| News - Fall 2003

[ OWL profiled on Apple site The Center for Computer-Based Instructional Technology's Online Web-based Learning (OWL) project is described on Apple Computer's "Profiles in Success" Web site.

[ Mark Corner and Andrew McCallum join CS faculty

photo: Mark CornerMark Corner joined the Department as an Assistant Professor this fall. His research focuses on the performance, security, and usability of mobile computing systems.
photo: Andrew McCallumAndrew McCallum began this fall as an Associate Professor. His research interests include natural language processing, information extraction, Web mining, and finite-state models.

[ Faculty awarded four NSF ITR grants - CS faculty are collaborating on more than $11 million in grants from the NSF on ITR projects photo: underwater cell microscopy imageswhich include research in marine science, next generation high-performance passive network infrastructure, peer-to-peer networking theory, and novel statistical models for information extraction and data mining.

[ The Department: Then and Now Photo: Computer Science Building- Professor Rick Adrion reflects on the past and present of the Department of Computer Science.

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[ Department collaborates on $40 million NSF ERC - photo: photo of tornadoComputer Science faculty are playing a major role in UMass Amherst's new Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA).

[ Tic-tac-toe with DNA - CS Alumnus Darko Stefanovic (Ph.D. '99) and his collaborators developed a molecular automaton that can play tic-tac-toe.

[ Towsley accepts NSM award Photo: Don Towsley- Distinguished University Professor Don Towsley received the Outstanding Faculty Award for Research at the Natural Science and Mathematics (NSM) fall convocation.

[ Professor Edward Riseman Retires - After 34 years with UMass, Ed Riseman retired this fall. He was instrumental in the establishment and success of the Department's Vision Laboratory, which he co-directed with Professor Al Hanson.

[ The Analytic Web - The Analytic Web project, funded by the NSF ITR program, is investigating computer support for web-based scientific processes.

[ Robotics team explores uses of Segway photo: Segway platform at UMass- The Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics is developing control software for producing an autonomous version of the Segway Human Transporter.

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