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January 23, 2015

Elizabeth Belding, a Computer Science Professor at UCSB, received a new NSF award, joint with Penn State and other universities. The award funded a research planning trip to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan.  Together with two of her Ph.D. students, Prof. Belding is studying the Internet and wireless connectivity resources and needs of camp residents, and working with UNHCR officials to improve wireless availability.  As a result of the award, the team had an exciting and informative trip to Za’atari in January 2015.

January 22, 2015

A new wireless protocol known as “60 gigahertz” and “WiGig, is more than 10 times faster than current WiFi connectivity. The technology is so fast it may eradicate the need for cable connections between devices such as monitors and printers.

January 21, 2015

Computer Science Graduate Student Yibo Zhu (http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~yibo) has been awarded the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship 2015. Yibo is a member of the SAND Lab (http://sandlab.cs.ucsb.edu/), co-advised by Professors Heather Zheng and Ben Zhao. He has been actively working on projects related to data center networks, wireless and mobile systems, as well as social networks. More information about this prestigious fellowship can be 

January 16, 2015

The "ICDT 2015 Test of Time Award" will be presented to Professors Agrawal and El Abbadi during the EDBT/ICDT 2015 Joint Conference. The conference is held March 23-27 in Brussels Belgium.

Both Professors work in the Department of Computer Science, UC Santa Barbara.

The award recognizes a paper from the ICDT 2005 proceedings that has had the most impact in terms of research, methodology, conceptual contribution, or transfer to practice over the past decade.  

January 16, 2015

Tripping the Light Fantastic

UCSB College of Creative Studies student Abe Karplus gets a major crowdfunding boost for his artsy-techy Kinetic glove.

Read the full article here.

Professor Petzold recieves the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
January 6, 2015

We are pleased to announce the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award presented to Professor Linda Petzold. The UC Santa Barbara Computer Science professor was recognized at the CS @ ILLINOIS Awards Banquet held October 24, 2014. The University of Illinois Department of Computer Science annually recognizes alumni who have made professional, technical, educational, or service contributions that bring distinction to themselves, the department, and the university.

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