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  • Designing a New Design Education

    An article co-written by Cognitive Scientist and CSE Prof. Scott Klemmer (at right) has been read by nearly 30,000 people since it was first posted in late March on LinkedIn. The article, titled "State of Design: How Design Education Must Change," was written with Don Norman of the Nielsen Norman Group (and emeritus professor in Cognitive Science at UC San Diego).

  • CSE Alumni Advisory Board Launches Quarterly Magazine

    Serial entrepreneur Munjal Shah (BS ’95) and Brina Lee (MS ’13) are among the CSE alumni profiled in the inaugural issue of the UC San Diego CSE Alumni Quarterly (at right), a publication of the department’s Alumni Advisory Board.

  • CSE Posters at Research Expo 2014 Highlight Energy Efficiency in Data Centers and Smartphones

    Coming up on April 17 is the Jacobs School of Engineering Research Expo 2014, when CSE graduate students will present 25 of the nearly 200 research posters on display.

  • Four NSF Graduate Research Fellows in Kastner Group

    The computer engineering group of CSE Prof. Ryan Kastner is going from strength to strength, as two of his Ph.D. students have joined two existing group members as NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. The newcomers are Perry Naughton and Alric Althoff, and they joined Jason Oberg and Dustin Richmond. “Four fellows in the group at once,” observed Kastner proudly. “Not too shabby.” And three of the four will showcase their respective research projects during the Jacobs School of Engineering Research Expo 2014 on April 17.

  • A 'Street Tacos' Approach to Mobile Programming

    In CSE instructor Ganz Chockalingam’s CSE 190 course, instruction over the winter was, as he puts it, more like “making street tacos.” Instead of asking students to follow a specific recipe, Chockalingam urged them to come up with their own app ideas and use the tools and programming environments they prefer. 
  • CSE Professor to Moderate Cyber Security Symposium with Industry Representatives

    Organized by the UC San Diego Office of Research Affairs (ORA), the Innovation Trends (iTrends) Cyber Security symposium is scheduled for 5-7pm on Tuesday, April 8. The goal: to introduce graduate and especially undergraduate students to industry trends and job opportunities in the emerging field of cyber security. The symposium is organized by ORA's Sandra Ponting and moderated by CSE Prof. Ryan Kastner (right).

  • PayScale Estimates Return on Investment of an Undergraduate CS Degree at UC San Diego

    UC San Diego undergraduates majoring in computer science can look forward to a solid return on their investment, especially if they are from inside California. The 2014 PayScale College Return on Investment Report tracks the estimated return on investment (ROI) at public and private U.S. universities. The survey found that the average cost of a four-year, in-state education at UCSD for computer science majors was $122,100 in 2013.

  • Distinguished Teaching Award for CSE Faculty Member

    If the selection by the Academic Senate awards committee is confirmed  by the AS Representative Assembly in late Aprill, CSE Prof. Sanjoy Dasgupta will receive one of Senate’s Distinguished Teaching Awards for the 2013-14 academic year. It is only the third time since 2000 that a CSE faculty member has won the award for Senate members, following Geoffrey Voelker in 2010-11, and Joseph Pasquale (2002-03).

  • CSE Faculty in Big Data Conversation with Experts

    CSE was well-represented on a March 12 panel at the Qualcomm Institute titled "Big Data: A Conversation with the Experts," organized by UC San Diego Extension. CSE Prof. Stefan Savage (seated far right), who also directs the Center for Networked Systems, spoke about the inherent security risks associated with big data. Unrelenting threats – from pranksters and criminals alike – are out there.

  • CSE’s Paturi Receives Faculty Excellence Award for Community Service

    On Thursday, March 20, six UC San Diego faculty members were honored at the 40th annual Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Awards for going above and beyond to make a positive impact in their teaching, research and service. CSE Prof. Ramamohan Paturi (at right) is one of this year’s honorees, for Excellence in Community Service.

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