Announcements Archive

Please join us for a special lecture on tree decompositions by famous mathematician Maria Chudnovsky this Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, at 3:30 pm in Henley Hall 1010.  There will be pizza served to all attendees!

Join us on Wednesday, May 31st, in HFH 1132 at 3:30 pm for Murphy Niu's talk, "Power of Machine Learning and Optimization in Quantum Computer Design". All are welcome to attend!

Join us in HFH 1132 on Wednesday, May 24th, at 3:30 pm, for Sanjukta's talk, "Machine learning meets graphs: developing scalable and efficient learning rules". Everyone is welcome to attend!

Come by HFH 1132 on Wednesday, May 17th, at 3:30 pm for Arijit's talk, "Building a Scalable bit-vector model counter". Everyone is welcome to join!

Under CS Professor Giovanni Vigna's leadership, UCSB will host the Institute for Agent-based Cyber Threat Intelligence and OperatioN (ACTION). This groundbreaking institute is funded by a $20M grant from NSF, and includes collaborators from UC Berkeley, Purdue University, and many more of the nation’s best computer scientists and engineers.

Come by HFH 1132 on Monday, April 24th at 3:30 pm, for Hrushikesh Mhaskar's talk, titled "Revisiting the Theory of Machine Learning". We hope to see everyone there!

Join us in HFH 1132 on Tuesday, April 18th at 3:30pm, for Xuan Zhang's talk, "Brain-Inspired AI Computing in the Analog Domain". All are welcome!

PhD Student Yujie Lu was awarded Best Paper at ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2023, for her paper titled "Breaking Out of the Ivory Tower: A Large-scale Analysis of Patent Citations to HCI Research", in a collaboration with Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon University.

CS student Marianne Arriola has been awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). 

Come by HFH 1132 on Wednesday, April 5th, at 3:30 pm for James Xi Zheng's talk, "Towards Robust Autonomous Driving Systems". Everyone is welcome to attend! 

Congratulations to Professor Ömer Eğecioğlu, who recently published a new book: Fibonacci Cubes with Applications and Variations. 

Stop by LSB 1001 on Friday, Feb. 24th at 1:00 pm for David Aldous’ talk, “Euler to Stellaris: New Variants of Random Walks”. There will be lots of pizza and lots of inspiration for getting involved in research. 


This is a non-technical talk about random walks intended for you.



Join us in HH 1010 on Friday, February 24th at 3:00 pm for Hengrui Cai's talk, "Towards Causal Revolution: On Learning Heterogeneity and Non-Spuriousness in Causal Graphs". We hope to see everyone there! 

This Friday, February 24th: Drop by HH 1010 at noon for Sameena Shah's NLP Seminar, titled, "Why Task Centricity Matters When You Build for Industry Applications". 

Come by HH 1010 at 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 16th, for Cong Hao's talk, "Smart Reconfigurable Computing for GNN and Transformer". All are welcome!

Stop by HFH 1132 on Friday, February 10th, at 3:00 pm for Muhao Chen's talk, "Robust and Indirectly Supervised Information Extraction". All are welcome to join! 

Due to illness, this Colloquium has been cancelled. We look forward to rescheduling this event in the future and wish the speaker a speedy recovery! 

Join us in HH 1010 on Monday, January 16th, for Denny Zhou's talk, "Teach Language Models to Reason". We hope to see you there!

Tune in on Monday, December 5th, 2022, at 3:30 pm for Ang Li's talk, "Efficient, Programmable, and Manufacturable Hardware: The Case for Synthesizable FPGAs". Open this article for the Zoom link. 

Stop by HFH 1132 on Wednesday, November 30th, at 3:30 pm for Leana's talk, "Predicting Performance of Distributed ML Systems". All are welcome!

Come by HH 1010 on Friday, November 18th at noon for Anupam Gupta's talk, "Algorithms for Uncertain Environments: Going Beyond the Worst-Case". There will be plenty of pizza!

Stop by HFH 1132 on Thursday, November 17th, at 2:00 pm for Mathias Payer's talk, "Tales of Program Crashes and Vulnerabilities". Everyone is welcome! 

Stop by HFH 1132 on Wednesday, November 16th at 3:30 pm for Veljko Pejovic's talk, "No 100% accuracy - no problem! Make Mobiles do More with Approximation". Hope to see you all there!

Stop by HFH 1132 on Tuesday, November 15th, at 3:30 pm for Zahra Montazeri's talk, "Realistic Modeling and Rendering of Fabrics". Everyone is welcome!

Stop by HH 1010 on Monday, November 14th, at 3:30 pm for Ryan Tibshirani's talk, "Advances and Challenges in Conformal Prediction".

Join us in HFH 1132 on Friday, November 11th, at 2:30 pm for Arthur Jacob's talk, "AI/ML for Network Security: The Emperor has no Clothes". All are welcome!

Come by HFH 1132 on Wednesday, November 9th, for Tuukka Korhonen's talk, "Improved Parameterized Algorithm and Approximation Scheme for Treewidth". There will be pizza for all attendees! 

Join us in HFH 1132 on Monday, November 7th, at 3:30 pm for Francisco Ortega's talk, "Multimodal and The Case for Microgestures in Augmented Reality". Hope to see you all there!

Stop by HH 1010 on Friday, Oct. 28, at noon for Daniel Frishberg's talk, "Flow-based projection-restriction methods for rapid mixing of geometric and combinatorial Markov chains". Come grab a slice of pizza and study the art of bounding the spectral gap of a projection chain!

Wednesday, October 26th: Join us in HFH 1132 at 3:30 pm for Charlie Carlson's talk, "Algorithms for the Ferromagnetic Potts model on expanders". Pizza will be served! Everyone is welcome. 

Join us on Monday, Oct. 10, in Bren Hall, Seminar Room 4016 at 12:15 pm for Dr. Amir Behzadan's talk, "Leveling the Playing Field: Artificial Intelligence for Equitable and Inclusive Disaster Resilience". Can't make it in person? Join us via Zoom! Link inside. Everyone is welcome!

Assistant Professor Michael Beyeler has received a $1.5 million NIH Director's New Innovator grant, to further his work on smart bionic eye vision. Michael aims to bring to the mainstream an AI-powered bionic eye that can generate artificial vision, in an effort to increase the quality of life for patients who are blind or visually impaired.

Stop by HFH 1132 on Monday, Oct. 3, at 3:30 pm for Yuheng Bu's talk, "Can Information Theory Characterize Learning Algorithms?". Come one, come all!


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".

It's not too late! Register now for the fourth annual Responsible Machine Learning Summit on Friday, October 7, 2022. This year, the theme is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Research at UC Santa Barbara.

Ashley Bruce, who received our CS Outstanding MS Student of the Year Award in 2022, was highlighted for her work on optimizing retinal implant designs in the MICCAI Daily Magazine.

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!


This event has been postponed until further notice. 

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.