News & Announcements

Breaking Barriers for Blind Web Designers

Baseboard, brackets, and screen that make up TangibleGrid.
Oct 20, 2022 - Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a novel device that lets blind users design a web layout with their hands, brackets and a baseboard.

Researchers Develop Wearable Sensor System that Traverses Your Body

Oct 12, 2022 - Huaishu Peng's mini robot can track a variety of exercises through sensors, and instruct dance moves.

Celebrating Eight Years of Technica: Annual Hackathon Returns Oct. 15-16

Oct 10, 2022 - UMD computer science major Genevieve Sampson shares thoughts on her first Technica and her current role as co-executive director of the world’s biggest hackathon for underrepresented genders.

Vishkin Featured in Communications of the ACM Point/Counterpoint

Oct 10, 2022 - The informative debate was published in Communications of the ACM, sent to more than 100,000 members of the Association for Computing Machinery, with scores more reading the publication online.

Using a Computational Approach to Improve Therapeutic Drug Treatments

Oct 10, 2022 - Professor Michael Cummings and others will analyze the synthetic process that goes into manufacturing antisense oligonucleotides—small pieces of DNA or RNA that can bind to specific molecules of RNA.

HCIL Researchers Receive IEEE VIS Test of Time Award

Oct 06, 2022 - Retired UMIACS faculty Catherine Plaisant and Ben Bederson are being recognized for their foundational work on zoomable tree browsers from two decades ago.

Rance Cleaveland Returns to UMD After Serving as NSF Division Director

Oct 03, 2022 - Cleaveland served as director of the Division of Computing and Communications Foundations for four years.

Maryland Quantum-Thermodynamics Hub Launches with $2M Grant

Sep 30, 2022 - QuICS Fellow Nicole Yunger Halpern is part of an effort to galvanize a field that is central to understanding the workings of our universe and to developing robust quantum technologies.

Behavioral Sciences Technology Expert Pablo Paredes Joins UMIACS

Sep 20, 2022 - With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to communicate, accomplish tasks, and work remotely. Yet this over-reliance on computers and smartphones can also have negative effects—contributing to information overload, social media addictions, and mental health issues.

How AI Could Help Writers Spot Stereotypes

Sep 19, 2022 - A literary work's cast of characters can be true-to-life, or it can embody regressive stereotypes. A new AI system developed by UMD researchers can help writers tell the difference.