News & Announcements

UMIACS PhD student Jayant Kumar wins Best Student Paper award

Oct 31, 2012 - Jayant Kumar, a UMIACS PhD student will receive the Best Student Paper award for the "Document Analysis" track at the upcoming International Conference on Pattern Recognition in Tsukuba Japan.

Rita Colwell honored for her role in founding the University of Maryland Shady Grove Campus and the Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology (CARB)

Oct 25, 2012 - Dr. Colwell received an award for her role in founding the University of Maryland Shady Grove Campus and the Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology (CARB)

Amitabh Varshney Collects Awards at IEEE VisWeek Conference in Seattle

Oct 17, 2012 - Dr. Amitabh Varshney, Director of UMIACS and Professor of Computer Science, was awarded with the IEEE Meritorious Service Award today at the IEEE VisWeek Conference in Seattle, Washington, for his numerous longstanding and major contributions to the IEEE-CS that have significantly advanced the field of information visualization.

Ben Shneiderman wins IEEE Visualization & Graphics Technical Community (VGTC) 2012 Visualization Career Award

Oct 16, 2012 - Dr. Ben Shneiderman was honored with the prestigious VGTC Visualization Career Award at the annual IEEE VisWeek 2012 Conference in Seattle in recognition of his leadership and contributions in the fields of information visualization and human computer interaction. VisWeek 2012 is the premier forum for advances in scientific and information visualization, and the award is the highest, most meritorious honor in the field of visualization.

Philip Resnik's React Labs software featured during UMD's Debate Watch event

Oct 05, 2012 - The University of Maryland's Presidential Debate Watch event (October 3, 2012) prominently featured Professor Philip Resnik's React Labs software.

Amitabh Varshney and his student, in collaboration with Joseph JaJa, win the Best Scientific Visualization Paper Award at IEEE VisWeek

Sep 26, 2012 - A paper by Amitabh Varshney and his student, Cheuk Yiu Ip, in collaboration with Joseph JaJa, has won the Best Scientific Visualization Paper Award that will be presented at the IEEE VisWeek Conference to be held during October 14-19, in Seattle.

Rita Colwell attends dinner with King Harald of Norway at Kavli Prize Week 2012

Sep 04, 2012 - Dr. Colwell attended the dinner at Kavli Prize Week 2012 with King Harald of Norway.

Rita Colwell invited to the Stockholm Water Prize Banquet at the 2012 World Water Week

Aug 30, 2012 - Dr. Colwell was invited to the Stockholm Water Prize Banquet held during the 2012 World Water Week

V.S. Subrahmanian and team publish "Computational Analysis of Terrorist Groups: Lashkar-e-Taiba", the first book to do a comprehensive analysis on the behavior of terrorist groups.

Aug 28, 2012 - V.S. Subrahmanian, Aaron Mannes, Amy Sliva, Jana Shakarian and John Dickerson publish "Computational Analysis of Terrorist Groups: Lashkar-e-Taiba", the first book to do a comprehensive analysis on the behavior of terrorist groups.

Amitabh Varshney, Satyandra Gupta and their students win Best Paper Award at the Chicago ASME CIE conference

Aug 23, 2012 - A paper by Dr. Amitabh Varshney (UMIACS) and his student, Sujal Bista, in collaboration with Dr. Satyandra Gupta (ME and ISR) and his student, Sagar Chowdhury, won the Best Paper Award at the ASME Computer and Information in Engineering Conference held during August 12-15, in Chicago.

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