Ten alumni started as new tenure-track faculty at Top 50 Computer Science departments
2019 was an incredibly successful year for our students. Among several successful industry placements with leading companies like Google, Facebook and many others, 10 students made their way to academia and got placed in the Computer Science Universities ranked among the top 50 in the country. These include:
- Snigdha Chaturvedi: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- He He: New York University
- Mohit Iyyer: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
- Angjoo Kanazawa: University of California at Berkeley
- Haibin Ling: StonyBrook University
- Kartik Nayak: Duke University
- Sudha Rao: New York University
- Elissa Redmiles: Princeton University
- Xiao Wang: Northwestern University
- Yupeng Zhang: Texas A&M University
Department & UMIACS held first Computer and Computational Sciences Research Day
On Thursday, August 22, 2019, the department welcomed partners (from on-campus and off) and the fall 2019 cohort of master’s and PhD students to attend the first Computer and Computational Sciences Research Day.
Co-hosted with UMIACS, the event featured 30 faculty talks in association with Applied Math and the iSchool, in the Antonov auditorium at the Iribe Center. The presentations offered a unique opportunity for faculty researchers to give brief summaries of their current research. The topic areas presented at this event included Algorithms and Theory, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Computer Vision, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Network Systems, Programming Languages, Robotics, Virtual Reality and Visual Computing, and more.
The event was attended by over 130 people and featured over 30 research posters from current graduate students.
2019 Fall Career Fair
The Department held another very successful Career Fair with well over 3,000 people on Monday, September 16, 2019. There were 155 companies with 525 representatives and a record high number of 2,563 total students attended the event.