Wolverine Caucus

Next Caucus Event, 4/28/15:
Can robots help people to heal?
IBM Watson Comes to the Classroom
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Dr. David Chesney, UM Lecturer in Computer Science and Engineering
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11:30 - 12:30
Christman/MML Building, First Floor, 208 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI. 48933
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This presentation describes bringing IBM’s Watson, an artificially intelligent computer, into the Engineering and bioscience classrooms at the University of Michigan.
IBM Watson’s intelligence is making a difference in many medical, finance and work-related settings.
Presently, Watson is focused on helping patients at the UM C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital where it is bringing innovative technologies to aid UM’s healthcare teams.

David Chesney Research Interests:
Software Engineering
Object Oriented Methodologies,
Unified Modeling Language,
Socially Relevant Computing,
Assistive Technology.

Dr. Chesney's Video

Dr. David Chesney attended General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) as an undergraduate, and obtained multiple graduate degrees from Michigan State University.

He worked in industry at General Motors Corporation for 20+ years, prior to joining the faculty in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Michigan in 2001.

His research area is assistive technology, and in particular, the intersection of new technology and childhood disability.

Dr. Chesney is the recipient of multiple teaching and service awards, grants, and a best paper award.

April, 2013. TEDxUofM
September, 2013. Engineering with Grace
September, 2014. IBM Faculty Award

Upcoming Caucus Events FLYER

Let’s Play Ball!
Featured speaker: Carol S. Hutchins,
Head Softball Coach of the University of Michigan

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Christman Building, 1st Floor
208 N. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI. 48933

Preserving Our Great Lakes
Featured speaker: John Callewaert, Ph.D., Integrated Assessment Center Director,
UM Graham Sustainability Institute;

Nicole Berg, Planet Blue Ambassador (PBA)
Program Coordinator, at the UM Graham Sustainability Institute

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Christman Building, 1st Floor
208 N. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

About the Wolverine Caucus

Wolverine Caucus members are U-M alumni working in and around State of Michigan government, including legislators, lobbyists, staff, and advisors who meet with U-M experts on timely, relevant public policy subjects during the legislative session.

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