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Coming Home: Alumni Faculty Share Why They Came Back to Campus 12/2/16
Coming Home: Alumni Faculty Share Why They Came Back to Campus
It’s no secret that UC San Diego’s reputation as a top-ranked university is a major draw for prospective students—but it’s also pulling many graduates back to campus to serve as members of the faculty. In classrooms and labs across the university, our alumni are leading new directions in research and helping to train the next generation of innovators.
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Alums Take on Emerging Field of Nanoscale Virtual Reality 12/1/16
Alums Take on Emerging Field of Nanoscale Virtual Reality
Virtual reality (VR) headsets such as the Oculus Rift will line store shelves this holiday season, and UC San Diego alumni startup Nanome, Inc. plans to capitalize on that by creating VR apps for the consumer market, the classroom, and beyond.
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Future NASA rovers could be sporting new gears, thanks to work by UC San Diego alumni 11/30/16
Future NASA rovers could be sporting new gears, thanks to work by UC San Diego alumni
Moving a research lab can be a huge headache. Equipment needs to be dismantled. Experiments are put on pause. But for former UC San Diego materials science and engineering Ph.D. student Laura Andersen, her lab’s move opened up an exciting opportunity—a summer internship at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, better known as JPL, developing wear resistant gears for spacecraft.  
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UC San Diego Computer Scientist Elevated to IEEE Fellow 11/30/16
UC San Diego Computer Scientist Elevated to IEEE Fellow
Not all computer scientists are likely to qualify to become a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Now, among three University of California San Diego faculty named IEEE Fellows in the class of 2017, one computer scientist made the grade, along with two electrical engineers.
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11/29/16
Jacobs School Recruiting for 16 Positions in 2016-17
The Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego is recruiting for 16 open faculty positions in the 2016-17 academic year.  Many recruitments have been posted—each of which can lead to more than one hire. The positions include 11 research faculty and six teaching faculty. Areas of focus include robotics, plasma science and engineering as well as and the social impact of science, medicine and technology.
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Metallic Glass Gears Make for Graceful Robots 11/28/16
Metallic Glass Gears Make for Graceful Robots
Douglass Hofmann, a 2004 University of California San Diego graduate from the Jacobs School of Engineering, is leading efforts at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California to build better gears for robotics and spacecraft. Hofmann is the lead author of two recent papers on gears made from bulk metallic glass, a specially crafted alloy with properties that make it ideal for robotics and space applications.
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Scientist, Entrepreneur, Robotics Expert Will Speak to Downtown Collaboratory 'Game Changers' 11/22/16
Scientist, Entrepreneur, Robotics Expert Will Speak to Downtown Collaboratory 'Game Changers'
The fourth presentation in the Game Changers Series features Todd Hylton, a professor of practice at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and executive director of the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute.The presentation, free and open to the public, will be held 5-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Downtown San Diego Partnership offices at 401 B St., Suite 100.The field of robotics is poised to change all aspects of modern life, from driving to housekeeping to our jobs. Hylton -- who has worked at Brain Corporation and DARPA, cofounded 4Wave, and is an inventor and entrepreneur who has earned 19 patents throughout his career -- is well-positioned to explain what is fueling the increased interest and investment into robotics and how this emerging field will affect not only our region but also the global economy.
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UC San Diego's Center for Energy Research Shares $13.5M Grant for Campus-National Lab Collaborations 11/22/16
UC San Diego's Center for Energy Research Shares $13.5M Grant for Campus-National Lab Collaborations
The Center for Energy Research (CER), an organized research unit at the University of California San Diego, will share a $13.5 million, three-year University of California grant to encourage collaboration between the UC campuses and the Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories.
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