Generation Innovation: UC San Diego Researchers Win $3M in NIH New Innovator Awards
At 30, Karen Christman, an assistant bioengineering professor at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, plans to help fuel the growing field of tissue engineering. With a new $1.5 million New Innovator Award grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Christman will be able to do just that.
The awards, announced Sept. 22, were created in 2007 to support a small number of new investigators who have exceptional creativity and propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major breakthrough on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. View Profile »
Five questions with Pam Cosman, UCSD electrical engineer and newly elected IEEE Fellow
For her contributions to image and video compression and wireless communications, Pamela Cosman, an electrical engineering professor from UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, has been elected an IEEE fellow.
Seniors to Watch: Santina Watts
From the time she was "about five," Santina Watts knew what she wanted to be when she grew up: an engineer.
Santina and her mother were on a tour of Hearst Castle when, her mother recalls, the pre-schooler became entranced with the estate's magnificent showplace, "Casa Grande," with its imposing towers, and the three guesthouses of Mediterranean Revival style. Guided by her mother, a discussion of structures followed, setting the little girl on a path from which she hasn't deviated. View Profile »
Q & A with Jeanne Ferrante and Francine Berman - Top Computer Scientists, UCSD Leaders, Longtime Friends, Supportive Colleagues
Jeanne Ferrante, Associate Dean at the Jacobs School of Engineering and Francine Berman, Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center sat down together, at the start of the Fall 2006 quarter, to talk about pressing issues facing women in engineering in anticipation of the upcoming Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2006 conference in San Diego, October 4 to 7, 2006. This is the sixth in this series organized by the non-profit Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. These technical conferences – considered the world's largest gatherings of women in computing – are designed to bring the technology, research and career interests of women in IT-related professions to the forefront. Computing leaders from industry, academia and government will present their current work, while special sessions will focus on the role of women in today's technology fields. View Profile »
Renata Teixeira - Handling a Hot Potato
It is not often that a graduate student can have a tangible impact on the way a Fortune 500 company and an entire industry work. But for Brazilian-born Renata Teixeira, that is exactly what emerged from research she undertook during a summer internship with AT&T. "She was given access to all the routing data from AT&T's domestic backbone to analyze the network's behavior," says CSE professor Geoff Voelker, her faculty advisor. "Looking at the data, Renata developed unique insights that are already changing the way the telecom giant, router manufacturers and large Internet service providers handle the way they route data over the Net." View Profile »