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CSE professor Kamalika Chaudhuri is part of a multi-university research team that has won a prestigious MURI Award.

Mar 8, 2021
Computer Science Professor Will Help Defend Human-Bot Teams Against Adversaries With MURI Award

UC San Diego computer science professor Kamalika Chaudhuri is part of a multi-university team that has won a prestigious US Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Award to develop rigorous methods for robust human-machine collaboration against adversaries. ...Read More


Angelique Taylor (l) and Nicole Meister (r) are among the students honored in the NCWIT Collegiate Award program.

Mar 8, 2021
CSE Research Sets Up Two Students for NCWIT Collegiate Award

By Josh Baxt   UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Ph.D. student Angelique Taylor and Princeton University undergraduate Nicole Meister are finalists in the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Collegiate Award, thanks to the mentorship and research...Read More


CSE Professor Emeritus Walter Savitch

Feb 25, 2021
In Memoriam: CSE Professor Emeritus Walter Savitch

Walter Savitch, University of California San Diego Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Engineering, passed away on February 1, 2021. He passed three weeks before his 78th birthday due to complications related to Parkinson's disease.  Savitch is remembered as a kind and patient advisor, a...Read More


CSE's Teacher of the Year Niema Moshiri

Feb 25, 2021
Congrats to Niema Moshiri: CSE’s Teacher of the Year

By Katie E. Ismael   A UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering undergrad turned Ph.D. student then professor is now the Computer Science and Engineering Department’s (CSE) Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020. In only his second year as a CSE assistant teaching professor, Niema Moshiri has been...Read More


CSE Professor Vineet Bafna is working to determine how ecDNA drives cancer, which could eventually lead to new anti-cancer therapies.

Feb 23, 2021
UC San Diego Computer Science Professor Studies the Stunning Significance of Extrachromosomal DNA

Cancer is a genetic disease that can lay waste to DNA. In many cases, error correction mechanisms mutate, removing the quality control circuits that maintain genes, setting the stage for more mutations. But sometimes the changes are even more profound. Chunks of DNA are duplicated and break away...Read More


Undergraduate students(First Row, l to r:) Bonnie Huang, Raechel Walker, (Second Row, l to r:)Kabir Nagrecha and McKenna Lewis received recognition from CRA for their research

Feb 19, 2021
Undergrad Researchers Shine in CRA Awards

By Katie E. Ismael   Four standout undergraduate engineers from UC San Diego were among the impressive group of students recognized recently by the Computing Research Association (CRA) for their significant contributions to research. The 2021 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards named...Read More


Computer Science and Pediatrics Professor Debashis Sahoo is moving ahead in XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge

Feb 18, 2021
Computer Science and Pediatrics Professor Pursues XPRIZE to Better Balance COVID Solutions

One of the ongoing debates during the COVID-19 pandemic has been which non-pharmaceutical interventions prevent disease spread and how stringent they should be. To help answer this question, XPRIZE and New Jersey-based Cognizant are offering $500,000 to the team that develops the best data tools to...Read More


CSE Assistant Professor Kristen Vaccaro is one of  four new faculty members to join the distinguished community of CSE faculty over the next two academic years.

Feb 11, 2021
Kristen Vaccaro and the Science of Social Media

By Josh Baxt   New assistant professor Kristen Vaccaro came to UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering Department from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she recently earned her Ph.D. After spending several years in chilly Illinois, she’s pleased to be wintering in San...Read More


CSE Ph.D. student Paarth Neekhara (left) is one of the paper's first coauthors and worked with CSE professor Julian McAuley (right)

Feb 8, 2021
Deepfake detectors can be defeated, computer scientists show for the first time

By Ioana Patringenaru   Systems designed to detect deepfakes --videos that manipulate real-life footage via artificial intelligence--can be deceived, computer scientists showed for the first time at the WACV 2021 conference which took place online Jan. 5 to 9, 2021. Researchers with...Read More


UC San Diego music and computer science professor Shlomo Dubnov

Feb 5, 2021
Music and Computer Science Professor Shlomo Dubnov Studies The Sounds of COVID

By Doug Ramsey Millions of people already use Fitbit and other devices to monitor and track a variety of personal health metrics. Now, a researcher at the University of California San Diego has published data indicating that analyzing voice signals can detect COVID-19 infection when compared with...Read More