That said, the impact of computing is not limited to producing new technologies and startups. Since its conception, computing has played a key part in almost all significant human achievements. Alan Turing helped to bring an end to the 2nd World War by cracking the Enigma code using computing. NASA achieved the first moon landing with the aid of computing. Computing has influenced every academic discipline from the physical and social sciences to humanities, and it has transformed how modern science is done. Computing has become a fundamental tool for extending human knowledge, an essential part of creation, discovery, and innovation.
Although the history of computing is filled with tremendous achievements, its future is even brighter. Here at CS@UCSB, we are shaping the future of computing by our outstanding research and education programs. Our world-renowned faculty and exceptional students conduct exciting research in all areas of computer science. From harnessing the power of machine learning in a responsible manner to ensuring the security of cloud computing, from investigating the new horizons of human-computer interaction and visual computing to improving the energy efficiency of computing, our faculty and students are making impactful contributions in all frontiers of computer science. Our teaching faculty are innovators in teaching methods that enable us to provide an outstanding education to our students at all levels and broaden participation in computing.