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September 15, 2020

A paper produced during an international collaboration between the Technical University of Dresden (TUD), UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz has received the Electronics, Circuits and Systems Paper Award at the IEEE 5th International Conference on Modern Circuits and Systems Technologies (MOCAST).

September 14, 2020
Sixteen UC Santa Cruz graduate students have received scholarships worth a total of $160,000 from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation.
September 14, 2020

Santa Cruz, CA—UC Santa Cruz’s Baskin School of Engineering will begin offering a new degree during the 2020-2021 academic year, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics.

“The new Applied Mathematics BS degree is certainly the most exciting development since the establishment of the department in 2019,” Applied Mathematics Professor and Department Chair Qi Gong said.

The program is designed to provide students with holistic training in mathematical modeling.

September 10, 2020
Twenty years after the release of the UCSC Genome Browser, alumnus Chuck Sugnet is helping companies to reach their AI potential as a Software Engineer at Google.
September 9, 2020
UC Santa Cruz staff and faculty have been steadily working to increase summer session enrollment, leading UCs in online offerings and working with departments to offer the classes students need to graduate.
September 3, 2020

Cal-Bridge is extending its mentorship program to computation-focused students. The program connects promising California State University (CSU) students with mentors at CSU and University of California (UC) campuses.

UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering Associate Dean Matthew Guthaus co-directs the Cal-Bridge CS program with Mohammed Husain, Professor of CS at Cal-Poly Pomona, along with the guidance of the Cal-Bridge Director Alexander Rudolph, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Cal-Poly Pomona.

September 1, 2020
The Institute for Foundations of Data Science is a collaboration between UC Santa Cruz, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Chicago.
August 31, 2020
College Ten students take on social justice issues while pushing for positive growth and progress in society.
August 31, 2020
Two Slug alumni were part of a grueling, 11-day, 416-mile adventure race called Eco-Challenge Fiji, caught in a 10-episode series streaming on Amazon Prime.
August 31, 2020

In April 2020, Alianza UCMX, a partnership between the University of California and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), put out a special call for “Binational Collaboration Addressing COVID-19.” They offered $10,000 per project (split evenly between universities), with the possibility of an extension after six months.

August 27, 2020
The NSF AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming envisions intelligent computers in classrooms working side-by-side with groups of students.
August 27, 2020

Santa Cruz, CA—Computational Media Professor Katherine Isbister at UC Santa Cruz has received $373,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund “Social Virtual Reality Technology to Improve Networked Meetings.” The project will investigate how social VR technology can be used to enhance networked meetings.

August 26, 2020
Distributed systems are tricky. Multiple unreliable machines are running in parallel, sending messages to each other across network links with arbitrary delays. How can we be confident these systems do what we want despite this chaos?
August 12, 2020
A $4.2 million NIH grant to UCSC’s Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells is funding an innovative program to address underrepresentation of minorities in biomedical faculty.
August 12, 2020
Twenty years after participating in the Human Genome Project, Ph.D. alum Terry Furey (Computer Science, 2002) is researching genetic variations in bodies’ reactions to toxicants, and the molecular basis of Crohn's disease
August 11, 2020
All seventeen of UC Santa Cruz’s graduate engineering programs have chosen to temporarily waive the GRE test requirement for 2021 applicants. Ten programs have permanently dropped the test.
July 31, 2020
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Phokion Kolaitis and former Professor Wang-Chiew Tan have been awarded the 2020 Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation for their ground-breaking work laying the logical foundations for data exchange.
July 29, 2020
The study will assess whether a high-tech fidget device increases focus and relieves anxiety in adults with ADHD, which is particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 29, 2020
NSF grant funds development of a summer camp for middle school girls focused on designing wearable technologies to support social interactions in role-playing games.
July 28, 2020
The campus is testing 200-400 samples every week collected by Salud Para la Gente and Santa Cruz Community Health. UCSC is providing the tests on a cost recovery basis and Community Foundation Santa Cruz County will be paying for the cost of the tests.
July 23, 2020
As a Ph.D. student in the Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz alumna Pigi Kouki focused on recommendation systems. Today she works on these systems as a Data Scientist at RelationalAI.
July 21, 2020
Luca de Alfaro, professor of computer science and engineering, received 2020 Test-of-Time Awards from the IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS) and the International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT).
July 20, 2020
Sixteen student teams competed for $6000 in prize money in the 2020 UCSC IDEA Hub Pitch Contest. All three finalists were from the Baskin School of Engineering and represented projects for social good.
July 16, 2020
The Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz has appointed Adwait Ratnaparkhi, former director of voice and natural language understanding R&D at Roku, as executive director of the new master’s degree program in Natural Language Processing.
July 15, 2020
Applied mathematics and statistics M.S. alumna Julissa Martinez describes how statistics allows her to see how the world is changing- especially in the time of Covid-19.