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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.

Kwan-Liu Ma and Ken Joy Inducted to IEEE Visualization Academy

November 18, 2019
Distinguished professor Kwan-Liu Ma and professor emeritus Ken Joy are part of the inaugural class of inductees to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Visualization Academy.

Cindy Rubio-González wins Facebook Testing and Verification Award

October 29, 2019
Her proposal, “Null Pointer Dereferences in the Wild” looks to test state-of-the-art automated bug finding tools on real software to evaluate their effectiveness, and to develop new algorithms for bug finding.

Developing an App to Connect Women in Computer Science

October 21, 2019
A team of undergraduate students at UC Davis are working to create a mobile app for women in computer science to connect with one another and nurture a sense of belonging to overcome academic and social adversity.

Hao-Chuan Wang Receives Distinguished Paper Award from IMWUT Vol. 2

October 16, 2019
Associate Professor Hao-Chuan Wang’s 2018 paper, “SoberMotion: Leveraging the Force of Probation Officers to Reduce the Risk of DUI Recidivism,” received the Volume 2 Distinguished Paper Award from the Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT).

Randy O’Reilly: Using Computers to Model the Brain

October 15, 2019
As artificial intelligence improves and becomes more prominent, researchers try to make these machines more responsive, more receptive and, ultimately, more human. However, giving a machine that human touch requires understanding what that is in the first place. New computer science professor Randy O’Reilly plays a key role in this as a part programmer, part neuroscientist working to understand how the brain works through computer models.