Spotlights

As the first faculty member hired into the Computer Science Department when it was formed in 1979, Professor Richard "Dick" Kemmerer shares an engaging look back.  

Cyber security is the topic for this Facebook Live audience Q&A

During the Winter 2017 quarter, Dr. Mirza will be teaching CMPSC 16 (Problem Solving with Computers-I), and conducting a pilot tutor-training program. Prior to UCSB, Dr. Mirza was an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego, where she received her PhD and MS in Computer Engineering. 

Winner of the 2016 SIGKDD Ph.D. Dissertation Runner Up Award 

Featuring keynote speaker Jeffrey Dean, the second annual summit.cs offered a full day of sharing ideas and making connections among students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners. Attendees converged on Corwin Pavilion for Dean's standing room only presentation. 

 

Professor and Department Vice Chair Ömer Eğecioğlu has been a Computer Science Department faculty member at UC Santa Barbara since 1985. He also holds a joint-appointment in UCSB's College of Creative Studies (CCS).  

Congratulations to Prof. Agrawal for this distinguished recognition from one of the world's foremost scientific societies!

Assistant Professor and cryptographer Stefano Tessaro receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award for "The Theoretical Foundations of Symmetric Cryptography." 

We are pleased to congratulate Daniel Spokoyny on his outstanding achievement of being selected to receive the Chancellor's Award for Excellent in Undergraduate Research.

Nicole McCoy joins Department of Computer Science

Two National Science Foundation grants awarded to Prof. Belding provide support for her research. 

Having wrapped up his duties as principal architect of this year's summit.cs, Prof. Giovanni Vigna offers his take on the well-attended event. 

In a competition considered the Olympics of hacking, UC Santa Barbara’s resident hackers took home the bronze this year.

ACM is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) partners with the brightest entrepreneurs to turn disruptive ideas into world-changing businesses. KPCB has helped build and accelerate growth at pioneering companies like Amazon, Google, Lending Club, Nest, Twitter, Uber, and Mandiant.

Augmented reality (AR) is one of today's most fascinating and future-oriented areas of computer science and technology. By overlaying computer-generated information on views of the real world, AR amplifies human perception and cognition in remarkable new ways. Do you like the virtual first-down line in football games on TV? That's AR. And AR apps are rapidly coming to billions of smartphones, too. Working in AR requires knowledge from diverse disciplines, including computer vision, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction (HCI).

Benji talks about his SmartFarm research and all things UCSB.

IEEE is the world's leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity

Previously, Benji served as CS Undergraduae Program Coordinator and Advisor.

Computer Science names Contracts and Grants Manager

The Department of Computer Science welcomes Margaret Salisbury to the role of Undergraduate Advisor

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Computer Science undergraduate teams who won this year’s Capstone project awards! 
 

1ST PLACE
Team "CitrixNChill," mentored by Citrix
 

2ND PLACE
Team "Under Construction," mentored by Procore
 

3RD PLACE 
Team "Euphoria," mentored by Sonos

Computer Science Professor Chandra Krintz recently gave a TEDx talk entitled Transforming us into a society of food producers. In her talk, which can be found here, she discusses how the same data analysis and prediction techniques used by tech companies such as Amazon and Google for targeted advertisement and marketing could be used to make farmers and ranchers more productive.

UCSB Computer Science welcomes Professor William Wang