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Image showing extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA), a major driver of tumor evolution.

Jun 16, 2022
UC San Diego Computer Scientist Plays Major Role in $25M Cancer Grand Challenges Project

By Josh Baxt and Katie E. Ismael University of California San Diego computer scientist Vineet Bafna is part of a team of world-class researchers that has been awarded a five-year, $25 million Cancer Grand Challenges grant to learn how extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA), a destructive genetic lesion,...Read More


The new grant will purchase GPUs and other computing infrastructure that will be integrated into the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s Nautilus cluster (shown here)

Jun 15, 2022
Giving Self-Driving Cars and Drones a Leg Up with Deep Learning

By Josh Baxt A team of UC San Diego engineers – Rose Yu, Henrik Christensen and Nikolay Atanasov – has received an $600,000 grant from the Department of Defense’s Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to fund a deep learning cluster to store and process real-time sensor data...Read More


CSE's Shachar Lovett

Jun 15, 2022
CSE’s Shachar Lovett Receives Simons Investigator Award

By Josh Baxt Shachar Lovett, an associate professor in UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has received a Simons Foundation Investigator award, which supports outstanding theoretical scientists in math, physics, astrophysics and computer science. Lovett will receive $100...Read More


An Zheng is among seven UC San Diego students to be honored for their dissertation.

Jun 13, 2022
CSE’s An Zheng Awarded Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal

By Kimberley Clementi An Zheng, a newly minted Ph.D. in UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), is among seven university students selected to receive the 2022 UC San Diego Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal. During commencement ceremonies on June 11, he was recognized...Read More


Researchers tested their method to track Bluetooth fingerprints on campus. They use an off-the-shelf device to track and identify devices.

Jun 10, 2022
Bluetooth Signals Can Be Used to Identify and Track Smartphones

By Ioana Patringenaru A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego has demonstrated for the first time that the Bluetooth signals emitted constantly by our mobile phones have a unique fingerprint that can be used to track individuals’ movements. Mobile devices, including phones,...Read More


Sameer Samat is CSE's 2022 Distinguished Alumnus

Jun 8, 2022
CSE’s Distinguished Alumnus: the “Fearless” Sameer Samat (BS 2000)

By Kimberley Clementi Sameer Samat (BS 2000), a vice president at Google who oversees the Android and Google Play products that reach billions of users, was selected as this year’s distinguished alumnus of UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Samat, who has a 14-year...Read More


CSE's Leo Porter was selected as one of UC San Diego's Distinguished Teachers

Jun 3, 2022
Distinguished Teacher and Ironman Leo Porter

By Kimberley Clementi Computer Science and Engineering Associate Teaching Professor Leo Porter has received the prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award from the UC San Diego Academic Senate. Selected for his innovative methodology and commitment to excellence in teaching, Porter is one of just...Read More


Fraction of each country's IP addresses that are exposed to observation or selective tampering by companies that connect Internet service providers to the global Internet. Countries are shaded in progressive shades of blue, with wost exposed countries in the darkest blue. Countries in gray excluded from the study.

May 25, 2022
A Quarter of World's Internet Users Rely on Infrastructure That Is Susceptible to Attack

By Ioana Patringenaru About a quarter of the world’s Internet users live in countries that are more susceptible than previously thought to targeted attacks on their Internet infrastructure. Many of the at-risk countries are located in the Global South.  That’s the conclusion of a sweeping, large-...Read More


Laurel Riek leads a $7.5 million MURI grant to investigate human and robot teams

May 20, 2022
Mission Critical: How Humans and Robots can Team Up in Uncertain Environments

By Katie E. Ismael In the midst of a medical emergency or disaster response, how can humans and robots work together more effectively?  That’s the question University of California San Diego roboticist Laurel Riek and a team of researchers are seeking to answer with a new $7.5 million...Read More


(top row) Alex Trevithick and Alisha Ukani, (bottom row) Olivia Weng and Alex Yen.

May 6, 2022
CSE’s NSF PhD Research Fellows

By Josh Baxt   Four graduate students in the UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering have received prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellowships. The new fellows will receive a $34,000 annual stipend for three years, a $12,000 education allowance to cover...Read More