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Soil power? A new study by UC San Diego computer scientists is showing how microbes can be used to fuel low-power sensors.

Mar 29, 2022
The Power of Bugs

By Josh Baxt   Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego are showing how soil microbes can be harnessed to fuel low-power sensors. This opens new possibilities for microbial fuel cells (MFCs), which can power soil hydration sensors and other devices. Led by Department of...Read More


GradWIC hosted a new student field trip to help incoming students become acquainted with the bus system and necessities in the La Jolla area.

Mar 24, 2022
There’s an Org for That

By Katie E. Ismael   Soon after last fall quarter began and the campus was showing signs of prepandemic life, the leaders of the Graduate Women in Computing or GradWIC at UC San Diego thought it would be helpful for the new students to become acclimated to their unfamiliar surroundings and to the...Read More


UC San Diego computer scientist Pavel Pevzner’s team adopted a computational approach called de Bruijn graphs, which helped them assemble millions of “reads” into complete genomes. This technique models a genome as a complex road network that connects various cities (short genomic fragments) and finds ways to traverse the network while using each road.

Mar 4, 2022
New, Highly Accurate Algorithm Scales Ability to Assemble Complete Genomes

By Josh Baxt   An international team led by researchers at University of California San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering has shown that a new genome assembly algorithm, called the La Jolla Assembler (LJA), vastly improves large genomes reconstruction, the process by which...Read More


CSE PhD student Bodhi  Majumder is one of this year's Adobe Research Fellows

Feb 28, 2022
PhD Student Receives Prestigious Adobe Research Fellowship to Improve Interactive Machines

By Josh Baxt   Bodhisattwa (Bodhi) Prasad Majumder, a UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) PhD student, has been honored with an Adobe Research Fellowship. The fellowships are only awarded to about ten people each year, and Majumder is the third CSE graduate student...Read More


CSE's new Postdoc Fellows(l-r) Noah Fleming, Eleonore Ferrier and Francesco Restuccia.

Feb 23, 2022
Meet CSE’s Newest Postdoc Fellows

By Katie E. Ismael        This year’s class of CSE Fellows in UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) includes post-PhD researchers from Canada, Italy and France. The diverse group of scholars was selected for the second cohort of the CSE Fellows Program, which was...Read More


Meet new CSE Associate Professor Barna Saha.

Feb 17, 2022
Barna Saha and the Golden Road to UC San Diego

By any measure or metric, the road from Siliguri, a small town outside Darjeeling, India, to UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is a long one. At one end, the road lacks infrastructure. Education opportunities are limited. At the other, a world-class university...Read More


CSE Assistant Professor Deian Stefan is one of the 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship recipients.

Feb 15, 2022
Deian Stefan Receives Prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship to Develop Secure Systems

By Josh Baxt   UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Deian Stefan has been honored with an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Stefan will receive $75,000 during the two-year fellowship to advance his work on browser security. Stefan is the third UC San Diego...Read More


Master in Data Science Applications Now Open

Feb 9, 2022
Educating the Next Generation of Data Scientists, Virtually

By Katie E. Ismael   The University of California San Diego is launching its first online graduate degree program this fall to help meet the demand for data scientists as companies across all sectors seek to leverage vast amounts of data into meaningful insights. Applications for the new Master...Read More


CSE PhD students and 2022 Meta PhD Research Fellows Kabir Nagrecha (l) and Stewart Grant (r).

Feb 4, 2022
A Mega Achievement: Two UC San Diego Students Named 2022 Meta PhD Research Fellows

By Katie E. Ismael   The University of California San Diego boasts two of this year’s 2022 Meta PhD Research Fellows—37scholars selected from a pool of 2,300 applicants worldwide. As fellows, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) PhD students Stewart Grant and Kabir Nagrecha will...Read More


CSE PhD alumna KC Claffy

Feb 2, 2022
Change Makers of CSE: KC Claffy (PhD ’94) and the Evolving Internet

Kimberly (KC) Claffy had just completed her PhD in UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering when she noticed a problem: internet measurement data for scientific research might not always be available. The problem showed up soon after she graduated in 1994 when NSFNET, the...Read More