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  • Hate Spoilers? This AI Tool Spots Them for You

    Did social media spoil the Avengers’ Endgame movie for you? Or maybe one of the Game of Thrones books? A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego is working to make sure that doesn’t happen again. They have developed an AI-based system that can flag spoilers in online reviews…

  • Making Art with AI

    Could a computer pick up where Mozart left off? Or could a machine make videos that look like pieces by Picasso? Students enrolled in UC San Diego’s first-ever Machine Learning for the Arts course used methods rooted in engineering to try to answer these types of questions and make art in the process.

  • Power Prof

    When New York and the Northeastern United States experienced a massive power blackout in August 2003, Nicholas Abi-Samra became the lead investigator trying to determine the disaster’s cause. He was then a senior technical director at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the not-for-profit…

  • A Deep Learning Tool for Personalized Workout Recommendations from Fitness Tracking Data

    Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed FitRec, a recommendation tool powered by deep learning, that is able to better estimate runners’ heart rates during a workout and predict and recommend routes.

  • Engineering Touch

    A tool to help the visually impaired navigate crowded spaces; an interface to assist surgeons during a complex procedure; and a display that can change shape when heat is applied. These were all projects developed by students in the first-ever haptic interfaces class offered at the Jacobs School of Engineering…

  • UC San Diego Researchers Inducted to Renowned Medical and Biological Engineering Organization

    Three researchers at the University of California, San Diego were inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the organization announced.

  • The robots that dementia caregivers want: robots for joy, robots for sorrow

    A team of scientists spent six months co-designing robots with informal caregivers for people with dementia, such as family members. They found that caregivers wanted the robots to support positive moments shared by caregivers and their loved ones; and lessen caregivers’ emotional burdens.

  • UC San Diego Researchers Find Strong Performance, Complexities, and Puzzles in Intel’s Optane DIMMs

    University of California San Diego computer scientists have completed the first comprehensive evaluation of Intel’s new Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules (Optane NVDIMMs). They found that Optane DIMMs can make key storage applications 17 times faster.

  • Inaugural Holder of the Halicioglu Chair in Computer Architecture at UC San Diego Named

    Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, a professor of computer science at the University of California San Diego, is building the computer architecture that will enable the artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies of the future. He is expanding his work by collaborating with colleagues at the Center fo