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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.

Google Selects UC San Diego Computer Science Professor and Alumni for Faculty Research Awards

February 18, 2016

Google has announced two new Google Faculty Research Awards to CSE alumni and one to CSE Prof. Ravi Ramamoorthi in the Jacobs School of Engineering of the University of California, San Diego. It is Ramamoorthi's second such award, after receiving one in 2014 while he was still at UC Berkeley (just months before he joined the CSE faculty at UC San Diego). In 2015 CSE Prof. Steven Swanson was the sole recipient at UC San Diego of the Faculty Research Award.

Events, Activities Emphasize Importance of Ethics for Scholars and Scientists

February 17, 2016

As a public research university, UC San Diego is committed to the highest standards of integrity in research.

UC San Diego Launches New Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Research Center

February 8, 2016

Roughly one-quarter of all Americans – an estimated 100 million adults and children – have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a chronic condition that can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. Combining a diverse array of basic science, biomarkers, imaging and clinical efforts, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has launched a new NAFLD Research Center to better understand the disease and develop treatments where none currently exist.

Long-Distance Course Empowers Film Students to Tackle Ethnic, Religious and Sectarian Conflict

February 5, 2016

Looking back at a two-year interactive course linking the Qualcomm Institute and a classroom in Bangladesh, UC San Diego alumnus Robert Hooper (BA '69) reports success in teaching young filmmakers to combat violent extremism.
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