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  • Who We Are

    The University of Maryland Center for Machine Learning is a multidisciplinary center that uses powerful computing tools to address challenges in big data, computer vision, health care, financial transactions and more.

  • Collaboration is Key

    The center, part of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, incentivizes faculty, students and visiting scholars to collaborate on the latest technologies and theoretical applications based in machine learning.

  • Research Areas

    Research underway includes groundbreaking work in cancer genomics; powerful algorithms to improve the selection process for organ transplants; and an innovative system that can quickly find, translate, and summarize information from almost any language in the world.

  • Our Sponsors

    Funding for the center comes from UMD’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) and UMIACS, with additional support provided by financial and technology leader Capital One.

Our Faculty

Tom Goldstein

Director and Volpi-Cupal Endowed Professor of Computer Science

His research focuses on large-scale optimization and distributed algorithms for big data. Goldstein’s work has applications in machine learning and image processing, especially for MRI and CT.

John Dickerson

Associate Professor of Computer Science

His research is at the intersection of computer science and economics with a focus on solving practical problems using stochastic optimization and machine learning.

Soheil Feizi

Associate Professor of Computer Science

His research focuses on understanding various theoretical and practical aspects of machine learning and statistical inference problems.

David Jacobs

Professor of Computer Science

His research focuses on human and computer vision, especially in the areas of object recognition and perceptual organization.

Mohammad Hajiaghayi

Professor of Computer Science

His research focuses on designing algorithmic frameworks for complex network systems, in areas like game theory, graph theory, social networks and more.

Furong Huang

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Her research focuses on machine learning, high-dimensional statistics and distributed algorithms—both the theoretical analysis and practical implementation of parallel spectral methods for latent variable graphical models.

Aravind Srinivasan

Professor of Computer Science

His research focuses on randomized algorithms, networking, social networks, combinatorial optimization, and their growing confluence in society, like in social media and public health.

Ramani Duraiswami

Professor of Computer Science

His research focuses broadly on scientific computing, spatial audio, and machine learning and computer vision.

Maria Cameron

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Her research is devoted to the development of numerical methods for solving mathematical problems arising in natural sciences including geophysics, chemical physics and biology.

Pratap Tokekar

Associate Professor of Computer Science

His main research is robotics, with a focus on algorithms that enable aerial, ground and marine robots to actively sense and gather data in environments.

Abhinav Shrivastava

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

His research focuses on artificial intelligence—particularly as it relates to computer vision, machine learning, and robotics.

Dinesh Manocha

Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering

His research focuses on geometric and simulation algorithms with applications to computer graphics, robotics and virtual environments.

Ming Lin

Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science

Her research involves applications in virtual reality, computer graphics and robotics that are focused on multimodal interaction, physically based animations and simulations.

Sanghamitra Dutta

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Her research revolves around reliable and trustworthy machine learning, focused on addressing the challenges concerning fairness, explainability and reliability.

Kaiqing Zhang

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

His research interests lie broadly in control and decision theory, game theory, robotics, reinforcement/machine learning, computation, and their intersections.

John Baras

Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

His current research explores fast internet over hetrogenous networks, integrated management of hybrid communication networks, modeling and performace evaluation of large broadband hybrid networks, scaleable multicast security and more.

Tianyi Zhou

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

His research explores machine learning, optimization and natural language processing. His recent work has focused on transfering human learning, controllable AI, and Human-AI alignment.

Heng Haung

Professor of Computer Science

His research touches on many aspects of computer science, including machine learning, AI, data mining, biomedical data science, computational neuroscience, and smart health care.

Haizhao Yang

Associate Professor of Mathematics

His research covers a broad range of topics bridging machine learning and scientific computing to create intelligent computing.

Deep Ray

Associate Professor of Mathematics

His research covers a broad range of topics bridging machine learning and scientific computing to create intelligent computing.

Ang Li

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

His research intersects at machine learning and edge computing, with a focus on building large-scale networked and trustworthy intelligent systems.

Michelle Girvan

Professor of Physics

Her research focuses on applications of network science to biological, social, and technological systems.