News Archive

May 9, 2018

Google I/O Extended events help developers from around the world take part in the I/O experience. This year, during Google I/O event, UC Santa Barbara Computer Science Professor William Wang gave a keynote speech at the Santa Barbara extended event (hosted by LogMeIn) on the topics of reinforcement learning and semi-supervised learning.

May 8, 2018

Computer Science Ph.D. student Tegan Brennan has received an honorable mention of the 2018 NCWIT Collegiate Award. The NCWIT Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate women. Conferred annually, the award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact. Tegan is advised by Prof. Tevfik Bultan.  

May 1, 2018

Santa Paula High School visited UCSB in May to learn about Computer Science Research with Prof. Chandra Krintz. 

April 20, 2018

A consortium consisting of UC Riverside, UCLA, UCSD and UCSB along with Los Alamos National Laboratory, was awarded $3.6M for the three-year project "Securing smart campuses: a holistic multi-layer approach" through the 2018 UC Laboratory Fees Research Program. The vision for this project is to build security and privacy for “smart campuses”, that present a microcosm of smart cities and more generally of human cyber-physical systems.

April 15, 2018

As one of the country’s finest institutions of higher learning, UC Santa Barbara affords Regents Scholars many academic and pre-professional experiences, to ensure they reach their full intellectual and career potential.

On Saturday 04/14, Computer Science Faculty members Diba Mirza, Phill Conrad, Jianwen Su, John Gilbert, Yufei Ding, Giovanni Vigna, and Linda Petzold sat together with this year's Regent Scholars for a special lunch event and discussed courses and educational opportunities in Computer Science. 

April 13, 2018

On April 12th, UCSB held the second Give Day event. In this year's event, the Computer Science Department has received a total donation of $376,595, which ranked at the top in the College of Engineering. Private gifts are a very important part of the university ecosystem. With this generous support from you, we are able to keep attracting the very brightest new faculty members, curious undergraduate and graduate students by offering state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding research opportunities.

April 9, 2018

Since 2016, computer science departments and universities in the Southern California region have heavily invested in Natural Language Processing (NLP) research, and several junior faculty members related to this area were hired across campuses. This includes Prof. William Wang (UCSB), Prof. Sameer Singh (UCI), Prof. Kai-Wei Chang (UCLA), Prof. Xiang Ren (USC), Prof. Vagelis Papalexakis (UCR), and Prof. Ndapa Nakashole (UCSD).