Visiting student Rémi Paucher and Professor Matthew Turk received a Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Vision in San Francisco on June 18, 2010, for their paper entitled “Location-based augmented reality on mobile phones.” The paper described research on determining the precise 3D location and orientation of a smart phone in a known environment, using the device’s camera and other internal sensors, to enable the accurate overlay of augmented visual information in the scene – e.g., for use in touring a museum, exploring a historical building, or navigating throu
Three faculty from UCSB have been awarded a highly-competitive award from the National Science Foundation’s Broadening Participation in Computing Program. Principal Investigator Diana Franklin and Co-Principal Investigator Phillip Conrad, both from the Department of Computer Science, worked with Co-Principal Investigator Gerardo Aldana from Chicana/o Studies to develop a program that attracts under-represented groups to Computer Science.
Professor Divy Agrawal, PhD Student Sudipto Das, and Professor Amr El Abbadi will be presenting an advanced tutorial on the topic of “Data Management Challenges in Cloud Computing” in the 2010 International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB) in Singapore, in September 2010.
Diana Franklin joined the faculty in Winter 2008 and was voted by this year’s graduating seniors to be the Outstanding Faculty Member of 2010. She was hired as part of a department push to focus more on undergraduate education. She has worked with undergraduates and under-represented groups in various capacities, including faculty advisor for the newly-created WISH (Women in Software and Hardware) club, advisor for ACM tutoring, and in classes ranging from introductory programming through advanced computer architecture.
Prof. Subhash Suri will deliver a Keynote Lecture at the DCOSS ’10, the 6th Annual International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems.
The conference, which will be held in Santa Barbara during June 21-23, 2010, focusses on distributed computation in large-scale networked sensor systems, including algorithms, applications, design techniques, and signal and information processing.
UC Santa Barbara has received a $500,000 gift from alumnus Huican Zhu and two anonymous donors to establish the Glen and Susanne Culler Chair in Computer Science. The endowed professorship will support the teaching and research of a leading scientist in the discipline that Glen Culler helped shape.