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student project - 16x16 LED cube showing classic Mario jumping
February 15, 2019
On Monday, January 28, the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) unveiled its new makerspace. The innovative new space, located in 2,970 square feet on the first floor of the Lederle Graduate Research Center, will provide aspiring... more
CS students Ruby Ramsay and Lynn Li
February 11, 2019
The College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) held an interdisciplinary panel comprised of UMass professors on January 29 discussing how important it is for computer science majors to study social sciences and humanities. The panel was co... more
Ryan McKenna
February 07, 2019
College of Computer and Informational Sciences doctoral student Ryan McKenna has recently won third place and a $5,000 prize in the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) first ever Differential Privacy Synthetic Data Challenge.... more
Joydeep Biswas
February 07, 2019
Assistant Professor Joydeep Biswas has recently been awarded an Amazon Research Award of $80,000 to fund his research on modeling dynamic human environments for robot perception.
James Allan
February 04, 2019
UMass Amherst College of Computer and Information Sciences Chair of Faculty and Computing Research Association (CRA) Board Member James Allan has recently been profiled by the Computer Research Association (CRA) in their February 2019 CRA Bulletin.
Shlomo Zilberstein
January 24, 2019
Professor Shlomo Zilberstein has been chosen to receive the 2019 Distinguished Service Award by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a nonprofit society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of... more
Huaizu Jiang
January 23, 2019
College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) doctoral student Huaizu Jiang has been selected to receive a $50,000 2019-2020 NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship. The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship program acknowledges highly accomplished graduate students... more
Andrew Barto
December 12, 2018
A second edition of the widely used textbook, "Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction" by College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) professor emeritus Andrew Barto and alumnus Richard S. Sutton (PhD '84) was released this month by MIT... more
December 12, 2018
College of Information and Computer Sciences Assistant Professor Sunghoon "Ivan" Lee recently received a National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Trailblazer Award to support a collaboration with Katherine Boyer, associate... more
December 10, 2018
The National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) recently awarded the UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) a $10,000 NCWIT Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP) grant for their female undergraduate... more
megaphone
December 09, 2018
SUNY University at Albany Associate Professor of political science Virginia Eubanks gave a talk on campus on Nov. 8 as part of The Futures lecture series. In her talk, Eubanks discussed her book, "Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile,... more
CS Women
December 09, 2018
Women for UMass Amherst recently granted the CS Women Graduate group $6,000 to fund their travel scholarship. Women for UMass Amherst (WFUM) is a network of alumni that "promotes the advancement of campus programs that provide access, support, and... more
Huaizu Jiang
December 09, 2018
UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) PhD student Huaizu Jiang has been named a 2019 Adobe Research Fellow. The Adobe Research Fellowship program acknowledges highly skilled graduate students conducting impactful research... more
Ramesh Sitaraman
December 04, 2018
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional organization for the advancement of technology, has elevated UMass Amherst Computer Science Professor Ramesh Sitaraman to the honorary position of Fellow... more
Subhransu Maji
November 30, 2018
The National Science Foundation has awarded College of Information and Computer Sciences researcher Subhransu Maji its Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, a five-year, $545,586 grant to support his work in computer vision and artificial... more
Tribexor, a fabric-based triboelectric joint sensing system
November 11, 2018
 In a paper presented at SenSys 2018, the 16th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems Nov. 4-7 in Shenzhen, China, a team of UMass Amherst scientists introduced Tribexor, a fabric-based triboelectric joint sensing system that can be... more
Emery Berger & Deepak Ganesan
November 11, 2018
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named computer science professors Emery Berger and Deepak Ganesan 2018 ACM Distinguished Members for their outstanding scientific contributions to computing. The two are among 49 innovators honored... more
James Allan
November 06, 2018
Professor James Allan, chair of the faculty in the UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences, is a member of the leadership team on a National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to support the... more
November 01, 2018
Terrie Kellogg, a software specialist in the UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), was recently selected to receive the 2018 Outstanding Staff Award for her exceptional work in the college's Computer Science Computing... more
(l. to r.) Gregory Thomas, Grace Hall, and Tom Moliterno
October 29, 2018
The Minute Pitch, the first event of the 2018-2019 Innovation Challenge, began on October 24 with College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) students claiming the first place prize.

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