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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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Seeking CS Undergrad for Employment with Maine eDNA

We are seeking an undergraduate student employee to join the Maine-eDNA team, a large NSF EPSCoR funded project (https://umaine.edu/edna/). One goal of the project is to build an integrated data repository of environmental DNA (eDNA), which is DNA obtained from fresh and marine water samples and subjected to high throughput sequencing. As part of the […]

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Seeking CS or New Media Undergrad for Employment with Maine eDNA

We are seeking an undergraduate student employee to join the Maine-eDNA team, a large NSF EPSCoR funded project (https://umaine.edu/edna/). One goal of the project is to build an integrated data repository of environmental DNA (eDNA), which is DNA obtained from fresh and marine water samples and subjected to high throughput sequencing. eDNA samples need to […]

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Robert Powell MS Thesis Defense in Computer Science

Date:  Monday, November 23rd Time: 12pm noon Zoom Connection Info: https://maine.zoom.us/j/89376362608?pwd=Q0h4NkNhQUhJTjA5VXNDVU5BVVNPdz09 Meeting ID: 893 7636 2608 Password:  059076 Title: Approximating first order logic ontologies in OWL Abstract:  With the amount of data collected everyday ever expanding, techniques which allow computers to semantically understand data are growing in importance. Ontologies are a tool to describe the […]

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Semantic Inference from Natural Language Privacy Policies (Sept 25, 5 pm)

Title: Semantic Inference from Natural Language Privacy Policies Abstract:  Several state laws, along with app markets, such as Apple’s App Store and Google Play, require app developers to provide users with legal privacy notices (privacy policy) containing critical requirements that inform users about what kinds of personal information is collected, how the data is used, and […]

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CS Connected Invitation

Welcome to the start of your Fall semester at UMaine! The School of Computing and Information Science and the Educate Maine program, Project>Login, would like to invite you to join our virtual workshop series, CS Connected. CS Connected will be an opportunity for students this semester to attend virtual get-togethers in order to meet and […]

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Announcing UMaine Graduate Certificate in Computing for Educators

The Graduate Certificate in Computing for Educators is now available for those desiring to teach computational thinking, computer coding, and computer science skills problem-solving courses primarily in grades 9-12. The program is completely online and most courses are taught simultaneously on campus and at a distance. The program is designed to educate teachers with little […]

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New VEMI Research on Guidelines for Nonvisual Graphical Access

VEMI researchers have recently published a new paper providing guidelines and best practices for nonvisual access to graphical material using touchscreen-based haptic interfaces. The article, published in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (IJHCI), synthesizes the results of a series of six studies with both blind and sighted participants evaluating the efficacy of the vibro-audio […]

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