Computer Science and Engineering

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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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Faculty Positions

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, Riverside invites applications for tenure-track and/or tenured faculty positions in the areas of Cyber Security, Data Science, Computer Graphics, Software Engineering and Autonomous and Intelligent Embedded Systems, to begin in the 2016-17 academic year. To apply, please register through the weblink at http://www.engr.ucr.edu/facultysearch/

In the News

Prof. Zhiyun Qian

UCR Security Research in the News

October, 2015
Prof. Zhiyun Qian's group received news coverage from Ars Technica and Marketwired. The group found that Android rooting, a process where users intentionally bypass the protections on their phone to get around manufacturer and Android built-in protections, is supported by large companies that package many well-engineered and (sometimes publicly unknown) root exploits into nice apps. The practice offers opportunities for malicious attackers to use the same exploits to compromise systems. They showed that the majority of these exploits cannot be detected by commercial Anti-virus software. The research was published in the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS).
Vassilis Tsotras

Department awarded GAANN fellowships

September, 2015
The US Department of Education recently awarded $885,834 to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (PI: Vassilis Tsotras; Co-PIs: Eamonn Keogh and Tamar Shinar) as part of the GAANN Program (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need). This grant provides support for eight Fellowships (6 from the Department of Education plus two more from UCR's Graduate Division). GAANN Fellowships are need-based and are open to domestic PhD students.
CS MS top 50

MS program ranked 37th best in the US

September, 2015
The Financial Engineer ranked the MS program in Computer Science 37th out of 242 programs in the US. This follows the latest National Research Council high ranking of the CS PhD program, where the program placed in the top 15 in several research and scholarship metrics. Congratulations!
Sai Charan Koduru

Best Student Paper Award at LCPC 2015

September, 2015
A paper by CSE's Ph.D. student Sai Charan Koduru with CSE Professors Rajiv Gupta and Iulian Neamtiu received the 'Best Student Paper' award at the 28th International Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing (LCPC) 2015. The winning submission is entitled 'Size Oblivious Programming with Infinimem' and was funded in part by a Google Research Award to Professor Gupta.
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

May 2015

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”.


Recent internships

Congratulations to the following Computer Science graduate students for their recent internship awards:

Ahmed Atya: Samsung, CA. Summer 2013 & NEC Laboratories America Inc. Winter 2014
Md. Azim: Microsoft. Summer 2015
Brian Crites: National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Summer 2015
Ioannis Gasparis: DOCOMO Innovations. Spring- Summer 2014 & Fall 2014-Winter 2015
Mengyi Guo: Dese Enterprises. Winter 2014
Yuan Hao: LinkedIn. Fall 2013
Priyanka Khire: Intel. Fall 2014
Mohit Morarka: Intel Corporation, OR. Fall 2014
Kenneth O’Neal: Intel Corporation. Fall 2014
Ashwin Ramadevanahalli: Cisco Systems. Summer 2015
Anil Savaliya: Sears Holdings. Summer 2015
Aditya Tammewar: Qualcomm, CA. Summer 2014
Li Tan: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Summer 2014
Panruo Wu: Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Fall 2013
Zhigang Wu: Onescreen Inc. Summer-Fall 2013 & Onscree. Fall 2013
Jesin Zakaria: Teradata. Summer 2013

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