News Archive

October 8, 2008

This year’s Graduate Student Workshop on Computing (GSWC) was a
tremendous success. With more than 125 attendees, the auditorium was
packed throughout the day, and the workshop can certain rival some
academic conferences. For the program, ten entries were selected as
full papers (out of a total of 22 submission). In addition, ten
posters were presented. The student work was impressive from every
lab in the department. Fang Yu won the Adobe Best Paper Award while
Jonathen Ventura won the Adobe Best Poster Award. Congratulations!

September 26, 2008

Last summer, the UCSB
Computer Security Group
took part in www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vsr.htm">the
Top-To-Bottom Review (TTBR) of electronic voting machines in
California, ordered by Secretary of State D. Bowen.

September 2, 2008

UCSB Professor Oscar H. Ibarra has been awarded a Distinguished
Visiting Fellowship
from the UK Royal Academy of Engineering.
This fellowship was introduced by the Royal Academy to share
expertise and harness world-class research capability by
collaborating with international experts. It enables an academic
engineering department in a UK university to be a host for up to a
month to a Distinguished Visiting Fellow from an overseas academic

August 20, 2008

Cyber-criminals regularly steal from each other. This is the conclusion of
the recent UCSB paper “There is No Free Phish: An Analysis of ‘Free’ and
Live Phishing Kits” by Marco Cova, Professor Christopher Kruegel, and
Professor Giovanni Vigna.

June 10, 2008

The capstone project gives Computer Science and Computer Engineering students the opportunity to put their education into practice. Students, working in small teams, design and engineer innovative hardware and software systems using techniques from robotics, distributed systems, circuit design, networking, and real-time systems to tackle problems “donated” from local industry.

June 2, 2008

The Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) has announced that the recipient of the Prestigous Borg Early Career Award for 2008 is our own Professor Chandra Krintz.

June 2, 2008

Timothy Sherwood, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, along with Jeffrey Moehlis, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, have been selected as the co-recipients of this year’s Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award. The award honors junior faculty who have demonstrated a commitment to high teaching standards, reflected in part by feedback from the students, and it is Northrop Grumman’s way of simultaneously recognizing the importance of great teaching as well as the institutions that support it.

May 30, 2008

Following the success of last year’s Senior Capstone projects, Professors Tevfik Bultan and Rich Wolski invited companies to again propose projects to students in UC Santa Barbara’s Computer Engineering and Computer Science programs.

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