News Archive

March 6, 2014

UCSB Four Eyes Lab PhD student James Schaffer, researcher John O’Donovan, professor Tobias Höllerer, and colleagues at SA Technologies, the US Army Research Lab, and Carnegie Mellon University have received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Inter-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA 2014), which took place in San Antonio, TX on March 3-6, 2014.

March 5, 2014

The Department of Computer Science, along with the Center for Information Technology in Society, present Dr. Judea Pearl on Friday, March 7, as a CS Distinguished Lecture. The talk is at 11:00am in ESB 1001; refreshments are served at 10:30am.

Dr. Pearl is a Turing Award recipient – his bio and an abstract of his talk, entitled ”The Mathematics of Cause and Effect,” are below.

March 4, 2014

An article in MIT Technology Review, entitled “Augmented Reality Gets to Work,” quotes Prof. Tobias Höllerer on the increasing use and importance of Augmented Reality.

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.