Research Labs & Centers

The Secure Modeling and Intelligent Learning in Engineering Systems Lab is a forward-thinking interdisciplinary group of faculty and student researchers who are embracing outside-the-box thinking to develop cutting-edge AI-based solutions to some of the most pressing problems of our time. The translational research put forth by the SMILES team has an impact that extends beyond our community with marketable solutions in cybersecurity and healthcare that will benefit us all. Director and PI: Khalid Malik, Director of Cybersecurity Programs, Professor, Division of Computing

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The Pervasive Personalized Intelligence Center is a multi-university partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder, Oregon State University and the University of Michigan-Flint. The industry-focused research center operates under the supervision of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) using the Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers model. The PPI Center supports the aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, national labs and high-tech sectors looking to build intelligence platforms that predict, automate, detect and diagnose; pushing intelligence to the edge of the network, where latency is critical, and mobility, privacy and context awareness are essential qualities. UM-Flint Center Director: Marouane Kessentini, Myron and Margaret Winegarden Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Computer Science

The Computational Medicine and Biomechanics Lab focuses on using computational methods, experimentation, and engineering science as platforms to study cardiac disease, and to propose rational therapeutics for virtual patients. Our long-term vision is to develop non-invasive diagnostic tools and in silico systems to better advance clinical investigations. The current research projects of the lab is on arterial blood flow, cardiac mechanics, bioinspired microtechnology, and innovative medical devices! Director: Yasser Aboelkassem, Assistant Professor of Digital Manufacturing Technology, Engineering Division

Math & Natural Sciences Division

The Tonietto Lab studies native bees and the plant communities that support them in cities and restored lands of the Midwest. Director: Rebecca Tonietto, Associate Professor of Biology, Math & Natural Sciences Division