Computing and Information Science

UMaine celebrates research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week celebrates University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond. The public is invited to attend multiple events highlighting the impact of research and creative work produced by Maine’s research university the week of April 8–13. The featured event is the […]

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UMaine community members participating in fifth annual Maine Science Festival

The fifth annual Maine Science Festival will be held in Bangor and Orono March 13–17.   The University of Maine is one of the major event sponsors. Several members of the UMaine community will lead workshops and participate in the program that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages.   “Ask a […]

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Four MIRTA teams to showcase discoveries Feb. 5

Four discoveries will be showcased by University of Maine faculty-led teams from the Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Foster Center for Student Innovation on campus. The four MIRTA projects are: A nanocellulose composite orthopedic implant that promotes the growth of strong natural bone while safely […]

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UMaine to host 24-hour America East hackathon beginning March 2

Innovative, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial students will tackle challenges facing America’s farmers at the America East hackathon (Hack AE) March 2–3 at the University of Maine. Jeffrey Hecker, UMaine’s executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, said the university is honored to host the third annual 24-hour civic hackathon. “Hack AE 2019 will provide a unique […]

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Sun Journal features Ranasinghe’s virtual cocktail creation

The Sun Journal highlighted Nimesha Ranasinghe in a story that imagines a New Year’s Eve of drinking with no calories or hangover and eating broccoli and tasting chicken wings. Ranasinghe, a University of Maine assistant professor in the School of Computing and Information Science, created a vocktail glass with an electronic module on the rim, […]

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Maine Edge interviews Ranasinghe about Virtual Cocktail

The Maine Edge interviewed Nimesha Ranasinghe, an assistant professor in the School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine, for an article about his Virtual Cocktail invention. “I’m not creating technology, I’m creating experiences,” said Ranasinghe, whose research focuses on multisensory interactive media, augmented reality and human-computer interaction. The Virtual Cocktail, or […]

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CUGR announces 2018–2019 academic year fellowship winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the recipients of the 2018–2019 Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-mentored research. Each fellowship provides a $1,100 award for the student to help cover costs of the project. Funding for […]

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Bowdoin interviews Doore about research grants

Bowdoin College interviewed Stacy Doore, research manager at the VEMI Lab at the University of Maine and a visiting assistant professor of computer science at Bowdoin College, about two grants she recently received for her research. Doore is collaborating with UMaine faculty members Nicholas Giudice, lab director at VEMI and a professor of spatial informatics, […]

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The Maine Edge publishes UMaine release on Ranasinghe’s Vocktail invention

The Maine Edge published a University of Maine news release on the augmented reality Virtual Cocktail invention developed by Nimesha Ranasinghe, a new assistant professor in the School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine. The Virtual Cocktail, or Vocktail, is a device connected to a mobile app that allows the user […]

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