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Students earn top marks in Mars rover competition

June 22, 2022

Students earn top marks in Mars rover competition

The UC San Diego Yonder Dynamics student team made a triumphant return to the first in-person University Rover Challenge since 2019, claiming 1st place in the science portion of the Mars rover robotics competition, and 8th place overall out of 26 teams from around the world.   Full Story


New phylogenetic tool can handle the SARS-CoV-2 data load

June 22, 2022

New phylogenetic tool can handle the SARS-CoV-2 data load

Researchers at UC San Diego, in collaboration with UC Santa Cruz, have developed a new software tool for tracing and mapping the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that is capable of handling the unprecedented amount of genetic data being generated by the quickly evolving pathogen. The software is used to efficiently and accurately track new variants of this virus on what’s known as a phylogenetic tree: a visual history or map of an organism’s genetic changes and variations over time and geography. Full Story


Class of 2022 honored with Awards of Excellence

June 7, 2022

Class of 2022 honored with Awards of Excellence

The Jacobs School of Engineering will honor the undergraduate class of 2022 at its annual Ring Ceremony on Saturday, June 11, after the campus convocation. Six students who have made significant contributions to their department and the Jacobs School community will be honored with Awards of Excellence. Full Story


UC San Diego students win 2nd place in nation-wide autonomous, electric go-kart race

June 6, 2022

UC San Diego students win 2nd place in nation-wide autonomous, electric go-kart race

A team of engineering and data science students from UC San Diego came in 2nd place at the  second annual autonomous, electric (EV) GrandPrix go-kart race hosted at Purdue University in May. Chaztine Embucado, an electrical engineering student at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, was part of this year’s team. She shares how she got involved, and what the experience was like, in this Q&A. Full Story


Alumni Q&A: David Loo, serial entrepreneur on his journey and inviting luck into your professional life

May 24, 2022

Alumni Q&A: David Loo, serial entrepreneur on his journey and inviting luck into your professional life

David Loo graduated from UC San Diego in 1991 with a degree in computer engineering. During his 35-year career, he worked his way up from software engineer to founding developer of ServiceNow and CEO of Perspectium, the company he cofounded after leaving ServiceNow. In this Q&A, Loo talks about his journey and gives some advice about how to invite luck into your professional life.   Full Story


Using everyday WiFi to help robots see and navigate better indoors

May 20, 2022

Using everyday WiFi to help robots see and navigate better indoors

UC San Diego engineers have developed a low cost, low power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. The technology uses WiFi signals, instead of light, to help the robot "see" where it’s going. Full Story


Multi-tasking wearable continuously monitors glucose, alcohol, and lactate

May 9, 2022

Multi-tasking wearable continuously monitors glucose, alcohol, and lactate

Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you’ve had too much to drink, and track your fatigue during a workout, all in one small device worn on your skin. UC San Diego engineers developed a prototype of such a wearable that continuously monitors several health stats at once. Full Story


'Eye-catching' smartphone app could make it easy to screen for neurological disease at home

April 29, 2022

'Eye-catching' smartphone app could make it easy to screen for neurological disease at home

UC San Diego researchers developed a smartphone app that could allow people to screen for Alzheimer's disease, ADHD and other neurological diseases and disorders—by recording closeups of their eye. The app uses a smartphone's built-in near-infrared camera and selfie camera to track how a person's pupil changes in size. These pupil measurements could be used to assess a person’s cognitive condition. Full Story


Opioid treatment tracking startup celebrates string of successes

April 27, 2022

Opioid treatment tracking startup celebrates string of successes

CARI Health, a startup in the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur's MedTech Accelerator, was named a Connect "Cool Company," on the heels of winning the $300,000 grand prize at the San Diego Angel Conference. Full Story


Tara Javidi awarded $1M NSF grant to make wireless networks more resilient

April 20, 2022

Tara Javidi awarded $1M NSF grant to make wireless networks more resilient

Tara Javidi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC San Diego, has received a $1M award from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Computer and Network System as part of NSF’s new Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) program. Javidi was awarded the grant to design a new generation of wireless networks that are resilient to unforeseen disruptive events, such as a weather event that can disable base station operations. Full Story


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