The 2015 SIGPLAN election results were released recently. With their announcement came the news that Professor Michael Hicks of the University of Maryland would serve as the chair of SIGPLAN from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018.
On Saturday May 16th, Professor Mohammad Hajiaghayi will be leading a team of four graduate students in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals in Marrakech, Morocco. Sina Dehghani, Soheil Ehsani, and Xi Yi will be competing with 128 teams from all over the world compete to solve “eight or more complex, real-world problems, with a grueling five-hour deadline.” Dehghani, Ehsani, and Yi will work together with a single computer as well as race against the clock and other teams in what the contest calls a “battle of logic, strategy
Assistant Research Scientist Dave Levin (CS) and Assistant Professor Tudor Dumitras (ECE) worked with a team of computer scientists from Northeastern and Stanford universities on "Analysis of SSL Certificate Reissues and Revocations in the Wake of Heartbleed." Their paper, presented at the ACM 2014 Internet Measurement Conference in Vancouver, BC, addresses the difficult task of measuring whether or when a systems administrator should have revoked a certificate (for the secure operation of a public key infrastructure or PKI) in the wa
On August 19th, 2014, during the ACM SIGCOMM meeting in Chicago, two members of the Department of Computer Science received awards for their contributions to the field of Networking and Data Communication.
Professor Neil Spring was awarded the ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award for his paper with Ratul Mahajan and David Wetherall on "Measuing ISP Topologies with Rocketfuel." His paper, published in 2004, has been recognized for its ongoing, significant contribution to research conducted in this field.
Professor Larry Davis, previous CS Chair for 12 years, has been elected as a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. He is being recognized for his contributions to image processing and computer vision. Congratulations Prof. Davis!
A team representing UMD has won the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest for the Mid-Atlantic region, placing first in a field of 173 teams.
The team is comprised of students Shangfu Peng, Ang Li, and Hossein Esfandiari. The win qualifies them to advance to the world-final competition to be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia in Summer, 2013.
Two other UMD teams also placed well. Team #2 of Milad Gholami, Melika Abolhassani and Anirudh Bandi placed 7th. Team #3 of Mandeep Bedi, Luke Valenta, and David Karesh placed 9th.