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 2012

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We are pleased to announce that S. Cenk Sahinalp has been named a University of Maryland Computer Science Department Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Sahinalp is a Professor of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. He received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Bilkent University and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park in 1997 under the supervision of Prof. Uzi Vishkin . He has been a postdoctoral fellow at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, a faculty member at University of Warwick, a research fellow at Center for BioInformatics, University of Pennsylvania...  read more
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The Department is pleased to announce that Tom Reinhardt has been hired as an instructor starting in the Fall term. Tom joins the department having worked in a number of different positions in both industry and teaching. He has worked in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT in the 1980's, commercial software development in the 1990's, and devoted nearly a decade to teaching computer science within the Montgomery County Public School System. Mr. Reinhardt holds an M.A. in Computer Science from Boston University and a B.A., in Philosophy/Political Science from Boston College. He is...  read more
The Department is pleased to announce that Elaine Shi and Nick Feamster will be joining our faculty this summer. Nick and Elaine are world-class researchers, with a focus on computer systems and security. Both will have appointments in UMIACS and in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center . Elaine Shi Elaine Shi will join as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland. She obtained her Ph.D. and Masters degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and her B.E. from Tsinghua University. Before joining the University of Maryland, she was...  read more
The Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) Symposium will be held on May 15-16 in the Riggs Alumni Center. Features cutting edge research on cybersecurity being done at the University of Maryland, tutorials by Maryland faculty, and panels and keynotes from outside experts. More details at http://umiacs.umd.edu/mc2symposium/  read more
The Wall Street Journal's recent Path to Professions feature ranked the Department 10th among schools producing the best CS graduates, according to recruiters.  read more
Professor Hanan Samet has been selected by ACM to serve as the Founding Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the new ACM journal titled: ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS).  read more
Hanan Samet is the recipient of the 2012 ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award. Dr. Samet won this award for fundamental contributions to the development of multidimensional spatial data structures and indexing. The full press release at http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/2012/technical-awards-2011 cites the following contributions as the basis for the award: "Dealing with multidimensional numerical data naturally arises in spatial, optimization, and learning problems. Accessing such information rapidly requires efficient and preferably elegantly simple data structures. If a...  read more
Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:30 p.m. CHE 2110 Dr. Nam-Sung (Stephen) Woo President System LSI Business Device Solutions Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd Host: Prof. Ashok Agrawala Title: Supercomputer in your hand: history & future direction Abstract: In this talk, we will present recent advances of computing power in mobile devices and how the progress has been achieved. We will describe multicore system of application processors that support multimedia applications. Examples of industry, including Samsung Electronics, will be presented. We will compare this phenomenon against the...  read more
Alex Malozemoff has been selected from over 3000 applicants as one of the recipients of a 2012 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Alex is currently a first year student working with Professor Jonathan Katz.  read more
Dr. Lise Getoor is giving a distinguished lecture at the Capital Region Celebration of Women in Computing .  read more

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