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Outstanding Graduating Graduate Students (May 2024)

Congratulations to our Outstanding Graduating Graduate Students in May 2024: Overall, we awarded 35 graduate degrees in the 2023/24 academic year to the students in the Information Systems , Spatial Informatics, Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Information Science and Engineering, and Data Science and Engineering graduate programs. The outstanding graduating students in these programs are: PhD […]

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Meetha James successfully defends SIE PhD thesis

On April 12 2024, Meetha Nesam James Ravindran Santhakumar successfully defended her PhD thesis titled “”TOWARDS A PLEASURABLE FOOD EXPERIENCE: INFLUENCING PEOPLE’S LIKING, TASTE PERCEPTIONS, AND MEDIATED EMOTIONS USING AUGMENTED FLAVOR EXPERIENCES”. She was advised by Dr. Nimesha Ranasinghe.  Drs. Kate Beard, Nick Giudice, Silvia Nittel and Mary Camire served on her committee. Dissertation Abstract: […]

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Invitation to SIE PhD Defense by David Almeida, Oct 13 2023

David Almeida, candidate for PhD in Spatial Information Science and Engineering, will be defending his dissertation on Friday October 13 starting at 1 PM in 336 Boardman Hall.  All are invited to the public portion. The title of his dissertation is  A Map-Algebra-Inspired Approach for Interacting with Wireless Sensor Networks, Cyber-Physical Systems or Internet of Things Dissertation […]

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Dr. Manuel Woersdoerfer’s paper published in the Springer journal ‘AI and Ethics.’

Dr. Manuel Woersdoerfer’s paper ‘The E.U.’s Artificial Intelligence Act – An Ordoliberal Assessment’ has been published in the Springer journal ‘AI and Ethics.’ Abstract of the paper: In light of the rise of generative AI and recent debates about the socio-political implications of large-language models and chatbots, this article investigates the E.U.’s Artificial Intelligence Act […]

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SCIS offers new B.S. program in Human-Centered Technology Design

The University of Maine School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) offers a new Bachelor of Science in Human-Centered Technology Design program, starting with the fall 2023 semester. The degree program was approved at the Jan. 30 meeting of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. Human-Centered Technology Design, or HCTD, focuses on the […]

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Tenure-track/Tenured Assistant Professor in New Media

The School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the New Media group, with an anticipated start date of September 3, 2024. A start date of  January 1, 2024 may also be possible. Join New Media if you’re looking to bring insights and […]

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Tenure-track/Tenured Assistant Professor in Spatial Computing

The School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Spatial Computing group, with an anticipated start date of September 3, 2024. A start date of  January 1, 2024 may also be possible. Our primary target focus is the broad area of spatial […]

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Our adventure with AI methods in orthopedics: lessons learned

USM Speaker Series on AI and Computation Our adventure with AI methods in orthopedics: lessons learned Hilal Maradit Kremers, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN When: October 7th (Thursday), 4-5pm Zoom Link: https://maine.zoom.us/my/usm.datascience Abstract Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) are the most common and the fastest-growing surgeries in the US, however, the evidence for TJA practice and […]

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Professor Giudice receives Excellence in Writing Award

The Excellence in Writing Award from the American Council for the Blind was given to Nicholas Giudice of the VEMI Lab in recognition of his Medium essay “COVID-19 and Blindness,” which describes the challenges blind people are facing during the pandemic.

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