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Jacobs School of Engineering (EBU I)

Oct 21, 2020
We are building a more inclusive and equitable community at the Jacobs School of Engineering

Diversity is essential to innovation. The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering has launched a Student and Faculty Racial Equity Task Force and is building on campus-wide initiatives as it works to ensure that all engineering and computer science students, faculty and staff can thrive and...Read More


Christine Alvarado, Jacobs School of Engineering associate dean for students and CSE teaching professor, will investigate why some groups of students have better access to CS education than others.

Oct 15, 2020
CSE’s Christine Alvarado Receives NSF Grant to Study Equity in Computer Science Education

By Josh Baxt  UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Professor Christine Alvarado and colleagues at three other Southern California schools have received a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant to investigate how gender, ethnicity and other factors impact people who want to...Read More


CSE Ph.D. alum Joseph Jaeger won the Best Paper by Early Career Researchers Award at the recent Crypto 2020 conference. (Photo credit Matt Hage)

Oct 13, 2020
Alum Joseph Jaeger (Ph.D. ’19) Captures Crypto 2020 Award

By Josh Baxt   After earning his Ph.D. last year, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) alumnus Joseph Jaeger has gone on to a postdoc appointment at the University of Washington and earned accolades with a Best Paper by Early Career Researchers Award at Crypto 2020. The paper, Handling Adaptive...Read More


New CSE faculty members Top Row: Carlos Jensen, Tzu-Mao Li Bottom Row: Rose Yu, Kristen Vaccaro

Oct 8, 2020
CSE Welcomes Four New Faculty Members 

Four new faculty members will be joining the community of distinguished scholars and teachers at the UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Department over the next two academic years.  “I am pleased to welcome these new faculty members who will join the ranks of acclaimed CSE faculty...Read More


Rose Yu, CSE Assistant Professor

Oct 2, 2020
UC San Diego COVID-19 Forecast Now Part of CDC Model

A computational model that forecasts the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States as a whole and in each state developed by a team of researchers from UC San Diego and Northeastern University is now part of the national mortality forecast issued by the Centers for Disease Control. UC San...Read More


CSE Professor Pavel Pevzner (left) and Yana Safonova, a CSE postdoctoral researcher, have authored a paper in  Genome Research that answers an important question: how ultralong VDDJ antibodies are formed

Oct 2, 2020
CSE Research Leads to New Understanding of Ultralong Antibodies That Could Advance Vaccine Research

The human body recombines different genes to make millions of disease-fighting antibodies. This genetic mixing and matching is essential to produce perfectly configured molecules that seek out and destroy dangerous pathogens. As a result, each of us has around 100 million antibodies circulating...Read More


CSE alumnus Oriol Vinyals (left), and students, faculty and staff celebrating diversity at CSE

Sep 24, 2020
DeepMind Gift Will Give a Boost to Machine Learning Graduate Students and Diversity Efforts at UC San Diego CSE 

By Katie E. Ismael  UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) graduate students who are studying machine learning will receive additional support thanks to a generous gift from DeepMind, a London-based company leading artificial intelligence research and how it’s applied in the real...Read More


CSE Associate Professor Laurel Riek

Sep 17, 2020
Robots to Help Children Touch the Outside World

A team of University of California researchers is working to improve telepresence robots and the algorithms that drive them to help children with disabilities stay connected to their classmates, teachers and communities. The effort is funded by a $1 million grant from the National Robotics...Read More


From left to right: Kamalika Chaudhuri, CSE Associate; Professor Sanjoy Dasgupta, CSE Professor; Casey Meehan, CSE Ph.D. student

Sep 4, 2020
CSE Researchers Take Nuanced Approach to Overfitting in New Paper

In machine learning, overfitting happens when results adhere too closely to training data. Instead of taking the original data and extrapolating new insights, the model simply regurgitates that information, adding little to no value.  “The problem is that, very often, these are really complex...Read More


Professor Tajana Rosing and Assistant Teaching Professor Niema Moshiri

Aug 24, 2020
CSE Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Accelerate COVID-19 Analyses 

Genomic sequencing has become a critical technique to investigate the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Groups like Nextstrain are gathering thousands of sequences to illuminate where the virus is coming from and where it’s going. Insights from this work can show officials how an outbreak is spreading through...Read More