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Mihai Pop Named Director of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
Computer Science's Pop has been interim director since March and will serve as director through June 30, 2022. More »
Eight College Faculty Members Named 2018 Highly Cited Researchers

Sankar Das Sarma, Daniel Gruner, Mihai Pop, Ian Spielman, Nathan Swenson, Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Chunsheng Wang and Ning Zeng received the honor. More »
UMD Students Awarded Gold Medal at International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition

The team worked to address critical shortcomings that have long eluded researchers on a quest to rid the world of plastic waste. More »
New Machine Learning Method Predicts Additions to Global List of Threatened Plant Species

Entomology's AnahĂ­ EspĂ­ndola helped assign risk probabilities to 150,000 plant species worldwide. More »
Research Citations Show Academic and Non-academic Researchers Win When They Collaborate

Computer Science's Ben Shneiderman makes the case for the superior benefit of a "Twin-win Model" for conducting research. More »
Saltier Waterways are Creating Dangerous "Chemical Cocktails"

Geology's Sujay Kaushal led a study that highlights the need for better regulation and pollution management strategies. More »
Four New Gravitational Wave Events Detected from Black Hole Mergers

Physics' Peter Shawhan and Alessandra Buonanno contributed to the findings, which were announced at a workshop hosted by the Joint Space-Science Institute. More »
Astronomers Find Pairs of Black Holes at the Centers of Merging Galaxies

Astronomy's Richard Mushotzky, Sylvain Veilleux and Michael Koss (M.S. '07, Ph.D. '11) contributed to a study revealing the early stages of black hole mergers during final stages of galaxy coalescence. More »
Middle Eastern Desert Dust on the Tibetan Plateau Could Affect the Indian Summer Monsoon

ESSIC's William Lau conducted an atmospheric modeling study that could explain the mechanism behind a century-old hypothesis. More »
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