Tammy Kness (B.S. ’86), vice president of human resources and communications at GDIT, won WashingtonExec’s 2021 Chief Officer Award for Public Company Chief Human Resources Officer.
We are a department of excellence. The University of Maryland’s computer science faculty continually embarks on cutting edge research, produces award winning papers, and teaches students a foundation of skills to launch their own accomplishments.
We graduate qualified students that earn competitive jobs. Many UMD alumni have become professors at high ranked universities, researchers at well-known industrial labs and software engineers at successful Internet start-ups. Some of our notable alumni include Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google; Gary Flake, a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and founder of Yahoo! Research Labs; and Naresh Gupta, senior vice president of Adobe’s Print and Publishing Business Unit. In an effort to expand the online Alumni Hall of Fame, if you would like to nominate a UMD CS alumnus or alumna to be highlighted on these pages, please send an email to the chair's office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to Professor Ashok Agrawala (email@example.com). Our department wants to recognize the achievements of as many alumni as possible.
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Recent Class Notes
Talia Ringer (B.S. ’12) will be an assistant professor at Illinois Computer Science beginning in October.
William Regli (M.S. ’94, Ph.D. ’95), UMD professor of computer science and director of the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), was appointed to the Computing Community Consortium by the Computing Research Association, in consultation with the National Science Foundation.
Rafael Telahun (B.S. '11) joined TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, as a vice president in its Menlo Park office and as a member of the firm’s North America Services Group.
Aya Soffer (M.S. ’92, Ph.D. ’95) was appointed director of the IBM Haifa Research Lab. She will also continue in her role as IBM's VP of AI.