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

Researchers tested their method to track Bluetooth fingerprints on campus. They use an off-the-shelf device to track and identify devices.

Jun 10, 2022
Bluetooth Signals Can Be Used to Identify and Track Smartphones

By Ioana Patringenaru A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego has demonstrated for the first time that the Bluetooth signals emitted constantly by our mobile phones have a unique fingerprint that can be used to track individuals’ movements. Mobile devices, including phones,...Read More

Sameer Samat is CSE's 2022 Distinguished Alumnus

Jun 8, 2022
CSE’s Distinguished Alumnus: the “Fearless” Sameer Samat (BS 2000)

By Kimberley Clementi Sameer Samat (BS 2000), a vice president at Google who oversees the Android and Google Play products that reach billions of users, was selected as this year’s distinguished alumnus of UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Samat, who has a 14-year...Read More

CSE's Leo Porter was selected as one of UC San Diego's Distinguished Teachers

Jun 3, 2022
Distinguished Teacher and Ironman Leo Porter

By Kimberley Clementi Computer Science and Engineering Associate Teaching Professor Leo Porter has received the prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award from the UC San Diego Academic Senate. Selected for his innovative methodology and commitment to excellence in teaching, Porter is one of just...Read More