Recent News & Accomplishments


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A systems, networking and applied algorithms researcher, Liu will join UMD in fall 2023
Alan (Zaoxing) Liu will join the University of Maryland's Department of Computer Science as an assistant professor in fall 2023. Liu’s research focuses on systems, networking and applied algorithms. "I am honored to be joining the University of Maryland, a university known for its research prowess and exceptional faculty," Liu said. "I anticipate fruitful collaborations with colleagues in an environment that fosters technological advancements." Liu joins UMD from Boston University, where he was an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and head of the FROOT lab (which...  read more
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The new imaging system that can potentially “see through” objects and materials that reflect scattered light, thus obscuring other objects from view.
Christopher Metzler , an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and who has a joint appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies , is collaborating with researchers at Rice University on a new imaging system that can potentially “see through” objects and materials that reflect scattered light, thus obscuring other objects from view. The multi-institutional team—funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health—has developed a technology they call NeuWS, which is...  read more
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Fawzi Emad, Soheil Feizi, Tom Goldstein, Dave Levin, Nelson Padua-Perez and Xiaodi Wu were promoted in summer 2023
The University of Maryland's Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce the promotion of six faculty members, recognizing their contributions to research, teaching and leadership within the field of computer science. "We are proud of the accomplishments and promotions of our faculty members. Their dedication to research, teaching and leadership within the field of computer science is truly exceptional,” said Department Chair Matthias Zwicker, who holds the Elizabeth Iribe Chair for Innovation and the Phillip H. and Catherine C. Horvitz Professorship. “These promotions reflect their...  read more
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With their breakthrough in optics the researchers unveil NeuWS, an innovative full-motion video technology for enhanced visibility in adverse conditions
Researchers from the University of Maryland and Rice University created full-motion video technology that could potentially be used to make cameras that peer through fog, smoke, driving rain, murky water, skin, bone and other media that reflect scattered light and obscure objects from view. UMD Computer Science Assistant Professor Christopher Metzler and Ph.D. student Brandon Feng collaborated with Rice University Professor Ashok Veeraraghavan and Ph.D. student Haiyun Guo to develop the imaging technology they named NeuWS (neural wavefront shaping). The technology, which was described in a...  read more
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With his vision for cutting-edge technology and unbridled entrepreneurial spirit, Lee continues to leave a lasting impact through his tech ventures
University of Maryland alum Bryant Lee (B.S. ’06, computer science; B.S. ’06, mathematics) has been making waves in the tech industry for over a decade. Today, Lee serves as the co-founder and CEO of Vaero , an enterprise software company that is redefining cybersecurity approaches across industries. Lee’s education laid a strong foundation for his entrepreneurial endeavors. After graduating from UMD in 2006, he further honed his skills at Carnegie Mellon University , earning a master’s degree in computer science in 2009. Lee's quest for knowledge continued at Harvard Law School , where he...  read more
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ICRA is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference and the premier international forum for robotics researchers to present and discuss their work. This year, the conference was held in person in London from May 29, 2023, to June 2, 2023. "Embracing the Future: Making Robots for Humans" was the conference motto. MRC faculty, researchers, and students participated in the conference with a total of 23 papers. Assistant Professor Michael Otte organized a workshop on Communication Challenges in Multi-Robot Systems: Perception...  read more
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Calico’s creators envision plenty of applications for the little wearable robot, including monitoring your health, teaching you proper workout techniques, or just plain making a fashion statement
Anup Sathya , Jiasheng Li , Tauhidur Rahman , Ge Gao , Huaishu Peng have created an innovative technology that can do wonders for the human body. The researchers from the Small Artifacts Lab (SMART LAB) at the University of Maryland's Department of Computer Science, have been working on a small wearable robot called Calico. Weighing just 18 grams, the robot attaches to a special track sewn on top of your clothing and is ready for work by traversing your garments, which allows it to do all kinds of things, including acting as a stethoscope to listen to your heart and lungs and coaching you...  read more
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Professor Hal Daumé speaks to Yahoo Finance about AI Hype and the Need for Critical Evaluation
Whether you're on Wall Street, at your friends’ backyard barbecue, or even in the grocery store checkout line, chances are you’ve talked about AI at some point in the past few months. The technology, which exploded in popularity with the launch of OpenAI’s generative AI chatbot ChatGPT in late 2022, is seemingly all anyone can talk about. And businesses across the economic spectrum smell the opportunity to cash in on the hype. But the chatter about AI, and more specifically generative AI, technology that allows you to enter a prompt into a chatbot like ChatGPT and receive a human-like...  read more
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Kauffman is one of two new instructors who will join the department in fall 2023.
Christopher Kauffman will join the University of Maryland's Department of Computer Science as a Senior Lecturer in the fall of 2023. Kauffman brings a wealth of experience in machine architecture, parallel computing, discrete structures and more. He will help fulfill the department's commitment to delivering a comprehensive and enriching educational experience to its undergraduate students. Kauffman—who spent the last six years as an associate teaching professor in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering and five years before that teaching at George Mason...  read more
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The University of Maryland will present 26 papers at the annual IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2023 . Scheduled to take place June 18-22 in Vancouver, Canada, the conference serves as a global platform for leading experts, researchers and industry professionals in the computer vision and pattern recognition community. Participation by UMD computer scientists promises to stimulate meaningful discussions, foster new collaborations and inspire future breakthroughs in the field. "Having 26 accepted papers from our department for the conference is an...  read more