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A hub for technology, collaboration and discovery at the heart of a new innovation district, the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering embodies the University of Maryland's excellence and provides space for students, faculty and staff to be the future.

“I wanted this gift to support a place that inspires students to form friendships and teams that last a lifetime, where students have access to everything they need to build the next great company or breakthrough technology.”
- Brendan Iribe


Our future, now.

In this new center, students and faculty alike will experiment and create in open work areas and makerspaces filled with natural light. Flexible classrooms promote teamwork and active learning. And welcoming common areas—including an expansive green space along Baltimore Avenue—extends the collaborative environment to the broader community.

Bringing together the university’s top-ranked Department of Computer Science and its renowned Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), the building’s six floors support groundbreaking research in virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, robotics, computer vision, algorithms, programming languages and systems.

The building provides space for nationally recognized centers of interdisciplinary research in cybersecurity, data science, computational biology and other fast-growing tech fields. The advances developed here will create a virtuous cycle of innovation, establishing Maryland tech companies and adding to the state’s economic development.


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This transformative building will take one of the nation’s top computer and data science programs to even greater heights. Our leadership in fields like artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality will grow, making our campus an even greater hub for innovation and economic development.
Wallace D. Loh, President, University of Maryland

Support the future.

The Brendan Iribe Center will spark student creativity, galvanizing innovation and technology-based economic development in the state, while transforming computer science and engineering at the University of Maryland.

With a gift to the Brendan Iribe Center, you can help:

  • Enhance exciting learning spaces that will inspire tomorrow’s computer science innovators;
  • Foster a collaborative environment that features the best elements of today’s leading tech firms and laboratories;
  • Maintain a facility where formal and informal learning co-exist so students and faculty can develop ideas that will change our world.

To learn more about becoming a partner, contact:

Megan S. Carnell
Assistant Dean for Development, College of Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences
301.405.0205  /

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April 29, 2019
Dedication for Home to Innovation

Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering Expected to Transform Region’s Tech Corridor

April 27, 2019
University of Maryland's Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering To Transform Region’s Tech Corridor

The University of Maryland (UMD) celebrates today the opening of the new Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering, a 215,600-square-foot facility that will serve as a hub for technology, collaboration and discovery at the heart of a new innovation district.

April 23, 2019
A Higher Purpose

Rooftop Park at Iribe Center Honors Late Terp, Oculus Co-founder

April 17, 2019
Expanding the Computer Science Pipeline

Freshman Got Her Start at UMD Summer Camp; New Iribe Diversity Initiative Will Open More Opportunities

April 16, 2019
Center for Machine Learning Launches

Researchers to Train Computers to Figure Out Challenges in Big Data, Finance, Health Care, More

April 9, 2019
Carrying a Big STIC

New Gift Memorializing Late Alum Supports Undergraduates Teaching Peers

April 2, 2019
UMD Launches Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing

Effort Supported by New $1M Gift From Brendan Iribe to Expand Programming to Students of All Genders and Backgrounds

March 7, 2019
Professor Makes $750K Gift to Support Campus Makerspaces

Gift to Fund Operations, Staffing of Iribe Center’s Space, Help Coordinate All Others

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