Spotlights

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.

Tim Sherwood

March 24, 2015

By Rich Kildare

UC Santa Barbara Computer Science Professor Tim Sherwood has been named an ACM Distinguished Scientist. ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivering resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.

Benji Dunson talks candidly about helping guide students on their CS degree path.

Learn about Linda Petzold, one of Computer Science's most distinguished faculty members as she shares her views on various professional and personal topics.

Tim Robinson

Tim Robinson explains how the NSF IGERT program funds Network Science and Big Data research for Computer Science grad students.

Ceren Budak

Budak is an alumnus of the UCSB Computer Science department who graduated with a PhD in 2012. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New York where she studies computational social science, a field in the intersection of social sciences, computer science, and statistics. We asked her a few questions about her UCSB experience and beyond.

Heather Zheng

Heather Zheng, a UC Santa Barbara Computer Science professor, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

Read more about Professor Zheng’s IEEE Fellowship here.

CS PhD student Veronika Strnadova-Neeley and recent PhD graduate Huan Sun recently attended MIT's Rising Stars in EECE workshop for outstanding women graduate students and postdocs interested in an academic career. 61 women participated in the two-day workshop, which included research presentations and discussions centered on exploring a faculty position and various issues relating to junior faculty. More information about the workshop can be found here.

 

Hunter Laux is a student in the UCSB Department of Computer Science's BS/MS program. He will receive his BS at the end of Fall 2014 and plans to complete his MS by the end of Fall 2015. Originally from Los Gatos, CA, Hunter graduated high school in 2004 before going to work at WISchip and later Broadcom Corporation. He then decided to attend De Anza Community College before transferring to UCSB in the Fall of 2012. We asked him a few questions about his UCSB experience.

Keith Avery

April 13, 2015

By Rich Kildare

Computer Science Teaching Assistant Keith Avery has received the 2014-15 Academic Senate Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. The award recognizes the contributions of graduate students to the teaching and learning process of UC Santa Barbara.