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Alumni Q&A: David Loo, serial entrepreneur on his journey and inviting luck into your professional life

May 24, 2022

Alumni Q&A: David Loo, serial entrepreneur on his journey and inviting luck into your professional life

David Loo graduated from UC San Diego in 1991 with a degree in computer engineering. During his 35-year career, he worked his way up from software engineer to founding developer of ServiceNow and CEO of Perspectium, the company he cofounded after leaving ServiceNow. In this Q&A, Loo talks about his journey and gives some advice about how to invite luck into your professional life.   Full Story


Using everyday WiFi to help robots see and navigate better indoors

May 20, 2022

Using everyday WiFi to help robots see and navigate better indoors

UC San Diego engineers have developed a low cost, low power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. The technology uses WiFi signals, instead of light, to help the robot "see" where it’s going. Full Story


Multi-tasking wearable continuously monitors glucose, alcohol, and lactate

May 9, 2022

Multi-tasking wearable continuously monitors glucose, alcohol, and lactate

Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you’ve had too much to drink, and track your fatigue during a workout, all in one small device worn on your skin. UC San Diego engineers developed a prototype of such a wearable that continuously monitors several health stats at once. Full Story


'Eye-catching' smartphone app could make it easy to screen for neurological disease at home

April 29, 2022

'Eye-catching' smartphone app could make it easy to screen for neurological disease at home

UC San Diego researchers developed a smartphone app that could allow people to screen for Alzheimer's disease, ADHD and other neurological diseases and disorders—by recording closeups of their eye. The app uses a smartphone's built-in near-infrared camera and selfie camera to track how a person's pupil changes in size. These pupil measurements could be used to assess a person’s cognitive condition. Full Story


Opioid treatment tracking startup celebrates string of successes

April 27, 2022

Opioid treatment tracking startup celebrates string of successes

CARI Health, a startup in the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur's MedTech Accelerator, was named a Connect "Cool Company," on the heels of winning the $300,000 grand prize at the San Diego Angel Conference. Full Story


Tara Javidi awarded $1M NSF grant to make wireless networks more resilient

April 20, 2022

Tara Javidi awarded $1M NSF grant to make wireless networks more resilient

Tara Javidi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC San Diego, has received a $1M award from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Computer and Network System as part of NSF’s new Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) program. Javidi was awarded the grant to design a new generation of wireless networks that are resilient to unforeseen disruptive events, such as a weather event that can disable base station operations. Full Story


Sun and solar panels shine at 40th Research Expo

April 19, 2022

Sun and solar panels shine at 40th Research Expo

Nanoengineering master’s student Tala Sidawi had her time in the sun at the 2022 edition of Research Expo. Sidawi took home the grand prize for her work to model how solar panels “breathe” water in real time. Such a model could help researchers design solar panels that last longer and perform better in humid environments, and also cost less to build.   Full Story


ICRA 2022 preview: from robots inspired by insects to helping robots navigate and interact

April 11, 2022

ICRA 2022 preview: from robots inspired by insects to helping robots navigate and interact

From algorithms that help robots better navigate and interact with the world and humans, to robots inspired by insects, researchers at the University of California San Diego are making significant contributions to the field of robotics at the 2022 International Conference on Robotics and Automation taking place from May 23 to 27, 2022  in Philadelphia.   Full Story


Research Expo enters its 4th decade

April 1, 2022

Research Expo enters its 4th decade

Connected systems take center stage at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering’s 40th annual Research Expo on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Join us to hear from more than 100 graduate students from all six Jacobs School of Engineering departments, as they present their groundbreaking engineering and computer science research. Full Story


A new brain-computer interface with a flexible backing

March 14, 2022

A new brain-computer interface with a flexible backing

Engineering researchers have invented an advanced brain-computer interface with a flexible and moldable backing and penetrating microneedles. Adding a flexible backing to this kind of brain-computer interface allows the device to more evenly conform to the brain’s complex curved surface and to more uniformly distribute the microneedles that pierce the cortex. The microneedles, which are 10 times thinner than the human hair, protrude from the flexible backing, penetrate the surface of the brain tissue without piercing surface venules, and record signals from nearby nerve cells evenly across a wide area of the cortex.      Full Story


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