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Henrik Christensen, director of the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute, says in a Science Robotics editorial this week that robots have important roles to play during a pandemic. Photo Credit: David Baillot

Mar 26, 2020
How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics, including Henrik Christensen, director of UC San Diego’s Contextual Robotics Institute, say yes, and outline a number of examples in an editorial in the March 25 issue of Science Robotics...Read More


Nadia Heninger

Mar 12, 2020
New record set for cryptographic challenge

San Diego, Calif., March 11, 2020 -- An international team of computer scientists has set a new record for integer factorization, one of the most important computational problems underlying the security of nearly all public-key cryptography currently used today.   Public-key cryptography is used...Read More


UC San Diego’s Rosing Receives DARPA Grant to Explore Hyperdimensional Computing

Mar 9, 2020
UC San Diego’s Rosing Receives DARPA Grant to Explore Hyperdimensional Computing

By 2025, computers and other instruments will generate more than 175 zettabytes of data. For context, there are a billion terabytes in a zettabyte. If you’re wondering how all that information will be analyzed, you’re not alone. At present, only one percent of data produced worldwide is ever...Read More


Researchers Develop Framework that Improves Firefox Security

Feb 24, 2020
Researchers Develop Framework that Improves Firefox Security

Researchers from the University of California San Diego, University of Texas at Austin, Stanford University and Mozilla have developed a new framework to improve web browser security. The framework, called RLBox, has been integrated into Firefox to complement its other security-hardening efforts....Read More


Innovation and Community on Display at the CSE Winter Research Open House

Feb 14, 2020
Innovation and Community on Display at the CSE Winter Research Open House

The 2020 CSE Winter Research Open House was held on January 31 and, for anyone interested in learning about UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering Department, this was the place to be. The event featured a keynote on augmented reality, two rounds of student research presentations, an...Read More


Building a New Generation of Software Programming Languages

Feb 13, 2020
Building a New Generation of Software Programming Languages

Nadia Polikarpova is a computer scientist who thinks outside the box. As an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, her novel approaches to automating software programming languages are earning her national recognition. Polikarpova is a recent recipient of the...Read More


Hee Rin Lee presents a demo during the 2018 Contextual Robotics Forum at UC San Diego.

Feb 13, 2020
Integrating robots in public and private spaces for the common good

San Diego, Calif., Feb. 5, 2020 -- UC San Diego alumna Hee Rin Lee, now an assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Media and Information, explores how we can integrate robots into our lives for social good, whether it be in a retirement community or a bustling factory. The roots of her research...Read More


Lim(b)itless in India: UC San Diego Students Travel Abroad to Empower Amputees

Feb 13, 2020
Lim(b)itless in India: UC San Diego Students Travel Abroad to Empower Amputees

In November, 2019, ten UC San Diego students filed into a bustling amputee clinic in Jaipur, India. On one side of the room, men and women, some bearing crutches, watched as their new limbs took shape under the staff’s careful hands. For many of them, a prosthetic limb represented the chance to...Read More


Algae Shown to Improve Gastrointestinal Health

Feb 13, 2020
Algae Shown to Improve Gastrointestinal Health

San Diego, Calif., Feb. 3, 2020 -- A widespread, fast-growing plant called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is famous in scientific laboratories due to its position as the world’s most exhaustively studied algae. For decades, the green, single-celled organism, which primarily grows in wet soil, has...Read More


We Are CSE: Angelique Taylor, PhD ’21

Feb 7, 2020
We Are CSE: Angelique Taylor, PhD ’21

The rich diversity of research and perspectives found in UC San Diego's Department of Computer Science and Engineering makes it the thriving, supportive and world-class community it is today.  Angelique is a PhD student in the Healthcare Robotics Lab working under the direction of ...Read More