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UMaine VEMI Lab Working to Improve Independence of Blind and Visually-Impaired People

Dr. Richard Corey serving as the UMaine Principal Investigator with Hari Palani as the Unar Labs Principal Investigator, receive $225,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a multimodal interface to improve independence of Blind and Visually-Impaired people. The broader impact/commercial potential of this project will be to promote empowerment of millions of blind and visually-impaired (BVI) […]

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On-Line Platform Computer Science Textbook Published by Dr. Roy Turner

Computer Science faculty member Roy Turner has published a textbook begun some time ago by him and his late wife, Elise Turner (who was a faculty member and chair of the Department of Computer Science).  The book, Foundations of Computer Science (R.M. Turner & E.H. Turner, Top Hat Monacle, 2019), was written for and is […]

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Professor Beard Co-leader of Maine Environmental DNA Research Initiative to Support Coastal Ecosystems

A $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation EPSCoR program will fund a five-year initiative that aims to revolutionize environmental monitoring, ecological understanding and sustainability of coastal ecosystems. Dr. Kate Beard-Tisdale is among the four Co-Principal Investigators leading the project which additionally include Dr. David Emerson, Dr. Michael Kinnison, and Dr. Heather Leslie while […]

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Dr. Torsten Hahmann Co-PI in developing The Urban Flooding Open Knowledge Network

NSF has awarded a multi-disciplinary research team involving the University of Cinncinati, North Carolina State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University, and the University of Maine a $1,000,000 grant to develop “The Urban Flooding Open Knowledge Network” to improve prediction, risk analysis and mitigation of flooding in urban areas. The open knowledge […]

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UMaine VEMI Lab Researchers Improving User Trust in Autonomous Vehicles

Led by Principal Investigator Dr. Nicholas Giudice, and Co-PI Dr. Richard Corey, the VEMI Lab recently received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to study self-driving vehicles. A primary goal of the research is to make transportation of the future more accessible, usable and trustworthy. This innovative University of Maine project is designed to improve […]

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Dr. Kate Beard among Lead Investigators to Better Understand Complex Forest Landscape Changes

Dr. Kate Beard-Tisdale, Spatial Informatics Professor in the School of Computing and Information Science, is among five lead investigators recently receiving a $3 million NSF grant for Leveraging Intelligent Informatics and Smart Data for Improved Understanding of Northern Forest Ecosystem Resiliency. The four-year, multidisciplinary regional project is led by the University of Maine. The project […]

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School Welcomes Three New Faculty Members

Aaron Boothroyd, after teaching for several years as an Adjunct Professor in the New Media Program, is teaching this year full-time as a Lecturer. He holds a BA in New Media and an MA in interdisciplinary studies. He has been teaching at UMaine for eleven years, instructing courses on digital art, animation, filmmaking, and 3-D […]

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NSF Funding for High Performance Computing Instrumentation

The School of Computing and Information Science has received a grant from the National Science Foundation under their Major Research Instrumentation Program in the amount of $350,000, with another $150,000 in cost-sharing contributed by UMaine. The grant, entitled “MRI: Acquisition of a high-performance computing instrument to support deep learning, modeling/simulation, and visualization for STEM”, will […]

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Capstone Project Videos from May 2017

Videos for the capstone presentations by graduating seniors in computer science were recently posted. The capstone project presentations occurred on May 5th, 2017. Although the video recordings are a bit rough, we think the high quality of their work speaks for itself. Congratulations once again to all graduating seniors!

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