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UMBC Computer Science Graduate Selected to Head Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

June 16, 2010 7:52 AM

[6/15/2010]--Ralph Semmel, who completed his doctorate in computer science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 1992, has been selected to become the next director of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (APL).

Semmel, who finished his degree in 1992, focused his dissertation research at UMBC on the problem of how to get information from a database without knowing beforehand how the database is structured.

Mayfield, who now works at Hopkins’ Human Language Technology Center of Excellence, said he’s also been impressed with the leadership skills Semmel has shown during his 23-year career with APL.

UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski praised Semmel’s accomplishments.

Semmel is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and he completed master’s degrees at Hopkins and the University of Southern California.

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Posted by elewis at June 15, 2010 9:58 AM

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