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June 4, 2015


The Department of Computer Science recently hosted a two-day Advisory Board visit April 26-27, 2015. This advisory board, consisting of eight distinguished scientists and leaders from academia and industry, has the principal mission of providing guidance and strategic feedback to the department as it continues to build on its progress and accomplishments and to address the challenges ahead.

June 3, 2015

CS graduating seniors have chosen Professor Phill Conrad as “Outstanding Faculty Member.” Phill Conrad joined the faculty of the CS Department in January 2008, and in July 2012 was promoted to Lecturer (SOE), a career-oriented position focusing on undergraduate education.  Dr. Conrad's focus is the lower-division curriculum, and he is the faculty undergraduate advisor for CS majors. Professor Conrad received the “Faculty Senate Distinguished Teaching Award” in 2011 and has twice before, in 2012 and 2013, been chosen “Outstanding Faculty Member” by graduating seniors.

2015 Technology Management Program’s New Venture Competition Winners
May 29, 2015

The 2015 UC Santa Barbara Technology Management Program’s New Venture Competition featured CS students in four of the six teams in the finals.
The six teams that won the finals came from an original pool of about 20 teams that entered the eight-month TMP tech entrepreneurship program and competition.

The winning teams involving CS students:

May 28, 2015

UC Santa Barbara has once again placed among the top 10 in Leiden University’s annual rankings of the 750 best major universities in the world, in terms of impact in the field of the sciences. UCSB took the No. 7 spot overall.

To read the full article, please visit The Current website.

May 7, 2015

Google announced on its cloud platform blog that it is teaming up with AppScale to allow more flexibility for its App Engine. AppScale is a startup company born out of a UCSB Computer Science research project.

Professor Elizabeth Belding
April 21, 2015

Elizabeth Belding, a UC Santa Barbara Computer Science professor, has received a Nokia 2014 University Donations Program Award for her “HybridCell: Proactive dense cellular network offloading” research.

For more information about her research, please see her website.

April 20, 2015

By Rich Kildare

Below is an interview about the IGERT program at UCSB, which is focused on Network Science. Click on the image for the video. For the text alternative, see the video transcript below...


UCSB RaceLab
April 20, 2015

Nevena Golubovic and Kyle Jorgensen from the RACELab led a technical team in the inaugural "Apps for Ag" Hackathon — an event designed to focus computer science research on the problems of sustainability, resource conservation, and food safety in agriculture.

FixIT Hackathon participants
April 10, 2015

By Rich Kildare

The FixIT hackathon, presented by Google Anita Borg Scholars, was a great success. The event — an intense computer science competition in which a large number of collaborators develop projects, usually over the course of several days — was held to encourage Latina involvement in the field of computer science.

April 7, 2015

Mohit Tiwari, a 2011 Computer Science Phd graduate from UCSB, will receive the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. Prof. Tiwari is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas. Prof. Tiwari is being awarded for his research on “Exo-Core: An Architecture to Detect Malware as Computational Anomalies.”