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Research Opportunities and Partnerships in the Tech Industry: Industry Panelists Share insights at the CSE Winter 2020 Research Open House
Computer Industry experts, including UC San Diego alumni share their insights about research opportunities and partnerships in the tech Industry at the CSE Winter 2020 Research Open House. Recorded on 01/31/2020.
UCSD Pascal: Celebrating the Life and Work of Kenneth Bowles
Members of the group of student computer scientists who created the widely used and influential UCSD Pascal programming language in the 70's gathered to discuss their exploits under the tutelage of the late Kenneth Bowles, UC San Diego professor of computer science. Recorded on 10/19/2019.
Researching Computer Science Education to Drive Equity and Effectiveness
Equitable and effective CS instruction is essential for broadening participation in computing, responding to the growing demand for computer scientists, and guiding the expansion of CS at the K12 level. Harvey Mudd College's Colleen Lewis shares a brief background of her work in this area and current projects from two newly-funded five-year NSF grants focused on understanding and optimizing CS learning, and understanding and removing barriers to CS. Recorded on...
Why I Sit: UC San Diego CSE Red Chair Event for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At the CSE Celebration of Diversity, attendees were invited to participate in a Red Chair Event, which is part of the National Center for Women in Technology's SitWithMe campaign. Dozens of people sat down in a red chair to say a few words about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this symbolic gesture, they took a stand for diversity, equity and inclusion in Computer Science & Engineering and beyond.
ERSP - Early Research Scholars Program at UC San Diego
Computer science students are getting involved in high-level research projects in the beginning of their college careers thanks to an innovative program at UC San Diego. The Early Research Scholars Program teams students up with professors who have ongoing research projects. Students get guidance from a centralized mentoring team, which helps them with the basic skills needed to conduct research, so their professors can focus on the details of each project. Students conduct...
CSE Celebration of Diversity
The CSE Celebration of Diversity is a day-long event aimed at recognizing the wealth of contributions from all the different kinds of people in the CSE community, and act as a forum to discuss how the department can continue to evolve to become a community of inclusive excellence. This event is led by the CSE Department's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) committee.
Studying Climate Change Through Surfing with Smartfin - We Are CSE: Jasmine Simmons
Smartfin is a surfboard fin that allows scientists to collect data about the ocean with the help of surfers around the world. The project brings together engineers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and students from the Computer Science and Engineering department at UC San Diego. Traditionally, it has been difficult to collect data near the shore because waves damage any instruments researchers place in the water. But, Smartfin turns that challenge into an advantage...
Computer Security for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence with Tom Ristenpart - UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Research Open House 2019 Keynote Address
What technology risks are faced by people who experience intimate partner violence? How is the security community failing them, and what questions might we need to ask to make progress on social and technical interventions? UC San Diego CSE Alumnus Thomas Ristenpart discusses computer security with a focus on digital privacy and safety in intimate partner violence. He is a member of the Computer Science department at Cornell University. Recorded on 01/18/2019.
We Are CSE Promo
A promotional video for the Computer Science and Engineering department at UC San Diego.
Nadia Polikarpova: Creating New Languages for Programming
2020 Sloan Research Fellow Nadia Polikarpova is an assistant professor at CSE, and a member of the Programming Systems group. She received her PhD. in computer science from ETH Zurich in 2014. She then spent three years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 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...
Summer with CSE: Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program
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
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
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
High school students from around the country spent part of their summer learning and living at UC San Diego. During the COSMOS program, 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
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...
Ariana Mirian: Improving Internet Security
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...
David Kohlbrenner: Trusted Browsers for Uncertain Times
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...
Manmohan Chandraker: Giving Computers the Gift of Vision
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...
Steven Rick: Computing as a Teammate in Healthcare
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....
Angelique Taylor - Improving Human-Robot Interaction
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...

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