Using Machine Learning to Help Identify Suicide Risk
With funding from Amazon Research Awards, Philip Resnik (standing) is analyzing social media data to make predictions about important aspects of mental health. MORE
Bhatele Receives NSF CAREER Award to Optimize Systems
The high-performance computing expert uses data-driven machine learning to optimize parallel software and systems. MORE
How Augmented Reality Can Make Surgery More Precise
The Maryland Blended Reality Center was featured in a national news story on innovative applications of AR in health care. MORE
Network Engineer Works to Keep Everyone Connected
Jisha Jesudass (right) has been keeping UMIACS connected throughout the pandemic. MORE
Leilani Battle is Leveling the Playing Field
The ambitious assistant professor seeks ways to make data analysis more intuitive and accessible. MORE
UMD Launches Fairness in AI Seminar Series
The University of Maryland Center for Machine Learning began the weekly series on March 8. MORE
Immersive Media Design Major Co-Hosts Virtual Workshop
Faculty, students and staff came together last Friday to showcase all-things-immersive at UMD. MORE
CLIP Co-founder Acknowledged for Accolades
Bonnie Dorr, an expert in natural language processing, was profiled by her local newspaper in Florida. MORE
Qian Receives Recognition for QuICs Research
The Montgomery Blair High School senior is a finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search for the research he did as an intern at QuICS. MORE
UMD Awarded Grant to Further Diversify Region’s Tech Ecosystem
The Break Through Tech initiative includes the Maryland Center for Women in Computing. MORE
Coded Bias Documentary Exposes Racial and Gender Bias in AI
The film can be seen online March 24–29. Hal Daumé will lead a discussion on algorithmic biases on March 26. MORE
MC2 Kicks Off Second Year of Fellowship Program
The two-year postdoctoral position offers an opportunity to work with researchers in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. MORE

Welcome to the March issue of UMIACS Interface. There are two topics I’d like to discuss this month—one is a cause for celebration, the other involves caution and a need for heightened awareness. MORE
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