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Liangming Pan wins IJCNLP-AACL Area Chair’s Award for paper investigating the challenge of misinformation

UCSB Natural Language Processing postdoc Liangming Pan has won the Area Chair’s Award at the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing & Asian Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics.

group photo of CS Chair Tevfik Bultan, Dean Tresa Pollock, Emeritus Wim van Dam, Emeritus Ömer Eğecioğlu, Emeritus John Gilbert, Chancellor Henry T. Yang

Congratulations CS Emeriti Wim van Dam, Ömer Eğecioğlu, and John Gilbert

Left to right: CS Chair Tevfik Bultan, Dean Tresa Pollock, Emeritus Wim van Dam, Emeritus Ömer Eğecioğlu, Emeritus John Gilbert, Chancellor Henry T. Yang

Congratulations to our CS Emeriti Wim van Dam, Ömer Eğecioğlu, and John Gilbert, (left to right) who were honored for their prestigious careers at our Emeriti Reception. 

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Justin Tjoa Receives NSF CSGrad4US Fellowship

Congratulations to CS Alumnus Justin Tjoa, who was a recipient of the NSF CSGrad4US Fellowship. The program offers a $138,000 scholarship, in order to allow graduates working in industry to pursue a doctorate degree. 

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Ishtiyaque Ahmad Receives Prestigious IBM PhD Fellowship Award

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

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Jonathan Balkind Receives OSHWA Open Hardware Trailblazers Fellowship

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. 

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Paper by Yanju Chen, Xifeng Yan and Yu Feng Selected for Distinguished Paper Award at PLDI 2022

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.

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Congratulations CS Alumnus Awardees

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. 

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Congratulations CS Undergraduate Awardees

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. 

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Congratulations CS Graduate Student Awardees

(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.  

from top left and clockwise: headshots of Diba Mirza, Aesha Parekh, Sierra Wang, Alex Mei, Henry Zhang, Eric Yuan, and Siddharth Deshpande

End-of-the-year Awards for CS Department

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. 

Professor Amr El Abbadi

Professor Amr El Abbadi Named Outstanding Faculty in Computer Science for 2020-2021 by College of Engineering Seniors at UCSB

Ori Mizrahi, Sam Pettus, Alan Roddick, and Abby Wysopal

Ori Mizrahi, Sam Pettus, Alan Roddick, and Abby Wysopal Awarded Distinction in the Major - Capstone Track

Vaishali Surianarayanan, Teaching Assistant

Vaishali Surianarayanan Selected for the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award - Department of Computer Science

Zoran Dimitrijevic Principal Software Engineer at Airbnb, Inc.

Zoran Dimitrijevic, Principal Software Engineer at Airbnb, Inc. Selected for the Distinguished Graduate Alumnus Award

Sophie Groenwold, Samhita Honnavalli, Lily Ou, and Aesha Parekh, 3rd Year CS Majors

Sophie Groenwold, Samhita Honnavalli, Lily Ou, and Aesha Parekh Selected for CS Outstanding Undergraduate Research Team Award

Yuke Wang, Peter Gartland, and Ishtiyaque Ahmad

Yuke Wang, Peter Gartland, and Ishtiyaque Ahmad Selected for Outstanding Publication Co-Awards Recognizing Excellence as a Main Contributor of a Paper Accepted/Published in 2020-21

Amit Jardosh Founder & CEO, Careerfront

Amit Jardosh, Founder & CEO, Careerfront Selected for the Distinguished Graduate Alumnus Award

Nathan Wu 4th year, CS Major

Nathan Wu Selected for CS Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award - Individual

Wenhu Chen

Wenhu Chen Selected for Outstanding Dissertation Award

Gautam Mundewadi, 3rd year CS Major

Gautam Mundewadi, 3rd year CS Major, Selected for Rising Stars in Mentoring Award

Graduate Student Will Eiers

Will Eiers Selected for Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Arthur Gatin and Sara Mandic, 3rd year CS Majors

Arthur Gatin and Sara Mandic, 3rd year CS Majors, Selected for CS Outstanding Mentor Award

Graduate Student Daniel Shu

Daniel Shu Selected for Outstanding Graduate Student Award - Honorable Mention

Abby Wysopal (Lead), Kiet Nguyen (Scribe), Brent Luker, Michael Hau, Ryan Mitchell

Abby Wysopal (Lead), Kiet Nguyen (Scribe), Brent Luker, Michael Hau, and Ryan Mitchell Awarded Best Capstone Project for ALPRO: NGENUITY 3D Visualization Automation

April Sanchez 4th year, CS Major

April Sanchez Selected for the Computer Science Student Of The Year Award

Qinghang Hong, Junfeng Liu, Tony Sun, Nathan Wu, Ziheng Yan, and Bella Yue

Qinghang Hong, Junfeng Liu, Tony Sun, Nathan Wu, Ziheng Yan, and Bella Yue Awarded Distinction in the Major - Research Track

Michael Christensen, Teaching Assistant

Michael Christensen Selected for the College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Alex Cyriac, Co-Founder and CEO at Lively, UCSB CS BS 2004

Alex Cyriac, Co-Founder and CEO at Lively, Selected for the Distinguished Undergraduate Alumnus Award

Kerem Celik, Sam Dunn, and Tony Sun

Kerem Celik, Sam Dunn, and Tony Sun Awarded College of Engineering Outstanding Senior for Highest Cumulative GPA From Each Degree Program

Jack Kilgore, 4th Year CS Major

Jack Kilgore, 4th Year CS Major, Given Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

April Sanchez, 4th Year, CS Major

April Sanchez, 4th Year CS Major, Awarded with the College of Engineering John and Sheila Lake Excellence Award

Tony Sun 4th year, CS Major with Advisor Prof William Wang

Tony Sun Awarded with College of Engineering Tirrell Award for Distinction in Undergrad Research

Georgios Tzimpragos

Georgios Tzimpragos Awarded 2020 IEEE Micro Top Pick

 

 

Dawit Aboye, 4th Year CS Major

Dawit Aboye, 4th Year CS Major, Given UCSB University Award of Distinction

Professor Linda Petzold

Professor Linda Petzold Granted Membership In the National Academy Of Sciences

 

 

Assistant Professor William Wang

Assistant Professor William Wang Awarded Early CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Assistant Professor Misha Sra

Assistant Professor Misha Sra Awarded The IEEE VGTC (Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee) Virtual Reality Best Dissertation Award

Professor Timothy Sherwood

Professor Timothy Sherwood Awarded UCSB Academic Senate Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award

Graduate Student Yuqing Zhu

Graduate Student Yuqing Zhu Chosen as Recipient of Google Ph.D. Fellowship

Students Andrew Gaut and Tony Sun

Students Andrew Gaut and Tony Sun (under Advisor William Wang) Named as Finalists in the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Researcher Awards