A paper by Amitabh Varshney and his student, Cheuk Yiu Ip, in collaboration with Joseph JaJa, has won the Best Scientific Visualization Paper Award that will be presented at the IEEE VisWeek Conference to be held during October 14-19, in Seattle. IEEE VisWeek is the largest and most prestigious visualization conference attracting close to 1000 attendees.
February 15, 2012. CS faculty member Carl Kingsford has received the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship in the area of evolutionary and computational molecular biology. Prof. Kingsford is one of 12 awardees in this area and the only Sloan awardee from University of Maryland this year. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards research fellowships to early-career scientists whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars and future scientific leaders.