News & Announcements

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.

CBCB Students Win Best "KDD-Madness" Video Contest

Aug 20, 2012 - CBCB Ph.D. students Rob Patro, Geet Duggal, Emre Sefer, Hao Wang, and Darya Filippova won an award for the best 30-second "KDD-Madness" video which promoted their paper "The Missing Models: A Data-Driven Approach for Learning How Networks Grow" at the recent KDD 2012 conference.

Bhattacharyya and Shen Graduate from NSF's new Silicon Valley Incubator

Aug 16, 2012 - University of Maryland's team, consisting of Shuvra S. Bhattacharyya, Chung-Ching Shen and Dean Chang, graduated from NSF's new Innovation-Corps (I-Corps) start-up accelerator program.

Dr. Jon Froehlich wins 2012 University of Washington Distinguished Dissertation Award

Aug 14, 2012 - Dr. Jon Froehlich – UMIACS faculty and a 2011 University of Washington CSE Ph.D. alum – has been named the recipient of the 2012 UW Distinguished Dissertation Award.

Dr. Ashok Agrawala Honored with VITA™ Wireless Samaritan Award

Aug 02, 2012 - In recognition for creating "Escort-M", a virtual campus safety app, Dr. Ashok Agrawala was honored by The Wireless Foundation and CTIA with a VITA™ Wireless Samaritan Award at the 18th Annual Achievement Awards dinner on July 23.

Larry Davis appointed Director of CFAR

Aug 01, 2012 - Larry Davis was appointed as the Director of the Center for Automation Research (CFAR), for a five year term starting August 1, 2012. Dr. Davis is an outstanding scholar in the field of computer vision.

Dr. Rama Chellappa wins the 2012 King-Sun Fu Prize

Aug 01, 2012 - The King-Sun Fu Prize is a biennial award given out by the International Association for Pattern Recognition in recognition of an outstanding technical contribution to the field of pattern recognition.

CBCB Graduates Develop Algorithm for Correction and Assembly of PacBio RS Sequences

Jul 30, 2012 - CBCB graduates Sergey Koren, Michael Schatz, Adam Phillippy and others have developed and published an algorithm for the correction and assembly of PacBio RS sequences.

Dr. V.S. Subrahmanian appointed to the Board of Reviewing Editors (BoRE) of Science magazine

Jul 18, 2012 - Dr. V.S. Subrahmanian has been appointed to the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science magazine.

Louiqa Raschid organizes an NSF Workshop on Next Generation Financial Cyberinfrastructure.

Jul 17, 2012 - Louiqa Raschid is co-organizer of an NSF Workshop on the Blueprint for the Next Generation Financial Cyberinfrastructure.