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Cognitive scientist receives grant to study brain’s social awareness neural pathways

Emily Grossman, associate professor of cognitive sciences, has received a $273,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the neural pathways among the areas of the brain involved in how we act and react in social settings. “The skills used for decoding the actions of others and planning responses appropriate to the context are […]

UCI’s new 2-D materials conduct electricity near the speed of light

Substances could revolutionize electronic and computing devices

Devouring data

Calit2 researchers advance biotechnology with fast computers and carnivorous plants

UCI team awarded $2.9 million by NSF for graduate training in data science, STEM

A UCI team led by Padhraic Smyth, professor of computer science and director of the UCI Data Science Initiative, is one of 16 interdisciplinary groups to share $47 million awarded as part of the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship program. UCI will receive $2.9 million, primarily in the form of graduate student fellowships, to develop “team science […]

Informatics professor attends White House summit on computer science initiative

UCI informatics professor Debra Richardson was at the White House last week for the Computer Science for All summit, a progress report on President Barack Obama’s call for greater resources and actions to encourage more students to learn about computing. Richardson heads UCI’s CS1C@OC program, which was created with funding from the National Science Foundation to produce 100 well-trained computer […]

National Science Foundation awards UCI $1 million for physics scholarships

Multidimensional support to increase retention, especially among low-income students

Closing academia’s gender gap

Study finds UCI making greatest strides, with ADVANCE program key in hiring female faculty

UCI’s Trimble attends announcement of LIGO gravitational wave discovery

UCI astronomer and physicist Virginia Trimble was a special guest at the National Science Foundation’s major announcement Feb. 12 of the long-sought detection of gravitational waves, a key part of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Trimble was invited by agency director France Cordova to serve as an independent expert on the panel, reflecting their […]

A (virtual) world without Parkinson’s

UCI anthropologist explores how people with disabilities make use of online environments

Siddharth Parameswaran wins NSF CAREER Award

Siddharth Parameswaran, a UCI assistant professor of physics & astronomy, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award that comes with more than $500,000 to support his research in condensed matter physics.