Recent News & Accomplishments


Distinguished Lecture Series presents Divesh Srivastava, "Dependence and Truth". Date: December 7, 2009 Time: 4:00 pm Location: CSIC Building, Room 1115 The Web has enabled the availability of a huge amount of useful information, but has also eased the ability to spread false information and rumors across multiple sources, making it hard to distinguish between what is true and what is not. Since it is important to permit the expression of dissenting and conflicting opinions, it would be a fallacy to try to ensure that the Web provides only consistent information. However, to help in...  read more
Aravind Srinivasan and Amitabh Varshney have been elected to the rank of Fellow of the IEEE.  read more
David An and Michael Furr received the best student research paper, co-authored with Prof. Jeff Foster at OOSPLA'09 for their paper titled, "Profile-Guided Static Typing for Dynamic Scripting Languages".  read more
Saeed Alaei and Azarakhsh Malekian received the best student paper award for their paper, "An analysis of troubled assets reverse auction" at WINE 2009 (Workshop on Internet and Network Economics) held in Rome.  read more
The Department's ACM team won the ACM Mid-Atlantic Programming Contest in early November and has advanced to the 2010 ACM-ICPC World Finals to be held in Harbin, China. The team is one of the top 100 teams out of 7,000 teams competing, representing 1,800 universities in 88 countries. The contest will be sponsored by IBM and hosted by Harbin Engineering University. The Finals are scheduled this year for early February. The team includes CS undergrads Alan Jackoway, Mitchell Katz, and Matt McCutchen with coaching provided by Prof. Amol Deshpande.  read more
The paper Social Trust Based Web Service Composition", by Ugur Kuter and Jennifer Golbeck, has won the Best Paper Award at the 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009). Ugur Kuter received his Ph.D. from our department in 2006. He is now an Assistant Research Scientist in UMIACS. Jennifer Golbeck received her Ph.D. from our department in 2005. She is now an Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in our department.  read more
Mike Hicks has been invited (and accepted) to serve on DARPA's ISAT panel. ISAT was established in 1987 by DARPA to support its technology offices, providing continuing and independent assessment of the state of advanced information science and technology and their relationship to DoD issues. Please join me in congratulating Mike.  read more
Dr. Jorge Lobo has been elevated to the rank of Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Jorge received his Ph.D. in computer science in 1990 under the direction of Professor Emeritus Jack Minker. Jorge currently works at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory.  read more
Professor Emeritus Marvin Zelkowitz gave a keynote talk on The Science of Software Engineering" at the International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering, Orlando, Florida, October 15-16, 2009.  read more
Geri Gay, Kenneth J. Bissett Professor and Chair of Communication at Cornell University presents Mobile Health - Social Influence and Emotional Support in Context". Date: October 22, 2009 Time: 4:00 pm Location: CSIC Building, Room 1115 This talk will focus on how mobile phones can be used to employ various forms of motivation, both social and individual, to encourage healthy behavior. Motivators such as competition, cooperation, control, and recognition that have been leveraged to bring about behavior change in many circumstances. Social influence has been shown to play an important role in...  read more