artificial intelligence

Dana Nau named ACM Fellow for his contributions to automated search and planning

Professor Dana Nau has been named a 2014 ACM fellow for his contributions to automated search and planning. ACM recognizes fellows for their significant contributions to computing.  Dr. Nau's research is in artificial intelligence, with a focus on automated planning and game theory.

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AOL Joins Corporate Partners in Computing Program

The University of Maryland and AOL, one of the world’s largest producers of digital content and a leader in advertising technology have, announced a partnership to explore areas of research and innovation that will prove beneficial to both parties.

The alliance, part of the university’s Corporate Partners in Computing Program, puts AOL researchers in touch with UMD faculty and students involved in social media analysis, software engineering, machine learning, mobile computing, artificial intelligence, parallel computing, visual analytics and more.

Dorr Recently Freatured in CMNS Odyssey Magazine

CS and UMIACS Professor Bonnie Dorr was recently featured in The Odyssey, a magazine from the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, highlighting her work in developing translation technologies for the U.S. Department of Defense. Dorr and her doctoral students created Topiary, a summarizer that distills information, and the Translation Edit Rate Plus (TERp), an evaluation metric for machine translation.

Best Paper Award: Jian Li

Ph.D. student Jian Li's work has recently won the best paper award at the 2010 European Symposium on Algorithms. This paper is also co-authored by Ph.D. student Julian Mestre (now at MPI).

When LP is the Cure for Your Matching Woes: Improved Bounds for Stochastic Matchings" by Nikhil Bansal, Anupam Gupta, Jian Li, Julian Mestre, Viswanath Nagarajan, Atri Rudra

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