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New paper shows methods to identify many more potential antibiotics in nature.

Jan 22, 2018
New Algorithm Identifies Ten Times More Naturally Occurring Antibiotics than All Previous Studies

Drug resistance is a major concern worldwide. Many drugs, including antibiotics of ‘last resort’ such as vancomycin and daptomycin, are Peptidic Natural Products (PNPs) that have an unparalleled track record in pharmacology. Many antimicrobial and anticancer agents are PNPs, but discovery of new...Read More


Oracle VP and CSE alumnus Shasank Chavan (B.S., M.S. '97, '98) to address Database group in CSE.

Jan 17, 2018
CSE Alumnus from Oracle Addresses Database Researchers at UC San Diego

An early alumnus of the Computer Science and Engineering department will be back on campus Friday, January 19 to address faculty and students involved in the regular Database seminar in CSE, and then participate in a Student Roundtable Chat afterwards. Shasank Chavan, VP, Oracle...Read More


CSE alumnus Matthew Der (Ph.D. '15) and colleagues sold their startup to Capital One.

Jan 16, 2018
CSE Alumnus’s Startup Shows Tech Takeovers Happen Even in Smaller Markets

Just because he’s not in Silicon Valley or San Diego doesn’t mean that CSE alumnus Matthew Der (M.S., Ph.D. ’13, ’15) couldn’t work for a dynamic startup that would attract a blue-chip takeover. That’s exactly what happened to Notch, Co., a tech consulting firm in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia...Read More


Math-CS senior Orr Yakobi released from border detention as he awaits final decision on DACA status.

Jan 13, 2018
Authorities Release UC San Diego Student Who Inadvertently Crossed Border with Mexico

A UC San Diego senior majoring in Mathematics-Computer Science spent five days in detention at the U.S.-Mexico border after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities detained the student. UC San Diego senior Orr Yakobi (right) with his attorney Jacob Supochnick after Yakobi's...Read More


5th-year CS undergraduate Julia Len is runner-up for CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards.

Jan 13, 2018
Computer Science Major Honored for Undergraduate Research in Applied Cryptography

Computer Science major Julia Len recently got word that she was a recipient of a prestigious award honoring outstanding undergraduate researchers. The awards are given annually by the Computing Research Association (CRA) to undergrads at North American universities who show "outstanding...Read More


Signing MOU for research collaborations involving artificial intelligence and cyberinfrastructure between UCSD and Japan's AIST.

Jan 12, 2018
U.S. and Japanese Research Institutions Sign Bilateral Memorandum of Understanding

The University of California San Diego and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have forged a new, five-year pact to cooperate on research in the fields of computer science and technology. Philip Papadopoulos (left) and Satoshi Sekiguchi sign MOU between...Read More


CSE alumnus Sheeraz Ahmad at Amazon encourages applications from CSE Ph.D. students in machine learning and more.

Jan 8, 2018
Alumnus at Amazon Encourages Ph.D. Students to Apply for ML Internships

CSE alumnus Sheeraz Ahmad CSE alumnus Sheeraz Ahmad (Ph.D. ’15) focused on machine learning and its application in learning and decision-making problems faced by humans and artificial agents. Since graduation, he has been up in Redmond, WA, at Amazon, where he is a Research Scientist working on...Read More


CSE professor Kamalika Chaudhuri has several papers, invited talks and a tutorial at NIPS 2017.

Dec 18, 2017
Strong UC San Diego CSE Presence at Machine Learning Conference

Faculty and students report on research in CSE, ECE, Psychology and Cognitive Science Part of the poster for NIPS 2017 in Long Beach, CA The 31st Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) took place December 4-9 in Long Beach, CA. NIPS is the largest annual machine...Read More


Tortuga Logic CEO and CSE alumnus Jason Oberg announces cash infusion for startup Tortuga Logic.

Dec 15, 2017
CSE Alumni and Faculty Cofounders of Tortuga Logic Get Infusion of Capital

Tortuga Logic co-founder Ryan Kastner, also sits on the company's Board of Advisors. A company co-founded by CSE professor Ryan Kastner and two CSE alumni is now positioned for new growth thanks to an infusion of capital from a venture-capital firm.  The hardware security company...Read More


Five UC San Diego LGBT+ undergrads from CSE and other departments attended oSTEM 2017 in Chicago in November.

Dec 14, 2017
New UC San Diego Chapter Sends LGBT+ Delegates to oSTEM National Conference

Five undergrads, two faculty attend meeting to promote LGBT+ diversity in STEM fields   For the first time, a delegation of faculty and students from the University of California San Diego attended the annual Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM) National Conference...Read More