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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


UC San Diego’s Rosing Receives DARPA Grant to Explore Hyperdimensional Computing

Mar 9, 2020
UC San Diego’s Rosing Receives DARPA Grant to Explore Hyperdimensional Computing

By 2025, computers and other instruments will generate more than 175 zettabytes of data. For context, there are a billion terabytes in a zettabyte. If you’re wondering how all that information will be analyzed, you’re not alone. At present, only one percent of data produced worldwide is ever...Read More


Researchers Develop Framework that Improves Firefox Security

Feb 24, 2020
Researchers Develop Framework that Improves Firefox Security

Researchers from the University of California San Diego, University of Texas at Austin, Stanford University and Mozilla have developed a new framework to improve web browser security. The framework, called RLBox, has been integrated into Firefox to complement its other security-hardening efforts....Read More


Innovation and Community on Display at the CSE Winter Research Open House

Feb 14, 2020
Innovation and Community on Display at the CSE Winter Research Open House

The 2020 CSE Winter Research Open House was held on January 31 and, for anyone interested in learning about UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering Department, this was the place to be. The event featured a keynote on augmented reality, two rounds of student research presentations, an...Read More


Building a New Generation of Software Programming Languages

Feb 13, 2020
Building a New Generation of Software Programming Languages

Nadia Polikarpova is a computer scientist who thinks outside the box. As an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, her novel approaches to automating software programming languages are earning her national recognition. Polikarpova is a recent recipient of the...Read More


Hee Rin Lee presents a demo during the 2018 Contextual Robotics Forum at UC San Diego.

Feb 13, 2020
Integrating robots in public and private spaces for the common good

San Diego, Calif., Feb. 5, 2020 -- UC San Diego alumna Hee Rin Lee, now an assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Media and Information, explores how we can integrate robots into our lives for social good, whether it be in a retirement community or a bustling factory. The roots of her research...Read More