The UMBC Ebiquity Research Group consists of faculty and students from the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (CSEE) of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), located in Baltimore MD.
Our research explores the interactions between mobile and pervasive computing, the (semantic) web and web 2.0/3.0/4.0, multi-agent systems and artificial intelligence, security/privacy/trust, and services. Group members have research interests in the underlying areas, such as distributed systems, wireless networking, pervasive/mobile systems, ad-hoc networks, knowledge representation and reasoning, data management and databases, information retrieval, machine learning, personalization, security and privacy, web/data-mining, multi-agent systems and HPCC. Our research is driven by applications in the e-sevices area -- context aware environments (meeting rooms, surgical suites), social media and blogosphere, wireless web, VANETs, e-commerce and m-commerce, etc.
Our research efforts are funded by corporate and government sponsors, that include NSF, DARPA, NASA, DoD, HPL, IBM and Fujitsu. We collaborate with colleagues in the industry, as well as other academic institutions in our research. You can see a list of recent support on our the ebiquity sponsors page
We are always interested in working with new poeple. We hold weekly research meetings (see events) during the academic year that are open to visitors. You are welcome to join us to find out what we are working on. Please contact us if you are in government or industry and interested in collaborative research, are a prospective graduate student interest in applying our graduate programs, or are currently a UMBC undergraduate student who would like to get involved with research.
InternshipsWe sometimes have funds to support students as interns during the summer, but only for current UMBC students.
Applying to our graduate programIf you are interested in applying to the UMBC Computer Science graduate program, please check the information our the CSEE Grad programs. Graduate admissions are done by a central Departmental committee that processes all applications and decides on admissions for the entire department. Individual faculty members may not accept students on their own, so sending faculty members email about your application will generally not increase your chances of getting admitted into the program.
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