Recent News & Accomplishments


James Bremer, who received a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland in 2001 with a double major in Math and Computer Science, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Foundation Fellowship. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University in 2007. Bremer is currently a faculty member at the University of California at Davis. He studies wave reflections from complex objects. The full list of Sloan Foundation Fellows can be found here .  read more
Dave Baggett ('92 Computer Science and Linguistics), a CMNS BOV member will present A Tale of Three Start-Ups" as part of the new new CMNS Entrepreneur Lecture series. Dave is the co-founder of the "Crash Bandicoot" video game franchise, of ITA Software, a travel search engine bought by Google, and of the revolutionary new email platform "" Come and hear what this entrepreneur has learned at each of his three start-ups, and how you, too, can bring your ideas to the marketplace successfully. Reception immediately following in G. Forrest Woods Atrium, Chemistry Building. Students,...  read more
Atif Memon will give an invited talk at the 20th CREST Open Workshop on his work on the oracle issue for automated testing.  read more
Atif Memon will give an invited keynote address at Regression 2012 , a workshop co-located with the International Conference on Software Testing, ICST 2012 .  read more
The CS Open House Career Fair will be held on February 16, 2012 at 5:30PM. Individuals interested in attending can RSVP here .  read more
Oracle Health Sciences Institute, in partnership with Oracle Labs, focuses on supporting research that accelerates IT innovation to advance personalized medicine and the delivery of safe and effective treatments and healthcare services to patients around the globe. The Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland will expand development of a tool to facilitate the visualization of patient clinical data patterns over time, as they apply to drug safety signals in large repositories of longitudinal healthcare and claims data. Visual data has been proven to significantly improve...  read more
Frederic Koehler, of Montgomery Blair High School and a student of Professor Samir Khuller, has been named a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a national pre-college competition. Recognized for his work Quick and Efficient: Fast Algorithms for Completion Time and Batch Minimization on Multiple Machines , Koehler is the only finalist representing the State of Maryland. Full Story Here  read more
On Wednesday the University of Maryland's emergency smartphone application, M-Urgency, gets its long-awaited public launch, when the app becomes available for free download to the university community. The app -- currently available only for android phones -- allows students, faculty and staff to instantly share video, audio and location information about their emergency with university police dispatchers. The M-Urgency app was developed by UMD Computer Science Professor Ashok Agrawala and his team in collaboration with the university's Department of Public Safety. Together they have been...  read more


Prof. Ben Shneiderman has been named an IEEE Fellow. This award is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. 321 individuals have been elevated to IEEE Fellow for 2011. The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 385,000 members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging...  read more
Michael Hicks will serve as the Director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2). Hicks' research focus is on developing and evaluating techniques to improve software reliability and security.  read more