News Archive

April 29, 2009

UCSB Security Group’s research on spying on typing featured in
Scientific American

The research of a team led by Professor Giovanni Vigna and composed
of Marco Cova (PhD student) and Davide Balzarotti (Post-Doc at the
time, and now Professor at Eurecom) was featured in the May 2009
Edition of Scientific American. The research mentioned is described
in the paper “ClearShot: Eavesdropping on Keyboard Input from Video”,
which was published in the Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy Oakland, in 2008.

April 27, 2009

Today, the National Science Foundation announced it has awarded
nearly five million dollars in grants to fourteen universities
through its Cluster Exploratory (CLuE) program to participate in the
IBM/Google Cloud Computing University Initiative. The initiative will
provide the computing infrastructure for leading-edge research
projects that could help us better understand our planet, our bodies,
and pursue the limits of the World Wide Web.

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


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.