UCI News

Newsweek, March 3, 2016
Sound security: Researchers find a novel threat to 3-D printer data
A professor of electrical engineering and computer science, Al Faruque directs … [UCI’s] Advanced Integrated Cyber-Physical Systems lab …. He and his graduate students have taught a computer to copy a 3-D printed object’s shape using only an audio recording of its creation. It’s a feat of reverse engineering that he thinks industrial spies could use to steal otherwise encrypted design files.

The Washington Post, March 4, 2016
How political science helps explain the rise of Trump (part 3): It’s the economy, stupid
Michael Tesler, assistant professor of political science at UC Irvine [writes]: What explains the success of Donald Trump? In the first two posts in this series, we discussed two factors. First, most Americans and many Republicans in particular are not orthodox ideologues. Second, white identity and hostility to minority groups are strongly correlated with Trump support. In this last post, we again draw on decades of research to identify a third important factor: the economic struggles that some Americans are experiencing.

Gizmodo, March 4, 2016
A smartphone can copy a 3D model by just recording the sounds of a 3D printer
With an experiment that’s not going to help alleviate any concerns over 3D printing and piracy, researchers at the University of California, Irvine have proven that they can copy a 3D model, with surprising accuracy, by simply recording the sounds that another 3D printer makes while it’s making it.

The Sun
, March 3, 2016
Embracing ignorance
A distinguished professor of English and religious studies at the University of California, Irvine, [Jack] Miles calls himself a “classic late bloomer: Pulitzer at 54, tenured at 65.” … We spoke for hours about God and how religion remains relevant in the contemporary world.

Reuters, March 3, 2016
U.S. tech companies unite behind Apple ahead of iPhone encryption ruling
David Kaye, a legal expert who advises the United Nations on protection of freedom of expression, said he was concerned about free speech. “My concern is that the subject order implicates the security, and thus the freedom of expression, of unknown but likely vast numbers of people,” said Kaye, a professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Pacific Standard, March 4, 2016
The 30 top thinkers under 30: Troy Campbell
As a freshman at the University of California, Irvine, he signed up for a social psychology class, then realized the professor was Peter Ditto, the father of one of his best friends. “I’d spent many afternoons at his house,” Campbell says. “I never knew he was a social psychologist.” Campbell fell in love with the subject. … He declared psychology as his major and became Ditto’s research assistant. His senior year, Campbell took a class in UC Irvine’s prestigious creative writing program.

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