Recent News & Accomplishments


Ugur Kuter, Florent Teichteil-Konigsbuch, Guillaume Infantes developed a new planning algorithm called RFF which won the Fully Observable Probabilistic track of the 2008 International Planning Competition.  read more
Amitabh Varshney has been elected as the Chair of the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC) for 2008 - 2011 term. VGTC provides technical leadership and organization for technical activities in the areas of visualization, computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, and interaction.  read more
Jeff Foster starts off the 2008 Colloquium Series with his research "Static Analysis to Improve Software Reliability and Security". Date: September 15, 2008 Time: 4:00 pm Location: CSIC 1115 The goal of my research is to discover fundamental new ways to improve software reliability and security. My focus is on developing language-based tools and techniques that find and prevent software defects. In this talk, I will give an overview of this research area and discuss three recent efforts by my research group in more detail: Read more...  read more
Mustafa Bilgic, advisor Lise Getoor , received the best student paper award at the 14th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining (KDD) for the paper Effective Label Acquisition for Collective Classification .  read more
Amitabh Varshney delivered the keynote address on "Salient Visualization" at the 3D Data Processing Visualization and Transmission 2008 conference in Atlanta, GA  read more
Rance Cleaveland was quoted in the Baltimore Sun on the use of static analysis methods for testing medical devices View the full article  read more
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