News & Announcements

Improving Machine Learning Systems for the Visually Impaired

Nov 02, 2022 - The UMD team won a best paper award for their efforts to make visual question answering systems more effective for people with visual impairments.

UMD Center for Machine Learning Announces 2022 Class of Rising Stars

Oct 26, 2022 - The center’s leadership selected six winners for the first time due to a record number of applicants with impressive backgrounds.

Breaking Barriers for Blind Web Designers

Baseboard, brackets, and screen that make up TangibleGrid.
Oct 20, 2022 - Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a novel device that lets blind users design a web layout with their hands, brackets and a baseboard.

Researchers Develop Wearable Sensor System that Traverses Your Body

Oct 12, 2022 - Huaishu Peng's mini robot can track a variety of exercises through sensors, and instruct dance moves.

Using a Computational Approach to Improve Therapeutic Drug Treatments

Oct 10, 2022 - Professor Michael Cummings and others will analyze the synthetic process that goes into manufacturing antisense oligonucleotides—small pieces of DNA or RNA that can bind to specific molecules of RNA.

Celebrating Eight Years of Technica: Annual Hackathon Returns Oct. 15-16

Oct 10, 2022 - UMD computer science major Genevieve Sampson shares thoughts on her first Technica and her current role as co-executive director of the world’s biggest hackathon for underrepresented genders.

Vishkin Featured in Communications of the ACM Point/Counterpoint

Oct 10, 2022 - The informative debate was published in Communications of the ACM, sent to more than 100,000 members of the Association for Computing Machinery, with scores more reading the publication online.

HCIL Researchers Receive IEEE VIS Test of Time Award

Oct 06, 2022 - Retired UMIACS faculty Catherine Plaisant and Ben Bederson are being recognized for their foundational work on zoomable tree browsers from two decades ago.

Rance Cleaveland Returns to UMD After Serving as NSF Division Director

Oct 03, 2022 - Cleaveland served as director of the Division of Computing and Communications Foundations for four years.

Maryland Quantum-Thermodynamics Hub Launches with $2M Grant

Sep 30, 2022 - QuICS Fellow Nicole Yunger Halpern is part of an effort to galvanize a field that is central to understanding the workings of our universe and to developing robust quantum technologies.