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Research News 2013

Marie desJardins, CSEE, receives NSF Research Award for CS Education Developmentce21summit

December 16, 2013
Professor Marie desJardins receives research award from the National Science Foundation focused on increasing the expertise of Maryland high school teachers for teaching computer science, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of computer science classes offered in Maryland and the number and diversity of students taking them.
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Symphony Interactive Live Performance Audience1

November 24, 2013
Symphony Interactive is an app that enhances audience engagement at orchestral events by providing real-time program notes during performances. Designed as an unobtrusive technology, Symphony Interactive functions as a knowledgeable companion, releasing information when it matters most, in the moment.
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Tiny Satellite is Big New Step in Earth Science Research at UMBCxlarge

November 22, 2013
It may only be the size of a tall coffee mug, but the launch of Qubscout-S1 on November 21 at 2:10 a.m. represents a big leap forward for UMBC researchers who have long awaited the chance to put a satellite in space.

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NICHD Director visits UMBCjjjj

November 19, 2013
Dr. Alan Guttmacher, Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health (NIH-NICHD) visited UMBC to discuss education and research opportunities with UMBC leadership and faculty members. A campus tour included a visit to the Center for Advanced Sensor Technologies (CAST), where CAST Director Govind Rao presented recent work to Dr. Guttmacher and to UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski.
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ONR Official visits Campusschlutt

November 5, 2013
Dr. Lawrence Schuette, the acting director of the Office of Research (Discovery & Invention) at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, VA visited UMBC for a briefing on the key research initiatives currently supported by ONR. Faculty members from across the campus attended the briefing, which was followed by faculty presentations on selected research topics.
 Following the Research Briefing, Dr. Schuette met with a group of UMBC students to highlight career opportunities at the Navy and at ONR. The meeting was co-hosted by the Office of Corporate Relations and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
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November 1, 2013
UMBC’s Imaging Research Center employs innovative strategies to help researchers across the disciplines share their vision.
For 25 years, UMBC’s Imaging Research Center (IRC) has taken an entrepreneurial approach to leveraging new technologies and emerging media platforms to help researchers across the disciplines tell their stories using a wide range of visual media.

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Jean Michel Cousteau gives Public Lecture at IMET cost

October 9, 2013
Jean-Michel Cousteau, the son of ocean explorer Jacques, has investigated the world’s oceans aboard Calypso and Alcyone for much of his life. He visited the Institute for Marine Environmental Technology (IMET) at the Baltimore Inner Harbor for his presentation, “The Great Ocean Adventure,” addressing magnitude of challenges facing our oceans and fisheries and touching upon IMET’s work in developing one of the most innovative and environmentally sustainable marine aquaculture technologies today.
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Director of NOAA’s National Weather Service visits UMBCusselini

September 27, 2013
Dr. Louis W. Uccellini, Director the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service (NOAA-NWS) visited with UMBC faculty and leadership.
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski welcomed Dr. Uccellini to campus, and actively participated in the research presentations by faculty.

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Tim Finin elected as Fellow of the AAAItim

September 9, 2013
CSEE Professor Tim Finin was one of eight researchers elected this year as a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).  The new fellows were inducted at the annual AAAI fellows dinner at the 2103 AAAI conference in Seattle Washington in July.

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CAST secures DARPA Contract To Reinvent Biologics Manufacturingscience

August 12, 2013
UMBC announced last week a $7.9 million contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop technology that would dramatically reduce the time and space needed to manufacture biologics, such as insulin, and make them more accessible in the field.

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UMBC announces Karl V. Steiner as New Vice President for Researchsteiner188

June 13, 2013
UMBC announces Dr. Karl V. Steiner is joining the university as the Vice President for Research.
Dr. Steiner joins the UMBC community from the University of Delaware, where he served as Senior Associate Provost for Research Development.

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UMBC 2013 Presidential Faculty & Staff Awards announcedVaporis

March 28, 2013
Each year, the UMBC community comes together to celebrate the accomplishments of our outstanding faculty and staff.

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Tülay Adali receives USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Scholarship/Research/Creative Activity

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March 15, 2013
Dr. Adali was awarded the 2013 University System of Maryland Regents’ Faculty Award for Scholarship, Research or Creative Activity. It is the highest honor given by the Board of Regents to faculty members, given to faculty members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. This year, Dr. Adali joins only three other USM faculty members who were recognized for their exceptional research contributions.