News & Announcements

Hontz Shares Her Green Thumb

Mar 07, 2024 - UMIACS coordinator Elizabeth Hontz is passionate about plants. She looks to share her love of gardening with others through the University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener Program.

Carving Up Infinite Quantum Spaces into Simpler Surrogates

Mar 04, 2024 - Researchers associated with QuICS believe their recently published work could lead to more efficient benchmarking for quantum devices, as well as more efficient ways of representing quantum states on classical hardware.

These Researchers Want to Read Your Mind

Mar 01, 2024 - Ramani Duraiswami is part of a team receiving federal funding for equipment to decode “imagined speech”—the unspoken words and phrases we intentionally form in our minds.

AI With an Impact: UMD Team Testing Bilingual Chatbot for New Moms

Feb 29, 2024 - An AI-driven chatbot could soon be helping bleary-eyed moms of newborn babies manage the uncertainty of caring for their infants.

Hal Daumé III Is a Language Person

Feb 28, 2024 - In a Q&A with Roadmap magazine, he relates on why we should stop worrying about autonomous AI systems and start thinking more about building systems that help people.

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.