May 21, 2020
The Psychedelic Science of Pain

Announcing the Psychedelics and Health Research Initiative -- a collaboration led by The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination to study how psilocybin and other related compounds can promote healing and help manage pain.[more]


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"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."

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.

"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.

"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."

"Washington Times"

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."

"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."

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.

"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.

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.

"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."

"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.

"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."   

"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.

"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."

"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.

"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."

"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."

"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.

"Wired Magazine"

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."

"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."

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.

"Associated Press"
10th anniversary of Mosaic browser marked

As posted in the online magazine, 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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

Chien Discusses Smarr's OptIPuter

GRIDtoday correspondent Neil Alger spoke recently with Dr. Andrew Chien, chief software architect for the Calit2-led OptIPuter project.

"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.

"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.


"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

"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.

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.

" 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."

"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."

"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

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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."

"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."

"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."

"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."

"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.

"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.

"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."

"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.

"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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