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

CSE Distinguished Professor Emeritus Larry Smarr's idea helped spark the UC San Diego Data Science/Machine Learning Platform or the UC San Diego JupyterHub.

Jan 25, 2022
From Coffee Cart to Educational Computing Platform

By Daniel Kane   In classic UC San Diego fashion, an overheard conversation at a campus coffee cart has turned into an interdisciplinary project that's making computing-intensive coursework more exciting while saving well over one million dollars so far. The effort—now being used in numerous...Read More

Rob Knight (l), a professor in CSE and the School of Medicine, and CSE Professor Pavel Pevzner (r), are spearheading the new Microbiome and Metagenomics Center at UC San Diego.

Jan 21, 2022
UC San Diego Receives $14M to Drive Precision Nutrition with Gut Microbiome Data

By Scott LaFee   The National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s All of Us Research Program is a national effort to build a large, diverse database of 1 million or more people whom researchers can use to study health and disease. The NIH is now awarding $170 million in grant funding to centers across...Read More

ACM Fellows

Jan 19, 2022
Two UC San Diego Computer Scientists Named as 2021 ACM Fellows

By Katie E. Ismael   Two computer scientists from the University of California San Diego have been elected as fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the association announced today. They are among the 71 new fellows recognized by the ACM, the world’s largest educational...Read More

UC San Diego Professor Shlomo Dubnov is among the researchers who will benefit from a European Research Council Advanced Grant to teach computers how to improvise, musically.

Jan 13, 2022
Computers in a Jazz Ensemble? Inventing Improvisational AI

By Josh Baxt   Go to any jazz club and watch the musicians. Their performances are dynamic and improvisational; they’re inventing as they go along, having entire conversations through their instruments. Can we give computers the same capabilities? To answer that question, University of...Read More

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 into the...Read More