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CSE Professor Victor Vianu will present his body of work at the "Gems of PODS" series

Jun 18, 2021
UC San Diego Computer Scientist Victor Vianu Honored for Research “Gems”

UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Professor Victor Vianu will present his work at the ACM SIGMOD Principles of Database Systems (PODS) conference, which will be held June 20 to 25, as part of Gems of PODS series. These are similar to prestigious Test-of-Time awards but usually encompass...Read More


CSE Ph.D. candidate Zexiang Xu was among seven students from across the university to be honored for outstanding doctoral research

Jun 11, 2021
CSE’s Zexiang Xu Awarded Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal

By Josh Baxt   Zexiang Xu, a Ph.D. candidate in UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering Department, was among seven students from across the university to receive the UC San Diego Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal for outstanding doctoral research. Xu’s dissertation, Sparse Sampling for...Read More


Debashis Sahoo, a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department and of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine, co-led the study.

Jun 11, 2021
AI Predicts How Patients with Viral Infections, Including COVID-19, Will Fare

Debashis Sahoo, a professor in the UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine, along with other researchers at the School of Medicine have used an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to sift through terabytes of gene...Read More


CSE Postdoctoral Scholar Yana Safonova

Jun 10, 2021
CSE Researcher Part of International Call for Increased Diversity in Immunogenomics in Nature Methods

Limiting immunogenomics studies to people of European ancestry restricts the ability to identify variations in human adaptive immune responses across populations. Thus, expanding the diversity of those studied is vital to advancing the frontiers of human immunology, according to...Read More


A pseudonymous snapshot of a discussion-based lecture at UC San Diego. Most students are not sharing videos and all are muted except the one person who is speaking.

Jun 10, 2021
‘It Feels like I’m Talking into a Void’: How Do We Improve the Virtual Classroom?

The COVID pandemic precipitated a major shift to virtual learning—an unplanned test of whether these technologies can scale effectively. But did they? Researchers in the UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) wanted to look beyond the anecdotal evidence to better...Read More


CSE professor Joe Politz is the second CSE faculty member in a row to be recognized with the Distinguished Teaching Award by the UC San Diego Academic Senate. He was honored at a reception May 25.

Jun 4, 2021
Joe Politz is Honored as One of UC San Diego’s Distinguished Teachers

By Kayla Chen   UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Department (CSE) Assistant Teaching Professor Joe Politz has been recognized with the prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award by the UC San Diego Academic Senate for his tireless work and dedication to his students. This award is...Read More


Safety Critical Deep Q-Network (SafeDQN) is built around an algorithm that takes into account how many people are clustered together in a space and how quickly and abruptly these people are moving.

May 14, 2021
This System Helps Robots Better Navigate Emergency Rooms

By Ioana Patringenaru Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a more accurate navigation system that will allow robots to better negotiate busy clinical environments in general and emergency departments more specifically.  The researchers have also...Read More


Darrell Long (Left), Distinguished Professor of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, and Jeff Carter (Right), VP overseeing relational database services at Amazon, are CSE Distinguished Alumni.

May 13, 2021
Distinguished Alumni Honored at CSE Research Open House

By Katie E. Ismael    Two accomplished alumni from UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering Department were celebrated for their contributions in academia and industry during this year’s CSE Research Open House. Darrell Long (Ph.D. ’88), a Distinguished Professor of Engineering...Read More


(l to r) CSE's Dean Tullsen and Ph.D. student Mohammadkazem Taram teamed with (center) CSE alumnus Ashish Venkat, a University of Virginia School of Engineering professor, to uncover Spectre vulnerabilities

May 4, 2021
CSE Research Contributes to Discovery on Vulnerability Affecting Computers Globally

UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Professor Dean Tullsen and his Ph.D. student Mohammadkazem Taram teamed up with University of Virginia (UVA) School of Engineering computer science researchers to uncover a line of attack that breaks current Spectre defenses. This means that billions of...Read More


ICRA 2021 Preview

May 4, 2021
CSE at ICRA 2021 Preview

A record number of papers from robotics faculty at the University of California San Diego were accepted to the 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation taking place in Xi’an, China from May 30 to June 5.  From helping robots navigate the ER, to making it easier for autonomous...Read More