News & Announcements

Researcher Awarded $1M From NASA to Develop Disease Forecasting Center and App

Jun 23, 2022 - Rita Colwell’s distinguished career culminates in project predicting and preventing cholera.

Sparsity Optimization Expert Asgari Joins UMIACS

Jun 21, 2022 - In the digital age of information overload, recommender systems have emerged as a tool to provide users with suggestions tailored to their needs. These systems tell us who to follow on social media, what music to listen to, which products to buy, and more.

Four UMIACS Faculty Receive Academic Promotions

Jun 20, 2022 - Pratap Tokekar, Abhinav Bhatele and John Dickerson—who also hold appointments in the Department of Computer Science—were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure; while Associate Research Scientist Corneila Fermüller was promoted to research scientist.

Champion for Women in Computer Science Retires

Jun 17, 2022 - Over her 32 year career, Jane Plane successfully increased participation of women in computing at UMD and abroad, developing programs that ultimately made Maryland a national leader in women studying computer science.

Dumitraș and Tokekar Receive Amazon Research Awards

Jun 10, 2022 - The Amazon Research Awards program provides funds and Amazon Web Services promotional credits to academic researchers investigating research topics across a number of disciplines.

Cummings Awarded $2.7M to Study Impacts of Aging on the Brain

May 31, 2022 - The $2.7M award will be spread across four years, supporting his team’s ongoing work that uses machine learning techniques to interpret “multiomics” data.

Daumé Part of Team Receiving ACL Test of Time Award

May 26, 2022 - The prestigious honor recognizes up to four papers each year for their long-lasting impact on the field of natural language processing and computational linguistics.

CBCB Alums Named to TIME Magazine’s List of 100 Most Influential People

May 25, 2022 - Adam Phillippy and Michael Schatz are being recognized for their leadership in completing the first full sequence of the human genome.

Developing Algorithms to Predict the Spread of Infectious Diseases

May 23, 2022 - An invention developed by Rita Colwell has the potential to help save millions of lives, giving public health officials an added tool in the fight against pathogens.

MC2 Researchers Present Three Papers at IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

May 19, 2022 - The topics covered by the MC2 researchers involve security education, online protection for at-risk users, and "blocklisting"—a computer security protocol that lists items in a set that may require quarantine, exclusion or additional security scans.

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