computer science education

UMD M-Urgency App Becomes Publicly Available

On Wednesday the University of Maryland's emergency smartphone application, M-Urgency, gets its long-awaited public launch, when the app becomes available for free download to the university community. The app -- currently available only for android phones -- allows students, faculty and staff to instantly share video, audio and location information about their emergency with university police dispatchers. The M-Urgency app was developed by UMD Computer Science Professor Ashok Agrawala and his team in collaboration with the university's Department of Public Safety.


INFORMS recently decided to give an annual prize for outstanding undergraduate research in operations research. There were many applicants from all over the world and the winner of the inaugural prize was John Silberholz, a recent CS graduate.

Another student, Richard Matthew McCutchen was a 2010 Awardee of the CRA Outstanding UG Researcher Award.


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