News Archive

April 23, 2014

Professor Tao Yang’s paper, “PYRROS: static task scheduling and code generation for message passing multiprocessors,” co-authored with Rutgers Professor Apostolos Gerasoulis, is one of 35 papers that were selected for inclusion in the retrospective volume publication 25 Years of the International Conference on Supercomputing.

April 7, 2014

A recent article from Dartmouth College describes Prof. Xia Zhao’s research agenda to improve smartphone network connectivity. Prof. Zhao received her PhD in CS at UCSB in June of 2013, advised by Prof. Heather Zhao.

April 2, 2014

Professor Chandra Krintz has been named to Connected World Magazine’s Women of M2M List, which features some of the most powerful women in the technology sector. Those selected will be honored at a dinner near Chicago on April 10.

M2M (Machine to Machine) refers to technologies that allow both wireless and wired systems to communicate with other devices of the same type.

March 21, 2014

Prof. Matthew Turk is quoted in a recent New York Times story and a​ Wired article on automatic facial expression analysis, commenting on a recently published study on detecting real vs. fake facial expressions.

March 20, 2014

Prof. Ben Hardekopf has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (NSF CAREER) Award for his research on static analysis of dynamic languages. The CAREER Award is one of the NSF’s most prestigious awards in honor of exceptional junior faculty and will support Prof. Hardekopf’s research with a $500,000, five-year grant. Prof.

March 20, 2014

As Winter quarter comes to a close, and the 2013-2014 academic year continues to fly by faster than any of us can hope to keep up with, the Graduate Affairs Committee would like to take a moment to look back and recognize those students who were truly exceptional in their positions as Teaching Assistants in Fall quarter 2013:

Daniel Kudrow:
Daniel was nominated by Bryce Boe for his standout efforts in CS 24

Sourav Medya:
Sourav was nominated by Ambuj Singh for his dedication to students in CS 130A

March 10, 2014

UC Santa Barbara scholars dissect the popular — and polarizing — digital currency. See more at

March 6, 2014

UCSB Four Eyes Lab PhD student James Schaffer, researcher John O’Donovan, professor Tobias Höllerer, and colleagues at SA Technologies, the US Army Research Lab, and Carnegie Mellon University have received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Inter-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA 2014), which took place in San Antonio, TX on March 3-6, 2014.

March 5, 2014

The Department of Computer Science, along with the Center for Information Technology in Society, present Dr. Judea Pearl on Friday, March 7, as a CS Distinguished Lecture. The talk is at 11:00am in ESB 1001; refreshments are served at 10:30am.

Dr. Pearl is a Turing Award recipient – his bio and an abstract of his talk, entitled ”The Mathematics of Cause and Effect,” are below.

March 4, 2014

An article in MIT Technology Review, entitled “Augmented Reality Gets to Work,” quotes Prof. Tobias Höllerer on the increasing use and importance of Augmented Reality.