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.umd.edu) and to Professor Emeritus Jack Minker (minker [at] cs.umd.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.umd.edu), you can sign up here. For giving opportunities, please click here.

Recent Alumni News

In his Fall 2014 Video Message , University President Wallace Loh took time to highlight the record $34 million in donations by Brendan Iribe, Michael Antonov and Elizabeth Iribe to establish the...
Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe appeared on Bloomberg West to discuss his recent donation to the University , his vision for the Iribe Center, and the future of consumer virtual reality. Iribe described...
Dr. Aravind Srinivasan, professor of computer science at University of Maryland, College Park, will be serving as Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Algorithms starting September 1, 2014...
CS alumnus and Zoosk co-founder Shayan Zadeh discusses how his education provided him with an algorithm for future success.
Jacob Devlin (M.S., 2009) has won the 2014 Best Long Paper award from the Association of Computational Linguistics for his co-authored paper entitled "Fast and Robust Neural Network Joint Models for...
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 Ph.D. Student Rajesh Chitnis has been awarded the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Board of Visitors Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
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...