News & Announcements

Tianyi Zhou Aims to Bridge the Gap Between Humans and AI

Nov 10, 2023 - He is working at the intersection of machine learning and natural language to make AI more human-like by teaching it to learn and make decisions like people do.

AI Workshop Brings Researchers Together to Discuss Rapid Progression of Large Pre-Trained Models

Nov 08, 2023 - "Riding the LPM Wave: The Future of Academic Research in the Era of Pre-Trained Models," a University of Maryland workshop held on November 3, 2023, brought together researchers across disciplines to discuss the future of natural language processing, computer vision, human-computer interaction and robotics research; and provide a forum to exchange ideas, share experiences, and form collaborations.

Huang Receives Microsoft Award for Innovative Work in Sequential Decision-Making

Nov 03, 2023 - The award recognizes and funds innovative projects that push the boundaries of foundational models and their potential applications.

Reinforcement Learning Is All a Game for Kaiqing Zhang

Oct 30, 2023 - Zhang's research lies at the intersection of machine learning, reinforcement learning, game theory, and control theory.

Quantum Computers Run on Just the Right Amount of Connectivity

Oct 19, 2023 - QuICS Fellow Alexey Gorshkov and Hartree Postdoctoral Fellow Dominik Hangleiter have found a partial answer to the conundrum of what powers quantum complexity.

New Study Confirms Presence of Dangerous Bacteria in Florida’s Coastal Waters Following Hurricane Ian

Oct 16, 2023 - UMD lead author Rita Colwell said that the pathogenic Vibrio bacteria are on the rise due to climate change, and it’s a ‘serious concern.’

QuICS Fellow Nicole Yunger Halpern Receives 2023 Mary Somerville Medal and Prize

Oct 16, 2023 - The theoretical physicist was recognized for her innovative writing that sparks public interest in physics and quantum thermodynamics.

Simulations of ‘Backwards Time Travel’ Can Improve Scientific Experiments

Oct 12, 2023 - Scientists, including QuICS Fellow Nicole Yunger Halpern, have shown that simulating models of hypothetical time travel can solve experimental problems that appear impossible to solve using standard physics.

UMD Researchers Are Creating a Bio-Nose That Smells for Real

Oct 11, 2023 - UMIACS faculty member Abhinav Shrivastava is part of the interdisciplinary team backed by a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Wei Ai Part of $1.5M NSF Grant to Improve Middle-Grade Math Education with AI

Oct 06, 2023 - The multi-institutional project combines cutting-edge technology with knowledge of effective mathematics education and human feedback to assist teachers in writing quality lesson plans.