Recent News & Accomplishments


Professor Hanan Samet , Jagan Sanakaranarayanan and Houman Alborzi received the best paper award at SIGMOD 2008 for their paper entitled "Scalable Network Distance Browsing in Spatial Databases".  read more
Jeff Hollingsworth has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA), an association of more than 200 North American academic departments of computer science, laboratories and centers engaging in basic computing research.  read more
Dana Nau was the invited speaker at ProMAS-2008 in Portugal.  read more
Jonathan Katz was one of the invited lecturers at the Summer School on Rational Cryptography in Bertinoro, Italy  read more
Maryland Governor O'Malley proclaimed May 29-30, 2008 as the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory '25th Anniversary and Annual Symposium Days.' According to the proclamation, The sparks of innovation have been steadily emerging for 25 years from the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland. Founded in 1983, this group of devoted faculty, outstanding staff, and energetic students has a remarkable record of innovative contributions that have influenced most modern information and communications technologies."  read more
Ben Shneiderman was the Symbolic Systems Distinguished Speaker at Stanford University May 20 through 23.  read more
Professor Emeritus Jack Minker delivered the 2008 Commencement Address to the Graduates of the College of Computers, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Transcript of the Commencement Address  read more
In honor of Emeritus Professor Jack Minker 's many scientific contributions and his 80th birthday, many of Professor Minker's colleagues and academic descendants recently published a special festschrift volume of the Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (Vo. 51, Nos. 2-4, 2008). V.S. Subrahmanian was the guest editor for this issue. Special Issue in honor of Professor Jack Minker's 80th birthday  read more
Congratulations to David Jacobs on a recent article in the Smithsonian magazine about his work on developing a botanical field guide that uses image processing methods. Article  read more
Come celebrate the Human-Computer Interaction Lab's 25th anniversary by joining us for a very special Symposium on May 29, 2008. Not only will you hear talks about cutting-edge research being conducted at the HCIL, but this year we will begin the Symposium with a very special keynote panel, 25 Years of HCI, 25 Years of the HCIL." Esteemed colleagues from outside of the HCIL will offer their reflections. In addition, this year we will continue the tradition of demos and posters following the talks, but these will happen as a part of lab tours where you will be able to see our new facilities...  read more