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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


CSE Building

Jun 25, 2020
Awards for Excellence Honor Student Achievements

Each spring during commencement, CSE honors students for their contributions to research, teaching, service and leadership and diversity. This year was no different. “We have outstanding students, and I am so proud of all that they have accomplished,” said outgoing CSE Chair Dean Tullsen. “They...Read More


Professor Mia Minnes

Jun 17, 2020
Mia Minnes Honored for Distinguished Teaching by UC San Diego Academic Senate

Computer Science and Engineering Associate Teaching Professor Mia Minnes has received the prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award from the UC San Diego Academic Senate. This university-wide award, given to only five members of the Academic Senate, recognizes Minnes’s commitment to excellence in...Read More


Christine Alvarado

Jun 15, 2020
Christine Alvarado Honored for Outstanding Teaching

The graduating seniors of Warren College chose Christine Alvarado, the Jacobs School of Engineering Associate Dean for Students and CSE Teaching Professor, to receive the 2020 Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, which was presented to her during the virtual graduation ceremony on June 13. (Her...Read More