News Archive

December 12, 2011

Hidden Industry Dupes Social Media Users
Paying people to influence discussions in social media is big business in China and the U.S.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
BY TOM SIMONITE (MIT Technology Review)

A trawl of Chinese crowdsourcing websites—where people can earn a few pennies for small jobs such as labeling images—has uncovered a multimillion-dollar industry that pays hundreds of thousands of people to distort interactions in social networks and to post spam.

December 8, 2011

Prof. Subhash Suri is elected as an AAAS fellow (The American Association for the Advancement of Science).

Congratulations!

December 8, 2011

Prof. Divyakant Agrawal has been named an IEEE Fellow for the class of 2012. Divy was selected for his “contributions to large-scale data management in distributed and networked systems.”

Congratulations!

December 8, 2011

University of California at Santa Barbara Computer Science professor Divyakant Agrawal was named a 2011 ACM Fellow for his “contributions to distributed data management systems.”

University of California at Santa Barbara Computer Science professor Linda Petzold was named a 2011 ACM Fellow for her “contributions to computational science.”

December 8, 2011

Prof. Yan receives IEEE ICDM 10-Year Highest Impact Paper Award for his research paper, “gSpan: Graph-Based Substructure Pattern Mining.” (Google Scholar) The work was co-authored by Xifeng Yan and Jiawei Han and it was Xifeng’s first paper in his Ph.D. study.

Congratulations!

December 8, 2011


Hackers Battle for Global Spoils
UCSB Hosts Ninth Annual International Capture the Flag Competition

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
by ERIN LENNON (via Santa Barbara Independent)

November 30, 2011

UCSB Students Head to Silicon Valley to Launch Swaapr.com
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
by JONATHAN LAIRD (Santa Barbara Independent)

November 14, 2011

El Abbadi and Belding


Internet to Better Rural African Life
By Kathleen Tan
Published on November 14, 2011 via Daily Nexus

Two professors from UCSB’s Computer Science Dept. received $100,000 last week for their project to bring a low-cost communications network to Africa’s rural areas.

November 13, 2011

The VLDB Endowment has a board of 21 elected trustees, who are the legal guardians of the Endowment’s charter and activities. The trustees are elected among internationally distinguished researchers and professionals in the field of database and information systems who have contributed to the objectives of the Endowment with dedication and distinction. Prof. Divy Agrawal‘s research expertise is in the areas of database systems, distributed computing, data warehousing, and large-scale information systems.

November 13, 2011

The distinguished award recognizes individual contributions to both the practical and theoretical aspects of computing and information technology, and is given to ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field. Elizabeth’s research focuses on mobile networking, specifically multimedia, monitoring, advanced service support, and solutions for developing and underdeveloped regions.

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