News & Announcements

2011 ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award given to Hanan Samet

May 08, 2012 - Samet receives the 2011 ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award for his fundamental contributions to the development of multidimensional spatial data structures and indexing.

Hanan Samet selected to be Founding Editor-in-Chief of ACM Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS)

May 08, 2012 - The Association for Computing Machinery selected Hanan Samet to serve as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the new ACM journal, ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS).

New York Times Lists M-Urgency Among Top Apps for Navigating Campus Life

Apr 26, 2012 - M-Urgency was featured in the New York Times amongst a select group of high-impact campus life mobile apps.

Dianne O'Leary featured as Cray Distinguished Speaker

Apr 07, 2012 - Dianne O'Leary talked about image restoration from a machine learning perspective at April's Cray Distinguished Speaker Series.

Ashok Agrawala's international outreach with college students in India

Mar 23, 2012 - Ashok Agrawala and students from a small college in India participate on online lectures in an example of international outreach, blended learning, and enhanced accessibility to education.

Carl Kingsford recognized by Sloan Foundation

Mar 13, 2012 - Carl Kingsford was recognized with an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award in evolutionary and computational molecular biology.

Wall Street Journal quotes Resnik and Shneiderman about Twitter

Mar 07, 2012 - Wall Street Journal quoted Ben Shneiderman and Philip Resnik for their articles on Twitter and public opinion.

The React Lab Project lets you respond to live TV

Mar 01, 2012 - Philip Resnik's mobile app for responding to live TV events second-by-second in real time using your smartphone was featured on the Kojo Nnamdi show.

Ashok Agrawala released the M-Urgency App

Jan 26, 2012 - M-Urgency, an app that sends live audio and video from your smartphone directly to the University of Maryland Police Department, enables fast and appropriate dispatch of emergency assistance.

Samir Khuller's mentee is a Intel Science Talent Search Finalist

Jan 25, 2012 - Samir Khuller's mentee, a Montgomery Blair High School senior, became one of 40 Intel Science Talent Search Finalists for his project on fast algorithms on multiple machines.