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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...
October 4, 2019
Our Ph.D. student, Eric Roberts (adviser: Prof. Suzanne Sindi and Prof. Kevin Mitchell (Physics)), has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "A Computational Geometry Approach for an Ensemble-based Topological Entropy Calculation in Two and Three Dimensions". Congratulations...
September 23, 2019
Math at UC Merced isn’t exactly like math at most other universities. Sure, there are parabolas and equations, orders of operations and cosines, but at this campus, those lead into topics such as Mad Cow Disease, coral photosynthesis and a crab’s sense of smell. The Department of Applied...
August 20, 2019
Welcome New Cohort 2019! (1st row) Amandeep Kaur, Adam Binswanger, De Zhen Zhou (physics), Andrew Lazar, Matteo Polimeno (2nd row) Cayce Fylling, Alex Ho, Benjamin Latham, Cory Mccullough
August 19, 2019
Two simple words, “Leland Legacy,” captured the significance of Wednesday’s opening event for the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project, an event that doubled as a goodbye and thank you to outgoing Chancellor Dorothy Leland. The message graced a wall of the new Sustainability Research and...
June 27, 2019
UC Merced doctoral student Melissa Spence and incoming graduate students Caleb Larnerd and Cristian Sarabia were awarded Graduate Research fellowships (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation. The fellowship provides multiyear support to predoctoral students in the fields of science, technology...

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