The Secret (Code) for Getting Kids Excited About Engineering

Friday, October 7, 2016

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016 — You can find publications written by Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Pamela Cosman in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, the International Journal of Computer Vision and, as of this past May, in the children’s section of the UC San Diego bookstore.

Chaos could provide the key to enhanced wireless communications

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Chaos, somewhat ironically, has one clear attribute: random-like, apparently unpredictable, behavior. However recent work shows that that unpredictable behavior could provide the key to effective and efficient wireless communications.

Flexible Wearable Electronic Skin Patch Offers New Way to Monitor Alcohol Levels

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

By Liezel Labios

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a flexible wearable sensor that can accurately measure a person’s blood alcohol level from sweat and transmit the data wirelessly to a laptop, smartphone or other mobile device. The device can be worn on the skin and could be used by doctors and police officers for continuous, non-invasive and real-time monitoring of blood alcohol content.

Dreaming Big at the 5G Wireless Forum and Connected Health Workshop

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

by Tiffany Fox

The latest technological advance to excite not only computer engineers but business executives and physicians is…. a set of telecommunications standards?

Technically, yes. But it’s the potential offered by 5G (fifth generation) wireless -- the standard emerging as a replacement for 4G -- that has everyone talking. And talking big.

IoT Initiative: From Industrial IoT to Smart Cities

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The vision of the CWC at UC San Diego is to start a mutually beneficial collaboration with KETI (Korea Electronics Technology Institute) that will employ smart techniques in what is called “factory-things.” “The transformation of manufacturing with IoTs will help the U.S. maintain its competitive edge in the manufacturing industries,” says CWC Director Sujit Dey,  “with increased efficiencies in cost, processes, manufacturing and performance.”

What exactly is Industrial IoT?

A Cloud-based Mobile Health Monitoring and Real-time Guidance System

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Currently, most physical therapy patients receive only verbal and written instructions for their  at-home care -- a strategy that lacks the benefit of the direct feedback a physical therapist could provide. Not surprisingly, this strategy yields very low rates of compliance and accuracy. The Center for Wireless Communications’ mHealth Initiative aims to provide detailed guidance to physical therapy patients so that the exercise regimen they do at home can be as effective as what they do in the clinic.

San Diego Uses Hackathon to Generate Ideas for Climate Action Plan

Monday, June 13, 2016

By Bruce Bigelow

“Can government really help drive innovation?”

That might not be the sort of question you’d want to ask the crowd at a Donald Trump rally.

Hackathon yields tech for ride sharing, saving water

Monday, June 13, 2016

by Mike Freeman

Contest aimed to help San Diego with Climate Action Plan

Routed, which gives cities tools to promote ride sharing based on traffic patterns, was the winner of the top prize at the three-day San Diego SmartCity Hackathon and Innovation event held last week.

The $5,000 competition aimed to spark development of technologies to help San Diego reach its ambitious goals for cutting carbon emissions and water use. Winners were announced Wednesday evening.