Recent News & Accomplishments
V.S. Subrahmanian has been made the new director of UMIACS .
The Computer Science department at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern will award Vic Basili an Honorary PhD in Natural Sciences (dr.rer.nat h.c.). The award ceremonywill bein January 2005.
Amol Deshpande, who will be joining our faculty this spring, co-authored the paper that received the best-paper award at VLDB 2004 (the 30th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases).
Lee Spector, a PhD graduate of our department, has been made a Fellow of theInternational Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, and was one of two gold-medal winners in the GECCO-2004 Human Competitive Results contest.
Aravind Srinivasan and Nan Wang are two of the authors of a Nature article on disease outbreaks that has been featured in Reuters , the International Herald Tribune , MSNBC , and elsewhere.
Dana Nau 's book Automated Planning: Theory and Practice is the first comprehensive textbook on the subject.
Kavita Khurana, a Computer Science/Business undergraduate, has received a 2004 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship .
A paper by Arunchandar Vasan and Atif Memon received the best-paper award at the 34th Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2004).
Subbarao Kambhampati , a PhD graduate of our department, has been made a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).
In NIST's 2004 Document Understanding Conference ,computer systems built by Bonnie Dorr 's team (for single-document summaries) and Dianne O'Leary 's team (for multi-document summaries) each ranked number 1, scoring higher than humans in some cases.