UMD Researchers Develop Web Application to Track COVID-19 Using News Articles and Tweets
Hanan Samet (left in photo) is developing a dynamic system to track the progression of COVID-19 by combining John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center data with his team's novel aggregating web application. MORE
Cummings Receives NSF Funding to Improve Analyses of COVID-19 Genomic Data
The project's goal is to accelerate the genomic analyses of coronavirus samples, helping scientists to better predict future outbreaks. MORE
Raschid to Improve Supply Chain Knowledge Networks for COVID-19 Medical Supplies
The NSF is funding a multi-institutional research team to develop a business portal for ventilators and personal protective equipment. MORE
Colwell's Trailblazing Career Featured in Chemistry World
The magazine interviewed the NSF's first female director on persevering and flourishing as a woman in science. MORE
NSF Funds Resnik to Analyze COVID-19 Survey Data
The computational linguistics expert is applying machine learning techniques to rapidly analyze survey answers from front-line healthcare workers . MORE
CFAR Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship From the Department of Defense
Alex Hanson, a doctoral student in the Center for Automation Research, is focused on improving the speed and accuracy of neural networks. MORE
Yahoo News Interviews Levin on Zoom's Security
The cybersecurity expert commented on the privacy concerns surrounding the popular video chatting service . MORE
Policy Viz Podcast Features HCIL Director Elmqvist
He discusses his research on improving data accessibility for the visually impaired, advancing data animation, and this year's Human-Computer Interaction Lab's symposium. MORE
Developing Robotic Skin to Teach Machines Touch
CNBC interviewed Yiannis Aloimonos on the development of artificial skin that would give robots the ability to feel force, temperature and texture. MORE
Data Visualization's Breakthrough Moment in the COVID-19 Crisis
Ben Shneiderman, a pioneer in human-computer interaction, wrote an article for Medium detailing the pandemic's place in the history of data visualization. MORE

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