Recent News & Accomplishments


Professor Hanan Samet has been selected by ACM to serve as the Founding Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the new ACM journal titled: ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS).  read more
Hanan Samet is the recipient of the 2012 ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award. Dr. Samet won this award for fundamental contributions to the development of multidimensional spatial data structures and indexing. The full press release at cites the following contributions as the basis for the award: "Dealing with multidimensional numerical data naturally arises in spatial, optimization, and learning problems. Accessing such information rapidly requires efficient and preferably elegantly simple data structures. If a...  read more
Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:30 p.m. CHE 2110 Dr. Nam-Sung (Stephen) Woo President System LSI Business Device Solutions Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd Host: Prof. Ashok Agrawala Title: Supercomputer in your hand: history & future direction Abstract: In this talk, we will present recent advances of computing power in mobile devices and how the progress has been achieved. We will describe multicore system of application processors that support multimedia applications. Examples of industry, including Samsung Electronics, will be presented. We will compare this phenomenon against the...  read more
Alex Malozemoff has been selected from over 3000 applicants as one of the recipients of a 2012 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Alex is currently a first year student working with Professor Jonathan Katz.  read more
Dr. Lise Getoor is giving a distinguished lecture at the Capital Region Celebration of Women in Computing .  read more
Dr. Lise Getoor was an invited speaker in the CMU Machine Learning-Google Distinguished Lecture Series.  read more
Dr. Hollingsworth was recently interviewed for an article on Software Engineer Insider that details the Computer Science program and the opportunities that undergrads are likely to expect upon graduation. Read the article here .  read more
February 15, 2012. CS faculty member Carl Kingsford has received the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship in the area of evolutionary and computational molecular biology. Prof. Kingsford is one of 12 awardees in this area and the only Sloan awardee from University of Maryland this year. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards research fellowships to early-career scientists whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars and future scientific leaders.  read more
James Bremer, who received a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland in 2001 with a double major in Math and Computer Science, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Foundation Fellowship. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University in 2007. Bremer is currently a faculty member at the University of California at Davis. He studies wave reflections from complex objects. The full list of Sloan Foundation Fellows can be found here .  read more
Dave Baggett ('92 Computer Science and Linguistics), a CMNS BOV member will present A Tale of Three Start-Ups" as part of the new new CMNS Entrepreneur Lecture series. Dave is the co-founder of the "Crash Bandicoot" video game franchise, of ITA Software, a travel search engine bought by Google, and of the revolutionary new email platform "" Come and hear what this entrepreneur has learned at each of his three start-ups, and how you, too, can bring your ideas to the marketplace successfully. Reception immediately following in G. Forrest Woods Atrium, Chemistry Building. Students,...  read more