At The 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications in Milan, Italy, Professor Ben Y. Zhao will present a keynote talk on November 30, 2016 titled, "An Empirical View of Link Prediction in Social Networks." The workshop brings together researchers from different scientific communities working on areas related to complex networks.
A New York Times article titled "Stepping Up Security for an Internet-of-Things World" (October 16, 2016, Technology section), includes comments by UCSB's Yan Shoshitaishvili, a Department of Computer Science PhD candidate. Read the full article here.
At the 7th Chinese Conference on Pattern Recognition (CCPR) in Chengdu, China, Professor Matthew Turk will present a keynote talk on November 6, 2016 titled, "Being There: Augmented Reality for Remote Collaboration." CCPR provides a forum for academic exchange and to promote development, research, and applications for pattern recognition in China.
Associate Professor Wim van Dam was awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the benefits of quantum annealing for solving computational problems. The project titled "Strengths and Weaknesses of Simulated Quantum Annealing" explores the extent to which quantum computers will outperform classical ones by comparing the capabilities of quantum algorithms to the power of the best possible classical algorithms.