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CSE professor Joe Politz is the second CSE faculty member in a row to be recognized with the Distinguished Teaching Award by the UC San Diego Academic Senate. He was honored at a reception May 25.

Jun 4, 2021
Joe Politz is Honored as One of UC San Diego’s Distinguished Teachers

By Kayla Chen   UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Department (CSE) Assistant Teaching Professor Joe Politz has been recognized with the prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award by the UC San Diego Academic Senate for his tireless work and dedication to his students. This award is...Read More


Safety Critical Deep Q-Network (SafeDQN) is built around an algorithm that takes into account how many people are clustered together in a space and how quickly and abruptly these people are moving.

May 14, 2021
This System Helps Robots Better Navigate Emergency Rooms

By Ioana Patringenaru Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a more accurate navigation system that will allow robots to better negotiate busy clinical environments in general and emergency departments more specifically.  The researchers have also...Read More


Darrell Long (Left), Distinguished Professor of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, and Jeff Carter (Right), VP overseeing relational database services at Amazon, are CSE Distinguished Alumni.

May 13, 2021
Distinguished Alumni Honored at CSE Research Open House

By Katie E. Ismael    Two accomplished alumni from UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering Department were celebrated for their contributions in academia and industry during this year’s CSE Research Open House. Darrell Long (Ph.D. ’88), a Distinguished Professor of Engineering...Read More


(l to r) CSE's Dean Tullsen and Ph.D. student Mohammadkazem Taram teamed with (center) CSE alumnus Ashish Venkat, a University of Virginia School of Engineering professor, to uncover Spectre vulnerabilities

May 4, 2021
CSE Research Contributes to Discovery on Vulnerability Affecting Computers Globally

UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Professor Dean Tullsen and his Ph.D. student Mohammadkazem Taram teamed up with University of Virginia (UVA) School of Engineering computer science researchers to uncover a line of attack that breaks current Spectre defenses. This means that billions of...Read More


ICRA 2021 Preview

May 4, 2021
CSE at ICRA 2021 Preview

A record number of papers from robotics faculty at the University of California San Diego were accepted to the 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation taking place in Xi’an, China from May 30 to June 5.  From helping robots navigate the ER, to making it easier for autonomous...Read More


CSE Ph.D. student Khalil Mrini (l) and professor Ndapa Nakashole are working to make human language technology accessible to more populations

Apr 28, 2021
Building a Voice Assistant for Older Adults

By Katherine Connor Computer scientists at UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department have received an Amazon Research Award to develop a voice assistant to better communicate with older adults. Their initial goal is to create a system capable of understanding and answering...Read More


Bytecode Alliance, nonprofit organization.

Apr 28, 2021
UC San Diego Joins Bytecode Alliance to Build Safer Software Foundations for the Internet

The University of California San Diego has joined The Bytecode Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating new software foundations and building on standards such as WebAssembly and WebAssembly System Interface (WASI). UC San Diego is part of a cross-industry collaboration alongside...Read More


CSE Professor Stefan Savage

Apr 23, 2021
CSE’s Stefan Savage Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Professor Stefan Savage is among the three members of the university community to have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences—one of the oldest and most esteemed honorary societies in the nation.  Savage, along with Ananda Goldrath...Read More


CSE authors include (first row:l to r):  Professor Vineet Bafna, senior author, Ph.D. student Mehrdad Bakhtiari, the paper’s first author, and (second row) Melissa Gymrek, assistant professor in CSE and the School of Medicine

Apr 9, 2021
Understudied Mutations Have Big Impact on Gene Expression

By Josh Baxt An international team of researchers led by computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have identified 163 variable number tandem repeats (VNTRs) that actively regulate gene expression. In a paper published in Nature Communications this week, the researchers provide...Read More


2021 SIGCSE Technical Symposium

Apr 8, 2021
CSE has Strong Showing at SIGCSE

Nearly 20 faculty members and students affiliated with UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department were part of the recent SIGCSE conference, one of the premier computer science education conferences. CSE professors and students helped organize symposiums, presented papers and...Read More