Wei Ai harnesses data science for social good, Michelle Mazurek named co-director of MC2, and more
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Harnessing Data Science to Improve Social Good
Wei Ai, an assistant professor in the iSchool, uses data science and social identity to promote positive behavioral changes.
Mazurek Named Co-Director of Maryland Cybersecurity Center
She is intent on expanding the breadth and depth of
Chellappa Inducted into National Academy of Inventors
The computer vision expert joins the ranks of the nation’s most prestigious and creative inventors.
QuICS Fellow Receives Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award
Physicist Jacob Taylor was honored for his work in helping implement the National Quantum Initiative Act.
A Computational Approach to Understanding How Infants Perceive Language
Two CLIP Lab members are using machine learning to explore language acquisition in infants.
Two UMD Undergrads Receive Computing Research Association Recognition
The students are working with UMIACS faculty involved in machine learning and parallel computing.
Two Ph.D. Graduates Receive Larry S. Davis Doctoral Dissertation Award
Fatemeh Almodaresi and Yuan Su completed their research in CBCB and QuICS, respectively.
Door and Abadi Recognized as ACM Fellows
This honor of outstanding science and scholarship is given to less than one percent of ACM members.
QuICS Well-Represented at International Quantum Conference
Six of the 10
UMD Team Wins Applied Research Networking Prize
The team of students, alumni and faculty was led by Kevin Bock, a doctoral student in computer science.
Frias-Martinez Discusses Use of NSF-Funded CloudBank to Improve Public Transit in Baltimore
The data scientist was interviewed by
magazine on using the new subsidized commercial cloud service.
Dickerson Named One of "AI’s 10 to Watch" by IEEE Intelligent Systems
He solves practical economic problems using computer science, stochastic optimization and machine learning.
Guaranteeing Security and Efficiency in Gradually Typed Programs
David Van Horn recently presented his research
at the ACM Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages.
Resnik Researches "What Worries Americans the Most About COVID-19?"
The computational linguistics expert used topic modeling to analyze survey responses about the pandemic.
Investigating Quantum Computing in a Noisy World
QuICS Fellow Michael Gullans is laying the groundwork for wielding quantum interactions to our advantage.
Random Walks in Research and Academia
Future QuICS Fellow Nicole Yunger Halpern blogs about her recent appearance on the science podcast
QuICS Co-Director Featured in
Andrew Childs discusses different ways for quantum computers to process non-linear systems by first disguising them as linear ones.
UMD Team Wins Distinguished Paper Award at POPL
Their paper presents the first fully verified optimizer for quantum circuits implemented within a formal proof management system.
Welcome to the February issue of UMIACS Interface. As we start a new academic year, I’d like to reaffirm our commitment to new discoveries and ideas that can have a positive impact on our lives.
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