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    • Biomedical Engineering Society Offers a Science-Laden “Girls’ Night Out”
      The UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will host “Girls’ Night Out,” an annual outreach effort designed to promote the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) topics, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the campus’ Genome Biomedical Science Facility. The event has been designed for a targeted audience of roughly 60 “Brownie” Girl ...
    • UC Davis Hosts ASCE Mid-Pacific Student Conference
      UC Davis Civil Engineering StudentsUC Davis has been selected as the site for the 2015 Mid-Pacific Student Conference, an annual event sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The conference, taking place April 2-4, will bring roughly 500 engineering students to UC Davis from 15 schools in the Northwestern United States. The Mid-Pacific Conference allows civil engineering students ...
    • Jin Yong Oh Receives 2015 Munir Award
      Jin Yong "Jackie" Oh, recipient of the 2015 Zuhair A. Munir Best Dissertation Award, from UC Davis College of Engineering.The UC Davis College of Engineering Awards Committee has presented the 2015 Zuhair A. Munir Best Dissertation Award to Jin Yong “Jackie” Oh, who completed his doctorate in electrical engineering in June 2014. Oh’s dissertation is titled High Throughput Manufacturing of Silicon Nano-bridges for the Fabrication of 3D Gate-All-Around Field Effect Transistors. The committee also selected ...
    • UC Davis Startup Receives U.S. Department of Energy SBIR Funding
      Biswanath Mukherjee, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer ScienceEnnetix, a software start-up founded by UC Davis computer science professor Biswanath Mukherjee and colleague Pulak Chowdhury, has received Phase One funding from the Advanced Scientific Computing Research branch of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The funding, in the amount of $150,000, has been awarded to a project titled ...
    • Welcome UC Davis Class of 2019
      Congratulations to all the admitted freshmen who received offers of admission from UC Davis for fall 2015. When you say “yes” to UC Davis, you’ll join a vibrant community of living and learning at one of the world’s top public research universities, where you’ll receive an education that challenges you and provides unmatched research, internship and ...
    • BME PhD Student Chosen to Attend Nobel Laureate Event
      Christopher Chapman, a PhD student in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical EngineeringChristopher Chapman, a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected to represent UC Davis at the 65th annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, taking place June 28-July 3 in Lindau, Germany. Chapman will join a U.S. delegation of roughly 55 “young researchers,” as they’re designated by the Lindau committee. The U.S. delegation will ...
    • UC Davis Computer Science Lab Wins IEEE Best Paper Award
      The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems, which took place Dec. 14-17, 2014 in New Delhi, India, presented a Best Paper Award to research conducted at the lab run by UC Davis distinguished professor Biswanath Mukherjee. The paper, “Cost-Efficient Live VM Migration Based on Varying Electricity Cost ...
    • Biswanath Mukherjee to Deliver Keynote Talk
      Biswanath Mukherjee, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer ScienceBiswanath Mukherjee, a distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, has been selected to give the keynote speech at the 11th international Design of Reliable Computer Networks (DRCN) Conference, taking place March 25-27, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mukherjee’s talk is titled “Network Adaptability to Combat Disaster Disruptions and Cascading Failures.” Mukherjee joined the ...
    • George Tchobanoglous profiled in AAEES magazine
      George Tchobanoglous, a Professor Emeritus in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been profiled in an extensive, 10-page cover story in the winter 2015 issue of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists' (AAEES) Environmental Engineer & Scientist periodical.George Tchobanoglous, a professor emeritus in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been profiled in an extensive, 10-page cover story in the winter 2015 issue of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists‘ (AAEES) Environmental Engineer & Scientist periodical. The article profiles Tchobanoglous from his childhood days in a Greek-speaking family, ...
    • UC Davis Engineering Ranks Among America’s Best Graduate Schools
      UC Davis civil engineering professor Alison KendallThe latest edition of America’s Best Graduate School Rankings, released by U.S. News & World Report on March 10, 2015, continues to rank the UC Davis College of Engineering among the best engineering schools in the nation. For the second consecutive year, UC Davis is ranked the 18th best public university for graduate education in ...
    • UC Davis Professor Named to US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
      Cristina Davis, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringCristina Davis, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been selected as a Member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Davis graduated from Duke University with degrees in mathematics and biology, and obtained her doctorate in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia. She was a Postdoctoral ...
    • Hihath Research Group Publishes Article in Nature Materials
      The journal Nature Materials has just granted advance online publication to an article emanating from the research group led by Joshua Hihath, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The paper, “Binding Configurations and Intramolecular Strain in Single-Molecule Devices,” is authored by Habid Rascón-Ramos, Juan Manuel Artés Vivancos, Yuanhui Li ...
    • Academy Award-winning CGI pioneer Richard Chuang Speaks at Innovators Day Reception
      Richard Chuang '79 joined the upstart computer animation company Pacific Data Images in 1981, which was eventually acquired by DreamWorks. Chuang left DreamWorks in 2008, and is currently founder and CEO of Cloudpic Global.The UC Davis College of Engineering kicked off its third annual Innovators Exhibit with a reception on Tuesday, March 3, in the Bruce and Marie West Lobby in Kemper Hall on the university campus. The reception was highlighted by a presentation from Richard Chuang, “Media and Technology – 35 years of changes.” This third annual Innovators ...
    • Karl Levitt Receives Laprie Award for Seminal Paper
      Karl Levitt of UC DavisKarl Levitt, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, has received the 2014 Jean-Claude Laprie Award in Dependable Computing. The honor is particularly noteworthy, because it reaches back to recognize outstanding papers that have significantly influenced the theory and/or practice of “dependable computing.” Levitt has been acknowledged for his 1978 paper, “SIFT: The ...
    • UC Davis Graduate Earns ASEV ‘Best Paper’ Honor
      From left to right: Roger Boulton, Chik Brenneman, Nicholas Shrake, Rajeevan Amirtharajah, and Andre Knoesen. Photo by Brian Nguyen/UC Davis College of EngineeringNicholas Shrake, who earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering at UC Davis in 2014, is first author on a paper that has been selected as the best enology paper published that year in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. His co-authors on the paper, titled “In-Line Measurement of Color and Total Phenolics During Red ...
    • California Funds UC Davis/Solano STEM Program
      C-STEM Day Participants at UC Davis Roboplay CompetitionFebruary 9, 2015, DAVIS, CA—The California Department of Education‘s Math and Science Partnership Program has announced funding for “Programming and Robotics Integrated into Science and Mathematics (PRISM),” a joint proposal by the UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM) and the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE). The $1.8 million grant is ...
    • Andrew Canning Named APS Fellow
      Andrew Canning, adjunct professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceAndrew Canning, an adjunct professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), in their Division of Computational Physics. Canning has been honored for “important contributions to the development of parallel and computational algorithms for a diverse range of electronic structure ...
    • UC Davis Students Engineer Tool to Combat White-Nose Syndrome in Bats
      UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Make-a-ThonThe UC Davis student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) organized a makeathon event to give students hands-on experience implementing a solution to a real world problem. A 30-hour competition between multiple student teams to learn the design process, the BMES Make-a-thon was held January 17-18, 2015 in the TEAM Design, Prototyping, and Fabrication ...
    • UC Davis Engineering Students Chat with Space Station Crew
      International_Space_Station_after_undocking_of_STS-132On February 5, 2015, UC Davis engineering students had the rare and exciting chance to chat with crew members of the International Space Station (ISS). This opportunity, known as an “In-Flight Education Downlink,” comes through the courtesy of the Johnson Space Center’s (JSC) Office of Education, in conjunction with JSC’s Public Affairs Office. Such downlinks are ...
    • Erkin Şeker Receives NSF CAREER Award
      Erkin Şeker, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems has awarded a five-year CAREER grant of $504,813 to Erkin Şeker, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Şeker will be PI on the research project, titled “Multifunctional Nanostructured Electrodes for Closed-Loop Control of Neural Activity.” This project ...