The Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department aims to maintain a program of excellence in teaching, research, and service for all of its programs. At the undergraduate level, we will provide students with a firm foundation of both the theory and practice of Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Our curricula also give students the social, ethical, and liberal education needed to make significant contributions to society. Students receiving a bachelor’s degree are ready to enter the work force as productive computer scientists or computer engineers, or to continue their education at the graduate or professional level.

At the graduate level, we are committed to developing the research and professional capabilities of students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Cybersecurity. Our programs provide a deeper mastery of the basics of these fields, as well as opportunities to collaborate on leading-edge research with our faculty. Our faculty are engaged in both practical and theoretical research, often in partnership with government agencies, private industry and non-governmental organizations. The aim of this research is to advance knowledge within our disciplines and also to contribute to solving problems faced by our society.

Recent Submissions

  • Policy based Cloud Services on a VCL platform 

    Joshi, Karuna Pande; Yesha, Yelena; Finin, Tim; Joshi, Anupam (2012-04-19)
    Managing and delivering virtualized cloud based services is an open challenge. Current research is focused on specific parts like service discovery; composition etc. and there is no holistic view of what would constitute ...
  • User-centric Smart Services 

    Joshi, Karuna Pande; Yesha, Yelena; Ozok, Ant; Yesha, Yaacov (2009-11-02)
    In this position paper we describe our vision for the next generation of IT services. Services will be automatically discovered, procured and integrated with the service consumer’s technical environment. This whole process ...
  • Integrated Lifecycle of IT Services in a Cloud Environment 

    Joshi, Karuna Pande; Finin, Tim; Yesha, Yelena (2010-04-07)
    Virtualized Service models are now emerging and rede-fining the way information technology is delivered to end users. Current research is focused on specific pieces like service discovery, composition etc. There is no ...
  • Text Based Similarity and Delta for Semantic Web Graphs 

    Viswanathan, Krishnamurthy; Finin, Tim (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2010-08-07)
    Recognizing that two Semantic Web documents or graphs are similar, and characterizing their differences is useful in many tasks, including retrieval, updating, version control and knowledge base editing. We describe a ...
  • Semantics and Ontologies For EarthCube 

    Berg-Cross, Gary; Cruz, Isabel; Dean, Mike; Finin, Tim; Gahegan, Mark; Hitzler, Pascal; Hua, Hook; Janowicz, Krzysztof; Li, Naicong; Murphy, Philip; Nordgren, Bryce; Obrst, Leo; Schildhauer, Mark; Sheth, Amit; Sinha, Krishna; Thessen, Anne; Wiegand, Nancy; Zaslavsky, Ilya (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2012-01-01)
    Semantic technologies and ontologies play an increasing role in scientific workflow systems and knowledge infrastructures. While ontologies are mostly used for the semantic annotation of metadata, semantic technologies enable ...
  • Semantic Aspects of EarthCube 

    Hitzler, Pascal; Janowicz, Krzysztof; Berg-Cross, Gary; Obrst, Leo; Sheth, Amit; Finin, Tim; Cruz, Isabel (2012-05-22)
    In this document, we give a high-level overview of selected Semantic (Web) technologies, methods, and other important considerations, that are relevant for the success of EarthCube. The goal of this initial document is to ...
  • GoRelations: Towards an Intuitive Query System for RDF Data 

    Han, Lushan; Finin, Tim; Joshi, Anupam (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2012-02-01)
    Users need better ways to explore DBpedia and obtain information from it. Using SPARQL requires not only mastering its syntax and semantics but also understanding the RDF data model, the ontology used by the DBpedia, and ...
  • Privacy Preservation in Context Aware Geosocial Networking Applications 

    Jagtap, Pramod; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim; Zavala, Laura (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2011-05-01)
    Recent years have seen a confluence of two major trends - the increase of mobile devices such as smart phones as the primary access point to networked information and the rise of social media platforms that connect people. ...
  • A Context-Aware Approach to Entity Linking 

    Stoyanov, veselin; Mayfield, James; Xu, Tan; Oard, Doug; Lawrie, Dawn; Oates, Tim; Finin, Tim (Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012-06-07)
    Entity linking refers to the task of assigning mentions in documents to their corresponding knowledge base entities. Entity linking is a central step in knowledge base population. Current entity linking systems do not ...
  • Correcting Routing Failures Using Declarative Policies and Argumentation 

    Kodeswaran, Palanivel Andiappan; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim; Perich, Filip (2010-04-28)
    Many Internet failures are caused by misconfigurations of the BGP routers that manage rout-ing of traffic between domains. The problems are usually due to a combination of human er-rors and the lack of a high-level language ...
  • Video Summarization of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomies 

    Grasso, Michael A.; Finin, Tim; Zhu, Xianshu; Joshi, Anupam; Yesha, Yelena (2009-11-14)
    We compared image features with a distance metric and support vector machine to identify the critical view of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Our accuracy was up to 91%. We are currently experimenting with particle analysis, ...
  • Automatically Generating Government Linked Data from Tables 

    Mulwad, Varish; Finin, Tim; Joshi, Anupam (AAAI, 2011-11-04)
    Most open government data is encoded and published in structured tables found in reports, on the Web, and in spreadsheets or databases. Current approaches to generating Semantic Web representations from such data requires ...
  • Ensembles in Adversarial Classification for Spam 

    Chinavle, Deepak; Kolari, Pranam; Oates, Tim; Finin, Tim (ACM, 2009-11-02)
    The standard method for combating spam, either in email or on the web, is to train a classifier on manually labeled instances. As the spammers change their tactics, the performance of such classifiers tends to decrease ...
  • What Does it Mean for a URI to Resolve 

    Sachs, Joel; Finin, Tim (AAAI, 2010-03-22)
    Amongst the best practices that constitute Linked Data, one of the foremost is to use only HTTP-URIs as identifiers for RDF resources. This is so that the URI will resolve in a Linked Data browser to give information about ...
  • SAT: an SVM-based Automated Trust Management System for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks 

    Li, Wenjia; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim (IEEE, 2011-11-01)
    Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) are extremely vulnerable to a variety of misbehaviors because of their basic features, including lack of communication infrastructure, short transmission range, and dynamic network topology. ...
  • Preserving Privacy in Context-Aware Systems 

    Jagtap, Pramod; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim; Zavala, Laura (IEEE, 2011-10-09)
    Recent years have seen a confluence of two major trends – the increase of mobile devices such as smart phones as the primary access point to networked information and the rise of social media platforms that connect people. ...
  • Playing to Program: Towards an Intelligent Programming Tutor for RUR-PLE 

    desJardins, Marie; Ciavolino, Amy; Deloatch, Robert; Feasley, Eliana (AAAI, 2011-08-09)
    Intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) provide students with a one-on-one tutor, allowing them to work at their own pace, and helping them to focus on their weaker areas. The RUR Python Learning Environment (RUR-PLE), a ...
  • Information Integration and Analysis: A Semantic Approach to Privacy 

    Oberoi, Madan; Jagtap, Pramod; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim; Kagal, Lalana (IEEE, 2011-10-09)
    The balance between privacy and security concerns is a hotly debated topic, especially as government (and private) entities are able to gather and analyze data from several disparate sources with ease. This ability to do ...
  • Extensible Dynamic Form Approach for Supplier Discovery 

    Kang, Yan; Kim, Jaewook; Peng, Yun (IEEE, 2011-08-03)
    In this paper we propose a new form architecture called eXtensible Dynamic Form (XDF) to facilitate data collection process of supplier discovery. This architecture provides users with flexibility to dynamically extend the ...
  • Content-based prediction of temporal boundaries for events in Twitter 

    Iyengar, Akshaya; Finin, Tim; Joshi, Anupam (IEEE, 2011-10-09)
    Social media services like Twitter, Flickr and YouTube publish high volumes of user generated content as a major event occurs, making them a potential data source for event analysis. The large volume and noisy content of ...

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