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October 10, 2010

The computer science department at UCSB has received four TR35 awards in the past decade: Prof. E. Belding (2002), Prof. H. Zheng (2005), Prof. B. Zhao (2006), and Prof. C. Kruegel (2010). The department is among top-4 computer science programs that received the highest number of TR35 awards.

October 10, 2010

Computer Science at UCSB Jumps into the Top 10

Santa Barbara, California, October 18, 2010—The National Research Council (NRC) has released its rankings on a broad range of university graduate programs. The College of Engineering at UCSB, and in particular, the Department of Computer Science, has shown an impressive rise in the rankings; moving from 48th in the nation in 1995 to a top 10 department–an unprecedented move.

October 8, 2010

Prof Rich Wolski and others who founded Eucalyptus Systems Inc., a company that builds private, cloud-based systems, have been recently highlighted by President Obama’s CTO, Aneesh Chopra (Wall street Journal).

September 28, 2010

Christopher Kruegel Recognized by MIT Technology Review’s Prestigious
TR35 Listing of the World’s Top Young Innovators for 2010

August 28, 2010

Making Three-dimensional Imaging a Reality using Mass-Market Digital Cameras, Camcorders and Phones (A short movie of a 3D head model built by Visualsize is available at http://www.visualsize.com/3ddemo/videos/amr/amr.htm.)

August 9, 2010

UCSB COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS:

Tuesday, Aug 17. 2010
11:00 – 12:00 PM
Computer Science Conference Room, Harold Frank Hall Rm. 1132

HOST: Amr El Abbadi

SPEAKER: Haixun Wang
Microsoft Research

Title: Probase: Building a Probabilistic Ontology from the Web

Abstract:

June 29, 2010

Visiting student Rémi Paucher and Professor Matthew Turk received a Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Vision in San Francisco on June 18, 2010, for their paper entitled “Location-based augmented reality on mobile phones.” The paper described research on determining the precise 3D location and orientation of a smart phone in a known environment, using the device’s camera and other internal sensors, to enable the accurate overlay of augmented visual information in the scene – e.g., for use in touring a museum, exploring a historical building, or navigating throu

May 22, 2010

Three faculty from UCSB have been awarded a highly-competitive award from the National Science Foundation’s Broadening Participation in Computing Program. Principal Investigator Diana Franklin and Co-Principal Investigator Phillip Conrad, both from the Department of Computer Science, worked with Co-Principal Investigator Gerardo Aldana from Chicana/o Studies to develop a program that attracts under-represented groups to Computer Science.

May 19, 2010

Professor Divy Agrawal, PhD Student Sudipto Das, and Professor Amr El Abbadi will be presenting an advanced tutorial on the topic of “Data Management Challenges in Cloud Computing” in the 2010 International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB) in Singapore, in September 2010.

May 13, 2010

Diana Franklin joined the faculty in Winter 2008 and was voted by this year’s graduating seniors to be the Outstanding Faculty Member of 2010. She was hired as part of a department push to focus more on undergraduate education. She has worked with undergraduates and under-represented groups in various capacities, including faculty advisor for the newly-created WISH (Women in Software and Hardware) club, advisor for ACM tutoring, and in classes ranging from introductory programming through advanced computer architecture.

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