News Archive

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.

July 7, 2017

Assistant Professor William Wang has been selected to receive the highly competitive IBM Faculty Award for 2017 which, as stated in the IBM Global University Programs award letter, "...recognizes the quality of your program and its importance to our industry."

July 6, 2017

Third-year honors student Abhishek Bhattacharya, a computer science and biology double major, is using the power of artificial intelligence to help in the detection of skin cancer and so far, has proven a 96 percent accuracy rating with his neural network model.

Read about his collaborative work in The UCSB Current article, "To Treat or Not to Treat," here. 

June 23, 2017

For the second year in a row, CS graduating seniors have selected Prof. Rich Wolski to receive the distinction of "Outstanding Faculty." Wolski was honored during the Class of 2017 Senior Send-Off program. 


June 21, 2017

The recipient of the 2017 College of Engineering (CoE) Alumni Award is John E. Gerngross, Jr.  This award recognizes outstanding achievement in engineering or technology by an individual whose accomplishments serve as a role model for future CoE students.

June 19, 2017

Leading by example. That's the theme of "Dreaming Big," an article in The UCSB Current featuring the work of four UCSB College of Engineering professors whose classroom teachings address not only UCSB students, but global issues as well.

June 16, 2017

Our congratulations to Professors Chandra Krintz and Rich Wolski, on being invited to participate on the keynote panel "Cloud Computing Status and the Future" during the 10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 25-30, 2017.