News Archive

January 2, 2008

The world’s largest computer hacking competition ever went down at UCSB on Friday, December 7, with 35 teams from nine countries logging in from their home bases and trying to take down each other’s mock websites…read the full article

December 6, 2007

Professor Subhash Suri has been elected a Distinguished Scientist by the Association of Computing Machinery, the leading professional society for Computer Science. Prof. Suri is one of the 20 engineers and scientists to receive this award in 2007, which recognizes “significant accomplishments or significant impact on the computing field”. Professor Suri directs the Applied Algorithms research lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

November 26, 2007

This year at SuperComputing (SC07), the spinoff company commercializing Prof. John Gilbert’s group’s work, Interactive Supercomputing, won the HPC Challenge for productivity. The goal of the competition is to focus the HPC community’s attention on developing a broad set of HPC hardware and HPC software capabilities that are necessary to productively use HPC systems.

November 15, 2007

23rd Annual Computer Security Applications Conference 2007 Distinguished Practitioner is Dr. Richard Kemmerer, UC Santa Barbara, speaking on “So You Think You Can Dance?”

November 14, 2007

Richard Kemmerer, a renowned professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the first scholar appointed to the Leadership Endowed Chair in Computer Science.

The Leadership Chair was established in 2006 with a $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor.

November 8, 2007

Cha Lee, Stephen DiVerdi, and Tobias Höllerer’s recent paper at the ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (the premier ACM conference in the field of Virtual Reality) on “An Immaterial Depth-Fused 3D Display” was selected to receive the Best Student Paper Award. The Depth-Fused 3D Effect exploits the fact that strategically coordinated images on transparent surfaces at different depths from the observer can fuse to a true 3D image in the observer’s mind.

November 7, 2007

The Undergraduate Affairs Committee in Computer Science, chaired by Professor Chandra Krintz, is soliciting feedback from all Computer Science undergraduate students on the strengths and weaknesses of the current curriculum.

August 29, 2007

This year’s Computer Science and Computer Engineering Senior “Capstone” Project Day covered by Santa Barbara ABC Affiliate KEYT 3. The event was sponsored by Google and featured final projects from CS 189, ECE 189, ECE 188 and the Leadership in Team Engineering Program. Pictures and movies can be found on the Computer Engineering Website.

August 21, 2007

After four years of tremendous service, Linda Petzold is ending her tenure
as department chair, a position to be filled by Amr El Abbadi starting
July of 2007. In August 1987 Professor El Abbadi joined UC Santa Barbara,
where he has become a world leader in information management and
distributed systems. Over his career to this point he has co-authored more
than 200 research papers and graduated 11 Masters and 24 PhD students,
placing many in top industry and academic institutions. In 2007 Professor El

August 1, 2007

The Security Group at UCSB recently completed an analysis of the
Sequoia electronic voting system as part of a “Top-to-Bottom Review”
of the electronic voting systems used in California. The study was
commissioned by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen.