Five New Affiliate Faculty Members Join UMIACS
The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies welcomes new faculty with expertise in machine learning, artificial intelligence, meteorology, music, and entomology. MORE
UMD Announces $30M in Grand Challenges Grants
Twenty-two UMIACS faculty are involved in eight of the awards. MORE
Violin Instruction Powered by AI
Cornelia Fermüller and Irina Muresanu are developing an innovative teaching platform. WATCH
Grand Challenges Impact Grant Launches Microbiome Center
Led by Mihai Pop, the new center joins faculty from across campus who are taking a "One Health" research approach. WATCH
Shrivastava Receives NSF CAREER Award to Advance Temporal Phenomena
His work will improve computers' ability to interpret complex movements in videos over time. MORE
CBCB Student Takes Genomics Research to New Heights
Jason Fan is an avid rock climber who designs efficient algorithms for genome sequencing. MORE
Roy Wins NSF CAREER Award to Advance Ambient Computing
He develops low-powered sensors that are better at detecting voice and motion. MORE
Books Authored by Yunger Halpern and Shneiderman Win Literary PROSE Awards
Their books won first place in the "Popular Science and Mathematics" and "Computing and Information Sciences" categories. MORE
Computational Health Expert Heng Huang Joins UMIACS
The inaugural Brendan Iribe Endowed Professor in Computer Science has pioneered research on asynchronous distributed learning and federated learning. MORE
Wu Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
The $75K fellowships are awarded to early-career researchers in recognition of their a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. MORE
Metzler Wins Seed Funding to Study Neural Synchrony
He’s working with a neuroscientist and a child language development specialist to explore what occurs when a child's and parent's brain activity sync up as they share a similar experience. MORE
QuICS Alumnus Embraces Community and Service
In addition to researching the underpinnings of quantum interactions, Andrew Guo was active in community outreach at UMD. MORE
Hajiaghayi Named 2022 AAAS Fellow
He was recognized for his significant contributions to the fields of algorithmic graph theory and algorithmic game theory. MORE
Hicks and Mount Named ACM Fellows
The honor goes to the top one percent of members for their outstanding research accomplishments, and service to ACM and the larger computing community. MORE
QuICS Research Featured in Six Talks at QIP 2023
Fellows, postdocs, graduate students, and alumni contributed to the research that was presented in Ghent, Belgium. MORE
UMD Researchers Present 39 Papers at NeurIPS 2022
Twenty-three papers were accepted to the main conference while 16 were presented at its affiliated workshops. Furong Huang took home an Outstanding Paper Award. MORE
Frias-Martinez Joins UMD Effort on Food Security
The multidisciplinary project aims to reduce hunger, food waste, and food deserts in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. MORE
UMD Receives ARL Funding Renewal on Autonomy
Dinesh Manocha is leading efforts to develop ground and aerial autonomy related to human-machine teaming. MORE

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