News Archive

April 8, 2011

The 2011 National Engineers Week Committee (NEWC) is pleased to announce the 10 winners of the outstanding engineering student competition. Alexander Hsu is among the 10 winners. Each of the winners received $1,200 to support their academic endeavor. The scholarships were presented during the annual NEW banquet at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on March 3, 2011.

April 8, 2011

Prof. Ben Hardekopf’s paper, titled “Flow-Sensitive Pointer Analysis for Millions of Lines of Code,” wins the Best Paper Award at CGO’11 (Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization).

April 7, 2011

Ph.D. student Bryce Boe has been awarded the UCSB Academic Senate’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2010-2011. The Academic Senate Graduate Council’s Committee on Distinguished Teaching Awards is charged with recognizing and enhancing teaching on this campus.

April 5, 2011

The UCSB Academic Senate has bestowed Prof. Agrawal with the honor of 2011 Academic Senate Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award.

Prof. Agrawal has mentored more than 30 PhD students over the period of twenty four years in his capacity as a Professor at the Department of Computer Science at UCSB. Many of the students mentored by Prof. Agrawal (and his longtime colleague Prof. El Abbadi) have established themselves as respected professors, researchers, and entrepreneurs.

It is a great honor and is thoroughly deserved. Congratulations!

March 17, 2011

Prof. Matthew Turk to receive the 2011-2012 Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies

March 10, 2011

The faculty of the University of California, Santa Barbara has bestowed its highest honor on Linda R. Petzold, an internationally recognized researcher who is a professor of Computer Science and of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB. Petzold has been named Faculty Research Lecturer for 2011.

January 14, 2011

The paper entitled “Hyder — A Transactional Record Manager for Shared Flash”, co-authored by Ph.D. student Sudipto Das (with Philip Bernstein and Colin Reid at Microsoft), was given the Best Paper Award at the 5th Biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR) 2011.

December 5, 2010

The security group at UCSB will present the paper “Detecting Spammers on Social Networks”, authored by Gianluca Stringhini, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna. It received the best student paper award at ACSAC 2010. This work shows the results of a one year observation of spamming profiles on three major social networks (Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace).

November 18, 2010

Three local tech CEOs, Tech mavens Kevin O’Connor, founder of DoubleClick; Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale; and Brian Donahoo, CEO of AppFolio, talked today at CNBC about why Santa Barbara is a great place for tech businesses – UCSB engineering is highlighted.