News Archive

September 8, 2016

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.

September 1, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Çetin Koç on receiving an NSF award for his project entitled, "Cyber Physical Systems Security Education Workshop."

August 3, 2016

What's in a game? That question is addressed by an article in The UCSB Current newlsetter titled "Catch 'em All," which explores the popular, viral online mobile game Pokémon Go. Players must provide location and, in some cases, personal information (when signing in through a Google account, for example), which creates the very real potential for leaked information. What’s more, hackers seeking to cash in on the phenomenon have created fake companion apps or launched an attack on the servers.

July 29, 2016

CS Professor Tevfik Bultan is serving as General Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 2017 ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis. 

July 27, 2016

Professor Matthew Turk has been named Program Co-Chair for the 2017 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), the premier forum for computer vision researchers working on systems and algorithms effective for real-world applications of imaging and pattern recognition. The conference covers all areas of computer vision and will be held from March 24-31, 2017 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel, Santa Rosa, CA.

July 25, 2016

Capital Press, the West's ag website, features an interview with Professor Chandra Krintz about her SmartFarm project that aims to help growers use data and technology to make their operations more efficient.

Said Krintz in the article, "It's for ag. “Amazon was the first example of a smart shop...We want to do something analogous to that with SmartFarm."

Read the full article here.

July 13, 2016

Theodore Georgiou has received back-to-back honors for Computer Science teaching excellence. 

Congratulations to Theodore Georgiou on being named Outstanding Teaching Assistant in the Computer Science Program for 2015-2016. His selection was made by the graduating seniors in the program, based upon teaching excellence. The award was presented at the annual College of Engineering Senior Send-Off ceremony in June 2016.

June 30, 2016

SmartFarm uses computer technology with the goal of making farmers, and farms, more productive and more sustainable.

Chandra Krintz grew up with parents and neighbors who tended crops and animals. Today, Professor Krintz is taking her engineering expertise out of the computer lab and onto the farm, sharing it with growers and ranchers in a long-range push toward food sustainability. Read more.