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This deep learning powered tool creates better personalized workout recommendations from fitness tracking data

Apr 22, 2019
This deep learning powered tool creates better personalized workout recommendations from fitness tracking data

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed FitRec, a recommendation tool powered by deep learning, that is able to better estimate runners’ heart rates during a workout and predict and recommend routes. The team from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering...Read More


Engineer for Exploration

Apr 11, 2019
Unearthing Mysteries of the Maya

  UC San Diego computer science students are venturing into Maya tunnels in Guatemala, and at home in San Diego, to bring these ancient buried sites to virtual life. Using backpacks full of custom hardware in the field and cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) technology back on campus, these...Read More


Ailie Fraser

Apr 5, 2019
CSE Grad Student Selected for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Computer science and engineering Ph.D. candidate Ailie Fraser is one of five UC San Diego students accepted this week into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Named after Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first African American to receive a doctorate in the U.S., the society recognizes outstanding...Read More


Prof. Andrew Kahng

Apr 5, 2019
UC San Diego engineer Andrew Kahng awarded Ho-Am Prize

  San Diego, Calif., April 5, 2019-- University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Professor Andrew B. Kahng has been awarded the 2019 Ho-Am Prize for Engineering, the highest award for engineering in Korea. Kahng, a professor of computer science and of electrical...Read More


Faculty celebrated for extraordinary teaching, research and service

Apr 4, 2019
Faculty celebrated for extraordinary teaching, research and service

  They are probing the fundamental ideas of time, reimagining how energy can be stored and designing new ways to immerse audiences in theatrical performances. In the classroom, they look deeper into new forms of engagement and peer learning, flipping traditional teaching scripts. And in the...Read More


Prof. Vineet Bafna

Apr 3, 2019
Bafna Honored for Pioneering Bioinformatics Work

By Joshua Baxt, CSE writer   UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering professor Vineet Bafna has been named a 2019 ISCB Fellow by the International Society for Computational Biology. ISCB fellowships honor members who have made outstanding contributions to computational biology and...Read More


Rajesh Gupta

Apr 1, 2019
Gupta Receives IEEE McDowell Award

By Joshua Baxt Rajesh Gupta, a professor of computer science and engineering at University of California, San Diego, has been awarded the IEEE Computer Society 2019 W. Wallace McDowell Award for his “seminal contributions in design and implementation of microelectronic systems-on-chip and...Read More


New Algorithm Supercharges Long Read DNA Assembly

Apr 1, 2019
New Algorithm Supercharges Long Read DNA Assembly

  By Joshua Baxt Researchers at UC San Diego have discovered a better way to assemble long DNA reads into genomes. Called Flye, the new algorithm is faster and more accurate than existing assembly methods. Given the increasing popularity and potential benefits of long reads, this new...Read More


The Robots that Dementia Caregivers Want: Robots for Joy, Robots for Sorrow

Mar 19, 2019
The Robots that Dementia Caregivers Want: Robots for Joy, Robots for Sorrow

Building robots that can help people with dementia has been a longtime goal for roboticists. Yet until now, no one has sought to survey informal caregivers, such as family members, about what characteristics and roles these robots should have. A team of scientists at the University of California...Read More


UC San Diego Researchers Find Strong Performance, Complexities, and Puzzles in Intel's Optane DIMMs

Mar 18, 2019
UC San Diego Researchers Find Strong Performance, Complexities, and Puzzles in Intel's Optane DIMMs

University of California San Diego computer scientists have completed the first comprehensive evaluation of Intel’s new Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules (Optane NVDIMMs). They found that Optane DIMMs can make key storage applications 17 times faster, especially if system designers adapt...Read More