News Archive

July 13, 2016

Theodore Georgiou receives back-to-back honors for Computer Science teaching excellence 

Congratulations to Theodore Georgiou on being selected as Outstanding Teaching Assistant in the Computer Science Program for 2015-2016. His selection was made by the graduating seniors in the program, based upon teaching excellence. The award was presented at the annual College of Engineering Seniro Send-Off ceremony in June 2016.

June 30, 2016

SmartFarm uses computer technology with the goal of making farmers, and farms, more productive and more sustainable 


Chandra Krintz grew up with parents and neighbors who tended crops and animals. Today, Professor Krintz is taking her engineering expertise out of the computer lab and onto the farm, sharing it with growers and ranchers in a long-range push toward food sustainability. Read more.


June 21, 2016

The 2016 ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes Award was presented to Computer Science Professor Tim Sherwood, "for contributions to novel program analysis advancing architectural modeling and security." This annual award acknowledges an outstanding contribution to computer architecture made by an individual in the first 20 years of their career, and is named after Sir Maurice Wilkes -- creator of the world's first practical stored program computer in 1949. Sherwood joins an impressive list of prior SIGARCH award winners, including Stanford Professor William Dally (now Chief Scientist at NVIDIA); Stev

June 15, 2016

We congratulate the Computer Science Class of 2016

June 13, 2016


For the Computer Science Graduating Class of 2016, hard-earned MS and PhD diplomas are in hand and mortarboard tassels are tossed. We wish you every success in your professional pursuits. Enjoy these commencement photos...and Go Gauchos! 

June 7, 2016

Congratulations to CS graduates Christo Wilson and Xia Zhou 

June 3, 2016

With an increasing average number of citations and a growing percentage of scientific papers belonging in the most frequently cited publications, UC Santa Barbara remains among the top 10 universities worldwide for research impact, as listed by the 2016 Leiden Rankings.

UCSB’s scientific publications — which include papers in the areas of life, biomedical, mathematics, engineering, computer, natural and social sciences and humanities — are cited an average of 11.72 times. Read more here.

June 2, 2016

Computer Science graduating seniors have chosen CS Professor Rich Wolski as “Outstanding Faculty Member.” In addition to teaching the department's Operating Systems course here at UCSB, Dr. Wolski is co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems, Inc.  He received his M.S. and Ph.D.

June 2, 2016

In recognition of his outstanding efforts as an educator at UC Santa Barbara, Computer Science Assistant Professor Stefano Tessaro has earned the 2016 Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes early-career faculty for their contributions and dedication as undergraduate educators, reflected in part by feedback from students.