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UMD | Fearless Ideas
The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
November 2019
New Artificial Intelligence System Automatically Evolves to Evade Internet Censorship
Computer Science's Dave Levin and Kevin Bock developed a new tool based on genetic evolution that automatically learned to evade censorship in China, India and Kazakhstan. More »
UMD Builds Ties With Amazon

The university plans to open a "Discovery Center" at Amazon’s new headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, in 2020. More »
Amy Chester Will Lead UMD's Science Academy

Chester returned to her alma mater to direct the new effort that provides graduate STEM programs for working professionals. More »
Two Strains of One Bacterium Combined to Cause Flesh-eating Infection

UMIACS' Rita Colwell and Nur Hasan co-authored a study that revealed how genetic variations in a single species of bacteria can amplify infection. More »
Social Ties Can Accelerate Sustainable Fishing

SESYNC researchers showed that social influence can impact small-scale fishers’ catch portfolios. More »
Study Confirmed Caribou are World’s Longest Wild Animal Terrestrial Migrator

Biology's Eliezer Gurarie co-authored the global study that revealed caribou travel round-trip distances exceeding 745 miles (1,200 km). More »
Scientists Discovered Method to Create and Trap Trions at Room Temperature

Team led by Chemistry and Biochemistry's YuHuang Wang chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap these quasi-particles. More »
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