Recent News & Accomplishments


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The Department's Human-Computer Interaction Lab hosted its 30th Annual Symposium on May 22nd and 23rd. The event featured dozens of talks, tutorials and workshops in multiple tracks. Sponsorships were provided by Deloitte, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Novartis, Optimal Solutions Group, Oracle Health Sciences, SAP, Spotfire, Virtusa, Yahoo!, ACM, The Hive Group, MicroStrategy, IBM Research and a number of units on campus. Visit for a useful event summary. A Flickr stream of the event is also available.  read more
Professor Hal Daume III was recently promoted to Associate Professor with tenure effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Khuller and the Department offer their congratulations.  read more
Dr. Jandelyn Plane is the new Associate Director of the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) for the next 12 months starting July 1. She will be leading new efforts in CMSC for women's involvement in computing. ACES is the nation's first undergraduate honors program in cybersecurity, representing an innovative new model for cybersecurity education.  read more
VisiSonics, a company Dr. Duraiswami co-founded with Adam O'Donovan (a graduate student co-advised with Larry Davis) was recently given an award by University of Maryland ventures. For more information, please visit: , and  read more
Dr. Evan Golub has been promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer. In addition to teaching undergraduate courses, Dr. Golub has been an Assistant Director at HCIL. He has also been involved in student advising and mentoring, conducting research projects, and working on various student projects and teams. In addition, Dr. Golub has been involved in the High School Programming Contest as well as summer programs on campus.  read more
Associate Professor Lise Getoor is an invited speaker at the graduation ceremony for the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University today, May 10. She is also an invited speaker at the Santa Fe Institute workshop on Structure, Statistical Inference, and Dynamics in Networks: From Graphs to Rich Data.  read more
Professor V.S. Subrahmanian was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Sentiment Analysis Symposium in New York City on May 8. He spoke on "Sentiments, Signals, and Action: Some Stories".  read more
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CS undergrad student Elissa Redmiles was selected as an Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award for 2013. The June 2013 issue of Computing Research News will include an article on the awards. An announcement of the awards will be posted on CRA's website ( ) later this week.  read more
Graduate student Udayan Khurana received the Best Poster Runner-up Award at the 29th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), held in Brisbane, Australia in April 2013. The poster was for the research paper "Efficient Snapshot Retrieval over Historical Graph Data"(co-authored with Assoc. Prof. Amol Deshpande) and can be seen outside AVW 3220.  read more
Prof. Emeritus Vic Basili, an Adjunct Professor at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, gave two talks and two workshops this week at the University on the GQM+Strategies Approach and the Process Risk Indicator Methodology. These workshops dealt with the alignment and measurement of business goals and strategies and the early identification of the risk of not achieving emergent software properties such as safety and reliability, respectively.  read more