News & Announcements

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.’

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.

QuICS Fellow Advocates for Quantum Simulation of Extreme Physics

Oct 04, 2023 - Zohreh Davoudi has co-authored several whitepapers laying out the case for funding quantum simulation research in nuclear and particle physics.

Chop & Learn: Teaching Computers to Recognize Food in All Forms

Oct 03, 2023 - Researchers in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) came up with an innovative project to satisfy their appetite for advancing computer vision systems based in machine learning.

Cyber Sleuth Yonghwi Kwon Joins MC2

Sep 25, 2023 - The cybersecurity expert studies both the successes and failures of the tools he develops to thwart cyberattacks.

AI Student Startup Streamlines Social Media Engagement

Sep 25, 2023 - A user-friendly web-app designed by University of Maryland students and alumni empowers brands that are struggling to engage with messages and comments on social media by streamlining creation and then deploying conversational AI.

Palm-sized Robot Navigates Touchscreens for Visually Impaired Users

Sep 22, 2023 - Huaishu Peng is part of a team developing a palm-sized robot to help visually impaired people use touchscreens for tasks like ordering a bubble tea.

Designing an Innovative Drone System for Disaster Recovery

Sep 20, 2023 - UMIACS faculty member Nirupam Roy is working with undergraduate Neil Sorkin on the project.