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  • CSE at Triton 5K: An Inspiring Image! CSE today was the third largest team with 63 participants and second highest funds raised. It was also a team that truly inspires: from Cheryl Hile's unbounded enthusiasm matched ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2014, 8:01 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Tracking Our Web Presence On the CSE Facebook page, we track statistics on how our posts are doing with respect to readership, what topics have good traction with the larger CSE community. Here is ...
    Posted May 30, 2014, 6:31 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • UC Wakes up to Declining PhD Enrollments Here is a communication from OP to CEP. Bottomline, we see the problem and will do something about it starting with organizing a system-wide meeting. 
    Posted Nov 28, 2013, 6:23 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Strengthening our UG courses As a step towards strengthening and streamlining our instruction across UG courses, Christine started a survey of course expectations and prerequisites. Now, Yoav and Christine have put together this page ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2013, 10:21 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Online Education in CSE CSE now has it's own online education server. You can access this server here (You need an account to use this server, if you want to try it out ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2013, 8:44 AM by Yoav Freund
  • CSE "Spice" Program Launched Today It was an exciting day today when all the effort by Mohan and his team for the last six months or so came to a full display, in the form ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2013, 11:53 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Computer Science in the News While I did not personally anticipate such a prominent coverage of our lead gift, it is good to see Computer Science (at UCSD) to be in the local press. It ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2013, 9:22 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Online Education Given the currency of the issues brought on by Coursera, Udacity, Udemy and others, I am putting together a few key links from my explorations of the subject so far ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2013, 9:02 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Dropping out of school and interdisciplinarity This one is a bit personal: recent 60-minutes caught up with the phenomenon of Peter Thiel bashing university education as a waste of time and money and encouraging kids ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2012, 11:00 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • SB 259 So, State Bill 259 is under discussion. UCOP opposes it strongly and with some reason. The UC Berkeley Faculty Association has another view. As can be expected, CSE graduate students ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2012, 10:55 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • SNOWBIRD 2012 Once in two years, (almost) all CS department chairs get together under the sponsorship of CRA for a meeting at Snowbird, Utah. This year, Keith M and I attended the ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2012, 3:18 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • NRC on Research University Here are a few presentations, including yours truly, on why the role of "the research university" is critical to our society's renewal:a. Research Universities and The Future of ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2013, 8:13 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • A CRISIS IN THE MAKING Last Friday faculty got a preview of an important issue that UGcom has been addressing: our surging enrollments. To me personally, it is mindboggling that over 500 (may be close ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2013, 3:14 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • A video on what computer scientists do... Here is a video of a technical discussion from Google. It is great for providing example to potential students about what CS folks do.Video.
    Posted Mar 19, 2012, 7:03 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • The Company We Keep In a single day, I received copies of two emails that tell the story of the tremendous job our colleagues do:#1Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 6:17 ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2012, 12:57 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Some Data Re CSE from Institutional Research IR provides access to wealth of data about UCSD. The other source is JSOE. Some choice stats for CSE:UCSD Enrollments:CSE-MAS Programs: AESE    Fall 11: 55    Winter 12 ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2012, 10:39 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • UCSD Design Initiative "Design" has become a center of attention ever since the campus leadership focused its attention as a potential source of distinction for UCSD. Where are in the early stages of ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2012, 5:16 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • IBM Video on EDA An excellent video released by IBM on their EDA activity. Provides a good exposure to EDA in general. 
    Posted Jan 22, 2012, 12:22 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • What exactly is tenure, and what has that got to do with 19900 and teaching? In this note, I will take a moment to explain the relationship between our funding sources, teaching obligations and, yes, the financial basis for granting someone a tenured job.
    Posted Jan 3, 2012, 1:14 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Plagiarism and Sexual Harassment Being a chair does not automatically confer upon yours truly any more moral rectitude than others. It does, however, make one more responsible. While no one on this campus will ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2012, 2:13 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • CS Education Week and CSE In case, like me, you missed that the week that just went by was CS Education Week, here is a nugget for you to be proud of.This is a ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2011, 6:53 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Falling off the academic bandwagon This is an interesting read, perhaps more applicable to biological science due to their long postdoc careers, but we are not immune. Please take a look. I have asked Lori ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2011, 9:40 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • UCSD Profile 2011 Highlights of data from studentresearch.ucsd.eduUG Enrollment: Males:     11,595Females: 12,068  (51%)Total:      23,66393% are from California. 7% out-of-state and international.42 ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2011, 12:48 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Chair's Wiki now with page level control As we move forward, I am creating posts targeted for specific faculty committees. These are subpages that are viewable and editable only by specific committees. So, when you login to ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2011, 4:36 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • California losing Silicon from Silicon Valley Here is a news release that would have some of these who worked hard in building the Silicon valley turn in their graves, save some of those who are still ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2011, 12:55 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • A Study of "Where the cuts are in higher education" Here is a set of reports spanning UNC and Berkeley on potential areas for improvements in administrative efficiency. 
    Posted Sep 19, 2011, 7:13 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Auditor's Report on UC Finances Enjoy!
    Posted Aug 1, 2011, 6:06 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • UCSD's ACM International Collegiate Programming Team The following comes by way of Michael Tayler. Once again, congratulations! Dear all, Please join me in congratulating UC San Diego's ACM International Collegiate Programming team, which finished a ...
    Posted May 30, 2011, 9:37 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • CSE Webex The department now provides a Webex meeting center for use by all faculty, staff and students. The department site is at cse-ucsd.webex.com that includes a calendar of ...
    Posted May 28, 2011, 2:47 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • UCSD is GOLD Rated: first university in California Here is a note from Kristin Hansen, UCSD Sustainability Institute:Out of 269 schools that registered to complete the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) only 9 had achieved ...
    Posted May 19, 2011, 1:01 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Semesters versus Quarters The campus has reignited the debate about moving to a semester system. To be precise, it is a debate about moving "back to" the semester system. Yes, that is correct ...
    Posted May 5, 2011, 4:00 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Chinese Planning for Science and Technology Dominance Here is a private report that comes by way of Randy Katz at Berkeley on Chinese challenges and plans in S&T.
    Posted Apr 27, 2011, 1:32 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Lombardi Scores: On why graduate enrollment matters Here is a chart from my archives:
    Posted Apr 24, 2011, 12:00 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Looking for Volunteers to Talk to Our Top Admitted Students We have selected 69 admitted students as our top most students for the Regents Scholarship. Now we need convince them that we are the place. Here is the letter we ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2011, 10:50 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • New Year Resolutions! Welcome back to start of a new year! It is time for new resolutions, most of you probably have made yours. Even official government website acknowledges and tracks these to ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2011, 9:29 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • National Nanotech Initiative Earlier this week I attended, NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference: it is an annual meeting of the major center awardees in the Nanoscale engineering program. I was struck ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2010, 9:50 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Variability Elevator Pitch Recently we had a day+ All Hands Meeting of the Variability Expeditions in UC Irvine. Over 50 participants spent a day and a half going over various parts of the ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2010, 12:26 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • CSE Department Holiday Potlouck Party 12/3 @3pm Event: CSE Department Holiday Potluck Party Date: Friday, December 3, 2010 (last day of classes) Time: 3-5pm Save the date! Continuing the holiday tradition over the years, we are ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2011, 12:38 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Embedded Systems Galore! Workshop Going on... There has been an explosion in platforms that allow you to experiment with all sort of embedded sensing, processing and control: from Cypress PSOCs that we use in our CSE ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2010, 1:48 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • OCGA will be closed 12/18-1/2 Send anything you have to be submitted in this deadline by 12/13 to the campus, and for that matter any early Jan deadlines. OCGA really stretches out and bends ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2011, 12:38 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • UC-UAW Contract on Postdocs: Meeting 12/7 2-3PM, UCtr 111A To brief faculty on the recently negotiated collective bargaining agreement between the University and the UAW for the Postdoctoral Scholar bargaining unit.   Morton Printz, Professor Emeritus Pharmacology, and Lori Trofemuk ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2011, 12:39 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Sheila Humphreys on Diversity Programs at UC Berkeley Earlier this week, we had a presentation from Sheila Humphreys on experience with various diversity related initiatives at UC Berkeley. In case you missed the presentation, you can find it ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2010, 2:57 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Congratulations: UCSD Takes 2nd Place in ACM So Cal Regional Programming Contest! This note comes from our contest organizer, Michael Taylor. Congratulations all around for the fantastic "hack like a champion" teams from CSE@UCSD and a grateful acknowledgment to Mike Dini ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2010, 7:57 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • MAS Program Advertising Here is how our MAS/AESE program is being advertised in print. UCSD Extension advertises three Master's programs, but AESE refers to http://aese.ucsd.eduMaster's Degree ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2010, 7:08 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Poll Request from Keith@NSF
    Posted Nov 9, 2010, 4:10 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • 10th Anniversary of Calit2 As UCSD gears up for 50th anniversary, Calit2 is launching its 10th anniversary celebrations with pretty dramatic demonstration moments for folks working at the intersection of computing and communications. Hers ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2011, 12:39 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Supercomputing Supertitles Just ahead of Supercomputing comes this NYT article on the .Chinese taking the top spot in TOP500. More than anything it does point the ability of HPC community to keep ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2010, 8:33 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Science of Viz: Demo at Calit2, Tomorrow 10/28       Folks: After my last email about StarCAV, some of you emailed me on how you can see it. So, here is your opportunity. We have made arrangements for five students ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2011, 12:39 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • CSE at the Core of Emerging Biomedical Informatics Recently we saw launch of two important efforts: iDASH and SCANNER. These efforts span medicine, pharmacy and engineering have at the core issues related to large scale information management with ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2010, 8:09 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Fall Programming Contest: Saturday, 10/16 Here is an announcement that comes by way of Michael Taylor, our organizers for ACM Programming Contest...Hi all, I would like to announce the UCSD Fall Programming contest. Many ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2011, 12:40 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • NRC Rankings: On search for the illusive "midpoint" As the great debate and postmortem continues, here is a pointer to UCSD interpretation of the data that -- like everybody else -- tries to find a total order from a multidimensional ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2011, 2:03 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Important AP Deadlines This is the season for ad hocs, letters, reminders to letter writers and getting cases in. We are facing important deadlines as listed on the left panel, please help AP ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2010, 9:12 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • FYI: Calit2 Summer Undergraduate Research Program Here is a pointer to a program that engages undergraduate students with projects being run out of Calit2.  Tomorrow they present their work in an event in the afternoon.
    Posted Sep 21, 2010, 4:34 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • New Chair's Orientation Meeting 9/20/10 This is what they feed us including the secret handshake in case you are interested. Seriously though, there is interesting financial data here.
    Posted Sep 20, 2010, 4:13 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • CSE Beginning of the year potluck, Friday 9/24 3:00 PM Looking forward to start of a great year with an  entering class of 107 graduate and 218 undergraduate students! Please sign up and try your hands on that dish you ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2010, 9:44 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • CSRO Program in Execution One of service activities that I am proud of is the Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities (CSRO) program. We launched CSRO program right in the middle of a tough budgetary environment ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2010, 12:04 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Now for a more difficult issue It is the season for getting AP actions in place. We have been working on the ad hocs, letters and etc. One of the more sensitive determinations we make as ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2010, 2:01 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Some Commentary on Our UG Program Here is a note I received from Charles a while ago. I would like to hear your opinions...http://piggington.com/salary_for_sr_java_engineerScrolling down:"BTW: I ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2010, 5:07 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • CSE Welcomes New Graduate Students 9/13 CSE Orientation Agenda8:00 – 8:30 AM   Check-in and breakfast8:30 – 10:30   Julie Conner, CSE PhD Advisor and Nadyne Nawar, CSE MS Advisor     10:30 – 11 ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2010, 4:41 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Summer of Thinking Big This is turning out a summer of big awards: we had the $10M Expeditions award, and now comes the word that Kim Claffy and Dims Krioukov of CAIDA are part ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2010, 2:42 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Smart Grid, Cybersecurity and NIST Looking around the Computer Security forums and the burning topics there, one gets the impression that Smart Grid is still a bit off the radar of mainstream security community (I ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2010, 1:35 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Snowbird Meeting of CS Department Chairs, July 18-20, 2010 CRA holds a meeting every other year of over 200 CS/CE department chairs across the nation. This is a place with multiple purposes including orientation for chairs, networking and ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2010, 12:32 PM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Information Assurance and Bruce Roberts Bruce Roberts of Cubic Corporation and a special adviser to the security network is working with a group of volunteers on holding a colloquium on the subject. Here is a ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2010, 10:59 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Alumni Board Comes to CSE on October 8 Lindsey Fowler and Joe Pasquale are working together for a meeting in the department on October 8. It is a great time to network with our alumni, get their feedback ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2010, 10:51 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Michael Norman Affiliate Appointment Here is summary of my case for this appointment. I intend to send the letter of appointment on 9/3. Please let me know if you support the case.I ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2010, 9:01 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • A note of humility as a Computer Scientist We live in an idealized world and often rely upon idealizations to make our contributions from algorithms to architectures. However, it can get out of hand if we start applying ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2010, 10:11 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • @cs.ucsd.edu This is clearly experimental stuff, I will be surprised if this wiki lasts our transition to wherever we are going. However, certainly, most of us value our @cs.ucsd.edu ...
    Posted Aug 9, 2010, 7:43 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • A more secure Wiki Here is a pointer to our official wiki that has not been launched yet (and may never be due to the transition that has hit us). This one requires sign ...
    Posted Aug 9, 2010, 7:52 AM by Rajesh Gupta
  • Our graduating class. Here is a link to our class.
    Posted Aug 8, 2010, 3:37 PM by Rajesh Gupta
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