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CS Undergrad Daniel Stubbs honored as CRA Outstanding Researcher and UMass Rising Researcher

(Fri February 1, 2013)

Computer Science undergrad Daniel Stubbs was selected for the Computing Research Association's (CRA) 2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award and also honored as 2013-2014 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher.

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Mellon Foundation grant awarded to R. Manmatha

(Tue January 15, 2013)

Computer Science Research Associate Professor R. Manmatha received a one-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of software and techniques for scholars in the humanities to use in processing large corpora of digitized books.

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ACM recognizes outstanding alums

(Tue December 18, 2012)

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), recently announced that CS alum Lixin Gao (Ph.D. ‘97) has been named an ACM Fellow for contributions to network protocols and internet routing. She is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering atUMass Amherst.  The grade of Fellow recognizes the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community.

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New Scientist publishes Emery Berger's and Daniel Barowy's work on Automan

(Thu December 6, 2012)

Associate Professor Emery Berger and CS doctoral student Dan Barowy are leading the effort on AutoMan, the first fully automatic crowdprogramming system. New Scientist describes the system in the article "Your next boss could be a computer" (released on Dec. 6, 2012). 

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Kevin Fu testifies before Congress

(Thu November 29, 2012)

Associate Professor Kevin Fu testified before the Congressional Energy and Commerce Committee on November 28 on technology for stopping Medicare fraud.

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Prashant Shenoy and Matthew Dwyer named 2013 IEEE Fellows

(Tue November 27, 2012)

CS Professor Prashant Shenoy and CS Alum Matthew Dwyer (PhD '95) have been named a 2013 IEEE Fellows.

Shenoy is being recognized for contributions to the design and analysis of distributed systems and computer networking.

Dwyer, Henson Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Nebraska, is being recognized for contributions to specification, testing, analysis, and verification of concurrent software.

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Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center's ribbon-cutting ceremony held on November 16

(Thu November 15, 2012)

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray joined university leaders and technology executives in November to cut the ribbon on the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC). The new Center will keep Massachusetts at the forefront of the innovation economy by enabling collaborative research on some of the biggest challenges facing engineering, science and society.

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CAITE receives NSF grant to improve computer science education nationally

(Thu November 15, 2012)

Building on its success in drawing more women and under-represented minority students to study computer science at Massachusetts public colleges and universities over the past five years, the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE) has won a major grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will now take a national leadership role in computer science education.

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Matthew Rattigan on Obama For America analytics team

(Fri November 9, 2012)

CS Alum Matthew Rattigan (Ph.D.

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Emery Berger receives OOPSLA Most Influential Paper Award

(Tue October 30, 2012)

Associate Professor Emery Berger and co-authors Benjamin Zorn and former UMass Amherst CS professor Kathryn McKinley were chosen as the recipients of the ACM Special Interest Group for Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) Most Influential Paper Award for their OOPSLA (Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications) Conference ‘02 paper, “Reconsidering Custom Memory Allocation.” The papers are judged by their influence over the past decade.

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Call for Nominations: 2013 Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Awards

(Thu October 18, 2012)

To recognize their remarkable accomplishments of graduates of the Department's degree programs and to acknowledge the support of important friends of the department, the Department established the University of Massachusetts Amherst Computer Science Department Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Award (OAA) program, under which awards will be presented annually in various categories.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 OAA Awards. Nominations should be sent by email to Jean Joyce (jean [at] cs [dot] umass [dot] edu) by November 15, 2012.

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Rod Grupen collaborates on study exploring the use of robots to aid recovery from stroke

(Fri September 7, 2012)

Professor Rod Grupen and researchers from Communication Disorders have teamed up to explore whether a personal humanoid robot may help people recovering from stroke by delivering therapy such as word-retrieval games and arm movement tasks in an enjoyable and engaging way.

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