Recent News & Accomplishments


Ben Langmead traveled to London to accept the Genome Biology Award for his paper, jointly authored with Cole Trapnell, Mihai Pop, and Steven Salzberg, describing the sequence aligner Bowtie . The Genome Biology Award recognizes the best article published in Genome Biology in 2009 and was introduced to celebrate the ten year anniversary of this journal.  read more
Graduate student Bo Liu received a best poster award at the International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA 2010)  read more
Ramani Duraiswami and Nail Gumerov were recently issued US Patent No. US 7720229 entitled " Method for the measurement of head related transfer functions ".  read more
May 19, 2010 - Fortune Magazine, p. 22, "Apps: Hot Course on Campus". Full article  read more
Ramani Duraiswami gave a keynote talk at the Second International Symposium on Ambisonics and Spherical Acoustics , Paris.  read more
Lise Getoor was an invited speaker at The Ninth International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis, 19-21 May, 2010.  read more
The Cupid's Cup contest provides Maryland start-up companies with a mechanism to compete for funding. The company that captured the imaginations of Plank and the other judges was Social Growth Technologies. Co-founder Paul Capriolo, a 2006 University of Maryland alumnus, is on his third start-up with Social Growth. He's generating sales and striking deals with major Facebook application developers. His company helps Facebook developers generate revenue from the virtual currency they may use in online games. On Facebook, there's over 1 billion users of virtual currency applications," Capriolo...  read more
Professor Emeritus Jack Minker will give a keynote lecture at the 2010 Nonmonotonic Research Workshop (NMR10) in Toronto, Canada on May 14, 2010. The lecture is in honor of the 30th anniversary of the late Raymond Reiter's 1980 paper, "A Logic for Default Reasoning". Reiter was a Principal Founder of the field of Nonmonotonic Reasoning. Ray Reiter, was one of the leading researchers in the field of artificial intelligence at the time of his death, September 16, 2002, at the age of 63. He received many awards for his seminal contributions: Fellow of the ACM, the AAAI, the Royal Society of...  read more
Teams representing the University of Maryland, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University, MIT, and Harvard were selected from two dozen semifinalists competing to win the $200,000 MIT Clean Energy Prize -- a national annual competition for the best clean energy business venture. The finalists (who have already received a $15,000 cash prize to jump-start business ventures featuring their clean energy innovations) will present their plans to a grand-prize judging panel at an awards ceremony held at the MIT Faculty Club on May 11th. The grand-prize winner will be awarded $200,000 by...  read more
May 4, 2010 on Fox 5, "UMD Students Working on Next Big App". Full story  read more