Cultivating Collaboration: New Faculty Member Dongyu Liu Connects People to AI and with Each Other

Dongyu Liu's website features the standard materials of an academic researcher: a CV, published research, a list of talks. But what catches the eye on Liu's site is a page of photos: Liu and his labmates at a lake retreat and on a ski trip; Liu's supervisor handing him a slice of cake at his graduation; a lab-wide breakfast after an all-nighter to hit a deadline.

Alumni Spotlight: Arnab Sarkar

Arnab Sarkar's father studied civil engineering while working full time as a construction supervisor and it was that dedication and early exposure to the field that inspired Sarkar, Master's of Science in biological and agricultural engineering '01, Ph.D. '04 to one day study engineering and follow in his father’s footsteps. 

Dena Sayrafi '23 Overlaps Engineering with Human Rights

Fourth-year biomedical engineering undergraduate student Dena Sayrafi '23 uses her platform in the Iranian Student Organization to advocate for human rights using the work ethic she has obtained throughout her years as an engineering student.

Graduate Student Spotlight: Qingxiaoyang Zhu

The ultimate goal of my research is to increase the equity and accessibility of procedural knowledge for everyone. I'm fascinated by exploring how to create scaffolding tools for common users to consume knowledge by leveraging advanced techniques, such as language and image processing.

Graduate Student Spotlight: Kylie Cooper

I was drawn into engineering because I’ve always loved figuring out how things work. My love for aerospace engineering blossomed during undergraduate studies at UC Davis, when I joined the Space and Satellite Systems (SSS) club and gained hands-on experience with CubeSat (small satellite) design

Graduate Student Spotlight: Toluwanimi Odemuyiwa

I decided I wanted a career where I could explore new things. Cue my decision to pursue a Ph.D.! I chose UC Davis as the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering had a great variety of professors and a great connection to Silicon Valley.