News Archive

November 7, 2016

This talk was originally presented at UCSB's Hatlen Theater and hosted by the Office of Summer Sessions

October 25, 2016

This collaborative project aims to bridge the theoretical and practical aspects of designing efficient and robust solvers for linear systems with Laplacian matrices of graphs. Prof. Gilbert and his team plan to develop code packages that have good practical performance as well as provable guarantees in the worst case. 

October 20, 2016

At The 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications in Milan, Italy, Professor Ben Y. Zhao will present a keynote talk on November 30, 2016 titled, "An Empirical View of Link Prediction in Social Networks."  The workshop brings together researchers from different scientific communities working on areas related to complex networks.

October 20, 2016

A New York Times article titled "Stepping Up Security for an Internet-of-Things World" (October 16, 2016, Technology section), includes comments by UCSB's Yan Shoshitaishvili, a Department of Computer Science PhD candidate. Read the full article here.  

October 19, 2016

At the 7th Chinese Conference on Pattern Recognition (CCPR) in Chengdu, China, Professor Matthew Turk will present a keynote talk on November 6, 2016 titled, "Being There: Augmented Reality for Remote Collaboration." CCPR provides a forum for academic exchange and to promote development, research, and applications for pattern recognition in China. 

October 14, 2016

Juan Zepeda was supervised by Dr. Yinghui Wu and Prof. Xifeng Yan on "Building a Server-Client Frameework: Visualizing Social Grahs and Querying Human Relations," during his UCSB internship. 

October 7, 2016

Computers may be made to "blink," offering a way to more tightly secure information from attack.

October 7, 2016

UC Santa Barbara's Department of Computer Science congratulates Professors Giovanni Vigna and Heather Zheng on their respective research awards from Google, Inc.

Prof. Vigna's unrestricted gift is towards "2016 Security, Privacy and Anti-Abuse." Prof. Zheng's unrestricted gift is towards "60GHz Mobile Imaging Radar."

September 8, 2016

Associate Professor Wim van Dam was awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the benefits of quantum annealing for solving computational problems. The project titled "Strengths and Weaknesses of Simulated Quantum Annealing" explores the extent to which quantum computers will outperform classical ones by comparing the capabilities of quantum algorithms to the power of the best possible classical algorithms.

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