Features

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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Spatial and More Seminar Series

Please place the following presentations on your calendar for the remainder of the fall semester. Spatial and More Seminar Series Sponsored by NCGIA October 19: 12:00 336 Boardman Hall Chris Bennet, PhD student in Spatial Information Science and Engineering Evaluating and Alleviating Cognitive Map Decay for Older Adult Navigators through the use of Virtual Reality […]

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Two PhDs Conferred by SCIS

The School of Information and Computing Science is proud to announce that on Saturday, May 14th, the school will be conferring the title of PhD to two students. Both Hengshan Li and Matthew Dube have worked very diligently on their dissertations, and have been hired to exciting new jobs after graduation. The following is a description […]

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SCIS Students Present at Research Symposium

On April 27th, three students from the School of Computing and Information Science presented their cutting edge research at the 2016 Graduate and Undergraduate Research Symposium at the Cross Insurance Arena in Bangor, Maine. These students include HariPrasath Palani, Stacy Doore, and Christopher Bennett. The abstracts from their respective research projects may be found below. […]

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National Science Foundation Awards Dr. Hahmann $175,000 Research Grant to Advance Spatial Artificial Intelligence

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Dr. Torsten Hahmann from the School of Computing and Information Science a $175,000 research grant for the project “Empowering Multi-Conceptual Spatial Reasoning with a Repository of Qualitative and Quantitative Spatial Ontologies”. “Just over the hill” or “downstream” are phrases that are commonly used by people to communicate location […]

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight

This semester’s undergraduate student spotlight goes to Greg Kritzman, a senior in Computer Science here at the School of Computing and Information Science. I caught up with Greg to talk school, capstone, and even a little parkour. J- So tell me a bit about yourself. What do you like to do for fun? Greg- I […]

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