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Fostering groundbreaking research and producing graduates who are in demand, our department has established itself as a leader in the field of computer science and engineering. In recognition of the quality of our research and educational opportunities, the department has been highly ranked by the National Review Council, the Princeton Review, and U.S. News & World Report. Read More...

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In the News

Keogh, Shelton and Dahanukar

UCR researchers receive $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation

August, 2015
Dr. Eamonn Keogh, Dr. Christian Shelton and Dr. Anupama Dahanukar (Entomology) have won an NSF award for $1,100,000 to study “Machine Learning for Agricultural and Medical Entomology. The four year project will enable a team of computer scientists and entomologists at the University of California-Riverside to develop sensors and software that will allow the classification of flying insects. The ability to automatically and accurately classify flying insects has the potential to have significant impact human affairs, because insects spread disease, feed on crops and livestock, and ruin food stores, at a combined annual cost of billions of dollars and incalculable human suffering.
Eamonn Keogh

Prof. Keogh part of Microsoft's Project Premonition

August, 2015
Dr. Eamonn Keogh and Dr. Anandasankar Ray (Entomology) are part of the recently announced Project Premonition by Microsoft. Project Premonition seeks to detect pathogens in animals before these pathogens make people sick. It uses drones and new robotic mosquito traps to capture many more mosquitoes from the environment than previously possible, and then analyzes their body contents for pathogens. Pathogens are detected by gene sequencing collected mosquitoes and computationally searching for known and unknown pathogens in sequenced genetic material.
Stefano Lonardi (CSE) and Timothy Close (Botany)

UCR Researchers sequence large portions of barley genome

August, 2015
A team led by researchers at University of California, Riverside from the Department of Botany and Plant Science and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has published details of its successful efforts in sequencing large gene-rich portions of the barley genome. The results, published last week in The Plant Journal, have greatly expanded the scientific knowledge of barley genetics, and could go a long way toward fully elucidating the genetic code of barley and other important crops, such as wheat. The research team led by Prof. Close (Botany) comprises investigators from more than two dozen public and private organizations and includes about 20 people that carried out this work while at UC Riverside, including several Computer Science PhD students. Prof. Lonardi (CSE, co-first author on the manuscript) supervised the computational analysis involved in sequence assembly and data analysis. Prof. Jiang (CSE) also contributed to the early stages of this project.
New Faculty 2015

CSE hires three new faculty

July, 2015
CSE is very happy to welcome three new faculty that are joining the department: Professors Michalis Faloutsos, Jiasi Chen and Zhijia Zhao (Left to right in photo). Professor Faloutsos returns to UCR after two years as department chair at the University of New Mexico; his research interests include Internet protocols and measurements, peer-to-peer networks, social networks, network security, and ad-hoc networks. Assistant Professor Chen joins UCR after earning a PhD from Princeton University. Her research interests include Internet video streaming, wireless and mobile networks, network economics, and sensor networks. Assistant Professor Zhao earned a PhD from the College of William and Mary. His research spans programming systems and run-times for parallel computing, big data, and mobile computing.
Alex Edgcomb

CSE alumnus and professor win best paper award

June, 2015
Alex Edgcomb (PhD, CSE 2014) and Professor Frank Vahid's paper won a best paper award at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE 2015) conference. The paper reported on a multi-university, cross-semester analysis of student performance before and after the adoption of an interactive textbook to replace a traditional textbook. Students in classes that used the interactive textbook substantially outperformed those in classes that didn't, in exams, projects and course score, resulting in an overall 13% class letter grade improvement.
Taeyoung Kim

CSE Student Taeyoung Kim Receives ACM SIGDA Ph.D. Forum Award

May, 2015
Ph.D. student Taeyoung Kim received the ACM SIGDA Ph.D. forum award from the 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC 2015). The Ph.D. Forum at the Design Automation Conference is a poster session hosted by ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA). It has become the premier forum for Ph.D. students in Electronic Design Automation to present and discuss their dissertation research. Taeyoung also received the Richard Newton Young Fellow Award from DAC 2014, and the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) award from ICCAD 2014. Taeyoung Kim works in the VLSI System and Computation Lab (VSCLab) directed by Prof. Sheldon Tan of the ECE department.

CSE Faculty Neamtiu and Vahid receive Google gifts

CSE faculty Iulian Neamtiu and Frank Vahid have received Google gifts as a part of Google’s growing efforts to support excellent research in academia. Neamtiu’s gift of over $46K will support research into “A Static Analysis for Finding Data Loss and Resume/Restart Errors in Android Apps”. Vahid’s gift of over $61K will support research in the area of “Why Interactive Online Material Works”.


CSE graduate students, visiting student and alumnus team up to win the "Best Paper" award

CSE graduate students Masruba Tasnim and Ei-Wen Yang, former graduate student Wei Li and visiting student Shining Ma have recently won the (only) best paper award at the 13th Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC) held in Jan., 2015. The award winning paper is entitled "Accurate inference of isoforms from multiple sample RNA-Seq data" and coauthored with their advisor Professor Tao Jiang. Wei Li is currently a postdoc at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health and Shining Ma a Ph.D student at Tsinghua University, Beijing.

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