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New algorithm improves speed and accuracy of pedestrian detection 2/8/16
New algorithm improves speed and accuracy of pedestrian detection
What if computers could recognize objects as well as the human brain could? Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego have taken an important step toward that goal by developing a pedestrian detection system that performs in near real-time (2–4 frames per second) and with higher accuracy (close to half the error) compared to existing systems. The technology, which incorporates deep learning models, could be used in “smart” vehicles, robotics and image and video search systems.
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Engineers 3D-print a new lifelike liver tissue for drug screening 2/8/16
Engineers 3D-print a new lifelike liver tissue for drug screening
A team led by engineers at the University of California, San Diego has 3D-printed a tissue that closely mimics the human liver’s sophisticated structure and function. The new model could be used for patient-specific drug screening and disease modeling. Researchers said the advance could help pharmaceutical companies save time and money when developing new drugs. 
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Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles receives award from IEEE Society 2/2/16
Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles receives award from IEEE Society
The Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles (LISA) at the University of California, San Diego, led by electrical engineering professor Mohan Trivedi, received the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Institutional Lead Award for 2015. 
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Vaginal Microbes Can be Partially Restored to C-Section Babies 2/1/16
Vaginal Microbes Can be Partially Restored to C-Section Babies
In a small pilot study, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai determined that a simple swab to transfer vaginal microbes from a mother to her C-section-delivered newborn can alter the baby's microbial makeup (microbiome) in a way that more closely resembles the microbiome of a vaginally delivered baby.
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Jacobs School Researchers Cited Among 'World's Most Influential Scientific Minds' 2/1/16
Jacobs School Researchers Cited Among 'World's Most Influential Scientific Minds'
Four researchers at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego were included on the 2015 listing of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds,” an annual compendium of “Highly Cited Researchers” by Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information company.
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Online Course on Mastering the Software Engineering Interview 1/28/16
Online Course on Mastering the Software Engineering Interview
Students and anyone interested in interviewing for a job in software engineering will now be able to take a course on how to ace the interview – whether the student is enrolled at the University of California, San Diego (where it was created) or not, and whether the potential interviewee is located in the United States or anywhere around the world.
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Bioengineers inducted into prestigious institution 1/28/16
Bioengineers inducted into prestigious institution
Three bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego, will be inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the organization announced. Professors Karen Christman, Gabriel Silva and Shyni Varghese will be recognized during a ceremony at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington, DC, on April 4. 
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The robotic Force awakens at UC San Diego 1/14/16
The robotic Force awakens at UC San Diego
The movie premiere was still more than a week away, but Star Wars fever was already peaking at UC San Diego Dec. 9 during the campus’ semi-annual robotics competition. This year, the event was themed after the movie—of course—with teaching assistants dressing up as Jedi Knights and professor Michael Tolley donning a Star Wars rebel helmet. A total of 45 teams and 165 students vied for the big win.
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