With Goleta Beach as the backdrop for our 2017 Spring BBQ celebration, four graduate students and three teaching assistants were honored with awards for their outstanding academic performance. We applaud their achievements!
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Technology for augmented reality (AR) remote collaboration initially developed by CS Professor Matthew Turk and former PhD student Steffen Gauglitz was unveiled this year with much fanfare and under its new identity, Project Chalk, at the world's largest AR and VR annual event.
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).
Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) partners with the brightest entrepreneurs to turn disruptive ideas into world-changing businesses. KPCB has helped build and accelerate growth at pioneering companies like Amazon, Google, Lending Club, Nest, Twitter, Uber, and Mandiant.
Featuring keynote speaker Jeffrey Dean, the second annual summit.cs offered a full day of sharing ideas and making connections among students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners. Attendees converged on Corwin Pavilion for Dean's standing room only presentation.
Professor and Department Vice Chair Ömer Eğecioğlu has been a Computer Science Department faculty member at UC Santa Barbara since 1985. He also holds a joint-appointment in UCSB's College of Creative Studies (CCS).
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.