News Archive

February 8, 2018

Computer scientists are tackling ecology — and helping ecologists — by bringing machine learning into nature to help identify wildlife

By Shelly Leachman
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 13:00
Santa Barbara, CA

Facing a daunting, digital pile millions of photographs high, how would you find the few images you need? Could you, even? It’s a classic needle-in-a-haystack conundrum, and it’s a blaring reality for ecologists, resource managers and farmers who use camera traps to track wildlife.

February 5, 2018

Every year the Undergrad Affairs Committee organizes an informational session about graduate school. This year the panel was moderated by Sierra Schwellenbach, a member of the undergraduate affairs committee and included Dr. Aishwarya Thiruvengadam, Professor William Wang, Jack Alexander and Maddie Foster.

January 20, 2018

CS Newsletter, Winter 2018

The latest newsletter from the Department of Computer Science features profiles of new faculty members, highlights of faculty awards and honors, accomplished CS students, and more. To view the full newsletter, please click here

January 17, 2018

The Curie-osity Project is a collaborative effort between the McEnroe Reading Clinic and Girls Inc.(link is external), the Curie-osity Project introduces young women in grades 4 through 6 to the women scientists and engineers of the UC Santa Barbara community.

The students:

January 3, 2018

Prof. Tevfik Bultan was appointed as the Technical Program Committee Co-Chair of the 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2019). 

December 23, 2017

The Computing Research Association (CRA) has announced its 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award Winners. Congratulations to our undergraduates Andy Rosales, Dana Nguyen, and Ke Ni, who were selected for Honorable Mention.

  • Andy Rosales, Advisors: Chandra Krintz and Rich Wolski.
  • Dana Nguyen, Advisor: Elizabeth Belding.
  • Ke Ni, Advisor: William Wang.


December 8, 2017

Computer Science Researcher Dr. John O'Donovan collaborated with a team led by Dr. Jin-Hee Cho at Army Research Lab, and their paper titled "Modeling and Analysis of Uncertainty-based False Information Propagation in Social Networks,"  has recently received the GLOBECOM 2017 Best Paper Award in the Selected Areas in the Communications symposium track in Singapore this week. The paper was authored by Cho, Trevor Cook, also of ARL; Scott Rager, Raytheon BBN Technologies; John O'Donovan, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Sibel Adali, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

November 27, 2017

Diba Mirza, a Lecturer PSOE in the Department of Computer Science, along with Susko Tyler, a Lecturer PSOE in Mechanical Engineering, have been selected as the co-recipients of this year’s Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award.