News Archive

June 2, 2008

The Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) has announced that the recipient of the Prestigous Borg Early Career Award for 2008 is our own Professor Chandra Krintz.

June 2, 2008

Timothy Sherwood, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, along with Jeffrey Moehlis, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, have been selected as the co-recipients of this year’s Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award. The award honors junior faculty who have demonstrated a commitment to high teaching standards, reflected in part by feedback from the students, and it is Northrop Grumman’s way of simultaneously recognizing the importance of great teaching as well as the institutions that support it.

May 30, 2008

Following the success of last year’s Senior Capstone projects, Professors Tevfik Bultan and Rich Wolski invited companies to again propose projects to students in UC Santa Barbara’s Computer Engineering and Computer Science programs.

May 1, 2008

Professor Oscar Ibarra was recently elected a Foreign Member of the Academia Europaea in the Informatics Section.

April 21, 2008

The team of Alexander Kuo and Colin Langton won the UCSB Programming Battle, a head to head competition in which UCSB Undergrads program strategies into tiny “bots” over a 5 hour marathon coding session to capture objectives and defeat their opponents. At the end of the 5 hours, the programs play against one another in simulation to discover the wining teams. It was an incredibly close battle this year, with undergrads Bryan Donyanavard and Marc Mendonca tied 1-1 with the eventual champions going into the final round. Special thanks to Ph.D.

April 3, 2008

Two CS staff members were recognized by the university for their outstanding service. Students Affairs Manager Greta Carl-Halle and Systems Administrator Don Voita received the Citation of Excellence Award from the UCSB Staff Assembly. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding achievements and meritorious service of the career staff. With these two new awards CS staff will have three Citation of Excellence Awards in the last three years. Graduate Program Assistant Amanda Hoagland received the Citation of Excellence Award in 2006.

February 5, 2008

Two young faculty members, Wim van Dam and Tobias Hollerer, both received the 2007 National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) award. CAREER awards, given to future academic leaders, are the foundation’s most prestigious grants for young teacher-scholars. The awards each provide support for research in the amount of half a million dollars over a five-year period.

January 2, 2008

The world’s largest computer hacking competition ever went down at UCSB on Friday, December 7, with 35 teams from nine countries logging in from their home bases and trying to take down each other’s mock websites…read the full article

December 6, 2007

Professor Subhash Suri has been elected a Distinguished Scientist by the Association of Computing Machinery, the leading professional society for Computer Science. Prof. Suri is one of the 20 engineers and scientists to receive this award in 2007, which recognizes “significant accomplishments or significant impact on the computing field”. Professor Suri directs the Applied Algorithms research lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara.