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.
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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.
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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.
Magda El Zarki recalls hassling her children to stop playing video games and enjoy the outdoors.
She laughs at the memory now.
A visit to Ghana in 2010 inspired the UC Irvine computer science professor to try her hand at creating virtual reality spaces and later computer games.
She and Patricia Seed, a UCI history professor, and Jessica Kernan, an industry professional and a staff member at the college’s Institute for Virtual Environments and Computer Games, developed the computer game “Sankofa.”
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Vijay Vazirani, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, joined the ICS faculty in Fall 2017.
Unlikely UCI trio designs educational computer game that immerses players in 18th-century Ghana
Despite almost a decade in the gaming industry, UCI computer science professor Magda El Zarki has never worked on anything quite like “Sankofa.” The recently completed computer game – created by El Zarki and a colleague, UCI history professor Patricia Seed – follows a young protagonist navigating an unconventional environment for the gaming world: 18th-century Ghana.
The immersive visual software is an attempt to “bring the cultural history of Ghana to life through gameplay,” Seed says, while “providing a learning experience that you couldn’t get in any other way.”
Read the full story at UCI News.