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This summer, an E4E team of undergraduates from various universities is working to continue to improve Smartfin.

Aug 4, 2022
Surfing for Science

By Ioana Patringenaru It’s a summer morning at La Jolla Shores and Robert O’Brien, a junior at Princeton University who is spending his summer at UC San Diego, is surfing—for science. He is participating in the Smartfin research project, which aims to improve the collection of oceanographic data...Read More


The core of EnCORE: co-principal investigators include (from l to r) Yusu Wang, Barna Saha (the principal investigator), Kamalika Chaudhuri, (top row) Arya Mazumdar and Sanjoy Dasgupta. (Not pictured, Gal Mishne).

Jul 29, 2022
New $10M NSF-Funded Institute Will Get to the CORE of Data Science

A new National Science Foundation initiative has created a $10 million dollar institute led by computer and data scientists at University of California San Diego that aims to transform the core fundamentals of the rapidly emerging field of Data Science.  Called The Institute for Emerging CORE...Read More


Niema Moshiri, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, developed an epidemic simulation tool, FAVITES, that was key to the papers' findings.

Jul 26, 2022
Coronavirus Jumped to Humans at Least Twice at Market in Wuhan, China

By Scott LaFee In a pair of related studies, published online July 26, 2022 via First Release in Science, researchers at University of California San Diego, with colleagues on four continents, show that the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019 was at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan...Read More


A new paper describes a novel tool for prediction of immunoglobulin (IG) genes and a comparative analysis of IG genes. Researchers discovered a novel type of IG genes common for bat species, which are spreaders of viruses.

Jul 25, 2022
New Algorithm Helps Identify Antibody Genes

By Josh Baxt In a study published in the journal Genome Research, investigators in UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department and Johns Hopkins University have illuminated the immunoglobulin (antibody) genes in 20 mammalian species, gaining new insights into their targets and...Read More


Five teams of students from CSE 125 (aka the Video Game class) showed off their talent and technical skills.

Jun 21, 2022
Student-Created Video Games Reveal Talent, Teamwork and Technical Know-how

By Kimberley Clementi A timed race between folding chairs and bean bags.  A fast-paced beauty pageant where only one racecar wins the crown. A farm with a dark twist. A game of cat and mouse. A magical battle in a medieval castle. In a mere 10 weeks, that’s what computer science students in UC...Read More


CSE Teaching Professor Christine Alvarado, who will also serve as the university's Associate Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education on July 1

Jun 17, 2022
Christine Alvarado: Inaugural NCWIT Joanne McGrath Cohoon Service Award Winner

UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering Teaching Professor Christine Alvarado was highlighted recently by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) for winning its first Joanne McGrath Cohoon Service Award. Alvarado, who is also the Associate Dean for...Read More


Image showing extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA), a major driver of tumor evolution.

Jun 16, 2022
UC San Diego Computer Scientist Plays Major Role in $25M Cancer Grand Challenges Project

By Josh Baxt and Katie E. Ismael University of California San Diego computer scientist Vineet Bafna is part of a team of world-class researchers that has been awarded a five-year, $25 million Cancer Grand Challenges grant to learn how extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA), a destructive genetic lesion,...Read More


The new grant will purchase GPUs and other computing infrastructure that will be integrated into the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s Nautilus cluster (shown here)

Jun 15, 2022
Giving Self-Driving Cars and Drones a Leg Up with Deep Learning

By Josh Baxt A team of UC San Diego engineers – Rose Yu, Henrik Christensen and Nikolay Atanasov – has received an $600,000 grant from the Department of Defense’s Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to fund a deep learning cluster to store and process real-time sensor data...Read More


CSE's Shachar Lovett

Jun 15, 2022
CSE’s Shachar Lovett Receives Simons Investigator Award

By Josh Baxt Shachar Lovett, an associate professor in UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has received a Simons Foundation Investigator award, which supports outstanding theoretical scientists in math, physics, astrophysics and computer science. Lovett will receive $100...Read More


An Zheng is among seven UC San Diego students to be honored for their dissertation.

Jun 13, 2022
CSE’s An Zheng Awarded Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal

By Kimberley Clementi An Zheng, a newly minted Ph.D. in UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), is among seven university students selected to receive the 2022 UC San Diego Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal. During commencement ceremonies on June 11, he was recognized...Read More