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External Partnerships

The College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) partners with several organizations to enhance the value of our College and University, and to support our strategic plan.

COEIT collaborates at the local, state, regional, national, and international level to facilitate innovation, idea-sharing, and the advancement of cutting-edge technologies and research opportunities. We also strive to enhance existing inter-institutional relationships and to build new partnerships within the region and beyond.

More information about existing collaboration partnerships in COEIT are shared on this page.

 


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UMBC and IBM Research Partnership: Accelerated Cognitive Cybersecurity Lab
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Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

UMBC and IBM Research have partnered to create the Accelerated Cognitive Cybersecurity Lab (ACCL), which is housed within the College of Engineering and Information Technology. ACCL conducts cutting-edge research to address the national and global challenges in Cybersecurity by leveraging Cognitive Computing approaches Accelerated to work in soft real time. ACCL aims to create a platform for academia, industry, and government to collaborate seamlessly and to advance UMBC’s position as a leading research university in cybersecurity-related disciplines. ACCL is a member of IBM’s AI Horizon’s Network.

Learn more about the UMBC and IBM Research launch Accelerated Cognitive Cybersecurity Lab.


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UMBC and University of Maryland, Baltimore Partnership: Research and Innovation Partnership Seed Grant Program
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Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

UMBC and University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) have developed a joint Research and Innovation Partnership Seed Grant Program. This research initiative has been developed in close collaboration with UMB colleagues with the goal of establishing, enhancing, and promoting long-term research partnerships between faculty at UMBC and UMB. Recent awardees include Xudong Ge (right), Research Associate Professor of Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering.

Learn more about the UMB-UMBC Research and Innovation Partnership.


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UMBC and U.S. Naval Academy Partnership: Five collaborative cybersecurity projects funded by the Office of Naval Research
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Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

UMBC and U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) faculty researchers presented updates on five collaborative cybersecurity projects funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Five projects led by COEIT faculty are supported by three-year grants from the ONR, most of which are entering their second year of funding. Pictured here, Karuna Joshi, assistant professor of information systems (IS) and Tim Finin, professor of CSEE are working with USNA faculty to develop a cloud storage system that will make it impossible for deleted data to be restored or recovered.

Learn more about the UMBC and U.S. Naval Academy Partnership


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UMBC and Northrop Grumman Partnership: Lakeland Elementary/Middle School
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Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

UMBC, Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS), and the Northrop Grumman Foundation have launched a $1.6 million partnership to boost science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) education. This news, announced at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School in southwest Baltimore, marks a significant milestone in UMBC’s ongoing work to support Baltimore’s K-12 students, teachers, and their communities.

Learn more about the UMBC and Northrop Grumman Foundation partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools

 

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