Last summer, the UCSB
Computer Security Group took part in
Top-To-Bottom Review (TTBR) of electronic voting machines in
California, ordered by Secretary of State D. Bowen.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.