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UC San Diego CSE professor and alumni co-founded Tortuga Logic in 2014.

December 15, 2017
Company Based on UC San Diego Technology Gets Infusion of Capital

The company Tortuga Logic -- cofounded by a UC San Diego computer science professor and two CSE alumni -- has received $2 million in seed funding from Eclipse Ventures to expand engineering, sales and marketing.[more]

 

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4.30.2003
"InterAct"
Anticipating the Next Technological Revolution

In a feature showcasing various Calit2 projects and "the convergence of wireless and broadband," the quarterly publication of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) quotes institute director Larry Smarr and other researchers. (Smarr delivered the keynote address to CENIC's annual meeting in 2002.) Also in this issue: features on two other California Institutes for Science and Innovation (CITRIS and QB3), and a cover story on a breakthrough in 3-D imaging at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

4.28.2003
"Associated Press"
10th anniversary of Mosaic browser marked

As posted in the online magazine Salon.com, AP reporter Jim Paul quotes Calit2 director Larry Smarr on the impact the Mosaic web browser had on the Internet. "It was an accelerator for the whole Internet," said Smarr, the former director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), where Mosaic was developed.

4.28.2003
"San Diego Union Tribune"
Digital renaissance transforming art"

Writer Sherry Parmet reports on moves by local colleges and high schools to teach computerized art, and quotes UCSD professor Sheldon Brown as saying "artists were some of the first people to jump onto the Internet." Brown is the director of UCSD's Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), and leads Calit2's New Media Arts layer at the university.

4.22.2003
"The News-Gazette (Urbana-Champaign, IL)"
Mosaic started Web rush, Internet boom

Writer Greg Kline looks back at the development of Mosaic, the first Web browser, ten years ago, at the University of Illinois supercomputing center. The story quotes then-NCSA director [and now Calit2 director] Larry Smarr.
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4.22.2003
"The News-Gazette (Urbana-Champaign, IL)"
Future Web likely to be smarter, smaller and more interactive

In part two of his special report, Greg Kline looks at the future of the Internet on Mosaic's 10th anniversary, quoting Calit2 director Larry Smarr as comparing the current state of things on a level with the development of the automobile before the highway system. "It takes decades to really build out a national, in this case a global, infrastructure," he said.
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4.21.2003
"GRIDtoday"
Chien Discusses Smarr's OptIPuter

GRIDtoday correspondent Neil Alger spoke recently with Dr. Andrew Chien, chief software architect for the Calit2-led OptIPuter project.
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4.11.2003
"LA Weekly"
What Is It Like To Be a Fish

"Body Electric", by UC Irvine's Simon Penny and Malcolm MacIver of Caltech, is featured as one of six installations in "Neuro", an art and science collaboration about how organisms and devices interact with their environments. The exhibit is jointly organized by the Center for Neuromoprhic Systems Engineering at Caltech and the Art Center College of Design. Penny is the Layer Leader for the New Media Arts in the Irvine Division of Calit2.
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4.11.2003
"The Science Show (Australia)"
Smart Dust & Quake-Proofing Buildings

In its April 5 edition, Australia's premier radio program about science profiles two Calit2-related projects. Host Robyn Williams interviews biochemistry professor Michael Sailor about smart dust -- tiny silicon sensors. (Transcript). Williams also talks with Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible [co-chair of Calit2's Governing Board] about new technologies to test and retrofit buildings to better withstand earthquakes and bomb blasts.

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4.9.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Heart' of SAIC reveals plans to step down

In a report on the planned retirement of SAIC founder Bob Beyster after 30 years at the helm, writer Bruce Bigelow quotes former Jacobs School dean and Calit2 Governing Board co-chair Bob Conn as saying "it is a diverse company with strong distributed leadership, a part of Bob's approach to management." SAIC is an industry partner of Calit2

4.7.2003
"HP Labs"
Research collaboration with top telecommunications institute

According to an article on the website of HP Labs, the Hewlett-Packard unit will pursue new wireless technologies as part of a research partnership with Calit2, "one of the world's most prominent centers for wireless technology development.
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3.21.2003
"HPCwire"
Top People and Organizations to Watch in 2003

The high-performance computing online news service named Calit2 Chief Scientist Ron Graham to its annual list of 20 people and organizations, noting that "in his role at Calit2, Ron oversees research into optical computing and next-generation networking technologies." Also named to the 2003 list: the San Diego Supercomputer Center's Chaitan Baru, who heads up Calit2's Knowledge and Data Engineering Lab; and Alan Blatecky, the new Executive Director of SDSC.
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3.18.2003
" San Diego Union-Tribune"
You can count on him

In the newspaper's Technology Inc. section, staff writer Bruce Bigelow profiles Jacobs School professor and Calit2 Chief Scientist Ronald Graham -- a mathematician who "coolly juggles scientific puzzles and six or seven balls."

3.12.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Lessons of the Shadow Bowl

On March 9, columnist Richard Louv reported on "Shadow Bowl," an effort co-led by SDSU professor and Calit2 participant Eric Frost, which made San Diego "a national test case for regional preparedness in the event of a major terrorist attack."
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3.11.2003
"United Press International"
Computer research center unveiled in Texas

In a report on University of Texas at Austin creating a $38 million computer science, engineering and technology

3.10.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
A new angle on traffic congestion

The newspaper's Jeff Ristine reports on work in the computer vision lab of Calit2 layer leader Mohan Trivedi, on the deployment of a network of omni-vision highway cameras, to help coordinate response to traffic emergencies.
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2.25.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
UCSD researcher gets grant

In its weekly Technology Inc. section, the paper notes that UCSD professor Truong Nguyen "will receive more than $200,000 over three years from Skyworks Solutions and a university-industry cooperative research program... to fund work that could lead to smoother video streaming on wireless handheld devices such as mobile phones and personal digital assistants." The grant is through Calit2.
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2.23.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Internet helps researchers share brain images, data

Science writer Bruce Lieberman reports that UCSD neuroscientist (and Calit2 participant) Mark Ellisman is leading BIRN -- an effort to coordinate a national computer network that could become a model for how scientific research is shared.
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2.12.2003
"Santa Barbara News-Press"
Global research network to use Calient equipment

Business editor Mark Van de Kamp reports that "Calient Networks Inc., which has offices in Goleta, San Jose and San Diego... will team with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, involving the University of California and businesses, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, on development of the OptIPuter."
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2.12.2003
"Converge Network Digest"
Calient Networks Chosen for Optiputer Project

"Calient Networks Chosen for Optiputer Project" The online news service reports that Calient Networks will supply its "all-optical switching system for the OptIPuter research project underway by... Calit2 and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)." Calient's platform, it reports, "uses a single-crystal silicon 3D MEMS design."
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2.7.2003
"New York Times"
NASA Seeks Answers From Simulators, Amid Some Doubting

In a report on the use of computer modeling to understand what destroyed the space shuttle Columbia, writer Andrew Revkin quotes Calit2 director Larry Smarr saying "shuttle simulations are among the most verified codes in computational engineering."
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2.6.2003
"San Diego Metropolitan"
Preuss Visualization Center

In its daily online report, the magazine reports on the dedication of the Visualization Center at the Preuss School UCSD, funded in part by Calit2, giving middle and high school classes "access to hundreds of advanced (3-D) software programs, including some that will be developed by ...Calit2."
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1.29.2003
"San Diego CityBeat"
Who's Gettin' Busy 2003

In its January 15 issue, the magazine profiles "33 people we have our eye on" among San Diego's movers and shakers, including UCSD Sixth College provost [and Calit2 education layer leader] Gabriele Wienhausen.
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1.10.2003
"MIT Technology Review"
10 Emerging Technologies that Will Change the World

In its February 2003 issue, the magazine cites Calit2 director Larry Smarr and academic participant Andrew Chien among seven researchers leading the way in Grid computing and peer-to-peer network.
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1.9.2003
"Orange County Register"
State Budget, Blow by Blow

In an article on the state's budget, Bill Parker, vice chancellor of research and interim division director of Calit2 at UC Irvine, commends Davis' efforts to advance research claiming, "The governor created a model of commitment to high tech that is the envy of other states."
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1.2.2003
"San Diego Magazine"
50 People to Watch in 2003

In its annual issue, the monthly magazine names Peter Cowhey, the new dean of UCSD's graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies, and his plans "to maintain and enhance the school's role as a breeding ground for future Pacific Rim leaders." Cowhey is the leader of Calit2's Policy, Management and Socio-economic Evolution layer at UCSD.
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1.2.2003
"New York Times"
Professors Vie with Web for Class's Attention

According to writer John Schwarz, "dozens of colleges are going wireless, including.... the University of California at San Diego," creating a challenge for professors as more and more students cruise the Web in class.
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