Associate Professor of Computer Science Marco Levorato was awarded $500,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his grant, “A Design Automation Methodology for Flexible Real-Time Computing based on Split and Early Exit Neural Models.” Levorato is partnering with Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mohammad Al Faruque, making this a three-year grant collaboration between the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) and the Samueli School of Engineering.[Read more…]
4 ICS Professors Among 7 UCI Researchers Named AAAS Fellows
On Jan. 26, 2022, UCI announced seven new faculty members had been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — an association that “seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.” AAAS Fellows are “a distinguished cadre of scientists, engineers and innovators who have been recognized for their achievements across disciplines, from research, teaching, and technology, to administration in academia, industry and government, to excellence in communicating and interpreting science to the public.”
Among the seven new inductees at UCI are four researchers from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS): Rina Dechter of the Department of Computer Science, Paul Dourish of the Department of Informatics, Annie Qu of the Department of Statistics, and Padhraic Smyth of both the Department of Computer Science and Department of Statistics. Congratulations to these four esteemed researchers for achieving this lifetime honor.[Read more…]
Qi Alfred Chen Receives NSF CAREER Award for AI Security Research
The National Science Foundation supports the cutting-edge research of junior faculty members through its prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. The program recognizes “early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.” The latest faculty member of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) to be honored with this award is Assistant Professor of Computer Science Qi Alfred Chen.[Read more…]
Computer Science Ph.D. Student Vikram Narayanan Receives IBM Fellowship
Computer science Ph.D. student Vikram Narayanan was recently nominated as an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship recipient and as one of the two finalists in the systems area for a Facebook Ph.D. fellowship. “It’s a great honor to receive this award from IBM and be one of the 46 Facebook finalists,” says Vikram who is a fifth-year Ph.D. student at UC Irvine. Vikram works on developing operating systems that provide new security and performance guarantees in the age of datacenter computing, heterogeneous hardware and targeted security attacks. This year, he became one of the 16 recipients selected by IBM from hundreds of applications from 183 universities in 32 countries. As noted in the IBM Fellowship announcement, the award recipients demonstrated academic excellence and provided innovative, exceptional research proposals.[Read more…]
UCI Launches New Professional Program: Master of Data Science
“Data scientist” is third on Glassdoor’s list of the “50 Best Jobs in American for 2020,” which shouldn’t be too surprising given the rise of big data and growing demand for empirical-based decision making across many industries. To help meet this demand, the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) is currently accepting applications for the new Master of Data Science (MDS) program it is launching in the fall of 2021. Anyone interested in joining the inaugural cohort of this 15-month professional graduate program can apply online. The early application deadline is December 15th, 2020. After that, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 15th, 2021.[Read more…]
ICS Team Takes 1st Place at Baidu’s AutoDriving Capture the Flag Competition
On Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, Baidu Security hosted the world’s first capture the flag (CTF) competition focused on autonomous driving security. Twenty-four teams from around the world competed in AutoDriving CTF, and UCI’s ASGuard (Autonomous Systems Guard) team took the top prize.[Read more…]
UCI News: “UCI and Disney Research scientists develop AI-enhanced video compression model” (Stephan Mandt quoted)
A new artificial intelligence-enhanced video compression model developed by computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine and Disney Research has demonstrated that deep learning can compete against established video compression technology.[Read more…]
UCI-led Project Seeks to Combat Wildfires
A UC Irvine-led team has received $3.6 million over three years for a project that uses science and engineering to help California fight wildfires. The research will integrate physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science and ecology to conduct and disseminate information supporting an increase in the pace and scale of prescribed fires in the region. Computer Science Professors Nalini Venkatasubramanian and Sharad Mehrotra are co-PIs on the grant.
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UCI researchers’ deep learning algorithm solves Rubik’s Cube faster than any human
Work is step toward advanced AI systems that can think, reason, plan and make decisions
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UCI Computer Scientists Breathe Life Into Venice Biennale Installations
Computer scientists from the University of California, Irvine are making a splash in the art world this year through their participation in Italy’s Venice Biennale, one of the oldest and most prestigious cultural festivals.
The team – led by Alexandru Nicolau, UCI Distinguished Professor and chair of computer science, and Alexander Veidenbaum, UCI professor of computer science – collaborated with Israeli-Romanian artist Belu-Simion Fainaru to create three art installations for the event. One is on display at the Romanian Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale, and the other two are at the Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research in Venice.
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