News & Announcements

CBCB Researcher Jamshed Khan Wins Outstanding Student Paper Award

Aug 06, 2021 - The paper introduces a new algorithm for efficiently building a compacted de Bruijn graph from collections of input genome or transcriptome sequences.

New Approach to Information Transfer Reaches Quantum Speed Limit

Aug 04, 2021 - A team of researchers led by QuICS Fellow Alexey Gorshkov has found a quantum protocol that reaches the theoretical speed limits for certain quantum tasks. Their result provides new insight into designing optimal quantum algorithms.

How Can We Make AI Safe? Independent Audits, says Shneiderman

Aug 03, 2021 - A multidisciplinary and international team—including Distinguished University Professor emeritus Ben Shneiderman—has proposed independent auditing methods as a mechanism to enable reliable, safe and trustworthy AI systems.

CBCB Doctoral Student Studies Changes in Neurons that Affect Mammals’ Sleep Cycles

Aug 02, 2021 - Her most recent work focuses on investigating a specific neuronal cell type that syncs mammals' sleep/wake cycle—known as circadian rhythm—to the sun cycle.

New Postdocs Bring Expertise in Secure Software Development and Usable Security and Privacy to MC2

Jul 26, 2021 - Ethan Cecchetti and Nathan Malkin—both of whom recently received doctorates in computer science from Cornell University and UC Berkeley, respectively—will start at the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) in September.

Colwell Part of New Study Identifying Gut Microbiome Changes Long Before Onset of Celiac Disease

Jul 18, 2021 - In research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers have found early, distinct changes that can determine which at-risk infants will develop the autoimmune disease.

De Floriani Completes Term as IEEE CS President, Seeks New Leadership Role

Jul 16, 2021 - She is running for IEEE's Division VIII Delegate, a role in which she will continue to advocate for forward-looking concepts.

MC2 Researchers Present 10 Papers at Upcoming Security Symposiums

Jul 14, 2021 - They will present on a diverse array of security-related topics, including encouraging users of popular messaging apps to employ end-to-end encryption, newly discovered distributed denial of service attacks, and more.

UMD Team Receives Best Demo Award for Mobile Sound Localization System

Jul 14, 2021 - Their innovative design explores the interaction of soundwaves with acoustic structures for spatial sensing.

Daniel Gottesman Joins UMD as the First Brin Family Endowed Professor in Theoretical Computer Science

Jul 09, 2021 - His research focuses on quantum computation and quantum information, including work in quantum error correction, fault-tolerant quantum computation, quantum cryptography and quantum complexity.