Features

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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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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