Features

SCIS Students Continue STEM Outreach

On March 19th, members of the School of Computing and Information Science and the University of Maine community volunteered their time and expertise at the Maine Science Festival (MSF). Launched in in 2015, MSF is held annually with events across Downtown Bangor and at the Cross Insurance Center. Last year, the festival had more than […]

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Stacy Doore

This month’s graduate student spotlight is Stacy Doore, a PhD candidate in Spatial Information Science and Computing. I caught up with Stacy to talk about SCIS, her research, and even about going to her first Comic-Con in April.  J: So tell me a little bit about what you do here at the School of Computing […]

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SCIS Graduate Students and Faculty Have Impressive Showing at COSIT

From October 12-16, the School of Information and Computing Science at the University of Maine sent several researchers to COSIT, one of the most significant conferences in the world for spatial information theory. Established in 1993 and only held every two years, COSIT seeks to bring together scientists from different disciplines for an intensive and […]

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Matthew Dube

Matt Dube (Ph.D. Candidate in Spatial Information Science and Engineering in the School of Computing and Information Science) has had a very busy and successful semester. He was recently Faculty of the Month for the month of September from the sisters of the Maine Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi sorority.  Matt was recognized for […]

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Virtual Reality Research in a Truly Collaborative Environment

Few places in Maine are as unique and innovative as the University of Maine’s Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction Laboratory. More commonly referred to as the VEMI Lab, it is the state’s only virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) research facility. Virtual reality sounds like something from a science fiction novel, and until recently […]

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Reginald Bennett: Military and Real-World Applications of Virtual Reality Technology

Today’s youth grow up constantly exposed to myriad forms of technology, including television, computers, tablets, smartphones, and video games. While some question the effects of the perpetual presence of technology, others take advantage of younger generations’ almost-inherent affinity for these digital devices. This technological affinity provides a gateway into new methods for teaching. One group […]

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Cybersecurity at the University of Maine

The digital advancements of 21st century provide a bounty of advantages, but there is a downside as well. Some computer programmers have chosen to take advantage of the public. These malicious programmers, commonly known as ‘hackers,’ create computer viruses or gain access to private information for nefarious purposes The field that deals with understanding, preventing […]

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Yvan Bedard: UMaine PhD Led to Major Success

On Thursday, Sept. 18th, University of Maine alum Yvan Bedard, PhD returned to the school to give a presentation entitled Beyond GIS: Spatial On-Line Analytical Processing and Big Data. Dr. Bedard recently retired from a very successful career as a Professor of Geomatic Sciences at Université Laval, where he had worked since graduating from UMaine. […]

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Torsten Hahmann: Assistant Professor of Spatial Informatics

Meet Torsten Hahmann, a new assistant professor at the University of Maine working in the spatial informatics program of the School of Computing and Information Science. Professor Hahmann began working at UMaine in November of 2013. In his position as assistant professor, he has several roles at the university: teaching courses, conducting research, and writing grants […]

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