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Ben Langmead Wins 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship

Computer Science Department Alumnus Ben Langmead was awarded the 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship. Granted by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this award identifies 126 early-career scientists based on their potential to contribute fundamentally significant research to a wider academic community. Langmead received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Department of Computer Science in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Langmead was co-advised by Computer Science Professor Mihai Pop and Dr. Steven Salzberg during his M.S. work and was advised by Dr. Steven Salzberg during his Ph.D.

Terps place first in ACM programming contest

The Department's ACM team won the ACM Mid-Atlantic Programming Contest in early November and has advanced to the 2010 ACM-ICPC World Finals to be held in Harbin, China. The team is one of the top 100 teams out of 7,000 teams competing, representing 1,800 universities in 88 countries. The contest will be sponsored by IBM and hosted by Harbin Engineering University. The Finals are scheduled this year for early February. The team includes CS undergrads Alan Jackoway, Mitchell Katz, and Matt McCutchen with coaching provided by Prof. Amol Deshpande.