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Meet humanity’s new ally in the coronavirus fight: Robots, CS’s Russ Taylor, Los AngelesTimes

April 13, 2020

An engineering student configures a medical robot modified to screen and observe COVID-19 patients. (Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP-Getty Images) They disinfect hospital corridors with ultraviolet light to eliminate traces of the novel coronavirus. They help nurses manage routine tasks so they can spend more time with sick patients. They deliver meals to people heeding public […]

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CS Hires Administrative Coordinator

March 31, 2020

Rachel Wise joined Computer Science as the Administrative Coordinator in March 2020. Rachel’s responsibilities include: seminar scheduling and coordination, faculty and committee meetings planning, and front office operations. In addition, Rachel provides administrative and project support for the department, the Chair, and Information Security Institute’s Executive Director. She received her BA in Business Management and […]

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Ilya Shpitser receives NSF CAREER Award

March 13, 2020

Congratulations to CS’s Ilya Shpitser who is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award. Ilya’s five-year CAREER award will support his project, “Robust Causal and Statistical Inference in High Dimensional Structured Systems with Hidden Variables,” which aims to significantly advance understanding of all major tasks in causal systems with hidden variables: identification, […]

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Raman Arora receives NSF CAREER Award

March 13, 2020

Raman Arora, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence. Raman’s five-year CAREER award will support his project, “Understanding Inductive Biases in Modern Machine Learning,” which will focus on developing an explanatory […]

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CS Hires Academic Program Administrator

March 3, 2020

Kim Franklin joined the departmental staff as the Academic Program Administrator in March 2020. As Academic Program Administrator, Kim is responsible for the oversight and management of Ph.D. students in the CS Department.  In her role, she coordinates and manages activities related to academic affairs – including recruitment, admissions, advising, scheduling, financial services, student services, […]

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