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UC San Diego undergraduates design Birch Aquarium's first virtual reality exhibit

12/5/19

UC San Diego undergraduates design Birch Aquarium's first virtual reality exhibit

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is breaking a barrier this spring. Instead of allowing visitors to just watch local marine life from behind glass, the aquarium is making it possible for visitors to experience life as fish do—thanks to a 360-degree virtual reality exhibit built by UC San Diego undergraduates.
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UC San Diego Engineering Dean Albert P. Pisano inducted into National Academy of Inventors

12/5/19

UC San Diego Engineering Dean Albert P. Pisano inducted into National Academy of Inventors

Albert P. Pisano, professor and dean of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, has been named a 2019 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). UC San Diego bioengineering faculty affiliate Paul Citron and electrical engineering alumna Mihri Ozkan (Ph.D. ECE ‘01) are also among the 168 new fellows inducted into National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows in 2019.
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Machine learning provides new paradigm in understanding microbial gene regulation

12/4/19

Machine learning provides new paradigm in understanding microbial gene regulation

UC San Diego bioengineers developed a method that would enable them to understand how E. coli coordinate their expression of thousands of genes. The method uses a machine learning algorithm to automatically interpret gene expression datasets.
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New record set for cracking encryption keys

12/4/19

New record set for cracking encryption keys

An international team of computer scientists had set a new record for two of the most important computational problems that are the basis for nearly all of the public-key cryptography that is currently used in the real world.    
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Understanding and Combating the Economic Pull of Cybercrime

11/27/19

Understanding and Combating the Economic Pull of Cybercrime

Neha Chachra works as an Engineering Manager at Facebook, where she has been employed since 2016, leading a team that protects Facebook against abusive links, protecting the platform from harmful URLs that expose users to phishing, spamming and malware. The work is a natural progression of her research and interests at UC San Diego, where she received her Ph.D. in 2015.
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How diversity of respiratory quinones affects microbial physiology

11/25/19

How diversity of respiratory quinones affects microbial physiology

A new study provides a fundamental understanding of the diversification of small molecules called respiratory quinones and its adaptive consequences in bacterial species. Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego specifically examined how respiration is affected by different types of quinones present in bacteria growing in aerobic environments.
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