computer science education
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.
Ching Teo and Yezhou Yang and their advisors Yiannis Aloimonos and Hal Daume III won Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2011 awards.
A student poster presented by Yakov Kronrod (Linguistics), featuring work by Yakov, Chang Hu (CS), Olivia Buzek (CS and Linguistics undergrad), and Alexander J. Quinn (CS), has been named the winning poster in the Math, Technology, and Engineering category at the 2011 AAAS Student Poster Competition.
Carl Kingsford receives NSF Career Award.
James Pinkerton and Rafael Setra, two students from Montgomery Blair High School mentored by Prof. Bill Gasarch, are national finalist for the Siemens competition. They will compete with 5 other teams for the top prize on Dec 4, 2010.
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.
CS4HS workshop sponsored by UMD and Google, July 12-14, in the CSIC Bldg. The CS4HS workshop, led by Dr. Bill Pugh, will provide High School teachers with learning modules, hands-on experience, and current research resources on how to teach computational thinking to High School students.