University of Maryland


FIA Featured in Baltimore Sun

The Future of Information Alliance was featured in the Baltimore Sun article “Programmers answer O’Malley’s challenge to create bay-friendly apps” for its work in coordinating a hackathon at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD.

Boyd-Graber and Findlater Awarded NSF Grant

Jordan Boyd-Graber (PI) and Leah Findlater (co-PI) were awarded a $650,000 National Science Foundation IIS-1409287 for “III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Closing the User-Model Loop for Understanding Topics in Large Document Collections.”

Malu and Maidasani Win Instructables Grand Prize

HCIL Grad Student Meethu Malu and her partner in Jon Froehlich’s CMCS838F ‘Maker’ course, Hitesh Maidasani, won the Instructables Grand Prize in the “Maker Family Contest” for their StarryNight project.

Hack Education! Workshop Featured on Bluknowledge

June Ahn, Tamara Clegg, Michael Gubbels, and Elizabeth Bonsignore’s workshop “Hack Education!: Designing learning futures” was discussed in the Bluknowledge blog post “What Happens When you Release Your Inner Hacker.”

Jessica Vitak in New Scientist

Jessica Vitak’s research was mentioned in the New Scientist article “Friendship: Friends in high-tech places.”