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October 24, 2013
During the School of Computer Science's celebration dinner on Friday, October 18, Massachusetts Senator Stanley Rosenberg presented School Chair Lori Clarke will a citation from the Massachusetts Senate "in Recognition of:  The Celebration of the... more
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October 24, 2013
UKeiG (U.K. eInformation Group) announced that Professor W Bruce Croft is the 2013 winner of the Tony Kent Strix Award which was presented at the Internet Librarian International (ILI 2013) in London on October 16.The Tony Kent Strix Award is... more
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October 23, 2013
CS Prof. Emery Berger's and CS Adjunct Prof. Scott Kaplan's (Amherst College faculty) research is included in Apple's new operating system, Mavericks.  According to the news release, "their contributions will significantly improve performance and... more
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October 17, 2013
Celebrating the School of Computer Science: Broadening the Impact of Computing October 17-19, 2013 Full Schedule of events at:  http://www.cs.umass.edu/SCScelebration Exciting events are planned for October 17-19, 2013 (during the campus Homecoming... more
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October 01, 2013
The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) has become the first university research data center to receive a LEED(r) Platinum certification, the highest green building ranking. The MGHPCC is also one of only 13 data centers... more
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August 22, 2013
The Summer 2013 Significant Bits newsletter is now available.  View now. Alums and friends should receive this issue in the mail by the end of August. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for the print version, send email to bits@cs.... more
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August 21, 2013
Arjun Guha joins the school this fall as an Assistant Professor, where he will co-lead the PLASMA (Programming Languages And Systems at MAssachusetts) group. Guha conducts research in programming languages and enjoys applying his work to other... more
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August 21, 2013
Lori A. Clarke, Professor and CS Chair
Graphic depicting Prof. Rui Wang's research
August 20, 2013
Advances in visual computing, particularly in computer-generated imagery, have profoundly changed the way we express ideas, create content, exchange information, and interact with machines. Today, visual computing is an indispensable component of... more
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August 20, 2013
The School of Computer Science is expanding its undergraduate offerings to include an emphasis on  Informatics. Informatics involves the study of computational principles as they apply to other disciplines.  Initially the Informatics program will  ... more
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August 20, 2013
To recognize their remarkable accomplishments of graduates of the Department's degree programs and to acknowledge the support of important friends of the department, the Department established the University of Massachusetts Amherst Computer Science... more
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August 19, 2013
The School of CS has an active industrial affiliates program (IAP). Some IAP activities are highlighted below. Cisco Systems, Inc.
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August 19, 2013
The School is pleased to announce that two endowed scholarships have been established, thanks to generous contributions from our CS alums.  The Jim Gray Scholarship in Computer Science This scholarship was established in 2013 by CS alum Hanuma... more
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August 19, 2013
Professor Brian Levine, Research Scientist Marc Liberatore, and researchers within the Center for Forensics continue their work on forensic analysis to directly assist law enforcement agencies that investigate network trafficking of images of child... more
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August 19, 2013
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Tiffany Liu received a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Liu is in her second year in the UMass Amherst CS doctoral program. She graduated from Smith College with a B.S. in... more
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August 19, 2013
President Barack Obama's office recently named Research Professor Beverly Woolf a Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF) for 2013, recognizing her leadership in designing software tutors that respond to a student's mood and personal learning pace, for... more
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August 18, 2013
Faculty News Professor Andrew McCallum was elected as the next President of the International Machine Learning Society (IMLS), the parent organization of the ICML conference. His three-year term will begin in 2014.Elisha Rosensweig, (CS Ph.D. '12),... more
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August 18, 2013
Recent Computer Science Ph.D. graduates (AY 2012-2013) Michael Bendersky; Information Retrieval with Query Hypergraphs; (W. Bruce Croft, Advisor); Sept. 2012; Software Engineer, Google, Inc.
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July 01, 2013
Priscilla Scott retired in May, 2013 after a 37-year career at UMass Amherst, working 29 years in the Department/School of Computer Science. A retirement celebration was held in her honor on May 8, 2013 at the University Club on campus. In 1974,... more
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May 08, 2013
Dr. Stephen Constantine died suddenly on May 4, 2013 at his home. Dr. Constantine was a half-time Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science, and he also held a half-time appointment in the College of Engineering. He also served as a faculty... more
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May 07, 2013
The UMass Amherst School of Computer Science hosted a social gathering for UMass Amherst CS alums at Microsoft's Bellevue, WA facility. Over 40 people attended. It was great to see so many alums from the west coast. More details.
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May 06, 2013
Nearly 100 people attended the Fifth Annual Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Awards Banquet held on Friday, May 3, 2013. OAA award winners: Laura K. Dillon, Wayne W. Duso, Arthur I. Karshmer, Rakesh (Teddy) Kumar, Jennifer Neville, Aaron St.... more
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April 23, 2013
Distinguished Professor Jim Kurose received the IEEE INFOCOM 2013 Achievement Award "for seminal contributions in the design, analysis, modeling and measurement of computer networks and their protocols, and for impactful service and educational... more
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April 11, 2013
Associate Professor Yanlei Diao is the recipient of the 2013 CRA-W Anita Borg Early Career Award. The award was established to recognize a woman in computer science and/or engineering who has made both significant research contributions while also... more
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April 10, 2013
Akshat Kumar's dissertation was selected as a runner-up for the IFAAMAS-12 Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award. The award recognized outstanding dissertations in the area of Autonomous Agents or Multiagent Systems completed in 2012. A... more
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April 09, 2013
Associate Professor Gerome Miklau and PhD student Chao Li received the Best Paper Award at the 2013 International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT) for their paper "A Theory of Pricing Private Data". The award was shared with co-authors Daniel Li... more
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April 08, 2013
Associate Professor Deepak Ganesan and graduate student Moaj Musthag received the Best Paper Award at the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems for "Labor Dynamics in a Mobile Micro-Task Market."
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April 05, 2013
Associate Professor Emery Berger and CS alums Nilanjan Banerjee (Ph.D. '09) and Shaun Kane (M.S. '05) received Microsoft Research Software Engineering Innovation Foundation (SEIF) 2013 Awards. SEIF awards support academic research in software... more
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February 26, 2013
To recognize the remarkable accomplishments of graduates of the School's degree programs and to acknowledge the support of important friends of the school, the School established the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Computer Science... more

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