Upcoming Events & Opportunities!
CES (the Consumer Electronics Show), where tech company giants and new startups unveiled new products in the year to come, was held earlier this month in Las Vegas. Highlights include a huge breakout of wearables, ranging from a virtual reality headset with the Crystal Cove, fully immersing your gaming experience, to smart baby onesies called The Mimo Baby from Intel that might be the baby monitor of the future.
Intel may be in the talks with Verizon to hand over its Web TV Project.
Facebook has developed a new mobile A/B testing framework, Airlock, which will help improve user experience on its mobile apps.
Microsoft announced they will be releasing the next generation Windows, "Threshold," in spring 2015, and is still on the search for its new CEO.
Google is teaming up with Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia to bring Android to cars as early as this year.
CS @ UCSD:
Setting out to simulate all rainbows found in nature wound up with an "almost complete picture of how rainbows form." UCSD alumnus, Iman Sadeghi, his advisor CS professor Henrik Wann Jensen, and scientists from Spain, England, and Switzerland, published their findings in ACM Transactions on Graphics in December. [ Source]
The AWIS (Association for Women in Science) San Diego Chapter is now opening
their next round of Scholarship Applications for the 2013-2014 school year for
all female students in the STEM fields, actively pursuing a degree in Science.
January & February
Monday, January 13th:
Tuesday, January 14th:
Interested in getting paid to do research over the summer here at UCSD? Have a passion for research, but need to find a way to pay for rent or other research-related expenses? Apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarships (URS)!
You could be awarded up to $4,000 to do research with a professor on campus this summer. To help you learn all about this program, there will be an additional 2 workshops on how to Apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarships (URS), a reprise of the ones held on Nov 19 and 20, 2013. If you did not attend and were interested in learning more about the application process, or just wanted to talk to someone about your application, please come to one of the sessions:
Finding a 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship
Session 1: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 12:30-1:30pm, NSB Auditorium
*Led by Dr. David Artis and Dr. Sophia Tsai
Session 2: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6:15-7:15pm, NSB Auditorium
*Led by Dr. Gabriele Wienhausen and Dr. Sophia Tsai
They will be discussing how to successfully apply and going through the various aspects of the application process.
Please also spread the word to any of your labmates that may be interested in applying (undergraduates not graduating before Fall 2014). More information can be found here: http://urs.ucsd.edu . Questions? Email Dr. Sophia Tsai at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, January 15th:
Tuesday, January 21st:
Friday, Januaury 31st:
Saturday, February 15th: