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Welcome to CSE @ UCR


      Department of Computer Science & Engineering

 

Welcome to Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of California, Riverside!

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.

Our department offers a variety of degrees for undergraduates and graduates in computing-related areas. All degree programs combine the teaching of core principles with hands-on laboratory experience, preparing students for exciting careers in industry and academia. Students at all levels can enrich their educational experience by participating in sponsored research projects and professional student organizations like ACM or IEEE. The majority of our undergraduates go on to work in the computer industry at major companies like Google, Microsoft, or Facebook, while others get involved in start-ups, work for government agencies, or continue their education in graduate school. A number of our graduate students continue into careers in academia.

Our department’s 24 faculty are involved in cutting-edge research in the areas of computer architecture, compilers, embedded systems, algorithms, computational biology, databases, data mining, machine learning, computer networks, distributed processing, artificial intelligence, software engineering, and graphics. Attesting to the quality and impact of the research conducted in our laboratories are the prestigious awards won by our faculty, who include 3 ACE Fellows, five IEEE Fellows, five AAAS Fellows, and nine NSF CAREER awardees. Research projects in our department receive more than $10 million in funding per year from external sources, including federal agencies like NSF, NIH, and DARPA as well as high-tech companies like Google, HP, Intel, AT&T, and Samsung.

Nestled in the foothills of Box Springs Mountains, with its warm and dry climate, the campus offers beautiful scenery and year-round opportunities for outdoor activities. UCR students enjoy the benefits of a smaller campus, a relaxed atmosphere, personal attention and guidance, and opportunities for informal, one-on-one interaction with our faculty and staff. I invite you to learn more about the innovative research and learning taking placeat CSE at UCR.

Marek Chrobak
Professor and Chair, CSE Department


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CSE Brochure Distinguished Lecture Series

 

 

In the News

CSE faculty Eamonn Keogh research leader in data mining

 

CSE faculty Eamonn Keogh was listed in the 6th place of "Top Research Leaders in Data Mining" by Microsoft Academic Search and kdnuggets.com. (Find the report here: here Dr Keogh is the only professor from a UC campus to make the top ten, although Padhraic Smyth of UC-Irvine appeared in eleventh place. And Keogh points out that his ranking is all that more impressive given how much younger he is relative to the top five. Way to go Eamonn, we're proud of you and your age!

CSE brings in $10 million in new funding.

 

CSE researchers secured over $10 million in new funding for the year 2013-14 and beyond. Noteworthy among the new grants are a project by Srikanth Krishnamurthy (PI), Harsha Madhyastha (Co-PI) and Iulian Neamtiu (Co-PI) from Army Research Lab (ARL), on a Collaborative Research Alliance on Cyber Security for $3.7 million for the first 5 years with renewal potential for the next 5 years, a project by Stefano Lonardi (PI) and K. Le Roch(Co-PI) from NSF on Algorithms and Software Tools for Epigenetic Research for $994,370 for 3 years and another project by Christian Shelton (PI) from DARPA on Inference for Continuous-Time Probabilistic Programming for $706,000 for 4 years. For more listing on recent projects, see here.
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CSE Best Paper on online education

CSE faculty Frank Vahid and Ph.D. student Alex Edgcomb authored a paper that received a best paper award at the main annual conference for American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2014. The paper showed that students using their web-native interactive zyBook achieve better learning outcomes than when using the best-selling textbook in online form, with especially-large gains by the initially-weaker students. Students also voluntarily spent twice as much time engaged with the material and reported higher engagement levels. Read the paper here >

CSE lands another NSF Fellowship. Congrats Nick!

CSE Ph.D. student, Nick Nobles, was awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. He is co-advised between Drs. Shinar and Zordan. The goal of the research is to determine shape and motion for optimal nanoswimmers through the use of physically-based simulation and an optimization process. Simulated findings can be used to guide the development of real-world nanoswimmers which have great potential in medical applications, targeting diagnosis and treating of maladies.

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CSE Faculty Brisk receives NSF CAREER award

CSE assistant professor Philip Brisk has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER grant for his research to create design automation software for laboratories-on-a-chip. The nearly $500K grant will help Brisk and his research team design and implement computer software that automatically converts biological applications into physical device layouts that can be fabricated. Successful completion of this project will enhance productivity and lower the barrier-to-entry for new users.

CSE start-up gets aquired!

StopTheHacker, an anti-malware company founded by CSE Ph.D graduate, Anirban Banerjee and adjunct CSE Faculty Michalis Faloutsos has been bought by CloudFlare, the web performance and security company who protects more than 1.5 million web sites and sees five percent of Internet traffic worldwide. StopTheHacker was co-founded by Banerjee shortly after he received his Ph.D. in 2008. Financial details of the acquisition are not being disclosed.

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UCR Grad Student wins 100K Gates Grand Challenge

CSE's Yanping Chen will develop an inexpensive and robust sensor to directly measure the real-time density of insect vectors that transmit parasitic diseases to help plan intervention and treatment programs. Preliminary results indicate that insects can be classified based on the frequency of their wingbeats, which also varies depending on the time of day. Chen will develop an accurate detection system by investigating combining wingbeat frequency with circadian rhythms and other behaviors. 

UCR Alum wins Samsung GOLD!

Congratulations to Jilong Kuang (PhD 2011; Advisor: Prof. Laxmi Bhuyan) for winning the Gold Medal in the software research field at the Samsung Best Paper Award 2013. His paper "Absolute Zero-Copy Web-Object Cache Design for High-Performance Cloud Deployments", co-authored by Daniel G. Waddington and Juan A. Colmenares, was selected as the Best Paper in the software field among about 350 submissions from all Samsung branches, and it is one of the 9 Gold-Medal winners out of over 1,700 submissions in different technical fields.

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