News & Events


July 20, 2017

What would be the best way to spend a memorable Summer in Santa Barbara? Ocean, beaches, sunshine, and what? 

UCSB computer science teaching faculty Diba Mirza is now hosting a coding camp with Dos Pueblos High this Summer. 

July 11, 2017

Congratulations to Capstone 2016-17 Senior Project 1st Place winners Tres Commas! Team members Jonathan Easterman (lead), Carson Holoien, Vince Nicoara, Shasha Shams, Arda Ungun, and Vince Nicoara were mentorerd by industry partner Invoca, represented by Mike Weaver and Colin Kelley. Their winning project titled Voice Biometrics Integration, utilized easy-to-deploy automated voice authentication to speed-up the authentication process for call centers of any size.  

July 10, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Professor Matthew Turk will serve as Chair of the Department of Computer Science, upon the recommendation of Rod Alferness, Dean of UCSB's College of Engineering. In his new role effective July 1, 2017, Professor Turk succeeds Professor Ambuj Singh, who served as CS Department Chair since July 2014.

July 10, 2017

“Machines need to not just understand human language, but learn how to generate human language,” contends Assistant Professor William Wang. Improving the ability for computers to converse with humans, and vice versa, is the focus of Wang's research. Think iPhone's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana...and beyond.

July 7, 2017

Assistant Professor William Wang has been selected to receive the highly competitive IBM Faculty Award for 2017 which, as stated in the IBM Global University Programs award letter, "...recognizes the quality of your program and its importance to our industry."

July 6, 2017

Third-year honors student Abhishek Bhattacharya, a computer science and biology double major, is using the power of artificial intelligence to help in the detection of skin cancer and so far, has proven a 96 percent accuracy rating with his neural network model.

Read about his collaborative work in The UCSB Current article, "To Treat or Not to Treat," here.