BodyVis in 2016 NSF STEM for ALL Video Showcase

Seokbin Kang May 24, 2016

We are excited to announce that our research video BodyVis: Advancing New Science Learning and Inquiry Experiences received special recognition as Facilitator’s Choice in 2016 NSF Video Showcase : Advancing Stem for All. The event was held online May 17-23, 2016 to showcase cutting-edge NSF work related to improving teaching and learning. Over 23,500 visitors from 144 countries participated in this event to discuss their work, offer ideas to others, and disseminate innovative ideas [read more]

Best Late Breaking Work for ReWear

Majeed Kazemitabaar Apr 07, 2016

I’m happy to announce that our CHI’16 Late Breaking Work entitled ReWear: Early Explorations of a Modular Wearable Construction Kit for Young Children was just honored with a Best Paper Award given to only four of the 647 submissions (0.6%). This was a terrific team effort involving contributions from five students, including two undergraduates and one high school student and led by Majeed Kazimitabaar. [read more]

Summer Internship at Adobe Research!

Manaswi Saha Apr 07, 2016

I am excited to announce that I will be spending my summer at Adobe Research in San Jose, CA. I will be working in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) in the BigData Experience Lab. Broadly, the project will look into mobility, how it relates to IoT and how can IoT be used to create seamless consumer experiences. Looking forward to an exciting summer playing with IoT gadgets in sunny California! Fun! [read more]

ACM-W Scholarship to attend CHI 2016

Manaswi Saha Mar 01, 2016

I have been awarded ACM-W Scholarship for attending ACM CHI 2016 in May! It’s a brilliant scholarship for women in CS when they are starting out in their research career. It gives an excellent platform for young women researchers to attend the conference, network with top researchers even if they don’t have a paper. Finally, the icing on the cake is that we get a mentor for the conference who is a rockstar in our field of interest. My mentor for the conference will be Prof. Yvonne Rogers (UCL)! So excited! :D [read more]

Project Sidewalk got featured on Technica.ly

Kotaro Hara Jul 30, 2015

Our project got featured on Technica.ly after giving a presentation at Transportation Tech in Baltimore. See the article here: How this UMD researcher is using Google Street View to make the physical world more accessible. [read more]