During the Winter 2017 quarter, Dr. Mirza will be teaching CMPSC 16 (Problem Solving with Computers-I), and conducting a pilot tutor-training program. Prior to UCSB, Dr. Mirza was an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego, where she received her PhD and MS in Computer Engineering.
Augmented reality (AR) is one of today's most fascinating and future-oriented areas of computer science and technology. By overlaying computer-generated information on views of the real world, AR amplifies human perception and cognition in remarkable new ways. Do you like the virtual first-down line in football games on TV? That's AR. And AR apps are rapidly coming to billions of smartphones, too. Working in AR requires knowledge from diverse disciplines, including computer vision, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction (HCI).
Computer Science Professor Chandra Krintz recently gave a TEDx talk entitled Transforming us into a society of food producers. In her talk, which can be found here, she discusses how the same data analysis and prediction techniques used by tech companies such as Amazon and Google for targeted advertisement and marketing could be used to make farmers and ranchers more productive.