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Big Data Hub Gets a Spoke: NSF Funds Regional Approach to Big Data Challenges in the West 9/28/16
Big Data Hub Gets a Spoke: NSF Funds Regional Approach to Big Data Challenges in the West
Researchers at the University of California San Diego, UCLA, and Arizona State University are partnering on a regional effort in the western United States to enhance “knowledge discovery and real-time interventions from sensory data flows in urban spaces.” 
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Five Ph.D. students named Siebel Scholars 9/27/16
Five Ph.D. students named Siebel Scholars
Five engineering graduate students from the University of California, San Diego have been named 2017 Siebel Scholars. The Siebel Scholars program recognizes exceptional students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, and bioengineering and provides them with a financial award for their final year of studies. 
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The Pattern Recognition Lab: Coupling Machine Learning to Brain-Inspired Computers 9/27/16
The Pattern Recognition Lab: Coupling Machine Learning to Brain-Inspired Computers
Calit2 has created a Pattern Recognition Laboratory (PRLab), housed in Calit2’s Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego. The PRLab is in the early stages of building a “garden of architectures” capable of performing massive amounts of high-speed processing without consuming as much power as traditional chips. 
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EnVision Interns: The Power of Volunteer Student Teams for a Maker Space 9/23/16
EnVision Interns: The Power of Volunteer Student Teams for a Maker Space
LED lights in the shape of a 3D printer head light up the word “3D” in the window of the EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio, visible to passersby. Besides being visually appealing, the display is also providing information: the speed of the animation increases depending on how many 3D printers are being used in the Maker Studio.
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UC San Diego Names Computer Engineer to Fratamico Endowed Chair 9/20/16
UC San Diego Names Computer Engineer to Fratamico Endowed Chair
Tajana Rosing is among the latest faculty in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering rewarded with endowed chairs at the University of California San Diego. The campus named professor Rosing to the John J. and Susan M. Fratamico Endowed Chair in the Jacobs School of Engineering. 
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Appoints Chancellor to Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 9/20/16
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Appoints Chancellor to Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of 30 private sector, nonprofit and academic leaders—including UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla—to serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). 
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Engineer, Father, Philanthropist: Bhavin Shah 9/19/16
Engineer, Father, Philanthropist: Bhavin Shah
It was 1994, the Internet revolution was just getting started and California was on the forefront of innovation and technology. Bhavin Shah’s father and many of his friends had gone to UC Berkeley, but Shah chose to study computer science at UC San Diego. “I had friends that went through four years of undergraduate at other schools with very little contact with their professors. Once I saw the intimacy between the students and the engineering professors at UC San Diego, I knew that was the place for me.”
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UC San Diego Gearing Up for Major Hackathon 9/16/16
UC San Diego Gearing Up for Major Hackathon
The University of California San Diego will host over 1,000 students at SD Hacks 2016 for 36 hours of technological collaboration. This will be the second time SD Hacks will take place at UC San Diego. The student-led hackathon is one of the largest in California, along with those of UC Berkeley and UCLA. After a successful inaugural hackathon in 2015, thousands of students from all over the world have applied to attend this year’s event.
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