News Archive

June 21, 2016

The 2016 ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes Award was presented to Computer Science Professor Tim Sherwood, "for contributions to novel program analysis advancing architectural modeling and security." This annual award acknowledges an outstanding contribution to computer architecture made by an individual in the first 20 years of their career, and is named after Sir Maurice Wilkes -- creator of the world's first practical stored program computer in 1949. Sherwood joins an impressive list of prior SIGARCH award winners, including Stanford Professor William Dally (now Chief Scientist at NVIDIA); Stev

June 15, 2016

We congratulate the Computer Science Class of 2016

June 13, 2016

For the Computer Science Graduating Class of 2016, hard-earned MS and PhD diplomas are in hand and mortarboard tassels are tossed. We wish you every success in your professional pursuits. Enjoy these commencement photos...and Go Gauchos! 

June 7, 2016

Congratulations to CS graduates Christo Wilson and Xia Zhou 

June 3, 2016

With an increasing average number of citations and a growing percentage of scientific papers belonging in the most frequently cited publications, UC Santa Barbara remains among the top 10 universities worldwide for research impact, as listed by the 2016 Leiden Rankings.

UCSB’s scientific publications — which include papers in the areas of life, biomedical, mathematics, engineering, computer, natural and social sciences and humanities — are cited an average of 11.72 times. Read more here.

June 2, 2016

Computer Science graduating seniors have chosen CS Professor Rich Wolski as “Outstanding Faculty Member.” In addition to teaching the department's Operating Systems course here at UCSB, Dr. Wolski is co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems, Inc.  He received his M.S. and Ph.D.

June 2, 2016

In recognition of his outstanding efforts as an educator at UC Santa Barbara, Computer Science Assistant Professor Stefano Tessaro has earned the 2016 Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes early-career faculty for their contributions and dedication as undergraduate educators, reflected in part by feedback from students.  

May 27, 2016

Professors Matthew Turk and Tobias Höllerer host local engineering and computer academy high school students.  

May 27, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Heather Zheng, on her 2016 Google Faculty Research Award.

This unrestricted gift will be used towards Prof. Zheng's research on 60GHz mobile imaging radar, and is part of Google's growing efforts to support excellent research in academia.

May 25, 2016

In a Santa Barbara Independent article on May 23, 2016 about Bitcoin titled, "Computer Expert Raises New Concerns for Bitcoin Users," CS grad student Cetin Sahin was quoted as saying, “It's just not trustworthy right now.”