UCI News

The New York Times, Mar. 5, 2019
Is the Next Hacking Frontier Being Developed in California?
The idea for the project, said Mohammad Al Faruque, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at U.C.I., stemmed from his previous work stealing blueprints for things printed by a 3-D printer. “If you can eavesdrop on a machine, you can understand what it’s making,” he said. “And with the 3-D printer, we demonstrated that.”

MarketWatch, Mar. 5, 2019
States and feds battle in court for supervision of fintechs
“The payment industry, fintechs and banks are going to have to work out their role in the emerging ecosystem.”—Professor Bill Maurer, director of the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at the University of California, Irvine

Wired, Mar. 4, 2019
HACKERS LISTEN IN ON WHAT SYNTHETIC DNA MACHINES ARE PRINTING
“Over the last century, whether it was from computers or mobile phones, stealing data was all about directly stealing zeros and ones,” says Mohammad Abdullah Al Faruque, a computer scientist at UC Irvine whose lab led the latest eavesdropping efforts.

Mashable, Mar. 4, 2019
The Bering Strait should be covered in ice, but it’s nearly all gone
“The usually ice-covered Bering Strait is almost completely open water,” Zack Labe, a climate scientist and Ph.D. candidate at the University of California at Irvine, said over email.

PNN, Mar. 4, 2019
What We’re Reading
Virtual Reality Puts UC Irvine Medical Students in the Body of a Patient | UC Irvine medical students are using virtual reality to learn empathy for suffering patients. The medical school has been utilizing the technology for more than a year as part of its required clinical foundations course. “We have always wanted our students to put themselves in their patients’ shoes,” said Warren Wiechmann, UC Irvine associate dean of clinical science education.

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