Pioneering scientist and innovator Larry Smarr retires

Jun 11, 2020
Pioneering Scientist and Innovator Larry Smarr Retires

After 20 years at UC San Diego, Larry Smarr will step down as the director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and retire as a distinguished professor from the Jacobs School of Engineering’s Computer Science and Engineering Department at the end of...Read More

Weiyang Wang

Jun 11, 2020
Award for Excellence in Computer Science and Engineering

Weiyang Wang is obsessed with solving complex problems, which is why he decided to double major in computer science and physics. He spent the majority of his time at UC San Diego conducting circuit-switching research under Professor Alex Snoeren, an experience that helped him discover his interests...Read More

Michael Barrow

Jun 9, 2020
Extending our Computer Vision

At the CSE Winter Research Open House earlier this year, PhD student Michael Barrow was honored for producing the best industry poster: Data Driven Tissue Models for Surgical Image Guidance. But like much research, getting to this accolade was quite a journey. Barrow came relatively late to...Read More

Students tacking

Jun 5, 2020
Students Poised to Tackle Environmental Challenges in ‘Hacking for the Oceans’ Course

A new course offering at UC San Diego is providing students with the tools and training to tackle real-world problems facing the ocean environment. Launched in the spring of 2020, Hacking for the Oceans is a solutions-focused class led by marine scientists Eric Terrill and Sophia Merrifield at...Read More

CSE Chair Dean Tullsen

Jun 3, 2020
International Symposium on Computer Architecture Honors Scientists for Paper’s Lasting Impact

The International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) is honoring a paper by UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Department Chair Dean Tullsen — along with Rakesh Kumar, then a PhD student at UC San Diego and first author on the paper, and Victor Zyuban — with the 2020...Read More

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