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TRAILS Awards $1.5M in Funding to Advance Trustworthy AI
Spanning AI design, development and governance, eight UMIACS faculty are leading projects that will advance cutting-edge research.
Newly Accepted Terp Hopes Internship Will Set Him on a Path to Mars
High school senior Aaron Akolly
is getting a jumpstart at UMD by working in Ramani Duraiswami's Perceptual Interface and Reality Lab.
Colorful Mystery Solved: UMD Scientists Discover Enzyme That Makes Urine Yellow
Brantley Hall's findings could be applied to future studies of gut health, including conditions like jaundice and inflammatory bowel disease.
Evaluating Machine Translation Systems in Emergency Rooms
Researchers from the CLIP Lab are exploring the quality of English-to-Chinese machine translation systems in high-stakes medical settings.
Reflecting on Twenty Years of Facebook
As the world's biggest social media network turns 20-years-old, Cody Buntain explains the platform's past and future impact in an engaging Q&A.
Varshney and Muresanu Tell
Voice of America
How VR Could Transform Learning, Arts
Amitabh Varshney and Irina Muresanu explain how they're using a holographic camera to capture people's movements in 3D for what could be high-impact training, education and entertainment.
Frias-Martinez Part of UMD Effort to Reduce Food Insecurity and Waste
Vanessa Frias-Martinez is part of a team that received a $5M NSF grant to develop a portable sensor to detect if produce is still fresh or should be converted to fertilizer.
TRAILS Hosts Conference to Discuss Data Governance
The Institute hosted a conference at George Washington University to identify gaps in data governance related to large language models and discuss ideas to address them.
UMD Hosts Microbiome Research Symposium
The event joined researchers from the federal government, academia and private industry, all focused on exploring the interactions between complex microbial communities.
QuICS Members and Alumni Maintain Strong Presence at Premier Quantum Conference
presented six papers at the annual conference on Quantum Information Processing in Taiwan covering topics like quantum error correction and quantum simulation devices.
Metzler Receives NSF CAREER Award to Develop Ways for Computers to See Through Objects
The $650K award will fund his work in “descattering,” which involves developing novel ways for computers to “see through” objects and obstructions that scatter light.
Dutta Receives NSF CAREER Award to Advance Ethical and Responsible Machine Learning
The $666K award supports Sanghamitra Dutta's work to
empower users to systematically identify, explain and mitigate various sources of disparity in machine learning systems.
The Science of Perseverance
In celebration of International Day for Women in Science, Min Wu (left) and Rita Colwell (right) reflect on overcoming moments of doubt during their illustrious careers.
Manocha Elected to National Academy of Inventors
He is an internationally recognized researcher in computer graphics, virtual reality, robotics and GPU computing.
UMD Joins National Consortium Dedicated to Improving AI Trustworthiness and Safety
The Institute for Trustworthy AI in Law & Society (TRAILS) is expected to significantly contribute to the new initiative.
QuICS Researchers Help Design a Prototype Quantum Computer
Michael Gullans and Dominik Hangleiter are part of a team creating a prototype quantum computer with a record number of qubits.
Fighting Deepfakes, Shallowfakes and Media Manipulation
Nirupam Roy and
Irtaza Shahid are
developing a tool that can help verify the authenticity of audiovisual recordings.
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