Professor Emeritus Harold P.Edmundson passed away on July 9, 2009. Professor Edmundson held a joint appointment in Computer Science and the Mathematics Department from 1967 until 1991 when he retired. Ed" was a volunteer in Rocky Mountain National Park until shortly before his death. His obituary is located at: www.allnutt.com.
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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.
Nicholas Chen, one of Professor Francois Guimbretiere's students, received the Google Fellowship in Human-Computer Interaction 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.
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.
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"">Awards Ceremony Brochure</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.cs.umd.edu/special-events/awardceremony/2008/">Pictures from the event</a></li> </ul>
Derek Juba and Adam O'Donovan have received NVIDIA Fellowships for 2008-2009.
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&page=8"">https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/AwardeeList.do?method=sort&page=8</a></p>