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All that is new in the world of computer science from UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering.
Summer with CSE: Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program
12/9/2018
Computer science students are getting excited about research thanks to a new program at UC San Diego. They spent the summer working on cutting-edge projects, from crowd-sourced studies, to portable air quality sensors. The work they're doing today, could change the world of tomorrow.
Summer with CSE: Summer Internship Symposium
10/26/2018
From Amazon, to Airbnb, to Blizzard Entertainment, students from UC San Diego's Computer Science Department spent the summer interning at incredible companies. Throughout those internships, they shared their experiences with fellow students online. It all culminated with the Summer Internship Symposium: a chance to present their work and give younger students advice on landing those coveted internships.
Summer With CSE: SIMS -The Summer Internships for Mexican Students Program
10/7/2018
From hyperdimensional computing to developing recommender systems, UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering faculty reach out to bring students from computer science programs at Mexican Universities to UC San Diego for a summer of study.
Summer With CSE: COSMOS
9/17/2018
High school students from around the country spent part of their summer learning and living at UC San Diego. During theCOSMOSprogram, they learn from professors in the Computer Science and Engineering department. Students get to create apps, robots and lifelong memories. Some even turned bananas into a piano.
Summer With CSE: The Bootstrap Program
9/6/2018
Teachers are learning how coding can be an exciting and useful way to teach math. San Diego Unified School District teachers spent a week of their summer at a workshop called Bootstrap with professors from UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering. Bootstrap is a way to teach core courses, from math to social studies, using computer programming. There is even a lesson plan that lets students create their own video game. Teachers say it could be a fun new way to help their students succeed.
David Kohlbrenner: Trusted Browsers for Uncertain Times
7/26/2018
David Kohlbrenner is a PhD student at UC San Diego working with Sysnet and CryptoSec advised by Hovav Shacham. His research focuses on how hardware design impacts software security. David's work bridges gaps in understanding between hardware and software to build systems that are deserving of trust. As part of his research efforts, he has worked extensively with web browsers to demonstrate new vulnerabilities and integrate new defenses. Previously, David received a B.S. in Computer Science from...
Nadia Polikarpova: Creating New Languages for Programming
4/20/2018
Nadia Polikarpova is an assistant professor at CSE, and a member of the Programming Systems group. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zurich in 2014. She then spent three years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Polikarpova's work spans the areas of programming languages and formal methods; in particular, she is interested in building practical tools and techniques that make it easier for programmers to construct secure and reliable...
Manmohan Chandraker: Giving Computers the Gift of Vision
4/20/2018
Manmohan Chandraker is an assistant professor at the CSE department of the University of California, San Diego. He received a PhD from UC San Diego and was a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley. His research interests are in computer vision, machine learning and graphics-based vision, with applications to autonomous driving and human-computer interfaces. His works have received the Marr Prize Honorable Mention for Best Paper at ICCV 2007, the 2009 CSE Dissertation Award for Best Thesis at UCSD,...
Ariana Mirian: Improving Internet Security
4/20/2018
Ariana is a PhD student at UC San Diego, where she works with the Sysnet, CryptoSec, and CNS groups at UCSD, as well as the Center for Evidence-based Security Research (CESR). She is advised by Geoff Voelker and Stefan Savage. As an undergrad, she started her academic journey in a security lab as an coder. She soon realized that the world of security would be an enthralling space that has repercussions for everyone that uses a computer today, and after doing some coding, she then moved more into...
Max Mellette: Improving Data Centers with Photonics
4/20/2018
Max Mellette is a postdoctoral researcher in the CSE department at UC San Diego working with George Porter on data center network architecture. He received his Ph.D. in Photonics from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC San Diego, where he worked on optical switching hardware advised by Joseph Ford. Before that, he received a Bachelor in Engineering Physics, also from UC San Diego. Max's research focuses on using optical switching to improve the scalability, power...
Steven Rick: Computing as a Teammate in Healthcare
4/20/2018
Steven Rick is a CSE PhD student advised by Professor Nadir Weibel. As a member of the UC San Diego Design Lab and Human-Centered and Ubiquitous Computing Lab, his research lies at the intersection of technology, design, and human interaction. By using increasingly pervasive sensing and computing hardware, he seeks to understand the impact that communication has on interpersonal interaction. More specifically, how behavior influences the way doctors and patients work together. This research...
Angelique Taylor - Improving Human-Robot Interaction
4/20/2018
Angelique Taylor is a PhD student in the Healthcare Robotics Lab at the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UC San Diego. Angelique completed two Bachelor's degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she worked on machine learning research and developed an interest in learning algorithms. Since then, she has become interested in machine learning methods that can be used for interactive agents, leading her to focus on research in...
CS Foreach: Teaching Computer Science in Informal Space
3/16/2018
Taught by successful educational entrepreneur and UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Alumna Sarah Guthals, an innovative new course for computer science students builds the skills necessary to communicate their field to others through the experience of teaching K-12 students the fundamentals of coding in extracurricular settings in schools and libraries.
Meet the "iboss"
1/5/2018
Meet Paul Martini, the "iboss". As CEO of iboss Paul's goal is meeting the challenge of safeguarding data in the exponentially expanding universe of bandwidth used in cyberspace. Growing up in the tough heart of Los Angeles, this son of immigrants shares about the influences, experiences, and people that shaped him on his path to success.
Robot Parade! Computer Science 91/42 with Professor Steve Swanson
12/15/2017
A quick look at an innovative computer science class from the UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering that gives first year students hands-on experience in designing, building and programming their own robots.
Modern Exploration: It's Data Driven
9/22/2017
Calit Research Scientist and National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin, renowned for his hi-tech search for the tomb of Genghis Khan discusses ways computer engineering and computer science are integral to many fields of exploration.
Higher Learning via Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
6/2/2017
Half a dozen professors of computer science and engineering at UC San Diego - pioneers in the world of online learning, share their perspective and experience, and what online learning means for the future of learning.
Microbiomes and Aging with Rob Knight - Research on Aging
3/3/2017
Rob Knight explores the unseen microbial world that exists literally right under our noses -- and everywhere else on (and in) our bodies. He discusses the important influence the microbiome may have on the aging process and many end-of-life diseases.
Controlling your Car from Afar: The Wonders and the Risks
1/27/2017
Prof. Stefan Savage generated controversy and debate over public policy after demonstrating the vulnerability of modern automobiles to attack from hackers who can take advantage of internal as well as external digital components and systems in today's cars.
Engineering versus Security
1/27/2017
"Security doesn't happen by accident, it doesn't happen by chance," says Professor Hovav Shacham. Shacham has uncovered security vulnerabilities involving the full-body backscatter, X-ray scanners deployed at entrances to airports, train stations and other public places. Here he observes the different mindsets involved with engineering and security research.
 

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