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. MORE
Mazurek Named Co-Director of Maryland Cybersecurity Center
She is intent on expanding the breadth and depth of MC2’s interdisciplinary activities. MORE
Chellappa Inducted into National Academy of Inventors
The computer vision expert joins the ranks of the nation’s most prestigious and creative inventors. MORE
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. MORE
A Computational Approach to Understanding How Infants Perceive Language
Two CLIP Lab members are using machine learning to explore language acquisition in infants. MORE
Two UMD Undergrads Receive Computing Research Association Recognition
The students are working with UMIACS faculty involved in machine learning and parallel computing. MORE
Two Ph.D. Graduates Receive Larry S. Davis Doctoral Dissertation Award
Fatemeh Almodaresi and Yuan Su completed their research in CBCB and QuICS, respectively. MORE
Door and Abadi Recognized as ACM Fellows
This honor of outstanding science and scholarship is given to less than one percent of ACM members. MORE
QuICS Well-Represented at International Quantum Conference
Six of the 10 accepted papers were co-authored by graduate students. MORE
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. MORE
Frias-Martinez Discusses Use of NSF-Funded CloudBank to Improve Public Transit in Baltimore
The data scientist was interviewed by AAAS Science magazine on using the new subsidized commercial cloud service. MORE
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. MORE
Guaranteeing Security and Efficiency in Gradually Typed Programs
David Van Horn recently presented his research at the ACM Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages. MORE
Resnik Researches "What Worries Americans the Most About COVID-19?"
The computational linguistics expert used topic modeling to analyze survey responses about the pandemic. MORE
Investigating Quantum Computing in a Noisy World
QuICS Fellow Michael Gullans is laying the groundwork for wielding quantum interactions to our advantage. MORE
Random Walks in Research and Academia
Future QuICS Fellow Nicole Yunger Halpern blogs about her recent appearance on the science podcast Random Walks. MORE
QuICS Co-Director Featured in Quanta Magazine
Andrew Childs discusses different ways for quantum computers to process non-linear systems by first disguising them as linear ones. MORE
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. MORE

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. MORE
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