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UC San Diego Director of Social Impact and Innovation Is Based in Qualcomm Institute

June 21, 2016

The campus created the new position of Director of Social Impact and Innovation and appointed to the job Naila Chowdhury, a longtime colleague of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohammad Yunus (who was in San Diego to give the Commencement speech at UC San Diego over the weekend).

UC San Diego Students Develop Games to Teach Kids ‘Cool Ways to Recycle’

June 17, 2016

Twenty-five students, only half of them from computer science, showcased their final presentations in Computer Science and Engineering 198 – a set of interactive mini-games called RecyCool, designed to start teaching third-graders how and why to recycle.

Cybersecurity Expert Named to Irwin and Joan Jacobs Chair

June 16, 2016

University of California San Diego professor Stefan Savage has been appointed to the Irwin and Joan Jacobs Chair in Information and Computer Science held until recently by emeritus professor Ron Graham, both from the Computer Science and Engineering department.

SmartCity Hackathon Connects the Data Dots on Behalf of Climate

June 13, 2016

Several UC San Diego students competed last week in the two-day competition, which was designed to transform climate-related data into solutions the City of San Diego can implement in support of its ambitious Climate Action Plan.

Computer Graphics and Vision Expert Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chair

June 9, 2016

University of California San Diego professor Ravi Ramamoorthi is the inaugural holder of a new endowed faculty chair in the university’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE).

Up and Running: Students Wow the Crowds at Triton Entrepreneur Night

June 7, 2016

Excitement was palpable at UC San Diego’s inaugural Triton Entrepreneur Night as student entrepreneurs, alumni, staff, and community supporters gathered for demos and presentations from the latest crop of student-driven innovations.

It Takes a Community to Raise a Startup: Winners Stand Out at UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge

June 7, 2016

Students and researchers at all stages of their academic careers went head-to-head recently, competing for $100k in prizes at the 10th annual UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge.

Interdisciplinary Calit2 Institute to Use Groundbreaking Neural Computing Technology

June 7, 2016

Calit2 is an early partner and will be a user of KnuEdge's new computing architecture inspired by an earlier processor developed in Calit2's Circuits Labs at UC San Diego. The technology could dramatically accelerate machine learning, Big Data analytics and other computations.

Bringing Rigor Back to Science: SciCrunch Supports New NIH Requirements for Biological Citations

June 1, 2016

Ensuring research reproducibility is far from a purely intellectual pursuit: A lack of diligence and consistency can have real-world implications that erode the public’s confidence in scientific research.

NSF CAREER Award to Fund Multiplane Data Center Network Research and Education

May 19, 2016

UC San Diego computer scientist George Porter will use his four-year NSF CAREER award to develop a scalable, multiplane data center network and undertake a series of new courses and video programs to promote data center networking research
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