Month: December 2016

Trump names UCI business professor Peter Navarro to lead trade council

Peter Navarro, a professor of economics in the University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, was selected Wednesday, Dec. 21, by President-elect Donald Trump to oversee a newly created White House National Trade Council. Described by many as a “China hawk,” Navarro wrote Death by China: How America Lost its Manufacturing Base, and produced an […]

A matter of life or death

What drives decisions by autonomous vehicles in dire situations?

Study of Twitter-based smoking cessation program gets $2.5 million from NIH

With a $2.5 million continuation grant from the National Institutes of Health, Cornelia Pechmann, professor of marketing at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business, and Judith J. Prochaska, associate professor of medicine at Stanford University, will advance their research on a Twitter-based smoking intervention program. Their most recent study found that participants in Tweet2Quit were twice as successful […]

With NSF funding, UCI economist conducts lab experiments on outcomes of monetary policies

John Duffy, professor of economics and co-director of the Experimental Social Sciences Laboratory, has received a $79,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of different monetary policies on economic activity and inflation. The study relies on a model of economic interactions that he’ll run over the computer network in the ESSL, using UCI […]

Cylance Inc. gift to support activities of Center for Machine Learning & Intelligent Systems

Irvine-based Cylance Inc. has donated $50,000 to computer science professors Alex Ihler and Padhraic Smyth to support the activities of UCI’s Center for Machine Learning & Intelligent Systems. The funds will be used to draw distinguished speakers to campus for the center’s weekly seminar series and to recruit Ph.D. students in machine learning. Founded in 2012, Cylance develops cybersecurity software employing […]

2 UCI engineering professors included in 2016 class of National Academy of Inventors fellows

UCI engineering professors Michelle Khine and Enrique Lavernia have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for 2016. The distinction is awarded to academics who’ve demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation with outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Lavernia is UCI’s provost and executive vice chancellor […]

Santa Claus

Santa vs. superheroes

UCI physics professor compares St. Nick’s powers to those of traditional caped crusaders

By the numbers: 1.1 billion reasons to feel good about 2016

It was a year of firsts … and a year of records

Gary Singer

UCI Lauds & Laurels event will celebrate contributions of 19 prominent alumni

Gary Singer to receive Extraordinarius award for almost 40 years of exemplary service

UCI associate professor’s story about alumna, forensic evidence is published in magazine

UCI alumna Erin Morris, who earned a Ph.D. in psychology & social behavior in 2006, is the subject of UCI associate professor of literary journalism Erika Hayasaki’s story “The Investigator,” published in the Dec. 1 issue of The California Sunday Magazine. The Los Angeles County public defender’s office created the position of behavioral sciences research analyst for […]