News & Announcements

Chellappa Named to National Academy of Inventors

Dec 11, 2020 - His research includes projects involving signal and image processing, pattern recognition, multi-dimension stochastic processes, statistical interference, image analysis, robust and secure biometrics, and artificial intelligence in computer vision.

Van Horn to Present Paper on Guaranteeing Security and Efficiency in Gradually Typed Programs

Dec 11, 2020 - He is presenting next month at the 48th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages, a forum for the discussion of all aspects of programming languages and programming systems.

Raschid Named IEEE Fellow

Dec 02, 2020 - She is being recognized for her contributions to data management, information integration and data mining.

UMIACS Team Awarded $1.2M from Army Research Laboratory

Dec 02, 2020 - Ramani Duraiswami and Nail Gumerov are developing innovative computational methods that can simulate the effect of low-frequency electromagnetic fields on human organs.

Resnik Recognized as 2020 ACL Fellow

Dec 01, 2020 - Resnik was specifically noted for his significant contributions to symbolic-statistical methods for natural language processing, multilinguality and the interdisciplinary study of language.

USM Maryland Momentum Fund Invests $500K in VisiSonics

Nov 30, 2020 - The investment completes a financing round of more than $3.5 million for the University of Maryland-affiliated company developing spatial and personalized audio solutions.

Elmqvist Part of $5M NSF Award to Develop Immersive Training for Manufacturing Jobs

Nov 25, 2020 - “The novelty of this project is that we are using the new generation of XR technology—augmented, virtual, and extended reality hardware—to put the trainee into the shoes of trainer, enabling an entirely new and more scalable form of workforce education,” says Elmqvist.

De Floriani and Plaisant Inducted into IEEE Visualization Academy

Nov 19, 2020 - Launched in 2019 by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee, the “Vis Academy” as it’s often called, acknowledges research leaders in the field of visualization that indirectly underscore the accomplishments of the entire field.

Colwell Honored by AGU with William Bowie Medal

Colwell holding petri dishes
Nov 19, 2020 - The organization's highest award, the Bowie Medal, was established in 1939 in honor of AGU’s first president who was known for his spirit of helpfulness and friendliness while conducting his own unselfish, cooperative research.

UMIACS Faculty Researcher Asks: Could Your Robotic Vacuum Be Listening to You?

Nov 18, 2020 - A team of researchers, including UMIACS faculty member Nirupam Roy, demonstrated that popular robotic household vacuum cleaners can be remotely hacked to act as microphones.