• Hao-Chuan Wang receives Distinguished Paper Award from IMWUT, Vol. 2

    October 16, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Associate Professor Hao-Chuan Wang’s 2018 paper, “SoberMotion: Leveraging the Force of Probation Officers to Reduce the Risk of DUI Recidivism” received the Volume 2 Distinguished Paper Award from the Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT). The award honors the best papers published in the journal ...

  • Randy O’Reilly: using computers to model the brain

    October 15, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters As artificial intelligence improves and becomes more prominent, researchers try to make these machines more responsive, more receptive and, ultimately, more human. However, giving a machine that human touch requires understanding what that is in the first place. New computer science professor Randy O’Reilly plays a key role in this as ...

  • Cybersecurity Club at UC Davis brings new education, competition opportunities to campus

    October 8, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters As stories of data breaches and malware attacks make headline news, students at UC Davis have taken it upon themselves to become cybersecurity experts to protect themselves online. The Cybersecurity Club at UC Davis (CSC) is a community for anyone interested in cybersecurity to learn, network and hone their skills to ...

  • New $1.5M Institute Will Harness the Data Revolution

    October 7, 2019 By Becky Oskin, originally posted by the College of Letters and Science. A new institute at UC Davis will advance the fundamentals of data science and prepare students to solve data analysis and machine learning problems in diverse fields. Focusing on research and education, the UC Davis TETRAPODS Institute of Data Science (UCD4IDS) will serve ...

  • In Memoriam: Antara Bhowmick

    October 1, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters The UC Davis College of Engineering and Department of Computer Science mourn the loss of alumna Antara Bhowmick ‘19, who passed away in an accident on September 25. Bhowmick completed her M.S. in computer science in Spring 2019 as part of Assistant Professor Cindy Rubio-González’s lab and was a member of ...

  • Patrice Koehl and Yong Jae Lee win College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Awards

    September 23, 2019 Two computer science faculty members were honored by the UC Davis College of Engineering for their outstanding work in the 2018-19 academic year. Professor Patrice Koehl received the Outstanding Late Mid-Career Faculty Research Award and Assistant Professor Yong Jae Lee received the Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award. These awards are the college’s highest ...

  • UC Davis, MouseBelt partner to launch blockchain education initiative

    September 6, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters UC Davis is partnering with MouseBelt to accelerate blockchain education, research and entrepreneurship. MouseBelt will provide an initial donation to the College of Engineering, invest up to $500,000 in student projects at Davis and raise an additional $500,000 to fund blockchain researchers. Blockchain is a data storage system defined by being decentralized ...

  • Going for a Hike in Stebbins Cold Canyon? There’s an App for That!

    August 20, 2019 By Lisa Howard Originally posted by the UC Davis Office of Research. A group of UC Davis students has created an iPhone app that allows visitors to the Stebbins Cold Canyon trail to view wildlife guides, maps and safety information to enhance their enjoyment of the trail. This is one of the first apps in ...

  • DECAL group paper receives ESEC/FEC 2019 Test-of-Time Award

    August 12, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters A 2009 paper led by alumnus Christian Bird ’10 and professors Premkumar Devanbu and Vladimir Filkov received a test-of-time award for its long-lasting impact on the field of software engineering from the Association for Computing Machinery’s 27th Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FEC ...

  • Student Spotlight: Redefining possibilities and bettering society with technological innovations with Andy Wu

    August 12, 2019 Originally posted by the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Andy (Che-An) Wu is a second-year computer science major whose career goal is to become a tech-entrepreneur and make a huge difference in this world. He is always looking for opportunities to become a better programmer and to make connections with other passionate ...

  • Cindy Rubio-González receives DOE Early Career Award

    August 6, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Assistant Professor Cindy Rubio-González has received an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The annual award, now in its tenth year, supports the research programs of outstanding scientists and engineers around the country who received their Ph.D. less than 10 years prior. Rubio is one of ...

  • Raissa D’Souza appointed lead editor of Physical Review Research

    July 1, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Computer Science and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professor Raissa D’Souza has been named lead editor of the American Physical Society’s new open access journal, Physical Review Research. D’Souza is one of three lead editors of the new journal and will cover the U.S. region. Nicola Spaldin of ETH Zürich and Jian-Wei Pan ...

  • Márton Pósfai wins 2019 UC Davis Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research

    June 21, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Computer science postdoctoral scholar Márton Pósfai received the 2019 UC Davis Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research. The award, given to 2-3 postdoctoral scholars every year, recognizes the vital role postdoctoral research plays at UC Davis and honors recipients for outstanding research accomplishments in their field. Pósfai is a network scientist working ...

  • Raissa D’Souza receives two honors from the Network Science Society

    June 18, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Professor Raissa D’Souza was honored twice by the Network Science Society, being named a Fellow of the society and receiving the inaugural Euler Award for an outstanding research contribution that changed paradigms or assumptions in the field. D’Souza, who holds a joint appointment in the CS and MAE departments, studies the mathematics of ...

  • CS team selected for oral presentation at the 2019 IEEE CVPR conference

    June 12, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters A team of UC Davis computer scientists’ paper, “FineGAN: Unsupervised Hierarchical Disentanglement for Fine-Grained Object Generation and Discovery,” was accepted for an oral presentation at the 2019 IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference. CVPR, the world’s premiere conference for computer vision research, only gives the honor to 5% of ...

  • CS alumni win Kings Capitalize Startup Competition

    May 31, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Smart parking startup Japa, co-founded by Department of Computer Science alumni Mat Magno ’18 and Charles Chen ‘18, is the winner of the 4th annual Kings Capitalize Startup Competition. The company received $10,000 and public recognition at center court during a Sacramento Kings game, beating out over 100 competing startups. The Kings ...

  • UC Davis alumni, Professor Prem Devanbu win MSR 19’s 10-Year Most Influential Paper award

    May 28, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters UC Davis alumni Chris Bird ‘10, Earl Barr ‘09 and David Hamilton ‘10 and CS professor Premkumar Devanbu received the 2019 10-Year Most Influential Paper award from the Mining Software Repositories Conference for their 2009 paper, “The Promises and Perils of Mining Git.” The award recognizes papers that have had a ...

  • Biswanath Mukherjee to deliver UC Davis Annual Faculty Lecture on June 4

    May 23, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Biswanath Mukherjee will deliver the UC Davis Annual Faculty Lecture from 12-1 p.m. on June 4, 2019 in the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom B. The lecture is free and open to the public and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by May 30. The Annual ...

  • Computer Science, Science and Technology Studies team up to win Mozilla Responsible Computer Science Challenge

    May 21, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters A team of faculty members from the Departments of Computer Science (CS) and Science and Technology Studies (STS) was named an inaugural winner of the Mozilla Responsible Computer Science Challenge. The challenge, which awarded a total of $2.4 million to 17 proposals, promotes integrating ethics and holistic thinking into computer science ...

  • Aditya Thakur and Cindy Rubio Gonzalez receive 2019 Facebook Probability and Programming Research award

    May 20, 2019 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Assistant professors Aditya Thakur and Cindy Rubio Gonzalez’s proposal, “Code Embeddings for Bug Finding” received a 2019 Facebook Probability and Programming Research award. The award, launched in January 2019, funds research that combines traditional programming languages with newer techniques such as machine learning, natural language processing and big data. “This will be ...

  • CS Professor Dipak Ghosal won the 2018 VehCom Best Paper award

    Dipak Ghosal  and his co-authors Mani Amoozadeh, Hui Deng, Chen-Nee Chuah, and Michael Zhang won the 2018 VehCom Best Paper Award for Elsevier journal on Vehicular Communications

  • Computer Scientists Create Programmable Self-Assembling DNA

    Computer scientists at UC Davis, Maynooth University and Caltech have created DNA molecules that can self-assemble by carrying out a Boolean logic computation. Highlighted in green is the “circuit diagram” made up of DNA tiles that fit together according to inputs and outputs. Below is an atomic force microscope image of a self-assembled DNA ribbon ...

  • David Doty wins NSF Career Award
    David Doty wins NSF Career Award

    David Doty, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received a $500K NSF CAREER Award titled “CAREER: Error-Free, Uniform and Composable Chemical Computation”. This project advances the theoretical foundation for programming chemical algorithms-that is, algorithms executed by artificially synthesized chemical reactions-ensuring they have three crucial properties that are lacking, or at best poorly ...

  • CS Team Gunrock Wins Amazon’s Alexa Prize AI Challenge

    UC Davis Team Gunrock won the global 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize for creating the best conversational chatbot and advancing modern artificial intelligence.  More here. .

  • CS Professor Mohammad Sadoghi and PhD student Thamir Qadah win Best Paper Award

    CS Professor Mohammad Sadoghi and PhD student Thamir Qadah (Purdue University) win Best Paper Award at ACM/USENIX/IFIP Middleware Conference 2018 for their paper titled QueCC: A Queue-oriented, Control-free Concurrency Architecture. Summary of the paper: Motivated by a simple profound question: is it possible to have concurrent execution over shared data without having any concurrency control? To answer this question, we ...

  • Professor Prem Devanbu Named 2018 ACM Fellow

    December 6, 2018 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Professor Premkumar Devanbu was named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is one of 56 fellows being recognized for “outstanding accomplishments in computing and information and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community” this December. Devanbu was specifically recognized for his contributions to using software data ...

  • Professor Xin Liu Named 2019 IEEE Fellow
    Professor Xin Liu Named 2019 IEEE Fellow

    Dr. Liu is recognized as an IEEE Fellow for contributions to the design of cross-layer resource allocation algorithms for cellular and cognitive radio networks.

  • PhD student Gregory Rehm awarded NIH F31 Fellowship
    PhD student Gregory Rehm awarded NIH F31 Fellowship

    PhD student Gregory Rehm, co-supervised by ECE Professor Chen-Nee Chuah and Professor Jason Adams from UCD School of Medicine, has been awarded the NIH F31 Fellowship Grant to pursue his PhD degree in Computer Science at UC Davis. Greg’s dissertation research will focus on developing a machine learning model for improving accuracy and timeliness of ...

  • Prof. Aditya Thakur receives Facebook Testing and Verification Research Award 2018

    Prof. Aditya Thakur is one of the winners of the Facebook Testing and Verification Research Award 2018 . This research award opportunity looked for proposals that will lead to direct impact on the deployment and real world impact of Testing and Verification techniques in the technology sector.   Prof. Thakur’s project, titled “Efficient Concurrent Fixpoint Computation”, will ...

  • Chris Bird has won a “Test of Time” award at FSE this year.

    The paper “Latent Social Structure in Open Source Projects”, by Christian Bird, David Pattison, Raissa D’Souza, Vladimir Filkov, and Prem Devanbu has won the “Test of Time” award at FSE this year. This is a major retrospective award, reflecting durable scholarly impact, given at one of the top two conferences (CORE A*) in our field. This incidentally, ...

  • UC Davis CS team selected as finalist in Amazon Alexa Prize

    UC Davis CS team selected as finalist in Amazon Alexa Prize.  The winner of this highly competitive competition will receive a $500,000 cash price with the possibility of also receiving a $1 million research grant.

  • Distinguished Professor Biswanath Mukherjee graduates PhD #75: Dr. Rafael Braz Reboucas Lourenco

    Distinguished Professor Biswanath Mukherjee graduated his PhD #75: Dr. Rafael Braz Reboucas Lourenco; Dissertation Title: “Providing Communication with Scarce Network Resources” (July 2018); Current Employer: Google.  Other recent PhD graduates of Dr. Mukherjee: 74: Dr. Wei Wang (VMware China); 73: Dr. Abhishek Gupta (Amobee); 72: Dr. (Ms) Sifat Ferdousi (UC Davis, postdoc); 71: Dr. (Ms) S. ...

  • Distinguished Professor Nelson Max elected as an inaugural member of the ACM SIGGRAPH Academy

    Distinguished Professor Nelson Max elected as an inaugural member of the newly formed ACM SIGGRAPH Academy “For pioneering work in scientific visualization, for deep technical contributions, and for generous encouragement and simulation of ideas and intellectual exchange.”

  • Biswanath Mukherjee to give a keynote speech at DOE Data-over-Distance Mini-Symposium 2018

    Distinguished Professor Biswanath Mukherjee will give a keynote speech at the “DOE Mini-Symposium on Data over Distance: Convergence of Networking, Storage, Transport, and Software” to be held in Hanover, MD, on July 19, 2018. His speech is entitled: “Rising Power of the Network User”. Mini-Symposium URL: https://data-over-distance.ornl.gov/index.html Keynote URL: https://data-over-distance.ornl.gov/agenda.html

  • Aditya Thakur receives 2018 DECOR Award

    Prof. Aditya Thakur (Computer Science) and Prof. Maureen Kinyua (Civil and Environmental Engineering) were one of three recipients of the 2018 Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) Award. The DECOR program was initiated this year by Dean Curtis and facilitated by the College’s Research and Library Committee to catalyze new research ideas by supporting collaborations between faculty ...

  • Norm Matloff wins the 2017 Eric Ziegel award

    “Statistical Regression and Classification: From Linear Models to Machine Learning” by Norm Matloff wins the award for the 2017 Eric Ziegel award! The Ziegel award recognizes the best book reviewed in Technometrics during the past year. THe award will be presented at the JSM during the SPES-Q&P Mixer at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada ...

  • Congratulations to PhD student Fanyi Xiao for winning the Best Graduate Researcher in Computer Science 2018 award.
    Congratulations to PhD student Fanyi Xiao for winning the Best Graduate Researcher in Computer Science 2018 award.

    Congratulations to PhD student Fanyi Xiao for winning the Best Graduate Researcher in Computer Science 2018 award.  Fanyi is advised by Professor Yong Jae Lee.

  • Norm Matloff to give keynote speech at R/Finance 2018

    Professor Norm Matloff will give a keynote speech at R/Finance 2018 in Chicago on June 1, 2018.

  • Biswanath Mukherjee to give a keynote speech at EuCNC 2018

    Distinguished Professor Biswanath Mukherjee to give a keynote speech at EuCNC 2018, the European Conference on Networks and Communications to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, during June 18-21, 2018. Conference URL: https://www.eucnc.eu/ Keynote URL: https://www.eucnc.eu/keynotes/#1493811561378-d06c5217-2d92

  • Mukherjee’s lab wins the 2018 Charles Kao Award for the best paper in IEEE Journal of Optical Communications & Networking

    PhD alum Divya Chitimalla (now at Akamai), postdoctoral researcher Koteswararao Kopndepu (now at University of Bristol, UK), Professor Luca Valcaraenghi (at Scoula Superiore Sant’ Anna, Pisa, Italy), Adjunct Professor Massimo Tornatore, and Distinguished Professor Biswanath Mukherjee win the 2018 Charles Kao Award for their paper “5G Fronthaul–Latency and Jitter Studies of CPRI Over Ethernet”, IEEE Journal of Optical Communications & ...

  • Yu Wu, Biswanath Mukerjee, and Massimo Tornatore win the TAOS Best Paper Award

    Distinguished Professor Biswanath Mukherjee, Adjunct Professor Massimo Tornatore, and Ph.D. student Yu Wu from the University of California, Davis and Professor Yongli Zhao from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China have won the TAOS Best Paper Award at the “IEEE Globecom 2017 Optical Networks and Systems” (ONS) Symposium for the paper entitled “TDM EPON ...

  • Zhendong Su wins the ACM SIGSOFT Impact award

    Professor Zhendong Su has won the prestigious ACM SIGSOFT Impact award, a recognition of the enduring,  long-term impact of his research on software clone detection, 10 years ago.  There is only one awarded each year.  The SIGSOFT Impact Paper Award will be officially announced at ICSE 2018.

  • PhD student Huan Zhang received the 2018 academic year IBM PhD Fellowship Award

    Huan Zhang is advised by Assistant Professor Cho-Jui Hsieh. The IBM PhD Fellowship Award is highly competitive and recognizes Huan Zhang as well as the quality of UC Davis. “The PhD Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies.  In 2018, the ...

  • Yong Jae Lee Wins NSF CAREER Award
    Yong Jae Lee Wins NSF CAREER Award

    Yong Jae Lee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received a $501K NSF CAREER Award titled “CAREER: Weakly-Supervised Visual Scene Understanding: Combining Images and Videos, and Going Beyond Semantic Tags”. The project develops novel algorithms to advance weakly-supervised visual scene understanding in two complementary ways: (1) learning jointly with both images and videos to ...

  • UC Davis to Compete in Global AI Challenge Sponsored by Amazon, Led by Zhou Yu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

    “Gunrock” is among eight teams named to compete in Amazon’s worldwide Alexa Prize. The team received $250,000, and computing resources from Amazon and is competing a $3.5 million final prize to advance conversational artificial intelligence.  https://developer.amazon.com/alexaprize The Alexa Prize The Alexa Prize is an Amazon-funded student competition created to advance conversational Artificial Intelligence. Competition prizes total $2.5 ...

  • Cindy Rubio González Wins NSF CAREER Award

    Cindy Rubio González, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received a $537K NSF CAREER Award titled “Understanding and Combating Numerical Bugs for Reliable and Efficient Software Systems”. The research aims at developing new testing and analysis tools to find frequent and impactful numerical bugs, to propose fixes for these bugs, and to ...

  • Assistant Professor Zhou Yu Named to Forbes "30 under 30" in Science
    Assistant Professor Zhou Yu Named to Forbes “30 under 30” in Science

    Zhou Yu, an Assistant Professor of Computer science at the University of California, Davis, was recognized in FORBES’ 2018 “30 Under 30” in Science list.  Read more here.

  • Professor Raissa D’Souza and Patrice Koehl win College of Engineering Faculty Awards

    The Department of Computer Science is proud to announce that Professor Patrice Koehl won the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, and Professor Raissa D’Sousa won the Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award for the College of Engineering for 2017. Read the full story here.    

  • Yong Jae Lee Wins Army Research Office Young Investigator Award
    Yong Jae Lee Wins Army Research Office Young Investigator Award

    Yong Jae Lee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received a $360K Young Investigator Award from the Army Research Office (ARO) to develop “A Machine Perception Framework for Detecting Familiar and Unfamiliar Objects in Video”. The Young Investigator Award is one of the most prestigious honors bestowed by the Army on outstanding scientists ...

  • Prof. Norm Matloff Delivers Keynote Seminar

    Prof. Norm Matloff delivers Keynote seminar at useR! 2017 in Brussels on July 7th.

  • Professor Zhaojun Bai elected a SIAM Fellow

    SIAM Fellows are elected “for contributions to numerical linear algebra, especially eigenvalue computation, and applications to computational science and engineering.”

  • Both Assistant Professors Yong Jae Lee and Cindy Rubio Gonzalez were awarded UC Davis Hellman Fellowships!

    Assistant Professors Cindy Rubio Gonzalez and Yong Jae Lee have been selected to be a 2017-2018 UC Davis Hellman Fellow and will receive an award of $24,000.00 to be used in support of their research activities. The Hellman Family Foundation contributed funds to establish the UC Davis Hellman Fellows Program to provide support and encouragement for ...

  • Mohammad Gharehyazie, Baishakhi Ray, and Vladimir Filkov from the DECAL lab have won an ACM Distinguished Paper award

    Mohammad Gharehyazie, Baishakhi Ray, and Vladimir Filkov from the DECAL lab have won an ACM Distinguished Paper award at the 14th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories, MSR 2017, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2 out of 158 submissions got this award. The title of their paper is: “Some From Here, Some From There: Cross-Project Code ...

  • Professor Kwan-Liu Ma gave a keynote at SCCG 2017 (the 32nd Spring Conference on Computer Graphics) on May 17th

    http://sccg.sk

  • Oh-Hyun Kwon, JIa-Kai Chou, and Kwan-Liu Ma won the Visual Storytelling Contest

    Oh-Hyun Kwon, JIa-Kai Chou, and Kwan-Liu Ma won the Visual Storytelling Contest at the 10th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium. The story told is about school bullying.

  • Franz Sauer and Kwan-Liu Ma won the best paper award

    Franz Sauer and Kwan-Liu Ma won the best paper award at the 10th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, which was held in Seoul during April 18-21, 2017.  The title of the paper is “Spatio-temporal Feature Exploration in Combined Particle/Volume Reference Frames.”

  • Professor Kwan-Liu Ma delivered a keynote speech at PacificVAST 2017 on April 18th.

    http://web.cs.ucdavis.edu/~ma/

  • UC Davis CS is #1! And also #2, #15 and #34!

    A new interactive Web site that lets you rank computer science departments based on recent publications in top conferences shows off some of the many strengths of the UC Davis Computer Science Department. We’re number #1 in software engineering, out of the top 100 computer science departments in the US!  This reflects the great work of ...

  • CS Research Associate, Dr. David Bailey, receives the 2017 Levi L. Conant Prize of the American Mathematical Society

    “The Levi L. Conant Prize is awarded to recognize the best expository paper published in either the Notices of the AMS or the Bulletin of the AMS in the preceding five years. The Executive Committee of the AMS Council voted to make this award upon the recommendation of the Selection Committee consisting of John Baez, Carolyn ...

  • Professor Kwan-Liu Ma will deliver a keynote speech at the 28th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

    Title: Visualization for You Abstract Visualization, transforming data into pictures, has become an essential tool for whoever need to make sense of large amount of data and communicate their findings with others. An effective visualization is designed according to what it is used for. I will show several visualization designs we have made for different purposes and ...

  • Professor Raissa D’Souza Elected Fellow to The American Physical Society (APS)
    Professor Raissa D’Souza Elected Fellow to The American Physical Society (APS)

    The American Physical Society (APS) has elected Raissa D’Souza to its Class of 2016 Fellows “for seminal contributions to the statistical physics of complex systems, including self-organization in jamming phenomena and cascades, abrupt percolation transitions, and interdependence in network systems.” “The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications ...

  • Profs. Cindy Rubio Gonzalez, Bogdan Vasilescu, and Prem Devanbu Awarded NSF Grant

    Software permeates every aspect of human life. We are all very aware of software in our phones, laptops, and web services; but we also use large software systems, unthinkingly, when we fly, drive, cook, play, bank, or shop—in just about any type of human activity in the modern world. Software engineering researchers have made tremendous ...

  • Distinguished Professor Biswanath Mukherjee will give a keynote at the 11th EAI International Conference on Communications and Networking

    Biswanath Mukherjee, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, will give a keynote address titled “Disaster Resilience of Telecom Infrastructure” at the 11th EAI International Conference on Communications and Networking in China at Chongqing, P. R. China, on September 24, 2016.

  • Distinguished Professor Biswanath Mukherjee gives a keynote at the 8th International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM)

    Biswanath Mukherjee, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, gave a keynote address titled “Disaster Resilience of Telecom Infrastructure” at the 8th International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM) at Halmstad, Sweden, on September 13, 2016.

  • Ilias Tagkopoulos selected to take part in the National Academy of Enineering’s 22nd annual US Frontiers of Engineering symposium.

    Washington, DC, June 27, 2016 – Eighty-three of the nation’s brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 22nd annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium. Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come ...

  • Chris Bird and Prem Devanbu win "10 Year Most Influential Paper Award" at the International Conference on Mining Software Repositories
    Chris Bird and Prem Devanbu win “10 Year Most Influential Paper Award” at the International Conference on Mining Software Repositories

    Former CS student Dr. Chris Bird (now Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research) and Prof. Premkumar Devanbu won the 10 Year Most Influential Paper Award at the International Conference on Mining Software Repositories, held in Austin, TX, for paper published in 2006, entitled “Mining Email Social Networks”. Other authors include Alex Gourley Michael Gertz and Anand ...

  • 2016 GGCS Student Researcher Awards

    Congratulations to PhD student Chia-Tung Kuo for winning the Best Graduate Researcher Award. Chia-Tung Kuo is advised by Ian Davidson. Congratulations to PhD student Yunze Zeng for winning the Honorable Mention for Graduate Researcher award. Yunze Zeng is advised by Prasant Mohapatra.

  • Biswanath Muhkerjee wins the International Community Building Award

      Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Biswanath Muhkerjee for winning the International Community Building Award for UC Davis.  The award is given to a faculty and a staff member in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the UC Davis international community, for demonstrating respect and understanding for international cultures in their everyday work, for going above and ...

  • Professor Kwan-Liu Ma gives a plenary talk at Parallel CFD 2016

    Professor Kwan-Liu Ma gives a plenary talk at Parallel CFD 2016 (the 28th International Conference on Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics) on May 11th, in Kobe, Japan. http://www.conf.kit.ac.jp/parcfd2016/

  • Bogdan Vasilescu accepts Tenured-Track Faculty Position at Carnegie Mellon University

    Congratulations to Bogdan Vasilescu, a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Computer Science, for accepting a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position at the Institute for Software Research (ISR), part of the School of Computer Science, at Carnegie Mellon University. Bogdan worked at UC Davis as a Postdoc, mentored by Professor Vladimir Filkov since November 2014 during ...

  • Sean Davis wins the Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Teaching

    This is the annual UC Davis campus award for best Lecturer.  We always knew Sean was great, and it is wonderful to see him getting this recognition! https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/academic-federation-honors-excellence-teaching-research-0

  • Prof. Kwan-Liu Ma gives a keynote at VIZBI 2016

    The 3rd EMBO Conference on Visualizing Biological Data, which was held over March 9-11 in Heidelberg, Germany. http://vizbi.org/2016/

  • Prof. Dan Gusfield named Fellow of the International Society of Computational Biology

    The ISCB named 13 new Fellows this year, including UC Davis Professor Dan Gusfield. This appointment recognizes “his notable contributions to computational biology, particularly his algorithmic work on building evolutionary trees, molecular sequence analysis, optimization problems in population genetics, RNA folding, and integer programming in biology.”

  • Sean Peisert to serve as director of ESnet / CENIC Joint Cybersecurity Initiative

    http://www.es.net/news-and-publications/esnet-news/2016/esnet-cenic-announce-joint-cybersecurity-initiative/ http://cenic.org/news/item/cenic-and-esnet-announce-joint-cybersecurity-initiative

  • Professor Phil Rogaway awarded Levchin prize for real-world cryptography
    Professor Phil Rogaway awarded Levchin prize for real-world cryptography

    http://levchinprize.com/press-release/  

  • IEEE Optical Networking Technical Committee presents achievement award to Prof. Biswanath Mukerjee

    Congratulations to Professor Biswanath Muhkerjee from the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis, for receiving the ONTC (Technical Committee on Optical Networking) Technical Achievement Award for 2015! The Technical Achievement Award is presented “for pioneering work on shaping the optical networking area.”

  • Mrs. Suzanne Gerttula and Dr. Matt Zinkgraf’s paper on the cover of Plant Cell!

    Mrs. Suzanne Gerttula and Dr. Matt Zinkgraf from Prof. Filkov’s lab and the US Forest Service, have scored the cover page of the top plant journal, Plant Cell! Their paper reports on the molecular basis of gravity perception and response in poplar trees, and is based, in part, on a large scale genomic data analysis. http://www.plantcell.org/content/27/10.cover-expansion

  • Undergraduate student, Robert Gonzales, Awarded Osher Reentry Scholarship 2 years in a row

    Robert Gonzales enjoyed playing the drums, flying model helicopters, and programing.  He has been interested in computers since the age of 8 when his grand parents purchased him a Tandy Color Computer for Christmas.  “As I learned to use it, a whole new world opened up for me and I was hooked.” Robert was always ...

  • Professor Emeritus, Charles "Chip" Martel, featured in MIT News
    Professor Emeritus, Charles “Chip” Martel, featured in MIT News

    “Charles “Chip” Martel ’75, Bridge champion and algorithm researcher”, MIT News

  • Prof. Kwan-Liu Ma Awarded NSF Grant

    Award ID: 1528203 NSF Program: INFO INTEGRATION & INFORMATICS Title: Technologies for Creating Explanatory and Exploratory Animations from Scientific Data PI: Kwan-Liu Ma Period: Oct 1, 2015 – September 30, 2018 Amount: $499,996.00 Abstract: Animation is a powerful, expressive medium for visual explanations and for telling stories with data. Scientists make extensive use of animations to explain their findings and to illustrate ...

  • Please welcome our two newest faculty members, David Doty and Kurt Eiselt!

    “I got my Ph.D. in CS at Iowa State University, followed by postdocs at University of Western Ontario and Caltech. I am delighted to be teaching Theory of Computation this fall at UC-Davis and to share my enthusiasm for my research! “What IS my research, you ask?  I am interested in problems at the intersection of ...

  • Tarik Crnovrsanin, Jacqueline Chu, and Kwan-Liu Ma of VIDI Labs win best paper award

    Tarik Crnovrsanin, Jacqueline Chu, and Kwan-Liu Ma of VIDI Labs win the best paper award at the 23rd International Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization (GD 15).  The Symposium will be held during September 24-26 in Los Angeles. The title of their paper is “An Incremental Layout Method for Visualizing Online Dynamic Graphs”

  • COE Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award to Matt Bishop

    Matt Bishop, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, has won The College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. Matt has been with us since 1994, and during those two decades has established himself as a renowned expert in computer security: a field whose crucial importance becomes more obvious by the day, in the ...

  • COE Outstanding Senior Faculty Award to Dan Gusfield

    The College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Faculty Award was presented to Dan Gusfield, also in the Department of Computer Science. Dan has been a highly visible presence at UC Davis since arriving in 1987. He chaired the Department of Computer Science for four years, and he wrote the bioinformatics section of the genomics/bioinformatics initiative proposal ...

  • Prof. Vladimir Filkov and Dr. Andrew Groover have been awarded a US Department of Agriculture grant

    Prof. Vladimir Filkov and US Forest Service Plant Geneticist, Dr. Andrew Groover, have been awarded a US Department of Agriculture grant for their proposal MODELING AND MANIPULATING THE REGULATION OF TENSION WOOD, AN ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT TRAIT FOR FOREST PRODUCTS, BIOFUELS AND NANOTECHNOLOGY. The goal of the 4-year, $490,000 grant is to study tension wood, formed by ...

  • Professor Raissa D’Souza’s work covered in Wired

    http://www.wired.com/2015/08/new-laws-explain-fast-growing-networks-break/

  • Professor Dan Gusfield featured on College of Engineering, UC Davis website, “Cutting Edge of Phylogenetic Networks”

    http://engineering.ucdavis.edu/blog/cutting-edge-of-phylogenetic-networks/

  • Professor Phil Rogaway, with co-authors Kenny Paterson and Mihir Bellare, won the 2015 top paper in Privacy-Enhancing Technology (PET Award)

    Professor Phil Rogaway, with co-authors Kenny Paterson (Royal Holloway University of London) and Mihir Bellare (UCSD), were awarded the Privacy Enhancing Technology Award for their 2014 paper, “Security of Symmetric Encryption Against Mass Surveillance.” Inspired by revelations about the National Security Agency and other governments’ efforts to subvert commercial encryption schemes, they study how one ...

  • Prof. Raissa D’Souza’s article makes the cover of Nature Physics!

    Prof. Raissa D’Souza‘s article “Anomalous critical and supercritical phenomena in explosive percolation” makes the cover of Nature Physics  

  • From Pines to Pixels
    From Pines to Pixels

    Professor and Chair Nina Amenta featured in UC Davis Magazine

  • Appreciation from our students!

    Our CS club presented it’s annual teaching award to Chris Nitta. Prof. Nitta, a bundle of pure energy, taught 4 CS courses last year and yet was always there to help his students outside of class. The ASUCD gave the annual teaching award for the College of Engineering to Prof. Patrice Koehl, whose legendary office ...

  • 2015 GGCS Student Researcher Awards
    2015 GGCS Student Researcher Awards

    The Graduate Group in Computer Science Best Graduate Researcher Award for 2014-15 was awarded to Tarik Crnovrsanin. He received a plaque and a $1000 stipend. Two Honorable Mentions in Outstanding Graduate Research in 2014-15 were awarded to Rajarajan Sivaraj and Ke Wang. The two recipients each received certificates and $500 stipends

  • Dr. Parth Pathak is the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research for 2015

    This is a campus-wide award and only two recipients were selected from the 800+ postdoctoral researchers. Parth has been pursuing his research under the mentorship of Professor Prasant Mohapatra for the past 2+ years in the areas of wireless networking and communications.

  • Prof. Devanbu has won the best paper award at the upcoming ICSE 2015 New Awards and Emerging Results (NIER) program

    This track of ICSE showcases the newest and most exciting ideas in software engineering. Prof. Devanbu’s paper describes a new project led by UC Davis, together with collaborators from CMU and Iowa State, that seeks to exploit statistical regularities in software, using methods drawn from Computational Linguistics. This project is funded by a large ($2,000,000) grant ...

  • Dr. Baishakhi Ray will be joining the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor

    Congratulations to Dr. Baishakhi Ray, who has been a Software Engineering Postdoc for the past 2 years in the DECAL Lab, advised by Prof. Devanbu and Prof. Filkov, will be joining the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Fall of 2015.

  • Davis Computer Science grad wins faculty award at University of Oregon!

    https://www.cs.uoregon.edu/News/20150630-Childs.php Prof. Childs was also a researcher at Davis for several years following his PhD at UCD.

  • A new paper by Zhaopeng Tu, Vincent Hellendoorn and Baishakhi Ray has won the prestigious “2025 Future 10-year Most Influential Paper Award” at ICSE

    A new paper by Zhaopeng Tu, Vincent Hellendoorn and Baishakhi Ray entitled: “GenFault: Generating very natural security flaws in Windows using Deep Neural Networks” has won a the prestigious “2025 Future 10-year Most Influential Paper Award” at ICSE. This paper uses statistical models to generate extremely “natural” security flaws for Windows. It uses statistical models ...

  • Assistant Professor Yong Jae Lee featured in ACM TechNews

    “Q&A With UC Davis Computer Science Assistant Professor Yong Jae Lee,” by Tarischka Stamboel.

  • Best paper award at IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems

    Distinguished Professor Biswanath Mukherjee’s lab won a best paper award at the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS) (http://www.ieee-comsoc-ants.org) held in New Delhi, India, Dec. 14-17, 2014, for the paper: “Cost-Efficient Live VM Migration Based on Varying Electricity Cost in Optical Cloud Networks” authored by Abhishek Gupta, Uttam Mandal, Pulak Chowdhury, Massimo Tornatore, ...

  • Distinguished Professor Mukherjee keynote at Design of Reliable Computer Networks Conference

    Distinguished Professor Biswanath Mukherjee will be giving a keynote talk on “Network Adaptability to Combat Disaster Disruptions and Cascading Failures” at the Design of Reliable Computer Networks (DRCN) Conference (http://www.drcn2015.org) in Kansas City, MO, during March 25-27, 2015.

  • Professor Levitt’s paper wins Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance Award

    Professor Karl Levitt has been awarded of the Jean-Claude Laprie Award in Dependable Computing 2014, for his paper: J.H. Wensley, L. Lamport, J. Goldberg, M.W. Green, K.N. Levitt, P.M. Melliar-Smith, R.E. Shostak, C.B. Weinstock, “SIFT: The Design and Analysis of a Fault-Tolerant Computer for Aircraft Control”, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol.66, no.10, 1978, pp.1240-1255. Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance, in honor ...

  • Having higher gender and tenure diversity is associated with higher productivity in GitHub teams.

    A joint team of computer science researchers from University of California, Davis and Eindhoven University of Technology, in The Netherlands, have conducted a study of the effects of gender and tenure diversity on productivity and turnover in teams of Open Source Software (OSS) developers, and have found small but positive effects. The paper describing the ...

  • Dr. Matthew Zinkgraf wins NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship!

    The title of his research and training plan is “Transcriptional Regulation and Gene Networks Underlying Vascular Cambium Development in Populus”. Matt’s host institutions for the fellowship are the University of California, Davis and the US Forest Service, and the sponsoring scientists are Drs. Vladimir Filkov and Andrew Groover.   The research will lead to a more fundamental understanding ...

  • Prof. Dan Gusfield Named IEEE Fellow

    UC Davis CS Professor Dan Gusfield has been named a Fellow of the IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Fewer than 0.1% of IEEE members may be named as Fellows in any year; it represents the highest level of recognition. Professor Gusfield is an expert in computational biology, particularly in algorithms for dealing ...

  • Professor Dan Gusfield published a new book, “ReCombinatorics: The Algorithms of Ancestral Recombination Graphs and Explicit Phylogenetic Networks”

      Motivated by problems in population genetics, this book describes theory and algorithms for inferring the `ancestral reconstruction graph’, a much richer picture of evolutionary history than the traditional evolutionary tree.  Available from MIT Press: http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/recombinatorics

  • Best Paper Award at the LDAV Symposium at IEEE VIS

    Congratulations to Alexy Agranovsky, David Camp, Christoph Garth, Wes Bethel, Hank Childs, and Emeritus Professor Ken Joy who have been awarded the “best paper” at the Large Data Analysis and Visualization Symposium at IEEE Visualization in Paris, France, for the paper “Improved Post Hoc Analysis via Lagrangian Representations”.  Agranovsky is a student of Professor Joy.

  • Congratulations to Professor Ken Joy for winning the IEEE Visualization Career Award!
    Congratulations to Professor Ken Joy for winning the IEEE Visualization Career Award!

    In recognition of his foundational research in the mathematical representation of data for visualization and for service to the visualization community. This is a lifetime achievement award, given to one visualization researcher in each year. http://www.computer.org/portal/web/pressroom/VGTC-Award

  • “What’s the best programming language?”

    What’s the best programming language? We could argue about it all night. Actual evidence from UC Davis software engineering researchers Baishakhi Ray, Daryl Posnett, Vladimir Filkov, and Prem Devanbu highlighted on The Register.

  • UC Davis IGEM Synthetic Biology team of six undergraduates won this year’s IGEM International Championship

    The UC Davis IGEM Synthetic Biology team of six undergraduates won this year’s IGEM International Championship, with 245 Universities participating. The team, advised by Computer Science Assistant Professor Ilias Tagkopoulos and another 3 advisers, developed an electrochemical sensor and signal processing unit to detect olive rancidity. http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=11076

  • CS PhD student Martin Velez has just won the first prize at the 2014 SPLASH

    (http://2014.splashcon.org/) Student Research Competition (SRC) for his work on “A Study of Wheat and Chaff in Source Code”.  This work is in collaboration with his adviser, Zhendong Su, Dong Qiu, You Zhou,  and Earl Barr, with help from Michael Yen.  Martin will now compete in the the ACM Grand Finals

  • Computer Science Professors Filkov and Devanbu get new NSF award: “EAGER: Effective Detection of Vulnerabilities and Linguistic Stratification in Open Source Software (CNS-1445079)”

    The grant will fund collaborative research between computer science and linguistics (Prof. Aranovich), to explore the correlations between language use and group dynamics inside Open Source Software development communities, using natural language processing tools and corpus linguistics methods. The practical goal of the research program is to find an efficient way to identify vulnerabilities hidden inside of code, to make computer systems safer against cyber-attacks. The ...

  • CS PhD student Vu Le, advised by Prof. Zhendong Su, won the 2014 GGCS Best Graduate Researcher Award for outstanding research accomplishments.

    Not only has his research appeared and won best paper awards in top CS venues, but it also has had significant practical impact — his work has been incorporated into widely-used commercial products (e.g. Microsoft Windows) and helped significantly improve the quality of critical open-source software (e.g. GCC and LLVM).

  • CS PhD students Vu Le and Mehrdad Afshari and Prof. Zhendong Su won a SIGPLAN Distinguished Paper Award at PLDI 2014 for their paper “Compiler Validation via Equivalence Modulo Inputs”

    PLDI is the flagship conference of ACM SIGPLAN, the special ACM interest group that focuses on programming languages. The work has led to the discovery of hundreds of bugs in GCC and LLVM, the two most widely used C compilers. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2594291.2594334

  • Please join us in welcoming our two newest faculty members, Cindy Rubio Gonzalez and Yong Jae Lee!

    Cindy comes from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a Postdoctoral Scholar. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconson–Madison in August 2012. “My research spans the areas of programming languages and software engineering, with a specific focus on program analysis. The goal of my research is to design and build program-analysis tools ...

  • Cindy Rubio Gonzalez Profiled in Programming Language Enthusiast
    Cindy Rubio Gonzalez Profiled in Programming Language Enthusiast

     Our new Assistant Professor, Cindy Rubio Gonzalez, is profiled in the blog The Programming Languages Enthusiast. http://www.pl-enthusiast.net/2014/08/11/spotlight-cindy-rubio-gonzalez/

  • 6 Papers Accepted into SIGSOFT FSE 2014

    Please join us in congratulating Baishakhi Ray, Daryl, Aaron, Zhaopeng Tu, and Qi Xuan for getting 3 papers accepted into SIGSOFT FSE 2014. Acceptance rate was 21%.  –On the Localness of Software (Zhaopeng)  –Focus-Shifting Patterns of OSS Developers and Their Congruence with Call Graphs (Qi Xuan and Aaron Okano)   –A Large Scale Study of Programming Languages and ...

  • IFIP Best Paper Award

    The paper titled, “A First Look at 802.11ac in Action: Energy Efficiency and Interference Characterization,” authored by Yunze Zeng, Parth Pathak, and Prasant Mohapatra received the Best Paper Award at the IFIP Networking 2014 Conference held in Trondheim, Norway. IFIP Networking is a competitive conference, and this paper was selected from 220 papers submitted to ...

  • PhD candidate Anandarup Sarkar has received the Best Paper at the Workshop on Research for Insider Threat

    PhD candidate Anandarup Sarkar who is co-advised by Prof. Bertram Ludaescher and Prof. Matt Bishop, has received the Best Paper, Student Author award for his paper on “Insider Attack Identification and Prevention Using a Declarative Approach” at the Workshop on Research for Insider Threat, held as part of IEEE Computer Society Security and Privacy Workshops ...

  • Yunze Zeng, Parth Pathak, and Prasant Mohapatra received the Best Paper Award at the IFIP Networking 2014 Conference held in Trondheim, Norway. IFIP Networking is a competitive conference

    The paper titled, “A First Look at 802.11ac in Action: Energy Efficiency and Interference Characterization,” authored by Yunze Zeng, Parth Pathak, and Prasant Mohapatra received the Best Paper Award at the IFIP Networking 2014 Conference held in Trondheim, Norway. IFIP Networking is a competitive conference, and this paper was selected from 220 papers submitted to ...

  • Graduate Student Sisi Duan wins Leiv Eiriksson Mobility Programme

    Grad student Sisi Duan (advised by Assistant Adjunct Professor Sean Peisert and co-advised by Karl Levitt) recently won a Leiv Eiriksson mobility programme award that will fund her to spend a quarter at University of Stavanger in Norway working on research with one of our external collaborators, Hein Meling. This award will particularly fund her ...

  • PhD Students Receive Presidential Early Career Awards
    PhD Students Receive Presidential Early Career Awards

    PhD student Adrian Chavez, who is co-advised by Prof. Karl Levitt and Adjunct Assistant Prof.Sean Peisert, is among 102 people who have received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) this year via DoE. Former CS PhD student Daniela Oliveira, who was supervised by Prof. Felix Wu and is currently an assistant professor at Bowdoin, was ...

  • MS Student Darrel Aubrey presented with Partners in Conservation Award

    MS student Darrel Aubrey, advised by Prof. Hao Chen, was selected and participated in a summer pilot program that was a collaboration between multiple agencies, federal and tribal nations for integrating Western science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). He met with these agencies to gather knowledge on what is currently being done on the Klamath watershed. ...