Mission & Vision

The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, known by its acronym UMIACS (pronounced YOU-me-acks), is a multidisciplinary computing research institute led by distinguished researchers and supported by a cutting-edge infrastructure. UMIACS pioneers computational science involving national defense, precision medicine, big data, cybersecurity, language and culture, and more.

Mission Statement

The mission of UMIACS is to catalyze, support and sustain collaborative and inter-disciplinary computing-focused research, scholarship and innovation through cross-cutting teamwork and stellar technical and administrative support.

Vision Statement

By deeply engaging researchers with a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds, UMIACS aspires to be a leader in high-impact scientific innovations that expand the boundaries of computing research and benefit our campus, the state of Maryland, and beyond.