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Hava Siegelmann
January 23, 2018
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional organization for the advancement of technology, has elevated UMass Amherst computer science professor Hava Siegelmann to the honorary position of Fellow... more
Andrew McCallum, Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg
January 16, 2018
Distinguished scientist and professor Andrew McCallum, director of the Center for Data Science in UMass Amherst's College of Information and Computer Sciences, will lead a new partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to accelerate science and... more
Xin Liu
December 13, 2017
College of Information and Computer Sciences undergraduate Xin Liu ('18) has been named a 2017-2018 Rising Researcher in recognition of his ambitious pursuit of research and scholarly activity.  
Andrew McCallum
December 11, 2017
Andrew McCallum, computer science professor and director of the Center for Data Science in the University of Massachusetts Amherst's College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), has been named a fellow by the Association for Computing... more
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
New Faculty 2017-2018
August 24, 2017
The UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences has hired seven new tenure-track and teaching faculty, amplifying its data science and mobile health research areas, and adding teaching capacity to address rapid increases in... more
Phillipa Gill
August 16, 2017
Phillipa Gill, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named one of MIT Technology Review's "Innovators Under 35" for her groundbreaking work on Internet censorship and network security.
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August 14, 2017
Today, banks are increasingly using software to decide who will get a loan, courts to judge who should be denied bail, and hospitals to choose treatments for patients. These uses of software make it critical that the software does not discriminate... more
CICS students with their team leader, Joydeep Biswas, at RoboCup 2017
August 10, 2017
A team of College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) graduate and undergraduate students won their lower bracket tournament in RoboCup 2017, an international tournament of robots playing soccer held July 27-31 in Nagoya, Japan.
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
UMass Amherst word mark
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
CS Ed Week Robot with Pin
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.
Computer Science Building
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
SIGIR logo
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

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