News Archive

January 16, 2012

A Wireless Road Around Data Traffic Jams

January 8, 2012

A dark force, unleashed online

By Gareth Cook at Boston Global, January 08, 2012

THERE IS a new kind of threat gathering online.

December 20, 2011

Bouncing Data Would Speed Up Data Centers
A plan to bounce signals off the ceilings inside data centers could solve a major performance bottleneck.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011 BY DUNCAN GRAHAM-ROWE (via MIT Technology Review)

Inside the huge data centers operated by Internet companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook, information is processed at blistering speed, but it still has to be moved between different machines through relatively slow wiring.

December 20, 2011


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Reception
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Talk
Engineering Sciences Building, Room 1001

HOST: Subhash Suri

SPEAKER: Maria M. Klawe
President, Harvey Mudd College

Title: From 10% to 40% Female CS Majors: The Harvey Mudd College Story


December 12, 2011

Prof. Divy Agrawal invited as William Mong Visiting Fellow by the Faculty of Engineering at the Hong Kong University, Hong Kong. (Dec 12, 2011)

December 12, 2011

Hidden Industry Dupes Social Media Users
Paying people to influence discussions in social media is big business in China and the U.S.

BY TOM SIMONITE (MIT Technology Review)

A trawl of Chinese crowdsourcing websites—where people can earn a few pennies for small jobs such as labeling images—has uncovered a multimillion-dollar industry that pays hundreds of thousands of people to distort interactions in social networks and to post spam.

December 8, 2011

Prof. Subhash Suri is elected as an AAAS fellow (The American Association for the Advancement of Science).


December 8, 2011

Prof. Divyakant Agrawal has been named an IEEE Fellow for the class of 2012. Divy was selected for his “contributions to large-scale data management in distributed and networked systems.”


December 8, 2011

University of California at Santa Barbara Computer Science professor Divyakant Agrawal was named a 2011 ACM Fellow for his “contributions to distributed data management systems.”

University of California at Santa Barbara Computer Science professor Linda Petzold was named a 2011 ACM Fellow for her “contributions to computational science.”

December 8, 2011

Prof. Yan receives IEEE ICDM 10-Year Highest Impact Paper Award for his research paper, “gSpan: Graph-Based Substructure Pattern Mining.” (Google Scholar) The work was co-authored by Xifeng Yan and Jiawei Han and it was Xifeng’s first paper in his Ph.D. study.