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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 ...

 

 

 


  • Expanding the Data Highway
    Electrical engineer explores next-gen transistors and alternative frequencies to streamline future network activity By Derrick Bang DAVIS, Calif.; July 10, 2015 – Omeed Momeni was a childhood tinkerer, forever soldering transistors, resistors and capacitors onto circuit boards. He still remembers the moment of elation, after building an FM radio transmitter and receiver that actually worked. By the time ...
  • A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On: Center for Geotechnical Modeling Facilitates Seismic Research
    Civil engineers and earthquake analysts wanting to minimize infrastructural damage, the next time a massive tremblor strikes, know where to conduct their research: UC Davis’ world-renowned Center for Geotechnical Modeling (CGM). The facility’s modest set of offices sits adjacent to the Center’s star attraction: a concrete bunker that houses the enormous, 9-meter-radius centrifuge, capable of ...
  • CEE Grad Students Take First Place in Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition
    UC Davis Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) graduate students Kyle Fuller and Ezequiel Santillan, along with colleagues Solange Astorga and Lisa Marroquin, shared two first-place victories in this year’s Big Ideas@Berkeley competition. Their proposal, “Clean Water for Crops: As Simple as Sand and Seeds,” took top honors in the Global Health category, and was selected ...
  • Ken Giles Receives Prestigious ASABE Award
    The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has presented its 2015 Cyrus Hall McCormick-Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal to Ken Giles, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. The annual award honors “exceptional and meritorious achievement in agriculture that has resulted in new concepts, products, processes or methods ...
  • Jennifer Sinclair Curtis Named Dean of UC Davis Engineering
    DAVIS, CA­­­; July 8, 2015–Jennifer Sinclair Curtis has been named as the Dean of the UC Davis College of Engineering effective October 19, 2015.  Curtis currently serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Facilities at the University of Florida’s College of Engineering.  She will replace Interim Dean Jean VanderGheynst who graciously agreed to serve ...
  • IEEE Honors Simon Cherry for Molecular Imaging Research
    Simon Cherry, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, has just received the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award, for outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear and plasma sciences and engineering. Cherry has been recognized for his “contributions to the development and application of in vivo molecular ...
  • Graduate Student Mentors Winning Sacramento Green Team
    UC Davis biological systems engineering graduate student Sara Pace helped Sacramento grade-schoolers mount a successful campaign to replace their school’s HVAC units. A researcher in a lab run by UC Davis Professor Jean VanderGheynst, Pace and fellow grad student Josh Claypool recently earned an EPA P3 grant to study biorenewable methane production. Pace is also an ...
  • Niels Grønbech-Jensen Appointed as COSMOS Executive Director
    Niels Grønbech-Jensen, a professor with dual appointments in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Department of Mathematics, has been named the Statewide Faculty Executive Director of the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS). Grønbech-Jensen has been filling this role in an interim capacity since late 2014, when COSMOS’ ...
  • MAE Grad Students Share Research Award
    DAVIS, Calif., Jun 24, 2015 – Joseph Barthel and Bo Fu, both graduate students in the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are sharing this year’s N&M Sarigul-Klijn Space Engineering/Flight Research Award. The two aerospace researchers will split the $1,500 award, each receiving $750. Barthel was honored for his proposal, “Optimization of Passive Radiation Shielding Onboard ...
  • R. Paul Singh Wins Prestigious Agriculture Prize
    R. Paul Singh, a distinguished professor emeritus who had dual appointments in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and the Department of Food Science and Technology, has received the 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture & Life Sciences (GCHERA) World Agriculture Prize. The award was announced at the annual GCHERA ...
  • Undergrad programmer among Apple’s “20 Under 20”
    When 12-year-old Nick Doherty decided that he wanted a Mac computer, he adopted the strategy of a born entrepreneur, by starting his own car-washing business. He made eye-catching fliers, roller-bladed through his neighborhood and posted them on every stationery surface; he sold himself door to door; he chatted up everybody walking dogs down his street. Before ...
  • BAE Grad Student Mentors Winning ‘Green’ Grade-Schoolers
    UC Davis biological and agricultural engineering (BAE) graduate student Lauren Jabusch seems to be everywhere these days. Her research work on biofuels and microalgae cell wall analysis — with the goal of extracting starches and lipids, in order to efficiently produce ethanol and biodiesel — keeps her quite busy. So does her role as chair of ...
  • Generous Gift Establishes New Engineering Design Space
    Richard and Joy Dorf have seen the future, and persuasive communication will be crucial. In an era when dialogue too frequently deteriorates to 140-characters, the UC Davis College of Engineering is taking a progressive lead on reinforcing the need for students to develop superior interaction skills. The first phase was a freshman pilot course that debuted fall ...
  • Annual Engineering Design Showcase Highlights Innovative Student Projects
    Imaginative student engineers will dazzle campus colleagues and the general public when the UC Davis College of Engineering hosts its fifth annual Engineering Design Showcase from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the ARC Pavilion. The event will feature senior projects developed by 141 teams, collectively involving 576 students. The many displays and prototypes ...
  • 2015 Engineering Design Showcase at UC Davis
    The College of Engineering at UC Davis presented the Engineering Design Showcase on Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. at The Pavilion on the university campus. Students shared their senior group projects, applying the knowledge and skills gained during their years of study at UC Davis. Featuring more than 140 teams (550+ students) the ...
  • Erkin Şeker Receives NSF Grant to Develop Electrochemical Biosensors
    The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to Erkin Şeker, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The NSF award of $305,270 will support Şeker as PI on the project to study Effects of Nanostructure on the Performance of Nucleic Acid-Based Electrochemical Biosensors. In this research project the researchers ...
  • Chemical Engineering Students Take Top Prize
    A team of students from the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science won first place in the Chem-E-Car competition, one of several contests held at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers‘ (AlChE) 2015 Western Student Regional Conference. The conference was held April 24-25, 2015 at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. This first-place victory ...
  • ECE Students Win Model Car Competition
    A trio of undergraduates in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) — Andrew Chung, Sam Dawson and Justin Laguardia — just became the North American champions at the National Freescale Cup Autonomous Model Car Competition. The annual event, sponsored by Freescale Semiconductor, challenges students to design and build an autonomous model car ...
  • High School Robotics Champs Ready for College of Engineering Internship Projects
    Members of the Davis-based robotics team Citrus Circuits, still celebrating their first-place victory April 25 during the 2015 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics World Championships, have ample reason to be proud. Their victorious season hasn’t been limited solely to the triumphs accumulated during the regional contests that led up to the ...
  • College of Engineering Startup Earns DoE Phase II Funding
    The Advanced Scientific Computing Research branch of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program has granted Phase II funding to Ennetix, a software start-up founded by UC Davis computer science professor Biswanath Mukherjee and colleague Pulak Chowdhury. The $1 million, two-year award will fund product development of the Ennetix proposal titled ...