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 technical and administrative support from the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), comprised of 80 faculty from eight departments who are focused on grand challenges best solved using powerful computational tools.

UMIACS supports four major centers in addition to MC2: The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), the Center for Automation Research (CfAR), the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB), 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