Category: General

8th Annual Welcome Back Picnic

We, the ACM student chapter and the CSEE department are delighted to invite you to our picnic.

Prepare yourself to have delightful conversations with other peers and professors, to keep abreast with the upcoming ACM tech events and to request hands-on workshops required for this academic year.

We at the CSEE department particularly the ACM student chapter, look forward to seeing you stop by for a refreshing bite and some relaxing conversations, before zooming back into the busy semester.

Date: Tuesday, October 10th
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: University Center 312

Limited to CSEE Faculty, Staff & Students.

Demo Session for Mobile Computing/Smart Home Automation (Tuesday, May 12th, 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm)

Dr. Nilanjan Banerjee is organizing the annual demo session for two of his classes: Introduction to Mobile Computing and Systems for Smart Home Automation. This Demo session will be held on this Tuesday, 12th of May from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm in the third floor corridor the in the ITE building. This is the same place where Hi Tea is organized. Please find attached a Flyer for the event.
This event is exciting for people trying to learn about Smart Home Automation and Mobile Computing. Some projects have the potential for commercial expansion too. Please attend the event, in order to learn about the projects, in this area of research at UMBC.

Call for nominations for ACM student chapter officers

We would like invite nominations from the graduate students in the CSEE department for student officer positions of the UMBC ACM student chapter, for academic year 2014 – 2015 (Fall 2014 to Spring 2015).

ACM or the Association for Computing Machinery, is a premier organization that promotes computing and technology around the US and the world. On the campus, the ACM student chapter is affiliated and supported by the UMBC graduate students association (GSA). The goal of the ACM student chapter is to foster interaction between all students, both graduate and undergraduate, in the CSEE department, provide a forum for student interaction, and opportunities for members to expand their knowledge of computing.

The positions available (and their general responsibilities):

Chair: is responsible for the overall management of the student chapter; Co-ordinate with rest of the student officers in planning events; Represent the student chapter at the GSA meetings.
Vice-Chair: Work with the chair to ensure smooth functioning of the chapter; Represent the student chapter at the GSA meetings in the absence of the chair.
Secretary: Co-ordinate with other student chapter officers for event planning; Point of contact for the student chapter;
Treasurer: Manage the ACM student chapter accounts; annual budget; expenditure during events

These positions are open to graduate students only. If elected, you would be required to signup as an ACM student member. Membership fee is $19 only.

Please email us the position you would like to run for (there will be elections if we get multiple nominations for a position). Alternatively you can nominate any other person for the positions above. In that case, please send their name, email address and which position you would like to nominate them for.

Please send in your nominations by end of day, Monday, April 14, 2014 to acmofficers at lists dot umbc dot edu. Elections will take place the following week (venue, date and time to be announced later).

UMBC’s 36th Graduate Research Conference

UMBC’s annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC) is back and will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 ! The GRC provides graduate students an opportunity to showcase their work and research in form of poster and oral presentations to the UMBC community. Graduate students are invited to present their ongoing or previously published research as posters or oral presentations. Students are also encouraged to convert their class projects into poster or oral presentations. For the recently joined graduate students, it is an opportunity to learn what your fellow colleagues are working on.

Please consider submitting and presenting your work at the GRC as it provides you an opportunity to gain valuable experience in communicating and presenting your work, especially to people outside your field. To participate, submit your abstract by March 1 here : http://gsa.umbc.edu/grc-2/grc-presenters/

Attendees and presenters both need to register, also by March 1 here : https://docs.google.com/a/umbc.edu/forms/d/18OWOmZ6yuSTEigwdHpaTYZyx2NWmZRpMR-X_Gluv_nU/viewform

UMBC’s Graduate Research Conference is organaized by UMBC’s Graduate Student Association. More information about this year’s Graduate Research Conference can be found here : http://gsa.umbc.edu/grc-2/

Welcome to the new website of UMBC ACM

We are extremely please to bring to you the new website for the UMBC ACM Student Chapter. Our team has been working very hard on the website and we hope that it would become a platform for information dispersal, about the events being organized by the chapter.

We have been tirelessly working towards starting new events on the campus some of which are already displayed on the main page of this website.

We would love to hear your opinions and advice in order to improve the website. Please email us at our ACM Officer’s list.