News & Announcements

Champion for Women in Computer Science Retires

Jun 17, 2022 - Over her 32 year career, Jane Plane successfully increased participation of women in computing at UMD and abroad, developing programs that ultimately made Maryland a national leader in women studying computer science.

Dumitraș and Tokekar Receive Amazon Research Awards

Jun 10, 2022 - The Amazon Research Awards program provides funds and Amazon Web Services promotional credits to academic researchers investigating research topics across a number of disciplines.

Cummings Awarded $2.7M to Study Impacts of Aging on the Brain

May 31, 2022 - The $2.7M award will be spread across four years, supporting his team’s ongoing work that uses machine learning techniques to interpret “multiomics” data.

Daumé Part of Team Receiving ACL Test of Time Award

May 26, 2022 - The prestigious honor recognizes up to four papers each year for their long-lasting impact on the field of natural language processing and computational linguistics.

CBCB Alums Named to TIME Magazine’s List of 100 Most Influential People

May 25, 2022 - Adam Phillippy and Michael Schatz are being recognized for their leadership in completing the first full sequence of the human genome.

Developing Algorithms to Predict the Spread of Infectious Diseases

May 23, 2022 - An invention developed by Rita Colwell has the potential to help save millions of lives, giving public health officials an added tool in the fight against pathogens.

MC2 Researchers Present Three Papers at IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

May 19, 2022 - The topics covered by the MC2 researchers involve security education, online protection for at-risk users, and "blocklisting"—a computer security protocol that lists items in a set that may require quarantine, exclusion or additional security scans.

QuICS Graduate Student Receives DOE Fellowship

May 19, 2022 - Elizabeth Bennewitz is one of 33 recipients to receive the award in 2022—the largest number of students this program has ever selected in a year.

UMIACS’ Jack of All Technical Trades

May 18, 2022 - Senior IT operations manager Edward “Joe” Ridge has had many roles in his 25-plus years at UMIACS. He is most proud of his work in building and managing the student staffed Help Desk.

CI Fellow Working to Improve Robotic Sensing Capabilities

May 10, 2022 - Troi Williams, visiting UMD as part of prestigious Computing Innovation Fellows program, uses machine learning to predict sensor measurement accuracy in robotic systems.