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August 31, 2020
UC Merced is rapidly gaining a strong reputation for research and scientific computing across many disciplines and a major expansion of its computing infrastructure is about to cement the campus’ status as a research computing hub. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is supplying $700,000 and the...
August 23, 2020
At the 2020 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth, Prof. Khatri presented computational simulations in the context of fluid flow to explore the competitive advantages of coral pulsations. News article in SIAM News
August 18, 2020
Welcome New Cohort 2020! (top row) Anna Kucherova, Asees Kaur, Daisy Duarte, Elsie Cortes, Enrique Mercado (bottom row) Jocelyn Ornelas-Munoz, Kyle Wright, Masato Terasaki, Natalie Meacham, Sarah Downs, Scott West
August 11, 2020
Our Ph.D. student, Christine Hoffman (adviser: Prof. Boaz Ilan), has successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Computational Optimization of Concentrating Solar Devices". Congratulations, Dr. Hoffman!
June 15, 2020
It was, depending on who’s talking, a tumble into the deep end. A triage driven by exhaustive planning and exhausting, sleep-deprived days. A severing from the face-to-face culture that energizes teachers and learners. In just over three weeks, more than 10,000 UC Merced students, faculty and staff...
June 3, 2020
Two UC Merced Ph.D. students, a recent undergraduate and an alumna have each been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). The fellowship provides multiyear support to predoctoral students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The...
May 21, 2020
UC Merced’s Graduate Division wrapped up its annual Grad Slam competition this week, announcing Physics doctoral candidate Boe Mendewala as its campus champion. The judges awarded two runners-up, Shayna Bennett, a third-year Ph.D. student in Applied Mathematics, and Melinda Gonzales, a first-year...
May 4, 2020
A UC Merced researcher and her lab have unlocked one of the mysteries that could lead to treatments — or even cures — for prion diseases in mammals. Prion diseases are a family of rare, progressive neurodegenerative disorders that affect both humans — such as with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or fatal...
April 30, 2020
Our Ph.D. student, Omar DeGuchy (adviser: Prof. Roummel Marcia), has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Large-scale optimization and deep learning techniques for data-driven signal processing". Congratulations, Dr. DeGuchy!
April 6, 2020
Although COVID-19 has changed everyone’s plans this spring, Graduate Division staff members rallied to make sure the campus’s annual Grad Slam competition — showcasing graduate student research — continued as planned. This year’s qualifying round was different than previous years. Each of the...