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Cindy Rubio González: Faculty Assistant to the Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

July 01, 2020
In March, computer science professor Cindy Rubio González was appointed the College of Engineering’s first faculty assistant to the dean for diversity and inclusion. In her new role, Rubio González will help Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis attract, retain, serve and recognize diversity in students and faculty populations in the college.

Solving credit card fraud

June 18, 2020

Computer science associate professor Sam King thinks he has a solution to credit card fraud. Using his experiences in Silicon Valley and his research at UC Davis, King has developed a new, secure app called Card Scan that uses machine learning to read credit cards in seconds and reject fraudulent cards, transactions and phones.

Alumni Spotlight: Deb Frincke ’85, ’89, ‘92

April 07, 2020

Since her time as a computer science student at UC Davis, Deb Frincke, B.S. ’85, M.S. ’89, Ph.D. ’92 has been at the forefront of cybersecurity as it has become an increasingly important part of modern life. With experience in academia, national laboratories and government—most recently as the Director of Research for the National Security Agency (NSA)—she has made a profound impact on the field through her leadership, mentorship and research.

CS undergraduate Matthew Sotoudeh wins silver medal in POPL student research competition

March 02, 2020

Third-year computer science undergraduate Matthew Sotoudeh placed second in an undergraduate student research competition at the 2020 International Symposium on Principles of Programming Language (POPL). Sotoudeh, part of assistant professor Aditya Thakur’s lab, presented his poster and gave an oral presentation at the top programming languages conference from January 19-25 in New Orleans.

Cindy Rubio-González named 2020 Better Scientific Software Fellow

January 22, 2020
Assistant professor Cindy Rubio-González was named a 2020 Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellow, one of three scientists and engineers to receive the honor this year. Rubio will receive $25,000 to develop training materials and organize events that promote high-quality scientific software.

AI for Social Media Headline Editing

January 14, 2020

Any social media professional will tell you the headline is one of the most important parts of any post, because without an attention-grabbing title, readers are likely to scroll past your stories in favor of something else. Though large organizations have professional social media editors, smaller companies and individual content creators don’t have the money to compete with larger outlets.