Sponsor Profile: University of Maryland

About the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland, the state’s flagship institution of higher education, is one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities. A global leader in scientific discovery, entrepreneurship and innovation, UMD is home to nearly 38,000 students, 9,500 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. The institution secures more than $500M in external research funding each year.

UMIACS RGB Web Stacked Logos.jpgAbout the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) provides a unique multidisciplinary computing environment to address some of today’s most pressing scientific and societal challenges in areas like cybersecurity, bioinformatics, computer vision, data science, and quantum information science.

The University of Maryland and the Phytobiomes Alliance

"The Phytobiomes Alliance proposes a holistic approach to solving one of the critical challenges facing our world – the sustainable production of food for the growing world population. Our University, particularly the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, will contribute to this overarching goal by bringing to bear unique expertise in machine learning and data science, high-performance computing, and metagenomics. Our participation will build upon and expand partnerships on our campus and beyond in areas such as food safety, agriculture, and climate research." Mihai Pop

University of Maryland representative

Mihai Pop – Professor of computer science with a joint appointment in UMIACS


University of Maryland

University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies