News Archive

October 18, 2017

Prof. Yinghui Wu, a former postdoc in Prof. Xifeng Yan's lab, receives the 2017 SIGMOD Best Paper Award. Prof. Wu spent three years as a postdoctoral research scientist during Aug 2011 - Aug 2014 at UCSB's CS Department, and then went on to become a professor in the School of EECS at Washington State University.

October 11, 2017

Sayan Ranu, a PhD graduate from Prof. Ambuj Singh's lab, is recently featured in the Hindu Business Line for his work that appears at the Bioinformatics journal. After graduated from UCSB's CS department, Dr. Ranu became a researcher at IBM Research Bangalore, and then an assistant professor at the renowned IIT Madras. Last year, Dr. Rano moved on to the CSE department at IIT Delhi. 

October 5, 2017

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Apple's iPhone. It was the introduction of iPhone's Siri that for the first time in history, spoken dialogue systems were made widely available to the general public. Over the years, Siri has improved over time, and new intelligent assistants, such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Cortana were also introduced to the market. But how are they now? 

October 4, 2017

CS Prof. Wim van Dam was awarded a single-PI NSF grant of $450k for a three year period to work on the project "Quantum Data Structures and Algorithms".

October 3, 2017

CS Prof. Matthew Turk, who is widely known for his seminal work in face recognition and computer vision, gave an invited talk to the Santa Barbara City College Math Club ( on Friday, September 29, on “Mathematics for Seeing,” discussing mathematical models and methods used in computer vision. 

August 28, 2017

Visa research lab awarded UCSB Computer Science Professor Xifeng Yan a gift award to support Professor Yan’s research in the areas of data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Visa Research is a research community of scientists and engineers conducting applied research on the challenging problems in the payment industry and provides technical thought leadership to guide the company's future.

August 26, 2017

Software permeates every aspect of our world, from our homes to the critical infrastructure. As the size and complexity of software systems increase, the number and sophistication of software security flaws increase as well. Because of the potentially catastrophic effect of the exploitation of these vulnerabilities, a substantial amount of resources is devoted to finding these flaws before they are discovered by attackers and exploited in the wild.