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.