UC San Diego researchers partner with experts in Mexico on medical, economic and social solutions during the pandemic

Jun 2, 2020
A Cross-Border Approach to Tackling COVID-19

Located just 30 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, the University of California San Diego is a critical partner in supporting a binational response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has spurred action among faculty, researchers and students at UC San Diego. Their partnership with Mexico ranges...Read More

Professor Pavel Pevzner

Jun 1, 2020
New Genome Assembler Simplifies Viral Sequencing

Computer scientists at UC San Diego and Saint Petersburg State University have developed a new approach to genome assembly that will help scientists identify new viruses in complex samples. The technique, called metaviralSPAdes, allows researchers and clinicians to delineate a single viral genome,...Read More

UC San Diego’s Stefan Savage is part of a team of computer scientists honored for a 2010 paper that demonstrated the ability to hack a car’s computer system.

May 18, 2020
Computer Scientists Win Test of Time Award for Paper that Changed the Auto Industry

UC San Diego computer scientist Stefan Savage and his colleagues first gave the automotive industry a wake-up call when they published research demonstrating the ability to hack a car’s computer system in 2010. This research, and the resulting academic paper, was honored with the Test of Time...Read More


May 14, 2020
New Algorithm Analyzes the Genetic Building Blocks of Immunity

Scientists with UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering and the Qualcomm Institute have developed a new gene prediction algorithm, called MINING-D, that could help researchers investigate the genetic clues behind the variation of symptoms shown in COVID-19 patients — information that is key to...Read More

Shiv Patel models one of the DIY masks being developed by the Human-Centered and Ubiquitous Computing Lab and others.

May 11, 2020
UC San Diego Team Delivers Protective Equipment to Hospitals in Baja California

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies in Baja California, and researchers with UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) are developing solutions to help.  Nadir Weibel, an associate professor in the Department...Read More

CoVid-19 Mapping

Apr 22, 2020
New Rapid Response Platform Connects Clinicians with Resources and Answers to COVID-19 Questions

Everything about the COVID-19 pandemic is new: the virus’s transmission to humans, the stay-at-home orders, the challenges many responders are facing. With so much in flux, providers are being asked to find new solutions. In response, a group of UC San Diego faculty, with the help of hundreds of...Read More

TV CV19 is a communication platform under development that would empower acute care specialists to help more patients.

Apr 17, 2020
Engineering Creative Solutions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Joshua Baxt    In the face of COVID-19, many caregivers, engineers and gifted amateurs are stepping up to find ways to support healthcare workers. To help guide some of these efforts, Michael Barrow, a Ph.D. candidate with Professor Ryan Kastner’s research group in the Computer...Read More

Brian Kantor’s Retirement Party at UC San Diego on January 3, 2018

Apr 3, 2020
Amateur Radio Digital Communications Completes Turing Scholarship Endowment

The Center for Networked Systems (CNS) at UC San Diego has announced that following a $225,533 donation from the Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) association, the Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship is now fully endowed. “We are incredibly grateful to ARDC for their generous gift,” said...Read More

Henrik Christensen, director of the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute, says in a Science Robotics editorial this week that robots have important roles to play during a pandemic. Photo Credit: David Baillot

Mar 26, 2020
How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics, including Henrik Christensen, director of UC San Diego’s Contextual Robotics Institute, say yes, and outline a number of examples in an editorial in the March 25 issue of Science Robotics...Read More

Nadia Heninger

Mar 12, 2020
New record set for cryptographic challenge

San Diego, Calif., March 11, 2020 -- An international team of computer scientists has set a new record for integer factorization, one of the most important computational problems underlying the security of nearly all public-key cryptography currently used today.   Public-key cryptography is used...Read More