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July 19, 2019
Computer science students are getting involved in high-level research projects in the beginning of their college careers thanks to an innovative program at UC San Diego. The Early Research Scholars Program teams students up with professors who have ongoing research projects. Students get guidance from a centralized mentoring team, which helps them with the basic skills needed to conduct research, so their professors can focus on the details of each project. Students conduct research on everything from autonomous cars, to the microbiome, to software verification. The program has been such a success, it is expanding to multiple universities, with plans to keep it growing. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Education] [Show ID: 34691]
July 3, 2019
The CSE Celebration of Diversity is a day-long event aimed at recognizing the wealth of contributions from all the different kinds of people in the CSE community, and act as a forum to discuss how the department can continue to evolve to become a community of inclusive excellence. This event is led by the CSE Department's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) committee. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 34958]
April 23, 2019
Smartfin is a surfboard fin that allows scientists to collect data about the ocean with the help of surfers around the world. The project brings together engineers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and students from the Computer Science and Engineering department at UC San Diego. Traditionally, it has been difficult to collect data near the shore because waves damage any instruments researchers place in the water. But, Smartfin turns that challenge into an advantage by enlisting the help of the surfing community. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 34350]
March 14, 2019
What technology risks are faced by people who experience intimate partner violence? How is the security community failing them, and what questions might we need to ask to make progress on social and technical interventions? UC San Diego CSE Alumnus Thomas Ristenpart discusses computer security with a focus on digital privacy and safety in intimate partner violence. He is a member of the Computer Science department at Cornell University. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 34588]
January 18, 2019
A promotional video for the Computer Science and Engineering department at UC San Diego. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 34276]
January 2, 2019
Nadia Polikarpova is an assistant professor at CSE, and a member of the Programming Systems group. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zurich in 2014. She then spent three years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Polikarpova's work spans the areas of programming languages and formal methods; in particular, she is interested in building practical tools and techniques that make it easier for programmers to construct secure and reliable software. Her agenda is to exploit the growing power of automated logical reasoning to build next-generation programming languages, in which the programmer simply states high-level system requirements---such as safety, security, or performance criteria---and the language infrastructure takes on the error-prone task of enforcing these requirements. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Show ID: 33420]
December 9, 2018
Computer science students are getting excited about research thanks to a new program at UC San Diego. They spent the summer working on cutting-edge projects, from crowd-sourced studies, to portable air quality sensors. The work they're doing today, could change the world of tomorrow. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 34075]
October 26, 2018
From Amazon, to Airbnb, to Blizzard Entertainment, students from UC San Diego's Computer Science Department spent the summer interning at incredible companies. Throughout those internships, they shared their experiences with fellow students online. It all culminated with the Summer Internship Symposium: a chance to present their work and give younger students advice on landing those coveted internships. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 34076]
October 7, 2018
From hyperdimensional computing to developing recommender systems, UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering faculty reach out to bring students from computer science programs at Mexican Universities to UC San Diego for a summer of study. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Show ID: 33933]
September 17, 2018
High school students from around the country spent part of their summer learning and living at UC San Diego. During the COSMOS program, they learn from professors in the Computer Science and Engineering department. Students get to create apps, robots and lifelong memories. Some even turned bananas into a piano. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Show ID: 33917]
September 6, 2018
Teachers are learning how coding can be an exciting and useful way to teach math. San Diego Unified School District teachers spent a week of their summer at a workshop called Bootstrap with professors from UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering. Bootstrap is a way to teach core courses, from math to social studies, using computer programming. There is even a lesson plan that lets students create their own video game. Teachers say it could be a fun new way to help their students succeed. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Show ID: 33846]
August 13, 2018
Ariana is a PhD student at UC San Diego, where she works with the Sysnet, CryptoSec, and CNS groups at UCSD, as well as the Center for Evidence-based Security Research (CESR). She is advised by Geoff Voelker and Stefan Savage. As an undergrad, she started her academic journey in a security lab as an coder. She soon realized that the world of security would be an enthralling space that has repercussions for everyone that uses a computer today, and after doing some coding, she then moved more into a research-oriented role. She discovered that one of security's problems revolved around users and how users interact with our various security mechanisms; and what good are our security mechanisms if they fail to protect people? She then decided to dive into the intersection of usable security and empirical analysis, or how we can use environmental studies to determine user behavior, where is it going wrong, and how we can fix it. This is the philosophy that drives her research Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Show ID: 33422]
July 26, 2018
David Kohlbrenner is a PhD student at UC San Diego working with Sysnet and CryptoSec advised by Hovav Shacham. His research focuses on how hardware design impacts software security. David's work bridges gaps in understanding between hardware and software to build systems that are deserving of trust. As part of his research efforts, he has worked extensively with web browsers to demonstrate new vulnerabilities and integrate new defenses. Previously, David received a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and co-founded the San Diego-based startup Somerset Recon. In 2018, David graduated from UC San Diego and is now a postdoc at UC Berkeley. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Show ID: 33585]
June 18, 2018
Manmohan Chandraker is an assistant professor at the CSE department of the University of California, San Diego. He received a PhD from UC San Diego and was a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley. His research interests are in computer vision, machine learning and graphics-based vision, with applications to autonomous driving and human-computer interfaces. His works have received the Marr Prize Honorable Mention for Best Paper at ICCV 2007, the 2009 CSE Dissertation Award for Best Thesis at UCSD, a PAMI special issue on best papers of CVPR 2011, the Best Paper Award at CVPR 2014 and the 2018 NSF CAREER Award. He has served as an Area Chair at CVPR, ICCV, AAAI and ICVGIP, associate editor at JAIR, senior PC member at IJCAI and tutorials chair at 3DV. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Show ID: 33421]
June 4, 2018
Steven Rick is a CSE PhD student advised by Professor Nadir Weibel. As a member of the UC San Diego Design Lab and Human-Centered and Ubiquitous Computing Lab, his research lies at the intersection of technology, design, and human interaction. By using increasingly pervasive sensing and computing hardware, he seeks to understand the impact that communication has on interpersonal interaction. More specifically, how behavior influences the way doctors and patients work together. This research makes sense of interaction between patients and their care team while exploring opportunities for thoughtful design to intervene and promote self-reflection, reduction in bias, or better teamwork. Having earned a B.S. in Cognitive Science, Steven values interdisciplinary approaches to solving hard human problems, and believes technology should be thought of as an ally, not a tool nor replacement for humans. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Show ID: 33424]
May 31, 2018
Angelique Taylor is a PhD student in the Healthcare Robotics Lab at the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UC San Diego. Angelique completed two Bachelor's degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she worked on machine learning research and developed an interest in learning algorithms. Since then, she has become interested in machine learning methods that can be used for interactive agents, leading her to focus on research in human-robot interaction. Working under the direction of Dr. Laurel Riek, her research lies at the intersection of computer vision, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Her work aims to enable robots to interact and work with groups of people in real-world environments. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Arthur J. Schmitt Presidential Fellow, GEM Fellow, and Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholar. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Show ID: 33425]
May 21, 2018
Taught by successful educational entrepreneur and UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Alumna Sarah Guthals, an innovative new course for computer science students builds the skills necessary to communicate their field to others through the experience of teaching K-12 students the fundamentals of coding in extracurricular settings in schools and libraries. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Show ID: 33135]
May 7, 2018
Max Mellette is a postdoctoral researcher in the CSE department at UC San Diego working with George Porter on data center network architecture. He received his Ph.D. in Photonics from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC San Diego, where he worked on optical switching hardware advised by Joseph Ford. Before that, he received a Bachelor in Engineering Physics, also from UC San Diego. Max’s research focuses on using optical switching to improve the scalability, power consumption, and cost of data center networks. This involves working at the physical layer to design and build novel optical switches up through the transport layer to design high-performance network architectures compatible with those switches. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Show ID: 33423]
March 19, 2018
Meet Paul Martini, the "iboss". As CEO of iboss Paul's goal is meeting the challenge of safeguarding data in the exponentially expanding universe of bandwidth used in cyberspace. Growing up in the tough heart of Los Angeles, this son of immigrants shares about the influences, experiences, and people that shaped him on his path to success. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Business] [Show ID: 32603]
February 26, 2018
A quick look at an innovative computer science class from the UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering that gives first year students hands-on experience in designing, building and programming their own robots. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31796]
October 30, 2017
Calit Research Scientist and National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin, renowned for his hi-tech search for the tomb of Genghis Khan discusses ways computer engineering and computer science are integral to many fields of exploration. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Show ID: 32908]
June 9, 2017
Half a dozen professors of computer science and engineering at UC San Diego - pioneers in the world of online learning, share their perspective and experience, and what online learning means for the future of learning. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Education] [Show ID: 32509]
March 9, 2017
Rob Knight explores the unseen microbial world that exists literally right under our noses -- and everywhere else on (and in) our bodies. He discusses the important influence the microbiome may have on the aging process and many end-of-life diseases. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 31371]
February 20, 2017
"Security doesn't happen by accident, it doesn't happen by chance," says Professor Hovav Shacham. Shacham has uncovered security vulnerabilities involving the full-body backscatter, X-ray scanners deployed at entrances to airports, train stations and other public places. Here he observes the different mindsets involved with engineering and security research. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Public Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 31922]
February 9, 2017
Prof. Stefan Savage generated controversy and debate over public policy after demonstrating the vulnerability of modern automobiles to attack from hackers who can take advantage of internal as well as external digital components and systems in today’s cars. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Public Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 31921]
December 6, 2016
From Bioinformatics, software design, and computer graphics to interaction design, half a dozen professors of computer science and engineering at UC San Diego have become pioneers in the world of online learning, developing some of the most highly enrolled courses for the two largest online learning platforms, Coursera and edX. They share their perspective and experience, and what online learning means for the future of learning. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Education] [Show ID: 31279]
November 28, 2016
How does a single mom on her own far from home achieve success in the world of computer science? In her own words, UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering alumna Anu Mupparthi describes the special role the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego played in her development from single-parent computer novice to software engineer at Google Photos. Series: "Women in Science" [Science] [Show ID: 31158]
October 24, 2016
Students build quadcopters as a capstone project, and in the process get comprehensive experience in conceiving, designing, building and programming a remote-controlled quadcopter. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31464]
September 26, 2016
A look at The Academy for Transfer Students at UC San Diego. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31156]
September 13, 2016
A look at the summer program for incoming students conducted by UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering department. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31155]
September 12, 2016
Rajesh Gupta describes growth of the UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering department and its approach to igniting curiousity within its students. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31142]
September 2, 2016
Dean Tullsen, chair of the UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering department welcomes you to The Computer Science Channel. Series: "Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31143]
June 16, 2016
Researchers are using wearable cameras and location-tracking devices to observe how people behave in real life. They look at how daily behavior patterns relate to health. Some of the participants are not worried about the information captured by these wearable devices, some are. While there is an ethical framework to protect participants the challenge is how to share accumulated data with other scientists. How can we balance protecting participant privacy and advancing scientific methods, which require outsiders to repeat our analyses? Series: "Exploring Ethics" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 30777]
June 13, 2016
Computer scientist and educator Beth Simon of UC San Diego argues against old-school teaching styles and instead offers fresh ways to keep tech-phobic students engaged in class. Siimon is presented as part of The Constellation, a series of interviews hosted by Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego. Series: "Women in Science" [Public Affairs] [Science] [Education] [Show ID: 30700]
April 4, 2016
UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute’s Larry Smarr, noted authority in information technology and high-performance computing hosts a discussion with UC San Diego’s Rob Knight, leading expert on microbiomes and bioinformatics who is widely renowned for his early and innovative investigations of the symbiotic relationships between microbial life and humans, about how the unique cyberinfrastructure resources for Big Data at UC San Diego will drive applications in the new frontier of microbiome research. Series: "Computing Primetime" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 29711]
August 24, 2015
On this edition of Computing Primetime Ravi Ramamoorthi, director of the new UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing - or VisComp - is joined by two other faculty members on the interdisciplinary roster of UC San Diego researchers in the center: Cognitive Science professor Zhuowen Tu, and Qualcomm Institute research scientist Jurgen Schulze, who also teaches computer graphics in the Computer Science and Engineering department. In a wide-ranging conversation they discuss the three grand research themes that underpin VisComp activities: Mobile visual computing and digital imaging to capture, process and display the visual world with smartphones and other devices; Interactive digital (augmented) reality to allow us to render and mix real and virtual content seamlessly and realistically in real time, and the ability to automate computer-based visual understanding of the world from small-scale underwater organisms to large cities. Series: "Computing Primetime" [Science] [Show ID: 29675]
November 26, 2014
Calit Research Scientist and National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin, renowned for his hi-tech search for the tomb of Genghis Khan hosts Ryan Kastner, co-director of UC San Diego’s Engineers for Exploration Program in a discussion of the ways computer engineering and computer science are integral to many fields like archaeology that one would never imagine. Series: "Computing Primetime" [Science] [Show ID: 28812]
October 22, 2014
UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department Chair Rajesh Gupta, an expert in cyber-physical systems, kicks off a conversation with two cyber security experts from the computer-science faculty in UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering: Prof. Stefan Savage, and Prof. Hovav Shacham. Savage and colleagues generated controversy and debate over public policy after they demonstrated the vulnerability of modern automobiles to attack from hackers who can take advantage of internal as well as external digital components and systems in today’s cars. Most recently, Prof. Shacham uncovered security vulnerabilities involving the full-body backscatter, X-ray scanners deployed at entrances to airports, train stations and other public places. Series: "Computing Primetime" [Science] [Show ID: 28620]
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