The CS Dept. congratulates Professor Emeritus John Gilbert and Professor Emeritus Wim van Dam on their retirement, after prestigious careers at UCSB.
As society increases the use of technology to manage daily life, so does the need for professionals to help advance technological progress. Luckily, new findings from Glassdoor identified that the top jobs are in computing technology.
Undergraduate and graduate students in UC Santa Barbara’s Computer Science Department have received numerous prestigious accolades from top academic conferences and organizations in the past few months, ranging from best-paper awards to highly competitive fellowships. Department leaders see the national recognitions bestowed on their students as confirmation of the interdisciplinary, supportive, and solutions-driven efforts of the faculty and staff in computer science, the College of Engineering, and the university.
Congratulations to fourth-year Ph.D. candidate Yuke Wang, selected as one of the 10 recipients (globally) of the prestigious NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship 2022-2023. NVIDIA is the inventor of the Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and the world's leading company in computer graphics, scientific computing, and artificial intelligence. Yuke Wang works with Professor Yufei Ding at the CS department of UCSB.
Congratulations to third-year Ph.D. student Sanjay Chandrasekaran, selected as one of the three recipients (globally) of the prestigious M-Lab Research Fellowship. M-Lab is an open Internet measurement lab led by Google Inc. and Code for Society and Sciences teams. Sanjay works with Professor Arpit Gupta at Systems and Networking Lab, UCSB.
The NLP Group researchers Aesha Parekh was named the 2022 CRA’s Outstanding Researchers Award Finalist (Top-10 Nationally) and Samhita Honnavalli was named Honorable Mention.
First-year Ph.D. student Gyuwan Kim was awarded Best Paper in November 2021 for his paper titled, "Length-Adaptive Transformer: Train Once with Length Drop, Use Anytime with Search" at SustaiNLP 2021 Workshop at EMNLP 2021, along with his co-author Kyunghyun Cho, Associate Professor for Computer Science and Data Science at New York University.
UCSB Assistant Professor Misha Sra, along with collaborators from MIT Media Lab and Osaka University, recently published a paper titled, "AI-generated characters for supporting personalized learning and well-being" in Nature Machine Intelligence. This paper was also featured in MIT News.
UCSB's Assistant Professor Lei Li was awarded the Best Paper at the ACL (Association of Computational Linguistics) in August 2021.
Congratulations to fourth-year Ph.D. student Sharon Levy, who has been selected to receive an Amazon Fellowship in Natural Language Processing.
Four professors in UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering have been recognized by their peers as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization, announced its major awards and recognitions for 2022.
A new collaboration between UC Santa Barbara researchers and Cisco Systems aims to push the boundaries of quantum technologies.
Jonathan Balkind awarded an IEE seed grant.
The Computer Science Department is pleased to announce that Shiyu Chang is joining UCSB as an Assistant Professor. His research centers on machine learning and its applications in natural language processing and computer vision.
Join us in welcoming Professor Eric Vigoda to the UCSB Computer Science Department! His main research interests include Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods, Randomized algorithms, Phase transitions in Statistical Physics, and Markov chains in Evolutionary Biology.
A paper titled “Teaching testing with modern technology stacks in undergraduate software engineering courses” by Scott Chow, Tanay Komarlu and Prof. Phillip Conrad was awarded Honorable Mention for Best Paper at ITiCSE’21, the 26th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education.
The Computer Science Department would like to officially welcome Lei Li to UCSB! He will be an Assistant Professor in the CS Department.
A paper titled “Optimal Dynamic Regret in Exp-Concave Online Learning” written by Assistant Professor Yu-Xiang Wang and PhD candidate Dheeraj Baby was selected as one of two best student papers at COLT 2021. The Conference on Learning Theory is widely regarded as the top conference for machine learning theory.
In the paper, the researchers show that the natural relationship between modern decision tree algorithms, new advances in race logic, and the underlying sensors themselves provides new opportunities for extremely efficient classification.
Prof. Xifeng Yan & Assistant Prof. William Wang are leading the UC Santa Barbara team that was selected to participate in the Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge. Only ten teams out of 125 applicant teams were selected to compete in this unique artificial intelligence competition.
George Tzimpragos, a fifth year Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara, co-authored an article titled “Temporal Computing With Superconductors” which was featured in the “Top Picks From the 2020 Computer Architecture Conferences” edition of IEEE Journals & Magazine.