News Archive

March 1, 2014

PhD student Madhukar Kedlaya and Professor Ben Hardekopf received a Best Paper Award at the recent Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE 2014), which took place on March 1-2, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The award was given for the paper “Deoptimization for Dynamic Language JITs on Typed, Stack-based Virtual Machines,” co-authored with Behnam Robatmili and Calin Cascaval from Qualcomm Research Silicon Valley.

Congratulations Madhukar, Ben, and collaborators!

February 21, 2014

Professor Giovanni Vigna discusses cybercrime on NPR’s All Tech Considered. Here’s the link.

 

February 6, 2014

Lara Deek, a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science department, is conducting research on designing more efficient and powerful wireless systems for emerging wireless networks. Lara has a B.S. in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut.

Click here to learn more about Lara’s research and her plans for being at the forefront of innovation in wireless solutions.

January 15, 2014

The Spatial Ecology and Telemetry Working Group of The Wildlife Society, an international professional society of roughly 10,000 members focused on wildlife conservation and management, has given an award to CS PhD graduate Viral Shah and his colleague Brad McRae for their Circuitscape software package. Circuitscape is based on Dr. Shah’s PhD thesis work under Professors John Gilbert and Linda Petzold.

Congratulations, Viral!

January 11, 2014

Dr. Lamia Youseff, who earned her PhD from the UCSB Department from Computer Science in 2009, is featured in an article in the December 2013 issue of IEEE Women in Engineering magazine. The article, entitled “Making it All Compute,” describes the path that led Dr. Youseff to her current position at Google, where she works with the company’s cloud computing division “to bring new and innovative cloud solutions to the world,” as the article states. “It is always amazing to learn how to operate cloud systems at the scale of Google and bring new cloud products to the international market.”

December 9, 2013

KEYT 3 News reports on the International Capture the Flag hacking competition hosted by UCSB. Click here for the article and video.

December 9, 2013

KEYT 3 News reports on the International Capture the Flag hacking competition hosted by UCSB. Click here for the article and video.

November 29, 2013

Prof. Gustavo Alonso, who received his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara in 1992 and 1994, has been named an IEEE Fellow. Prof. Alonso is in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and works in distributed systems, databases, middleware, and system aspects of software engineering. See his web page for more information on his research and other activities.

November 29, 2013

Prof. Gustavo Alonso, who received his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara in 1992 and 1994, has been named an IEEE Fellow. Prof. Alonso is in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and works in distributed systems, databases, middleware, and system aspects of software engineering. See his web page for more information on his research and other activities.

November 25, 2013

Congratulations to Professors Amr El Abbadi, Kevin Almeroth, and Elizabeth Belding for their elevation to the status of IEEE Fellow!

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