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Neural implant monitors multiple brain areas at once, provides new neuroscience insights

Neural implant monitors multiple brain areas at once, provides new neuroscience insights

April 27, 2021

How do different parts of the brain communicate with each other during learning and memory formation? A study by researchers at UC San Diego takes a first step at answering this fundamental neuroscience question, thanks to a neural implant that monitors multiple brain regions at the same time. Full Story


Artificial neuron device could shrink energy use and size of neural network hardware

Artificial neuron device could shrink energy use and size of neural network hardware

March 18, 2021

Neural network training could one day require less computing power and hardware, thanks to a new nanodevice that can run neural network computations using 100 to 1000 times less energy and area than existing CMOS-based hardware. Full Story


Defending human-robot teams against adversaries goal of computer science grant

March 17, 2021

UC San Diego computer science professor Kamalika Chaudhuri is part of a multi-university team that has won a prestigious US Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Award to develop rigorous methods for robust human-machine collaboration against adversaries.    Full Story


Swift Sewage-Sifting System Boosts Efforts to Forecast and Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19

Swift Sewage-Sifting System Boosts Efforts to Forecast and Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19

March 11, 2021

The wastewater sampling initiative began as a pilot program on the UC San Diego campus in the summer of 2020 with only six collection sites but quickly grew as they determined that environmental testing was a key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. However, the manual work involved in concentrating samples was a roadblock to scaling the surveillance program beyond the university. This project marked the first collaboration between the Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) and the Center for Machine-Integrated Computing & Security (CMICS), both research centers are part of UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. Full Story


Deepfake detectors can be defeated, computer scientists show for the first time

Deepfake detectors can be defeated, computer scientists show for the first time

February 8, 2021

Systems designed to detect deepfakes --videos that manipulate real-life footage via artificial intelligence--can be deceived, computer scientists showed for the first time at the WACV 2021 conference which took place online Jan. 5 to 9, 2021.   Full Story


Five UC San Diego teams receive $100,000 to support groundbreaking research

Five UC San Diego teams receive $100,000 to support groundbreaking research

January 19, 2021

The Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF) recognizes creative Ph.D. students, providing them with funding, mentoring and other resources to pursue innovative research. This year, five UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering teams were awarded fellowships – four from Computer Science and Engineering and one from Electrical and Computer Engineering.   Full Story


Electrical engineer selected to lead Intel AI project

Electrical engineer selected to lead Intel AI project

December 7, 2020

Farinaz Koushanfar, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, has been selected by Intel to lead one of nine inaugural research projects for the Private AI Collaborative Research Institute. Full Story


CleaNN: unsupervised, embedded defense against neural Trojan attacks

CleaNN: unsupervised, embedded defense against neural Trojan attacks

November 25, 2020

Engineers at UC San Diego have developed a new defense against neural network Trojan attacks on autonomous devices such as cars, drones, or security cameras. Their algorithm and hardware co-designed solution is the first end-to-end framework that enables the online real time mitigation of these Trojan attacks for embedded deep neural network algorithms. Full Story


UC San Diego COVID-19 Forecast Now Part of CDC Model

UC San Diego COVID-19 Forecast Now Part of CDC Model

October 30, 2020

A computational model that forecasts the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States as a whole and in each state, which was developed by a team of researchers from the University of California San Diego and Northeastern University, is now part of the national mortality forecast issued by the Centers for Disease Control.   Full Story


Two UC San Diego Researchers Receive NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Awards

Two UC San Diego Researchers Receive NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Awards

October 6, 2020

Two University of California San Diego researchers have received prestigious awards through the 2020 National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, including Duygu Kuzum, a professor of electrical and computer engineering. Full Story


UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Hires 24 Faculty in Fall 2020

UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Hires 24 Faculty in Fall 2020

September 8, 2020

The University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is proud to introduce the 24 new professors hired in Fall 2020. These professors are among the more than 130 faculty who have joined the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering in the last seven years. Full Story


UC San Diego engineers selected for DARPA Secure Silicon program

UC San Diego engineers selected for DARPA Secure Silicon program

August 13, 2020

Engineers at UC San Diego have been selected by DARPA to participate in the Automatic Implementation of Secure Silicon (AISS) program to increase the security of our nation’s semiconductor supply chain.  Full Story


COVID-19: the Jacobs School community engages

COVID-19: the Jacobs School community engages

May 19, 2020

The Jacobs School community has stepped up to the many challenges the SARS-CoV-2 visus has put before us. This is a cross section of projects that Jacobs School faculty, students and staff have launched in response to COVID-19. Some of these efforts are sure to grow into larger, sustained efforts. Others will morph or conclude as needs and available resources change. Through it all, our commitment to bold innovation for the public good remains.  Full Story


Engineering telemedicine app, universal control system for ventilators for COVID-19 care

Engineering telemedicine app, universal control system for ventilators for COVID-19 care

April 20, 2020

Engineers in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego have partnered with physicians at the Mayo Clinic to create a telemedicine to help critical care specialists provide the best possible care, even when resources are stretched thin. The team is also working on a universal control system that would work with any DIY ventilator. Full Story


Computer scientists receive $1 million DARPA grant to address information onslaught

Computer scientists receive $1 million DARPA grant to address information onslaught

March 10, 2020

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a $1 million grant to Computer Science and Engineering Department professors Tajana Rosing, Sanjoy Dasgupta and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department professor Tara Javidi to explore how hyperdimensional computing (HD) can help address informational onslaught. The project is called HyDREA (Hyperdimensional Computing: Robust, Efficient and Accurate). Full Story


Researchers Develop Framework that Improves Firefox Security

Researchers Develop Framework that Improves Firefox Security

February 25, 2020

Researchers from the University of California San Diego, University of Texas at Austin, Stanford University and Mozilla have developed a new framework to improve web browser security. The framework, called RLBox, has been integrated into Firefox to complement Firefox’s other security-hardening efforts. Full Story


2019 Jacobs School of Engineering highlights

2019 Jacobs School of Engineering highlights

December 19, 2019

A lot happened at the Jacobs School of Engineering in 2019. Here's a look back at just a few of the ways we made bold possible.  Full Story


Franklin Antonio Hall Groundbreaking Celebration

Franklin Antonio Hall Groundbreaking Celebration

November 21, 2019

The University of California San Diego celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest engineering building, Franklin Antonio Hall, on Friday. The building is designed for active learning, collaborative research and the transfer of innovation to society.  Full Story


Three UC San Diego Engineering Professors Receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Three UC San Diego Engineering Professors Receive Presidential Early Career Awards

July 3, 2019

Three faculty members at the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering have been named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. Full Story


UC San Diego engineer Andrew Kahng awarded Ho-Am Prize

UC San Diego engineer Andrew Kahng awarded Ho-Am Prize

April 5, 2019

University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Professor Andrew B. Kahng has been awarded the 2019 Ho-Am Prize for Engineering, the highest award for engineering in Korea. Full Story


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