News Archive

March 30, 2010

Professors Richard Kemmerer and Giovanni Vigna, and associate professor Christopher Kruegel from UCSB received a Chamber of Commerce Business Star Award at Santa Barabara. This award is traditionally presented to an individual who has made a significant innovative contribution to positively impacting our world. Past winners include university chancellors, Nobel laureates, architects, researchers and inventors. This quarter’s Innovation award is presented to Professors Richard Kemmerer and Giovanni Vigna, and associate professor Christopher Kruegel from UCSB.

March 29, 2010

The computer security group at the University of California, Santa Barbara
has been actively working on improving the safety and security of the
Internet. Two of their research projects have made recent news headlines.

March 29, 2010

Title: Prof. Wim van Dam chairs TQC 2010

Prof. Wim van Dam is serving as Program Chair for the Fifth Conference on
the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography, which
will be held on April 13th – 15th, 2010 at the University of Leeds,
UK. Predicted attendance for this conference is around 100.

March 29, 2010

Online social media has brought the digitization of our lives to new heights in just a few short years with the explosion of tools like Facebook and the adoption of Internet-ready smart-phones. But all of this information sharing comes at a price: privacy. Prof. Ben Zhao joined hosts Levi Maaia and Tim Grigsby on UC Santa Barbara’s morning radio show on KCSB 91.9FM to discuss privacy issues in the world of web 2.0, and some of his recent projects that showcase the positive and negative sides of online social networks.

March 29, 2010

Dr. Cheng-Wen Wu, a UCSB alumni, was recently appointed Director of Institute of Information and Communication Research of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan. ITRI is the largest government-sponsored research institute in Taiwan, with over 6,000 employees engaging in R&D in six diverse areas: Communication and Optoelectronics, Precision Machinery and MEMS, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Technology, Sustainable Development, and Nanotechnology.

March 24, 2010

Prof. Xifeng Yan received the 2009 National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) award. CAREER awards, given to future academic leaders, are NSF’s most prestigious grants for young scholars. The award provides support for research in the amount of 495K dollars over a five-year period. Prof. Yan becomes the 18th NSF CAREER Award winner in our department.

February 16, 2010

Google Research Award: Automated Verification of the Native Client

February 8, 2010


February 8, 2010

In January, 2010, IBM selected Prof. Chandra Krintz to be a recipient of the 2010 IBM X10 Innovation awards. These awards recognize “a select group of academic research and curricular development activities in the area of computing at scale on cloud computing platforms based on the X10 programming language”[1]. The 2010 awardees consist of 18 top academics in the area of programming languages world-wide.

February 3, 2010

Santa Barbara, California, February 2, 2010—A team of UCSB computer
scientists is leading a consortium funded by the US Army Research Office as
a part of its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
Program to investigate ways of monitoring cyber attacks on networks like the
Internet. The cyber security multi-campus collaborative effort is led by
UCSB and also includes UC-Berkeley and Georgia Tech. The total effort will
be funded at approximately $6.2 million.