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2004 News Releases

UCSD Computer Programmers to Represent U.S. at World Finals in China

UCSD Computer Programmers to Represent U.S. at World Finals in China

December 1, 2004

Three computer science students from UCSD will be among the teams representing the United States at the 29th ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in Shanghai, China, next April. The wild-card slot was awarded after the UCSD team's strong runner-up finish at the Southern California regional finals. Full Story


UCSD Shakes 70-Ft.-Tall Wind Turbine In Real-Time Earthquake Demonstration of  World's First Outdoor Shake Table

UCSD Shakes 70-Ft.-Tall Wind Turbine In Real-Time Earthquake Demonstration of World's First Outdoor Shake Table

November 15, 2004

A 70-ft.-tall, 23,400-lb. wind turbine shook and shivered while it was subjected to historical ground motions from the 1992 magnitude 7.3 Landers earthquake, as the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Jacobs School of Engineering today demonstrated the unique capabilities of the world’s first outdoor shake table for testing full-scale buildings and structures.   Full Story


Student Research Benefits from DPAC Technologies Deal with Cal-(IT)2

Student Research Benefits from DPAC Technologies Deal with Cal-(IT)2

November 4, 2004

Graduate and undergraduate engineering students on wireless-related senior projects and Cal-(IT)2-sponsored research will be able to test their hardware and software solutions on evaluation kits and modules donated by DPAC Technologies under an agreement between the company and the institute. Full Story


UCSD Computer Security Expert: Touch-Screen Voting Machine Concerns Persist

UCSD Computer Security Expert: Touch-Screen Voting Machine Concerns Persist

October 29, 2004

 A computer security expert at the University of California, San Diego who has analyzed the software of one of the most popular touch-screen voting machines says election officials should regard any touch-screen machine that operates suspiciously on Tuesday as part of a “crime scene” to be investigated by computer forensics experts. Full Story


CSE Graduate Students Take Top Two Spots in UCSD Programming Contest

CSE Graduate Students Take Top Two Spots in UCSD Programming Contest

October 18, 2004

First-year graduate students in Computer Science and Engineering took the top two spots in UCSD's annual ACM Programming Contest on Saturday, Oct. 16. Michael Vrable and Chris Chang each solved all six problems, and are guaranteed positions on one of the four UCSD teams to compete Nov. 13 in the Southern California ACM Collegiate Programming regional contest. Full Story


UCSD Bioengineering Professor Wins 2004 Packard Foundation Fellowship

UCSD Bioengineering Professor Wins 2004 Packard Foundation Fellowship

October 15, 2004

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has named Trey Ideker, an assistant professor at UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering, as one of this year’s 16 recipients of the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Ideker and each of the other fellows will receive unrestricted research grants of $625,000 over five years. Full Story


UCSD Undergraduates Showcase Research Findings from Cyber Infrastructure Projects in Asia, Australia

UCSD Undergraduates Showcase Research Findings from Cyber Infrastructure Projects in Asia, Australia

October 14, 2004

Eight students participating in UCSD's inaugural Pacific Rim Undergraduate Experiences (PRIME) program recently presented the results of their research projects, and talked about the value of the experience to undergraduates in science, engineering and other disciplines at UCSD.  The undergraduates - all enrolled in the Jacobs School - worked specifically on research projects related to the development and deployment of cyberinfrastructure on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.  The PRIME program is funded by the National Science Foundation, with additional support from UCSD and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology [Cal-(IT)2]. Full Story


Thirty Years Later, Computer Scientists Who Popularized Early PC Language Return to UCSD Pascal's Birthplace

Thirty Years Later, Computer Scientists Who Popularized Early PC Language Return to UCSD Pascal's Birthplace

October 11, 2004

Dozens of alumni who worked on a ground-breaking language for what would later be called the personal computer will gather at UCSD on Oct. 22 to mark the 30th anniversary of the computer language. The UCSD Pascal Reunion Symposium will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Price Center Ballroom on the UCSD campus in La Jolla, CA, and is organized by UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering and its Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department. Full Story


California Scientists Wage Joint War on Internet Plagues

California Scientists Wage Joint War on Internet Plagues

September 20, 2004

The NSF has awarded $6.2 million under the Cyber Trust program to create a new Center for Internet Epidemiology and Defenses (CIED). The project is led by Computer Science and Engineering professor Stefan Savage, with the research to be carried out jointly with the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), a UC Berkeley affiliate. CIED  will develop technologies to detect, analyze and defend against large-scale Internet attacks. Full Story


Undergraduates Report Results of Summer Research in Asia, Australia

Undergraduates Report Results of Summer Research in Asia, Australia

September 9, 2004

Nine students participating in UCSD's inaugural Pacific Rim Undergraduate Experiences (PRIME) program -- all of them Jacobs School students -- are now back in San Diego after summer internships at major research institutions in Asia and Australia. On Friday, September 17, they will present the results of their research projects, and talk about the value of the experience to undergraduates in science, engineering and other discipilnes at UCSD. Full Story


Jacobs Undergraduates Post Fast Time in Human Powered Submarine Contest

Jacobs Undergraduates Post Fast Time in Human Powered Submarine Contest

August 4, 2004

A team of engineering students from the University of California, San Diego posted the top speed in the one-person submarine category at the 2004 Human Powered Submarine Contest held July 28 through Aug. 1 in Escondido, CA. The UCSD students, undergraduates enrolled in the Jacobs School of Engineering, pedaled their fluorescent green submarine to a top speed of 6.035 miles per hour. Full Story


UCSD Undergraduates Participate in Collaborative Studies Abroad on Cyberinfrastructure

UCSD Undergraduates Participate in Collaborative Studies Abroad on Cyberinfrastructure

July 8, 2004

Nine undergraduate students from the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering have arrived in Asia and Australia to conduct collaborative research on a wide variety of topics related to cyberinfrastructure. They are part of a new Pacific Rim Undergraduate Experiences (PRIME) program funded by the NSF. This summer's host institutions are in Osaka, Japan; Hsinchu and Taipei, Taiwan; and Melbourne, Australia. Full Story


Computer Science Undergraduates Complete Multiplayer, Online Games

Computer Science Undergraduates Complete Multiplayer, Online Games

June 21, 2004

Earlier this month, five teams of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) students showcased their respective online, multiplayer games to a packed audience in Peterson Hall on the UCSD campus. The games were part of CSE 125, a project-based course on Software System Design and Implementation, taught each spring by CSE professor Geoff Voelker. Full Story


UCSD Students to Provide Technology Solutions for San Diego Community Organizations

June 15, 2004

 San Diego, CA  June 15, 2004-- UCSD undergraduate students will put their technical and creative skills to work for San Diego non-profit organizations through a new program being launched by the Jacobs School.  Through the UCSD Teams in Engineering Service (TIES), multi-disciplinary teams of UCSD students will design, build and deploy projects that solve technology-based problems for local community organizations. Full Story


MAE Senior Organizes First Triton Junkyard Derby

MAE Senior Organizes First Triton Junkyard Derby

June 1, 2004

Dozens of engineering students participated in the first-ever Triton Junkyard Derby on the UCSD campus, organized by MAE senior Ben Graham with support from various campus organizations including the Triton Engineering Student Council and the UCSD Alumni Association. Full Story


CSE Undergraduates Simma and Dorsett Win Spring 2004 Programming Contest

CSE Undergraduates Simma and Dorsett Win Spring 2004 Programming Contest

May 4, 2004

Computer Science and Engineering seniors Alex Simma and Stefan Dorsett bested more than 120 other students who showed up on May 1 to compete in a software version of the BattleBot contest. They edged out the team of James Heffron and Gunny Lee for the top spot and prize money of $1,000 apiece. Full Story


April 12, 2004

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