News Archive

August 27, 2018

Prof. William Wang receives 2018 IBM Faculty Award. This builds on their existing collaboration with IBM for a prior award in 2017. In a prior collaboration, they have pushed the boundaries of reinforcement learning optimization and knowledge graph reasoning. The results were published at IJCAI 2018 and EMNLP 2018.

August 23, 2018

Professor William Wang has received a prestigious 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award! William was presented the award in Washington, D.C. In the past two years, William has successfully grown the Natural Language Processing Lab into one of the most prolific NLP groups in the world. ranks UCSB #3 in NLP in 2018.

August 1, 2018

Keynote by Professor Chandra Krintz, UCSB on `SmartFarm: IoT Systems That Simplify and Automate Agriculture Analytics’

July 19, 2018

The Princeton Review lists Computer Science as the #1 college major in their recent list of Top Ten College Majors. The list is based on research covering job prospects, alumni salaries, and popularity. Here's what they say about CS:

July 15, 2018

ACM UMAP is the premier international conference for researchers and 
practitioners working on systems that adapt to individual users, to 
groups of users, and that collect, represent, and model user information.

The title of their paper is "Easy to Please: Separating User Experience from Choice Satisfaction."

July 7, 2018

The Two-Volume Handbook of Approximation Algorithms and Metaheuristics, edited by Processor Emeritus Teofilo Gonzalez, has just been published! This is the Second Edition of the handbook which is part of the Series  Computer and Information Science Series by Chapman and Hall/CRC Reference.

June 20, 2018

Together with UC Berkeley's Vice Chancellor of Research and EECS Prof. Randy Katz, UC Santa Barbara Computer Science Prof. William Wang gave a presentation on the Past, Present, and Future of Artificial Intelligence in the Governor's room at the California State Capitol on Wednesday 06/20, 2018. This is a part of the bigger effort of UC Legislative Roundtable chaired by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. 

June 18, 2018

On June 4th 2018, the year-end Computer Science BBQ recently took place at Goleta Beach, with plenty of food and camaraderie.


June 4, 2018

Panel On the Implications of the Meltdown & Spectre Design Flaws