computer science education

Vikas Shivashankar, Dana Nau, and co-authors win ICAPS 2014 Outstanding Student Paper Award

 

CS Ph.D. Student Vikas Shivashankar and CS Professor Dana Nau along with their co-authors Franc Ivankovic, Patrik Haslum and Sylvie Thiebaux have been awarded the 2014 Outstanding Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS). Their paper, “Optimal Planning with Global Numerical State Constraints”, was selected from amongst 164 submissions this year. 

 

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The Maryland Center for Women in Computing is awarded an ACM SIGCSE Special Projects Grant for Computer Science Connect Curriculum-In-A-Box

The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) has awarded the Maryland Center for Women in Computing a SIGCSE Special Projects Grant for “Computer Science Connect Curriculum-In-A-Box.” SIGCSE Special Projects Grants support projects that investigate and introduce new ideas in the learning and teaching of computing. These projects provide clear benefit to the wider disciplinary community in the form of new knowledge, developing or sharing of a resource, and/or good practice in learning, teaching, or assessment.

An Interview with the Computer Science Department Philip Merrill Scholars: Luke Valenta and Graham Welch

Computer science senior undergraduate students Luke Valenta and Graham Welch were named 2013-2014 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars. The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors Maryland’s most successful seniors and their University faculty mentors. As a Merrill Presidential Scholar, Luke selected Computer Science department faculty member Fawzi Emad as his university mentor and Graham selected Computer Science department faculty member Dr. Michelle Hugue. We interviewed Luke and Graham to find out more about their interest in computer science and future plans.

Vicky Lai named Finalist in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award for 2014

Computer Science senior undergraduate student Vicky Lai is a Finalist in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards for 2014. The CRA's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards recognize undergraduate students who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research.

UMIACS Sponsors and Hosts Twelfth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-XII)

The Twelfth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-XII) workshop is being held at the University of Maryland from November 21-22, 2013. Sponsored by UMIACS, ACM SIGCOMM, Cisco, Microsoft Research, Google and vmware, the HotNets workshop was created as a forum for discussing early-stage, creative networking research.

Dr. Dave Levin of the Computer Science Department and UMIACS is the General Chair for HotNets-XII.

To follow the workshop live, visit the Live Blog of HotNets-XII on layer9.

Luke Valenta and Graham Welch named Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars

Computer science senior undergraduate students Luke Valenta and Graham Welch were named 2013-2014 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars. The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors Maryland’s most successful seniors and their designated University faculty and K-12 teachers for their mentorship.

Computer Science Department Hosts 40th Anniversary Celebration

The Department of Computer Science, founded in 1973, celebrated its 40th anniversary on Oct. 18, 2013.  Alumni, former and current faculty and staff members as well as corporate representatives from around the United States gathered in College Park to celebrate the achievements of the department and to reunite with one another.  In addition to setting up a website to document the evolution of Computer Science at the University, the department hosted an afternoon event in the Computer Science Instructional Center.

Computer Science Department Hosts Combinatorial Algorithms Applied Research Experience for Undergraduates for the Second Consecutive Year

This summer the Computer Science department will once again host a summer research experience for undergraduates program: the Combinatorial Algorithms Applied Research Experience for Undergraduates (CAAR REU). This REU is a 10-week summer NSF funded program that aims to expose undergraduate students to applied research projects in algorithmic design. Faculty members in a variety of research areas will advise students in their discoveries of algorithmic solutions to real world problems.

The summer 2014 research projects:

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