News Archive

October 19, 2016

At the 7th Chinese Conference on Pattern Recognition (CCPR) in Chengdu, China, Professor Matthew Turk will present a keynote talk on November 6, 2016 titled, "Being There: Augmented Reality for Remote Collaboration." CCPR provides a forum for academic exchange and to promote development, research, and applications for pattern recognition in China. 

October 14, 2016

Juan Zepeda was supervised by Dr. Yinghui Wu and Prof. Xifeng Yan on "Building a Server-Client Frameework: Visualizing Social Grahs and Querying Human Relations," during his UCSB internship. 

October 7, 2016

Computers may be made to "blink," offering a way to more tightly secure information from attack.

October 7, 2016

UC Santa Barbara's Department of Computer Science congratulates Professors Giovanni Vigna and Heather Zheng on their respective research awards from Google, Inc.

Prof. Vigna's unrestricted gift is towards "2016 Security, Privacy and Anti-Abuse." Prof. Zheng's unrestricted gift is towards "60GHz Mobile Imaging Radar."

September 8, 2016

Associate Professor Wim van Dam was awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the benefits of quantum annealing for solving computational problems. The project titled "Strengths and Weaknesses of Simulated Quantum Annealing" explores the extent to which quantum computers will outperform classical ones by comparing the capabilities of quantum algorithms to the power of the best possible classical algorithms.

September 1, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Çetin Koç on receiving an NSF award for his project entitled, "Cyber Physical Systems Security Education Workshop."

August 3, 2016

What's in a game? That question is addressed by an article in The UCSB Current newlsetter titled "Catch 'em All," which explores the popular, viral online mobile game Pokémon Go. Players must provide location and, in some cases, personal information (when signing in through a Google account, for example), which creates the very real potential for leaked information. What’s more, hackers seeking to cash in on the phenomenon have created fake companion apps or launched an attack on the servers.

July 29, 2016

CS Professor Tevfik Bultan is serving as General Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 2017 ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis.