News Archive

May 28, 2015

UC Santa Barbara has once again placed among the top 10 in Leiden University’s annual rankings of the 750 best major universities in the world, in terms of impact in the field of the sciences. UCSB took the No. 7 spot overall.

To read the full article, please visit The Current website.

May 7, 2015

Google announced on its cloud platform blog that it is teaming up with AppScale to allow more flexibility for its App Engine. AppScale is a startup company born out of a UCSB Computer Science research project.

Professor Elizabeth Belding
April 21, 2015

Elizabeth Belding, a UC Santa Barbara Computer Science professor, has received a Nokia 2014 University Donations Program Award for her “HybridCell: Proactive dense cellular network offloading” research.

For more information about her research, please see her website.

April 20, 2015

By Rich Kildare

Below is an interview about the IGERT program at UCSB, which is focused on Network Science. Click on the image for the video. For the text alternative, see the video transcript below...


UCSB RaceLab
April 20, 2015

Nevena Golubovic and Kyle Jorgensen from the RACELab led a technical team in the inaugural "Apps for Ag" Hackathon — an event designed to focus computer science research on the problems of sustainability, resource conservation, and food safety in agriculture.

FixIT Hackathon participants
April 10, 2015

By Rich Kildare

The FixIT hackathon, presented by Google Anita Borg Scholars, was a great success. The event — an intense computer science competition in which a large number of collaborators develop projects, usually over the course of several days — was held to encourage Latina involvement in the field of computer science.

April 7, 2015

Mohit Tiwari, a 2011 Computer Science Phd graduate from UCSB, will receive the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. Prof. Tiwari is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas. Prof. Tiwari is being awarded for his research on “Exo-Core: An Architecture to Detect Malware as Computational Anomalies.”

February 12, 2015

Computer Science professor Ben Zhao has been recognized for his contributions in the area of Internet research and technology development with the inaugural Early Career Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Internet Technical Committee.

Read the entire article at the UCSB College of Engineering website here.

February 5, 2015

Rich Wolski, a UC Santa Barbara Computer Science professor, was recently interviewed about his pioneering efforts in cloud computing. Professor Wolski oversaw the development of Eucalyptus, an open source infrastructure for cloud computing on clusters. The professor gives his thoughts on the current state of cloud computing and current, popular cloud platforms.

Read the full article here.