A monthly summary of UCLA Engineering news | January 2017
We’re teaching kids computer science
(without computers) | PC Mag
The AI explosion means we’ll need to rethink the role of data scientists. Computer Science’s Miryung Kim might have the answer.
Alum Henry Samueli connects success, philanthropy | U.S. News & World Report
“There was this huge need in the consumer world to get faster broadband and we had developed the technology at UCLA.” –Henry Samueli, co-founder and CTO of Broadcom
Watch: Dean Murthy’s Q+A with Dr. Samueli
| Speaker Series Video
The Ronald and Valerie Sugar Distinguished Speaker Series welcomed Henry Samueli (BS ’75, MS ’76, PhD ’80) to share his UCLA experience with students.
A semi-living stingray may one day fix your heart | Cosmos
Created by Ali Khademhosseini of Bioengineering, the tissue-based soft robot (video) could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics and regenerative medicine. Also in: TechCrunch, Engineering.com, Science Daily, and Phys.org.
We developed tech that goes behind the scenes of centuries-old art | Smithsonian
“I have found this extremely interesting and amazing that we could achieve this knowledge without having to take any samples from the painting.” –Ioanna Kakoulli of Materials Science and Engineering
Could portable treatment centers fix rural America’s water problems? | Pacific Standard
How can small communities across America cope with water shortages? Interview with Yoram Cohen of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Got the flu? We’re working on a more effective flu vaccine. | Infection Control Today
Ren Sun of Bioengineering is using leading-edge genomics to identify and eliminate the virus’ defense mechanisms.