Recent News & Accomplishments


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
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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
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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
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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
Ph.D. Alumnus Paulo Shakarian ('11) and CS Undergrad Andrew Ruef are co-authors of a new book, Introduction to Cyber-Warfare: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Shakarian is a Major in the U.S. Army and an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. He was advised by V.S. Subrahmanian. Ruef expects to complete his B.S. in 2014. Additionally, the book's third author, Jana Sharkarian, is formerly a Research Assistant in the Department's Laboratory for Computational Cultural Dynamics and co-author of Computational Analysis of Terrorist Groups: Lashkar-e-Tabia,...  read more
FireEye is the latest member to join the university's Corporate Partners in Computing Program, which puts companies like Appian, Booz Allen Hamilton, Carr Astronautics, Google and Yahoo in touch with UMD faculty and students to address challenges in cybersecurity, big data, electronic health records management, artificial intelligence, visual analytics, parallel computing and more. The partnership between UMD and FireEye is hosted by the Department of Computer Science and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, where interdisciplinary teams use large-scale...  read more
Henrique Andrade ('03) is co-author of the upcoming book Fundamentals of Stream Processing , published by Cambridge University Press Andrade is currently Vice President of Technology at JP Morgan.  read more