News Archive

April 27, 2009

US News & World Report has just released its 2010 rankings of
America’s Best Graduate Schools, and the news is good for the College
of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara. The College as a whole moved up
from 19th in the country to 18th (tied with Princeton and Harvard),
and is the 12th-ranked public graduate engineering school. The
College of Engineering consists of five departments: Computer Science,
Materials, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
and Mechanical Engineering. Over the last ten years, UCSB’s College

March 17, 2009

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UCSB Cloud Computing to be included in Ubuntu Distribution

March 10, 2009

CS Grad Student wins Symantec Fellowship

January 16, 2009

Dr. Xifeng Yan joined our department as an assistant professor. He
holds the Venkatesh Narayanamurti Chair in Computer Science. Dr. Yan
was a Research Staff Member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
between 2006 and 2008. He received a B.E. in computer science from
Zhejiang University, China in 1997 and a Ph.D. in computer science
from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006.

December 18, 2008

Last week, the CS Department Ultimate Frisbee team, “I’m Feeling
Lucky”, captured its third UCSB intramural championship. The
intramural league consists of 8 competitive teams from around the UCSB
campus. Matches were played weekly throughout the Fall quarter,
culminating in the finals last Friday.

December 3, 2008

The research at UC Santa Barbara does not only lead to articles in great conferences and journals, it also has real world impact. Recently, two projects carried out at the Computer Science Department at UCSB received wide-spread media attention.

December 1, 2008

Google’s mission is to “organize the world’s information and make it
universally accessible and useful.” To help succeed in this mission,
Google maintains strong ties with academic institutions that are doing
world-class research. As one component, Google has developed the
Research Awards program to provide funding support to researchers at
these institutions.

November 26, 2008

Since 1981, every year in August, UCSB is home to Crypto, the premier
conference on cryptography. For Crypto, nearly 400 cryptographers from
around the world gather at UCSB to introduce new cryptographic
algorithms and protocols, or methods to break previously introduced
ones. Equally important, there is CHES, the conference on
Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems. At this yearly event,
cryptographic engineers meet to discuss hardware and software
realizations of cryptographic algorithms and protocols. The methods

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