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PhD student Tegan Brennan and her advisor Professor Tevfik Bultan, director of Vlab, will report a new type of side-channel that leaks information in modern software systems at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P) and the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) this year. S&P and ICSE are named top-tier publication venues in computer security and software engineering research.
DCD Magazine Highlights Professor Wolski and former research faculty member Brevik on the AWS Spot Market
Professor Subhash received the Indian Institute of Technology Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2019 in the category of Academic Excellence!
The National Science Foundation awarded the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) partnering with UCSB and eight collaborating organizations $2.8 million to further develop the concept for a Scalable Cyberinfrastructure Institute for Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (SCIMMA).
Professor Elizabeth Belding and Professor William Wang's research featured on two popular tech media outlets for their work on A Benchmark Dataset for Learning to Intervene in Online Hate Speech.
This paper was published on the Twenty-Fourth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, (ASPLOS 2019).
This grant will be instrumental in supporting a new data science undergraduate major and developing core courses for data literacy.
The Fourth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC) accepted a paper by Professor Rich Wolski & Chandra Krintz.
Professor William Wang featured by IEE on Making AI More Energy Efficient. 
The Arm Research Summit offers a unique forum where academics, researchers and industry experts come together to discuss their own projects, discover the latest developments across a wide range of different fields, and make new connections for future collaborative opportunities.
Professor Krintz and Professor Wolski collaborating on the project "Sensing and Lighting for Citrus Under Protective Screens."
Tegan Brennan, a fifth-year PhD student in UC Santa Barbara’s Computer Science Department, recently discovered a new class of vulnerabilities that can lead to information leaks by noting the changes in program behavior that depend on secret information.
Professor William Wang receives the 2019 IBM Faculty award for his research on Information Extraction and Natural Language Processing.
Professor Tevfik Bultan and his collaborators Professor Corina Pasareanu at Carnegie Mellon University and Professor Koushik Sen at the University of California, Berkeley received a 1.2 million dollar collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation titled "HUGS: Human-Guided Software Testing and Analysis for Scalable Bug Detection and Repair."
Nevena Golubovic, a Ph.D. student of Professor Chandra Krintz and Rich Wolski, wins best student paper award at IEEE International Congress on the Internet of Things (ICIOT). 
Prof. Richert Wang in collaboration with Prof. Phill Conrad, Prof. John Gilbert, Prof. Ben Hardekopf, Prof Yekaterina Kharitonova, Dr. Ziad Matni, and Prof. Diba Mirza of the Computer Science department put forth a proposal for UCSB’s Instructional Improvement Program Grant.
Professor William Wang's deep learning project "Dynamo: Dynamic Multichannel Modeling of Misinformation" was featured in The Current this week!
With a heavy heart, the Computer Science Department announces the passing of one of our Professor Emeriti, Alan Konheim.
Dr. Xia Zhou, UCSB Ph.D. Alumna and Associate Professor at Dartmouth College, was recently the recipient of two significant awards: the ACM SIGMOBILE's RockStar award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.  
The Department of Computer Science End-of-Year Awards Ceremony 2018-19 was held on Friday, June 14.
The UCSB Department of Computer Science was proud to host an Undergraduate Research  Poster Session on June 13, 2019.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently funded a project titled, “Collaborative Research: Exploring Brownfield Programming Assignments in Undergraduate Computing Education,” which is being conducted by Dr. Phill Conrad in collaboration with colleagues from Washington State University and Humboldt State University.
Second-year undergraduate student, Zizhuang Wang, has been awarded the Chancellor’s Award at the College of Creative Studies Commencement ceremony this past weekend.
Andries van Dam, UCSB CS Advisory Board member and Professor at Brown University, has recently been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Educator Award by SIGGRAPH.
UCSB Computer Science Ph.D. student, William Eiers, recently received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant (TA) Award from the College of Engineering. Eiers is currently the Lead TA of the Computer Science department and was chosen for this role by Professor Elizabeth Belding.
Chad Spensky, Grad Slam alum and UCSB Computer Science Department Ph.D. Student, presented the first place pitch on behalf of his team Allthenticate at the 2019 TMP New Venture Competition (NVC).
The UCSB Natural Language Processing (NLP) group, directed by Computer Science Professors William Wang, are the new recipients of a Google Gift award to be used towards “Vision-Language Navigation with Self-Supervised Learning.”
Professor Lingqi Yan of the Computer Science department has recently received the 2019 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from ACM SIGGRAPH.
Greta Halle, our Business Officer, is one of the new recipients of the 2018-2019 Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) Kevin McCauley Outstanding Staff Award!
Dr. Mariya Zheleva, UCSB Ph.D. Alumna and Assistant Professor at the University of Albany, was recently awarded an NSF CAREER award and the University at Albany Presidential Award for Exemplary Community Engagement.
Hosted by the Department of Statistics & Applied Probability, the Center for Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Research, and Hull Tactical, the ERP Prediction Contest invited undergraduate and masters students to build a predictive model that could predict S&P 500 returns.
Last month, UCSB hosted Grad Slam, an award-winning campus-wide competition for the best three-minute talk by a graduate student.
In collaboration with the College of Creative Studies, the Computer Science department was proud to invite Dr. Anna Patterson to share her perspective as an entrepreneur and speak about trends in AI on April 22, 2019 as the seventeenth talk in the Array of Talks lecture series.
UCSB’s ArchLab, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Sherwood of UCSB’s Computer Science Department, recently received the Best Paper Award at the 24th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS).
UCSB Assistant Professor, Arpit Gupta, received an Honorable Mention at the ACM SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Awards
Hosted by UCSB’s Department of Computer Science, the 2019 CS Summit event was held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Corwin Pavilion and the Lagoon Plaza.
Prof. Diba Mirza piloted UCSB's Computer Science Undergraduate Tutor program in 2017 which has now doubled in size since its debut. She took to the opportunity to visit Brown University to discuss best practices with Prof. Andy van Dam who had started the UTA program at Brown CS in the 1960s and is still part of it.
The RockStar Award is SIGMOBILE's early career award. The Award recognizes an individual who has made recent outstanding research or product contributions to the field of mobile computing during the early part of his or her career.
UCSB Computer Science Ph.D student, Sujaya Maiyya was recently quoted in a U.S. News and World Report article about U.S. Computer Science degrees. Professor and Department Chair, Matthew Turk, is also featured in this article.  
Google received 910 proposals covering 40 countries and over 320 universities. After expert reviews and committee discussions, they decided to fund 158 projects. Of those projects, Computer Science professors William Wang and Tao Yang received this prestigious award!