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Researchers determine optimum pressure to improve the performance of lithium metal batteries

Researchers determine optimum pressure to improve the performance of lithium metal batteries

October 18, 2021

A team of materials scientists  and chemists has determined the proper stack pressure that lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, need to be subjected to during battery operation in order to produce optimal performance. The team, which includes researchers from the University of California San Diego, Michigan State University, Idaho National Laboratory and the General Motors Research and Development Center, presents their findings in the Oct. 18 issue of Nature Energy.   Full Story


Computer Scientist's Work Passes the Test of Time, Again

Computer Scientist's Work Passes the Test of Time, Again

October 13, 2021

UC San Diego computer science professor William Griswold has received his second test of time award for groundbreaking work. This time, he was honored by the Association Internationale pour les Technologies Objets (AITO) for his 2001 paper on the AspectJ programming language, an aspect-oriented extension of Java. The test of time award recognizes work that has had a major impact on the field. Full Story


Computer scientists part of NSF grant to make browsers safer

Computer scientists part of NSF grant to make browsers safer

October 12, 2021

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego are part of a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to make web browsers safer.  At UC San Diego, the effort will be headed by Deian Stefan, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.   Full Story


Low-performing computer science students face wide array of struggles

Low-performing computer science students face wide array of struggles

October 12, 2021

Researchers at UC San Diego conducted a broad student experience survey to learn which factors most impact student success in early computing courses, a field that has historically seen high failure rates and poor student retention. They found that lower performing students reported higher stress levels on multiple factors than higher performing students, indicating that when students struggle, they are often facing headwinds on multiple fronts.     Full Story


New Research Center Brings Genomic Medicine to Individuals of Admixed Ancestry

New Research Center Brings Genomic Medicine to Individuals of Admixed Ancestry

October 12, 2021

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have been awarded $11.7 million to launch the Genetic & Social Determinants of Health: Center for Admixture Science and Technology (CAST) to address this issue. CAST will use the largest genomic datasets of individuals with diverse ancestry, in combination with socioeconomic data, to better predict health and disease in admixed individuals. Full Story


Students make it to finals of first autonomous EV GrandPrix race

Students make it to finals of first autonomous EV GrandPrix race

September 30, 2021

A group of UC San Diego engineering and data science students was one of three teams to make it to the final round of the inaugural autonomous EV GrandPrix go-kart race hosted by Purdue University in Indianapolis on Sept. 17. Full Story