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All that is new in the world of computer science from UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering. Visit: uctv.tv/computer-science

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David Kohlbrenner: Trusted Browsers for Uncertain Times
00:03:40
David Kohlbrenner is a PhD student at UC San Diego working with Sysnet and CryptoSec advised by Hovav Shacham. His research focuses on how hardware design impacts software security. David's work bridges gaps in understanding between hardware and software to build systems that are deserving of trust. As part of his research efforts, he has worked extensively with web browsers to demonstrate new vulnerabilities and integrate new defenses. Previously, David received a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and co-founded the San Diego-based startup Somerset Recon. In 2018, David graduated from UC San Diego and is now a postdoc at UC Berkeley. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Show ID: 33585]
Jul 26, 2018
Nadia Polikarpova: Creating New Languages for Programming
00:03:44
Nadia Polikarpova is an assistant professor at CSE, and a member of the Programming Systems group. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zurich in 2014. She then spent three years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Polikarpova's work spans the areas of programming languages and formal methods; in particular, she is interested in building practical tools and techniques that make it easier for programmers to construct secure and reliable software. Her agenda is to exploit the growing power of automated logical reasoning to build next-generation programming languages, in which the programmer simply states high-level system requirements---such as safety, security, or performance criteria---and the language infrastructure takes on the error-prone task of enforcing these requirements. Series: "Women in Science" [Show ID: 33420]
Apr 20, 2018
Manmohan Chandraker: Giving Computers the Gift of Vision
00:03:26
Manmohan Chandraker is an assistant professor at the CSE department of the University of California, San Diego. He received a PhD from UC San Diego and was a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley. His research interests are in computer vision, machine learning and graphics-based vision, with applications to autonomous driving and human-computer interfaces. His works have received the Marr Prize Honorable Mention for Best Paper at ICCV 2007, the 2009 CSE Dissertation Award for Best Thesis at UCSD, a PAMI special issue on best papers of CVPR 2011, the Best Paper Award at CVPR 2014 and the 2018 NSF CAREER Award. He has served as an Area Chair at CVPR, ICCV, AAAI and ICVGIP, associate editor at JAIR, senior PC member at IJCAI and tutorials chair at 3DV. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Show ID: 33421]
Apr 20, 2018
Ariana Mirian: Improving Internet Security
00:03:36
Ariana is a PhD student at UC San Diego, where she works with the Sysnet, CryptoSec, and CNS groups at UCSD, as well as the Center for Evidence-based Security Research (CESR). She is advised by Geoff Voelker and Stefan Savage. As an undergrad, she started her academic journey in a security lab as an coder. She soon realized that the world of security would be an enthralling space that has repercussions for everyone that uses a computer today, and after doing some coding, she then moved more into a research-oriented role. She discovered that one of security's problems revolved around users and how users interact with our various security mechanisms; and what good are our security mechanisms if they fail to protect people? She then decided to dive into the intersection of usable security and empirical analysis, or how we can use environmental studies to determine user behavior, where is it going wrong, and how we can fix it. This is the philosophy that drives her research Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Show ID: 33422]
Apr 20, 2018
Max Mellette: Improving Data Centers with Photonics
00:03:23
Max Mellette is a postdoctoral researcher in the CSE department at UC San Diego working with George Porter on data center network architecture. He received his Ph.D. in Photonics from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC San Diego, where he worked on optical switching hardware advised by Joseph Ford. Before that, he received a Bachelor in Engineering Physics, also from UC San Diego. Max’s research focuses on using optical switching to improve the scalability, power consumption, and cost of data center networks. This involves working at the physical layer to design and build novel optical switches up through the transport layer to design high-performance network architectures compatible with those switches. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Show ID: 33423]
Apr 20, 2018
Steven Rick: Computing as a Teammate in Healthcare
00:03:10
Steven Rick is a CSE PhD student advised by Professor Nadir Weibel. As a member of the UC San Diego Design Lab and Human-Centered and Ubiquitous Computing Lab, his research lies at the intersection of technology, design, and human interaction. By using increasingly pervasive sensing and computing hardware, he seeks to understand the impact that communication has on interpersonal interaction. More specifically, how behavior influences the way doctors and patients work together. This research makes sense of interaction between patients and their care team while exploring opportunities for thoughtful design to intervene and promote self-reflection, reduction in bias, or better teamwork. Having earned a B.S. in Cognitive Science, Steven values interdisciplinary approaches to solving hard human problems, and believes technology should be thought of as an ally, not a tool nor replacement for humans. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Show ID: 33424]
Apr 20, 2018
Angelique Taylor - Improving Human-Robot Interaction
00:03:35
Angelique Taylor is a PhD student in the Healthcare Robotics Lab at the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UC San Diego. Angelique completed two Bachelor's degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she worked on machine learning research and developed an interest in learning algorithms. Since then, she has become interested in machine learning methods that can be used for interactive agents, leading her to focus on research in human-robot interaction. Working under the direction of Dr. Laurel Riek, her research lies at the intersection of computer vision, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Her work aims to enable robots to interact and work with groups of people in real-world environments. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Arthur J. Schmitt Presidential Fellow, GEM Fellow, and Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholar. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Show ID: 33425]
Apr 20, 2018
CS Foreach: Teaching Computer Science in Informal Space
00:11:19
Taught by successful educational entrepreneur and UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Alumna Sarah Guthals, an innovative new course for computer science students builds the skills necessary to communicate their field to others through the experience of teaching K-12 students the fundamentals of coding in extracurricular settings in schools and libraries. Series: "Women in Science" [Show ID: 33135]
Mar 16, 2018
Meet the iboss
00:16:27
Meet Paul Martini, the "iboss". As CEO of iboss Paul's goal is meeting the challenge of safeguarding data in the exponentially expanding universe of bandwidth used in cyberspace. Growing up in the tough heart of Los Angeles, this son of immigrants shares about the influences, experiences, and people that shaped him on his path to success. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Show ID: 32603]
Jan 05, 2018
Robot Parade! Computer Science 91/42 with Professor Steve Swanson
00:05:48
A quick look at an innovative computer science class from the UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering that gives first year students hands-on experience in designing, building and programming their own robots. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31796]
Dec 15, 2017
Modern Exploration: It's Data Driven
00:05:19
Calit Research Scientist and National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin, renowned for his hi-tech search for the tomb of Genghis Khan discusses ways computer engineering and computer science are integral to many fields of exploration. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Show ID: 32908]
Sep 22, 2017
Higher Learning via Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
00:03:51
Half a dozen professors of computer science and engineering at UC San Diego - pioneers in the world of online learning, share their perspective and experience, and what online learning means for the future of learning. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Show ID: 32509]
Jun 02, 2017
Microbiomes and Aging with Rob Knight - Research on Aging
00:56:01
Rob Knight explores the unseen microbial world that exists literally right under our noses -- and everywhere else on (and in) our bodies. He discusses the important influence the microbiome may have on the aging process and many end-of-life diseases. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Show ID: 31371]
Mar 03, 2017
Controlling your Car from Afar: The Wonders and the Risks
00:02:40
Prof. Stefan Savage generated controversy and debate over public policy after demonstrating the vulnerability of modern automobiles to attack from hackers who can take advantage of internal as well as external digital components and systems in today’s cars. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31921]
Jan 27, 2017
Engineering versus Security
00:01:52
"Security doesn't happen by accident, it doesn't happen by chance," says Professor Hovav Shacham. Shacham has uncovered security vulnerabilities involving the full-body backscatter, X-ray scanners deployed at entrances to airports, train stations and other public places. Here he observes the different mindsets involved with engineering and security research. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31922]
Jan 27, 2017
Anu Mupparthi: At The Heart of Computer Science
00:14:17
How does a single mom on her own far from home achieve success in the world of computer science? In her own words, UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering alumna Anu Mupparthi describes the special role the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego played in her development from single-parent computer novice to software engineer at Google Photos. Series: "Women in Science" [Science] [Show ID: 31158]
Sep 30, 2016
Teaching Computer Science Online
00:14:24
From Bioinformatics, software design, and computer graphics to interaction design, half a dozen professors of computer science and engineering at UC San Diego have become pioneers in the world of online learning, developing some of the most highly enrolled courses for the two largest online learning platforms, Coursera and edX. They share their perspective and experience, and what online learning means for the future of learning. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31279]
Sep 30, 2016
The Quadcopter Class
00:06:08
Students build quadcopters as a capstone project, and in the process get comprehensive experience in conceiving, designing, building and programming a remote-controlled quadcopter. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31464]
Sep 30, 2016
Rajesh Gupta: Capturing Imaginations
00:03:12
Rajesh Gupta describes growth of the UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering department and its approach to igniting curiousity within its students. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31142]
Sep 23, 2016
2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science: Rob Knight
00:04:31
A profile of Rob Knight, recipient of the 2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for his work to understand the human microbiome and its role in human health. Series: "The UC Wellbeing Channel " [Science] [Show ID: 31146]
Sep 23, 2016
Introduction to the SPIS Program at UC San Diego
00:04:53
A look at the summer program for incoming students conducted by UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering department. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31155]
Sep 23, 2016
Introduction to The Academy for Transfer Students at UC San Diego
00:05:41
A look at The Academy for Transfer Students at UC San Diego. Series: "The Computer Science Channel" [Science] [Show ID: 31156]
Sep 23, 2016
What Wearable Cameras and GPS Can Teach Us About Human Behavior
00:58:10
Researchers are using wearable cameras and location-tracking devices to observe how people behave in real life. They look at how daily behavior patterns relate to health. Some of the participants are not worried about the information captured by these wearable devices, some are. While there is an ethical framework to protect participants the challenge is how to share accumulated data with other scientists. How can we balance protecting participant privacy and advancing scientific methods, which require outsiders to repeat our analyses? Series: "Exploring Ethics" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 30777]
Jun 16, 2016
Beth Simon -- The Constellation: Sally Ride Science Conversations
00:20:21
Computer scientist and educator Beth Simon of UC San Diego argues against old-school teaching styles and instead offers fresh ways to keep tech-phobic students engaged in class. Siimon is presented as part of The Constellation, a series of interviews hosted by Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego. Series: "Women in Science" [Science] [Show ID: 30700]
Jun 03, 2016
Computing Primetime: Decoding the Microbiome
00:28:22
UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute’s Larry Smarr, noted authority in information technology and high-performance computing hosts a discussion with UC San Diego’s Rob Knight, leading expert on microbiomes and bioinformatics who is widely renowned for his early and innovative investigations of the symbiotic relationships between microbial life and humans, about how the unique cyberinfrastructure resources for Big Data at UC San Diego will drive applications in the new frontier of microbiome research. Series: "Computing Primetime" [Science] [Show ID: 29711]
Apr 04, 2016
Computing Primetime: Visual Computing
00:52:17
On this edition of Computing Primetime Ravi Ramamoorthi, director of the new UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing - or VisComp - is joined by two other faculty members on the interdisciplinary roster of UC San Diego researchers in the center: Cognitive Science professor Zhuowen Tu, and Qualcomm Institute research scientist Jurgen Schulze, who also teaches computer graphics in the Computer Science and Engineering department. In a wide-ranging conversation they discuss the three grand research themes that underpin VisComp activities: Mobile visual computing and digital imaging to capture, process and display the visual world with smartphones and other devices; Interactive digital (augmented) reality to allow us to render and mix real and virtual content seamlessly and realistically in real time, and the ability to automate computer-based visual understanding of the world from small-scale underwater organisms to large cities. Series: "Computing Primetime" [Science] [Show ID: 29675]
Aug 24, 2015
Computing Primetime: Computer Engineering for Exploration
00:29:23
Calit Research Scientist and National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin, renowned for his hi-tech search for the tomb of Genghis Khan hosts Ryan Kastner, co-director of UC San Diego’s Engineers for Exploration Program in a discussion of the ways computer engineering and computer science are integral to many fields like archaeology that one would never imagine. Series: "Computing Primetime" [Science] [Show ID: 28812]
Nov 26, 2014
Computing Primetime: Cyber Security: Planes Trains and Automobiles
00:28:44
UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department Chair Rajesh Gupta, an expert in cyber-physical systems, kicks off a conversation with two cyber security experts from the computer-science faculty in UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering: Prof. Stefan Savage, and Prof. Hovav Shacham. Savage and colleagues generated controversy and debate over public policy after they demonstrated the vulnerability of modern automobiles to attack from hackers who can take advantage of internal as well as external digital components and systems in today’s cars. Most recently, Prof. Shacham uncovered security vulnerabilities involving the full-body backscatter, X-ray scanners deployed at entrances to airports, train stations and other public places. Series: "Computing Primetime" [Science] [Show ID: 28620]
Oct 22, 2014