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Best paper runner-up award at MobiSys 2018!

Runtime changes, like screen rotation/resizing, or keyboard attachment, commonly occur during the user interaction with mobile apps. However, as shown by Umar Farooq and Prof. Zhao, such simple changes can cause inappropriate behaviors, or even crashes, for mobile apps. To address these issues, they propose a new runtime change handling solution for Android apps -- RuntimeDroid, which successfully eliminates a majority of runtime change issues.

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Five CS students awarded scholarships to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration Conference!

Congratulations to our UCR Computer Science students Saheli Ghosh, Shirin Haji Amin Shirazi, Wendy Li, Elise Lin and Fatemah Alharbi on receiving a GHC Scholarship Grant to attend this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing! Saheli is a third-year PhD candidate, Shirin is a first-year PhD student and Fatemah is a fourth-year PhD candidate in Computer Science. Wendy is a senior in Computer Science and Elise is a freshman in the Computer Science and Business Applications program.

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ACM student chapter concludes exciting year!
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The chapter activities this year focused on preparing members with the technical and professional skills. The chapter hosted over 30 technical workshops with participation from members, alumni, and invited industry professionals. The chapter also created events to connect members with companies such as Google, Facebook and Esri for future opportunities. As the year wraps up, the chapter is celebrating what its members will be doing during the summer from internships, traveling, and research.

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Prof. Zhao wins National Science Foundation CAREER award

Congratulations to Prof. Zhao for winning a CAREER award, the most prestigeous National Science Foundation grant for young faculty! The award, titled "CAREER: Transducer-Centric Parallelization for Scalable Semi-Structured Data Processing", supports research on the parallelization of basic computation models, such as automata and transducers, with applications to semi-structured data processing and beyond. His research will enable automatic generation of parallel processing routines, such as parsing and validation for various types of semi-structured data.

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More than 300 students from 33 colleges compete in Citrus Hack 2018!
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The fifth edition of Citrus Hack, a hackathon organized by the ACM and IEEE student chapters at UCR, was held in the BCOE college of engineering at UCR. It brought together over 300 students from across 33 colleges in California to UCR. The competitors worked in a variety of events over 24 hours to create innovative technology and applications.

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UCR crypto research on subverting backdoored encryption in the news

Professor Richelson's recent work "How to Subvert Backdoored Encryption" has been featured on Bruce Schneier's blog and Cory Doctorow's Blog, and spent some time on the front page of Hacker News.

First Riverside Security and Privacy Workshop kicks off new security center
First Riverside Security and Privacy Workshop kicks off new security center

The first Riverside Security and Privacy Workshop was held in the Alumni center in UCR with attendance that exceeded 70 cybersecurity experts and enthusiasts from Southern California and beyond. The workshop featured four keynote speakers: Prof. Xiaofeng Wang, Distinguished Professor from Indiana University; Dr. Xiaoning Li, the Chief Security Officer for Alibaba Cloud; Prof. Stephen Chong, from Harvard University; and Dr. Shomit Ghose, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist.

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UCR Researchers win best paper award for work identifying fake news; featured in press enterprise

CSE PhD student Seyedmehdi Hosseinimotlagh and Professor Vagelis Papalexakis recent paper on identifying different types of fake news articles won the best paper award at the Misinformation and Misbehavior Mining on the Web workshop! The paper demonstrates a new approach with very promising preliminary results to automatically detect fake news articles on the web.

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UCR security research part of the dangerous Meltdown/Spectre attack

Professor Abu-Ghazaleh's work on attacking branch predictors (with Dmitry Evtyushkin at College of William and Mary, and Dmitry Ponomarev at Binghamton University) provided an important ingredient behind the dangerous Meltdown and Spectre attacks. Branch predictors are a core component of modern processors.

Faloutsos leads large grant on smart campus security
Faloutsos leads large grant on smart campus security

Prof. Michalis Faloutsos (pictured middle) is the lead investigator on a large grant (over $3.5 million USD) from the University of California Office of the President. The project's aim is to secure future smart campuses that integrate intelligent buildings and autonomous systems. The collaborative team includes two other CSE faculty (Silas Richelson, left in the picture and Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, right) as well as researchers from UCLA, UCSD, UCSB, and Lawrence Livermore National Labs.

UCR Researchers part of a team that sequences the Barley Genome

University of California, Riverside researchers are among a group of 77 scientists worldwide who have sequenced the complete genome of barley, a key ingredient in beer and single malt Scotch. The research, 10 years in the making, is the cover article of the journal Nature. The sequencing and assembly was a daunting task, as the barley genome is almost twice the size of the human genome, with a number of characteristics that complicate sequencing.  Prof. Stefano Lonardi and Dr. Rachid Ounit from Computer Science and Engineering, and Prof. Tim Close, Dr.

Qian receives a National Science Foundation CAREER award

Professor Zhiyun Qian received a Faculty Early Career (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation to fund his proposal titled: "CAREER:  Empowering Attacker-Centric Security Analysis of Network Protocols."   The highly competitive NSF CAREER grants are described by NSF as: "the most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization". Congratulations, Zhiyun!

 

UCR CS grad student Yan Zhu is featured in an ongoing TV-ad campaign for Microsoft Research (MSR)

Yan was recruited to intern at MSR in 2016, because of her unique expertise in using machine learning to classify insects. The one minute spot is available on youtube.  Yan’s work has been reported in several entomological conferences, and in an upcoming submission to Nature Robotics. Yan is a member of Keogh’s Lab.

 

UCR PhD student wins best student work award at CoNext 2016 student workshop!

UCR’s Ahmad Darki, Professor Qian and Professor Faloutsos have been awarded the Best Student Work award at the 12th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT 16) Student Workshop. The paper is titled: “Don't Trust Your Router: Detecting Compromised Routers.” The paper is joint work with colleagues from Drexel University.  The work is sponsored by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

 

Prof. Qian's commentary featured in an article on identity theft

Professor Zhiyun Qian provided expert commentary as part of a recent article by wallethub on identity theft.  The article ranks states based on frequency of identity thefts and the State's related policies (California is ranked second worst!).  Zhiyun provides advice about how to guard against identity theft, and commentary on whether social networks contribute to these crimes.

 

Lonardi recognized as an ACM Distinguished Scientist

Professor Stefano Lonardi is part of the 2016 ACM Distinguished member class; less than 50 ACM members were elected.  A list of previous awardees can be found here.  Congratulations, Stefano!

 

Best paper award at ICNP

Congratulations to UCR's Israat Tanzeena Haque (post-doc CSE), and Nael Abu-Ghazaleh for receiving the best paper award at the 24th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), one of the premier conferences in computer networks.  The paper, titled "CTCV: A Protocol for Coordinated Transport of Correlated Videos in Smart Camera Networks," is co-authored with Vinay Kolar and Vikram Munishwar from Cisco.

 

Hardware vulnerability used to bypass operating system defense

UCR's Nael Abu-Ghazaleh with collaborators Dmitry Ponomarev and Dmitry Evtyushkin from Binghamton University developed a new attack that enables hackers to bypass an important Operating System defense called ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization).  The attack targets a unit in modern processors called the branch predictor to expose the location of branches in the kernel, allowing the attackers to derive their ASLR offset.  The attack, presented in a paper in the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (Micro), was reported on by a number of technical news outlets including

CSE PhD student wins two international competitions

Congratulations to CSE PhD student, Chin-Chia Michael Yeh, who won both tasks of the AALTD’16 Time Series Classification Contest and 2nd ECML/PKDD Workshop on Advanced Analytics and Learning on Temporal Data. Participants were challenged to classify multivariate time series data representing isolated gestures captured with a Kinect system by different users. Michael will travel to Riva del Garda in Italy to give a talk explaining his approach.

New $3 million NSF Research Traineeship award in Computational Entomology

Congratulations to Prof. Keogh and Shelton, and their colleagues in CNAS for winning a NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) award for $3 million dollars.

Dangerous Internet vulnerability discovered by UCR team leads to Linux patch

Prof. Zhiyun Qian and Prof. Srikanth Krishnamurthy's group received news coverage from Ars Technica, ZDNews, Slashdot, and several other news outlets. The group discovered a serious Internet vulnerability that allows attackers to terminate connections between virtually any two parties and, if the connections are not encrypted, inject malicious code or content into the communication. The vulnerability is present on all Linux hosts since late 2012.

Computing the microbiome: Faster and more accurate approaches developed at the CSE Department

A new bioinformatic tool for metagenomic analysis designed and developed by Rachid Ounit (CSE Ph.D candidate) has been featured in GenomeWeb, a leading online media that tracks innovations in genomics, genetics and bioinformatics. An article with more details on the new ultrafast sequence classification CLARK-S are published in Bioinformatics. Prof. Lonardi co-authored the manuscript.

 

UCR team wins third place and "most creative idea" at GeekPwn

A CSE team consisting of Yue Cao, Zhongjie Wang, Tuan Dao and Professors Zhiyun Qian and Srikanth Krishnamurthy won the third prize in the popular and highly competitive hacking competition GeekPwn, in Macau, China.  Their attack, which also won the most creative idea prize at the competition,  was reported in popular news.  The extremely dangerous attack allows an attacker to hijack TCP connections belonging to any machine provided they know the IP address for it.

 

Prof. Vahid awarded UCR Academy of Distinguished Teachers' Innovative Teaching Award

Prof. Frank Vahid was awarded the UCR Academy of Distinguished Teachers' 2015/2016 award for Innovative Teaching.  Prof. Vahid received the award for his interactive electronic textbooks and the way they allow instructors to customize them.  Prof. Vahid will be recognized in the fall when he will present a lecture on his teaching practice.  Congratulations, Frank!

 

UCR team awarded large National Science Foundation grant to study the Cowpea genome

A team of UCR researchers headed by Prof. Timothy Close from the UCR Department of Botany and Plant Science, and including Prof. Stefano Lonardi from CSE was recently awarded a large ($1.5 million USD) grant from the National Science Foundation to study the Cowpea genome.  The research is of high importance to global food security since the cowpea, which includes black-eyed peas, is one of the most widely grown legume crops in the world and number one source of protein in the human diet in sub-Saharan Africa.  For more information, please check the UCR press release.

 

Prof. Keogh publishes 30th paper in ICDM!

Congratulations to Dr. Eamonn Keogh who got his 30th paper accepted to IEEE ICDM! Only two other individuals have achieved this landmark (Philip S. Yu, Jiawei Han). The conference is very competitive, this year’s acceptance rate for full papers was just 8.5%. 

 

ZyBooks, a startup co-founded by Prof. Vahid of CSE, secures $4 mil funding!

zyBooks is a company, co-founded by Professor Frank Vahid of CSE, that provides interactive STEM (Science, Technology, engineering and Math) learning material to replace classic textbooks.  zyBooks received a $4 million investment led by Bialla Venture Partners.  For more details, please refer to this ucr today article.

 

Prof. Papalexakis receives best student paper award at SDM!

Professor Vagelis Papalexakis received the best student paper award at the 2016 SIAM Data Mining conference (SDM).  The paper is titled "Automatic Unsupervised Tensor Mining with Quality Assessment."  Congratulations, Vagelis!

 

Six new faculty to join CSE

Six new faculty will be joining the department starting in July of 2016.  The faculty (left to right in the picture) include Professor Heng Yin whose research focuses on malware analysis for mobile environments; he joins UCR from Syracuse University.  Prof. Vagelis Papalexakis' research is in the area of algorithms for large scale data analytics.  He received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University.  Prof. Mohsen Lesani joins UCR from MIT; his research interests are in the design, implementation and verification of distributed systems.  Prof.

CSE students place first in HackingEDU!

Haasith Sanka (CSE freshman) and Sultan Khan (CSE senior) have won 1st place at the 2015 HackingEDU – the world’s largest education hackathon hosted at San Mateo. Over 1000 international programmers have competed at this event!

 

Najjar Elected ACM Distinguished Scientist

Professor Walid Najjar was recently elected ACM Distinguished Scientist.  Walid joins this prestigeous group of scientists, to which less than 50 scientists worldwide are selected annually.  A list of previous awardees can be found here.  Congratulations, Walid!

 

Lonardi Elected IEEE Fellow

Professor Stefano Lonardi was elected a fellow of the IEEE, for his contributions to computational biology and data mining.  IEEE fellow is the highest grade of membership awarded by the IEEE Board of Directors for extraordinary accomplishments.  Less than 0.1% of the IEEE voting members are fellows.   Congratulations, Stefano!

 

UCR Security Research in the News

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.

Department awarded GAANN fellowships

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.

 

MS program ranked 37th best in the US

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!

 

Best Student Paper Award at LCPC 2015

A paper by CSE's PhD 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.

 

UCR Researchers part of a team that sequences the Barley Genome

University of California, Riverside researchers are among a group of 77 scientists worldwide who have sequenced the complete genome of barley, a key ingredient in beer and single malt Scotch. The research, 10 years in the making, is the cover article of the journal Nature. The sequencing and assembly was a daunting task, as the barley genome is almost twice the size of the human genome, with a number of characteristics that complicate sequencing.  Prof. Stefano Lonardi and Dr. Rachid Ounit from Computer Science and Engineering, and Prof. Tim Close, Dr.

Prof. Keogh part of Microsoft's Project Premonition

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.

 

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

CSE receives "Best Paper" Award.

CSE faculty Victor Zordan and co-authors receive "Best Paper" Award at the ACM Siggraph/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation 2013. The paper, entitled "Control of Rotational Dynamics for Ground Behaviors" is ground-breaking research for physically driven motion in games and entertainment as well as having implication for robotics and beyond. The paper's novel idea for control over rotation for an articulated system earned the award for the international team of researchers from University of California Riverside, National University of Singapore and University of British Columbia.

2009-2010 Internship Awards

Congratulations to the following Computer Science graduate students for their internship awards this academic year:Abdullah Mueen. Microsoft, CA. Spring 2010Abhishek Ray. Acorn Technology Corporation, Spring and Summer 2010Bilson Campana. Google Research, CA. Summer 2010Chen Huang. Amazon Corporate, Washington. Summer 2010Doruk Sart. Marvell Semiconductor, CA. Summer 2010Guangdeng Liao. Intel, Oregon. Summer 2010Guanqun Shi. Tagged Incorporated, CA. Summer 2010Guowu Xie. Narus, CA. Summer 2010Huseyin Hakkoymaz. ESRI Incorporated, CA. Fall 2009; Winter, Spring and Summer 2010Ji Adam Dou.

Hybrid Multiprocessor for High-performance Computing

Laxmi Bhuyan is working to demonstrate the feasibility of hybrid high-performance computing, where part of the program is executed in software and the other part by specialized hardware. The National Science Foundation has awarded him $800,000 to support his research to develop hardware/software partitioning of applications, redesign the architectural components, optimize the compiler, and develop reconfigurable hardware.

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!

Faloutsos Awarded $1.5 Million for Army Network Science Research

CSE Professor Michalis Faloutsos has been awarded $1.5 million over five years by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to help createa collaborative technology alliance in network science. The research will focus on integrating and guiding research on understanding properties of large complexsystems and developing methods to model and predict their evolution. Details appear here.

Semistructured data to get closer look by Tsotras and team

Current indications are that the IT world will soon be awash in a sea of semistructured data. Professor Vassilis Tsotras is part of a team from UC Irvine, UC Riverside and UC San Diego that are targeting the problems related to semistructured data with an emphasis on scale. The team brings together five researchers drawn from the three UC campuses, with expertise spanning structured, semistructured, and unstructured data.

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 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.

Barley Genome Research Gets Boost

Stefano Lonardi joins Botany's Tim Close to land $1M grant. The UCR researchers will advance their work on sequencing the barley genome and breeding new barley varieties thanks to a two-year $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The project will build upon resources that the researchers already have developed at UCR from several USDA and National Science Foundation projects. Read the full article here.

CSE's new faculty and inaugural chair, Dr. Tamar Shinar!

Tamar Shinar will join CSE faculty as the inaugural Amrik Singh Poonian Chair in Fall 2011. Currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Courant Institute at New York University, Shinar earned her Ph.D. in scientific computing and computational mathematics from Stanford University in 2008. Her research focuses on mathematical simulations of fluid and solid behaviors and computational algorithms for physically based simulation.

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.

UCR graduate 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.

 

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 researchers received Best Paper at SIGKDD.

Thanawin (Art) Rakthanmanon, Bilson Campana, Abdullah Mueen, Gustavo Batista, Brandon Westover, Qiang Zhu, Jesin Zakaria, and Eamonn Keogh authored the winning paper, entitled “Searching and Mining Trillions of Time Series Subsequences under Dynamic Time Warping”. The 2012 paper was recognized at SIGKDD, a top conference in data mining. See the SIGKDD Awards.

 

CSE graduate student earns top two honors in Mobile Future Forward Student Paper Contest

Smruti Parichha, a CSE graduate student working towards her Ph.D. under the advisement of Mart Molle, earned top two placement in Mobile Future Forward's student paper contest. The contest asked for papers to imagine new technologies, new experiences, new applications and services, new use cases, and new business models of the mobile future. Smruti's top two placement gets her a travel expenses paid trip to attend the Mobile Future Forward conference, an executive summit bringing together the top industry leaders of mobile technology. Congratulations, Smruti!

 

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

 

UCR adds Games Academy

CSE joins forces with Game Developers Academy to offer a new summer program on Video Game Creation and Design. The summer academy is geared toward incoming freshmen and lower-division undergraduates as an introduction to the game development industry and provides a hands-on experience in state-of-the art software environments. The program is being offered through the Extension Center in July this summer. For details, download the course description or visit the Extension website.

 

Faloutsos' lands funds to study properties of complex systems

Michalis Faloutsos lands funding as part of a grant with the ARO’s Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (NS CTA) with BBN as the lead in the Interdisciplinary Research Center. CSE’s portion of the grant is $320K/year for 5 years, renewable for another 5 years. Faloutsos’ focus is on integrating and guiding research across the center on understanding fundamental properties of large complex systems. UCR also participates in the BNN Center.

 

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.

One-liner paper puts Dr. Keogh as most prolific author of prestigious journal.

Dr. Eamonn Keogh has just become the (joint) most prolific author in the top data mining journal, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. His paper entitled "CID: An Efficient Complexity-Invariant Distance for Time Series" is his eleventh paper to appear in the journal. The only other author with eleven papers is Jiawei Han, who got his Phd sixteen years earlier than Dr. Keogh. Dr. Keogh noted "it is a very interesting paper, because the entire contribution can be written as a single line of Matlab code.

CSE Krishnamurthy, Neamtiu, Madhyastha land $3.7M from Army Research Lab.

Professors Srikanth Krishnamurthy, Iulian Neamtiu and Harsha Madhyastha are co-principal investigators in a collaborative research alliance on cyber-security with the U.S. Army Research Laboratories and four other universities. Penn State is the leading university for the effort. The research alliance is supported by $ 23.2 million in funding for the first five years, with an additional $ 25 million for an optional five-year extension -- a potential total of $ 48.2 million for a possible 10 year collaborative effort.

CSE team lands another BEST PAPER!

The 13th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD'13) recognized the CSE team's work as Best Paper Award! The award goes to CSE's Roger Moussalli, Marcos Vieira, Walid Najjar and Vassilis Tsotras for their paper "Stream-Mode FPGA Acceleration of Complex Pattern Trajectory Querying". The paper demonstrated the mining of complex trajectory patterns from spatio-temporal streams at rates of GB/s, a feat previously thought of as unattainable using traditional Von Neumann computing for the application at hand. Have a look at the paper here: Paper Link (pdf).

 

CSE jumps 12 points in national graduate program rank

The 2011 US News and World Report has ranked CSE at 53rd best graduate program in computer science along with UC Santa Cruz, Arizona State University, Indiana University, and University of Pittsburgh. This is a notable jump from 65th where CSE was ranked previously. "We always knew that we belonged in top 50, but it takes time for the ranking agency to recognize it," remarks CSE Chair Bhuyan. For complete ranking of the computer science program, see US News website.

 

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.

 

UCR alumnus wins major award in Thailand

Dr. Chotirat "Ann" Ratanamahatana, who obtained her Ph.d from CSE in 2005 (advisor: Dr. Eamonn Keogh), and is now with the Department of Computer Engineering of Chulalongkorn University, has won Thailand 2010 Young Technologist Award from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology for her research on "Dynamic Time Warping". The award is to recognize young Thai researchers with outstanding scientific achievements each year to encourage young scientists to perform research work of quality.

Welcome new faculty hire Professor Madhyastha!

The Department is thrilled to have hired new faculty member, Harsha V. Madhyastha. Harsha tackles the research challenges associated with building large-scale distributed systems across the Internet and inside data centers. Professor Madhyastha is putting together a heterogenous cluster equipped with cutting-edge technology to test and evaluate the solutions his group develops on real-world applications.

 

CSE's new faculty, Dr. Vagelis Hristidis

Vagelis Hristidis joined as Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, Google, IBM and the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Center, including the NSF CAREER Award.

CSE App helps protect from hackers on Facebook.

TechCrunch, the popular tech forum, discussed MyPageKeeper, a Facebook security app, developed by UCR CSE researchers (Rahman, Huang, Madhyastha, Faloutsos). "Protect Your Facebook Feed From Hackers With A University of California-Designed App". The app detects social spam posts on Facebook user profiles, with high accuracy and its findings were published in Usenix Security 2012. See the TechCrunch article.

 

CSE’s Gupta receives 2012 2012 Doctoral Advisor/Mentor award.

"Professor Rajiv Gupta has been awarded by the UCR Graduate Council and Graduate Division as a recipient of the 2012 Doctoral Advisor/Mentor Award. In nominating him, Gupta's students emphasized his "admirable patience" and "unshakeable belief" in their potential. They praised his ability to guide students to find and pursue their own ideas rather than assigning and directing specific research tasks." See details here.

 

Prof. Neamtiu receives Bravo Zulu Award.

CSE Professor Iulian Neamtiu was acknowledged with a Bravo Zulu Award by Student Special Services University of California, Riverside. He was recognized for his strong participation in the UCR Veterans Support Team, as well as his exceptional support of student veterans and veterans' issues. This year marks the first-ever "Bravo Zulu" Award to recognize staff, faculty, and departments for their outstanding service to student veterans, and a job well done. Dr. Neamtiu is the first recipient of this honorable award.  Way to go Iulian!

 

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.

 

CSE's Twitsper mobile app for Android makes a big noise!

CSE Ph.D. students Indrajeet Singh and Michael Butkiewicz, advised by Drs. Harsha Madhyastha and Srikanth Krishnamurthy, have released a new application that enables users of Twitter to control who can view their tweets. The new application, called Twitsper, is currently available for mobile phones that run the Android operating system. Twitsper, released on November 15th to the public, has seen nearly 500 downloads within its first weeks of release.

CSE student wins National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship

CSE Ph.D. student Jonathan Dautrich Jr. has been recently awarded the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Fellowship. Jonathan won this award based on his scholarship and proposed research on investigating metrics for measuring privacy loss in outsourced encrypted databases, and devising algorithms for computing those metrics efficiently. The award provides support for dissertation research up to four years. Congrats Jonathan!

 

2010-2011 Internship Awards

Congratulations to the following Computer Science graduate students for their internship awards this academic year:Mustafa Arslan. NEC Laboratories, New Jersey. Fall 2010-Summer 2011.Pamela Bhattacharya. Microsoft Corporation, WA. Summer 2011.Michael Butkiewicz. Los Alamos National Labs, CA. Summer 2011.Zi Feng. AppFolio Incorporated, CA. Summer 2011.Ed Fernandez.Jacquard Computing Incorporated, CA. Summer 2011.Yingsheng Gao. Facebook, Incorporated, CA. Summer 2011.Chen Huang. Facebook, Incorporated, CA. Summer 2011.Marios Iliofotou. Narus, CA. Winter 2011.Mehran Kafai.

NSF Grant Provides $600,000 for Scholarships

Bourns College of Engineering students in financial need will gain assistance from a National Science Foundation S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) grant. The $600,000, five-year grant will fund the College's S-STEM project, designed to aid low-income, academically talented engineering students.  Associate Dean Chinya Ravishankar, Principal Investigator for the grant, says the project's focus is on helping students succeed academically and professionally and encouraging them to pursue graduate level degrees in engineering disciplines.

2008-2009 Internship Awards

Congratulations to the following Computer Science graduate students for their internship awards:Denisa Duma. Intel Research, Pittsburgh, Visiting Scholar: Summer 2009 Jianbo Chen. Benson Liao Insurance & Financial Corporation, California: Summer 2009. Marios Iliofotou. Telefonica Investigacion and Desarrollo S.A. Unipersonal, Madrid. Summer 2009. Monik Khare. Wolfram Research, Illinois. Summer 2009. Antony Lam. NSF EAPSI research fellowship, University of Tokyo: Summer 2009. Yuling Li. PlantCML, California: Spring 2009. Bloomberg L.P., New York: Summer 2009. Abdullah Mueen.

Victor Zordan receives Innovative Teaching Award

The UCR Academy of Distinguished Teaching has selected Dr. Victor Zordan for this year's Innovative Teaching Award. Professor Zordan is being honored for the design and implementation of his innovative Engineering course, CS 134: Video Game Development and Design. In this course, students are divided into teams and actually design and construct their own video game.

Google and Microsoft visit UC Riverside

Google decided to put more effort in recruiting our students, in an event nicknamed Google Day. Check out some pictures of the event.  Both Google and Microsoft visited UCR recently to collect resumes and discuss potential jobs at their companies. Both were interested in attracting students to their college internship programs. Google has hired seven of our CSE Ph.D. students in the past two years, and Microsoft has recently hired two CSE students.

CSE team lands $800K for DARPA research

Iulian Neamtiu, Stefano Lonardi, and Eamonn Keogh landed an 800K grant. The award is a subcontract to GE's ProLiFic proposal, which was accepted under DARPA BAA 10-36--Cyber Genome Program. The project will look at ways to defend against cyber attacks by quick malware identification and neutralization and tracing malicious code to its origins. “We are very excited to work on this project” says Keogh, “The team at GE came to us, after having surveyed the literature and decided that we had the best possible academic team in the US to work on this problem”.

Dragomir Yankov Awarded Best Paper Award at IEEE ICDM 2007

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Dragomir Yankov, whose paper, “Disk Aware Discord Discovery: Finding Unusual Time Series in Terabyte Sized Datasets” won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE 2007 International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM). Not only did Dragomir win the best paper award, but he is the only graduate student to have two first-author papers in the conference. Congratulations, Dragomir!

Alumnus Ricky Sethi named Computing Innovation Fellow

Ricky Sethi, who earned his Ph.D. in 2009 from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been chosen as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Computing Innovation Fellow (CIFellow), a highly competitive award given annually by the Computing Research Association (CRA). The one-year award will be for $140,000 for tuition, salary and expenses to support Sethi’s post-doctoral research with Prof. Jenn Wortman Vaughn in the UCLA Department of Computer Science, beginning in November 2010. The award is tentatively for one year but is extendable to two years.

Wei Wu Gets Best Paper Award at IEEE ICCD 2007

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Wei Wu whose paper, “Improving the Reliability of On-chip Data Cache under Process Variation” won the Best Paper Award at the 25th IEEE International Conference on Computer Design for the Processor and Architecture track. Congratulations to Wei and co-authors Professor Jun Yang, Professor Sheldon Tan, and Dr. Shih-Lien Lu from Intel.

Lonardi on Team Battling Malaria

CSE Professor Stefano Lonardi is part of a UCR team that has identified a mechanism that allows malaria parasites to intensively replicate themselves in human blood. The discovery could lead to new drugs to combat the spread of the deadly disease. Study results have been published in the journal "Genome Research." Elena Harris, a Ph.D. student researcher in Lonardi's lab, was joint first author of the paper. Harris and Lonardi have been responsible for the analysis of this large dataset and extracting new biological knowledge in the process. Details appear here.

Over $5M in Grants for 2007

The year 2007 has brought a large number of new grants: 7 NSF grants, 3 DoD/ARL/AFOSR, and 5 industry grants and gifts. Most of these grants are starting in the summer of 2007 and will last for 3 years. The total estimated amount of these new grants exceeds $5M.

Digital Design, Second Edition released

The second edition of CSE Professor Frank Vahid's successful "Digital Design" textbook hit bookstores in February 2010. The book redefines the field to embrace modern design methods used to build the 21st century's billion-transistor chips, and to expose students to modern "hardware/software codesign" concepts. Rich with applied examples that students enjoy, the book has already been adopted by dozens of top universities, including Univ. of Michigan, UC San Diego, Univ. of Arizona, , UC Irvine, Notre Dame, Dartmouth, Temple, Univ. of Washington, Texas A&M, Univ.

Gupta Named Fellow of ACM

CSE professor, Rajiv Gupta, has been elevated to the status of Fellow in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), one of 47 international members named 2009 ACM Fellows. Achieving the status of Fellow denotes exceptional contributions in the computing field.

US News and World Reports recognizes CSE's Lonardi in medical advance

CSE faculty Stefano Lonardi contributes to an effort for "Predicting Who Will Survive Skin Cancer" with researchers at NYU's Langone Medical Center. US News and World Reports showcased the research in a recent article. For related research papers, see  Lonardi's related publications.

Barley Genome Research Gets Boost

Stefano Lonardi joins Botany's Tim Close to land $1M grant. The UCR researchers will advance their work on sequencing the barley genome and breeding new barley varieties thanks to a two-year $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The project will build upon resources that the researchers already have developed at UCR from several USDA and National Science Foundation projects. Read the full article here.

Bilson Campana Awarded Hispanic College Fund Scholarship

Bilson Campana, a second year CS student, has won a 2009-2010 Hispanic College Fund Scholarship for $10,000. Bilson was one of only 18 winners nationwide. In addition to the scholarship, winners will attend a two-day retreat at Google headquarters. Bilson expects to use the money to support his research on video data mining. He is advised by Dr. Keogh.

Wei-Bung Wang Gets Best Paper Award at GIW 2008

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Wei-Bung (Bob) Wang whose paper, "A new model of multi-marker correlation for genome-wide tag SNP selection" won the Best Paper Award at the 19th International Conference on Genome Informatics (GIW 2008) recently held in Gold Coast, Australia. The paper is co-authored with his Ph.D advisor Professor Tao Jiang. GIW is the longest running international conference in bioinformatics, and this is the second best paper award that Professor Jiang's lab has received from the conference.

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Tao Jiang named ACM Fellow and Rajiv Gupta named IEEE Fellow

The Department congratulates Professor Tao Jiang, who was named an ACM Fellow for his contributions to computational biology and computational complexity, and Rajiv Gupta, who was elevated to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to computer architecture and optimizing compilers.

100th Ph.D. Graduate

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering Celebrates its 100th Ph.D. Graduate!! UCR's CSE Department grew out of CS-oriented degree tracks in the departments of Mathematics and Applied Science in the early 1970s, and became a department in 1990. We are proud to announce that we have now graduated 100 Ph.D. students and would like to recognize Mr. Scott Sirowy with this distinction as our 100th, under the supervision of Dr. Frank Vahid! Scott graduated with his bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from UCR and entered our Ph.D. program in the Fall quarter of 2005.

Distinguished Lecture Series

The Computer Science & Engineering Department is proud to present the 2007-2008 Distinguished Lecture Series. See Upcoming Colloquia or contact Prof. Lonardi for more information.

2009-2010 Internship Awards

Congratulations to the following Computer Science graduate students for their internship awards this academic year:Abdullah Mueen. Microsoft, CA. Spring 2010Abhishek Ray. Acorn Technology Corporation, Spring and Summer 2010Bilson Campana. Google Research, CA. Summer 2010Chen Huang. Amazon Corporate, Washington. Summer 2010Doruk Sart. Marvell Semiconductor, CA. Summer 2010Guangdeng Liao. Intel, Oregon. Summer 2010Guanqun Shi. Tagged Incorporated, CA. Summer 2010Guowu Xie. Narus, CA. Summer 2010Huseyin Hakkoymaz. ESRI Incorporated, CA. Fall 2009; Winter, Spring and Summer 2010Ji Adam Dou.

New CSE Faculty

The Department is very excited to welcome Professor Rajiv Gupta in its faculty. Professor Gupta's area of research includes Compilers, Embedded Systems, Software Engineering, and Program Analysis.

Princeton Review recognizes CSE for top program in games

CSE's program in video game design ranks in the Top 50 of 500 North American universities, according to The Princeton Review and GamePro Media. The Princeton Review developed its “Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs” list – the first project of its kind – in partnership with GamePro, one of the most respected brands in the video game industry, reaching over 3 million gamers a month. UC Riverside is one of two UC campuses named to the Top 50 list and is featured in an article that will appear in the April issue of GamePro magazine. Details appear here.

Anirban Banerjee Gets Best Paper Award at IFIP Networking 2007

Ph.D. student Anirban Banerjee gets the Best Paper Award at IFIP Networking 2007 for his work, “Is Someone Tracking P2P Users?”. Congratulations, Anirban!

New CSE Faculty

The Department is delighted to welcome Philip Brisk into its ranks. Philip conducts cutting-edge research in the areas of Reconfigurable computing; application-specific and customizable processors; computer architecture; compilers. You can find out more about Philip here.

CSE Researchers Secure $6 Million in Funds

CSE researchers raise over 6 million in funding for next five years and beyond. See:  CSE AY 09-10 Grants List.   NSF has awarded CSE PI's $800,000 to develop hardware/software hybrid high performance computing. Laxmi Bhuyan is the PI on the project. Rajiv Gupta and Walid Najjar are Co-PIs. Michalis Faloutsos also lands funding as part of a grant with the ARO’s Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (NS CTA.) CSE’s part of the grant is $320K/year for 5 years, renewable to 10.

Faloutsos' lands funds to study properties of complex systems

Michalis Faloutsos lands funding as part of a grant with the ARO’s Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (NS CTA) with BBN as the lead in the Interdisciplinary Research Center. CSE’s portion of the grant is $320K/year for 5 years, renewable for another 5 years. Faloutsos’ focus is on integrating and guiding research across the center on understanding fundamental properties of large complex systems. UCR also participates in the BNN Center.

Hybrid Multiprocessor for High-performance Computing

Laxmi Bhuyan is working to demonstrate the feasibility of hybrid high-performance computing, where part of the program is executed in software and the other part by specialized hardware. The National Science Foundation has awarded him $800,000 to support his research to develop hardware/software partitioning of applications, redesign the architectural components, optimize the compiler, and develop reconfigurable hardware.

Iulian Neamtiu recognized for work on Ginseng

Faculty member Iulian Neamtiu was mentioned in a recent article in MIT's Technology Review for his work on Ginseng. His work is in the refinement of Dynamic Software Updating (DSU), eventually obviating the need for operating system restarts after security updates. You can find the article here.

New CSE Faculty

The Department is delighted to welcome Iulian Neamtiu into its ranks. Iulian conducts cutting-edge research in the areas of Programming Languages, Software Engineering and Operating Systems.

Dr. Keogh Designated University Scholar

Eamonn Keogh, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has been chosen as this year’s UCR University Scholar. The prestigious award comes with a $75K prize over three years in recognition of his influential research, which includes over 100 published research papers (at least 10 with over 100 citations each) and several best paper awards, making him one of the most cited researchers in the area of data mining and databases.

Petko Bakalov gets Second Place for Poster Presentation at ACM GIS 2007

Ph.D. student Petko Bakalov was runner up in the Poster Presentation Contest of the 15th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM GIS 2007) for his poster “TS2-tree - an Efficient Similarity Based Organization for Trajectory Data”, co-authored with Eamonn Keogh and Vassilis J. Tsotras. GIS is the premier venue for geospatial research. Congratulations to Petko!

NSF awards CSE graduate student Fellowship

Dan Grissom was one of four BCOE graduate students award the prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship. Dan joined CSE in Fall 2009 and is working under the advisement of Philip Brisk. His awarded proposal is on the topic of microfluidic system design. Microfluidics is a novel and exciting technology which allows execution of biochemical assays on a LoC. Currently, Microfluidic chips are designed for a specific application. Dan's proposal seeks to design a programmable, digital microfluidic system by solving critical challenges such as deadlock-free routing, scheduling, and fault-tolerance.

New Textbook by Vahid Being Widely Adopted

The new textbook, “Digital Design” by Prof. Frank Vahid of UCR's Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering has been widely adopted in its first year. Several top-ranked engineering schools, including Univ. of Michigan, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, Univ. of Arizona, Texas A&M, and Notre Dame, have adopted the book, along with many dozens of other schools worldwide.

CSE graduate student receives best paper award

Ph.D. student Bilson Campana (advised by Dr. Eamonn Keogh) won the best student paper award at the 2010 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. His paper introduces a new distance measure for comparing images, which significantly outperforms the current state of the art measures. The work was singled out because of its amazing generality, the measure can correctly group data as diverse as spiders, historical manuscripts, and as shown in the image above, butterflies and moths. Earlier this year Bilson won a Google fellowship, and he will be interning this year with Google.

Laxmi Bhuyan Appointed CSE Chair

Laxmi Bhuyan is appointed as Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department starting July 2007.

Faloutsos Awarded $1.5 Million for Army Network Science Research

CSE Professor Michalis Faloutsos has been awarded $1.5 million over five years by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to help createa collaborative technology alliance in network science. The research will focus on integrating and guiding research on understanding properties of large complexsystems and developing methods to model and predict their evolution. Details appear here.

Tao Jiang named AAAS Fellow and Walid Najjar named IEEE Fellow

The Department congratulates Tao Jiang, who was named an AAAS Fellow and Walid Najjar, who was elevated to IEEE Fellow.

2009-2010 Distinguished Lecture Series

Computer Science and Engineering is pleased to announce the 2009-2010 Distinguished Lecture Series, which includes five outstanding speakers: Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice U), Deborah Estrin (UCLA), Barbara Liskov (MIT), Prabhakar Raghavan (Yahoo! Labs) and Eugene Myers (HMMI Janiela Farms). More information can be found here.

UCR Barley Research Gets Boost

CSE's Stefano Lonardi joins Botany's Tim Close to land $1M. The UCR researchers will advance their work on sequencing the barley genome and breeding new barley varieties thanks to a two-year $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The project will build upon resources that the researchers already have developed at UCR from several USDA and National Science Foundation projects.

Semistructured data to get closer look by Tsotras and team

Current indications are that the IT world will soon be awash in a sea of semistructured data. Professor Vassilis Tsotras is part of a team from UC Irvine, UC Riverside and UC San Diego that are targeting the problems related to semistructured data with an emphasis on scale. The team brings together five researchers drawn from the three UC campuses, with expertise spanning structured, semistructured, and unstructured data.

Welcome new faculty, Zizhong (Jeffrey) Chen.

Dr. Chen’s research interests include high performance computing, parallel and distributed systems, grid and cloud computing, and large scale simulation. His research has been supported by National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, CMG Reservoir Simulation Foundation, and Microsoft Corporation and he received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2012. Chen's website.

 

CSE Researchers Secure $6 Million in Funds

CSE researchers raise over 6 million in funding for next five years and beyond. See:  CSE AY 09-10 Grants List.   NSF has awarded CSE PI's $800,000 to develop hardware/software hybrid high performance computing. Laxmi Bhuyan is the PI on the project. Rajiv Gupta and Walid Najjar are Co-PIs. Michalis Faloutsos also lands funding as part of a grant with the ARO’s Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (NS CTA.) CSE’s part of the grant is $320K/year for 5 years, renewable to 10.

 

Digital Design, Second Edition released

The second edition of CSE Professor Frank Vahid's successful "Digital Design" textbook hit bookstores in February 2010. The book redefines the field to embrace modern design methods used to build the 21st century's billion-transistor chips, and to expose students to modern "hardware/software codesign" concepts. Rich with applied examples that students enjoy, the book has already been adopted by dozens of top universities, including Univ. of Michigan, UC San Diego, Univ. of Arizona, , UC Irvine, Notre Dame, Dartmouth, Temple, Univ. of Washington, Texas A&M, Univ.

Keogh receives Dissertation Mentor Award, CSE's second in a row!

CSE's Eamonn Keogh received the 2012-13 Dissertation Mentor Award this year. This award is given only to one person in UCR every year. Eamonn was selected among all nominees to be awarded the sole 2012-2013 Dissertation Mentor Award. Professor Keogh's students past and present wrote with great enthusiasm in support of his nomination, citing his dedication to each individual student's success. This is a well-deserved award. Notably, CSE's Rajiv Gupta also received the award last year and so it is a great honor for the department to be awarded two years in a row. Congratulations Eamonn!

Gupta Named Fellow of ACM

CSE professor, Rajiv Gupta, has been elevated to the status of Fellow in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), one of 47 international members named 2009 ACM Fellows. Achieving the status of Fellow denotes exceptional contributions in the computing field.

Keogh among most prolific authors at ICDM

CSE Professor Eamonn Keogh achieved the rare feat of getting 5 papers in a single year in the prestigious ICDM conference. This accomplishment has only happened five times in the conference history, mostly by heads of major labs (i.e Philip Yu, head of IBM of the Software Tools and Techniques group at IBM 2008, and Zheng Chen Manager of Microsoft Research Asia in 2006) and brings Dr. Keogh's total to 18 ICDM papers and makes him the fifth most prolific authors in that conference to date. Dr.

Wang receives his second "Best Paper" award

CSE graduate student Wei-Bung (Bob) Wang wins the best paper award at the 9th LSS Computational Systems Bioinformatics Conference (CSB) held in August 2010. His award winning paper is entitled "Inferring haplotypes from genotypes on a pedigree with mutations, genotyping errors and missing alleles" and jointly authored with his advisor Professor Tao Jiang. The prize includes a laptop computer and free registration for the next CSB. This is Bob's second best paper award. He also won the best paper award at the International Conference on Genome Informatics (GIW) in 2008.

 

CSE Chair enters "Hall of Fame" at Wayne State University

Laxmi Bhuyan, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Bourns College of Engineering Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was inducted into the Wayne State University Engineering Hall of Fame. Selected by a college committee made up of WSU College of Engineering faculty and deans, Hall of Fame honorees are recognized with a plaque with their name and image on a wall in the college’s Hall of Fame Lounge. We're proud of you Laxmi!

 

CSE contributes to NATURE article.

Prof. Tim Close (Botany) and CSE’s Prof. Stefano Lonardi supervised the UCR team which contributed the primary DNA sequence using a novel sequencing strategy. Of the paper, “This resource will serve as an essential reference for genetic research and breeding and help advance gene discovery and genome-assisted crop improvement,” says Close. This work is the result of a large international effort involving about seventy authors in nine countries (Germany, UK, Australia, USA, Finland, Japan, Israel, France, Italy). Of the seventy authors, nine worked on this project while at UC Riverside.

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.

 

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.

 

CSE's Lonardi helps lands USAID funds to increase crop yield.

UCR Scientists, including CSE's Stefano Lonardi, received substantial funding (nearly $7 million) by way of two grants from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to continue their work on developing better yielding varieties of cowpea through new genomic resources and marker-assisted breeding — research by which UC Riverside directly impacts cowpea production in several countries in Africa. The grants support USAID’s agricultural research and capacity building work under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. More here.

Online course for 2013 -- Intro to CS (CS 010V)

CSE proudly presents its first offering of CS 010V -- a fully-online equivalent to CS 010. Much more than video lectures on the web, the course uses new interactive animated web content to guide students step-by-step through the learning process, and includes state-of-the-art online homework and programming assignment feedback systems, plus plenty of online live interaction with the instructor, TAs, and other helpers. See more course info.

 

Congratulations to the following Computer Science graduate students for their internship awards this academic year:

Abhijith Kashyap: ENC CorpBing Hu: General ElectronicsHuy Hang: Los Alamos Lab.Indrajeet Singh: AT&TJesin Zakaria: TeradataJianxia Ning: CiscoLei Wang: Supply Chain Data ServicesLi Yan: GoogleMd. Mahbub Hasan: TeradataMehran Kafai: Hewlett PackardNandita Nayak: LAwrence Berkeley National Lab.Olga Tanaseichuk: Novartis Inst.

CSE Ph.D. wins prestigious national HP award

Tony Givargis (Ph.D. 2001 UC Riverside, now Associate Professor of Computer Science at UC Irvine) was selected to receive the 2011 Frederick Emmons Terman Award of the American Society for Engineering Education. The prestigious national award, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, is bestowed annually upon an outstanding young electrical engineering educator in recognition of his/her contributions to the profession, including the publication of an electrical engineering textbook judged to be outstanding by peers.

CSE Ph.D. graduate publishes in Nature

Vladimir Vacic, CSE Ph.D. graduate from 2008, now post-doc at Columbia University is first author on a recent article in Nature. Vlada and his collaborators from Cold Spring Harbor Lab and Columbia University found a new schizophrenia gene (a neuronal cell receptor called VIPR2). It caught the interest of Nature and was mentioned on its cover likely because the discovery is one of the most exciting findings in schizophrenia in recent years with possible drug implications.

 

CSE students' game wins Microsoft competition

A team of UC Riverside students has been named one of three winners of the Microsoft's Imagine Cup "Solve This" international mobile game design competition. In April 2011 they will head to Seattle to compete for the final grand prize. Four members of the CSE student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), who adopted the name Team Inspiration, won for their design of Trash Boy, a game designed for mobile phones where players protect fish by preventing trash from entering the ocean. See the whole story here. Go Team Inspiration!

 

Lin receives Best Paper Award at PACT

CSE Ph.D. graduate student, Changhui Lin, recently received a Best Paper Award at the PACT conference.  Student of Rajiv Gupta, Changhui has reason to be proud.  Out of 266 submissions, less than 2% were selected for best paper. The paper is coauthored by Changhui Lin, Vijay Nagarajan, and Rajiv Gupta, and is entitled, "Efficient Sequential Consistency Using Conditional Fences".  For more information, visit the PACT awards page, here. This award adds to CSE's growing list of (5) best paper awards from the past year! Congrats to Changhui!

 

CSE paper recognized with "Test of Time" award.

Professor Michalis Faloutsos' paper receives the prestigiouys ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Paper Award. The awarded paper "On Power-Law Relationships of the Internet Topology", by Michalis Faloutsos, Petros Faloutsos, and Christos Faloutsos was published in SIGCOMM 1999. The award recognizes work published 10 to 12 years that is deemed to be an "outstanding paper whose contents are still a vibrant and useful contribution today". The co-authored brothers' paper is also known widely as the "three Faloutsos paper" and has been cited over 3000 times according to Google Scholar.

 

US News and World Reports recognizes CSE's Lonardi in medical advance

CSE faculty Stefano Lonardi contributes to an effort for "Predicting Who Will Survive Skin Cancer" with researchers at NYU's Langone Medical Center. US News and World Reports showcased the research in a recent article. For related research papers, see  Lonardi's related publications.