Recent News & Accomplishments


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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
The University of Maryland today announced Appian as its newest member of the Corporate Partners in Computing (CPIC) program. The program provides companies with several 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 corporations in the computing field are pursuing, and acquire feedback from leaders in the industry on computing curriculum...  read more
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Professor A. Udaya Shankar has recently published a book titled "Distributed Programming: Theory and Practice". This text presents a practical and rigorous method to develop distributed programs that correctly implement specifications. It also covers how to write specifications and how to use them. Examples address both classical problems (e.g., distributed termination detection) and non-classical problems (e.g., network sockets). The book bridges the gap between books that focus on specific concurrent programming languages and books that focus on distributed algorithms. Programs are written...  read more


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Professor Larry Davis, previous CS Chair for 12 years, has been elected as a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. He is being recognized for his contributions to image processing and computer vision. Congratulations Prof. Davis!  read more
Aravind Srinivasan has recently been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow of AAAS, the world's largest general federation of scientists and the publisher of the journal Science, is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. The AAAS says these individuals have been elevated to this rank "because of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished". Aravind has been highlighted for his distinguished contributions to algorithms, probabilistic methods, and networks.  read more
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CS and UMIACS Professor Bonnie Dorr was recently featured in The Odyssey, a magazine from the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, highlighting her work in developing translation technologies for the U.S. Department of Defense. Dorr and her doctoral students created Topiary, a summarizer that distills information, and the Translation Edit Rate Plus (TERp), an evaluation metric for machine translation. To read more, please read pages 7 and 8 of the Odyssey's October 2012 edition .  read more
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A team representing UMD has won the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest for the Mid-Atlantic region , placing first in a field of 173 teams. The team is comprised of students Shangfu Peng, Ang Li, and Hossein Esfandiari. The win qualifies them to advance to the world-final competition to be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia in Summer, 2013. Two other UMD teams also placed well. Team #2 of Milad Gholami, Melika Abolhassani and Anirudh Bandi placed 7th. Team #3 of Mandeep Bedi, Luke Valenta, and David Karesh placed 9th. All three teams are coached by Mohammad Hajiaghayi .  read more
Professor Samir Khuller was recently named to the European Symposia on Algorithms Steering Committee. The Symposia cover research in efficient algorithms and data structures in computer science, discrete applied mathematics, operations research and mathematical programming.  read more