News Briefs

  • UCI Ph.D. student Dokyung Song along with his advisor Michael Franz and Post-Doctoral Researcher Yeoul Na presented their work on the Periscope automatic programming error-finding framework at Black Hat 2019 in Las Vegas in August. With approximately 20,000 attendees, Black Hat is the most prestigious computer security event and is attended by the CIOs and CISOs of most major corporations, including virtually all of the Fortune 500.

    The work of the UCI research group has not just theoretical importance, but also major practical significance. In the course of their project, they discovered 9 previously unknown vulnerabilities in the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy flagship phones and were awarded 8 CVE entries in the National Vulnerability Database. Due to responsible disclosure, all of these vulnerabilities were fixed by the respective manufacturers before the UCI presented them to the public.

    November 2019
  • Prof. Gloria Mark is part of a three-university Collaborative NSF Future of Work Grant. UCI is the lead for the grant, “Intelligent Facilitation for Teams of the Future via Longitudinal Sensing in Context,” and the $1.1 million in funding is split between UCI, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Read more about it in ICS News here.

    November 2019
  • ISR Director Prof. Sam Malek served as a co-organizer of the 2nd International Workshop on Advances in Mobile App Analysis (A-Mobile), at the 34rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2019) held in San Diego in November. The other co-organizers were: Li Li, Monash University, Australia; Guozhu Meng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; and Jacques Klein, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

    November 2019
  • Prof. Michael Franz was received by the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the official Presidential Residence, Bellevue Palace, in Berlin, Germany in June, in honor of Franz's receipt of the Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. The day before, Franz attended a speech, by invitation, given by the Chancellor of Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel, also in Berlin.

    October 2019
  • Prof. Cristina Lopes gave a keynote talk titled “Virtual Conferences” at the 32nd ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2019), which was held in New Orleans, LA in October.

    October 2019
  • Prof. Michael Franz’s 2009 paper “Optimization of Dynamic Languages Using Hierarchical Layering of Virtual Machines” was selected to receive the Most Notable Paper of DLS 2009 at the October 2019 edition of the Dynamic Languages Symposium, the main academic conference on dynamic programming language design and implementation. The paper is co-authored by Alexander Yermolovich, Christian Wimmer, and Franz. The jury wrote, “we believe the last 10 years have shown this paper to be one of the early notable works on Meta VMs and Tracing.”

    October 2019
  • Prof. Yang Wang is now an Associate Professor of information science, and by courtesy, computer science, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) where he co-directs the Social Computing Systems (SALT) Lab. 

    August 2019
  • Prof. Emerita Bonnie Nardi has been bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Society for Socially Embedded Technology (EUSSET) for her body of research on activity theory, interaction design, games, social media, and society and technology. She received the prestigious award at the 17th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW) in Salzburg, Austria in June.

    July 2019
  • Prof. André van der Hoek is hosting eight undergraduate Korean students this summer as part of the International Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (I-SURF) program. Four students will work with van der Hoek’s Ph.D. student Elahe Paikari and four will work with his Ph.D. student Adriana Meza Soria.

    July 2019
  • Prof. David Redmiles gave the opening lecture titled “A Range of Methods in CSCW and HCI: examples from research in software engineering” at the First International Summer School in Research Methods for HCI/CSCW, which was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March.

    July 2019

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