Recent News & Accomplishments


Angjoo Kim has been awarded the UMD Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship for summer 2013.  read more
On April 23, the achievements of CS faculty, staff and students were recognized at the Department's annual awards ceremony. A PDF of the program listing those honored is available here .  read more
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Prof. Ben Shneiderman has been awarded the Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Award. He will be recognized at the Annual Fellowship and Award Celebration on May 7th.  read more
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The University of Maryland (UMD) today announced Carr Astronautics as its newest member of the Corporate Partners in Computing (CPIC) program. The program provides companies with unique benefits for collaboration with UMD, including several opportunities for student engagement as well as the possibility to embark on mutually beneficial and collaborative research ventures with faculty. This program, in turn, enables UMD to gain insight into industry trends, learn more about what research area corporations in the computing field are pursuing, and acquire feedback from leaders in the industry on...  read more
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Dr. Bederson will serve from now until August 2014 as Special Advisor to the Provost on Technology and Educational Transformation. In coordination with the Vice President for Information Technology, he will lead efforts during the next year to determine UMD's path forward for the broad set of activities that fall under "online and blended learning." Dr. Bederson will be working with faculty and staff in academic units across campus to create a blueprint for UMD, based on recommendations that will emerge from the BOE commission. This blueprint will include not only where the University should...  read more
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CS Ph.D. student Aaron Schulman has won the CMNS-wide Outstanding Graduate Student Award. The major criterion to receive this award is demonstrated research excellence. The CMNS awards ceremony will be held May 9 at 4 p.m. in the Chemistry Atrium.  read more
Rajesh Chitnis, a CS third-year Ph.D. student advised by Assoc. Prof. Mohammad Hajiaghayi, has been awarded $48,000 in funding by the Simons Foundation for his application entitled "New Techniques and Applications of Parameterized Complexity".  read more
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Professors Hal Daumé III and Jon Froehlich were recognized last week at a UMD basketball game for their "Fearless Ideas" of bringing several sustainability initiatives to campus.  read more
Prof. Emeritus Victor Basili was elected Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Software Validation and Verification Laboratory at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg, Duchy of Luxembourg.  read more
On January 26, 17 student teams from the University of Maryland competed in the 2013 Windward Code Wars , an international code challenge competition. Two of the university's teams, "String Theory" and "Terps," made it to the quarter-final and semi-final rounds before "String Theory" took second place in the final competition, according to a UMD Right Now article .  read more