Message from the Chair
The end of our academic year is always a time of reflection and celebration, and this year is no exception for CSE, as you’ll see in the story about our numerous faculty awards and honors. Our CSE Newsletter is taking a summer break from our monthly schedule, though a summer issue will be distributed mid-August and will feature a recap of our year-end events honoring our faculty, staff and students.
News and accomplishments from our CSE community will still be shared via our social media accounts so be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for the latest news. A reminder to share newsworthy items, story ideas and comments with our CSE Communications Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
News From CSE
CSE Faculty Honors and Accolades UC San Diego is home to some of the top computer science and engineering faculty in the world. See why in our roundup of the many awards and honors our faculty received this academic year. [Read more]
Bellare named Inaugural S. Gill Williamson Endowed Chair Mihir Bellare was appointed the S. Gill Williamson Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Computer Science in May, and plans to continue his pioneering work in cryptography, data security and privacy, [Read more and view a photo gallery from the May 10 reception]
Technology for Better Health Care Nadir Weibel, head of the Human-Centered and Ubiquitous Computing Lab at UC San Diego, is leading an effort to consider how technologies from sensors to augmented reality can be used by physicians to improve health care. [Read more]
CSE Engineers Shine at IEEE Robotics Improvements for long-distance surgery techniques, robot-human cooperation in manufacturing and testing for UAVs were among the projects showcased by UC San Diego engineers at the 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation. [Read more]
Strong Showing at SIGGRAPH Awards The Association for Computing Machinery SIGGRAPH Awards honor computer scientists for “exceptional achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques,” and this year UC San Diego’s CSE department did quite well. [Read more]
Awards & Announcements
2019 Alumni Awards Honor Halıcıoğlu Taner Halıcıoğlu '96 was named "Outstanding Alumnus" at the UC San Diego Alumni Celebration Weekend for his work as a Facebook pioneer and for the establishment of the university's Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute. [Read more]
Pevzner Receives ACM Kanellakis Award Professor Pavel Pevzner was honored with the Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award, which recognizes theoretical work that significantly advances computing. [Read more]
Micciancio Named IACR Fellow Professor Daniele Micciancio has been named a 2019 International Association for Cryptologic Research Fellow for his pioneering work on lattice-based cryptography and for service to the IACR. [Read more]
Taitano Is Pinnacle "Rising Star" Intuit software engineer Kylie Taitano '14 was named "Rising Star" at Athena's 21st Annual Pinnacle Awards. [Read more]
Ph.D. Student Recognized for Robotics Angelique Taylor, a Ph.D. candidate, won honorable mention for her project on robot perception of human groups in the 2019 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Collegiate Award. [Read more and watch a video on her project]
Ph.D. Student Recognized for Innovation Hadi Givehchian, a Ph.D. student in Assistant Professor Aaron Schulman's lab, is among a team of UC San DIego engineers to be awarded the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship. [Read more]
CSE Community In Action
Let’s Link In! If you are an alumnus, please find and follow us on the CSE Alumni LinkedIn page.
Volunteer Opportunities for Alumni CSE alumni, we’re looking for volunteer help with our events throughout the year. If you’re interested in helping out, let us know through our sign-up form.
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Save The Date
Celebrate CSE this Friday, June 7! An awards ceremony, BBQ lunch and a drone photo will help cap off the year. The End-of-the-Year celebration begins at 11 a.m. at Atkinson Hall.
Congrats Class of 2019! Graduation day is coming up--learn about all the activities here.
Celebrating Rick Ord Join us at one of the following events to celebrate Rick Ord and his contributions to CSE:
- August 10: Seattle Area CSE Alumni BBQ and Rick Ord Farewell Tour at Woodland Park, 11 a.m.
- August 25: Bay Area CSE Alumni BBQ and Rick Ord Farewell Tour, 2 p.m. (venue TBD)
- September 7: San Diego Area CSE Alumni BBQ and Rick Ord Farewell Tour, CSE courtyard, 2 p.m
Catch more events on the CSE Events Calendar