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New ACM Fellows from UC San Diego include professors Ravi Ramamoorthi, Alexander Vardy and Geoffrey

December 11, 2017
Three UC San Diego Computer Scientists Elevated to Be ACM Fellows in Class of 2017

Three computer scientists affiliated with the Qualcomm Institute and Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego - Ravi Ramamoorthi, Alexander Vardy and Geoffrey M. Voelker - have been elected Fellows of the ACM. [more]

 

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1.18.2006
"KPBS Radio"
Deep ocean exploration seeks to uncover past

Host Tom Fudge reports that local scientists are taking the plunge to uncover some of the ocean's deepest mysteries with hopes of shedding light on the evolution of life on Earth. His guest in the studio: Larry Smarr, director of Calit2 , whose group "is providing new information and research on marine ecosystems."  Click on the "Listen Here" icon.
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1.17.2006
"Orange County Register"
The Place to go in OC for Tech + Art Today

 "5 'til 12" by Knifeandfork (a group show that includes artists Susan Huang and Brian House) opened at the Beall Center this week.
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1.16.2006
"New York Times"
Sharing Broadband to Increase Speed

John Markoff reports that "Mushroom Networks, which was started at the University of California, San Diego," has built a prototype of "simple wireless systems that make it possible for groups of neighbors to share their D.S.L. or cable Internet connections." Company founder and Calit2 participant Rene Cruz is quoted. Mushroom's co-founder, Cahit Akin, is a researcher in Calit2.

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1.16.2006
"Information Week"
You Call Yourself a Manager? Well, You're Not Alone

Managers now make up 10 percent of the U.S. IT workforce, up from less than 7 percent in 2000, and manager jobs outnumber those in categories such as IT support specialist and network or data-communications administrator. Business-process outsourcing of functions such as human resources and accounting may actually increase IT-management payrolls, since some companies assign an IT manager to help administer these types of outsourced services, according to Ken Kraemer, UC Irvine information sciences professor and Calit2 academic affiliate.
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1.16.2006
"Computerworld"
Private Office or Cubicle for Developers: The Debate Goes on

Which is more productive: a closed office or an open cubicle? Walt Scacchi, acting director and a research scientist at UCI's Institute for Software Research, and a Calit2 affiliated researcher, comments.
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1.12.2006
"Irvine World News"
Engaging Kids to Appreciate Habitat Restoration

EcoRaft, a project that a merges the arts (drama, visual art) with computing, ecology and education, was created by Bill Tomlinson and F. Lynn Carpenter, UCI professors and Calit2 academic participants.
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1.10.2006
"CONNECT Newsletter"
Renowned UCSD Professor Opens Neuroscience Lab at Calit2

The weekly e-zine reports that "one of the nation's leading neuroscientists," Robert Hecht-Nielsen, has established a lab in Calit2 at UCSD "to explore and expand upon a radical new theory to explain how humans think."
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1.10.2006
"USA Today"
FBI Checking Prints in Death Row Cases

The FBI is reviewing the cases of all state and federal prisoners scheduled for execution to determine whether bureau fingerprint examiners made errors that led to death sentences. The move comes amid increased attention to fingerprint analysis. Fingerprints, long thought to be unique to individuals, have been used in U.S. courts since the early 1900s. But critics such as Simon Cole, a professor of criminology at the University of California, Irvine, say fingerprinting is not backed by sufficient scientific research.
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1.8.2006
"New York Times"
In Love With Reality Truly, Madly, Virtually

In an article on new-media efforts, museum curator Michael Rush reports on the successes of CAVE and other virtual-reality environments that are attracting a new generation of artists. Calit2 visualization leader Tom DeFanti, a co-PI on the OptIPuter and original developer of CAVE at University of Illinois.
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1.1.2006
"CONNECT Newsletter"
Calit2 Cyberinfrastructure Project Could Spawn Economic Development, Including New Start-Ups

Editor Andrea Siedsma reports on the recent linkup between Calit2 and the Venter Institute to form an initiative to build the cyberinfrastructure needed to explore new data in marine microbial genomics.
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1.1.2006
"ABC Good Morning America"
Schools Become High Tech

Parenting correspondent Ann Pleshette Murphy reports on the wave of high tech innovation in classrooms, including experiments at UCSD with the robot Asobo to help very young children learn. Machine Perception Lab director Javier Movellan, based in Atkinson Hall, was interviewed. (Flash video can be viewed from the news site.)
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1.1.2006
"China Radio International Online"
U.S. researchers use advanced technology to locate tomb of Genghis Khan

The English language version of CRI runs a story from Xinhua News.
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1.1.2006
"FreshNews.com"
Ortiva Wireless Named to SiliconIndia's List of Top Ten Wireless Technology Companies

The online news service notes that the company started by Calit2 participant Sujit Dey, Ortiva Wireless, has been named to SiliconIndia magazine's list of Top Ten Technology Companies founded and managed by Indians within the U.S.
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1.1.2006
"HPCwire"
UC San Diego Researchers Visualize Cultural Patterns

The high-performance networking news service reports on the award of 330,000 hours of time on DOE supercomputers for the Calit2-based Software Studies Initiative.
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