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August 08, 2016
The ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) Test of Time Award, established in 2014, "recognizes research that has had long-lasting influence, including impact on a subarea of information retrieval research, across subareas of... more
Professor Shlomo Zilberstein
July 13, 2016
CICS graduate students Kyle Wray and Luis Pineda, with their professor Shlomo Zilberstein, described a new approach to managing the challenge of transferring control between a human and an autonomous system, in a paper they presented at the... more
Bo Jiang
June 23, 2016
CICS Post Doc Bo Jiang, Distinguished Professor Don Towsley, and alumni Daniel Figueiredo (Ph.D. '05, now at a professor at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) and Bruno Ribeiro (Ph.D. '10, now a professor at Purdue University) won the Best... more
June 23, 2016
Japan's Hokkaido University (HU) and the UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) have embarked on a new initiative, part of the Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE), to foster collaborative... more
Emery Berger
June 16, 2016
Emery Berger, professor of computer science, has received an Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Programming Languages Design and Implementation (PLDI) Most Influential Paper Award for his 2006 paper, "DieHard: Probabilistic Memory Safety for... more
Communications of the ACM
June 14, 2016
The June 2016 issue of the Communications of the ACM (CACM) features a paper by CICS PLASMA Lab researchers Dan Barowy (UMass Amherst CICS PhD student), Charlie Curtsinger (UMass Amherst CICS PhD alum, now a professor at Grinnell College), Emery... more
June 10, 2016
The MassMutual Foundation, Inc.--a dedicated corporate foundation established by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual)--today announced it is providing the University of Massachusetts Amherst $15 million over 10 years to further... more
Prashant Shenoy
June 08, 2016
Prashant Shenoy, professor of computer science, has been awarded the 2016 ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award for his research paper on multi-tier Internet services, which he co-wrote with Ph.D. student Bhuvan Urgaonkar ('02 M.S., '05 Ph.D.) and... more
June 07, 2016
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mount Holyoke College are teaming up to apply recent advances in machine learning, specifically biologically inspired deep learning methods, to analyze large amounts of scientific data from... more
Hava Siegelmann
May 27, 2016
CICS Professor Hava Siegelmann, director of the BINDS laboratory, was selected as the 2016 recipient of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) Hebb Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to biological learning. The award will... more
May 24, 2016
Distinguished Professor Jim Kurose, now the assistant director for NSF's Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) directorate, reflects on his Japanese-American heritage in an NSF Discoveries article. Read the article
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May 20, 2016
The College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) honored its graduates during Commencement Weekend 2016, May 6-7, 2016. Below are some photo highlights from the Master's and Doctoral Celebration on May 6th and the undergraduate Senior... more
Jim Kurose
May 07, 2016
Jim Kurose is leading the Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) as an Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is on leave from his UMass Amherst position as Distinguished Professor of... more
May 06, 2016
Computer Science within UMass Amherst has changed from a school to the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), but one of its strongest characteristics remains the same--the connectivity among its faculty and our commitment to... more
Andrew McGregor
May 05, 2016
Associate Professor Andrew McGregor was selected as the recipient of the 2016 CICS Outstanding Teacher Award. "The CICS Awards Committee selected Andrew based on a number of factors including his excellent teaching evaluations, letters from students... more
Shiri Dori-Hacohen
May 03, 2016
The Isenberg School of Management's Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently held the 11th annual Innovation Challenge, where six teams of top student entrepreneurs competed for up to $65,000 to help... more
Deepak Ganesan & Ben Marlin
April 20, 2016
Digital health is a rapidly emerging area with the broad goal of improving healthcare delivery, efficiency, and quality by leveraging a diverse array of health data sources including electronic health records, medical claims data, medical imaging... more
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April 20, 2016
CICS Assistant Professor Barna Saha was awarded a 2015 Yahoo! Academic Career Enhancement (ACE) Award and a Google Faculty Research Award. Assistant Professor Yuriy Brun and Professor Prashant Shenoy also received Google Faculty Research Awards.
Eliot Moss
April 20, 2016
During the 2015 Association for Computing Machinery Symposium on Operating System Principles (SOSP), Professor Eliot Moss was honored with the prestigious Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) Hall of Fame Award for his landmark paper... more
Alexandra Meliou
April 14, 2016
Alexandra Meliou, assistant professor of computer science, has been awarded a prestigious 2016-2017 Lilly Fellowship from the UMass Amherst Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD).
Tracy Mitrano
March 21, 2016
Tracy Mitrano has joined the College of Information and Computer Sciences as the Academic Dean of a new cybersecurity program, the Trust, Assurance and Cybersecurity Certificate, or TACC. A component of the college's Cybersecurity Institute, TACC is... more
Prashant Shenoy
March 20, 2016
Some computer data centers see electricity bills in the millions of dollars each month, and costs continue to rise, said CICS Professor Prashant Shenoy, which is why the official opening in February of New England's first experimental solar-powered... more
Professor Emeritus Andrew Barto
March 14, 2016
The ancient board game Go, played with black and white stones on a grid, is so complex that experts in artificial intelligence (AI) once believed it would be decades, if ever, before a computer could beat the best human player. But today AlphaGo, an... more
Julie Stubbs
February 20, 2016
UMass Amherst fundraiser Julie Stubbs joined CICS as director of development, effective January 19, 2016. Stubbs brings 12 years of experience in heading the philanthropic efforts at nonprofits and UMass Amherst. Her initial position on campus was... more
Amir Houmansadr
February 09, 2016
Internet security expert Amir Houmansadr at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a five-year, $581,458 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to combat Internet censorship by analyzing current censor-circumvention... more
Brian Levine
January 25, 2016
Successful graduates will enter national service to protect vital assets such utilities, water treatment and military defense systems. A team of cybersecurity researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by computer scientist Brian... more
Ramesh Sitaraman
January 20, 2016
Ramesh Sitaraman, professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, will receive India's prestigious Hind Rattan Award in recognition of contributions to the field of computer science. This award is given annually to approximately 25... more
January 07, 2016
Thanks to the work of computer science researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the online database of the country's millions of inventors and patents will be much better to navigate for innovators, business and policy makers.
December 17, 2015
Using 20 years of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data from tens of thousands of brain imaging experiments, computational neuroscientists Hava Siegelmann and a postdoctoral colleague in UMass Amherst's College of Information and... more
Center for Data Science - UMass Amherst
December 16, 2015
Two University of Massachusetts Amherst computer scientists who are helping to shape the intellectual agenda of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Big Data Research and Development Initiative attended the first Northeast Big Data Hub workshop... more

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