Recent News & Accomplishments


Growing interest in treemap visualizations for hierarchical data (electronic product catalogs, sales analysis, manufacturing quality control, supply chain supervision, etc.) have led to a successful licensing agreement for HCIL's Treemap 4.1 program to the HiveGroup, Inc. . The license, arranged by the UM Office of Technology Commercialization, brings $108,000 over three years and ensures that treemaps will be applied to a wide variety of applications.The treemap algorithm was originally developed by Ben Shneiderman , refined in collaboration with Catherine Plaisant , and later extended in...  read more
Julian Mestre has received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation.  read more
Lise Getoor gave an invited talk at the 22nd National Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Vancouver, BC.  read more
Vic Basili and Atif Memon ranked in the "Top 50 software engineering scholars", while the Maryland Software group ranked 4th in a recent article in Communications of the ACM, which details a framework for ranking institutions and researchers based upon publications.These rankings are based on a select set of marquee journals in software engineering over the years 2000 though 2004. View the article here  read more
Mihai Pop has been invited to give a keynote address at the "Finishing in the Future" conference held in Santa Fe, NM, in June 2007.The conference is co-organized by Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Joint Genome Institute of the US Department of Energy.  read more
Press release: ECE Professor Introduces New "Desktop Supercomputing" Uzi Vishkin and his research team have developed a prototype model for personal supercomputing based on single chip parallel processing.  read more
Jonathan Katz was invited to give a tutorial entitled "A Survey of Modern Cryptography" at ACM Sigmetrics 2007  read more
Professor Emeritus Jack Minker gave an invited keynote address, "Reflections on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning," at the International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning held in Tempe, Arizona, May 14 - May 17, 2007.  read more
Dianne O'Leary was chosen as the winner of the College's annual Board of Visitor's award for 2007  read more
John Dobrosielki, Tiffany Gray, Anna Nhan (CS Seniors) and Martin Stolen (Aerospace Engineering graduate student) will present Carpool.UMD at the Computer-Human Interaction conference in San Jose, CA from April 28 to May 3.Carpool.UMD was awarded a place in the semifinals for the Student Design Competition with 12 other teams selected out of 54 teams from across the world (19 different schools in 11 countries).  read more