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

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