More than 24,000 people have signed up to take a course on “Human-Computer Interaction” that the University of California, San Diego will offer through the Coursera online network this summer. The course begins Monday, June 30 and will run through August 24, 2014.
UC San Diego has announced a new master’s degree program in Data Science and Engineering. The program is intended for working professionals with a broad educational background and/or training in computer science, engineering or mathematics.
The official directive for students in CSE’s Embedded System Design course is to “learn fundamental knowledge of microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators” and other hardware and software tools to build an embedded system. The unofficial directive for this past quarter's students? To put the 'fun' in functional. The resulting projects provide a glimpse into the future of embedded systems, which are essentially computing systems built into larger mechanical or electronic devices and are designed for handling specific tasks.
Four Norwegian undergraduates found themselves in San Diego for spring quarter and enrolled in CSE 145 through UC San Diego Extension to learn about embedded systems design. Dubbing themselves Team Norway, the students from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – Thomas Emil Dagsvik, Alexander Fosseidbraaten, Kamilla Bolstad and Frederik de Lichtenberg – came from backgrounds in economics and computer science.
Many of the students in the CSE 145 Embedded Systems Design course taught by Prof. Ryan Kastner made use of the tools and resources in the Prototyping Lab of the Qualcomm Institute, the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), located in Atkinson Hall the courtyard from the CSE Building.
CSE Prof. Ryan Kastner says the goal of CSE 145 is to teach students to build an embedded computing system. Students also learn the fundamentals of microcontrollers, such as Arduino and Beagle Bone Black, sensors and actuators, and they are introduced to end-to-end system building and the hardware and software tools they will need to build a project in a team environment.
CSE chair and professor Rajesh Gupta (pictured top right with other PIs on the Roseline project) is leading the UC San Diego component of a five-university effort that has received a five-year, $4-million NSF Frontier award to tackle the challenge of time in cyber-physical systems (CPS) -- engineered systems that are built from and depend upon the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components.
In September, CSE research scientist and lecturer Nadir Weibel will present a joint paper with students and a colleague in one of the most prestigious – and competitive – conferences on ubiquitous computing.
On June 14, graduating senior Kirsten Koa will receive the Computer Science and Engineering Department’s 2014 Excellence Award, given annually by CSE’s advisors and faculty. Koa will accept the glass award from Jacobs School of Engineering Dean Al Pisano during the eighth annual Ring Ceremony at 8:15pm on Warren Mall, organized by the Triton Engineering Student Council (TESC).
CSE alumni, students, staff and faculty turned out in force to run, walk or just cheer on CSE’s main team, Overclocked CSE Enthusiasts, entered in the Chancellor's 5K run June 8 during UC San Diego’s Alumni Weekend 2014.