Faculty

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.

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.

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.

Raissa D’Souza Receives Two Honors from the Network Science Society

June 18, 2019
Professor Raissa D’Souza was honored twice by the Network Science Society, being named a Fellow of the society and receiving the inaugural Euler Award for an outstanding research contribution that changed paradigms or assumptions in the field.

Biswanath Mukherjee to Deliver UC Davis Annual Faculty Lecture

May 23, 2019
The Annual Faculty Lecture is a tradition that began in 1942, where the winner of the UC Davis Faculty Distinguished Research award speaks to the campus. Mukherjee, this year’s recipient, will deliver a lecture on computer networking called, “Rising Power of the Network User.”

David Doty wins NSF Career Award

February 26, 2019

David Doty, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received a $500K NSF CAREER Award titled “CAREER: Error-Free, Uniform and Composable Chemical Computation”.

Professor Prem Devanbu Named 2018 ACM Fellow

December 06, 2018

Professor Premkumar Devanbu was named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is one of 56 fellows being recognized for “outstanding accomplishments in computing and information and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community” this December.

Devanbu was specifically recognized for his contributions to using software data and meta-data to improve software tools and processes. He will formally receive his award at ACM’s annual Awards Banquet on June 15, 2019.

Aditya Thakur receives 2018 DECOR Award

June 28, 2018

Professor Aditya Thakur (Computer Science) and Professor Maureen Kinyua (Civil and Environmental Engineering) were one of three recipients of the 2018 Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) Award. The DECOR program was initiated this year by Dean Curtis and facilitated by the College’s Research and Library Committee to catalyze new research ideas by supporting collaborations between faculty who have different areas of expertise.

Yong Jae Lee Wins NSF CAREER Award

March 22, 2018

Yong Jae Lee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received a $501K NSF CAREER Award titled “CAREER: Weakly-Supervised Visual Scene Understanding: Combining Images and Videos, and Going Beyond Semantic Tags”.