News & Announcements

Jack Minker (1927–2021)

Apr 12, 2021 - The founding chair of the UMD Department of Computer Science and strong advocate for human rights for scientists worldwide passed away on April 9, 2021.

UMIACS Faculty Participate in Workshop Geared Toward Engaging BIPOC Undergrads in Research

Apr 07, 2021 - The three-day workshop aimed specifically toward Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) will bring together about 50 students from across the U.S. who will engage in meaningful computing research with UMD faculty and graduate students.

Hartree Fellow Identifies Strengths and Limits of Quantum Computers

Apr 06, 2021 - Nai-Hui Chia says that he is excited to be researching quantum computer science at this pivotal point, when quantum computing is becoming a practical reality.

Graduate Student Bhattacharya Receives Adobe Research Fellowship

Apr 05, 2021 - Uttaran Bhattacharya, a third-year doctoral student in computer science, was one of only 10 graduate students to receive an Adobe Research Fellowship this year.

Talk Nerdy Podcast Features Rita Colwell Discussing Sexism and Science

Mar 30, 2021 - Colwell—still active in research, including multiple international efforts to stem the spread of cholera—talked candidly about the barriers she faced throughout her career as a woman scientist.

Lu Handles All Payroll and Benefits Queries in Unique Times

Mar 26, 2021 - In addition to processing the necessary paperwork for payroll and benefits, she says part of her job is to make incoming UMIACS faculty, students and staff feel more at ease.

El-Sayed to Lead New Genomic Sequencing Facility at UMD

Mar 24, 2021 - The Advanced Genomic Technologies Core, part of the Brain and Behavior Institute, will advance high-throughput and advanced large-scale genomics research, and will greatly improve the university’s capabilities in neuroscience and other life sciences.

UMD Center for Machine Learning Launches Fairness in AI Seminar Series

Mar 05, 2021 - The weekly talks will feature experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning and theoretical computer science.

Recent Workshop Highlights Innovative Immersive Media Projects at UMD

Mar 04, 2021 - Presentations at the Feb. 26 event involved projects based in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and immersive spaces.

New Partnership Aims to Help UMD Further Diversify D.C. Region’s Tech Ecosystem

Mar 02, 2021 - Partnership with Break Through Tech is part of the Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities Initiative.

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