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Qualcomm Institute Experiments with New Models for Blended and Online Courses

In 2013, Qualcomm Institute director Ramesh Rao extended an offer to provide support for development of as many as 10 massive open online courses (MOOCs) – especially those experimenting with different types of online course production and delivery.

April 16, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Social Sciences

Computer Software Accurately Predicts Student Test Performance

The University of California, San Diego and Emotient, the leading provider of facial expression recognition data and analysis, announced publication of a joint study by two Emotient co-founders affiliated with UC San Diego, together with researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University.

April 15, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Alumni

UC San Diego Alumnus and Research Scientist Honored with DRI Nevada Medal

Albert Yu-Min Lin may now be even better known in Nevada than he is in his home state of California. The research scientist from the Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego was in Nevada in late March to accept the 27th Desert Research Institute (DRI) Nevada Medal.

April 15, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Alumni, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Qualcomm Institute Kicks Off Spring 2014 Exhibition in Gallery@Calit2

On April 10, 2014, the Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego will kick off its Spring 2014 exhibition, Senses of Care: Mediated Ability and Interdependence, in the gallery@calit2. The opening of the exhibition will feature a talk by the curatorial team, led by UC San Diego associate professor of communication Brian Goldfarb, as well as a reception, both open to the public. The exhibition runs through June 13 in the gallery on the first floor of Atkinson Hall. It will remain in the gallery through the summer, but will be viewable by appointment only.

March 27, 2014General

ArtPower! at UC San Diego Announces First Annual Filmatic Festival

The first annual Filmatic Festival will bring film screenings, interactive film-based performances, digital media workshops, and industry expert panels to the campus of the University of California, San Diego for four days of media exploration and creation in late April. Produced by ArtPower! and curated by some of San Diego’s leading film curators and media artists, the festival will explore the future of film and the ever-evolving film audience experience.

March 20, 2014General

Recent Computer Science Alumna Makes Waves – Not Photo Filters – at Instagram

It isn’t often that a computer scientist is written up in an international fashion magazine, but an alumna of the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department at the University of California, San Diego is taking the publicity in stride.

March 14, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Alumni

Capturing the Zeitgeist: Exploring Urban Trends through Selfies

The term ‘selfie’ took on a life of its own in 2013, especially after the Oxford English Dictionary selected it as the ‘international word of the year’. The Internet and mobile phones were awash in self-portraits as consumers purchased more smartphones with front-facing cameras – turning the selfie into a truly worldwide phenomenon. Now comes more evidence that selfies have come to inhabit a unique place in world culture – a place with a Web address of its own: Selfiecity.net.

March 11, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Arts & Humanities

Workshop to Highlight Growing Role of Innovation and IP as Drivers of the Global Economy

Innovation is now the driving force of the global economy and the intellectual property (IP) which results drives wealth creation in companies, economic sectors, and countries. So what can universities and other public institutions do to turn innovations into IP and to protect that IP so that it generates future jobs for the U.S. economy?

March 10, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Events

Online Course Developed in Computer Science and Engineering Ranks No. 1

After all the work they put into the online course they inaugurated in the fall, Pavel Pevzner, a professor of computer science and engineering, and instructors Phillip Compeau and Nikolay Vyahhi have concrete evidence that it was a success even beyond the impressive number of people who signed up for the course – more than 30,000 in all.

March 06, 2014Science & Engineering

In Memoriam: Calit2 Advisory Board Member Phil Smith (1932-2014)

Philip M. Smith, the founding co-chair of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) Advisory Board, passed away on February 16, 2014, after a brief illness.

February 21, 2014Arts, General, Science and Engineering, Arts & Culture, Calit2

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