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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. Read More...

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In the News

CSE hires three new faculty

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 of Mary. His research spans programming systems and run-times for parallel computing, big data, and mobile computing.

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CSE alumnus and professor win "Best Paper" award

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.

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

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.

Taeyoung Kim

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.

CSE hires three new faculty

We are proud to add three new faculty to CSE this year: Zhiyun Qian, K.K. Ramakrishnan, and Nael Abu-Ghazaleh (Left to right in photo). Assistant Professor Qian's areas of interest span cyber-security, mobile computing and network systems including TCP/IP security, cellular networks security, and security of firewalls. Full Professor Ramakrishnan does research in computer network architecture protocols and systems as well as virtualization and cloud computing and information centric networks. Full Professor Abu-Ghazaleh joins both CSE and ECE with interest in computer architecture support for security, wireless, and sensor networks, and parallel computing.


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 faculty Shelton lands solo DARPA grant

Christian Shelton was awarded a $700K DARPA grant as part of the agency’s Probabilistic Programming for Advanced Machine Learning (PPAML) program for his project, “Inference for Continuous-Time Probabilistic Programming.” The project is developing automatic inference engines to be employed in probabilistic programming languages, computer languages in which statistical processes can be described and reasoned with and in which the compiler automatically generates the necessary statistical reasoning code. The aim is to allow non-experts to model continuous-time processes efficiently and quickly.

Pazzani wins Classic Paper Award

CSE faculty Michael Pazzani won the 2014 AAAI Classic Paper Award for his 1996 paper demonstrating how a user’s interests and web browsing behavior could be identified by a machine learning algorithm. Co-authored with Daniel Billsus and Jack Muramatsu, the paper was the first at the AAAI conferences to explore the now-ubiquitous feature of content-based personalization.


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