News Archive

May 17, 2014

Dr. Jonathan Ventura, who received his PhD from the department in 2012, is joining the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Ventura was a member of the Four Eyes Lab, advised by Prof. Tobias Hollerer, and his dissertation topic was "Wide-Area Visual Modeling and Tracking for Mobile Augmented Reality." He also received his BS and MS degrees in Computer Science at UCSB.

May 12, 2014

Ted Kim, a professor in Media Arts and Technology with a joint appointment in Computer Science, is the recipient of the 2014 Harold J. Plous Award. Prof. Kim will give his Plous lecture, entitled “Visual Effects in the 21st Century,” on Monday, May 12, beginning at 4 pm, in the McCune Conference Room, 6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building. It is free and open to the public.

April 29, 2014

In the Department of Computer Science, and all across campus, Teaching Assistants are pivotal to the success of our undergraduate students. Each quarter we recognize those TAs who went above and beyond to support our students and faculty by presenting them with the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

The recipients of the Outstanding TA Award for Winter 2014 are:

April 28, 2014

The Third Edition of the Computing Handbook Set, edited by Professor Teo Gonzalez and colleagues, has just been published by Chapman&Hall/CRC. The two-volume handbook contains 3816 pages.

April 23, 2014

Professor Tao Yang’s paper, “PYRROS: static task scheduling and code generation for message passing multiprocessors,” co-authored with Rutgers Professor Apostolos Gerasoulis, is one of 35 papers that were selected for inclusion in the retrospective volume publication 25 Years of the International Conference on Supercomputing.

April 7, 2014

A recent article from Dartmouth College describes Prof. Xia Zhao’s research agenda to improve smartphone network connectivity. Prof. Zhao received her PhD in CS at UCSB in June of 2013, advised by Prof. Heather Zhao.

April 2, 2014

Professor Chandra Krintz has been named to Connected World Magazine’s Women of M2M List, which features some of the most powerful women in the technology sector. Those selected will be honored at a dinner near Chicago on April 10.

M2M (Machine to Machine) refers to technologies that allow both wireless and wired systems to communicate with other devices of the same type.

March 21, 2014

Prof. Matthew Turk is quoted in a recent New York Times story and a​ Wired article on automatic facial expression analysis, commenting on a recently published study on detecting real vs. fake facial expressions.

March 20, 2014

Prof. Ben Hardekopf has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (NSF CAREER) Award for his research on static analysis of dynamic languages. The CAREER Award is one of the NSF’s most prestigious awards in honor of exceptional junior faculty and will support Prof. Hardekopf’s research with a $500,000, five-year grant. Prof.

March 20, 2014

As Winter quarter comes to a close, and the 2013-2014 academic year continues to fly by faster than any of us can hope to keep up with, the Graduate Affairs Committee would like to take a moment to look back and recognize those students who were truly exceptional in their positions as Teaching Assistants in Fall quarter 2013:

Daniel Kudrow:
Daniel was nominated by Bryce Boe for his standout efforts in CS 24

Sourav Medya:
Sourav was nominated by Ambuj Singh for his dedication to students in CS 130A