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June 11, 2015
UMass President Robert L. Caret awarded two Science and Technology Initiative Fund grants to faculty of the College of Information and Computer Sciences faculty.  Andrew McCallum and David Jensen were awarded $85,000 to support the Center for Data... more
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June 01, 2015
Lori Clarke, professor and chair of the School of Computer Science, retired this month after forty years at UMass Amherst.Dr. Clarke is co-director of the University's Laboratory for Advanced Software Engineering Research (LASER) where her research... more
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April 15, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. - Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced today the establishment of a new College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst effective Sept. 1. W. Bruce Croft, Distinguished Professor of... more
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April 14, 2015
The Seventh Annual Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Awards ceremony will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015. View OAA 2015 site for details on this year's recipients.
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April 13, 2015
The Winter/Spring 2015 Significant Bits newsletter is now available.  View now. Alums and friends should receive this issue in the mail by mid April. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for the print or electronic version, send email... more
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April 10, 2015
This has been an incredibly busy time for Computer Science, with a number of very exciting new endeavors. First and foremost, plans are moving ahead to become an independent college. It was only a few years ago that we announced that we were a... more
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March 26, 2015
UMass Amherst is creating a new Center for Data Science to coordinate and significantly expand its capacity for research, training and industrial collaboration in support of the exploding demand for the acquisition and analysis of "big data."
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March 25, 2015
Professor James Allan, co-Director of the UMass Amherst Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval, is collaborating with Northeastern University's NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks on a half million dollar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon... more
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March 25, 2015
Assistant Professor Yuriy Brun received a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for the project "Improving Software Quality using Dynamically Inferred Models.""Software has become an integral... more
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March 24, 2015
Things were very different on campus when Professor Robert Moll began teaching in the 1970s. In the Campus Center, for example, instead of clusters of tables with laptops like are seen today, there were rows of pinball machines. It was at the "... more
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March 23, 2015
During his first month on the job at NSF as Assistant Director of CISE, Jim Kurose, CS Distinguished Professor, testified before the Subcommittee on Research and Technology for the Science, Space, and Technology Committee of the U.S. House of... more
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March 22, 2015
Four UMass Amherst computer science doctoral students received prestigious fellowships from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and NASA.John Vilk was chosen for a 2015-2016 Facebook Fellowship, one of only 11 Ph.D student winners in the U.S. and Europe.... more
Training computers to generate 3D shapes
March 19, 2015
Figure 1: User interface for creating and exploring virtual creatures by specifying semantic attributes reflecting high-level design intent. 
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March 19, 2015
Professor Robert Moll retired this past December, after spending more than forty years on the UMass Amherst Computer Science faculty. He arrived with a full black beard from MIT in the fall of 1973, after completing a doctorate in theoretical... more
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March 18, 2015
Faculty NewsProfessor Andrew McCallum was an invited speaker at the 2014 Workshop on Automated Knowledge Base Construction (AKBC). He and co-authors received Outstanding Paper Awards at AKBC 2014 for their papers "Knowledge Base Completion using... more
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March 18, 2015
Professor Shlomo Zilberstein has embarked on a National Science Foundation-funded project to explore the planning and challenges involved in automated planning for semi-autonomous systems. On this four-year NSF grant, he is working with Professor... more
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March 18, 2015
In October, the School of Computer Science welcomed CS alumni and friends to a social event held at Amazon's Cambridge, MA facility. The event was at capacity with 150 registered to attend. CS Chair Lori Clarke welcomed attendees and provided a... more
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March 18, 2015
EMC Corporation established an undergraduate scholarship this year, and continued funding the EMC Student Participation Awards. The 2015 recipients of the EMC Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Sophomore are Maya Bergandy and Karl Schmeckpeper.... more
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March 17, 2015
Since 2008, Cisco Systems has provided undergraduate scholarships to students within the School of CS. The recipients of the 2015 Cisco Systems Awards for Outstanding Achievement as a Junior Undergraduate are Batkhuyag Batsaikhan, Anna Deng, Molly... more
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March 17, 2015
CS students attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) in October, joining nearly 8,000 women at the event held in Phoenix, AZ. Yahoo! provided travel support for some of the students to attend the conference. GHC Attendees... more

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