DARPA Awards $3.1M to UMD Researchers to Improve Security of Machine Learning Systems
University of Maryland computing experts lead by Tom Goldstein (pictured above) have been funded to advance a wide range of security applications, from detecting illegal stock market activity, to increasing safety in self-driving vehicles, to improving facial ID recognition. MORE
Researchers Aim to Make Data More Available Via Mixed Reality
The NSF is funding researchers in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab to advance mixed reality technologies with University of Maryland data. MORE
Research on Socially Intelligent Robots featured in Forbes
UMIACS assistant research professor Aniket Bera is designing robots that can detect emotion based on body language. MORE
National Center for Women & Information Technology Honors Levin with Mentoring Award
The cybersecurity expert has been recognized for going "above and beyond" to create research opportunities for his students, especially those in underrepresented groups. MORE
Wu Receives NSF CAREER Award to Explore End-to-End Quantum Applications
The research is intended to bridge the gap between the theoretical foundation of quantum computing, and the limitation of realistic quantum machines. MORE
Mazurek Receives NSF CAREER Award to Improve Secure Software Development
The project seeks to improve the validity and reliability of developer-centered software security research by empirically establishing best practices and tradeoffs. MORE
QuICS Graduate Student Receives IBM Fellowship
Eddie Schoute was awarded a coveted IBM Ph.D. Fellowship that will support his research to develop new methods that route quantum information more efficiently. MORE
Srinivasan Named Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
SIAM is honoring the computer scientist for his contributions to randomized algorithms and probabilistic methods with applications to network and computational science. MORE

Welcome to the April issue of UMIACS Interface. We hope the newsletter continues to be a valuable resource for those wanting to learn more about our scientific discoveries, and the impact those discoveries have on the world around us. MORE
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