Announcements

CECS Seminar

CECS Seminar

Title: “Safety Verification and Training for Learning-enabled Cyber-Physical Systems”

Speaker: Jyotirmoy Vinay Deshmukh, Assistant Professor in the Viterbi School of Engineering at University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Donald Bren Hall 4011

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Rainer Doemer Selected as Deans’ Honoree

Rainer Doemer Selected as Deans’ Honoree

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CECS Professor Rainer Doemer has been selected as a Deans’ Honoree for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. This award is selected based on campus wide nominations from peers, colleagues, and students.

Professor Rainer Doemer is loved by both students and faculty alike, and this award portrays that to this award’s nominees. Over 300 lecturers and TAs have received this award.

Congratulations, Professor Rainer Doemer!

 

CECS Seminar

CECS Seminar

Title: “Poly-Logarithmic Side Channel Rank Estimation via Exponential Sampling”

Speaker: Liron David, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tel-Aviv University

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Engineering Hall 5204

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Al Faruque: Eavesdrops on DNA Synthesizer to Steal Genetic Blueprint

Al Faruque: Eavesdrops on DNA Synthesizer to Steal Genetic Blueprint

CECS Professor Mohammad al Faruque, along with a group of graduate students (Arnav Malawade, John Chaput, and Sina Faezi), discovered that it is possible to record subtle sounds of a DNA synthesis machine, then reverse-engineering whatever genetic materials the machine is making. In other words, it is possible to hack such a machine by listening to it. Faruque’s accomplishments are featured in the New York Times and Wired. To read more, please see here (Wired), here (NY Times) or here (IEEE).

 

UCI/Tel Aviv International Workshop Focuses on AI/Smart Systems

UCI/Tel Aviv International Workshop Focuses on AI/Smart Systems

UCI attendees at the sixth annual workshop included: from left, professors R. Jayakrishnan, Pramod Khargonekar, Faryar Jabbari, Aparna Chandramowlishwaran, Marco Levorato and Mohammad al Faruque, pictured with Lily Wu, Samueli School director of academic

Last month, Intelligence 2025, the sixth annual UC Irvine/Tel Aviv University workshop, took place in Tel Aviv, Israel. This year’s event was dedicated to artificial intelligence and smart systems. Since these two fields will have a large impact on people around the world within the next several years, workshop organizers believe that these will help being a higher quality of life to those in developed and under-developed nations. To read more about this event, click here.

 

CECS Seminar

CECS Seminar

Title: “Partial logic synthesis and its application to automatic generation of parallel/distributed algorithms”

Speaker: Masahiro Fujita, Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Tokyo, Japan

Date and Time: Thursday, January 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Engineering Hall 3206

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Job Opening at ETH Zurich

Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Software Hardware Interfaces

The Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (www.ee.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position.

The successful candidate is expected to have a strong background in any area where software meets hardware, such as co-design, security, embedded systems, edge computing, internet of things, cyber-physical systems, operating systems, real-time systems, biomedical systems, autonomous mobility as well as corresponding theoretical concepts. (more…)

 

CECS Seminar

CECS Seminar

Title: “Accelerated Computing for Edge-Centric IoT”

Speaker: Dr. Tulika Mitra, Professor of Computer Science at School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS).

Date and Time: Monday, November 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Donald Bren Hall 3011

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CECS Seminar

CECS Seminar

Title: “Plasmonic Wave Computing: Concepts and Potential”

Speaker: Dr. Francky Catthoor, IMEC Fellow, Professor of Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 31 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Engineering Hall 2430

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Multidisciplinary Collaborators Awarded $2.1M to Improve Maternal Care in Underserved Communities

Multidisciplinary Collaborators Awarded $2.1M to Improve Maternal Care in Underserved Communities

Computer Science Professors Nikil Dutt, Marco Levorato, and Amir Rahmani together with Yuqing Guo, a professor in the Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing, have just embarked on a four-year, multidisciplinary journey. The trio will explore the intersection of technology and healthcare in a community-focused setting with their $2.1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, “UNITE: Smart, Connected, and Coordinated Maternal Care for Underserved Communities.” To learn more about the project, click here.

 

CECS Seminar

CECS Seminar

Title: “Security of Additive Manufacturing: New Frontiers”

Speaker: Mark Yampolskiy, Assistant Professor, University of South Alabama

Date and Time: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Engineering Hall 2430

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Distinguished Professor Alex Nicolau Elected into Academia Europaea

Distinguished Professor Alex Nicolau Elected into Academia Europaea

Department Chair and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Alex Nicolau has been elected into the Academia Europaea, Europe’s academy of humanities, letters and sciences. Founded in 1988, the academy comprises esteemed scientists and scholars who collectively aim to promote learning, education and research. To learn more about Professor Nicolau’s position, click here.

 

Ian Harris Presents Tool To Detect Social Engineering Attacks

Ian Harris Presents Tool To Detect Social Engineering Attacks

CECS and Computer Science Professor Ian Harris gave a presentation on social engineering at the Black Hat USA security conference. Harris has helped create an approach that uses natural language processing techniques to detect questions and commands in messages to identify malicious intent. To read more about social engineering attacks and Harris’ approach to detect them, click here.

 

CECS Professor Gene Tsudik Delivers Keynote at ESORICS 2018

CECS Professor Gene Tsudik Delivers Keynote at ESORICS 2018

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CECS Professor and Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science Gene Tsudik has delivered a keynote talk titled “Mitigating Tension between Security and Safety in Low-End Embedded Devices” at ESORICS 2018. ESORICS 2018 is known to be one of the leading European research events in computer security, a field in which Tsudik focuses on. To read more about this event, click here.

 

CECS Professor Michael Goodrich Elected to Royal Danish Academy

CECS Professor Michael Goodrich Elected to Royal Danish Academy

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CECS Professor and UCI Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science Michael Goodrich has been elected to the Royal Danish Academy of Science & Letters! Goodrich is a leader in the field of algorithmic design, and has been recognized for his outstanding work through this election. The election process is very rigorous with past members consisting of Albert Einstein and Marie Curie. To read more about this award, click here.