Alexander Balandin co-leads the thermal thrust of a new DOE Energy Frontier Research Center
ECE Distinguished Professor Alexander A. Balandin is part of a new U.S. Department of Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) that aims to create a more resilient and sustainable electricity grid by using next-generation materials. The center is led by Arizona State University, and includes research teams at UC Riverside, Cornell University, Michigan State University, Sandia National Laboratories, Stanford University, and University of Bristol. The four-year, $12.4 million award from the DOE’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences, establishes an Energy Frontier Research Center headquartered at ASU
CSE professors received a best paper honorable mention in SCA 2020
Professors Craig Schroeder and Tamar Shinar along with visiting student Yunxin Sun received best paper honorable mention at SCA for their work on graphics simulation.
ECE Leads $7.5 million center on networked systems for rapid situational awareness
UCR has received $7.5 million to create a Department of Defense Center of Excellence that will help develop secure, fully networked command, control, and communications infrastructure that would enable integrated and optimal decision-making. The major research themes include machine learning, communications and networking, and cybersecurity. The center will also create an educational and outreach program targeting underrepresented student groups. The center will be co-directed by ECE Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury and CSE Professor Srikanth Krishnamurthy. UC San Diego and the U.S. Army Combat
UC Riverside receives $7.5 million to improve large-scale networked systems
New Department of Defense Center of Excellence will help develop secure, fully networked command, control, and communications infrastructures
CE-CERT Receives Prestigious IEEE ITS Society Institutional Lead Award
The IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Society Institutional Lead Award is given annually for ITS researchers, practitioners, and research and development teams who have made significant contributions to research in ITS related fields, developed and deploy successful ITS system implementations, or demonstrated leadership in promoting ITS technologies. These awards are established to recognize, promote, and publicize major research contributions, application innovations with real-world impact, and ITS institutional leadership. This year CE-CERT was awarded this prestigious award for the
UCR receives fund to grow women participation in computing
The University of California Riverside (UCR) is among four institutions to receive the 2020 NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund to increase the number of women in computing.
CSE Prof. Amr Magdy has received a new NSF award
Professor Amr Magdy has been awarded a new multi-institution NSF grant to explore new educational developments for geography curriculum incorporating geospatial technology.
NSF grant on distributed multi-robot joint localization and tracking
Professor Wei Ren received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant on distributed multi-robot joint localization and tracking. In applications such as disaster response, a network of mobile autonomous robots collectively tracks a subject over a wide area in an intermittently GPS-denied environment. As the subject and the robots move in and out of observation and communication range, each robot in the network needs to propagate estimates of position, velocity, and orientation for both itself and the subject, based on noisy measurements. This project aims to address distributed joint
UCR-spun company placed 2nd, advancing to World Cup Championship of Entrepreneurship
FarmSense, a company spun out of UCR by Dr. Keogh and Dr. Singh (a former Ph.D. Student of Dr. Krishnamurthy) won second place at the USA Cup Championship of Entrepreneurship.
CSE professors received NSF award on simulations of fluids
Craig Schroeder and Tamar Shinar were awarded a grant from the NSF CISE Core program for simulating multiphase fluids, surface tension, and solid-fluid coupling.
CSE professors received NSF award on Big Graph Stores
Professor Rajiv Gupta, Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, Zhijia Zhao, Chengyu Song, Manu Sridharan received an award from the NSF in the program of Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems.
CSE professor received NSF award on graph processing
Profesor Rajiv Gupta received an NSF award titled "SHF: Small: MIGS -- Efficiently Evaluating Multiple Iterative Graph Queries".
Hung-Wei Tseng awarded NSF grant to better utilize tensor processors
Professor Hung-Wei Tseng has received a 495K grant from National Science Foundation’s Division of Computer and Network Systems to explore application designs on Tensor Processing Units (TPUs). TPUs are emerging, commercialized accelerators for neural networks. Despite the current focus on NN models, the microarchitecture of TPUs have potential in accelerating many other tensor-based, high-dimensional algorithms. This project will build an infrastructure, including runtime system, programming languages and computer architectures, that allows TPUs’ processing model to accelerate a wider spectrum
CSE professors awarded NSF collaborative grant
CSE professors, Ahmed Eldawy and Vassilis Tsotras, were awarded an NSF grant of $1.2 million in collaboration with Prof. Michael Carey from UCI.
Balandin and Kargar receive NSF MRI Grant to Develop a Unique Spectroscopy Facility at UCR
Alexander Balandin, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Fariborz Kargar, adjunct assistant professor, both of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), received Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) funding of $741,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop a unique spectroscopy facility at the University of California, Riverside’s (UCR) Phonon Optimized Engineering Materials (POEM) Center. The project, “MRI: Development of a Cryogenic Integrated Micro-Raman-Brillouin-Mandelstam Spectrometer,” aims to build an integrated micro-Raman
Shaolei Ren awarded NSF grant to automate design of deep neural networks
Professor Shaolei Ren received a National Science Foundation grant to study automated design of deep neural networks (DNNs) for edge inference. Edge devices, such as mobile phones, drones and robots, have been emerging as an increasingly more important platform for DNN inference. But, designing an optimal DNN model for maximizing the users' quality of experience (QoE) is significantly challenged by the high degree of heterogeneity in edge devices and constantly-changing usage scenarios. Moreover, the existing approaches focus on optimizing a certain objective metric for edge inference, which
Upcycling plastic waste toward sustainable energy storage
Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for energy storage
ECE and CSE faculty receive new DARPA grant on adversarial machine learning
ECE Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury is leading a team of ECE and CSE faculty that has received a grant totaling almost $1 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, to understand the vulnerability of computer vision systems to adversarial attacks. The project is part of the Machine Vision Disruption program, which is part of DARPA’s AI Explorations program. The results could have broad applications in autonomous vehicles, surveillance, and national defense. Team members include UC Riverside colleagues Srikanth Krishnamurthy, Chengyu Song, Salman Asif, and Xerox
UC Riverside computer scientists receive grant to improve security of visual artificial intelligence
Amit Roy-Chowdhury leads project that will develop robust context-aware machine vision for computers
Haberer awarded NSF grant to study self-propelled nanomaterials
Professor Elaine Haberer received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study synthetic nanoswimmers. These remarkable self-propelled materials can convert chemical or light energy into locomotion, increasing mixing and accelerating chemical reactions. Asymmetry in particle composition enables movement through a local build-up of reaction products, while particle size and geometry control speed and directionality. The funded project will use the expert manufacturing capabilities of viruses to overcome fabrication challenges that have stymied the production of sub-100 nm devices. The bio
Alexander Khitun receives two new grants from NSF and Intel
Dr. Khitun has recently received an NSF award - FET: Small: Magnonic Active Ring Memory and Logic, of $500,000.00 amount for the development of a new type of magnetic memory using spin waves for information read-out. The grant is supported by the CCF Division of the CISE Directorate. Spin waves—or magnons, the quanta of spin waves—represent the excitations of the electron spin subsystem in magnetically ordered media and are observed in ferro- and ferrimagnets, as well as in antiferromagnets. The coherence length of spin waves in ferrite structures may be as large as one centimeter at room
CSE professors awarded NSF Formal Methods in the Field grant
Manu Sridharan and Philip Brisk from CSE and Prof. William H. Grover from Bioengineering awarded an interdisciplinary grant from the NSF Formal Methods in the Field on programmable microfluidic chips.
Balandin receives DOE grant for electric-bias control of phase transitions in quantum materials
ECE distinguished professor Alexander Balandin received $500K funding for investigating electric-bias control of phase transitions in a special type of quantum materials. The Department of Energy (DOE) project aims at understanding physical mechanisms and developing methods for electric-bias control of phase transitions in quasi-two-dimensional (2D) charge-density-wave (CDW) quantum materials. A strongly correlated CDW phase is a macroscopic quantum state consisting of a periodic modulation of the electronic charge density accompanied by a periodic distortion of the atomic lattice in a certain
UC Riverside receives $1.2 million grant to build GPUs for autonomous vehicles
Project will develop energy-efficient, energy-elastic, and real-time-aware graphic-processing units
NSF grant on information theoretic analysis of machine learning in computer vision
ECE professors, Amit Roy-Chowdhury and Ertem Tuncel, have received a new $500K grant from NSF’s Communications and Information Foundations program on information theoretic analysis of machine learning algorithms in computer vision. The recent successes in image and video analysis have been largely in the domain of supervised learning. Supervised learning methods assume the availability of extensive amounts of manually annotated/labeled training data, which limits the applicability of existing methods to complex and unseen environments. This has motivated growing interest in developing semi
CSE professors won a $10 million collaborative USDA grant
As part of a larger team at UCR and collaborating institutions, CSE professor Vagelis Papalexakis and Ahmed Eldawy won a grant from USDA on developing AI for sustainable agriculture
Hyoseung Kim receives NSF CAREER Award
Professor Hyoseung Kim received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for his work on "Real-Time Scheduling of Intelligent Applications". The CAREER is NSF's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. This award will support
Mihri Ozkan quoted in Fortune Magazine article
Nikola Motor founder and chairman Trevor Milton promises a cost of around $70 per kilowatt-hour of storage capacity, per an article recently published in the Fortune Magazine by David Morris. Milton did not reveal the details of planned battery technology. Mihri Ozkan, an ECE professor and battery researcher at the University of California at Riverside, tells Fortune magazine that lithium-sulfur is likely the battery type in Electric-truck Nikola Motor, based on the company’s claims. Chris Robinson, an analyst with Lux Research, and James Frith, an analyst with the research firm Bloomberg New
CSE endorses the BCOE statement "We Stand in Solidarity"
Faculty, teachers, and staff of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering wholeheartedly endorse and support the BCOE statement ”We Stand in Solidarity”
Tan receives NSF award on machine-learning based VLSI reliability modeling and design
ECE Prof. Sheldon Tan received a three-year $500K award from the National Science Foundation for exploring data-driven and deep learning based approaches to addressing the VLSI reliability and robust chip design. Recently machine learning, especially deep learning is gaining much attention due to the breakthrough performance in various cognitive applications. Machine learning for electronic design automation (EDA) is also gaining significant traction as it provides new computing and optimization paradigms for many challenging design automation problems with complex nature. The new project will
$1.2 Million NSF award for Real-time Energy-elastic GPUs
ECE Professors Daniel Wong (PI), Hyoseung Kim, and Nael Abu-Ghazaleh have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop Real-time Energy-elastic GPUs for Embedded Autonomous Systems. The goal of this project is to fundamentally re-design GPU-enabled computer systems in real-time embedded resource-constrained environments. This project will develop energy-efficient and elastic microarchitectures, timing-aware hardware schedulers that coordinate with OS real-time task scheduler, and provide coordination across the entire software-hardware computing stack
UC Riverside engineers are developing a test to rapidly identify body fluids at crime scenes
The disposable, low-cost tool will improve the speed and accuracy of investigations
UC Riverside freshman builds computers for high school students in need
Computer science student helps ensure Covid-19 pandemic won’t hinder academic success in his community
Roy-Chowdhury receives UMD ECE Distinguished Alumni Award
Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 ECE Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Maryland (UMD). This prestigious award is presented annually to alumni that have provided leadership and meritorious contributions in the broad field of engineering.
This UC Riverside professor was ready for the shift to online instruction
Frank Vahid has been using web-based teaching tools and incorporating online instruction into his courses since 2012
Making ‘soft’ robots work harder
A new robot developed at UC Riverside can navigate uneven surfaces with silicone legs
Fast-charging damages electric car batteries
Just 25 industry-standard fast charging cycles can ruin a car’s batteries
CSE Prof. Manu Sridharan receives Google Faculty Research Award
Google has just announced that Prof. Manu Sridharan will receive a Faculty Research Award for 2019-2020 for his work on "Practical Pluggable Type Introduction".
CSE student’s paper is chosen for IEEE Micro Top Picks 2020
The work by Prof. Hung-Wei Tseng and his students has been selected for IEEE Micro's Top Picks from the 2020 Computer Architecture Conferences.
RoseHack (a women centric hackathon) held last month at UCR
The Women in Computing (WinC) and Society of Women Engineerings (SWE) held RoseHack, a 24-hour hackathon, on Jan. 18th - 19th, at UCR.
CSE Prof. Mohsen Lesani receives NSF CAREER award
Professor Lesani received the NSF CAREER award for his work on "Distributed System Synthesis on Certified Middleware".
CSE Prof. Jiasi Chen receives NSF CAREER award
Professor Chen received the NSF CAREER award https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1942700 for her work on "Networked Multi-User Augmented Reality for Mobile Devices".
FarmSense invited to UC Startup Pitch Showcase
The UC Riverside entrepreneurs are in the running for $10 million in funding
Can I mix those chemicals? There’s an app for that!
New technology can find the safest way to store and dispose of reactive chemicals
Team from CSE and collaborators receive Best Paper Award
The team from CSE, PhD student Mohammad Jahanian, Professors K. K. Ramakrishnan and Amr Magdy, along with their collaborators from Japan received best paper award at ICT-DM
Best paper awarded to a CSE team at ACM Spatial Gems
A paper by Prof. Ahmed Eldawy and PhD candidate Tin Vu was selected as the best paper at the ACM Spatial Gems Workshop 2019 in Chicago.
Mihri Ozkan elevated to National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Mihri Ozkan is the first woman in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and the fifth UC Riverside professor to be elevated to the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. read more
Prof. Mohsenian-Rad Named IEEE Fellow
Professor Hamed Mohsenian-Rad is named as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The honor is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, less than 0.1% of IEEE voting members are selected for this prestigious member grade elevation. Professor Mohsenian-Rad was recognized for his contributions to the field of smart grid and wireless networks. Professor Mohsenian-Rad is a Bourns Family Faculty Fellow and the
Earthquakes, chickens, and bugs, oh my!
New big data algorithms improve earthquake detection; monitor livestock health and agricultural pests
CSE students and professors selected as finalists for best paper award in ACM Sensys 2019
CSE PhD students Kittipat Apicharttrisorn, Xukan Ran, working with CSE Professors Jiasi Chen and Srikanth Krishnamurthy, and Prof. Amit Roy-Chowdhury (ECE), were finalists for the best paper award in ACM Sensys 2019