News & Announcements

Newest Hartree Fellow Mines the Depths of Quantum Resource Theories

Jul 01, 2020 - Qi Zhao is an expert in quantum resource theories—the mathematical tools that let researchers characterize and quantify the utility of quantum resources.

GAMMA Team Receives NSF Funding to Develop Robots to Assist in Social Distancing

Jun 24, 2020 - The funding comes from NSF’s Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) program, which supports exploratory work on untested, yet potentially transformative, ideas or approaches.

Hajiaghayi Among Select Group of Finalists in Blavatnik Awards Competition

Jun 18, 2020 - Winners in each category will receive $250,000—the world’s largest unrestricted prize for early-career scientists.

Manocha, Srinivasan Named Distinguished University Professors

Jun 18, 2020 - It is the highest academic honor bestowed by the university, reserved for faculty recognized nationally and internationally for their scholarly achievements.

CLIP Graduate Student Kianté Brantley Receives Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant

Jun 17, 2020 - The highly competitive award aims to increase the pipeline of diverse talent earning advanced degrees in computing-related fields by supporting doctoral students that are underrepresented in the field.

Mazurek Joins National Effort to Build a Secure Smart Home

Jun 12, 2020 - She is joining researchers from six other academic institutions on a national research project to increase the security and privacy of high-tech products used in smart homes.

De Floriani Is Named Eurographics Fellow

Jun 11, 2020 - She was recognized for her leadership and service to the fields of computer graphics and visualization, as well as for establishing a vibrant research community in her native Italy that is focused geometry and graphics.

Dorr Joins DARPA Information Science and Technology Study Group

Jun 11, 2020 - She will collaborate with a group of approximately 30 select scientists and engineers that identify new areas of development in computer and communication technologies and recommend future research pathways.

Message from UMIACS Director Regarding #ShoutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM and #Strike4BlackLives

Jun 10, 2020 - Today, many scientists are calling for all of us to #ShoutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM, and to #Strike4BlackLives.

Lin Elected to ACM SIGGRAPH Academy

Jun 09, 2020 - SIGGRAPH established the academy in 2018 to recognize individuals who have made substantial contributions to computer graphics and interactive techniques.