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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 ...

 

 

 


  • PhD Computer Scientist Presents Paper at Conference
    Leyuan Wang, a PhD student in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, presented one of only two “Distinguished Papers” of the 51 accepted at Euro-Par 2015, which took place Aug. 24-28 at Austria’s Vienna University of Technology. Her paper, Fast Parallel Suffix Array on the GPU, is co-authored with her advisor, John Owens, a ...
  • Engineering Grads Launch Peer-to-Peer Study App
    Every day, in various classes, numerous students struggle with the material, desperately wishing for one-on-one assistance. Those same classes also contain plenty of people who thoroughly understand the subject matter … not to mention the hundreds of campus-wide students who sailed through such courses during previous quarters. Wouldn’t it be wonderful, thought Ben Holmquist and Ben ...
  • BME Professor to Share Teaching Methodology at NAE Symposium
    Eduardo A. Silva, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a fully paid invitation to attend the National Academy of Engineering‘s annual Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. The event will take place Oct. 25-28 at the National Academies’ Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif. All invited participants have been asked to ...
  • Bahram Ravani Receives Major ASME Award
    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has just presented a prestigious award to Bahram Ravani, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The honor comes from the ASME Design Engineering Division’s Mechatronics and Embedded System and Applications (MESA) Technical Committee. Ravani has received this award, the highest given by a ...
  • Aggie Engineers Take Top Honors in NASA Aviation Competition
    UC Davis student engineering teams won three of the four possible trophies in the undergraduate division of this year’s U.S. University Design Challenge: All-Electric General Aviation Vehicle competition sponsored by NASA. Team Bladessa won first place, with the honors shared by team leader Ethan Kellogg and members Geoffrey Christensen, Junette Hsin, Keshavan Kope, Ben Schellengberg and ...
  • College of Engineering Announces 2015 Faculty Awards
    The UC Davis College of Engineering has announced the recipients of its 2015 Faculty Awards. Four College of Engineering faculty members will be acknowledged at an event to be announced. Matt Bishop, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, has won the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. Matt has been with us since 1994, and during ...
  • UC Davis Plays Major Role in New Bio-Geotechnical Engineering Center
    Bio-shock resistant: New center to apply biology to earthquakes, civil engineering DAVIS, Calif.; Aug 11, 2015  – UC Davis, Arizona State University, New Mexico State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have joined forces to create the Center for Bio-inspired and Bio-mediated Geotechnics (CBBG), to embrace and expand the rapidly emerging field of biogeotechnical engineering. The National ...
  • Cutting Edge of Phylogenetic Networks
    Computer scientist Dan Gusfield shapes new disciplines, one book at a time “Some university departments traditionally are perceived as ‘book departments’,” says Dan Gusfield, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science. “History, English, most of the humanities — where it’s expected that faculty will publish books, as the principle vehicle for disseminating their ...
  • UC Davis Alum Will Lead UC Merced School of Engineering
    UC Davis alum Mark Matsumoto has been named dean of the UC Merced School of Engineering, an appointment that becomes effective Sept. 1. He’ll leave his current position as associate dean for research and graduate education at UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, where he also serves as a professor in the Department of Chemical ...
  • UC Davis Professors Elected to FASEB Leadership Roles
    David M. Rocke and Scott I. Simon, both professors in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, have been elected to leadership positions by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). Rocke, also a distinguished professor in the Division of Biostatistics in the UC Davis School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Services, has ...
  • Robert L. Powell Appointed to AWIS Board of Governors
    Robert L. Powell, a professor with dual appointments in the UC Davis Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Food Science and Technology, has been named a councilor on the national governing board of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). The board sets the strategic direction and provides insight and leadership to the national ...
  • Alissa Kendall Publishes Results of Almond Study
    Alissa Kendall, an associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has co-authored two related articles just published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology. She’s lead author of the first article, “Life Cycle-based Assessment of Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Almond Production, Part I: Analytical Framework and Baseline Results.” Her ...
  • Engineering Undergrad Hailed as a Future Manufacturing Leader
    Farhad Ghadamli, who just earned his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering at UC Davis, has been named one of this year’s “30 Under 30” future leaders by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Ghadamli and the other honorees are pictured on the cover of the July issue of Manufacturing Engineering, which highlights the young ...
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  • Raissa D’Souza Earns Cover Story in Nature Physics
    Research conducted by Raissa M. D’Souza, a professor with dual appointments in the UC Davis Departments of Computer Science, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been honored with a cover story in the July issue of Nature Physics. The report, “Anomalous Critical and Supercritical Phenomena in Explosive Percolation,” is co-authored by Jan Nagler, of the ...