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Cars, Start Your Engines!

October 21, 2021

Cars, Start Your Engines!

Engineering and data science students from UC San Diego will participate in the inaugural Indy Autonomous Challenge on Oct. 23. The competition, which offers a $1.5 million prize pool, is designed to inspire the next generation of STEM talent and challenges university students from around the world to develop autonomous vehicle software. Full Story


Students make it to finals of first autonomous EV GrandPrix race

September 30, 2021

Students make it to finals of first autonomous EV GrandPrix race

A group of UC San Diego engineering and data science students was one of three teams to make it to the final round of the inaugural autonomous EV GrandPrix go-kart race hosted by Purdue University in Indianapolis on Sept. 17. Full Story


Decoding birds' brain signals into syllables of song

September 23, 2021

Decoding birds' brain signals into syllables of song

Researchers can predict what syllables a bird will sing—and when it will sing them—by reading electrical signals in its brain, reports a new study from the University of California San Diego. The work is an early step toward building vocal prostheses for humans who have lost the ability to speak. Full Story


Graduate students honored as Siebel Scholars

September 23, 2021

Graduate students honored as Siebel Scholars

Five graduate students working at the interface of engineering and medicine have been honored as 2022 Siebel Scholars. They are pursuing graduate degrees in bioengineering, electrical engineering, nanoengineering, and bioinformatics, all with a focus on advancing human health.    Full Story


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September 22, 2021

IROS 2021 preview: robotic mapping and manipulation

Researchers at the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute will present three papers at the IROS 2021 conference, which takes place Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2021, both online and in person in Prague.    Full Story


New upgrades to old wireless tech could enable real-time 3D motion capture

September 20, 2021

New upgrades to old wireless tech could enable real-time 3D motion capture

A wireless technology that is helping people find their keys and wallets could one day be used for precise and real-time 3D motion capture, thanks to upgrades developed by electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego. Full Story


 UC San Diego leads a $12.25 million grant to improve epilepsy treatment

September 9, 2021

UC San Diego leads a $12.25 million grant to improve epilepsy treatment

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $12.25 million grant to the University of California San Diego to develop and enhance brain-sensing and brain-stimulating platform technologies to enable treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. Full Story


This technology could bring the fastest version of 5G to your home and workplace

August 23, 2021

This technology could bring the fastest version of 5G to your home and workplace

A new technology developed by electrical engineers at UC San Diego might one day allow more people to have access to 5G connectivity that provides ultra-fast download speeds along with widespread, reliable coverage—all at the same time. Full Story


NSF makes $20 Million investment in Optimization-focused AI Research Institute led by UC San Diego

July 29, 2021

NSF makes $20 Million investment in Optimization-focused AI Research Institute led by UC San Diego

The National Science Foundation announced today an investment of $220 million to establish 11 artificial intelligence institutes, each receiving $20 million over five years. One of these, The Institute for Learning-enabled Optimization at Scale (TILOS), will be led by the University of California San Diego in partnership with six other institutions. Full Story


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


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