News Archive

November 29, 2012

Congratulations to Professor Amr El Abbadi, who has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions to the field of distributed data management and systems. For more information about this prestigious award, see this announcement.

November 29, 2012

Diana Franklin (CS) and Danielle Harlow (Education) have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop computer science curricula geared toward children in grades 2 through 6. For more information, see this announcement.

November 7, 2012

PhD students Steffen Gauglitz and Chris Sweeney, recent PhD graduate Jonathan Ventura, and professors Matthew Turk and Tobias Höllerer received the Best Paper Award at the 2012 International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), held in Atlanta, GA on November 5-8, 2012. ISMAR is the premier international conference on research into the science, technology, applications and uses of Mixed and Augmented Reality.

October 18, 2012

In the 2012-2013 Payscale College Salary Report, Computer Science is listed as one of the Top 10 majors with respect to highest salaries for mid-career employees with a bachelor’s degree.

October 17, 2012

A UCSB Convergence article discusses Prof. Elizabeth Belding’s research on new wireless network technologies that aim to bring the communities of rural Africa up to internet speed:

People of rural Africa understand the Internet can open doors for community building, health care, and education. To fix sluggish connections in remote areas, UCSB researchers are designing wireless network technology that uses castoff radio frequencies in a new way.

October 9, 2012

Prof. Amr El Abbadi will give a keynote presentation at the Brazilian Symposium on Database (SBBD 2012) which takes place in São Paulo, Brazil on October 15-18. SBBD is the official database event of the Brazilian Computer Society and the largest venue in Latin America for presentation and discussion of research results in the database domain.

His talk will be on “Delivering the Promise of Scalable and Elastic Data Management in the Cloud.”

October 5, 2012

In a list of the world’s top 200 universities released today by Times Higher Education, UCSB is ranked number 17 of the top 50 universities offering degrees in engineering and technology. Overall, the list ranks UCSB as #23 among U.S. universities and #35 in the world. See here for more details.

October 3, 2012

PhD students Steffen Gauglitz and Cha Lee and professors Matthew Turk and Tobias Höllerer received Honorable Mention for Best Paper at the MobileHCI 2012 conference in San Francisco for their paper on Integrating the Physical Environment into Mobile Remote Collaboration.

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