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To solve the metagenome assembly, the team of UC San Diego’s Pavel Pevzner used the algorithmic approach that is not unlike solving the “Seven Bridges of Konigsberg” puzzle, which asks participants to find a path through the middle age city of Konigsberg while walking across each bridge only once. Pevzner modeled genome assembly as a giant city with millions of bridges in which each read represents a bridge and a genome represents a path visiting each bridge.

Jan 4, 2022
Long-Reads and Powerful Algorithms Identify “Invisible” Microbes

By Josh Baxt   Microbes are everywhere – in our guts, on our skin, permeating the environments around us. Studying these microbial communities has delivered tremendous insights into disease and good health, but identifying all the distinct species in a sample can be challenging. Now, a study by...Read More


Audrey Randall, a CSE Ph.D. student and first author of the paper on this subject.

Dec 20, 2021
Router in Your Home Might Intercept Your Internet Traffic-But it May be For Your Own Good

The router in your home might be intercepting some of your Internet traffic and sending it to a different destination. Specifically, the router can intercept the Domain Name System traffic --the communications used to translate human-readable domain names (for example www.google.com) into the...Read More


(r-l) Avni Kothari and Henry Li are CSE master's students studying ML and the second class of DeepMind Fellows.

Dec 20, 2021
The Newest Deep Minds of UC San Diego’s CSE

By Katie E. Ismael   UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering Department (CSE) is proud to introduce the newest class of DeepMind Fellows. These fellowships were made possible by a generous gift from DeepMind, a London-based leader in artificial intelligence (AI) research and how it’...Read More


 New CSE assistant teaching professor Imani Munyaka

Dec 13, 2021
Imani Munyaka: Improving the Human Experience

By Kimberley Clementi   We are all vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. It’s endemic to our digital era. Still, an individual’s race, gender or age could increase their susceptibility – especially in specific settings. So might a physical disability, cognitive impairment or even one’s...Read More


CSE Professor Hadi Esmaeilzadeh is working on a new generation of accelerator chips

Dec 10, 2021
Shape-Shifting Accelerator Chips Offer Greener Way to Meet AI Demand

By Josh Baxt   Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego and MIT will be developing a new generation of multi-tenant, fast, efficient and environmentally friendly accelerator chips to help meet exploding demand for artificial intelligence thanks to a new grant from the...Read More


(r to l) Alex Liu, a CSE Ph.D. student and the paper’s lead author and Stefan Savage, a CSE professor and one of the paper’s senior authors.

Dec 7, 2021
Who's Got Your Mail? Google and Microsoft, Mostly

By Ioana Patringenaru   Who really sends, receives and, most importantly perhaps, stores your business’ email? Most likely Google and Microsoft, unless you live in China or Russia. And the market share for these two companies keeps growing.  That’s the conclusion reached by a group of...Read More


Firefox

Dec 6, 2021
This Framework Will Improve the Security of all Firefox Users

Researchers from the University of California San Diego, the University of Texas at Austin, and Mozilla have designed a new framework, called RLBox, to make the Firefox browser more secure. Mozilla has started deploying RLBox on all Firefox platforms this week.  RLBox increases browser security by...Read More


Intel’s Alder Lake processor, showing the heterogeneous design, combines 6 high-performance cores and 8 low-power cores.

Dec 3, 2021
The Core of Powerful, Power-Efficient Processors

By Katie E. Ismael   The high-performance yet low-power processors running billions of today’s laptops and mobile devices come thanks to research by computer scientists at the University of California San Diego and HP Labs. Their work, which began nearly two decades ago, has influenced the...Read More


Graph showing volume of traffic for Zoom, with the spikes in usage indicating the start of remote learning.

Dec 1, 2021
How the Pandemic Lockdown Impacted UC San Diego Undergrad Internet Use

By Josh Baxt   University of California San Diego computer scientists recently investigated how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced internet browsing during the lockdown. Armed with de-identified internet use data from UC San Diego dorm Wi-Fi, the researchers examined how online school and...Read More


A high-level illustration that shows how SugarCoat modified code within API to protect private data.

Nov 19, 2021
This tool protects your private data while you browse 

By Ioana Patringenaru   A team of computer scientists at the University of California San Diego and Brave Software have developed a tool that will increase protections for users’ private data while they browse the web. The tool, named SugarCoat, targets scripts that harm users’ privacy -- for...Read More