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New Ford Foundation Fellow Brings Computing Behind Bars

A PhD student and researcher with the Computing Education Research Lab, Emma Hogan was awarded a 2023 Ford Foundation Fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences for her efforts to boost computer literacy among incarcerated students.

PhD Students Join Prestigious Circle of NSF Research Fellows

Three PhD computer science students – Anya Bouzida (BS ‘21), Namiko Matsumoto (BS ‘21) and Stone Tao (BS ‘23) – received National Science Foundation Research Fellowships, joining an impressive group of life-long tech leaders.

Two CSE Students Garner Google PhD Fellowships

CSE’s Ke Sun and Jennifer Switzer were awarded 2023 Google PhD Fellowships for their technology research – in healthcare for Sun and the environment for Switzer. The program recognizes exemplary PhDs seeking to influence the future of tech.

Jessica Echterhoff Nets CSE’s First Apple Scholars in AI/ML Fellowship

CSE PhD student Jessica Echterhoff (MS ‘22) has been named a 2023 recipient of the Apple Scholars in AI/ML PhD fellowship to continue her research on data bias at the intersection of human and data-centric artificial intelligence.

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Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Program Recognizes CSE PhDs

Four teams of researchers from UC San Diego earned Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships this year, including three CSE graduate students – Kunal Gupta and Ishit Mehta in computer graphics and Andres Meza in secure system design.

“Fallen Star” Rises in World-Wide Programming Competition

Students Thomas Li, Stanislaw Strzelecki and Shang Zhou, competing as Fallen Star, earned a spot at the 47th International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals after receiving a bronze medal in the North America Championship.


ICDE Fellow Envisions Economic Democracy

PhD student Udayan Tandon has been named a 2023/2024 Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy (ICDE) Fellow for his policy report that aims to establish community-based platform cooperatives that prioritize worker equity for on-demand transportation. 

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2023 ACM SIGMICRO Dissertation Award

Mohammadkazem Taram (PhD ‘22) received the inaugural Dissertation Award at the 56th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture. Taram, an assistant professor at Purdue University, was recognized for his dissertation, “Defusing the tension between security and performance with secure microarchitectures.”


Advocating for Women in STEM

CSE Alumni Board member and Executive Vice President of Engineering at Shadowbox, Emily Deere (BA ‘90) joined an all-female Women in STEM panel discussion, talking to UC San Diego students on breaking barriers in STEM related fields.


Jim Gray Dissertation Award from ACM SIGMOD

Supun Nakandala (PhD ’22)  received the 2023 Jim Gray Dissertation Award by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD) for the dissertation “Query Optimizations for Deep Learning Systems” that expands the relevance of database methods in the ML systems area. 

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