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Michael Cafarella is a co-founder of Lattice, Inc., and an associate professor of computer science and engineering.Lattice Data, Inc. has recently provided a gift to the College of Engineering to benefit the Computer Science and Engineering Division of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The gift supplemented the Computer Science and Engineering Special Projects Fund, an endowment that supports student projects, special instructional needs, seminars and special visitors to the division and other activities related to the mission of the division.

Located in Menlo Park, California, Lattice Data is a data intelligence company that transforms “dark data”, such as unstructured text and images, into high quality structured data for use by traditional data analysis tools. Lattice Data was co-founded by Christopher Ré, a Stanford University associate professor of Computer Science, Michael Cafarella, an associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the U-M College of Engineering, and Feng Niu, Ph.D.

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