For the second year in a row, CS graduating seniors have selected Prof. Rich Wolski to receive the distinction of "Outstanding Faculty." Wolski was honored during the Class of 2017 Senior Send-Off program.
The recipient of the 2017 College of Engineering (CoE) Alumni Award is John E. Gerngross, Jr. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in engineering or technology by an individual whose accomplishments serve as a role model for future CoE students.
Leading by example. That's the theme of "Dreaming Big," an article in The UCSB Current featuring the work of four UCSB College of Engineering professors whose classroom teachings address not only UCSB students, but global issues as well.
Gianluca Stringhini is now Assistant Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Security and Crime Science at University College London. In this Nature article titled "Shining a light on the dark corners of the web," Stringhini explains how he studies hate speech and fake news on the underground network 4chan. Read the interview here.
Professor and Chair Ambuj Singh this year has welcomed 16 Regents Scholars students to the Computer Science Department. The Regents Scholarship recognizes undergraduate students with exceptional academic promise and achievements. Computer Science is pleased to announce that 16 students have been awarded Regents Scholarships, each receiving $6,000 per year for four years.
Congratulations to CS undergraduate student John Lau, on receiving an award from the United Airlines Scholarship Fund for use toward his educational expenses! United Airlines investments in the education and development of hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students by awarding more than $1 million in scholarships to its employees and their families through the United Scholarship Fund (USF).
Timely new research by Assistant Professor William Wang is attempting to determine if machines can do a better job of spotting fake news than human beings. To that end, Wang created LIAR, the largest-ever database of fake news; in an effort to train machines to automatically detect deception.
For their project titled, "Defending Cyber-Physical Systems Using Federated Learning of Physical Models," Professors Giovanni Vigna and Christopher Kruegel have been awarded a $2 million grant by the Office of Naval Research.