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…]
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
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…]
Record gift will support programs fostering ICS student success and achievement
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…]
Leysia Palen, professor in the Department of Computer Science and the founding chair of the Department of Information Science (2015-19), has been recognized as a distinguished professor, the highest recognition given by the University of Colorado system.
Since the award was established 45 years ago, only 136 professors have been recognized in this way across all four campuses.This rare distinction recognizes the three pillars of professorship: research, teaching and service. Palen said it was deeply meaningful to be awarded for all these dimensions she cares about.
Read the full story on the University of Colorado Boulder website.
On Jan. 18, 2023, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) named 57 of its members ACM Fellows, including Computer Science Professor Sandy Irani of UC Irvine’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS). “The accomplishments of the 2022 ACM Fellows make possible the computing technologies we use every day,” reads the announcement, which recognizes Irani for contributions to the theory of online algorithms and quantum complexity theory.[Read more…]
December 2022 concluded the 15-month journey of students in the master of software engineering (MSWE) and master of data science (MDS) programs. The two professional programs, offered by the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at UC Irvine, culminate in a capstone project, ensuring students graduate with hands-on, real-world experience. For some, this meant helping a robot learn to dance; for others, it meant applying data analytics to support the health of newborn babies.
“Capstone projects play an integral role in the academic development of students pursuing a graduate degree,” says MDS Program Director Bryan Muñoz. “The capstones also benefit the sponsoring companies, allowing them to preview emerging talent from the School of ICS.”[Read more…]
Aditi Majumder, UCI professor of computer science said, “Today computers are being used in every wake of life. Blue collar jobs are reducing while white collar ones that use computers are increasing. … the society is in need of a workforce that can build and sustain this infrastructure that keeps human life going today. Therefore, a bachelor’s in CS is in great demand today. … Programming and discrete mathematics are two key skills required in computer science.”
Read the full story at TechGuide.
As much of the world shut down in 2020, our digital reality continued to grow. So although the grand opening of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) Research Center in Machine Learning and Data Science at UC Irvine was on hold for two and half years, work to advance artificial intelligence persisted.[Read more…]