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November 09, 2012
CS Alum Matthew Rattigan (Ph.D.
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October 30, 2012
Associate Professor Emery Berger and co-authors Benjamin Zorn and former UMass Amherst CS professor Kathryn McKinley were chosen as the recipients of the ACM Special Interest Group for Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) Most Influential Paper Award for... more
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September 06, 2012
Associate Professor Ramesh Sitaraman's research on an energy-efficient cloud system is described in the following: Batteries should be part of the Internet Infrastructurehttp://gigaom.com/cleantech/batteries-should-be-part-of-the-future-of-internet-... more
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August 05, 2012
Professor Sridhar Mahadevan and alum Satinder Singh (Ph.D. '94; Professor at the University of Michigan) organized a Celebratory Workshop for Andrew Barto's Research in Reinforcement Learning. The event was held in the department on July 6-7, 2012... more
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January 14, 2012
Jane Yolen has created a new scholarship in loving memory of her husband, Emeritus Professor David Stemple. Once endowed, the fund will provide an annual David W. Stemple Scholarship in Computing to a first-year graduate student, with priority given... more
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December 14, 2011
Professor Emeritus Wendy Lehnert retired in September 2011 after a twenty-nine year career as faculty in the UMass Amherst Department of Computer Science.
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December 14, 2011
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Victor Lesser retired in September 2011 after thirty-four years of service within the Department of Computer Science at UMass Amherst. While Lesser is now officially retired, he still continues to direct the Multi-... more
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October 05, 2010
Chancellor Robert Holub presented Professor Leon Osterweil with the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research & Creative Activity during the sixth annual UMass Amherst Faculty Convocation held in October. He was recognized... more
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December 15, 2009
The department's faculty are embarking on many exciting new projects. A few are highlighted below.
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June 09, 2009
Lee Osterweil, Lori Clarke, and Norman Sondheimer of the Computer Science Department, along with Legal Studies Professor Ethan Katsh, organized and hosted a workshop on "Dispute Resolution in a Connected Health Care World" in May in Washington, D.C... more
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June 06, 2009
As part of the 2008-2009 Distinguished Lecture Series, the Department selected prominent researchers from academia and industry. Jack Wolf, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego spoke on "The... more
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June 05, 2009
The first New England Undergraduate Computing Symposium (NEUCS), held at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, brought together nearly 100 students and faculty from the region, and set a high bar for subsequent events, according to Tim... more
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April 27, 2009
Professor Andrew McCallum was elected as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) "for significant contributions to the theory and application of information extraction, natural language processing, data... more
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April 26, 2009
Andrew McGregor joined the Department as an Assistant Professor in January. His research interests are in algorithms for processing massive data sets and data streams; computing with noisy or incomplete data; clustering; communication complexity;... more
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April 24, 2009
The UMass Amherst Center for Teaching (CFT) named Assistant Professor Deepak Ganesan as a Lilly Teaching Fellow for the 2009-2010 academic year. Lilly Fellows are selected on the basis of their promise in teaching and research, their interest in... more
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April 10, 2009
Graduate students Jacqueline Kenney and Benjamin Ransford have received 2009 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, and Henry Feild received Honorable Mention in the competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three... more
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October 15, 2008
The Department is very saddened to report that Professor Paul E. Utgoff died on October 11, 2008 at the age of 57 due to complications from surgery that he elected to undergo as part of his battle against appendiceal cancer. Professor Utgoff joined... more
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January 01, 2008
Professor Emeritus Edward M. Riseman died at the age of 64 on February 26, 2007 at his home in Leeds, MA.
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January 02, 2007
In Memoriam Professor Emeritus David W. Stemple (1937 - 2006) Professor Emeritus David W. Stemple passed away at the age of 68 on March 22, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. "David was a great colleague and good friend, and we will miss him... more
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January 01, 2007
In Memoriam Professor Emeritus Robin Popplestone, 1938 - 2004 Professor Emeritus Robin John Popplestone, one of the early pioneers in Robotics and Computer Programming Languages, died on April 14, 2004, in Glasgow, Scotland after a 10 year battle... more

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