News and Events

Advanced Graph-Based Techniques with Applications in Dimensionality Reduction 

Dr. Salimeh Yasaei Sekeh will present a talk on one aspect of her research concerning machine learning algorithms at noon this Friday. Anyone interested from the campus community is invited and welcome to attend. Title: Advanced Graph-Based Techniques with Applications in Dimensionality Reduction  Time: November 8, Friday, at 12:00 PM Location:  Soderberg Lecture Hall, Jenness Hall, University […]

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Dr. Nicholas Giudice receives UMaine Faculty Mentor Impact Award

Dr. Nicholas Giudice, Professor of Spatial Informatics in the School of Computing and Information Science was among the recipients of a University-wide Faculty Mentor Impact Award. He was recognized for his support, advocacy, and mentorship of his students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students from across campus nominated hundreds of faculty mentors for […]

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Funded PhD Position in Spatial/Environmental Informatics

As part of the new NSF-funded research “INSPIRES”, we’re looking for a PhD student that will work in the broad theme of Environmental Informatics, bringing together semantic and statistical, data-driven methods to understand spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal patterns in forest data. The ideal candidate holds a Masters’s degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, […]

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Graduate Course in Machine Learning to be Offered in Spring 2020

Dr. Salimeh Yasaei Sekeh (salimeh.yasaei@umaine.edu) will be offering this new course from 9:30-10:45 am on Tue/Thu. The course addresses the foundations of machine learning with applications in real-world problems. The ML techniques recognize hidden patterns that often provide dramatic competitive advantages with significant computational improvements in learning tasks never imagined before. Please download the full […]

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Prototype Tool for Navigational Access within Museums for Blind and Visually Impaired

Dr. Nicholas Giudice (UMaine) and Dr. Stacy Doore (Bowdoin) recently described a new accessible tool for museum access in a paper presentation given at the Speaking of Location Workshop at the 2019 International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT) in Regensburg, Germany. The presented paper described a prototype system that has been developed to provide […]

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Computer Science BS ABET Accreditation Renewed

The Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET, www.abet.org) has recently extended the accreditation of the UMaine BS in Computer Science under the Computer Science Program Criteria. This decision was the culmination of an intensive review process involving annual data gathering, evaluation of data, a thorough self-study process and document, […]

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John Partridge to talk on Career Decisions in the Software Industry

John Partridge, CEO of Aroki Systems, will speak on “My Career in Software: A Front Row View of Exponential Innovation.” The talk will be held Tuesday October 8, 12:30-1:45 pm in Neville Hall 116. He will address rules of thumb for making career decisions in the software industry. Aroki Systems is commercializing new cryptography technology […]

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Friday Talk on Unmanned Aerial Systems: A Research Perspective

Dr. Panagiotis Partsinevelos from the Technical University of Crete will make this presentation at Noon, Friday October 4 in Room 336 Boardman Hall, Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have become increasingly popular in a variety of geospatial applications. Academia and the global market are overwhelmed with often repetitive UAS solutions, even though there are many unresolved […]

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PhD Defense Addresses Longitudinal Study of Mammograms

Brian C Toner, PhD candidate in Computer Science, will defend his dissertation on Wednesday, 2 October 2019 in  336 Boardman at noon. The dissertation is titled “A Longitudinal Study of Mammograms Utilizing the Automated Wavelet Transform.” Co-advisors are Dr. James Fastook and Dr. Andre Khalil. For more details, see the defense announcement.

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