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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


Smartfin Project uses Surfers to Collect Oceanographic Data

Jul 10, 2019
Smartfin Project uses Surfers to Collect Oceanographic Data

By Trisha Kholiya, Student Writer After buying her own board off Craigslist, Jasmine Simmons, a fourth-year UC San Diego computer science and engineering undergraduate, taught herself to surf. Now, she is using that pastime to not only ride the waves, but also help gather important data on the...Read More


Spoilers Ahead

Jul 9, 2019
Hate spoilers? This AI tool spots them for you

  Did social media spoil the Avengers’ Endgame movie for you? Or maybe one of the Game of Thrones books? A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego is working to make sure that doesn’t happen again. They have developed an AI-based system that can flag spoilers in...Read More


CSE Students Celebrated for a Year

Jun 26, 2019
CSE Students Celebrated for a Year of Achievements

Twenty-three stellar students from UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering Department were recognized for their achievements in research, teaching, service/leadership and contributions to diversity during the End of the Year Celebration on June 7.  “We have outstanding students who...Read More