2011 UMBC CSEE Research Review
Call for Faculty Talks, Student Research Papers, and Student Posters
Friday, 6 May 2011, UMBC Technology Center, South Campus
At the end of each Spring semester the UMBC Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department holds the CSEE Annual Research Review, one-day event where faculty, research staff and students present their latest research results. This year's CSEE Research Review, CRR-11, will take place on Friday May 6, 2011 in the large conference room of the UMBC Technology Center's business incubator and accelerator building. The event will consist of a single track of presentations, posters and demonstrations from all three of the department's core programs: computer science, electrical engineering, and computer engineering.
What to Submit
Faculty Talks. We seek UMBC CSEE faculty to present their best research accomplishments from 2010-2011. There will be six faculty talks, each 20 minutes long. The talks should describe recent concrete research accomplishments, not on-going research directions, understandable to most CSEE faculty. Submit your name, lab, talk title and informative abstract in ascii (at most 250 words).
Student Research Prizes and Talks. We invite UMBC CSEE undergraduate and graduate students to have their research considered for the prizes ($100 each) of Best Undergraduate Research, Best MS Research, and Best PhD Research. Winners will present their research in 20-minute talks. Submit name, lab, title, informative abstract (in ascii), one technical report (at most 20 pages), and a letter of support from your advisor. To qualify, the work must have been carried out primarily in the 2010-2011 academic year. Prizes will be awarded primarily on the basis of scientific merit (significance, originality, nontriviality, correctness) and to a lesser extent on effective writing (clarity, proper English usage), with some preference in close cases given to students awarded degrees in 2010-2011.
Student Research Posters and Prizes. We seek UMBC CSEE undergraduate and graduate students to present their best research accomplishments from 2010-2011 in posters. Submit name, lab, poster title and informative abstract in ascii (at most 250 words) approved by your research advisor (return signed approval form to Dr. Sherman's mailbox in ITE 325). Prizes ($50 each) to best three posters, voted by professors on basis of scientific merit and effective presentation, using range voting. Up to 17 posters will be accepted (in addition to the three research prize posters).
How to Submit
Submissions for faculty talks, student research papers, or student poster abstracts must be done electronically via the CSEE Research Review submissions site. You will need to create an easychair account if you do not already have one. Please note the following requirements.
- Separately Submissions for Posters and Awards. Separately submit for posters and awards. Research award submissions will not be automatically considered for posters, and vice-versa.
- Poster Approval. An approval form signed by your advisor is required for each poster submission. Submit this form to Dr. Alan Sherman's mailbox in the ITE 325 Suite.
- Recommendation Letter for Awards. A recommendation letter is required for each award submission. Please have your advisor send the letter to Each faculty member may recommend at most one student per award level (BS, MS, PhD).
- Length Requirements.
- Each abstract must be no more than 250 words. Write the abstract in an informative style concretely summarizing your new and significant research results.
- Each paper submitted for any research award must be no more than 20 pages, unless the submitted paper has already been accepted to a refereed research journal. Only one paper may be submitted.
- Required Information for Posters and Awards. Be sure to include your name, degree program (CS, CE, EE), degree level (BS, MS, PhD), research group, and research advisor's name.
- Questions and Special Requests. Any special instructions or requests should be sent to
- April 11 (12noon) – Faculty talks, student research and poster submissions due.
- April 18 – Program, awards, posters session announced.
Professor Alan T. Sherman,