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Jonathan Katz


College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Dave Levin

Assistant Professor

College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Andrew Childs


College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Amitabh Varshney

Professor and Dean

College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Dinesh Manocha

Distinguished University Professor

College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Computer Science News Releases

UMD Researchers Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Computer Scientist and Engineer, Chemist Lauded for Significant Contributions to Science and Society

Op/Ed: Problems We Will Solve

Pines: We must consider the technology’s upside

Two UMD Faculty Members Receive 2023 Sloan Research Fellowships

Early-Career Award Honors Computational Astrophysicist, Quantum-Focused Computer Scientist

Three UMD Students Named 2021 Goldwater Scholars

Three latest University of Maryland Goldwater scholars make 37 such scholars from UMD in the past 10 years

University of Maryland Science Major Wins Prestigious 2021 Churchill Scholarship

Senior Pavan Ravindra becomes the fifth UMD student to receive the award since 2018

National Academy of Inventors Names University of Maryland Vice President for Research and a University Professor as 2020 Fellows

Two new inductees are latest of eight UMD faculty recognized by NAI for ‘prolific spirit of innovation’

UMD Biologist Gets $ 1.5 Million NIH Award to Develop Brain Mapping Techniques

“High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program” will fund project that could transform efforts to understand how neurons are wired

New Artificial Intelligence System Automatically Evolves to Evade Internet Censorship

Researchers at the University of Maryland developed a new tool based on genetic evolution that automatically learned to evade censorship in China, India and Kazakhstan.

Seeing How Computers ‘Think’ When Answering Questions Can Lead to More Intelligent Machines Say UMD Researchers

University of Maryland researchers created 1,213 questions in collaboration with computers to identify flaws in machine-learning language models

UMD ‘Hyperdimensional’ AI Might Lead to Major League Improvements in Robotic Abilities

Work by UMD computer scientists offers a way to radically enhance the ability of AI to translate sensory input into robotic movement.

University of Maryland Launches Center for Machine Learning

An inaugural partner in the center is financial and technology leader Capital One

Professor Gives UMD $750K to Support Campus Makerspaces in New Brendan Iribe Center and Across Campus

Gift supports makerspace in the new Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering and efforts to coordinate use of other makerspaces around campus.

UMD Launches Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing

With a new $1 million gift from Brendan Iribe, the Initiative will build on current programming by the Maryland Center for Women in Computing and emphasize inclusion for students of all genders and backgrounds.

Machine Learning Finds Multiple Factors Underlie Cancer Immunotherapy Success

UMD computer scientist leads work to better ID which cancer patients will benefit from immunothehorapy

$1 Million from the State of Maryland Will Match Brin Family Donation for Two Endowed Professorships in Computer Science at UMD

New funding grows state-matched faculty positions in computer science to six endowed professorships and two endowed chairs.

People Recall Information Better Through Virtual Reality, Says New UMD Study

VR technology shows promise for changing the landscape of industries such as medicine, education and workforce training.

UMD Study Validates Face Recognition Experts, But Shows Humans Perform Best with an AI Partner

Multidisciplinary study provides scientific underpinnings for accuracy of forensic facial identification and shows benefits of human and computer collaboration.

UMD Announces Inventions of the Year Winners, and Celebrates Ventures and Partnerships

UMD honors exceptional inventions that have the potential to make an important impact on science, society, and the free market.

Four UMD Students Named 2018 Goldwater Scholars

Scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year.

Two UMD Science Majors Win Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Christopher Bambic and Yousuf Khan will spend next year completing master’s degrees at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Spinning Comet Slows Down During Close Approach to Earth

UMD astronomers observe the most drastic slowing of a comet's spin.

University of Maryland Receives $5M National Science Foundation Grant to Support Next Generation of Cyber Leaders

Funding will provide scholarships for students in UMD’s Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students program

France Recognizes Contributions of UMD’s Colwell with Appointment to the Legion of Honor

Colwell's career bridges many areas, including microbiology, ecology, infectious disease, public health and computer and satellite technology.

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