June 18, 2005
I am honored to have been one of the first two inductees (along with Chuck Dyer) into the alumni hall of fame of UMD's CS department, especially since UMD has as an alumnus at least one other Internet Grand Poobah*. Also, and this is the really funny part, I was actually such a screw up in the late eighties that UMD initially turned me down for admission. My future advisor vouched for me, and got the rejection reversed. Woo-hoo for string pulling irony!
Seriously, UMD has a fantastic CS program that, while well respected in the professional CS community, often doesn't get the props that it deserves from the business community.
*Dude, you have got to change that image on your page.