UC Riverside offers UC system's first master's degree in robotics
Algorithmic bias is one problem the program will tackle
Professor Abu-Ghazaleh Receives Doctoral Dissertation Faculty Award
Professor Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, jointly appointed to ECE and CSE, is selected as the recipient of this year’s Doctoral Dissertation Faculty Award. Doctoral Dissertation Faculty Award is a campus-wide award to faculty who provide excellent mentorship and support of their graduate students. Prof. Nael Abu-Ghazaleh has made enormous difference to many students in his career with a lasting effect.
CSE Professor Received Doctoral Dissertation Faculty Award
Prof. Nael Abu-Ghazaleh received the Doctoral Dissertation Faculty Award which is a campus-wide award to faculty who provide excellent mentorship and support of their graduate students
CSE Professor Papalexakis received the NSF CAREER award
The award will support work on autonomous tensor analysis.
$3 million award to create a new field of research in one-dimensional quantum materials
Alexander Balandin’s Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship will help advance quantum materials for electronics and energy conversion
Alexander Balandin named DoD Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow
ECE Distinguished Professor Alexander Balandin has been awarded a 2021 Department of Defense (DoD) Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship . The five-year, highly competitive fellowship is the DoD’s most prestigious single-investigator award with up to $3 million in funding and “supports new, out-of-the-box ideas where research creativity intersects with the unknown.” Balandin was selected to conduct research in one-dimensional quantum materials. His project aims to create a new comprehensive research field of quantum materials consisting of individual atomic chains of van-der-Waals materials with
Jay Farrell named new endowed chair
This July, Jay Farrell will step up to the KA Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, or BCOE. The new endowed chair was made possible through a $1 million gift from anonymous donors. As one of seven new endowed chairs established at BCOE during UCR's Living the Promise Campaign, the KA Chair was created to recognize faculty in electrical and computer engineering with distinguished records of research, academic, and professional leadership. See the full story at https://insideucr.ucr.edu/stories/2021/04/23/jay
ICPC team advances to North American Division Championship
The UCR team, RGBMoon, will be one of nine teams advancing to the ICPC North American Division Championship.
CSE professor Chengyu Song received the NSF CAREER award
Professor Song received the NSF CAREER award for his work on "scalable of concolic execution."
Four ECE professors receive prestigious NSF CAREER Awards
Four ECE faculty members received National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Awards this year. This is a remarkable record for a single department. NSF CAREER Awards are given to assistant professors to fund research that is expected to form a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. The four CAREER Award recipients of the ECE department and the projects funded by the award are listed below (ordered by award date). Salman Asif is awarded for a project titled "Optimized Sensing and Recovery for Computational Imaging". ECE News: https://www.ece.ucr.edu
Daniel Wong receives NSF CAREER Award on Efficient Accelerated Cloud Data Centers
Assistant Professor Daniel Wong receives National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for a project titled "CAREER: Towards Efficient Accelerated Cloud Data Centers.” Emerging large-scale compute-intensive applications, such as machine learning and big data analytics, have led to the wide-spread adoption of compute accelerators, such as Graphical Processing Units (GPUs), in cloud data centers. However, the existing cloud management software stack introduces many layers of abstraction that strip away application characteristics and hardware architectural details leading to inefficient and
Konstantinos Karydis receives NSF CAREER Award on Resilient Dynamic Locomotion of Compliant/Soft Legged Robots for Precision Agriculture
Assistant Professor Konstantinos Karydis receives National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for a project titled "CAREER: Morphological Computation for Resilient Dynamic Locomotion of Compliant Legged Robots with Application to Precision Agriculture" The project investigates how compliance embedded into a legged robot can be harnessed to facilitate control and computation, with an eye to enabling efficient and resilient navigation in real agricultural fields. Research activities innovate along three key foundational robotics research directions. 1) Hardware design and dynamic modeling
Polymer film protects from electromagnetic radiation, signal interference
The breakthrough combines excellent electromagnetic shielding with ease of manufacture and electrical isolation
UCR advances in first place in cyber defence competition
UCR team has advanced in regional cyber defence competition (WRCCDC) qualifier round as the first place!
How to burst your bubble: broadening your social media horizons
A computer scientist explains how our online behavior drives us into echo chambers
Samet Oymak receives NSF CAREER Award on resource efficient machine learning
Assistant Professor Samet Oymak receives National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for a project titled "Foundations of Resource Efficient Machine Learning" Contemporary machine learning techniques tend to be resource-intensive, often requiring good quality datasets, expensive hardware, or significant computing power. In a wide array of application domains, ranging from healthcare to mobile computing, these critical resources are lacking. Novel methodologies that enable the optimal utilization of resources can help unlock the full potential of the data science revolution for these domains
Salman Asif receives NSF CAREER Award on computational imaging
Assistant Professor Salman Asif receives National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for a project titled "CAREER: Optimized Sensing and Recovery for Computational Imaging.” Cameras have evolved tremendously over the past few decades as they have become compact and widely available in mobile devices. Nevertheless, vast opportunities for improvements still exist, especially as the community moves beyond consumer photography and start building cameras for sensing and understanding new environments under strict constraints. These constraints can arise because of physical requirements on the
CSE Team Created the Largest Malware Source Code Database
UC Riverside group (Darki, Rokon, Faloutsos, Islam and Papalexakis) have developed a tool called “SourceFinder” that pinpoints online malware source code repositories such as GitHub with 98% accuracy.
CSE team received Best Paper Award in IEEE HiPC 202
This paper led by PhD students Chengshuo Xu, Abbas Mazloumi, Xiaolin Jiang, and their advisor Prof. Rajiv Gupta has won one of the two Best Paper Awards at IEEE HiPC 2020.
Cyber@UCR moving on to national round of CPTC
The Cyber team at UCR competed in the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) and were announced as one of the wildcard winners moving on to the national competition.
CSE team awarded in the NIST Tech-to-protect challenge
Prof. K. K. Ramakrishnan (of our CSE Department at University of California, Riverside) and Dr. Jiachen Chen (WINLAB, Rutgers University) received awards in the NIST Tech-to-protect challenge.
CSE team won the Best Student Paper award at IEEE CloudNet
CSE Ph.D. Student Aditya Dhakal and Professor K. K. Ramakrishnan together with their collaborator Dr. Sameer Kulkarni (IIT Gandhinagar, until recently also at UCR as a post-doctoral fellow)
A robot that tells growers when to water crops is on the way
Researchers are creating an autonomous mobile robot to sample leaves and measure their water potential
SourceFinder software stalks malware in the wild
UC Riverside computer scientists develop tool to locate malware source code repositories
CSE team received Distinguished Paper Award in ACM CCS 2020
The paper led by PhD student Keyu Man, Zhongjie Wang, and their advisor Prof. Zhiyun Qian has won the one and only Distinguished Paper Award this year at ACM CCS.
DNS cache poisoning ready for a comeback
Derandomizing the source port enables attacks that work on all layers of DNS caches
CSE team received best demo award at ACM SIGSPATIAL
A demonstration paper by a recent PhD graduate Saheli Ghosh, PhD student Akil Sevim, and Prof. Ahmed Eldawy received best demo award at the ACM SIGSPATIAL conference.
ECE Student received Best Student Paper Award at ISITA 2020
ECE Ph.D. candidate Navid Gharavi has received Best Student Paper Award for the paper "Codes for high-noise memoryless channels" presented at the 2020 International Symposium on Information Theory and Application (ISITA) . The paper co-authored with ECE Professor Ilya Dumer studies new coded modulation techniques that can reliably transmit data over the noisy memoryless channels. These new codes have low complexity per information bit and can be used for the low-power applications - such as the Internet of Things and sensor networks - where channel noise may exceed the transmitted signals by a
Prof. Nael Abu-Ghazaleh inducted to Micro Hall of Fame
Prof. Abu-Ghazaleh's group had 3 papers accepted to IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (Micro) this year.
UC Riverside launches Data Science major
UCR has launched a new Data Science major, an intercollegiate partnership between the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Statistics.
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 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".
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.
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