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2014-04-10 08:34:30

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hanan Samet, a Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, has been named the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society's prestigious W. Wallace McDowell Award for his contributions to spatial data structures. Samet is a member of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) and the Computer Vision Laboratory at the Center for Automation Research,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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