC

 

KevinFuAre Medical Devices and Systems Hack Proof?

Kevin Fu, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering

Saturday, March 12 , 5:00PM – 6:00PM
JW Marriott
Room 203-204

 

MohamedMostagirTechnology and Labor: A Contentious Romance

Mohamed Mostagir, Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations, Ross School of Business

Saturday, March 12, 12:30PM – 1:30PM
JW Marriott
Salon 1-2

 

MatthewBurgessUsing Data Science to Catch Legislators in the Act

Matthew Burgess, PhD candidate in Computer Science, College of Engineering

Saturday, March 12 , 3:30PM – 4:30PM
JW Marriott
Salon 5

 

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