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Machine learning enhances non-verbal communication in online classrooms

June 21, 2021

Machine learning enhances non-verbal communication in online classrooms

Researchers in the Center for Research on Entertainment and Learning at UC San Diego have developed a system to analyze and track eye movements to enhance teaching in tomorrow’s virtual classrooms – and perhaps future virtual concert halls. Full Story


Researchers translate a bird's brain activity into song

June 16, 2021

Researchers translate a bird's brain activity into song

It is possible to re-create a bird’s song by reading only its brain activity, shows a first proof-of-concept study from the University of California San Diego. The study is an early step toward building vocal prostheses for humans who have lost the ability to speak.  Full Story


Light-shrinking material lets ordinary microscope see in super resolution

June 1, 2021

Light-shrinking material lets ordinary microscope see in super resolution

UC San Diego engineers developed a technology that turns a conventional light microscope into what's called a super-resolution microscope. It improves the microscope's resolution (from 200 nm to 40 nm) so that it can be used to directly observe finer structures and details in living cells. Full Story


Thin, large-area device converts infrared light into images

May 27, 2021

Thin, large-area device converts infrared light into images

An infrared imager developed by UC San Diego engineers could be used to see through smog and fog; easily locate blood vessels on a patient; and see through silicon wafers to inspect the quality of electronic boards. It is also slim, compact and less costly to fabricate than similar technologies. Full Story


CAREER awards for three researchers at UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute

April 29, 2021

CAREER awards for three researchers at UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute

Three researchers at the Contextual Robotics Institute at UC San Diego have received CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation in 2021. Their work ranges from robot mapping, to invertebrate locomotion, to autonomous robotic surgery.    Full Story


Neural implant monitors multiple brain areas at once, provides new neuroscience insights

April 27, 2021

Neural implant monitors multiple brain areas at once, provides new neuroscience insights

How do different parts of the brain communicate with each other during learning and memory formation? A study by researchers at UC San Diego takes a first step at answering this fundamental neuroscience question, thanks to a neural implant that monitors multiple brain regions at the same time. Full Story


From self-driving cars, to drones, to healthcare robotics: UC San Diego at ICRA 2021 preview

April 26, 2021

From self-driving cars, to drones, to healthcare robotics: UC San Diego at ICRA 2021 preview

A record number of papers from robotics faculty at the University of California San Diego were accepted to the 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation taking place in Xi’an.China, May 30 to June 5. Full Story


UC San Diego Engineering Ranks #9 in U.S. News and World Report Best Engineering Schools Rankings

March 30, 2021

UC San Diego Engineering Ranks #9 in U.S. News and World Report Best Engineering Schools Rankings

For the second year in a row, the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering has ranked #9 in the nation in the influential U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Engineering Schools.    Full Story


Artificial neuron device could shrink energy use and size of neural network hardware

March 18, 2021

Artificial neuron device could shrink energy use and size of neural network hardware

Neural network training could one day require less computing power and hardware, thanks to a new nanodevice that can run neural network computations using 100 to 1000 times less energy and area than existing CMOS-based hardware. Full Story


Lightening the data center energy load

February 3, 2021

Lightening the data center energy load

Electrical engineers and computer scientists at UC San Diego are on the front lines of global efforts to reduce the energy used by data centers. The team has been awarded $7.5 million from ARPA-E and the California Energy Commission to advance nation-wide efforts to double data center energy efficiency in the next decade through deployment of new photonic —light based—network topologies. Full Story


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