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Research Highlights

Our faculty, alumni, and partners contribute to a broad range of exciting discoveries and research. The videos below include TEDx talks, technical talks, and video spotlights that showcase the innovation and excellence that they exemplify.


Artists, scientists, and social change agents from across UMBC presented the third annual GRIT-X talks. Among the speakers at the third annual event was Kavita Krishnaswamy ’07, computer science and mathematics, Ph.D. ’19, computer science, shared her work developing solutions to assist people with disabilities and mobility challenges. Read more about Krishnaswamy’s talk and all of the presentations here.grit-x photo

Video Spotlights

Sustainable Agriculture: Engineering a win-win solution for poultry litter — October 1, 2018

Dr. Lee Blaney and his research team are extracting nutrients from poultry litter to create a new revenue stream for farmers and help the environment at the same time. Learn more about this NSF-funded research by visiting the National Science Foundation and Science Nation website: Sustainable Agriculture: Engineering a win-win solution for poultry litter.

See how a manure lagoon works and why farmers want to build even more of them (3:44) [Science Nation video]

IBM-UMBC Day — April 6, 2018

IBM-UMBC Day Program [PDF] | Speaker Bios [PDF] | IBM-UMBC Day videos of all technical talks [YouTube videos]

The partnership between UMBC and IBM began decades ago. This partnership initially focused on high-performance and cloud computing, and recently expanded to include artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. IBM-UMBC Day talks presented on April 6, 2018 shared information about new areas to explore in the fields of blockchain, quantum computing, Internet of Things, and cyber-physical systems.

Welcoming Remarks from IBM and UMBC partners (9:50) [YouTube video]

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