Computing and Information Science

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State’s research community to gather at UMaine’s second annual Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine announced that it is hosting the second annual Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering from Oct. 25–27. Events will take place at a variety of locations on the university’s flagship campus in Orono. Partner organizations participating in the symposium include The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), MDI Biological Laboratory, MaineHealth, Northern Light Health, the […]

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WABI reports on UMaine launching Maine College of Engineering and Computing

WABI-TV (Channel 5 in Bangor) reported that the University of Maine has launched the Maine College of Engineering and Computing. “Engineering historically has always been leading change. And that [is] because every time that you take a problem, and you find a solution for that problem, you have changed the world and so that is […]

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Inside Higher Ed speaks to Dym about Discord

Inside Higher Ed interviewed Brianna Dym, lecturer in the University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science, about student Discord servers. “The servers operate like little fiefdoms. You have the person who founded the server, and they have supreme administrator controls unless they relinquish them. Then you can appoint other administrators who have other […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks how AI will impact our lives

Artificial intelligence, or “AI,” is a hot topic in 2023. AI and machine learning make headlines every day, with stories ranging from the technology’s helpful capabilities, like self-driving cars, to its scariest potential — think “deep fake” videos fooling the public, or human workers being made obsolete by tools like ChatGPT. At the University of […]

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Maine College of Engineering and Computing presents its top annual awards

Alumnus and president of Dielectric, Keith Pelletier, is among the recipients of the Maine College of Engineering and Computing’s Edward Bryand annual awards honoring alumni, faculty, staff and students.  Pelletier was named the Edward T. Bryand Distinguished Engineer. Civil engineering professor and chair of the department, Shaleen Jain, received the Ashley Campbell Award. Amrit Verma […]

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Dym writes article about Discord for The Conversation

Brianna Dym, lecturer of computer science in the University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science, wrote an article for The Conversation about Discord in light of the social media platform’s role in the Pentagon leak of top-secret intelligence. Fast Company, Seattle PI, Houston Chronicle, New Haven Register, SF Gate, Idaho Press and other media […]

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UMaine showcases research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week, which celebrates the University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond, will be held from April 10–16. Over 20 in person and virtual events will occur throughout the week, all of which highlight the impact of research and creative work […]

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Wörsdörfer featured on ‘Examining Ethics’ podcast

Manuel Wörsdörfer, assistant professor of management and computing and information science at the University of Maine, was featured on a recent episode of the “Examining Ethics” podcast, produced by the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. In the episode, Wörsdörfer reviews both the ethical and politico-economic aspects and implications of climate change and […]

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MaineBiz reports on approval for Maine College of Engineering and Computing

MaineBiz reported that a new Maine College of Engineering and Computing will be launched April 1 after approval by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees on Monday. The new college aims to combine the strengths of the University of Maine and University of Southern Maine to expand educational opportunities and help employers across […]

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