News & Announcements

UMD Center for Machine Learning Announces 2020 Class of Rising Stars

Sep 30, 2020 - The University of Maryland Center for Machine Learning will host four outstanding female researchers this fall as part of a program that encourages and supports underrepresented doctoral candidates whose research and scholarship is focused on machine learning.

UMD Researchers Receive $2.35M NSF Award to Improve Public Transit Planning in Baltimore

Sep 29, 2020 - Their work will focus on actionable solutions, transparency and civic engagement for lower-income residents that rely on bus and light rail systems.

Fermüller Receives $1.75M NSF Award to Advance Neuromorphic Engineering

Sep 25, 2020 - She is joined on the project by UMD faculty members Shihab Shamma, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and Behtash Babadi, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.

New MC2 Postdoctoral Fellow Brings Expertise in Cryptography to UMD Campus

Sep 24, 2020 - Cong Zhang is the inaugural recipient of the MC2 fellowship, which was established earlier this year to attract highly-motivated candidates to UMD to conduct research and scholarship.

New Major Immerses Students in Coding and Creativity

Sep 23, 2020 - The program, with administrative support provided by the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) and participation by several UMIACS faculty, kicked off this fall with one introductory course.

Srinivasan Receives Funding from Google to Advance Contact Tracing Methods

connected bubbles of people with masks
Sep 18, 2020 - He has been funded to develop algorithms that prioritize who to test and when, and provide fundamental new insights to how future epidemics can be controlled.

Understanding How the Gut Microbiome Influences Human Health

Sep 17, 2020 - His lab is working to improve functional annotation across gut microbiome species, combining computational and wet-lab techniques to identify genes responsible for health-relevant functions, and developing new strategies to measure the metabolic output of the gut microbiome.

Resnik Developing Computational Models to Better Understand How Decisions Are Made

Sep 04, 2020 - He has received NSF funding to develop computational methods to advance our understanding of how decisions are made, particularly in the context of the political arena.

Patro Works to Improve Search Functionality for Large Repositories of Sequencing Data

Sep 02, 2020 - He is leading an effort to develop fundamentally improved data structures and algorithms to enable large-scale sequence search across public repositories of genomic data.

UMIACS Faculty Receive MPower Funding to Improve Mental Telehealth Services Using AI

Sep 01, 2020 - Bera and Manocha are working with psychiatric experts in Baltimore to develop AI tools to improve mental health diagnoses for children via webcam.