Programming Languages and Software Engineering

CS Graduate Students win 2015 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards

It was announced Thursday, April 30, that five Computer Science graduate students at the University of Maryland—Ioana Bercea, Mohammad Reza Khani, Matthew Mauriello, Andrew Miller, and Shangfu Peng—were recognized as recipients of the University-wide 2015 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award.

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.

Ramani Duraiswami and Jeff Foster Promoted to Rank of Professor

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Ramani Duraiswami and Jeff Foster have both been promoted to the rank of Professor. 

Ramani joined the department in 2004, and he currently directs research at the Perceptual Interfaces and Reality Laboratory (PIRL).  His primary research interests include computer audition, computer vision, machine learning and scientific computing. Ramani is also a member of UMIACS (University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies).

Best Paper

Ananta Tiwari and Jeff Hollingsworth received best paper - software, at the 2011 IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium. The paper was titled Online Adaptive Code Generation and Tuning".

ACM team advances to 2011 ACM ICPC

The department's ACM team, comprising of undergraduates Anirudh Bandi, Holman Gao, and Scott Zimmermann, has advanced to the 2011 ACM Intercollegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals, to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The team is one of 100 teams chosen from over 8700 teams that participated in regional contests worldwide.