News & Announcements

Hajiaghayi Named ACM Fellow

Dec 05, 2018 - A noted researcher in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) is being recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his work in algorithmic graph theory, game theory an

HCIL Team Combines Smell with Sight to Better Understand Data

Nov 29, 2018 - Imagine running through a dark forest in a virtual reality video game, and being able to smell the crisp scent of pine needles all around you.

Mihai Pop Named Director of UMIACS

Nov 27, 2018 - Mihai Pop, a professor of computer science noted for his scientific research and advocacy for greater equality in academia, has been appointed director of UMIACS.

Space and Time Emerge in Research of New QuICS Hartree Fellow

Nov 21, 2018 - Space and time seem like bedrock scientific principles, providing the unmoving stage on which the drama of the universe unfolds. But physicists have known for more than a century that things aren’t quite so simple.

Pop Authors Op-Ed Calling for Greater Equality in Academia

Nov 20, 2018 - Mihai Pop, a professor of computer science and interim director of UMIACS, recently authored an opinion piece that calls for greater equality in academia.

Colwell Honored by American Association of Geographers

Nov 15, 2018 - Rita Colwell, a Distinguished University Professor in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, has been honored by the American Association o

Fermüller Receives NSF Grant to Advance AI Research on the Learning of Complex Symbolic Signals

Nov 14, 2018 - Cornelia Fermüller, an associate research scientist UMIACS, has been awarded a $500K NSF grant to explore how humans and animals learn complex events.

Elmqvist Named ACM Distinguished Member

Nov 14, 2018 - Niklas Elmqvist, an associate professor in the College of Information Studies (iSchool) and director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL), has been named a 2018 Dist

Statement from the University of Maryland Computer Science Advisory Board

Nov 05, 2018 - See link below for a statement from the University of Maryland Computer Science Advisory Board, a group of technology and innovation leaders that provide strategic counseling to the Department of Computer Science and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.

UMD Research Scientist Unveils New Strategies to Search Large DNA Databases

Nov 01, 2018 - Sometimes bigger is not necessarily better. Take DNA databases, for example. As a result of substantial advances in computing power, scientists can now rapidly slice and dice genomic data used to identify different species of bacteria, or at least find their close relatives.

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