Building Better Bomb Resistance

Wired News | December 29, 2003

In its Dec. 24 edition, the online news service's Amit Asaravala reports that when UCSD's blast simulator "is completed in late 2004,[it] will be used to test how well columns, walls and other structures stand up to terrorist bomb attacks." He quotes Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible as saying "no two blasts are exactly the same... But with the simulator, we have a fully repeatable test environment. This gives us the tools we need to be able to validate analytical models."... Full Story


Bhatia has mind for science, inclination for industry.

The Daily Transcript | December 29, 2003

Inits Close-Up column, the newspaper's technology reporter Jennifer McEntee profiles Jacobs School bioengineering professor Sangeeta Bhatia, who is reportedly being convinced by the university's technology transfer office to launch a company based on her "liver on a chip" research. Bhatia is quoted as saying her group has "generated a lot of intellectual property over the years and it sort of feels time, so it's something we're thinking about." The paper notes that "Bhatia's father was... Full Story


Between Rock, Hard Place

Electronic Engineering Times | December 24, 2003

Inthe Dec. 22 edition,Ron Wilsonreports that "static timing analysis is one of the pilings upon which the whole edifice of modern IC [integrated circuit] design has been erected." Now, based on papers at a recent conference,"this vital technique itself rests upon assumptions that may no longer hold water."CSE professor Andrew Kahng is quoted as saying, "We are having to introduce guardbanding at every stage in the process... And along the way we are losing... Full Story


UCSD lab will study terrorist bomb effects

San Diego Union-Tribune | December 22, 2003

On Dec. 19, science writer Bruce Lieberman reported that "San Diego will be home to the world's first blast simulator of its kind, which will study how buildings can be built better to survive terrorist bombs." He quoted Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible as saying "it's very important for us to develop analytical tools . . . to simulate blast loads and their influence on structures."... Full Story


Lost? Hiding? Your Cellphone Is Keeping Tabs

New York Times | December 22, 2003

In a report on geolocation services and privacy concerns, reporter Amy Harmon quotes Cal-(IT)2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr as saying "we are moving into a world where your location is going to be known at all times by some electronic device... It's inevitable. So we should be talking about its consequences before it's too late."... Full Story


UCSD Researchers to Builld Self-Sensing, Self-Healing Material

SEECOM | December 19, 2003

The SEECOM (South East England Composite Materials Manufacturing Skills Development) Project is helping to address the lack of high quality public sector education and training for technicians working with Composite Materials. The SEECOM website recently featured the news on Jacobs School professor Sia Nemat-Nasser's effortsto develop a new multifunctional, fiber-reinforced polymeric composite, composite material with embedded sensing capabilities and with self-healing and... Full Story


UCSD Researchers to Build Self-Sensing, Self-Healing Material

NetComposites | December 18, 2003

NetComposites is a global research, consultancy and online media company, creating and using innovative technologies to advance the composites industry. They posted the recent press release on Jacobs School professor Sia Nemat-Nasser's effortsto develop a new multifunctional, fiber-reinforced polymeric composite, composite material with embedded sensing capabilities and with self-healing and tunable electromagnetic properties. The sensor-related portion of the work i... Full Story


UCSD To Build World's First Blast Simulator

TheSanDiegoChannel/Yahoo! | December 17, 2003

The online edition of KGTV Channel 10 reports that "UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering announced Tuesday that it will build the world's first facility designed to study structural damage caused by bomb blasts without creating actual explosions. It quotes dean Frieder Seible as saying that "today, designing buildings that are blast-resistant is more of an art than a science."... Full Story


UCSD building first laboratory blast simulator

Associated Press | December 17, 2003

The news agency's Seth Hettena reports that "researchers are building what they call the world's first laboratory blast simulator to study how the latest bomb-resistant building materials perform under the forces that tore apart U.S. government buildings in Oklahoma City and Nairobi, Kenya."Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible is quoted. Full Story


UCSD builds bomb simulator to study explosions

North County Times | December 17, 2003

Writer Paul Sisson reports that "high explosives are the last thing to be found at UC San Diego's new bomb-blast simulator. The university's Jacobs School of Engineering is about nine months away from finishing a new field station at Camp Elliott in San Diego that will contain the blast simulator." Dean Frieder Seible is quoted as saying, "When it is finished, it will be the pre-eminent structure-testing facility in the world."... Full Story


UCSD to Construct World's First Bomb Blast Simulator

T Sector | December 17, 2003

In its Defense/Space section, the online news service reports thatstructural engineers at the Jacobs School "will test the effects of bomb blasts in a new blast simulator laboratory under construction at UCSD... It will be the world's first facility designed to study structural damage caused by bomb blasts without creating actual explosions."... Full Story


Five Questions: Larry Smarr

San Diego Union-Tribune | December 16, 2003

Personal technology writer Jonathan Sidener talks to Cal-(IT)2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr about the future of supercomputing and the "Gigabit or Bust" initiative. He also asks whether the technology economy in San Diego will ever escape the shadow of Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, and Smarr replies: "I think it's just the opposite. Silicon Valley is going through a crisis of confidence... San Diego is where San Jose was in 1980. We're just at the start of building a wireless worl... Full Story


In Archimedes' Puzzle, a New Eureka Moment

New York Times | December 16, 2003

In its Dec. 14 edition, the paper's Gina Kolata reports that CSE professors Ronald Graham and Fan Chung Graham helped Stanford University historian of mathematics, Reviel Netz,solve the mystery of the great Greek mathematician Archimedes' treatise called the Stomachion. Full Story


UCSD Blast Simulator will be World's First

North County Times | December 16, 2003

In its Dec. 15 edition, the newspaper's Ruth Marvin Webster reports that "officials with the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego will announce plans to begin construction on the world's first bomb-blast simulator. The facility will be funded through a multimillion-dollar grant from the Technical Support Working Group, a federal agency that combats terrorism. The primary goal of the project, a spokesman said, is to better understand how bombs damage structures so that buildings at hig... Full Story


Wireline

Communications Daily | December 12, 2003

The telecom newsletter reports that "FCC Chmn. Powell said it was necessary to "rethink" the social goal of universal service when applying it to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services." The newsletter reports that Powell was speaking at a telecom forum sponsored by UCSD and the San Diego Telecom Council in San Diego. Full Story


6 firms honored for technology developments

San Diego Union-Tribune | December 11, 2003

More than 500 people attended the 16th annual UCSD Connect's awards event on Dec. 10. INNERCOOL Technologies -- co-founded by MAE chair JuanLasheras -- won the 2003 award for most innovative product in life sciences -- for developing a mild cooling technology for the treatment of heart attacks and strokes. And Jacobs School alumnus Marco Thompson received the Gray Cary Award for Technology Innovation, which "honors the individual who through business activities and community invol... Full Story


Tomorrow's World

Nature | December 11, 2003

In its Dec. 11 issue, the magazine's Outlook special report profiles Jacobs School bioengineering professor Sangeeta Bhatia,who "is borrowing tools from the semiconductor industry to build artificial livers." The article, written by Jonathan Knight, also profiles the bioinformatics research of Bioengineering professor Bernhard Palsson, who "has designed computer models of bacteria that incorporate the constraints of all their known metabolic pathways."... Full Story


Local Companies Dominate Innovation Awards

North County Times | December 11, 2003

Reporting on winners ofUCSD Connect's Most Innovative New Products Awards contest on Dec. 10, the paper quotes von Liebig Center managing director Abi Barrow commented on the variety of winning technologies: "From companies doing machinery equipment to replacing things in a nanotechnology scale (Palomar Technologies) to Innercool, which does blood cooling in a completely new medical therapy ---- just a great, great variety of technologies."Barrow wasone of the 20 judges who... Full Story


FCC chief calls for new approach

San Diego Union-Tribune | December 11, 2003

Telecom writer Jennifer Davies reports on comments made by FCC chairman Michael Powell at a forum co-sponsored by UCSD, Cal-(IT)2 and the San Diego Telecom Council. Powell is quoted as saying "technological innovation is happening too fast and current rules can't keep pace."... Full Story


Powell: FCC balances regulation with innovation

The Daily Transcript | December 11, 2003

The paper reports on FCC chairman Michael Powell's conversation with Cal-(IT)2 director Larry Smarr and IR/PS dean Peter Cowhey, noting that Powell explained"that there are more innovative uses for wireless spectrum than the government system can keep pace."... Full Story


Bioarchitect: Tissue Engineer's Micro-Merger Could Change the Face of Science

San Diego Union Tribune | December 10, 2003

Bioengineering professor Sangeeta Bhatia, who was recentlynamed one of the nation's top 100 innovators, is profiled in this feature story that describes her work towards engineering liver tissue. The story includesher collaboration with chemistry professor Michael Sailor to grow liver cells on a silicon platform, and with Burnham Institute's Erkki Ruoslahti to create nanoparticles to help diagnose cancer and target drug delivery to tumor cells. Full Story


The view from the top

Nature | December 10, 2003

In a special report on science and technology in San Diego, contributing editor Ken Howard spoke with Cal-(IT)2 director Larry Smarr and other local scientists, engineers, CEOs and policymakers. "San Diego is facing significant challenges to its future development,"he writes. "How do the some of the region's leading lights think it will cope?"... Full Story


In search of the elite

Nature | December 10, 2003

In itsDec. 11 special report, Natureprofiled some of the elite individuals who have championed San Diego's resurgence as a technology center, including Cal-(IT)2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr.Also among the "elite": former Jacobs School deanRobert Conn. Full Story


UCSD Researchers to Build Self-Sensing, Self-Healing Material

Composite News | December 9, 2003

Composite News posted the recentannouncement on their SuperSite about Jacobs School professor Sia Nemat-Nasser's effortsto develop a new multifunctional, fiber-reinforced polymeric composite, composite material with embedded sensing capabilities and with self-healing and tunable electromagnetic properties. The sensor-related portion of the work is funded by a $1.7 million NSF grant. Full Story


UCSD researchers awarded grant

The Daily Transcript | December 8, 2003

The newspaper reports that "researchers at the University of California, San Diego recently were awarded a $3.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation... to establish an interdisciplinary program to train graduate students in the areas of human learning, human vision, computer vision, and machine learning."... Full Story


SDSC, Sun Microsystems Tout Joint Efforts

The Daily Transcript | December 5, 2003

Techology writer Jennifer McEntee reports on several joint research programs that team Sun Microsystems Inc. and the San Diego Supercomputer Center, including the building of a supercomputer from scratch in just two hours atlast week's Supercomputing 2003 conference in Phoenix, AZ.Sun and SDSC are described as "steadfast allies, a relationship one researcher described as 'deep and fruitful.'"... Full Story


FCC Chairman to Visit San Diego

The Daily Transcript | December 5, 2003

The newspaper reports that FCCchairman Michael Powell discuss issues affecting the telecom industry at a public conversation with CSE professor and Cal-(IT)2 director Larry Smarr, and Peter Cowhey, dean of UCSD's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. The event will take placeat 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec.9. Later, Powellis expected to tour Pala, Rincon and San Pasqual Indian reservations to see how technology is being implemented. Full Story


Great Balls of Fire

MIT Technology Review | December 3, 2003

In the December-January issue, the magazine's "Prototype" section reports onthe success of CSE professor Henrik Wann Jensen andRon Fedkiw of Stanford University, in deveolopingsoftware that creates realistic animations of fire. "Set initial conditions, like temperature, type of fuel, and surface shape, and the computer does the rest," reports the magazine. "The software solves equations that describe swirling fluids, expanding gases, and vaporized fuel, and renders effects l... Full Story


Interview with Harold Sorenson on Systems Engineering for the Enterprise

San Diego Union-Tribune | December 2, 2003

Harold Sorenson discusses new executive-level short course on Architecture-Based Systems Engineering for the Enterprise to be offered January 27-30, 2004 at UCSD. Full Story


Sonya Summerour Clemmons

Black Enterprise | December 2, 2003

In its December 2003 issue, the magazine profiles Sonya Summerour Clemmons, the founder of SSC Enterprises, aconsulting firm ongetting "revolutionary biotech devices, such as liver detoxifiers and artificial organs, through clinical trials and to the market." Summerour Clemmons, 32, was the first black woman to earn a doctorate in bioengineering from the Jacobs School (in 1999). Full Story


Interview with Larry Smarr

HPCwire | November 28, 2003

The high-performance computing news service's Tim Curns spoke with Cal-(IT)2 director Larry Smarr at Supercomputing 2003 in Phoenix, AZ, and asked for Smarr's impressions of the annual event as well as his view of the future of supercomputing. Full Story


HPC Interview with Dr. Andrew Chien, UCSD

HPCwire | November 21, 2003

In its coverage of Supercomputing 2003,HPCwire editor-in-chief Alan Beck interviewed CSE professorAndrew Chien about his role assystem software architect of the OptIPuter project. Chien also talks about how BigBangwidth's LightPath Accelerator technology will fit into his storage research. Full Story


OptIPuter and BigBangwidth

San Diego Metropolitan | November 19, 2003

In the Nov. 18 edition of its online Daily Business Report, the magazine reports on the agreement to deploy the technology of Canada's BigBangwidth as part of the OptIPuter grid networking architecture on the UCSD campus. Cal-(IT)2 director Larry Smarr and fellow CSE professor Andrew Chien are quoted. According to the article, BigBangwidth's Lightpath Accelerator system"will act as an on-ramp for large data streams from high-performance workstations connected to packet-switched netw... Full Story


Salk Institute Gets $30M, its Largest Donation Ever

North County Times | November 19, 2003

In a report on an anonymous donation of$30 million to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, the newspaper notes that it is one of the largest ever to a scientific institution in San Diego, after the "$110 million to UCSD's engineering school by Irwin and Joan Jacobs."Abi Barrow, managing director of Von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement atthe Jacobs School,is quoted as calling it a "huge morale boost" for any institution. Full Story


Drivers: Pay Attention

MIT Technology Review | November 18, 2003

In its December-January issue, the magazine's 'Prototype' section profiles the work of Jacobs School electrical and computer engineeringprofessorMohan Trivedi in developing "a tool that keeps an eye on the driver to make sure his or her eyes are on the road," to reduce the chances of an accident due to drowsiness or lack of attention. Notes the article: "The researchers have so far installed the prototype system in two experimental vehicles and are now testing it to see if it can... Full Story


UCSD, Cal-(IT)2 and OptIPuter Researchers Will Join at SC2003

HPCwire | November 14, 2003

How can today's (and tomorrow's) cyberinfrastructure help solve important problems such as earthquake damage control? That is a question UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering dean Frieder Seible will try to answer, when he delivers a plenary address to the largest annual convention of the high-performance computing community. Supercomputing 2003 takesplace Nov. 15-21 in Phoenix, AZ. Full Story


Winners at TeleFUSION

T Sector | November 12, 2003

The T Sector, San Diegos source for technology news and resources, recently announced winners of the first annual teleFUSION Awards gala. Held at the Salk Institute on November 11, more than 15 awards were presented during the sold out event honoring leaders, legends, innovators and companies in San Diegos telecommunications industry. Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible was the Educator of the Year award. Full Story


Add Another Zero: An Interview with Larry Smarr

Educause Review | November 10, 2003

In its November-December issue, the publication features an extended interview with Cal-(IT)2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr, who is quoted as saying that "the ability to get true broadband to hundreds of millions of homes and small businesses in the United States and throughout the world will be the next big driver of the economy."... Full Story


New Measure of Success Cited for Statistical Prediction

Electronic Engineering Times | November 4, 2003

In its Nov. 3 issue, the trade publication reports that renewed scrutiny of a statistical technique used by British intelligence to decode German military communications during World War II has opened new avenues in statistical prediction that researchers say could improve machine-learning software. "Recent work by Alon Orlitsky and his colleagues at the University of California-San Diego's Department of Electrical Engineering, has yielded a statistical estimator that the researchers say is m... Full Story


Mapping DNA's Danger Zones

Discover Magazine | November 3, 2003

Joseph Selim writes in the November 2003 issue of the magazine that "two bioinformatics researchers from the University of California at San Diego have pulled the rug out from under a central tenet of evolutionthat mutations appear at random in different parts of our DNA." CSE professor Pavel Pevzner is quoted as saying "it's like having earthquake fault lines running through your DNA. Full Story


UCSD Connect Names Innovative Product Finalists

San Diego Business Journal | October 31, 2003

In its Oct. 27 edition, the publication's biotech writer Marion Webb reports on the finalists for UCSD Connect's 16th annual Most Innovative New Product awards. Finalists include Innercool Technologies, co-founded by Jacobs School mechanical and aerospace engineering chair Juan Lasheras. A total of 19 finalists in six categories were selected from more than 100 entries. Winners will be announced Dec. 10. Full Story


Question de probabilités... (A question of probabilities...)

InfoScience (France) | October 24, 2003

The French science news service reports in its Mathematics section on ECE professor Alan Orlitsky's refinement of Good Turing probability theory, noting that "the three Americans [Orlitsky and two graduate students] have discovered an estimator that functions asymptotically, that is to say, it possesses an attenuation equal to 1 for the lengths of sequences out to infinity. Orlitsky is quoted as saying "insofar as the size of a sequence increases, one is assured that the real probability neve... Full Story


UCSD Scientists Explain Enigmatic Probability Formula

HPCwire | October 24, 2003

The high-performance computing news service reports that inthe journal Science, UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering professor Alon Orlitsky and graduate students Narayana P. Santhanam and Junan Zhang shed light on a lingering mathematical mystery and propose a new solution that could help improve automatic speech recognition, natural language processing, and other machine learning software. Full Story


$4 million grant to aid disaster response plan

San Diego Union-Tribune | October 24, 2003

Science writer Bruce Lieberman reports that UCSD and the VA San Diego Healthcare System landed a "$4.1 million federal grant to transform the way emergency crews respond to terrorist attacks and other disasters." He quotes Cal-(IT) division director and ECE professor Ramesh Rao on how the telecommunications technology would work. Full Story


Science expanding on Darwin's theories

North County Times | October 21, 2003

Technology writer Brad Fikes reports on a project called "Assembling the Tree of Life," a consortium of 13 universities, including UCSD,awarded $4.1 million last month from the NSF. At UCSD, the project is directed by SDSC director and CSE professor Francine Berman, who is quoted as saying "we'remapping the history of life on Earth. Another way to think of this is a molecular version of fossil collecting."... Full Story


Committee Tapped to Find New UCSD Chancellor

San Diego Business Journal | October 20, 2003

The weekly reports that UC president Robert Dynes named Cal-(IT) director and CSE professor Larry Smarr and 16 others to a committee of UC regents, faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members, "to advise him in the search for the next chancellor of UCSD." Dynes himself stepped down from that position before assuming the UC presidency on Oct. 2. Full Story


Biotech Column

San Diego Business Journal | October 17, 2003

In its Sept. 21 edition, the weekly reports a$12 million private placement of funds to biopharmaceutical company Sangart Inc., and notes that "the firm was founded in 1998 by Dr. Bob Winslow, a hematologist, and by Marcos Intaglietta, a professor of bioengineering at UCSD. Full Story


Panel is named to advise Dynes on new UCSD leader

San Diego Union-Tribune | October 17, 2003

Eleanor Yang reports that a panel of regents, faculty, staff and a student was named to advise UC President Robert Dynes on the search for UCSD's next chancellor. The panel includes "Professor Larry Smarr, director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology and professor of computer science and engineering at UCSD."... Full Story


A Connection in Every Spot

Wired Magazine | October 16, 2003

The magazine reports that engineers meeting at UbiComp 2003, a ubiquitous-computing conference in Seattle, believe that technology -- rather than isolating people within virtual spaces -- should be forming real-world connections amongst flesh-and-blood human beings. The article quotes CSE professor Bill Griswold, director of the ActiveCampus project at UCSD. Full Story


UCSD Gets Gift of Camcorder from Sony

San Diego Business Journal | October 14, 2003

Writer Mike Allen reports that "Sony has announced plans to give $12,000 worth of camcorders to UCSD -- specifically to the education section of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology." The equipment will be used by students and faculty at UCSD's Sixth College. Full Story


$12.5-mn grant to research emergency response system

The Economic Times (India) | October 10, 2003

Writing from Los Angeles, Michael Potts reports for the Indian economy daily on the NSF grant to a project led by UCI's Sharad Mehrotra and UCSD's Ramesh Rao, division director of Cal-(IT). The system being planned "will help agencies communicate and share information quickly in an emergency crisis," he reports. Full Story


NSF Awards $12.5 Million to Cal-(IT)²

T Sector | October 10, 2003

The online technology news service reports that "Cal-(IT) provided the seed money for the project" prior to NSF funding. The article also notes that the funds will be managed by the institute, with "$9 million [going] to UC Irvine and $3.5 million to UC San Diego."... Full Story


Daily Business Report

San Diego Metropolitan | October 10, 2003

In its online version, the publication notes that UCSD researchers will get over $14 million from the NSF to fund information-technology research projects on the campus. Some $3.5 million of the total will go to research led by Cal-(IT) division director Ramesh Rao for a joint project with UC Irvine on IT for emergency response. Full Story


DNA Forms Building Block for Next Breed of Computer

Copley News Service | October 7, 2003

This article, originally published in the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports that for years, researchers have taken advantage of the ever-increasing power of computers to crack the genetic code. But now a handful of scientists around the world are going in the opposite direction, using DNA - the blueprint for cellular life - to crunch numbers inside a new breed of computer. CSE professor Pavel Pevzner is quoted. Full Story


Let's Talk

Design News | October 6, 2003

The industry publication reports that ECE graduate engineering student Vincent Leung has developed an ultra-low-power silicon germanium transmitter for third-generation W-CDMA cellphone applications that can lower power consumption in transmitters by up to 50% when the handset is close to a base station, allowing longer talk times in 3G cellphones. Full Story


Speeding Up Delivery: NIH Aims to Push for Clinical Results

Science Magazine | October 4, 2003

In its Oct. 3 issue, the magazine's writer Jocelyn Kaiser reports on the NIH's new "roadmap" for transforming the way the biomedical giant does business, and quotes "computational scientist Larry Smarr of UC San Diego," whonotes that the plan is "very much in line" with a recent report from the National Academies that calls for putting at least 5% of NIH's budget into transinstitute initiatives. "I think there will be strong support from the field," Smarr is quoted as saying. Full Story


Speeding Up Delivery: NIH Aims to Push for Clinical Results

Science Magazine | October 4, 2003

In its Oct. 3 issue, the magazine's writer Jocelyn Kaiser reports on the NIH's new "roadmap" for transforming the way the biomedical giant does business, and quotes "computational scientist Larry Smarr of UC San Diego," whonotes that the plan is "very much in line" with a recent report from the National Academies that calls for putting at least 5% of NIH's budget into transinstitute initiatives. "I think there will be strong support from the field," Smarr is quoted as saying. Full Story


IBM chip cuts power use in mobile phones

Toronto Star | October 1, 2003

In a report on IBM saying its scientistshave developed a chip that may allow mobile phones to run as long as five days without recharging, ECE professor Peter Asbeck is quoted as saying the breakthrough "paves the way for higher performance communications systems on a chip."... Full Story


Cal-(IT)² showcased in daylong conference

Daily Transcript | September 25, 2003

In the daily newspaper's lead story, technology writer Jennifer McEntee reports that "a bird's eye view of the new [Cal-(IT)] facility was part of a daylong open house, expo and conference at the UCSD campus... By the end of 2004 or beginning of 2005, it will be a 220,000-square-foot research space featuring clean room environments, a wireless laboratory and media labs." Quoted are institute director Larry Smarr, division director Ramesh Rao, and Jacobs School dean Frieder S... Full Story


NSF Awards $12.5 Million to Cal-(IT)2

T Sector | September 19, 2003

The online technology news service reports on the NSF's award of $9 Million to UC Irvine and $3.5 Million to UC San Diego, to be managed by the insitute, which "will bolster regional response to urban crises and disasters."... Full Story


UCSD projects receive funding

San Diego Union-Tribune | September 18, 2003

In its daily San Diego briefing section, the paper reports that "the National Science Foundation will provide more than $14.3 million to scientists at [UCSD] for 10 research projects in information technology. Scientists at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, San Diego Supercomputer Center and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology are leading the largest projects."... Full Story


NSF Awards UCSD $14.3 Million

Daily Transcript | September 18, 2003

The daily newspaper reports that the "National Science Foundation has awarded University of California, San Diego researchers a total of $14.3 million for 10 information technology projects. Topics range from how to make cryptography easier to use, to the development of better computer simulations of cell physiology, UCSD officials saidWednesday."... Full Story


Technology to the Rescue at UCI

Orange County Register | September 18, 2003

Marla Jo Fisher reports on Cal-(IT)2 at UCI receiving one of NSF's largest collaborative research awards in the amount of $12.5 million, for a five-year project to develop new methods for collecting, analyzing and disseminating disaster data to decision makers and the public. $3.5 million of the funding goes to UCSD, for research led by ECE professor Ramesh Rao. Full Story


UCI Researcher Gets $12-Million Science Grant

Los Angeles Times | September 18, 2003

A UC Irvine professor has received a $12.5-million National Science Foundation grant to create an emergency response system that helps agencies communicate and share information quickly. UCSD and Cal-(IT)2 are partners on the project. Full Story


UCSD completes tissue engineering textbook

The Daily Transcript | September 12, 2003

The San Diego daily newspaper reports that two Jacobs School professors are "marking a milestone in the evolution of the field of tissue engineering... with the publication of the first textbook on the subject." The co-authors are Bioengineering professors Sangeeta Bhatia and Bernhard O. Palsson. Full Story


The eyes have it

Federal Computer Week | September 11, 2003

Writer Heather Havenstein reports in the publication's Aug. 25 edition on renewed interest in video technology for surveillance and first responders. UCSD professor Mohan Trivedi, director of the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Laboratory, "is spearheading research funded by the Defense Department to study Distributed Interactive Video Arrays, a system linking multiple cameras that track people or objects as they move." Trivedi is also reported as saying that "digital video is ideally s... Full Story


NSF Funds Experimental Grid Infrastructure on UCSD Campus

GRIDtoday | September 8, 2003

The online technology news service reports that the Computer Science and Engineering building now under construction on the campus of the University of California, San Diego "will be equipped with one of the most advanced computer and telecommunications networks anywhere."... Full Story


Daily Business Report

San Diego Metropolitan | September 8, 2003

In its online news section, the magazine reports that a team from UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering is one of three winners in an international student chip-design competition... "for its development of techniques to dramatically improve talk times in third-generation cell phones by reducing average power consumption by about 50 percent."... Full Story


Conference Features Cal IT Successes

San Diego Business Journal | September 3, 2003

In its Sept. 1 edition, the weekly reports that "the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at UCSD will showcase its research at an all-day conference and open house in late September... More than two dozen UCSD faculty will make presentations on current and future technology." The conference will take place Sept. 24. Full Story


Wireless 101: Tech companies put money in academic research

Daily Transcript | September 3, 2003

Technology writer Jennifer McEntee reports on eight new projects funded by members of UCSD's Center for Wireless Communications and the UC Discovery Grant program. CWC director and ECE professor Lawrence Larson is quoted as saying "corporate sponsors are looking for products they can commercialize and students they can groom for the future tech work force."... Full Story


SD UCSD Award

City News Service | September 2, 2003

The San Diego news service reported on Aug. 29 that "UC San Diego announced today it will use a $1.8 million grant from the National Research Foundation to outfit the Computer Science and Engineering building with high-speed wireless and data capabilities." The article quotes CSE chair Ramamohan Paturi and professor Andrew Chien. Full Story


DNA Forms Building Block for Next Breed of Computer

San Diego Union-Tribune | September 2, 2003

In a front-page story Sept. 1 on the potential for using DNA to build computers, CSE professor Pavel Pevzner is quoted as saying "it is too early to divine the future of DNA computers... The problem is how to prove that this is not just an intellectual game."... Full Story


Coverging at the crisis scene

Federal Computer Week | August 25, 2003

Writer Brian Robinson reports on how application developers are learning to adapt to the constraints of first responders. He showcases work at UCSD, and quotes Cal-(IT) division director Ramesh Rao as saying that since "first responders use speech a lot... that's a natural interface to exploit."... Full Story


Hot Video Hits

Security Magazine | June 7, 2003

Writer Bill Zalud reports the ECE's Mohan Trivedi is "working on a plan to determine the effectiveness of a network of highway cameras... Theproject has been experimenting with two cameras along a part of Interstate 5. Unique to the application is computer-enhanced 360-degree imaging to display a diversity of views."... Full Story