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Recent News

Fall 2020 News

  • Dr. Ruth Davis received the Society of Women Engineering (SWE) Distinguished Engineering Educator Award. This Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the engineering profession, and has at least twenty years’ professional experience and ten years’ experience as a full-time or emeritus engineering educator.

  • Dr. David Anastasiu (PI) has been awarded a research subcontract project, "Valley Water AI Models for Hydrologic Flow," $39,328.65, from Wood Rogers, Inc./Santa Clara ValleyWater District. 

  • Dr. Yuhong Liu (Co-PI) has been awarded a new research grant (with Hohyun Lee of Mechanical Engineering as PI), "Co-simulation of Residential Buildings EnergyControl Systems under Transactive Energy Approaches," $74,999, from National Institute of Standards & Technology.

Summer 2020 News


    Dr. Ron Danielson retired from SCU after 44 years of career and service at Santa Clara University. We wish him the best and enjoy his retirement life. He will be Professor Emeritus beginning September 2020.



    Dr. Zhiqiang Tao joined us as a new Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering starting September 2020. Welcome!


  • Dr. Nam Ling (PI) and Dr. Ying Liu (Co-PI) have been awarded a new research grant, “Low Complexity and High Efficiency Image and Video Processing with Neural Network on Heterogeneous Platforms,” $150,873, from Kwai Inc.



    Dr. Yi Fang (PI) has been awarded a new research grant, “Deep Learning of Representations for Complex Data,” $125,511, from Docomo Innovations.


  • Our rising junior Stephanie Lu and her team with The New York Times Games Team were featured in The New York Times for designing and prototyping for people who have never met in person. (Photo courtesy of NYT Open)



    Dr. Silvia Figueira was appointed Dianne McKenna Professor by SCU President Kevin O’Brien, S.J. with effect from September 2020.



    Dr. Nam Ling was appointed Wilmot J. Nicholson Family Professor by SCU President Kevin O’Brien, S.J. with effect from September 2020. Dr. Ling is currently the Sanfilippo Family Professor.


Spring 2020 News


    Dr. Maya Ackerman has been selected as a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.


Winter 2020 News

  • Professor Xiang Li has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s CISE Research Initiation Initiative Grant (NSF CRII) totaling $169,021. 

    The NSF CRII award, also known as the "Mini CAREER Award", is a prestigious and highly competitive award. The grant was awarded to Professor Li for her research titled “Data-Driven Cascading Failure Abstraction and Vulnerability Analysis in Cyber-Physical Systems.”


    Dr. Yuhong Liu has received tenure and has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.


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Chair: Nam Ling
Administrative Assistant: Pam Lin

Computer Science and Engineering
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