UCLA Scientists Pioneer Faster and Scalable COVID-19 Testing Technology Computational
Medicine Department Chair Eleazar Eskin and his team in collaboration
with UCLA Health developed a new FDA-approved SwabSeq COVID-19 detection
technology capable of testing thousands of samples for coronavirus at
the same time, producing accurate, individual results in 12 to 24 hours.
UCLA Cryptographers Solve Two-Decade-Old Problem A joint project
sponsored by NTT Research with cryptographers Amit Sahai and his
graduate student researcher Aayush Jain from UCLA and Huijia (Rachel)
Lin at University of Washington has solved a 20-year-old problem
involving indistinguishability obfuscation — the notion of making a
computer program “unintelligible” while preserving its functionality.
UCLA Draws Record $1.4 Billion in Research Funding UCLA attracted record
support for its wide-ranging research in the 2019–20 fiscal year,
receiving $1.427 billion in research funding. 2020 is the third
consecutive year that the university has topped its previous best.