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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...
March 24, 2020
When you add UC Merced students majoring in math and science with a mentor teacher it equals real-life experience teaching in local schools. That’s one of the many goals of UC Merced’s CalTeach program, which aims to address the shortage of math and science teachers throughout the Central Valley...
March 17, 2020
U.S. News & World Report has ranked six of UC Merced’s engineering graduate programs in its 2021 Best Graduate Schools rankings released today, a sign that the university’s reputation is continuing to build. “We’re particularly proud of this accomplishment given our campus is only 15 years old...
February 24, 2020
Just 90 miles from the future of higher education — UC Merced — lies one of the epicenters of the future of technology, innovation and national security. Regardless of the route you take, the journey from UC Merced to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will include twists and turns, ups...
February 12, 2020
Cosmin’s “gollnlp” team came in first place in the Dept. of Energy’s ARPA-E’s Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. This team includes Omar DeGuchy, who spent last summer at LLNL working with Cosmin. Here are the results: https://gocompetition.energy.gov Here is a...
November 27, 2019
Fifteen students from Merced County high schools experienced a bit of college life this week as part of the Junior Leadership Merced program. The students visited UC Merced on Monday, Nov. 25, spending time with staff members from The Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center, which hosted the...
November 18, 2019
A pair of UC Merced researchers are combining computational chemistry and machine learning principles to solve what seems to be an intractable problem at the heart of quantum mechanics: predicting the movement of electrons, also known as electron dynamics. Over the next three years with a $1.2...

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