Gifts & Grants

Award will fund research on privacy decisions by users of connected household devices

Alfred Kobsa, UCI professor of informatics, is part of an international team that recently received $882,000 from the National Science Foundation and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. The award will fund research to improve users’ privacy decisions within the “Internet of Things,” which is the network connectivity among household items that enable them to collect […]

Six junior faculty awarded Hellman Fellowships

Six UCI assistant professors have been awarded Hellman Fellowships, created to help promising junior faculty realize their full scientific and academic potential. Forty Hellman Fellowships have been bestowed at UCI since 2013, when the campus program was established with a gift of $1.25 million from the Hellman Family Foundation. “These worthy recipients represent some of […]

Houri Berberian installed as Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies

The University of California, Irvine School of Humanities celebrated the installation of Houri Berberian as the Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies in the Department of History. She will work closely with the school’s faculty and lecturers in Middle East and Near East studies as well as Russian and Soviet studies to develop a […]

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 […]

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

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

UCI team to play key role in national study on how physical activity benefits child health

Identifying exercise-driven molecular changes could enhance long-term well-being

UCI’s Stanley Grant to lead $1.9 million UC effort to become ‘stormwater-neutral’

Drought-ravaged California misses out on billions of gallons of freshwater each year, as rain washes into storm drains and out to sea. University of California researchers say it’s time for that to change. Led by UCI civil engineer Stanley Grant, they hope to start a revolution in how urban stormwater is collected and managed. Faculty […]

UCI sociologist named William T. Grant Scholar

Kristin Turney, associate professor of sociology, has been named a 2016 William T. Grant Scholar – one of only five researchers selected from a nationwide pool. The recognition includes a five-year, $350,000 award to support her work on the intergenerational consequences of paternal incarceration during childhood and adolescence. She will combine information from in-depth and […]