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The latest rankings also show UC San Diego's computer science program is No. 8 among public institutions.

Sep 14, 2022
Four CSE Undergrad Specialties in Top 10 in Latest US News & World Report Rankings

By Katie E. Ismael The US News & World Report ranks UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate program in the top 10 nationwide in several specialties, including artificial intelligence, computer systems, mobile and web applications and data analytics/science....Read More


Faris Ashai was recently featured in 2022’s Major League Hacking (MLH) Top 50

Sep 1, 2022
Math-Computer Science Student Named to Hacking Top 50 List

By Kiran Kumar UC San Diego math-computer science student Faris Ashai was recently featured in 2022’s Major League Hacking (MLH) Top 50, a list recognizing the top new computer scientists and hackers. MLH compiles this list each year, highlighting the hackathon community’s most inspiring members...Read More


Ph.D. student Yu-Ying Yeh

Aug 29, 2022
Yu-Ying Yeh (Ph.D. ’24): CSE’s Newest Recipient of Prestigious Google Fellowship

By Kimberley Clementi Yu-Ying Yeh, a Ph.D. student in UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), has been awarded a 2022 Google Fellowship in Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision. She is one of nine recipients in that category this year. Two previous...Read More


CSE's newest CAREER award winners (from top): Ndapa Nakashole, Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick and Rose Yu

Aug 16, 2022
A Trifecta: CSE Faculty are Honored with NSF CAREER Awards

By Kimberley Clementi Three faculty from UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) were among those recognized recently with the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. Assistant professors Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, Ndapa Nakashole...Read More


This summer, an E4E team of undergraduates from various universities is working to continue to improve Smartfin.

Aug 4, 2022
Surfing for Science

By Ioana Patringenaru It’s a summer morning at La Jolla Shores and Robert O’Brien, a junior at Princeton University who is spending his summer at UC San Diego, is surfing—for science. He is participating in the Smartfin research project, which aims to improve the collection of oceanographic data...Read More


The core of EnCORE: co-principal investigators include (from l to r) Yusu Wang, Barna Saha (the principal investigator), Kamalika Chaudhuri, (top row) Arya Mazumdar and Sanjoy Dasgupta. (Not pictured, Gal Mishne).

Jul 29, 2022
New $10M NSF-Funded Institute Will Get to the CORE of Data Science

A new National Science Foundation initiative has created a $10 million dollar institute led by computer and data scientists at University of California San Diego that aims to transform the core fundamentals of the rapidly emerging field of Data Science.  Called The Institute for Emerging CORE...Read More


Niema Moshiri, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, developed an epidemic simulation tool, FAVITES, that was key to the papers' findings.

Jul 26, 2022
Coronavirus Jumped to Humans at Least Twice at Market in Wuhan, China

By Scott LaFee In a pair of related studies, published online July 26, 2022 via First Release in Science, researchers at University of California San Diego, with colleagues on four continents, show that the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019 was at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan...Read More


A new paper describes a novel tool for prediction of immunoglobulin (IG) genes and a comparative analysis of IG genes. Researchers discovered a novel type of IG genes common for bat species, which are spreaders of viruses.

Jul 25, 2022
New Algorithm Helps Identify Antibody Genes

By Josh Baxt In a study published in the journal Genome Research, investigators in UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department and Johns Hopkins University have illuminated the immunoglobulin (antibody) genes in 20 mammalian species, gaining new insights into their targets and...Read More


Five teams of students from CSE 125 (aka the Video Game class) showed off their talent and technical skills.

Jun 21, 2022
Student-Created Video Games Reveal Talent, Teamwork and Technical Know-how

By Kimberley Clementi A timed race between folding chairs and bean bags.  A fast-paced beauty pageant where only one racecar wins the crown. A farm with a dark twist. A game of cat and mouse. A magical battle in a medieval castle. In a mere 10 weeks, that’s what computer science students in UC...Read More


CSE Teaching Professor Christine Alvarado, who will also serve as the university's Associate Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education on July 1

Jun 17, 2022
Christine Alvarado: Inaugural NCWIT Joanne McGrath Cohoon Service Award Winner

UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering Teaching Professor Christine Alvarado was highlighted recently by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) for winning its first Joanne McGrath Cohoon Service Award. Alvarado, who is also the Associate Dean for...Read More