News & Announcements

Mihai Pop leads metagenomic assembly effort for the Human Microbiome Project data sets.

Jun 14, 2012 - Mihai Pop led a team of some 25 researchers from UMD, the Baylor College of Medicine, Broad Institute, Washington University in St

Min Wu wins the 25th UMD Invention of the Year Award in Information Science.

Jun 01, 2012 - Min Wu wins the 25th UMD Invention of the Year Award in Information Science for "Environmental Signatures for Forensic Analysis and Alignment of Media Recordings".

Ashok Agrawala's upcoming M-escort application is featured in the Washington Post.

May 29, 2012 - The Washington Post featured an article about Ashok Agrawala's work with the UMD Department of Public Safety on M-escort, a mobile phone app that would link public safety personnel to real-time video and audio from a student’s pho

Rita Colwell conferred an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Johns Hopkins University

May 24, 2012 - Rita Colwell was conferred an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Uzi Vishkin's research teaches Ph.D. level parallel programming at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, VA

May 15, 2012 - Vishkin teaches Ph.D. level parallel programming to high schoolers in Alexandria, Va.

Bill Rand wins a DARPA Young Faculty Award

May 15, 2012 - UMD's Bill Rand wins a DARPA Young Faculty Award for his proposal on Intelligent Interfaces for Social Media.

Bonnie Dorr quoted in Slate Magazine regarding DARPA's BOLT program

May 15, 2012 - Slate's article "Why Computers Still Can’t Translate Languages Automatically" features Dorr's DARPA program BOLT.

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.

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