Announcements Archive

How many times do you have to shuffle a deck of cards to achieve a random ordering?  

well-known result of Persi Diaconis (with Bayer) showed that: 7 shuffles are necessary and suffice.

This Friday, September 30th, join us in Bren Hall room 1414 at noon for a CS-PSTAT Distinguished Lecture by Persi Diaconis on "Adding Numbers and Shuffling Cards".

Join us on Monday, Sept. 26, in HFH 1132 at 3:30 pm for Theodore Papamarkou's talk, "The premise of approximate MCMC in Bayesian deep learning". Everyone is welcome!

source: Santa Barbara News-Press

CS doctoral student Atieh Taheri was featured in the Santa Barbara News-Press for her research in spinal muscular atrophy, with the goal of helping others with her condition!


This event has been postponed until further notice. 

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Ishtiyaque Ahmad, who was awarded the highly prestigious IBM PhD Fellowship.

Congratulations to Shlomi Steinberg, Pradeep Sen, Ling-Qi Yan for receiving Best Paper Honorable Mention for their paper, "Towards Practical Physical-optics Rendering" at SIGGRAPH 2022! 

UPDATE: This CS Colloquium has been rescheduled for July 18, 2022 at 11 am, and moved to Zoom only

Interested in understanding when and how neural networks should be used? Tune in for Matthias Nießner's talk, "Neural Surface Reconstruction: To Learn or Not to Learn?" Visit the Events Calendar page for the Zoom link. We hope to see everyone there! 

This summer, grow your expertise in the cutting edge of Markov Chains. Join Stefankovic, Tetali, and Vigoda's Summer School, from August 8th - August 12th, 2022, where you will expand your knowledge while nestled away between the UCSB Lagoon and calming sea.

Congratulations to CS Assistant Professor Jonathan Balkind, who was selected for the new OSHWA Open Hardware Trailblazers Fellowship. This grant is awarded to individuals who are paving the way for open source hardware in academia. 

A paper titled "Visualization Question Answering Using Introspective Program Synthesis" by PhD candidate Yanju Chen, Prof. Xifeng Yan and Prof. Yu Feng was selected to receive a distinguished paper award at the PLDI'22.

from left to right; top to bottom row: Surya Pugal, Aesha Parekh,Yuval Steinhart, Samhita Honnavalli, CS Capstone Smartgrid team, Chaofan Shou, Alex Mei, Ishana Narayanan, Sophie Groenwold

Congratulations to our CS Undergraduate awardees, who were honored at the 2022 CS Award Ceremony this past Friday, June 10th, 2022. 

from left to right: Laura Devendorf, George Runcie, Lin Qiao

Congratulations to our Alumnus awardees, who were recognized this past Friday, June 10th, at the 2022 CS Award Ceremony. 

(left to right; top row to bottom row): George Tzimpragos, Ashley Bruce, April Sanchez, Rhys Tracy, Yi Ding, Fuheng Zhao, Dheeraj Baby, Yijun Xiao, Liu Kurafeeva, Rohan Bhatia, Sujaya Maiyya, Shlomi Steinburg, Yuke Wang, Ishtiyaque Ahmad, Sanjay Chandrasekaran, Sharon Levy

Congratulations to our CS Graduate Students, who were honored this past Friday at the 2022 Computer Science Award Ceremony.  

Join the Computer Science department at ESB 1001 on Friday, June 10th at 10 AM PDT as we award our students, faculty, alumni, and staff for their high achievements!


Join us in HFH 1132 at 12 pm for Albert Rubio's talk, "Formal Methods for ZK Proving Systems: Challenges in the Circom Programming Language". Refreshments will be served! Everyone is welcome!

from top left and clockwise: Diba Mirza, Aesha Parekh, Sierra Wang, Alex Mei, Henry Zhang, Eric Yuan, and Siddharth Deshpande. Not pictured is Chaofan Shou.

Congratulations to CS faculty and senior students for their end-of-the-year awards, nominated and awarded by the graduating class of 2022. 

Congratulations to Marianne Arriola (CCS Computing) for becoming a 2022 recipient of the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, back in March. 

The 2022 CS Spring Undergraduate Research Showcase will be held on Friday, June 3rd, as a two-part event. Join us virtually for part 1, where DIMAP seniors will speak about their research. Then, head over to the ESB 1001 patio area for poster presentations by ERSP and DIMAP students.


Congratulations to CS Associate Professor William Wang, who was named 2022 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Honorable Mention in Natural Language Processing, back in March. 

This Wednesday, June 1, 2022: Come by HFH 1132 at 3:30 pm for Yang Zhang's talk, "Learning to Disentangle Speech Information". Can't make it in-person? Join us virtually via Zoom! Visit the Events Calendar page for the Link. Hope to see everyone there!

Tune in Monday, May 23rd, at 3:30 pm, for Linhai Song's talk, titled, "Detecting Concurrency Bugs in Go Software Systems". Visit the Events Calendar page for the Zoom link. All are welcome!

Upcoming Seniors: It's not too late! Apply for the Distinction in the Major Program (DIMAP) today. Do you want to apply your developing skills and knowledge to a challenging research or technological problem? If so, this program is for you!

Students present innovative capstone projects during the Computer Science Department’s summit.cs.  

On Wednesday, March 9, 2022 the UC Santa Barbara Computer Science Department will host summit.cs—bringing together undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners in a day-long program of sharing ideas and making connections. The event will be held in person in Corwin Pavilion.

In-Person CS Talk on February 10, 2022.

Check out CS PhD Student (Adv: Elizabeth Belding) Esther Showalter's Grad Slam 2022 Qualifying Round video.

There is great promise and potential in artificial intelligence (AI), but if such technologies are built and trained by humans, are they capable of bias?

To see our current job openings please visit the Open Positions webpage.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the broad area of computer engineering with an effective appointment date of July 1, 2022.

The Computer Science Department releases the 2021 code of conduct.