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July 27, 2017
Every spring and fall, billions of birds migrate across the United States, largely unseen under the cover of darkness. Now a team of researchers led by College of Information and Computer Sciences professor Daniel Sheldon at the University of... more
2017 Graduates
July 14, 2017
Missed the 2017 CICS Senior Celebration? Or do you just want to relive the day? A video of the 2017 Senior Celebration is now available for viewing here: bit.ly/2uiWSXA Congratulations once again to all of our 2017 graduates! 
Andrew Barto
June 07, 2017
CICS professor emeritus Andrew Barto is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) IJCAI-17 Award for Research Excellence. 
2017 OAA Award Winners
May 02, 2017
On Friday, April 28, the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst celebrated the recipients of the college's ninth annual Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy (OAA) Awards. The OAA banquet was... more
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April 21, 2017
CICS professors David Jensen and Brian Levine and alumni John Burgess and Brian Gallagher will receive a 2017 IEEE INFOCOM Test of Time Paper Award for their 2006 paper, "MaxProp: Routing for Vehicle-Based Disruption-Tolerant Networks."
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April 20, 2017
The Center for Data Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is organizing its second annual Data Science Research Symposium on Thursday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Computer Science Building. In support of the Center's mission... more
Yuriy Brun
April 05, 2017
CICS assistant professor Yuriy Brun and collaborators have been recognized with a Best Paper Award for their paper, Continuous Analysis of Collaborative Design, at the IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA 2017) in Gothenburg... more
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March 24, 2017
The National Science Foundation has awarded its prestigious and highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship to two CICS students, graduate student Su Lin Blodgett and graduating junior Aaron Weiss.
Pengyu Zhang
March 24, 2017
Pengyu Zhang, a 2016 graduate of the UMass CICS PhD program advised by Professor Deepak Ganesan, now a postdoctoral researcher in Stanford University's Computer Science Department, has been named a winner of the 2017 ACM SIGMOBILE Doctoral... more
Conrad "Connie" Wogrin
March 13, 2017
Conrad "Connie" Wogrin, 92, emeritus professor of computer science, died peacefully Wednesday, March 8, 2017, surrounded by his family. 
Barna Saha
February 21, 2017
University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences researcher Barna Saha has been awarded a five-year, $549,986 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation, the agency's most... more
Laura M. Haas
February 15, 2017
Laura M. Haas, an IBM Fellow at IBM Research - Almaden known for her foundational research on information integration technology, has been named dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) at the University of Massachusetts... more
Erik Learned-Miller
February 08, 2017
With a new cluster of specialized graphics processing units (GPUs) now installed, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is poised to attract the nation's next crop of top Ph.D. students and researchers in such fields as artificial intelligence,... more
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February 01, 2017
Learn how the University of Massachusetts and the Commonwealth are responding to the Trump administration's executive order restricting immigration.  
Assistant Professor Arjun Guha
January 31, 2017
Assistant Professor Arjun Guha looks to programming languages to manage complex computing infrastructures.
ECEP Summit Attendees
December 14, 2016
Nearly 100 educators, researchers, non-profit and industry leaders and government officials from 16 states and Puerto Rico recently attended a two-day summit of the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) project in Washington, D.C., organized... more
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December 07, 2016
Hundreds of elementary, middle and high school students and many at colleges and universities across Massachusetts are taking part in classroom and after-school activities this week to observe Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 5-11, a nationwide... more
Nabanita De Fake News Problem
November 16, 2016
Nabanita De, a second-year CICS master's student, is part of a team that has developed an algorithm, in the form of a Chrome extension, to filter the authenticity of Facebook posts.  The work is in response to a proliferation of fake news posted on... more
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November 14, 2016
In support of the President's recent Computer Science For All announcement, the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance pledged to grow the alliance by five states. The ECEP Alliance, part of the University of Massachusetts Amherst's... more
November 04, 2016
The UMass Amherst Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) has selected Michelle Trim, a member of the CICS teaching faculty, as one of twelve 2016-2017 Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity (TIDE) Ambassadors.... more
November 04, 2016
Brant Cheikes joined the Center for Data Science (CDS) on August 1, 2016 as the Center's first executive director. Cheikes will be working with Professor Andrew McCallum, director of the Center, on the full range of CDS activities, including the... more
November 04, 2016
The David Mix Barrington Scholarship in Computer Science has been established in the College of Information and Computer Sciences. This endowed scholarship will provide annual support to a rising senior who is pursuing a second major in addition to... more
Beverly Woolf
November 04, 2016
CICS researcher Beverly Woolf and colleagues have received a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a "smart tutor" that will use a computer's camera and visual recognition software to detect student feelings,... more
Emery Berger
November 03, 2016
In a paper presented on Nov. 3 in Amsterdam, computer science researchers Emery Berger of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Sam Guyer of Tufts University described a new programming language feature they say will help to make software... more
Charlie Curtsinger
November 02, 2016
Charlie Curtsinger, a 2016 graduate of the UMass CICS PhD program advised by Professor Emery Berger and now a faculty member at Grinnell College, has been awarded an Honorable Mention for the Dennis Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award.
October 26, 2016
A paper written by CICS alum Boulat Bash (Ph.D. '15) and CICS distinguished professor Don Towsley recently received one of two honorable mentions in the National Security Agency (NSA) 4th Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition.
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September 21, 2016
The College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) has announced the five lecturers to speak in the college's annual Distinguished Lecturer Series.
Brendan O'Connor
September 08, 2016
For the past 30 years, computer science researchers have been teaching their machines to read, for example, assigning back issues of the Wall Street Journal, so computers can learn the English they need to run search engines like Google or mine... more
Deepak Ganesan
August 25, 2016
In a paper presented today at the Association for Computing Machinery's special interest group on data communication (SIGCOMM) conference in Florianopolis, Brazil, a team of computer science researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led... more
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August 17, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -Today the Baker-Polito administration announced a $5 million grant to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to establish the UMass Amherst Data Science/Cybersecurity Research and Education Collaborative, a public-private... more

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