News & Announcements

New Major Immerses Students in Coding and Creativity

Sep 23, 2020 - The program, with administrative support provided by the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) and participation by several UMIACS faculty, kicked off this fall with one introductory course.

Srinivasan Receives Funding from Google to Advance Contact Tracing Methods

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Sep 18, 2020 - He has been funded to develop algorithms that prioritize who to test and when, and provide fundamental new insights to how future epidemics can be controlled.

Understanding How the Gut Microbiome Influences Human Health

Sep 17, 2020 - His lab is working to improve functional annotation across gut microbiome species, combining computational and wet-lab techniques to identify genes responsible for health-relevant functions, and developing new strategies to measure the metabolic output of the gut microbiome.

Resnik Developing Computational Models to Better Understand How Decisions Are Made

Sep 04, 2020 - He has received NSF funding to develop computational methods to advance our understanding of how decisions are made, particularly in the context of the political arena.

Patro Works to Improve Search Functionality for Large Repositories of Sequencing Data

Sep 02, 2020 - He is leading an effort to develop fundamentally improved data structures and algorithms to enable large-scale sequence search across public repositories of genomic data.

UMIACS Faculty Receive MPower Funding to Improve Mental Telehealth Services Using AI

Sep 01, 2020 - Bera and Manocha are working with psychiatric experts in Baltimore to develop AI tools to improve mental health diagnoses for children via webcam.

Raschid and Vidal Finish International Project on Alzheimer’s Disease and Lung Cancer

Aug 31, 2020 - The project, which ended this summer, has produced innovative software that can be used by medical professionals.

QuICS Faculty Join New DOE-Funded Quantum Centers

Aug 28, 2020 - Each center is funded by a $115 million award from the Department of Energy as part of the National Quantum Initiative Act of 2018.

Samet and Lin Receive Distinguished Career Awards from Washington Academy of Sciences

Aug 27, 2020 - The award is is the organization’s highest honor, acknowledging scientists and scholars who have a significant impact on their respective fields of study.

Van Horn Wins Most Influential Paper Award at ICFP 2020

Aug 26, 2020 - The paper is being recognized as having had significant influence in the field of programming languages over the past decade.