News & Announcements

Mazurek and Akgul Win Distinguished Paper Award at USENIX

Aug 11, 2023 - Their award-winning paper delves into the challenges faced by bug bounty hunters—ethical hackers who discover and report vulnerabilities or bugs to a platform’s developer.

UMIACS Researchers Develop and Test AI Text-Detector Tools

Aug 08, 2023 - Researchers in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies are developing and testing a variety of novel methods to distinguish human-made content from machine-generated text.

Recent MC2 Alum Kelsey Fulton Receives John Karat Award

Aug 07, 2023 - The award is given in honor of John Karat’s contributions to the usable privacy and security community and his dedication to mentoring students.

Keeping Up with the Crises: Buntain Builds Digital Tools to Combat Misinformation

Jul 25, 2023 - UMIACS affiliate faculty member Cody Buntain is focused on developing innovative tools to bring more clarity and truth to online media.

Feizi Receives Prestigious ARO Early Career Program Award

Jul 19, 2023 - The funding supports efforts to provide a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of provable robustness in dynamic and adaptive learning setups, leading to practically useful methods with theoretical guarantees.

UMD Researchers Uncover Privacy Risks in Cellphones Purchased at Police Auctions

Jul 17, 2023 - Their two-year study found that 27% of the phones they successfully bid on contained personal data like Social Security numbers, credit card and banking information, passport data, pictures of driver’s licenses, and more.

QuICS Fellow Yunger Halpern Is U.S. Nominee for ASPIRE Science Prize

Jul 14, 2023 - The award recognizes young scientists that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in scientific research, as well as cooperation with scientists from other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries.

QuICS Fellow Discusses Current State of Quantum Computing

Jul 06, 2023 - Daniel Gottesman recently weighed in on the current state of quantum computing—and the challenges that lay ahead.

Metzler Part of Multi-Institutional Team Exploring New Advances in Optical Imaging

Jul 03, 2023 - The technology could potentially be used to make cameras that can “see” through fog, smoke, driving rain, murky water, skin, bone and other media that currently reflect scattered light.

USM Dedicates Rita Rossi Colwell Center in Baltimore

Jun 23, 2023 - The Rita Rossi Colwell Center honors the distinguished university professor renowned for her work combatting waterborne diseases and her advocacy for increasing the number of women in science and technology.