News & Announcements

Levin Selected to Serve on National Academies' Forum on Cyber Resilience

Jun 18, 2021 - The forum brings together scientists, practitioners and policymakers to address a suite of issues related to cyber resilience, as well as examine the strength and vitality of the U.S. information and communications infrastructure.

Colwell Concludes a Decade of Work with Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

Jun 17, 2021 - Colwell led a group of almost two-dozen senior scientists and public policy experts who provided guidance on a large-scale effort to investigate the impacts of oil, dispersed oil, and oil dispersants on the ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico and affected coastal states.

Molloy Is Designing Efficient Algorithms for Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees

Jun 09, 2021 - She joins the University of Maryland on July 1 as an assistant professor of computer science, focused on using powerful computational tools to unlock the full breadth of information available in genomic data.

Plaisant Retires, Concluding Stellar 34-Year Career at UMD

Jun 09, 2021 - Catherine Plaisant—an internationally renowned expert in human-computer interaction and information visualization—has retired from a career at UMD marked by many notable contributions in research, scholarship and service.

Dickerson Part of Google Award to Promote Diversity and Fairness in AI Systems

Jun 07, 2021 - The funding supports efforts to promote diversity and fairness in a variety of pipeline and selection problems that use artificial intelligence.

Resnik Appointed to Coleridge Initiative Advisory Board

Jun 03, 2021 - The advisory board will assist Coleridge Initiative staff working with government agencies—at the federal, state and local levels—in creating value for taxpayers via the careful use of data.

UMIACS Faculty Part of $68M ARL Cooperative Agreement

May 26, 2021 - The five-year agreement is expected to drive transformational advances in artificial intelligence and autonomy.

UMD Pushes New Technologies to Improve Virtual and Augmented Reality

May 19, 2021 - University researchers are advancing a concept known as foveated rendering, a computational technique that uses innovative eye-tracking software to replicate natural human eye function in virtual and augmented reality.

Gumerov and Duraiswami Receive Funding from Facebook Reality Labs

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May 12, 2021 - The spatial audio experts have been funded to improve computational models used to simulate the human perception of auditory signals.

New QuICS Fellow Plumbs the Depths of Quantum Information Problems

May 10, 2021 - Victor Albert, a physicist at NIST and one of the newest QuICS Fellows, loves getting to the bottom of things, distilling problems to their most basic and general mathematical root.