John H Holland Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, R Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Statistics
CoE EECS ECE Division
4417 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Applied Physics Program
Ph.D. Princeton University, Electrical Engineering, 1984
B.S. Boston University, Electrical Engineering, 1980
Alfred Hero is the R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan. He also holds the position of Digiteo Chair at the Digiteo research institute in France. At the University of Michigan his primary appointment is in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and he has secondary appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Statistics. He is also affiliated with the UM Program in Biomedical Science (PIBS) and the UM Graduate Program in Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics (AIM).
His research is on data science and developing theory and algorithms for data collection, analysis and visualization that use statistical machine learning and distributed optimization. These are being to applied to network data analysis, personalized health, multi-modality information fusion, data-driven physical simulation, materials science, dynamic social media, and database indexing and retrieval.