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Ralph Greenspan

October 30, 2014
California Brain Research Program Launched

The California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience (Cal-BRAIN) has issued its first call for proposals from interdisciplinary teams from throughout the state to develop new technologies for monitoring and analyzing the human brain.[more]

 

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12.22.2003
"New York Times"
Lost? Hiding? Your Cellphone Is Keeping Tabs

In a report on geolocation services and privacy concerns, reporter Amy Harmon quotes Calit2 director Larry Smarr as saying "we are moving into a world where your location is going to be known at all times by some electronic device... It's inevitable. So we should be talking about its consequences before it's too late."
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12.18.2003
"The Daily Transcript"
High ROI from Scripps students

In its Oceans and Earth column, writer Robert Monroe discusses the importance of supporting students in the UC system, and highlights the work of Scripps Institution of Oceanography student Jessica Lundquist, who "this week won the Desert Research Institute's Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences, which encourages the endeavors of female graduate students." Lundquist has been a Calit2 Graduate Fellow for the past two years, and won the award for authoring a paper on the Sierra Nevada's "synchronous spring" phenomenon."
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12.16.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Eureka! Historian finds meaning in treatise

Personal technology writer Jonathan Sidener talks to Calit2 director Larry Smarr about the future of supercomputing and the "Gigabit or Bust" initiative. He also asks whether the technology economy in San Diego will ever escape the shadow of Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, and Smarr replies: "I think it's just the opposite. Silicon Valley is going through a crisis of confidence... San Diego is where San Jose was in 1980. We're just at the start of building a wireless world, and San Diego is a leading center of wireless. I look to San Diego as being the future."

12.16.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Five Questions: Larry Smarr

Personal technology writer Jonathan Sidener talks to Calit2 director Larry Smarr about the future of supercomputing and the "Gigabit or Bust" initiative. He also asks whether the technology economy in San Diego will ever escape the shadow of Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, and Smarr replies: "I think it's just the opposite. Silicon Valley is going through a crisis of confidence... San Diego is where San Jose was in 1980. We're just at the start of building a wireless world, and San Diego is a leading center of wireless. I look to San Diego as being the future."

12.10.2003
"Nature"
The view from the top

In its Dec. 11 special report on science and technology in San Diego, contributing editor Ken Howard spoke with Calit2 director Larry Smarr and other local scientists, engineers, CEOs and policymakers. "San Diego is facing significant challenges to its future development," he writes. "How do the some of the region's leading lights think it will cope?"
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12.5.2003
"The Daily Transcript"
FCC Chairman to Visit San Diego

The newspaper reports that FCC chairman Michael Powell discuss issues affecting the telecom industry at a public conversation with CSE professor and Calit2 director Larry Smarr, and Peter Cowhey, dean of UCSD's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. The event will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9. Later, Powell is expected to tour Pala, Rincon and San Pasqual Indian reservations to see how technology is being implemented.

12.5.2003
"The Daily Transcript"
SDSC, Sun Microsystems Tout Joint Efforts

Technology writer Jennifer McEntee reports on several joint research programs that team Sun Microsystems Inc. and the San Diego Supercomputer Center, including the building of a supercomputer from scratch in just two hours at last week's Supercomputing 2003 conference in Phoenix, AZ. Sun and SDSC are described as "steadfast allies, a relationship one researcher described as 'deep and fruitful.'
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12.3.2003
"MIT Technology Review"
Great Balls of Fire

In the December-January issue, the magazine's "Prototype" section reports on the success of Jacobs School professor Henrik Wann Jensen and Ron Fedkiw of Stanford University, in developing software that creates realistic animations of fire. Reports the magazine: "The software solves equations that describe swirling fluids, expanding gases, and vaporized fuel, and renders effects like smoke, soot, and objects igniting. It takes about five minutes to generate each frame, but filmmakers and special-effects companies are interested." Jensen is affiliated with Calit2.
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12.1.2003
"GRID Today"
BigBangwidth BOOSTS OptIPuter

Researchers building a new type of Grid computing environment known as the OptIPuter have agreed to deploy BigBangwidth's next-generation lightpath technology. The system will be installed at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), and will act as an on-ramp for large data streams from high-performance workstations connected to packet-switched networks.
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12.1.2003
"GRID Today"
Smarr on Life, GRIDS, 'The Perfect Storm'

HPCwire Assistant Editor Tim Curns' interview with Larry Smarr of Calit2 concerning his impressions of SC2003 and the future of supercomputing.
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11.24.2003
"EnterTheGrid - Primeur Monthly"
Supercomputer Awards at SC2003

At the SC2003 conference last week, the winners of the Gordon Bell Prizes, the HPC Challenge, and the best research papers and poster were announced. The conference itself gives awards for Best Paper, Best Student Paper, Best Poster, and the HPC Challenge and Bandwidth Challenge. In addition, SC2003 serves as the venue for presenting the Gordon Bell Prizes, which reward practical uses of high-performance computers, including best performance of an application and best achievement in cost-performance. Additionally, two special awards are presented by the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) to recognize longtime innovators in high-performance computing.
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11.21.2003
"HPCwire"
Interview with Steve Wallach, Chiaro

In its daily coverage of Supercomputing 2003 in Phoenix, AZ, the high-performance computing news service carried an interview with Steve Wallach, a key participant in the Calit2-led OptIPuter project. HPC editor-in-chief Alan Beck asks the Chiaro Networks executive how the company's Enstara router fits into the OptIPuter architecture; Wallach also talks about his vision for 'supernetworking.'
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11.20.2003
"HPCwire"
Interview with Maxine Brown, Asociate Director, EVL

HPCwire Editor-in-Chief Alan Beck's interview with Maxine Brown, of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois-Chicago and project manager of the OptIPuter project.
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11.20.2003
"HPCwire"
HPC Interview with Dr. Andrew Chien, UCSD

OptIPuter software architect Andrew Chien talks about how BigBangwidth's technology fits into the project, in a Q&A with HPCwire at Supercomputing 2003.
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11.19.2003
"San Diego Metropolitan"
OptIPuter and BigBangwidth

In the Nov. 18 edition of its online Daily Business Report, the magazine reports on the agreement to deploy the technology of Canada's BigBangwidth as part of the OptIPuter grid networking architecture on the UCSD campus. Calit2 director Larry Smarr and fellow Jacobs School computer science and engineering professor Andrew Chien are quoted. According to the article, BigBangwidth's Lightpath Accelerator system "will act as an on-ramp for large data streams from high-performance workstations connected to packet-switched networks."
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11.19.2003
"EnterTheGrid - Primeur Monthly"
BigBangwidth to speed Optiputer data flows

Researchers building a new type of Grid computing environment known as the OptIPuter have agreed to deploy BigBangwidth's next-generation lightpath technology. The system will be installed at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and will act as an on-ramp for large data streams from high-performance workstations connected to packet-switched networks.
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11.18.2003
"MIT Technology Review"
Drivers: Pay Attention

In its December-January issue, the magazine's 'Prototype' section profiles the work of Jacobs School professor and Calit2 layer leader Mohan Trivedi in developing "a tool that keeps an eye on the driver to make sure his or her eyes are on the road," to reduce the chances of an accident due to drowsiness or lack of attention. Notes the article: "The researchers have so far installed the prototype system in two experimental vehicles and are now testing it to see if it can detect where a car is in relation to lane markers and alert the driver if the car is unintentionally drifting out of the lane. They have recently filed a patent on the technology.
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11.16.2003
"San Antonio Express-News"
While gaming, men will be boys

Celia Pearce, Research and External Relations Manager for the New Media Arts Layer of Calit2, said gaming has become part of mainstream society. Gaming "is still in a growth curve," Pearce said. "It is the only sector of the (information technology) industry that has continued on an unslowed growth curve since the IT bust. It has kind of been recession-proof.
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11.14.2003
"HPCwire"
UCSD, Calit2 and OptIPuter Researchers Will Join At SC2003

The high-performance computing news service reports that intitute director Larry Smarr, Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible and co-PIs on the OptIPuter will be among those talking to Supercomputing 2003 in Phoenix, AZ, the week of Nov. 15-21.
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11.12.2003
"EDUCAUSE"
Calit2's Smarr Featured in November-December 'Educause Review' Interview

wiCalit2 director Larry Smarr talks about the future of the Internet and the impact of Gigabit-scale networking on higher education, in wide-ranging 10-page interview with the journal Educause Review. For the publication's November-December issue, on newsstands this week, California State University senior research associate Steven Daigle visited Smarr to hear about a variety of projects now underway on the campus of UCSD and its partner institution in Calit2, UC Irvine. The result: a Q&A titled "Add Another Zero: An Interview with Larry Smarr.
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11.10.2003
"The Daily Transcript"
UCSD grad student wins competition

Two academic participants in Calit2 took home the grand prize in the 2003 Collegiate Inventors Competition. UCSD chemistry and biochemistr graduate student Jamie Link won $50,000 for her 'dust-sized chips of silicon' to rapidly and remotely detect biological and chemical agents. Her advisor, UCSD professor Michael Sailor, received $10,000 for his role in the invention
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11.4.2003
"Electronic Engineering Times"
New Measure of Success Cited for Statistical Prediction

In its Nov. 3 edition, the trade publication's Chappell Brown reports that renewed scrutiny of a statistical technique used by British intelligence to decode German military communications during World War II has opened new avenues in statistical prediction that researchers say could improve machine-learning software. "Recent work by Alon Orlitsky and his colleagues at the University of California-San Diego's Department of Electrical Engineering, has yielded a statistical estimator that the researchers say is more accurate than Good-Turing over time," the paper reports. Orlitsky is an academic participant in Calit2.

11.4.2003
"EnterTheGrid - Primeur Monthly"
Glimmerglass and the University of Illinois at Chicago join forces to develop new LambdaGrid applications

Glimmerglass and the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have signed a partnership to support the development of a new class of compute-intensive applications running on high-performance computers configured into Grids that are interconnected with fiber-optic links. Glimmerglass is providing a System 300E Layer 1 Fiber Switch configured with Photonic Multicasting to EVL, and the partners are collaborating on Grid-related application research, proofs of concept, technical publications, and presentations.
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11.3.2003
"Discover Magazine"
R&D: Mapping DNA's Danger Zones

Joseph Selim writes in the November 2003 issue of the magazine that "two bioinformatics researchers from the University of California at San Diego have pulled the rug out from under a central tenet of evolution—that mutations appear at random in different parts of our DNA." Jacobs School computer science and engineering professor Pavel Pevzner is quoted as saying "it's like having earthquake fault lines running through your DNA."
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10.24.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
$4 million grant to aid disaster response plan

Science writer Bruce Lieberman reports that UCSD and the VA San Diego Healthcare System landed a "$4.1 million federal grant to transform th eway emergency crews respond to terrorist attacks and other disasters." He quotes Calit2 division director Ramesh Rao on how the telecommunications technology would work.
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10.21.2003
"North County Times"
Science expanding on Darwin's theories

Technology writer Brad Fikes reports on a project called "Assembling the Tree of Life," a consortium of 13 universities, including UCSD, awarded $4.1 million last month from the NSF. At UCSD, the project is directed by SDSC director and CSE professor Francine Berman, who is quoted as saying "we're mapping the history of life on Earth. Another way to think of this is a molecular version of fossil collecting."
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10.20.2003
"San Diego Business Journal"
Committee Tapped to Find New UCSD Chancellor

The weekly reports that UC president Robert Dynes named Calit2 director Larry Smarr and 16 others to a committee of UC regents, faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members, "to advise him in the search for the next chancellor of UCSD." Dynes himself stepped down from that position before assuming the UC presidency on Oct. 2.
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10.17.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Panel is named to advise Dynes on new UCSD leader

Eleanor Yang reports that a panel of regents, faculty, staff and a student was named to advise UC President Robert Dynes on the search for UCSD's next chancellor. The panel includes "Professor Larry Smarr, director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology and professor of computer science and engineering at UCSD."
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10.16.2003
"Wired Magazine"
A Connection in Every Spot

In an article from UbiComp 2003, a ubiquitous-computing conference in Seattle, Mark Baard reports on the ActiveCampus project at UCSD, "which seeks to augment human interactions with location and activity awareness, factors seen by many as essential to the success of large-scale ubiquitous-computing deployments." He quotes project leader [and Calit2 layer leader at UCSD] Bill Griswold as saying that "if we're ever going to take computing out of the lab and the back office... we'll need to make it friendly, not obtrusive. The test should be what makes people happiest."
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10.14.2003
"San Diego Business Journal"
UCSD Gets Gift of Camcorders from Sony

Writer Mike Allen reports that "Sony has announced plans to give $12,000 worth of camcorders to UCSD -- specifically to the education section of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology." The equipment will be used by students and faculty at UCSD's Sixth College.
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10.10.2003
"India Times"
$12.5-mn grant to research emergency response system

Writing from Los Angeles, Michael Potts reports for the Indian economy daily on the NSF grant to a project led by UCI's Sharad Mehrotra and UCSD's Ramesh Rao, division director of Calit2. The system being planned "will help agencies communicate and share information quickly in an emergency crisis," he reports.
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10.10.2003
"San Diego Metropolitan"
Daily Business Report

In its online version, the publication notes that UCSD researchers will get over $14 million from the NSF to fund information-technology research projects on the campus. Some $3.5 million of the total will go to research led by Calit2 division director Ramesh Rao for a joint project with UC Irvine on IT for emergency response.
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10.6.2003
"Orange County Business Journal"
UCI Lures Michigan Prof

In the October 6 issue of the Orange County Business Journal, technology reporter Andrew Simons writes about UCI hiring Albert Yee as director of California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. Simons says that Dr. Yee is the second professor UCI has hired away from University of Michigan, a top 20 engineering school.
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10.5.2003
"Los Angeles Times"
'Bio-Slime,' the Latest Theory on Pollution, Oozes Intrigue

"Huntington Beach and Newport Beach are ground zero for these efforts," said Stanley B. Grant, professor of environmental engineering and chairman of the department of chemical engineering and materials science at UC Irvine. Grant conducted several studies on the bacteria problem, including an examination of the bacterial flushing from Talbert Marsh, a reclaimed wetlands area along Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach that drains into the ocean. "We know there is no natural source," he said. "Weird things happen and you don't understand why."
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10.4.2003
"Science Magazine"
Speeding Up Delivery: NIH Aims to Push for Clinical Results

In its Oct. 3 issue, the magazine's writer Jocelyn Kaiser reports on the NIH's new "roadmap" for transforming the way the biomedical giant does business, and quotes "computational scientist Larry Smarr of UC San Diego," who notes that the plan is "very much in line" with a recent report from the National Academies that calls for putting at least 5% of NIH's budget into transinstitute initiatives. "I think there will be strong support from the field," Smarr is quoted as saying.
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10.2.2003
"Washington Technology"
NSF awards $12.5M for first responders

The National Science Foundation will award $9 million to the University of California's Irvine campus, and $3.5 million to the San Diego campus to develop information sharing tools and organizational strategies for first responders.
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9.29.2003
"SDSUniverse"
SDSU's Visualization Center Highlights Regional Efforts to Assist First Responders

On Sept. 22, SDSU’s Immersive Visualization Center demonstrated the use of different communications technologies to enhance homeland security efforts in the San Diego region. The event was held in part to increase public and media awareness of countywide terrorism preparedness efforts.
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9.25.2003
"Daily Transcript"
Calit2 showcased in daylong conference

In the daily newspaper's lead story, technology writer Jennifer McEntee reports that "a bird's eye view of the new [Calit2] facility was part of a daylong open house, expo and conference at the UCSD campus... By the end of 2004 or beginning of 2005, it will be a 220,000-square-foot research space featuring clean room environments, a wireless laboratory and media labs." Quoted are institute director Larry Smarr, division director Ramesh Rao, and Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible.

9.25.2003
"News From U.S Rep. Christopher Cox"
Rep. Chris Cox Announces $9 Million to UCIm, Commends University on Urban Crisis Work


9.18.2003
"San Diego Metropolitan"
UCSD Receives $14.3 Million from the National Science Foundation


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9.18.2003
"Los Angeles Times"
UCI Researcher Gets $12-Million Science Grant

LA Times Staff Writer Claire Luna covers the NSF award in today's Orange County section interviewing UCI professor Sharad Mehrotra and the head of NSF's computer and information science and engineering team."
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9.18.2003
"Orange County Register"
Technology to the Rescue at UCI

Marla Jo Fisher reports on Calit2 at UCI receiving one of NSF's largest collaborative research awards in the amount of $12.5 million, for a five-year project to develop new methods for collecting, analyzing and disseminating disaster data to decision makers and the public."
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9.11.2003
"Federal Computer Week"
The eyes have it

Writer Heather Havenstein reports in the publication's Aug. 25 edition on renewed interest in video technology for surveillance and first responders. UCSD professor [and Calit2 layer leader] Mohan Trivedi "is spearheading research funded by the Defense Department to study Distributed Interactive Video Arrays, a system linking multiple cameras that track people or objects as they move." Trivedi is also reported as saying that "digital video is ideally suited for first responders because it can provide multiple views of a situation."
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9.7.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Plan could be music to residents' ears

Neil Morgan reports that "it's not a trade show but an all-day paean to the evolution of information technology: On Sept. 24 at Price Center, Larry Smarr's UCSD division of Calit2 unfurls its latest Unbelievables."
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9.3.2003
"San Diego Business Journal"
Conference Features Cal IT Successes

In its Sept. 1 edition, the weekly reports that "the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at UCSD will showcase its research at an all-day conference and open house in late September... More than two dozen UCSD faculty will make presentations on current and future technology."
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9.2.2003
"The Daily Transcript"
$1.8 million grant awarded for grid network

The newspaper notes that Calit2 is participating in a new project called FWGrid, funded by NSF with $1.8 million "to implement an advanced computer and telecommunications network" in UCSD's new Computer Science and Engineering building, which is now under construction. CSE professor and FWGrid principal investigator Andrew Chien is quoted.
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9.2.2003
"United Press International"
Video Games Now a Degree

The study of video games -- combining computer science, art, and sociology -- is often masked by euphemisms such as "interactive media" or "digital arts."

8.29.2003
"The Christian Science Monitor"
Off to college to major in ... video games?

Celia Pearce of Calit2 new media arts layer comments on video games as a new college major in the Christian Science Monitor.
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8.26.2003
"Off to college to major in ... video games?"
Making a Case for San Diego's Military Economy

"Down the Road, Portable Power; Hydrogen hailed that leadership, from Calit2, to the [San Diego] Supercomputer Center, to Irwin and Joan Jacobs' major gift to the UC San Diego School of Engineering."
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8.25.2003
"Orange County Business Journal"
UCI Lands Darpa Grant for Nanotechnology Study

UCI researchers, affiliated with Calit2, received a $300,000 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to research nanotechnology for wireless communications.
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8.25.2003
"Federal Computer Week"
Coverging at the crisis scene

Writer Brian Robinson reports on how application developers are learning to adapt to the constraints of first responders. He showcases work at UCSD, and quotes Calit2 division director Ramesh Rao as saying that since "first responders use speech a lot... that's a natural interface to exploit."
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8.15.2003
"The Chronicle of Higher Education"
Can Grand Theft Auto Inspire Professors?

Celia Pearce, new media arts layer, suggests that professors learn to use games to their advantage in the Chronicle of Higher Education story...
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8.10.2003
"Newsday.com"
Down the Road, Portable Power; Hydrogen hailed as fuel source of the future

Down the Road, Portable Power; Hydrogen hailed as fuel source of the future" Since then, "it's been a frenzy, or you could call it a stampede," said Scott Samuelsen, director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine.
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8.5.2003
"CSRwire.com"
eHelp Corp. Launches $12 Million Software Donation Program to Colleges and Universities Across the Nation

The Web version of Corporate Social Responsibility news service reports that "eHelp(TM) Corp., the makers of RoboHelp(R), announced the commencement of its Academic Software Donation Program, committing a total of $12,000,000 worth in RoboDemo(R) eLearning Edition tutorial software to accredited colleges and universities." The first recipient is UCSD's Sixth College, through Calit2, and Sixth provost Gabriele Wienhausen is quoted as calling RoboDemo "a tremendously valuable program."
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8.4.2003
"Today@UCI"
Pushing the Edge

Interviewed in Today@UCI, Calit2's New Media Arts Layer Leader at UCI, Simon Penny, believes society is on the edge of a change as resounding as the Industrial Revolution. He sees the emergence of a digital culture that blends art and technology into new social practices only now being imagined by Penny and others in his field.
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7.21.2003
"Joystick101.org"
Frontier Life #2: Sheldon Brown

Calit2's New Media Arts Layer Leader at UCSD, Sheldon Brown, discusses his fascination with games and how they influence his artwork in an interview with Joystick101.org
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7.17.2003
"New York Times"
Exploding Universe Of Web Addresses

In the newspaper's weekly Circuits section, Jeffrey Selingo reports on efforts to update the system of Internet Protocol addresses now that "new technology is draining the stockpile" of addresses. He reports on the recent IPv6 global summit co-sponsored by Calit2, and quotes director and Jacobs School computer science and engineering professor Larry Smarr as well as Calit2 Scholar Alex Lightman, who organized the conference.
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7.15.2003
"New York Times"
Teaching Computers to Work in Unison

Technology writer Steve Lohr reports on the origins of Grid computing at a 1995 supercomputing conference in San Diego, and quotes Calit2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr as recalling it "was the Woodstock of the grid — everyone not sleeping for three days, running around and engaged in a kind of scientific performance art." Also quoted: UCSD neuroscientist Mark Ellisman, director of the Biomedical Informatics Research Network, who says that "we're helping a scientific community to understand that it does more good to make information more generally accessible than squirreling it away."
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7.10.2003
"Investor's Business Daily"
Military Campaigns for New Net

Technology writer Donna Howell reports on Pentagon plans for rapid deployment of the next generation of Internet protocols -- IPv6 -- and quotes Calit2 director Larry Smarr as saying "I think you're going to see IPv6 adopted faster than some people thought it would be." Also quoted: Calit2 Scholar Alex Lightman, who organized the recent IPv6 Global Summit co-sponsored by the institute in San Diego.

7.10.2003
"netBeans.org"
UCI Institute for Software Research

Game Culture & Technology Lab Associate Director for Research Walt Scacchi is featured in story about approaches for discovering free/open source software development processes in projects like NetBeans.
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7.10.2003
"The Guardian (U.K.)"
Neighborhood watch

In a reference to the ActiveCampus project led by Jacobs School computer science professor and Calit2 layer leader Bill Griswold, the British newspaper notes that at UCSD "students have location-enhanced buddy lists to show them where their friends are on campus."
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7.10.2003
"GridToday"
The Grid is in the Air: An Interview with SDSC's Fran Berman

Special correspondent Neil Alger interviewed San Diego Supercomputer Center director Fran Berman, an academic participant in Calit2 and computer science professor at the Jacobs School. In it, she warns that "there has been considerable underestimation of the level of difficulty of the problems that one must address in order to deploy the most sophisticated vision of the grid.
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7.7.2003
"La Jolla Village News"
Cameras find face in a crowd

Brett Hanavan Baldridge reports that in the wake of increased security concerns, UCSD scientists led by Jacobs School professor Mohan Trivedi "are developing an automated system to detect and track faces in a crowd, and to better monitor large areas where people gather and areas sensitive to intrusion." Funding for the study comes from a federal agency, The Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) under the Department of Defense.

6.26.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Pentagon gives high-tech world new marching orders

Technology writer Bruce Bigelow reports from the Calit2-sponsored IPv6 Global Summit in San Diego, that "the Department of Defense has moved to reassert its enormous influence in the development of information technologies" by throwing its weight behind the new Internet Protocol version 6. Calit2 director Larry Smarr is quoted as saying the Pentagon announcement is "a real wake-up call for every U.S. vendor that sells to the DOD."
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6.19.2003
"Washington Times"
Technology

In his June 19 tech column, Fred Reed reports that there is big money in anti-terrorism, including federal grants for research. He notes that the Pentagon "has given a contract to the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Laboratory at the University of California at San Diego to develop... interlinked cameras, connected to computers, [that] would recognize suspicious activity, like a car stopping by the fence surrounding a sensitive installation."

6.18.2003
"Dallas Morning News"
Start-up Happy to Roll Out Router After Tech Implosion

Writer Vikas Bajaj reports on the first deployments of Dallas-based Chiaro Networks' Enstara router, noting that "researchers at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology are using the router to study what new applications could be created if networks had many times their current capacity." Speaking for Calit2, SDSC's Phil Papadopoulos calls the router "an extremely flexible system for us to undertake our research objective."

6.10.2003
"LATimes.com"
UCI Students Put Their Game Faces On

Christine Carrillo of the Daily Pilot reports fro Irvine on computer science students showing "their work -- videogames." Students of Information and Computer Science professor Dan Frost, a Calit2 academic participant, developed their own videogames during a 10-week course.

6.10.2003
"San Diego Business Journal"
The Camera Eye

In its high-tech news section, the weekly reports that "UC San Diego has an 18-month, $600,000 anti-terror grant from the federal government to develop an automated system for detecting and tracking faces in a crowd." Mohan Trivedi, a professor at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, leads the research team.
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6.9.2003
"Mizzou"
He sees IT coming

In the cover story of Mizzou's summer edition, the magazine of the University of Missouri Alumni Association profiles Calit2 director Larry Smarr, an alumnus who is "behind the scenes, ahead of the pack" and helping "set high-tech's learning curve." Smarr received both his AB and MS from the university.

6.6.2003
"Daily Transcript"
UCSD gets $5 million grant

The newspaper reports on the $5 million grant to the UCSD Stroke Center, Jacobs School and Calit2, which will allow physicians to "utilize a new ultrasound-screening tool and provide remote consultations via wireless technology, in an effort to increase the number of stroke patients receiving more timely treatment."

6.5.2003
"UCSD Guardian"
Lab to develop security systems

Staff writer Melissa Baniqued reports on the $600,000 award to UCSD's Computer Vision and Robotics Research laboratory "to continue developing technology for an automated system designed to fight terrorism by detecting and tracking faces in a crowd." The principal investigator on the project is Calit2 layer leader Mohan Trivedi.
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6.4.2003
"Wired News"
Smart Cams Take Aim at Terrorists

Writer Kari Dean reports on distributed digital video arrays (DIVAs) being developed by Calit2 transportation layer leader Mohan Trivedi, at UCSD, who recently was awarded a $600,000 grant from a Defense Department working group "for further development of DIVAs, cameras that see, think and communicate."   
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6.2.2003
"New York Times"
In Computing, Weighing Sheer Power Against Vast Pools of Data

Technology writer John Markoff reports on a new push to shift the focus of supercomputing centers from computing, to data storage, and quotes Calit2 director and CSE professor Larry Smarr as agreeing with the basic thesis and saying that rapidly increasing network speeds would make it possible to increasingly distribute computing tasks.
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6.2.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Five Questions: Bill Gates

In its regular Monday Q&A column, the newspaper quotes Microsoft chairman Bill Gates' responses to questions from students at the Jacobs School and UCSD's charter Preuss School, covering subjects ranging from "his taste in music; how well he knows Mircosoft's products; what we can expect from the next version of Windows; and what matters most to him in life."
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5.29.2003
"OC Register"
Vivid reality

Marla Jo Fisher and Bill Rams report on UC Irvine's Premiere Homeland Security and Defense Seminar. The seminar brought together professionals and researchers from across the country.
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5.28.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Gates has praise for university research model

In his column, Neil Morgan reports that Bill Gates told some 1,500 UCSD students that Microsoft uses university research as a model "instead of the corporate model... We felt the best way to expand the state of the art is to hire great researchers and give them the freedom to innovate with a minimum of bureaucracy." He also noted that before the student forum, GatGates has praise for university research model"
es met with Calit2 director Larry Smarr, who -- along with former SDSC director Sid Karin -- "prodded the National Science Foundation into creation of the first supercomputer centers in 1985."
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5.28.2003
"The Daily Transcript"
Gates: Best of computing is yet to come

Technology writer Jennifer McEntee reports on Bill Gates' speech to UCSD students and the question-and-answer session, with Calit2 director Larry Smarr posing questions from students. She quotes Gates as predicting "the really interesting software is the software that will be written in the next decade. This is not a mature science."
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5.20.2003
"AT&T Research News"
Higher Degrees of University Relations

For a recent piece on its website, AT&T Research showcased the beginning of a new relationship with universities, "and the first program to get up and running is with the UCSD." According to the release, "First, it will support faculty and graduate-level research that leads to innovations in the area of IP measurement for network reliability. Second, it will generate collaborations between UCSD and AT&T researchers, through working with students.

5.14.2003
"Wired Magazine"
Microcosmos

In a bylined article for the June 2003 issue, CSE professor and Calit2 director Larry Smarr writes about nanospace as "the new space race... the battle for more and more control over less and less." "I have seen the future, and it is small," he writes, and concludes that the scientists and engineers working in the nano arena of the future will be "masters of bioinfonanotech."
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5.5.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Tour of the city

In his Sunday column, Neil Morgan notes that Microsoft founder Bill Gates will give a lunchtime talk at UCSD's Price Center on May 27, hosted by Calit2 director Larry Smarr. Morgan notes that when Gates was asked whether he wanted to see Smarr's bio, the email response was: "Don't bother. Everybody here knows about Larry Smarr."
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4.30.2003
"InterAct"
Anticipating the Next Technological Revolution

In a feature showcasing various Calit2 projects and "the convergence of wireless and broadband," the quarterly publication of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) quotes institute director Larry Smarr and other researchers. (Smarr delivered the keynote address to CENIC's annual meeting in 2002.) Also in this issue: features on two other California Institutes for Science and Innovation (CITRIS and QB3), and a cover story on a breakthrough in 3-D imaging at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

4.28.2003
"Associated Press"
10th anniversary of Mosaic browser marked

As posted in the online magazine Salon.com, AP reporter Jim Paul quotes Calit2 director Larry Smarr on the impact the Mosaic web browser had on the Internet. "It was an accelerator for the whole Internet," said Smarr, the former director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), where Mosaic was developed.

4.28.2003
"San Diego Union Tribune"
Digital renaissance transforming art"

Writer Sherry Parmet reports on moves by local colleges and high schools to teach computerized art, and quotes UCSD professor Sheldon Brown as saying "artists were some of the first people to jump onto the Internet." Brown is the director of UCSD's Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), and leads Calit2's New Media Arts layer at the university.

4.22.2003
"The News-Gazette (Urbana-Champaign, IL)"
Mosaic started Web rush, Internet boom

Writer Greg Kline looks back at the development of Mosaic, the first Web browser, ten years ago, at the University of Illinois supercomputing center. The story quotes then-NCSA director [and now Calit2 director] Larry Smarr.
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4.22.2003
"The News-Gazette (Urbana-Champaign, IL)"
Future Web likely to be smarter, smaller and more interactive

In part two of his special report, Greg Kline looks at the future of the Internet on Mosaic's 10th anniversary, quoting Calit2 director Larry Smarr as comparing the current state of things on a level with the development of the automobile before the highway system. "It takes decades to really build out a national, in this case a global, infrastructure," he said.
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4.21.2003
"GRIDtoday"
Chien Discusses Smarr's OptIPuter

GRIDtoday correspondent Neil Alger spoke recently with Dr. Andrew Chien, chief software architect for the Calit2-led OptIPuter project.
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4.11.2003
"LA Weekly"
What Is It Like To Be a Fish

"Body Electric", by UC Irvine's Simon Penny and Malcolm MacIver of Caltech, is featured as one of six installations in "Neuro", an art and science collaboration about how organisms and devices interact with their environments. The exhibit is jointly organized by the Center for Neuromoprhic Systems Engineering at Caltech and the Art Center College of Design. Penny is the Layer Leader for the New Media Arts in the Irvine Division of Calit2.
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4.11.2003
"The Science Show (Australia)"
Smart Dust & Quake-Proofing Buildings

In its April 5 edition, Australia's premier radio program about science profiles two Calit2-related projects. Host Robyn Williams interviews biochemistry professor Michael Sailor about smart dust -- tiny silicon sensors. (Transcript). Williams also talks with Jacobs School dean Frieder Seible [co-chair of Calit2's Governing Board] about new technologies to test and retrofit buildings to better withstand earthquakes and bomb blasts.

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4.9.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Heart' of SAIC reveals plans to step down

In a report on the planned retirement of SAIC founder Bob Beyster after 30 years at the helm, writer Bruce Bigelow quotes former Jacobs School dean and Calit2 Governing Board co-chair Bob Conn as saying "it is a diverse company with strong distributed leadership, a part of Bob's approach to management." SAIC is an industry partner of Calit2

4.7.2003
"HP Labs"
Research collaboration with top telecommunications institute

According to an article on the website of HP Labs, the Hewlett-Packard unit will pursue new wireless technologies as part of a research partnership with Calit2, "one of the world's most prominent centers for wireless technology development.
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3.21.2003
"HPCwire"
Top People and Organizations to Watch in 2003

The high-performance computing online news service named Calit2 Chief Scientist Ron Graham to its annual list of 20 people and organizations, noting that "in his role at Calit2, Ron oversees research into optical computing and next-generation networking technologies." Also named to the 2003 list: the San Diego Supercomputer Center's Chaitan Baru, who heads up Calit2's Knowledge and Data Engineering Lab; and Alan Blatecky, the new Executive Director of SDSC.
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3.18.2003
" San Diego Union-Tribune"
You can count on him

In the newspaper's Technology Inc. section, staff writer Bruce Bigelow profiles Jacobs School professor and Calit2 Chief Scientist Ronald Graham -- a mathematician who "coolly juggles scientific puzzles and six or seven balls."

3.12.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Lessons of the Shadow Bowl

On March 9, columnist Richard Louv reported on "Shadow Bowl," an effort co-led by SDSU professor and Calit2 participant Eric Frost, which made San Diego "a national test case for regional preparedness in the event of a major terrorist attack."
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3.11.2003
"United Press International"
Computer research center unveiled in Texas

In a report on University of Texas at Austin creating a $38 million computer science, engineering and technology

3.10.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
A new angle on traffic congestion

The newspaper's Jeff Ristine reports on work in the computer vision lab of Calit2 layer leader Mohan Trivedi, on the deployment of a network of omni-vision highway cameras, to help coordinate response to traffic emergencies.
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2.25.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
UCSD researcher gets grant

In its weekly Technology Inc. section, the paper notes that UCSD professor Truong Nguyen "will receive more than $200,000 over three years from Skyworks Solutions and a university-industry cooperative research program... to fund work that could lead to smoother video streaming on wireless handheld devices such as mobile phones and personal digital assistants." The grant is through Calit2.
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2.23.2003
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Internet helps researchers share brain images, data

Science writer Bruce Lieberman reports that UCSD neuroscientist (and Calit2 participant) Mark Ellisman is leading BIRN -- an effort to coordinate a national computer network that could become a model for how scientific research is shared.
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2.12.2003
"Santa Barbara News-Press"
Global research network to use Calient equipment

Business editor Mark Van de Kamp reports that "Calient Networks Inc., which has offices in Goleta, San Jose and San Diego... will team with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, involving the University of California and businesses, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, on development of the OptIPuter."
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2.12.2003
"Converge Network Digest"
Calient Networks Chosen for Optiputer Project

"Calient Networks Chosen for Optiputer Project" The online news service reports that Calient Networks will supply its "all-optical switching system for the OptIPuter research project underway by... Calit2 and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)." Calient's platform, it reports, "uses a single-crystal silicon 3D MEMS design."
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2.7.2003
"New York Times"
NASA Seeks Answers From Simulators, Amid Some Doubting

In a report on the use of computer modeling to understand what destroyed the space shuttle Columbia, writer Andrew Revkin quotes Calit2 director Larry Smarr saying "shuttle simulations are among the most verified codes in computational engineering."
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2.6.2003
"San Diego Metropolitan"
Preuss Visualization Center

In its daily online report, the magazine reports on the dedication of the Visualization Center at the Preuss School UCSD, funded in part by Calit2, giving middle and high school classes "access to hundreds of advanced (3-D) software programs, including some that will be developed by ...Calit2."
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1.29.2003
"San Diego CityBeat"
Who's Gettin' Busy 2003

In its January 15 issue, the magazine profiles "33 people we have our eye on" among San Diego's movers and shakers, including UCSD Sixth College provost [and Calit2 education layer leader] Gabriele Wienhausen.
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1.10.2003
"MIT Technology Review"
10 Emerging Technologies that Will Change the World

In its February 2003 issue, the magazine cites Calit2 director Larry Smarr and academic participant Andrew Chien among seven researchers leading the way in Grid computing and peer-to-peer network.
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1.9.2003
"Orange County Register"
State Budget, Blow by Blow

In an article on the state's budget, Bill Parker, vice chancellor of research and interim division director of Calit2 at UC Irvine, commends Davis' efforts to advance research claiming, "The governor created a model of commitment to high tech that is the envy of other states."
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1.2.2003
"San Diego Magazine"
50 People to Watch in 2003

In its annual issue, the monthly magazine names Peter Cowhey, the new dean of UCSD's graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies, and his plans "to maintain and enhance the school's role as a breeding ground for future Pacific Rim leaders." Cowhey is the leader of Calit2's Policy, Management and Socio-economic Evolution layer at UCSD.
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1.2.2003
"New York Times"
Professors Vie with Web for Class's Attention

According to writer John Schwarz, "dozens of colleges are going wireless, including.... the University of California at San Diego," creating a challenge for professors as more and more students cruise the Web in class.
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