News & Announcements

2011 Heinz R. Pagels Award goes to Jack Minker

Jun 15, 2011 - Jack Minker, Professor Emeritus, has been awarded the 2011 Heinz R. Pagels Award. The award is given to scientists for their contributions to safeguard or advance the human rights of scientists throughout the world.

Researchers win Google Research Award

Jun 02, 2011 - Phil Resnik and Ben Bederson (along with Chris Callison-Burch of Johns Hopkins) have been awarded a

Rita Colwell receives 2011 George Brown Award

Jun 02, 2011 - CRDF Global has awarded Dr. Colwell one of 3 George Brown Awards for 2011.

Leafsnap Launches!

May 19, 2011 - A recent news story on WAMU 88.5 featured Leafsnap, an electronic field guide developed by Professor Dave Jacobs along with resea

Shneiderman talked to NYT about information visualization

Apr 04, 2011 - Professor Ben Shneiderman was interviewed for the New York Times article on information visualization, "When the Data Struts Its Stuff." "The purpose of visualization", he sai

UMIACS featured on Research@Md.

Mar 31, 2011 - UMIACS is featured in the latest edition of Research@Maryland, published by the University of Maryland Division of Research.

Hanan Samet elected AAAS Fellow

Mar 17, 2011 - Hanan Samet has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of his seminal and foundational work in spatial data structures and reasoning.

O'Leary was Tufts' 2011 Norbert Wiener Lecturer

Mar 15, 2011 - Professor Dianne O'Leary was the 2011 Norbert Wiener Lecturer for Tufts University.

Hajiaghayi won ONR's Young Investigator Award

Mar 08, 2011 - Mohammad Taghi Hajiaghayi has won a 2011 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award for his proposal on "Efficient Algorithms for Strategic Problems in Network Design"

AAAS 2011 Student Poster Competition's award goes to UMD

Feb 24, 2011 - UMD student poster wins at AAAS 2011 Student Poster Competition. The poster, entitled "Using Monolingual Crowds to Improve Translation", was presented by Yakov Kronrod (Linguistics), and featured work by Yakov, Chang Hu (CS), Olivia Buzek (CS and Linguistics undergrad), and Alexander J.