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Lionel Peter Robert Jr.

Professor of Information, University of Michigan

By way of introduction, I am a Professor in the School of Information (UMSI) at the University of Michigan and an AIS Distinguished Member Cum Laude, and an IEEE Senior Member. I completed my Ph.D. in Information Systems from Indiana University where I was a BAT Fellow and KPMG Scholar. As a Transportation Officer in the U.S. Army, I spent over 10 years on active and reserve duty. Currently, I am the director of the Michigan Autonomous Vehicle Research Intergroup Collaboration (MAVRIC), an affiliate of the University of Michigan Robotics Institute, and the National Center for Institutional Diversity all at the University of Michigan and the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication at Indiana University and a member of the AAAS Community Advisory Board. I have appeared in print, radio, and/or television for ABC, CNN, CNBC, Michigan Radio, Inc., New York Times, and the Associated Press.


  • 2022–present
    Professor, University of Michigan


  • 2006 
    Indiana University, Ph.D.


AIS Distinguished Member; IEEE Senior Member