Assistant Professor of Computer Science Marco Levorato participated in the five-day DARPA Software-Defined Radio Hackfest that took place Nov. 13-17, 2017, at the NASA Research Park in Moffett Field, Calif. DARPA initiated the SDR Hackfest this year to “explore software radio technology in new and interesting ways that are likely to become consequential in both civilian and national security contexts.”
Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science David Eppstein presented material from his forthcoming book, Forbidden Configurations in Discrete Geometry, in an invited plenary talk at the 5th International Combinatorics Conference (5ICC) in Melbourne, Australia, on Dec. 7. The International Combinatorics Conference is a mathematics conference held approximately every 10 years. The previous conference was in 2008 in Auckland, New Zealand.
After receiving a B.S. in computer science from UCI, Jim Sherriff ’79 went on to have a successful career in the tech industry, working first at Hewlett-Packard and eventually becoming senior vice president of sales and development at Cisco. He’s now using his 30-plus years of experience and expertise to train military veterans for high-tech sales jobs. His new company, Tech Qualled, provides veterans with seven weeks of free training in sales, technology and business acumen to help them transition from active duty into successful careers at leading technology companies.
Associate Professor of Computer Science Charless Fowlkes is helping advance biomedical image analytics with a course on Big Data Image Processing and Analysis (BigDIPA). The intensive weeklong course is part of a three-year NIH-sponsored project he’s leading with Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Michelle Dignam. The goal is to train researchers to work with complex big data. Fowlkes explains that “people discover they’ve filled up their hard drive with all this beautiful image data, but they don’t quite know what to do next.”
Hackfest participants gathered at NASA Research Park to come up with innovative concepts for drones equipped with Software Defined Radios, which switch frequencies as needed.
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UCI Computer Science Professors Rina Dechter and Alexander Ihler are collaborating with Charles River Analytics (CRA), which has a contract with the U.S. Air Force to develop probabilistic reasoning tools for satellites. CRA’s work is part of its Probabilistic Reasoning for Enhanced Course of Action Generation (PRECOG) grant, which is focused on research to help satellites autonomously determine the best course of action.
A team of international researchers has designed a new device that could make your next hospital stay easier for you and your doctor. Researchers from the University of Turku and the University of California proposed a wearable device that can remotely monitor a patient’s vital signs and pain levels, potentially enabling doctors to address patient issues quicker and less intrusively.
Read the full story at IEEE XPlore Innovation Spotlight.
UCI Computer Science Professor Harry Xu and UCLA Professors Miryung Kim and Jens Palsberg have been awarded a $4.9M grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to support their work on reducing software inefficiencies. The grant, “Synergistic Software Customization: Framework, Algorithms, Tools,” will run from 2018-2022.
Two dozen UC Irvine computer science and engineering students spent 24 hours holed up in a room with heads buried in their laptops. They were participating in IEEE’s worldwide programming contest, IEEEXtreme 11.0 . This global online challenge pits teams of IEEE student members, advised and proctored by an IEEE member, against each other to solve a set of programming problems.
Read the full story on the UCI Engineering website.
Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science Gene Tsudik received a $90,000 unrestricted gift from Cisco Systems Inc. in response to a research proposal on “Addressing Mobility/Caching and Security/Privacy Challenges in Wireless/Mobile Edge Content-Centric Networks,” which reflects the company’s global commitment to making a positive impact. The gift is half of a $180,000 award split between Tsudik and Northeastern University Professor Edmund Yeh.