News & Events

Barna Saha
November 29, 2017
University of Massachusetts Amherst computer science researcher Barna Saha, with colleagues at MIT and elsewhere, are reporting the theoretical solution to a 36-year-old problem in RNA folding predictions, which is widely used in biology for... more
David Jensen
November 22, 2017
One of the newest, most challenging problems facing experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is called "explainability," says David Jensen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. However, it's a problem he is delighted to... more
Prashant Shenoy
November 20, 2017
UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) professor Prashant Shenoy has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members... more
November 17, 2017
Laura Haas, dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a 2017 WITI@UC Athena Award for Executive Leadership from the Women in Technology Initiative at the University... more
Innovation Challenge
November 13, 2017
The Minute Pitch, the first phase of the 2017-2018 Innovation Challenge, kicked-off on October 25, with College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) students participating in teams that won first and third place. At this first Innovation... more
Shlomo Zilberstein and Joydeep Biswas
October 27, 2017
Despite substantial progress in recent years, there are still "considerable barriers" to deploying fully autonomous systems such as self-driving cars or mobile service robots, say computer scientists Shlomo Zilberstein and Joydeep Biswas at the... more
CICS ARL IoBT Grant Recipients
October 04, 2017
A team of computer science researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are part of a four-institution consortium that has been awarded $25 million by the Army Research Labs with $4.5 million slated to go to UMass. The grant will be used... more
Prashant Shenoy
September 14, 2017
Prashant Shenoy, professor of computer science and associate dean in UMass Amherst's College of Information and Computer Sciences, has been named a 2017-2018 Fulbright Specialist Scholar. He will travel to Mumbai, India to work with researchers at... more
Ramesh Sitaraman
September 11, 2017
CICS Professor Ramesh Sitaraman looks back over a career in research and industry and finds that risk-taking, the sorrow of September 11th, and a little bit of luck helped him find his way.
Laura Haas
September 06, 2017
The climate for women in STEM fields has been prominently in the spotlight, with stories of challenges and barriers to womens' success in both the academy and in industry increasingly reaching the public consciousness. As the academic year begins,... more