We are a department of excellence. The University of Maryland’s computer science faculty continually embarks on cutting edge research, produces award winning papers, and teaches students a foundation of skills to launch their own accomplishments.

We graduate qualified students that earn competitive jobs. Many UMD alumni have become professors at high ranked universities, researchers at well-known industrial labs and software engineers at successful Internet start-ups. Some of our notable alumni include Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google; Gary Flake, a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and founder of Yahoo! Research Labs; and Naresh Gupta, senior vice president of Adobe’s Print and Publishing Business Unit. In an effort to expand the online Alumni Hall of Fame, if you would like to nominate a UMD CS alumnus or alumna to be highlighted on these pages, please send an email to the chair's office ( and to Professor Ashok Agrawala ( Our department wants to recognize the achievements of as many alumni as possible.

Additionally, we would like to keep alumni up-to-date on CS events once a semester through a newsletter! If you have not been invited by email to the alumni mailing list (, you can sign up here. For giving opportunities, please click here.

Recent Class Notes

 May, 2022

Shravan Goli (M.S. ’94), Coursera's chief product officer and head of consumer revenue, was appointed to NETGEAR’s board of directors.


 April, 2022

Nizar Habash (M.S. ’00, Ph.D. ’03), named to MI Technology Review Arabia’s list of “30 leading arab experts in AI”


Brendan Iribe, co-founder of Oculus, named to IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Academy. 


Michael Antonov (B.S. ’03), co-founder of Oculus, named to IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Academy. 


 February, 2022

Debanjan Saha (M.S. ’93, Ph.D. ’95), who had been vice president and general manager of data analytics at Google Cloud, was named DataRobot’s new president and chief operating officer.

 January, 2022

Juan Navarro (B.S. ’82) named President and CEO of HDT Global


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Katherine Calvin (B.S. '03, computer science; B.S. ’03, mathematics) Named NASA Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor


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 November, 2021

Donald Welch (Ph.D. ’98) left Penn State to lead IT at New York University.


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Christopher Jeschke (B.S. ’02) appointed CTO at Accumulus Synergy, a nonprofit corporation working to develop an information and data exchange platform aimed at transforming how drug innovators and health authorities worldwide interact.


 September, 2021

Carolina Ruiz (Ph.D. ’96), professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was appointed associate dean of Arts & Sciences.

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