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.
Computer science at UC Davis will be well-represented at the thirty-fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence this February, as assistant professor Zhou Yu and professor Ian Davidson had a combined nine papers accepted.
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.
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).
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.
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.