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February 1, 2013

After nearly eight years in the lab, James MacGlashan defended his Ph.D. dissertation with flying colors last Friday, January 25. (For posterity, I dug up James's very first email to me, back in 2005: Hello, I would like to apply. I believe I would be most qualified for the first …

Written by Shawn Squire on Friday February 1, 2013


August 21, 2012

Congratulations to Yasaman Haghpanah , who successfullly defended her Ph.D. dissertation today! (And just in time... Yasaman is also expecting a baby in a few weeks!)

Written by Shawn Squire on Tuesday August 21, 2012


August 16, 2012

The second annual UMBC Google CS4HS Workshop was a great success -- check out the photos on the website, and the workshop materials that are linked from the schedule page. Be sure to check back later for our wonderful event video produced by Shelby Clarke ! Immediately following the workshop was …

Written by Shawn Squire on Thursday August 16, 2012


April 27, 2012

Congratulations to all of this week's student presenters from MAPLE! Alex Morrow did a terrific job at what I think was his first public research presentation on Wednesday at URCAD. Today, Yasaman Haghpanah gave an extremely polished presentation of her dissertation research at the oral …

Written by Shawn Squire on Friday April 27, 2012


November 2, 2011

Yasaman Haghpanah (CMSC Ph.D. Candidate) will present her research on "A Trust and Reputation Model for Supply Chain Management" in the PhD Forum at the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, which will be held November 9-12, 2011, in Portland, Oregon. Dr. desJardins will also attend the …

Written by Shawn Squire on Wednesday November 2, 2011


November 2, 2011

Joe Tuzo (CMSC BS '11) and JJ Seymour (CMSC BS '12) will be presenting papers at the upcoming AAAI Fall Symposium on Complex Adaptive Systems , to be held in Arlington, VA, on November 4-6. Joe's paper (co-authored with JJ and Prof. desJardins), " Using a Cellular Automaton Simulation to Determine …

Written by Shawn Squire on Wednesday November 2, 2011


May 2, 2011

Congratulations to Amy Ciavolino , Robert Deloatch , and Eliana Feasley for winning the CSEE Research Review Day Undergraduate Research Award! Amy, Robert, and Eliana (who are part of MAPLE's "Playing to Program" group, along with David Walser) also presented their work at UMBC's URCAD in …

Written by Shawn Squire on Monday May 2, 2011


April 28, 2011

Congratulations to Peter Hamilton and David Walser for successfully defending their Master's theses today! They both passed with flying colors and only very minor changes to the thesis document. As the second student to defend today, David is officially Marie's 20th MS student!

Written by Shawn Squire on Thursday April 28, 2011


April 4, 2011

Congratulations to Yasaman Haghpanah for hitting a Doctoral Consortium Trifecta -- she was invited to participate in the IJCAI, AAMAS, and AAAI/SIGART Doctoral Consortiums. Yasaman also had a paper accepted to the 2011 Workshop on Agent Mediated Electronic Commerce (AMEC 2011), collocated with …

Written by Shawn Squire on Monday April 4, 2011


November 18, 2010

Congratulations to Yasaman Haghpanah for passing her preliminary examination with flying colors and advancing to candidacy. Welcome to ABD Land!

Written by Shawn Squire on Thursday November 18, 2010