Recent News & Accomplishments


Dr. Amitabh Varshney and Dr. Mihai Pop will be critical members of an interdisciplinary research team, funded by NIH and FDA, studying new, high-tech cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products. Working to provide “safe and rapid cleaning, analysis, storage and availability of the vast amounts of genomic and other data collected” by this research project, Dr. Varshney and Dr. Pop will leverage their expertise in High Performance Computing and Computation Biology to support a secure, interactive database for this data. The efforts of these University of Maryland Computer Science...  read more
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Excella Consulting, an Arlington VA based technology consulting firm, announced the opening of a new Extension Center on the University of Maryland, College Park campus this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The Extension Center at Maryland will provide high achieving computer science students from the University of Maryland an opportunity to develop their skills in .NET, Java and Python programming in a “real-world” client delivery environment. The Excella Consulting Extension Center at Maryland, staffed by senior full-time consultants and high achieving technical students provides...  read more
Three Computer Science undergraduate students among the paper authors
Kotaro Hara, a 4th year PhD student in computer science at the University of Maryland, College Park and a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab lead his research team to the “Best Paper Award” at the ASSETS’13 conference.  read more
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University of Maryland ranked #2 in a recent ranking of universities by their technology entrepreneurship.  read more
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Amateur botany just got easier with the LeafSnap application, one of the top 10 science apps. The first of the revolutionary nature-guide mobile apps mentioned in a recent New York Times article, Computer Science Department Professor David Jacob’s impressive LeafSnap app allows anyone to identify flora with their mobile phones.  read more
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Professor Jonathan Katz has been named Director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) for a three year term. Katz is an international leader in cryptography, secure communication and authentication protocols, and game-theoretic analysis of cryptographic systems. He has an outstanding publication record with over 100 papers in conferences and 20 papers in journals. Out of these, over 25 papers havereceived more than 100 citations each. In addition, he has co-authored the best-selling textbook “Introduction to Modern Cryptography” that has beenadopted for cryptography courses at over 50...  read more
The Department has announced several openings at all ranks for tenure-track faculty positions effective July 1, 2014 or earlier. For more information, visit . To view all employment opportunities, visit .  read more
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The Terrapin Hackers, a dynamic group of over 150 Computer Science, Engineering and other students from the University of Maryland have claimed first place in the Major League Hacker Standings.  read more
CBCB researchers Héctor Corrada Bravo, Joseph Paulson, and Mihai Pop together with their colleague O. Colin Stine from the University of Maryland School of Medicine publish a new statistical package for performing differential analysis in metagenomic data. The new package, metagenomeSeq, implemented as part of the Bioconductor package, appeared today in as advanced online publication in the journal Nature Methods. This package addresses several challenges specific to metagenomic data, including the high level of sparsity due to insufficient sequence coverage, and provides accurate and robust...  read more
Professor Ben Bederson was recently quoted by the Baltimore Business Journal (subscription required) for an article about Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Bederson's involvement in the recent Coursera collaboration with Vanderbilt University was also mentioned.  read more