News & Announcements

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.

UMD Alum Receives ACM SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award

Jun 20, 2023 - Kevin Bock was recognized for developing Geneva, a novel algorithm that automatically discovers how to manipulate packet streams to evade digital censors.

Former QuICS Graduate Student Wins Alexander Prize for Dissertation on Quantum Algorithms

Jun 14, 2023 - He has been recognized by the Department of Mathematics for his impressive contributions to the development of quantum algorithms.

Improving Fairness in Classrooms Through Machine Learning

Jun 07, 2023 - Wei Ai is building an artificial intelligence video platform to help teachers improve equity in K-12 math instruction.

Cummings Awarded NIH Grant to Inform Malaria Vaccine Design

Jun 05, 2023 - He is working with researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Translational Genomics Research Institute to understand the immune response to malaria to help scientists develop more effective vaccines.

MC2 Researchers Present Nine Papers at IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

May 22, 2023 - The MC2 papers at IEEE S&P cover timely topics that have important real-world implications for improving security and privacy in a wide range of contexts.