Director's Message

The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), launched in 1985, is a unique multidisciplinary computing organization that is addressing many of today’s most pressing scientific and societal challenges.

Supported by a cutting-edge infrastructure, our distinguished researchers are pioneers in computational science involving national defense, precision medicine, big data, cybersecurity, language and culture, and much more.

With computing at the core of all our activities, UMIACS has a particularly strong relationship with Maryland’s computer science department, ranked 14th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Additional UMIACS expertise comes from researchers in electrical and computer engineering, linguistics, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, cell biology and molecular genetics, aerospace engineering, business, information studies and the geographical sciences.

In FY16, this stellar group of faculty brought in more than $19 million in external funding, with major support coming from the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and NASA.

We look forward to providing innovative solutions to new challenges. If your organization faces a grand challenge problem that is best solved by the use of powerful computing tools and a multidisciplinary team approach, UMIACS has the expertise, history and capabilities to deliver a solution.

Please contact us at info@umiacs.umd.edu if you would like to know more.

Amitabh Varshney, UMIACS Director