June 06, 2009
As part of the 2008-2009 Distinguished Lecture Series, the Department selected prominent researchers from academia and industry. Jack Wolf, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego spoke on "The... more
June 05, 2009
The first New England Undergraduate Computing Symposium (NEUCS), held at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, brought together nearly 100 students and faculty from the region, and set a high bar for subsequent events, according to Tim... more
April 27, 2009
Professor Andrew McCallum was elected as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) "for significant contributions to the theory and application of information extraction, natural language processing, data... more
April 26, 2009
Andrew McGregor joined the Department as an Assistant Professor in January. His research interests are in algorithms for processing massive data sets and data streams; computing with noisy or incomplete data; clustering; communication complexity;... more
April 24, 2009
The UMass Amherst Center for Teaching (CFT) named Assistant Professor Deepak Ganesan as a Lilly Teaching Fellow for the 2009-2010 academic year. Lilly Fellows are selected on the basis of their promise in teaching and research, their interest in... more
April 10, 2009
Graduate students Jacqueline Kenney and Benjamin Ransford have received 2009 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, and Henry Feild received Honorable Mention in the competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three... more
October 15, 2008
The Department is very saddened to report that Professor Paul E. Utgoff died on October 11, 2008 at the age of 57 due to complications from surgery that he elected to undergo as part of his battle against appendiceal cancer.
Professor Utgoff joined... more
January 01, 2008
Professor Emeritus Edward M. Riseman died at the age of 64 on February 26, 2007 at his home in Leeds, MA.
January 02, 2007
Professor Emeritus David W. Stemple (1937 - 2006)
Professor Emeritus David W. Stemple passed away at the age of 68 on March 22, 2006 after a long battle with cancer.
"David was a great colleague and good friend, and we will miss him... more
January 01, 2007
Professor Emeritus Robin Popplestone, 1938 - 2004
Professor Emeritus Robin John Popplestone, one of the early pioneers in Robotics and Computer Programming Languages, died on April 14, 2004, in Glasgow, Scotland after a 10 year battle... more