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

CSE professor Julian McAuley and his team are working to rid chatbots of toxic language.

Apr 22, 2022
Cleaning up Online Bots’ Act – and Speech

By Ioana Patringenaru   Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed algorithms to rid speech generated by online bots of offensive language, on social media and elsewhere.  Chatbots using toxic language is an ongoing issue. But perhaps the most famous example is Tay, a...Read More

Niema Moshiri (left), a CSE assistant teaching professor, and Janine Tiefenbruck (right), a lecturer in the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute who was formerly with CSE, are among the three UC San Diego Integrity Award winners for 2022.

Apr 14, 2022
Niema Moshiri and Janine Tiefenbruck Honored as UC San Diego Integrity Champions

Efforts to ensure the integrity of remote learning developed by Niema Moshiri, an assistant teaching professor in UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Janine Tiefenbruck, a lecturer in the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, were recognized at UC San Diego’s 12th annual...Read More