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[ Dept. welcomes 4 Faculty - The Department is pleased to announce the appointment of four new faculty: Andrew McGregor, Yannis Smaragdakis, David Smith and Michael Zink.

[ SIGCOMM honors Towsley - photo: Don TowsleyACM SIGCOMM honoried Distinguished Professor Don Towsley for lifetime achievement.

[ Moss named ACM Fellow - photo: Eliot MossProfessor Eliot Moss was appointed as an ACM Fellow for his contributions in transactions and memory management.

[ Kurose elected to CRA board - photo: Jim KuroseDistinguished Professor Jim Kurose was elected to a three year tem on the CRA Board of Directors.


photo: Andrew Barto[ From the Chair - Dept. Chair Andrew Barto discusses the new CS curriculum.

[ Best Paper Awards - UMass Amherst CS Researchers received Best Paper Awards at the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, the USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design & Implementation , and the Multimedia Computing and Networking Conference.

[ Jensen appointed - photo: David JensenProfessor David Jensen was appointed to the National Academies' Committee to Assess the Research Program of the NIJ.

[ Pacemakers vulnerable to hackers - Assistant Professor Kevin Fu and U. of Washington's T. Kohno led the research demonstrating that patient's private medical information could be extracted from the implantable devices.

[ Mentoring program established - The CS Women's group has established a mentoring program to pair undergrads with grad students.

[ Grad Cohorts - A number of our CS Women attended the CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop.

[ Microsoft Fellowship - Microsoft Research selected Aruna Balasubramanian for a 2008 Fellowship.

[ Croft and Diao speak at WPI - Professors Bruce Croft and Yanlei Diao gave talks at WPI this spring.

[ Computerized tutors sense emotions - Research Professor Beverly Woolf and colleagues are developing interactive computerized tutors that sense a student’s emotional and motivational state of mind.


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photo: Yanlei Diao[ Diao receives CAREER award - Asst. Prof. Yanlei Diao received a 2008 NSF CAREER award.

[ Top 20 Best Graduate Schools - According to the 2009 U.S. News & World Report Rankings of the Best Graduate Schools, UMass Amherst is ranked 20th for Computer Science Programs; 10th for Artificial Intelligence and 18th for Systems.

photo: Rick Adrion[ Adrion receives CRA Award - Prof. Rick Adrion was chosen for a 2008 CRA Distinguished Service Award.

[ Influential Paper Award photo: Victor Lesser- Prof. Victor Lesser and his former student Ed Durfee (Ph.D. '87) received the 2008 IFAAMAS Influentilal Paper Award.

photo: Robert Moll[ Moll addresses online interactive education - Professor Robert Moll is working on a new model for interactive textbooks.

[ Hanson and Rosenberg retire - Allen Hanson and Arnold Rosenberg retired in January after a combined 52 years of service in the Department.

[ Diao a Fellowship Finalist - Prof. Yanlei Diao was selected as a finalist for the Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship.

[ Robots assist with elder care - A robotic assistant is being developed to provide elder care and improve the quality of life for those in need.

[ Krainin: Goldwater & CRA Awards - Undergraduate Michael Krainin received a 2008 Goldwater Scholarship and a CRA award.

[ Spotlight on Aruna Balasubramanian - CS grad student Aruna Balasubramanian's research and general interests are highlighted.

[ Spotlight on Stevie Sellers - CS undergrad Stevie Sellers' research and general interests are highlighted.

[ Spotlight on John Tuttle - CS and Psychology undergrad John Tuttle research and general interests are highlighted.

[ Dwyer named an ACM Distinguished Scientist - CS Ph.D. alum Matthew Dwyer was named for his acheivements in computing.

[ Friedman directs OneLab2 - CS Ph.D. alum Tmur Friedman will be the scientific director of a major networking project.

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