CBE Faculty Member Receives Distinguished Service Award
Mark Marten was selected as recipient of the James M. Van Lanen Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the BIOT Division. The mission of this division is to promote the exchange of information among academic and industrial researchers regarding technology utilizing life-based systems to produce useful products and services. Dr. Marten received the award from Weichang Zhou, BIOT 2009 Chair at the ACS National Meeting in Washington DC.
UMBC Engineer to Participate in NAE's First Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium
(October 7, 2009) — Julia Ross, Professor and Chair of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, is among 49 of the nation's brightest young engineering researchers and educators that have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) first Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium, which will be held November 15-18 in Herndon, VA.
Engineering faculty members in the first half of their careers who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of disciplines will come together for the 2-1/2-day event, where they can share ideas, learn from research and best practice in education, and leave with a charter to bring about improvement in their home institution. The participants were nominated by fellow engineers or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. Read more here. [October 10, 2009]
Tim Finin (CSEE) Recipient of 2009 IEEE Technical Achievement Award
Timothy W. Finin (Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, is one of four recipients of the 2009 IEEE Computer Society's Technical Achievement Awards, for his "pioneering contributions to Distributed Intelligent Systems."
Finin’s current research focuses on Semantic Web and analysis and extraction of information from online social systems.
Additional photos and video are available on the IEEE Computer Society web site. [September 4, 2009]
CONGRATULATIONS to all College of Engineering and Information Technology Graduates!
The College of Engineering and Information Technology is proud of the accomplishments of all of our Class of 2009 graduates.
We wish all of our graduates success in their future endeavors.
Class of 2009 Co-Salutatorian
Cornelia Carapcea (B.S. Information Systems and B.S. Financial Economics) has been selected Co-Salutatorian for Class of 2009. While at UMBC, Cornelia performed research with Anita Komlodi (Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems), developing the "Global Portal for Women in ICTs." She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 2008 and completed internships with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Microsoft. Cornelia will be working with Microsoft Corporation, on their Commerce Search team. [May 20, 2009]
Professor Andrew Sears receives 2009 IBM Faculty Award
Andrew Sears (Professor and Chair, Information Systems) has received the 2009 IBM Faculty Award to support his research that examines the ability to recover from interruptions while interacting with information technologies: "Interuption recovery in an aging workforce: The role of cognitive abilities and visual cues." [April 10, 2009]
Chemical Engineering Professor awarded USM Regents Award
Taryn Bayles (Professor of the Practice in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department) has been awarded the University System of Maryland Board or Regents Award for Excellence and Mentoring. This award is the highest honor that the Board bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement. The Award was presented during a public session on April 10, 2009. [March 13, 2009]
AIMBE Elects New Members of the College of Fellows (February 2009)
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of 96 new members to the College of Fellows.[link to PDF]
Two faculty members in the College of Engineering and Information Technology are among those elected for 2009, and join the list of over 900 engineers and scientists.
Theresa A. Good (Professor in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering) was recognized "for pioneering work in understanding β-amyloid aggregation in Alzheimer’s disease and the development of novel therapeutic strategies to stop neurodegeneration."
Penny Rheingans apponted as CWIT Interim Director
Interim Director of the Center for Women and Information Technology and Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department, Penny Rheingans offered tips to help combat the negative stereotypes about girls and math. She suggests that this notion is a problem of perceptions that is based on stereotypes. Read the complete article in the Baltimore Sun. [October 13, 2008]
Ph.D. student receives scholarship
Ms. Kamalika Das, Ph.D. student in Computer Science, has received the Grace Hopper Scholarship for Women in Computing.
COE&IT students develop games, start gaming company at UMBC techcenter
Paul Oliver (CMSC) and Arthur Gould (ME) have started Legendary Studios, a game-development company that builds creative, nonviolent games. They have received support from UMBC CMSC alumnus Eric Conn '85 and have partnered with Microsoft to launch their business, which is housed at the UMBC techcenter. Read more about this exciting collaboration in the Baltimore Sun article, "Gamers Making a Career of It." [July 24, 2008]
Information Systems Student Named America East Conference Scholar-Athlete in Women's Tennis
Rising senior Cornelia Carapcea (IS) is one of nine student-athletes selected by ESPN The Magazine and CoSIDA as America East Conference Scholar-Athletes for 2007-08 academic year. Carapcea has a 4.0 grade-point average in Information Systems and Financial Economics. Read more about her accomplishments here and here. [July 24, 2008]
Computer Science and UMBC to Lead Six Campus-Team to Turn 9-11 Commission Intel-Sharing Reforms into Technology System
UMBC is one of 64 universities that has received $200 million in research funding from the U.S. Department of Defense. Professor Timothy Finin (CSEE) is principal investigator of the multi-university team that was awarded a five-year, $7.5 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program. "A Framework for Managing the Assured Information Sharing Lifecycle" includes Purdue University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Texas at Dallas, and University of Texas at San Antonio. The UMBC team also includes UMBC CSEE professors Anupam Joshi, Yelena Yesha, Hillol Karupta, and Alan Sherman. More information about this award can be found here and here and here. [updated 6/1/2008]
The College of Engineering and Information Technology is proud of the accomplishments of all of our Class of 2008 graduates. We wish all of you success in all of your future endeavors.
Simon Gray (Bachelor of Science, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering), has been selected as UMBC's 2008 Valedictorian. Simon has received an extremely competitive and prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. He is one of three UMBC students to receive this award. Simon will attend the University of Cambridge this fall to complete advanced studies in Chemical Engineering and Business Management. Upon completion of the program at Cambridge Simon will pursue his M.D./Ph.D., and aspires to be a physician/scientist. Click here for more information. [updated July 28, 2008]
Outstanding Alumni of the Year
Stephanie Reel ('85 Information Systems) was honored as "2008 Outstanding Alumni of the Year." The Award ceremony and reception was held in Annapolis in February, and honored Ms. Reel and five other UMBC alumni. [updated May 29, 2008]
Two COE&IT Faculty elected as AIMBE Fellows (February 2008)
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) announced the election of 82 new members of the College of Fellows. Two members of the College of Engineering and Information Technology were elected, including Dr. Tulay Adali (Computer Science and Electrical Engineering) and Dr. Julia Ross (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering). The newly elected Fellows were nominated and approved by current Fellows of the AIMBE College, which consists of over 900 engineers and scientists.
Recipients of this honor are recognized for their outstanding achievements in medical and biological engineering. A formal induction ceremony was held during the Institute’s 17th Annual Event in Washington, D.C. on February 21, 2008.
The American Society for Engineering Education has chosen Professor Julia Ross (Chair, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering) to receive the 2007 ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education. The Award will be presented at the Annual Awards Banquet on Wednesday evening, June 27th in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more...
Mechanical Engineering Senior Isaac Matthews has received the Arthur Ashe Male Sports Scholar Award. Diverse®: Issues in Higher Education established the Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination. Read more...
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Recognizes Warren DeVries Accomplishments with Albert M. Sargent Progress Award Read more...
Dr. Anne Spence received the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award at the 2007 FIRST Chesapeake Regional, held March 15--17, 2007 at the United States Naval Academy. Read more...
The 2007 UMBC Alumni Association Award was presented to ROBERT S. MARSHALL (88 Mechanical Engineering) for his significant professional and personal achievements and service to the University. Read more...
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