News Archive

June 3, 2016

With an increasing average number of citations and a growing percentage of scientific papers belonging in the most frequently cited publications, UC Santa Barbara remains among the top 10 universities worldwide for research impact, as listed by the 2016 Leiden Rankings.

UCSB’s scientific publications — which include papers in the areas of life, biomedical, mathematics, engineering, computer, natural and social sciences and humanities — are cited an average of 11.72 times. Read more here.

June 2, 2016

Computer Science graduating seniors have chosen CS Professor Rich Wolski as “Outstanding Faculty Member.” In addition to teaching the department's Operating Systems course here at UCSB, Dr. Wolski is co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems, Inc.  He received his M.S. and Ph.D.

June 2, 2016

In recognition of his outstanding efforts as an educator at UC Santa Barbara, Computer Science Assistant Professor Stefano Tessaro has earned the 2016 Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes early-career faculty for their contributions and dedication as undergraduate educators, reflected in part by feedback from students.  

May 27, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Heather Zheng, on her 2016 Google Faculty Research Award.

This unrestricted gift will be used towards Prof. Zheng's research on 60GHz mobile imaging radar, and is part of Google's growing efforts to support excellent research in academia.

May 25, 2016

In a Santa Barbara Independent article on May 23, 2016 about Bitcoin titled, "Computer Expert Raises New Concerns for Bitcoin Users," CS grad student Cetin Sahin was quoted as saying, “It's just not trustworthy right now.” 

May 23, 2016

The Commencement Ceremony for Department of Computer Science graduates is set for Saturday, June 11, 2016.

TIME:     1:00 p.m.
PLACE:   Faculty Club Green 

If you have questions regarding Commencement, please contact the Commencement Hotline at (805) 893-8289 or email See the UC Santa Barbara Commencement Schedule for 2016.

May 19, 2016

Undergraduates mix it up with faculty and staff on the soccer field

May 13, 2016

Documentary explores the gender gap in computer science

May 10, 2016

Computer Science alum Amibabh Saran wins prestigious Electric Vehicles Award at IDTechEx 2016