IS Department Research Seminar Series

Please join us as we bring you a series of talks highlighting department research and topical issues in our field. If you like these talks, be sure to check out the ISRC research series.

Upcoming Seminars 

Seminar information will be posted as it becomes available.

Previous Seminars 


Dr. Vipin Kumar, Regents Professor and William Norris Endowed Chair, CSE, University of Minnesota
Knowledge-Guided Machine Learning: A New Framework for Accelerating Scientific Discovery and Addressing Global Environmental Challenges
Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 12-1 pm • ITE 459 and Virtual

Click to view Dr. Kumar’s abstract and full bio on myUMBC.

Dr. Shaukat Ali, Chair and Chief Research Scientist, Simula Research Lab, Norway
Noise-Aware and Noise-Free Quantum Software Testing
Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 12-1 pm
Click to view a PDF of Dr. Ali’s presentation abstract and full bio.


Dr. Abdullah Mueen
Mining and Learning from Big Time Series Data
Wednesday, November 16, Noon Virtual
Click to view a PDF of Dr. Mueen’s presentation abstract and full bio.

Dr. Tiffani J Bright, FACMI
Developing and Sustaining Diversity and Inclusion in Informatics
Thursday, November 10, Noon ITE 459
Click to view a PDF of Dr. Bright’s presentation abstract and full bio.

Dr. Govind Rao
Disruptive Innovation to Reduce Health Care Costs
Wednesday, October 19, Noon • ITE 459
Click to view a PDF of Dr. Rao’s presentation abstract and full bio.

Dr. Aryya Gangopadhyay
Research Challenges and Opportunities in the Center for Real-Time Distributed Sensing and Autonomy
Thursday, March 10, Noon • Virtual

Dr. Jeff Bardzell
Aesthetic Rationality in Design Research
Friday, March 4, Noon • ITE 459


Dr. Andrea Kleinsmith and Dr. Karuna Joshi
Introduction to the Center of Accelerated Real-Time Analytics (CARTA) and the Interactive Systems Research Center (ISRC) at UMBC
Wednesday, December 8, Noon • Virtual

Dr. Mirela Alistar
Personal Biochips
Monday, September 27, 3pm • Virtual

Dr. Silvia Lindtner
Prototype Nation: China & the Contested Promise of Innovation
Monday, April 19, 3pm • Virtual

Dr. Nazanin Andalibi
Towards Accounting for the Human in Emotion Recognition/AI Technologies
Monday, March 29, 3pm • Virtual

Dr. Edward Raff, Booz Allen Hamilton
Machine Learning for Malware: Challenges and Progress
Wednesday, February 17, Noon • Virtual

Dr. Erwin Gianchandani
Advancing the Frontiers of Computer and Information Science and Engineering – and Translation, Innovation, and Partnerships at the National Science Foundation
Wednesday, February 10, Noon • Virtual