News Archive

June 14, 2017

Gianluca Stringhini is now Assistant Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Security and Crime Science at University College London. In this Nature article titled "Shining a light on the dark corners of the web," Stringhini explains how he studies hate speech and fake news on the underground network 4chan. Read the interview here. 

June 9, 2017

Professor and Chair Ambuj Singh this year has welcomed 16 Regents Scholars students to the Computer Science Department. The Regents Scholarship recognizes undergraduate students with exceptional academic promise and achievements. Computer Science is pleased to announce that 16 students have been awarded Regents Scholarships, each receiving $6,000 per year for four years.

June 7, 2017

Congratulations to CS undergraduate student John Lau, on receiving an award from the United Airlines Scholarship Fund for use toward his educational expenses! United Airlines investments in the education and development of hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students by awarding more than $1 million in scholarships to its employees and their families through the United Scholarship Fund (USF).

May 9, 2017

CS graduate student Binyi Chen and Professor Stefano Tessaro received the "Best Paper Award" at EUROCRYPT 2017 in Paris, one of the two top-tier yearly conferences in cryptography devoted to all aspects of cryptology. 

May 9, 2017

For their project titled, "Defending Cyber-Physical Systems Using Federated Learning of Physical Models," Professors Giovanni Vigna and Christopher Kruegel have been awarded a $2 million grant by the Office of Naval Research. 

May 9, 2017

Timely new research by Assistant Professor William Wang is attempting to determine if machines can do a better job of spotting fake news than human beings. To that end, Wang created LIAR, the largest-ever database of fake news; in an effort to train machines to automatically detect deception.

April 24, 2017

In an article titled "Google Can Finally Understand Your Drunk Texts," Assistant Professor William Wang comments on the design of Tacotron -- Google's newest artificial intelligence program. Tacotron is an end-to-end generative text-to-speech model that synthesizes speech directly from characters. Prof. Wang is a natural language processing expert who is familiar with Google's Tacotron research.

April 24, 2017

Assistant Professor Rachel Lin has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for her work on the topic, "Obfuscation from a Complexity Theoretic Perspective." 

The extremely competitive NSF CAREER award makes it possible for an assistant professor in science or engineering to launch an ambitious research program.

 

April 20, 2017

Professors Chandra Krintz and Elizabeth Belding talk with the Pacific Coast Business Times about their respective efforts to benefit rural and remote communities through big data and wireless technology. Read the full story here.

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