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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 ...

 

 

 


  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Water Pioneer Jeffery Szytel, ‘98
    March 31, 2018 By Aditi Risbud Bartl Jeffery Szytel (’98, civil and environmental engineering), is founder and CEO of Water Systems Consulting, Inc. (WSC), a full service civil and environmental engineering consulting firm that specializes in providing innovative One Water solutions to public agency clients throughout the western United States. The One Water framework is a collaborative ...
  • UC Davis College of Engineering Makes Gains in 2019 Grad School Rankings
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; March 20, 2018 – The UC Davis College of Engineering is ranked 33 out of nearly 200 public and private graduate engineering programs, up one place from last year according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings of America’s Best Graduate Schools. “It’s been a good year for our ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Jackson Hull ’00
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; March 15, 2018 – Jackson Hull (’00) was a double major in mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering at UC Davis, and also has a master’s degree in information systems from UC Berkeley. He and his wife Aurelia (’01, communications) live in the U.K. with their three young children and their dog, ...
  • UC Tech Company Acquired by Global TDK Corporation
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; March 14, 2018 – Chirp Microsystems, a technology company that develops high-performance, 3D-sensing technologies based on research at the University of California, has been acquired by Tokyo-based global electronics company, TDK Corporation. Over the last five years, Chirp has developed a line of extremely low power, ultrasonic smart sensors that enable products ...
  • Rosalind Christian Receives Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement
    By Holly Ober DAVIS, Calif.; March 6, 2018 –  Rosalind Christian has been selected as the staff awardee of the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement. She was presented with the award at the UC Davis Global Affairs’ annual International Connections Reception on March 2. Through her service to students as an undergraduate advisor in biomedical engineering, ...
  • Caltech’s Katherine T. Faber Discusses the (W)hole Truth about Porous Materials
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 27, 2017 – Earlier this quarter, Katherine Faber, the Simon Ramo Professor of Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology, delivered the College of Engineering’s Winter Distinguished Lecture to students, staff and faculty in the Student Community Center. Her talk, titled “Probing Pore Space: Crafting Porous Ceramics for Applications ...
  • UC Davis Engineering Week 2018
    DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 20, 2018 – This week, the UC Davis College of Engineering will join colleges and universities across the country to celebrate National Engineers Week. The annual event is hosted by the UC Davis Engineering Joint Council – a group of student representatives from each of the Engineering Student Organizations and professional society chapters ...
  • Saif Islam Named International Society for Optics and Photonics Fellow
    By Hannah Fong and Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 09, 2018 – Electrical and computer engineering department chair and professor M. Saif Islam has been named a Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics, formerly known as Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Islam was one of 73 SPIE members from around the globe who ...
  • UC Davis Chancellor May, Professor Lund Elected to National Academy of Engineering
    By Andy Fell DAVIS, Calif.; Feb 7, 2018 – Gary S. May, chancellor of the University of California, Davis, and Jay Lund, distinguished professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the university’s Center for Watershed Sciences, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today (Feb. 7). Election to the academy is ...
  • College Celebrates Distinguished Engineering Alumni
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 06, 2018 –The UC Davis College of Engineering gathered alumni, faculty, students and friends on Friday, Jan. 19 for the college’s annual Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal awards ceremony and alumni celebration at the Mondavi Center. More than 120 people attended the event to recognize notable graduates whose professional and personal achievements have brought ...
  • Jean VanderGheynst Selected for HERS Institute Women in STEM Leadership Program
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Feb 2, 2018 – Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) announced yesterday that Jean VanderGheynst, executive associate dean of research and graduate studies at the UC Davis College of Engineering, was selected to attend the 2018 HERS Luce Program for Women in STEM Leadership – an intensive, two-week residential program designed to prepare women to ...
  • Moving Beyond Silicon to More Powerful Electronics
      By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Feb 2, 2018 – Researchers from UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara have developed and scaled a high-voltage, more efficient power transistor that has the potential to increase the efficiency of smartphones, high-speed trains and electric cars. Modern power converters are based on solid-state devices: electronic devices with no moving parts, ...
  • NASA Engineer and UC Davis Alum Shares “Curiosity” With Students
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 1, 2018 – Last month, UC Davis alumnus Adam Steltzner, now a chief engineer for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mars 2020 Project, returned to Davis to tell students about his role in the 2012 landing of the Mars Curiosity rover and to share his insights on the power of human ...
  • UC Davis and NAIST Students Take on Thermodynamic Challenge
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Feb 1, 2018 – On Thursday January 25, visiting graduate students from Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan and UC Davis chemical engineering graduate students collaborated in an engineering design challenge to create a container for a temperature-sensitive drug to be shipped overseas. Eight teams consisting of four or ...
  • Engineering Alums Build New Technology for Sustainable Plastics
    By Bonnie Dickson January 30, 2018 When John Bissell and Ryan Smith were seniors at UC Davis in 2008, civil and environmental engineering professor Frank Loge encouraged them to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s People, Prosperity and the Planet competition. Their team’s research project, which turned sewage into biodegradable plastic using microbes and fermentation, won ...
  • La Marzocco Partners with UC Davis to Advance Coffee Science
    $750,000 pledge represents the largest gift to date to help UC Davis build the first post-harvest coffee research facility in the U.S.   SEATTLE; Jan. 25, 2018 – La Marzocco, a world leader in espresso machine innovation since 1927, has pledged $750,000 to the University of California, Davis to help fund a new Coffee Center building and ...
  • Winter Distinguished Lecture: Crafting Porous Ceramics for Applications in Biology, Sustainability and More
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Jan. 22, 2018 –The College of Engineering’s Winter Distinguished Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Katherine T. Faber, the Simon Ramo Professor of Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology. The one-hour lecture, “Probing Pore Space: Crafting Porous Ceramics for Applications from Biology to Sustainability,” will take place next Tuesday, ...
  • Controlling Invasive Shrimp to Improve Water Clarity in Lake Tahoe
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Jan. 19, 2018 –A University of California, Davis research team led by civil and environmental engineering professors Geoff Schladow and Alex Forrest, along with environmental science and policy professor Steve Sadro, is launching a new project this month to test and optimize a strategy to improve water clarity in Emerald ...
  • College of Engineering Alumni Celebration
    DAVIS, Calif.; Jan. 02, 2018 – Each year the UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes several of its notable graduates with the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal (DEAM). The 2017 DEAM winners will be honored at a college alumni celebration at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the UC Davis Mondavi Center. The evening will include a cocktail ...
  • Daniel Gusfield Named Association for Computer Machinery Fellow
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Dec. 12, 2017 – Daniel Gusfield, a distinguished professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, has been named Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery for his contributions to combinatorial optimization and to algorithmic computational biology. “As a computer scientist, ACM is my natural professional home, so I am ...