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Calit2 Director Honored with Golden Goose Award

February 18, 2014

Larry Smarr, a physicist whose work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on calculating black hole collisions led him to champion a federal commitment to dramatically enhance U.S. computing power – which in turn led to the development of NCSA Mosaic, the precursor to web browsers – was named today as the first 2014 recipient of the Golden Goose Award, which goes to three or four winners annually.

Calit2 Border App Wins Third Place at Mobile World Congress

March 27, 2013

A team of students from the University of California, San Diego recently took home third place at the 2013 Mobile World Congress (MWC) after pitching their “Best Time to Cross the Border” app to a panel of judges from technology powerhouses such as Facebook and China Mobile.

‘Robot Combat League’ Stars Calit2’s Saura Naderi in ‘Fight to the Death’

February 26, 2013

A new television series featuring 12 giant robots who ‘fight to the death’ casts University of California, San Diego engineering physics alumna Saura Naderi (B.S., '07) as one of a dozen ‘robo-techs’ who partner with a human fighter (‘robo-jockey’) and a super-sized robot to compete for a $100,000 prize.

Health Technologies Top List of New Calit2 Research Grants to UC San Diego Faculty

October 2, 2012

The University of California, San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) has given the green light to 17 new projects funded through the Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities (CSRO) program. All told, the winning proposals garnered more than $826,000 in support from Calit2 for the year-long projects, effective October 1, 2012.

New Server Cooling Technology Deployed in Pilot Program at Calit2

September 19, 2012

The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at the University of California, San Diego has become the inaugural test site for a new approach to cooling computer servers – a technology that could improve energy efficiency and enable higher-performance computing.

Calit2 Launches Second Round of Strategic Research Grants for UCSD Faculty

June 26, 2012

The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) has announced the second round of its Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities (CSRO) grant program. Faculty and research scientists at the University of California, San Diego are eligible to submit proposals for funding and in-kind support, with all proposals due no later than July 27, 2012. Winning proposals will be announced in August for one-year projects that will begin effective October 1, 2012.

Calit2 Class of 2012: Undergraduate Scholars Begin Their Summer of Research

June 20, 2012

The UCSD division of Calit2 this week kicks off a summer of research opportunities for 30 undergraduates representing 17 academic majors. For the 12th summer in a row, Calit2 Summer Undergraduate Scholars are fanning out across campus to work full-time in the labs of Calit2-affiliated faculty members, doing research alongside graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and their advisors.

For Fifth Year in a Row, Calit2 Honored with CENIC 2012 Innovations in Networking Award

March 16, 2012

A major Mexican-American advanced network project led on the U.S. side by the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) has been honored by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) as a recipient of the 2012 Innovations in Networking Award for High-Performance Research Applications.

InterDigital and Calit2 Launch InterDigital Innovation Challenge

February 15, 2012

InterDigital (NASDAQ: IDCC) and the University of California, San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) today announced the launch of the InterDigital Innovation Challenge (I²C), an engineering competition that aims to discover breakthroughs in advanced wireless technologies.

InterDigital and Calit2 Collaborate on Innovation Challenge

December 13, 2011

InterDigital announced the InterDigital Innovation Challenge, a wireless technology research contest in collaboration with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at UC San Diego. To be formally launched in early 2012, the challenge will nurture and accelerate innovation in advanced wireless technologies and shall be open to students and faculty of any university in North America.
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