News & Announcements

Mazurek Part of Award-Winning Team Studying the Digital Safety of Sex Workers

Aug 25, 2021 - The study examines how sex workers—who tend to have especially salient security and privacy risks—conceptualize and manage their digital safety across multiple devices.

Roy Receives $150K NSF Award to Expand Wi-Fi Access in Regional Parks

Aug 20, 2021 - The one-year project will be tested in several recreational areas in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, Maryland.

This New Algorithm Lets You Explore Virtual Reality by Walking Naturally

Aug 19, 2021 - The project is led by third-year computer science doctoral student Niall Luke Williams, a researcher in the Geometric Algorithms for Modeling, Motion, and Animation (GAMMA) lab.

UMD Team Wins Distinguished Paper Award for Uncovering New Type of Cyberattack

Aug 12, 2021 - The team used artificial intelligence algorithms to uncover a distinctive form of DDoS attacks—known as non-trivial TCP-based amplification attacks—on a scale that hasn't been seen before.

Srinivasan Wins Distinguished Career Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences

Aug 10, 2021 - The Distinguished Career Award is the organization’s highest honor, acknowledging scientists and scholars who have a significant impact on their respective fields of study.

UMIACS Announces Eight New Faculty Appointments

Aug 09, 2021 - These new faculty swell the ranks of the UMIACS research community to more than 75 full-time faculty and research scientists hailing from eight departments in six schools and colleges across the Maryland campus.

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.

Two CLIP Graduate Students Named 2021 Computing Innovation Fellows

Aug 06, 2021 - Supported by the National Science Foundation, the CI Fellows program aids recent and soon-to-be Ph.D. computing graduates whose job search was hampered by COVID-19 and its continued disruption on academic job hiring practices and the economy.

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.