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  • High-Performing High School Student Is UCSD Bound... with a Little Help from Google

    Aswini Krishnan is a graduating senior from American High School in Fremont, CA, who is headed for UC San Diego in the fall. She is among a select group of students to be awarded $10,000 Generation Google Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. While she is set to enroll in the bioengineering department, Krishnan will focus on computer science and bioinformatics. She became interested in computer science in elementary school.

  • CSE Ph.D. Student Receives Best Paper Award and UC President's Fellowship Award

    Computer scientists at UC San Diego and Microsoft Research have developed a system that combines a mobile application and sensor to detect stress in parents and delivers research-based strategies to help decrease that stress during emotionally charged interactions with their children. CSE Ph.D.

  • CSE Ranks #13 Among Best Computer Science Graduate Programs

    The website has come up with a list of the 20 "best graduate programs in computer science," and the University of California, San Diego made the list at #13. The rankings are based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, faculty accomplishments, return on investment, and reputation.

  • Computer Scientists Develop Tool to Make the Internet of Things Safer

    Computer scientists at UC San Diego have developed a tool that allows hardware designers and system builders to test security—a first for the field. One of the tool’s potential uses is described in the May-June issue of IEEE Micro magazine. “The stakes in hardware security are high,” said Ryan Kastner, a professor of computer science at UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering.

  • Social Networking Expert Joins Computer Science Faculty at UC San Diego

    He is best known for having analyzed 42 million Internet product reviews consisting of over five billion words written by 10 million users, including every Amazon review posted through early 2013. In his exhaustive research, Julian McAuley (right) sought to create a model for automatically analyzing opinions and behaviors in online communities.

  • MAS Data Science and Engineering: Open for Business

    Nearly two years in the making, the Master of Advanced Study (MAS) in Data Science and Engineering has begun accepting applications from students following the program's final approval by the UC President. It’s the fourth MAS program offered by the Jacobs School of Engineering, and the second undertaken by the Computer Science and Engineering department.

  • CSE Undergraduate Shares in Prestigious Museum Award

    A prestigious award from the American Association of Museums (AAM) went to a team that included a CSE undergraduate.  In Seattle recently, the association handed out its 2014 MUSE Awards, and the Gold medal in its Honeysett & Din Student Award category went to the Balboa Park Online Collaborative and the student developer of its JFG Haiku Hunt mobile Android app, UC San Diego computer-science senior Jesus Rios (at left, in J

  • Graduating Senior to Join Google Glass Group

    In a series of short profiles of students in the Jacobs School of Engineering who are graduating this month, the school’s blog included computer-science major and tutor Zach Johnson (or zachoverflow, based on his Twitter handle and Internet pseudonym).

  • CSE Alumna: A Snapshot of Success

    CSE alumna Brina Lee (M.S. '13), the first woman engineer hired at Instagram, is the cover story in the latest edition of the news e-zine, This Week @UC San Diego. She took a circuitous route to her current job at a high-profile Silicon Valley social network. Lee earned her B.A. in Communication from UCSD in 2008, then worked in marketing.

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