Thomas Finholt

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Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Information
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Thomas A. Finholt is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan.  He received his Ph.D. in Social and Decision Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University and his B.A. from Swarthmore College.  Dr. Finholt's research focuses on the design, deployment, and use of cyberinfrastructure in science and engineering. He was a co-developer of the world's first operational collaboratory and the inaugural director of the NSF’s summer research institute for the science of socio-technical systems.  Dr. Finholt is currently focused on an NSF-funded effort to measure and model energy consumption across technologies used to form and maintain social networks, including transportation and information systems.