With ChatGPT all over the news right now, many are focused on the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning — including Pierre Baldi, long an expert in the field. Yet the Distinguished Professor of computer science in UC Irvine’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) is also closely examining the theoretical side of AI. His recently co-authored paper in the journal Artificial Intelligence, “The Quarks of Attention: Structure and Capacity of Neural Attention Building Blocks,” is one of the first theoretical papers on the topic of attention, which is playing a big role in today’s application of AI.[Read more…]
Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Wong-Ma and the Power of Community
Whether she’s meeting a colleague for coffee, asking students to perform a skit in class, or trying to pair IT professionals with computer science majors, Associate Professor of Teaching Jennifer Wong-Ma is bringing people together. “I keep coming back to that idea of community,” she says of her work to engage with faculty and students and bridge the gap between academia and industry.[Read more…]
Computer Science Ph.D. Candidate Takami Sato Named Public Impact Fellow
UCI Graduate Division named computer science doctoral candidate Takami Sato as a 2022-2023 Public Impact Fellow.
Sato is a Ph.D. candidate in UC Irvine’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS), whose research interests include system security, machine learning security, optimization and data mining. He is advised by Qi Alfred Chen within the Department of Computer Science.[Read more…]
Irani Builds New Collaborations as Associate Director of the Simons Institute
Computer Science Professor Sandy Irani has a bit of a commute these days, given that her main office has temporarily moved from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at UC Irvine to the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley. In August 2022, she started a two-year appointment as the new associate director at Simons, commuting to Berkeley each week from her home in Southern California.[Read more…]
UC Irvine Partners With Linux Foundation to Welcome New Open Source Projects from Peraton Labs to Scale 5G Security
Peraton Labs, the applied research unit of Peraton, open sources its ProD3 and SEDIMENT network security projects for 5G and IoT under neutral auspices of the Linux Foundation.[Read more…]
Student Creativity and Innovation Take Center Stage at Hack at UCI 2023
Hack at UCI 2023, the largest collegiate hackathon in Orange County hosted by the club Hack at UCI, took place from Feb. 3-5. Over 400 students participated in the hackathon and created projects for entertainment, health, school and more, competing for over $5,000 worth of prizes. Hacks were judged based on technology, quality and purpose.[Read more…]
The Lawfare Podcast: Chris Inglis (Bryan Cunningham Interviewed)
Chris Inglis, former National Cyber Director in the White House, sat down for his first interview as a private citizen with David Kris, Lawfare contributor and former assistant attorney general for the National Security Division, and Bryan Cunningham, Lawfare contributor and executive director of the University of California, Irvine’s Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute. They talked about a wide range of cyber topics, including the newly minted National Cyber Strategy, protection of critical infrastructure, cyber insurance, competition in the international front, and more.
Listen to the podcast: https://www.lawfareblog.com/lawfare-podcast-chris-inglis
Singh Gives the Lowdown on ChatGPT in Popular Mechanics Article
Are you worried ChatGPT will take your job overnight? “It’s not happening,” says Computer Science Professor Sameer Singh of UC Irvine’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS).
A recent Popular Mechanics article, “ChatGPT Is a ‘Very Sophisticated Guessing Engine’ That Probably Won’t Steal Your Job,” outlines how ChatGPT works. To gauge the prospects of the Open AI chatbot threatening people’s job security, author Matt Crisara reached out to Singh, an expert in machine learning and natural language processing.[Read more…]
UC Irvine alumni Paul and Jo Butterworth pledge $35.5 million to Donald Bren School
Record gift will support programs fostering ICS student success and achievement
Singh Talks ChatGPT and More on Popular Machine Learning Podcast
The TWIML AI Podcast, originally launched by Sam Charrington in 2016 as This Week in Machine Learning & AI, is a popular podcast highlighting the “top minds and ideas from the world of ML and AI to a broad and influential community of ML/AI researchers, data scientists, engineers, and tech-savvy business and IT leaders.” On Jan. 23, 2023, Charrington sat down with a faculty member of UC Irvine’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) for a podcast titled, “AI Trends 2023: Natural Language Proc — ChatGPT, GPT-4 and Cutting Edge Research with Sameer Singh.”[Read more…]
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