Recent News & Accomplishments


Two team projects from Professor Shneiderman 's CMSC 734 Info Visualization course were accepted to IEEE Social Computing Conference , October 9-11 in Boston, MA. Gove, R., Gramsky,, N., Kirby, R., Sefer, E., Sopan, A., Dunne, C., Shneiderman, B. and Taieb-Maimon, M., NetVisia: Heat map & matrix visualization of dynamic social network statistics & content, Proc. IEEE Conference on Social Computing, IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ (to appear, October 2011). Khurana, U., Nguyen, V., Cheng, H., Ahn, J., Chen, X., Shneiderman, B., Visual analysis of temporal trends in social networks using...  read more
Jack Minker, Professor Emeritus, has been awarded the 2011 Heinz R. Pagels Award. The award is given to scientists for their contributions to safeguard or advance the human rights of scientists throughout the world. The award will be presented in September by the New York Academy of Sciences.  read more
Sungwoo Park was selected as one of the winners in the 2011 SIAM Student Paper Competition for his paper entitled, Portfolio Selection Using Tikhonov Filtering to Estimate the Covariance Matrix," co-authored with Dianne P. O'Leary.  read more
Ching Teo and Yezhou Yang and their advisors Yiannis Aloimonos and Hal Daume III won Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2011 awards.  read more
Hossam Sharara won a Best Paper Award at ICC 2011 entitled, "Utilizing Social Influence in Content Distribution Networks".  read more
CS Alumni of the year Dr. Aya Soffer, It's time to get social: using social analytics for business advantage". Date: April 29, 2011 Time: 10am Location: CSIC 2118 Dr. Soffer is Director of Information Management for Analytics Research in IBM.  read more
Distinguished Seminar Series on Vision in honor of Prof. Azriel Rosenfeld presents Guillermo Sapiro, University of Minnesota, Is there life after standard sparse models?". Date: April 15, 2011 Time: 11:00 am Location: CSIC Building, 4th Floor With all the recent activities and success in sparse modeling, we can ask ourself a number of question: Are sparse models still alive? Are they enough? Do we understand them better?  read more
Professor Dianne O'Leary was the 2011 Norbert Wiener Lecturer for Tufts University.  read more
April 2, 2011 NY Times, "Slipstream: When the Data Struts Its Stuff". Ben Shneiderman discusses the state of visual analytics. Full story  read more
Distinguished Seminar Series on Vision in honor of Prof. Azriel Rosenfeld presents Michael A. Arbib, University of Southern California, Template construction grammar and the generation of descriptions of visual scenes". Date: April 1, 2011 Time: 11:00 am Location: A.V. Williams Building, Room 2460 To explore how linguistic processes relate to brain mechanisms which integrate action and perception, we have developed a new kind of semantic representation, SemRep, and a system called Template Construction Grammar (TCG) in which constructions compete and cooperate to cover the SemRep to produce a...  read more