UC Davis hosts first women-focused hackathon

From April 23 – 25, Davis Women in Computer Science (WICS) and SacHacks co-hosted Lovelace Hacks, UC Davis’ first women-focused hackathon. This hackathon aimed to create a space for people of all majors, backgrounds and experience who identify as women and gender minorities to grow their interest in technology and data science.

Arboretum bench dedicated in honor of late CS student

A bench tile in the UC Davis Arboretum was dedicated this spring in honor of Antara Bhowmick ‘19, a computer science (CS) M.S. alumna who passed away in September 2019. Bhowmick is remembered as a dedicated student, teaching assistant and researcher and loyal friend who maintained a tight-knit social group at UC Davis.

Ph.D. student Sung Kook Kim wins Young Researcher Best Paper Award

Sung Kook Kim, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science department advised by assistant professor Aditya Thakur, was awarded the Radhia Cousot Young Researcher Best Paper Award at the 27th Static Analysis Symposium (SAS 2020) for his paper, "Memory-Efficient Fixpoint Computation."

Computer Science Students Tackle COVID-19 at Berkeley Lab

As a part of the Computational Research Division’s (CRD) summer student program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, four graduate students from UC Davis researched a method that could allow doctors and researchers to leverage valuable health information in the battle against COVID-19 while also preserving patient privacy in COVID-19-related electronic health records.

Ph.D. Student Likang Yin wins Distinguished Paper Award

Likang Yin, a Ph.D. student in the DECAL Lab working with computer science professor Vladimir Filkov, has won a distinguished paper award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (ACM/SIGSOFT). Yin received the award at the 35th annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)/ACM International Conference Automated Software Engineering, one of the top conferences in software engineering.

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

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.