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12.29.03 Wired News
"Building Better Bomb Resistance"
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."... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.29.03 The Daily Transcript
"Bhatia has mind for science, inclination for industry."
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...

12.24.03 Electronic Engineering Times
"Between Rock, Hard Place"
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...

12.22.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"UCSD lab will study terrorist bomb effects"
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."... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.22.03 New York Times
"Lost? Hiding? Your Cellphone Is Keeping Tabs"
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."...

12.19.03 SEECOM
"UCSD Researchers to Builld Self-Sensing, Self-Healing Material"
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... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.18.03 NetComposites
"UCSD Researchers to Build Self-Sensing, Self-Healing Material"
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... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.17.03 TheSanDiegoChannel/Yahoo!
"UCSD To Build World's First Blast Simulator"
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."... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.17.03 Associated Press
"UCSD building first laboratory blast simulator"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.17.03 North County Times
"UCSD builds bomb simulator to study explosions"
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."... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.17.03 T Sector
"UCSD to Construct World's First Bomb Blast Simulator"
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."... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.16.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Five Questions: Larry Smarr"
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...

12.16.03 New York Times
"In Archimedes' Puzzle, a New Eureka Moment"
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.

12.16.03 North County Times
"UCSD Blast Simulator will be World's First"
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...

12.12.03 Communications Daily
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.11.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"6 firms honored for technology developments"
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...

12.11.03 Nature
"Tomorrow's World"
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."...

12.11.03 North County Times
"Local Companies Dominate Innovation Awards"
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...

12.11.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"FCC chief calls for new approach"
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."... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.11.03 The Daily Transcript
"Powell: FCC balances regulation with innovation"
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."...

12.10.03 San Diego Union Tribune
"Bioarchitect: Tissue Engineer's Micro-Merger Could Change the Face of Science"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.10.03 Nature
"The view from the top"
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?"...

12.10.03 Nature
"In search of the elite"
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.

12.9.03 Composite News
"UCSD Researchers to Build Self-Sensing, Self-Healing Material"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.8.03 The Daily Transcript
"UCSD researchers awarded grant"
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."... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.5.03 The Daily Transcript
"SDSC, Sun Microsystems Tout Joint Efforts"
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.'"... Related Jacobs School Link »

12.5.03 The Daily Transcript
"FCC Chairman to Visit San Diego"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.3.03 MIT Technology Review
"Great Balls of Fire"
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...

12.2.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Interview with Harold Sorenson on Systems Engineering for the Enterprise"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

12.2.03 Black Enterprise
"Sonya Summerour Clemmons"
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).

11.28.03 HPCwire
"Interview with Larry Smarr"
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.

11.21.03 HPCwire
"HPC Interview with Dr. Andrew Chien, UCSD"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

11.19.03 San Diego Metropolitan
"OptIPuter and BigBangwidth"
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... Related Jacobs School Link »

11.19.03 North County Times
"Salk Institute Gets $30M, its Largest Donation Ever"
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.

11.18.03 MIT Technology Review
"Drivers: Pay Attention"
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...

11.14.03 HPCwire
"UCSD, Cal-(IT)2 and OptIPuter Researchers Will Join at SC2003"
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.

11.12.03 T Sector
"Winners at TeleFUSION"
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.

11.10.03 Educause Review
"Add Another Zero: An Interview with Larry Smarr"
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."...

11.4.03 Electronic Engineering Times
"New Measure of Success Cited for Statistical Prediction"
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... Related Jacobs School Link »

11.3.03 Discover Magazine
"Mapping DNA's Danger Zones"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.31.03 San Diego Business Journal
"UCSD Connect Names Innovative Product Finalists"
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.

10.24.03 HPCwire
"UCSD Scientists Explain Enigmatic Probability Formula"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.24.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"$4 million grant to aid disaster response plan"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.24.03 InfoScience (France)
"Question de probabilités... (A question of probabilities...)"
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... Related Jacobs School Link »

10.21.03 North County Times
"Science expanding on Darwin's theories"
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."...

10.20.03 San Diego Business Journal
"Committee Tapped to Find New UCSD Chancellor"
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.

10.17.03 San Diego Business Journal
"Biotech Column"
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.

10.17.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Panel is named to advise Dynes on new UCSD leader"
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."...

10.16.03 Wired Magazine
"A Connection in Every Spot"
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.

10.14.03 San Diego Business Journal
"UCSD Gets Gift of Camcorder from Sony"
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.

10.10.03 The Economic Times (India)
"$12.5-mn grant to research emergency response system"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.10.03 T Sector
"NSF Awards $12.5 Million to Cal-(IT)²"
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."... Related Jacobs School Link »

10.10.03 San Diego Metropolitan
"Daily Business Report"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.7.03 Copley News Service
"DNA Forms Building Block for Next Breed of Computer"
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.

10.6.03 Design News
"Let's Talk"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

10.4.03 Science Magazine
"Speeding Up Delivery: NIH Aims to Push for Clinical Results"
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.

10.4.03 Science Magazine
"Speeding Up Delivery: NIH Aims to Push for Clinical Results"
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.

10.1.03 Toronto Star
"IBM chip cuts power use in mobile phones"
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."...

9.25.03 Daily Transcript
"Cal-(IT)² showcased in daylong conference"
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... Related Jacobs School Link »

9.19.03 T Sector
"NSF Awards $12.5 Million to Cal-(IT)2"
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."... Related Jacobs School Link »

9.18.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"UCSD projects receive funding"
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."...

9.18.03 Daily Transcript
"NSF Awards UCSD $14.3 Million"
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."...

9.18.03 Orange County Register
"Technology to the Rescue at UCI"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.18.03 Los Angeles Times
"UCI Researcher Gets $12-Million Science Grant"
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. Related Jacobs School Link »

9.12.03 The Daily Transcript
"UCSD completes tissue engineering textbook"
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.

9.11.03 Federal Computer Week
"The eyes have it"
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...

9.8.03 GRIDtoday
"NSF Funds Experimental Grid Infrastructure on UCSD Campus"
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."...

9.8.03 San Diego Metropolitan
"Daily Business Report"
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."...

9.3.03 San Diego Business Journal
"Conference Features Cal IT Successes"
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.

9.3.03 Daily Transcript
"Wireless 101: Tech companies put money in academic research"
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."...

9.2.03 City News Service
"SD UCSD Award"
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.

9.2.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"DNA Forms Building Block for Next Breed of Computer"
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."...

8.25.03 Federal Computer Week
"Coverging at the crisis scene"
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."...

6.7.03 Security Magazine
"Hot Video Hits"
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."...

9.2.03 The Daily Transcript **Subscribers Only**
"$1.8 Million Grant Awarded for Grid Network"
The newspaper reports that NSF has awarded $1.8 million "to implement an advanced computer and telecommunications network" in UCSD's new Computer Science and Engineering building, which is now under construction. CSE professor Andrew Chien is quoted, and Cal-(IT)² is mentioned.

"U. of Minnesota, U.C., San Diego and Cornell Teams Win SRC Student Chip-Design Contest"
The online news service reports that "the Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC), has announced that student design teams from the University of Minnesota, the University of California, San Diego and Cornell University have won the 2002-03 SRC SiGe (Silicon Germanium) Design Challenge." The UCSD team consisted of students Vincent Leung and Prasad Gudem, led by professor (and CWC director) Lawrence Larson.

9.2.03 California Computer News
"UC Discovery Grants"
The publication's online servce reports that 20 researchers from the Jacobs School "have won more than $3.5 million in state-funded UC Discovery Grants and contributions from industry." The eight new projects will be carried out through the Center for Wireless Communications.

8.26.03 San Diego Business Journal **Subscribers Only**
"Making a Case for San Diego's Military Economy"
In an Op-Ed piece, Julie Meier Wright and William J. Cassidy Jr. argue that California and San Diego have put in place "critical investments that will enable us to maintain that leadership, from Cal-(IT)², to the [San Diego] Supercomputer Center, to Irwin and Joan Jacobs' major gift to the UC San Diego School of Engineering."

8.26.03 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Supercomputing Center Here Joining Powerful National Grid"
The newspaper reports that "computer scientists have now taken the first steps to tie the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's LeMieux computer into the nascent [TeraGrid] network, establishing a high-speed, fiber-optic link between the computer in Monroeville and the TeraGrid's eastern hub in Chicago." The San Diego Supercomputer Center is one of the lead
institutions on the TeraGrid, with SDSC director and CSE professor Fran Berman one of two principal investigators on the project.

8.25.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Relief Tempered with Caution as Pros Tackle Virus"
Personal Technology writer Jonathan Sidener reports on SoBig.F, the newest in a series of computer worms and viruses, and quotes Computer Science and Engineering professor Stefan Savage as saying: "We've been lucky so far, the payloads have been relatively benign... [but] our defenses have not significantly advanced over the past few years."

8.22.03 National Public Radio
Rising Tuition Costs Put Students in Crunch
According to San Diego correspondent Scott Horsley on "All Things Considered," many students returning to college this fall are facing significant tuition hikes. Horsley reports that Jacobs School undergraduate Joe Collins "is adjusting to the higher fees," and "eventually, hopes to trade in his supermarket apron for a job in mechanical engineering." Also interviewed: Vincent de Anda, Director of UCSD's Financial Aid Office.
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8.18.03 Design News
"Smoother Sailing"
Design News profiles UCSD Jacobs School professor Tom Bewley, director of the School's Flow Control Lab. Specifically, it touches on his recent attempts to use some of the fundamentals found in nature to create a flexible, passively compliant skin to make submarines and ships travel faster, more quietly and more efficiently.

8.13.03 Materials Performance **Subscribers Only**
"Researchers Study New Class of Coatings for Naval Vessels"
Writer Matthew Veazey reports that UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering professor Tom Bewley and his controls group are developing a new, flexible coating for Navy vehicles. This compliant "skin" should help to reduce submarine noise, and enable ships to travel faster and consume less fuel. The heart of the design is a semipermeable membrane stretched over a thin, flexible substructure forming a unified system that passively changes shape.

8.12.03 TechWorld
"New Wi-Fi weakness exposed"
Writer Peter Judge reports that UCSD computer-science graduate student John Bellardo demonstrated at the recent Usenix Security Symposium in Washington D.C. how easy it is to interrupt a Wi-Fi (802.11) wireless network. "As well as the attack," the online news service reports, Bellardo "has produced a suggested repair: a patch which would cause access points to wait several seconds before acting on a de-authentication packet."

8.12.03 Aviation Week's Homeland Security & Defense **Subscribers Only**
"Designers installing 'intelligent' software in surveillance camera systems"
In the July 30 edition of the weekly's print publication, Peter Buxbaum reports on the development of smart camera systems at ECE professor Mohan Trivedi's Comptuer Vision and Robotics Research lab, which is "also tackling the problem of how to analyze information gathered from differing perspectives and with difffering resolultions and shadow patterns."

8.9.03 Government Computer News
"Wireless Network Attacks Get a Public Airing"
Reporter William Jackson reports that federal grants are funding research by computer science departments into the vulnerabilities of wired and wireless networks. The article singles out Jacobs School CSE graduate student John Bellardo (in Stefan Savage's group), who recently demonstrated how easy it can be to launch a denial-of-service attack against 802.11 wireless networks.

8.5.03 CSRwire
"eHelp Corp. Launches $12 Million Software Donation Program to Colleges and Universities Across the Nation"
The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire service reports that "eHelp(TM) Corp., the makers of RoboHelp(R), announced the commencement of its Academic Software Donation Program, committing a total of $12,000,000 worth in RoboDemo(R) eLearning Edition tutorial software to accredited colleges and universities." The first recipient is UCSD's Sixth College, through Cal-(IT)², and Sixth provost Gabriele Wienhausen is quoted as calling RoboDemo "a tremendously valuable program."

8.4.03 The Daily Transcript **Subscribers Only**
"UCSD von Liebig Center designed to bridge gap between academica, private sector"
The San Diego newspaper reports on the design of office space for the von Liebig Center in the new Bioengineering building, noting that it is "innovative in design, bold in color, and laden with technology."

7.21.03 City News Service **Subscribers Only**
"SD UCSD Funding"
The news service for southern California reports that "six projects led by faculty at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering were awarded a combined $300,000... to help bring their ideas to market."

7.17.03 New York Times **Registration Required**
"Exploding Universe of Web Addresses"
In the newspaper's weekly Circuits section, Jeffrey Selingo reports on efforts to update the system of Internet Protocol addresses now that "new technology is draining the stockpile" of addresses. He reports on the recent IPv6 global summit co-sponsored by Cal-(IT)², and quotes Jacobs School computer science and engineering professor Larry Smarr as well as Cal-(IT)² Scholar Alex Lightman, who organized the conference.

7.15.03 New York Times **Registration Required**
"Teaching Computers to Work in Unison"
Technology writer Steve Lohr reports on the origins of Grid computing at a 1995 supercomputing conference in San Diego, and quotes Cal-(IT)² director and CSE professor Larry Smarr as recalling it "was the Woodstock of the grid — everyone not sleeping for three days, running around and engaged in a kind of scientific performance art."

7.7.03 Copley News Service
"Nuclear fusion lights up the heavens"
In a feature on international efforts to pursue nuclear fusion for energy that first appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune on June 17, science writer Bruce Lieberman notes that with renewed U.S. support, researchers at UCSD will continue to play a significant role in the research. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project was headquartered
at UCSD from 1991 to 1998.

7.7.03 Daily Transcript **Subscribers only**
"Technology summit looks to next Internet protocol"
Technology reporter Jennifer McEntee reports on the summit that ended July 27 to discuss the next-generation Internet protocol called IPv6. Cal-(IT)² director Larry Smarr, who delivered a keynote speech, and conference organizer Alex Lightman -- a Cal-(IT)² Scholar -- are quoted.

7.7.03 Investor's Business Daily
"The Next-Generation Net Is On The Way"
Internet & Technology writer Donna Howell reports from the IPv6 conference co-sponsored by Cal-(IT)² and the Jacobs School. Larry Smarr is quoted as saying "There are two major ways that IPv6 is beginning to support university research.. The first is in fiber optics... "The other part of it is in the mobile Internet environment. Here you're seeing really an explosive growth of Internet capability."

7.7.03 San Diego Business Journal **Subscribers only**
"Construction completed for UCSD's bioengineering facility"
The June 8 edition of the weekly publication notes that construction was completed on the Jacobs School's 110,000-square-foot Powell-Focht Bioengineering Building, which cost $30.6 million.

7.7.03 La Jolla Village News **Not online**
"Cameras find face in a crowd"
Brett Hanavan Baldridge reports that in the wake of increased security concerns, UCSD scientists led by Jacobs School professor Mohan Trivedi "are developing an automated system to detect and track faces in a crowd, and to better monitor large areas where people gather and areas sensitive to intrusion." Funding for the study comes from a federal agency, The Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) under the Department of Defense.

7.7.03 Electronic Engineering Times
"Urgent call made for process tie-in"
In its June 30 edition, the trade publication reports on the Advanced Reticle Forum, where Jacobs School professor Andrew Kahng, in the keynote speech, said that "there soon will be no isolated design, mask-making and process-engineering silos. If these groups continue to work in isolation, he said, the result will be failed projects and a stalled industry." Kahng described a two-way pipeline running between the silos, with design intent flowing downstream and process information flowing back upstream.

6.26.03 The Engineer
Researchers at the University of California in San Diego are working with the US Navy to develop a flexible surface that will greatly reduce submarine noise and enable ships to travel faster and use less fuel.

6.26.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Pentagon gives high-tech world new marching orders"
Technology writer Bruce Bigelow reports from the Cal-(IT)²-sponsored IPv6 Global Summit in San Diego, that "the Department of Defense has moved to reassert its enormous influence in the development of information technologies" by throwing its weight behind the new Internet Protocol version 6. Cal-(IT)² director Larry Smarr is quoted as saying the Pentagon announcement is "a real wake-up call for every U.S. vendor that sells to the DOD."

6.22.03 MIT Technology Review
"Casting the Wireless Sensor Net"
In the magazine's July/August issue (now online), Gregory Huang reports that "smart, networked sensors will soon be all around us," and quotes experts including Cal-(IT)² director Larry Smarr. According to Smarr, the choice of a wireless-sensor platform is like "the historic battle between AC and DC... Until there was a ubiquitous winner, the electrical appliance industry couldn't take off."

6.19.03 Washington Times **Not yet online**
In his June 19 tech column, Fred Reed reports that there is big money in anti-terrorism, including federal grants for research. He notes that the Pentagon "has given a contract to the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Laboratory at the University of California at San Diego to develop... interlinked cameras, connected to computers, [that] would recognize suspicious activity, like a car stopping by the fence surrounding a sensitive installation."

6.18.03 Dallas Morning News **Registration Required**
"Start-up Happy to Roll Out Router After Tech Implosion"
Writer Vikas Bajaj reports on the first deployments of Dallas-based Chiaro Networks' Enstara router, noting that "researchers at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology are using the router to study what new applicationscould be created if networks had many times their current capacity." Speaking for Cal-(IT)², SDSC's Phil Papadopoulos calls the router "an extremely flexible system for us to undertake our research objective."

6.18.03 BioIT World
"It's Time to Take Medicine Digital"
In the magazine's June 15 issue, Michael Goldman reports on Cal-(IT)² director and Jacobs School computer science professor Larry Smarr's address to the International Biotech Summit in San Francisco. "A new Mercedes has no fewer than 60 microprocessors to tell you how every critical subsystem is running. Why aren't we doing this with people?", Smarr is quoted as saying.

6.9.03 San Diego Business Journal **Subscribers only**
"The Camera Eye"
In its high-tech news section, the weekly reports that "UC San Diego has an 18-month, $600,000 anti-terror grant from the federal government to develop an automated system for detecting and tracking faces in a crowd." Mohan Trivedi, a professor at UCSD s Jacobs School of Engineering, leads the research team.

6.9.03 Mizzou Magazine **Adobe Acrobat required* *
"He sees IT coming"
In the cover story of its summer edition, the magazine of the University of Missouri Alumni Association profiles CSE professor and Cal-(IT)² director Larry Smarr, an alumnus who is "behind the scenes, ahead of the pack" and helping "set high-tech's learning curve." Smarr received both his AB and MS from the university.

6.9.03 Future Tense **Realplayer required* *
"New camera surveillance system"
In his daily technology report for Minnesota Public Radio, Jon Gordon interviewed ECE professor Mohan Trivedi about the scope of his new research on automatic detection and tracking of individuals in a crowd, funded by an anti-terrorism agency.

6.5.03 New York Times **Registration Required**
"Storage Methods Come and Go, but Tape Holds Its Own"
In the newspaper's Circuits section, Ian Austen reports that few storage experts are predicting the demise of tape for computer storage. Center for Magnetic Recording Research associate director Gordon Hughes is quoted as saying "I fundamentally don't think it's any different than the idea that radio will be pushed out by television."

6.6.03 Daily Transcript **Subscribers only**
"UCSD gets $5 million grant"
The newspaper reports on the $5 million grant to the UCSD Stroke Center, Jacobs School and Cal-(IT)², which will allow physicians to "utilize a new ultrasound-screening tool and provide remote consultations via wireless technology, in an effort to increase the number of stroke patients receiving more timely treatment."

6.6.03 La Jolla Light
"New tool for Big Brother or terrorist spotter?"
Business editor Dave Schwab talks to ECE professor Mohan Trivedi about how "the battle against terrorism is getting a boost thanks to an automated surveillance system for detecting and tracking faces in a crowd being developed at UCSD."

6.5.03 New York Times **Registration Required**
"Storage Methods Come and Go, but Tape Holds Its Own"
In the newspaper's Circuits section, Ian Austen reports that few storage experts are predicting the demise of tape for computer storage. Center for Magnetic Recording Research associate director Gordon Hughes is quoted as saying "I fundamentally don't think it's any different than the idea that radio will be pushed out by television."

6.5.03 UCSD Guardian
"Lab to Develop Security System"
Staff writer Melissa Baniqued reports on the $600,000 award to UCSD's Computer Vision and Robotics Research laboratory "to continue developing technology for an automated system designed to fight terrorism by detecting and tracking faces in a crowd." The principal investigator on the project is ECE professor and Cal-(IT)² layer leader Mohan Trivedi.

6.4.03 Wired News
"Smart Cams Take Aim at Terrorists"
Writer Kari Dean reports on distributed digital video arrays being developed by ECE professor Mohan Trivedi, who recently was awarded a $600,000 grant from a Defense Department working group "for further development of DIVAs, cameras that see, think and communicate."

6.2.03 New York Times **Registration Required**
"In Computing, Weighing Sheer Power Against Vast Pools of Data"
Technology writer John Markoff reports on a new push to shift the focus of supercomputing centers from computing, to data storage, and quotes Cal-(IT)² director and CSE professor Larry Smarr as agreeing with the basic thesis and saying that rapidly increasing network speeds would make it possible to increasingly distribute computing tasks.

6.2.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Five Questions: Bill Gates"
In its regular Monday Q&A column, the newspaper quotes Microsoft chairman Bill Gates' responses to questions from students at the Jacobs School and UCSD's charter Preuss School, covering subjects ranging from "his taste in music; how well he knows Mircosoft's products; what we can expect from the next version of Windows; and what matters most to him in life."

5.28.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Gates has praise for university research model"
In his column, Neil Morgan reports that Bill Gates told some 1,500 UCSD students that Microsoft uses university research as a model "instead of the corporate model... We felt the best way to expand the state of the art is to hire great researchers and give them the freedom to innovate with a minimum of bureaucracy." He also noted that before the student forum, Gates met with CSE professor and Cal-(IT)² director Larry Smarr, who -- along with CSE professor Sid Karin -- "prodded the National Science Foundation into creation of the first supercomputer centers in 1985."

5.28.03 The Daily Transcript **Subscribers only**
"Gates: Best of computing is yet to come"
Technology writer Jennifer McEntee reports on Bill Gates' speech to UCSD students and the question-and-answer session, with CSE professor Larry Smarr posing questions submitted by students. She quotes Gates as predicting "the really interesting software is the software that will be written in the next decade. This is not a mature science."

5.20.03 AT&T Research News
"Higher Degrees of University Relations"
In an article posted on its website, AT&T Research showcases the beginning of a new relationship with universities, noting that "the first program to get up and running is with the UCSD." According to the release, "First, it will support faculty and graduate-level research that leads to innovations in the area of IP measurement for network reliability. Second, it will generate collaborations between UCSD and AT&T researchers, through working with students and participating in annual "retreats" to present and discuss research results. And third, it will result in an internship program for UCSD students to work at AT&T Labs."

5.19.03 Advanced Materials & Composites News **Not online**
"UCSD Creates Amazing New Material that Heals Itself"
The article describes a self-healing material that Jacobs School researchers have created and are testing. The brand new composite material heals itself when cracked, becomes invisible to electromagnetic waves, and continually monitors its health. The fiber reinforced polymeric (FRP) composite is very lightweight and exhibits superb strength and ductility. "This composite material contains a chemically manufactured polymer matrix that can re polymerize its broken covalent bonds and heal at the molecular level," explains Sia Nemat Nasser, principal investigator and Director of UCSD's Center for Excellence of Advanced Materials.

5.14.03 Wired Magazine
In a bylined article for the June 2003 issue, CSE professor and Cal-(IT)² director Larry Smarr writes about "the new space race...and the battle for more and more control over less and less." "I have seen the future, and it is small," he writes, and concludes that the scientists and engineers working in the nano arena of the future will be "masters of bioinfonanotech."

5.9.03 La Jolla Light
"Bioengineering by the numbers"
In the May 8 edition, Steve Mayberry reports on the 10-month-old, NIH-funded La Jolla Bioengineering Institute, led by John Frangos, adjunct professor in Bioengineering at the Jacobs School. The article also showcases research on artificial blood to be carried out by Bioengineering professor Marcus Intaglietta at the institute.

5.5.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Tour of the city"
In his Sunday column, Neil Morgan notes that Microsoft founder Bill Gates will give a lunchtime talk at UCSD's Price Center on May 27, hosted by Cal-(IT)² director and CSE professor Larry Smarr. Morgan notes that when Gates was asked whether he wanted to see Smarr's bio, the email response came back: "Don't bother. Everybody here knows about Larry Smarr."

4.29.03 T Sector **Not online**
"Next Gen"
In its February cover story, the magazine profiled San Diego's next-generation of young innovators, including CSE assistant professor Serge Belongie, who "two years ago at 26 became the youngest faculty member at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering."

4.28.03 Associated Press
"10th anniversary of Mosaic browser marked"
As posted in the online magazine, AP reporter Jim Paul quotes Cal-(IT)² director and CSE professor Larry Smarr on the impact the Mosaic web browser had on the Internet. "It was an accelerator for the whole Internet," said Smarr, former director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), where Mosaic was developed.

4.23.03 GRIDtoday
"Chien Discusses Smarr's OptIPuter"
For GRIDtoday, an online news service about grid computing, correspondent Neil Alger spoke recently with CSE's Andrew Chien, chief software architect for the Cal-(IT)²-led OptIPuter project.

4.22.03 The News-Gazette (Urbana-Champaign, IL)
"Mosaic started Web rush, Internet boom"
Writer Greg Kline looks back at the development of Mosaic, the first Web browser, ten years ago, at the University of Illinois supercomputing center. The story quotes then-NCSA director [and now Cal-(IT)² director] Larry Smarr.

4.22.03 The News-Gazette (Urbana-Champaign, IL)
"Future Web likely to be smarter, smaller and more interactive"
In part two of his special report, Greg Kline looks at the future of the Internet on Mosaic's 10th anniversary, quoting Cal-(IT)² director Larry Smarr as comparing the current Web to development of the automobile before the highway system. "It takes decades to really build out a national, in this case a global, infrastructure," he said.

4.22.03 La Jolla Light
"Endowed Chair"
The local newspaper notes the appointment of CSE professor and San Diego Supercomputer Center director Francine Berman, as the first holder of the Endowed Chair in High Performance Computing. Dean Frieder Seible is quoted recognizing "her worldwide leadership in science and technology."

4.16.03 San Diego Daily Transcript **Subscription required**
"C-CAT accepting funding applications"
Writer Tim Coffey reports on the status of the nearly 2-year-old Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technologies, which has funneled more than $7.5 million to 45 technology companies, university researchers and government labs. C-CAT is a partnership of UCSD (led by the Jacobs School), San Diego State University, Orincon Corp. International and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego (SPAWAR).With grant money from the Department of Defense, the organization funds early-stage companies and researchers with promising technologies for the military and homeland security.

4.11.03 The Science Show (Australia)
"Quake-Proofing Buildings"
Australia's premier radio program about science talks with Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible about development of new technologies to test and retrofit buildings to better withstand earthquakes and bomb blasts. The transcript of Seible's conversation with host Robyn Williams is available at
To listen to the entire April 5 edition of The Science Show, go to
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4.7.03 HP Labs
"Research collaboration with top telecommunications institute"
According to an article on the website of HP Labs, the advanced research center of Hewlett-Packard will pursue new wireless technologies as part of a research partnership with Cal-(IT)², "one of the world's most prominent centers for wireless technology development."

4.1.03 San Diego Business Journal **Subscribers only**
"Week in Review"
The local business weekly notes in its recap of the week's news that UCSD announced Frieder Seible would be the new dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering.

03.26.03 La Jolla Light
"Meet Your Neighbor"
With UCSD located in La Jolla, one of the local weekly newspapers reports on the selection of Frieder Seible as Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering. Seible is quoted as saying that his "goal is to bring the Jacobs School into the top 10 engineering schools. And not just once or twice poking the top 10, but sustaining it up there." Also mentioned in the piece: ECE's Larry Milstein, and Bioengineering chair Shu Chien.

3.21.03 HPCwire
"Top People and Organizations to Watch in 2003"
The high-performance computing online news service named CSE professor and Cal-(IT)² Chief Scientist Ronald Graham to its annual list, noting that "in his role at Cal-(IT)², Ron oversees research into optical computing and next-generation networking technologies." Also named to the 2003 list: Alan Blatecky, the new Executive Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

3.18.03 San Diego Daily Transcript **Subscription required**
"Colleges have money for construction, but not for operations"
In a report on San Diego college finances, writer Thor Kamban Biberman notes that major gifts from Irwin and Joan Jacobs to UCSD, including the latest to the Jacobs School, total more than $133 million over 20 years.

3.17.03 Chronicle of Higher Education **Subscription required**
"University of California at San Diego Announces $110-Million Pledge and $1-Billion Campaign"
The publication notes that UCSD joins 20 other colleges currently seeking to raise at least $1-billion in campaigns, including UCLA and UC San Francisco.

3.17.03 Los Angeles Times **Registration Required**
"Gift pledged to UC San Diego"
The newspaper reports that "Qualcomm Corp. Chairman Irwin Jacobs has pledged $110 million to UC San Diego, the largest single gift in the school's history."

3.17.03 Associated Press
"UC San Diego receives $110 million gift from Qualcomm executive"
The wire-service report, as published in the Contra Costa Times and San Jose Mercury News, quotes Qualcomm CEO Irwin Jacobs as saying "our gift represents a long-term investment in engineering education and in our community... San Diego needs a highly-trained work force that can continue to lead innovation for our region and our nation."

03.13.03 The Guardian (U.K.)
"Neighborhood watch"
In a reference to the ActiveCampus project led by CSE's Bill Griswold, the British newspaper notes that at UCSD "students have location-enhanced buddy lists to show them where their friends are on campus."

3.10.03 San Diego Union-Tribune
"A new angle on traffic congestion"
The newspaper's Jeff Ristine reports on work in the computer vision lab of ECE's Mohan Trivedi, on the the deployment of a network of omnivision highway cameras, to help coordinate response to traffic emergencies.

3.05.03 Chronicle of Higher Education
"Sloan Foundation Awards Fellowships to 117 Researchers"
In its March 4 issue, the weekly reports that two of the awards to "recognize and support young scientists and scholars" went to Jacobs School faculty: Jeff Hasty (Bioengineering), and Daniele Miccianccio (Computer Science and Engineering).**Subcribers Only**

2.28.03 San Diego Daily Transcript
"Seible appointed dean of UCSD Engineering"
The newspaper reports that the founding chairman of the Department of Structural Engineering, Frieder Seible, will become Dean of the Jacobs School, pending approval by UC Regents. **Subcribers Only**

2.28.03 San Diego Metropolitan
"Frieder Seible"
In its Daily Business Report online, the magazine reports that Frieder Seible was named Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering, pending approval by the UC Board of Regents.

2.27.03 San Diego Metropolitan
"Putting the Bit in Heart Disease"
In its February issue, the magazine quotes Bioengineering chair Shu Chien and other experts in a report on major San Diego institutions working on biomedical research and better diagnostic techniques.

2.7.02 New York Times ** Free Registration Required**
"NASA Seeks Answers From Simulators, Amid Some Doubting"
In a report on the use of computer modeling to understand what destroyed the space shuttle Columbia, writer Andrew Revkin quotes UCSD computer science professor Larry Smarr as saying "shuttle simulations are among the most verified codes in computational engineering."

1.27.03 Dallas Morning News ** Free Registration Required**
"Hard but flexible substance combines best of ceramics, metal"
The article describes recent research in the creation of new materials and sites the Jacobs School's Professor Kenneth Vecchio, an expert on the topic. Vecchio discusses using material that mimic structures found in nature for better performing materials - ones that have optimum strength combined with flexibility.

1.23.03 Sensors Magazine
"Magentostrictive Probe Evaluates Bridge Cables"
In the January issue of this sensor-based publication, executive editor, Stephanie Henkel, discusses recent nondestructive evaluation research by the Jacobs School's Francesco Lanza di Scalea. Lanza di Scalea, is using small magnetic sensors to quickly and unintrusively evaluate the condition of the cables and tendons that hold cable-stayed bridges together."

1.23.03 Mpulse Magazine
"Making Waves in San Diego"
In the January issue of the online magazine sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, Rick Mathieson calls San Diego a "world-class Mecca for wireless innovation," and notes that it is "no surprise" that the Jacobs School and Center for Wireless Communications have made UCSD "one of the world's most prominent centers for wireless technology development."

1.10.03 MIT Technology Review
"10 Emerging Technologies that Will Change the World"
In its February 2003 issue, the magazine cites two Computer Science and Engineering professors--Andrew Chien, and Cal-(IT)² director Larry Smarr--among seven researchers it singled out for leading the way in Grid computing and peer-to-peer networking.

1.02.03 New York Times **Registration Required**
"Professors Vie with Web for Class's Attention"
According to writer John Schwarz, "dozens of colleges are going wireless, including.... the University of California at San Diego," creating a challenge for professors as more and more students cruise the Web in class.

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