News & Announcements

Aloimonos and Fermüller Imagine the Future of Microrobots in Science Robotics Article

Jul 17, 2020 - The two Maryland faculty imagined a future in microrobots where steerable cameras could find holes, successfully fly through them, avoid obstacles, and recognize a variety of objects without computing 3D world models.

Jacobs Named Director of UMD Center for Machine Learning

Jul 15, 2020 - He oversees a vibrant research community of core faculty and graduate students focused on developing applications and technology for machine learning that involve computer vision, neural networks, optimization, robotics, 3D audio, and more.

Zwicker Appointed Interim Chair of Computer Science

Jul 14, 2020 - He will oversee a department that currently ranks 16th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

El-Sayed Named Director of Honors College Integrated Life Sciences Program

Jul 08, 2020 - He is an expert on the biology of parasitism and host-pathogen interactions using genomic and bioinformatics approaches.

Newest Hartree Fellow Mines the Depths of Quantum Resource Theories

Jul 01, 2020 - Qi Zhao is an expert in quantum resource theories—the mathematical tools that let researchers characterize and quantify the utility of quantum resources.

GAMMA Team Receives NSF Funding to Develop Robots to Assist in Social Distancing

Jun 24, 2020 - The funding comes from NSF’s Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) program, which supports exploratory work on untested, yet potentially transformative, ideas or approaches.

Hajiaghayi Among Select Group of Finalists in Blavatnik Awards Competition

Jun 18, 2020 - Winners in each category will receive $250,000—the world’s largest unrestricted prize for early-career scientists.

Manocha, Srinivasan Named Distinguished University Professors

Jun 18, 2020 - It is the highest academic honor bestowed by the university, reserved for faculty recognized nationally and internationally for their scholarly achievements.

CLIP Graduate Student Kianté Brantley Receives Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant

Jun 17, 2020 - The highly competitive award aims to increase the pipeline of diverse talent earning advanced degrees in computing-related fields by supporting doctoral students that are underrepresented in the field.

Mazurek Joins National Effort to Build a Secure Smart Home

Jun 12, 2020 - She is joining researchers from six other academic institutions on a national research project to increase the security and privacy of high-tech products used in smart homes.