Bourns College of Engineering Latest News

UCR team wins National Science Foundation grant for undergraduate data science program

A UC Riverside cross-disciplinary team has won a $389,922 grant from the National Science Foundation to bring state-of-the-art data science research opportunities to underserved undergraduate students. The team is co-led by assistant teaching professor Jia Chen of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Marlan and Rosemary...

By David Danelski |

UCR professor honored by National Academy of Inventors

Masaru Rao named a senior member of the academy

By Julia Woock |

UCR professor wins Sloan fellowship

Fellowship comes with $75,000 that Professor Giulia Palermo can use to advance her research

By David Danelski |

Fortune names online data science program among the best

An online program at UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering was ranked No. 12 by Fortune Magazine. The graduate program in data science was named among the Best Online Master’s in Data Science Programs in 2023 by the publication. Fortune ranked 23 data science programs nationally, scoring them on selectivity, student...

By Imran Ghori |

Engineering online programs ranked among best

Two online programs at UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering were categorized as 2023 U.S. News Best Online Programs. The two programs are both graduate-level, in computer information technology, or CIT, and engineering. CIT was named No. 18, and engineering No. 34. For the 2023 edition U.S. News ranked 1,763 online degree programs...

By J.D. Warren |

UCR electrical engineering researchers win NSF grant to advance semiconductor functionality

UCR researchers have been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $473,000 to investigate layered antiferromagnetic semiconductors for possible applications in future ultra-fast computers and electronic devices. Fariborz Kargar, a research engineer and adjunct assistant professor at the Bourns College of Engineering’s...

By David Danelski |

UC grant to create computer code library for engineering applications

Craig Schroeder, a UCR assistant professor of computer science and engineering, will receive a $100,000 portion of a $300,000 grant from the University of California to build a library of open-source computer codes needed to develop software for complex engineering applications. Such software is used for simulating physical systems of solids and...

By David Danelski |

UCR research “blew our minds,” says Scientific American

Recognition keeps coming in for UCR assistant research professor Hossein Taheri for his work with “time crystals,” which are being studied as a new state of matter. Scientific American last month named Taheri’s work as one of “6 Times Quantum Physics Blew Our Minds in 2022.” The article is an end-of-year wrap up that summarized a more detailed...

By David Danelski |

Engineering dean honored by National College Resources Foundation

Christopher Lynch, the dean of UCR’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, was honored this month by the National College Resources Foundation, or NCRF, at its 10th Annual Gala held at Cal Poly Pomona University. Lynch was one of six honorees to receive the World Changer Award, which is presented to individuals who have made...

By David Danelski |

2022 ‘Highly Cited’ list recognizes UCR scientists’ significant impact

List celebrates authors of papers that rank in the top 1%

By Jules Bernstein |

UCR bioengineer tackles chronic back pain

Fellowship rewards work to ease suffering

By Jules Bernstein |

Meet UCR’s new faculty members

For fall quarter 2022, UC Riverside welcomed 34 new permanent faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty below: College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Sahin Acikgoz, an assistant professor of religious studies, is a member of the executive committee of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program. They...

By Imran Ghori |

NSF bestows CAREER Awards on 11 UC Riverside professors

Eleven UCR faculty have been honored by the National Science Foundation this year

DARPA honors researcher with Young Faculty Award

Mohsen Lesani is an associate professor of computer science and engineering

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Teaching professor receives Regents Faculty Fellowship

Jia Chen, an assistant teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded a Regents Faculty Fellowship by the UCR Academic Senate’s Committee on Research to support her design and development of new models that can improve our ability to handle heterogeneous data used in machine learning and data science. The one-year, $9...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Four UCR students win National Science Foundation Fellowships

Four UC Riverside students have been selected to receive highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or GRFP, recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing...

By Brigid Boll |

Heejung Jung named SAE Fellow

Heejung Jung has been named a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, in recognition of his expertise and work in vehicle emissions for new emissions standards and new emissions measurement methods.

By Holly Ober |

UCR now offers a bachelor’s degree in robotics engineering

The new major complements a robotics master’s degree unveiled in 2021

By Holly Ober |

National Academy of Inventors recognizes four UCR professors

The National Academy of Inventors, or NAI, has bestowed its top honors on four professors from the University of California, Riverside.

By Jules Bernstein |

Biofuels trailblazer elected to National Academy of Engineering

Charles E. Wyman has devoted most of his career to understanding and advancing technologies for the conversion of sustainable biomass into fuels, chemicals, and materials

By Holly Ober |