Computing and Information Science

Mainebiz reports on Maine Impact Week autonomous vehicle panel

Mainebiz reported on a panel discussion of autonomous vehicle technologies hosted by the University of Maine’s Virtual Environments and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory. Panelists, including VEMI Lab co-founders Richard Corey and Nicholas Giudice, and director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Jonathan Rubin noted that autonomous vehicles will contribute to the live and work […]

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Forbes talks with Giudice about autonomous vehicle revolution

Forbes spoke with Nicholas Giudice, a University of Maine professor of spatial computing and co-founder of UMaine’s Virtual Environments and Multimodal Interaction Laboratory (VEMI Lab), about the autonomous vehicle app currently under development by the lab’s autonomous vehicle research group.

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Press Herald op-ed cites Ferrini-Mundy recommendations for building state’s STEM workforce

A Portland Press Herald op-ed outlining strategies for building a skilled and resilient STEM workforce in Maine cited University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy in calling for increased investment in research and development and establishment of new public-private partnerships. Authors Ben Gilman and Rachel Kerestes noted that increased private investment in higher education, such as […]

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Media advance app project from VEMI Lab group

WVII (Channel 7) reported on a research project to develop a smartphone app that will help people with visual impairments and seniors enjoy ride-sharing and ride-hailing with self-driving cars. A research group led by the Virtual Environments and Multimodal Interaction Laboratory (VEMI Lab) at the University of Maine is creating the app known as the Autonomous […]

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Onsrud talks with BDN about new data science and engineering graduate program

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Harlan Onsrud, a University of Maine professor of spatial computing, about a new transdisciplinary graduate program that offers a 30-credit Master of Science and a 15-credit graduate certificate in data science and engineering (DSE). This is the first DSE program in Maine, and is intended to address the growing need […]

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New media seniors develop novel tools tackling stress, COVID-19 lifestyle

The stress of COVID-19 and other obstacles of everyday life prompted seven seniors from the University of Maine New Media program to develop novel apps and activities to cope and adapt.  Using a variety of modern audiovisual and interactive technologies these students crafted tools that can help users de-stress, learn new hobbies, entertain themselves and […]

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WVII talks with Hahmann about using AI to predict urban flood damage

WVII (Channel 7) interviewed Torsten Hahmann, associate professor of spatial informatics, about research that seeks to predict the impact of flooding on specific neighborhoods, roads, municipal service sites and infrastructure. The project, Urban Flooding Open Knowledge Network (UF-OKN), is funded by the National Science Foundation. “So it’s a big project. The vision is really like to […]

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