News & Announcements

Rita Colwell conferred an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Johns Hopkins University

May 24, 2012 - Rita Colwell was conferred an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Bill Rand wins a DARPA Young Faculty Award

May 15, 2012 - UMD's Bill Rand wins a DARPA Young Faculty Award for his proposal on Intelligent Interfaces for Social Media.

Bonnie Dorr quoted in Slate Magazine regarding DARPA's BOLT program

May 15, 2012 - Slate's article "Why Computers Still Can’t Translate Languages Automatically" features Dorr's DARPA program BOLT.

Uzi Vishkin's research teaches Ph.D. level parallel programming at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, VA

May 15, 2012 - Vishkin teaches Ph.D. level parallel programming to high schoolers in Alexandria, Va.

Hanan Samet selected to be Founding Editor-in-Chief of ACM Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS)

May 08, 2012 - The Association for Computing Machinery selected Hanan Samet to serve as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the new ACM journal, ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS).

2011 ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award given to Hanan Samet

May 08, 2012 - Samet receives the 2011 ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award for his fundamental contributions to the development of multidimensional spatial data structures and indexing.

New York Times Lists M-Urgency Among Top Apps for Navigating Campus Life

Apr 26, 2012 - M-Urgency was featured in the New York Times amongst a select group of high-impact campus life mobile apps.

Dianne O'Leary featured as Cray Distinguished Speaker

Apr 07, 2012 - Dianne O'Leary talked about image restoration from a machine learning perspective at April's Cray Distinguished Speaker Series.

Ashok Agrawala's international outreach with college students in India

Mar 23, 2012 - Ashok Agrawala and students from a small college in India participate on online lectures in an example of international outreach, blended learning, and enhanced accessibility to education.

Carl Kingsford recognized by Sloan Foundation

Mar 13, 2012 - Carl Kingsford was recognized with an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award in evolutionary and computational molecular biology.

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