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12.23.05 CCNews
"President of India Launches Historic Indo-U.S. University Network"
The Government of India and universities from the United States and India have inaugurated an ambitious E-learning collaboration to enhance science and engineering education at Indian universities and to boost the supply of world-class engineers available for corporate and academic research in both countries. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.22.05 Medical News Today, MediLexicon, and Hospitals Worldwide
"Cells May Be Programmed By Their Genes, But Expression Of Those Genes Is Surprisingly Noisy"
Bioengineering professor Jeff Hasty led a team at UCSD that reported in the Dec. 21 rapid release publication of Nature a mathematical description of a large component of variation in gene expression. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.18.05 Science Blog, Medical News Today, Medi Lexicon, and Hospitals Worldwide
"How E. Coli Bacterium Generates Simplicity From Complexity, Relies On Only A Handful Of Metabolic St"
Researchers at UCSD will report in the Dec. 27 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that Escherichia coli doesn't gamble with its metabolism. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.17.05 RxPG News
"Escherichia coli doesn’t gamble with its metabolism"
Researchers at UCSD will report in the Dec. 27 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that Escherichia coli doesnt gamble with its metabolism. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.16.05 Science Daily
"How E. Coli Bacterium Generates Simplicity From Complexity"
Researchers at UCSD will report in the Dec. 27 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that Escherichia coli doesnt gamble with its metabolism. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.14.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Command performances"
Susan Brown reports that controlling organisms with biological circuits opens up a world of possibilities and dangers. The article notes that the lab of Bioengineering professor Jeff Hasty "is designing rhythmic circuits in yeast and mold that synchronize with light cycles." Grad student Natalie Ostroff, who works with yeast in Hasty's lab, is quoted saying that sheis "trying to design a minimal circuit needed to maintain these cycles."...

12.12.05 Wired
"Monsters of Photorealism"
Writer Clive Thompson reports on the difficulty of portraying realistic humans in video games and quotes CSE computer graphics expert Henrik Wann Jensen on the challenges involved.

12.12.05 Science Today - UC radio program broadcast by the CBS Network
"Feature of the Week: Toucan Beaks are Models of Lightweight Strength"
Engineers at UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering have reported that the secret to the toucan beak's lightweight strength is an unusual bio-composite. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.8.05 Chemical & Engineering News
"The Toucan Beak, Inside And Out: Tough exterior and rigid foam interior make toucan beak strong"
What makes the colorful beak of a toucan both strong and light? To find out, University of California, San Diego, materials scientist and engineer Marc A. Meyers and his colleagues studied the structure and mechanical properties of the toucans beak, which measures one-third the length of the bird but accounts for a mere one twentieth of its weight (Acta Mater. 2005, 53, 5281). Related Jacobs School Link »

12.7.05 AZoM™ - The A to Z of Materials
"Toucan Beaks Can Help Materials Scientists and Engineers"
A versio n of the UCSD news release. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.5.05 Engineering News Record
"SEISMIC RESEARCH : Tests Called Big Step Toward Better Design"
The success of the first shake table tests ever done on a seven-story section of a concrete shear-wall structure, designed using a displacement rather than a force-based approach, have exciting implications for seismic design and construction optimization, say researchers at the University of California, San Diego. Seismic experts call the work a "big first step."... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.4.05 Biology News Net
"Engineers discover why toucan beaks are models of lightweight strength"
This is a version of the Jacobs School news release. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.3.05 What's Next in Science and Technology
"Toucan Beaks Are Models Of Lightweight Strength"
A version of the UCSD news release. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.2.05 Toronto Globe & Mail
"Breaking out of the old beige box"
It has been almost two decades since Sun Microsystems pioneered the slogan "the network is the computer." Today, after many false starts, that idea is a reality. "People have spoken about how computer networks have flattened the world," said Larry Smarr, an astrophysicist who is director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, known as Calit2, an interdisciplinary research laboratory which will officially open this month at the University of California,... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.2.05 Bioinfo Online
"Engineers discover why toucan beaks are models of lightweight strength"
As a boy growing up in Brazil 40 years ago, Marc A. Meyers marveled at the lightweight toughness of toucan beaks that he occasionally found on the forest floor. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.2.05 Girl Scientist
"Birds in the News"
What can bird beaks teach mechanical engineers?... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.2.05 Girl Scientist
"Birds in the News"
What can bird beaks teach mechanical engineers?... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.1.05 Discovery Channel
"Toucan Sam to the rescue"
The network TV science programtalks to UCSD professor Marc Meyers whois unearthing insights into how toucan beaks could lead to a new generation of strong, lightweight materials for future aircraft. The video explains how Meyers happened upon this discovery. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.1.05 Medical Imaging magazine
"National Cancer Institute funds new nanotechnology centers"
The National Cancer Institute (NCI of Frederick, Md) has awarded the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) a multimillion-dollar grant to establish a Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) as part of a new national effort to fight cancer with "nanoscale" devices that find and destroy tumor cells without harming healthy tissue. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.30.05 Science Daily
"Engineers Discover Why Toucan Beaks Are Models Of Lightweight Strength"
Version of Jacobs School news release. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.30.05 Physorg.com
"Engineers discover why toucan beaks are models of lightweight strength"
Version of the Jacobs School news release. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.30.05 Nanotechnology News Network
"Engineers Discover Why Toucan Beaks Are Models Of Lightweight Strength"
A version of the UCSD news release. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.28.05 Engineering News Record
"Design Using Less Rebar Tested Under Severe Quake Conditions"
Engineers at the University of California at San Diegos Jacobs School of Engineering subjected a 275-ton, seven-story, concrete-reinforced building to a simulated 6.7-magnitude earthquake Nov. 22 in a test of the buildings 12-ft wide, 65-ft-tall reinforced concrete sheer-wall design. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.24.05 MercedSearch.com
"Seven-story building survives seismic-like shaking at college - Engineers put on quake-resistant sho"
The seven-story structure looked as though a giant hand had yanked it sideways. It shuddered, flexed and swayed. Its concrete floors and steel supports rocked and creaked. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.23.05 San Diego Union Tribune
"Seven-story building survives seismic-like shaking at UCSD"
The seven-story structure looked as though a giant hand had yanked it sideways. It shuddered, flexed and swayed. Its concrete floors and steel supports rocked and creaked. But yesterday morning, engineers were elated at the end of UC San Diego's one-minute simulation of the magnitude 6.7 Northridge quake that devastated the Los Angeles area Jan. 17, 1994. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.23.05 North County Times
"Building stands tall after simulated quake"
Less steel may mean more earthquake safety. Researchers at UC San Diego may have proved that point Tuesday as a giant, mechanical "shaking" table jostled a seven-story building with motions said to be identical to those recorded during the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.22.05 KFMB-TV
"First Of Its Kind Test Simulates Northridge Quake"
The first of its kind earthquake test is helping scientists design buildings to stand up to Mother Nature in California quake country. The test was conducted at UCSD facility and simulated a quake as strong as the Northridge earthquake. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.22.05 ABC 10 News San Diego
"UCSD Enginners Put Seven-Story Building To Test"
To withstand an earthquake in a high-rise building, the thought has always been, the more steel reinforcement, the better. However, a test by University of California San Diego engineers proved that less is actually more. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.17.05 San Diego Daily Transcript
"Ericsson to Underwrite UCSD Chair"
Telecommunications firm Ericsson will fund an endowed chair in wireless communications at UCSD, the school announced Wednesday.

11.16.05 Environmental Science & Technology
"California's shifting sands: Southern California beaches get half their sand from sea cliffs"
Southern California's golden beaches, immortalized by the musical group the Beach Boys, may not last forever thanks to erosion. Even the widely held assumption that rivers are the main source of the beach sands appears to be crumbling away. Instead, two new studies indicate that the dramatic sea cliffs, which Californians fight to save, supply about half of the beach sand. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.16.05 San Diego Business Journal
"Ericsson Funds University Chair"
Technology reporter Brad Graves reports that "Ericsson, the $16 billion telecommunications company based in Sweden, has endowed a professorship at UC San Diego" for ECE professor Laurence Milstein. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.16.05 Symmetry Magazine
"Sciences on the Grid"
Writer Katie Yurkewicz reports on a series of projects that are pushing the limits of grid computing, including the Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN) based at UCSD and led by Calit2 participant and Jacobs School adjunct professor Mark Ellisman, as well as the NEES earthquake testing program, whose cyberinfrastructure offices will be housed in the new Calit2 building at UCSD. The NEES program alsofunded the school's outdoor shake table at the Englekirk Center.

11.15.05 New York Times
"Microsoft Enters the High-Performance Computing Fray"
Technology correspondent John Markoff reports on a move by Microsoft to supply software for scientific cluster computing and cites SDSC/Calit2 research scientist Philip Papadopoulos as saying that "to move into the scientific and technical computing world, Microsoft will have to overcome several obstacles," including making its software work in what is traditionally a Unix environment.

11.12.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Supercomputing now indispensable"
CSE professors Fran Berman and Larry Smarr, who are respectively directors of the San Diego Supercomputer Center and Calit2, are quoted in this feature about the state of supercomputing, roughly twenty years after the creation of SDSC.

11.6.05 Malaysia Star
"Unusual wiring in parasite may be key to new malaria drugs"
Unusual wiring in the cells of the malaria parasite could be a key to developing new treatments for the disease that kills millions of people each year, scientists said on Wednesday. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.6.05 San Diego Union Tribune
"William Nachbar; UCSD engineer had knack for aerospace"
Being a part of something new and promising turned into a career specialty for William Nachbar.

11.5.05 New York Times
"Researchers Look to Create a Synthesis of Art and Science for the 21st Century"
As an actor and a founder of the politically active Electronic Disturbance Theater, Ricardo R. Dominguez is an unlikely faculty member at the nanoscience, wireless and supercomputing laboratory that opened its doors here on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, on Oct. 28. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.3.05 WebIndia
"Researchers unmask malaria's Achilles heel"
Winning the battle against one of mankind's deadliest scourges, malaria, may just have got a wee bit closer. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.3.05 SciDevNet
"Malaria's 'surprising' proteins could aid drug search"
Recent malaria research so intriguing that the scientists who conducted it did not initially believe their findings could aid efforts to develop drugs or vaccines against the deadliest form of the disease. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.3.05 CNN
"Scientists seek new malaria drugs"
Unusual "wiring" in the cells of the malaria parasite could be a key to developing new treatments for the disease that kills millions of people each year, scientists said on Wednesday. [Reuters]... Related Jacobs School Link »

11.2.05 FreshNews.com
"Calit2 at UC San Diego Selects SGI Visualization and Storage Technology"
Calit2 has acquired powerful visualization and storage power in the form of a Silicon Graphics Prism system, to drive a projection system offering four times the resolution of high-definition TV. CSE professor Larry Smarr is quoted.

11.2.05 ABC News
"Discovery could lead to new malaria drugs: study"
A version of a Reuters story. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.2.05 Reuters
"Discovery could lead to new malaria drugs: study"
Unusual "wiring" in the cells of the malaria parasite could be a key to developing new treatments for the disease that kills millions of people each year, scientists said on Wednesday. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.1.05 CONNECT Newsletter
"Academic Inventions Find Home in Industry Via Von Liebig Center Program"
Andrea Siedsma reports that in 2005, venture firms and corporations have invested $18 million in Jacobs School inventions, in part thanks to the proactive work of the school's von Liebig Center. Managing director Steve Halpern is quoted.

11.1.05 FreshNews.com
"UCSD Researchers Report World Record Efficiency for High-Power Amplifiers for Cellular Base Stations"
The San Diego online technology service reports on a breakthrough by UCSD scientists including Peter Asbeck, Larry Larson and Calit2 researcher Don Kimball on power amplifiers for 3G cell phone base stations.

11.1.05 FreshNews.com
"SGI Visualization Technology Powers San Diego State University's 3D Geospatial Mapping to Fuel Hurri"
In a report on mapping and other efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina by the Visualization Center at SDSU, professor Eric Frost attributes the ability to transport large data streams to efforts by Calit2 and CSE professor Larry Smarr within Calit2 and the OptIPuter project.

10.28.05 San Diego Union Tribune
"Stepping into future: Calit2 will debut high-tech home at UCSD today"
It's like the ultimate candy store for techies, engineers and artists. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.27.05 OBBeC.com's eMagazine
"Nanotechnology in the Fight Against Cancer"
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded the University of California, San Diego $3.9 million in the first year of a five-year $20 million initiative to establish a Centre for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE). Related Jacobs School Link »

10.25.05 KPBS San Diego -- "These Days"
"Nanotechnology research in San Diego"
Here in San Diego, researchers and scientists are working to see how nanotechnology can be used to identify and treat cancer cells. A team of researchers from UCSD is working to develop these microscopic bullets to fight cancer in its earliest stages. We talk to Dr. Andrew Kummel and Bradley Messmer from UCSD about the work they are doing with nanotechnology, and how it may someday be used to treat patients with breast cancer and leukemia. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.25.05 Innovations Report
"Researchers learn how blood vessel cells cope with their pressure-packed job"
A version of a Jacobs School news release. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.25.05 RxPG NEWS
"Secrets Behind Red Blood Cells Amazing Flexibility"
A version of a Jacobs School news release. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.25.05 IR Genetics
"Researchers learn how blood vessel cells cope with their pressure-packed job"
UCSD scientists have gained a better understanding of how repetitive stretching of endothelial cells that line arteries can make them healthy and resistant to vascular diseases. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.24.05 Physorg.com
"Scientists Discover Secret Behind Human Red Blood Cell's Amazing Flexibility"
A version of the news release. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.24.05 Science Daily
"Scientists Discover Secret Behind Human Red Blood Cell's Amazing Flexibility"
A version of the Jacobs School news release. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.22.05 Science Daily
"Coastal Bluffs Provide More Sand To California Beaches Than Previously Believed"
A version of the Jacobs School's news release. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.18.05 UCSD Guardian
"UCSD receives grant for cancer research"
Leaders from disparate fields of science will join forces with nanoparticles, which are invisible to the naked eye, to fight cancer under a new $3.9 million grant awarded to UCSD. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.18.05 ScienceNow (Science magazine)
"Beach Sand's Surprising Source"
"This is a huge finding supported by two different methods," says Cheryl Hapke, a USGS geologist. These studies will force a surprising revision in how we think about the origin of beach sand and help scientists develop a better understanding of beach dynamics, she says. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.16.05 North County Times
"Study: Bluffs contribute most of the sand on local beaches"
A new study unveiled last week that concluded that most of the sand on North County beaches comes from eroding sea cliffs is being assessed by environmentalists as a new weapon, and by bluff-top homeowners as nonsense. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.15.05 Houston Chronicle
"Projects uncover source of California beach sand"
A version of the Reuters story about UCSD scientistshaving cracked one of the enduring geological mysteries of Southern California's famed beaches. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.13.05 San Diego Union Tribune
"Sifting county's shifting sands: Bluff erosion primary source, studies show"
Storydescribes asix-year study by structural engineering professor Scott Ashford and graduate student Adam Young. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.13.05 Reuters
"Study uncovers source of California beach sand"
UCSD scientists have cracked one of the enduring geological mysteries of Southern California's famed beaches: where the sand comes from. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.13.05 North County Times
"UCSD releases report on erosion"
Times reporter and wire services coverage of bluff erosion study by UCSD structural engineering professor Scott Ashford and Ph.D. candidate Adam Young. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.13.05 Voice of San Diego
"The origin of sand"
Two UCSD scientists have determined the source of sand, it was reported Wednesday, the first step in an effort to preserve Southern California beaches. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.13.05 MSNBC
"Where did California's beaches get their sand? Researchers find out that it came from eroded sea cli"
Broadcast of the Reuters story on a study by UCSD structural engineering professor Scott Ashford and Ph.D. candidate Adam Young. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.13.05 News1 (Brisbane, Australia)
"Study uncovers source of California beach sand"
News! used a Reuters story about a study on coastal bluff erosion by UCSD structural engineering professor Scott Ashford and Ph.D. candidate Adam Young. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.13.05 Los Angeles Times
"Erosion Might Create Most Sand"
The gradual erosion of Southern California's majestic coastal bluffs contribute a far greater amount of beach sand than previously thought, according to a university study that may arm environmentalists with a weapon in fighting oceanfront development. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.13.05 CNN International
" Source of California beach sand found"
CNN ran the Reuters story on UCSD's beach sand study. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.13.05 KPBS
"Most beach sand may come from eroding cliffs"
KPBS Environmental Reporter Erik Anderson reports on twoUCSD researchers who say that the region's coastal bluffs could account for more than half of the sand that makes up local beaches. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.13.05 KTLA-TV Channel 5
"Erosion Might Create Most Sand"
A reprint of the Los Angeles Times story. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.13.05 Orange County Register
"Erosion found to boost beaches"
A version of the Reuters story by Pascal Pinck. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.13.05 Innovations Report
"Coastal bluffs provide more sand to California beaches than previously believed"
A version of the news release on coastal bluff erosion. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.12.05 North County Times
"Coastal Commission OKs sea wall but requires compensation"
This story, which mentions the recent findings of UCSD professors Scott Ashfordand Neal Driscoll, reports on the first time the California Coastal Commission has required private property owners to compensate the public for lost recreational opportunities because of the construction of a sea wall. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.12.05 KFMB-TV Channel 8
"New findings on erosion at local beaches"
New findings on erosion at local beaches. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.12.05 Fox 6 News
"Battle of eroding bluffs"
The battle of eroding bluffs continues. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.12.05 KGTV-TV Channel 10
"San Diego's beaches could be a thing of the past"
San Diego's beaches could be a thing of the past. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.11.05 Electronic Engineering Times
"Next-generation cinema steals iGrid spotlight"
The publication's Chappell Brown does a roundup of cool technologies demonstrated at the iGrid 2005 conference hosted by Calit2 last week, including NTT's demo with other organizations of 4K digital-cinema technology over Internet Protocol optical fiber from Tokyo to San Diego.

10.11.05 Fox 6 News
"The Toucan"
There's a bird that doesn't fly very far and is known for it's contributions to cereal boxes. What can it teach mankind about making airplanes? Maybe a lot. FOX 6's Nancy Aziz gets the details from materials science professor Marc Meyers. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.6.05 Genomics & Proteomics magazine
"Cancer Nanotechnology Center to Be Established at UCSD"
The life science magazine focused on UCSD as one of seven Centers for Excellence. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.5.05 Bioresearch Online
"UCSD Gets Financial Boost For Cancer Center"
A version of a UCSD news release. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.4.05 San Diego Union Tribune
"Consortium to develop microscopic 'bullet'"
A story about UCSD's new Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.4.05 San Francisco Chronicle
"Universities selected for nanotech research Molecular-scale devices to detect, destroy tumor cells"
TwoSouthern California will lead research collaborations in the use of molecular-scale nanotechnology devices to detect and destroy tumor cells. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.4.05 Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Emory, Tech earn cancer research grant"
Mentions the other six Cancer Nanotech centers and links to UCSD Cancer Center. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.4.05 Medical News today
"Assembling nanodevices capable of targeting tumor vasculature"
The CCNE is a new program created with the goal of assembling nanodevices capable of targeting tumor vasculature and carrying out multiple potential functions for imaging, diagnosis and therapeutic treatment. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.3.05 KGTV Channel 10 San Diego
"UCSD Gets Financial Boost For Cancer Center"
The story updates the UCSD announcement. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.3.05 News-Medical.Net
"Computer model shows biochemical variations, or noise, leads to oscillations in gene regulation that"
Story about a PNAS paper by Jeff Hasty's group that says a combination of unscripted biochemical variations, or noise, leads to oscillations in gene regulation. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.3.05 Medical News Today
"Phenotype is influenced by nature, nurture and noise"
UCSD scientists report that noise could be an important factor in determining phenotype. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.28.05 Science Grid This Week
"PRAGMA Promotes Pacific Rim Collaboration"
This article notes that thePacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA)promotes collaboration and resource sharing among cyberinfrastructureresearchers in the Pacific region. Two Calit2 participants at UCSD -- Peter Arzberger and Phil Papadopoulos -- are quoted in their roles as co-directors of the NSF-funded program.

9.20.05 New York Times
"Getting in on the Next Little Thing"
In a report on venture capital financing of high-tech, writer Gary Rivlin quotes Jacobs School von Liebig Center director Paul Kedrosky as that the bidding for some startups is now very active.

9.16.05 Chronicle of Higher Education
"Technology Researchers Aid Emergency Response"
Reporter Jeff Young writes thatUCSD researchers have deployed an experimental communication system to the New Orleans area to help keep emergency officials connected. ECE professor Ramesh Rao is quoted as saying that the researchers have participated in drills with fire squads in the past, but that "this is the first real emergency we've gotten involved in." Rao is the UCSD Division director of Calit2.

9.13.05 Voice of San Diego
"Computer Scientist Sees San Diego's Future"
In an interview with Voice senior editor Neil Morgan, Calit2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr speculates on the roles of the institute, UCSD and the tech sector in the development of San Diego as a 21st century economy.

9.12.05 GRIDtoday
"'Not at the End of the Rainbow Yet'"
The weekly grid-computing e-zine's lead story is an interview with Calit2 research scientist Tom DeFanti, co-chair of the upcoming iGrid 2005 workshop and symposium, which DeFanti calls "the visualization, networking and Grid computing equivalent of a Grateful Dead concert."...

9.6.05 CCNews
"Time-Saving Tool"
A UCSD studenthas come up with a time-saving convenience that allows you to save a file on one device and have it updated automatically on other PCs, laptops, personal digital assistants or even third-generation cell phones. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.6.05 CCNews
"Time-Saving Tool"
The online technology news service reports that a UCSD student, James Anderson,has come up with a time-saving convenience that allows you to save the file on one device and have it updated automatically on other PCs, laptops, personal digital assistants or even third-generation cell phones.

9.6.05 Times of India
"From Silicon to Carbon Valley"
Prabhakar Bandaru lives in San Diego, a few hours from Silicon Valley. A few decades from now, chances are the place will be rechristened Carbon Valley. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.6.05 National Public Radio
"Techies Find Solutions to Gulf Coast's Telecom Woes"
For NPR's Day to Day program, Xeni Jardin reports on efforts to deploy telecom facilities in the Katrina-ravaged regions in and around New Orleans. She quotes ECE professor and Calit2 UCSD division director Ramesh Rao on efforts by the institute and industry partners to help deliver temporary satellite and cell access in the region.

9.6.05 Los Angeles Daily News
"Dot-com inflation creeping up again"
The von Liebig Center's Paul Kedrosky is quoted in this article on venture capital and the recent wave of technology IPOs (originally published in the New York Times).

9.5.05 ChenaiOnline
"NRI scientists make tiniest transistor"
Two non-resident Indian scientists have created history by making the world's tiniest transistor entirely from carbon nanotubes. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.5.05 Rediff.com
"NRIs make world's smallest transistor"
A discovery involving two non-resident Indian scientists heralds a new era of ultra miniature electronics where standard silicon transistors are replaced with much smaller versions fashioned from carbon nanotubes. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.31.05 LinuxElectrons
"Google Galvanizes Invention by Student During Summer of Code"
Report on the work of CSE graduate student James Anderson, who participated in Google's Summer of Code program and delivered a beta version of his 'transparent synchronization' tool for personal computers and other devices.

8.30.05 New York Times
"The History of Chromosomes May Shape the Future of Diseases"
Science writer Carl Zimmer reports on chromosomal rearrangements and how they explain evolution, and he notes that CSE professor Pavel Pevzner "invented a fast method for comparing chromosomes from two different species and determining the fewest number of rearrangements... that separate them." Pevzner is quoted saying that "flipping chromosomes is a lot like flipping pancakes."The article notes that Pevznerjoined other scientists to analyze the last 100 million years of mammal ev... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.30.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Computer center gets 5-year grant"
The San Diego Supercomputer Center will receive $14 million to advancethe Internet-based TeraGrid project aimed at speeding up research in science and engineering.

8.30.05 New York Times
"Billion-Dollar Baby Dot-Coms? Uh-Oh, Not Again"
Financial writer Gary Rivlin quotes von Liebig Center executive director Paul Kedrosky in an article about the current rash of initial public offerings, especially from technology companies.

8.29.05 FreshNews.com
"Intel Helps UCSD Teach Students About Wireless, Mobile Embedded Systems"
The San Diego online technology news service reports on Intel's $193,000 donation of high-end developer's kits for CSE's new Embedded Systems laboratory and Calit2's Systems on Chip Lab.

8.29.05 Electronic Engineering Times
"Supernets for global research to shine at iGrid"
Writer Chappell Brown reports on preparations for iGrid 2005, and notes that Calit2 director Larry Smarr "sees the emerging supernetwork as a pivotal event in the history of computing." Smarr is quoted as saying that "this is a once-in-20-year kind of transition and it's a worldwide phenomenon." Calit2 will host iGrid 2005 in late September. This article also appeared inCommsDesign.

8.26.05 Yahoo! News
"Intel Helps Teach Students About Wireless, Multimedia Embedded Systems"
Yahoo! picked up this news release aboutthe donation of 40 high-end developer's kits from Intel Corporation to embedded-systems engineering courses for grad and undergrad students in the school's Computer Science and Engineering department.

8.24.05 Electronic Engineering Times
"Design consultant named president of IEEE Council for EDA"
Writer Dylan McGrath reportsthatJacobs School computer science and engineering professor Rajesh Gupta has been electedas one of the new vice presidents ofIEEE's new Council for Electronic Design Automation (CEDA).

8.22.05 California Computer News
"Intel Supporting Higher Education and Research Training"
The magazine's online edition reports on the donation of developer's kits for advanced circuits and embedded systems by Intel, to computer engineering programs of the Jacobs School and Calit2.

8.19.05 California Computer News
"Research on Fundamental Issues of Information Science and Technology"
The magazine's online edition reports on four new NSF grants to UCSD experts in information theory. They totaled more than $1.2 million over three years, and "fund theoretical research with potential real-world applications in digital communications, information storage and circuit design."...

8.18.05 Business Week
"A New Lab Partner For The U.S.?"
In a special report for its August 22 edition, the magazine highlights China's rapid rise in science. Bioengineering chair Shu Chien is quoted as saying that China could become avaluable ally in breakthrough research: "Whatever the Chinese publish, we will see here in the U.S., and we can step on each other's shoulders to move ahead faster. If we look at it as a friendly competition, everyone gets better." The article also mentions former UCSD postdoc Lu Xianping who has returned...

8.18.05 Pro-physik.de
"Nano-Astgabel als Transistor"
Tiny nano-tubes made of carbon are considered as many promising candidates and American physicists created it now for the first time to control electrons reliably with a gegabelten nano-module. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.17.05 Small Times
"Next Up: Nano-Transistor-Tubes"
The nanotechnology publication reports on a new study appearing in Nature Materials about Y-shaped carbon nanotubes that can be created to act as "on-off" transistors. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.16.05 Chemie.DE
"Customized Y-shaped carbon nanotubes can compute"
The German chemistry-related news servicepicked up a news releasethat UCSD Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professors Prabhakar Bandaru and Sungho Jin, with grad student Chiara Daraio and aClemson University researcher, "have discovered that specially synthesized carbon nanotube structures exhibit electronic properties that are improved over conventional transistors used in computers." This report also appeared inScience Daily,Nanotechnology Now, PhysOrg.com... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.16.05 New York Times
"Building a Virtual Microbe, Gene by Gene by Gene"
In a report on international efforts to simulate the behavior of E. coli and other organisms on a computer, reporter Carl Zimmernotes thatUCSD bioengineering professor Bernhard Palsson is already modeling E. coli's metabolism, and "Dr. Palssonand his colleagues have reconstructed the interactions of over 1,000 metabolism genes."...

8.16.05 National Geographic News
"Nano-Switches Could Yield Even Smaller Gadgets"
Writer Ben Harder reports that "researchers [at UCSD and Clemson University] have cooked up tiny Y-shaped tubes of carbon that act like electrical switches. The new tubes could someday become the foundation for ultraminiature electronics." The study appears in the September issue of Nature Materials. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.16.05 Washington Times
"Study: Nanotubes may replace transistors"
The D.C. newspaper reports thatCalifornia scientists who "say they've found customized Y-shaped carbon nanotubes can compute more efficiently than conventional transistors." The UCSD and Clemson University researchers said that"Y-shaped nanotubes behave as electronic switches similar to conventional metal oxide semiconductor transistors used in modern microprocessors, digital memory and application-specific integrated circuits."... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.16.05 Science a GoGo
"Nanotube Transistor Created"
The online service reports that researchers from UCSDand Clemson University, writing in Nature Materials, said "specially synthesized Y-shaped carbon nanotubes were shown to behave as electronic switches similar to conventional MOS (metal oxide semiconductor) transistors, the key element of modern microprocessors."... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.16.05 United Press International
"Nanotech Could Power Computers"
Reporter Charles Q. Choi reports in the news agency's Nano World column that scientists "for the first time have created a transistor made from carbon nanotubes alone, a development that could lead to more powerful computers than current versions employing conventional silicon transistors. "The applications would be an entirely new class of nanoelectronic devices,"lead researcher Prabhakar Bandaru is quoted as saying. Bandaru is a materials scientist at UCSD. The UPI article also... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.16.05 L'essentiel de la micro et dex nouvelles technologies
"C'est énorme !"
Our current transistors, containing semiconductors, should reach their limit of size in the years to come. Indeed, their miniaturization induced of the energy escapes and the interferences. For a long time, the carbon nanotubes, much smaller and cheaper, were had a presentiment of as successors... remained to conceive them. It seems that a team of the University of California with San Diego succeeded in developing carbon nanotubes really usable in this direction. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.15.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Five Questions: Stefan Savage"
Personal Technology writer Jonathan Sidener interviews UCSD computer science professor Stefan Savage about his patent-pending SyncScan technology to speed handoff times between Wi-Fi networks. Savage notes that the technology could make a big difference for so-called voice-over-WiFi. "It's perfect for hospitals, where cell phones can interfere with sensitive medical equipment. Wi-Fi is much lower power," explains Savage. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.15.05 Electronic Engineering Times
"Y-shaped carbon nanotubes can switch"
Writer Peter Clarke reports that "researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD)and Clemson University have discovered that specially synthesized carbon nanotube structures exhibit electronic properties that are improved over conventional transistors used in computers." MAE professors Sungho Jin and Prabhakar Bandaru are mentioned, along with grad student Chiara Daraio. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.15.05 Scientific American
"Branching Is Key to Carbon Nanotube Transistors"
Sarah Graham reports that "by employing carbon nanotubes, a team led by Prabhakar R. Bandaru of the University of California at San Diego hopes to shrink transistor dimensions even more--down to just a few nanometers thick." She quotes Bandaru as saying that"the small size and dramatic switching behavior of these nanotubes makes them candidates for a new class of transistor."The research was published in the journal Nature Materials. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.15.05 New Scientist
"Y-shaped nanotubes are ready-made transistors"
Writer Will Knight reports that UCSD researchers have shownthat Y-shaped carbon nanotubes are easily made and act as remarkably efficient electronic transistors. He quotes mechanical engineering professor Prabhakar Bandaru, in an interview, as saying that "the discovery heralds a new era of nanoelectronics in that functionality can be harnessed using all-carbon devices."... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.15.05 The Engineer (UK)
"Y-shaped switch"
The UK online news service reports on the breakthrough of UCSD and Clemson University researchers led by MAE professor Prabhakar Bandaru, who fabricated a transistor-like structure using a branched carbon nanotube. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.15.05 The IEE
"Y-shaped transistors need no extras"
Theonline service reports that UCSD "researchershave made Y-shaped carbon nanotubes in an attempt to replicate the function of MOS transistors without having to add additional structures to form gates." IEE is a UK-based international organisation for electronics, electrical, manufacturing and IT professionals. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.14.05 The Press-Enterprise
"Security at hand"
In a front-pagearticle subtitled "Technology aims to replace passwords," writer Jessica Zisko reports on the growing use of biometric technologies such as fingerprint recognition by consumers and homeland security agencies. She quotes Computer Science and Engineering professor Serge Belongie as saying that "people are getting more comfortable with it, but it is still considered somewhat exotic."Belongie is alsothe designer of a fingerprint security device now used on laptop...

8.14.05 News@Nature
"Nanotech transistor powers up"
Writer Mark Peplow reports that the "first electrical switch made entirely from carbon nanotubes has been unveiled. Its inventors hope that it could help to replace silicon chips with faster, cheaper, smaller components." The piece is based on an article in Nature Materials by Jacobs School mechanical engineering professors Prabhakar Bandaru and Sungho Jin, as well as grad student Chiara Daraio and a collaborator, A.M. Rao, of Clemson University. Related Jacobs School Link »

8.14.05 AZoNano.com
"Y-shaped Nanotubes Behave as Electronic Switches Similar to Conventional Metal Oxide T"
This article on a joint discovery by mechanical engineers at UCSD and a physicist at Clemson University quotes Jacobs School professor Prabhakar Bandaru as saying that the "discovery represents a new way of thinking about nano-electronic devices."... Related Jacobs School Link »

8.9.05 IT Week (UK)
"Doctors perform surgery over the web"
Robert Jaques reports that "scientists in Australia have used internet links to successfully perform microsurgery on cells located thousands of miles away in a southern California laboratory... In a proof-of-concept series of experiments, the scientists from UC Irvine, UC San Diego and the University of Queensland employed RoboLase to produce surgical holes in a distinct pattern less than one micron in diameter (1/1000th of a millimetre) in single cells." Bioengineering adjunct professo...

8.8.05 Voice of San Diego
"Staring Down a Revolution: Questions for Sid Karin"
Contributing writer Ian Port interviews CSE professor Sid Karin about his view of the digital revolution and ways in which the recording companies and other industries have not yet come to terms with it. "The recording industry suffers from what we often see in the computer security industry: people reject anything that doesn't work 100 percent of the time under all circumstances," Karin is quoted as saying. "Well no one lives that way, why does your computer have to work that way?" Karin was...

8.8.05 Electronic Engineering Times
"Brightest stars of graphics offer up plenty of gee-whiz"
Writer Nicholas Mokhoff reports on SIGGRAPH 2005, and notes that "one outstanding group of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, delivered four papers" at the top international conference on computer graphics. In the report he highlights the work of Calit2 participant Henrik Wann Jensen, who co-authored three of the papers.

8.8.05 Electronic Engineering Times
"The list: R&D projects that must get done"
In a report on big challenges facing the computing industry, Chappell Brown highlights the efforts of Calit2 and other organizations in constructing what is dubbed "the real Info Superhighway." Calit2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr is quoted as noting that while supercomputer performance increased by a factor "of about 100,000 times... [while] network performance has gone up by a factor of 320,000 times over the period."...

8.8.05 Nano Science and Technology Institute
"UC Researchers Explore Nano To Help Unlock Secrets to Central Nervous System Repair"
A feature on professor Gabriel Silva's Research Group for Cellular Neural Engineering.

8.4.05 NBC San Diego
"Science Stars Come To San Diego"
The local TV station reported on the COSMOS program run by the Jacobs School of Engineering, bringing 84 science and math high schoolers to the UCSD campus for three weeks this summer.

8.3.05 Inc. Magazine
"When Technology Runs Amok"
Writing in the July 2005 issue of the publication,David Freedman reports on the high failure rate of new computer systems implemented by corporations and large institutions, and interviewed Jacobs School computer science professor Joseph Goguen for the article. Goguen notes that "more than half the large custom systems that are started never reach users...Usually theyre just canceled, but sometimes theyre declared a success and then not used.

8.1.05 SpektrumDirekt (Germany)
"Aufbauender Bruch"
Writer Andreas Jahn reports on a recent study in the journal Science that confirms the existence of areas of human and animal genomes where breakpoints have been more likely to occur. [Article In German only.]...

7.29.05 I-Newswire
"California Institute researchers unveil computer graphics"
The technology report notes that UCSD and UC Irvine researcherswill present papers and exhibits atthe annual conference on computer graphics next week in Los Angeles, called SIGGRAPH.

7.29.05 India West (San Leandro)
"US Inks Engineering Education MoU with India"
Richard Springer reports for the Bay Area weekly magazine on the tie-up between UC Berkeley and UC San Diego and other universities planning to deliver engineering courses in India, initial to the satellite-connected four campuses of AMRITHA Unviersity. He quotes program organizer Venkat Rangan as saying, "this is the opening of a door to a much broader research initiative between the United States and India." Rangan is a former professor of computer science and engineering at UCSD's Jacobs S...

7.29.05 HPCwire
"FirstMile.US, Calit2 Promote Big Broadband"
The high-performance computing news service reports that Calit2 joined the FirstMile.US Partner program, demonstrating "Calit2's commitment to Firstmile.US's goal to enable every member of the American public to have access to big broadband." Calit2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr is quoted.

7.28.05 Red Nova
"Researchers Unveil Computer Graphics Innovations at SIGGRAPH"
At SIGGRAPH 2005 next week, reports the technology news service, four of the98 accepted research papers involve authors or co-authors from the Jacobs School's Computer Graphics Lab, led by CSE professor Henrik Wann Jensen.

7.26.05 San Diego at C-Level
"Down the Pipeline"
In the July 2005 issue of the San Diego Economic Development Corporation's magazine, this article focuses on San Diego education. The highlighted institutions includethe Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management.. Paul Kedrosky, academic director of the Jacobs School's von Liebig Center, is quoted as saying the school's goal "is to get research from the lab to the public.Thats the way we serve the taxpayers of California and the people in general...

7.23.05 Economic Times of India
"US, India tie up to provide e-learning"
The top Indian financial newspaper reports on the partnership of UCSD, Calit2, UC Berkeley and four other American universities that will encourage primarily engineering faculty to spend sabbatical semesters at Amrita University, teaching via satellite to the university's four campuses around India, and eventually to other universities in India.

7.22.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Study challenges theory of random DNA changes"
Science writer Bruce Lieberman reports on a study published in the journal "Science" that confirms that "DNA changes that mark mammalian evolution have occurred repeatedly at the same chromosomal breakpoints for millions of years, and these fragile places are also where defects can lead to diseases such as cancer." He quotes one of the study's co-authors, Computer Science and Engineering professor Pavel Pevzner. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.22.05 Newsday (New York)
"Cornell to send faculty to India under agreement"
An AP story in Newsday reports that "Cornell University and five other top American colleges will send science, engineering and computing faculty to India to teach students at Amrita University under a new three-year agreement.o."The article notes that UC San Diego is one of the signatories to the agreement.

7.22.05 Innovations Report
"Multi-species genome comparison sheds new light on evolutionary processes, cancer mutations"
The German news service reports on the publication in "Science" of a study comparing eight genomes, including the fully sequenced human, mouse and ratgenomes. UCSD computer scientists participated in the study.

7.22.05 NetComposites
"US and India Universities Collaborate on Engineering E-learning Programme"
The UK-based service reports on the agreement between U.S. and Indian universities to cooperate on distance learning projects to improve engineering education. Corporate sponsors including QUALCOMM and Microsoft will fund the pilot project organized in part by Calit2 and the Jacobs School.

7.22.05 Crain's Cleveland Business
"A semester abroad"
The magazine's online edition reports that engineering professors at Case Western University will be encouraged to spend a semester of their sabbatical in India under a new partnership among Case and four other American universities and Amrita University in Tamil Nadu, India. "Spearheading the project are the Universities of California at Berkeley and San Diego," the magazine says.

7.22.05 NewKerala.com
"Amrita university ties up with University of California"
The Indian news service reports on a deal signed in Washington D.C. under which UCSD, UC Berkeley and four other universities will encourage engineering faculty to teach during sabbaticals at an e-learning center in India.

7.22.05 NewIndPress
"Amrita Vidyapeetham signs MoU with USA universities"
The service reports on Amrita University in southern India participating in an e-learning pilot project with five U.S. universities, with funding from QUALCOMM, Microsoft and Cadence Design Systems. UCSD and Calit2 played a key role in organizing the venture.

7.22.05 News-Medical.Net
"Hidden secrets on the nature and timing of genome evolution in mammals revealed"
Report on new insight into genome evolution following a comparative study in "Science" of the human and eight other animal genomes, including work by UCSD computer scientist Pavel Pevzner on genome rearrangement.

7.21.05 TMCnet
"U.S. Universities, Research Centers and Corporations Support Win-Win Agreement with India to Improve"
Indian and U.S. universities including UC San Diego and its research center Calit2 signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on a satellite e-learning venture funded by QUALCOMM, Microsoft and Cadence Design Systems.

7.20.05 Electronic News
"U.S., Indian Universities Team to Improve Engineering Education"
The magazine's online staff report that fvie U.S. universities joined with Indian institutions led by Amrita University "to implement science and engineering education in India over a satellite e-learning network. Industry partners Qualcomm, Microsoft and Cadence Design Systems are providing funding for the project." Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible and Calit2 division director Ramesh Rao are quoted. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.19.05 PhysOrg.com
"California Researchers Offer Open-Source Platform To Speed Wireless Development"
The physics news service reports on Calit2's development of the CalRadio RD platform for wireless developers, initially targeting development of new Wi-Fi algorithms and systems.

7.19.05 Technology News Daily
"Researchers Offer Open-Source Platform to Speed Wireless Development"
The newsletter reports on development by the UCSD division of Calit2 of a new platform for RD development of wireless solutions. Called CalRadio, "the open-source device gives academic and corporate researchers unprecedented freedom to develop new radio frequency (RF) solutions."...

7.18.05 contentSutra
"Cisco Acquires a University Startup Founded by Indians, Among Others"
India's digital media news monitor features the purchase by Cisco of NetSift, Inc., a company developing solutions that originated at UCSD to impove the security of high-speed communications networks. Related Jacobs School Link »

7.18.05 FreshNews.com
"California Researchers Offer Open-Source Platform to Speed Wireless Development"
The San Diego technology news service reports that Calit2 launched CalRadio, the first in a series of planned devices to speed up and improve the quality of still photos. The project is led by Calit2 principal investigaors including Doug Palmer and Don Kimball.

7.18.05 ContentSutra
"Cisco Acquires A University Startup Founded By Indians, Among Others"
The blog about the U.S.-based Indian technology sector reports on the $30 million acquisition by Cisco Systems of NetSift, a cyber security company set up just one year ago by UCSD computer science professor George Varghese, and based in part on technology developed at the Jacobs School.

7.15.05 Chronicle of Higher Education
"The Goshorn Method"
Writer Jamie Schuman reports on the family of Jacobs School electrical and computer engineering grad student Deborah Goshorn and their unique approach to paying for higher education, including at UCSD, where most of Deborah's siblings (and mother) have studied.

7.13.05 New York Times
"Off the World Stage, Taking a Role in Venture Capitalism"
In a report by Gary Rivlin on the decision by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers to hire former Secretary of State Colin Powell as a part-time partner, von Liebig Center academic director Paul Kedrosky is quoted as saying thatsecurity is currently a hot area for venture investing,and one in which Kleiner Perkins "has been underinvestedrelative to other large venture firms."...

7.11.05 Electronic Engineering Times
"London blasts underscore need for bomb-detection technology"
Writer Colin Johnson reports on research into detecting bombs in the wake of the London attacks, noting that engineers says "detecting a bomb in a public space like a bus or a building is technologically doable." The article mentionsJacobs Dean Frieder Seible,who "has just finished calibrating a $4.2 million bomb-blast simulator" funded by DoD's Technical Support Working Group.

7.5.05 Voice of San Diego
"Keeping Lindbergh Afloat: Another View on San Diego's Airport Dilemma"
Jacobs School Dean Frieder Seible and other San Diego leaders would like to transform Lindbergh into a transportation hub, including air, rail, trolley, bus and cruise ship service.

7.4.05 San Diego Business Journal
"A Very Fast Track Leads To Tech Firm’s Purchase"
Technology writer Brad Graves reports on the sale of NetSift, a company built by Jacobs School professor George Varghese and graduate student Sumeet Singh, to Cisco Systems for $30 million -- just one year after its creation.

7.1.05 LightReading
"Cisco Sniffs Out NetSift"
Reporter Craig Matsumoto writes about the process of Cisco Systems' purchase of NetSift,a company "founded a year ago by researchers at the University of California, San Diego: professor George Varghese and Ph.D. student Sumeet Singh. Both took time off from academic pursuits to run NetSift, which was developing technology stemming from their UCSD research."...

7.1.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Changing of the guard"
Telecom writer Kathryn Balint profiles QUALCOMM as it turns 20 years old and its new CEO, Paul Jacobs, takes the reins. The article notes the donation by Irwin and Joan Jacobs of $110 million to the Jacobs School of Engineering, among other philanthropic gifts.

7.1.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"The quiet CEO"
In a Sunday feature article about the pending retirement as CEO of Irwin Jacobs from QUALCOMM, telecom writer Kathryn Balint notes his philanthropy, including major donations to the Jacobs School of Engineering.

7.1.05 RedNova
"Qualcomm Celebrates 20th Anniversary With New Leadership, New Era"
The online technology service reports on the pending retirement of the Jacobs School of Engineering's namesake, QUALCOMM founder Irwin Jacobs.

7.1.05 Voice of San Diego
"Engineering a Revolution"
In an article subtitled "drawing women to the sciences," writer Claire Caraska reports on efforts at UCSD and other institutions to encourage girls to get science and engineering degrees. Jacobs School associate dean Jeanne Ferrante is quoted as saying, "we lose students at the high school level they don't know about engineering or what their careers could be. We need to do a better job of informing people, especially parents, that there are opportunities in computer science and engin...

6.30.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Cisco acquires San Diego startup"
Technology writer Bruce Bigelow reports on Cisco Systems, the giant network equipment maker, agreeing to acquire NetSift, a year-old San Diego startup that was co-founded in June 2004 by George Varghese, a computer science professor at UCSD, and Sumeet Singh, a UCSD graduate student.

6.30.05 San Diego Metropolitan
"Daily Business Report: Technology"
The online edition reports on the sale of NetSift to Cisco Systems.Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible is quoted as saying that company founder and CSE professor George Varghese "has strong support from the school during this transition. We are proud that more than half of NetSift's current employees are Jacobs School alumni, a testament to the culture of innovation and entrepreneurism which we are fostering here in the Jacobs School."...

6.29.05 Science Grid This Week
"Grid Technology Helps NEES Minimize Earthquake Damage"
The grid-networking website reports on the cyberinfrastructure and web portalput in place for the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). "At NEESit, we've established NEEScentral, a central portal for researchers, which includes access to a central data repository to store and retrieve all the video, audio and numeric data generated by earthquake engineering experiments," said Lelli Van Den Einde, Assistant Director for NEESit Operations at the San Di...

6.29.05 SoCalTech.com
"Cisco Buys NetSift For $30M"
The technology news services reports that "NetSift is a UC San Diego spinoff and was founded in June of 2004. According to the companies it has 15 employees. NetSift received a Series A financing in June of 2004 from Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, and was founded by George Varghese and Sumeet Singh."...

6.29.05 San Diego Daily Transcript
"NeoPath becomes storage industry group sponsor"
The newspaper reports that Information Storage Industry Center (ISIC) based at UCSD's Center for Magnetic Recording Research (CMRR) announced that NeoPath Networks, a provider of network file management solutions, is now a sponsor of the ISIC's StorageNetworking.org initiative.

6.28.05 FreshNews.com
"Cisco to Buy NetSift"
The San Diego technology news service reports on the $30 million acquisition by Cisco Systems of NetSift, a one-year-old maker of Internet security technology.NetSift wasfounded by Computer Science and Engineering professor George Varghese and CSE graduate student Sumeet Singh.

6.27.05 eWeek
"Grids: Conquest of Space"
In a cover story featuring SDSC and Calit2 researcher Phil Papadopoulos, writer Darryl K. Taft reports on the state of grid computing and networking initiatives for large science projects. SDSC director Francine Berman is also quoted.

6.16.05 Discovery Channel
"Wireless System Turns Radio Listeners into DJs"
Even as electronic media becomes more and more interactive, radio remains as passive a form of entertainment as it was a century ago.In a report on new technology called 'roadcasting,' reports writer Tracy Staedter. Mohan Trivedi, director of both the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Laboratory at UCSD, is quoted as warning "that with more cars transmitting information wirelessly, they risk being hacked in ways that researchers have not even considered."...

6.13.05 New York Times
"$50 Million Is Raised for Venture in Wireless"
In a piece about the venture-capital financing of SOMA Networks, reporter Matt Richtel quotes Jacobs School von Liebig Center academic director Paul Kedrosky as pointing out that it is one of the largest VC financings of a wireless entity to date. SOMA targets the last-mile solution for high-speed Internet access through a wireless solution.

6.13.05 Electronic Engineering Times
"RF IC Tools Still Seeking Paths to Silicon"
Stephan Ohr reports that RF design tools that help engineers visualize the performance of radio-frequency blocks are capitalizing on two trends: the popularity of all things wireless and the availability of more-powerful computing platforms that are able to simulate the performance of much larger circuits. He refers to new technology developed by Agilent -- a "heterojunction bipolar transistor model for gallium arsenide and indium phosphide, developed in conjunction with the University of Cal...

6.12.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"How to make a big 'bear'"
Art critic Robert Pincus reports on the installation of the 'Bear' sculpture by Tim Hawkinson in the new engineering courtyard between the new Calit2 and Computer Science and Engineering buildings at UCSD.

6.10.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Critical mass of talent"
Writer Mike Freeman reports that San Diego has become a design center for tiny chips that are the future of electronics and he interviewedJacobs School electrical and computer engineering professor Ian Galton, who is affiliated with the Center for Wireless Communications.

6.8.05 Unstrung
"UCSD Touts 3D Video App"
The wireless technology news service reportst that UCSD computer scientists Bill Griswold and Neil McCurdy introduced a newtechnique for mixing images and video feeds from mobile cameras in the field to provide remote viewers with a virtual window into a physical environment. The application constructs a 3D virtual environment dynamically out of the live video streams.

6.8.05 Red Nova
"Computer Scientists Develop Ubiquitous Video Application for 3D Environments"
The technology news service reports on a system called RealityFlythrough developed by computer scientists Bill Griswold and Neil McCurdy at the Jacobs School, to integrate video and photos of an environment to allow remote viewing of the scene over the Internet.

6.8.05 PhysOrg
"Computer scientists develop ubiquitous video application for 3D environments"
The physics news service circulated this release about the RealityFlythrough system for modeling of 3D environments, tested recently by UCSD scientists for emergency-response situational awareness.

6.8.05 Technocrat.net
""Reality Fly Through" New Blended Video"
"Researchers at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering have already begun testing the RealityFlythroughsoftware for homeland security and emergency response," reports a posting on this weblog, noting that "new tech and software blends still images and video from remote cameras to offer a unique 3-D video experience."...

5.31.05 CONNECT Newsletter
"From Inside CONNECT: CCAT"
In a status report from Lockheed Martin ORINCON's Lou Kelly -- who is also chairman of the Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technologies (CCAT) --Kelly notes that CCAT "focuses not only on technologies that can be used by the government but also on technologies that have promise far beyond the battlefield." The Jacobs School of Engineering is one of the public-private center's partners.

5.27.05 HPCwire
"SDSC and Calit2 Open Synthesis Center"
The high-performance computing news service reports on the opening of the Synthesis Center, a joint venture between Calit2 and the San Diego Supercomputer Center, directed by SDSC's Chaitan Baru. Also quoted: Calit2 UCSD division director Ramesh Rao, and UCSD chancellor Marye Anne Fox.

5.27.05 ZDnet Between the Lines
"Larry Smarr: Pumping the Net up for gigabyte images"
Columnist Dan Farber reports that "Larry Smarr believes that the emerging Internet information grid is going to be far more pervasive than the electric power grid is today. He is the Harry E. Gruber Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UCSD, and director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and in 1985 founded the National Center for Supercomputer Applications at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana." This blog offers a downl...

5.26.05 CTWatch Quarterly
"The Cyberinfrastructure Backplane: The Jump to Light Speed"
In the May 2005 edition of CyberinfrastructureTechnology Watch Quarterly, Calit2 director Larry Smarr and SDSC senior researcher Phil Papadopoulos guest edited this issue and focusedon "the state of one and 10 Gbps long-haul, optical circuits supporting the research community." Authors in this issue include Tom deFanti and Maxine Brown, co-PI and project manager respectively on the Smarr-led OptIPuter project.

5.25.05 ZDnet
"The future of the enterprise and grids"
In his Between the Lines blog, technology columnist Dan Farber reports from the "Future in Review" conference, and quotes from Calit2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr about the problem with grids and the shared Internet infrastructure. "We all live in little data caves with teeny keyholes looking out into the Net," Smarr said. "How can we go and get things when its built on an unpredictable, shared Internet?" The article mentions the Smarr-led OptIPuter project.

5.24.05 Broadband Wireless Exchange Magazine
"UCSD Researchers Test Wireless Technologies in Simulated Medical Disaster Response Drill"
Writer Robert Hoskins reports on the involvement of Calit2 and UCSD researchersfrom the WIISARD project in a recent emergency-response drill in San Diego. "The first-responder community has welcomed the UCSD team and worked closely with the university researchers and their corporate partners," he reports, and quotes Calit2 division director and ECE professor Ramesh Rao as saying that engineers and first responders "are even starting to speak a similar language."...

5.23.05 GRIDtoday
"Larry Smarr on Future of Grid, Cyberinfrastructure"
Editor Derrick Harris interviewed Calit2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr for this QA about, "among other things, the effects LambdaGrids will have on Grid computing, the timeline for a legitimate cyberinfrastructure in the United States and what he calls the "Third Era" for campus infrastructure."...

5.20.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"UCSD and Los Alamos Team Up"
Higher education writer Eleanor Yang reports on a joint new Engineering Education Institute set up by the Jacobs School and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dean Frieder Seible is quoted as saying, "theactivities we have started and planned have so much merit on their own that we fully expect they will continue independent of who runs the laboratory in the end,"a reference to the ongoing competition between the University of California and other institutions for the federal contrac...

5.16.05 Telephony World
"UCSD Researchers Test Wireless Technologies in Simulated Medical Disaster Response Drill"
The online news service reports on the participation by researchers from the Jacobs School and Calit2 as part of the WIISARD project, in a disaster drill that allowed them to showcase several new wireless-based technologies. Jacobs School faculty quoted in the report included ECE's Ramesh Rao and CSE's Bill Griswold.

5.11.05 IEEE Design and Test
"The Future Depends on Innovation"
Journal editor andCSE professorRajesh Gupta commissioned this oral history of QUALCOMM founder Irwin Jacobs that appears in the May-June 2005 issue of the IEEE journal. A companion video of Jacobs' interview with Kenneth Wagner was produced by the Jacobs School andCalit2 in conjunction with the IEEE History Center and IEEE Computer Society. To watch the Real media clip,click here. Length: 1:22:07 [Real player required]...

5.11.05 FreshNews.com
"Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student at UC San Diego Wins National Business Contest"
The onlinetechnology news service for San Diego reports thatpart-time graduate student in mechanical engineering at the Jacobs School, Eddie Minkoff, "might be the perfect candidate for Donald Trumps next The Apprentice," thanks to a business-savvy course developed by the school's von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement."...

5.9.05 New York Times
"Venture Capital Streams into Internet Phone Company"
Matt Richtel reports on Vonage raising $200 million, one of the largest rounds of venture-capital financing of the last decade. He quotes Paul Kedrosky, academic director of the von Liebig Center, as saying, "it's hugely optimistic," and that Vonage investors probably had extraordinarily high expectations to be putting that much money into the company. Kedrosky also noted that the size of the deal meant that any initial public stock offering for Vonage would have to raise at least $3 billion...

5.8.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Budding bridge hits a skid"
Steve Schmidt reports on the stalled work on a new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, primarily due to cost overruns that put the price tag at $5.5 billion -- more than $3 billion more than Caltrans' initial estimate from early 2001." The article notes that "structuralengineers at the University of California, San Diego tested mock-ups of the span."...

5.6.05 United Press International
"Wireless World: Bomb detection wirelessly"
Technology writer Gene Koprowski reports that "a project underway at the University of California, San Diego, enables paramedics to tap into networks from a Personal Digital Assistant or PDA and essentially navigate the disaster scene by zooming and panning with the networked cameras, without moving the cameras." He quotes ECE professor Mohan Trivedi as saying that the technology -- called the Digital Tele-Viewer -- was funded by the National Science Foundation for "dealing with IT for first-...

5.5.05 International Herald Tribune
"Ultrawideband takes on untangling the house"
Picking up a New York Times article by John Markoff, the Paris-based newspaper notes that ECE professor Larry Milstein remains concerned about interference problems with so-called ultra-wide-band wireless technology.

5.5.05 National Public Radio
"New Technology to Help Blast-Proof Buildings"
Nell Boyce reports on how the new bomb blast simulator at UCSDmay revolutionize building safety. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.5.05 Associated Press
"SD Unveils First-ever Laboratory Blast Simulator"
In an AP story that was carried by newspapers and websites coast to coast, Seth Hettena reports on a demonstration of UCSD new bomb blast simulator in whichvelocity generators slammeda seven-ton concrete column with the same force as a car bomb. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.5.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"College to Simulate Terror Blasts"
Bruce Lieberman reports that UCSD engineers will soon be spending a lot of time destroying columns and walls as part of a new project to explore how to harden federal buildings, embassies, bridges and other structures against terrorist bombs. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.4.05 New York Times
"Bandwidth Advance Hints at Future Beyond Wi-Fi"
Technology reporter John Markoff reports that "one barrier that has held back the much-hyped convergence of the computer and consumer electronics industries has been the tangle of wires that is needed to connect the cascade of home video, audio, Internet and game gadgets. Now the drive to unwire the living room is about to get a push." He quotes ECE professor Larry Milstein as being still concerned with interference.

5.4.05 KNSD Channel 7/39 (NBC)
"Simulated Blast"
The NBC affiliate in San Diego aired several reports from Gene Cubbison on the initial testing of the blast simulator at the Jacobs School's new Englekirk Center. The 2:05-minute report is introduced by anchor Marty Levin. A report on KGTV Channel 10 (ABC) can be viewed byclicking here. Related Jacobs School Link »

5.2.05 UCSD Connect Newsletter
"Rearcher's Hub: Frieder Seible"
Editor Andrea Siedsma interviewed dean Frieder Seible for this profile of the structural engineer who also founded the Charles Lee Powell Structural Research Laboratories at UCSD. Seible is quoted as saying, our facilities are so unique because nobody else can do the kind of work we are doing. We are known in places like Europe and Asia but very few people know about us in San Diego.

5.1.05 North County Times
"UCSD researchers working to make highways safer"
Writer Ruth Marvin Webster reports that "in today's fast-paced world, it's not easy for drivers to keep their attention on the road, but technology being developed at UC San Diego's Jacob School of Engineering may change that." She interviewed ECE professor Mohan Trivedi for the feature article about his lab's effort to create a new "driving ecology."...

4.29.05 Voice of San Diego
"Distinguished Ladies and Fellows"
In its Daily Buzz column, the online news service reports that "five faculty members at the University of California, San Diego have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts Sciences... The new UCSD fellows are: Jack Wolf, professor of magnetics; Ajit Varki, professor of cellular and molecular medicine; Linda Preiss Rothschild, professor of mathematics; M. Salah Baouendi, professor of mathematics; and Michael Norma, professor of physics."...

4.29.05 San Diego Daily Transcript
"Five at UCSD named fellows of American Academy of Arts & Sciences"
Reporter Erik Pisor reports on the election of ECE professor Jack Wolf as one of five new fellows of the American Academy of Arts Sciences.

4.28.05 Wi-Fi Planet
"Faster Wi-Fi Handoff Arrives?"
Writer Ed Sutherland interviewedJacobs Schoolcomputer science and engineeringprofessor Stefan Savage and grad student Ishwar Ramani for this article on a new method called SyncScan to accelerate how long it takes for a Wi-Fi device to hand offits signal to a neighboring Wi-Fi access point. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.27.05 Gizmodo.com
"Near-Seamless Handoff for 802.11 Roaming"
The technology news service reports that "two University of California San Diego scientists have developed a better way of seamlessly handing off 802.11 roaming, making it possible for people from one hotspot to another without dropping connections. Thats important not so much for data, which can handle a dropped packet here and there, but for streaming audio, video, and voice-over-IP... The process eliminates the current need to start from scratch when looking for a stronger signal, a...

4.25.05 Barrons
"Plugged In"
In his weekly column, writer Eric Savitz notes "a recent patent filing by two scientists at the University of California-San Diego for a method to dramatically improve the handoff time from one Wi-Fi access point to another. Stefan Savage , a UCSD engineering professor, and graduate student Ishwar Ramani claim they have solved the problem by having Wi-Fi software prepare for an eventual switch to a new access point by constantly seeking and tracking all of the accessible alternative access po... Related Jacobs School Link »

4.21.05 News-Medical.net
"First time video capture of chemical signals that traverse human cells messaging"
The medical news service reports that "researchers at UCSD and UC Irvine have captured on video for the first time chemical signals that traverse human cells in response to tiny mechanical jabs, like waves spreading from pebbles tossed into a pond. The scientists released the videos and technical details that explain how the visualization effect was created as part of a paper published in the April 21 issue of Nature... [Workingwith advisor Shu Chien, Bioengineering chair]Peter Yi...

4.21.05 Science Daily
"Human Cells Filmed Instantly Messaging For First Time"
The science news service reports on a new article in the journal Nature by UCSD bioengineering and medicine proessor Shu Chien and other researchers at UCSD and UC Irvine who "have captured on video for the first time chemical signals that traverse human cells in response to tiny mechanical jabs, like waves spreading from pebbles tossed into a pond."...

4.21.05 PhysOrg.com
"Human Cells Filmed Instantly Messaging for First Time"
The news service for physics and technology reports that "cells tugged in one direction sent biochemical signals in the opposite direction in the form of a signature pattern of fluorescent light." The development reported in the journal Nature came from researchers at UCSD and UC Irvine, including Jacobs School bioengineering chair Shu Chien and postdoctoral researcher Peter Yingxiao Wang, the lead investigator on the project.

4.20.05 Science Daily
"Faster Handoff Between Wi-Fi Networks Promises Near-seamless 802.11 Roaming"
The online news service picked up the UCSD announcement that CSE professor Stefan Savage and grad student Ishwar Ramani developed SyncScan, a method to accelerate handoffs of signals from one Wi-Fi access point to another.

4.18.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Street smarts"
Personal technology reporter Jonathan Sidener interviews Jacobs School electrical and computer engineering professor Mohan Trivedi and profiles a series of reseach projects in his Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles (LISA) -- research at UCSD that"monitors road conditions and behavior to increase driver awareness and safety."...

4.18.05 UCSD Connect Newsletter
"UCSD Researchers Enhance High-Speed Internet Access Via 802.11"
The San Diego technology e-newsletter reports on SyncScan, a new method devised by Jacobs School computer science and engineering professor Stefan Savage and grad student Ishwar Ramani to speed up the handoff of Wi-Fi coverage from one access point to the next.

4.18.05 Wi-Fi Networking News
"Mile Long UK Network to Launch Tomorrow"
The UK-based news service reports on development at UCSD of SyncScan, a method for speeding up the handoff of devices from one Wi-Fi access point to another.

4.18.05 Innovations Report
"Human Cells Filmed Instantly Messaging for First Time"
The German-based science news service picked up the Jacobs School report on Bioengineering chair Shu Chien and visualization of cell messaging.

4.18.05 IT Observer
"Wireless Lookout"
The online news service reports that "people routinely access the Internet via the tens of thousands of Wi-Fi access points dotting airports, university campuses, cafs, and other public places. But a Wi-Fi device can connect to an access point only if it is close byusually within 100 meters. When a device moves beyond the signal range of one access point, it is handed off to a nearer one, a process that disrupts data flow. For someone making a phone call over a Wi-F...

4.15.05 RF Globalnet
"Faster Handoff Between Wi-Fi Networks Promises Near-Seamless 802.11 Roaming"
The wireless technology news service reports that "Jacobs School of Engineering professor Stefan Savage and graduate student Ishwar Ramani have a patent pending on the basic invention behind SyncScan, a process to achieve practical, fast handoff for 802.11 infrastructure networks."...

4.15.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"People to watch: Stefan Savage"
In a QA with technology reporter Bruce Bigelow, CSE professor Stefan Savage says "the job of a professor is a combination of storytelling, cat herding and panhandling. I need to raise money, make sure that everyone is making progress and ultimately convince people to see the world a particular way. It's this last element which is at the core of teaching and research that is both the hardest and the most rewarding."...

4.15.05 Voice of San Diego
"21st annual UCSD Connect Life Sciences and High Tech Financial Forum on Thursday"
Guest columnist Neil Senturia reports on the 21st annual UCSD Connect Life Sciences and High Tech Financial Forum, and highlights the presentation of CSE professorLarry Smarr. "He encouraged the University of California, San Diego to support entrepreneurship and particularly 'the mandate to innovate.'[Smarr] compared the United States to some of the Scandinavian countries and also to China, Japan and Korea, and the truth is that the United States is not the leader in innovation at...

4.15.05 Technochrat.net
""SynScan" WiFi Handoff Software"
"Advanced algorithyms enable WiFi roaming and handoffs between access points farther away and faster than traditional methods in use now," reports Zoggeron this online technology news clearinghouse, focusing on a new handoff algorithm for Wi-Fi developed at UCSD.

4.14.05 nanotechweb.org
"Growing Bent Nanotubes"
Nanotechweb.org is published by the Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd. in the UK. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.14.05 VNUnet
"US researchers turbocharge Wi-Fi roaming"
Writer Robert Jaques reports that SyncScan technology developed by UCSD computer scientist Stefan Savage and grad student Ishwar Ramani promises a "dramatic increase in 802.11 access speeds." This article was also published inPersonal Computer World in the UK,NetStumbler.com, and elsewhere.

4.14.05 TechWorld (UK)
"New invention means smoother, faster Wi-Fi roaming"
Writer Peter Judge reports on a UCSD invention called SyncScan that would speed up the handoff from one Wi-Fi access point to the next. He notes that the "software upgrade [could be] a huge boon to VoIP handsets," because users could use their VoIPphones on the move without being confined to a single access point's footprint.CSE professor Stefan Savage is quoted.

4.14.05 PhysOrg.com
"Faster handoff between Wi-Fi networks promises near-seamless 802.11 roaming"
The physics and technology news service reports that "thanks to software developed by two computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, the time it takes to hand off from one Wi-Fi wireless network to the next can be dramatically shortened -- overcoming a major obstacle in Wi-Fi roaming." The same article appearedinSupercomputing Online.

4.14.05 Forbes.com
"US researchers turbocharge Wi-Fi roaming"
The magazine's online edition reports in its wireless section on a claim by CSE professor Stefan Savagethat "SyncScan also allows mobile devices to make better handoff decisions and therefore improve overall signal quality." SyncScan is an algorithm to speed up the handoff of Wi-Fi devices from one access point to the next.

4.14.05 Innovations Report
"Faster handoff between Wi-Fi networks promises near-seamless 802.11 roaming"
The German news service reports on the invention of a method for faster handoff from one Wi-Fi network to the next, and quotes CSE professor Stefan Savage as saying that the SyncScanalgorithm"can cut the time it takes to switch from one Wi-Fi access point to another by a factor of a hundred over existing solutions. This is a requirement for demanding applications like Voice over Wi-Fi [VoWi-Fi], where even short interruptions can disrupt the illusion of continuous connectivity."...

4.14.05 CRM KnowledgeBase
"US researchers turbocharge Wi-Fi roaming"
The news service for "customer relationship management" re-published an earlier story by VNUnet's Robert Jaques about the patent pending on a method for speeding up the handoff off of signals from one Wi-Fi access point to another, developed by CSE professor Stefan Savage and grad student Ishwar Ramani. The same story also appears in the UK publicationInfomatics.

4.14.05 Space Daily
"Faster Handoff Between Wi-Fi Networks Promises Near-Seamless 802.11 Roaming"
In its "Internet Space" section, the online service published the Jacobs School news release about CSE professor Stefan Savage's work on a new handoff method for Wi-Fi.

4.14.05 UCSD Guardian
"Software to improve Wi-Fi network handoff"
In its news roundup, the campus newspaper reports that "new software, developed by two UCSD computer scientists, may one day allow for seamless roaming between different Wi-Fi wireless Internet networks. The technology may make it possible for users of various wireless devices to remain connected to high-speed networks as they travel from one access point to another say from an airport lounge to a nearby Starbucks."...

4.14.05 UCSD Guardian
"Software to improve Wi-Fi network handoff"
In its news roundup, the campus newspaper reports that "new software, developed by two UCSD computer scientists, may one day allow for seamless roaming between different Wi-Fi wireless Internet networks. The technology may make it possible for users of various wireless devices to remain connected to high-speed networks as they travel from one access point to another say from an airport lounge to a nearby Starbucks."...

4.13.05 FreshNews.com
"Faster Handoff Between Wi-Fi Networks Promises Near-Seamless 802.11 Roaming"
The San Diego technology news service reports in its Telecom/Wireless section about the Jacobs School announcement that CSE professor Stefan Savage and graduate student Ishwar Ramani have developed a new algorithm to speed up switching from one Wi-Fi access point to another.

4.13.05 DailyWireless.org
"Wi-Fi Handoff: Solved!"
The online servcie reprots that "two computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, claimed to have dramatically shortened WiFi handoff time -- overcoming a major obstacle in Wi-Fi roaming."...

4.12.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"UCSD honors dedicated couple"
Columnist Burl Stiff reports on an event where UCSD handed out its Faculty Excellence Awards for 2005, including one to "Miroslav Krstic, professor in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, for excellence in research in science and engineering.

4.7.05 Contra Costa Times
"Shells inspire engineer's feat in synthetics"
A republication of an earlier New York Times story on Kenneth Vecchio's lightweight metallic laminate. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.7.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"A better river inside and out"
Writer Anne Krueger reports on a project to rehabilitate a large tract of land in East San Diego County to create Lakeside's River Park Conservancy. "As one of the first steps in the project," the article notes, "engineering students from UC San Diego will put in sensors so that information about water clarity, temperature, acidity level and salinity can be sent remotely to the conservancy's office in Lakeside... Other students are designing kiosks that will be installed on Maine Avenue in La...

4.6.05 KFMB-TV Channel 8 (CBS)
"UCSD to Unveil Giant Earthquake Simulator"
According to the TV station, UCSD will unveil one of the world's largest earthquake simulators on April 7. "A full-scale seven story building is being constructed on the world's only outdoor 'shake table,'" reports anchor Stan Miller. "It's all in an effort to prove that buildings are earthquake safe with less reinforced concrete, which is used today." [Online article][Watch video - Length: 2:00] [Realplayer required]...

4.5.05 Technology Review
"Wireless Lookout: Fast Handoff for Wi-Fi Networks"
In the Information Technology section of the MIT magazine's April edition, Monya Baker reports that "Ishwar Ramani and Stefan Savage of the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new approach, called SyncScan, that allows faster handoffs" when a Wi-Fi device moves from one network to another and data flow is interrupted. "SyncScan shrinks the handoff delay without the need for hardware upgrades or changes to IEEE 802.11, the most widely deployed standard for wireless networks,"...

4.2.05 III-Vs Review
"DOD, UCSD, MOCVD, III-Vs, MQW and Surface Optics Corp."
The online version of the advanced semiconductor magazine reports that the "US Department of Defense and the UCSD division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) will jointly fund acquisition of a state-of-the-art MOCVD system for depositing thin-film layers of materials, metals and oxides on tomorrows semiconductors... Principal investigator, Paul Yu, is talking with several vendors before making a final selection now that the funding is... Related Jacobs School Link »

4.1.05 HPCwire
"DoD, Cal(IT)2 Fund $500,000 Investment in Chip Tech at UCSD"
The high-performance computing e-newsletter and website report that Calit2 at UCSD and the Pentagon's DURIP program will "jointly fund acquisition of a state-of-the-art system for depositing thin-film layers of materials, metals and oxides on tomorrow's semiconductors." Principal investigator Paul Yu, chair of the Jacobs School's Electrical and Computer Engineering department, is quoted. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.1.05 Daily Transcript/Yahoo!
"UCSD graduate programs among nation's best"
The San Diego daily newspaper reports that the "UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 11th among 179 engineering schools" in the latest U.S. Newsgrad-school rankings.The Jacobs School of Engineering and the School of Medicine both rank second in the nation for research expenditures per faculty member. Total federal, state and industry research support at the School of Medicine is $242 million and at the Jacobs School is $138.3 million. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.1.05 North County Times
"UCSD programs score high in national ranking"
The newspaper reports that UCSD's"medical and engineering graduate programs were rated among the nation's best in the annual rankings by U.S. News and World Report... UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering ranked 11th among 179 engineering schools in the magazine's 2006 America's Best Graduate Schools." It also reports that all five of the engineering school's academic departments had graduate programs ranked in the top 20. Related Jacobs School Link »

4.1.05 KFMB-TV Channel 8 (CBS)
"Car Viruses"
ECE professor Mohan Trivedi dispels rumors and discusses the potential future threat of virus to automobiles as more and more semiconductors are built into new cars, and those cars hook up wirelessly to the Internet.The report by Kathleen Bade also highlights Trivedi's Laboratory for Safe and Intelligent Automobiles (LISA). Length 2:39 [Realplayer required]...

3.30.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Body heat"
In a feature for the Quest section, Scott LaFee reports on research about inflammation, whichhas been linked to a swelling number ofdiseasesincluding Alzheimer'sand cancer.The work of Jacobs School bioengineering professor Geerd Schmid-Schoenbein is profiled, including collaborations on shock with Tony Hugli, of Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, and David Hoyt, of UCSD.

3.29.05 PhysOrg.com
"DoD, Calit2 Fund $500,000 Investment in Advanced Chip Technology"
The online news servicereports that the "U.S. Department of Defense and the UCSD division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) will jointly fund acquisition of a state-of-the-art system for depositing thin-film layers of materials, metals and oxides on tomorrows semiconductors. The system will initially supply optical devices to a DoD-funded, small-business research project on optical tagging using optics to...

3.29.05 San Diego Business Journal
"UCSD To Acquire Microchip Technology"
Technology writer Brad Graves reports that the "Army Research Office and a University of California research institute are jointly buying a complex piece of hardware used in the manufacture of microchips. The metal-organic chemical vapor deposition reactor will go in a new building on the UC San Diego campus. The $500,000 collection of hardware will occupy a specialized lab at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology building, which the university is in the p... Related Jacobs School Link »

3.23.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Artist uses computer to create quilt designs"
North County reporter Ruth Lepper reports on an exhibit of quilting and profiles the work of former UCSD engineering lecturer Don Olfe. "After 30 years in the engineering department at University of California San Diego, Olfe turned to designing and making quilts out of necessity. When he and his wife moved to Julian in 1996, they needed art for the walls of their new home," writes Lepper, who notes that Olfe got interested after writing atextbookcalled "Computer Graphics for Desi...

3.22.05 New York Times
"Material as Tough as Steel? The Abalone Fits the Bill"
Science writer Charles Petit reports on efforts by researchers such as UCSD mechanical and aerospace engineer Kenneth Vecchio"to create synthetic materials that match what nature has cranked out in stupendous quantities since hard-shelled marine life appeared 600 million years ago." The article notes that Vecchio creditsa new "metallic-intermetallic laminate" composite that he invented to the example provided by abalone nacre, or mother of pearl.

3.14.05 Information Week
"Seismic Shift"
Writer Aaron Ricadela reports on the current state of the U.S. supercomputing program, and quotes two Computer Science and Engineering faculty members.Calit2 director Larry Smarr is quoted as saying that NSF's cyberinfrastructure program "was originally talked about as having a $1 billion budget," while NSF's allotment for cyberinfrastructure today is about half that amount. The article also quotes San Diego Supercomputer Center director Fran Berman as saying that through the supercompu...

3.11.05 Chronicle of Higher Education
"Missing the Boat, or Penny-Wise Caution?"
Science writer Vincent Kiernan reports on the adoption of Internet Protocol verson 6 (IPv6) at research universities around the country, including UC San Diego. He interviewed several researchers affiliated with Calit2, including institute director Larry Smarr, and David Lee, a researcher on the Biomedical Informatics Research Network (one of the application 'drivers' of the Calit2-led OptIPuter project).

3.8.05 CONNECT Newsletter
"Researcher's Hub: Geerd Schmid-Schonbein"
In a profile of Bioengineering professor Geerd Schmid-Schonbein, the newsletter's editor Andrea Siedsma notes that he "has brought the bioengineering and medical community together to understand why diseases and medical problems occur." Noting that the scientist is a newly elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, the profilequotes Schmid-Schonbein as saying that "theopportunity exists for engineering to make a contribution to the understanding of many diseases so we... Related Jacobs School Link »

3.8.05 Medical News Today
"UCSD medical/bioengineering reseachers show titanium debris satobtage artificial joints"
The technology news service reports that according to research published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the Jacobs School of Engineering, microscopic titanium particles weaken the bonding of hip, knee, and other joint replacements.

3.7.05 Forbes
"Joint Implants Can Weaken With Time"
Tiny particles released by the wear-and-tear of titanium joint implants can weaken the bonding of knee and hip replacements, according to researchers at theUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine,Jacobs School of Engineering and other institutions. In tests with mice, researchers concluded that titanium implants are safe in large blocks, but wear-and-tear can cause the implants to release micrometer-sized particles. Bioengineering adjunct professor K.L. Paul...

3.4.05 ZD.Net
" How to track a PC anywhere it connects to the Net"
Jacobs School of Engineeringgraduate student Tadayoshi Kohno introduces the notion of remote physical device fingerprinting ... without the fingerprinted device's known cooperation. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.2.05 FreshNews.com
"UC San Diego Professor-Turned-CEO Pitches New Wireless Data Transfer Technology"
The southern California technology news service reports on the decision by UCSD electrical and computer engineering professor Sujit Dey to set up a company called Ortiva Wireless, to develop data-shaping technologies for high-speed Internet browsing. Related Jacobs School Link »

3.1.05 Light Reading
"OFC Talks to Include Mars Laser"
In a preview of the upcoming Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference in Anaheim, CA, starting March 6, the technology news service reports that Calit2 director Larry Smarr will deliver a speech about the OptIPuter -- "an experimental system architecture that tightly couples computing, storage, visualization and networking to exploit the rapidly expanding capabilities of fiber optic networks."...

2.23.05 Sacramento Bee
"COSMOS expands for high schoolers"
Science writer Edie Lau reports on the expansion of the COSMOS summer math and science program to UCSD this year, thanks to donations from Toyota USA Foundation and QUALCOMM. "Qualcomm, a wireless communications technology company in San Diego, also is interested in science education and - given its proximity to the new COSMOS campus - will encourage its employees to become involved as student mentors and guest lecturers," according to a company spokesman. COSMOS is open to students completin...

2.23.05 Science Daily
"Mapping Human Genetic Variation Across Populations"
Reporting on a study first published in Science magazine, based on sequencing of 71 individuals' genomes by Perlegen Sciences, Inc., the online news service notes that "scientists at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at the University of California, San Diego, and the UC Berkeley-affiliated International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) helped analyze the set of over 100 million genotypes from the over 1.5 million SNPs sequenced in each sampl... Related Jacobs School Link »

2.21.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Bioterror experts propose early-warning technologies"
Science writer Bruce Lieberman reports on an AAAS briefing about efforts to develop bioterrorism technologies to detect and then respond to possible attacks. He notes that UCSD and SDSU are working on such technologies, including command centers to "to test technologies emergency workers will undoubtedly need as they respond to a terror attack. Equipped with computer banks, wall-size video screens and video Internet connections, these 'visualization centers' are designed to provide real-time...

2.19.05 Innovations Report
"Map of human genetic variation across populations may promise improved disease treatments"
The German technology news service reports on the "mapping of key genetic signposts across three human populations [that] could help speed efforts to pinpoint disease-related DNA variations, and ultimately may promise more effective, individualized treatments."It notes thatUCSD computer scientist Eleazar Eskin co-authored the report published inScience magazine.

2.18.05 Science Magazine
"Whole-Genome Patterns of Common DNA Variation in Three Human Populations"
CSE professor Eleazar Eskin co-authored a new study mapping genetic variation in three human populations. The Calit2 researcher cooperated on the study with scientists from Perlegen Sciences, Inc., and the UC Berkeley-affiliated International Computer Science Institute. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.18.05 New Scientist
"Genetic variation map may promise tailored drugs"
Writer Will Knight reports that "a new map of genetic 'signposts' that reveal general variations in the human genome could lead to more effective, genetically-tailored drugs. A study of 1.58 million genetic markers across 71 individuals of different genetic heritage showed that the markers correspond to general genetic variation... But the researchers - from Perlegen Sciences, the Computer Science Institute in California and the University of California, San Diego, all in the US - stress that... Related Jacobs School Link »

2.18.05 Reuters/Los Angeles Times
"Genome map offers first look at human differences"
Science writer Maggie Fox reports that the first published map of human genetic differences offers a major step toward truly personalized medicine, from predicting who will get what disease to finding ways of choosing the best drug for an individual patient. To make the map, she notes that the company Perlegen Sciences "worked with researchers at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at the University of California San Diego, and the University of...

2.18.05 Innovations Report
"Map of human genetic variation across populations may promise improved disease treatments"
The German technology news service reports on the "mapping of key genetic signposts across three human populations [that] could help speed efforts to pinpoint disease-related DNA variations, and ultimately may promise more effective, individualized treatments."It notes thatUCSD computer scientist Eleazar Eskin co-authored the report published inScience magazine.

2.17.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Wireless technology to the rescue"
In an Op-Ed article, Calit2 UCSD division director Ramesh Rao argues that wireless technology could have saved thousands of lives in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami. The ECEprofessor also explains how the institute's RESCUE project is developing technologies to improve communications in future disasters.

2.16.05 Boston Globe
"Revolutionary major set to be born: Biological engineering to be 1st field created by school in 29 y"
MIT has created a new undergraduate major, biological engineering, and the Boston Globe quotes Geert W. Schmid-Schonbein, a professor at the Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, which is home to one of the country's top biomedical engineering programs.

2.15.05 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Englekirks give UCSD $1.5 million"
In its news roundup, the paper reports that UCSD"has received a $1.5 million gift from structural engineer Robert Englekirk and his wife, Natalie, to support research, fellowships and scholarships at the Jacobs School of Engineering." Noting that Englekirk was the engineer for San Diego's Horton Plaza shopping complex, the articlenotes that the donation "mainly will be used for work at UCSD's new structural research center eight miles east of UCSD's La Jolla campus."... Related Jacobs School Link »

2.14.05 The Daily Transcript/Yahoo! News
"UCSD receives $1.5 million gift for structural engineering research center"
Writer Diana Casanova reports on the$1.5 million gift from structural engineer Robert E. Englekirk and his wife Natalie to support research, fellowships and scholarships at the Jacobs School. She quotes Englekirk as saying, "We chose to support UCSD and the Jacobs School of Engineering because they have made structural engineering a priority. UCSD is deeply committed to educating the next generation of structural engineering leaders and to promoting meaningful research." (Subscribers to... Related Jacobs School Link »

2.12.05 Science News (subscription required)
"Tiles stack for shell strength in abalone"
In abalone shells, microscopic tiles of calcium carbonate stack on top of each other in a highly ordered arrangement to create a superstrong material. Related Jacobs School Link »

2.8.05 VoiceOfSanDiego
"Small is Beautiful"
In the debut issue of this new online service for San Diego and published by former Union-Tribune columnist Neil Morgan, Hugh Carter reports on successes in nanotech at UCSD, includingquotes by Bioengineering chair Shu Chien and praise for the work of MAE professor Prabhakar Bandaru on carbon nanotubes. "His research would enable the upgrading of lithography systems so that the fabrication and characterization of miniaturized electronic and magnetic devices can be taken one step further...

1.31.05 GRIDtoday
"UCSD Expands Cyberinfrastructure Program to China, Thailand"
In its special-features section, the online news service highlights the expansion of the Pacific Rim Undergraduate Research Experiences (PRIME) program, which sends undergraduate and graduate students to Asia or Australia. In its second year, the program will double the number of UCSD students working on research projects related to cyberinfrastructure, with students deployed to Japan, Taiwan, China, Thailand and Australia. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.24.05 Chicago Sun-Times
"Major players put Chicago on map for grid computing"
In a sidebar titled "Central location makes city right site for grid work," business reporter Howard Wolinsky reports on the emergence of Chicago as a center of grid computing research and rollouts. He quotes CSE professor Larry Smarr in his capacity as founding director of the National Center of Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, as writing that "Chicago is an artifact of the emergence of infrastructure." The quote is from the new book Grid 2 -- edited by Argonne's Ia...

1.21.05 Telecomweb
"UCSD First U.S. School To Go 10 Gig"
The "network for communications professionals" reports that UCSD has "gone live with what is believed to be the first production 10 Gb/s Ethernet campus connection in the United States." The new link connects UCSD to the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in Californias (CENIC) CalREN backbone. CalREN in turn connects to both the Internet and to the emerging Internet2. Related Jacobs School Link »

1.19.05 Yahoo! News
"ARMA International and the Information Storage Industry Center Sign Letter of Understanding Outlinin"
The Information Storage Industry Center (ISIC), which is based inthe Jacobs School's Center for Magnetic Recording Research (CMRR), and ARMA International recently signed an agreement "outlining their intentions for future collaboration and partnership. The collaboration with ISIC will be facilitated through ISIC's StorageNetworking.org initiative."...

1.19.05 PhysOrg.com
"Real-Time HDTV Broadcast From USA To Japan Enabled By Advanced Networks"
The physics-and-technology news service reports on the real-time HDTV broadcast via optical fiberto Osaka, Japan, whenJacobs Schoolprofessor and"Internet visionary Larry Smarr gave the keynote presentation on a large screen above the podium... [from]5,000 miles away in Seattle, Washington."... Related Jacobs School Link »

1.19.05 TelecomFlash
"Honolulu: Broadband's Playground"
In a report from Honolulu, Steve McClelland reports on efforts to develop "the Pacifics very first 'Broadband Playground.'" He quotes Calit2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr as calling optical networks "change agents" for science. Writes McClelland: "Smarr says scientists in Tokyo will be able to routinely swap their 300 Terabytes of climatological data with the counterparts at the Max Planck Institute in Germany... Smarr sees HDTV sea bed sensors remotely monitored by optical ca...

1.17.05 Design Engineering
"Shell shocked"
Reprinted from Design Engineering journal, this article posted on the e4engineering.com website reports that engineering researchers led by MAE's Marc A. Meyers at UCSD "are using the shell of a seaweed-eating snail as a guide in the development of a new generation of bullet-proof armour. The shell of the red abalone is more often used as a source of nacre (mother-of-pearl), but the UCSD researchers are most impressed by the shell's ability to absorb heavy blows without breaking." The origina... Related Jacobs School Link »

1.14.05 SoCalTech.com
"UCSD, CENIC Wire 10G Network"
The online news service reports that UCSD and CENIC "have connected the first 10 Gigabit Ethernet broadband network into CENIC's high performance backbone network, CalREN. The connection gives UCSD students and staff the highest performance, production 10G campus connection in the U.S."... Related Jacobs School Link »

1.14.05 San Diego Metropolitan
"Daily Business Report"
"And you thought your cable at home was fast," is the kicker on a story about UCSD announcing that it is now connected via a production 10 gigabit connection to CENIC's CalREN backbone network. The daily columnsquotes Chancellor Marye Anne Fox as saying, "While we have other, faster connections for specialized research projects on campus, the new 10 gigabit Ethernet connection enables every campus member to access the full power of broadband and access the global Internet and Internet2 commun... Related Jacobs School Link »

1.13.05 FreshNews
"Production 10 Gigabit Ethernet Campus Link to CalREN"
The San Diego technology e-newsletter and website report that UCSD upgraded from a one gigabit connections to the CalREN high-performance backbone network for California universities, to "the first production 10 gigabit Ethernet campus connection in the United States... This new link provides unprecedented wide area network capacity to UCSD's students, faculty and staff."... Related Jacobs School Link »

1.12.05 RedNova
"Phoning Home From the Ocean Floor Via Computer"
The online science news service reports on the LOOKING ocean observatory project led by UCSD and the University of Washington.CSE professor Larry Smarr is co-PI on the project.[This article first appeared inSea Technology Magazine, a subscriber-only publication.]... Related Jacobs School Link »

1.10.05 FreshNews.com
"Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego Funds Projects from All Five Engineering Departments"
The San Diego online technology news service reports on the latest round of grants to Jacobs School faculty, with more than $300,000 going to support eight projects with near-term commercialization prospects. Related Jacobs School Link »

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