News Archive

March 29, 2010

Dr. Cheng-Wen Wu, a UCSB alumni, was recently appointed Director of Institute of Information and Communication Research of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan. ITRI is the largest government-sponsored research institute in Taiwan, with over 6,000 employees engaging in R&D in six diverse areas: Communication and Optoelectronics, Precision Machinery and MEMS, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Technology, Sustainable Development, and Nanotechnology.

March 24, 2010

Prof. Xifeng Yan received the 2009 National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) award. CAREER awards, given to future academic leaders, are NSF’s most prestigious grants for young scholars. The award provides support for research in the amount of 495K dollars over a five-year period. Prof. Yan becomes the 18th NSF CAREER Award winner in our department.

February 16, 2010

Google Research Award: Automated Verification of the Native Client

February 8, 2010

GOOGLE AWARDS $1 MILLION FOR UNIVERSITY RESEARCH EFFORT TO SLASH ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN INTERNET DATA CENTERS

February 8, 2010

In January, 2010, IBM selected Prof. Chandra Krintz to be a recipient of the 2010 IBM X10 Innovation awards. These awards recognize “a select group of academic research and curricular development activities in the area of computing at scale on cloud computing platforms based on the X10 programming language”[1]. The 2010 awardees consist of 18 top academics in the area of programming languages world-wide.

February 3, 2010

Santa Barbara, California, February 2, 2010—A team of UCSB computer
scientists is leading a consortium funded by the US Army Research Office as
a part of its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
Program to investigate ways of monitoring cyber attacks on networks like the
Internet. The cyber security multi-campus collaborative effort is led by
UCSB and also includes UC-Berkeley and Georgia Tech. The total effort will
be funded at approximately $6.2 million.

February 3, 2010

UCSB Computer Science Prof. Wim van Dam describes latest progress in quantum algorithms.

In the February 2010 issue of Communications of the ACM, UC Santa Barbara’s Wim van Dam and Dave Bacon of the University of Washington give an overview of the recent progress in the design of new quantum algorithms. Unlike our current computers, the behavior of a quantum computer cannot be described by classical physics and therefore also require non-classical algorithms.

February 2, 2010

Feature: Oscar H. Ibarra, Computer Scientist Par Excellence

The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) lists Dr. Oscar H. Ibarra as
one the most highly cited researchers of our time – one of the “top
influential researchers from 21 broad subject categories in life sciences,
medicine, physical sciences, engineering, and social sciences who have
contributed to the progress of science through their insight and
accomplishments”.

December 30, 2009

Professor Teofilo Gonzalez from the Department of Computer Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara was inducted as an IASTED Fellow for his contributions to Multicasting Dissemination Algorithms for Parallel and Distributed Computing, as well as for his decade long commitment to PDCS and IASTED.
Award Link.

December 22, 2009

Each year a committee of industry experts and faculty chooses 10 papers from
the top computer architecture conferences to highlight in the annual “Top
Picks” issue of IEEE Micro. This year UCSB Computer Science students Mohit
Tiwari, Xun Li, Hassan Wassel, Bita Mazloom, and Shashi Mysore along with
their advisors Fred Chong and Tim Sherwood had their work on
Tracking Information Flow at the Gate-Level for Secure Architectures

selected for this prestigious publication.

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