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Stefan Savage receives prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship - Stefan Savage, a renowned cybersecurity expert and professor of computer science at the University of California San Diego, has been awarded a fellowship by the MacArthur Foundation. Perhaps better known as the MacArthur “genius” award, the prestigious no-strings attached five-year … Continue reading
Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship Celebrates Diversity in Computer Science - Sothyrak (Tee) Srey’s voice fills with excitement when he recalls the day he learned he had been awarded the Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship. “I woke up, saw the email, and couldn’t believe it,” he says. “I immediately called my mom. … Continue reading
CSE Ph.D. and Faculty Presence at USENIX Security Symposium 2017 - The 26th USENIX Security Symposium took place Aug. 16-18 in Vancouver, Canada, and security researchers in the CSE department were well represented on the conference program.  Ph.D. students Craig Disselkoen, David Kohlbrenner, Zhaomo Yang and Brian Johannesmeyer had papers on … Continue reading
Computer Scientists Develop Automated Tools to Uncover Advertising by Human Traffickers - Organizers of the 23rd ACM Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) just wrapped up their five-day annual conference, which ended on August 17 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. One of the highest-profile presentations was a paper … Continue reading
Computer Security Experts Honored for Research that Stands the Test of Time - Denial of service attacks (DoS) have crippled even the likes of Google and Amazon in recent years, topping at a reported 1.1 terabits per second in 2016. But they were a relatively unexplored phenomenon in the year 2000, when three … Continue reading
CSE-Trained Expert on Program Verification Featured in Communications of the ACM - CSE alumnus Zachary Tatlock (Ph.D. ’14) is now a professor of computer science at the University of Washington. In an article about “hacker-proof coding” in the August issue of Communications of the ACM, the publication notes that as Tatlock was … Continue reading
With Help from UC San Diego Grad Student, Google Estimates $25 Million in Ransomware Payouts - $25,253,505. That is the best estimate to date of how much money was paid by victims of ransomware attacks in the past two years in order to unlock their computer disks and get their data back. As a result, ransomware – … Continue reading
CNS Graduate Students 2017 CSE Graduate Students in Center for Networked Systems End Academic Year with Ph.D. Degrees and New Jobs - As of early July, 15 Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Ph.D. candidates affiliated with the Center for Networked Systems (CNS) have graduated or are expected to graduate in the academic year from October 2016 through September 2017. Unlike last year, … Continue reading
CNS Awards Travel Grants to Two Graduate Students in Computer Science - For female students in particular, attending the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing can be a critical launching pad for careers in computer science in either academia or private industry. For that reason, UC San Diego’s Center for … Continue reading
CSE Ph.D. Candidate Accepts Tenure-Track Faculty Position at University of Illinois - When he graduated from China’s Nanjing University, Tianyin Xu was turned down by 24 graduate schools in the United States. The following year he applied and was accepted into the Ph.D. program at the University of California San Diego. Now, … Continue reading

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