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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 ...

 

 

 


  • Diran Apelian Receives AAES Queneau Palladium Medal
    Diran Apelian, a visiting professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has received the Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal from American Association of Engineering Societies’ (AAES). Apelian will be honored officially at the annual AAES awards banquet, held April 20, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes Apelian for “articulating an ...
  • Two Engineering Faculty Named to National Academy of Inventors
    The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has selected two UC Davis College of Engineering faculty as Fellows in its 2014 class of inductees: Kyriacos Athanasiou, a distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering; and M. Saif Islam, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and co-director of the Center ...
  • Introductory Design Class Engages First-year Engineering Students
    In a continuing effort to enhance the curriculum experience for lower-division students, the UC Davis College of Engineering unveiled a new pilot class during the Fall 2014 quarter: ENG 098, Introduction to Engineering Design. The four-unit course had a one-hour lecture component twice weekly, on Mondays and Wednesdays, along with a two-hour studio/lab segment on ...
  • Ken Joy Recognized for Achievements at IEEE Visualization 2014
    The IEEE Computer Society Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (IEEE VGTC) has recognized UC Davis professor Ken Joy for achievements in data visualization. Claudio T. Silva of New York University was also recognized during IEEE Visualization 2014 (VIS), held Nov. 9-14, 2014 in Paris. Joy, an emeritus professor at the UC Davis Department of Computer Science and ...
  • Bruce White Co-Authors Paper in Nature
    As sand dunes march across the Sahara, vast dunes cross the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. New research from a refurbished NASA wind tunnel reveals the physics of how particles move in Titan’s methane-laden winds and could help to explain why Titan’s dunes form in the way they do. The work is published online ...
  • Dan Gusfield Named IEEE Fellow
    The technical professional society IEEE has named Dan Gusfield an IEEE Fellow, the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields ...
  • UC Davis Students Win Grand Prize at 2014 iGEM Competition
    A team of seven UC Davis undergraduates successfully won the grand prize in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition, which took place Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 at the Hynes Convention Center, in Boston, Mass. This triumph has directed all eyes toward the team’s breakthrough gadget: the OliView, a palm-sized biosensor designed to quickly ...
  • 2014 UC Davis Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Recipients
    Dec. 4, 2014 The UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes several of its notable graduates annually with the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal (DEAM). For 2014, the College has selected five alumni to receive medals for excellence in academic achievement, business and public service. The awards will be presented during a special event on Saturday, Feb. 28, at ...
  • Civil Engineering Gets a Boost from The Beavers
    “Heavy Engineering” Association Hopes to Steer More Students Toward On-Site Construction Work The UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering just earned additional respect from some influential Beavers. The Beavers, a “heavy engineering” construction association founded in 1955, works to generate greater attention to the contractors who rarely got credit for their role in building and ...
  • Athanasiou Group’s Findings Published in PNAS Journal
    The journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has published research work conducted by the UC Davis Musculoskeletal Bioengineering Laboratory. The article, “Developing Functional Musculoskeletal Tissues Through Hypoxia and Lysyl Oxidase-Induced Collagen Cross-Linking,” is authored by Eleftherios A. Makris, Donald J. Responte, Nikolaos K. Paschos, Jerry C. Hu and Kyriacos A. Athanasiou. It ...
  • Sanjoy Mahajan: Use of digital technology to improve STEM learning
    Sanjoy Mahajan, associate professor of applied science and engineering at Olin College of Engineering and visiting associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spoke on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at the College of Engineering at UC Davis. Mahajan spoke on “Principle-based use of digital technology to improve STEM learning.” Mahajan  ...
  • From UC Davis to Hanoi: Ambitious team teaching
    Also published in Engineering Progress, Fall 2014 UC Davis professors often accept assignments as visiting instructors at universities across the country, or even throughout the world: sometimes just for a week or two, perhaps even for a quarter or an entire academic year. Rarely, however, has a “guest lecturer” program been proposed — let alone embraced — ...
  • Finding Space in an Increasingly Crowded Web
    The electromagnetic spectrum’s terahertz region may solve bandwidth density limitations Also published in Engineering Progress, Fall 2014 Qun (Q.) Jane Gu is quite concerned about the “Interconnect Bottleneck.” Gu, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, understands the biggest challenge that faces the World Wide Web. In a word: space. This seems counter-intuitive, since users ...
  • Fine-tuning future environmental pathways
    Climate mitigation engineer Alissa Kendall embarks on a novel approach to assessing proposed clean-energy materials Also published in Engineering Progress, Fall 2014 Alissa Kendall’s desire to change the world emerged at a young age. Her eventual interest in environmental engineering and life-cycle assessment (LCA) began with a childhood in Honduras. “Moving to the U.S. after that was a ...
  • Harvesting the Future: “Helper robots” are poised to help increase agricultural efficiency
    Also published in Engineering Progress, Fall 2014 California farmers frequently face a shortage of field workers. This situation is becoming increasingly dire each year, with vineyards and farmers leaving fruit unharvested in the field, due to the diminished number of pickers. Until that trend reverses, the only solution involves increasing the efficiency of the available work force. ...
  • Debbie Niemeier Honored as AAAS Fellow
    Debbie Niemeier, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She has been honored for “distinguished contributions to energy and environmental science study and policy development.” Niemeier and this year’s other new Fellows will be presented with ...
  • UC Davis Launches Crowdsourcing Energy Tool
    Ever been in a class trying to concentrate on the lecture, while getting increasingly chilly due to what seems an overly enthusiastic air-conditioning system. Or alternatively tried not to be distracted by the apparent lack of A/C in a room that’s getting hotter by the minute. Who can you call? And would anybody pay attention? Thanks to ...
  • Medical Journal Highlights Work by Musculoskeletal Bioengineering Lab
    The journal Nature Reviews Rheumatology granted advance online publication to research work conducted by the UC Davis Musculoskeletal Bioengineering Laboratory. The article, “Repair and Tissue Engineering Techniques for Articular Cartilage,” is authored by Eleftherios A. Makris, Andreas H. Gomoll, Konstantinos N. Malizos, Jerry C. Hu and Kyriacos A. Athanasiou. It debuted Sept. 23 in the ...
  • UC Davis Biosystems Engineers Win EPA Funding
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program has awarded a $14,473 grant to Josh Claypool and Sara Pace, both UC Davis Ph.D. students in biological systems engineering. Their project, “Biorenewable Methane Production,” is one of 42 student-led proposals to have qualified for Phase I funding via the EPA’s annual P3 ...
  • Engineering Student Startup Center Receives First Major Gift
    David Kappos believes that addressing many of the world’s most daunting problems can be condensed to a single word: Innovation. “Innovation is where the action is,” he explains. “It’s the most important human activity for education and industry, for our country and the entire world. Innovation creates opportunity, jobs, great new products and services, better health ...