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Title: University of Massachusetts, Amherst


1
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Zhen Zhang

2
Computer Science Department by Numbers
  • General
  • 40 faculty
  • 233 graduate students
  • 296 undergraduate majors
  • Fellows
  • 10 ACM Fellows
  • 4 IEEE Fellows
  • 7 AAAI Fellows
  • 2 Fellows of the American Association for the
    Advancement of Science

3
CS by Numbers (cont.)
  • Ranking
  • 25th in Computer Science
  • 6th in Artificial Intelligence
  • Collaboration
  • Fun facts
  • 16,026 cups of departmental coffee (caffeinated)
    consumed in a year
  • 2,601 cups of departmental coffee
    (de-caffeinated) consumed in a year
  • 1,587 cups of tea consumed
  • 4,767 cups of flavored/herbal tea consumed
  • 6,077 cups of hot chocolate or mocha
  • 1,080 donuts eaten in a year at Monday Morning
    Coffee
  • 1,440 bagels eaten in a year at Monday Morning
    Coffee
  • 3,380 reams of blank white paper, purchased in a
    year
  • Amherst, MA has one of the highest percentages of
    people with graduate degrees in the U.S. (41.9)

4
History
  • Early 60s Started as a departmental operation
    of Chemistry department
  • 1964 Academic program (J.A.N. Lee as head)
    established
  • 1964-65 M.S. program established
  • 1966 graduated first graduate James Bouhana
  • Milestone
  • UMASS (Unlimited Machine Access from Scattered
    Sites) a timesharing system
  • 1972 Ph.D program established
  • 1974 graduated first Ph.D Suad Alagic
  • 1992 change name from COINS to Computer Science
  • 2001 grant activity 12,401,713

5
26 Labs Centers/ 8 clusters
  • Autonomous and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Electronic Teaching
  • Foundations of Computing
  • Information Retrieval and Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Networking, Distributed Systems, and Security
  • Robotics and Computer Vision
  • Software Systems and Architecture

6
Labs related to database
  • Bioinformatics Research Laboratory
  • Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval
  • Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory
  • Knowledge Discovery Laboratory
  • Machine Learning Laboratory

7
W. Richards Adrion
  • Professor
  • Bio
  • 1971 Ph.D, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1986-1994 Chair of CS 1986-1994
  • Activity and award
  • 2000-2002 Division Director for Experimental and
    Integrated Activities in the NSFDirectorate for
    Computer and Information Science and Engineering
    (CISE)
  • 2000-2003 Senior Advisor in CISE
  • Founder of ACM Trans. on software engineering and
    methodology
  • Held position at U. of Texas, Oregon state Univ,
    NSF, NBS
  • ACM fellow, AAAS fellow
  • research
  • the impact of instructional technology on
    teaching and learning
  • the analysis and verification of concurrent,
    real-time computing systems
  • applications and models for technology transfer
    and diffusion

8
Neil Immerman
  • Professor
  • Bio
  • Ph.D from Cornell University, 1980
  • Faculty at UMass, 1989
  • Activity and award
  • 1995 Gödel Prize in theoretical computer science
  • ACM Fellow
  • Research
  • Theory of Computation
  • Main contribution
  • key developers of an active research program
    called descriptive complexity, an approach he is
    currently applying to research in model checking,
    database theory, and computational complexity
    theory.

9
James F Kurose
  • Distinguished Professor, Computer Networks
    Laboratory
  • Bio
  • PhD Computer Science, Columbia University (1984)
  • Assistant Professor in 1984, Associate Professor
    (1991), Full Professor (1996) , Distinguished
    Professor (2004)
  • Activity and award
  • founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/ACM
    Transactions on Networking
  • Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on
    Communications
  • Associate Director of the NSF Engineering
    Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive
    Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA)
  • Receive many awards of teaching and service
  • ACM, IEEE fellow
  • Research
  • network protocols and architecture, network
    measurement, sensor networks, multimedia
    communication, and modeling and performance
    evaluation

10
Donald F Towsley
  • University Distinguished Professor,Computer
    Networks Laboratory, Multimedia Systems
    Laboratory
  • Bio
  • PhD Comptuer Science, University of Texas (1975)
  • EE, UMass, 1976
  • CS, UMass, 1986
  • Activity
  • ACM, IEEE fellow
  • Research
  • Computer  networks, multimedia systems, 
    stochastic scheduling. modeling and performance
    evaluation
  • Major contribution
  • exact and approximate analyses of
    parallel/distributed applications and
    architectures

11
Arnold L. Rosenberg
  • Distinguished University Professor, theoretical
    Aspects of Parallel and Distributed Systems
    (TAPADS) Group
  • Bio
  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University
    (1966)
  • Research Staff Member at the IBM Watson Research
    Center from 1965 to 1981
  • Duke University from 1981 to 1986
  • Join UMass, 1986
  • Awards
  • Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the IEEE, and a
    Golden Core member of the IEEE Computer Society
  • Research
  • developing algorithmic models and techniques to
    deal with the new modalities of "collaborative
    computing" that result from emerging technologies
    such as cluster computing, web computing, and
    grid computing

12
W. Bruce Croft
  • Distinguished University Professor, director of
    Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval
  • Bio
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Cambridge,
    England,1979
  • Activity and award
  • 1987-1991 Chair of SIGIR
  • 1995 - 2002 Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Trans. on
    Information Systems from
  • 2000 2003 Member of the National Research
    Councils Computer Science and Telecommunications
    Board
  • 2000 Research Award from the American Society
    for Information Science and Technology
  • 2003 Gerard Salton Award from the ACM SIGIR
  • ACM fellow
  • Research
  • Information retrieval and digital libraries
  • Main contribution
  • Generative Language model for information
    retrieval
  • Inference model for information retrieval

13
James Allan
  • Associate Professor at Center for Intelligent
    Information Retrieval
  • Bio
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Cornell University,1995
  • Post-doc at UMass, 1994
  • Assistant professor, 1996
  • Research
  • topic detection and tracking (TDT)
  • high accuracy retrieval from documents (HARD)
  • summarization of information that changes over
    time
  • automatic information organization
  • interactive information retrieval and
    organization, including browsing and other
    human-computer interactions

14
David D Jensen
  • Associate Professor at Knowledge Discovery
    Laboratory
  • Bio
  • Dr. Sc, Washington University, 1992
  • 1991-1995 Analyst with US Congress, the Office
    of Technology Assessment
  • 1995 Faculty of UMass
  • Research
  • Relational knowledge discovery
  • Statistical inference in induction algorithms
  • Evaluation of systems for knowledge discovery and
    machine learning
  • Learning in multiagent systems

15
Andrew McCallum
  • Associate Professor, Director, Information
    Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory
  • Bio
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Rochester
    (1995)
  • 1997 1999 Research Scientist and Research
    Coordinator, Just Research (Justsystem Pittsburgh
    Research Center).
  • 2000-2002 Vice President of Research and
    Development at WhizBang Labs
  • Join UMass in 2002, associate Professor in 2003
  • 1998 present adjunct professor at CMU
  • Research
  • Cora Research Paper Search Engine
  • WhizBang Labs information extraction from the
    Web with ML tech
  • Conditional Probability Models for Sequences and
    other Relational Data
  • Unified Information Extraction and Data Mining

16
Gerome Miklau
  • Assistant Professor
  • Bio
  • Ph.D, University of Washington, 2005
  • Advisor Dan Suciu
  • Research
  • Database research with an emphasis on security
    database theory semi-structured data

17
Yanlei Diao
  • Assistant Professor
  • Bio
  • Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley, 2005.
  • Advisor Michael J. Franklin
  • Research
  • Information architectures, data management
    systems
  • Data streams, continuous query processing
  • Publish/subscribe, data dissemination
  • XML query processing
  • Learning-based data processing
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