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10/1/14
Jacobs School Recruiting for 16 Positions in 2014-15
The Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego is recruiting for 16 open faculty positions in the 2014-15 academic year.  Currently, four recruitments have been posted—each of which can lead to more than one hire. The positions are focused through cluster hires in robotics, materials and energy, advanced manufacturing, information sciences, engineering and clinical medicine, and more. 
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Engineers complete first comprehensive mesh-free numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue 9/30/14
Engineers complete first comprehensive mesh-free numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have completed the first comprehensive numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue using a method that uses the pixels in an image as data points for the computer simulation—a method known as mesh-free simulation.
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9/29/14
UC San Diego to Host Contextual Robotics Forum on October 10
The University of California, San Diego will host a robotics forum on October 10, 2014. The eight headlining speakers are world leaders in robotics disciplines that are relevant for the coming era of ubiquitous consumer robotics
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Capturing Ancient Maya Sites from Both a Rat's and a 'Bat's Eye View' 9/25/14
Capturing Ancient Maya Sites from Both a Rat's and a 'Bat's Eye View'
A trip to the Guatemalan jungle usually nets a few souvenirs: Photographs of Maya ruins, bragging rights about encounters with venomous snakes, perhaps a bug bite or two. Following a recent field expedition to the Mesoamerican archaeological site known as El Zotz, researchers from the University of California, San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute (QI) returned home from Guatemala with all of the above – plus 300 gigabytes of 3D data derived from a bevy of high-tech virtual devices.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific, UC San Diego Announce Duane Roth Innovation Grant 9/17/14
Thermo Fisher Scientific, UC San Diego Announce Duane Roth Innovation Grant
Thermo Fisher Scientific and the UC San Diego Office of Research Affairs have established the Duane Roth Innovation Grant, which provides scientific investigators at UC San Diego with a $50,000 annual funding opportunity for sponsored research that supports proof-of-concept and technology-applications studies.
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Engineers develop algorithms that allow you to switch out and recharge battery modules in electric cars 9/15/14
Engineers develop algorithms that allow you to switch out and recharge battery modules in electric cars
Imagine being able to switch out the batteries in electric cars just like you switch out batteries in a photo camera or flashlight. A team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are trying to accomplish just that, in partnership with a local San Diego engineering company.
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UC San Diego Researchers Build First 500 GHz Photon Switch 9/10/14
UC San Diego Researchers Build First 500 GHz Photon Switch
Electrical engineers at UC San Diego have built the first 500 Gigahertz (GHz) photon switch. “Our switch is more than an order of magnitude faster than any previously published result to date,” said UC San Diego electrical and computer engineering professor Stojan Radic. “That exceeds the speed of the fastest lightwave information channels in use today.”
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Benefunder to Launch New Funding Channel for Higher Education Research 9/10/14
Benefunder to Launch New Funding Channel for Higher Education Research
UC San Diego electrical engineering professor Gert Lanckriet is a co-founder of Benefunder, a San Diego-based philanthropic research funding platform for higher education institutions.  
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