News Archive

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!

November 25, 2013

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

November 14, 2013

Congratulations to CS alumni Chris Grzegorczyk and Vic Iglesias and the rest of the team from Eucalyptus Systems for winning Best Portability Enhancement in the 2013 Netflix Cloud Prize competition. Eucalyptus is a Goleta-based open source start-up company founded by students and faculty from research originating in the Computer Science department.

November 14, 2013

Congratulations to CS alumni Chris Grzegorczyk and Vic Iglesias and the rest of the team from Eucalyptus Systems for winning Best Portability Enhancement in the 2013 Netflix Cloud Prize competition.  Eucalyptus is a Goleta-based open source start-up company founded by students and faculty from research originating in the Computer Science department.  More about the competition and the award can be seen in announcements from Netflix,

November 8, 2013

The Science Coalition released its “Sparking Economic Growth 2.0″ report focusing on 100 companies that trace their roots to federally-funded university research. Among the companies featured in the report is Eucalyptus Systems, which was co-founded by UCSB CS professor Rich Wolski. Each of the featured companies serves as a strong example of how university research is a necessary companion to scientific innovation, job creation, and economic growth.

November 5, 2013

Professor Tevfik Bultan is serving as a Program Committee Co-Chair of the 28th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2013), which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Cabana in Palo Alto, California during November 11 – 15. The ASE conference series is one of the premier research forums in the area of software engineering.

October 30, 2013

A message appears on a profile of a popular social network in a country suffering from political unrest. Seconds later it is repeated on another profile, and then another, and another. Within minutes the message spreads to hundreds, even thousands of profiles, from a core group of closely related users, to loosely affiliated contacts. Before the day is out, people are in the streets chanting for the end of the regime and those in power are seriously considering their next steps.

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October 30, 2013

A message appears on a profile of a popular social network in a country suffering from political unrest. Seconds later it is repeated on another profile, and then another, and another. Within minutes the message spreads to hundreds, even thousands of profiles, from a core group of closely related users, to loosely affiliated contacts. Before the day is out, people are in the streets chanting for the end of the regime and those in power are seriously considering their next steps.

October 28, 2013

Professor Ben Zhao has received a three-year, $499,992 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to pursue research on analyzing and modeling social network structure, growth, and dynamics. The grant also includes Prof. Heather Zheng as co-principal investigator.

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