News Archive

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. 

November 1, 2018

Intel AI has agreed to donate a new gift funding of $200,000 via its Corporate Research Council (CRC) to support our Natural Language Processing research ( at UCSB's Computer Science Department. The Intel Faculty Grants include two projects for $100K each.

October 31, 2018

UCSB Computer Science alumnus, Gianluca Strnghini, currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University, received Best Paper award at IMC 2018! The 2018 Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) is a three-day event focusing on Internet measurement and analysis. The conference is sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM. IMC 2018 is the 18th in a series of highly successful Internet Measurement Workshops and Conferences.

Title: On the Origins of Memes by Means of Fringe Web Communities

October 31, 2018

Professor Tevfik Bultan is the sole Principal Investigator of a recent
half million dollars, three year NSF grant titled "Differential Policy
Verification and Repair for Access Control in the Cloud."  Due to
the ubiquitous use of software services, protecting the confidentiality of
private information stored in compute clouds is becoming an increasingly
critical problem. Incorrect specification of access control policies in
cloud storage services can cause millions of customers' private data to be

October 22, 2018

To celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month Dr. Vigna will discuss how AI is used in security and the (little understood) pitfalls of adversarial machine learning.

October 8, 2018

The 13th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation seeks to present innovative, exciting research in computer systems. OSDI brings together professionals from academic and industrial backgrounds in a premier forum for discussing the design, implementation, and implications of systems software. The OSDI Symposium emphasizes innovative research as well as quantified or insightful experiences in systems design and implementation.


October 4, 2018

Computer Science alumni Mariya Zheleva and Petko Bogdanov with UAlbany Researchers secure $1.5 million grant from National Science Foundation to improve broadband access in rural areas.

October 1, 2018

Prof. Tevfik Bultan is serving as the Program Committee Co-Chair for the 2019 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE).

September 18, 2018

Prof.  Xifeng Yan is serving as program co-chair of the 2019 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM19), which will be held in Calgary, Canada between May 2 and 4, 2019.  The conference is sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Data Mining and Analytics and held in cooperation with the American Statistical Association.