Recent News & Accomplishments


The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) has announced that Professors Bonnie Dorr and Lise Getoor are among this year's elected AAAI Fellows. Dorr was recognized for her "significant contributions to natural language understanding and representation, and development of the widely recognized methods for interlingual machine translation". Getoor was recognized for her "her significant contributions to methods which combine probabilistic and logical representations in machine learning, knowledge discovery, graph mining, network analysis, and database systems". CS Ph...  read more
Hanan Samet and Ben Shneiderman have been selected as Distinguished University Professors. The official title, the highest academic honor that the University confers upon a faculty member, is reserved for a small number of exceptionally distinguished scholars. Samet was recognized for "his stellar accomplishments in the field of Spatial Indexing". Shneiderman was selected "to acknowledge his internationally recognized work in the field of Human-Computer Interaction". Professor Emeritus Pete Stewart is also a Distinguished University Professor, selected in 2006.  read more
The University of Maryland (UMD) today announced Booz Allen Hamilton as a new member of the Corporate Partners in Computing Program. Hosted by the Department of Computer Science and University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), this partnership will foster collaboration between Booz Allen and the key focal points in computing at UMD. In addition to becoming a Corporate Partner in Computing, Booz Allen Hamilton is establishing a named scholarship of $5,000 that will be awarded to a meritorious UMD student in the Department of Computer Science. The company will also...  read more
Professor Subrahmanian spoke on "Lashkar-e-Taiba: Analysis and Policies" at the Observer Research Foundation, Delhi on May 29 and on "IT as a tool to fight terrorism and increase security" at a session in Mumbai on May 30 organized by the US Consulate General-Mumbai and the Aspen Institute. Read more in a related Hindustan Times article .  read more
Alumnus Suman Banerjee, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin, has received ACM SIGmobile's "Rockstar" award. The award recognizes early career achievements in the field of mobile computing. He will accept the award and deliver a talk at MobiCom 2013 this Fall. Banerjee received his Ph.D. in 2003 and was advised by Ashok Agrawala and Bobby Bhattacharjee. More about the award: More about Mobicom2013:  read more
Lise Getoor, Michael Hicks and Jonathan Katz have been promoted to Full Professor. Dr. Khuller and the Department extend congratulations and thanks to all three.  read more
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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