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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?
amir houmansadr
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
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
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

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