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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 - ACM SIGCOMM honoried Distinguished Professor Don Towsley for lifetime achievement.
[ Moss named ACM Fellow - Professor Eliot Moss was appointed as an ACM Fellow for his contributions in transactions and memory management.
elected to CRA board -
Professor Jim Kurose was elected to a three year tem on the CRA Board of Directors.
[ 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 - Professor 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.
News --Fall 2007
[ 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.
[ Adrion receives CRA Award - Prof. Rick Adrion was chosen for a 2008 CRA Distinguished Service Award.
[ Influential Paper Award - Prof. Victor Lesser and his former student Ed Durfee (Ph.D. '87) received the 2008 IFAAMAS Influentilal Paper Award.
[ 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.