Student Researchers begin Summer Combinatorial Algorithms REU at UMD

The 2015 cohort of Combinatorial Algorithms Applied Research (CAAR) undergraduate students began work at the University of Maryland Monday, June 1. CAAR is an NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, focused on bridging “...the disconnect between the core algorithms community and research communities in other disciplines within Computer Science.” The ten-week-long program will run to August 7.

Aravind Srinivasan Appointed as Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Algorithms

Dr. Aravind Srinivasan, professor of computer science at University of Maryland, College Park, will be serving as Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Algorithms starting September 1, 2014. This is a peer-reviewed journal which is distributed quarterly, and publishes extenisve original research centered on algorithms.  Dr. Srinivasan is very much looking forward to his position as Editor-in-Chief. “Algorithms are becoming ubiquitous not just as a scientific discipline, but as a field having significant impact in practice,” Srinivasan said.

V.S. Subrahmanian Co-authors New Book on the Use of Computer Analysis Techniques to Prevent Terrorist Attacks

Computer Science Department Professor V.S. Subrahmanian has co-authored "Indian Mujahideen: Computational Analysis and Public Policy". This book presents the "Policy Computation Algorithm", a collection of policy analysis methods that utilize programming techniques which can be applied to counter-terrorism problems . This algorithm can be used to to predict terror attacks, such as those committed by the Indian Mujahideen terrorists, by analyzing data from text messages and social media posts.  The methods presented by  V.S.

Srinivasan Named AAAS Fellow

Aravind Srinivasan has recently been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow of AAAS, the world's largest general federation of scientists and the publisher of the journal Science, is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. The AAAS says these individuals have been elevated to this rank "because of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished".


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