Michael Ito

  • Program Year: 2
  • Academic Institution: University of Michigan
  • Field of Study: Computer Science
  • Academic Advisor: Jenna Wiens
  • Practicum(s): Practicum Not Yet Completed
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Information and Computer Science, and B.S. Mathematics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2022
  • Personal URL: https://michaelito03.wixsite.com/mysite

Summary of Research

I am a Computer Science PhD student at the University of Michigan advised by Dr. Jenna Wiens. My research lies at the intersection of machine learning and healthcare. Currently, I work on Graph Representation Learning and its applications to health and biomedicine. In the past, I've worked on Explainable Artificial Intelligence, Physics-Informed Neural Networks, and Equivariant Deep Learning.


M. Ito, I. Cunnyngham, X. Sun, and P. Sadowski. Group Equivariant Neural Networks for Spectropolarimetric Inversions in Solar Astronomy. ICLR AI4Earth Worksop, 2022

Ito, Michael, Yannik Glaser, and Peter Sadowski. "Evolution-Informed Neural Networks for Microbiome Data Analysis." In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), pp. 3386-3391. IEEE, 2021.

M. Ito, C. Karamperidou, P. Sadowski, S. Carmargo, C. Lee, and C. Patricola. Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Insights into the Relationship between ENSO and Tropical Cyclone Genesis. American Geophysical Union, 2021

M. Ito, J. Nyugen, K. Lactaoean, M. Yoshizawa. Autism-like behaviors are likely to be regulated by distinct genetic factors in the Mexican cavefish. The Allied Genetics Conference, 2020


University of Hawaii Institute For Astronomy REU - $7,500 - 2021

NASA Space Grant University Research Internship Extension - $4,500 - 2021

Colleges of Arts & Sciences Alumni Association Annual Scholarship - $2,000 - 2021

NASA Space Grant University Research Internship - $4,500 - 2020

Sadowski Lab Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - $6,200 - 2020

The Allied Genetics Conference Presentation Travel Stipend - $1,500 - 2020

Summer Session Freshman Merit Scholarship Award - $1,200 - 2019

SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Presentation Travel Stipend - $500 - 2019

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Funding - $5,000 - 2019

UH Manoa Chancellor Scholarship - $10,000 per year - 2018 - 2022

UH Manoa Deans List - 2018 - 2021

Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Scholarship - $5,000 - 2018