"TeraShake: SDSC Simulates the 'Big One'"
Paul Tooby reports on "a collaboration of 33 earthquake scientists, computer scientists, and others from eight institutions [that] has produced the largest and most detailed simulation yet of just what may happen during a major earthquake on the southern San Andreas fault. The simulation, known as TeraShake, used the new 10 teraflops DataStar supercomputer and large-scale data resources of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego (UCSD)."...
12.16.04 Medical News Today
"UCSD Bioinformatics Researcher Studies Tumor Genome Architectures with Career Award"
The online medical news service carries a Jacobs School report on postdoctoral researcher Ben Raphael winning a Burroughs Wellcome Award, to continue work analyzing cancer genomes.
12.16.04 EE Times
"Project to produce middleware for ubiquitous networks"
Writer Colin Holland of Electronic Engineering UK reports on RUNES -- "a consortium of European scientists setting out to enable the billions of electronic devices in everyday use to be networked together for use in applications from healthcare and transport systems to manufacturing and disaster recovery." The article notes that UCSD is one of the only U.S. institutions involved in the project. There, it is led by CSE's Rajesh Gupta, with support from CSE assistant professor in residence Ingo... Related Jacobs School Link »
12.15.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Duo fascinated by fowl"
Science writer Bruce Lieberman reports on two UCSD researchers who contributed to genome mapping of the chicken: CSE professor Pavel Pevzner, and Math professor Glenn Tesler (until this year, a postdoc in Pevzner's Bioinformatics Lab).
"Nanogen Funding Advances Nanotech Research at University of California, San Diego"
Nanogen, Inc., developer of advanced diagnostic products, announcedit has agreed to provide $300,000 of funding over a two-year period to support the nanotechnology research of Bioengineering professor Michael Heller, a co-founder of the company. Heller's research under this grant will focus on exploring further use of electric field-based technology for nanofabrication and assembly of nanostructures as well as the integration of nanostructures with other devices. Related Jacobs School Link »
12.14.04 UCSD Connect Newsletter
"Nanogen Funds Nanotechnology Research at UCSD's Jacobs School"
The e-newsletter and online service reports that biotech firm Nanogen willprovide $300,000 of funding over a two-year period to support the nanotechnology research at UCSD of Bioengineering professor -- and Nanogen co-founder -- Michael Heller.
12.13.04 Science News
"Pennies in a Tray"
Ivars Peterson reports that "mathematicians have long pondered the problem of packing identical circles inside a variety of geometric shapes." He goes on to quote CSE professor Ronald Graham as saying that"the optimal packing of equal disks... is an ancient and extremely difficult problem.Some of these very simple problemslike how you pack 27 disks in a triangle, square, or circleare very stubborn."...
"Engineers Join Consortium to Advance 'Invisible' Computing"
The online high-performance computing news service reports that"computer scientists and electrical engineers from the University ofCalifornia, San Diego (UCSD) have joined a consortium of mostlyEuropean scientists setting out to network together the billions ofelectronic devices in everyday use." ECE professor Ramesh Rao and CSE's Rajesh Gupta and Ingolf Krueger arepart of the internationalRUNES project.
12.10.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Chicken genome completed"
The Associated Press report by Malcolm Ritter notes that "in their first detailed and comprehensive look at the DNA of chickens, scientists have found that 60 percent of the bird's genes have close cousins in humans. They say such an analysis should prove valuable in learning more about the human genome." The report -- updated by the Union-Tribune -- quotes the two UCSDco-authors of the study that appeared in Nature: CSE's Pavel Pevzner, andMathematics professor Glenn Tesler. ... Related Jacobs School Link »
Computer scientists and electrical engineers fromthe Jacobs Schoolled by CSE professor Rajesh Guptahave joined a consortium of mostly European scientists setting out to network together the billions of electronic devices in everyday use.
12.8.04 KFMB-TV Channel 8 (CBS)
"Robot Design Contest"
TV reporter Steve Price attended the annual MAE3 Robot Design Contest organized by instructor Nathan Delson as the course's final team project. Length: 2:35 [RealPlayer required]...
12.8.04 KUSI-TV Channel 9/51
"Robot Design Contest"
Anchor Kimberly Hunt introduces a short segment about the MAE3 Robot Design Contest, the capstone competition for the course's required team project. Instructor Nathan Delson is quoted. Length: 00:50 [RealPlayer required]...
12.7.04 Wall Street Net
"Featured Interviews: NASDAQ: Nanogen"
Nanogen's (Nasdaq: NGEN - News)Robert Saltmarsh discusses thecompany's transition from a "research oriented house to a much more revenue focused, commercially oriented enterprise" in an exclusive interview with www.wallst.net. Saltmarsh also discussed the company's recently announced research funding of the Jacobs School's Dr. Michael Heller, a professor in the Department of Bioengineering and ECE. Related Jacobs School Link »
12.1.04 Small Times
"Nanogen Funds Co-Founder's Nano Research"
The online service offering "big news in small tech" reports thatNanogen Inc. "is giving a $300,000 grant to support the nanotechnology research of Michael Heller, company co-founder and engineering professor at University of California, San Diego (UCSD)." Heller is a professor of Bioengineering in the Jacobs School, and Nanogen's two-year funding will support his reseach "using electric field-based technology for nanofabrication and assembly of nanostructures, as well as for integratin...
11.30.04 UCSD Connect Newsletter
"Entrepreneur's Hub: Irwin Jacobs"
In UCSD Connect's e-magazine, Andrea Siedsma interviews QUALCOMM founder Irwin Jacobs, and notes that the former UCSD engineering professor "has also shown his support to UCSD by donating millions of dollars over the last several years to the university. The engineering school even bares his and his wife's name." Referencing the Jacobs School Scholarships that he and his wife Joan fund, Jacobs is quoted as saying "I had scholarships and fellowships during college, which were very critical to...
11.30.04 Tri-Valley Herald
"Crossing Bay Bridge finish line a formidable task"
Pressure is mounting to change the signature part of the new Bay Bridge -- its unique self-anchored suspension tower. The article includes comments byFrieder Seible, dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering and a member of the Bay Bridge design panel. This article also appeared in theSan Mateo County Times.
11.26.04 USA Today
"Digital Note-Passing Gains Respect Among Adults"
In a piece from Reuters, Deborah Cohen reports that passing notes in the classroom is probably as old as formal education itself, but the advent of cell phones and other sophisticated handheld devices has elevated this communication to a digital art form. The article refers to the ActiveClass project at UCSD led by CSE professor Bill Griswold who reportedly "has adopted a tolerant approach to the electronic chatter he knew was happening in his lecture hall." With the help of a grant from Hewl...
11.23.04 Electronic Engineering Times
"Smart dust made to 'escort' molecules to sensors"
R. Colin Johnson reports on work at UCSD by chemist Michael Sailor -- a Cal-(IT)2 participant -- on smart-dust magnetic silicon nanoparticles. "Someday such chaperones might surround cancer cells and "escort" them to the exit," he reports. The article also notes that "Bioengineering associate professor Sangeeta Bhatia and Austin Derfus, a graduate student working in her lab at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, also contributed to the development of Sailor's smart dust."...
11.22.04 This Week @ UCSD
Heather Holliday reports on the opening of the Camp Elliott facility and the NSF-funded Outdoor Shake Table. She quotes co-principal investigator and structural engineering professorJose Restrepo as saying the facility is "to do landmark experiments on tall complex structures that have never been able to be performed before because of height and capacity limitations. Also quoted is Robert Englekirk, chair of the Camp Elliott Board of Directors. The online article also links to a&... Related Jacobs School Link »
11.22.04 Electronic Engineering Times
"Consortium sheds light on dark fiber's potential"
Nicolas Mokhoff reports on effortsto light up "dark fiber" to support data-intensive scientific research and collaboration. He notes that "a few 10-Gbit lambdas are already owned and operated by research agencies, including Pacific Wave, UltraScienceNet and OptiPuter." Mokhoff says OptIPuter PI and CSE professor Larry Smarr is on a "collaboratory kick", and quotes him as saying, "The goal of a collaboratory is to eliminate distance between collaborating scientists and remote scientific...
11.16.04 UCSD Connect Newsletter
"CCAT Fast Tracks Technologies for Government and Commercial Markets"
Andrea Siedsma reports on the Center for the Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT), and highlights a project of ECE chair Paul Yu, noting that when "RD funding dried up for a promising telecommunications device" he was developing, Yu turned to CCAT. He received a $75,000 grant that allowed him to continue workan electro-optical modulator whilewaiting for more government funding. The article also quotes Steve Johnson, a technology and business advisor for CCAT and th...
11.16.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Collaboration on homeland security"
In an op-ed piece, the chancellors of UCSD and SDSU -- Marye Anne Fox and Stephen Weber -- highlight the role that university researchers are playing to improve the region's security. "Responders will be able to survey a disaster site remotely, thanks to a breakthrough handheld device developed by the Jacobs School of Engineering," they report, referring to theDigital Tele-Viewer (produced in the lab of ECE professor Mohan Trivedi).
11.16.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"New UCSD laboratory given a shakedown"
Science writer Bruce Lieberman reports on the official opening of the UCSD-NEES Outdoor Shake Table at the school's new Camp Elliott facility. He quotes Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible as sayingthe facility "really makes UCSD the foremost experimental testing facility in the world for earthquake engineering research." The article also quotes structural engineering professor Jose Restrepo as lead investigator on the project, and Robert Englekirk, chairman of the Camp Elliott Board of D... Related Jacobs School Link »
11.16.04 Denver Post
"CU at epicenter of efforts to help fight quake damage"
Writer Katy Human reports on a test at the University of Colorado that was part of the NSF-funded NEES Grand Opening, and noted that "of the 15 labs, CU has one of the smaller test facilities - but one of the most important, said [Benson] Shing, who helped establish the university's new center but moved to the University of California at San Diego two months ago." Shing is now a professor in the Jacobs School's Structural Engineering department.
11.15.04 IEEE Spectrum
"The View from the Top"
In a profile for the special November 2004 issue, the magazine interviewed CSE professor Francine Berman.Berman -- who is the director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center -- is quoted as saying that the most important technology of the last forty years is "parallelism. Parallel technologies, algorithms, and applications are a fundamental part of virtually all modern technology, from computer design to storage to networking to communication."...
"Smarr Touts Optical Networks as Nation's Future"
In an interview with the online publication's editor Tim Curns, Cal-(IT)2 director Larry Smarr emphasizes the importance of networking to U.S. competitiveness. After admitting that the U.S. is behind Canada and parts of Europe in dedicated optical links between scientific institutions,the CSE professorsaid he's "very hopeful that we'll see the NSF now begin to fund participants and attaching to it and utilizing it really to create a whole, new generation of high-performance...
11.10.04 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"Powerful computers in demand"
Reporter Michael Yeomans writes about the start of SC2004 in Pittsburgh, with an overview of the state of supercomputing.In profiling "theNational LambdaRail project -- a consortium of universities seeking to build a nationwide fiber-optic computing infrastructure to support researchers -- freeing them from the congestion of the common Internet," the writer quotes CSE professor Larry Smarr as calling it "disruptive technology of the first order" that will allow researchers to have...
"Large New Windmill in Scripps Ranch is Just a 'Prop'"
The online version of a TV report on KNSD Channel 7/39 reports that "thousands of commuters and residents of Scripps Ranch have seen a large windmill during the past few days and wondered where it came from so quickly." The article quotes Jacobs School director of communicationsDenine Hagen.
"Breakthrough in Coding Theory and Practice"
Thephysics-oriented news site reports that that "IEEE Information Theory Society has selected an article by professor Alexander Vardy from the University of California, San Diego, and Ralf Koetter from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the top publication in information theory during the past two years.
11.8.04 Innovations Report
"UCSD chemists use tiny ’chaperones’ to direct molecules and nanoparticles in drop of liquid"
The German technology news service reports on development of 'smart dust' as environmental sensors, by a team at UCSD including Jacobs School of Engineering bioengineering professor Sangeeta Bhatia.
11.8.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Remote-camera surveillance gives crews a bird's-eye view of wildfires"
Writer Gregory Alan Gross reports on the network of cameras and high-speed Internet access made available to firefighting agencies in remote areas of San Diego by the SDSC-based High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network. HPWREN director Hans-Werner Braun is quoted.
11.8.04 Yahoo! News
"Platform Computing Launches Platform Rocks for Linux Cluster Market"
At Supercomputing 2004, Platform Computing announced a powerful new software solution called Platform Rocks, a comprehensive cluster management toolkit that simplifies and speeds the deployment and management of small to large scale Linux clusters. The article quotes SDSC program director Phil Papadopoulos as saying, "We look forward to the contributions that Platform and their partners will make to the open source community at large and especially to the education market. This adds value to...
11.6.04 Buffalo News
"Buffalo seen as possible link with supercomputer network"
Writer Fred Williams reports on Jacobs School computer science professor Larry Smarr's speech at the University of Buffalo, quoting him as saying, "We're completely balkanized on our campuses... [Without the capacity to connect with far-flung data sources,] you've got to sit in your little science cave."...
11.5.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"A Growing Northrop Presence"
Jacobs School structural engineering professor John Kosmatka and Corporate Affiliates Program director Anne O'Donnell talk about the School's partnership with Northrop Grumman as part of Bruce Bigelow's story on the company's growing presence in San Diego.
11.4.04 Yahoo! Finance
"DPAC Technologies Signs Industry/University Technology Development Agreement With Cal-IT2"
This joint release issued over Businesswire details an agreement between Cal-(IT)2 and DPAC Technologies, which will supply researchers and Jacobs School of Engineering students with DPAC's Airborne(TM) Wireless LAN Node Module to serve as a base-enabling technology in development of first-response emergency management products and strategies being developed by Cal-(IT)2 (notably on the WIISARD project).
"Tom Fudge, host of "These Days" on KPBS-FM, talks with Yoshi Kohno on Election Day (10 a.m. segment)"
Yoshi Kohno, a computer security expert at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, talks about electronic voting machines with Tom Fudge, host of "These Days" on KPBS-FM, a live call-in program from 10-11 a.m. on Nov. 2 from a polling place in San Diego.
11.2.04 EE Times
"Optical 'Pipeline' Opens Research Connections"
The trade publication's Nicolas Mokhoffreports that the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago "has acquired a dedicated 10 Gigabit "pipe" on the National LambdaRail infrastructure from Chicago to the University of California, San Diego." It will be used by the OptIPuter project,led by CSE professor Larry Smarr.
11.1.04 National Geographic News
"Are Electronic Voting Machines Reliable?"
Jacobs School of Engineering computer security expert Yoshi Kohno is quoted saying that touch screen voting machine technology is not reliable enough to be used in an election. Related Jacobs School Link »
10.27.04 PC Magazine
"Modeling Internet Epidemics"
Reporter John Quain from eWEEK writes that "a couple of recent National Science Foundation Cyber Trust research grant recipients are taking a naturalistic approach" to dealing with Internet plagues. One of the NSF projects "is the Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses, which received a $6.2 million NSF grant. It's led by Stefan Savage of the University of California at San Diego and Vern Paxson, chief scientist at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California."...
10.22.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"A Brainstorming Hub"
As 30,000 people arrived in San Diego for the 34th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, science writer Bruce Lieberman highlights the advances made by San Diego researchers at UCSD as well as the Salk and Burnham institutes. The article highlights the work of UCSD neurscientist and Bioengineering adjunct professor Mark Ellisman, whose BIRN project is closely associated with Cal-(IT)2, and quotes Ellisman as saying, "The challenge for us is putting all of those pieces in place ̵...
"30th Anniversary of Pascal"
After contributor GrokSoup wrote that "UC San Diego is holding a public symposium on Friday, October 22nd, honoring the 30th anniversary of the Pascal programming language. Oh the memories of undergraduate bubble-sorts ..." , the online discussion forum for techies received an avalanche of responses (nearly 600 in the first 24 hours). The event took place at the Price Center Ballroom.
"SGI unveils high-spec Linux graphics workstation"
In a report on SGI's announcement of its new Silicon Graphics Prism Linus workstations, the European technology news services quotes Cal-(IT)2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr as saying that "accelerating the pace of scientific discovery requires detailed insight into tera-scale data-sets that is greatly enabled through the scalability, power and bandwidth of Prism."...
10.11.04 PR Newswire
"SGI Introduces First Linux-Based High-Performance Visual Computing System"
In a news release announcingthe world's most powerful and flexible Linux(R) OS-based visual computer product line, SGI (formerly Silicon Graphics) reports that it has"taken its most advanced computer graphics capability, previously affordable to only a select few, and made it available on a truly open and accessible platform."SGI -- an industry partner of Cal-(IT)2 -- also quotes institute director and CSE professor Larry smarr as saying that "SGI's new system has the...
10.11.04 Washington Technology
"NSF awards new grants"
The online technology service of the Washington Post reports that "two research centers that will apply life sciences techniques to Internet security are among 33 new projects the National Science Foundation will fund in its latest round of grants in the Cyber Trust Program... A team at the University of California at San Diego will borrow from epidemiology to examine how worms propagate." The latter Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses (CIED) is led by CSE professor Stefan Savage. Related Jacobs School Link »
10.11.04 Washington Technology
"NSF awards new grants"
The online technology service of the Washington Post reports that "two research centers that will apply life sciences techniques to Internet security are among 33 new projects the National Science Foundation will fund in its latest round of grants in the Cyber Trust Program... A team at the University of California at San Diego will borrow from epidemiology to examine how worms propagate." The latter Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses (CIED) is led by CSE professor Stefan Savage. Related Jacobs School Link »
10.10.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"It was to be a bridge of the future, a span over Interstate 5 built from advanced composite materials and linking the east and west portions of UCSD," writes transportation reporter Jeff Ristine about the project shelved by UCSD engineers over the summer. The article also paraphrases UCSD officials as saying "that even though it won't be building a bridge, its research led to numerous advances and proved that the composite materials have 'considerable potential.'"...
10.8.04 United Press International
"Wireless World: WiFi Transforms Transport"
Mobile, wireless technology is transforming transportation in Europe and America, according to science writer Gene Koprowski, who notes that at "the University of California, San Diego, a broadband bus called the CyberShuttle uses an 802.11 wireless local-area network, to provide students and faculty the ability to be online, with notebook computers or PDAs while on the go around campus." The CyberShuttle was one of the first technologies developed under the aegis of Cal-(IT)2 on the UCSD cam...
10.7.04 UCSD Guardian
"Three researchers named among top-100 young innovators by MIT magazine"
Associate news editor Lisa Mak interviewed CSE professor Serge Belongie for a report on MIT's Technology Review magazine naming Belongie and two other UCSD researchers to its 2004 list of the worlds top-100 young innovators. Belongie is quoted as saying this his "hope is that this award will increase my visibility and lead to more opportunities for research collaborations and funding. Related Jacobs School Link »
10.6.04 Christian Science Monitor
"In cyberspace, a dark alliance"
Technology writer Gregory Lamb reports on renewed efforts to battle worms, viruses and other Internet plagues, noting that "right nowthe criminals are on the offensive."He quotes CSE professor Stefan Savage as saying,"We're way behind... [Since 2001, there have been "incredible advances in sophistication on the part of the bad guys. And yet what we do to defend is pretty much what we did five years ago." Savage is leading a new Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses (...
10.5.04 CIO Today
"Cyber Center Targets Internet Plagues"
The technology news service's Mike Martin reports on the creation of a new Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses (CIED), withNSF funding, based at UCSD. He quotes the center's new director, CSE professor Stefan Savage, as saying "the veryopenness and efficiency that drove the Internet's success also make it an ideal breeding ground for infectious network agents."... Related Jacobs School Link »
"PRAGMA Puts People at Core of Cyberinfrastructure"
The online grid-computing news service\'s Derrick Harris interviewed Peter Arzberger, chair of the PRAGMA steering committee and deputy layer leader at UCSD for Digitally Enabled Genomic Medicine, for a recap on the PRAGMA 7 Workshop that took place at the San Diego Supercomputer Center in September. The interview also highlights PRAGMA\'s links to Cal-(IT)2, and the support of institute director and CSE professor Larry Smarr, who addressed the meeting, as well as the inaugural group of nine...
10.4.04 Popular Science
"Henrik Jensen: A Hollywood ending for a comp-sci guy: his graphics software goes to the movies"
Inits October 2004 issue, the magazine publishes its latest "Brilliant 10" list of scientists under 40. Cited for his work in computer graphics, CSE professor Henrik Wann Jensen is one of the ten.His "ability to translate the play of light on surfaces into digital code has not only secured his status as an academic computer scientist;" exclaims the magazine, "it has taken him on a red-carpet ride, earning him credits on films such as Terminator 3 and Shrek 2."... Related Jacobs School Link »
10.4.04 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"CMU gets $6.4 million to boost computers\' street savvy"
Writer Byron Spice reports that while \"Carnegie Mellon studies ways for computers to stay out of trouble, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, will receive $6.2 million of Cyber Trust money to study the epidemiology of the Internet, so computers can sense spreading infections and take actions to suppress them.\" The project is led by CSE professor Stefan Savage. Related Jacobs School Link »
"Adaptive Refinement Promises Faster Rendering on Graphics Chips"
The physics and technology online news service reports that "rendering realistic, computer-generated scenes can be a time-consuming exercise even on the most powerful computers. But computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a technique that accelerates certain graphics computations by two or three orders of magnitude, at very little cost." The article quotes CSEgraduate student Craig Donner as saying, "It's really simple and requires only a few...
"Hooking Up Scientists to Ocean Sensors Leads List of NSF Information Technology Research Projects Aw"
The online news service for the San Diego technology sector reports that UCSD researchers have been awarded more than $9 million from NSF's Information Technology Research program, with engineering as principal investigators on the largest award of the year -- for the third year in a row.
10.1.04 KFMB-TV Channel 8
"UCSD Awarded $3.9M for Research Technology Development"
The CBS affiliate reports that "the National Science Foundation awarded UC San Diego and the University of Washington $3.9 million Thursday to develop technology to link land-based researchers with ocean observatories off the West Coast." CSE professor Larry Smarr is co-PI on the project. Related Jacobs School Link »
10.1.04 North County Times
"UCSD shares in $3.9M oceanography grant"
Thenewspaper reports that NSFawarded UC San Diego and the University of Washington $3.9 million Thursday to develop technology to link land-based researchers with ocean observatories off the West Coast. The Ocean Observatory Knowledge Integration Grid at UCSD"eventually will link communities of oceanographers via high-speed wireless and optical networks to observatories in remote locations off the coasts of Mexico, the United States and Canada," the paper reports about the p... Related Jacobs School Link »
10.1.04 High-Performance Composites
"Composites Finding a Niche In Homeland Security Apps"
Inits October 2004 issue, the trade publication notes that the Jacobs School "is working on a new bomb blast simulator laboratory, which will be able to test the effects of bombs on composite-strengthened structures... The blast simulator will recreate the speed and force of explosive shock waves through servo-controlled hydraulic actuators acting on columns, beams and girders." Dean Frieder Seible is quoted sayingthat "composite technologies mitigate damage to buildin...
9.29.04 USA Today
"Young scientists prove 'Popular' with magazine"
Reporter Sarah Hoflus profiles the "Brilliant 10" young scientists picked by Popular Science magazine in its October issue. They include 34-year-old CSE professor Henrik Wann Jensen. The expert in computer graphics is cited for recognizing that "surfaces don't just reflect light, but absorb it. He has taken that absorption and translated it into digital code for graphics. His expertise was seen by audiences in Terminator 3, Shrek 2, the Lord of the Rings films and Harry Potter and the Chamber...
9.24.04 Los Angeles Times
"Tallying the Woes of Electronic Balloting"
Reporter Chris Gaither writes that computer scientists from coast to coast have warned that the machines sometimes err in counting votes and could be easily compromised by amateur hackers intent on disrupting elections. "Computer scientists from Johns Hopkins University, UC San Diego and Rice University studied the source code for Diebold machines and reported in an academic journal that the software was poorly written and lacked the cryptography necessary to protect key information from hack...
9.24.04 Internet Week
"NSF Awards $13 Million For Anti-Worm Research"
InThe CMP publication's Gregg Keizer interviewed CSE professor Stefan Savage for this article on NSF's $6.2 million grant to fund the creation of the Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses (CIED), a joint venture of UCSD and the UC Berkeley-affiliated International Computer Science Institute. Keizer reports that "although the Center has the word "Epidemiology" in its title, Savage cautioned against comparing the research to medical examinations of biological infections. When the Center... Related Jacobs School Link »
9.22.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"UCSD to study 'epidemiology' of Internet viruses"
Staff writer Kathryn Balintreports that computer scientists at UCSD are "taking a cue from the study of diseases in human populations,"and wereawarded a $6.2 million grant yesterday to study the "epidemiology" of Internet viruses. CSE professor Stefan Savage, director of the new Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses (CIED) is quoted as saying unlike with medical epidemics, "on the Internet, you can transmit at incredible speeds... There's no limitation of geogr... Related Jacobs School Link »
"US Researchers Study Real Viruses to Thwart Virtual"
Reporter Spencer Swartz writes that U.S. university researchers, including CSE professor Stefan Savage, will soon begin amulti-million-dollar study of the spread of Internet viruses using methods pioneered in tracking the outbreak of human epidemics. Savage is quoted as likeningthe study of the movement of Internet viruses to studying the spread of viruses like West Nile, a sometimes-deadly, mosquito-borne virus that infects humans: "We'll be focused on what vectors ar... Related Jacobs School Link »
9.22.04 San Diego Metropolitan
"Daily Business Report"
The online San Diego news service reports that "computer scientists at UCSD and the International Computer Science Institute at UC Berkeley have joined forces to launch an assault on viruses, worms and other plagues afflicting the Internet. With $6.2 million in funding over five years from the National Science Foundation through its new Cyber Trust program, the scientists are to develop technologies to detect, analyze and defend against large-scale Internet attacks."... Related Jacobs School Link »
9.21.04 The Daily Transcript
"UCSD computer scientists awarded $6.2 million to study online epidemics"
Technology writer Jennifer McEntee reports on the NSF-funded new Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses (CIED), led by CSE professor Stefan Savage, "to investigate Internet-borne viruses, worms and plagues."The center is a joint venture of UCSD and the UC Berkeley-affiliated International Computer Science Institute. Savage is quoted as saying "industry has to implement a solution... [but] we're good at coming up with the seeds of those solutions." (Readers inside UCSD can read th... Related Jacobs School Link »
9.20.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"MIT Honors Young UCSD Scientists"
Science reporter Bruce Lieberman reports that "three scientists at UCSD have been named among the world's 100 top young researchers by Technology Review, a national magazine published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. CSE's Serge Belongie is one of the three UCSD researchers under 35 who made the list, together with chemist Jamie Link and Lei Wang, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Pharmacology. Related Jacobs School Link »
9.20.04 North County Times
" UCSD scientists named as top young researchers"
Based on wire reports, the newspaper notes that threeUCSD scientists "are among the world's 100 top young researchers,"according to Technology Review, a magazine based at MIT. The UCSD researchers include chemist Jamie Link, 26; Lei Wang, 32, who invetned a way to engineer proteins inside cells; and CSE's Serge Beongie, 29, "who developed computer technology to analyze fingerprints."... Related Jacobs School Link »
9.17.04 Frederick Business Week
"The biotech disconnect: Industry's challenge is to educate unknowing public"
Ike Wilson, a National Press Foundation Fellow who participated in a workshop at the Jacobs School in August, calls on the need to inform the public about the impact of biomedical engineering. Wilson quotes Bioengineering Chair Shu Chien.
9.17.04 United Press International
"Wireless World: 'Fiction' of Telecom Rules"
The news service's telecom writer Gene Koprowski argues that "the federal government's rules for telecom technology -- first written in the 1930s and revised about 10 years ago -- have not kept pace with dramatic technological changes." He highlights Wi-Fi service for commuters at UCSD, "called the Cyber Shuttle, which gives travelers access to high-speed Internet while they ride to and from campus." The Cyber Shuttle was developed by Cal-(IT)2 in a project led by ECE professor Ramesh Rao. Th...
9.3.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Halpern to Head UCSD Center"
In the newspaper's daily "Business Briefing" column, it reports that "UCSD's William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement has named Stephen J. Halpern as the center's new managing director. Halpern previously was vice president of business development at Construction Bidboard, a data services company for the construction industry. Halpern also was at Praja, a multimedia company, and led GTE's entertainment unit entry into interactive video games. The von Liebig... Related Jacobs School Link »
"UC San Diego Entrepreneurism Center Appoints New Managing Director"
In its daily email report, the online San Diego news service reports on the appointment of Steve Halpern as managing director of the William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement in the Jacobs School. Related Jacobs School Link »
8.30.04 New York Times
"A PC That Packs Real Power, and All Just for Me"
Technology writer John Markoff reports on Orion Multisystems, a start-up company based in Santa Clara, Calif., will announced a new desktop workstation for engineers and scientists that the company hopes "will be able to deliver about 10 times the performance of a desktop personal computer." The article quotes CSE professor and Cal-(IT)2 directorLarry Smarr as saying "I don't think it's been demonstrated there's a huge need" for the workstation that contains 12 processors but consumers...
8.27.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Mathematics: Building a Gold Medal Team"
In an op-ed article about the importance of grooming top mathematicians, UCSD's dean of natural sciences Mark Thiemens notes that UCSD faculty have played important roles in the world of math. He notes that Hungarian-born mathematician Paul Erdos, whose "probabilistic combinatorics pioneered the way for major advancements in computer science, coding theory and the development of communications networks," spent the latter part of his life in "a room in the house of mathematicians Ronald Graham...
8.25.04 Knight-Ridder Newspapers
"Bioengineers Create Spare Parts for an Aging Population"
Technology reporter Robert Boyd visited the Jacobs School of Engineering and produced a report on bioengineering breakthroughs at UCSD and elsewhere, allowing scientists and engineers "to create treatments and replacement parts for failing organs... UCSD researchers in the rapidly expanding field of bioengineering are working to replace not just knees and hips but also pancreases, knee cartilage, blood vessels and other deteriorating components of the human machine." The feature article...
8.23.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Local Universities See Mixed Success in National Ranking"
According to the 2004 college rankings compiled by U.S. News World Report magazine, UCSD's "undergraduate engineering program ranked among the 22 best in the United States, compared with 25th last year." Education reporter Eleanor Yang notes that the rankings are based on many factors, "including an institution's reputation, graduation and retention rates, financial aid resources and alumni giving rate."...
8.20.04 Science Magazine
"Stormy Forecast for Climate Science"
Writer Andrew Lawler spoke with Cal-(IT)2 director andcomputer scienceprofessor Larry Smarr for a report onNASA's Earth Observing System and what could be a "confused and perilous future" for climate researchers. Smarr is quoted as saying "the EOS program has been at the point of the spear... They've been pioneers." Smarradvises NASA on earth sciences.
8.19.04 La Jolla Village News
"UCSD Pulls Plug on Future Bridge"
Due to budget constraints and escalating bridge construction costs, the University of California, San Diego has decided to discontinue work on a proposed bridge that would have spanned Interstate 5, connecting the east and west portions of the campus. Writer Tanya Kurland quotesPaul Croft, senior consultant with UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, as saying UCSD "can't build the bridge because the funds simply aren't there."...
8.9.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Undergraduates Working Overtime"
In a report on the growing role of undergraduate education at UCSD and other campuses, education writer Eleanor Yang profiles the work ofmechanical engineeringsenior Nelson Bravo, who has worked for more than a year with a team designing three robots that jump. Yang reports that Bravo works 20 hours a week on the "device, which stands a little taller than a foot, [and] consists of a set of clear plastic tubes configured in the shape of a tilted cube. It is powered by compressed ai...
8.7.04 Wall Street Journal
"OVP Names LeFaivre New Venture Partner"
In an article that first appeared on the Dow Jones Newswire, Ann Grimes reports that "OVP Venture Partners, a venture capital firm based in Kirkland, Wash., announced that Rick LeFaivre is joining the firm as a venture partner. A veteran computer scientist, professor and research and development executive, Mr. LeFaivre was most recently Executive Director of the von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at the University of California, San Diego."...
8.4.04 Fox in the Morning
"Interview with Geoff Voelker"
After airing a Fox CONNECT segment on a computer-science course at UCSD that involves building multiplayer, networked videogames, Fox in the Morning hostMarc Bailey interviews CSE professor Geoff Voelker about why the course is so popular, and want his students get out of it. Length: 6:29... Related Jacobs School Link »
8.3.04 Fox6 News at Ten
"Fox CONNECT: Videogame Class"
In this television report as part of a series on San Diego's Fox affiliate that is part of a series sponsored by UCSD Connect, reporter Jennifer Brant talks to CSE professor Geoff Voelker about his software systems class in which seniors design multiplayer, networked videogames. Length: 1:49... Related Jacobs School Link »
8.2.04 San Diego Business Journal
"UCSD Center Delves Into Computer Networks"
Technology reporter Brad Graves reports on the launch of the Center for Networked Systems. "Take a computer even a high-powered supercomputer and you have a system. Connect it with other systems and you have a network," writes Graves. "Computer scientists who specialize in systems have one more opportunity to talk shop with scientists who specialize in the data networks that link them. Four private companies have committed $9 million over three years to the Center for Networke... Related Jacobs School Link »
7.31.04 San Diego Union Tribune
"Engineering students race in homemade submarines"
Union Tribune reporter John Berhman, writing about the 2004 Human Powered Submarine Contest, quotes Jacobs School undergraduates Ilya Gavrilyuk and John McCague about the performance of the Jacobs team's pedal-powered "Inviscid" craft during the July29-Aug. 1 competition in Escondido, CA. Related Jacobs School Link »
7.28.04 Fox6 News
"Fox CONNECT: Smart Airbags"
In its weekly series on technologies developed in San Diego, Fox6 News' Jennifer Brant visited UCSD's Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles, and spoke with ECE professor Mohan Trivedi about a computer-vision system designed to modify the speed of an airbag deployment if the car detects that the passenger is a child, or a small woman, leaning forward. Length: 2:19 (Courtesy: Fox6 and UCSD CONNECT)... Related Jacobs School Link »
7.27.04 UCSD Connect Newsletter
"Von Liebig Center Helps Ignite Commercial Success of University Research"
EditorAndrea Siedsma profiles the work of MAE professor Steven Buckley, who four years ago "began to work on a nifty idea to use an off-the-shelf laser to develop sensing technology that would help control combustion for stationary and mobile power sources." Buckley is one of six Jacobs School faculty to win a grant last week fromthe William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement, which "will help ignite Buckley's dream of seeing commercial validity of... Related Jacobs School Link »
7.26.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Ewell Names New Members to Data Board"
Ronald Powellreports that San Diego City Manager Lamont Ewell has named a new board of directors to tighten controls on the city's data processing corporation, including Mary Zoeller, technology and business adviser to the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. Zoeller works with the von Liebig Center to counsel faculty on commercialization of their technologies.
7.24.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Firms Commit Millions to Fund Computer Networking Center"
The newspaper reports that "four technology giants, including Qualcomm, are contributing $9 million over the next three years to a new center for computer networking at UCSD." It goes on to note thatATT, Alcatel and Hewlett-Packard are also contributing to the university's Center for Networked Systems, an alliance between the university and the high-tech companies. CNS is part of both the Jacobs School and Cal-(IT)2. Related Jacobs School Link »
7.20.04 Los Angeles Times
"Tech Bust Zaps Interest in Computer Careers"
Alex Pham reports on how engineering schools in the U.S. are coping with a sharp drop in applications for undergraduate computer-science programs. The article notes that "at UC San Diego, home to the largest engineering school in the University of California system, applications to the program fell 24% from 2002 to 2003." Jeanne Ferrante, associate dean of the UC San Diego school of engineering, blames the drop on rising joblessness among computer scientists and systems analysts, and is quote...
7.18.04 New York Times
"Why Venture Funds Don't Want Your Cash"
Reporter Gary Rivlin writes that after suffering its worst slump in 30 years, venture capital firms have been "inundated by would-be investors, proving once again that venture firms can be an unpredictable investment." The article quotes von Liebig Center lecturerPaul Kedrosky,who last month completed a study that looked at the performance of the billion-dollar funds: "It was disastrous..Firms either returned a lot of the money or they still have negative returns five years...
7.17.04 North County Times
"UCSD Dean Helps Design Athens Bridge"
Writer Ruth Marvin Webster reports on seismic design work carried out by Jacobs School Dean Frieder Seible, on thenew Rion-Antirion Bridge in Greece, the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, which will be showcased during this summer's Olympic Games. "Frieder Seible says the new bridge will be safer than solid ground," reports Webster, who notes that the deanwas hired as a consultant on the design of the bridge, "Athens' new four-masted marvel of modern engineering [that] spans r...
7.14.04 Chronicle of Higher Education
"NASA Reorganization Consolidates Science"
Writer Kelly Field reports on NASA's reorganization plan to consolidate its science functions and replace its space-science chief with the director of the Goddard Space Flight Center. The article quotes CSE professor Larry Smarr as saying a joint science office might also strengthen the scientific-research lobby. Said Smarr, who directs Cal-(IT)2 and is alsochairman of NASA's advisory committee on earth-system science and applications, predicted "you will have a unified scientific commu...
7.11.04 Chicago Tribune
"Video tools fight crime, but privacy is at issue"
Technology reporter Jon Van reports on a $34 million project in Illinois to give public safety officers unprecedented video surveillance and communication capabilities. He quotes CSE professor and Cal-(IT) director Larry Smarr as saying, "We're at a historic watershed in the notion of individual privacy... Video cameras in banks are useful in identifying criminals. But there's not enough public discussion of the minus side of this technology. The potential for abuse is sneaking up on us...
7.9.04 Science Magazine
"Oceanography: Saving Scripps"
Writer David Malakoff reports that the Scripps Institution of Oceanographyis plottinga new course in search of a successful second century of exploration. He reports that one change ahead is "a new home for the Center for Earth Observations and Applications, already operating in cooperation with UCSD's burgeoning information technology program." CSE professor and Cal-(IT)2 director Larry Smarris quoted as saying "it's a natural alliance" taht willhelp jump-start...
7.7.04 Government Computer News
"Lots of questions, few clear answers on e-voting"
Staff writer William Jackson reports on a hearing of the House Administration Committee on Capitol Hill, where computer security experts and election officials debated the merits of paperless voting. Among those testifying was Tadayoshi Kohno, a graduate student in CSE, who is quoted as saying"it is possible to have secure-enough paperless machines... But we dont have those machines today, and we cant have them by November.
7.6.04 EOS Journal
"NASA Restructuring Draws Mixed Reactions"
Writer Randy Showstack reports on NASA's planned restructuring, with comments from Cal-(IT)2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr. Smarr is also chairman of NASA's Earth Systems Science and Applications Advisory Committee, andis quoted as calling the restructuring a "strong endorsement" of earth science research.
7.5.04 IEEE Spectrum
"Sensors & Sensibility"
In the July 2004 issue, writers Jean Kumagai and Steven Cherry report on how sensors are collecting personal information that could be misused. The cover story notes however that some scientists are finding ways to protect from such abuses, and highlights the work of ECE professor Mohan Trivedi, noting that he has developed "a surveillance system that blocks out images of people and other objects; dedicated processors on the cameras represent them instead as colored cubes. If a camera detects...
7.2.04 Science Magazine
"NASA: Will New Lineup Transform or Deform Science?"
Writer Andrew Lawler reports on NASA's "biggest organizational change in more than a decade." He reports that "though some earth scientists fear becoming second-class citizens in the new office, others are more optimistic," and goes on to quote CSE professor Larry Smarr, chair of NASA's earth sciences advisory panel, as saying that he has "been arguing that earth and space science need to be closer."...
6.29.04 Computer World
"Usenix: Monkey see, Monkey do, Monkey test Web site performance"
Jacobs School computer science studentYu-Chung Chengand developers at Google Inc. have jointly created an open-source tool designed to better predict the effect on real-world Web site performance if changes are made to things like network infrastructure. Called Monkey http://ramp.ucsd.edu/projects/monkey/, the tool first captures data from actual client sessions, inferring various network and client conditions -- what its creators call the "monkey see" portion of its w...
6.21.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"No strings attached"
Personal technology reporter Jonathan Sidener reports on development of WiMax and ultra wideband (UWB) technologies that will eventually do away with wires in the home and beyond. He quotes ECE professor Laurence Milstein as saying that "one of the significant aspects of UWB is that it creates an opportunity for consumer applications using a portion of the radio spectrum that the Federal Communications Commission has already licensed for other purposes, including the Global Positioning System...
6.14.04 NBC Channel 7/39
"UCSD Tests New Bridge Construction Method"
The TV station and online news site report that "at UCSD, engineers are testing a design technique called pre-cast construction, which has been used in Europe and other parts of the United States." The storyquotes Jacobs School dean Frieder Sieble as saying the components are put together "like a little erector set, by starting at center column and tying them all together." Similar story also ran on KGTV SanDiegoChannel.com and Yahoo! at http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=storyu=/ibs... Related Jacobs School Link »
6.14.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Shaking up quake safety"
Reporter Lisa Marinelli reports on a San Diego company focusing on the market for adhesives for the home in the event of an earthquake, and notes that UCSD engineerings "simulated a 15-second quake on a two-story house built on a shake table. An unsecured water heater fell over while two that were secured remained standing. Anchored bookcases stayed put, but an unsecured file cabinet crashed over." The article quotesstructural engineering professor Scott Ashford as saying that "if you l...
6.8.04 IEEE Design & Test of Computers
"The next EDA challenge: Design for manufacturability"
CSE professor Rajesh Gupta argues in favor of a "complete overhaul of the design flow. Such an overhaul must include reliability and manufacturing concerns as an integral part of the design agenda, and incorporate the support of tools, throughout the design process." Gupta is the publication's Editor in Chief, and his comments are in the May-June issue.
6.1.04 New Scientist
"Is Blast From the Past Answer to Wi-Fi Woes?"
Barry Fox reports that when the transistor exploded on the scene half a century ago, it seemed to sound the death knell for the thermionic valve or vacuum tube.But now the valve is back, thanks to a team led by MAE professor Sungho Jin, who "is using the latest chip fabrication techniques to build a valve on a microchip. And their purpose is up-to-the-minute too: to amplify the microwave signals used in cellphones and wireless connection technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth... The...
"The Wireless World"
In a survey of major wireless cities in U.S., the magazine highlights San Diego, noting that "if wireless technology has a birthplace, it's San Diego." It notes that in 1968, UCSD engineering professor IrwinJacobs "founded a company called Linkabit to create the world's first digital wireless-communications network. Today, spinoffs like Qualcomm and Leap Wireless, as well as the U.S. branches of international giants like Nokia and Sony Electronics, populate the region. A special program...
5.24.04 @UCSD Magazine
"Making Nice with Mice"
In the June 2004 issue of the UCSD alumni magazine, there is areport on the Smart Vivarium project led by CSE professor Serge Belongie. The article notes that computer-vision monitoring of lab mice produces a "continuous stream of measurements [that] could eventually yield major breakthroughs in drug design and medical research, as well as aid in the early diagnosis and monitoring of sick animals in zoos and veterinary hospitals."... Related Jacobs School Link »
5.21.04 Science Magazine
"Number Theory: Proof Promises Progress in Prime Progressions"
Writer Barry Cipra reports on "a stunning breakthrough in the theory of prime numbers"by Ben Green and Terence Tao, who proved that an infinite number of arithmetic progressions of prime with four terms (until now, it was only proved with three terms.)The article quotes CSE professor Ronald Graham as saying the mathematicians' complicated 50-page proof is "just amazing...It's such a big jump from what came before."...
5.19.04 Scientific American
"Security at Your Fingertips"
In the magazine'sJune 2004 issue, Mark Alpertwrites aboutfingerprint recognition technologies andmentions Digital Persona, a company co-foundedby Serge Belongie, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at UCSD.
5.14.04 San Diego Union Tribune
"High-tech scanner gives scientists a 3-D look at fragile coastal bluffs"
As part of a project to better understand and preventcoastal bluff erosion, Jacobs School structural engineering professor Scott Ashford and graduate student Adam Young recorded3D high resolution images of sea bluffs using a sophisticated laser scanner. The bluff-face images will allow scientists to more accurately calculate the rate of erosion along 10 miles of coastline in Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas.
5.12.04 Business Week
"The Superwoman of Supercomputing"
In its May 12 special edition about "Women in Tech," the weekly publication's Alex Salkevercalls SDSC director Francine Berman"the reigning teraflop queen." Berman is also aprofessor in CSE, and is quoted as saying that in the field of supercomputing and Grid computing, "For a lot of us, it's like working at a Toys 'R Us for scientists."...
"Mexican science and technology dignitaries stretch collaboration ties with California institute"
The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology's website reported on a delegation of 30 Mexican representatives from science and technology organizations and private companies that attended Cal-(IT)'s All-hands Meeting in April at UCSD. According to Carlos Duarte, Director of the Office of CONACyT in the USA, the "visit was the culmination of a series of meetings held previously in Mexico and the U.S. with the purpose of identifying projects of mutual interest as the basis for...
5.6.04 Innovations Report
"UCSD bioengineers develop first genome-scale computational model of gene regulation"
This online forum for science, industry, and business posted a story about bioengineering professor Bernhard Palsson's recent publication in Nature regarding the first genome-scale computational model of a regulatory network in a cell. Related Jacobs School Link »
5.6.04 BBC News
"Virtual skin looking even better"
Reporting for the BBC's online edition, Alfred Hermida reports on a new technique for simulating the effect of light on skin, and interviewed CSE professor Henrik Wann Jensen for the profile. Jensen is quoted as saying the technique "is being used in almost all visual effects for movies and there are a number of game companies looking at how to adapt the technique for games as well."...
5.6.04 North County Times
"UCSD gets $4.4 million bomb blast simulator contract"
The newspaper reports that UCSD"received a $4.4 million federal contract for a bomb blast simulator under construction at a site eight miles east of campus... The blast simulator will be the world's first facility capable of studying bomb blast structural damage without creating actual explosions, according to UCSD." Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible is quoted in the article. Related Jacobs School Link »
5.4.04 University of Chicago Magazine
"Father of the Grid: Ian Foster"
In the magazine's April issue, Amy Braverman profiles distributed computing and Grid pioneer Ian Foster, director of the Distributed Systems Lab at Argonne National Laboratory. The article goes on to quote Cal-(IT) director and CSE professor Larry Smarr as dubbing a landmark 1995 supercomputing conference "the Woodstock of the Grid."...
5.3.04 Sensors Magazine
"Wireless Ad Hoc Nets Go to War"
EditorStephanie Henkelwrites in the publication's May2004 issuethat a "six-university effort led by principal investigator James Zeidler of the University of California, San Diego is working on a way to help troops in the heat of commando raids and other hostile environments set up mobile communications networks using light-weight wireless equipment. These ad hoc networks form when communications peers find one another without the benefit of centralized network control... Related Jacobs School Link »
5.3.04 Investor's Business Daily
"Irwin Jacobs Sets the Standard"
In a profile of Irwin Jacobs, the newspaper notes that the QUALCOMM founder and CEO left UC San Diego -- where he was an engineering professor -- to pursue a career in business, with the founding of first Linkabit, and then QUALCOMM.
5.1.04 Popular Science
"A Kinder, Gentler Explosion"
The magazine reports on the new bomb blast simulator under construction at UCSD. Frieder Seible, Jacobs School Dean and Structural Engineering Professor, describes how the facility will allow scientists to run precise, repeatable tests to gain a better understanding of how to harden buildings against terrorist bomb attacks. Related Jacobs School Link »
4.28.04 San Diego Metropolitan
The monthly magazine's online edition reports that CSE professor Russell Impagliazzo"has been selected for one of the most prestigious fellowships awarded to scientists, artists and scholars in the U.S. and Canada."Impagliazzo was appointed a Guggenheim Fellow and cited for his work on "heuristics, proof complexity and algorithmic techniques."... Related Jacobs School Link »
4.28.04 North County Times
"UCSD professor wins Guggenheim Fellowship"
The paper reports on the selection of CSE professor Russell Impagliazzo as a Guggenheim Fellow, and quotes CSE chair Mohan Paturi as saying Impagliazzo was hailed for the "productive scholarship... that is a hallmark of Russell's work in complexity theory and cryptography."... Related Jacobs School Link »
4.27.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Paperless Prescriptions on Horizon"
Staff writer Leslie Berestein reports on a project that will allow many San Diego patients to "see their prescriptions transmitted directly from the doctor's office to the pharmacy via computer, rather than handed to them on hastily scribbled paper slips." The article notes thatthe San Diego Medical Society Foundation has been working on the project with the county health department and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at the University of Calif...
4.23.04 The Scientist
"Enter the Matrix"
Appreciations in biology can come slowly. Researchers once deemed as junk the parts of genes not represented in proteins; likewise, neuroglia were thought to be mere bystanders to neurons. So it is with the extracellular matrix (ECM), the "scaffolding" and "glue" that fill the spaces among cells. New ways of excavating the ECM reveal that it is much more. The article includes a quote byShu Chien, chair of Bioengineering.
4.20.04 San Diego Magazine
"WiFi/3G Gateway Makes Commercial Entree"
The magazine's online service reports that "startup Entree Wireless has its first customer -- the same outfit that spawned the its fundamental technology. The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, or Cal(IT)2, will use Entree's MANPack mobile wireless gateway to deploy high-speed wireless Internet access for first responders in disaster situations. Financial details were not disclosed."... Related Jacobs School Link »
"Entree, Cal-IT Deploy Security Solution"
The online news service reports on a deal whereby Entree Wireless, a leading developer of Mobile Wireless Gateways,will supply is mobileWiFi access gateways to a projectat UCSD to improve communications for medical first responders in a crisis situation. Related Jacobs School Link »
"Entree, Cal-IT Deploy Security Solution"
The online news service reports on a deal whereby Entree Wireless, a leading developer of Mobile Wireless Gateways,will supply is mobileWiFi access gateways to a projectat UCSD to improve communications for medical first responders in a crisis situation. Same article appears in 3GNewsroom.com at http://www.3gnewsroom.com/3g_news/apr_04/news_4412.shtml. Related Jacobs School Link »
4.20.04 San Diego Metropolitan
"Entree Wireless and Cal-(IT)2"
The magazine's online daily report reports thatthe California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology will deploy Entree Wireless's technology solution to provide high-speed wireless connectivity in the field for first responders in disaster situations, and quotes ECE professor Ramesh Rao as saying "thesemobile gateways will be a cornerstone of the communications networks we are developing for homeland security and other purposes."...
4.19.04 Information Week
"Laser Optics Try To Bridge Last Mile"
The article reports on Omnilux, Inc., a telecom equipment maker that has licensed UCSD laser-optic technology developed by ECE Professor Anthony Acampora to give companies the speed and quality of fiber optics at a fraction of the cost. Omnilux Inc., has licensed patents for a method to transmit data using laser beams shone from roof-mounted equipment over short distances. Omnilux says that could solve the so-called "last mile" problem of hooking smaller companies and homes to the...
4.12.04 San Diego Metropolitan
"Daily Business Report"
The monthly magazine's April 12 online edition reports that ECE professor Ramesh Rao "has been appointed the first holder of the Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Telecommunications and Information Technologies." Rao directs the San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. QUALCOMM CEO Irwin Jacobs is quoted as saying "engineering students do benefit greatly from interaction with noted faculty, such as Professor Rao, who have achieved distinguished...
4.9.04 KFMB-TV Channel 8
"SD Wireless Traffic Report"
Anchor Barbara-Lee Edwardsreports on the San Diego Wireless Traffic Report at(866) 500-0977,a voice-recognition-based system developed by Cal-(IT) researcher Ganz Chockalingam. The free service permits customization to commuters' morning and evening commute routes for users who register online at http://traffic.calit2.net. Length: 1:48... Related Jacobs School Link »
4.8.04 Nature BioEntrepreneur
"University entrepreneur initiatives on the rise"
Writer Ken Howard lists the Jacobs School's von Liebig Center for Entrepeneurism and Technology Advancement among a new breed of university-basedprograms to create business-savvy scientists and science-savvy business and law graduates. Howard's article notes that all of these new entrepreneurial programs and projects are reshaping the graduate education of scientists and engineers and creatingscientists who are more fluent in the language of commerce . Related Jacobs School Link »
3.31.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Report: State climbs in high-tech rankings"
Staff writer DeanCalbreath reports on a new survey of California's competitiveness as a high-tech center, and quotes San Diego Telecom Council executive director Julia Wilson as pointing to breakthroughs on university campuses, noting that "at UC San Diego, there's a new $400 million center for wireless education" -- an apparent reference to the state-and-industry funded California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. The new Milken Survey places California secon...
3.29.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"UCSD engineers to lead project"
In its March 26 edition, the newspaper's Business Briefing column reports that UCSD engineers "will lead a six-university effort to help the Army adopt the use of lightweight wireless equipment in setting up mobile communications networks on the battlefield. The project will receive approximately $3 million in Pentagon funding over three years, with an option to extend funding to $5.25 million over five years. "... Related Jacobs School Link »
3.25.04 MIT Technology Review
"Softer Virtual Skin"
In its April 2004 Prototype section, the magazine notes thatCSE professor Henrik Wann Jensen and a colleague at Stanford have "written software that renders virtual skin in a more realistic way. A graphic artist defines the shape and color of the face, the lighting conditions, and the translucency of the skin; the software then uses physics to calculate how light is absorbed and scattered beneath the surface of the simulated skin. That gives the skin a softer, more diffuse, and more nat... Related Jacobs School Link »
3.25.04 Fox6 News
"Henrik Wann Jensen"
In the weekly FOX Connect series on Channel 6in San Diego, reporter Jennifer Brandt talked with CSE professor Henrik Wann Jensen about the impact of his research on the ability of special-effects artists to create photo-realistic skin and other translucent materials in the movie industry. Length: 3:10... Related Jacobs School Link »
3.25.04 Los Angeles Times
"2 Biggest Gifts to U.S. Charities in 2003 Made by San Diegans"
The newspaper reports that thenation's two largest philanthropic gifts of 2003 were made by San Diegans, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. "The estate of McDonald's heiress Joan Kroc donated $360 million to charity," notes thearticle, which goes on to report that the "second largest gift donated last year came from Qualcomm magnate Irwin Jacobs and his wife, Joan, who presented $110 million to the UC San Diego School of Engineering."The gift to the Jacobs School wa...
3.24.04 Space Daily
"UCSD Wins Pentagon Funding To Develop Ad-Hoc Battlefield Wireless"
The space-oriented news servce reports on the project led by ECE's James Zeidlerto develop "space-time processing for tactical mobile ad-hoc networks" will receive approximately $3 million in funding over three years from the U.S. Department of Defense, which will have the option to extend funding to $5.25 million over five years. Related Jacobs School Link »
3.23.04 Daily Transcript / Yahoo!
"UCSD researchers win defense grant to study wireless communications"
The newspaper's Catherine Macrae Hockmuthreports that ECE's James Zeidleris leading a team of researchers from six universities in a new project exploring ad hoc wireless communications networks for the military. "Zeidler's team will receive about $3 million over the next three years to study a concept for the Army called 'space-time processing for tactical mobile ad hoc networks'." Other ECE faculty participating in the project and mentioned in the article are Rene Cruz, Larry Mi... Related Jacobs School Link »
3.23.04 Science Daily
"Ad-Hoc Wireless Networking Technology For Battlefield Environments"
The science news service reports that engineers at UCSD will lead a six-university effort to enable troops to set up mobile communications networks on the battlefield, using lightweight wireless equipment during commando raids and in other hostile and rapidly changing environments. Related Jacobs School Link »
3.17.04 New Scientist
"New artificial blood shows promise"
Inthe March 13 edition,writer Sylvia Westphal reports thata blood substitute based onnew theories is looking promising in an early trial. She reports that "Marcos Intaglietta of the University of California, San Diego, is one of a small number of scientists who think the physical characteristics of blood substitutes are to blame [for existing problems with blood substitutes]. He argues that they thin the blood, reducing shear stress in the capillaries and leading...
3.16.04 Electronic Engineering Times
"Libraries, memory IP raised from the dead"
Ron Wilson reports ona sudden revival in third-party logic-cell libraries and memory intellectual property which could "become pivotal in the era of growing cooperation between design and fabrication. With much of the outcome of a design, both in specifications and in yield, riding on decisions made inside the libraries and memory structures, the newly resuscitated library market is taking on a whole new significance." ECE professor Andrew Kahng is quoted from a recent conference as say...
3.9.04 New Scientist
"Genomes Don't Play Dice"
In its March 6 print edition, the magazine carries a piece about evolution and random mutation bymolecular biologist Lynn H. Caporale. She refers toresearch by CSE professor Pavel Pevzner and UCSD mathematics professor Glenn Tesler, who "used a computational comparison of the human and mouse genomes to estimate that in humans there are about 400 of these cut-and-paste "fault zones", representing 5 per cent of the genome."...
3.9.04 New Scientist
"Big Brother keeps eye on lab animals"
In its February 2004 edition, the magazine's Sylvia Westphal reports that "animalresearch could be transformed by a Big Brother-type system that can monitor creatures 24 hours a day. The technology would reveal the effects on behaviour of drugs or genetic variations with unprecedented detail. It could also improve welfare, alerting staff when lab animals show signs of stress or disease." The 'Smart Vivarium' is being developed by a team led by CSE professor Serge Belongie.
3.8.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Five Questions: Anne O'Donnell"
Jonathan Sidener interviews Anne O'Donnell, who runs the Jacobs School's Corporate Affiliates Program, and asks whether the CAP is primarily a recruiting service. In her response, O'Donnell explains that "in addition to recruiting students, they [CAP member companies]can build research partnerships where UCSD will provide matching grant money for the research. A partner's research money can go twice as far."...
3.8.04 New Scientist
"Genomes Don't Play Dice"
If you thought evolution was about taking a genetic gamble on random mutations, think again. Molecular biologist Lynn H. Caporale argues that genomes have stacked the odds well in their favour. The article refers to research conducted by CSE professor Pavel Pevzner and UCSD mathematics professor Glenn Tesler. Related Jacobs School Link »
3.6.04 The Feature.com
"Putting Wireless to the Test(bed)"
David Pescowitz reports in the online news service on the $5.5 million, NSF-funded project called WHYNET, which includes UCSD andfour other UC schools, linking together their wireless testbeds into a "meta-testbed." ECE professor and Cal-(IT)2 division director Ramesh Rao is quoted saying that "the point of WHYNET is to enable users to go across a single federated testbed and get access to all of the unique capabilities of the various campuses." The article notes that at UCSD,"res...
3.4.04 National Academies
"National Academy of Sciences Elects Treasurer and Councilors"
In a news release, the National Academies announced in Washington, D. C. that the National Academy of Sciences has elected "Ronald L. Graham, Irwin and Joan Jacobs Professor of Computer and Information Science, University of California, San Diego... to a third term as the Academy's treasurer. During his four-year term beginning July 1, 2004, he will continue to be responsible for financial oversight of the Academy and the National Research Council." Graham is also Cal-(IT)'s Chief Scie...
3.3.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"On tap: a 10,000-volt view of deep oceans"
Columnist Neil Morgan writes that a recent collaboration between the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and "UCSD's futuristic" Cal-(IT) has led the NSF to ask Congress for $200 million to establish Project ORION (Ocean Research Interactive Observatory Network), a network of fiber-optic observatories on the ocean floors. The article quotes CSE professor and Cal-(IT) director Larry Smarr as saying we "watch America's research vehicle maneuver on the surface of Mars, a hundre...
3.1.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Viterbi donates $52 million to USC"
Michael Stetz reports that QUALCOMM co-founder and USC alumnus Andrew Viterbi is givingthe University of Southern California's school of engineering a $52 million gift. The school will be named for Andrew and his wife Erna. The paper quotes Viterbi as saying"he felt the need to give to that university rather than, say, UCSD because it's a private school and such institutions are facing greater needs." The article mentions the giftof $110 million from Irwin and Joan Jacobs to...
2.25.04 San Diego Business Journal
"New Tech Ideas Get Airing at UCSD Session"
The weekly publication's technology writer BradGraves reports that the Jacobs School"will introduce the public to several of today's new ideas" at its Research Review on Feb. 27. "What good is it?," Graves asks in the article, answering: "I have found the program to be a great place to stimulate creative thinking on the potential of new technology."...
2.19.04 Medical Research Law & Policy Report
"Inventors Say Automated Cage Monitoring Promises Better Lab Results, Animal Care"
According to this Bureau of National Affairs publication, UCSD recently announcedthat it is developing a system to monitor rats, mice, and other lab animals automatically. "Instead of human eyes, a camera connected to a computer monitors the cages. Pattern recognition software enables the computer to track each animal and monitor its behavior," writes Alexander Otto,about the system dubbed a "Smart Vivarium." CSE professor Serge Belongie is quoted as saying that"being... Related Jacobs School Link »
"Oscar honors geeks at Sci-Tech awards"
From Los Angeles, the news service reported that actressJennifer Garner "proved her range as actress when a Hollywood audience got to hear the star of ABC's spy drama "Alias" expound on the merits of subsurface light scattering in translucent materials" -- a computer-graphics technology pioneered by CSE professor Henrik Wann Jensen. The article about Hollywood's science and technology awards Feb. 14 went on to quote Jensen as saying, "I want to thank the Academy for inviting Jennifer Ga... Related Jacobs School Link »
2.16.04 Sensors Magazine
"Exotic Material Feels and Heals Itself"
The article describes research conducted by Jacobs School professor Sia Nemat-Nassser, which is funded by a $1.7 million NSF grant. The research team headed by Nemat-Nasser, is investigating a new structural material with embedded sensing capabilities. The work is part of an ongoing project to create a strong structural material with self-healing and tunable electromagnetic properties. Related Jacobs School Link »
2.12.04 Daily Transcript/Yahoo!
"First phase of massive TeraGrid project complete"
Technology writer Jennifer McEnteereportson the TeraGrid project operated in part out ofthe SD Supercomputer Center, noting that "when complete, perhaps by April 1, computing systems at nine research centers throughout the United States will be networked by fiber-optic cables to function at 40 gigabits per second, using more than 1,100 processors." She quotes Phil Andrews, the site leader for TeraGrid in San diego, as saying that the grid computing system will have "thousand...
2.12.04 Science Daily
"UC San Diego Scientists Unveil Pilot Project For Automated Monitoring Of Animal Behavior"
The online science news agency reports on the Smart Vivarium project led by CSE professor Serge Belongie, for using computer vision technology "to automate the monitoring of mice and other animals in laboratory research... to enhance the quality of animal research, while at the same time enabling better health care for animals."... Related Jacobs School Link »
2.11.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"And the envelope, please"
In its weekly Quest science section, the newspaper carries a brief item noting that UCSD computer science professor Henrik Wann Jensen will receive an Academy Award on Feb. 14 (for his model to simulate the effect of light on translucent materials such as skin). The model led to more realistic-looking skin on characters created with visual effects. Related Jacobs School Link »
2.10.04 Wired News
"Cool New Ideas to Save Brains"
San Diego-based Randy Dotinga reports on theInternational Stroke Conference held recently,and notes that "researchers from the University of California at San Diego unveiled an Internet-based system to help emergency rooms get expert advice... American doctors have been experimenting with ways to allow faraway doctors to see test results and examine stroke patients through video and computer links. According to a study of the online diagnoses of 25 patients, the Internet link allo...
2.9.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"Five Questions: Henrik Wann Jensen"
In the weekly section, writer Bruce Bigelow gets CSE professor Jensen to talk about receiving a 2004 Academy Award for Technical Achievement. Asked "what's next?", Jensen notes that he has been "focusing on establishing a new computer graphics group at UCSD... After than, I can see that there's still a lot of work to be done to make renderings of human skin. We haven't gotten it nailed yet."... Related Jacobs School Link »
2.8.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"His ship came in"
Staff writer John Wilkens reports on the crusade of former UCSD engineering student Alan Uke to bring the aircraft carrier Midway to San Diego as a museum, calling it his "biggest idea yet." Uke is an inventor who dropped out of UCSD before graduating because the company he created as an undergrad, Underwater Kinetics, was so successful.
1.30.04 Wall Street Journal
"You've Got 'Mydoom'!"
In a Commentary article for the newspaper, Paul Kedrosky, who teaches business in the Jacobs School's von Liebig Center, talks about the causes and effects of Mydoom computer virus, "the fastest-spreading online outbreak in history." He concludes that software can "watch for hackle-raising actions long before we're hit with widespread infections" -- taking a proactive approach to dealing with such outbreaks.
1.28.04 The Daily Transcript
"Canadian delegation visits UCSD tech hubs"
In its Local Scene column, the newspaper reports that "senior government officials and business executives from Alberta, Canada, visited the campus of University of California, San Diego, on Tuesday to discuss potential technology research relationships, according to university officials. The delegation, led by Alberta's Minister of Innovation and Science Victor Doerksen, visited UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology... Related Jacobs School Link »
1.27.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
In this cover story for the Personal Technology section of the newspaper, staff writer Jonathan Sidener reports on the new voice-activated traffic alert system developed by Cal-(IT), as well as other telematic devices. He quotes the developer of the technology, Cal-(IT) researcher Ganz Chockalingam.
1.22.04 North County Times
"UCSD computer scientists to get special Oscar"
According to wire service reports, CSE professor Henrik Wann Jensen will get a Technical Achievement Award Feb. 14 from the movie industry, for his techniques that allow more realism in computer graphics of skin and other translucent materials. Before the breakthrough, "computer graphics produced images of human faces that appeared too hard," the article notes, going on to quote Jensen as saying, "That is why the early successes in digital animation, such as `Jurassic Park' and `Toy Story,' f... Related Jacobs School Link »
1.22.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"UC San Diego professor to receive technical Oscar"
The paper reports that CSE professor Henrik Wann Jensenwill receive a technical achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Feb. 14.He will be "honored for creating a model on how light is scattered below translucent surfaces, such as skin or marble."... Related Jacobs School Link »
"UCSD Professor Receives Academy Award"
In an article subtitled "Jensen Wins Award For Technical Achievement," the online news service of KGTV Channel 10 in San Diego reports that recent movies, such as "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" and "Terminator 3", "have been able to use digital images with [CSE professor Henrik Wann] Jensen's technology to create realistic-looking skin."... Related Jacobs School Link »
1.22.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
"90 Tons of Granite Make it Safely to a UCSD Campus"
John Behrman reports that "a king-sized boulder, all 90 tons of it, arrived in the wee hours yesterday at UCSD's Camp Elliott campus after being moved from a rock quarry in Pala. It joined seven other sizable, but not as large, rocks, and sometime later this year they will be moved en masse to the main UCSD campus, where artist Tim Hawkinson will merge them into a giant sculpture of a bear... The final sculpture will be about 22 feet high... and weigh about 300 tons. It will be built in the m...
1.16.04 @UCSD Magazine
In the inaugural January 2004 edition of a new quarterly magazine published by the UCSD Alumni Association, writer Christopher Vaughn reports on the StrokeDoc project, calling it "amarriage of medicine, computer science and cellular technology [that] brings new hope to stroke victims. The Jacobs School's principal investigator on the project -- ECE professor and Cal-(IT)2 division director Ramesh Rao -- is quoted as saying "the features and the quality of the system that the physicians...
1.16.04 @UCSD Magazine
In the inaugural January 2004 edition of a new quarterly magazine published by the UCSD Alumni Association, writer Christopher Vaughn reports on the StrokeDoc project, calling it "amarriage of medicine, computer science and cellular technology [that] brings new hope to stroke victims. The Jacobs School's principal investigator on the project -- ECE professor and Cal-(IT) division director Ramesh Rao -- is quoted as saying "the features and the quality of the system that the physic...
"Shake Rattle and Roll"
In the publication's inaugural issue, writer Rex Graham reports on construction of the Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table to "replicate the motions of actual earthquakes." Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible is quoted saying that "it's really important to simply watch one of these shake-table experiments and see with your own eyes what happens."...
"Q&A with Erik T. Engelson"
In the January 2004 issue of the UCSD Alumni Magazine, the publication interviewed Erik Engelson, who got his M.S. in bioengineering from UCSD in 1984 and was the Jacobs School alumnus of the year in 1999. The magazine notes that "as an active alumni volunteer, he galvanized fund-raising efforts to build an endowment for a graduate student lounge at the new Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall."...
1.13.04 San Diego Union-Tribune
In a report on San Diego-based ContentScan's new search engine technology, writer Bruce Bigelow reports that it was in part developed by then-CSE professor Rick Belew. He goes on to quote CSE associate professor Charles Elkan as saying ContentScan'sapproach contrasts sharply with Google. "Google is interested in extending its search engine technology across very broad audiences," Elkan is quoted as saying, while ContentScan targets narrower user groups. Where Google uses advanced algori...
1.9.04 UCSD Guardian
"Two undergrads chosen to represent UCSD at UC Day"
The campus newspaper reports that MAE junior Nick Statom as well as former Cal-(IT)2 scholar and senior Ben Maggos will represent UCSD at the University of California's fifth annual undergraduate research showcase on March 9. Statom was nominated for his work with Scripps Institution of Oceanography analyzing sea breeze effects, and Maggos for his interactive visualizations of the Calit2 building now under construction. Related Jacobs School Link »
1.6.04 Electronic Engineering Times
"Bomb blast simulator looks to 'harden' structures"
In the Jan. 5 edition, the trade publication's Colin Johnson reportsthat "the world's first bomb blast simulator aims to catapult 'battle hardening' from a medieval black art into a 21st-century science. A University of California, San Diego, team thinks it can extract precise computer-aided design parameters that characterize a 'bomb-proof' material's strength with the $4.2 million simulator." Dean Frieder Seible is quoted saying that "the blast simulator will allow us to create and va... Related Jacobs School Link »
1.5.04 Chronicle of Philanthropy
"Biggest Gifts and Pledges Announced by Individuals in 2003"
According to the publication's Dec. 31 edition, the pledge of $110 million by Joan and Irwin Jacobs to the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering ranked as the second largest donation by individuals in 2003 -- second only to the $200 million bequest by the late Joan Kroc to National Public Radio.
1.1.04 San Diego Magazine
"50 People to Watch in 2004"
Bioengineering professor Sangeeta Bhatia is counted among the50 most influential people to watch people to watch in the San Diego Magazine's annual list.Bhatia was cited for her promising research in nanotechnology medicine,tissue engineering, functional genomics and stem-cell biology. Related Jacobs School Link »