News Archive

March 17, 2011

Prof. Matthew Turk to receive the 2011-2012 Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies

March 10, 2011

The faculty of the University of California, Santa Barbara has bestowed its highest honor on Linda R. Petzold, an internationally recognized researcher who is a professor of Computer Science and of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB. Petzold has been named Faculty Research Lecturer for 2011.

January 14, 2011

The paper entitled “Hyder — A Transactional Record Manager for Shared Flash”, co-authored by Ph.D. student Sudipto Das (with Philip Bernstein and Colin Reid at Microsoft), was given the Best Paper Award at the 5th Biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR) 2011.

December 5, 2010

The security group at UCSB will present the paper “Detecting Spammers on Social Networks”, authored by Gianluca Stringhini, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna. It received the best student paper award at ACSAC 2010. This work shows the results of a one year observation of spamming profiles on three major social networks (Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace).

November 18, 2010

Three local tech CEOs, Tech mavens Kevin O’Connor, founder of DoubleClick; Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale; and Brian Donahoo, CEO of AppFolio, talked today at CNBC about why Santa Barbara is a great place for tech businesses – UCSB engineering is highlighted.

November 16, 2010

Prof. Divy Agrawal will serve on the Advisory Board of the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC), a graduated NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) at the University of Southern California (USC). IMSC was founded as an NSF Engineering Research Center in 1996 by Professor Max Nikias, now president of USC, and since then has taken a leading role in the fields of multimedia, graphics, computer vision, and geospatial databases, and related fields.

November 4, 2010

Congratulations!

October 29, 2010

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA (UCSB)

October 26, 2010

Scrutinizing Facebook Spam

Researchers downloaded 3.5 million profiles to see how accounts are used to send out spam.

By Tom Simonite (MIT Technology Review)

A study that involved downloading more than three million Facebook profiles has provided the largest-ever snapshot of the methods used by spammers on the world’s biggest online social network.

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