computer science education

Jan Plane, Advisor of the Year

Jan Plane has been selected as the 2008-2009 Provost's Faculty Academic Advisor of the Year and she will be honored at the Undergraduate Studies Advising Conference on August 18. Jan's nomination mentioned her willingness to give of her time to the mentoring of students, being the AWC chapter advisor, and the respect that she has garnered from both faculty and students.

Graduate Student receives NSF EAPSI award

Shomir Wilson, a CS graduate student whose advisor is Professor Don Perlis, has received an East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) award from NSF. He will spend eight weeks this summer in Australia at Macquarie University where he will work with Professor Robert Dale in the Centre for Language Technology. The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to science and engineering in the context of a different research setting and help initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

CS Alum of the Year

Vipin Kumar, Department of Computer Science Alum of the year will be giving a talk entitled Discovery of Patterns in Global Earth Science Data using Data Mining".

  • Date: Friday, April 24, 2009
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Location: CSIC Building, Room 1122

Vipin Kumar is a William Norris Professor and Head of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

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Department Awards Ceremony, 2008

The Department hosted its 2008 annual Awards Ceremony on April 18, recognizing the achievements of faculty, staff and students over the past year. Congratulations to all recipients on their accomplishments and hard work.

     <ul><li><a href="/department/awards-ceremony/AwardsCeremony2008.pdf&quot;">Awards Ceremony Brochure</a></li>          <li><a href="http://www.cs.umd.edu/special-events/awardceremony/2008/">Pictures from the event</a></li>        </ul>

NSF Graduate Fellowship

Jessica Chang, BS '07, received an NSF Graduate Fellowship. Jessica is now at University of Washington (Seattle).

    <p>Fast Lane: <a href="https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/AwardeeList.do?method=sort&amp;page=8&quot;">https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/AwardeeList.do?method=sort&amp;page=8</a></p>

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