College Park is the "Capital of Quantum"
The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies provides technical and administrative support for two of UMD's quantum centers. WATCH
Huang Named to Distinguished List of 35 Innovators Under 35
MIT Technology Review Asia recognizes Furong Huang as a visionary for her work to make AI more trustworthy and develop models that are safe and efficient. MORE
Resnik Selected for Prestigious MPower Professorship
Philip Resnik's new appointment comes with $150K to support his ongoing collaborations with medical experts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. MORE
Feizi Funded to Advance Underexplored Areas of ML
NSF and Meta have each awarded Soheil Feizi $300K in research funding to advance machine learning. MORE
Breaking Down Barriers for Blind Web Designers
Huaishu Peng developed a new tool that lets blind users design a web page layout in real time. MORE
Conveying Big Data Through Sound and Touch
Supported by a $433K award from NSF, Niklas Elmqvist is developing new tools to help blind users analyze big data through other senses. MORE
Improving Machine Learning Tools for Blind Users
Researchers in CLIP received a Best Paper Award for their work to make visual question answering systems more human-centric. MORE
UMD Center for Machine Learning Announces 2022 Class of Rising Stars
Six winners were selected for the first time due to a record number of impressive applicants. MORE
CLIP Researchers Seek to Curb AI-Generated Stereotypes
Yang “Trista” Cao (left) and Anna Sotnikova (center) led a study that measured stereotypes in two natural language processing models. MORE
MPower Announces New Institute for Health Computing
The institute will leverage advances in artificial intelligence and computing to create a premier learning health care system. MORE
Meta Awards Funding to UMIACS Faculty Advancing AI
Jordan Boyd-Graber and Nirupam Roy both received funding from the social media giant to advance artificial intelligence systems. MORE
Cleaveland Named CMNS Associate Dean for Research
In his new role, Rance Cleaveland will help grow the college’s $200M annual budget of sponsored research funding. MORE
Classifying Cancer Mutations with Machine Learning
Undergraduate Ipsa Mittra presented her research on cancer and genetics at the 2022 National Diversity in STEM conference. MORE
QuICS Physicist Elected Optica Fellow
Alexey Gorshkov is being recognized for his fundamental contribution to the understanding and control of large, interacting quantum systems. MORE
Applied Math Leads Hartree Fellow to Quantum
Dong An uses his strong background in applied mathematics to design better quantum algorithms. MORE
MC2 Launches Travel Award Program
The Maryland Cybersecurity Center has established a new travel award program to support students and postdocs traveling to academic conferences and workshops. MORE
Patro Awarded $350K to Advance Genomics Processing
Rob Patro is being funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to improve his suite of genomics processing tools. MORE
GAMMA Research Group Wins Best Paper Award
They were recognized at an ACM conference for their data-driven algorithm that can perceive emotions based on gait. MORE
Exploring When Hacking is Ethical
A Student Initiated Course advised by Dave Levin teaches undergraduates to break into websites as part of their introduction into the world of cybersecurity. MORE
MC2 Researchers Present Six Papers at ACM Security Conference
Two of their papers received Honorable Mention—one on defending post-quantum cryptography systems and another that introduces a new framework for certificate validation policy. MORE
Researchers Awarded $1M from NSF to Prepare for Pandemics
Louiqa Raschid and Vanessa Frias-Martinez are developing sophisticated predictive models and best communication practices to combat future pandemics. MORE

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