Recent News & Accomplishments


Dr. Glen Ricart who received his Ph.D. from the Department in 1980, with Ashok Agrawala, is being inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Glen also served as the Director of the Computer Science Center for 8-9 years in 1980's and brought about many innovations for computing on campus. To see the other inductees, visit  read more
Aravind Srinivasan was an invited speaker at the SIAM Workshop on Network Science, which was co-located with the SIAM Annual Meeting in July, 2013. He was one among two invited speakers; in addition, there were 22 contributed talks and a poster session.  read more
David Van Horn (14220)
The Department is pleased to announce that David Van Horn will join our faculty this coming Fall. David is currently a Research Assistant Professor at Northeastern University. David's research focuses on program analysis and its applications to programming languages, software engineering, verification, and security. Specifically, he works on the design, implementation, and use of programming languages to enable the production of software that can be mechanically reasoned about, with the ultimate goal of enabling the construction of reusable, trusted software components. He has developed new...  read more
Ph.D. student Rajesh Chitnis is a co-author of "List H-Coloring a Graph by Removing Few Vertices", which was recently selected as a winner of the European Symposium on Algorithms' Best Paper Award. The paper will be formally recognized at ESA's Annual Symposium held in Sophia Antipolis, France in September. Chitnis is advised by Professor MohammadTaghi Hajiaghayi.  read more
Zia Khan (14048)
Zia Khan will be joining as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, UMIACS, and the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) in December of 2013. Zia has a Ph. D. from Princeton University's Department of Computer Science where he was a student in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Zia also holds a dual B.S. degree in computer science and biology from Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Chicago's Department of Human Genetics. Zia's research focuses on quantitative and...  read more
AOL Logo (14047)
The University of Maryland and AOL, one of the world’s largest producers of digital content and a leader in advertising technology have, announced a partnership to explore areas of research and innovation that will prove beneficial to both parties. The alliance, part of the university’s Corporate Partners in Computing Program, puts AOL researchers in touch with UMD faculty and students involved in social media analysis, software engineering, machine learning, mobile computing, artificial intelligence, parallel computing, visual analytics and more. The partnership is hosted by the Department...  read more
photo of Cyntrica Eaton  (14049)
In a recent interview for Live Science, Computer Science PhD alumnus Dr. Cyntrica Eaton ('07) taks about how the advice she received during her PhD from her advisor shaped her thinking both during her studies and now as she advises her own students. She notes that the advice helped her to stay focused to finish her PhD as well as helped her mature as a researcher. Cyntrica Eaton is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Norfolk State University in Virginia. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland in 2007. Her PhD...  read more
Professor Mike Hicks was quoted in the U.S. News and World Report article "How to Protect Your Small Business From Cybercriminals". It is available online here:  read more
Undergrad alumnus Anthony Casalena was recently profiled in Vanity Fair's ongoing "My Phone" column, in which prominent technologists talk about how they use their handheld devices. Read the article here: Created in 2003 with a loan from his father while Casalena was still in college at the University of Maryland, the Manhattan-based Squarespace has since helped users create and host more than 1.4 million custom sites—adding up to over $17 million in revenue for the start-up last year. Squarepace is also notable for...  read more
One June 7th 2013, Dieter Rombach, a former professor at UMD was given a Festakt to celebrate his 60th birthday. The program was held at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering and attended by several German dignitaries. Professor Basili was on the program to honor him. In the afternoon a technical symposium was held at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and presentations were given by Professors Basili and Shull., along with several others including Professors Barry Boehm (University of Southern California, Lee Osterwiel (University of Massachusetts), Manfred...  read more