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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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December 14, 2015
  The establishment of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) brings new opportunities and key challenges. Recruiting the best undergraduate and graduate students in an increasingly competitive environment is a pressing issue. In... more
Deepak Ganesan
December 11, 2015
For patients with HIV and other chronic conditions, taking medicines daily and exactly as prescribed is crucial for quality of life and long-term health. To support this, a team of University of Massachusetts Amherst computer scientists and... more
November 27, 2015
Encryption of a message to make it undecipherable to an unintended observer is often the goal of modern security research.  But what if the mere presence of the message is enough to compromise the security of the transmitting and receiver parties?
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November 25, 2015
Last week, The MIT Technology Review spotlighted the work of CICS researchers in an article, "Browser Plug-in Punches an Unfixable Hole in China's Great Firewall." Highlighted was the work of Assistant CICS Professor Amir Houmansadr and former... more
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November 02, 2015
Barna Saha, assistant professor of computer science, has been awarded a $10,000 Yahoo Academic Career Enhancement (ACE) Award for her work in algorithm design and analysis, data analytics, and randomization in computation.
October 30, 2015
UMass Amherst receives grant to enhance privacy in smart buildings and homes As more smart grids and buildings are fitted with digital electric meters, Web-enabled appliances and lighting, programmable outlets and switches, and intelligent HVAC... more
October 30, 2015
Two College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) Ph.D. students, Srinivasan Iyengar and Stephen Lee, took home first place in the third annual HackUMass, a 36-hour, student-run hackathon that drew almost 400 participants to UMass Amherst's... more
Wearable Electronics - Illuminated Origami
October 16, 2015
On October 15th, approximately 50 CICS students participated in the college's popular wearable electronics workshop led by Rui Wang, associate professor of computer science. During the workshop, Wang used his expertise in computer graphics to help... more
Gerome Miklau
October 16, 2015
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) this week named University of Massachusetts Amherst professor of computer science Gerome Miklau to lead a 4.5-year, $2.8 million grant to develop tools and techniques that enable the agency... more
Barna Saha
October 15, 2015
In an interview with Barna Saha, CICS assistant professor, she described some of the research challenges and latest advances in the area of algorithm design and analysis.
October 09, 2015
UMass Amherst computer scientists receive part of $10.8 million for big data research
September 30, 2015
Alexandra Meliou, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently received a five-year, $549,996 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development award to design and develop new... more
September 29, 2015
Andrew McCallum, CICS professor and director of the Center for Data Science, Mark McCartin-Lim, doctoral student in computer science, and Mark Maier, CICS alum (Ph.D. '14), were mentioned in articles about MassTech Collaborative's "Tech Trek" event... more
September 29, 2015
A study by Microsoft Research published this month ranks work by assistant professor Yuriy Brun as the most relevant software engineering research in the last five years. In a survey of over five hundred software developers at Microsoft, Brun's work... more
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September 29, 2015
Distinguished professor Bruce Croft, interim dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) and director of the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR), and James Allan, professor and co-director of the CIIR, are co-... more
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September 14, 2015
The National Science Foundation's Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity program today announced a three-year, $1 million grant to three University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers and others to work with Holyoke Gas &... more
Screen shot from researcher Beverly Woolf's math tutoring software, MathSpring
August 19, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Amherst computer scientist Beverly Woolf, an international leader in intelligent tutoring systems and expert in science and mathematics learning, recently received a one-year, $199,944 grant from the... more
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August 19, 2015
A feature story in the Daily Hampshire Gazette looks at 'Exploring Computer Science,' a professional development workshop for high school teachers held earlier this month at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke. The... more
August 11, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. - Computer scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by Evangelos Kalogerakis today unveiled a new software modeling program that uses sophisticated geometric matching and machine learning to successfully mimic the... more
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July 31, 2015
University of Massachusetts Amherst provost, Katherine Newman, announced this week the launch of a search for the founding dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS). The dean will have a unique opportunity to shape and grow... more
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July 28, 2015
A feature story in The Boston Globe looks at UMass Amherst's Coaches Connect workshop held at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke earlier this month. The workshop, now in its fifth year, helps parents and educators... more
Girls Inc. Eureka Program
July 08, 2015
For the third consecutive year, the College of Computer and Information Sciences (CICS) is hosting Girls Inc. of Holyoke's Eureka! program, a national initiative that brings girls 12-18 onto college and university campuses to explore science,... more

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