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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


CSE Undergraduates; (l to r, first row) Daniel Wang, Darya Verzhbinsky and (last row) Daniel Cao

Feb 3, 2021
CSE Undergrads Stand Out at POPL ’21 Conference

Three UC San Diego computer science undergraduate students took home top honors at the Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages' Student Research Competition. Darya Verzhbinsky and Daniel Wang were awarded first place for their work on Polymorphic Enumerative Type-Guided...Read More


New CSE Fellows (l to r): (First Row) Samira Mirbagher Ajorpaz, Daniel Moghimi, (Second Row) Grant Ho, Jane E

Jan 21, 2021
CSE Launches Unique Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

By Josh Baxt To help give newly minted Ph.D.s more opportunities during the coronavirus-fueled economic downturn, the UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department has established the CSE Fellows program. “We wanted to create a bridge for graduating Ph.D. students while the...Read More


 Dominique Meyer and Henry Zhang are fusing diverse sensor systems to advance autonomous vehicles.

Jan 19, 2021
Congratulations to Qualcomm Innovation Fellows

By Josh Baxt   The Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF) recognizes creative Ph.D. students, providing them with funding, mentoring and other resources to pursue innovative research. This year, five UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering teams were awarded fellowships – four from Computer...Read More


CSE Professor Steven Swanson is the inaugural holder of the Halicioğlu Endowed Chair in Memory Systems

Jan 15, 2021
CSE’s Steven Swanson Named Inaugural Holder of the Halicioğlu Endowed Chair in Memory Systems

UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Professor Steven Swanson is building computer systems that explore how new memory technologies will impact the future of computing. In recognition of his impressive body of research to create software to support persistent memory, Swanson was...Read More


Melissa Gymrek, a professor at the Computer Science and Engineering department and the School of Medicine, is the study’s senior author

Jan 14, 2021
Study Finds Neglected Mutations May Play Important Role in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Mutations that occur in certain DNA regions, called tandem repeats, may play a significant role in autism spectrum disorders, according to research led by Melissa Gymrek, assistant professor in the UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering and School of Medicine. The study, which...Read More