Prof. Ben Shneiderman has been awarded the Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Award. He will be recognized at the Annual Fellowship and Award Celebration on May 7th.
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Rajesh Chitnis, a CS third-year Ph.D. student advised by Assoc. Prof. Mohammad Hajiaghayi, has been awarded $48,000 in funding by the Simons Foundation for his application entitled "New Techniques and Applications of Parameterized Complexity".
Prof. Emeritus Victor Basili was elected Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Software Validation and Verification Laboratory at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg, Duchy of Luxembourg.
On January 26, 17 student teams from the University of Maryland competed in the 2013 Windward Code Wars, an international code challenge competition. Two of the university's teams, "String Theory" and "Terps," made it to the quarter-final and semi-final rounds before "String Theory" took second place in the final competition, according to a UMD Right Now article.
The University of Maryland today announced Appian as its newest member of the Corporate Partners in Computing (CPIC) program. The program provides companies with several benefits for collaboration with UMD, including several opportunities for student engagement as well as the possibility to embark on mutually beneficial and collaborative research ventures with faculty.
Alex Malozemoff has been selected from over 3000 applicants as one of the recipients of a 2012 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Alex is currently a first year student working with Professor Jonathan Katz.
Dr. Lise Getoor was an invited speaker in the CMU Machine Learning-Google Distinguished Lecture Series.
James Bremer, who received a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland in 2001 with a double major in Math and Computer Science, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Foundation Fellowship. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University in 2007. Bremer is currently a faculty member at the University of California at Davis. He studies wave reflections from complex objects.