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    • UC Davis College of Engineering Continues High Ranking
      News and Reviews Best CollegesU.S. News & World Report’s 2014 rankings of America’s Best Colleges were released on September 10, 2013. The overall campus ranking for UC Davis was 39th among both public and private universities and 9th among public schools (tied with UC San Diego). The UC Davis undergraduate engineering ranking is 32nd nationally; tied for 17th among public schools ...
    • Kwan-Liu Ma Receives NSF IIS Research Grant
      Kwan-Liu Ma, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, has received a National Science Foundation grant for his proposal titled “A General Framework for Expressing, Navigating and Querying Uncertainty in Data Analysis and Visualization Tasks.” Ma, as principal investigator, will receive $498,196, to be distributed during the next three years.  The project aims to ...
    • Center to clear the air on aerosols’ climate change impact
      In some ways, aerosols are the new CO2. Carbon dioxide has earned enormous attention from scientists and the general public regarding its role in climate change. But aerosols – those tiny particles found in clouds, haze, dust, smog, smoke and sea spray – also add up to equal a big impact on the climate, and ...
    • Chen-Nee Chuah and Qing Zhao Share NSF Research Grant
      UC Davis Prof. Chen-Nee ChuahChen-Nee Chuah and Qing Zhao, both professors in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have received a National Science Foundation grant for their proposal titled “NeTS: Small: Beating the Odds in Traffic Measurements/ Detection with Optimal Online Learning and Adaptive Policies.” Chuah and Zhao, as principal and co-principal investigators, will receive $300,000 to be distributed ...
    • NSF Awards Grant to Anna Scaglione and Qing Zhao
      Anna Scaglione and Qing Zhao, both professors in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have received a National Science Foundation grant for their proposal titled “Online Learning and Exploitation of the Radio Frequency Spectrum with Sub-Nyquist Sampling.” Scaglione and Zhao, as principal and co-principal investigators, will receive $497,796 to be distributed for the next ...
    • UC Davis lab on a chip measures heart disease risk
      (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Using a special microchip that can perform laboratory functions, a team of cardiologists and biomedical engineers from UC Davis has identified cells linked with inflammation and varying degrees of heart disease. The “lab on a chip,” which is based on technology used to evaluate chemicals and cell-to-cell interactions, may one day lead to a rapid ...
    • 2013 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medals Announcement
      Each year the College of Engineering at UC Davis recognizes several of its notable graduates with the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal (DEAM). For 2013, the College of Engineering has selected six alumni to receive DEAM Medals for excellence in business, education, and public service. The awards will be presented at a special event on Saturday, ...
    • Cristina Davis Honored by AAMC for Ongoing Interdisciplinary Program
      Cristina Davis, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for a project undertaken with colleague Nicholas Kenyon, a pediatric critical care doctor at UC Davis Medical Center. Davis and Kenyon have been selected as finalists for the AAMC Award for ...
    • UC Davis Researcher Named to IEEE EDS GOLD Committee
      Kyle Montgomery, a research scientist and lab manager for the Woodall Research Group at UC Davis, has been named to the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Committee of the Electron Devices Society (EDS) of the IEEE. EDS began in 1952 as a committee of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). With the merger in ...
    • Prasant Mohapatra appointed interim vice provost of Information and Educational Technology (IET) at UC Davis
      Professor Prasant Mohapatra, immediate past chair of the Department of Computer Science at UC Davis, has been appointed interim vice provost of Information and Educational Technology (IET) and chief information officer of the Davis campus. Mohapatra, who has held the Tim Bucher Family Endowed Chair of Computer Science since 2009, officially assumed his IET post July ...
    • Tingrui Pan’s research cited within U.S. House of Representatives
      Representative Jerry McNerney (D-CA9) highlighted the research of UC Davis Professor Tingrui Pan on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on July 19.  An assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Micro-Nano Innovations Laboratory, Pan and members of his research team recently developed an essentially waterproof fabric which, when worn, removes sweat while remaining ...
    • Fadi Fathallah Named Faculty Director of Education Abroad Program
      Prof. Fadi Fathallah has been named faculty director of the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) and Independent Programs for the Education Abroad Center (EAC) at UC Davis. Fathallah’s appointment is effective September 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014.  As faculty director, Fathallah will work closely with deans, chairs, and faculty of schools, colleges, divisions, and departments in facilitating ...
    • 2013 Zuhair A. Munir Award
      Posted on: July 19, 2013     The College of Engineering’s Awards Committee has selected Dr. Mark Gabel as the winner of the 2013 Zuhair A. Munir Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation for his research entitled “Inferring Programmer Intent and Related Errors from Software” under the mentorship of Professor Zhendong Su in the Department of Computer Science.  In addition, ...
    • Subhash H. Risbud Elected to World Academy of Ceramics
      The World Academy of Ceramics has elected Subhash H. Risbud, a distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, as a Professional Member (Academician) in the Class of “Science.” He’ll receive an Academy Diploma during the inaugural session of the 13th Conferences Internationales Materiaux et Technologies (CIMTEC), to be held ...
    • Raissa D’Souza Receives Department of Defense MURI Grant
      Posted on: July 3, 2013 The U.S. Department of Defense has granted a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Award to a team headed by Raissa D’Souza, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Department of Computer Science. The $6.25 million, five-year project — titled “Predicting and Controlling Systems of Interdependent ...
    • John Owens To Participate in NAE Frontiers of Engineering
        John Owens, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 19th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Owens will join 80 of the nation’s brightest young engineers–from industry, academia and government–all of whom were nominated by fellow engineers or ...
    • Shu Lin’s ‘Messaging Code’ Helps NASA Communicate with IRIS Spacecraft
      UC Davis Prof. Shu LinOne of NASA’s recent missions, the IRIS Solar Observatory, has been communicating its results via a 7/8 Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) code developed by Shu Lin, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft was launched on June 27, 2013, aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL ...
    • 2013 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medals Announcement
      Each year the College of Engineering at UC Davis recognizes several of its notable graduates with the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal (DEAM). For 2013, the College of Engineering has selected six alumni to receive DEAM Medals for excellence in business, education, and public service. The awards will be presented at a special event on Saturday, ...
    • Harry Cheng Receives ASME MESA Achievement Award
      Harry H. Cheng, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received the 2013 Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA) Achievement Award, presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Cheng attended the ceremony, which took place Aug. 6 in Portland, Ore., at ASME’s 2013 International Design Engineering Technical ...