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Wearable Sensor Uses Ultrasound to Provide Cardiac Imaging On the Go

January 25, 2023

A new wearable, non-invasive heart monitor for humans provides real-time, automated insights on the difficult-to-capture pumping activity of the heart – and it works even when a person is exercising.

UC San Diego Computer Security and Privacy Pioneer Named ACM Fellow

January 23, 2023

Farinaz Koushanfar, a professor and Henry Booker Faculty Scholar in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California San Diego, has been named one of 57 Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for 2022.

In Cells, UV-Emitting Nail Polish Dryers Damage DNA and Cause Mutations

January 17, 2023

The ultraviolet nail polish drying devices used to cure gel manicures may pose more of a public health concern than previously thought. Researchers at UC San Diego studied these UV light-emitting devices, and found that their use leads to cell death and cancer-causing mutations in human cells.

DARPA Forward National Convention Launched Sixth New Initiative at UC San Diego

January 10, 2023

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency hosted the grand finale of its first-ever national conference series at UC San Diego in December. UC San Diego was the last stop and the largest conference attracting 900 attendees in-person and virtually. 

UC San Diego Leads $50.5M Center for Computing

January 5, 2023

Researchers led by UC San Diego computer scientist Tajana Simunic-Rosing received a $35 million grant from the Semiconductor Research Corporation to make computing orders of magnitude faster and more efficient. A group of 10 universities will band together to create the PRISM center.

Human Brain Organoids Implanted into Mouse Cortex Respond to Visual Stimuli for First Time

December 28, 2022

A team of engineers and neuroscientists has demonstrated for the first time that human brain organoids implanted in mice have established functional connectivity to the animals’ cortex and responded to external sensory stimuli.

Stresses and Hydrodynamics—Scientists Uncover New Organizing Principles of the Genome

December 23, 2022

A team of scientists including mechanical engineers at the University of California San Diego has uncovered the physical principles—a series of forces and hydrodynamic flows—that help ensure the proper functioning of life’s blueprint.

Security Sleuths: UC San Diego Computer Scientists’ Solutions to Security Issues Withstand the Test

December 22, 2022

The cybersecurity research outlined in five papers by UC San Diego computer scientists in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering Security and Cryptography group has been recognized for shaping the present and future of their fields.

Vice President Kamala Harris Honors CSE Student Naba Rizvi (PhD ’25)

December 22, 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris sent a personal note of congratulations to Naba Rizvi, a PhD student in UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering department, for her recent recognition by CSEdWeek as a Computer Science Hero.

Scientists at UC San Diego Introduce a Battery for Extreme Temperatures

December 21, 2022

A team of nanoengineers, including a group from UC San Diego, has published groundbreaking research on batteries built to deliver high-power output under the hottest and coldest conditions. This work provides insights into the electrolyte design for extreme-temperature batteries.
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