School News

Max Egenhofer awarded $500,000 NSF grant

Dr. Max Egenhofer has recently received an IIS NSF award for his proposal “A Theory of Topological Relations for Compound Spatial Objects“. Proposal Abstract: Spatial data collections with an incomplete coverage yield regions with holes and separations that often cannot be filled by interpolation. Geosensor networks typically generate such configurations, and with the proliferation of […]

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4th Conference on Geosensor Networks, Melbourne, Australia, 2011

The 4th International Conference on Geosensor Networks will take place in July 2011 in Melbourne, Australia and is organized by Matt Duckham. GSN 2011 is the fourth in a series of international conferences on advances in geosensor networks, to be held in Melbourne, Australia in July 2011. GSN 2011 will showcase the latest research and […]

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Drs. Beard, Giudice and Moratz awarded $1.25 Mio NSF grant

Drs. Beard, Giudice and Moratz , in collaboration with partners Dr. Longin Latecki and Dr. Kostas Daniliidis at UPenn, awarded $1.25 Mio NSF grant on the proposal titled “Collaborative Research: Perception of Scene Layout by Machines and Visually Impaired Users“. Congratulations! Proposal Abstract: The project investigates computational methods for object detection, spatial scene construction, and […]

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Danqing Xiao defends MS thesis

In April 2010, Danqing Xiao successfully defended her MS thesis titled “Modeling and Monitoring Non-Topological Spatial Changes of Continuous Phenomena using Geosensor Networks”. Dr. Nittel is her advisor, and Drs. Beard and Worboys served on her committee. Congratulations!

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Four Out of Ten Top Paying Jobs for Women in IT

A recent CNN report indicates that of the top ten paying jobs for women, 4 out of 10 are in IT. See http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2010/news/1004/gallery.top_10_jobs_for_women/4.htmlCombining this with the “Best Jobs in America” previously which assessed job satisfaction, security, compensation and numerous additional factors and we see a great future for both men and women with high level […]

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Emergency Sensing

UMaine informatics research is helping the Maine National Guard create an improved disaster relief information system. See UMaine Today

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Onsrud Speaks at Law and Technology Centers

A frequent invited speaker on law and technology topics, Professor Harlan Onsrud  was featured as an invited speaker on March 5 for the opening of the new Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa. His talk on Ubiquitous Tracking: Supporting Privacy and Free Speech described emerging and likely pervasive surveillance environments […]

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Spatial Information and Volunteering

Graduate students Guillaume-Hallee and Matt Dube report on the value of their spatial technology skills in aiding others through volunteerism in a short article on Spatial Information and Volunteering

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Best Jobs in America

Check out the best jobs in America at http://www.focus.com/images/view/7362 You will find that many of them involve in-depth information technology skills including the top rated job in the nation. The criteria for selecting the best jobs is quite interesting. After narrowing the field of over 7000 jobs down to the top one hundred jobs using […]

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