22 UMIACS Faculty Involved in Eight Grand Challenges Grants

Feb 17, 2023

The University of Maryland has announced an investment of more than $30 million in funding to address major societal issues ranging from climate change to illiteracy to pandemic preparedness and much more.

The Grand Challenges Grants Program will support 50 projects from across the campus, with 22 faculty from the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) involved in eight of them.

“This is fantastic news that truly represents the breadth and impact of our research enterprise,” says Mihai Pop, a professor of computer science and the director of UMIACS. “The significant number of faculty involved—representing eight academic departments—speaks directly to our mission of using interdisciplinary research and scholarship to address grand challenges in science and society. I couldn't be prouder of my colleagues.”

See below for a summary of projects UMIACS faculty are involved in.

—Article by UMIACS communications group

Update: At the original time of publication, Irina Mureseanu was not yet officially a member of UMIACS. Since then, the article has been updated to reflect that 22 UMIACS faculty representing eight academic departments are involved in projects supported by the Grand Challenges Grants Program.