News Archive

October 7, 2016

Computers may be made to "blink," offering a way to more tightly secure information from attack.

October 7, 2016

UC Santa Barbara's Department of Computer Science congratulates Professors Giovanni Vigna and Heather Zheng on their respective research awards from Google, Inc.

Prof. Vigna's unrestricted gift is towards "2016 Security, Privacy and Anti-Abuse." Prof. Zheng's unrestricted gift is towards "60GHz Mobile Imaging Radar."

September 8, 2016

Associate Professor Wim van Dam was awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the benefits of quantum annealing for solving computational problems. The project titled "Strengths and Weaknesses of Simulated Quantum Annealing" explores the extent to which quantum computers will outperform classical ones by comparing the capabilities of quantum algorithms to the power of the best possible classical algorithms.

September 1, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Çetin Koç on receiving an NSF award for his project entitled, "Cyber Physical Systems Security Education Workshop."

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.