Research partners

At the University of Michigan School of Information, we seek to improve how people use information and technology for the advancement of individuals and their communities. Our researchers partner with collaborators around the world. Contact us to learn more about partnerships with UMSI researchers.

Here are a few of our partners and the projects they sponsor: 



  • Editing Images with Natural Language – Eytan Adar
  • Advanced Technology Labs Gift – Mark Newman


  • A Day without a Search Engine: An Experimental Study of Online and Offline Searches – Yan Chen
  • MTogether: A Living Lab for Social Media Research – Paul Resnick, Eytan Adar, and Cliff Lampe
  • RumorLens – Paul Resnick


  • A Framework for Motivating Healthy Behaviors with Social and Pervasive Computing – Mark Newman and Paul Resnick


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of social media for improving college access – Nicole Ellison
  • Understanding energy use and power relationships in low-income communities – Tawanna Dillahunt and Stephanie Teasley
  • Utilizing social media to strengthen college aspirations – Nicole Ellison

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation:

  • Science of data science – Carl Lagoze

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation:

  • Advancing synergies for cyberlearning funding – Stephanie Teasley

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

  • Impacts of public announcements of goals and outcomes on goal completion – Paul Resnick and Erin Krupka