School News

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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Dr. Salimeh Yasaei Talk on Online Adaptation for Big Streaming Data

Dr. Salimeh Yasaei-Sekeh from the School of Computing and Information Science (SCIS) will make a presentation sponsored by the IEEE COM/CS Maine Chapter  on Friday October 25, 2019 at 4pm in Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall, University of Maine. Her talk is titled Online Adaptation for Big Streaming Data: From Machine Learning Techniques to Applications. For […]

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Dr. Turner Reappointed to Editorial Board of Modeling and Using Context

Computer Science faculty member Roy Turner has just been reappointed as a member of the editorial board for the journal Modeling and Using Context (iSTE OpenScience, publisher).  This interdisciplinary journal is a forum for researchers interested in the role of context in fields such as artificial intelligence, context-aware systems, ubiquitous computing, psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, sociology, […]

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Project Initiation on Deep Learning in Context

MaineSAIL, the Maine Software Agents/AI Lab directed by Prof. Roy Turner, has long focused on the role context and contextual knowledge plays in intelligent agents’ behavior.  Recently, a project has begun to apply insights gained over the years to deep learning (neural network) agents.  This project builds on preliminary work done almost two decades ago […]

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Publication of Real-time Mapping of Natural Disasters using Citizen Update Streams

Iranga Subasinghe, a third-year Ph.D. student in Spatial Information Science and Engineering, served as lead author on a research article recently published in the International Journal of Geographical Information Science in a special issue on “Real-time GIS for Smart Cities.” The research was accomplished through a team effort among personnel in the UMaine School of […]

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