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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 ...

 

 

 


  • Biswanath Mukherjee to Deliver Keynote Talk
    Biswanath 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. The article profiles Tchobanoglous from his childhood days in a Greek-speaking family, ...
  • UC Davis Engineering Ranks Among America’s Best Graduate Schools
    The 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 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
    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, 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
    Nicholas 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
    February 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, 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
    The 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
    On 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
    The 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 ...
  • Omeed Momeni Receives NSF CAREER Award
    DAVIS, Calif.; Jan. 30, 2015 – The National Science Foundation’s Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems has awarded a five-year CAREER grant of $500,000 to Omeed Momeni, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Momeni will be PI on the research project, titled “Scalable Traveling and Standing Wave ...
  • California Funds UC Davis Wind Power Project
    The California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced the initial funded projects in its new Energy Research and Development Program, and one of the seven awards has been granted to UC Davis. The project is headed by C.P. “Case” Van Dam, chair of the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Shu-Hua Chen, an assistant ...
  • UC Davis Receives Share of MRPI Project Funding
    The University of California Research Grants Program Office has awarded funding for a Multicampus Research Program and Initiative (MRPI) that will include the participation of the UC Davis College of Engineering. The project, “Tunable Quantum Materials,” will be led by UC San Diego’s Ivan Schuller and Oleg Shpyrko; the co-PIs are UC Davis’ Yayoi Takamura ...
  • UC Davis Extension Offers Materials Science MOOC
    Beginning Feb. 2, new and continuing materials science students will be able to take a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled “Ten Things Every Engineer Should Know About Materials Science.” The course is designed and taught by James Shackelford, a distinguished professor emeritus in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, ...
  • Chen-Nee Chuah Named IEEE Fellow
    Chen-Nee Chuah, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Chuah has been recognized for her contributions to MIMO (multiple-input/multiple-output) communications and network management. The Fellowship is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members who have made extraordinary ...
  • Theta Tau Offers Crucial Test-Prep Sessions
    Engineers are required to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering/Engineer in Training (FE/EIT) exam in order to be licensed as a professional engineer in the United States. And yet many engineering students, particularly freshmen and sophomores, know nothing about this exam, and therefore are unable to appreciate its significance. The UC Davis branch of the Theta Tau engineering ...
  • Biomedical Engineering Society ‘Make-a-Thon’ Seeks Creative Student Engineers
    The UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) hopes to inspire pioneering engineering students with an event guaranteed to challenge even the most creative minds: the inaugural “Medical Make-a-Thon,” taking place Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17-18, in the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility’s TEAM Design, Prototyping and Fabrication Lab. Student teams will be given 30 hours to ...