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UC San Diego Names Computer Engineer to Fratamico Endowed Chair

September 19, 2016

CSE Prof. Tajana Rosing is the inaugural holder of an academic chair endowed in 2012 by John J. and Susan M. Fratamico to promote scholarship in fields including engineering and the life sciences.

UC San Diego a Prominent Presence at Startups Demo Day in D. C.

September 7, 2016

One of the hundreds of companies hatched by the University of California San Diego has a prominent presence in a national showcase of high-potential startups in the nation’s capital. Curtana Pharmaceuticals plays a big role in the high-visibility Washington, D.C. celebration as a major presenter.

‘Inside Innovation’ Series at UC San Diego Kicks Off with Todd Coleman

September 6, 2016

“Inside Innovation,” a new series of free, public presentations, will feature the latest innovation technologies by UC San Diego, with opportunities for participants to get an inside look at what’s happening in our labs, explore commercialization opportunities, and inquire about licensing.

Todd Hylton, San Diego Scientist and Entrepreneur, Joins UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute

September 1, 2016

Todd Hylton, a well-known San Diego scientist and entrepreneur, is joining the University of California San Diego to become the executive director of the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute. Since 2012, Hylton served as executive vice president of strategy and research at Brain Corporation, a San Diego-based robotics startup. Prior to Brain Corp., Hylton launched a series of successful projects as a program manager at DARPA, including a multi-million dollar effort to develop a chip inspired by the function of biological nervous systems.

Downtown Change Makers Event Features ‘Professor Algae’ Stephen Mayfield

August 17, 2016

UC San Diego’s Professor Stephen Mayfield, a pioneer in exploring the uses of algae for fuels, medicine, food and other purposes, is the featured speaker at this year’sthe inaugural launch of the “Change Makers” eventseries, set for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Downtown San Diego Partnership, 401 B Street , Suite100.

Nowhere to Hide: UC San Diego Researchers Devise New Method for Detecting Hardware Trojans

August 12, 2016

To prevent, detect and combat hardware Trojans at any level of the supply chain, UC San Diego computer scientists and their collaborators have devised a new technique that tracks information flow through a circuit’s logic gates.The technique is described in the cover story in the August 2016 edition of IEEE Computer.

UC San Diego, SDSU to Roll Out Research Platform to Improve Hearing-Aid Technologies

August 10, 2016

Armed with a $2 million grant from NIH, UC San Diego engineers and SDSU audiologists will build and deploy two new platforms on which researchers can develop better hearing aids. The project is led by Qualcomm Institute research scientist Hari Garudadri.

UC San Diego’s New Tokyo Office Advances Key Research Goals

August 10, 2016

Sandra Brown, UC San Diego’s Vice Chancellor for Research, explained during her visit there why the university’s new office in Tokyo, Japan – and its first overseas – was a good match of interests and resources.

Crowdsourcing the Transformation of Mass Spectrometry Big Data into Scientific Living Data

August 9, 2016

A team of 127 co-authors led by UC San Diego faculty from computer science and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy report in Nature Biotechnology on the successful rollout of Global Natural Products Social Molecular Networking (GNPS) that lets scientists share mass spectrometry data worldwide to speed the search for potentially valuable molecules in natural products.

“Impressed by Our Transformation:”  A Q&A with Rubén Flores, Director of Commercialization

August 5, 2016

Rubén Flores, Ph.D., is the Director of Commercialization in UC San Diego’s Office of Innovation and Commercialization. Announcing his appointment in March of this year, Vice Chancellor for Research Sandra Brown said that he exemplifies the high-achieving entrepreneurial spirit necessary for new discoveries and new solutions.
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