News & Announcements

UMD Joins National Consortium Dedicated to Improving AI Trustworthiness and Safety

Feb 09, 2024 - The Institute for Trustworthy AI in Law & Society is expected to significantly contribute to the new initiative.

Metzler Receives NSF CAREER Award to Develop Ways for Computers to See Through Objects

Feb 09, 2024 - The award—expected to total about $650,000 over the next five years—supports his work in “descattering,” which involves developing novel ways for computers to “see through” objects and obstructions that scatter light.

Newly Accepted Terp Hopes Internship Will Set Him on a Path to Mars

Feb 09, 2024 - High School Senior Aaron Akolly is getting a jumpstart by working in Ramani Duraiswami's Perceptual Interface and Reality Lab.

Frias-Martinez Part of UMD Effort to Reduce Food Insecurity and Waste

Feb 08, 2024 - A UMD team that includes Vanessa Frias-Martinez received a $5M NSF grant for tech solutions to reduce food insecurity and waste.

Evaluating Machine Translation Systems in Emergency Rooms

Feb 07, 2024 - Researchers from the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Lab are looking into the problems that arise when language translation tools provide physicians with incorrect translations for discharge instructions or medication protocols.

Fighting Deepfakes, Shallowfakes and Media Manipulation

Jan 29, 2024 - Nirupam Roy is developing a tool that can help verify the authenticity of audiovisual recordings.

TRAILS AI Institute Announces First Round of Seed Funding

Jan 24, 2024 - The eight funded projects, totaling just over $1.5 million, will advance cutting-edge research and scholarship that spans AI design, development and governance.

University of Maryland Hosts Microbiome Research Symposium

Jan 22, 2024 - The daylong event joined researchers from the federal government, academia and private industry, all focused on exploring the interactions between complex microbial communities.

Addressing Gaps in Data Governance to Promote Trust in Generative AI

Jan 22, 2024 - The Institute for Trustworthy AI in Law and Society recently partnered with the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub to host a conference to identify gaps in data governance related to large language models and discuss ideas to address them.

Dutta Receives NSF CAREER Award to Advance Reliable and Trustworthy AI

Jan 22, 2024 - The award—expected to total $665,550 over the next five years—supports her work in advancing reliable and trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) for social good.