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  • Yu Named to FORBES “30 Under 30” in Science
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Nov. 15, 2017 – Zhou Yu, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, was recognized in FORBES’ 2018 “30 Under 30” in Science list. Yu was cited for her research in developing algorithms that enable software to adapt to users, such as a social chatbot for Amazon’s Echo platform. She joined ...

 

 

 


  • Yu Named to FORBES “30 Under 30” in Science
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Nov. 15, 2017 – Zhou Yu, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, was recognized in FORBES’ 2018 “30 Under 30” in Science list. Yu was cited for her research in developing algorithms that enable software to adapt to users, such as a social chatbot for Amazon’s Echo platform. She joined ...
  • UC Davis Establishes Alliance of Excellence in Biophotonics with German Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies
    DAVIS, Calif.; Nov. 9, 2017 – The University of California, Davis, and the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies (Leibniz-IPHT), in Jena, Germany, have entered an agreement of cooperation to establish the Jena-Davis (JEDIS) Alliance of Excellence in Biophotonics — designed to promote North American-German cooperation on research and development in the field of biophotonics. The project aims to ...
  • College of Engineering Fall Distinguished Lecture: Quantum Solutions for Sustainable Energy
    DAVIS, Calif.; Oct. 31, 2017 – The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to announce Emily A. Carter, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, as the college’s fall 2017 distinguished lecturer.  An expert in sustainable technologies, Carter has spent the past three decades applying her skills in quantum mechanics to ...
  • UC Davis Sponsored Research Funding Increases to $783 Million
    By Lisa Howard DAVIS, Calif.; Oct. 16, 2017 – The University of California, Davis, received $783 million in external research funding for fiscal year 2016-17, up $23 million from the previous year. UC Davis remained fourth overall among University of California campuses, which received a combined total of $6.08 billion from all external sponsors during fiscal year 2016-17, ...
  • College of Engineering Announces 2017 Faculty Awards
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; July 17, 2017 – The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Outstanding Faculty Awards. Faculty members were nominated by their respective departments and selected by the college’s faculty awards committee. The four professors will receive awards honoring their exceptional accomplishments at a the ...
  • UC Davis at the 2017 Solar Decathlon in Denver
    DAVIS, Calif.; Oct. 3, 2017 – UC Davis is in Denver through mid-October to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon with “Our H2Ouse” — an original, solar-powered home designed to address the severe drought in California by cutting the water use in a typical residence in half, while maintaining comfort at an affordable ...
  • Jordan Dade Receives Outstanding Staff Advisor Award
    DAVIS, Calif.; Sept. 19, 2017 – College of Engineering Undergraduate Advisor and International Academic Counselor, Jordan Dade, has been recognized by UC Davis and by the Office of Academic Advising with the 2017 Outstanding Staff Advisor Award. Dade is respected by both colleagues and students for her above-and-beyond-commitment to advising. In her nomination of Dade, Undergraduate ...
  • Jamal Lewis Awarded NIH Grant for Promising Young Investigators
    DAVIS, Calif.; Sept. 1, 2017 – Jamal Lewis, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a $1.9 million National Institutes of Health Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) for new and early-stage investigators. The five-year grant will support work by Lewis and his research team to understand and exploit the emerging cellular phenomenon called vomocytosis – ...
  • High-Frequency Chip Brings Researchers One Step Closer to Next Generation Technology
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Aug. 24, 2017 – A novel, high-frequency electronic chip potentially capable of transmitting tens of gigabits of data per second — a rate that is orders of magnitude above the fastest internet speeds available today — has been developed by engineers at the University of California, Davis. Omeed Momeni, an assistant professor of ...
  • UC Davis Robotics Camp Grows, Expands Curriculum
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif., July 28, 2017 – A popular UC Davis robotics camp that teaches middle school girls how to code is expanding, and will soon offer an advanced-level camp for high school girls. Harry Cheng, a UC Davis professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is the director of the UC Davis Center for Integrated ...
  • Tahoe State of the Lake Report for 2016 Released
    From Treetops to Lake Bottom, Tahoe’s Annual Report Card By Kat Kerlin The Tahoe Keys community, built in the 1960s, illustrates the challenge of balancing the natural and human environments at Lake Tahoe. (Brant Allen/UC Davis)  Quick Summary Annual report looks at long-term trends and current questions From forests to lake, climate change continues to be overarching factor Boats may be ...
  • Engineering Professors Swim for Science Across Tahoe
    By Dateline Staff DAVIS, Calif.; July 25, 2017 – UC Davis environmental scientists and teammates were in their element — or elements — last Saturday (July 22), swimming across Lake Tahoe for adventure and science. Faculty members Heather Bischel and Verónica Morales, assistant professors, and Deb Niemeier, professor, all of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, ...
  • Working Around Spinal Injuries: Paralyzed Rats Walk Again After Experimental Treatment
    By Andy Fell DAVIS, Calif.; July 25, 2017 – A new study in rats shows that changes in the brain after spinal cord injury are necessary to restore at least some function to lower limbs. The work was published recently in the journal eLife. “After injury, the spinal cord cannot go back to its original state before the injury. If ...
  • Engineering Alum Killed in Marine Corps Plane Crash Remembered for Enthusiasm
    By Cody Kitaura DAVIS, Calif., July 14, 2017 – To committed skiers, it’s important to get first chair — to be the first one up the mountain. To Sean Elliott, it was even more important to clean the cabin first. Elliott ’09 would always be blasting music and energetically cleaning by 6 a.m. on trips with the ...
  • Verizon Project Provides a Cutting-Edge Learning Experience
    By John Stumbos DAVIS, Calif., June 28, 2017 — More than a half century ago, UC Davis researchers invented a mechanical harvester and specially bred tomato that revolutionized the processing tomato industry. Today, a new generation of scientists is developing innovative technologies to help farmers grow crops like this more efficiently. Faculty and students from the Department ...
  • In Memoriam: Dr. Melvin R. Ramey, Mentor and Role Model
    DAVIS, Calif., June 28, 2017 — Dr. Melvin R. “Mel” Ramey, a beloved civil engineering professor who also served as a UC Davis assistant track coach and the university’s faculty athletics representative, passed away on Monday at the age of 78. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ramey lettered in both track and field and basketball while earning his ...
  • Emmet Francis Receives 2017 M.S. Ghausi Medal
    DAVIS, Calif., June 20, 2017 – Emmet Francis from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the 2017 M.S. Ghausi Medal at the College of Engineering’s spring commencement ceremony. The award, named for former College of Engineering dean, Mohammed S. Ghausi, is the highest honor bestowed upon a graduating senior in engineering. A Regents Scholar, Francis ...
  • Michael Savageau Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
    DAVIS, Calif., June 13, 2017 — Distinguished Professor Michael Savageau, who holds dual appointments in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the College of Biological Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Pioneering Systems Biology Savageau’s research explores the function, ...
  • Bruce Edwards, Bill Chancellor Honored With UC Davis Medal
    By Andy Fell DAVIS, Calif., June 16, 2017 — Alumnus and businessman Bruce Edwards of Saratoga, and the late William J. “Bill” Chancellor, professor emeritus of biological and agricultural engineering, have been honored with the UC Davis Medal, the highest honor the university presents to an individual. Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter presented Edwards’ medal at a gala event in ...
  • Kasumi Kanetaka Named 2017 Student Commencement Speaker
    Update: Photos from the College of Engineering 2017 spring commencement ceremony are available on Flickr. DAVIS, Calif., June 2, 2017— Kasumi Kanetaka, an aerospace and mechanical engineering senior, will be the student speaker at the College of Engineering’s 2017 Commencement. After graduating from high school in Japan, Kasumi came to UC Davis for her undergraduate studies. During her ...