Computer science

UC Davis to Lead New Artificial Intelligence Institute for Next-Generation Food Systems

August 26, 2020
The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $20 million as part of a multi-institutional collaboration to establish an institute focused on enabling the next-generation food system through the integration of artificial intelligence, or AI, technologies. The award is part of a larger investment announced today (Aug. 26) by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, in partnership with several federal agencies — distributing a total of $140 million to fund seven complementary AI research institutes across the nation.

Cindy Rubio González: Faculty Assistant to the Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

July 01, 2020
In March, computer science professor Cindy Rubio González was appointed the College of Engineering’s first faculty assistant to the dean for diversity and inclusion. In her new role, Rubio González will help Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis attract, retain, serve and recognize diversity in students and faculty populations in the college.

Senior Spotlight: Harshita Kaushal

June 05, 2020

Harshita Kaushal is a fourth-year UC Davis student finishing her undergraduate studies in computer science and engineering. After graduation, Harshita will be a software engineer for Optimizely, a startup in San Francisco that provides A/B testing through their platform.

Alumni Spotlight: Deb Frincke, ’85, ’89, ’92

April 07, 2020

Since her time as a computer science student at UC Davis, Deb Frincke, B.S. ’85, M.S. ’89, Ph.D. ’92 has been at the forefront of cybersecurity as it has become an increasingly important part of modern life. With experience in academia, national laboratories and government—most recently as the Director of Research for the National Security Agency (NSA)—she has made a profound impact on the field through her leadership, mentorship and research.

UC Davis engineers respond to COVID-19 challenges

March 26, 2020
Anticipating a scarcity of medical devices and a lack of treatment options for COVID-19, UC Davis College of Engineering researchers are investigating innovative technology to manufacture masks, ventilators and other critical equipment.

Staff Spotlight: Ken Gribble and Jim Moersfelder

February 07, 2020
Before coming to UC Davis, Ken Gribble worked in Sacramento for a legislative database that tracked all state and federal regulations and legislation. When Jim Moersfelder was in college, he worked as a student assistant for the Department of Water Resources and then got hired where Ken was working. Now, Ken and Jim both work for the college’s computer science department as senior system administrators.

Cybersecurity Club at UC Davis brings new education, competition opportunities to campus

October 08, 2019

As stories of data breaches and malware attacks make headline news, students at UC Davis have taken it upon themselves to become cybersecurity experts to protect themselves online. The Cybersecurity Club at UC Davis (CSC) is a community for anyone interested in cybersecurity to learn, network and hone their skills to prepare themselves for a field that’s increasingly important to the world’s security.

In Memoriam: Antara Bhowmick

October 01, 2019

The UC Davis College of Engineering and Department of Computer Science mourn the loss of alumna Antara Bhowmick ‘19, who passed away in an accident on September 25. Bhowmick completed her M.S. in computer science in Spring 2019 as part of Assistant Professor Cindy Rubio-González’s lab and was a member of UC Davis’ winning Amazon Alexa Prize team.

Bhowmick is remembered for her quick wit, intelligence and passion for the people and projects around her. Her friends and colleagues recall her positivity and willingness to go above and beyond to help people in need.