Recent News & Accomplishments


On May 26th 2016, Johns Hopkins University named Michael Schatz (PhD '10) a Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Computational Biology. He will have joint appointments in Computer Science, and the Department of Biology. Schatz joins Johns Hopkins University from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where he was an associate professor in the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, the co-director of the Undergraduate Research Program, and helped lead the Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program in the CSHL Cancer Center. Schatz graduated from the University of Maryland with a PhD in 2010. His...  read more
On May 11th, 2016, Associate Dean of CMNS Robert Infantino hosted the CMNS Board of Visitors' Awards ceremony in the Physical Sciences Complex. This year, two members of the Department of Computer Science received awards for their outstanding contributions to academia. Professor Aravind Srinivasan has won a CMNS Board of Visitor's Distinguished Faculty Award for 2016. Srinivasan has been recently been named an ACM Fellow (2014), he is an IEEE Fellow, and he currently edits three journals in addition to his research, advising, and teaching. The CMNS Board of Visitors has named He He as an...  read more
Amol Deshpande , Mohammad Taghi Hajiaghayi, and Mihai Pop are now full professors in the Department of Computer Science.  read more
Professor Atif Memon has received a Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation and the Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research. Up to three scientists from non-European countries are awarded this honor each year. In order to receive the award, one must have completed a doctorate less than 18 years ago, be internationally recognized for acheivments in applied research, and likely to continue producing cutting-edge work which will have an influence on a given discipline for years to come. According to Professor Adam Porter, Scientific Director and Executive...  read more
New program will draw on the two institutions’ long-established leadership and expertise in computer science.
The University of Maryland and the Max Planck Society are pleased to announce the establishment of a joint doctoral research program in computer science.  read more
As a part of Ben Shneiderman's course on How to do Great Research, graduate students are writing short articles on research that inspires them. “The sharp thrill of seeing them [killdeer birds] reminded me of childhood happiness, gifts under the Christmas tree, perhaps, a kind of euphoria we adults manage to shut out most of the time. This is why I bird‐watch, to recapture what it's like to live in this moment, right now." — Lynn Thomson, Birding with Yeats: A Memoir David Jacobs , professor of computer science at UMD, and his colleague Peter Belhumeur professor of...  read more
As a part of Ben Shneiderman's course on How to do Great Research, graduate students are writing short articles on research that inspires them. Mental health is one of the largest problems facing the United States today. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) highlights some gloomy statistics: one in four adults suffers from some form of mental health disorder; 60% of them do not receive proper diagnosis or care; and the spending on serious mental illness ends up costing Americans nearly $200 billion in lost earnings each year [1]. The difficulty of diagnosing mental illness lies...  read more
Descriptive Image for Alum Danny Laurence hosts Vint Cerf for talk with QUEST Students (17595)
On March 23rd, 2016, students and alumni from the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) Honors Program visited Google in Washington, DC to meet with Dr. Vint Cerf, an Internet pioneer and Turing Award winner well-known for co-designing TCP/IP protocols and the Internet’s architecture. Cerf now serves as vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. Mr. Danny Laurence (’14), an alumnus of the QUEST program and the Department of Computer Science, moderated the event. He and Cerf sat on small stage in an intimate auditorium for a fireside-style chat. QUEST students...  read more
Please join us for groundbreaking on Maryland Day, April 30th: Wallace D. Loh , President, University of Maryland Jayanth Banavar Dean, College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Samir Khuller Elizabeth Stevinson Iribe Chair, Department of Computer Science cordially invite you to events celebrating the groundbreaking of THE BRENDAN IRIBE CENTER FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INNOVATION Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9:30 A.M. location: Parking Lot GG1, future location of the Iribe Center The Iribe Center will offer unprecedented opportunities for students and faculty members to explore and...  read more
Descriptive Image for Kookjin Lee wins best student paper at Copper Mountain Conference (17585)
At the fourteenth Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods , PhD Candidate Kookjin Lee gave a paper entitled “A Preconditioned Low-Rank Projection Method with a Rank-Reduction Scheme for Stochastic Partial Differential Equations” to over 200 conference attendees in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Lee’s paper was one of four recognized as ‘Best Student Paper’ at the conference which was held in Copper Mountain, Colorado from March 20-25, 2016. Both Lee, and his advisor Professor Howard Elman were kind enough to take a break from their busy schedules and speak about the conference,...  read more