News Archive

November 17, 2015

CS Professor Linda Petzold was recently awarded the 2016 SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession. The prize is awarded to an applied mathematician who has made distinguished contributions to the furthering of applied mathematics at the national level. The prize will be awarded at the SIAM annual meeting in July.

November 15, 2015

CS students Veronika Neeley and Huan Sun recently attended MIT's Rising Stars in EECE workshop for outstanding women graduate students and postdocs interested in an academic career. 61 women participated in the two-day workshop, which included research presentations and discussions centered on exploring a faculty position and various issues relating to junior faculty. More information about the workshop can be found here.

November 9, 2015

CS Professor Teofilo Gonzalez will deliver the keynote entitled Approximation  Algorithms: Methodologies, Appications and Empirical Evaluation at  the Seventh Annual International Symposium on Parallel Architectures, Algoritms and Programming (PAAP 2015) to be held in Nanjing, China on Dec. 12-14, 2015. Professor Gonzalez will also pesent several Seminars during his visit in the cities of Nanjing and Guangzhou.

October 30, 2015

The Theia open source library for 3D modeling, written by UCSB PhD student Chris Sweeney, won first place in the Association for Computing Machinery Multimedia (ACM MM) Open Source Software competition. Finalists for the award gave presentations at at ACM Multimedia where the award was announced. A photo of Chris presenting at the competition is featured above along with some photos of 3D models generated by the Theia library. More information about the contest can be found here.

October 22, 2015

Computer Science Professor Matthew Turk was recently awarded a $47,000 grant from the U.S. Navy entitled One+ Class Support Vector Machine Learning for Interactive Object Detection. The grant supports research in computer vision and machine learning focused on detecting objects in images and video.

October 15, 2015

Viet Tung Hoang, who is currently a postdoc in the cryptography laboratory at UCSB, and his co-authors, Professor Jonathan Katz and Ph.D student Alex Malozemoff (University of Maryland), received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2015 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) taking place in Denver, CO. CCS is one of the top-tier conferences in the broad area of computer and network security.

October 1, 2015

UCSB Computer Science Professors Ben Zhao and Heather Zheng are working on a National Science Foundation funded project to model online user behavior. Using logs of online and smartphone user action, referred to as "clickstreams", the researchers hope to build natural, data driven models of human behavior.

The full article in the UCSB Current can be found here.