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UC San Diego Computer Science Professor Honored with Appointment to French National Institute 3/28/17
UC San Diego Computer Science Professor Honored with Appointment to French National Institute
INRIA, the French national institute for computer science and applied mathematics, has created a new International Chair and appointed American computer engineer Rajesh Gupta to the part-time position. Gupta is a professor and former chair of the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department in the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego.Gupta will hold the International Chair for a period of five years. Starting this summer, he will engage with researchers in INRIA’s research center in the cathedral town of Rennes in eastern Brittany. The position enables him to spend as much as a year spread out over the five years of his appointment.
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Discovery of a new regulatory protein provides new tool for stem cell engineering 3/28/17
Discovery of a new regulatory protein provides new tool for stem cell engineering
Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have discovered a protein that regulates the switch of embryonic stem cells from the least developed “naïve” state to the more developed “primed” state. This discovery sheds light on stem cell development at a molecular level.
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Bermuda 100 Challenge: Preserving Shipwrecks, Pixel by Pixel 3/28/17
Bermuda 100 Challenge: Preserving Shipwrecks, Pixel by Pixel
Researchers from the University of California San Diego, collaborating with the Bermuda government, nonprofit agencies and other partners in the region, aim to create a comprehensive digital atlas of shipwrecks and natural habitats in Bermuda’s waters – an historical crossroads of shipping between the United States, Europe and the Caribbean
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Alumnus Taner Halicioglu Kicks off Campaign for UC San Diego with $75 Million Gift 3/27/17
Alumnus Taner Halicioglu Kicks off Campaign for UC San Diego with $75 Million Gift
As a child, Taner Halicioglu discovered how things worked by dissecting electronic equipment—it could be a radio or walkie talkie, and even a TV at one point. At UC San Diego, the self-described nerd didn’t mind that the campus lacked a football team—access to the Supercomputer Center was just as exciting. And today, he is a visionary: with a $75 million gift, Halicioglu will ensure that his alma mater represents the future of data science.
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9 Engineering Student Stories That Highlight Opportunities 3/24/17
9 Engineering Student Stories That Highlight Opportunities
From brewing beer on the moon to competing in Disney Imagineering competitions, our students are breaking boundaries in education. Check out our Top 5 engineering student stories to learn about some of the things they've been working on.
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Bioengineering Student Awarded Winston Churchill Scholarship 3/23/17
Bioengineering Student Awarded Winston Churchill Scholarship
Fourth-year bioengineering-bioinformatics major and UC San Diego Medical Scholars Program student Angela Zou has been awarded the Winston Churchill Scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards in the world for students of science, mathematics, and engineering. Zou will receive a one-year scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in biological sciences at Winston Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. She will also have the opportunity to work in a lab that applies computational biology approaches to studying immune responses. Zou is the third UC San Diego student to be awarded the scholarship since 1963.
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'Lab-on-a-glove' could bring nerve-agent detection to a wearer's fingertips 3/23/17
'Lab-on-a-glove' could bring nerve-agent detection to a wearer's fingertips
Researchers have developed a wearable, flexible biosensor glove that can rapidly detect toxic nerve agents with the touch of a finger. The so-called "lab-on-a-glove" could help improve both defense and food security measures. The team, led by nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego, published their work this month in ACS Sensors.
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