Four Norwegian undergraduates found themselves in San Diego for spring quarter and enrolled in CSE 145 through UC San Diego Extension to learn about embedded systems design. Dubbing themselves Team Norway, the students from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – Thomas Emil Dagsvik, Alexander Fosseidbraaten, Kamilla Bolstad and Frederik de Lichtenberg – came from backgrounds in economics and computer science.
Many of the students in the CSE 145 Embedded Systems Design course taught by Prof. Ryan Kastner made use of the tools and resources in the Prototyping Lab of the Qualcomm Institute, the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), located in Atkinson Hall the courtyard from the CSE Building.
CSE Prof. Ryan Kastner says the goal of CSE 145 is to teach students to build an embedded computing system. Students also learn the fundamentals of microcontrollers, such as Arduino and Beagle Bone Black, sensors and actuators, and they are introduced to end-to-end system building and the hardware and software tools they will need to build a project in a team environment.
CSE chair and professor Rajesh Gupta (pictured top right with other PIs on the Roseline project) is leading the UC San Diego component of a five-university effort that has received a five-year, $4-million NSF Frontier award to tackle the challenge of time in cyber-physical systems (CPS) -- engineered systems that are built from and depend upon the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components.
On June 14, graduating senior Kirsten Koa will receive the Computer Science and Engineering Department’s 2014 Excellence Award, given annually by CSE’s advisors and faculty. Koa will accept the glass award from Jacobs School of Engineering Dean Al Pisano during the eighth annual Ring Ceremony at 8:15pm on Warren Mall, organized by the Triton Engineering Student Council (TESC).
CSE alumni, students, staff and faculty turned out in force to run, walk or just cheer on CSE’s main team, Overclocked CSE Enthusiasts, entered in the Chancellor's 5K run June 8 during UC San Diego’s Alumni Weekend 2014.
In September, CSE research scientist and lecturer Nadir Weibel will present a joint paper with students and a colleague in one of the most prestigious – and competitive – conferences on ubiquitous computing.
Aswini Krishnan is a graduating senior from American High School in Fremont, CA, who is headed for UC San Diego in the fall. She is among a select group of students to be awarded $10,000 Generation Google Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. While she is set to enroll in the bioengineering department, Krishnan will focus on computer science and bioinformatics. She became interested in computer science in elementary school.
Computer scientists at UC San Diego and Microsoft Research have developed a system that combines a mobile application and sensor to detect stress in parents and delivers research-based strategies to help decrease that stress during emotionally charged interactions with their children. CSE Ph.D.