News & Announcements

Bill Rand wins a DARPA Young Faculty Award

May 15, 2012 - UMD's Bill Rand wins a DARPA Young Faculty Award for his proposal on Intelligent Interfaces for Social Media.

Hanan Samet selected to be Founding Editor-in-Chief of ACM Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS)

May 08, 2012 - The Association for Computing Machinery selected Hanan Samet to serve as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the new ACM journal, ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS).

2011 ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award given to Hanan Samet

May 08, 2012 - Samet receives the 2011 ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award for his fundamental contributions to the development of multidimensional spatial data structures and indexing.

New York Times Lists M-Urgency Among Top Apps for Navigating Campus Life

Apr 26, 2012 - M-Urgency was featured in the New York Times amongst a select group of high-impact campus life mobile apps.

Dianne O'Leary featured as Cray Distinguished Speaker

Apr 07, 2012 - Dianne O'Leary talked about image restoration from a machine learning perspective at April's Cray Distinguished Speaker Series.

Ashok Agrawala's international outreach with college students in India

Mar 23, 2012 - Ashok Agrawala and students from a small college in India participate on online lectures in an example of international outreach, blended learning, and enhanced accessibility to education.

Carl Kingsford recognized by Sloan Foundation

Mar 13, 2012 - Carl Kingsford was recognized with an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award in evolutionary and computational molecular biology.

Wall Street Journal quotes Resnik and Shneiderman about Twitter

Mar 07, 2012 - Wall Street Journal quoted Ben Shneiderman and Philip Resnik for their articles on Twitter and public opinion.

The React Lab Project lets you respond to live TV

Mar 01, 2012 - Philip Resnik's mobile app for responding to live TV events second-by-second in real time using your smartphone was featured on the Kojo Nnamdi show.

Ashok Agrawala released the M-Urgency App

Jan 26, 2012 - M-Urgency, an app that sends live audio and video from your smartphone directly to the University of Maryland Police Department, enables fast and appropriate dispatch of emergency assistance.