Recent News & Accomplishments


Ben Shneiderman was the Symbolic Systems Distinguished Speaker at Stanford University May 20 through 23.  read more
Professor Emeritus Jack Minker delivered the 2008 Commencement Address to the Graduates of the College of Computers, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Transcript of the Commencement Address  read more
In honor of Emeritus Professor Jack Minker 's many scientific contributions and his 80th birthday, many of Professor Minker's colleagues and academic descendants recently published a special festschrift volume of the Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (Vo. 51, Nos. 2-4, 2008). V.S. Subrahmanian was the guest editor for this issue. Special Issue in honor of Professor Jack Minker's 80th birthday  read more
Congratulations to David Jacobs on a recent article in the Smithsonian magazine about his work on developing a botanical field guide that uses image processing methods. Article  read more
Come celebrate the Human-Computer Interaction Lab's 25th anniversary by joining us for a very special Symposium on May 29, 2008. Not only will you hear talks about cutting-edge research being conducted at the HCIL, but this year we will begin the Symposium with a very special keynote panel, 25 Years of HCI, 25 Years of the HCIL." Esteemed colleagues from outside of the HCIL will offer their reflections. In addition, this year we will continue the tradition of demos and posters following the talks, but these will happen as a part of lab tours where you will be able to see our new facilities...  read more
The Department hosted its 2008 annual Awards Ceremony on April 18, recognizing the achievements of faculty, staff and students over the past year. Congratulations to all recipients on their accomplishments and hard work. Awards Ceremony Brochure Pictures from the event  read more
The University of Maryland will be the home to North America's first, and the world's second, laboratory dedicated to creating applications for WiMAX, a next generation technology for Web, phone and other wireless communications. ... The MAXWell Lab will provide developers of WiMAX compatible hardware and software with a large test bed and support of faculty and students in university's highly-ranked computer science and computer and electrical engineering departments." UM Press Release  read more
The annual Botball Robotics contest for the DC region will be held in Ritchie Coliseum on May 3. Botball engages students of all backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as they work together as a team to achieve a long-term goal. Botball gives students the opportunity to be on the creative side of technology as they design, build, program, and document a pair of autonomous mobile robots to play in a competition. See  read more
Derek Juba and Adam O'Donovan have received NVIDIA Fellowships for 2008-2009.  read more
Make sure to visit our events on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the 10 th Annual Maryland Day. Kriegspiel Chess See Kriegbot, our Artificial Intelligence Program, in action on the game of Kriegspiel Chess -- a version of chess in which most of your opponent's actions are hidden from you. The Audio Camera We have developed an audio camera that allows us to display the sound as an image. Each pixel of this image represents the intensity of sound from a particular direction. Audio images can be compared with visual images in a number of interesting applications, including noise supression, imaging...  read more