News Archive

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 receives back-to-back honors for Computer Science teaching excellence 

Congratulations to Theodore Georgiou on being selected as 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 Seniro 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.


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