News Archive

August 21, 2017

What is Aritificial Intelligence (AI)? How did AI grow in the past few decades? What are the state-of-the-art of AI technologies now, and how about AI's future?

On Saturday 08/19, UCSB CS researchers Drs. John O'Donovan and William Wang gave an invited talk at the Humanist Society of Santa Barbara.

August 4, 2017

ABET is a non-profit organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

Professor Emeritus Teofilo F. Gonzalez has been a CAC Program Evaluator (5 years) and CAC Commissioner (5 years). Currently he contributes to the CAC Commission as a Team Chair evaluating CAC programs. In the past 12 months the Commission reviewed 125 individual computing programs in 100 institutions around the world. The goal was to improve computing education in United States.

July 20, 2017

What would be the best way to spend a memorable Summer in Santa Barbara? Ocean, beaches, sunshine, and what? 

UCSB computer science teaching faculty Diba Mirza is now hosting a coding camp with Dos Pueblos High this Summer. 

July 11, 2017

Congratulations to Capstone 2016-17 Senior Project 1st Place winners Tres Commas! Team members Jonathan Easterman (lead), Carson Holoien, Vince Nicoara, Shasha Shams, Arda Ungun, and Vince Nicoara were mentorerd by industry partner Invoca, represented by Mike Weaver and Colin Kelley. Their winning project titled Voice Biometrics Integration, utilized easy-to-deploy automated voice authentication to speed-up the authentication process for call centers of any size.  

July 10, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Professor Matthew Turk will serve as Chair of the Department of Computer Science, upon the recommendation of Rod Alferness, Dean of UCSB's College of Engineering. In his new role effective July 1, 2017, Professor Turk succeeds Professor Ambuj Singh, who served as CS Department Chair since July 2014.

July 10, 2017

“Machines need to not just understand human language, but learn how to generate human language,” contends Assistant Professor William Wang. Improving the ability for computers to converse with humans, and vice versa, is the focus of Wang's research. Think iPhone's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana...and beyond.