News Archive

May 28, 2014

Congratulations to the following students who have graduated over the past year with PhD degrees from the CS department:

Nan Li
Hebatallah Saadeldeen
Hassan Wassel
Aaron Elmore
Jaideep Nijjar
Maha Alabduljalil
Muath Alkhalaf
Adam Doupe
Kyle Klein
Gianluca Stringhini
Hakan Yildiz
Adam Lugowski
Wei Zhang
Zengbin Zhang
Steffen Gauglitz
​Jeff Browne
Arijit Khan
Bita Mazloom
Lara Deek

May 28, 2014

Congratulations to the following students who plan to graduate with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science in 2014:

May 22, 2014

Prof. Diana Franklin was a Program co-Chair for two recent key computing conferences: the Southern California Celebration of Women in Computing that took place in the San Diego area in April, and the ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers that took place ths week in Cagliari, Italy.

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.