News Archive

Dr. Muath Alkhalaf
July 20, 2015

CS alumnus Dr. Muath Alkhalaf received the 2015 ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for his dissertation titled: “Automatic Detection and Repair of Input Validation and Sanitization Bugs”. Dr. Alkhalaf’s dissertation focuses on input validation and sanitization errors in web application code. According to the OWASP’s Top Ten Project, which lists the top ten sources of vulnerabilities in web applications, these types of errors are the most common cause of security vulnerabilities. 

UCSB leads to Silicon Valley jobs!
July 20, 2015

UCSB was ranked #8 in a list of the top 20 universities most likely to get you a job in Silicon Valley. The list was compiled by Jobvite, a recruiting platform.

Great job, UCSB!

For an in-depth article on the subject, please see The Daily Nexus here.

For the original article and complete list, go here.

Oscar H. Ibarra
July 16, 2015

During the 40th anniversary celebration of the Theoretical Computer Science (TCS) journal, CS Professor Oscar Ibarra was noted as the most prolific author contributing to the computer science journal.

TCS is published by the prestigious academic publishing company Elsevier and covers topics in theoretical computer science.

Professor Chandra Krintz
July 7, 2015

by Rich Kildare

Computer Science Professor Chandra Krintz was named the UCSB Faculty Sustainability Champion for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.

Professor Elizabeth Belding
July 2, 2015

CS Professor Elizabeth Belding has received the 2015 NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring award at the organization’s summit, which took place in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on May 19-21, 2015.

The National Center for Women and Information Technology, or NCWIT, is a non-profit organization working to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing.

Professor Giovanni Vigna
June 22, 2015

In a recent Washington Post article entitled, “A disaster foretold — and ignored”, CS Professor Giovanni Vigna offered his insight on the state of internet security.

2015 Computer Science Commencement
June 18, 2015

Last week, CS seniors were honored in a senior sendoff event at the Bren commons. The next day, June 13th, 2015, commencement was held for the seniors. Among the honorees at the senior sendoff event was Professor Phill Conrad, chosen as Outstanding CS Faculty Member. Keith Avery was chosen as the Outstanding Teaching Assistant for the Department of Computer Science. Bronwyn Agata Perry-Huston was chosen Outstanding CS Senior and was also honored with Computer Science Distinction in the Major.