News Archive

October 30, 2015

The Theia open source library for 3D modeling, written by UCSB PhD student Chris Sweeney, won first place in the Association for Computing Machinery Multimedia (ACM MM) Open Source Software competition. Finalists for the award gave presentations at ACM Multimedia where the award was announced. A photo of Chris presenting at the competition is featured above along with some photos of 3D models generated by the Theia library. More information about the contest can be found here.

October 22, 2015

Computer Science Professor Matthew Turk was recently awarded a $47,000 grant from the U.S. Navy entitled One+ Class Support Vector Machine Learning for Interactive Object Detection. The grant supports research in computer vision and machine learning focused on detecting objects in images and video.

October 15, 2015

Viet Tung Hoang, who is currently a postdoc in the cryptography laboratory at UCSB, and his co-authors, Professor Jonathan Katz and Ph.D student Alex Malozemoff (University of Maryland), received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2015 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) taking place in Denver, CO. CCS is one of the top-tier conferences in the broad area of computer and network security.

October 1, 2015

UCSB Computer Science Professors Ben Zhao and Heather Zheng are working on a National Science Foundation funded project to model online user behavior. Using logs of online and smartphone user action, referred to as "clickstreams", the researchers hope to build natural, data driven models of human behavior.

The full article in the UCSB Current can be found here.

September 25, 2015

Computer Science Professor Tevfik Bultan has been awarded a DARPA grant for his project “Integrated Symbolic execution for Space-Time Analysis of Code (ISSTAC)”.

September 9, 2015

U.S. News & World Report ranks UCSB number 8 among the country’s top public universities. See more at:

September 3, 2015

A two-week boot camp for new graduate students kicks off right before the beginning of the academic year, introducing and refreshing skills around programming, software, and data.
This project is supported by the Network Science IGERT through the National Science Foundation, and by the College of Engineering and the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

To read more about the Boot Camp, please visit the IGERT site here.