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Welcome to the inagural issue of INNOVATEICS magazine.
With the occupancy of our new building � Donald Bren Hall � we begin a new chapter at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.
From its founding in the late 1960s on a new campus with a unique vision, to its national ranking today, the Bren School has always been a trailblazer in computer science academics and research and continues to forge ahead.
Our vibrant community, comprised of researchers and educators as well as industry-leading scholars, explores innovative topics ranging from building complete computer systems on chips smaller than your finger nail to developing user interface systems that allow engineers on opposite sides of the world to collaborate effectively.
In this issue, you will find what innovators at the Bren School are working on today: from improving how first responders communicate during a crisis situation, to applying computer science to analyze biological data and thereby expediting biological research.
Together, our students and faculty address issues of importance to the community, industry and government and are encouraged to interact with corporations while driving the transfer of computing technology from the research laboratory into the commercial sector.
I invite you to explore our INNOVATEICS and stay in touch with us. I believe you will find that this is an exciting time to be a part of the Bren School.
Debra J. Richardson
The Ted and Janice Smith Family Foundation Dean
In This Issue
- Donald Bren Hall opens! View the time lapse construction video
- Dean Richardson aims to shatter sterotypes
- Evac-Pack helps save lives during disasters
- A scientific marriage between biology and computer science
- Professor explores life in the "World of Warcraft"
- Game gets users off their duffs and on their feet
- 2006-2007 Scholarship and Fellowship recipients announced
- Alumnus to be recognized at annual Lauds & Laurels ceremony
- In memorium of associate professor Roberta Lamb
- Przulj receives NSF CAREER grant for Protein-Protein Interaction project
The ICS Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition (hITEC), formerly Extreme Computing, is partnering with the Orange County Technology Action Network (OCTANe) to bring together students and experienced entrepreneurs to achieve the common goal of stimulating Orange County�s economy by exposing UCI students to the product development process and teaming them with industry advisors.
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Tune-in to the alumni blog to stay in touch with Bren School alumni, find out about Bren School events, and seek opportunities in which you can be invovled with the Bren School.
After completing his Bachelor degree at UCI, Ph.D. student Rex Chen saw no reason to leave the friendly and supportive confines of Irvine when he choose to pursue his Ph.D.
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