News Briefs

  • Prof. Nenad Medvidović has received the Distinguished Engineering Merit Award from the Orange County Engineering Council, for his contributions to computer science including his highly impactful research in software architecture.

    February 2018
  • Interim Director Cristina Videira Lopes is leading a research project on code cloning on GitHub described in the paper “DéjàVu: A Map of Code Duplicates on GitHub.” The paper was presented at SPLASH 2017 - OOPSLA in Vancouver, Canada in October. The artifact produced for the paper won the Distinguished Artifact Award, and the research has been covered by numerous tech publications, including The Register, BleepingComputer, the morning paper, Slashdot, Developpez (in French), OpenNET (in Russian), Toutiao (in Chinese), and Sohu (in Chinese). The paper is authored by Lopes, Petr Maj, Czech Technical University in Prague, Assistant Project Scientist Pedro Martins, Ph.D. students Vaibhav Saini and Di Yang, Jakub Zitny, CTU Prague, alumnus Hitesh Sajnani, Microsoft Research, and Prof. Jan Vitek, CTU Prague. Learn more at: http://mondego.ics.uci.edu/projects/dejavu.

    January 2018
  • Prof. Nenad Medvidović is now Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering.

    January 2018
  • Prof. Gloria Mark is a co-PI on a recently awarded $1.26 M grant from NSF CHS on Managing Stress in the Workplace: Unobtrusive Monitoring and Adaptive Interventions. The goal of the grant is to study in situ factors that cause workplace stress and to develop interventions to reduce stress among information workers. Her co-PIs are Prof. Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, Texas A&M University and Prof. Ioannis Pavlidis, University of Houston.

    December 2017
  • Prof. Paul Dourish gave a keynote talk titled “Exploring the Materialities of Digital Information” at the 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), held in Hobart, Tasmania in December

    December 2017
  • Prof. Paul Dourish is a co-investigator on a three-year a $473,000 grant from the Australian Research Council on #thismymob: Digital Land Rights and Reconnecting Indigenous Communities. This research study is the first to apply the framework of Postcolonial Computing to guide the design and leadership of a national-scale, Indigenous-led technology development project in Australia.

    December 2017
  • Prof. Alfred Kobsa gave an invited presentation titled “Design Trade-offs in Personalization versus Privacy” at the Design Trade-Offs for Quality of Life: Exploring Grand Challenges Symposium held at Herrenhausen Castle in Hanover, Germany in October.

    December 2017
  • Prof. Bonnie Nardi gave a Distinguished Lecture titled “Why I Haven’t Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb or Anthropological Observations on the Political Economy of Digital Technology” at the American Anthropological Association Meetings in the General Anthropology Division in December. Nardi also gave an invited talk, “Computing within LIMTS,” at the Workshop on Solutions for Environment, Economy, and Democracy (SEED) held in Siegen, Germany in October.

    December 2017
  • Prof. Gloria Mark served as an invited speaker in a session on Tech in the Workplace at the Psychology of Technology Conference, held in Berkeley in November.

    November 2017
  • Prof. Paul Dourish became a fellow of the British Computer Society.

    November 2017

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