About this Event
Meet a Data Scientist-Daniel Messenger | 3:30 -4:30PM This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
If you have ever wondered what data scientists do, IDSC is giving you an opportunity to learn about this important, multifaceted profession. IDSC is hosting the eighth session in the “Meet a Data Scientist” series with interdisciplinary developmental psychologist Dr. Daniel Messinger, IDSC Director of Social Systems Informatics.
Dr. Messinger is a Cooper Fellow and Professor in the Departments of Psychology & Pediatrics, the Coordinator of the Developmental Psychological Program, and Associate Director for the Child Division (Developmental Program), and the Director of the UM SIB Smile Lab. His specialties are: social, language, and emotional development; modeling interaction using objectively measured, big behavioral data; and he focuses on autism, attachment, and preschool classrooms. Dr. Messinger uses machine learning to paint an objective picture of children’s interaction and employs computational models to make sense of the resulting big behavioral data. He works with children affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), hearing loss, and poverty. By understanding interaction, he seeks to foster pathways to healthy development. Specific projects include the emergence of secure attachment, objective measures of autistic behavior, and language and proximity/orientation networks in inclusive classrooms.
As the author of over 120 scientific publications appearing in journals such as Nature Communications, Developmental Science, and Molecular Autism, Dr. Messinger has over a dozen years of experience leading longitudinal research initiatives funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Institute of Education Sciences.
AudienceAlumni General Public Faculty Students - Undergrad Students - Grad/Professional Prospective Students Students - International Admitted Students
DepartmentInstitute for Data Science and Computing