Dean's Column
Rethinking the engineering talent pipeline
Around the School
Computer Science and Engineering building opens
Super high-def future is here
Team Internships yield results for sponsors
COSMOS: Program for aspiring engineers
Intel donates embedded systems design kits
Research
Spinning off faculty inventions
Y-shaped nanotubes act as transistors
Data scientists help locate Katrina victims
Faculty
10 new faculty hired
Faculty honors
Alumni
Goshorn family collects 27 UCSD degrees
Alumnus throws students for a hoop
Annual fund results
Class Notes
Latest Updates
Back Cover
Research Expo slated for Feb. 23, 2006
Welcome to Pulse Online
The UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering is pleased to introduce Pulse, a newsletter covering education and research results. We invite you to explore our newsletter on-line for related links and videos.  Pulse will be issued three times per year to our alumni and friends. more >>
Machine Vision's Brave New World
Can computers 'see'?  They can do that and more, if they are hooked up to camera sensors and use processing to recognize patterns from one video frame to the next. Jacobs School faculty are advancing technologies to recognize, track and analyze objects in motion. more >>
Zoom Lens for Camera Phones
Prof. Yu-Hwa Lo's adaptive zoom lens allows, for the first time, the ability to zoom a camera phone optically. His new company, Rhevision, is developing the technology for applications ranging from cell phones to medical devices. more >>
High Speed, High Stakes
After developing technology to improve the security of high-speed networks, professor George Varghese and graduate student Sumeet Singh founded NetSift in June 2004. One year later, they sold NetSift to Cisco Systems for $30 million in cash and options. more >>
Cancer Nanotechnology Center
ECE professor Sadik Esener is leading a new $20 million effort to develop practical nanotechnology platforms to diagnose, treat and monitor cancers such as leukemia and breast cancer. more >>
Bluff Erosion Source for Beach Sand
UCSD researchers conducting a laser mapping study along the Southern California coastline were surprised to find that half of the beach sand came from coastal bluff erosion. more >>