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Health Data Exploration Projects Show Value of Personal Health Data and Devices

March 31, 2016

A series of reports from recipients of five Health Data Exploration (HDE) grants demonstrate a growing awareness and appreciation for systems and devices that monitor personal health data, advance the use of personal health data for research and encourage healthy living.

Pacific Research Platform Honored with CENIC Award for Experimental Applications

March 18, 2016

With Calit2 Director Larry Smarr slated to accept an award at CENIC's annual meeting on the UC Davis campus next week, the principal investigator of the Pacific Research Platform (PRP) answers questions about the project which got underway last October 1.

New Apple Watch App Provides Best Time to Cross International Borders

March 16, 2016

The app, which provides users with wait times to enter the United States from its northern and southern borders at 70 different points of entry, is believed to be the first developed for the Apple Watch by UC San Diego researchers

UC San Diego’s Office of Innovation Names Director of Commercialization

March 14, 2016

The Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) at UC San Diego has named a key new team leader to help guide the organization in its mission to create an all-campus “innovation ecosystem” and energize the creation of campus startups.

California Networking Consortium to Honor UC San Diego ‘Cyber’ Archaeologist

March 8, 2016

The CENIC networking consortium will give its Innovations in Networking Award for Research Applications to UC San Diego archaeologist Thomas Levy for his work to digitize archaeological excavations using a suite of cyberarchaeology tools.

ECE Student, Professor Win Best Paper Award at NIPS Conference

March 1, 2016

Ananda Theertha Suresh and Alon Orlitsky beat out more than 1,800 submissions from researchers around the world to receive the honor for their paper titled “Competitive Distribution Estimation: Why is Good-Turing Good?”

UC San Diego, MaXentric Develop MaXphone to Bridge Handheld Radios and Smartphones

March 1, 2016

For as high-tech as Department of Homeland Security operations have become (think ground-penetrating radar and predator drones), radio communications for the federal agency remain entrenched in the previous century. Customs and Border Protection agents, for example, alternate between cell phones and handheld radios depending on the availability of broadband commerical networks — a cumbersome approach that may require switching between technologies in the midst of sometimes tense scenarios.

Two ‘Seasoned and Successful’ Entrepreneurs Join UC San Diego to Guide Student Innovators

February 29, 2016

UC San Diego’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program, which currently features three savvy business professionals who help advise students on start-up ideas, has gained two additional experts.

New Center for Cyber-Archaeology and Sustainability Partners with Israel Antiques Authority

February 24, 2016

A new cyber-archaeology research center in the Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego has received data on 18,500 archaeological sites under a new partnership between the center and the Israel Antiques Authority.

Ten UC San Diego Student Teams Awarded First Funding for Promising New Projects

February 22, 2016

Ten teams of innovative students at UC San Diego have been awarded proof-of-concept funding to validate the product concepts behind their innovative projects.
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