Artificial Intelligence Offers a New Vision for Violin

Associate research scientist Cornelia Fermüller is collaborating with violinist Irina Muresanu to develop an AI-powered app for violin instruction. MORE
As New Director, Mazurek Expands on MC2's Momentum

She plans to increase collaboration in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center with new initiatives like an internal research symposium. MORE
Students Showcase Immersive Works at NextNOW Fest

Students in the new Immersive Media Design major—which is supported by UMIACS—exhibited their projects at the university's annual art festival.
Wu Wins $1.2M NSF Award to Detect Heart Disease with AI

Min Wu is using artificial intelligence to improve our understanding of testing for cardiovascular conditions. MORE
QuICS Receives Renewal of Federal Funding from NIST

The funding—up to $12.2M over five years—will expand the center's research and human resources. MORE
Wu Elected President of IEEE Signal Processing Society
Min Wu is the first woman of color to be elected president of IEEE SPS. She plans to advance the organization’s diversity and impact on a global scale. MORE
De Floriani Elected IEEE Division VIII Delegate/Director
In her new role, Leila De Floriani will advocate for inclusiveness and other forward-looking concepts to improve IEEE. MORE
Developing a Scalable Quantum Random Access Memory Architecture
Xiaodi Wu is part of a multi-institutional research team supported by a $7.5 million award from the DoD's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative. MORE
QuICS Team Discovers New Quantum Algorithm for Nonlinear Differential Equations
QuICS graduate student Jin-Peng Liu led a team of researchers in a search for quantum algorithms that can make quick work of differential equations. MORE
Shneiderman, Bederson Honored with IEEE VIS Test of Time Award
The two emeritus faculty were recognized for their foundational work two decades ago that underlies modern treemap algorithms. MORE
Varshney Named Interim Vice President for Research
Amitabh Varshney will provide strategic leadership to support the continued growth of the University of Maryland's $1 billion research enterprise. MORE
Samet Wins Solid Modeling Association Pioneer Award
He was recognized for his longstanding work involving quadtrees and other multidimensional spatial data structures for sorting spatial information. MORE
Cybersecurity Team Awarded Internet Defense Prize
The researchers were recognized for uncovering a unique form of distributed denial-of-service attacks that can be used for internet censorship. MORE
Director's Message

There is a lot of good news to highlight in this issue of our newsletter, particularly on leadership, for both organizations and scientific endeavors. MORE
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