News Archive

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.


Professor Krintz and Professor Wolski
June 15, 2015

The California Energy Commission has just funded a project whose collaborators include UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis and agricultural sustainability tech startup PowWow Energy. In a nutshell, the project, led by PowWow Energy, seeks to convert huge amounts of data captured by smart meters installed in agricultural fields in the state into information that could assist in better decision-making in agriculture.

June 15, 2015

The year-end Computer Science BBQ recently took place at Goleta Beach, with plenty of food and camaraderie. Five students were recognized at the event.

Outstanding Publication:

  • Luca Invernizzi
  • Faisal Nawab

Outstanding Dissertation:

  •     Huan Sun
  •     Alexandros Kapravelos

Outstanding Student:

June 12, 2015

A multi-university team that includes three professors from the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded a five-year grant, totaling more than $6 million from the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program.

Professor Tim Sherwood
June 12, 2015

Prof. Tim Sherwood and several students from the UC Santa Barbara College of Engineering took some time to leave their mark, in the form of the new waterwheel at Anisq ‘Oyo Park in Isla Vista. “The waterwheel had been broken for years — decades,” said UCSB professor Tim Sherwood, who oversaw the group of mostly mechanical engineering students who tackled the project over the winter and spring quarters.

To read the full article by Sonia Fernandez, go here.

June 10, 2015

By Rich Kildare

Capstone 2015 top prizes were announced at the Capstone poster presentions held on June 4th, 2015, at UCSB.

Best Computer Engineering CS189A/B Capstone Project
Struct By Lightning: smart assistant integrated with video-conferencing that observes the stream and provides real-time assistance and info.
Team: Trevor Frese (lead), Evan Crook, Britt Christy, Kevin Malta

Matthew Turk
June 5, 2015

CS Prof. Matthew Turk recently delivered the opening keynote presentation at the 2015 IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, held May 4-8, 2015 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, providing an overview and historical perspective of face processing by computers. In addition, Prof. Turk gave a separate invited talk on his 10-year vision for the community, entitled “Building the Prosopagnosic Computer.”