Academic and Career News
UMD Computer Science students win DKC3, DigiKey's Collegiate Computing Competition 2014!
Three UMD CS students, Jonathan Beaulieu, Bridget Coughlin, and Scott Redig, formed the team Pointless Pointer and competed against twenty-three other teams from around the area. For the first time in the competition's history, two teams tied for first place after the word, short, and long problem sections: UMD and Bemidji State University. UMD scored very well on the tie-breaker problem to win the competition.
Science, social science, and art collide at the UMD MMad Lab
1 day, 2 Colloquiums: "Artificial Intelligence & Research" and "Effective Learning of Probabilistic Models from Structured Data"
TWO COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUMS
Dr. Sriraam Natarajan
School of Informatics & Computing Indiana University
Both topics will be on
Friday, September 26, 2014
UMD Engr 290
9:00 A.M. - Effective Learning of Probabilistic Models from Structured Data
Statistical Relational Learning (SRL) Models combine the powerful formalisms of probability theory and first-order logic to handle uncertainty in large, complex problems. In this talk, I will review the progress in this area. First, I will provide a historical outlook of this field by covering some of the seminal work in the area. Then, I will discuss state-of-the-art learning method in this area that is representation independent. I will also discuss about how this learning can leverage from rich human interaction. Finally I will conclude by discussing some of the possible "killer apps" for this area.
12:00 P.M. - Artificial Intelligence and Research
Dr. Natarajan will discuss some exciting new directions in research and also about attending graduate school for interested students.
Professor Doug Dunham' Artwork on Exhibit
Three prints, designed by Professor Doug Dunham and John Shier, were selected to be displayed at the conference art exhibit at the Bridges 2014 Conference in Seoul Korea, August 14-19, 2014.
"Yin-Yangs in a Circle",
"Circles in a Yin-Yang", and
"Yin-Yangs in Yin-Yang"
can be viewed at the Mathematical Art Gallery at:http://gallery.bridgesmathart.org/exhibitions/2014-bridges-conference/ddunham
.One of them, "Circles in a Yin-Yang" was chosen as the background for the
cover of both the conference proceedings and the art exhibit catalog.
The cover of the proceedings can be seen at:http://archive.bridgesmathart.org/2014/index.html
.In addition, the three prints were donated as Object 4,
"Aesthetic Fractals", to the IMU
(International Mathematical Union) "DonAuction"
), an auction to raise funds for the IMU
program called “Adopt a Mathematics Graduate Student”, to help young,
talented students from developing countries to gain access to assistantships
in other developing countries.
The three prints raised $500 for the program.
CS Undergraduate Publication
Computer Science undergraduates with SIGSOFT publication success
Laura Krebs and Brandon Paulsen, along with their supervisor Dr Andrew Brooks, have had an article on their beta-testing of a requirements analysis tool published by the ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering. Laura and Brandon worked as beta-testers while funded as summer research assistants through a grant held by Dr Andrew Brooks.