News Archive

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

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.

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