News & Announcements

Srinivasan Wins Distinguished Career Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences

Aug 10, 2021 - The Distinguished Career Award is the organization’s highest honor, acknowledging scientists and scholars who have a significant impact on their respective fields of study.

UMIACS Announces Eight New Faculty Appointments

Aug 09, 2021 - These new faculty swell the ranks of the UMIACS research community to more than 75 full-time faculty and research scientists hailing from eight departments in six schools and colleges across the Maryland campus.

Two CLIP Graduate Students Named 2021 Computing Innovation Fellows

Aug 06, 2021 - Supported by the National Science Foundation, the CI Fellows program aids recent and soon-to-be Ph.D. computing graduates whose job search was hampered by COVID-19 and its continued disruption on academic job hiring practices and the economy.

CBCB Researcher Jamshed Khan Wins Outstanding Student Paper Award

Aug 06, 2021 - The paper introduces a new algorithm for efficiently building a compacted de Bruijn graph from collections of input genome or transcriptome sequences.

New Approach to Information Transfer Reaches Quantum Speed Limit

Aug 04, 2021 - A team of researchers led by QuICS Fellow Alexey Gorshkov has found a quantum protocol that reaches the theoretical speed limits for certain quantum tasks. Their result provides new insight into designing optimal quantum algorithms.

How Can We Make AI Safe? Independent Audits, says Shneiderman

Aug 03, 2021 - A multidisciplinary and international team—including Distinguished University Professor emeritus Ben Shneiderman—has proposed independent auditing methods as a mechanism to enable reliable, safe and trustworthy AI systems.

CBCB Doctoral Student Studies Changes in Neurons that Affect Mammals’ Sleep Cycles

Aug 02, 2021 - Her most recent work focuses on investigating a specific neuronal cell type that syncs mammals' sleep/wake cycle—known as circadian rhythm—to the sun cycle.

New Postdocs Bring Expertise in Secure Software Development and Usable Security and Privacy to MC2

Jul 26, 2021 - Ethan Cecchetti and Nathan Malkin—both of whom recently received doctorates in computer science from Cornell University and UC Berkeley, respectively—will start at the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) in September.

Colwell Part of New Study Identifying Gut Microbiome Changes Long Before Onset of Celiac Disease

Jul 18, 2021 - In research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers have found early, distinct changes that can determine which at-risk infants will develop the autoimmune disease.

De Floriani Completes Term as IEEE CS President, Seeks New Leadership Role

Jul 16, 2021 - She is running for IEEE's Division VIII Delegate, a role in which she will continue to advocate for forward-looking concepts.