Alumni

We are a department of excellence. The University of Maryland’s computer science faculty continually embarks on cutting edge research, produces award winning papers, and teaches students a foundation of skills to launch their own accomplishments. One of the most recent awards for graduate students was winning first place in the ACM ICPC Mid-Atlantic regional programming contest in fall 2012, advancing them to the world finals in St. Petersburg, Russia next summer. Overall, three UMD CS teams consisting of undergraduate and graduate students placed in the top 10 slots out of 173 teams from other colleges.

We graduate qualified students that earn competitive jobs. Many UMD alumni have become professors at high ranked universities, researchers at well-known industrial labs and software engineers at successful Internet start-ups. Some of our notable alumni include Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google; Gary Flake, a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and founder of Yahoo! Research Labs; and Naresh Gupta, senior vice president of Adobe’s Print and Publishing Business Unit. In an effort to expand the online Alumni Hall of Fame, if you would like to nominate a UMD CS alumnus or alumna to be highlighted on these pages, please send an email to the chair's office (cschair [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu) and to Professor Emeritus Jack Minker (minker [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu). Our department wants to recognize the achievements of as many alumni as possible.

Additionally, we would like to keep alumni up-to-date on CS events once a semester through a newsletter! If you have not been invited by email to the alumni mailing list (cs-alumni [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu), you can sign up here. For giving opportunities, please click here.

Recent Alumni News

CS alumnus and Zoosk co-founder Shayan Zadeh discusses how his education provided him with an algorithm for future success.
UMD CS Alumnus Amnon Lotem (Ph.D. 2000) and co-authors Ronald Fagin and Moni Naor have been honored with the 2014 Gödel Prize for their paper, Optimal Aggregation Algorithms for Middleware. This...
Bitcamp supported in part by the UMD Computer Science Department
Bitcamp, the University of Maryland’s first Major League Hackathon, drew nearly 700 students from colleges as far away as Toronto, Canada. Bitcamp opened with a keynote speech from Brendan Iribe and Michael Antonov, of Oculus VR.
Computer Science Department Undergraduate Student Emily Aster Jones (B.S. ’14) and Computer Science Department Alumnus Matthew Richard McCutchen (B.S. ’11) have been awarded National Science...
Justin Searles graduated from UMD in 2008 with a B.S. in Computer Science. During his time at UMD he founded the UMD Startup Shell, a student startup accelerator, with fellow Computer Science...
A team consisting of UMD undergraduate students Scott DellaTorre, Dylan Ladwig, Rizeng Zheng and reserve member Ashton Webster advanced to the World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery'...
Three hundred young women (middle-school students) filed into the Riggs Alumni Center on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 for the Cool Careers in Cyber Security for Girls Workshop . Sitting at tables...
Sophomore Computer Science major Laura Dally was recognized and honored by the University of Maryland Athletics Department as a recipient of the 2013-2014 Student Athlete Honor Roll during the...
The New Initiative for Women in Computing will host Janet Campbell for a “Women Only, Women in Science” Breakout session this Thursday, November 7 at 6pm. Members from the Association of...
Jay Pujara, and Hui Miao, 4 th and 2 nd year Ph.D. students in computer science, respectively, received the Best Student Paper Award at the International Semantic Web Conference. Their paper,...