University of Maryland



The University of Maryland College of Information Studies, also known as the UMD iSchool, is a top-ranked research and teaching college in the field of information science, located just outside Washington DC.

At the UMD iSchool, faculty, staff, and students together are combining principles of information science with cutting-edge technology to foster access to information, improve information interfaces, and expand how information is used in an evolving world.

Throughout all of our endeavors, we are committed to utilizing information and technology for good – to connect communities, empower individuals, and create opportunities. 

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The Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), based at the University of Maryland College Park, was established in 2018 under the auspices of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I&S)), intended as a long-term strategic asset for research and development in artificial intelligence, information engineering, acquisition security, and social systems. One of only 14 designated Department of Defense  University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) in the nation, ARLIS conducts research spanning from basic to applied system development and works to serve the US Government as an independent and objective trusted agent.


The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism — better known as START  — is a university-based research and education center comprised of an international network of scholars committed to the scientific study of the causes and human consequences of terrorism in the United States and around the world.

A Department of Homeland Security Emeritus Center of Excellence headquartered at the University of Maryland, START supports the research efforts of leading social scientists at more than 50 academic and research institutions, each of whom is conducting original investigations into fundamental questions about terrorism. 

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