Jacobs School News

This deep learning powered tool creates better personalized workout recommendations from fitness tracking data 4/22/19
This deep learning powered tool creates better personalized workout recommendations from fitness tracking data
Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed FitRec, a recommendation tool powered by deep learning, that is able to better estimate runners’ heart rates during a workout and predict and recommend routes. The team will present their work at the WWW 19 conference May 13 to 17 in San Francisco.
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Researchers improve method to recycle and renew used cathodes from lithium-ion batteries 4/17/19
Researchers improve method to recycle and renew used cathodes from lithium-ion batteries
UC San Diego researchers have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries. The new process is safer and uses less energy than their previous method in restoring cathodes to their original capacity and cycle performance.
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Unearthing Mysteries of the Maya 4/11/19
Unearthing Mysteries of the Maya
UC San Diego computer science students are venturing into Maya tunnels in Guatemala, and at home in San Diego, to bring these ancient buried sites to virtual life. Part of the Engineers for Exploration (E4E) group, the students are guided by Computer Science and Engineering Professor Ryan Kastner and Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Curt Schurgers. 
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Engineering touch 4/11/19
Engineering touch
 A tool to help the visually impaired navigate crowded spaces; an interface to assist surgeons during a complex procedure; and a display that can change shape when heat is applied. These were all projects developed by students in the first-ever haptic interfaces class to be offered at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.
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Welcome, new Tritons! 4/11/19
Welcome, new Tritons!
Congratulations on your acceptance into the University of California San Diego, and the Jacobs School of Engineering. We hope you’re joining us for Triton Day to get a better sense of what your life as a Triton would look like. 
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Enjoy the Ride 4/11/19
Enjoy the Ride
When it comes to creating an aerodynamic, race-worthy car that successfully competes in a field of more than 100 teams from around the world, it takes not only a solid racing crew, but also a crew of dedicated scientists and engineers. Luckily, the Triton Racing Program at UC San Diego isn’t short on such crew members.
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UC San Diego electrical engineer Massimo Franceschetti named a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow 4/11/19
UC San Diego electrical engineer Massimo Franceschetti named a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow
Massimo Franceschetti, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California San Diego, has been awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship. His work focuses on the mathematical foundations of engineering systems, with applications to networks, control, computation, communication, and sensing.
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Advanced VR Technology Gives Coral Reefs a Voice 4/11/19
Advanced VR Technology Gives Coral Reefs a Voice
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and engineers at UC San Diego have used new imaging software to detect dramatic recovery after a bleaching event on the reefs surrounding remote Palmyra Atoll in the tropical Pacific. The research was published April 5 in Coral Reefs.
 
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