News Archive

September 25, 2015

Computer Science Professor Tevfik Bultan has been awarded a DARPA grant for his project “Integrated Symbolic execution for Space-Time Analysis of Code (ISSTAC)”.

September 9, 2015

U.S. News & World Report ranks UCSB number 8 among the country’s top public universities. See more at:

September 3, 2015

A two-week boot camp for new graduate students kicks off right before the beginning of the academic year, introducing and refreshing skills around programming, software, and data.
This project is supported by the Network Science IGERT through the National Science Foundation, and by the College of Engineering and the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

To read more about the Boot Camp, please visit the IGERT site here.

August 27, 2015

Computer Science Professors Giovanni Vigna  and Christopher Kruegel have been awarded a grant for the project “Continuum: Finding Space and Time Vulnerabilities in Java Programs”. The Principle Investigator is William Robertson at Northeastern University. The Co-PIs are Engin Kirda at Northeastern University, and Giovanni Vigna and Christopher Kruegal, both at UCSB.

August 19, 2015

Computer Science Professors Ben Zhao and Heather Zheng have been awarded an NSF grant for their project “User Behavior Modeling and Prediction in Anonymous Social Networks”.

Dr. Muath Alkhalaf
July 20, 2015

CS alumnus Dr. Muath Alkhalaf received the 2015 ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for his dissertation titled: “Automatic Detection and Repair of Input Validation and Sanitization Bugs”. Dr. Alkhalaf’s dissertation focuses on input validation and sanitization errors in web application code. According to the OWASP’s Top Ten Project, which lists the top ten sources of vulnerabilities in web applications, these types of errors are the most common cause of security vulnerabilities. 

UCSB leads to Silicon Valley jobs!
July 20, 2015

UCSB was ranked #8 in a list of the top 20 universities most likely to get you a job in Silicon Valley. The list was compiled by Jobvite, a recruiting platform.

Great job, UCSB!

For an in-depth article on the subject, please see The Daily Nexus here.

For the original article and complete list, go here.

Oscar H. Ibarra
July 16, 2015

During the 40th anniversary celebration of the Theoretical Computer Science (TCS) journal, CS Professor Oscar Ibarra was noted as the most prolific author contributing to the computer science journal.

TCS is published by the prestigious academic publishing company Elsevier and covers topics in theoretical computer science.