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August 25, 2016

In a competition considered the olympics of hacking, UC Santa Barbara’s resident hackers -- team Shellphish -- took home the bronze this year.

Shellphish pitted their skills against cyber-security experts from across the country to become one of the top teams in the 2016 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC). The team of UCSB computer science graduate students emerged third overall, taking $750,000 in addition to the $750,000 cash prize they won for qualifying for the finals in Las Vegas.

August 3, 2016

What's in a game? That question is addressed by an article in The UCSB Current newlsetter titled "Catch 'em All," which explores the popular, viral online mobile game Pokémon Go. Players must provide location and, in some cases, personal information (when signing in through a Google account, for example), which creates the very real potential for leaked information. What’s more, hackers seeking to cash in on the phenomenon have created fake companion apps or launched an attack on the servers.

July 29, 2016

CS Professor Tevfik Bultan is serving as General Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 2017 ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis. 

July 27, 2016

Professor Matthew Turk has been named Program Co-Chair for the 2017 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), the premier forum for computer vision researchers working on systems and algorithms effective for real-world applications of imaging and pattern recognition. The conference covers all areas of computer vision and will be held from March 24-31, 2017 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel, Santa Rosa, CA.

 

July 25, 2016

Capital Press, the West's ag website, features an interview with Professor Chandra Krintz about her SmartFarm project that aims to help growers use data and technology to make their operations more efficient.

Said Krintz in the article, "It's Amazon.com for ag. “Amazon was the first example of a smart shop...We want to do something analogous to that with SmartFarm."

Read the full article here.

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