News and Events

Dr Ranasinghe featured in IEEE Spectrum Magazine

Dr. Ranasinghe’s first publication as a faculty member of the School of Computing and Information Science was featured in the IEEE Spectrum magazine in August 2018. The article provides a great introduction to his new lab, the Spatial Informatics MIM Lab (Multisensory Interactive Media Lab)  

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Graduate-level introduction to coding and data science course offered

Coding and understanding of basic programming techniques are essential for students regardless of their field of studies. This course is tailored for graduate students with little to no previous programming experience that have a need for practical programming skills. Firstly, this course will introduce basic programming concepts (variables, conditions, loops, data structures, etc.), and the […]

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Graduation 2018

As every year, the school year commences with the graduation of the computer science seniors and the Spatial Information Science and Engineering graduate students, a joyful and proud occasion for students, faculty and families. Congratulations to all our graduates 2018! Here is a selection of photos of students and families that attended the School’s graduation […]

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Computer Science Capstone Presentations 2018

Today, the Computer Science Senior class presented their capstone projects. Out of 33 students, 12 students presented their project with 10-minute talks and demo. In the afternoon session, all students presented with posters and demonstrations. The program can be found here.   Featured Projects: Andrew Cramer (Advisor: Silvia Nittel) Natural Disaster Mapping Application. A crowd-sourced […]

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CS undergraduate student Katelyn Manzo Outstanding Senior in CLAS

CS undergraduate student Katelyn Manzo Outstanding Senior in CLAS We are proud to announce that the Computer Science undergraduate Katelyn Manzo has been named the Outstanding Senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Science in Spring 2018. Katie started her studies as Computer Science Major in Fall 2014, and has made the Dean’s List […]

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John C. Whittier successfully defends PhD thesis

On April 27 2018, J.C. Whittier successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Towards an efficient, scalable stream query operator framework for representing and analyzing continuous spatio-temporal fields”. Congratulations, J.C.! Towards an efficient, scalable stream query operator framework for representing and analyzing continuous spatio-temporal fields John C. Whittier Advisor: Dr. Silvia Nittel Advancements in sensor technology have […]

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Hari Prasath Palani successfully defends PhD thesis

On April 25 2018, Hari Prasath Palani (Advisor: Dr. Giudice) successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Principles and Guidelines for Advancement of Touchscreen-Based Non-visual Access to 2D Spatial Information”. Congratulations, Hari! Principles and Guidelines for Advancement of Touchscreen-Based Non-visual Access to 2D Spatial Information Hari Prasath Palani Advisor: Dr. Nicholas A. Giudice Graphical materials such […]

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ACM-W Invitation for Panel Talk on Grace Hopper Conference

The Maine ACM-W Chapter (Association of Computing Machinery — Women) organizes a public panel that will cover the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, its opportunities and logistics. The Grace Hopper Conference is the largest conference for women in computing and brings together several thousand female undergraduate and graduate students for networking opportunities. The […]

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Nimesha Ramasinghe starts as Assistant Professor in SCIS

Dr. Ramasinghe has starts this Spring 2018 semester as tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Information Science, in the Spatial Informatics faculty group and SIE program.  Nimesha has a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore, Singapore. Before coming to UMaine, he worked as Research Fellow at […]

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