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UMD iSchool professor receives Google faculty research award


Dr. Jonathan Lazar, professor at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies, has received a Google Faculty Research Award for the next academic year. Dr. Lazar’s Google faculty research award focuses on the development of new metrics for use in automated accessibility testing tools, for more accurately measuring web accessibility in large organizations. Dr. Lazar is the Associate Director of the Trace Research and Development Center at the Unviersity of Maryland, the nation’s oldest center on disability and technology.

The Google Faculty Research Awards provide funding for a graduate student to work on one cutting-edge research project for an entire year. The awards include a broad set of computer science research areas, including Algorithms and Optimization, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Retrieval and Real-Time Content, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Augmented and Virtual Reality, and much more.

Read more on the UMD website.