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UC San Diego engineering professors inducted into National Academy of Inventors

December 7, 2021

UC San Diego engineering professors inducted into National Academy of Inventors

Two professors at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering have been named 2021 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Shaochen Chen, professor of nanoengineering, and Tse Nga (Tina) Ng, professor of electrical and computer engineering, were among the 164 fellows announced by the NAI this year who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Full Story


UC San Diego joins Dartmouth in industry-university collaboration to take power electronics to the next level

December 6, 2021

UC San Diego joins Dartmouth in industry-university collaboration to take power electronics to the next level

Smartphones that last for days on a single charge and are still thin, compact and lightweight. Electric vehicles that drive further with their existing batteries and are affordable. Data centers that meet the growing demands of seven billion internet-connected devices and counting while cutting down their carbon emissions and use of space. For these to become reality, electrified systems need cutting-edge upgrades in the hardware that manages and distributes the power in these systems. This is a challenge that UC San Diego is helping to tackle as a new member of the Power Management Integration Center—a partnership formed between industry and university members to innovate power electronics technologies that support higher efficiency, smaller size and reduced cost. Full Story


AI-powered personalized recommendation system helps lower blood pressure

November 15, 2021

AI-powered personalized recommendation system helps lower blood pressure

Engineers at UC San Diego have developed an artificial intelligence platform that fuses data from disparate health and lifestyle sensors, wearables and apps into one site, using this combined data stream to paint a broader picture of a user’s health, and make personalized recommendations for them to improve a specified health outcome. Full Story


UC San Diego team develops new point-of-care analyzer for human milk

November 10, 2021

UC San Diego team develops new point-of-care analyzer for human milk

Measuring human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) at the point of care, in the NICU, in milk banks, at home or even on your cell phone may soon be possible, thanks to a new device developed by researchers at the University of California San Diego. The device tests for maternal secretor status and measures concentrations of the HMO 2’-fucosyllactose (2’FL) in a drop of human milk in just 35 minutes. Full Story


$6M IARPA grant to secure wireless data communication

November 3, 2021

$6M IARPA grant to secure wireless data communication

A team co-led by the University of California San Diego has been awarded a $6 million grant from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to secure classified data transmissions using smart radio technology. The researchers will partner with JASR systems, a San Diego-based company focused on advanced remote sensing and navigation technologies. Full Story


Cars, Start Your Engines!

October 21, 2021

Cars, Start Your Engines!

Engineering and data science students from UC San Diego will participate in the inaugural Indy Autonomous Challenge on Oct. 23. The competition, which offers a $1.5 million prize pool, is designed to inspire the next generation of STEM talent and challenges university students from around the world to develop autonomous vehicle software. Full Story


Students make it to finals of first autonomous EV GrandPrix race

September 30, 2021

Students make it to finals of first autonomous EV GrandPrix race

A group of UC San Diego engineering and data science students was one of three teams to make it to the final round of the inaugural autonomous EV GrandPrix go-kart race hosted by Purdue University in Indianapolis on Sept. 17. Full Story


Decoding birds' brain signals into syllables of song

September 23, 2021

Decoding birds' brain signals into syllables of song

Researchers can predict what syllables a bird will sing—and when it will sing them—by reading electrical signals in its brain, reports a new study from the University of California San Diego. The work is an early step toward building vocal prostheses for humans who have lost the ability to speak. Full Story


Graduate students honored as Siebel Scholars

September 23, 2021

Graduate students honored as Siebel Scholars

Five graduate students working at the interface of engineering and medicine have been honored as 2022 Siebel Scholars. They are pursuing graduate degrees in bioengineering, electrical engineering, nanoengineering, and bioinformatics, all with a focus on advancing human health.    Full Story


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September 22, 2021

IROS 2021 preview: robotic mapping and manipulation

Researchers at the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute will present three papers at the IROS 2021 conference, which takes place Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2021, both online and in person in Prague.    Full Story


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