News Archive

July 11, 2013

Research by PhD student Petko Bogdanov and his colleagues in the Bioinformatics and Database Lab, directed by Professor Ambuj Singh, is reported on by the MIT Technology Review in an article entitled What’s Your Social-Media Genotype?

June 29, 2013

Prof. Chandra Krintz has been selected as one of Forty Women to Watch Over 40 in 2013 – “women who are reinventing, and disrupting, and making an impact.”

June 29, 2013


Dr. Huijia (Rachel) Lin

June 29, 2013

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Dr. Huijia (Rachel) Lin will join our faculty in November 2013. Rachel received her PhD from Cornell University in 2012. Her research interests are in the field of cryptography and its interplay with computer science.

June 21, 2013


Dr. Janet Kayfetz

Congratulations to Dr. Janet Kayfetz, who was awarded the UCSB Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award!

June 15, 2013

Professor Kevin Almeroth has received a $100,000 gift from Cisco Systems, Inc., to support his research in Packet Scheduling Using IP Embedded Transport Instrumentation.

June 14, 2013


Dr. Stefano Tessaro

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Stefano Tessaro will join our faculty in November 2013. Dr. Tessaro’s research is in the area of cryptography, particularly in solving problems motivated by the practical deployment of cryptographic systems. He received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2010 and was a postdoctoral scholar at UC San Diego from 2010 to 2012. He is currently a research scientist at MIT.

June 13, 2013


Hex Pistols Team with CS 189 instructor Professor Tim Sherwood and Dr. Janet Kayfetz

May 13, 2013

Professors Ambuj Singh, Tobias Höllerer, and Xifeng Yan have received a grant from the US Army of approximatey $1M/year to continue their ongoing research on network dynamics.

For more information, see the College of Engineering announcement.

May 12, 2013

Dr. Sudipto Das, who received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science in 2011, has received the 2013 ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award for his dissertation entitled “Scalable and Elastic Transactional Data Stores for Cloud Computing Platforms.” The citation of the award announcement notes that the work was “remarkable for its breadth of scope, its comprehensive implementation and thorough performance evaluation.”

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