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(top row) Alex Trevithick and Alisha Ukani, (bottom row) Olivia Weng and Alex Yen.

May 6, 2022
CSE’s NSF PhD Research Fellows

By Josh Baxt   Four graduate students in the UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering have received prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellowships. The new fellows will receive a $34,000 annual stipend for three years, a $12,000 education allowance to cover...Read More


CSE professor Julian McAuley and his team are working to rid chatbots of toxic language.

Apr 22, 2022
Cleaning up Online Bots’ Act – and Speech

By Ioana Patringenaru   Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed algorithms to rid speech generated by online bots of offensive language, on social media and elsewhere.  Chatbots using toxic language is an ongoing issue. But perhaps the most famous example is Tay, a...Read More


Niema Moshiri (left), a CSE assistant teaching professor, and Janine Tiefenbruck (right), a lecturer in the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute who was formerly with CSE, are among the three UC San Diego Integrity Award winners for 2022.

Apr 14, 2022
Niema Moshiri and Janine Tiefenbruck Honored as UC San Diego Integrity Champions

Efforts to ensure the integrity of remote learning developed by Niema Moshiri, an assistant teaching professor in UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Janine Tiefenbruck, a lecturer in the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, were recognized at UC San Diego’s 12th annual...Read More


Department of Computer Science and Engineering Professor YY Zhou.

Apr 12, 2022
Yuanyuan Zhou Honored for Bug Work

By Josh Baxt   In 2008, multicore processors, in which two or more processing units are embedded into an integrated circuit, were exploding in popularity. However, multicores spawned their own unique programming challenges. University of California San Diego computer scientist Yuanyuan (YY) Zhou...Read More


CSE professor Daniel Kane received the Best Paper award at the Conference on Computational Complexity in 2013. As a member of the USA team, he won gold at the International Mathematical Olympiad in 2002 and 2003.

Apr 5, 2022
Changemakers of CSE: Daniel Kane Takes on Intricate Puzzles

By Josh Baxt   With joint appointments in UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering and Mathematics departments, Associate Professor Daniel Kane straddles the line between both disciplines. But for Kane, computer science offers some unique opportunities. “The main difference I see is that...Read More


CSE Building at night.

Apr 1, 2022
CSE Rises in New U.S. News and World Report Best Engineering School Rankings

By Katie E. Ismael   UC San Diego’s graduate program in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is ranked #11 in the newest U.S. News and World Report Graduate Program Rankings. UC San Diego has risen to its 11th spot in 2022 from #30 in 1994. And according to CSrankings.org, a metrics-based...Read More


CSE researchers help assemble the first complete human genome.

Mar 31, 2022
Researchers Assemble the First Complete Human Genome

By Josh Baxt   Two decades after the Human Genome Project produced a draft sequence, an international research team, including University of California San Diego computer scientists, has published the first complete genome. The work was done by the Telomere to Telomere (T2T) consortium, and six...Read More


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