2019 Ideas Lab: Predicting Human Performance

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2019 Ideas Lab: Predicting Human Performance

This 2019 Ideas Lab poses a challenge in the area of predicting human performance. BSI has allocated up to $3 million for transformative research programs developed by participants in this U-M Ideas Lab. We hope to propel U-M to a position of national prominence in this area of novel, interdisciplinary approaches to predicting human performance based on existing strengths across campus.

Through this Ideas Lab, participants will work to identify pathways and results from the basic biological sciences that can be modeled to predict how diverse factors can work together to predict future human performance. Real world applications will be pursued using data sets from wearables, apps and omics with a goal of building mobile tools that can be widely used in the future by the U-M community and the public.


BSI is seeking researchers from many different fields across campus to form teams to participate in this program. A wide domain of application domains will be considered. We encourage and welcome all U-M Ann Arbor faculty to apply, including those on the clinical and research tracks, especially junior faculty and members of underrepresented groups in the sciences. We seek novel, rather than incremental, approaches.  

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Apply with a preliminary proposal by Sept. 5. From these applications, a select group will be chosen by a BSI committee to participate in the Ideas Lab interactive workshop, Oct. 13-15. 



Join the conversation on our U-M Workplace group. This discussion board is only open to those with a valid U-M email address.

  • Ask and answer questions from your U-M colleagues and the Ideas Lab leadership team.
  • Share preliminary ideas and get feedback from experts in different fields across campus.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest announcements surrounding the 2019 Ideas Lab: Predicting Human Performance.
  • Find others with similar ideas to pursue and connect with them.