News & Announcements

Message from UMIACS Director Regarding #ShoutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM and #Strike4BlackLives

Jun 10, 2020 - Today, many scientists are calling for all of us to #ShoutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM, and to #Strike4BlackLives.

Lin Elected to ACM SIGGRAPH Academy

Jun 09, 2020 - SIGGRAPH established the academy in 2018 to recognize individuals who have made substantial contributions to computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Making Cryptosystems More Secure in the Presence of Quantum Computers

Jun 08, 2020 - Dana Dachman-Soled is currently leading an effort to analyze the security of certain “post-quantum” cryptosystems.

Cummings Receives NSF Funding to Improve Analyses of COVID-19 Genomic Data

Jun 01, 2020 - A major goal of the project is to accelerate the analyses of SARS-CoV-2 genomic data needed by scientists and public health officials battling the virus.

Five UMIACS Faculty Receive Academic Promotions

May 29, 2020 - Marine Carpuat, Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Michelle Mazurek, Rob Patro and Dana Dachman-Soled have each been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure.

Former Graduate Student in UMIACS Wins ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award

May 27, 2020 - Yossi Matias is part of a team that was recognized for their seminal work on the foundations of streaming algorithms and their application to large-scale data analytics.

Raschid Receives NSF Funding to Improve Supply Chain Knowledge Networks for COVID-19 Medical Supplies

May 21, 2020 - The funding supports efforts to improve supply chain networks used for critically needed medical equipment during the COVID-19 crisis.

Resnik Receives NSF Funding to Analyze Text Responses in COVID-19 Survey Data

May 13, 2020 - He will develop advanced topic modeling methods that can quickly and effectively analyze text responses in COVID-19 survey data.

UMD Researchers Develop Web Application to Track Progression of COVID-19

May 09, 2020 - The web application is being developed by a team led by Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science Hanan Samet.

CfAR Graduate Student Receives Prestigious Department of Defense Fellowship

May 05, 2020 - The fellowship will support doctoral student Alex Hanson’s research in advancing artificial neural networks.