News Archive

February 1, 2019

Professor William Wang was interviewed by Scientific American about an algorithm that can spot when people lie to the police! 


January 29, 2019

A new textbook titled "Kernelization, Theory of Parameterized Preprocessing" co-authored by our very own Daniel Lokshtanov, together with Fedor V. Fomin, Saket Saurabh and Meirav Zehavi has now been published by Cambridge University Press. 

January 18, 2019

Professor Tevfik Bultan will give a distinguished talk at UC Irvine on January 18th as part of the Institute for Software Research Distinguished Speaker Series.

December 14, 2018

The sixth Annual NSA Competition for Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper recognized the best scientific cybersecurity paper published in 2017. One paper was selected for recognition from the 28 nominations received. The winning paper is How Shall We Play a Game? A Game-theoretical Model for Cyber-warfare Games by Tiffany Bao, Yan Shoshitaishvili, Ruoyu Wang, Christopher Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna, and David Brumley. 


December 12, 2018

Check out Professor Rich Wolski in his interview with Hill.TV's "Boundless" series as he talks about smart farming and 5G technology making it easier for farmers to bring food to customers. 

December 7, 2018

UCSB Computer Science PhD student, Semih Yavuz, in Prof. Xifeng Yan's group received the Best Paper Award at NeurIPS 2018 Workshop titled "Conversational AI: Today's Practice and Tomorrow's Potential". This NeurIPS workshop focuses on conversational systems and natural language interfaces (such as Siri, Google Now, Cortana, and Alexa) which have become commonplace in the span of only a few years. 

December 1, 2018

The Computers and Humans Exploring Software Security (CHESS) program aims to develop capabilities to discover and address vulnerabilities of all types in a scalable, timely, and consistent manner. 

November 20, 2018

The Institute for Energy Efficiency announced this year’s Peter J. Frenkel Foundation fellows. This award is made possible through the generous support of The Peter J. Frenkel Foundation and is granted to two advanced doctoral candidates in recognition of their outstanding research contributions to the field of energy efficiency.

November 6, 2018

UCSB NLP Group receives a generous gift from Tencent AI Lab to work on "Cross-Lingual and Open-World Task-Oriented Dialogue Schema Induction and Generation". This builds on their previous Tencent AI Lab Rhino-Bird Gift Fund project "XL-NBT: A Cross-lingual Neural Belief Tracking Framework", led by UCSB NLP Group PhD student Wenhu Chen.