News Archive

December 4, 2006

CS193 is a new course offering implemented by Prof. Chandra Krintz for
Winter Quarter 2007. This class for everyone who can use a computer
that wants to make a difference and have a positive impact on the
lives of others in our community. Prof. Krintz has formed a number of
partnerships with local non-profits and area high-schools to enable
you to help them with their efforts as part of your UCSB educational
process. This class will enable UCSB students (in groups consisting
of students of different backgrounds and expertise levels), to work

November 30, 2006

Team “Bender” (composed of undergrads Bryce Boe, Adam Doupe, and Scott
Bonebrake), took 5th place and some cool cash in the regional programming
contest Saturday Nov 11th. Organized by undergrad Matt Hielscher and
Professor Tim Sherwood, the ACM programming teams keep getting better each
and every year. This year, team bender proved to be a nearly unstoppable
programming machine — able to solve 5 of 7 problems, besting all
the teams from UCSD, UCLA, and many of the other programming contest

November 20, 2006

The CS 172/189A and 189B courses will be restructured this year.
Students enrolled in these courses form teams and develop significant software
projects. The outcome of the first course (172/189A) is a prototype for the
project, and the second course (189B) ends with a presentation day in which
the completed projects are demonstrated publicly. This year, we will establish
partnerships between student project teams and companies which will
provide challenge problems to the students based on the challenges they face

November 13, 2006

Each year, a panel of 30 senior computer architects chooses 10 of the
year’s most significant research publications for publication in a special
issue of IEEE Micro. For the 3rd Year in a row, a paper from UCSB Computer
Science is present: Introspective 3D Chips by Shashi Mysore, Banit
Agrawal, and Sheng-Chih Lin, Navin Srivastava, Kaustav Banerjee, and
Timothy Sherwood from ASPLOS 2006. To deal with the complexity of modern
systems, software developers are increasingly dependent on specialized

September 28, 2006

Prof. Fred Chong , along with Profs. Zhendong Su and Felix Wu (UC Davis),
have been awarded a $750,000 NSF grant on malware defense, titled
“A Vertical Systems Framework for Effective Defense against Memory-based Attacks”.


September 13, 2006

September 8, 2006—Ben Zhao, an innovator in the field of
computer networking is included in the annual 2006 TR35 list,
published in new issue of MIT’s Technology Review magazine.
The list features 35 of the top innovators in science and
technology under the age of 35.

August 25, 2006

Workshop on Multiscale Biological Imaging, Data Mining & Informatics
will be held at UCSB, September 7-8 2006.
The workshop brings together interdisciplinary researchers to identify
problems and present answers to multiscale bioimage data mining and
informatics using cutting edge imaging technology (including
fluorescence imaging, electron microscopy imaging, etc.) and
quantitative analysis methods (including image data analysis, computer
vision, data mining, machine learning, as well as other informatics

April 21, 2006

Nokia Visiting Fellow scholarships are granted to distinguished foreign
professors or experts to work in Finland. Professor Ibarra will spend
three months at the University of Turku and work with colleagues in the
areas of discrete and algorithmic mathematics, theory of computation, and
biologically motivated models of computing.

April 21, 2006

Professor Petzold was elected as a Fellow of The American Association for
the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is an international non-profit
organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving
as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association.
Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by
their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance
science or its applications.

April 5, 2006

The paper titled “Profiling over Adaptive Ranges” received the best
paper award at CGO ’06 (4th Annual ACM International Symposium on Code
Generation and Optimization), which was held in New York during March 26-29. The
paper describes a new geometry-based scheme to summarize the huge number of
events processed by a modern computer system. The compact summary, called RAP,
adaptively and dynamically zooms onto event ranges of interest, thus
creating a profile of the program behavior which can then be used for
processor optimization.