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Artificial Intelligence Offers
New Vision for Violin
Associate research scientist Cornelia Fermüller is collaborating with violinist Irina Muresanu to develop an AI-powered app for violin instruction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
There is a lot of good news to highlight in this issue of our newsletter, particularly on leadership, for both organizations and scientific endeavors.
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