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  • 'Social Shopping' Application for CSE Alumna's Startup

    A CSE alumna returned to the UC San Diego campus in late April to talk to current members of the university's chapter of Women in Computing (WiC). Elena Silenok (M.S., Computer Science '06) was invited back to give a tech talk about startups, with a focus on alternative approaches available to students graduating with computer science degrees.

  • CSE Students Take Home Top Prize in Hack-a-thon

    They called their app “Rapid Hire” and it was appropriate for a CSE-led team that did so well in a hackathon that the sponsor considered making the students job offers on the spot. Mitek Systems held its first 24-hour Jacobs School Hack-a-thon April 25-26, and a team made up of three CSE majors and one electrical engineering undergraduate walked away with first prize (and a $500 reward).

  • CSE Runners Take On the La Jolla Half Marathon

    On Sunday, April 27, faculty, staff and students from Computer Science and Engineering were among the many UC San Diego runners in the La Jolla Half Marathon.

  • Undergraduates Win Jeopardy Game (of Sorts)

    It wasn't the real thing, and it was honor rather than money at stake, but a friendly version of the popular TV game, Jeopardy, ended in victory for a team representing UC San Diego. What's more, two of the three students on the UCSD team are majoring in computer science (pictured in center of photo l-r Katharine Zu, James Dohleman and Anish Shandilya).

  • 'By the People' Platform Developed by CSE Undergraduate

    A new online voting platform is allowing voters in North County San Diego to lobby directly their elected officials through weekly polls, and voters have a CSE major and a UC San Diego alumnus to thank for it. Called By the People, the platform was launched April 13 through a partnership with UT San Diego, the online arm of the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper.

  • Graduate Students Honor Voelker with Teaching Award

    CSE Prof. Geoffrey Voelkeras honored April 22 at The Loft in the Price Center. Voelker (at left) acceptedf the Faculty Teaching Award as part of the 2014 UC San Diego Graduate Student Association (GSA) Community Awards.  The awards honor individuals for their outstanding contributions to the graduate student community at UCSD.

  • Minnes Joins CSE Teaching Faculty

    In a note to the CSE community today, Chair Rajesh Gupta said he is "thrilled to announce that Dr. Mia Minnes has accepted position of a lecturer in the LPSOE series."  Minnes received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Cornell in 2008, and she was a CLE Moore Instructor at MIT.

  • CSE Students Win Moxie Center PitchFest Award

    You don't have to be in grad school or even an upper-division undergrad to win a business pitch competition. Take the winning team of CSE freshmen who won the Audience Choice Award on April 14 in the Moxie Center's PitchFest.

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