Nevena Golubovic and Kyle Jorgensen from the RACELab led a technical team in the inaugural "Apps for Ag" Hackathon — an event designed to focus computer science research on the problems of sustainability, resource conservation, and food safety in agriculture.
The FixIT hackathon, presented by Google Anita Borg Scholars, was a great success. The event — an intense computer science competition in which a large number of collaborators develop projects, usually over the course of several days — was held to encourage Latina involvement in the field of computer science.
Mohit Tiwari, a 2011 Computer Science Phd graduate from UCSB, will receive the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. Prof. Tiwari is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas. Prof. Tiwari is being awarded for his research on “Exo-Core: An Architecture to Detect Malware as Computational Anomalies.”
Computer Science professor Ben Zhao has been recognized for his contributions in the area of Internet research and technology development with the inaugural Early Career Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Internet Technical Committee.
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Rich Wolski, a UC Santa Barbara Computer Science professor, was recently interviewed about his pioneering efforts in cloud computing. Professor Wolski oversaw the development of Eucalyptus, an open source infrastructure for cloud computing on clusters. The professor gives his thoughts on the current state of cloud computing and current, popular cloud platforms.
Over the Jan. 30-Feb. 1 weekend, over 500 participants gathered at UCSB’s Corwin Pavilion and surrounding areas to compete for prizes in the SB Hacks challenge. During this first iteration of SB Hacks, the annual event attracted students from all over California. Teams worked the entire weekend to create impressive solutions for a variety of problems. Here are the winning teams: