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CSE Professor Tajana Rosing is a co-PI on the project to prototype the National Research Platform (NRP), an actual information superhighway.

Sep 14, 2021
$5 Million NSF Grant Supports Data-Friendly Research Platform

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to prototype the National Research Platform (NRP), an actual information superhighway. Several members of the UC San Diego Computer Science and...Read More


OpenRooms creates photorealistic synthetic scenes from input images or scans, with unprecedented control over shape, materials and lighting.

Sep 9, 2021
The Beauty of OpenRooms

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have released a new framework called OpenRooms. Freely available to everyone, this new dataset and tools will help users manipulate objects, materials, lighting and other properties in indoor 3D scenes to advance augmented reality and...Read More


Mai ElSherief is a new CSE assistant professor, coming to the department from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Sep 8, 2021
Mai ElSherief: Computing Meaningful Change

By Kimberley Clementi   Be positive. Be confident. Be adventurous. And be yourself – all while helping others do the same. This is the mindset new assistant professor Mai ElSherief brings to UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering Department. ElSherief arrived in San Diego in June after...Read More


(l-r) Computer science students Zihan Wang, Shuxin Chen and Haihao Sun will represent UC San Diego at the ICPC World Finals in March 2022.

Aug 31, 2021
Computer science students qualify for programming World Finals

By Katherine Connor A team of UC San Diego computer science students has qualified to compete in the World Finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), the world’s preeminent programming and coding competition. The students clinched a spot when they placed sixth in...Read More


Andrew B. Kahng, a professor of computer science and electrical engineering at UC San Diego, is the principal investigator for The Institute for Learning-enabled Optimization at Scale.

Jul 29, 2021
NSF invests $20M in UC San Diego-headquartered Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institute

Faster computer chip design. Wireless networks with greater energy efficiency. Self-driving cars that interact better with pedestrians and with one another. These are among the advances expected to emerge from a new institute led by the University of California San Diego that is focused on...Read More


UC San Diego music and computer science professor Shlomo Dubnov (right) with co-author and high school student Conan Lu (far left), with fellow COSMOS student: mapping the architecture of a machine learning tool to transfer one sample of music from one style to another.

Jul 23, 2021
Training Computers to Transfer Music from One Style to Another

By Doug Ramsey   Can artificial intelligence enable computers to translate a musical composition between musical styles – e.g., from pop to classical or to jazz? According to a professor of music and computer science at UC San Diego and a high school student, they have developed a machine...Read More


New CSE Ph.D. Jeremy Blackstone

Jul 22, 2021
Jeremy Blackstone (Ph.D. ’21): Mountaineer, Explorer and Howard Professor

Newly minted UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Ph.D. Jeremy Blackstone has trekked back to his undergraduate roots at Howard University, this time as a professor. Before that journey, he was part of CSE Professor Ryan Kastner’s research group and a member of the Engineers for...Read More


Debashis Sahoo, co-senior author of the study, is an associate professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Computer Science and Engineering.

Jul 15, 2021
Artificial Intelligence Could Be New Blueprint for Precision Drug Discovery

Writing in the July 12, 2021 online issue of Nature Communications, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering describe a new approach that uses machine learning to hunt for disease targets and then predicts whether a...Read More


Professor Stefan Savage

Jun 25, 2021
Computer Scientist Stefan Savage Honored as Prestigious Distinguished Researcher at UC San Diego

By Kayla Chen    UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Professor Stefan Savage is one of two researchers across the campus to be named the Distinguished Researcher by the UC San Diego Academic Senate. He was honored with the award for his work in cybersecurity.   These awards are a sign...Read More


If concertmaster (top left) looks at her camera, it will appear to the musicians that she is looking at all of them. But gaze tracking system shows she is looking at Walter (second row center), and labels the concertmaster’s video feed with the name “Walter” so the entire class knows the intended recipient, and the label updates continuously when she looks at another musician – establishing non-verbal communication with the ensemble.

Jun 23, 2021
CSE’s Shlomo Dubnov Helps Develop Machine Learning to Enhance Non-verbal Communication in Online Classrooms

By Doug Ramsey   Researchers in the Center for Research on Entertainment and Learning (CREL) at the University of California San Diego have developed a system to analyze and track eye movements to enhance teaching in tomorrow’s virtual classrooms – and perhaps future virtual concert halls....Read More