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  • UC Davis Wins Amazon’s 2018 Alexa Artificial Intelligence Challenge

    November 27, 2018 By Bonnie Dickson UC Davis Team Gunrock won the global 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize for creating the best conversational chatbot and advancing modern artificial intelligence. The announcement of this $500,000 prize was made yesterday at the annual Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. Zhou Yu, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering’s ...

 

 

 


  • Rich Terrazas ’93: Following the Flow of Water
    November 30, 2018 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Rich Terrazas (’93) graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Though he had a background in structural engineering, he soon found himself working in the water industry. As Director of the Project Management Office at the environmental engineering firm Brown and Caldwell, Rich uses his engineering design ...
  • UC Davis Wins Amazon’s 2018 Alexa Artificial Intelligence Challenge
    November 27, 2018 By Bonnie Dickson UC Davis Team Gunrock won the global 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize for creating the best conversational chatbot and advancing modern artificial intelligence. The announcement of this $500,000 prize was made yesterday at the annual Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. Zhou Yu, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering’s ...
  • Human Images from World’s 1st Total-Body Scanner Unveiled
      November 19, 2018 By Dorsey Griffith EXPLORER, the world’s first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3D picture of the whole human body at once, has produced its first scans. The brainchild of UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi, EXPLORER is a combined positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner that can ...
  • Engineering Graduate Students Travel to Germany for Biophotonics Exchange Program
    November 13, 2018 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Six UC Davis Ph.D. students from the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group traveled to Jena, Germany this September for a weeklong summer school on clinical biophotonics. These students attended lectures, visited cutting-edge research labs and presented their research to their German peers and leading experts in the field while immersing themselves in ...
  • Detecting E.coli strains using molecular electronics
    November 5, 2018 By Aditi Risbud Bartl Finding a fast and inexpensive way to detect specific strains of bacteria and viruses is critical to food safety, water quality, environmental protection and human health. However, current methods for detecting illness-causing strains of bacteria such as E. coli require either time-intensive biological cell cultures or DNA amplification approaches that ...
  • UC Davis Engineering Dean and Alumna Invited to Speak at Women in Chemical Engineering Event
    Oct. 29, 2018 By Noah Pflueger-Peters College of Engineering Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis and distinguished alumna and Dean’s Executive Committee member Cynthia Murphy-Ortega (’91) have been invited to speak at the annual meeting of chemical engineers (AIChE) on October 30 as part of a Women in Chemical Engineering symposium. The AIChE’s Women’s Initiative Committee (WIC), which is celebrating ...
  • Engineering Staff Spotlight: Steven Lucero, TEAM Lab Prototyper and Maker Space Guru
    October 26, 2018 By Bonnie Dickson The Department of Biomedical Engineering’s Translating Engineering Advances to Medicine (TEAM) Lab, supports roughly 1,200 faculty, student and client projects each year. From 3D-printed body parts to the fabrication of electrical-mechanical devices for pathogen detection, the TEAM Lab – and its staff – help its users bring their research to life. One ...
  • Matt Bishop and Sam King: Securing Cyberspace
      October 10, 2018 By Aditi Risbud Bartl Networks of electronic information are embedded in nearly every aspect of our daily lives. From transportation and utility systems to telecommunication, everything from personal privacy to national security depends on maintaining the integrity of information in cyberspace. In addition to our smartphones and laptops, an increasing number of smart objects are ...
  • New American Ceramic Society award named after Alexandra Navrotsky
    October 15, 2018 By Noah Pflueger-Peters The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) has established a new award named after Distinguished Professor Alexandra Navrotsky that recognizes innovation in experimental thermodynamics of solids. The award, which will be given every other year, was established by a gift from Navrotsky herself to the society to recognize and promote exceptional thermodynamics research over ...
  • Alumni Spotlight: Biotech Leader, Mike Chan
    October 1, 2018 By College of Engineering Staff Mike Chan graduated from the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biological systems engineering in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Now a senior manager at Genentech, a leading biotechnology in South San Francisco, Mike leads a team of more than 20 ...
  • College Announces 2018 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Recipients
    Oct. 1, 2018 By College of Engineering Staff Each year, the UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes outstanding alumni whose professional and personal achievements bring special honor to the College. This year, the College is pleased to name JoeBen Bevirt (Mechanical Engineering, ’95), Cynthia Murphy-Ortega (Chemical Engineering, ’91) and Ken Ouimet (Chemical Engineering, ’90) as its 2018 ...
  • MAE senior design teams win NASA’s Aeronautics University Design Challenge
    October 1, 2018 By Noah A Pflueger-Peters Three UC Davis mechanical and aerospace engineering senior design teams received top honors in NASA’s 2017-18 Aeronautics University Design Challenge. One MAE team tied for first, another placed second and another tied for third. The fifteen undergraduates involved presented their designs at a symposium on September 20 at NASA headquarters in ...
  • 2018 Faculty Awards and College Outstanding Faculty Award Recipients
    September 25, 2018 By Bonnie Dickson Each year, the UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes four faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and community. Faculty members are 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 the College’s Celebration of Faculty ...
  • College of Engineering Student Research Toward a Drug Against Chemical Weapons
    September 12, 2018 By Elizabeth Thomson Jasmine Corbin’s career as a UC Davis graduate student—she is scheduled to receive her Ph.D. in chemical engineering this fall—should be an inspiration for graduate students everywhere. After years in the lab, her hard work is on track to what could be a spectacular payoff: the production of an affordable drug against ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Keith Chisholm, ‘95
    A Career in Confections and Treats, for People and Pets By Elizabeth Thomson DAVIS, Calif.; Sept. 18, 2018 –Over his 23 years working with Mars, Inc., Keith Chisholm has received three patents related to manufacturing processes associated with chocolates like M&Ms®. In addition, Chisholm (’95, chemical engineering) is behind many other innovations, including many that the company ...
  • Maureen Kinyua: Waste Not
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Sept. 05, 2018 – As an undergraduate physics major, Maureen Kinyua discovered her passion for science—combined with a sincere interest in helping others—could lead to a fruitful career in engineering. “I liked how you could combine physics, chemistry and biology into something more applied,” she said. “Engineering also gave me a ...
  • Karen Moxon: Decoding the Brain
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Aug. 30, 2018 – In the last decade, researchers in academia and the technology sector have been racing to unlock the potential of artificial intelligence. In parallel with federally-funded efforts from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, heavy-hitters such as Microsoft, Facebook and Google are deeply invested ...
  • James and Penelope Shackelford: The Glass of Wine
      By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Aug. 28, 2018 – On a blind date more than 40 years ago, Penelope and James Shackelford hopped into a friend’s Cessna airplane to visit the Italian Swiss Colony Winery in Asti, CA. At the time, they were more focused on the plane ride than the wine, but the trip turned ...
  • GIRL+ Camp Introduces High School Girls to Programming and Robotics
    By Noah A Pflueger-Peters DAVIS, Calif.; Aug. 3, 2018 –A group of about 20 high school girls sit in front of computer stations in Bainer Hall at the University of California, Davis for the first C-STEM GIRL+ Camp for girls interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They split their attention between the lines of ...
  • Engineering Staff Spotlight: Carrie Chown, Executive Analyst and Information Wrangler
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; July 16, 2018 – The College of Engineering is comprised of more than 200 faculty, 4,500 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students and 180 staff who support many of the day-to-day operations of the College. One of these staff members is Carrie Chown, executive analyst to the dean of the College of ...