Engineering News


  • Daniel Gusfield Named Association for Computer Machinery Fellow
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Dec. 12, 2017 – Daniel Gusfield, a distinguished professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, has been named Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery for his contributions to combinatorial optimization and to algorithmic computational biology. “As a computer scientist, ACM is my natural professional home, so I am ...

 

 

 


  • Daniel Gusfield Named Association for Computer Machinery Fellow
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Dec. 12, 2017 – Daniel Gusfield, a distinguished professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, has been named Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery for his contributions to combinatorial optimization and to algorithmic computational biology. “As a computer scientist, ACM is my natural professional home, so I am ...
  • Laura Marcu Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Dec. 12, 2017 – Laura Marcu, professor of biomedical engineering and neurological surgery at the University of California, Davis, has been recognized as a Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors. Founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the NAI ...
  • UC Davis Engineering Alumna to Receive Aggie Service Award
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Nov. 30, 2017 – College of Engineering alumna Cynthia Murphy-Ortega will receive the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association’s Aggie Service Award for her exemplary dedication to the university in 2017. The CAAA Aggie Service Award honors a UC Davis graduate who has demonstrated exemplary pride and dedication to the university through a ...
  • College of Engineering Hosts National Academy of Engineering Symposium
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Nov. 22, 2017 – Last week, the UC Davis College of Engineering hosted a group of more than 60 engineers from the United States and European Union for the National Academy of Engineering’s 2017 Frontiers of Engineering symposium. The goal of the symposium was to facilitate an interdisciplinary transfer of research, ideas ...
  • Woodall Named AAAS Fellow
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Nov. 20, 2017 – Jerry M. Woodall, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Davis, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Woodall was recognized for “novel contributions to the science and engineering of compound semiconductor heterojunction materials and devices ubiquitous ...
  • D’Souza Pens Science Perspective on Cascading Failures
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Nov. 20, 2017 – In last week’s issue of Science, Raissa D’Souza, professor of computer science and mechanical and aerospace engineering at UC Davis, wrote a perspective article about cascading failures that arise from the reorganization of flows on a network, such as in electric power grids, supply chains and ...
  • 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
    By Bonnie Dickson 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. Carter’s lecture, “Quantum Solutions for Sustainable Energy,” will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at ...
  • 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
    By Bonnie Dickson and Alicia Loge 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 ...
  • Jordan Dade Receives Outstanding Staff Advisor Award
    By Bonnie Dickson 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Alfred Chuang, Magnet CEO and UC Davis Alumnus, Speaks at Spring 2017 Commencement
    DAVIS, Calif.; Aug. 20, 2017 – Never give up and always see things through to completion. These were the life lessons imparted by Alfred Chuang, UC Davis alumnus and founder and CEO of Magnet Systems, Inc., in his address to more than 650 graduating seniors at the College of Engineering’s 2017 spring commencement. During his remarks, ...
  • 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 ...