News Archive

May 8, 2013

Dr. Aydin Buluç, who received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science in 2010 working with Professor John Gilbert, has been awarded a 2013 Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Award for his work on energy-efficient parallel graph and data mining algorithms. Dr. Buluç works at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computational Research Division.

May 3, 2013

Prof. Ben Hardekopf has been selected to receive an Excellence in Teaching Award from Northrop Grumman, which is awarded to recognize great teaching along with the institutions that supply the company with many new employees each year. The award honors junior faculty members who demonstrate a commitment to high teaching standards.

Congratulations, Ben!

April 26, 2013

Congratulations to Computer Science staff members Tiffany Sabado and Elizabeth Streeper, who each received a 2012-13 Staff Citation of Excellence Award. The awards, which include a cash award and a special recognition plaque, acknowledge and celebrate outstanding achievements and meritorious service of career UCSB staff. As everyone in the department can attest to, these are very well deserved!

April 26, 2013

PhD students Adam Lugowski and Kevin Deweese and Professor John Gilbert, from the department’s Combinatorial Scientific Computing Lab, were awarded a second place prize of $13,000 in the YarcData Graph Analytics Challenge, which showcased the increasing use of graph analytics to discover unknown relationships in Big Data.

April 26, 2013

Computer Science student Xia Zhou will join Dartmouth College in July as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Ms. Zhou is part of the LINK Lab and is advised by Prof. Heather Zheng. Her research focuses on designing network systems to handle the volume and unpredictable nature of data traffic.

Congratulation and best wishes in your new position!

April 12, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Yinghui Wu, PhD student Shengqi Yang, and Prof. Xifeng Yan, who received a Best Poster Award at the 29th Annual Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2013) for their research work, “Ontology-based Subgraph Querying.”

April 3, 2013

Prof. Tevfik Bultan will give the keynote talk at the 2013 IFIP Joint International Conference on Formal Techniques for Distributed Systems (33rd FORTE / 15th FMOODS), a forum for fundamental research on theory, models, tools, and applications for distributed systems. The joint conference is the result of merging the conference FMOODS (Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems) and FORTE (Formal Techniques for Networked and Distributed Systems).

April 2, 2013

Congratulations to Computer Science PhD students Chris Sweeney and Morgan Vigil, who have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The Fellowships provide each student with a stipend of $30,000 a year for three years plus tuition and travel support.

March 27, 2013

Prof. Chandra Krintz has received a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “I-Corps: AppScale – Spurring Innovation through Cloud Application Portability.”

March 24, 2013

Prof. Chandra Krintz has been named a Cloud Computing Pioneer by Information Week. Of course, we already knew that!