In the Spotlight: UMIACS Interface

UMIACS Interface is a monthly newsletter highlighting interdisciplinary research and innovation at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. Previous issues are accessible here:

The November 2020 issue features our newest QuICS fellows, Feizi's DARPA-funded project, Plaisant's IEEE Visualization Career Award, and more

The October 2020 issue features two major NSF awards, our Rising Stars in Machine learning, new undergraduate major in Immersive Media Design, and more.

The September 2020 issue features articles on sexism in science, fighting Alzheimer's Disease and lung cancer with big data, developing computational models to better understand political decisions, and more.

The August 2020 issue features Rita Colwell's riveting memoir, our powerhouse cybersecurity community, two new appointments, and more.

The July 2020 issue features five faculty promotions, social distancing robots, smart home security research, and more.

The June 2020 issue features three awards from NSF to improve the national response to COVID-19, a novel web application to track the virus, and more.

The May 2020 issue features two videos, a $10M NSF award to thwart disease outbreaks, Abhinav Shrivastava's $2.5M award from DARPA, a story on how faculty are adapting to researching activities during the COVID-19 crisis, and more.

The April 2020 issue features DARPA's $3.1 million machine learning award, Forbes' story on socially intelligent robots, three awards from NSF, and more.

The March 2020 issue features Soheil Feizi's NSF award, weather forecasting in virtual reality, the Maryland Center for Women in Computing, and more.

The February 2020 issue features a $2.6M grant from NIH, new MC2 director, conference on the future of quantum, and more.


The December 2019 issue features two $1M grants, two IEEE faculty awards, the Maryland Center for Women in Computing, and more.

The November 2019 issue features Pratap Tokekar’s work in robotics, Furong Huang’s research in machine learning, Ben Shneiderman’s and Amitabh Varshney’s IEEE Vis Academy induction, and more.

The October 2019 issue features our quantum postdoctoral research fellows, Huashui Peng’s work in 3D modeling, our final Rising Star in Machine Learning speaker, and more.

The September 2019 issue features Four Strings Around the [Virtual] World, Ge Gao’s and Marine Carpuat’s award to advance smart machine translation systems, a story about our second-to-none Help Desk, and more.