The University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the state's higher education system and a top-ranked public research university.

Our advantageous location—just outside of Washington, D.C.—gives researchers the opportunity to interact with numerous federal agencies and research labs focused on cybersecurity, computer vision, geospatial visualization, big data analytics, and high performance computing.

In 2019, the Maryland Cybersecurity Center moved into the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering, a stunning 215,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that encourages research, collaboration and innovation.

The Iribe Center is adjacent to the university's Discovery District, a dynamic research park that includes technology leaders like Adobe, Raytheon and Capital One.

The Maryland Cybersecurity Center receives substantial technical and administrative support from the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), which has more than 80 faculty and 200 graduate students that represent 15 departments and six colleges and schools on the UMD campus.

In addition to MC2, UMIACS supports research and scholarship in numerous other major centers and labs, including the Institute for Trustworthy AI in Law & Society, the NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation and the University of Maryland Center for Machine Learning.

The MC2 community is committed to advocating for diversity and inclusion in computer science and engineering. We are active at the departmental and university level in increasing participation in technology by people of diverse backgrounds, genders, identities, upbringing, and scientific knowledge. Learn more by visiting the resources below.

Office for Diversity and InclusionMaryland Center for Women in ComputingIribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity