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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


UC San Diego Celebrates 25 Years of Wireless Research Leadership

December 15, 2020

UC San Diego Celebrates 25 Years of Wireless Research Leadership

The University of California San Diego Center for Wireless Communications (CWC) is celebrating 25 years of partnering with industry to push the bounds of wireless technologies while training the wireless workforce of the future.  Full Story


Electrical engineer selected to lead Intel AI project

December 7, 2020

Electrical engineer selected to lead Intel AI project

Farinaz Koushanfar, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, has been selected by Intel to lead one of nine inaugural research projects for the Private AI Collaborative Research Institute. Full Story


CleaNN: unsupervised, embedded defense against neural Trojan attacks

November 25, 2020

CleaNN: unsupervised, embedded defense against neural Trojan attacks

Engineers at UC San Diego have developed a new defense against neural network Trojan attacks on autonomous devices such as cars, drones, or security cameras. Their algorithm and hardware co-designed solution is the first end-to-end framework that enables the online real time mitigation of these Trojan attacks for embedded deep neural network algorithms. Full Story


ECE department launches virtual alumni mentorship program

November 19, 2020

ECE department launches virtual alumni mentorship program

In an effort to keep students and alumni engaged and connected to campus resources during months of remote school and work, the Jacobs School’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department’s Alumni Advisory Board launched an ECE Alumni Mentorship Program (AMP) in October. Full Story


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