Data Science and Engineering

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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Institute of Medicine highlights October webinars

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine fall seminar series continues 3–4 p.m. Oct. 23 with a virtual presentation by Somayeh Khosroazad, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maine.   In this presentation, The Application of Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Research from the Engineering Perspective, Khosroazad will provide […]

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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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WABI quotes Giudice in report on $748K NSF grant for VEMI Lab

WABI (Channel 5) reported the Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction Lab (VEMI Lab) at the University of Maine received a $748,000 National Science Foundation grant, and quoted Nicholas Giudice, a professor of spatial informatics at UMaine and director of the VEMI Lab. The funding will support continuing development of a first-of-its-kind learning platform to give […]

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Fifteen UMaine faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Tenure and/or promotion for 15 University of Maine faculty members has been approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. The faculty were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful work in teaching, research and public service. “The caliber of these faculty members […]

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Media report on application increase, waitlist at UMaine

A number of media outlets reported the number of first-year student applications to the University of Maine is up 17 percent over last year and the university has instituted a waitlist for the first time in recent history. About 14,000 qualified students applied for admission and the projected incoming class will be about 2,150. Maine […]

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High student demand prompts implementation of UMaine waitlist for fall admission

The University of Maine’s commitment to affordability, strategic investments in signature strengths and aggressive marketing have paid off. With a record number of qualified applications for fall 2016, UMaine will begin notifying most students who have applied and not yet been accepted that they have the option to be wait-listed for admission consideration. “The interest in […]

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UMaine Has Most Accepted Papers at the Upcoming 12th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory

The 12th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT) in October in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will have strong participation of University of Maine researchers in the School of Computing and Information Science. COSIT is a biennial meeting focusing on recent, innovative and significant contributions in spatial information theory. Full 20-page manuscripts were reviewed by […]

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