Recent News & Accomplishments


Ben Bederson co-authors Voting Technology: The Not-So-Simple Act of Casting a Ballot , an investigative study into how voters respond to new equipment. See also: HCIL news release  read more
Atif Memon has been invited to give an Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) seminar on "Testing Event-Driven Systems" at the National Institute of Standards & Technology.  read more
The Lab for Computational Cultural Dynamics' SOMA Terror Organization Portal (STOP) and social network site for terrorism related analysis and prediction was featured in several major news media. STOP provides methods for reasoning about terror groups and forecasting what they might do in the future. In addition, it contains unique social networking capabilities that allow analysts to effectively cooperate in order to better understand and counteract terror groups. Articles by: Computerworld Magazine , IT week , UPI News , Network World.  read more


The International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction in cooperation with the International Ergonomics Association, Human Interface Society has published a special issue, Reflections on Human-Computer Interaction, in honor of Ben Shneiderman 's 60th Birthday. This special issue of the Journal is volume 23, #3 with an article on Ben's work and his impact on the field can be found on pages 195 through 204. Catherine Plaisant (UMD) and Chris North (VA Tech) were guest editors for this issue.  read more
University of Maryland Software Day was held at the Riggs Alumni Center on January 18, 2008.  read more
Louis Wasserman, a high school student of William Gasarch , has been named an Intel Science Talent Search Finalist. His research will be on display at the National Academy of Sciences March 9 & 10.  read more
Dave Levin , PhD student of Bobby Bhattacharjee and Aravind Srinivasan , has been awarded a prestigious Microsoft Live Labs Fellowship.  read more
University of Maryland Software Day was held at the Riggs Alumni Center on January 18, 2008.  read more
Ben Bederson discussed The Future of the Cellphone on The Conversation, a public radio program on KUOW Seattle.  read more
Adam Porter discusses his research in a guest posting on the Google Testing Blog .  read more