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UC Santa Cruz student researchers recognized at national conference

Nov 7, 2014 Five undergraduates doing research at UCSC were recognized for outstanding research presentations at the 2014 SACNAS conference.

NCI Cloud Pilot program to boost cancer genomics data sharing, accessibility

Nov 3, 2014 UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley partner with Broad Institute to build a cloud computing environment for large-scale analysis of cancer genomics data

From smart grids to flying robots, engineer finds many applications for theory

Oct 31, 2014 UC Santa Cruz computer engineer Ricardo Sanfelice uses hybrid systems analysis to understand and control systems with complex dynamical behavior

UC Santa Cruz offers 'Genome Browser in a Box' for local installations

Oct 29, 2014 New software enables scientists to quickly install the UCSC Genome Browser on their own computers to protect sensitive genomic data.

Novel biosensor technology could allow rapid detection of Ebola virus

Oct 27, 2014 Rapid detection of viruses without expensive equipment is among the potential applications of biosensor research at UC Santa Cruz.

Grad students' interactive fiction honored at IndieCade games festival

Oct 16, 2014 Ice-Bound is an interactive fiction piece created by two graduate students in the UC Santa Cruz Center for Games and Playable Media

Acclaimed game designer joins UC Santa Cruz art faculty

Oct 14, 2014 Award-winning game designer and producer Robin Hunicke will join the UC Santa Cruz faculty in January as Associate Professor of Art & Game Design.

UC Santa Cruz creates new Department of Computational Media

Oct 13, 2014 A new department builds on the success of the campus's pathbreaking programs in games and playable media

Computer scientist Charlie McDowell recognized as advocate for women in tech

Oct 10, 2014 McDowell and alumnus Jacob Martinez are featured on a list of "10 Men Making Waves for Women in Tech"

UC Santa Cruz leads $11 million Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics

Oct 9, 2014 National Institutes of Health awards UC Santa Cruz funding for new research center as part of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge initiative.

UC Santa Cruz ranked first for research influence in world university rankings

Oct 3, 2014 Times Higher Education measured overall research influence based on the average number of citations per paper published by faculty.

Study of mountain lion energetics shows the power of the pounce

Oct 2, 2014 High-tech collars enabled scientists to track mountain lions in the wild and determine how much energy the big cats use to hunt their prey.

UCSC Ebola genome browser now online to aid researchers' response to crisis

Oct 1, 2014 The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute late Tuesday (September 30) released a new Ebola genome browser to assist global efforts to develop a vaccine and antiserum to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

Human genome was shaped by an evolutionary arms race with itself

Sep 28, 2014 A study of primate genomes reveals an ongoing battle to control "jumping genes," driving the evolution of greater genomic complexity

"Seeding Innovation" event highlights green technology projects

Sep 26, 2014 Collaborations between UC Santa Cruz undergrads and community mentors are featured in October 3 event at marine sanctuary center.

UC Santa Cruz among top five institutions seeing growth in NIH funding

Sep 23, 2014 UC Santa Cruz is in the top five of institutions that have seen significant increases in funding from the National Institutes of Health over the past decade.

UC Santa Cruz establishes Symantec Presidential Chair in Storage and Security

Sep 23, 2014 Computer scientist Ethan Miller has been appointed to a new endowed chair funded by a gift from Symantec and UC Presidential matching funds

Mixing it up on Science Hill

Sep 22, 2014 An innovative graduate program on Science Hill is breaking down barriers between the biomedical sciences, encouraging interdisciplinary research, and enabling students from different departments and divisions to work closely together.

Teaching computers the nuances of human conversation

Sep 11, 2014 Computer scientist Marilyn Walker wants to make spoken dialogue systems more responsive to the user.

Undergraduates present work at Summer Research Symposium

Aug 20, 2014 Research presentations featured UCSC students in a range of disciplines and others who came to UCSC for summer projects.

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