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CSE research describes a new algorithm that solves a classical geometric problem: Find a surface of minimal area bordered by an arbitrarily prescribed boundary curve.

Nov 10, 2021
A Brief History of Minimal Surfaces and the Ants that Love Them

By Josh Baxt   Consider a soap bubble. The way it contains the minimal possible surface area is surprisingly efficient. This is not a trivial issue. Mathematicians have been looking for better ways to calculate minimal surfaces for hundreds of years. Recently, Computer Science and...Read More


An example of how dialogue can be rewritten to make it easier for AI systems to understand.

Nov 9, 2021
Want to Throw Off Your Chatbot? Use Figurative Language

By Ioana Patringenaru   Computer scientists recently examined the performance of dialog systems, such as personal assistants and chatbots designed to interact with humans. The team found that when these systems are confronted with dialog that includes idioms or similes, their performance drops to...Read More


CSE Assistant Professor Rose Yu is the lead investigator on a new Department of Energy project

Nov 5, 2021
Rose Yu Heads Major Scientific Machine Learning Project

Researchers at UC San Diego, UC Irvine and Columbia University have received a $3.6 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant to develop new machine learning methods to understand climate data and predict its ramifications on a warming world. “We want to understand what is driving extreme heat in...Read More


CSE Undergrad McKenna Lewis is featured in this Q&A in CRA's Conquer.

Nov 5, 2021
CSE Undergrad McKenna Lewis Featured in CRA’s Conquer

From CRA’s Conquer: Supported Research Experiences Cultivating Confidence in Computing This Q&A highlight features McKenna Lewis, recipient of an Honorable Mention in the 2021 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers award program. McKenna is a computer science major and currently works as...Read More


Researchers are investigating whether older adults are using (or not using) voice assistant technology and how it can be improved with the Voice Assistant for Quality of Life and Healthcare Improvement in Aging Populations or VOLI project.

Nov 1, 2021
Making Voice Assistants Accessible for Older Patients

By Josh Baxt   Voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri have tremendous potential to help people manage their health as they age. Using these eye- and hands-free tools, patients could make appointments, confer with clinicians, receive medication reminders and perform other...Read More


GradWIC takes full advantage of UC San Diego’s proximity to La Jolla Shores by hosting beach bonfires with smores and more (June 2021).

Oct 22, 2021
Graduate Women in Computing Wins International Award to Boost Diversity and Engagement in CS

By Katie E. Ismael   The Graduate Women in Computing organization (GradWIC) at UC San Diego is one of seven universities in the world to be selected for this year’s Xilinx Women in Technology University Grant Program. The program seeks to increase the representation, participation, and...Read More


CSE professors Nadia Henninger and Lawrence Saul are part of the group that developed UC's recommendations on responsible use of AI.

Oct 20, 2021
UC adopts recommendations for the responsible use of artificial intelligence

The University of California has adopted a set of recommendations to guide the safe and responsible deployment of artificial intelligence in UC operations and three researchers at UC San Diego were involved with the effort.  UC becomes one of the first universities in the nation to establish...Read More


UC San Diego computer science professor William Griswold has received his second test of time award for work that has had a major impact on the field

Oct 19, 2021
Computer Scientist’s Work Passes the Test of Time, Again

UC San Diego computer science professor William Griswold has received his second test of time award for groundbreaking work. This time, he was honored by the Association Internationale pour les Technologies Objets (AITO) for his 2001 paper on the AspectJ programming language, an aspect-oriented...Read More


The group's effort will be headed by Deian Stefan, a CSE assistant professor.

Oct 13, 2021
Computer Scientists Part of NSF Grant to Make Browsers Safer

By Ioana Patringenaru   Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego are part of a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to make web browsers safer.  At UC San Diego, the effort will be headed by Deian Stefan, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer...Read More


CSE researchers are studying which factors most impact student success in early computing courses.

Oct 13, 2021
CSE Researchers Show Low-performing CS Students Face Wide Array of Struggles

By Katherine Connor Computer science researchers at UC San Diego conducted a broad student experience survey to learn which factors most impact student success in early computing courses, a field that has historically seen high failure rates and poor student retention. They found that lower...Read More