Recent News & Accomplishments

 2007

Jessica Chang, who recently finished undergraduate degree, will present her paper "Broadcast Scheduling: Algorithms and Complexity" at the ACM-SIAM SODA conference in San Francisco in January 2008.  read more
Yuan Yuan 's work entitled "UnChannelize the Channels in WLANs" won second prize in the ACM Student Research Competition held at MobiCom 2007.  read more
Jessica Montgomery was selected to receive the Department's Semi-Annual Staff Award for the period January through June 2007.  read more
David Jacobs was selected as one of seven winners of the Honda Initiation Grant (HIG).  read more
Lise Getoor gave an invited talk at the 3rd Workshop on Combining Logic and Probability at the University of Kent, Cantebury, UK.  read more
Lise Getoor gave a keynote talk at the Fifth International Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs in Florence, Italy.  read more
Richard (Matt) McCutchen won a GOLD medal at the International Informatics Olympiad . He placed 9th overall.  read more
Adam Porter and Atif Memon presented their research entitled " Automated Software Quality Assurance and Model-based Test-case Generation " at the 2nd Google Test Automation Conference. Click here to see the video.  read more
HCIL's early successes with information visualization was accelerated during the summer visits of Christopher Ahlberg who worked under Ben Shneiderman's guidance during 1991 and 1993.One of the two key papers published in the 1994 ACM CHI Conference became the most widely referenced HCI paper , according to CiteSeer. Ahlberg formed Spotfire in 1996, and as CEO led it to a 200-person company, which was bought during summer 2007 by TIBCO . The HCIL-inspired Spotfire product is used by most pharmaceutical companies for drug discovery and genomic data analysis, and is increasing adopted for...  read more
Growing interest in treemap visualizations for hierarchical data (electronic product catalogs, sales analysis, manufacturing quality control, supply chain supervision, etc.) have led to a successful licensing agreement for HCIL's Treemap 4.1 program to the HiveGroup, Inc. . The license, arranged by the UM Office of Technology Commercialization, brings $108,000 over three years and ensures that treemaps will be applied to a wide variety of applications.The treemap algorithm was originally developed by Ben Shneiderman , refined in collaboration with Catherine Plaisant , and later extended in...  read more