News Archive

December 29, 2016

At the 36th IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2016), Professor Tevfik Bultan presented a keynote talk titled, "Side Channel Analysis Using a Model Counting Constraint Solver and Symbolic Execution."  The conference was held at the Chennai Mathematical Institute in Chennai, India from December 13–15, 2016.

December 29, 2016

UCSB Computer Science graduate Gang Wang accepted a position with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) as Associate Professor beginning Fall 2016. Earlier, he received a PhD Dissertation Fellowship from UC Santa Barbara (2015), and a Best Practical Paper Award from ACM SIGMETRICS (2013). His co-advisors at UCSB were Professor Ben Y. Zhao and Professor Heather Zheng. 

December 19, 2016

The Intelligent User Interface (IUI) steering committee decided in 2016 to acknowledge past IUI papers that had the most impact and highest visibility since being published. The seminal paper, Trust in Recommender Systems by John O’Donovan and Barry Smyth, will be honored with the newly established IUI-Most-Influential-Paper-Award in 2017, during IUI 2017 in Limassol, Cyrus.


December 13, 2016

At the 2016 International Computer Symposium, held December 15-17, 2016 in Chiayi, Taiwan, Professor Emeritus Teofilo Gonzalez will give the opening keynote presentation titled, "Approximation Algorithms: Methodologies, Applications and Empirical Evaluation." The biennial symposium provides a forum for researchers, educators, and professionals to exchange their discoveries and practices, and to explore future trends and applications in computer technologies. 

December 7, 2016

Our annual CS holiday party took place December 6, 2016 at Mosher Alumni House on campus. The informal get-together attracted Department of Computer Science faculty, staff, and their family members to enjoy good food and good company as the year draws to a close. Big thanks to CS Business Officer Greta Carl-Halle for organizing this event!


November 7, 2016

This talk was originally presented at UCSB's Hatlen Theater and hosted by the Office of Summer Sessions

October 25, 2016

This collaborative project aims to bridge the theoretical and practical aspects of designing efficient and robust solvers for linear systems with Laplacian matrices of graphs. Prof. Gilbert and his team plan to develop code packages that have good practical performance as well as provable guarantees in the worst case. 

October 20, 2016

At The 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications in Milan, Italy, Professor Ben Y. Zhao will present a keynote talk on November 30, 2016 titled, "An Empirical View of Link Prediction in Social Networks."  The workshop brings together researchers from different scientific communities working on areas related to complex networks.

October 20, 2016

A New York Times article titled "Stepping Up Security for an Internet-of-Things World" (October 16, 2016, Technology section), includes comments by UCSB's Yan Shoshitaishvili, a Department of Computer Science PhD candidate. Read the full article here.