News Archive

March 6, 2018

UCSB Computer Science Ph.D. candidate Yu Su recently accepted a faculty position with Ohio State University (OSU) as Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department beginning Fall 2018. Currently, he is finishing up his Ph.D. with Dr. Xifeng Yan.

Yu's research covers a range of topics in the areas of natural language processing, and data mining, mostly from machine learning and data-driven perspectives. His current projects are focused on question answering, semantic parsing, and information extraction.

Congratulations to Yu on his new role!

March 5, 2018

In a recent report by the Brookings Institution, UCSB CS Prof. William Wang's research on automated fake news detection was discussed. The century-old American think tank discussed the challenges that fake news poses to journalism, and surveyed recent approaches to combat fake news and disinformation. In particular, Darrell West, the Vice President of Brookings Institution, quoted:

February 8, 2018

Computer scientists are tackling ecology — and helping ecologists — by bringing machine learning into nature to help identify wildlife

By Shelly Leachman
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 13:00
Santa Barbara, CA

Facing a daunting, digital pile millions of photographs high, how would you find the few images you need? Could you, even? It’s a classic needle-in-a-haystack conundrum, and it’s a blaring reality for ecologists, resource managers and farmers who use camera traps to track wildlife.

February 5, 2018

Every year the Undergrad Affairs Committee organizes an informational session about graduate school. This year the panel was moderated by Sierra Schwellenbach, a member of the undergraduate affairs committee and included Dr. Aishwarya Thiruvengadam, Professor William Wang, Jack Alexander and Maddie Foster.

January 20, 2018

CS Newsletter, Winter 2018

The latest newsletter from the Department of Computer Science features profiles of new faculty members, highlights of faculty awards and honors, accomplished CS students, and more. To view the full newsletter, please click here

January 17, 2018

The Curie-osity Project is a collaborative effort between the McEnroe Reading Clinic and Girls Inc.(link is external), the Curie-osity Project introduces young women in grades 4 through 6 to the women scientists and engineers of the UC Santa Barbara community.

The students:

January 3, 2018

Prof. Tevfik Bultan was appointed as the Technical Program Committee Co-Chair of the 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2019). 

December 23, 2017

The Computing Research Association (CRA) has announced its 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award Winners. Congratulations to our undergraduates Andy Rosales, Dana Nguyen, and Ke Ni, who were selected for Honorable Mention.

  • Andy Rosales, Advisors: Chandra Krintz and Rich Wolski.
  • Dana Nguyen, Advisor: Elizabeth Belding.
  • Ke Ni, Advisor: William Wang.