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December 14, 2011
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Victor Lesser retired in September 2011 after thirty-four years of service within the Department of Computer Science at UMass Amherst. While Lesser is now officially retired, he still continues to direct the Multi-... more
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December 14, 2011
Professor Emeritus Wendy Lehnert retired in September 2011 after a twenty-nine year career as faculty in the UMass Amherst Department of Computer Science.
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October 05, 2010
Chancellor Robert Holub presented Professor Leon Osterweil with the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research & Creative Activity during the sixth annual UMass Amherst Faculty Convocation held in October. He was recognized... more
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December 15, 2009
The department's faculty are embarking on many exciting new projects. A few are highlighted below.
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June 09, 2009
Lee Osterweil, Lori Clarke, and Norman Sondheimer of the Computer Science Department, along with Legal Studies Professor Ethan Katsh, organized and hosted a workshop on "Dispute Resolution in a Connected Health Care World" in May in Washington, D.C... more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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