$7.5 Million in Federal Funds to Establish Mobility Center of Excellence at UCLA
The five-year grant will support research on the impacts of new mobility technologies and highly automated vehicles on the evolving transportation system. Associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Jiaqi Ma will serve as the center’s director.
Fall Quarter Kicks Off with UCLA Engineering Welcome Day for New Students
More than 600 first-year and new transfer students attended the annual event, which featured inspirational speeches from school leadership, student club expos and a tour of the school led by engineering student ambassadors.
A Message from Dean Alissa Park
Ah-Hyung “Alissa” Park began her appointment as the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean of the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering September 1. In this video, Dean Park shared her thoughts on her new role and what she hopes to accomplish in the coming months as the eighth dean of the school.
UCLA Bioengineering Receives $1M NSF Grant to Transform Undergraduate Education
Project-based learning and real-world problem solving will be integrated into the curriculum under the National Science Foundation-funded initiative led by chair Song Li and Jacob Schmidt, vice chair of undergraduate studies and the faculty director of UCLA Samueli makerspace.
UCLA Engineering Welcomes Five New Computer Science Faculty Members
Blaise-Pascal Tine, Saadia Gabriel, Sam Kumar, Remy Wang and Eunice Jun bring expertise in developing computer architectures, fairness in machine learning, security and networking, and tools for big data analysis. They also have experiences in mentoring students and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.
UCLA Samueli Commemorates Class of 2023 Bruin Engineers in Two Ceremonies
More than 1,700 engineering and computer science students of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Class of 2023 gathered in Pauley Pavilion to celebrate their milestone accomplishments in two commencement ceremonies held on June 17 and 18.
UCLA Samueli Honors 2023 School Awardees in Official Ceremony
On May 6, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering presented the 2023 schoolwide alumni, faculty and student awards to 13 recipients in recognition of their outstanding achievements at an event as captured in this video.
Dave Crawford ’95, vice president of engineering at Virgin Galactic, headlined the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Distinguished Speaker Series, where he spoke about lessons learned from decades of entertainment magic and, more recently, commercial spaceflight.
The five-time RoboCup championship team led by Dennis Hong, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is ready to return to the international competition in France this July with its latest robot capable of walking on uneven terrain as well as running and jumping.
UCLA’s MSOL Program Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report
In U.S. News’ 2023 list of best online master’s in engineering programs, UCLA moved up from the No. 2 spot last year, regaining the top position it held in 2020 and for three years in a row from 2015 to 2017.
New Flexible Polymer Hydrogel Electrode Makes for Improved Bioelectronics
Led by materials science and engineering associate professor Ximin He, a UCLA team designed a hydrogel electrode that could help advance bioelectronics that require direct tissue contact for health monitoring and therapies.
UCLA-led Research Unearths Obscure Heat Transfer Behaviors
Led by Yongjie Hu, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, UCLA researchers and their colleagues have discovered a new physics principle governing how heat transfers through materials, and the finding contradicts the conventional wisdom that heat always moves faster as pressure increases.
The 2022 Clarivate highly cited UCLA Samueli-affiliated researchers are Nasim Annabi, Jun Chen, Bruce Dunn, Yu Huang, Richard Kaner, Yuzhang Li, Aydogan Ozcan, Michael Sofroniew, Yang Yang and Zipeng Zhao.
The school hosted 850 first-year and new transfer students at its annual Engineering Welcome Day Sept. 21. The daylong event, which took place at the Court of Sciences, included presentations, a scavenger hunt, a student organization fair and campus tours..
In his video message, Interim Dean Bruce Dunn invited students to explore the many school and campus resources and opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations. An alum and a member of the faculty for more than 40 years, Dunn also shared some thoughts on his experiences at UCLA and his outlook for the school over the next year in this exchange.
A UCLA research team led by Prof. Gaurav Sant has received a two-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a process to convert carbon dioxide emissions into construction materials.
UCLA Samueli transitioned its annual Discover UCLA Engineering recruitment event to a comprehensive virtual experience for admitted students. Alina Haas, an academic counselor who led the effort, shares her experience.
These past few weeks have seen a whirlwind of changes that impact each of us at school, at work, in our homes and throughout communities around the globe. I am writing to share with you, especially our students and their parents, what we have been doing here at UCLA Samueli to adapt to this dynamic situation.
The online master’s degree program at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s 2020 list of best online engineering programs.
UCLA engineers led by Prof. Richard Wirz have designed a biplane-like blade that could lead to next-generation wind turbines.
On Oct. 29, 50 years to the day when the first message on the internet was sent from UCLA computer science professor Leonard Kleinrock’s lab, a packed Royce Hall saw dozens of tech pioneers, business leaders and activists share the stage to examine the history and current state of the internet, and offer ideas on how it can improve.
Join UCLA Samueli on Oct. 29 at Royce Hall as we celebrate 50 years to the day when Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Leonard Kleinrock’s team sent the first message over the Arpanet from 3420 Boelter Hall. That historic moment transformed his mathematical theory of packet-switching into what would become the modern internet.
An inspirational light show spanning 10 decades of UCLA’s history kicked off our centennial celebration this month. Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Leonard Kleinrock, alumnus Vint Cerf, and Gaurav Sant, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, represented the impactful research of UCLA Samueli.
This Women’s History Month, we profile electrical engineering professor Danijela Cabric, who shares an interest with iconic Hollywood glamour queen Hedy Lamarr: wireless communications.
Thanks to a recent five-year grant to the Center for Excellence in Engineering in Diversity, 42 UCLA Samueli undergraduates have received academic scholarships of up to $5,000 each.
Happy New Year and hang on to your party hats—this year is one for celebration!
Beginning in May, the UCLA community will come together to commemorate our university’s 100th anniversary, a celebration that will continue through June 2020.