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What’s on the Menu? AI Can Help

Dec 12, 2019
What’s on the Menu? AI Can Help

  Research from computer scientists at the University of California San Diego could eventually lead to AI-generated recipes—customized to your personal taste. The study breaks new ground in natural language processing, which studies how AI understands and generates human (natural) language....Read More


Computer Science and Engineering Department’s Celebration of Diversity highlights challenges, points towards solutions

Nov 21, 2019
I Sit in the Red Chair Because…

They came in droves to sit in the Red Chair–graduate students, undergrads, faculty, staff, deans, the chancellor. They came to express their thoughts on diversity—and the results were powerful. “I sit so that one day every student can look at their classroom and see people who are like them,” said...Read More


Self-Driving Mail Delivery Begins on Campus

Nov 14, 2019
Self-Driving Mail Delivery Begins on Campus

Harry Potter had his magical owl, Hedwig, to bring him mail. UC San Diego has driverless cars. If you’ve seen carts that look like they’re driving themselves on the road around Warren and Sixth College this quarter, you have not been imagining things. Two self-driving vehicles have been delivering...Read More


Kuri with Ipad

Nov 8, 2019
Researchers receive $2.3M in NSF grants to investigate how robots can be used to provide personalized healthcare

San Diego, Calif., Nov. 6, 2019--Computer science professor Laurel Riek is the lead researcher on $2.3 million in new grants from the National Science Foundation to investigate how intelligent, personalized robots can be used to support neurorehabilitation for adults with mild cognitive impairment...Read More


Hidden Biases in Healthcare

Oct 25, 2019
Hidden Biases in Healthcare

  Individuals have their own inherent biases. Most are harmless – preferred foods, favorite cars, go-to streaming services. However, biases tied to race, gender, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status have serious consequences. This is particularly true in medicine. Unintentional,...Read More


Introducing our New Faculty

Oct 1, 2019
Introducing our New Faculty

By Josh Baxt   Welcoming new faculty to CSE is an important rite of fall. It signals the start of a new school year and new ideas and research recirculating through the department. This year, we have several new faculty joining the CSE Department. “One of the reasons we are top-rated program is...Read More


Adding Code to High School STEM Classes

Sep 23, 2019
Adding Code to High School STEM Classes

By Joshua Baxt, Computer Science and Engineering Department writer Computing is everywhere – phones, cars, even refrigerators. But it’s not always in high school classrooms. Computer science is often taught as an isolated discipline and isn’t integrated into other science, technology,...Read More


Alumni Giving Challenge Honors Rick Ord

Sep 11, 2019
Alumni Giving Challenge Honors Rick Ord

As we bid farewell to Rick Ord (at least as a full-time instructor), it’s time to honor and continue his legacy.During a recent retirement party, Taner Halicioglu ’96 made a generous pledge to the Rick Ord Educational Excellence Endowment Fund, will create four undergraduate scholarships each...Read More


CSE Boasts a MOOC Milestone

Aug 25, 2019
CSE Boasts a MOOC Milestone

Legendary computer scientist Donald Knuth famously said: “I don’t understand things unless I try to program them.” That approach permeates CSE’s Algorithmic Toolbox, one of Coursera’s top massive open online courses (MOOCs). While many algorithm classes focus almost exclusively on theory,...Read More


App allows inspectors to find gas pump skimmers faster

Aug 14, 2019
App allows inspectors to find gas pump skimmers faster

San Diego, Calif., Aug. 14, 2019 -- A team of computer scientists at UC San Diego and the University of Illinois has developed an app that allows state and federal inspectors to detect devices that criminals install in gas pumps to steal consumer credit and debit card data. The devices,...Read More