New CSE faculty members Top Row: Carlos Jensen, Tzu-Mao Li Bottom Row: Rose Yu, Kristen Vaccaro

Oct 8, 2020
CSE Welcomes Four New Faculty Members 

Four new faculty members will be joining the community of distinguished scholars and teachers at the UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Department over the next two academic years.  “I am pleased to welcome these new faculty members who will join the ranks of acclaimed CSE faculty...Read More

Rose Yu, CSE Assistant Professor

Oct 2, 2020
UC San Diego COVID-19 Forecast Now Part of CDC Model

A computational model that forecasts the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States as a whole and in each state developed by a team of researchers from UC San Diego and Northeastern University is now part of the national mortality forecast issued by the Centers for Disease Control. UC San...Read More

CSE Professor Pavel Pevzner (left) and Yana Safonova, a CSE postdoctoral researcher, have authored a paper in  Genome Research that answers an important question: how ultralong VDDJ antibodies are formed

Oct 2, 2020
CSE Research Leads to New Understanding of Ultralong Antibodies That Could Advance Vaccine Research

The human body recombines different genes to make millions of disease-fighting antibodies. This genetic mixing and matching is essential to produce perfectly configured molecules that seek out and destroy dangerous pathogens. As a result, each of us has around 100 million antibodies circulating...Read More

CSE alumnus Oriol Vinyals (left), and students, faculty and staff celebrating diversity at CSE

Sep 24, 2020
DeepMind Gift Will Give a Boost to Machine Learning Graduate Students and Diversity Efforts at UC San Diego CSE 

By Katie E. Ismael  UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) graduate students who are studying machine learning will receive additional support thanks to a generous gift from DeepMind, a London-based company leading artificial intelligence research and how it’s applied in the real...Read More

CSE Associate Professor Laurel Riek

Sep 17, 2020
Robots to Help Children Touch the Outside World

A team of University of California researchers is working to improve telepresence robots and the algorithms that drive them to help children with disabilities stay connected to their classmates, teachers and communities. The effort is funded by a $1 million grant from the National Robotics...Read More

From left to right: Kamalika Chaudhuri, CSE Associate; Professor Sanjoy Dasgupta, CSE Professor; Casey Meehan, CSE Ph.D. student

Sep 4, 2020
CSE Researchers Take Nuanced Approach to Overfitting in New Paper

In machine learning, overfitting happens when results adhere too closely to training data. Instead of taking the original data and extrapolating new insights, the model simply regurgitates that information, adding little to no value.  “The problem is that, very often, these are really complex...Read More

Professor Tajana Rosing and Assistant Teaching Professor Niema Moshiri

Aug 24, 2020
CSE Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Accelerate COVID-19 Analyses 

Genomic sequencing has become a critical technique to investigate the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Groups like Nextstrain are gathering thousands of sequences to illuminate where the virus is coming from and where it’s going. Insights from this work can show officials how an outbreak is spreading through...Read More

Pavel Pevzner, Ronald R. Taylor Professor of Computer Science in UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering Department

Jul 27, 2020
Pevzner Receives NSF Grant to Decode Immune System Blueprints Across Species

Pavel Pevzner, Ronald R. Taylor Professor of Computer Science in UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering Department, has been awarded a $300,000 grant, through the National Science Foundation’s EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) program. The grant will support efforts to...Read More

Ron Graham, mathematician, computer scientist, juggler and magician

Jul 16, 2020
Ron Graham, mathematician, computer scientist, juggler and magician: 1935-2020

San Diego, Calif., July 16, 2020 -- Ron Graham, a professor of computer science and mathematics at the University of California San Diego, perhaps best known for the discovery of Graham’s number, passed away July 6, 2020 at his home in La Jolla, from complications due to bronchiectasis, a...Read More

Pevzner Lab Brings Us Closer to Complete Genomic Sequences

Jul 15, 2020
Pevzner Lab Brings Us Closer to Complete Genomic Sequences

In a paper that brings scientists measurably closer to assembling the entire human genome, UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering Professor Pavel Pevzner has outlined an algorithm, called centroFlye, that uses long, error-prone DNA reads to assemble centromeres, the DNA that...Read More