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Rob Knight, a CSE affiliate faculty member, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Feb 7, 2024
Renowned UC San Diego Microbiome Pioneer Rob Knight Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Rob Knight, a University of California San Diego professor and international leader in the study of the roles microbes play in human health and disease and the functioning of ecosystems, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering–the highest professional recognition afforded to...Read More


This image shows a microscopic view of E. coli bacteria, a species with an intimate relationship with humans. The new microbeMASST search tool can help research better understand how E. coli and other bacteria affect both human health and the global biosphere. Photo credit: Gerd Altmann/Unsplash

Feb 5, 2024
New Technology Unscrambles the Chatter of Microbes

Researchers from University of California San Diego, as part of a large collaboration with scientists around the world, have developed a new search tool to help researchers better understand the metabolism of microorganisms. Microbes are key players in virtually all biological and environmental...Read More


Graduate students show off their research during CSE's 5th Annual Research Open House

Feb 2, 2024
Spotlight on Research and Discovery at CSE’s 5th Annual Research Open House

Robots to help in healthcare settings, self-driving vehicles, engineers exploring mangroves and oceans—not to mention numerous demonstrations of the broad range of research faculty and students are engaged in at UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Welcome to CSE’s fifth-...Read More


An active prompt to update a user's SSO password

Feb 1, 2024
How to Run a Password Update Campaign Efficiently and With Minimal IT Costs

A team of computer scientists at the University of California San Diego partnered with the campus’ Information Technology Services to analyze the messaging for a campuswide mandatory password change impacting almost 10,000 faculty and staff members....Read More


CSE faculty members Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, Stefan Savage and Kristen Vaccaro are among the inaugural winners of the Google Trust & Safety Research Award

Jan 31, 2024
CSE Faculty Are Among Google’s First Trust & Safety Research Award Winners

Three faculty members from UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) are among the inaugural group of 15 academic researchers worldwide to receive Google’s Trust & Safety Research Award. Associate Professor Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, Professor Stefan Savage, and...Read More


An example VR scene for an office with building hardware mapped as mixed reality objects that can be interacted with.

Jan 31, 2024
Bringing Together Real-world Sensors and VR to Improve Building Maintenance

A new system that brings together real-world sensing and virtual reality would make it easier for building maintenance personnel to identify and fix issues in commercial buildings that are in operation. The system was developed by computer scientists at the University of California San Diego and...Read More


Tajana Šimunić-Rosing, with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Jacobs School of Engineering, talks at the first-annual review of the PRISM center.

Jan 25, 2024
PRISM Center Shines at Its First Annual Review

The new Processing with Intelligent Storage and Memory center, or PRISM, was awarded its second-year funding recently during a successful annual review by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). The $50.5 million center, led by UC San Diego computer science professor Tajana Šimunić-Rosing,...Read More


CSE's newest CAREER Award Winners Jingbo Shang and Hao Su

Jan 16, 2024
Two Join CSE’s Expanding List of NSF CAREER Award Recipients

Two UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) faculty members – Assistant Professor Jingbo Shang and Associate Professor Hao Su – were recognized with the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. They join nearly 50 CSE recipients, a list that...Read More


New CSE Assistant Professor Qipeng Liu

Jan 16, 2024
CSE’s Qipeng Liu Is Redefining Cryptography with Quantum Computing

Cryptography is as ancient as hieroglyphics. Forever evolving from these rudimentary origins, the process of hiding or coding private information has grown increasingly complex – think World War II ciphers, early computers, and today’s quantum computers. This latest frontier, quantum computing, is...Read More


Computer science teaching professor Leo Porter teaching the foundational course, “Introduction to Programming and Computational Problem Solving 1” that incorporates LLMs.

Dec 7, 2023
In This Era of AI, Will Everyone Be a Programmer?

ChatGPT and Large Language Models (LLMs) are viewed by many as a threat to the field of computer science education because they’re able to produce code on command. But for Leo Porter, a teaching professor at University of California San Diego, these are tools that might actually help bring...Read More