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University of Maryland
The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
JUNE 2022
Bassam Fayad
Bassam Fayad Joins UMD as Michael and Eugenia Brin Endowed Chair in Mathematics
Prior to UMD, Fayad was a research director at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. Read More »
A group of students at the outdoor reception following the commencement ceremony Jackie Liu
Congratulations to Our Graduates!

August 2021, December 2021 and May 2022 graduates participated in the college's commencement ceremony last month.
August and December 2021 »
| May 2022 »
Where Science Meets Social Justice

Graduating biological sciences major Jackie Liu sets her sights on Washington D.C. and a career shaping public policy. More »
Climate Finance Bootcamp graphic Students in a data science course. A middle-aged male instructor is at a whiteboard.
UMD to Present Climate Finance and Risk Management Bootcamp

Experts from CMNS and the Smith School to deliver virtual sessions targeting leaders across industries on June 23 and 30, 2022. More »
College Offers Data Science, Machine Learning and Bioinformatics Master's Degrees

Designed specifically for working professionals, courses are taught in the evenings. Apply by June 30 for Fall 2022 admission. More »
Ellen Williams Jan Plane speaking at her retirement party
Physics' Ellen Williams Named Chair of NASA Science Committee

The Science Committee provides independent advice on all NASA Earth and space science-related programs, policies, plans and priorities. More »
Champion for Women and Underrepresented Students in Computing Retires from UMD

Computer Science's Jan Plane leaves a 30-year legacy of building computing programs and promoting diversity. More »
A TIME Magazine graphic of watercolor sketches of Adam Phillippy and Michael Schatz, with the 100 Most Influential People logo A rendering of a protein showing how opium pathways can be disrupted by the cancer drug Gleevec
Alums Named to Time Magazine's 2022 List of 100 Most Influential People

Adam Phillippy (Ph.D. '10, computer science) and Michael Schatz (Ph.D. '10, computer science) were honored for their work completing sequencing of the human genome. More »
New Computer Simulation Cracks Mystery of Cancer Drug Resistance

Study led by Chemistry and Biochemistry's Pratyush Tiwary uses machine learning to explain why a 'miracle drug' might not work for all patients. More »

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