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1948
First course on using computers for calculations and numerical calculus created.
1955
First digital programming course is offered, Math 156, “Programming for High Speed Computers.”
1957
Robert G. Glasser joined the faculty as a lecturer for the Physics Department.
First analog computer course is offered, EE 130, “Electronic Analog Computers.”
Professor John Toll, Chair, Physics Dept. is appointed to Chair a committee on the need for a Data Processing or a Computer Center.
1958
First digital computer organization course is offered, EE 131, "Electronic Digital Computers."
Prof. John Toll urges that a “New Program” be requested in the asking budget.
1959
President Elkins requests funds to establish a Data Processing Center.
1961
Dr. Werner C. Rheinboldt accepts the position of Director of the Computer Center.
1962
John P. Menard joined the faculty as the Assistant Director Computer Science Center.
Charles J. Mesztenyi joined the faculty as a Senior Research Programmer.
Abraham Sinkov joined the faculty as an Associate Professor of Mathematics.
Earl J. Schweppe joined the faculty as a Lecturer.
James D. Chappell joined the faculty as an Instructor.
Werner C. Rheinboldt joined the faculty as a Research Assoc. Professor and Director.
Computer Center established as an all university facility.
Prof. Werner Rheinboldt hired as the first director of the Computer Science center.
Construction of the Computer Center building commences.
1963
Richard H. Austing joined the faculty Research Assistant Professor.
George E. Lindamood joined the faculty as a Research Programmer.
Azriel Rosenfeld joined the faculty as a Research Associate Professor.
Initial Computer Science Center building completed.
Rheinboldt negotiates a special grant with IBM Corporation for $300,000 to permit purchase of an IBM-7090.
NASA awards $2.62 million to the Computer Science Center.
Computer Science Center moves into its new and permanent building.
1964
James M. Ortega joined the faculty as a Research Assistant Professor.
Chan-Mo Park joined the faculty as a Research Programmer.
Edmund M. Glaser joined the faculty as a Research Associate Professor; joint with Physiology.
John L. Pfaltz joined the faculty as a Senior Research Programmer.
James F. Williams joined the faculty as an Instructor.
NSF grant of June 1964 permits initiation of the Health Sciences Computer Center (HSCC), Baltimore campus, a branch of the CSC at College Park.
1965
James S. Vandergraft joined the faculty as a Research Associate.
David Lorge Parnas joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Abraham Tal joined the faculty as a visiting Research Assistant Professor.
Computer Science Center Building completed, doubling the floor space.
Prof. Rheinboldt resigns as CSC Director effective Sept. 1966. John Menard appointed Acting Director of CSC.
Computer Science Center begins to offer courses in computer science.
1966
James C. Owings joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor; joint with Mathematics.
William F. Atchison joined the faculty as a Professor and the Director of the Computer Science Center.
Yaohan Chu joined the faculty as a Professor; joint with Electrical Engineering.
Prof. William F. Atchison hired as Director of Computer Science Center to replace Prof. Werner Rheinboldt who returned full time to teaching and research.
1967
Harold P. Edmundson joined the faculty as a Professor; joint with Mathematics.
  Laurence Halperin joined the faculty as a Professor; joint with Library Sciences.
Jack Minker joined the faculty as a Associate Professor.
Victor B. Schneider joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Computer Science Center building consisting of 4 floors is completed.
Dr. Jack Minker starts research group in Question-Answering Systems, Databases, and Information Retrieval.
Master of Science Program in computer sciences commences as part of the CSC.
1968
Computer Science Corporation awarded a contract to study Automatic Data Processing in the State of Maryland and the University of Maryland.
1969
Edward S. Deutsch joined the faculty as a visiting Assistant Professor.
Eliott D. Feldman joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Patrick E. Hagerty joined the faculty as a Assistant Professor & Assistant Director for Systems.
Michael Hanani joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Robert G. Voigt joined the faculty as a visiting Asst Professor.
CSC initiates a Ph.D. program in Computer Science.
1970
Victor R. Basili joined the faculty as an Asst Professor.
Laveen Kanal joined the faculty as a Professor.
W. Michael Lay joined the faculty as an Instructor.
Michael McClellan joined the faculty as an Instructor.
Martin Milgram joined the faculty as a Lecturer.
David Milgram joined the faculty as an Instructor.
Roger Nagel joined the faculty as an Instructor.
1971
Ashok Agrawala joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Ronald M. Baecker joined the faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor.
Richard G. Hamlet joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Robert Noonan joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Marvin V. Zelkowitz joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Gordon VanderBrug joined the faculty as an Instructor.
1972
George J. Fix joined the faculty as an Associate Professor; joint with Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics.
David L. Mills joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
“Report to the College Park Campus Senate from Organization Committee” submitted; recommending the separation of academic functions from the Computer Science Center to form a Department of Computer Science.
1973
Matthew Hecht joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Department of Computer Science is formed and is part of the Mathematical and Physical Science and Engineering (MPSE) Division.
Prof. Joseph Marchello is appointed Acting Provost of the MPSE Division and shortly thereafter as Provost.
Board of Regents Approves establishment of a Department of Computer Science.
Computer Science Department commences at Maryland. Education program of the CSC is transferred to the newly established CSD within the MPSE Division.
John Menard appointed Director of the Computer Science Center.
Prof. William F. Atchison appointed Acting Chairman, Computer Science Department.
1974
Charles J. Rieger, III joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
G. W. (Pete) Stewart joined the faculty as an Associate Professor.
Prof. Jack Minker appointed first permanent Chairman, Computer Science Department.
Bachelor of Science Degree program, authorized in 1973, commences.
1975
John D. Gannon joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor .
Chul Kim joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor .
Harlan D. Mills joined the faculty as a Visiting Professor (Part Time).
Hanan Samet joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor .
Department forms undergraduate honors program in computer science.
1976
Virgil D. Gligor joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
C. Dianne Martin joined the faculty as a Lecturer and Acting Director of the Education Office.
Pamela Zave joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
The Program Library of the Computer Science Center.
1977
John Privitera joined the faculty as an Instructor.
1978
Lawrence Dowdy joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Rachelle S. Heller joined the faculty as a Lecturer.
Barry Jacobs joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Dianne O'Leary joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Satish K. Tripathi joined the faculty as a Lecturer.
1979
Ben A. Shneiderman joined the faculty as an Associate Professor.
Dana Nau joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
John Grant joined the faculty as an Adjunct Associate Professor.
Michael Brodie joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Mark Weiser joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Raymond T. Yeh joined the faculty as a Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science..
Professor Jack Minker resigns as Chairman to return to research and teaching.
1981
Larry S. Davis joined the faculty as an Associate Professor.
Mohamed Y. Elsanadidi joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Nicholas Roussopoulos joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
1982
Donald Perlis joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
James A. Reggia joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor .
Glenn Ricart joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Carl Smith joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
1983
Rodrigo J. Fontecilla joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
I.V. Ramakrishnan joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
A. Udaya Shankar joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
1984
David M. Mount joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
1985
Amihood Amir joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Howard Elman joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Christos Faloutsos joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Richard K. Furuta joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
William Gasarch joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
James Hendler joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Joseph Ja`Ja' joined the Electrical Engeneering Department as an Associate Professor.
Pankaj Jalote joined the faculty as an Associate Professor.
Clyde Kruskal joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Leo Mark joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Beverly Sanders joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Paul David Stotts, Jr. joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
A view of the Vax Lab in 1985.
Brigitte Plateau joined the faculty.
University of Maryland designed multiprocessor, Z-MOB.
1986
John (Yiannis) Aloimonos joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Scott Carson joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Gregory F. Johnson joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
James Purtilo joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Dieter Rombach joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Timoleon K. Sellis joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
1987
Gwen Kaye joined the faculty as an Assistant Lecturer.
Louiqa Raschid joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor; joint with the Smith School of Buisiness.
20th Anniversary open house of Computer Science Education at the University of Maryland in March.
1988
Sarit Kraus joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Raymond E. Miller joined the faculty as a Professor.
William Pugh joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Kenneth Salem joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Uzi Vishkin joined the faculty as a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engeneering.
Amy Weinberg joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Linguistics.
Department of Computer Science Mainframe room in the A.V. Williams building.
1989
Venkatramana (VS) Subrahmanian joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
1990
John F. Horty joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Philosophy.
Jan Plane joined the faculty as an Instructor.
1991
Ramalingam Chellappa joined the faculty as a Professor for the Department of Electrical Engeneering.
Richard Gerber joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Adam Porter joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
The Open Workstation Laboratory (Owl) room opens featuring 13 DEC station 3100 computers.
1992
Bonnie J. Dorr joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Samir Khuller joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Joel Saltz joined the faculty as an Associate Professor.
Alan Sussman joined the faculty as a Research Associate.
1993
Michael J. Franklin joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
1994
Jeffrey Hollingsworth joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Peter J. Keleher joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
The conference "Computer Science, A Working Partnership between Government, Industry, and Academic" was held and featured speakers from academia, industry, and government
Course-based qualifying sequences replace comprehensive exams for the graduate education program
1995
Evan Golub joined the faculty as an Lecturer.
Chau-Wen Tseng joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Larry Herman joined the faculty as an Lecturer.
1996
Michelle Hugue joined the faculty as a Lecturer.
1997
Benjamin B. Bederson joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
James Glenn joined the faculty as a Lecturer.
Leana Golubchik joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
1998
Charles Lin joined the faculty as a Lecturer.
Sudarshan S. Chawathe joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
1999
Samrat Bhattacharjee joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
James J. Maybury joined the faculty as a Lecturer.
2000
William Arbaugh joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Steve Scolnik joined the faculty as a Lecturer.
Amitabh Varshney joined the faculty as an Associate Professor.
2001
Atif M. Memon joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Aravind Srinivasan joined the faculty as an Associate Professor.
Fawzi Emad joined the faculty as a Lecturer.
2002
Computer Science Instructional Center opens in July.
Michael Hicks joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
François Guimbretière joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Liviu Iftode joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
David Jacobs joined the faculty as an Associate Professor.
Jonathan Katz joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Jeffrey Foster joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Lise C. Getoor joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Computer Science Department bi-annual retreat
2003
Leila De Floriani joined the faculty.
UMIACS Retreat
2004
Computer Science bi-annual retreat
Ramani Duraiswami joined the faculty.
Neil Spring joined the faculty
2005
Amol Desphpande joined the faculty
Rance Cleaveland joined the faculty
2006
Vibha Sazawal joins the faculty as a professor.
Mihai Pop joins the faculty as a professor.
2007
  Retirement dinner held for Professors Basili and Zelkowitz, October 2007.
   

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